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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


Dec
20
comment Camera sway as cinematic technique?
Probably because Zero dark 30 was based on a true story and meant to simulate news footage - however, see my MoS point in my answer below.
Dec
20
answered Camera sway as cinematic technique?
Dec
20
comment Are IMDB ratings objectively credible?
Yep - don't feel bad for the question, kashan, there is the basis of a decent discussion here. I see no reason for a close vote either - let's get it re-worded and kicking ass.:)
Dec
20
comment Are IMDB ratings objectively credible?
You are right, this is highly subjective, considering V for Vendetta has probably been forgotten by the masses while the Marvel films have a longer shelf-life. That said, each to their own opinion :) It should also be noted that the IMDb ratings are heavily influenced by fan campaigns and even production companies - so they really can't be relied on for objective opinions of the films.
Dec
20
revised Are IMDB ratings objectively credible?
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Dec
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
20
comment Steampunk movie about Demons
Sounds about right.
Dec
19
comment Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?
books.google.ca/…
Dec
19
comment Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?
Sorry coleopterist - I think I blew this one. I did some more digging and think I must have misread the whole 'photographer' angle - there have been shows dedicated to his films, but not by Anderson himself. I'll put a link in the next comment that has a bit of info. - but at the end of the day I think my efforts were a bust :) Ah well.
Dec
19
comment Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?
Is it worth upgrading to an answer then? I thought my response might help shed some light on it, but seems a bit tenuous. And yes, having been to a couple of Mapplethorpe exhibitions myself, I can see how the choice of name could be a tad unusual :)
Dec
19
comment Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?
Didn't think my comment was answer-worthy. Perhaps someone else will dig up more concrete info.
Dec
19
comment Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?
I don't think we can read much more into it other than Anderson (being an exhibited photographer himself) is a fan of Mapplethorpe's work. He has been know to name his characters after artists and friends (Tennenbaum springs to mind).
Dec
19
revised Woman's face started melting after a kiss with a man
deleted 4 characters in body
Dec
19
comment Woman's face started melting after a kiss with a man
That sounds good to me.
Dec
19
answered End of the world movie
Dec
19
comment What is the original occurrence of this specific memory-loss / amnesia plot?
There is some info. here at TV Tropes regarding the 'Amnesiac Lover' - tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AmnesiacLover
Dec
19
answered Sci-Fi Movie Where Crewman Gets Space Based Burial
Dec
18
awarded  Yearling
Dec
16
comment How did they make Captain America so tiny and skinny in the first half?
More details here: splashpage.mtv.com/2011/07/21/…
Dec
16
comment Why is Carrie distraught while watching Saul's hearing before the Intelligence Committee
Perhaps it is a combination of her condition plus the memories of her affair with Brody and their ramifications that reduce her to this state.