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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


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.
Jul
21
comment Why do films have more cuts than they did 20 years ago?
MTV is the primary reason for rapid editing, as user4371 suggests.
Jul
19
comment Mastermind plans a series of murderers last one finished with insulin overdose
Any more info? Color/black & white? Language? It all helps :)
Jul
18
comment Was this scene an homage to Hellboy?
Right - which in my opinion does not make this a valid answer.
Jul
18
comment What was kaiju blue?
It also appeared to be highly corrosive, only able to be handled following treatment with ammonia.
Jul
18
comment Was this scene an homage to Hellboy?
That said, the original question isn't asking for the inspiration for the film - rather, Dforck is considering the fact that Ron Pearlman's character was swallowed by a large, tenticled beastie in both PacRim and the first Hellboy movie.
Jul
14
comment Where does Dr. Lecter originally get the metal pin that he uses to pick the lock on his handcuffs in the museum?
The main body of your question appears to be your own answer.
Jul
14
comment Why do most of the WWII movies show Nazi soldiers as well-clothed?
Yep, plus, being movies, the emphasis is on the visual storytelling, so dressing your 'heroes' as underdogs adds much more gravitas to their efforts.
Jul
12
comment Why did the aliens let a 50 year old ship into the Mothership?
You're right! I revoke my nerd card.
Jul
11
comment What is the most expensive scene ever shot?
Yep - this one might be a little too fluid for the site. The I am Legend scene did cost 5M, but there was CG involved, the Swordfish 'flying bus' scene cost 13M and was practical as far as I can see, however, the 13 minute fight scene in Matrix: Reloaded cost 40M alone (pretty much all CG). That said, I doubt even the Swordfish stuff wasn't digitally enhanced.
Jul
11
comment In Serenity, how did the woman on Miranda survive?
+1 - Top answer.
Jul
9
comment Why does Anakin/Luke's Lightsaber change colour?
Anakin's lightsaber has been sitting in Ben's dusty hope chest for 20+ years. Its battery is a bit flat.