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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


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.
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 :)