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Jul
9
comment How are injections given without injuring actors?
Many of the really cheap ones (I really doubt they would use them in big budget films) just have some of paper or material that is the same colour as the fluid that is to be injected inside. When the plunger is pressed down, this material folds up under a cover at the "business end" of the syringe. I've only ever explicitly spotted this once, during a performance of one of the Bottom live shows. Of course, the fluid can be added to the syringe during post-production using CGI.
Jul
6
comment Maximus fighting the masked champion in the arena with tigers
I've not seen Gladiator in a long time, but (going on your description along) I'm guessing it'll have been due to blood loss or dramatic licence
Jul
6
comment What is the purpose or meaning behind the Hot Rod in the Iron Man series?
From the collection of cars and bikes that Tony has, and the fact that he's shown tinkering with Hot Rods, I always just assumed that it was his favourite car
Jun
25
comment What is the history between Little Bill and English Bob in Unforgiven?
You're welcome. I'd have linked to imsdb, but they look to have taken the direct link down. However, I know that The Clint authorised the publishing of the script to The Internet, himself.
Jun
25
comment What is the history between Little Bill and English Bob in Unforgiven?
That's the one. In fact, you can read the entire scene in the script: sfy.ru/?script=unforgiven (do a Ctrl+F for "The lurid cover, "The Duke of Death" by W. W. Beauchamp" for the beginning of the scene).
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?