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"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.."
(Elbert Hubbard)


I studied Physics at the University of Vienna, but I'm interested in all natural sciences.

Since I don't believe in life after death I try to explore and learn as much as I can about this world.


Sep
2
comment Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?
According to the post-credit scene of The Avengers Thanos does know about the Tesseract.
Sep
1
comment Is this famous Michael Jackson dance move inspired by The Wizard of Oz (1939)?
I wouldn't be surprised if MJ was actually inspired by Charlie Chaplin, who did "The Lean" in A Day's Pleasure (1919). - MJ was known to be a big fan of Charlie Chaplin.
Sep
1
comment What happened to Mr. Blue?
Tim Blake Nelson did sign on for two sequels as The Leader. - Although, when there will be a sequel (and whether The Leader will be part of it) is still open.
Sep
1
comment To which degree are movies filmed simultaneously in different languages?
The Oscar nominated Kon-Tiki was shot in two languages. This NYT article explains why, and it also talks a bit about the history of "multiple language versions": In the end what killed such films was simple economics... Making multiple versions of a movie proved far more expensive than the alternatives that emerged — subtitles and dubbing — and by 1933 Hollywood had abandoned the practice...
Sep
1
comment Why the greenish tint in the Matrix trilogy?
Maybe worth mentioning: one inspiration for The Matrix was Ghost in the Shell, which also had a green color scheme.
Aug
31
revised How was the effect of David Walliams finger being cut off achieved
corrected name
Aug
31
answered How far ahead is The Great British Bakeoff filmed?
Aug
29
comment Meaning of the line “I'm not a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath”
Stop Calling Sherlock a Sociopath! Thanks, a Psychologist.: "... psychopaths and sociopaths are the exact same thing. There is no difference. Whatsoever. Psychopathy is the term used in modern clinical literature, while sociopathy is a term that was coined by G. E. Partridge in 1930 to emphasize the disorder's social transgressions and that has since fallen out of use."
Aug
29
answered What happens to the Narrator's baggage in the movie Fight Club?
Aug
28
comment Is Extant only the SECOND national primetime scripted TV-drama with a female African-American lead?
How about Nichelle Nichols from Star Trek (1966): "She gained popular recognition by being one of the first black women featured in a major television series not portraying a servant." - Or a more recent example: Nicole Beharie, the female lead of Sleepy Hollow.
Aug
27
comment Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?
[continued]... Generally I would consider US televison to be part of Hollywood, as the TV networks and cable channels have ties with movie studios, e.g. 'ABC <-> Disney', 'NBC <-> Universal', 'HBO & TNT <-> Warner', 'FX <-> Fox', ... - And movie actors doing television aren't really 'lost' to movies. Bryan Cranston did Total Recall and Godzilla, Matthew McConaughey stars in Interstellar, and Jeff Daniels, Peter Dinklage, Steve Buscemi, Halle Barry,... they all have upcoming movies. So it's not like they have to choose one or the other, they can do both.
Aug
27
comment Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?
@JohnSmithOptional - Can you explain what you mean with exodus from Hollywood? I'm not sure Hollywood has "lost" Steven Spielberg, he produced e.g. the Transformers movies and is also involved with the upcoming Jurassic World (plus, he is currently producing the TV shows Under the Dome, Falling Skies and Extant).
Aug
27
comment Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?
@ewkochin - I'll use Fringe as an example: Season 4 had 22 episodes and principal photography took about 9 months; Compare that to Season 5 with 13 episodes and 5 months of filming.
Aug
24
comment Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?
The key to this is a shorter season, i.e. 10-15 episodes instead of the usual 20-something. This leaves the actors enough time to also do movies.
Aug
24
comment Looking for Movie's Title, 80's or early 90's buddy movie (with monsters)
I'm guessing it's the same as this question: From 1985, My Science Project, the skinny italien guy is Vince Latello, played by Fisher Stevens. You can see the 'End Credits' here (the full movie is also on YouTube).
Aug
20
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Aug
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
6
comment How did they create The Shadow's disguise?
Jurassic Park (1993) did a facial substitution. Ariana Richards' face was superimposed onto that of a stunt woman. To quote the actress: 'That was actually a landmark moment for film special effects. It was the first time that something like that had been done.'
Aug
6
comment How does Neal Caffrey make a living?
The $700 is payed by the FBI. In the pilot Peter tries to put Neal in a motel, because there is nothing better for $700. Neal of course does find something better for that price and Peter accepts it because the rent is within the given limit. - I'm guessing the police/FBI didn't seize all of Neal's funds when he was arrested, unless they were able to prove that all of his money came from illegal activities.
Aug
3
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