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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


Oct
11
comment What is the budget of a typical modern B-movie?
In answer to the other question, no, I wouldn't consider Insidious 2 a B-movie. It is really well-crafted and there is no sign of any tongues in cheeks ;)
Sep
24
comment What does Gary King become in the end? Why team up with blanks?
I would argue that it is more like a Mad Max post-apocalyptic film now, but then again that could be called a Western too :) I think he picked the blanks because they reminded him of his old group, and as for 'graduating', you'll note that he orders water when he goes into the bar - as Andy noted earlier (I'm paraphrasing here) 'it takes a real man to order water in a bar full of thugs'.
Sep
24
comment Do the pub names and their order mean anything?
Terrific answer - thanks for the research. I added the images which I believe makes this a fully rounded and complete answer. It's also worth noting a couple of extra things... The Cross Hands seems to depict the bathroom floor behind the ink/blood spattered arms of the friends. Nice touch ;) Is it just me, or does the Trusty Servant look a little bit like O-Man? It's worth noting just how much the King's Head sign looks like Gary :) Love this film - it's Wright's 'Grail Quest' film - look at the characters' names: King, Prince, Chamberlain, Knightly, Page...
Sep
13
comment Was Alfred in on Bruce's plan in The Dark Knight Rises?
@Christian I will NEVER join you! Never! Nyaughhhh!
Sep
9
comment Is it a Tardis or the Tardis?
I like to think that the plural of TARDIS is TARDI.
Aug
24
comment Has it been officially announced that Star Wars Ep VII will be in 3D?
Also, Star Trek Into Darkness was shot on film and presented as 3D.
Aug
24
comment Has it been officially announced that Star Wars Ep VII will be in 3D?
Yes, there will be lots of CGI, but there will also be lots of practical effects. Don't forget that The Phantom Menace (which everyone derides) actually uses more practical and model (along with CG) shots than the entire first trilogy put together.
Aug
13
comment Any homages to The Glass Key in Yojimbo, A Fistful of Dollars, or The Last Man Standing?
Good stuff - thanks for the research.
Aug
9
comment Who is this extra in Zodiac?
Is the clip online at all? Perhaps we could ID from that.
Aug
9
comment Significance of the shoes
True - I looked at my answer and think the quotes could be improved. I'll get on it when I have more time (unless somebody wants to edit it for me ;))
Aug
9
comment Who is this extra in Zodiac?
I have amended my answer to see if that floats your boat ;)
Aug
7
comment What is a “Spaghetti Western”?
Yep, you're right. I should turn in my badge.
Aug
7
comment What is a “Spaghetti Western”?
A Spaghetti Southern is exactly how Tarantino described his own film.
Aug
6
comment How does Superman accelerate when he flies in Man of Steel?
Sure you can Keybrd - especially in the case of Superman whose canon evolved with each passing decade.
Aug
6
comment Are there any uncredited cameos in The World's End?
That wasn't me who downvoted you BTW :) I'm exited to hear of Mark and Julia's involvement!
Aug
6
comment Are there any uncredited cameos in The World's End?
Have you seen the film already, Peter?
Jul
31
comment Was the family connection established in The Empire Strikes Back?
Just for fun, I also like to think that that Yoda's famous line might refer to Vader. Yoda knows that Vader's redemption would defeat the Emporer, and he is also bathed in red light when he says it. Nonsense, I know - but it's fun to speculate.
Jul
25
comment Any homages to The Glass Key in Yojimbo, A Fistful of Dollars, or The Last Man Standing?
I think I wrote my stuff before Lucky Number Slevin - never really considered that film. Good point though.
Jul
25
comment Any homages to The Glass Key in Yojimbo, A Fistful of Dollars, or The Last Man Standing?
Great question, and annoyingly I'm at the wrong computer to provide a decent answer. I wrote a couple of papers on these comparisons - when I get home next week I'll dig them out :)
Jul
21
comment Why do films have more cuts than they did 20 years ago?
I would also add that you are being generous with the 'cut every 5 seconds' comment. I've done some editing in my time, and it was generally acknowledged that cuts shorter than 4 seconds were a no no - but modern editors are happy to deal in frames, not seconds. It's not across the board, but this technique has certainly ruined some films for me.