What was the short film on the SciFi series Exposure about a man who told his boring work gossip to the screen of big brother in a 1984 scenario?
I'm spending a working sabbatical in Berkeley from July 25-August 25. I grew up there, so I have a general sense of places to go, but I'm out of it in terms of what cool organizations/spaces do cool and crazy things that I should keep tabs on while I'm in town in Berkeley, Oakland, and SF. I know about the Prelinger Archive and Southern Exposure and the Roxie in SF, but that's about it. What mailing lists and websites for different places should I be keeping my eyes on while I'm there? [more inside]
Japanese film...colored clouds of poison gas...a village of windmills...what movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
While discussing the movie Alien 3, a friend pointed out this comedy clip making fun of a stereotype in which black characters end up saying the line, "Ain't nobody never gave me nothing." I'd like to find more examples of this stereotype occurring. Can MeFites name some films where a black character says this? [more inside]
What are some good books about the silent film era? [more inside]
How can I trick the auto-exposure setting on my film camera? [more inside]
I have an idea for an amateur film project I'd like to try out, only I've never so much as held a video camera. Where should I start learning? Ready to jump in with both feet. [more inside]
FindThisOnTheWebFilter: I vaguely remember seeing something online where someone converted entire movies into a single long image like a timeline, to better see the colour balance over the course of the movie. [more inside]
Would you please suggest literature that deals with the theory or practice of scoring music and sound to moving images. [more inside]
I'm looking for an Western animated film. It's a sci-fi movie with humans almost extinct. [more inside]
I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. Need some suggestions. [more inside]
Name This Film: I'm trying to remember the name of a dystopian/SciFi film I saw years back in the 90s, could have been from the 80s. The premise must have been similar to City of Ember, with a kid or teen in an underground city. I remember pipes or tubes featuring prominently, and think they were in the title too. [more inside]
I recently saw A Moment to Remember and my interest in Korean (and East Asian more generally) films and dramas has skyrocketed. Can you recommend some Korean (or other East Asian) movies and/or dramas, based what I've enjoyed? I loved A Moment to Remember. I really liked Spellbound/Chilling Romance and Full House. I liked The Art of Seduction, 200 Pounds Beauty, and Dream High.
What are some recent (last ten year or so) Korean film that's worth watching? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of and quotes about cowards and wretches in film, literature, philosophy, and painting. [more inside]
How do I find narratively sound scripts to produce in the Triangle area of North Carolina? (Writers need not be local). [more inside]
I have no aspirations of being a screenwriter; I'd just like to write a screenplay. I've been jotting down and scrawling ideas, on and off, for the longest time. How do I connect 1 to 2a to 2b to 3? [more inside]
Can anyone help identify this actress? I saw this film a year ago and can't remember what it is! Photo.
How do I go about getting another soundtrack writing job? [more inside]
Would it be feasible to restart Kodachrome film production and developing services on a small scale, in the way that The Impossible Project has restarted small scale production of instant film for Polaroid cameras? By feasible, I mean doing it at a scale that would make enough profit to keep one or two people employed to do the work.
Help me find this short Polish stop-motion film from a few years ago.. [more inside]
Why do Philip K. Dick stories seem to get turned into movies at a high rate? [more inside]
Transfer, the 2010 German movie: questions! (big spoilers inside; avoid if you haven't seen this awesome movie) [more inside]
What are the best ways for a cinephile like me to find communities of those similarly interested in film?
What are the best ways for a cinephile like me to find communities of those similarly interested in film? [more inside]
What movies are like "The Blues Brothers" and "O Brother Where Art Thou" in that they have music, but not in the "show tunes" style of most musicals?
My college's language lab has a bunch of Spanish language movies that I can watch to fulfill my language lab requirement for my Spanish class. But I know very very little about Spanish language film. Which of these movies should I watch? For an added level of difficulty, assume I can only watch five films in a semester.
Cabin in the Woods question. [Spoilers inside] [more inside]
What short film did I see? It was 1988 and it was in an American Literature class at the local junior college. [more inside]
What are some interesting human-free spaces I could film in Boston or NY? [more inside]
What movies or TV shows feature the quintessential police interrogation scenes? [more inside]
Advice about iTunes 1080p HD versus Blu-ray (movies) [more inside]
What is a good introductory 16mm film camera for someone aspiring to shoot feature films? [more inside]
What are good movies to watch while drinking a fine scotch? [more inside]
At what junctures, if any, do the jury deliberations in the classic film 12 Angry Men take a form that would probably result in a mistrial rather than acquittal if they were to become known to the court? I have linked to the full film on YouTube for convenience's sake. [more inside]
Happy May 1, everyone! Movie questions - I'm putting together a film series showing radical comedy about being working class/pink collar/lower-middle-class, mostly drawn from the sixties, seventies and early eighties. Or at least I hope I am - this was inspired by realizing how great 9 to 5 is and a vague memory of seeing reruns of other movies with a similar sensibility on the late show in the late eighties and early nineties. [more inside]
In the days before CGI, you could tell something amazing was going to happen by the change in the grain.
I'm looking for examples of the craziest, weirdest, most wonderful uses of optical printing effects in movies. Whether Hong Kong action flick or European fantasy movie, what are the most stunning or bizarre uses of the optical printing process that you've seen on screen?
Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
Recommend me smart films that celebrate abnormal romance. [more inside]
What are the movie equivalents of shoegaze music? [more inside]
I’d like to expose college freshmen to some quality indie films. They love movies as long as those movies have hundred-million-dollar budgets, or Adam Sandler, or vampire angst. I’m not saying those things are bad, but when I mentioned “indie film,” the students looked like exiles in a strange land, staring at me blankly. Can you suggest under-the-radar films that would appeal to 18-year-olds with better things to do with their time?
How often do the major film studios release classic movies on blu-ray? Do any of them (Warner, 20th Century, Paramount, etc.) have a releasing schedules or even just noticeable patterns that would help know when my favorites (film noir, golden era Hollywood classics, etc.) might be available in HD?
I need help learning the very basics of sound mixing by Monday [more inside]
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]