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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


19h
comment Man raised by immortals to kill them
"I find myself asking just what the hell Connery was doing in it..." You mean other than wearing an orange diaper?
Sep
18
comment Significance of the shoes
Thanks! I wasn't slacking - just super busy ;)
Aug
19
comment What does Newt say at the end of Aliens?
Yep - this scene is all the stronger if you've watched the Director's Cut where we see Ellen on the space station mourning the loss of her own daughter.
Aug
7
comment The choice to switch from POV in the remake of 'Maniac'
Excellent answer - just what I was looking for - many thanks for the research.
Aug
7
comment The choice to switch from POV in the remake of 'Maniac'
Yes, I recall that shot, Andrew. However, it was a reflection and not a third party view. The shot I am referring to happens during the murder itself, as if we are watching it unfold. Thanks for the digging though.
Aug
5
comment The choice to switch from POV in the remake of 'Maniac'
It's a good point though, Sonny. perhaps other meta users should weigh in on the subject.
Aug
5
comment The choice to switch from POV in the remake of 'Maniac'
Good question. I don't see any harm in adding dates to tags, in fact it might be useful when separating remakes/reboots (ie Robocop). I specifically added it here though, as the 1980 version is not shot in POV whereas the 2012 is, and I wanted to make that distinction (even though it is noted in my introduction).
Aug
5
comment Did Vin MoCap the Dance?
I know the guy who animated that bit - I'll find out for you.
Aug
1
comment What determines when a book will be split into multiple films?
As much as I'd love to say these decisions are driven by artistic vision, it probably all boils down to the mighty $$$. Movie making is a business, the suits aren't looking to entertain you, they need to see a decent return for their investments. The Hobbit is a prime example of two potentially amazing films being turned into three bloated chores, not because Jackson thought it was the best way to do it, but because New Line wanted another mega-trilogy. (All highly opinionated BTW, which is why I didn't put this as an answer :))
Jul
30
comment In Lucy, are the inserted predator/prey shots an example of Expressionism?
Could it be said that these shots were simply used as visual metaphors for the themes in the film? I haven't seen it, so I'm just going on your description.
Jun
25
comment Western about train robbery by detaching box car
Was it definitely a western? I ask because it sounds a bit like The First Great Train Robbery from 1978: youtu.be/WYuWpiu6QVM
Apr
26
comment Amazing makeup effect in Cocoon
That said - in an effort to answer this, even though some basic CGI was used in the film for 'glowing' effects and such, the prosthetics were handled by Greg Cannom, who was at the time a contemporary of Rick Baker and Rob Bottin, and responsible for some amazing FX in the 80s and 90s, so I wouldn't put that gag past his skill range. Can you find a video of the moment so that we can inspect it?
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 :)