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Didn't someone sleep through the stop for Winslow, Arizona?

Alright, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up! Great resources on the early history of Hollywood? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jan 27, 2014 - 27 answers

"The Devil Wears Prada" West-Coast edition?

I'm writing a story set in the modern-day film industry: please recommend your favorite documentaries, movies, articles, essays, blogs, or books (preferably non-fiction) about the realities of working in Hollywood! [more inside]
posted by Zephyrial on Aug 19, 2013 - 26 answers

Help me find a book for a classic movie buff

I need a book gift for a classic movie buff! [more inside]
posted by bellastarr on Dec 13, 2012 - 15 answers

Why do people in German-dubbed Hollywood movies use the second-person plural so strangely?

Why do people in German dubs of American movies use the second-person plural form of the verb so strangely? They often use it in place of either the polite form or just the second-person singular, z.b. in the Pirates of the Caribbean, the Commodore says to Will Turner (just Will Turner), "Ihr seid kein Seemann." What? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Oct 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Body in a ice filled trunk of lobsters? Really? Am I remembering this right?

Help me identify this mid 2000's neo-noir movie [more inside]
posted by nonemoreblack on Sep 23, 2011 - 1 answer

Talent agency interview

Job interview filter: why would someone want to become a talent agent? (Bonus morality question inside!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Who are these two dancers?

Who are the two dancers preceding Cyd Charisse in the title sequence of The Silencers (1966)? (mildly NSFW) [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 5, 2010 - 1 answer

"I'm just here for the cupcakes, dude. Chill!"

A friend of mine, in a bout of frustration, recently posted this challenge: " Name one Hollywood horror movie which does NOT contain the line, "WHAT DO YOU WANT (FROM ME)??!!!", usually screamed by the protagonist at the antagonist." There must be several! I thought it would be funny to present him with a list, and I hope you can help me. (Would be funnier if the movies were not-very-arthousey.) Thanks!
posted by Omnomnom on Aug 27, 2010 - 18 answers

Mainstream Media + Men = ???

Any great reads about Hollywood's effect on men? [more inside]
posted by mornie_alantie on Aug 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Where's the opening act?

How come there are no "opening acts" for Hollywood movies? [more inside]
posted by querty on Jul 22, 2010 - 20 answers

Why do bad films get made?

I am wondering how Hollywood movies that end up being complete failures both critically and commercially end up getting all the way through the process of being made and released into cinemas? Why isn't there more quality control? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Feb 12, 2010 - 39 answers

From Hollywood to Bollywood

Are there any major Hollywood actors who take roles in Bollywood films? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Jan 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Where to get Hollywood movies in Arabic?

Does anyone know of a company or publisher (ideally in the UK) that sells versions of modern Hollywood movies that have been dubbed into Arabic? [more inside]
posted by Biru on Aug 16, 2009 - 1 answer

What's essential to have in a HD movie collection?

What do you consider to be the best or most important movies of the past 20 years, whether Hollywood or international? I'm rebuilding much of my movie collection in 720p H.264 (approx 5GB each) or 1080p and want to be sure I don't miss anything. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Nov 12, 2008 - 42 answers

Residuals for the working man

If Steve Guttenburg never, ever worked again, how much money would he earn yearly? [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Jan 21, 2008 - 20 answers

What "can't miss" movies actually missed?

What "can't miss" movies actually missed? I need help coming up with a list of movies that have been "Hollywood-ized". A promising film with a great story gets transformed into something worse during the film making process. Such as the ending gets changed, an obvious mis-cast of key characters, poor editing, whatever. I would like to keep the list of movies contemporary (within the last 25 years or so) Explanations for each movie listed is encouraged.
posted by unceman on Jan 8, 2008 - 74 answers

A list of films to make someone Hollywood literate?

Help me find a list of films to give someone a Hollywood education. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Sep 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Shaving Ryan's Privates

I'm looking for a list of adult film's that borrow part of their title from big name Hollywood movies. (Answers will probably be NSFW) [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Oct 13, 2006 - 54 answers

Action!

[filmfilter] What are some of your favorite chase sequences and/or man with a bomb sequences? [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev on Jul 25, 2006 - 52 answers

Oscar Online?

Where can I watch, or listen to, the Academy Awards live on the internet? [more inside]
posted by Navek Rednam on Mar 3, 2006 - 3 answers

Recommend some great comedies!

Cinephiles and Filmhounds! Recommend some great comedies for me based on what I already like... [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Nov 4, 2005 - 33 answers

Fran├žois Girard and Whit Stillman

Two directors whose work I greatly admire, Fran├žois Girard and Whit Stillman, have been MIA for quite some time. Can someone tell me where either has been, what they've been doing since their last films and what their future plans are? I've heard whispers and seen snippets online, but am hoping some industry-savvy MeFi-ite can provide something more substantial. Is this a case of lack of profitability completely trumping quality and forcing these two out of the director's chair?
posted by boombot on Apr 20, 2005 - 4 answers

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