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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


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.
Nov
8
comment What are the key differences between the movie and TV versions of Quatermass and the Pit?
I had to think about it.
Nov
3
comment Why did three actors play Darth Vader?
Just for fun, here is a list of all the people who portrayed Vader in RotJ: Dave Prowse, James Earl Jones, Sebastian Shaw, Bob Anderson, Craig Baron and Howard Cole.
Nov
1
comment What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from?
Well done - I was image searching this one for ages ;)
Oct
28
comment Coughing person choking to death to avoid giving away presence
Great answer, +1
Oct
26
comment Why did Jules have to give Ringo $1,500?
Essentially, yes. And Jules doesn't want to kill any more.
Oct
26
comment Why are the movie adaptations of the Robert Langdon book series in a random order?
Excellent answer, Christian.
Oct
26
comment A TV series which was totally written before filming began
If reports are to be believed, there are 50 finished scripts for the unmade Star Wars TV show (Underworld) sitting on a shelf somewhere.
Oct
24
comment Was Coulson dead or near-dead? Is Tahiti a metaphor?
Another good point!
Oct
24
comment Was Coulson dead or near-dead? Is Tahiti a metaphor?
Good point, Oliver. Perhaps they are thinking of tying the show into Age of Ultron...
Oct
12
comment What is the budget of a typical modern B-movie?
Brown Bunny - art film Primer - sci fi Alone with Her - thriller But there I go, forcing my own labels onto them... hence the ambiguity :)