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]
What are some books or movies where the story is essentially told backwards? Ideally, ones that put a big initial event at the end of the narrative. [more inside]
Next year, I'll be travelling to the Netherlands and (briefly) Belgium, then later a trip to Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm. Are there any films or novels I should check out to get a feel for the places before I get there? [more inside]
Looking for movies with accurate depictions of legal proceedings. [more inside]
No no no, help ME pick a Wordpress Theme! For a documentary movie website. [more inside]
Film Festival attendees: What are some of the coolest promotional items you've seen at a fest? What are some of the ones that actually made you want to go see the film? I'm planning a promotional strategy for my first film, which will be hitting festivals next year.
Is there any kind of market for used Contax SLR equipment? [more inside]
Watched the UK film "Fish Tank" the other night and I'm looking for similar movies. Movies dealing w/ or featuring prominently the lives of those in social housing. Suggestions? Thank you in advance.
Looking for shots of tumbleweed in movies/tv. [more inside]
I want to put a film club together. Looking for ideas and advice on things I should prepare for. [more inside]
I'd like to become a director. I'm a 40 year old female. Is this a realistic ambition? [more inside]
How to simulate chewing without using my mouth or teeth? Either an object or method/process. Odd, photography-related details inside. [more inside]
This is a long shot, but my SO is trying to identify a film he saw 15-20 years ago, in France, that he would love to re-watch. Unfortunately, he's forgotten the title. The film may be French, but we're not 100% sure. He doesn't remember any famous actors starring. Can anyone help? Plot inside... [more inside]
YANAL but I need to get some answers so I can stop obsessively worrying about whether or not I can get sued over this. [more inside]
Can anyone suggest some good films made in the 1960s for a high school level film class? [more inside]
SadisticCinemaFilter: Film scenes in which person A deliberately and for no apparent reason hurts person B when person B obviously poses no threat whatsoever to person A. [more inside]
Looking for accessories for the older analog Hasselblad camera systems. [more inside]
Help me find examples: films that later became (better) books. [more inside]
What's your favorite uplifting, nondistracting (no or minimal vocals!) background music? [more inside]
I'm looking for an Ingmar Bergman interview (should be available online) in which he makes an analogy between the depiction of a character in film and a solo partita by Bach. All else I remember is that it was probably shot in the 50s or 60s in b/w and that the person asking questions was a Swedish critic of some sort.
I have a sturdy little collection of films I love (Charlie Kaufman/Solondz/Wes Anderson/Coen Brothers/Jeunet/B. Del Toro/Fincher/Herzog....etc) and usually really enjoy going to the cinema. It's just, the past few weeks I haven't been excited about anything coming out (I usually find something to really look forward to...) and I've watched the DVDs I have a million times. I feel like there is amazing celluloid that could blow my head off out there, but I don't know what it is. Please help! What are your all-time-favourite, changed-my-life films? Your top 10 must-sees?
After the its recent use in "X-Men: First Class", I want to know the earliest occurrence of "two fingers to the temple with stony stare" as a physical cue for telekinetic/telepathic power (psychokinesis) ...
You know how movie shorthand for obsession is often a collection of pictures and newspaper clippings on a wall? I need some examples! [more inside]
A good opening and a good ending make for a good film provide they come close together. Federico Fellini, [Recipe for a Good Film], a Fellini Lexicon, (1992)
When did certain film makers/producers start placing the title of the film at the very end of their film? I've noticed this tends to happen with independant/art-house style films? The film just begins and at the very end of the movie, the screen will flash the title of the film and then the credits will roll. Does someone know who started this?
Where can I find intelligent writing or discussion about movies and t.v. shows? [more inside]
A friend and I are trying to remember a scene from a film or TV show where a character is seen playing a piano, but it turns out the piano is actually a player piano and they weren't actually playing it. Does anyone remember what this scene could be from?