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Gotham in the Dark Knight trilogy

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]
posted by robhuddles on Jul 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Legal thoughts for use of clips in a homeschool movie

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]
posted by GrumpyMonkey on Jul 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Please recommend movie scores and soundtracks that stand alone as works of art.

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]
posted by h00py on Jun 28, 2012 - 111 answers

Please help me looking for a film!

I'm looking for an Western animated film. It's a sci-fi movie with humans almost extinct. [more inside]
posted by Thisisbuffalo on Jun 25, 2012 - 2 answers

A SciFi film with or about pipes or tubes?

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]
posted by ts;dr on Jun 16, 2012 - 5 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

xxx Nothing Is Fucked Here xxx

What are some movie quotes that sound like mantras, maxims, or other sayings, and would thereby make good cross stitch samplers? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 10, 2012 - 129 answers

Help me find a specific article/quote about sexism in the movie industry!

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!
posted by windykites on Jun 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find this movie!

How can I view or purchase the scifi TV movie Target Earth / Taken Away (1998)? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Jun 10, 2012 - 1 answer

What hatched from this thing's belly button?

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]
posted by shortyJBot on Jun 9, 2012 - 8 answers

What early to mid 70s (probably made for TV) sci-fi movie am I half-remembering?

What early to mid 70s (probably made for TV) sci-fi movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Jun 9, 2012 - 11 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

How can two people watch the same video together at the same time.

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]
posted by ShawnStruck on Jun 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Removing hardcoded subs from an avi

Is there a way to remove hardcoded subtitles from an avi file? [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo on Jun 4, 2012 - 3 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

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

British woman in love with cross dresser

I saw a British movie in the late nineties that had a woman falling in love with a cross-dressing man. Any ideas?
posted by Tell Me No Lies on May 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Need help finding a movie title.

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.
posted by Rolandkorn on May 25, 2012 - 2 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

Know any trailers that spoil the film?

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.
posted by msali on May 23, 2012 - 25 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

Questions about The Avengers Movie

At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I have some questions about The Avengers (the movie). Mild spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by crapples on May 19, 2012 - 22 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's your favorite car rolling over stunt?

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.
posted by asavage on May 10, 2012 - 60 answers

Stop Motion Movie Actors Needed. Must Be REALLY Short And Cheap!

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]
posted by 2oh1 on May 9, 2012 - 14 answers

What is this hypnotist movie?

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]
posted by abirdinthehand on May 6, 2012 - 4 answers

This Is Your Script . . . This Is Your Script Unplugged

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]
posted by Garm on May 6, 2012 - 18 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

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

Too Dramatic for a Dramatization?

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]
posted by WasabiFlux on Apr 28, 2012 - 1 answer

Name that movie about apartheid South Africa

Help me figure out what movie about apartheid South Africa I'm remembering. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Apr 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Name that movie!

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]
posted by click on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 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

What monster comes from the film?

Cabin in the Woods question SPOILERS! [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Apr 14, 2012 - 23 answers

What font is used in the intertitles of Hitchcock's Champagne?

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.
posted by Faint of Butt on Apr 9, 2012 - 2 answers

No Retreat! No Surrender!

What is this mid-80's martial arts movie with two kids and terrible editing? It's not "No Retreat, No Surrender". [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Apr 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Movies with a high WTF-to-running-time ratio?

Movies with a high WTF-to-running-time ratio? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Apr 2, 2012 - 94 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

Did I just give Daniel Day Lewis a penny?

What happens to the two dollars I paid for a DVD? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for Movie Scenes Shot in a Booth

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!
posted by laswingkid on Mar 28, 2012 - 27 answers

Russian translation?

Song from a Russian film score - lyrics translation wanted. [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Mar 24, 2012 - 4 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

Third-Hand Movie Finding

I'm looking for an animated movie for a friend. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Mar 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Iffy Production Company For Real?

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]
posted by Omnomnom on Mar 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Why are movie ticket prices so consistent?

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]
posted by Leenie on Mar 13, 2012 - 21 answers

Movies set on a single ship

Movies set predominantly on a single spaceship? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Mar 13, 2012 - 52 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

What movie am I remembering?

What movie am I thinking of? Mid-90's, son is suspected of killing his girlfriend, father tries to cover it up [more inside]
posted by andruwjones26 on Mar 6, 2012 - 2 answers

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]
posted by humblepigeon on Mar 6, 2012 - 12 answers

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