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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


Feb
8
comment Association between antagonists in Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3
I've added some info to the answer.
Feb
7
comment Association between antagonists in Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3
LOL - I see your point, but I don't really think production companies as big as Disney/Marvel allow nerd rage to shape their plans.
Jan
13
comment Why does the director's name always show up in the end of the credits?
This was why George left the DGA immediately afterwards. Also why his films could tenuously be called 'indie' productions.
Jan
10
comment Is Lt. Hicox correct in his comparison of Joseph Goebbels with David O. Selznick?
Solid answer +1
Jan
9
comment What is a seamless cross-cutting transition called?
And yes - I just challenged the mighty wikipedia - LOL.
Jan
9
comment What is a seamless cross-cutting transition called?
I think this wiki entry is wrong. I was always taught that a match cut is an edit where an action continues seamlessly through an edit - for example, a person goes to pick up a bottle in a medium shot, cut to a close-up of the person's hand grabbing the bottle. The action is seamless, and referred to a match cut. It's the same for a character walking into camera and then away in two shots, with the rhythm and pacing unaffected by the cut.
Jan
9
comment Man of Steel Easter Eggs
You briefly see a Wayne Enterprises satellite in space during the final act. Before this question is removed for being a list question, go here for much more: empireonline.com/features/man-of-steel-easter-eggs
Jan
8
comment Has Sony spoiled the endings of the Amazing Spider-man films?
LOL - yep. It worked better than my last avatar when the winter hats were in effect :)
Jan
1
comment What are the key differences between the movie and TV versions of Quatermass and the Pit?
Oh, really? Feel free to edit my answer then - thanks for doing the research.
Dec
24
comment Film franchise forced to change actors due to unforeseen circumstances
The latest Fast and Furious springs to mind, as I've read that they are considering using Paul Walker's brother to fill in for the late actor in order to make some sense of the shots paul had already filmed.
Dec
24
comment Film franchise forced to change actors due to unforeseen circumstances
If this indeed too close to a list question for comfort, perhaps it could be reworded as there is a potentially interesting question there - more along the lines of "How do production companies change actors during production due to unforeseen circumstances?"
Dec
21
comment End of the world movie
Did that already. Now I'm eating a cookie and getting a foot rub from a trained squirrel monkey.
Dec
21
comment End of the world movie
You have to click on the checkmark so that it goes all green and I can bask in the glory of superior film identification ;)
Dec
20
comment Camera sway as cinematic technique?
Opinion-based, yes. Do I heartily agree? Yes ;) I can't stand the Bourne films for this very reason, and Spielberg had an interesting comment to make about hand-held action scenes which addressed the lack of 'geography' in the framing. If the viewer has no sense of the space around the characters, then a vital element is lost from these scenes. Of course, Private Ryan was supposed to be frantic/confusing and documentary-style, so we'll let Steve have his moment too ;)
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
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
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.