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The answers to all life's questions can be found in the movies.
-- Steve Martin, Grand Canyon


Jul
6
awarded  Yearling
May
17
comment What is the longest, single take, tracking shot in cinema/TV?
Just a comment, here's a Mental Floss article that has a pretty decent list. Forgot about Hard Boiled, that's a great movie.
Mar
6
comment 1990s sci-fi tv show with invading humanoids and dull crosshatched eyes
That series had some interesting ideas and a couple of good shows - the one with William Sadler as a beyond-the-edge pilot with a taste for Johnny Cash music is a lesser-known classic.
Feb
12
answered What is the longest, single take, tracking shot in cinema/TV?
Feb
12
comment What is the source of Truffaut's famous anti-war movie quote?
Really interesting - Ebert used the quote in his review of the movie Platoon (1986) and of course everyone quotes him, but the original source work doesn't appear to be available via Google. Wonder if this is something Ebert heard Truffaut say as opposed to a literary piece.
Feb
4
awarded  Revival
Jan
10
comment Why did Neff change his mind?
I am not sure Nino and Phyllis were actually having an affair, but he was definitely seeing her on the sly. Neff figured she was setting up Nino to kill Neff the way she had set up Neff to kill her husband. I think he also did have feelings for Lola and wanted her to be happy, and she was happy with Nino, so he saved Nino from being sucked into Phyllis's web.
Jan
9
comment Why did Neff change his mind?
You're right. In the movie world, Neff loves Lola and wants her to be happy. Nino is kind of a dolt but she loves him, and so Neff directs him back to her.
Jan
8
answered Why did Neff change his mind?
Jan
6
comment What is the main theme of The Dark Knight?
Christian, you're right - some of these ride the line between duty and motivation. But I sincerely believe that Batman's theme was duty, and the situations and intentions of the characters reflect that. I think that when written well, all of those different reflections of the same core truth of human existence (that duty is both a choice and an obligation) is one of the key differences between films like The Dark Knight and The Avengers.
Jan
4
answered Will Tom now be able to hear and communicate with the dead?
Jan
4
answered What is the significance of the painting of Tony Soprano in the generals uniform with the horse?
Jan
4
answered What is the main theme of The Dark Knight?
Jan
4
comment What did the Joker want to prove in The Dark Knight?
Agreed about Batman specifically, but I think the Joker did want to drag as many people down to his level as possible, to validate that the basic state of the world is chaos. It's why he had the robbers turning on each other, why he made Batman choose between saving Harvey or Maggie Gyllenhall's character, why he threatened to (and did) blow up a hospital (so people would do his work for him), why he set up the boat standoff, why he visited Harvey Dent and so carefully explained his motives. Batman also seemed to feel this way, as he said something similar when he confronted the Joker.
Dec
9
comment What plot points/cultural significance would making Steve Austin a civilian member of NASA have served?
Generally giving an individual a military background bakes in back story, 'cause they have Seen Things and Been Places. It also gives him access to secret projects and an excuse to move him around to fit the needs of the scenario.
Dec
9
comment Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?
Hand-wavey explanation - Houston said there was a cascade of debris after the initial explosion and it was impacting satellites, which were impacting more satellites, and...let's accept that the net sum of directions from all of the wreckage from the great satellite demolition derby net result was down, toward the Earth.
Dec
8
comment What was the relationship between Sutton and Mrs. Harshaw?
I don't think there was any blackmailing going on (IMHO). I think she took an interest in Harry, and then looked into Gloria when she saw Harry's interest in Gloria and that led her to discover that Sutton was blackmailing Gloria. I think she then struck up a physical relationship with Sutton to keep track of what was going on.
Dec
4
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
30
awarded  Informed