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 -
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 -
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.
posted by laswingkid
on Mar 28, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What are some movies that portray a career or job or professional really well and accurately? Movies that made you sit up and go " Yep that's what being a lawyer/doctor/actor/food additive executive" is like.
posted by The Whelk
on Mar 1, 2012 -
Mid/late 80s-90's comedy/horror flick. Seems very B movie esque. It actually reminds me of something that Troma would churn out. It had to do with a high school reunion. Everyone had quirky tendencies and maybe they were all murders? I remember a murder happening in a school cafeteria kitchen and think someone was decapitated with something silly.
posted by baconandvodka
on Feb 22, 2012 -
Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, National Treasure, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec and even Tomb Raider and Sahara. I love all these movies. Recommend me more of the same, please!
posted by slimepuppy
on Feb 18, 2012 -
Buying advice for audio equipment that can be used for both home video and for field recording? [more inside]
posted by facetious
on Feb 17, 2012 -
I'm looking for lists of TV shows and movies that have characters referencing numbered lists of rules.
As examples in Wedding Crashers they reference a random assortment of rules e.g. Rule #110: Never walk away from a crasher in a funny jacket. Fight Club has "First Rule of fight club is..."
What else has a set of rules like this?
posted by vegetableagony
on Feb 16, 2012 -
Biggest longshot, but what the hell... The music playing in the bar/strip club in Outland (Sean Connery, 1981)? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on Feb 15, 2012 -
I remember a science fiction movie (or maybe a TV show?) that took place... in a space ship or very futuristic setting. There were aliens (I think, or man-created approximations of human beings?) that, when parts of their bodies were cut off, they would not only regenerate the limb but the spare limbs would regenerate BODIES. The atmosphere of the movie was very... orange? Dark? The details are all very fuzzy. I believe I saw it on cable TV, and I was definitely older than five but younger than twelve. So, 1989 to 1996. It scared the crap out of me when I was a kid and gave me nightmares for years. Help! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea
on Feb 13, 2012 -
Google Fu Fail Hulk. When was Hulk SECOND TV movie in theaters? And in what countries? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Feb 6, 2012 -
What is the name of this movie? - man brings young boy off the streets to live with him and his girlfriend after boy is separated from his mother. Boy turns out to be incredibly talented artistically. I think the man has to give the boy up because he never went through proper channels and basically just kidnapped him, but I can't remember the details. I think it's a recent movie and it's driving me nuts that I can't remember more...
posted by bumpcat
on Jan 30, 2012 -
How accurate, from a medical perspective, is the typical TV/Movie representation of someone nearly drowning? I refer to the "Receive mouth to mouth resuscitation whilst unconscious, cough up a little water and regain consciousness then everything's fine again." depiction of drowning.
posted by dougrayrankin
on Jan 30, 2012 -
Can you direct me to genuinely funny comedic soft-core or hard-core pornographies? Along the lines of naked sitcoms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 28, 2012 -
Is there a movie in which a large amount of colorful gumballs is dumped over a bridge into a convertible passing under the bridge? I'm not sure if this is from a movie I've seen, or if I simply dreamed it. [more inside]
posted by cp311
on Jan 27, 2012 -
A recent Spanish film, Silence in the Snow
, begins with a striking images of horses' heads sticking out of a frozen river. Apparently a herd has run into the river and the water has frozen instantaneously around them, freezing them into it. It is
a beautiful image, not dissimilar from one in Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg
, and it is
just a movie and all, but I've been wondering: could it really happen?
posted by Holly
on Jan 22, 2012 -
I recently bought a new TV, replacing one from the early 90s. And I went a bit crazy plugging in ALL the things. The trouble is... there's still nothing on! Is there some kind of master TV / movie / media guide I can use to tell me what device or service(s) offer what I want to watch? [more inside]
posted by marylynn
on Jan 20, 2012 -
Needed: Video editing program that will allow me to do simple moving pan / zoom. [more inside]
posted by ryker
on Jan 19, 2012 -
Is there a real world referent for that bleeping typing noise used in some films as a text (usually a location note) appears on the screen? It's a similar thing to that chunka-chunka typing sound used in the X-Files when the location of a new scene would be announced, but it's like a very rapid, high-pitched "beedeebeedeebeedeebeep" sound played while the letters appear. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo
on Jan 18, 2012 -
Can someone point me to that recent article which was talking about how movies from previous decades were clearly of that stylish era but that it is hard to tell apart movies starting in the 1990's until today except for maybe computer and cell phone technology?
posted by andoatnp
on Jan 7, 2012 -
Am I crazy, or is there a (possibly British) dark comedic movie that involves a boil appearing on someone's neck and slowly coming alive? [more inside]
posted by User7
on Jan 4, 2012 -
Help me identify this movie: psychic tells police where serial killer hides bodies. [more inside]
posted by dhoe
on Jan 3, 2012 -
Trying to find a movie I saw as a kid on HBO in the 1980's. I believe it was set in New Zealand and involved recovering a plane, carrying gold, that had crashed into a lake. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus
on Jan 2, 2012 -
I'm trying to track down a movie I've never seen... However, it has a very distinctive car chase scene set around a factory with a falling smoke stack. [more inside]
posted by krisak
on Dec 27, 2011 -