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Living In Someone Else's Shoes

TV shows, movies, books, or other media that involve people living as "someone else" temporarily - whether swapping roles, taking a new role, or pretending to be someone else - to see life in someone else's shoes. [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 31, 2006 - 48 answers

help me find a good video store in/around hermosa beach, ca.

I'm looking for a hip, alternative-minded video store in the south bay of southern california. [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor on May 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Movie characters who chase lost loves?

Trying to think of movies in which the main story concerns a character trying to win back a lost love. For example: Gene Hackman attempts to re-woo his estranged wife in "The Royal Tenenbaums". Julia Roberts goes for her ex in "My Best Friend's Wedding". Any more?
posted by soiled cowboy on May 26, 2006 - 32 answers

Amp & speaker recommendations for outdoor movie series

Outdoor cinema-fi - I'm running an outdoor community movie series in an urban park. Should attract up to 200 people. I need recommendations for an audio set up. Last year I used my NAD amp/receiver with some home-made speakers; this set up occasionally shorted the amp (it switched off). This year I have a budget of about $1k for amp, speakers and wiring. Any suggestions? What are the major considerations? Thx
posted by libelula on May 25, 2006 - 11 answers

Collapsing bridges in the movies

MovieFilter: Movies or TV shows that have someone running across a bridge that's collapsing as they're crossing it. Perhaps at the end they make a final leap to safety. Rope, stone, wood , the material doesn't matter. Here's what I have so far... [more inside]
posted by asavage on May 24, 2006 - 41 answers

Top Picks for non-Region 1 DVDs?

We were recently given a region free DVD player. What great DVDs should we get to play in it that we could not otherwise see in the US? A couple of other notes are the [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on May 24, 2006 - 24 answers

Common Song in the Movies 'Stay' and 'Go'?

MovieSongFilter: Need some help getting the name and performer of a song I've heard now in two separate movies. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on May 16, 2006 - 9 answers

airline movies

Why are movies on airplanes so bad? I just sat through 12 hours of oxygen-deprived mediocrity (Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Rumor Has It, King Kong, The Transporter 2). I mean, it is just simple economics -- do the airline companies get a better deal on movies that suck? But then why does it cost no more to watch or rent a good movie than a bad one? If they're aiming for wide mainstream taste, couldn't they at least have things everyone wanted to see -- movies that have won awards, or genuinely done well at the box office?
posted by jgballard on May 16, 2006 - 35 answers

How to turn a movie into a vacation itinerary?

How can I find out what Barcelona locations were filmed in the 1999 Pedro Almodovar movie All About My Mother? [more inside]
posted by milkdropcoronet on May 15, 2006 - 5 answers

Movies on the PS2

What exactly do I need to do to play AVIs and the like on my Playstation 2? I have a CD-RW drive and don't want to spend any money.
posted by squidlarkin on May 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Breaking the Groove

What are some good breakup movies? Think, "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," not the sort of movie where the two get back together at the end.
posted by digitalis on May 12, 2006 - 53 answers

Help me never have to see Angelina Jolie's face again!

Recommend some quality, crowd-pleasing films [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on May 7, 2006 - 21 answers

Name that tune in "White Heat"

What's the name of the big band tune playing in "White Heat" during the scene about halfway through when Big Ed and Verna are discussing their options in the hideout?
posted by keswick on May 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Silly Science Movies

What (bad) movies about science and nature have you seen? [more inside]
posted by kechi on Apr 26, 2006 - 31 answers

For those nine hours a month when Law & Order isn't on...

I have a multi-pronged question about the soup-to-nuts process of movies getting onto cable television and actors getting their residual checks. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Apr 20, 2006 - 3 answers

When an actor dies, does their character live on?

How have different tv shows or movie franchises dealt with the death of actors between episodes/seasons/films? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Apr 17, 2006 - 53 answers

Movie certificates in the 50's/60's

Nowerdays we have ratings on films (PG, PG-13, 15, 18, etc). In the 50's or 60's what was the certificate for the films? [more inside]
posted by spinko on Apr 15, 2006 - 2 answers

Black and white films made since 1970

Please help me find black and white (or predominantly black and white) films MADE SINCE 1970 for an ongoing art project. [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Apr 13, 2006 - 39 answers

I love Post Apocalyptic Genre books and movies. Can you recommend some?

I love Post Apocalyptic Genre books and movies. Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Apr 13, 2006 - 55 answers

Hot for teacher?

MetaFilter cinemaphiles...please help me find movies that in which the dominant theme (or important supporting theme) is the relationship between teacher and students. [more inside]
posted by luneray on Apr 10, 2006 - 53 answers

On-screen sexual intercourse - a comparitive study

Any film that is pornographic in nature depicts sex as an interaction of two bodies that resembles two jackhammers fighting. Anything rated 18 or lower pictures sex as something that happens with virtually no movement and very little exertion. Why have these two forms not only seperated but moved quite so far apart? [it'll probably get NSFW in here] [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Apr 10, 2006 - 23 answers

Concert films help please!

Movies wanted to show before gigs. [more inside]
posted by djstig on Apr 10, 2006 - 31 answers

changing movies

Are there any movies that have changed from, say, comedy to drama midway through? In other words, completely going from one style to another completely different one?
posted by sharksandwich on Apr 7, 2006 - 62 answers

Italian Klansmen???

I caught The Godfather: Part III on cable last night, and I was wondering about something. There's a street parade in (I guess) New York's Little Italy in which, along with the priests and altar boys, there's these four guys in hooded robes carrying a nearly life-size figure of the Madonna and Child. The robes and hoods these four porters are wearing look exactly like Ku Klux Klan outfits, only without the sigil that's typically seen on them -- just plain white. What's the significance of these four people wearing hoods -- why would they be covered up in this fashion? Is it just coincidence that their pointy-topped hoods make them look like KKK regalia, or did the Klan copy a Roman Catholic fashion statement?
posted by pax digita on Apr 5, 2006 - 12 answers

Another fine scrape.

I have been scouring the web for a way to get easily-available local-area movie schedules via RSS. Yahoo, Google, and IMDB all present perfectly decent HTML of this information, and there is one My Yahoo to RSS service; sadly, it's ad hoc and frequently fails to set the localization cookie. What am I missing? This should be a revenue oppotunity for the studios and theaters - where is the sweet creamy RSS I crave?
posted by mwhybark on Apr 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Let's talk about swordfighting in movies.

What are the most realistic swordfighting movies? Also, let's analyze the swordfighting in popular movies. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Apr 1, 2006 - 78 answers

Deep meaningful movie recommendations?

Recently I've run out of beautiful, interesting movies I enjoy watching. Over the last few months I ended up watching some predictable romantic comedies I really hate. So what deep meaningful movies would you recommend? Which movies have made you feel, think or cry? Maybe, some of these Top 100 Overlooked Films of the 1990s?
posted by volandmast on Mar 31, 2006 - 51 answers

Movies where actors sing?

What are some good movies with musical numbers sung by the actors? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Mar 30, 2006 - 53 answers

Movies with kid versions of actors?

Movies which show main characters as children, usually through a flashback? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Mar 29, 2006 - 56 answers

Held me understand the twist of Inside Man

I saw Inside Man with some friends last night, but I don't get it. Please help me understand it :). Spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Mar 26, 2006 - 33 answers

Movies that show the grim consequences of quantum research?

Please help me name books/stories/movies where scientific experiment opens some kind of link to another dimension or timeline, with horrific results. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Mar 22, 2006 - 59 answers

Where can I find the extended-edition Lord of the Rings with Portuguese subtitles?

Needs to be region 0 or region 4... [more inside]
posted by sablazo on Mar 22, 2006 - 8 answers

Films set in Paris?

Good movies set in Paris? [more inside]
posted by louigi on Mar 20, 2006 - 43 answers

Fill my every waking moment with the awesome fruit of your knowledge-loins

Need more input! I need suggestions for games/reading/comics/music etc. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Mar 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Famous movies shot in Kodachrome.

Did Kodak make 35mm Kodachrome film for movies? If so, what famous movies were shot using it?
posted by NoMich on Mar 16, 2006 - 10 answers

Big-budget films

How could the film "Brazil" have been made with only $15 million? Was that amount of money thought of as exorbitant at the time of its production (1984)? [more inside]
posted by jimmy on Mar 15, 2006 - 16 answers

Resources on the transformation of books to movies

Looking for books, essays, articles, any resources at all about film's relationship to literature. [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Mar 13, 2006 - 10 answers

Unheard Music?

Not on CD/DVD? Why? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Mar 11, 2006 - 8 answers

I guess this rules out "Bambi"...

What are your best recommendations for movies for 7 year-old girls? [more inside]
posted by DawnSimulator on Mar 10, 2006 - 50 answers

Notes Towards A List Of Post-Matrix Films

Post-Matrix films? [more inside]
posted by ninebelow on Mar 9, 2006 - 47 answers

What type and manufacturer of sword did River use in the movie Serenity?

Serenity filter: What type and manufacturer of sword did River use in the movie Serenity?
posted by dabradfo on Mar 7, 2006 - 14 answers

KeepTrackOfMovieAndBookRatingsFilter

I keep track of the movies I've seen on Netflix and the books I've read on Amazon. Is there anyway to export these ratings? [more inside]
posted by pencroft on Mar 6, 2006 - 6 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

Caddyshack ending confusion

My Google searches have failed me. Help me understand the end of "Caddyshack." [more inside]
posted by Marky on Mar 1, 2006 - 6 answers

MovieFilter: Protecting my IP/Screenplay

How to I protect my book from being adapted to film/screen/movie without my permission? [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Feb 22, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me identify the movies in these pictures.

Help me identify the ten movies in these pictures: http://www.cool-movie-trivia.com/Tenpics.htm [more inside]
posted by kraagenskul on Feb 17, 2006 - 24 answers

Examples of product-placement in movies?

I'm looking for obvious and conspicuous examples of product-placement in recent movies, along the lines of "Castaway" (FedEx) and "You've Got Mail" (AOL). The more egregious the better. Last ten years or less, please. [more inside]
posted by soiled cowboy on Feb 15, 2006 - 97 answers

Haunted by a song in a goddamn Coke ad

Recently movie theaters 'round here were showing a Coke ad that had some interesting music. The ad was a series of stills telling a story of someone going back in time and giving [the hated product] to various people, running out, pissing off Genghis Khan, etc. The music wasn't in English, sounded Eastern European to my ignorant ears. It had a male voice and a sort of swinging sound. They don't seem to be playing this ad anymore here. What was the music?
posted by fleacircus on Feb 11, 2006 - 8 answers

Where can I find free online streams of movies?

Where can I find free online streams of movies? (besides archive.org) [more inside]
posted by who else on Feb 10, 2006 - 0 answers

MovieFilter

I am looking for movies with only a few main characters and little to no secondary characters. The main characters talk alot about philosophy, or politics or love or something, anything interesting really. (more inside). This type of movie often takes place in a deserted locale for much of the film... a few people get lost on a camping trip, or stranded on an island, or they share a jail cell together.. [more inside]
posted by JokingClown on Feb 9, 2006 - 81 answers

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