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Apr
10
comment Why is child acting legal?
"a child acting in a movie/play is that the latter is creative art and does not force a child to take part in the activity of acting" IDK... it's not hard to imagine a pushy parent forcing the child to take part...
Apr
8
comment Is the lens on Gerty 3000 from “Moon” a reference to HAL from “2001: A Space Odyssey”?
True, lots of AI out there -- but the Moon android immediately and continuously made me think of HAL. I can't say the same about C3P0 or any other movie AI that comes to mind. Also, Moon's plot is largely about interaction of AI with leading actor, just like 2001 (I added the fourth bullet to my answer to help drive this home).
Apr
6
comment What is the significance of the game “Monument Valley” to House of Cards plot
Wow, Neftlix says no product placement? As if the mention of Playstation Vita served any other purpose...
Mar
27
comment What is the floor plan of the Huxtable home?
+1 Great answer! What's the source? And what's with the non-English language?
Mar
27
comment Why does Alfred suddenly start to encourage Bruce's darker side in episode S01E08?
"And you remember that I let him try." Damn, that is so harsh! I like this Angry Alfred. His reaction almost suggests he had a soft spot for Mrs. Wayne...
Mar
10
comment What was that old movie where the guy got turned into a stone statue
Yeah, saw that. Thing is OP memories are often inaccurate, especially when they're from 30 years ago, when OP was 4 years old. My theory is "post the answer in case it happens to be right." Doesn't cost anyone anything, does it?
Mar
3
comment OK so what the hell happened at the end of Birdman?
+1 On a page with many good answers to a difficult question, this answer is the most thorough IMHO.
Feb
20
comment Documentary about people who torture
On topic of torturers, OP might also be interested in 2012 documentary "The Act of Killing" imdb.com/title/tt2375605
Feb
20
comment Are Movie Stars typically forbidden from appearing in future commercials resembling a played character?
A fun example of cross-marketing: Before/during release of Anchorman 2, Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy in ads for the Dodge Durango, and also was interviewed in the Burgundy character on Conan O'Brien's show, on which Conan mentioned seeing Burgundy in ads for the Dodge Durango, which Burgundy acknowledged and then said "it is a terrible car." :)
Feb
13
comment What's the origin of the “'ello, gov'nor” line?
"Bob's your uncle!"
Feb
11
comment Why does Arrow have so much Microsoft product placement?
+1 Catija, thank you for that anecdote! I hadn't heard of it but searched and found a great write-up: snopes.com/business/market/mandms.asp
Jan
29
comment Is it important to Johnny Depp that he win a best-actor Oscar?
Hot damn, at least 4 down votes! I wish I understood why. I don't think the answer is obvious, nor is the question impossible to answer -- and I did a little research but couldn't find anything, so thought there might be some Depp experts who could educate me.
Jan
29
comment Is it important to Johnny Depp that he win a best-actor Oscar?
@Catija I added to question: (I guess the best evidence would be citations of statements from Depp himself, or statements from other media figures who might have insight)
Jan
19
comment Does Nina die in the final scene of Black Swan?
+1 Great script excerpt. That sure seems like death to me!
Jan
9
comment Identify this movie - social anxiety, war hospital
gotta love the text that kicks off the trailer: "Here comes a picture to thrill every woman's heart... because it's all about MEN!" and gotta love the head of hair on Ronald Reagan
Jan
8
comment Why Cooper didn't simply not give the co-ordinates of NASA?
IIRC, the STAY was received before the coordinates - but it seemed the opposite because the coordinates were revealed to the viewer before the STAY was revealed to the viewer (a clever play on time by the filmmakers)
Jan
6
comment In Unbroken, how were the actors made to look malnourished?
So the guy was already a slim 140 and rode a 700-calorie diet down to 105? How does the employer get away with such abuse of employees? According to WebMD, "Severely slashing calories may lead to weight loss, but the lost weight includes precious muscle and lowers metabolism. Drastic calorie restriction also causes a shift toward a higher percentage of body fat, which increases the risk for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes."
Dec
26
comment Does Al Pacino really slap Diane Keaton in The Godfather II?
Her comment about the audience members who applauded is fascinating. At same time, this answer does not address whether the slap was real. -1
Dec
26
comment Why was Amy not arrested?
Also absurd that they wouldnt follow up after they almost arrested the wrong guy for murder. I mean I am pretty sure professional homicide detectives would recognize in hindsight that all the original clues had been supplied by Amy, and that pride would compel them to investigate her thoroughly.
Dec
26
comment Did John McClane know Bill Clay was really Hans Gruber? If so, how?
FYI, I have seen some mention on the 'net that the script originally called for John McClane to recognize Han's watch from earlier, when John was watching from above the elevator during the "Now I have a machine gun - ho ho ho" scene. This would be consistent with the movie's anti-materialism sub-theme, which is discussed here: reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/1hz9a5/…