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I'm a webmaster for small community college. My interests include thedailywtf.com, networking and making bread.


Jul
10
comment Why doesn't Hollywood make movies related to epic stories like Mahabharata or Ramayana?
So Mahabharata is 18 volumes and the Ramayana is 7 - perhaps part of the issue is that nobody in Hollywood would now where to start. In both cases, there is too much material for a single movie and it's very difficult to get funding for one movie, much less a series.
Jul
10
comment Why doesn't Hollywood make movies related to epic stories like Mahabharata or Ramayana?
I think a lot of the success would depend on the treatment. I think the issue with 47 Ronin is that it took too many liberties for the Japanese audience, and perhaps not enough (or the wrong ones) for a more general audience. I think that old stories can have modern success. For example, the Sons of Anarchy has been one of FX networks biggest shows. It's based on Shakespeare's Hamlet - however many people would never now that as it appears to me only about a motorcycle gang.
Jul
3
comment The Matrix vs. eXistenZ: how did they influence each other?
I think that the common thread between them is actually William Gibson's book Neuromancer which came out in 1984. It describes connecting to a computer network by connecting to a port at the base of the head, losing the ability to recognize the real world vs virtual, etc. It's widely credited as the seminal work of Cyberpunk and is the inspiration for many of these types of films.
Jul
1
answered Why is Spider-Man left out of The Avengers?
Jun
11
comment What personality traits did Walt pick up from his enemies?
Also, the argument could be made the he didn't kill Jane the overdose did. He just didn't make an attempt to save her.
Jun
6
comment “I did it for me. I liked it” - Is this a lie to convince Skyler?
Like he says in the episode Buyout, "Jesse, you asked me if I was in the meth business or the money business. Neither. I'm in the empire business."
May
8
comment Name of the movie where two black women are kidnapped, one stabbed in stomach and cut in half
Legion isn't confirming that you were a child, he's asking when (as in specific years, such as 2002, 1998, 2005, etc) you were a kid. Knowing the year you saw the film can help narrow down the pool of options. For example, if you saw the movie in 2001, then anything that came out after 2001 can be discarded from the search immediately.
May
8
awarded  Enlightened
May
8
awarded  Nice Answer
May
7
answered What does this scene with Meg turning her room's lamp on and off refer to?
May
5
awarded  Revival
Apr
20
awarded  Yearling
Mar
7
answered Looking to find an old horror movie (late 90's-early 2000-ish)
Feb
27
comment Cop partner supposedly dies, yet is alive and the bad guy
@Dee - I believe you might be correct. If you add a description of the movie to explain why you think this matches what the OP is looking for then this would be acceptable.
Feb
27
comment Cop partner supposedly dies, yet is alive and the bad guy
This was only called Rogue Assassin in certain areas (like New Zealand). Everywhere else it was called War
Feb
19
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
28
answered Help identifying a movie (or en episode), I only remember the end, possibly from the 90's
Jan
14
comment Why was Combo shot by a small child when the enemy guys could have killed him themselves easily?
This actually happened in S02E11, "Mandala"
Jan
10
comment WWII comedy about US military in South Pacific
You had faster fingers than I did!