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]
I'm looking for quality information about medicine, life in Third World countries, Doctors Without Borders and similar organizations, travel, expat experiences, etc. [more inside]
Russian film recommendations [more inside]
What's the person called whose job it is to select appropriate music for movies/television shows/etc? How does one go about landing a job doing this? [more inside]
MovieFilter: I'm sure I've seen at least one film where a character was assaulted with an Emmy award. Help me with a bet, please? [more inside]
What fighting style is Chow Yun Fat using in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? [more inside]
I'm looking for the name of a movie that I was told about a long time ago by someone. [more inside]
Help me find this movie I saw as a kid. It is about a scary reality game that is filmed by a powerful media company where people play for life and death. There is a hockey scene with a chainsaw and I think it was made in the eighties or early nineties. [more inside]
In screenwriting terminology, what are "bookends"? [more inside]
Mission Statements in Film: I'm working on a presentation about the importance of having clear objectives, and am interested in relevant video clips. [more inside]
Is there software that will let me convert a scene from a DVD? [more inside]
What are some films or television shows/episodes about corporate or white-collar crime? Bonus if you have a videoclip.
I have a question about the ending of Casino Royale, the most recent James Bond flick. Spoiler inside! [more inside]
I'm looking for a show about men behaving badly. I am NOT by any means looking for the actual sitcom by that name! Clarification after the flip. [more inside]
Has an ancient document ever led to an archaeological discovery? [more inside]
The Shortbus club in the movie by the same name... is there actually something like that in NYC? [more inside]
What movies/tv shows/commercials/etc. have scenes or shots of Times Square? [more inside]
Popped in a DVD, the Paramount thing with the circle of stars around the mountain starts in with that sweet drumroll and that martial music that means the movie is starting. Wife turns to me and says, "That music?" [more inside]
Help me find a short that was shown on IFC a few years ago. The short consisted of a framing narrative with a film expert describing efforts to reconstruct a mysterious silent movie from film fragments that had been discovered with no indication of their proper order. [more inside]
(Stereotype-flouting) Math Movie Suggestions Needed for a pi-day celebration. I'm looking for movies that don't portray mathematicians as schizophrenic or otherwise deranged. [more inside]
What films (preferably in Netflix's catalog) do a good job of depicting the misery and scale of the trenches of World War One? [more inside]
I'd like to find books or movies about feeling happiness while living in a world with plenty of injustice, sorrow, evil, and corruption. [more inside]
Help me remember the titles!!!!!!! When I was a kid (early- 1970's) there was a Saturday afternoon program in Philadelphia called "Creature Double-Feature." They played wonderful horror movies including two movies I'd like to find. [more inside]
Help me find yet another vaguely remembered horror movie from the 70s. [more inside]
Are there Baby Ruths on Dagobah? Does anybody know what the prop guys used for Luke Skywalker's rations during his first dinner with Yoda? I remember it being this brown cylindrical chewy/crunchy thing. And if there is a star wars term for the Rebellion rations, that would be nice to know as well.
I'm looking for movies in which the hero is given a second chance, which he or she doesn't want. [more inside]
I've seen many movie review sites that host, or link to, images from the movies. Assuming the site didn't get permission, is this legal? What if you're selling ads on the review site, or charging users a premium to view it? Or is there some way of definitively identifying a photo as a publicity still, meant to be used by anyone who isn't diluting the brand? Obviously, this extends beyond movies, to books and other products.
MovieSceneFilter: Help me remember where I can find this grand ol' guillotine scene. I'm doing it for the kids! [more inside]
Help me find examples of torture in movies and on TV. [more inside]
OldMovieFilter: I'm trying to find a movie I saw a while back. It was from either the 1940's or 1950's. It was about three women trying to make it in a new city... [more inside]
ChildhoodMemoryFilter... I keep remembering a Laserdisc movie from way back that included a library, the dewey decimal system, and a force field... [more inside]
Please help me figure out the name of this movie... A few weeks ago I rented a DVD and it there was a trailer for a movie. I can't remember the name but I know kind of what it was about. It was about a guy who played music (from what I remember it was mostly piano). And he was kind of crazy from what the trailer revealed. He recorded himself on cassette and there was always some kind of little alien on the cover. I thought it was by Sony Pictures, but I couldn't find it on their website or imdb. Any help would be appreciated. If you've seen this movie, how was it?
I have several films assigned for a Business Ethics class that I teach including Thank You for Smoking, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Wall Street. They make for good discussion and a change of pace from lots of tough reading. This semester for the first time I have a student who does not watch rated-R movies. I want to accomodate the student. So I'm looking for movies with themes equivalent or similar to these three movies that are rated below R, and preferably PG or G. Any ideas?
What's the name of the song that's playing in the movie scream when Matthew Lillard's character is chasing people? [more inside]
What movie has a scene where there is a debate on the difference between flan and Creme Brulee? I believe the scene might be in a diner.