What movies or documentaries have good scenes that could help me demonstrate important topics surrounding the American Revolution? I teach 8th grade. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile
on Sep 29, 2006 -
Remember my request for sci-fi music
? Six months later, I'm finally ready to make my CD mix. Almost. Last night I figured out how to record mp3 audio from DVD on my Mac, and now I want to rip key dialogue snippets from classic sci-fi films. I went for Khan spitting at Kirk from his grave, but there's too much incidental music. I think maybe I can get Ripley signing off. What other short, iconic soundclips from sci-fi films should I look for?
The intro to the old Battlestar Galactica?
Something from Logan's Run
? Blade Runner
bits? Eerie, ethereal, otherworldly, outer-space stuff is best. (Bonus points if you can direct me to a source that's already done the work for me; right now I'm looking at a several-week Netflix slog.)
posted by jdroth
on Sep 19, 2006 -
Who plays the music on the soundtrack to the movie Godspeed you Black Emperor!
, a documentary about japanese biker gangs? IMDB has no info and copies of the DVD I've seen have no info. It sounds like Japanese surf rock, but I don't have a clue as to who it possibly could be. [more inside]
posted by destro
on Sep 8, 2006 -
Movie filter: What was the make & model of the car that had a snow plow on it in the movie "out cold"?
posted by tdreyer1
on Sep 8, 2006 -
Has there been a 'director's cut' of a film that was actually shorter than the theatrical version (save for the example inside)? [more inside]
posted by General Zubon
on Aug 30, 2006 -
HELP me with this movie title PLEASE! As a child, I saw a black-and-white horror movie about a woman who lived in a house on top of a cliff. Her fiance fell off the cliff and died. She had a mirror at the end of a hallway. Whenever she looked at it, she was still young and beautiful. Many years later, she smashed the mirror and instantly aged and died. It gave me many nightmares back in the day (we had a full-length mirror at the end of a hall and I was terrified to look at it), but today I would love to see it again. After many unsuccessful Internet searches, I fear that y'all are my last hope. PLEASE HELP. Thanks!
posted by cscwallace
on Aug 29, 2006 -
In the late 70s or early 80s, I watched a movie, probably on network television, which was called something like, "The Last V8" or "The Last of the V8s". Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by tomierna
on Aug 12, 2006 -
I'm looking for the title of a movie where the setting is this:
A group of researchers (military?) are in a blizzard or snow storm in what I recall is Alaska or the arctic.
One of them is killing the others, and it turns out to be some sort of Alien or parasite. ... [more inside]
posted by iamabot
on Aug 10, 2006 -
I'm trying to remember a film I saw on TV 15+ years ago, it was a period film (1800's?) involving a woman who had to take up a trade route or business of some sort after her husband (supposedly) died. On her trip on the "trade route" someone has her try butter with worms in it. And I don't think her husband was actually dead. Can't recall much else.
posted by bobo123
on Aug 4, 2006 -
FlickFilter: This scary movie, perhaps from the early 60s, finds our cast stranded on a ship which has become mired in some kind of dense seaweed. They see another galleon nearby and debark to explore it. Each member of the crew dons individual helium (/hydrogen?) balloons--harnessed to their backs like water-wings--and snowshoe-like shoes, and walk across the water to the other boat. This definitive scene is very eerie, and is the clearest in my memory. [more inside]
posted by scamper
on Aug 1, 2006 -
Help me recall a film briefly, and somewhat boozily, recommended to me at a party: A woman knocks on the office door of some random professional, believing him to be her new therapist. He isn't, but pretends to be. Released in the last five years.
posted by boombot
on Jul 26, 2006 -
For those that are a little confused I hope this helps:
Client visits domain.com/movie.html and when the movie is done playing it needs to go to domain.com/done.html
posted by thebwit
on Jul 24, 2006 -
Is there anyway to get commercial exhibition rights for scheduled public performances for movie prints you own
? Of course, there's... [more inside]
posted by baylink
on Jul 19, 2006 -
What is the title of this french-canadian film...that's also set outside Las Vegas? [more inside]
posted by gbinal
on Jul 17, 2006 -
I'm trying to find the name of a murder mystery movie (or TV movie) that I've seen a couple of times on TV. It starts out as a reading of a new play. As it goes on, it turns out that the guy who set up the reading is actually trying to solve the murder of his wife by staging a play of it with people who could have killed her. (More inside, including spoilers) [more inside]
posted by The Mauve Frog
on Jul 12, 2006 -
Why do all movie advertisements and trailers state that the movie will be shown "Only In Theaters"? [more inside]
posted by dmd
on Jul 9, 2006 -
Identify this movie: Low level government clerk asks to be sent on assignment to observe wolves... [more inside]
posted by PenDevil
on Jul 7, 2006 -
Does anyone know what movie Eels song, "From Which I Came/A Magic World" is in? Can't seem to remember. Thanks.
posted by Maishe
on Jul 7, 2006 -
In the movie The Great Escape
, Richard Attenborough's character refers to the "X Organization" and that he has been "appointed 'Big X'". What does he mean by Big X
and the X Organization
posted by jca
on Jul 2, 2006 -
Where can I find movie stills to publish in a newspaper? ...And what images are fair game/fair use if I'm writing an article about a movie?
posted by stokast
on Jun 30, 2006 -
I'm trying to remember a cheesy sci fi flick from...the 80's maybe. I can't remember much except there was something about a spaceship that crashlanded somewhere, and there was a "sci fi babe" on board...there was probably some sort of talking robot too. The most memorable thing about the movie was that the music was (stolen) from the movie Somewhere in Time was used...or at least something similar. Can anyone help me identify this movie?
posted by edjusted
on Jun 29, 2006 -
What do they use as far as makeup in movies for fake tattoos, and where can I get some of this makeup? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie
on Jun 19, 2006 -
Sometimes when I come out of a movie I get a beautiful feeling of clarity and focus. I have some questions about this. [more inside]
posted by teleskiving
on Jun 18, 2006 -
Can anyone recognize this theme
(YSI mp3 extract; 1.2MB) from Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo? I have a strong sense that I've heard it appropriated as(or "inspired") some movie's theme, but the IMDb soundtrack search doesn't throw up anything familiar, credited to de Falla.
posted by daksya
on Jun 13, 2006 -
can anyone identify the last kiss teaser (zach braff) music, thanks, yall rock
posted by kewlio
on Jun 9, 2006 -
I'm in LA and I need to get hold of a physical copy of Christine Jeffs' movie RAIN (2001) immediately. It's on Amazon but I need it by tomorrow (fri) mid-day at the latest. Where can I find it? I'm currently in West Hollywood but can travel if necessary.
posted by unSane
on Jun 8, 2006 -
help me find movie or TV scenes that vividly depict the cult of individuality OR the scary nature of fake / plastic ["i drank the cool-aid"] community... [more inside]
posted by rubberfish
on May 26, 2006 -
I want to create a short movie (DVD) clip that does the cinema count-down 10, 9, 8 ... gray circle with black numbers. Can someone more creative and smarter than me advise how? [more inside]
posted by johoney
on May 19, 2006 -
This has been bugging me for years; someone has to know the answer. In "The Jerk" (Steve Martin, 1979), Steve Martin's character gets out of bed to snap his fingers and dance to a song on the radio he claims "speaks" to him. What is that song, and who performed it? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket
on May 19, 2006 -
How are the envelope window and sleeve barcode use at the netflix sorting facility? [more inside]
posted by killyb
on May 19, 2006 -
Can someone point me towards an online version of the screenplay or at least a transcript of Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Thanksverymuch.
posted by Skyanth
on May 16, 2006 -
Who is the actress that plays the naked flying woman that Billy Crudup and Dennis Leary see in the movie "Jesus' Son
?" The Dennis Leary character says it's his wife, though I'm not sure we're meant to take that literally, and we never see the woman before or after that scene. IMDB and Google give no love.
posted by artlung
on May 13, 2006 -
Can anyone make out the complete lyrics to "Goodbye, My Friend" (sample here
), the catchy but hard-to-decipher theme song from the 1974 Italian movie "Street Law," starring Franco Nero?
posted by johngoren
on May 10, 2006 -