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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


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
comment Woman's face started melting after a kiss with a man
That sounds good to me.
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
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.
Dec
15
comment Why didn't Beatrix take any of the Vipers' Hanzo swords?
I'll dig around :)
Dec
15
comment Why didn't Beatrix take any of the Vipers' Hanzo swords?
I'll +1 you anyway as the revenge theme is a solid addendum to my answer. :)
Dec
15
comment Why didn't Beatrix take any of the Vipers' Hanzo swords?
Dredd makes a great point here. Elle had already proven she had little respect for tradition.
Dec
14
comment What “colour template” do Harry Potter movies employ?
You could also be referring to the 'color palette' of the films. Harry Potter is not the only film to employ specific use of color to suggest themes and moods.
Dec
12
comment Does “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” have spiders in it?
A good way to gauge the duration and importance of any scene in the Hobbit films is to see how big their Lego set is. I just made that up - but I think I might be onto something.
Dec
12
comment European movie where human heads attached to animal bodies
Yep - this is the one. Malcolm McDowell was the protagonist.
Dec
10
comment What's with Marissa's bleeding gums in Hanna?
This is a good answer. I would add that it is a device used by screenwriters to give the viewer a lot of information in a very short amount of time. We are able to extrapolate a lot from her actions, the same way when we watched the dude in 'Predator' dry shaving in the helicopter with a bic razor, pressing until it snapped in half. Using a small action, we know that he is a BADASS.
Dec
7
comment Is there enough evidence in the mid-season finale to conclude “Little-Ass-Kicker's” fate?
There is a brief glimpse of Tyrese running away from the prison yard carrying something that doesn't look like a gun, and he was bleeding from a gunshot wound...
Nov
27
comment Is there any significance to the use of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”?
It was also sung to remember fallen family members - something Simon would have a connection to.
Nov
26
comment How is the dialogue for wide shots recorded?
Lavaliers can often be hidden in hair and linked to a wireless receiver, so there is no need for removal in post.
Nov
24
comment Planet where time slowed/stands still and fight ants on ledge
You're welcome :) The stop-motion was by the great Ray Harryhausen - a classic film!
Nov
24
comment Planet where time slowed/stands still and fight ants on ledge
Could it have been The First Men in the Moon? It's in color, but memories can be deceiving :)
Nov
24
comment What Unit Does the BBC News Countdown Timer Count Down?
It's worse though because I'm a Brit living in the GTA :)