Looking for recommendations on film and literature featuring ice hockey. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by sapien
on Feb 10, 2014 -
Towards the end of the fifth episode of The Yakuza Papers, an eyepatch is being worn by... (possible spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by brownbat
on Feb 4, 2014 -
We (the royal we) have been watching Wild China
recently. It's a 6 part nature documentary that's also a bit of a travelogue. What we like about it--they go to a place not usually covered by Public TV nature docs and mix in explorations of the human culture there as well as geographic and biological subjects. What else is like this? What should we watch next? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Jan 16, 2014 -
Can you identify a classic film musical about a woman who meets a guy that turns out to be a film star? It includes a big song/dance built around people at a party name-dropping film stars, but the heroine only being able to remember the name "Rin Tin Tin". [more inside]
posted by metaBugs
on Dec 22, 2013 -
I have a question about the film, Gravity, and the geography of its ending. Obviously there are major spoilers if you click through. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities
on Dec 18, 2013 -
MeFites, can you furnish me with the names of some films that are (1) generally upbeat (2) visually pretty (3) not hard to follow plotwise (4) able to put people at ease, help them relax. They can be comedies or dramas or whatever. Animation is fine; live action is fine. [more inside]
posted by Quilford
on Dec 4, 2013 -
Looking for movie recommendations that feature French scenes, spoken French is good too. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA
on Dec 2, 2013 -
What are some examples of works of fiction (e.g. novels, movies) that feature a Thanksgiving family gathering as a major plot element? [more inside]
posted by Asparagus
on Nov 30, 2013 -
How can we, in Australia, get access to Japanese films (with English subtitles)? Is there a Japanese movie place in Sydney? We're happy to pay, stream, download, and maybe even buy... but I'm not finding much. Any hints?
Help! and Thank you! [more inside]
posted by jrobin276
on Sep 7, 2013 -
I just finished watching Fat Girl
(2001) [French: À ma soeur!], I'm currently reading A Certain Age
by Rebecca Ray and I previously read and watched An Education
. In every one of those films and/or books, an early teen (e.g. In A Certain Age
the girl is 14.) has a boyfriend that is at least in his late twenties. In each case, the mother doesn't seem to mind, the father is only a bit annoyed and the man is even allowed to come to the house for dinner.
Are these open age-gap relationships anomalies or are they common in Europe?
posted by lrnarabic
on Aug 10, 2013 -
Anybody remember this? A boy rides his horse in the rain, it gets stuck in the mud, the boy screams his horse's name (Philip), a lot, while the figure of Death looks on? [more inside]
posted by Mister Moofoo
on Aug 5, 2013 -
Two late night, basic cable TV/movie scenes, one involving death in front of children, and the other depicting the death of a child. Morbid details inside. [more inside]
posted by jpolorolu
on Jul 29, 2013 -
There was a video clip a while back (ok, maybe years now) that was a black and white film, about something like "the perfect man." [more inside]
posted by ctmf
on Jul 25, 2013 -
What are examples in fiction of characters who think they are subverting the bad guys only to learn that they were unwittingly doing what the bad guys wanted all along? SPOILERS follow. [more inside]
posted by mediated self
on Jul 24, 2013 -
Seeking movies where there is a lot of chemistry/tension/buildup before the two main characters finally get together (or back together). Caveat: not romantic comedies. [more inside]
posted by yawper
on Jul 18, 2013 -
I have identified a film clip in a documentary movie that is of professional interest to me; I also suspect that there may be other film clips on the specific location of interest.
I would like to identify the archive which has this film clip and possibly find a way to view the whole thing.
I would like to know a little about researching things in film archives - catalogs, accessibility to someone who doesn't have academic affiliation nor film industry affiliation. I do work at the location that I'm looking for footage of. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek
on Jul 14, 2013 -
It's a Scandinavian film, though I don't precisely remember which country. The colour palette is faded greeny greys and faded pink. It has a grainy look. It's basically vignettes from ordinary life which are somehow absurd or sureally disappointing. There are lifts, staircases, cafes, offices...one scene is a couple in bed, she is a big blonde woman, he a rather scrawny man, all the time they are having sex she's telling him something heartfelt and meaningful and completely off topic... the scene is hilarious and pathetic at the same time.
There is another scene of a young married couple starting their life together, talking of their hopes and their romance. It's supposed to be in their bedroom but the set is a moving train with one wall removed, so one wall is a continuously changing vista. The train stops and they get off in a crowd of friends and relations at the station; later in the film a different couple have the same names, ambiguously.
Does anyone have a title, so I can find the DVD?
posted by glasseyes
on Jul 6, 2013 -
Somewhere between 1997 and 2001 in Seattle, I saw a 1 or 2 hour independent film on TV at a friend's place. The subject was a man who wanted to row a small boat across a series of lakes and rivers somewhere in northern Canada. He traveled alone and filmed himself. I don't remember enough nor know enough about Canadian geography to say much more about the location. [more inside]
posted by kiblinger
on Jul 4, 2013 -
The women were from Eastern Europe, Russian speaking, or maybe Czech. The young woman with dark hair did not understand that the older blonde woman wasn't successful in the US. At one point, they get drunk together. What dimly remembered movie is this?
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Jun 16, 2013 -
CompleteWasteofQuestionFilter: Who's the fortyish, extremely lanky, English or English-accent-assuming male actor who has a prominent nose and long teeth, and wears his dark hair in a ponytail? I think he has worn a lab coat and/or black trenchcoat in an American television show in the past decade, but I cannot remember which Nerdy Scientist Guy he might have portrayed.
posted by Gingersnap
on Jun 7, 2013 -
The film was a musical/sing along deal featuring some kids who are transported to a black and white world that used to be in color, but lost color because everyone was sad or intolerant or something. [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE
on Jun 4, 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 -
My daughter is auditioning for a play next weekend and I'd like to show her some audition scenes from films and TV. I don't mean screen tests or actors auditioning for their roles in famous films. Rather, I'm looking for scenes of fictional auditions that are part of a narrative. So, not something like this
but something like this
scene from Flashdance. [more inside]
posted by looli
on May 13, 2013 -
An organisation I do some work for is hoping to show Cecil B DeMille’s 1927 (it may be the 1928 version, but I'm not sure, and for the purposes of this question it almost certainly doesn’t matter) film ‘King of Kings’ at an event later this year. All attempts to identify and contact the copyright owner (and we’ve made several) have failed.
Does anyone know who owns the copyright, or have a good source for this information that we may have overlooked?
posted by monkey closet
on May 9, 2013 -
I just heard a radio interview with Zach Braff about his Kickstarter film project. It was mentioned that it is illegal for him to share the film's profits with his Kickstarter backers. Why is that?
posted by donajo
on May 4, 2013 -
I'm trying to find the title of an early 80s British hacker movie, and Google is no help at all. You'd think this would be simple. Everything I remember is inside. [more inside]
posted by Leon
on May 3, 2013 -
Does anyone have an recommendations for good video editing or film making seminars? I've got a pretty good background in filming and editing, but, looking to expand my knowledge and have a budget. Can be anywhere in the lower 48 states.
posted by trbrts
on Apr 18, 2013 -
I rented this film on VHS in 1999. It is about a younger french girl, living with her mother in a trailer park. Mother is a drunk, they are poor, she tries to get a job at a food stand at one point (??)
There is love interest and conflict and some kind of crisis. I loved this movie and have thought about it often since I saw it but I am afraid that my memories may have started overwriting my recollections.
She is a little bit of a feral child, medium length brown hair, very striking. Please help!
posted by n9
on Apr 14, 2013 -
My birthday party starts in less than one hour. The theme is "black and white," and I had planned to project a friend's vaudeville silent film for atmosphere during the party. I just thought to check with the director to make sure he was still down with me showing his film, and it turns out that it isn't. I now need a plan B, in a hurry! See the invite here
for the vibe...looking for artsy/funky/old-timey. And if you happen to be in Portland, please send me a MeMail if you'd like to join the festivities!
posted by red_rabbit
on Apr 13, 2013 -
The other day I was watching the movie and like the font. First I thought it's TNR then I thought maybe some Sans but I couldn't figure out.
I loved the clean spacious fonts. Which one was it? [more inside]
posted by amar
on Mar 29, 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 -
What are your recommendations for feminist friendly, social justice friendly media that portrays human beings outside of conventional stereotypes with positive themes? [more inside]
posted by xarnop
on Mar 8, 2013 -
Asking for a friend who needs help (FAST!) finding a home for 200 to 300 scenic backdrops from film and television. [more inside]
posted by mon-ma-tron
on Feb 21, 2013 -
My google-fu is failing me, and this is beginning to bug the shit out of me. Hivemind, you're my only hope.
What was the Iranian (I think
) film I saw, made around five-to-ten-years ago, about a community living aboard a derelict oil-tanker beached in the Arabian gulf..? If it's any help, the screening I attended at the Filmhouse cinema in Edinburgh was followed by a Q&A with the director (and was probably presented as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival).
posted by kxr
on Feb 18, 2013 -
I was watching this film on my previous laptop via TV-Tuner card and right then my laptop had crashed. I didn't check channel name and newspaper for the film name at the time, and now I can't remember it. It was at least before May 2010(I was watching the film in college and this when I left college - jic it helps though I am not sure if the film released recently at the time)... It was a train scene in the wilderness. [more inside]
posted by amar
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I am seeking the name of a film, set in post-apocalyptic Sydney (Australia). I could have sworn it had Cassandra Harris in it, but IMDB disagrees. It was filmed and was set in in the early- to mid-80s, and had a bunch of people running around trying to escape the nuclear fallout that hit the Opera House and ended up in the northern beaches. The film wasn't necessarily good, but it resonated. Can you name the film? Thanks!
posted by goo
on Feb 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 -
From these scant details, can you tell me what Italian short film from the 50s/60s I saw? [more inside]
posted by run"monty
on Jan 26, 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 -
Another "what movie was this?" question: a fantasy/horror film set at least partially in a castle, where the villain deliberately rips his own face off. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack
on Jan 1, 2013 -
I'm going to take a photography class. Students need a manually adjustable (non-automatic) 35mm camera and 50mm lens. I have an Nikon N50. Is that okay? Also, what kind of lens should I get? [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase
on Dec 24, 2012 -
What is this old (60s?) movie that I saw about 20 minutes of a couple of weeks ago on TV? Set in Italy, there's a gigolo and a couple of movie stars and a Hedda Hopper like character and a scene in a grotto type restaurant. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry
on Dec 2, 2012 -
Where can we find a large (almost) empty parking lot in or near Downtown Toronto tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by Ziggurat
on Nov 9, 2012 -