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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


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 :)
Nov
23
comment What Unit Does the BBC News Countdown Timer Count Down?
Thanks for the clarification - as a filmmaker, I should hang my head in shame for forgetting about the PAL 25fps.
Nov
20
comment What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?
Solid answer, John. I know that Malekith first appeared in '84 in the comics - was the name around before that in D&D?
Nov
20
comment What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?
BTW - Christian is also correct when he states that they might actually have been dwarves, due to their subterranean dwellings.
Nov
20
comment What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?
There were actually dark elves and light elves in Norse mythology - although it is interesting to note that it was the light elves that had the white skin, opposed to the dark elves' 'pitch black' skin. It seems the Marvel creative team (going back to Lee et al in 1984) reversed this. There is no mention of Malekith in Norse mythology that I have found as of yet.
Nov
19
comment Where does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline?
Indeed - from the sound of it, there will be quite a lot of cross-over potential with Captain America: The Winter Soldier next year due to the huge role SHIELD plays in that film.
Nov
18
comment Do other actors/actresses really spit on each other in movies?
Or they could take the advice of Laurence Olivier who once suggested (to famous method actor Dustin Hoffman on the set of Marathon Man), "Try acting, dear boy."
Nov
18
comment Do other actors/actresses really spit on each other in movies?
We never used anything - the mixture came off pretty easily. Basically, any actor who is serious about their craft will take one for the team now and then - if they are immersed in a role, then they need to experience everything first hand in order to react with conviction.
Nov
14
comment Man has a bag with a human head in it
Good digging, John.