What films feature scenes with shots of war and situation rooms with characters examining maps? [more inside]
Name the movie: a teenage protagonist triumphs over the bad guy by offering his bodyguards a better deal than they're getting with their employer. I thought this was the conclusion of Masterminds with Patrick Stewart, but according to internet plot summaries, apparently not. I do think the movie the scene is from could be of the same targeted-at-teenagers ilk, but I'm not sure. Any ideas?
A recent NYTimes article on Nathanial Dorsky has whet my appetite for some avant-garde cinema. Help point me in the right direction. [more inside]
Looking for films (fiction and documentary) that represent informal settlements (slums/favelas/etc), primarily in Latin America and India, but also in other regions. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Hi - film and editorial buffs - I'm looking for examples of movie scenes that capture a feeling through a barrage of edits - lots of quick cuts strung together to add up to tell an exciting story. Like a great dinner scene, for example, that could capture the feeling of being there... This is to show as an example of how film and editing can convey mood and energy viscerally. I don't have a great knowledge of films, so I'm coming up blank. Any help would be massively appreciated.
I saw a movie twenty years ago that appeared to be set in the 70s, with a high school student who loses his virginity in a sleeping bag in an abandoned house, but I don't know much else. [more inside]
Questions about the movie Cabin in the Woods (Spoilers, of course), [more inside]
Do you know of any good art and/or documentary blogs that profile artists or filmmakers? [more inside]
Avant-garde film filter: Looking for some direct influences of experimental film on mainstream/commercial movies (or ads, music videos, etc.) [more inside]
Please help me find some lesbian films that have a happy romantic ending. [more inside]
Name that movie: I'm remembering an indie film from a few years ago. It featured men in suits in an office building, very atmospheric, and there was dance. [more inside]
Someone I know who is a volunteer would like a copy of the REACT/Red Cross produced video "Where Seconds Count". He had been told he could view it online, but repeated online searches have failed to find it, and neither the Red Cross nor individual REACT organizations seem to be selling physical copies via their websites. I've been trying to help him find it, but have had no luck. Anybody? [more inside]
First TV work soundtrack commission. How to best spend £2K budget? [more inside]
What are the books and films that The Hunger Games
rips off pays homage to? [more inside]
Can you recommend movies where the primary theme is a son or daughter realizing that their father is proud of them?
So, you know how Hollywood sometimes makes big stupid films that flop at home (at times not making enough money), but then they release the films abroad and they do well (enough to make more money and sometimes merit a sequel!)? Does the reverse happen as well? Are their foreign films that do well in the US (and I'll include critical success as much as popularity -- and popularity among people who go see foreign films), but in their home countries, they are considered silly or stupid or just not good?
How do I get email notification when a movie is released in theatres in Winnipeg? [more inside]
What are some movies that portray a career or job or professional really well and accurately? Movies that made you sit up and go " Yep that's what being a lawyer/doctor/actor/food additive executive" is like.
I'm looking for suggestions for science fiction/fantasy/fairy-tales/etc. for young(ish) girls. I'm especially interested in epic stories that are similar to the ones I devoured when I was that age (Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, superhero comics, Dragonlance, etc.), but which are centered on female protagonists and which don't reinforce sexist social messaging about female passivity or objectification. [more inside]
I recently got my old negatives and prints digitized, including many that were on APS film. APS film has time stamps embedded in it that are typically printed on the back, but they weren't saved in the digital version (checked the EXIF tags too). Is there any way to get the time stamps from the negatives without having to get reprints of every photo?
What exactly does one do in a "desk job" for a covert organization? [more inside]
I want to use my iPhone 4s to film a 15-30 minute event, indoors, just three people talking, dark-ish lighting. It doesn’t have to be perfect – this is for personal use, not commercial. What’s the best way to go about it? [more inside]
Question about the crispness and decisiveness of characters' lives in movies. [more inside]
A film/TV show that concludes with a missile base? [more inside]
Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, National Treasure, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec and even Tomb Raider and Sahara. I love all these movies. Recommend me more of the same, please!
Docofi: Human Planet, One Giant Leap, Crossing the Bridge, Baraka, Playing for Change and the Qatsi trilogy are all great examples of documentaries that don't follow a traditional narrative. I'm looking for more documentaries that are neither investigative (Thin Blue Line, Capturing the Friedmans) nor quest/mission based (Catfish, 10 MPH), but rather paint a picture. If that's not clear enough, picture a nature documentary, but instead of animals the subject is "art" or "culture" or some kind of theme. Bombay Beach, The Gleaners and I and Dark Days are sort-of good examples.
Looking for good depictions of people or characters with truly foreign, alien, or mutually irreconcilable views of the world. [more inside]
What movie did I watch? [more inside]
Encounters at the End of the World was the best thing I've seen in ages. What should I watch next? [more inside]
RANDOM80'SMovieFilter: What movie are these screenshots from? [more inside]
What is the name of this movie? - man brings young boy off the streets to live with him and his girlfriend after boy is separated from his mother. Boy turns out to be incredibly talented artistically. I think the man has to give the boy up because he never went through proper channels and basically just kidnapped him, but I can't remember the details. I think it's a recent movie and it's driving me nuts that I can't remember more...
Dishwasher residue buildup. It isn't mineral buildup. What now? [more inside]
I found an old roll of Kodachrome slide film - is it possible to get it developed? [more inside]
Any suggestions for cerebral sci-fi films? [more inside]
Rear projection gurus, advise me. [more inside]
What was this short sex film? [more inside]
Okay, so Kodak is bankrupt. What does this mean for my beloved Portra and HC-110? [more inside]
Is there a real world referent for that bleeping typing noise used in some films as a text (usually a location note) appears on the screen? It's a similar thing to that chunka-chunka typing sound used in the X-Files when the location of a new scene would be announced, but it's like a very rapid, high-pitched "beedeebeedeebeedeebeep" sound played while the letters appear. [more inside]
What are the most inspiring, exciting documentaries on music education? [more inside]
Can you recommend online videos or blogs which dissect, compare, and contrast different elements of filmmaking: camerawork, lighting, directing, editing, pacing, music, dialogue, color, etc? And if you went to film school or took classes, what were some lessons/first-hand experiments that really opened your eyes to the art and subjective nature of film? [more inside]
What grants and other financing options exist for very independent narrative films? [more inside]
What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video?
What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video? [more inside]
Trying to find a movie I saw as a kid on HBO in the 1980's. I believe it was set in New Zealand and involved recovering a plane, carrying gold, that had crashed into a lake. [more inside]
Film and literature that depict empathy (or lack of) between adults? [more inside]
This video of 'Departure' by Crystal Stilts seems to be comprised completely of documentary footage from the May '68 student uprising in Paris. However, there are a few shots in the video that are almost too 'perfect', specifically shots 4, 5 and 7, and I am wondering if they are in fact taken from a movie made at the time. If so, what film would that be? For some inexplicable reason I really need to know this.
How can I write a film review for children? Which writing samples would be useful to emulate? [more inside]
What are some awesome movies that just happen to be set around Christmas? [more inside]
What technical film-editing component leads to "pink flashes" on transitions, like this one or this one? [more inside]