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bio website NeilBaker.com
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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


Apr
19
answered What happened to the Predator blaster at the end of AVP Requiem
Apr
18
answered What is Kevin from?
Apr
17
comment Are movie production companies hiring people to rate their movies on IMDB?
It's an interesting question, but ultimately I never trust online rating systems (or printed for that matter). It's way too easy for like-minded fan groups (Twi-Hards etc) to skew the results through positive AND negative votes.
Apr
16
comment Did Spiderman filming halt so Tobey Maguire could bulk up?
This makes me think of Castaway, which they shot in two parts, almost chronologically. For the first half, Hanks was his usual meaty self, then the production took 6 months off so that he could drop the weight, during which time Zemekis popped out to film 'What Lies Beneath', before returning for the second act on the island!
Apr
16
revised Why did Nolan choose “Non, je ne regrette rien” as a kick song in Inception?
added 1 characters in body
Apr
16
answered Identify this late 80s, possibly early 90s stand-up special with a comedian who sings “I don't care.”
Apr
16
comment Why is Drunken Angel considered to be a masterpiece?
In reality, my answer has only scratched the surface - as I have made no mention of Kurosawa's technical sophistication and mastery of mise-en-scene - but I hope it serves as a starting point for further answers.
Apr
16
answered Why is Drunken Angel considered to be a masterpiece?
Apr
16
revised Why is Drunken Angel considered to be a masterpiece?
deleted 1 characters in body; edited title
Apr
15
comment How did Pulp Fiction spawn Travolta's comeback?
Ian nailed the answer I think - I would just add that Travolta's character was such a polar opposite to his previous roles (a violent drug user) that this was an aspect that was focused on by reviewers and added more meat to his resume.
Apr
14
answered What causes a high budget title to be direct-to-DVD?
Apr
13
comment Was Gremlins 2 the first film to re-adapt a scene for home video release?
+1 Great question!
Apr
12
comment Final Scene in Planet of the Apes (2001)
Cool info - thanks for this! +1
Apr
12
answered Is the ending of Brazil a nod to An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge?
Apr
12
revised Final Scene in Planet of the Apes (2001)
edited body
Apr
12
answered Final Scene in Planet of the Apes (2001)
Apr
12
comment What was Sloth's handicap?
+1 for great answer!
Apr
12
comment What was the first movie to use a cross-cutting technique like The Hours?
Actually, it's been enlightening digging this stuff up - humbling too, as I was taught all this stuff years ago in film school and have subsequently forgotten it all :)
Apr
11
comment What is Billy Ray Valentine doing on the trading room floor?
But I don't understand American Football. Just kidding - cheers, Kevin.
Apr
11
answered What was the first movie to use a cross-cutting technique like The Hours?