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What Korean / Asian movies and dramas would I like?

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.
posted by demagogue on Jun 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Recent Korean Films Worth Watching

What are some recent (last ten year or so) Korean film that's worth watching? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Jun 13, 2012 - 40 answers

I am a sick man... I am a wicked man.

I'm looking for examples of and quotes about cowards and wretches in film, literature, philosophy, and painting. [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Jun 12, 2012 - 17 answers

I Need a Screenplay to Produce!

How do I find narratively sound scripts to produce in the Triangle area of North Carolina? (Writers need not be local). [more inside]
posted by spladoodlekeint on Jun 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Screenwriting for fun and not profit.

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]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Who Is This Actress?

Can anyone help identify this actress? I saw this film a year ago and can't remember what it is! Photo.
posted by rmmcclay on Jun 3, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I find another soundtrack writing job?

How do I go about getting another soundtrack writing job? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Jun 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Mama, they took my Kodachrome away

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.
posted by LastOfHisKind on Jun 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Who made this short stop-motion movie, and what was its name?

Help me find this short Polish stop-motion film from a few years ago.. [more inside]
posted by Theiform on May 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Philip K. Dick adaptations: what gives?

Why do Philip K. Dick stories seem to get turned into movies at a high rate? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on May 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Transfer questions

Transfer, the 2010 German movie: questions! (big spoilers inside; avoid if you haven't seen this awesome movie) [more inside]
posted by lorimer on May 25, 2012 - 0 answers

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]
posted by dr handsome on May 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Movie musicals without show tunes?

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?
posted by TheophileEscargot on May 21, 2012 - 70 answers

Which of these Spanish language films should I watch?

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.
posted by ocherdraco on May 16, 2012 - 32 answers

Cabin in the Woods question.

Cabin in the Woods question. [Spoilers inside] [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on May 14, 2012 - 2 answers

What Film did I see/

What short film did I see? It was 1988 and it was in an American Literature class at the local junior college. [more inside]
posted by svenvog on May 13, 2012 - 2 answers

What are some interesting human-free spaces I could film in Boston or NY?

What are some interesting human-free spaces I could film in Boston or NY? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on May 9, 2012 - 18 answers

What movies or TV shows feature the quintessential police interrogation scenes?

What movies or TV shows feature the quintessential police interrogation scenes? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on May 8, 2012 - 42 answers

Advice about iTunes 1080p HD versus Blu-ray (movies)

Advice about iTunes 1080p HD versus Blu-ray (movies) [more inside]
posted by buffalo on May 6, 2012 - 9 answers

What is a good introductory 16mm film camera for someone aspiring to shoot feature films?

What is a good introductory 16mm film camera for someone aspiring to shoot feature films? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on May 5, 2012 - 14 answers

I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly...

What are good movies to watch while drinking a fine scotch? [more inside]
posted by In The Annex on May 5, 2012 - 29 answers

How many times did 12 Angry Men approach mistrial-bait?

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]
posted by The Confessor on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

The Working Class Goes To Heaven

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]
posted by Frowner on May 1, 2012 - 32 answers

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?
posted by eschatfische on Apr 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

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]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Eroguro nonsense

Recommend me smart films that celebrate abnormal romance. [more inside]
posted by shii on Apr 29, 2012 - 57 answers


What are the movie equivalents of shoegaze music? [more inside]
posted by naju on Apr 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Whare some good indie films for college freshmen?

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?
posted by jackypaper on Apr 26, 2012 - 49 answers

How often do the major film studios release classic movies on blu-ray?

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?
posted by dr handsome on Apr 26, 2012 - 4 answers

sound mixing 101 in a crunch

I need help learning the very basics of sound mixing by Monday [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Apr 25, 2012 - 10 answers

What films feature scenes with shots of war and situation rooms with characters examining maps?

What films feature scenes with shots of war and situation rooms with characters examining maps? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Apr 25, 2012 - 32 answers

What movie: betrayal by bodyguards

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?
posted by symbebekos on Apr 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Dorsky & avant-garde cinema

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]
posted by victory_laser on Apr 17, 2012 - 4 answers

What films about informal settlements would you recommend?

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]
posted by experiencing a significant gravitas shortfall on Apr 17, 2012 - 23 answers

? Movie scenes with quick cuts and dynamic editorial?

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.
posted by gbeenyc on Apr 17, 2012 - 23 answers

Name of 70s film about alienation and despair?

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]
posted by philosophistry on Apr 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Spoiler filled questions about Cabin in the Woods.

Questions about the movie Cabin in the Woods (Spoilers, of course), [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 15, 2012 - 17 answers

Profiles of Artistic Courage

Do you know of any good art and/or documentary blogs that profile artists or filmmakers? [more inside]
posted by chara on Apr 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Avant-garde films and their mainstream corollaries

Avant-garde film filter: Looking for some direct influences of experimental film on mainstream/commercial movies (or ads, music videos, etc.) [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Apr 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Show Me Love

Please help me find some lesbian films that have a happy romantic ending. [more inside]
posted by CheshireCat on Mar 30, 2012 - 34 answers

The art film version of Office Space?

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]
posted by crookedneighbor on Mar 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Can "Where Seconds Count" a REACT/Red Cross training video be seen online or otherwise found?

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]
posted by bunky on Mar 24, 2012 - 2 answers

How to plan TV documentary soundtrack budget?

First TV work soundtrack commission. How to best spend £2K budget? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Mar 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Hunger Games predecessors?

What are the books and films that The Hunger Games rips off pays homage to? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 23, 2012 - 36 answers

Building better worlds ... for real?

Real-world inspirations for the Peter Weyland character from Prometheus? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Movies with proud fathers?

Can you recommend movies where the primary theme is a son or daughter realizing that their father is proud of them?
posted by roaring beast on Mar 7, 2012 - 27 answers

Is there a Japanese equivalent of Terminator Salvation?

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?
posted by bluefly on Mar 7, 2012 - 20 answers

Movie Theatrical Release Notification?

How do I get email notification when a movie is released in theatres in Winnipeg? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Mar 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Realistic Jobs In Movies?

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.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 1, 2012 - 40 answers

someone has to save our skins

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]
posted by gerryblog on Feb 26, 2012 - 47 answers

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