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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?
Aug
11
comment Title of late WW2 British (probably propaganda) film set in Canterbury
According to this Film Script Terminology: "A medium shot (MS) is normally a shot from the waist up." (see diagram)
Aug
11
answered What was the first movie released with a tagline?
Aug
10
answered Title of late WW2 British (probably propaganda) film set in Canterbury
Aug
8
answered What is the origin of the dialogue “take me instead of her/him”?
Aug
8
revised What is the origin of the dialogue “take me instead of her/him”?
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Jul
27
answered What year did they begin announcing that TV shows were “Filmed in front of a live studio audience”?
Jul
4
awarded  Revival
Jul
2
comment Why do some directors change pronunciation of character's names?
@SystemDown: Thanks, I rather take your word for it over someone who asked their daughter to ask the language department. I also read elsewhere that the "Ras" pronunciation fits with the "The Demon's Head" meaning, whereas "Raysh" meant something totally inappropriate.
Jul
1
comment Why do some directors change pronunciation of character's names?
@SystemDown: Apparently the Language Dept. of UCLA said 'it was "Raysh" - with a kind of rolling of the "r" sound at the beginning of the word.'
Jun
27
comment What is the first movie to show slicing through a candle to show sword prowess
It's at the two minute mark, here's a direct link: youtube.com/watch?v=3VTyPWvyAF8&t=2m
Jun
26
comment Origin of “knife to a gunfight” quote
A saying from 1732: Take not a Musket to kill a Butterfly.
Jun
24
comment What would have to happen to merge the Spider-man franchise and the Avengers franchise?
From @Oliver_C's link: I told Avi [Arad, Spider-Man series producer] and Matt that I realize it’s a business impossibility to share the characters, (“Thank you for understanding that” - Matt Tolmach [producer, The Amazing Spider-Man] to me)...
Jun
24
comment Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?
30,000 years ago a squirrel buried some seeds in a Siberian river bank. Russian scientists discovered the Pleistocene seeds in the permafrost and successfully grew them in the lab, they produced flowers, fruit, and went to seed. Israeli scientists have grown 2,000 year old date palm seeds found in the excavation of an ancient mountain fortress. So in science fiction, it's plausible alien goo and alien worms could do something similar after only 2,000 years.
Jun
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
11
comment Origin of “knife to a gunfight” quote
@Dragos: Thanks, I've added it along with some others.
Jun
11
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Jun
9
answered Meaning of the biblical quote at the end of Raging Bull?
Jun
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