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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


Jan
25
revised Was the original Starship Troopers meant to be funny?
spelling correction
Jan
25
comment Was the original Starship Troopers meant to be funny?
This is a great answer, although I would argue that Verhoeven definitely 'got' Heinlein's philosophical ideas, but chose to make a different film.
Jan
25
revised Was the original Starship Troopers meant to be funny?
fixed grammar
Jan
25
comment Was the original Starship Troopers meant to be funny?
Yep - I was just writing the exact same answer :) I might even add that the violence associated with this (and his other films) is so over-the-top that it could be considered absurd - adding to the overall feel of the film.
Jan
25
answered Was the original Evil Dead meant to be funny?
Jan
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
24
answered In which Indiana Jones movie do the planets align?
Jan
24
comment In which Indiana Jones movie do the planets align?
Yep - the Dark Crystal and, to some extent, Pitch Black and Tomb Raider.
Jan
23
answered How is 2D movie created from 3D?
Jan
23
revised How is 2D movie created from 3D?
corrected spelling and grammar
Jan
22
comment Empire Strikes Back - Scene in Dagobah with Darth Vader
TylerShads answer is pretty complete - and I would add that the image of Vader's helmet opening to reveal Luke's face is a foreshadowing of the revelation to come (that of Vader being Luke's father).
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
22
comment Subconsciously influencing the audience with embedded single frames
And let's not forget the scary single frame flashes of the demon face in The Exorcist.
Jan
22
comment What techniqes are used by directors to make an actor cry?
+1 for the Marathon Man quote :)
Jan
22
comment What led to Firefly's cancellation?
The answer is based on fact, Igby - but you're right, I did allow my indignation to color it.
Jan
21
comment What techniqes are used by directors to make an actor cry?
You could merge it - but the answer is probably going to be links to method acting classes ;)
Jan
21
answered What techniqes are used by directors to make an actor cry?
Jan
21
answered Do the biopic-ized people get paid for being represented in their respective biopic movies?
Jan
20
answered Why has no movie version of I Am Legend dared to keep the original ending?