I'm well-read but pretty uneducated when it comes to philosophy, aside from having a working knowledge of the Post-Structuralists.
I'm looking for philosophical books (it doesn't matter it they're canonical or not--I have not read most of the canon, but I also haven't read a lot of related books) that explore one or more of these areas: beauty, art, or narratives. (I just started Lyotard tonight, so no need to suggest him.) [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe
on Jul 30, 2013 -
For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93
on May 18, 2013 -
I'm looking for the unexpected, overlooked masterpieces hiding within conventionally marginal artistic genres: novelty Christmas music albums, mass market cowboy novels, direct-to-video action movie sequels, etc. [more inside]
posted by Iridic
on May 7, 2013 -
I was watching some Jon Brion clips from this thread
and was reminded of the concert film "Largo
." It featured Brion, Flight of the Conchords, Fiona Apple, Louis C.K, Zach Galifianakis and heaps of other comedy and music acts performing at the old Largo Club in LA before they moved to the Coronet.
Anyone know how one would be able to watch the Largo concert film that was made a few years back? [more inside]
posted by Start with Dessert
on Mar 9, 2013 -
I would like to acquire to soundtrack for the film King of Devil's Island? I am having difficulty doing so. I am fine with purchase or otherwise. I have scoured and came up empty. Any suggestions, oh Metafites?
posted by J0
on Jan 27, 2013 -
I'm looking for perspectives on what music composers generally charge for work on video games and films. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan
on Jan 19, 2013 -
I'm starting a Korean class next week, and I'd like to get a broader exposure to modern Korean media. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau
on Sep 23, 2012 -
I'm looking for DVD recommendations - collections of films similar to "Le Merle"
but available in Region 2... [more inside]
posted by KMH
on Aug 10, 2012 -
Would you please suggest literature that deals with the theory or practice of scoring music and sound to moving images. [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad
on Jun 26, 2012 -
What movies are like "The Blues Brothers" and "O Brother Where Art Thou" in that they have music, but not in the "show tunes" style of most musicals?
posted by TheophileEscargot
on May 21, 2012 -
of 'Departure' by Crystal Stilts seems to be comprised completely of documentary footage from the May '68 student uprising in Paris. However, there are a few shots in the video that are almost too 'perfect', specifically shots 4, 5 and 7, and I am wondering if they are in fact taken from a movie made at the time. If so, what film would that be? For some inexplicable reason I really need to know this.
posted by Phlegmco(tm)
on Dec 27, 2011 -
If I had never seen the internet before, where would you direct me in 2011? What are the best news, film, music, art, fashion, history, technology, gossip, sports websites and blogs out there? [more inside]
posted by maca
on Oct 3, 2011 -
Music videos are a dime a dozen. However, it's pretty rare for an entire album to be made into a single video with a coherent narrative. What are some examples of this? [more inside]
posted by schmod
on Jul 14, 2011 -
Some of my best memories, when I think back on them, become more cinematic than linear, more musical than factual. They are a flowing montage of events, energy, motion. Often the memory is of an adventure or journey. Why does this happen? Who has written or made art about the capacity for our memories to be transformed in this way? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser
on May 27, 2011 -
Los Angeles - last week of April, first week of May. What should I absolutely not miss? And... can you recommend some good eats/drinks/hangouts in West Hollywood? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Mar 18, 2011 -
What are some good starting points on the study and performance of period silent film piano accompaniment? My end goals are modest, possibly to do a small show of classic comedic shorts or a famous feature for friends. I'm interested in both generic cues and full (piano) scores, as long as they're of the period. I've only just begun the research, so any introductory tips would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by dan_of_brainlog
on Feb 21, 2011 -
Can anyone identify the source of the film snippets used in this Horsepower Productions track? [more inside]
posted by nougat
on Jan 17, 2011 -
I'm looking for present ideas for two thirty-five year old men who both like music, games, film and technology. The only criteria is that they should be available to buy in the UK and cost no more than £10. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Nov 19, 2010 -
I'm suddenly very interested in stories, novels, films, music, poems, and comics/graphic narratives that take insanity, altered states of consciousness, and/or terminal illness as a primary theme. My general preference is for science fiction and speculative fiction, but suggestions from other genres would be very good as well. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog
on Nov 16, 2010 -
I need help identifying the very first (Chinese) song in this short film
. I remember my mum having it on her mix tape when I was a young girl. Thank you in advance!
posted by branparsons
on Apr 27, 2010 -
I am working on a PhD in music theory and cognition. I hate wasting time, but sometimes my brain needs a break from reading/writing/listening/analyzing. Help me create a list of films and documentaries that relate in some way to my field so that I can stare at a screen sometimes and still feel like I'm feeding my unquenchable desire to learn about music and mind. [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Nov 1, 2009 -
A couple of years ago (?) a doco type film was released about a band on the road, and I remember that a train trip was a big part of it. I always intended to see it, but never did, and now I'd like to find a DVD of it. Metafytes, can you help me... [more inside]
posted by GeeEmm
on Dec 12, 2008 -
I'm trying to find an online database or wiki that is devoted solely to music in film. I'm looking for a site where I can either search for a piece of music and find out what films that piece of music appeared in, or search for a film and find out what music appeared in that film. Does this site exist?
posted by al_fresco
on Nov 2, 2008 -
Can someone please explain how to get Synchronization Rights to a Cover Version of a song? Or who would have control of whether you can use a cover version in a film.
posted by mary8nne
on Sep 30, 2008 -
If you were doing the soundtrack for a teen comedy, what song would you play in this scene?
posted by Beardman
on Jun 3, 2008 -
What arrangements should I make with a student filmmaker who wants to use my music in his film? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van
on Apr 19, 2008 -
What composition/recording does the eerie melody played by the solo violin in the trailer to Crispin Glover's film What Is It?
come from? Does anyone recognize the tune and/or recording? (YouTube link to trailer inside). [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Apr 12, 2008 -
Where could I find online scanned stills from movies scored by Morricone? Especially The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
and The Mission
. [more inside]
posted by signal
on Jan 1, 2008 -
Is this piece of music, used in the film 'Forget Paris', just incidental music or a well known piece of jazz? If it is well known, what is it?
(starts around 2:53) [mild expletive warning for the clip]
I bought the soundtrack, composed by Marc Shaiman, and it's not on there.
posted by Ulleskelf
on Dec 28, 2007 -
What are tomorrow's avant-garde art/film/writing monuments that are being done today? [more inside]
posted by jayder
on Oct 2, 2007 -
Any recommendations for stores in Albuquerque, NM for the cast recordings and soundtracks for stage or film musicals on CD? The Borders and Barnes & Noble stores are pretty good, but I'm wondering if other stores in town have better selections. Thanks!
posted by jroybal
on Aug 12, 2007 -
What's the name of the classical piece that plays during the "Elisabet-staring-at-the-camera" scene in Ingmar Bergman's Persona? YouTube link inside. [more inside]
posted by archagon
on Apr 2, 2007 -
looking for a song, goes something like this: "sexy girl, sexy girl, sexy guitar, sexy guitar, sexy sexy"
google didnt help.
posted by freddymetz
on Mar 31, 2007 -