I'm looking for movies with such rich production/set/etc. design that you can watch them repeatedly and always find something new. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on May 16, 2012 -
I'm pretty agnostic about 3D and IMAX both. But some films really should be seen 3D (e.g. Avatar) and/or IMAX (e.g. Dark Knight).
So...if I view Avengers 2D and/or in non-IMAX, will I be missing out? Each option limits my field of showtime options (and increases expense)...
posted by Quisp Lover
on May 13, 2012 -
Please recommend stories about mental battles. Specifically, people overcoming deep-seated fears or beliefs. [more inside]
posted by fix
on May 3, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
Help me remember a pair of sci-fi/drama movies a friend recommended several years ago that I've now forgotten the titles of. [more inside]
posted by byanyothername
on Apr 10, 2012 -
Does anyone know where to download any of these Chinese sensationalist pseudo-documentaries made of 9/11 that mix real news footage with clips from blockbuster films? They freely mix fact and fiction, using news footage and illegal clips from Hollywood films. There were three made, with the titles: 1) "The Century's Greatest Catastrophe" (I've also seen it called The Century's Great Catastrophe") and 2) "Surprise Attack on America" and 3) "America's Disaster: The Pearl Harbor of the Twenty-First Century"--all made in 2001. There is a report on them in an article that was in the New Yorker
. Also mention of them made here
. Since they are illegal mash-ups of existing source material, I don't mind if I have to download them from 'questionable' sites. But I'd really like to consult these films for a study I am writing, and would appreciate any pointers as to where to find them.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Apr 4, 2012 -
I just watched Poltergeist, which I am now thinking seems right-wing, almost Catholic. at the end of the movie, the husband kicks the tv out of the room and serene music plays. is this a common feature of the movies of the time? did people kick the tv out of the room a lot in the movies of the 80s?
posted by parmanparman
on Mar 28, 2012 -
I'm looking for movies that have a father that is living well even beyond family life. [more inside]
posted by meantime
on Mar 22, 2012 -
I'm looking for the name of an animated short film involving two humanoids (male and female) who live in a bubble house at the bottom of the sea. After a long argument between the two about venturing outside the safety of their home, one of them leaves the bubble, holds his/her breath on an epic journey to the surface, only to find himself/herself floating alone in the middle of a seemingly infinite sea. I think I saw in on TNT in 1991 whilst tripping balls and it BLEW MY MIND.
What is this animated movie?
posted by mrgrimm
on Mar 8, 2012 -
What are your favorite books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc) and films about contemporary life in Paris, Munich, and/or Zurich (or their environs)? (Translated into English, of course). [more inside]
posted by tully_monster
on Feb 19, 2012 -
Please recommend me some recent non-English language movies/documentaries that are uplifting/inspiring/funny/have happy endings. [more inside]
posted by misozaki
on Jan 12, 2012 -
I'm looking for films that have writers as the protagonists. I find the films inspiring. My favorite thus far is The Tenants
(2006), which stars Dylan McDermott and Snoop Dogg! Any ideas? Thanks in advance... [more inside]
posted by lrnarabic
on Jan 8, 2012 -
Another "What is this movie?" question. A girl or young woman can't eat her kipper at the family breakfast table, so it is brought out for her lunch, dinner and so on until eventually the cat eats it. It later turns out that the reason she couldn't stomach it was that she was pregnant. 1970s or pre-1970s film; John Mills may have been in it. [more inside]
posted by daisyk
on Dec 26, 2011 -
Can you think of any examples of a famous character in a film (or book) who knew the future, or knew that a big event was definitely going to happen, and couldn't cope with that knowledge?
posted by Marzipan
on Dec 8, 2011 -
Looking for something to watch online. Qualifiers: beautiful, no plot, no script, more than a clip. [more inside]
posted by letahl
on Nov 13, 2011 -
I'm currently designing a grade 12 English unit and I'm looking for short stories, poems, or films that deal with issues of race, gender, and/or age. [more inside]
posted by trigger
on Oct 30, 2011 -
Greetings, internet users! I need the best Brazilian movies you know. I've seen A Deriva, City of God, Black Orpheus, and none of the rest. What am I missing? Criteria are loose; basically, set in Brazil, people speaking Portuguese, and what you, O wise metafilterians, have judged to be worthy. Obrigado in advance!
posted by villanelles at dawn
on Oct 29, 2011 -
I lived in Tokyo for a while. I miss it. Please help me find films / TV / music videos shot in Tokyo so that I can indulge my nostalgia. [more inside]
posted by ManyLeggedCreature
on Oct 8, 2011 -
What films portray the battles in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire? [more inside]
posted by richb
on Sep 28, 2011 -
Netflix Instant Stream has about 1 out of every 20 movies I search for. I guess I'm too "indie" for them or something. Hulu+ and Amazon Prime aren't much better. Are there any streaming alternatives? [more inside]
posted by MuChao
on Sep 19, 2011 -
What are some cool kids movies or television programs that are not
documentaries, are educational, engaging, and do not simply teach values & behavior? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic
on Sep 13, 2011 -
In his 1996 essay, David Lynch Keeps His Head, David Foster Wallace describes his three day visit to the set of Lost Highways. In the course of the essay, he describes his opinions of the success or failure of previous David Lynch projects, but did he ever comment on, or publish a review of Lost Highways after the film was released?
posted by mumblelard
on Aug 7, 2011 -
What novel would make a great low-budget film? Any genre. Bonus for strong female lead under the age of forty, but not necessary. [more inside]
posted by michaeldunaway
on Jul 28, 2011 -
What are the books and films that really get across the vibe of cities or regions in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441
on Jun 1, 2011 -
SeattleFilter: How can I see the new Terrence Malick film "Tree of Life"? [more inside]
posted by Exonym
on May 29, 2011 -
Looking for movies with a female protagonist who fights back in a controlled way. In other words, someone who stays within the rules of the system and is always considered a 'good girl' (even exemplary) even during and after fighting back. Personal info inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 20, 2011 -
I'm thinking of putting my resources into a documentary on a small quirky themepark that went out of business a while ago. What I need are good examples of feature length documentaries on unusual places so I can see how one would be produced. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Apr 14, 2011 -
What are the most underappreciated (and/or critically-acclaimed but underwatched) movies of the last decade? [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Apr 4, 2011 -
I'd like some good recommendations for films that revolve around something being serious business
. The more obscure that something is, and the more the move generates unexpected dramatic interest in it the better.
posted by Artw
on Dec 23, 2010 -