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Sep
28
comment Why is child acting legal?
Given I ran a paper route when I was in middle school, this suggests that it's not that children are potentially employed that's illegal, it's the nature of the work. Otherwise, you couldn't hire the neighbor kid across the street to mow your lawn, either. Or have them do volunteer work for charities or whatever.
Aug
17
comment What is the most time-consuming makeup to apply to a single actor in film or television?
I think they mentioned in one of the making-of segments that they eventually got the time down by using larger prosthetic pieces. Most of the original time was having to glue on all the sections of pebbly/scaly bits.
Aug
16
comment When did movies first start to show real world from inside a car?
In all probability, in-car footage was probably first (or at least, attempted first). Projecting requires extra expenses, equipment (projector), and time (to shoot the other footage, develop that film). And the original film and projection has to be good enough to be reasonably believable. Projection in a studio is used to solve production issues, some of which (like sound) wouldn't have been an issue with early films...
Aug
15
comment Animated Movie about fairies protecting their forest from loggers/evil
And on a poignant note for this week, the character of Batty was voiced by Robin Williams
Jul
16
comment How was The Second Coming received by Christian groups?
Most religions, especially Christianity in this case, would consider that ending pure nonsense. For that matter, why would this end all religion? So most would consider the to be complete fantasy.
Jun
23
comment “Company Name Presents…” - what does it mean?
It's probably case-by-case. The roots of this likely go back to radio productions, when manufacturers ran their own shows or broadcast companies. Or maybe earlier - check playbills from the 1700s/1800s. Essentially, it was another form of advertising. With modern production companies, though, it's different - "we make stuff you like to watch", not "you like this, so buy our stuff".
Jun
4
comment Is coming out of a limbo easy or difficult?
But in the case of the Elevator dream, Ariadne was coming from outside, by jacking into the machine. Too, that dream world was small. If exiting limbo punts you back up one level, you need to find everyone else. Even if you spawn next to the group, you might be out of place if it split up. If it punts you additional levels, there's the time dilation to consider. Heck, for all we know exiting limbo wakes you up.
May
29
comment What is this movie featuring hopping vampires?
Note that the "strips of paper" are traditional ways to deal with vampires and other undead in China (and probably other eastern countries). So they wouldn't really be all that unusual in an eastern movie feature vampires/undead. The OP doesn't seem to think it's Mr. Vampire, though - if you feel strongly that it is, perhaps you could find screenshots or a short example video clip to include as reference?
May
23
comment Where does the Green Goblin's mask come from?
No, I meant different styles of masks - like something that belonged to African tribesmen, etc.
May
23
comment What animated movie does this GIF spoof, with something launching off and intercepting a missile?
Part of the clip is definitely from The Iron Giant, although I feel like it's been sped up (and the colors changed)
May
23
comment Where does the Green Goblin's mask come from?
I know he had the mask out in the house at multiple points. I could've sworn I saw other masks, too - like it was part of an art collection or something.
Apr
20
awarded  Yearling
Apr
20
answered What is this movie that features a “moon pool”?
Apr
20
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
8
comment How is the Front Gate of Erebor sealed?
"Sure, let's go in the front entrance, that we know the dragon uses..... hey, where's everybody going?"
Oct
31
comment What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from?
Do you have any additional shots, especially of the interior?
Oct
27
comment How did Skynet know about Kyle Reese?
I don't know of any proof, but it's plausible that Sarah Connor mentioned him at some point during her stay in the psych ward, which ended up in somebody's notes, then typed in a computer, then...
Jul
17
comment What was in the suitcase that the new Extremis recruit dropped in Iron Man 3?
Well, to be fair, I'm pretty sure they deliberately over-dosed him, to turn him into an unwitting bomb. That is, he actually could regulate... And he was supposed to be one of the original soldiers, I think; so they weren't really selling it to just random people.
Jul
9
comment Why does Anakin/Luke's Lightsaber change colour?
As a side note, colors on an object can change based on the lighting in a room. Colors from a light source are subject to the same effects. Additionally, one presumes that the color of the plasma would be effected by the temperature of the blade and the atmosphere in the room - different gases have different spectrums. Given that it also lists crystals on that page.... perhaps, in universe, it could just be the age of the saber? Out of universe, it probably is just the technique...
Jun
27
comment Is Jean Valjean lying when he tells Javert that he will turn himself in after 3 days?
Agreed - Javert's rejection of his offer absolved him of it.