I inherited some 70-year-old, 16mm home movies (not 8 or Super 8) and am looking for a reliable expert to transfer them to digital video. Many vendors say that they can do this. Can you comment on any from personal experience? (I have seen this thread and the links therein.) Are there any issues I should particularly look out for? Thanks.
Can you name some good movies (preferably comedies) that are appropriate to watch with a nun? [more inside]
Great swiss-army-knife-type Windows app (preferably free) for resizing/downsampling/converting movie files from various formats? [more inside]
Is there a website that details how movie technical effects were done? I'd enjoy seeing photos, illustrations, descriptions of how special effects were created. Bonus question: what day of the week is best to ask metafilter in order to reach the highest number of potential answerers?
80's movies featuring really lame punk gangs? [more inside]
Movie Filter: An ambulance driver, his friend, some meth and/or other drugs. An crusty old guy who is also into drugs and at a nursing home(?). Please help me remember this one! [more inside]
What are some good recommendations for recent fiction/film with NO romantic entanglements? [more inside]
Help me find some good movies in which the protagonist is an angry bitch-on-wheels, who eventually sweetens up by film's end. [more inside]
One or two movies I remember seeing when I was at most 7. CAn you help me identify them? [more inside]
what movie am i remembering? a comic scene where something crashes or goes too fast or otherwise goes wrong in a catastrophic way, and the guy exclaims, "not good! not good!" [more inside]
Is it really that dramatical/theatrical in a court of law? [more inside]
Lately I’m obsessed with movies featuring prison breaks. Some of the recent ones I’ve seen are: The Great Escape, Stalag 17, Escape from Alcatrez, Shawshank Redemption (of course), Papillon, No Escape, The Scarlet Pimpernel…. What are some good ones I haven’t seen yet?
What's the name of the old movie where the female lead uses a dog training book to train her man? [more inside]
Does anybody know of any good german films? [more inside]
The scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, Ray Bolger's, Wikipedia article: "At the time of his death, he was the last surviving member of the main Oz cast. An editorial cartoon the day after his death featured the Oz cast dancing off into the setting sun, with the Scarecrow running to catch up." Does anyone have this cartoon?
Dune (1984) Special Edition is on ON DEMAND. Should I watch it? Should I have read the books to fully "get" this? Will I need a study guide to watch it? Should I even bother? [more inside]
Looking for an old article on unproduced screenplays. [more inside]
Can anyone point me towards movie or tv clips that involve punching someone in the face through a straw boater held up in front of them or any other comedic hat smashing? [more inside]
What are some movies that feature a character from another movie, played by the same actor -- but the movies do not have sequel or spinoff relationships, and are not written or directed by the same person? Does this ever happen? [more inside]
What's the name of this late 70s/early 80s low budget scifi movie? [more inside]
So I procured an HD copy of "300" in 720p matroska (.mkv) format, but the 5.1 audio track won't play on my 2.1 speakers. Is there any way I can configure VLC or another media player to convert the audio to 2.1 format? [more inside]
Can anyone identify this movie? [more inside]
How can I get inside the drug trade? Er, through movies (or books)? [more inside]
Do you know your French actors? Well then tell me, who is this man? [more inside]
Realistic accounts of meth use? [more inside]
So, in Swimming Pool ... what in the world is that white stuff that Charlotte Rampling's character repeatedly eats? Screenshot here. No spoilers within, as long as you don't click on the YouTube link that may give away the story. [more inside]
Do you know of any movies with improbable technology as a plot device? [more inside]
Recommend me a film with a theme centering around a social justice issue. Preferably fictitious, or at least not a documentary (sorry Michael Moore fans). I realize that "social justice" is a loosely-defined term; basically, if the screenwriter is trying to make a point about a social justice issue, it's fair game. An archetypal example would be The Constant Gardener, but also acceptable would be movies along the lines of American History X, Crash, Children of Men or Gattaca. Thanks, green!
What's that music that comes in dramatic previews on many movies? It's like a choir of opera voices, but it builds up to a crescendo. [more inside]
60's movie: Robert Swan? [more inside]
Why would a famous actor want to be uncredited in a movie? [more inside]
Is there a site/service that I can buy (well written) movie reviews from? [more inside]
In light of the horrendously awful "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry," are there any GOOD (i.e. both funny and non-homophobic) comedies about straight people either having to pretend they're gay or, more generally, about straight people slowly but surely letting go of their prejudices towards LGBT people? [more inside]
Can anyone identify the music used in the introductory sequence of Marker's La Jetee? ( goog vid for reference, starts 30s in) [more inside]
So a common subplot in a lot of movies is that the protagonist has a dull life and suddenly a romantic partner sweeps in and changes EVERYTHING. It spans genres from The Mask to Stranger Than Fiction (and of course the romantic comedy / chick flick industry would go broke without it.) I guess Cinderalla is the archetypal story here. I'm sort of curious about what larger connections there are to this thematic convention—like has anyone written about it, maybe focused more on Cinderalla and gender studies or psychology etc. [more inside]
Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
MovieFilter: What movies is my friend thinking of? [more inside]
What is the incredibly common piece of movie trailer music that kicks in at about :54 of this trailer for No Reservations? [more inside]
A friend of mine is hosting an 80's Geek-boy Movie marathon. Help me think of movies. [more inside]
Phantasm! Damn you, Coscarelli! *shakes fist helplessly* Having just seen it for the first time, does this damn thing ever makes any sense or should I give up right now? (For the record: I did like it.) Spoilers surely up the kazoo follow inside, so don't complain later. [more inside]
Ratatouille (movie) detail question [more inside]
Help me and my husband prove we aren't crazy and/or having the same delusion. We swear we saw a trailer for a movie based on an 80s/90s cartoon and we can't figure out what it was. [more inside]
Recommend movies in which one of the main characters is severely disabled, particularly the main character. Million Dollar Baby, didn't like so much. Must be something better?
A common movie/tv trope is that people drop whatever they are holding (usually something that crashes impressively) when they hear shocking news. Does this occur in "real life"? I can't recall this ever occurring to me personally. You?
As a guy with a lot of free time on his hands (Student over the summer), I want to catch up on my comedies. [more inside]
My boyfriend loves movies, but doesn't want to make them. What careers should he investigate? [more inside]
Help identify this martial arts movie [more inside]
Mr. trixie_bee has a movie question: This image is from a movie he has seen, but he can't remember which one. The Asian horror genre gets bigger by the day, so it's hard to remember! Any guesses?
Looking for film reviews/discussion with fairly long and intelligent commentary on plot/cinematography/history of the films.
I am looking for a good source of both modern and classic film reviews/discussion with fairly long and intelligent commentary on plot/cinematography/history of the films. [more inside]
Bookfilter / Moviefilter - Need book and movie recommendations about resistance fighters in wars. Particularly interested in the European theatre of World War II but open to other times, settings, and points of view whether fictional or non-fictional. [more inside]