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 -
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 -
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 -
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.)
posted by Omnomnom
on Aug 27, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Two directors whose work I greatly admire, François 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 -