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]
Brace yourself for another iPod question. Purchased and downloaded movie from iTunes. Got all excited to watch it on the plane on my iPod. Was crushed to find that upon re-synch-ing my iPod with my iTunes, the movie doesn't seem to have downloaded onto the iPod, which I assumed it would do automatically just like it does with new music that I add to iTunes. [more inside]
Trivia hounds: how many Hollywood movies have ever been made? [more inside]
Help me keep my dad's precious memories from deterioration. Have an of you MeFites successfullly transferred old school 8mm movies to DVD? If yes, then how? [more inside]
My mom is sick & I want to send her some "laugh out loud funny" movies that are a bit older (think 1965-1995). All ratings ok. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I'm showing a group of single 20-something people a movie tomorrow night for a church activity. The leader of the church has said that the movie must be rated-G. Besides Napolean Dynomite (which everone has seen a million times) what is the best rated-G movie out there for that age group? Funny, entertaining, etc. Thanks.
I need a Mac app that will let me search for movies and showtimes like Sherlock used to. [more inside]
The movie "Love Story": When Jennifer Cavalleri turns to Oliver Barrett IV and says, all emotional and teary-eyed, "Love means never having to say you're sorry," what, exactly, does she mean? [more inside]
I've been oddly fascinated with scenes in movies when the theme of the music diverges from what is going on in the movie. What is this device called?
I've been oddly fascinated with scenes in movies when the theme of the music diverges from what is going on in the movie. What is this device called? [more inside]
Is Greencine worth it if you live on the East Coast? [more inside]
Where can I find lists of other countries' favorite books, music and movies? [more inside]
Which cinematographs or televisual serials most faithfully depict the operations of police or detectives?
Hello! I am looking for examples of movies (or pop culture in general) in which the geeky, less-attractive girl gets a guy who (she thinks) is totally out of her league. [more inside]
What happens to models and miniatures after the movie is done or the show is cancelled? [more inside]
Is there an easy-to-use site that lists all movies, theatres and showtimes in NYC. Please, God, PLEASE don't say citysearch! [more inside]
A few years ago I saw a movie that I now remember vaguely but vividly. It was sort of an arty drama, and it might have been European. The story concerned a man and a woman vacationing(?) in a house near a beach. The man was in some sort of psychological distress, eventually culminating in some bloody self-mutilation. The title may have referenced Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" in some way, but I could be misremembering. [more inside]
So many of my favourite books have been turned into bad movies. I'm trying to find more movies that properly represent their source material. Your recommendations, please? [more inside]
Please help me find some good small town/quirky character movies [more inside]
I need a movie or documentary that has good visual shots of the D-Day invasion to show in my 7th grade classroom. PG-13 necessary [more inside]
Searching for famous scenes from movies where the camera pans out across a vast distance in a single shot... [more inside]
I love movies with large ensemble casts, especially ones with funny and/or surprising cameos. [more inside]
Movie recall filter: Help me figure out the name of this movie. [more inside]
What are some good books or movies (fiction or non-fiction) that are based around animals, natural disasters, viruses (or all 3)?
What are some good books or movies (fiction or non-fiction) that are based around animals, natural disasters, viruses (or all 3)? [more inside]
Why are old film clips always played at super-speed, in spite of the ease with which this could be fixed? [more inside]
So there's been a group of military helicopters flying around downtown Seattle today. My friend saw a film set outside of her office building. We're pretty sure they're connected. But is there a place I can go to see what films are currently being filmed at what locations? If Keanu's here, we wanna take him to lunch. [more inside]
I've been searching for a quote - I think by the french filmmaker Robert Bresson, but I'm not totally sure. The gist of it is, in speaking about the very first films made, "actualities," the author of the quote says that the public viewing these films was surprised to see the wind moving the leaves in the trees.. does this ring a bell for anyone? thanks!
Recommend me some movies to watch tonight... [more inside]
I'm wondering about the business end of short films. How do they make money? A no-budget, 5-minute short is one thing, but many shorts have high production values, location shoots, CGI, etc., which can come to a substantial amount. For example the Academy Awards for Best Short nominees all seem to be (I didn't see em) at least (stab in the dark here) $10,000 and way up. Unlike features (even really crappy ones), shorts aren't shown in theaters or on video and I've never really seen them outside a shorts festival. Are the producers of these taking a loss? Is it merely a kind of marketing for a director/production company and a loss is the norm?
Are IMAX movies still limited to 120 minutes / two hours? [more inside]
Movie posters normally carry images that look hand-drawn. Even 'real' landscapes, or people, are frequently represented in this style. Why do studios do this? And are these images really drawn by hand, or are they just photoshopped photos? [more inside]
What are some of the coolest 60's -70s heist/action/crime movie previews (or current retro previews) or opening introductory movie or t.v. montages? [more inside]