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Jun
25
comment What is the history between Little Bill and English Bob in Unforgiven?
+1 For an excellent, and informative answer. Remember, as well, that during Little Bill's conversation with the writer he tells the writer what really happened in the gun fight that English Bob is famed for: English Bob accidentally shot the other guy (I forget his name), but claimed it as an intentional kill.
Jun
25
comment Did the black goo affect life forms in different ways in Prometheus?
i.imgur.com/2dh6K.jpg - that is all
Jun
22
answered Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?
Jun
21
comment Why did they change the location of Akira in the remake?
@phwd I'm sorry if it came across as that, I just didn't get why you worded the sentence the way that you did.
Jun
21
comment Why did they change the location of Akira in the remake?
"It worked because of the fact it was in Tokyo." I don't quite follow? Because it was made in Japan? Lots of Japanese films are set outside of Japan. Because it's set in Japan? Many dystopic films are set outside of Japan? Because it had a Japanese cast/crew? Same answer. Because it was a "Japanese" story? Well, it wasn't.
Jun
21
comment Why was Kurosawa the first director to shoot the sun?
My feeling is that it was a combination of the two. Think of how a celluloid camera operates, the image is (not literally) burnt onto the frame. The same way that non-digital stills cameras work. Since the sun is a HUGE ball of light (don't look directly at it, kids), there's a chance that it could overexpose the resulting frames. That's my thoughts on it, anyway (NOTE: I'M NOT A CAMERAMAN. NEITHER DO I KNOW A LOT ABOUT HOW CELLULOID FILM WORKS)
Jun
19
comment How did the engineer enter the locked ship?
"How did the Engineer enter the ship?" Was there not an explosion and the on-board computer system message telling Dr. Shaw that the hull had been breached? I can't remember this one too clearly, but I'm sure that there was.
Jun
19
answered Why did Beth not run earlier?
Jun
18
comment Why did Beth not run earlier?
Also, it's her daughter's birthday, which means that there will be a party, which means that there will be plenty of people over. This can help in some situations due to safety in numbers. Having people over for her daughter's birthday party might cause William to reconsider his threat, as he would have to deal with an unknown number of other people.
Jun
18
comment Why did Beth not run earlier?
+1 for bullet points 2&3. Aside from what is said explicitly in the film (and it's been more than 10 years since I saw this one last), we never find out if William has ever threatened Elisabeth but failed to follow through - which might make her decision to stay until absolutely necessary easier for her.
Jun
13
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Jun
13
revised Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?
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Jun
13
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Jun
13
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Jun
13
comment Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?
So, the sound engineers would have used a higher dynamic range to make the explosions and musical cues more jarring on the viewer? To give the scene a little more impact?
Jun
13
comment Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?
Does this mean that the cinematic releases of these (older) titles would have had dynamic ranges that are different to the versions presented on the home releases? Or where they released to theatres in a similar way? (as I was born in the mid-80s, I never saw these films with their original ranges at the theatres)
Jun
13
revised Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?
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Jun
13
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Jun
13
comment What is the real purpose of the star map in Prometheus?
My interpretation was that the star maps wheren't left by the Engineers, but drawn by the people that they visited. It's a staple of the "God was an alien" genre
Jun
13
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