Why did Christopher Nolan "recast" Gotham City in each of the Dark Knight films? (Question is spoiler-free, but answers might not be.) [more inside]
My 7 year old son and I have been working to make a movie out of a story that he wrote this summer for a homeschool project. In making the movie, since we do not have an effects department, we found a few short clips (a few seconds or so) from movies - which we own copies of if that makes a difference - that we would like to use. Since this is a project for school, we want to make sure that we follow all rules and complexity of doing something like this and wanted to try to get permission to use the clips. [more inside]
What are the best movie soundtracks and scores that can be listened to as musical experiences purely based on the music, not in relation to the movies they were written for? [more inside]
I'm looking for an Western animated film. It's a sci-fi movie with humans almost extinct. [more inside]
Name This Film: I'm trying to remember the name of a dystopian/SciFi film I saw years back in the 90s, could have been from the 80s. The premise must have been similar to City of Ember, with a kid or teen in an underground city. I remember pipes or tubes featuring prominently, and think they were in the title too. [more inside]
What are some recent (last ten year or so) Korean film that's worth watching? [more inside]
What are some movie quotes that sound like mantras, maxims, or other sayings, and would thereby make good cross stitch samplers? [more inside]
I recently read an article that contained a quote from someone in the movie industry about how it isn't currently worthwhile, or a priority, to make movies for a female audience/from a female perspective/ something along those lines. I have tried to find the associated article, but searching "movie industry women sexism" isn't very successful. I think I may have read the article at Jezebel. I may have even found it here. But I totally can't find it now. Help!
How can I view or purchase the scifi TV movie Target Earth / Taken Away (1998)? [more inside]
What strange sci-fi movie or show am I sort-of remembering from ~20-22 years ago featuring a woman giving birth to an egg through her belly button? [more inside]
What early to mid 70s (probably made for TV) sci-fi movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
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]
Friend and I want to watch movies or video together at the same time. We are separated by several states, but connected by the Internet. How can we make this work? [more inside]
Is there a way to remove hardcoded subtitles from an avi file? [more inside]
How do I go about getting another soundtrack writing job? [more inside]
Why do Philip K. Dick stories seem to get turned into movies at a high rate? [more inside]
I saw a British movie in the late nineties that had a woman falling in love with a cross-dressing man. Any ideas?
Need help finding the title to this movie. Here is what I do know.. It is French, it is in color possibly from the 60s-80s with a better guess it being made in the 70s and I believe it was a comedy. This man girlfriend is unhappy cause they are unable to have a child. They takes kids at a summer camp then the women falls in love with a boy at the camp. A intimate relations ensue between the women and the boy. The family finds out and send boy away to boarding where he is willing abducted to couple. Please Help with identify this title.
Transfer, the 2010 German movie: questions! (big spoilers inside; avoid if you haven't seen this awesome movie) [more inside]
Speculation abound that the new Dark Knight Rises trailer actually contains plot spoilers. Can anyone think of other movie trailers that actually give away the movie ending? Clearly this doesn't apply to movies that were books first.
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?
At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I have some questions about The Avengers (the movie). Mild spoilers inside. [more inside]
Cabin in the Woods question. [Spoilers inside] [more inside]
Car rolling over filter: I'm looking for movies wherein a car rolls in a spectacular (potentially test-able) way. Or for an interesting or counter-intuitive reason. Think along the lines of the car flip on the way down Fillmore in Jade. Or the Bond/Casino Royale flip of the McClaren. Hopefully even more spectacular.
Help! I need ideas for two small figures (toys most likely?) to serve as the main characters in stop-motion movie clips. They should be under 6 inches tall, more or less. Ideas for a male and a female figure needed. The male character is a geek. The female is a girl-next-door type. [more inside]
Help me identify this movie I saw years ago: I'd guess it was made in the 40's or 50's, american, thriller involving a hypnotist. [more inside]
Looking for more examples of a plot. Well, more of a structure really. The one from Noises Off, where you are shown how the story should go, then they go through it again, only this time everything goes wrong. Bonus points if they go through it a third time, and it absolutely explodes. [more inside]
What are good movies to watch while drinking a fine scotch? [more inside]
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]
Another question about a TV memory, but this time more definite. In Pirates of Silicon Valley, was part of the Woz at HP scene edited out of releases after the original TNT debut? [more inside]
Help me figure out what movie about apartheid South Africa I'm remembering. [more inside]
Name that movie! I am trying to recall the name of a movie I saw in the early to mid 2000s. It was a thriller drama, maybe classified as horror (although I don't remember it being particularly gruesome). It offers an explanation for some of the thousands of unsolved missing persons cases by following a cross country truck driver who is a serial killer. [more inside]
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]
Questions about the movie Cabin in the Woods (Spoilers, of course), [more inside]
Cabin in the Woods question SPOILERS! [more inside]
What font did Alfred Hitchcock use for the intertitles in his 1928 silent comedy Champagne? Sample here. Identifont and WhatTheFont have both failed me. I'm looking for a free replica or close match.
What is this mid-80's martial arts movie with two kids and terrible editing? It's not "No Retreat, No Surrender". [more inside]
Movies with a high WTF-to-running-time ratio? [more inside]
Please help me find some lesbian films that have a happy romantic ending. [more inside]
What happens to the two dollars I paid for a DVD? [more inside]
Hi all! I'm in a film production class and I have to shoot an intimate scene set in a restaurant booth. Frankly, I'm having problems figuring out how to stage everything, so I'd like to take a look at some similar movie scenes. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any. YouTube has been no help (maybe I'm not searching properly). Can anyone suggest some specific movies with scenes set in a bar or restaurant booth? I'd prefer something film noir-ish but I'll take any suggestions. Thanks!
Song from a Russian film score - lyrics translation wanted. [more inside]
I'm looking for an animated movie for a friend. [more inside]
After reading the Mefi post about the hitman for hire I checked out hitmanforhire.net and found the Michael Duke Production company, that is apparently going to make a movie out of the story. But is that guy for real? [more inside]
Why are the prices for the discount art flick, the small production movie, the big studio romantic comedy and the big action film that cost $200 million to create all priced roughly the same? [more inside]
Movies set predominantly on a single spaceship? [more inside]
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?
What movie am I thinking of? Mid-90's, son is suspected of killing his girlfriend, father tries to cover it up [more inside]
How can I put long-ish videos online without them being public yet accessible by computer illiterate people?
What are the options for making publicly available educational movie files, so they can be accessed by computer illiterate people, yet without making them publicly available/indexed by Google? I tried YouTube but hit its "video is too long" limitation (the movies are 35 minutes and I really don't want to chop them up into 10 min chunks). The movies are created by a charity and I have full permission of the copyright holder. The movies are not available online anywhere else. (Read on for more info.) [more inside]