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Dec
5
comment What was the first case of a celebrity playing a fictionalized version of her/himself?
Heading Home (1920) stars Babe Ruth as a fictional version of himself. Wikipedia: "It attempts to create a mythology surrounding the life of baseball player Babe Ruth... Ruth stars in the film, playing himself, but the details of his life are completely fictionalized." IMDb: "The "true story" of baseball great Babe Ruth; Ruth plays himself." ... "If this is the "true story" of Babe Ruth, then I am a Llama!" Watch online
Dec
5
comment What was the first case of a celebrity playing a fictionalized version of her/himself?
Likewise, Frank "Home Run" Baker played the leading role in Home Run Baker's Double (1914). Here's an account of the 'photoplay', and it certainly sounds like a fictional story of a baseball player, his doppelganger and some crooks.
Dec
5
comment What was the first case of a celebrity playing a fictionalized version of her/himself?
Hal Chase's role in Hal Chase's Home Run (1911) was more than a cameo :) "... in which the leading role is played by the famous First Baseman and Manager of the New York American Leage Team..."
Dec
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answered What was the first case of a celebrity playing a fictionalized version of her/himself?
Nov
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revised Did Big Tobacco fund MIB 1 and 2?
Fixed a typo
Nov
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Sep
26
comment What was the first film to have a fight on top of a moving train?
And the first narrative film: filmsite.org/grea.html
Sep
2
comment How did Sherlock survive the fall?
@NiceOrc: Barts hospital has no A&E (sources: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Bartholomew's_Hospital / bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk/for-patients-and-visitors/… ), but it's not only labs, and not implausible there was an ambulance crew nearby.
Aug
29
comment What was the first movie to introduce “blue wire or red wire” bomb disposal?
From Juggernaut's subtitles: "On no account cut the red wire before isolating the relay contacts."
Aug
29
comment What was the first movie to introduce “blue wire or red wire” bomb disposal?
Another Time, Another Place (1958) has a bomb disposal scene. But it's a black and white film with no mention of the colours, and the sapper just cuts some insulation then four wires separately.
Aug
21
comment What does Sherlock say just before opening Irene Adler's safe?
See also: bbc-sherlock.wikia.com/wiki/Vatican_Cameos
Aug
18
comment The first human robot?
Links added to each film, where you can see the Fembots in the posters.
Aug
17
answered The first human robot?
Aug
17
comment The first human robot?
L'Ève future (1886) may feature an android, but it's a book and not a film. Metropolis (1920) may be the first film android.
Aug
17
comment What factors go into determining what trailers are played before movies?
@saurabhj: I took the photo :) We only popped in to admire the old analogue projector on display in the lobby when the projectionist beckoned to follow him up a narrow spiral staircase and showed us the new digital projector!
Aug
12
comment First Hollywood (or at least made in USA) movie where Russian dialog was spoken by Russian speaking actor?
"... spoken with no noticeable accent" - no noticeable Russian accent, or American, or what?
Aug
11
answered What factors go into determining what trailers are played before movies?
Aug
11
answered Why was the movie 'Elephant' given that title?