A friend is teaching a Dante class to high school seniors and asked me the following:
I am looking for several old, pretty obscure movies based on Dante's Inferno. Amazon doesn't seem to have anything that out of the ordinary. Do you have any recommendations?
Nothing pops into my brain. How about you guys?
posted by spynotebook
on Aug 22, 2005 -
Late 80s/early 90s made-for-TV movie filter: girl, possibly with Multiple Personality Disorder, is buried alive by her sexually abusive father. [more inside]
posted by porntips guzzardo
on Aug 17, 2005 -
StarWarsGeekFilter: I'm trying to find out the origins of the Star Wars character Yoda. I currently live in Japan, and a buddy of mine who's lived here several years said that he met an old Japanese man who was Lucas' inspiration for the character--Lucas knew him somehow. Unfortunately I didn't get details and that buddy has left the country.
So fast forward to a couple of months ago: I was watching TV and this guy was talking about the new Star Wars flick and they flashed up a picture of Yoda, and then next to it a pic of an old Japanese man named Yorida
(family name), who is apparently still alive, living in some small town in Japan. My Japanese ain't so good so I couldn't really tell what they were saying about him.
Does anyone have the skinny on this? My google-fu, as they say, fails me. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Aug 11, 2005 -
"Dr. Davis, telephone please. Dr. Blair, Dr. Blair. Dr. J. Hamilton, Dr. J. Hamilton" [more inside]
posted by Cosine
on Aug 5, 2005 -
I'm trying to remember a film, a small part of which has surfaced in my mind... [more inside]
posted by tomble
on Aug 3, 2005 -
So, "The Island" was a pretty lame movie, but there is something about it that has been gnawing at me. [more inside]
posted by Dag Maggot
on Jul 29, 2005 -
Can you recognize this scene: two soldiers, which I remember as the last two men alive, are shown killing each other, with guns from a distance I think. It is from an *animated* film, probably meant for children, that I watched possibly 10 years or so ago, but I don't really remember--I just have this vague recollection. I think they were wearing gas masks and there was possibly a voiceover, but again, I'm not sure about anything. I am guessing that it must have been a movie about animals or something, or in any case about something non-human, where this scene was used in a kind of "oh, the naughty past" way. Any suggestions of what movie this might be from would be greatly appreciated!
posted by flavor
on Jul 26, 2005 -
The deus ex machina psychological thrillers prefer most! Can you help me compile a list of movies that involve characters afflicted with split-personality disorder? I'll get us started: Psycho, Fight Club, Identity, Secret Window, and A Beautiful Mind.
posted by mikelly
on Jul 19, 2005 -
I'm looking for the name of this movie I saw in the early 1980s, when I was a child, that ended with the antagonist winning. [more inside]
posted by Tuwa
on Jul 17, 2005 -
On behalf of a coworker, I have another "help me remember" question. This one involves a film from the early seventies. [more inside]
posted by mmcg
on Jul 12, 2005 -
What are some good titles for a Bush-administration-themed porno movie?
posted by box
on Jul 12, 2005 -
Looking for cheap art. I want to take stills from a dvd and get a poster print for hanging on the wall. Can this be done in a clean nice looking manner, without a blurry unsightly pixelated mess? [more inside]
posted by striker
on Jul 5, 2005 -
Anyone know of a site that offers LOCAL release dates for upcoming films? [more inside]
posted by jimmy
on Jul 5, 2005 -
Resources for student or amateur filmmakers. I'm updating [my film site] to list useful resources or little known tips such as DIY equipment, free music scoring, free software, how to articles, etc. What can you recommend that is helpful? [more inside]
posted by FakeOutdoorsman
on Jun 26, 2005 -
I'm looking for a resource - online, book, DVD - that deals specifically in the architectural design from sci-fi films, preferably with lots of pictures. [more inside]
posted by Neale
on Jun 16, 2005 -
I am compiling a list of large gemstones in movies. Anything to add to the following list?
posted by lalalana
on Jun 13, 2005 -
Ok, very nerdy Star Wars storyline question, which is inside, as it contains a spoiler for Episode 3. [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Jun 9, 2005 -
I am on a Jim Kelly (AKA Black Belt Jones
) tip- right now and I am trying hard to find places where I can find more movies of this nature...
Chop that mutha down! [more inside]
posted by longbaugh
on Jun 6, 2005 -
I have been trying to find the name of this movie or TV show for years, and have come up empty every time. I only remember vague details since I saw it when I was little: it was scary (to a little kid), and it featured bugs that would burn people. [more inside]
posted by geeky
on May 26, 2005 -
Entire drive crashed and lost all the data it contained. We've used lots of programs so far and managed to recover music, photos and movies that are less than 20. We are looking to recover movies that are over 20 but not having much luck. There are tons of really expensive programs but we don't want to shell out w/o some sort of idea how they work or if they are effective. HELP!
posted by mscatch22
on May 24, 2005 -
Given all of the brouhaha about file trading and lost movie sales, is there a way to figure out what percentage of commercially released movies don't recoup their production costs, when all avenues are factored in (theater runs, dvd, cable, etc...). [more inside]
posted by Caviar
on May 22, 2005 -
After watching "My Beautiful Laundrette" for the hundredth time - I had a question about one of the relationships in the movie. [more inside]
posted by Julnyes
on May 16, 2005 -
What song is Rusty's ringtone in "Ocean's 12"? It's silly, I know, but it's driving me craaaaaazy!
posted by joshuaconner
on May 8, 2005 -
What films available on DVD would you recommend for a suburban American 13-year old girl with mainstream tastes? My niece acquired a portable DVD-player last winter. Her birthday is coming up and I'd like to get her some great movies that she might not discover by herself and that'd hold up to repeated viewing.
posted by tinfixture
on May 1, 2005 -
MovieSexTriviaFilter: Does anyone know of any movies where a couple is sitting in bed after sex and the guy is sitting there with his chest showing, the woman has the sheets pulled up perfectly covering her breasts? [more inside]
posted by plemeljr
on Apr 27, 2005 -
I broke down and went HD, buying a Toshiba 44NHM84 (new DLP chip), a Samsung progressive-scan HD player, all the THX super-special Monster cables. In order to definitely not go outside this summer I'm also getting TimeWarner's HD box. What movies should I get to go with this awesome setup? My DVDs aren't HD oriented, what movies would look jaw-dropping in HD? Also, do I need to buy the Monster $200 surge protector that was aggressively pushed upon me? [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Apr 24, 2005 -
Which films by Alfred Hitchcock are his best?
posted by jimmy
on Apr 23, 2005 -
If memory serves, there was a flash based website that was streaming audio tracks from movies - not soundtracks, but the actual audio track. Anyone have a url for this or a suggestion of another site if the original is gone? We need Fletch for our office for Friday afternoon fun.
posted by jperkins
on Apr 22, 2005 -
Two directors whose work I greatly admire, François Girard and Whit Stillman, have been MIA for quite some time. Can someone tell me where either has been, what they've been doing since their last films and what their future plans are? I've heard whispers and seen snippets online, but am hoping some industry-savvy MeFi-ite can provide something more substantial. Is this a case of lack of profitability completely trumping quality and forcing these two out of the director's chair?
posted by boombot
on Apr 20, 2005 -
First, help me ID this one from my friend's description:
it's this one done by this old man up in the northwest somewhere. he built his own cabin and lived there for something like 50 years by himself--completely by himself. All the camera work is done soley by him. the man is amazing. he does everything on his own. it's the most relaxing thing i ever watched
Next, recommend your favorite interesting and well-made documentaries.
I'll start with Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth and the PBS Evolution series.
posted by foraneagle2
on Apr 17, 2005 -
Has anyone tried to fight the RIAA and Movie Studios by arguing that copyrights can be interpreted laterally instead of just horizontally? [more inside]
posted by trinarian
on Apr 17, 2005 -
What's the most creative and/or cost-effecient idea you have for creating a smallish movie marquee for a smallish indie theater? [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Apr 14, 2005 -
I'm desperately trying to find a copy of the movie 'The Highwayman' (1951) or at least a copy of the script or transcript of the film. I cannot find it anywhere, does anyone have any ideas where I can look?
posted by Beki
on Apr 9, 2005 -
Is there some way to find out which movie theatres in a given area are going to be showing a movie that's coming out later this month? Later this year? Or do I have to call theatres individually and ask? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay
on Apr 7, 2005 -
is elvis mitchell doing regular movie reviews in print anywhere now that he's left the new york times
? i assume he's still on NPR's weekend edition (which i never listen to), and i've seen him on PBS and (i think) CNN, but i miss the written reviews. my inability to find information on google leads me to believe that he isn't doing print reviews anymore, although it may simply be that he's writing for a publication with no on-line presence. that's okay--i'd probably subscribe to something that carried him regularly.
posted by crush-onastick
on Apr 6, 2005 -
I can easily stay up until 2am programming or doing other engaging tasks, but put me in a movie theatre (even in early afternoon) and I am compelled to sleep within the first hour of the movie, although I will wake up frequently and try desperately to not fall asleep. [more inside]
posted by SNACKeR
on Apr 4, 2005 -
Normally, I'm not a big fan of historical or period films, but lately I've been enjoying a few. Recently, I watched Braveheart
, and now I'm wondering if anybody has any suggestions. I do enjoy epics, and I don't mind older films, so any ideas would be welcome. What historical hero movies do you recommend?
posted by MrZero
on Mar 18, 2005 -