Sometimes in a novel, you will have Character A and Character B. Fast forward to the big twist that Character A and Character B ARE THE SAME PERSON!
Obviously this doesn't work when the novel is adapted for the screen, and I'm looking for examples of adaptations that had to deal with this, and how they dealt with it, and any sort of critique of how it was dealt with in the movie/television show. (Spoilers of all sorts inside) [more inside]
posted by Lucinda
on Apr 4, 2013 -
I recently bought a new TV, replacing one from the early 90s. And I went a bit crazy plugging in ALL the things. The trouble is... there's still nothing on! Is there some kind of master TV / movie / media guide I can use to tell me what device or service(s) offer what I want to watch? [more inside]
posted by marylynn
on Jan 20, 2012 -
In what movie(?) does a little brother draw lines on the back of his sister's legs to fake a pair of silk stockings? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Nov 3, 2011 -
I have the vaguest of memories of a TV movie I may have seen around the mid-80s, possibly on public television. Could have been British, or at least set in the UK. It was somewhat creepy, at least it was to young me at the time. It was about a family wherein one of the boys had magic powers. My only real memory is a shot of this boy putting his hands into a kitchen counter as if the kitchen counter were soft clay or a portal to another dimension, drawing some material out of it, and making a little sculpture of an animal (lion?) Young me found that special effect surprisingly unnerving. I thought it might be a WonderWorks
production but none of the titles seem to match. Ring any bells for anyone?
posted by doift
on Oct 23, 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 -
Help identify an obscure TV movie I glimpsed when I was young. Dream-related themes. [more inside]
posted by ovvl
on Jul 10, 2010 -
I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jan 21, 2010 -
Does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat recent (post-2000) TV or movie popular music soundtracks (or some other kind of compilation)? I tend to like alternative rock, but I'm open to any genre. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo
on Nov 15, 2009 -
I'm looking for cliches and stereotypes from movies and television about weddings, marriage, home ownership, raising children... [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot
on Jun 30, 2009 -
Please suggest movies, TV shows and books that feature unrepentant, amoral characters [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jun 10, 2009 -
[TVMoviesFilter] Trying to remember an old, cheap-looking movie from a single rememberance: in a room full of rich people, a magician/healer slides a woman's neck tumor/lump through to her finger, at which point he cuts it off with a knife. [more inside]
posted by XiBe
on May 14, 2009 -
Why is it that any portrayal of police officers in movies, or television always include a love for donuts? [more inside]
posted by lifeonholidae
on Oct 30, 2008 -
Can you recommend an upconverting DVD player with component output that ignores region coding and allows me to perform any action at any time? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 24, 2008 -
Television show, movie, cartoon, what was
it that featured a character saying, "pour vous," in this particular way? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Jul 2, 2008 -
In the mid-eighties, there was some "event" on television. It was a (crappy) movie, but embedded within it was a contest and/or puzzle. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on May 17, 2008 -
What's the French-language equivalent, dialogue-wise, of The West Wing
? Witty, erudite, and fun dialogue is the only requirement. The series/movie being any good would also be nice. Either TV or movies would be fine.
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Apr 26, 2008 -
I'm trying to track down something I remembered watching on television a long time ago.
The only thing I can really remember is the climax of the story, which I vaguely recall was about these parents or caretakers (babysitters, perhaps) telling two young children about some kind of bogeyman.
At the end, a giant arm reaches through the front door and grabs them while the children watch.
I have a feeling it could have been an episode of an Outer Limits type show, or maybe a Trilogy of Terror type thing.
posted by wolfsleepy
on Mar 18, 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 -