I know that the three films in the Lord of the Rings film series were quite famously shot concurrently. The films were then edited and completed, before being released to the cinemas a year or so ...
A standard sign of death on TV and film seems to be someone's heart rate machine flatlining with a long, drawn out BEEEEEEEEEEP. However, this is not what actually happens - apparently this noise ...
In the Scre4m (or Scream 4) opening scene, So the above scene shows a film within a film within a film. If I am not wrong then this kind of scene is not new and I have seen it before. So I want to ...
While watching Final Destination 3 I noticed a very characteristic camera shot. At a scene where the main character, Wendy, sits in her room at the computer (watching the supposedly foretelling ...
The BBC's Sherlock (July 2010-) uses a novel visual trick to show the contents of an SMS message directly on the television screen, so we can all read it without having to look at a dull phone screen. ...
The Hours is a very good cross-cutting film because throughout the film it jumps back and forth between three different stories in three different time periods. According to wikipedia, ...
This scene happens in many martial arts movies: It usually starts with some hero wandering into a strange town; orders a bowl of noodles; then a couple of bad guys casually sit down and start ...
What is the first occurence of a sequence of short shots of the same length separated by fade ins/outs?
This technique is used in several movie trailers to give a feeling of stress, anxiety or urgency. It is also used in several movies (mostly thrillers, action or horror movies), sometimes even before ...