Last week's Game of Thrones
was fantastic and reminded me that one of my favorite kinds of scenes in film and television is a scene I like to call the You Have Chosen the Absolute Wrong Person to Fuck With scene. The basic setup is that a character feels entirely positive they have another character under their thumb only to have a moment of panic and terror as they realize precisely the opposite to be true. Can you name terrific examples of this? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown
on Apr 27, 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 -
A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
posted by theatro
on Jul 23, 2012 -
Looking for examples and/or literary history of a trope that I'd refer to as the Villains' Satan. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer
on Jul 1, 2011 -
I am a sucker for mysteries that involve clues hidden in photographs/film clips and am looking for other examples(SPOILERS for Blow Up, Veronica Mars and Stieg Larsson inside...) [more inside]
posted by sweetkid
on Apr 12, 2011 -
What are some representations of gay, uniformed (police, military, etc) men in television and film?
posted by Saebrial
on Feb 10, 2011 -
I have some screenshots from a television show, and I would like to post them somewhere so that someone could identify the specific filming location for me (they weren't shot on a set, but on location; the Angeles National Forest area in So. California specifically). I've tried doing this in some Flickr groups but it's been fruitless. Any suggestions of some sites or online communities that could help me out? Thanks in advance!
posted by Tim McDonough
on Dec 14, 2010 -
I'm trying to identify a scary TV programme/film I saw as a child with goblins/aliens. Possibly Australian. [more inside]
posted by distorte
on Nov 16, 2010 -
I'm interested in cases in which male leading characters in TV or film drama over the past 20 years or so appear with black eyes or other visible facial trauma. [more inside]
posted by duvatney
on Nov 7, 2010 -
was NBC's sitcom "Friends" shot on film @30fps? was/is that common practice? [more inside]
posted by yosh
on Jul 29, 2010 -
Inspired by this thread
, I am looking for examples of verbal consent prior to sex in visual media such as film or television (country of origin is unimportant). [more inside]
posted by stinkycheese
on Jul 16, 2010 -
I'm interested to get involved in tv production, ideally in a researcher or production management position, but I know I'll need to start a little bit further down the food chain. Trouble is I don't have any experience. Is this the most stupid idea in the world? [more inside]
posted by shewhoeats
on Jan 5, 2010 -
Please suggest movies, TV shows and books that feature unrepentant, amoral characters [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jun 10, 2009 -
How often are the stories of a comic, novel, play, TV series, movie, or song conceived by the writer's friend, relative, acquaintance, neighbor, mailman, dog, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on May 28, 2009 -
Help me make a list of must see costume dramas/period films/tv. I love costume dramas and period films/tv and I'd like to see more of them. Recommendations please? [more inside]
posted by katyggls
on Feb 3, 2009 -
Can you think of movies, television or radio shows which feature British actors playing American characters putting on fake British accents? Extra bonus points if you can name other examples of actor from country X playing a character from country Y faking the accent of country X. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Jan 2, 2009 -
What is this French show or film that I only watched fifteen or twenty minutes of, last night in a hotel room? [more inside]
posted by padraigin
on Dec 7, 2008 -
The Han and Cinema
I am working on a paper on the Korean concept of Han and how Han is
communicated directly or through the use of trope in film and television.
Of particular interest are films and television from East Asia, those
which feature East Asian actors, and those which are set in East Asia.
The definition I am seeking to support or reject is the idea of Han as:
The pain of victims that has festered in their hearts for a long time.
My ideas thus far:
The West Wing (2003) Episode 504 - entitled Han.
The Good Earth (1937) In addition to the plot of the film of interest
is the fact Anna May Wong was passed over for the role of O-Lan and
the pain and woundedness and the sense of "Han" she experienced.
M*A*S*H (1972-1983) set in Korea but not focused on Korea. The Korean people are merely a silent witness in the series, they have no voice.
If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
posted by the_binary_blues
on Oct 27, 2008 -
I'm looking for movies and television shows that featured memorable, star-crossed heterosexual couples.
The man and woman must either: a) never get together, or b) get together only to have everything go horribly. No long-term relationships or on-and-off again romances, please.
Bonus points for obscurity, but well-known examples are also appreciated.
- Red (K. Kieslowski)
Thanks for your help! :-)
posted by coizero
on Aug 1, 2008 -
I've recently asked a question of the BBC about why they're not showing films in the correct aspect ration -- even though the uk's Channel Four does -- and I'm a bit confused by the reply. [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless
on Apr 6, 2008 -
Any Australian mefites out there with tax accounting knowledge for film/tv workers? I am so confused about this "income averaging" thing everyone's talking about. I get the theory of why and how income averaging works, but I'm a bit confused about who is eligible, as I've been hearing conflicting stories... [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Feb 26, 2008 -
I'm on a writing binge! What are the best upcoming teleplay and screenplay contests?
posted by dkleinst
on Feb 14, 2008 -
I'm looking for films where the climax of the story takes place during a live, on-camera television interview. The only one I can think of which comes close is "The Insider." Please help! [more inside]
posted by np312
on Nov 8, 2007 -
I want to find work as a film editor in the UK. Would it be better to find a permanent job, or freelance? Would I need an agent? If so, do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Oct 5, 2007 -
I own with my partner a transcription service for film and TV production companies in Ontario. Recently, a company asked us to do something I consider slightly shady, and I'd like some opinions about what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 15, 2007 -
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]
posted by Pater Aletheias
on Mar 28, 2007 -
How have different tv shows or movie franchises dealt with the death of actors between episodes/seasons/films? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny
on Apr 17, 2006 -
TVFilter: I caught the tail end of a reality show on the Discovery Channel and noticed a continuity person in the credits. Continuity? On a reality show? [more inside]
posted by chrominance
on Mar 17, 2006 -
How does one break into the entertainment industry from a dorm room in the northeast? [more inside]
posted by jne1813
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Someone jumps or falls from a great height, presumably to their death, and shouts, "I regret nothing!" I've seen this used as a joke in a number of places, but where does it originate? It appeared on The Simpsons in 1992
- a guy yells it when he falls through an opening drawbridge while waiting in line for the Itchy and Scratchy movie - but it seems like it has to be a reference to something else.
posted by Fourmyle
on Jan 24, 2005 -
I'm searching for a dedicated listing of movies/television episodes with direct links and/or crafty allusions to classic literature, a la "Clueless" to "Emma," or "The Lion King" to "Hamlet." (Or various episodes of The Simpsons to a whole bunch of different things.) [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty
on Jan 22, 2004 -