Please help me price this deal. Got a call from a company that specializies in rights clearances for television and feature films. They would like to use my domain as a backdrop in their story. While they have been short on what part the domain plays exact in their story, they did say "would like to use the website on a computer screen as set dressing in our upcoming motion picture" and "Production will create their own web design for the page with a still of one of our lead characters. We feel that this use would lend an authentic touch to our production. " Any recommendations on how I should approach this? and the way to make this most profitable for me?
I want to start a log of films I see, to include director, lead actors, genre, date viewed, etc, and my own review of the flick. This is for my own use only. Can anyone offer a recommendation for software to use/how to set it up in something standard like Excel so that I can search on any category but still have somewhat extensive space for my eloquent prose? Might also extend its use to books and music. I'm a mac user. Thanks!
I am looking for foreign (non-American) films wherein the antagonists are a nefarious bunch of Americans, doing stereotypically bad American things. [more inside]
Looking for old westerns with a scene where cowboys have to surrender their guns to the sheriff in order to enter the town, or on their way into an event. [more inside]
Does anyone know what song is being played in the second half of the trailer for Pineapple Express? The trippy tune with the girl talk-singing, that starts at about 1:20 in this version: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ07JO-SaBc The song is driving me nuts, I'd love to know who it is.
Movie Filter: I can't believe I am saying this but I couldn't follow the plot of Iron Man, or it just didn't make sense... ***SPOILERS INSIDE*** [more inside]
Amazing movies of 2008? Has there been any? What have I missed? [more inside]
How much does a script reader make? [more inside]
Old movie question involving US military, China, torture, and other things. What movie was this? [more inside]
What movie defines the 90s? [more inside]
Does anyone know of an online source for what movies are filming at any given time in New Orleans (and where)? [more inside]
I need some good horror film ideas because I feel like I've seen them all. [more inside]
Where to eat, who to do and what to see in Cannes during the film festival? [more inside]
What is the font used for the title in this poster for Being John Malkovich? Details are welcome - light, bold, etc. Thanks.
What's the name of this movie? It's about a guy who goes to Afghanistan (under Taliban rule) to rescue his nephew. [more inside]
Automatic screenshots from a DVD? I know how to take individual screengrabs from a a movie with VLC or Media Player Classic -- but I'd like to get a whole bunch at once. Is there windows software that will let me set an interval and extract a series of screenshots automatically?
There's got to be more than Tequila Sunrise? [more inside]
Are We Done Yet? was the sequel to an original film, but was weirdly also a remake of the classic Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Along the same lines, Ocean's Twelve was based on an unrelated script first intended as a John Woo project. Can we think of any other examples of a sequel to an original movie starting life as an unconnected film? [more inside]
Do you know any fake James Bond title songs? [more inside]
Great Lovecraft-inspired movies? [more inside]
Give me some suggestions for classic movies that my kids (ages 19 and 15) will enjoy. I have tried so hard [insert martyrdom here] to get them to appreciate the classics, but they mostly seem to react with "meh"... [more inside]
A childhood memory of two science fiction films has been nagging me lately. I have just a little to go on... [more inside]
Help me find this NPR story about making movies from video game footage. [more inside]
I show movies to assisted living residents at a retirement community. Movies over 90 minutes tend to be too long. I need a list of quality movies (made before 1970) that are 90 minutes long or less. Any suggestions of movies or where to find such a list?
I'm working on a site (it's a personal project) where I basically review movies that I like. Lately, I've been thinking about adding video clips from the movies/series to give visitors a better understanding of what the movies/series are about. How do I do this legally? [more inside]
I am looking for a movie -- but not a specific one. I want to get a sample of someone saying something like, "Doctor -- what is that...noise?" or "Professor, what was that sound?" I am thinking that something from a '50s sci-fi film would work really well. [more inside]
When watching older movies (say, through the 60s), the acting seems more exaggerated--for lack of a better term--than in modern films. Is there terminology for these differences in acting styles, and when/why did it change?
How can I use the speakers in my TV as the "center" speaker on my receiver? [more inside]
Is there any earthly way - preferably on the up & up - to get a copy of Raiders of the Losk Ark: The Adaptation? (see also, see also). Gaining admission to a local screening would also be acceptable. [more inside]
Where can I get the best subtitles for My Neighbour Totoro? [more inside]
I'm a child of the '80s, and I loved the '80s. However, I didn't develop a sense of good taste until about 1994, and as a result my pop-culture radar is completely jammed with crappy cartoons designed to sell toys, cereal commercials, and Ewoks. Can you recommend totally awesome movies/TV shows/etc. that will satisfy my '80s nostalgia, but are good enough to watch today? [more inside]
Netflix used to have a page that listed all of the new videos that were coming out that week in all categories. Sadly, that page seems to be no more. What is a good online replacement, a site that lists what new items are coming out on DVD that week, particularly in the foreign film and documentary categories?
ID this (Bill) Clinton campaign official in the documentary The War Room? [more inside]
My Google-fu is weakening with age, and I can't seem to find a web site that will let me type in two movies (and/or television shows; ideally, both) and get a list of cast members shared between the two entries. Does such a thing exist?
How do I write short (ca. 150 words) and engaging descriptions of movies in English without sounding too subjective (I don't want to use the first person POV)? The people reading will be average movie goers. Any tips, examples or links that you can recommend? Many thanks!
Old Movie Filter: This is the question I joined MeFi to ask. I remember seeing a movie, on actual reels, when I was about seven at school. It has haunted me for the last twenty-two years. [more inside]
I know there is a movie version of The Stranger (l'Etranger), where can I order it online? Also, is it any good, if you've seen it?
Why are there so few living and loving mothers in Disney films? [more inside]
Movie night: Help me pick the best basketball movies! [more inside]
Weirdest and wildest films in the public domain. [more inside]
What movie's characteristic sound effect was caused by using a tube to blow bubbles in a toilet? [more inside]
Any good film/movie forums? [more inside]
I'll be going to a convention next month with a number of "Dawn of the Dead" alumni in attendance and I'd like to have something unique for them to sign. I love the very unique style of Polish movie posters and want to get an original print of the 1978 "Dawn of the Dead" poster, but am having no luck. [more inside]
Help me find the docu/mocumentary that [I believe] the Blair Witch was based. [more inside]
Looking for examples of surfers, people talking about surfers, or people depicting surfers in media.
Looking for depictions of surfers in mainstream media. Examples by people who aren't actually surfers (actors, reporters, wannabe surfers) are great, but people in the surf community are good too. The more common, well-known examples are better. I'm thinking of scenes from movies, passages in books, news stories, documentaries, blogs, comedy skits, but unscripted examples are best. [more inside]
Arnold Schwartznenegger and Jesse Ventura starred together in the movie Predator. Both went on to become US state governors. Are there any other movies featuring more stars (not politicians playing themselves) who went on to become successful politicians? [more inside]
Adolescent angst-filter --- please recommend good books/movies about being the new kid in town. [more inside]
I really enjoyed this NYT article on sound design in No Country For Old Men. Does anyone have any links/references to any similar articles about sound design in other films, past or present? Ideally they'd be a little longer and more detailed than the NYT piece, but I'd rather not read a book on this (unless it's brilliant!)
From what movie is the quote (or a variation of said quote ) "Whoa Whoa Whoa! We didn't say nothin' about no kids" from? Maybe something Buscemi or a Buscemi-like character might have said? Its driving me up a wall.
What are some movies that have either drastically changed the way you view the world or changed the way you live your life? [more inside]