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?
Two questions about the movie How to Train Your Dragon. [more inside]
I'm looking to nerd out on cameras in Portland and Seattle, suggestions? [more inside]
I am trying to track down a cartoon short that played in movie theaters (or possibly just a movie theater in eastern Massachusetts) in the late 80's / early 90's. My memory is very vague, but it seems like it was a Simpsons clone (including a boy with spiked hair), and possibly a rude dog, but I'm not sure if it actually premiered pre-Simpsons. In my memory the boy was voiced by Joshua Miller, but he's not credited for anything like that. Regardless, he had that same kind of sinister/leering voice. [more inside]
Over the past two nights I watched two great documentaries each focused on a single person: Bill Cunningham: New York and The Cruise. I would like to see more documentaries in this mode! Your suggestions, please.
I still use film. I have a bunch of prints sitting in a box. I would like to put together a non-tacky photo album. How? [more inside]
In high school I saw a film called "Poppycock" which had to be a piece of Fluxus art. Have you seen it, ever? [more inside]
If I had never seen the internet before, where would you direct me in 2011? What are the best news, film, music, art, fashion, history, technology, gossip, sports websites and blogs out there? [more inside]
Please show me real love [more inside]
What are some good creepy, disturbing, or scary short films on youtube? [more inside]
How do adult films like "Star Wars XXX" get away with it? [more inside]
What's the longest chain of adaptations, like the remake of the film of the tv show of the novel of the play? [more inside]
I am shooting a short film for my MFA in New York City in November. I need help finding a small studio apartment to rent very short term as the film's single set. [more inside]
I would like to learn French. I like to watch movies. What are some French-language movies that might allow me to do both things at once? [more inside]
Teaching an on-camera acting class to kids age 8-12. Looking for interesting TV and film scenes featuring kids. Can you suggest scenes, ideally as YouTube links or online scripts? [more inside]
What's the best mobster movie for every country (other than America) that's ever made a mobster movie? [more inside]
MovieFilter: It's about a painter who thinks turpentine kills emotions. But what's it called? [more inside]
Which Albert Brooks movie opens in a sporting goods store? [more inside]
I'm trying to find an old Disney (?) short film, featuring a Cow conducting on an orchestra, to the music of Strauss, or Dvořák; I'm not that sure. Any ideas whatsoever?
Is there a single (industry based) RSS feed which lists all new UK dvd and blu-ray releases? [more inside]
I recently was browsing the web and came across this now defunct blog. I never knew that people could actually get art films like this and in turn post them on the web (I knew but I didn't know, you know?) Now I want to find a place where I can find these films but I am coming up short. [more inside]
Which niche or cult TV, science fiction or film blogs are as good or better than published work on their subject? I'm thinking of long standing blogs offering in depth history, insight or criticism written by one person like this Doctor Who one, rather than behemoths like the AV Club. Extra points for British subject matter.
As a video editor, how can I best capitalize on a film's theatrical release? [more inside]
I self-published a minicomic that someone now wants to adapt into a short film. Awesome! What issues should I be aware of? [more inside]
Home Theatre Projector questions from a cheap noob... [more inside]
Does anyone remember a movie called "Flicker Lighter" or something similar about how to make someone go crazy by flicking lights, banging pipes, moving furniture? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the name of the Scandinavian movie that has people’s deceased friends and relatives returning from the dead? Only they’re not zombies — they look rather well, in fact — and seem rather confused about why and how they’ve managed to return. They try to go on with their lives, taking jobs, resuming family duties… but strains appear, and social tensions. Plus, they just *aren’t* quite the same as they were before. [more inside]
In 2005, on Delta Flight 627 operated by Alitalia, somewhere between Chicago and Milan, an Italian film was shown to the mostly empty cabin. After six years, I have been unable to locate it -- any help? [more inside]
Can I get a master's in film studies? [more inside]
I want to turn a short play into a short film. If completed, it'll be a low-budget affair seen at a few festivals and hopefully online; the play was first performed in 1990 and the playwright is still alive. How do I go about getting the rights to film his play, or see if I can even think about affording it?
The greatest goodbyes - I'm looking for great film goodbye scenes. Help me collect them all! [more inside]
who knows some good monologues for men? [more inside]
Can I get some suggestions for a high school film club? Something novel and new for them, something with creative/gimmicky cinematography and storytelling, something they would not go out and watch on their own, yet something they would still appreciate... [more inside]
I love boring movies. Recommend me your favorites. [more inside]