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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
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
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
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
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.
Jul
16
comment Did Walter kill Donny in The Big Lebowski?
Isn't the title a spoiler? After all, it reveals that Donny dies!
Jul
16
comment What are light meters needed for in digital movies?
Shooting a scene can sometimes take several days, or even several locations (e.g. Transformers 4 shot in Hong Kong, but also built a "Hong Kong" set in Detroit). Obviously one would want it to have the same "look". Recreating the lighting from the other day/location can be done much easier and faster if you use a light meter.
Jul
14
comment In the movies - Do wire transfers really work?
Maybe one should point out that officially: Swiss banking secrecy is not unlimited. If there are suspicions of criminal activities such as terrorism, organized crime, money laundering or tax fraud, it is lifted – and the authorities are given access to banking information. AND No anonymous accounts exist in Switzerland. The bank is obliged to know the identity of the account holder, and of the actual financial beneficiary if applicable.
Jul
13
comment Is there a name for a dead character (both male and female) that appears more frequently than others in TV / movie scripts?
How would one "proof" this either way? Sure, someone could write an answer that lists a dozen movies that use the same name, but that would neihter proof that it's the most used, nor that it is often used ("a dozen" might seem like a lot, but only until you compare that number to that of all the other movies that use a different name). - Unless there is a Wilhelm scream equivalent at play I don't see how this question can be answered in the current form.
Jul
12
comment Not using the obvious test to proof RoboCop's superiority over pure machines?
I thought the point of a human/machine hybrid was to bypass the Dreyfus Act (which doesn't allow the use of robots in US law enforcement).
Jul
10
comment Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality?
Unless you are Noah Berlatsky you should give a shout out to him and his article.
Jul
5
comment How does The Day of the Jackal have a PG rating?
In those days PG meant: Parental guidance suggested – some material may not be suitable for pre-teenagers
Jul
5
comment Does Major Cage Still Have the Reset Ability?
The way I understood it, the Alpha didn't have the ability to reset the day, the Omega did. By getting Alpha blood on him Cage somehow got control of the ability (but it was still the Omega who had the ability). - So I'm wondering: did the Omega initiate a reset with it's dying breath and Cage got thrown back with his memory intact because of the Omega blood. Or did the Omega blood actually transfer the ability (and not just the control over the ability) to Cage. Only in the latter case would he still be able to reset after his death.