Best Short Films 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can someone identify the Spanish song playing in the background of this video?
    http://www.vogue.it/talents/a-short-film-with/2011/09/silvio-betterelli

    Even some of the lyrics spelled out or translated to English would be fine.

    • ANSWER:
      Is "Datemi un martello" (gimme a hammer) performed by Rita Pavone, an italian version of Pete Seeger's "If I had a hammer"

      Here the lyrics

      A-a-aah
      A-a-aah
      Du du du da
      Du du du da
      Du du du

      Datemi un martello

      Che cosa ne vuoi fare?

      Lo voglio dare in testa
      a chi non mi va

      A quella smorfiosa
      con gli occhi dipinti
      che tutti quanti fan ballare
      lasciandomi a guardare
      eh eh che rabbia mi fa
      um um che rabbia mi fa

      Du du du da
      Du du du

      Eh eh datemi un martello

      Che cosa ne vuoi fare?

      Lo voglio dare in testa
      a chi non mi va
      A tutte le coppie
      che stanno appiccicate
      che vogliono le luci spente
      e le canzoni lente
      Che noia mi da, uffa
      che noia mi da

      Du du du da
      Du du du

      Eh datemi un martello

      Che cosa ne vuoi fare?

      Per rompere il telefono
      l'adopererò

      Perchè tra pochi minuti
      mi chiamerà la mamma
      il babbo ormai sta per tornare
      a casa devo andare, uffa
      che voglia ne ho, no, no, no
      che voglia ne ho

      Du du du da
      Du du du

      U-un colpo sulla testa
      a chi non è dei nostri
      così la nostra festa
      più bella sarà, eh eh eh

      saremo noi soli
      saremo tutti amici
      fa-aremo insieme i nostri balli
      il surf e l'hully-gully, ah ah
      che forza sarà, eh eh
      che forza sarà, du du du du du
      che forza sarà, o no,no,no,no,no
      che forza sarà, ci can ci can

      ci can ci can
      ci can ci can

      ahiiiiii!

      ^^

  2. QUESTION:
    Story for a short film involving a model?
    I'm looking for a good story line for a short film involving a runway model for my Understanding Cinema assignment. It could be any genre. And I'm running out of ideas and time! I'd love some help here!
    I need an original story.

    • ANSWER:
      Check out this 2008 Bollywood Movie "Fashion" [ but it's not a real story]
      Then, there is this 2011 Bollywood movie "No One Killed Jessica" on Jessica Lal murder case.
      By the way in the movie Fashion, supporting actress Kangana's role is inspired from the real life wardrobe malfunction of Indian Supermodel "Carol Gracious".

  3. QUESTION:
    What laptop is good with 1080 hd video?
    I work with Adobe after effects and photo shop. Well I have a Canon 60d which I make short films with. But my laptop seems to not be good for it. When I export video it lags a lot and it doesn't play it well. What does a laptop have to have to work really good with hd video and programs from Adobe?

    • ANSWER:
      lots of RAM, multiple fast processors, and multiple fast internal disk drives

      See this and the apges that it points to:
      http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2011/02/optimizing-for-performance-adobe-premiere-pro-and-after-effects.html

  4. QUESTION:
    What do you think of my favorite short film of 2011?
    It's called Portal: No Escape, and it's a sci-fi film. I'm not a big sci-fi fan at all, but this is just really cool, borderline amazing.

    BQ: The director, Dan Trachtenberg, has recently signed on to direct a sci-fi crime/heist film. Do you think it'll go under the radar or will it be a success?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the film is definitely geared towards the gaming community, specifically fans of "Portal". For someone who has never heard of the game, much less played it, the film could cause confusion and create more questions than answers.

      However, the technical aspect of it was good. The story creates enough questions that the viewer is curious about what is going on. The editing cuts were very specific on being done with the music beats; a little too much at times, in fact. The special effects were mixed; some were great while others were lacking a little in detail and camouflaging in with the background.

      BQ: I think Trachtenberg is a great director with potential of creating a huge following. With the new sci-fi / crime / heist film being backed by Universal and producer Chris Morgan, it definitely has a huge opportunity of succeeding and throwing Trachtenberg in the limelight.

  5. QUESTION:
    Was there ever a actual movie clip made as an alternative Scarface ending?
    The game "Scarface: The World Is Yours" has been adapted... Though with poor realism and graphics... I came across a download link of an actual movie script, so I wonder if it was a scam or if anyone has done the unthinkably genius thing and created a short film?

    • ANSWER:
      The game refers to Tony Montana survived the shooting at the Mansion.
      Only the history of the game is very exaggerated, because Tony has to kill many Colombians (like a million) that is impossible in real life.

      Well there is a Mexican film called "Scarface Reborn"
      It is from 2011 but there is no alternative if something about the movie, 1983

  6. QUESTION:
    Need some help with these questions about the Sundance Film Festival?
    I plan on sending an indie film to the 2011 Sundance Film festival in Utah and need to know some details about its procedures and regulations. What is the most films any ONE person can send in? Is the director of the film required to attend the screening? And if so how many tickets do they give you? Is the cast and crew allowed to attend? Also what is the absolute dealine for submitting your film? Please no links to the official Sundance website because I have spent hours searching for these answer there with no luck. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      You can submit as many films as you like. You do not need to attend the screening. Anyone is allowed to attend as long as they have tickets.

      The answers are on the website:

      Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2009Sundance Film Festival are:

      August 18, 2008 - EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE (ALL FILMS)

      September5, 2008 - OFFICIAL DEADLINE,SHORT FILMS

      September 8, 2008 - OFFICIAL DEADLINE, FEATURE FILMS

      All filmmakerapplications must be submitted online and must arrive in the Los Angelesoffice by August 18, 2008 for early consideration and a reducedsubmission fee of .00 for U.S. and international short films or.00 for U.S. and international feature films and documentaries.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do they judge the Texas Thespian Festival Film-Making IE?
    I am the first one in my troupe to do it and I don't know how they judge it. Do the critics ask you any questions over there, do you have to present your film, do they interview you or is it judged before-hand and then shown to the public? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Check out the info at the bottom of this page:
      http://www.texasthespians.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=50

      It looks like the deadline to enter was November 12, 2010, according to the info on:
      http://www.texasthespians.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=38&Itemid=50

      Here's a link to the Critique Sheet used to judge short films:
      http://schooltheatre.org/sites/default/files/critique_sheet_short_film_2011.pdf

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I get to the Melbourne International Film Festival?
    It is on between the 21st of July and 7th of August 2011 in Melbourne... I looked at the website but are not really sure where to go? Is it downtown or somewhere near St Kilda.

    If you have been before is it worth the experience?

    • ANSWER:
      It is in and around the central business district. St Kilda has its own film festival which is on right now. All of the screening and panel venues are easily accessible once you've made it into the city centre by either tram or train to Flinders Street station (ACMI is just across the road, and the Town Hall is a short walk,) Melbourne Central Station which is close to RMIT, or Parliament station right by the Kino Cinema.

      As for whether or not you should go, take a look at the 'First Peek' programme when it goes online tomorrow and decide for yourself if there is enough to tempt you. Personally, I can usually find enough - particularly in the late night programmes - to keep me happy.

  9. QUESTION:
    What films is sean william scott In besides american pie and role models?
    I think he's hilarious, so yeah I want to know other films he's in, so I know about American pie, role models, and I forgot to mention roadtrip aswell, is there any others?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005405/

      Ice Age: Continental Drift
      Crash (voice)

      2012 American Reunion
      Stifler

      2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (TV short)
      Crash (voice)

      2011 Goon
      Doug Glatt

      2010 Cop Out
      Dave

      2009 Planet 51
      Skiff (voice)

      2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
      Crash (voice)

      2009 Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach
      Gary Houseman

      2008 Role Models
      Wheeler

      2008 The Promotion
      Doug Stauber

      2007 Mr. Woodcock
      John Farley

      2007 American Loser
      Jeff Nichols

      2006 Lost Historical Films on the Ice Age Period (video short)
      Crash (voice)

      2006 Southland Tales
      Roland Taverner / Ronald Taverner

      2006 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (Video Game)
      Crash

      2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown
      Crash (voice)

      2005 The Dukes of Hazzard
      Bo Duke

      2003 The Rundown
      Travis

      2003 American Wedding
      Steve Stifler

      2003 Bulletproof Monk
      Kar

      2003 Old School
      Peppers

      2002 Stark Raving Mad
      Ben McGewan

      2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
      Brent

      2001 American Pie 2
      Stifler

      2001 Evolution
      Wayne Grey

      2000 Dude, Where's My Car?
      Chester Greenburg

      2000 Road Trip
      E.L.

      2000 Final Destination
      Billy Hitchcock

      2000 Nox (Video Game)
      Jack Mower (voice)

      1999 American Pie
      Steve Stifler (as Seann W. Scott)

  10. QUESTION:
    What credentials do i need to get my movie played at a film festival?
    What kind of credentials would give me a chance at having my movie played at a film festival?

    • ANSWER:
      Every film festival has it's own submission process, and they don't have to do with your "credentials" but rather your film. That, and you paying submission fees.

      For example, here's submission guidelines for the LA Film Festival:

      • Feature films, short films, and music videos must have been completed after January 1, 2011.
      • Feature films must not have had any public or festival screenings in the greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.
      • Feature films and short films must not have had any commercial theatrical or television play in the US. Features films must not have been broadcast on the internet.
      • For feature films, especially American films without US distribution, world and US premieres are not required but are strongly preferred, and premiere status will be one of the factors considered when determining a film’s inclusion in the Festival. For short films and music videos, premiere status is not a factor in the selection process.
      • Feature films and short films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.
      • Music videos must have a running time of less than 10 minutes.
      • For submission purposes, DVD screeners may be of works-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks, or digital outputs.
      • Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for Festival screenings. No exceptions will be permitted.
      • High school films must be works shot, directed, and produced by high school or secondary school (pre-college) students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity.

      • ENTRY FEES
      Feature Films (50 mins. +) .00
      Short Films (Under 50 mins.) .00
      Music Videos .00

      http://2011.lafilmfest.com/los-angeles-film-festival-submisson-guidelines/

  11. QUESTION:
    Is adobe premiere cs6 better than final cut pro x?
    I'm going to use the editing software for college film courses & in the professional film/tv world. I'm going to make commercials, short films, editing/dp reels, documentaries, and feature films with this editing software.

    The only film editing software I worked with is final cut pro 5 and a little in final cut pro 7.

    • ANSWER:
      Indeed, Premiere Pro has gotten amazingly better in recent years and in fact many, many users have switched from FCP to Premiere (and the Production Premium suite) since Final Cut Pro X came out in June 2011

  12. QUESTION:
    What does "What is the narrative of the short film?" mean?
    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2011/09/ignore-cynics-willie-nelsons-chipotle-ad-gentle-lovely-and-sweet/42030/
    ^thats the link the the film^
    my teacher wants me to write "the narrative of the short film", but i realli dont get what she wants me to write! help!

    • ANSWER:
      She just wants you to write in your own words how you perceived the film. It will be like an essay, describe what the film is about, any important occurrences in the film,and lead up to the ending.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there any tengen toppa gurren lagann in 2011?
    I am about to start watching the series and i was wondering if there was anything to do with the series because it is quite short. Any films manga and anime in 2011 would be nice

    • ANSWER:
      Aside from the anime there is an ongoing manga series, an ongoing light novel, a DS game, and two films that came out in 2008 and 2009. Movies below..

      Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Gurren-hen
      http://myanimelist.net/anime/4107/Tengen_Toppa_Gurren_Lagann_Movie:_Gurren-hen

      Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lagann-hen
      http://myanimelist.net/anime/4565/Tengen_Toppa_Gurren_Lagann_Movie:_Lagann-hen

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurren_Lagann

  14. QUESTION:
    How to make a person look short for a movie?
    HI all! I am making a movie with my friends but we need someone to be really short like only 4 feet tall (give or take)? We also want it to look as real as possible. We are making our own fan film of The Mysterious Benedict Society and we need someone to be Constance. Please help!
    PS: We can't make everyone taller and Constance has to be scenes standing next to people.
    PPS: We can't use a four foot person. Also everyone else is about 5 ft.

    • ANSWER:
      there are lots of camera tricks and angles that can be done to achieve that.

      to prevent the huge post just search for "camera angle tricks" on google.

      checkout this site have a couple of images depicting how a good camera angle can make the impossible happen, they are still photos but the same tricks are used while filmin...

      http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/2011/01/36-pictures-that-look-photoshopped-but-are-not/

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the future of the Harry Potter movies?
    Will there be a 7th? Is it going to be cut into two shorter movies? Ive heard a million rumors and i have no idea which one is true.

    • ANSWER:
      Final say...the 6th movie releases in July of this year and the 7th movie will be split into two films...Deathly Hollows Part 1 due in 2010 (around Nov. 19 in USA) and Deathly Hollows Part 2 due around...July 15, 2011 (again, USA).
      http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=Harry+Potter

  16. QUESTION:
    Please help me track down an animation short film?
    A few years ago I watched an AMAZING movie. All I remember of it though was a young looking man (happy all the time almost) and his hand was bleeding. I remember they were in like brown pods... Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/showthread.php?106551-Looking-For-Most-Advanced-Animations/page28
      This link takes you to:
      My thread titled: Looking For Most Advanced Animations__page 28
      You can click previous pages to search for the animation you desire.
      * By the way, I watch 200 to 300 animations before posting my favorite
      ....so, the overall quality of this thread is very high.

      Hope my answer helps you in some way.

      _________________________________________________________
      Signed: Robert Singletary__Wednesday October 12, 2011__4:23 P.M.
      (eastern standard time) USA

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it really true that they are planning to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into 3 parts?
    I just read somebody else's question and even though I am a huge Harry Potter fan I admit being a little disappointed. Even if they do make 3 parts, the movies would probably be way shorter than the rest of the films. I'd rather have 2 long films.

    • ANSWER:
      It is a two-part movie adaptation: Part I on November 19th, 2010 while Part II concludes the series on July 15th, 2011. The decision to divide Rowling's final book into a two-part movie came from the original declined proposal to split Goblet of Fire in 2004. Deathly Hallows is being shot back to back and treated as if it were one film. The idea to split the book into a two-part movie had been around since the middle of 2007, but only came into serious consideration after producer David Heyman was able to talk to writer Steve Kloves when the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike ended and Heyman had Rowling's approval. As of April 2009, Kloves began working on the script for the second part. According to Warner Bros. executive Alan F. Horn it will allow "an extra hour and a half to celebrate what this franchise has been and do justice to all the words and ideas in the amazing story." Heyman described the workings behind the split: "Deathly Hallows is so rich, the story so dense and there is so much that is resolved that, after discussing it with J.K Rowling, we came to the conclusion that two parts were needed." Kloves was not able to start work on the script until the WGA strike ended.

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  19. QUESTION:
    what was the last thing any of the main cast from friends was in?
    I was just thinking that I couldn't remember the last david schwimmer movie, and then thought, what was the last film him, or any other member from the friends cast was in.
    If anyone could tell me, that'd be great.

    • ANSWER:
      The most recent movie they've been in:

      Jennifer Aniston: Horrible Bosses (2011)
      Courteney Cox: Scream 4 (2011)
      Lisa Kudrow: Easy A (2010)
      Matt LeBlanc: Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
      Matthew Perry: 17 Again (2009)
      David Schwimmer: Nothing But the Truth (2008)

      The most recent project (movie, tv show, game) they've been in:
      Jennifer Aniston: Horrible Bosses (2011)
      Courteney Cox: Web Therapy (TV series) (2011)
      Lisa Kudrow: Web Therapy (TV series) (2011)
      Matt LeBlanc: Episodes (TV series) (2011)
      Matthew Perry: Childrens Hospital (TV series) (2011)
      David Schwimmer: Merry Madagascar (TV short: voice) (2009)

      :)

  20. QUESTION:
    What tv and film shows has Nadia Alexander been in?
    i saw her in boardwalk empire and tried to figure out what ive seen her in. i googled her but nothing on imdb came up that ive seen! any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      On the Couch (short) (completed)
      Amy

      2011 Boardwalk Empire (TV series)
      Bethany Rohan
      – Peg of Old (2011) … Bethany Rohan

      2010 Delocated (TV series)
      Tatiana
      – David's Girlfriend (2010) … Tatiana

      2010 Postales
      Mary

      2010 Law & Order (TV series)
      Morgan
      – Rubber Room (2010) … Morgan

      2010 Dash Cunning (short)
      Oldest Sister

      2010 On the Road (short)
      Twyla

      2009 Possible Side Effects (TV movie)

  21. QUESTION:
    What all movies and shows is Devon Bostick in?
    I just love Devon Bostick! I want to know all the movies and shows that he's in. Either major or supporting roles.....I don't care! If its a episode please verify what episode it is along with what show. Thanks people!

    • ANSWER:
      Film 2003 The Truth About the Head Boy
      2004 Godsend Zachary Clark Wells
      2005 Land of the Dead Brian
      2006 King of Sorrow Low Man
      2006 Aruba Mark
      2006 Citizen Duane Maurie Balfour
      2006 American Pie Presents The Naked Mile High School Student #4 Direct-to-video
      2007 The Poet Guard #1
      2007 Fugitive Pieces Ben - Teen
      2007 The Stone Angel Young Marvin
      2007 Saw IV Derek Uncredited[7]
      2008 Adoration Simon
      2008 The Dreaming Boy
      2009 Survival of the Dead Boy
      2009 Saw VI Brent
      2009 Assassin's Creed: Lineage Ezio Auditore da Firenze Short film
      2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Heffley
      2010 Verona Christopher Short film
      2011 The Entitled Dean Taylor Post-production
      2011 Hidden 3D Lucas
      2011 Sacrifice Mike Direct-to-video
      2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Rodrick Heffley
      2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Rodrick Heffley
      TBD Dead Before Dawn Casper Galloway [8][9]
      [edit] Television
      Year Title Role Notes
      Television 1998 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science Son 1 episode
      2002–
      2003 Odyssey 5 Gothic Teen 2 episodes
      2003 DC 9/11: Time of Crisis Fireman's son Television film
      2003 Jake 2.0 Young Kid 1 episode
      2004 1-800-Missing Zack 1 episode
      2004 Hustle The Kid Television film
      2005 Shania: A Life in Eight Albums Mark, 14 yrs. Television film
      2005 Knights of the South Bronx Darren Television film
      2006–
      2007 Degrassi: The Next Generation Nic 3 episodes
      2007 Stump Ryan TV series
      2007 A Life Interrupted Young Bobby Television film
      2007 The Altar Boy Gang Terry Television film
      2008 Princess Older boy Television film
      2008 Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween Drew Television film
      2009 The Good Germany Dale Mackay 1 episode
      2009 Guns Boy #3 2 episodes
      2009 The Border Ali Jabir 1 episode
      2009 Being Erica Leo Strange 13 episodes
      2010 Rookie Blue Martin Blentz 1 episode
      2010 Flashpoint Paul 1 episode
      2010 Haven Jimmy 1 episode
      2011 She's the Mayor Doctor Jimmy 1 episode
      2011 The Listener Bennie 1 episode

  22. QUESTION:
    What could be a quote for king richard the lion heart?
    I need a quote for a project im doing, what is a nice cool creative quote of or about King Richard the Lionheart?

    • ANSWER:
      The combat of Arthur and Mordred, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth for The Boy's King Arthur, 1922
      Re-tellings and re-imaginings of the romance tradition are not the only important aspect of the modern legend of King Arthur. Attempts to portray Arthur as a genuine historical figure of c. 500 AD, stripping away the "romance", have also emerged. As Taylor and Brewer have noted, this return to the medieval "chronicle tradition"' of Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Historia Brittonum is a recent trend which became dominant in Arthurian literature in the years following the outbreak of the Second World War, when Arthur's legendary resistance to Germanic invaders struck a chord in Britain.[118] Clemence Dane's series of radio plays, The Saviours (1942), used a historical Arthur to embody the spirit of heroic resistance against desperate odds, and Robert Sherriff's play The Long Sunset (1955) saw Arthur rallying Romano-British resistance against the Germanic invaders.[119] This trend towards placing Arthur in a historical setting is also apparent in historical and fantasy novels published during this period.[120] In recent years the portrayal of Arthur as a real hero of the 5th century has also made its way into film versions of the Arthurian legend, most notably the TV series Arthur of the Britons[121] and the feature films King Arthur (2004) and The Last Legion (2007).[122] The 2008 BBC series Merlin is a reimagining of the legend in which the future King Arthur and Merlin are young contemporaries. Camelot (2011) [123] is an exclusive short series of episodes which depict Arthur in ancient Briton and his struggle for the throne. Also, a recent Disney film, Avalon High has been released, the story about a modern day King Arthur and his knights of the round table.
      Legacy as a role model

      During the Middle Ages, Arthur was made a member of the Nine Worthies, a group of heroes encapsulating all the ideal qualities of chivalry. His life was thus proposed as a valuable subject for study by those aspiring to chivalric status. This aspect of Arthur in the Nine Worthies was popularised firstly through literature and was thereafter adopted as a frequent subject by painters and sculptors. Arthur has also been used as a model for modern-day behaviour. In the 1930s, the Order of the Fellowship of the Knights of the Round Table was formed in Britain to promote Christian ideals and Arthurian notions of medieval chivalry.[124] In the United States, hundreds of thousands of boys and girls joined Arthurian youth groups, such as the Knights of King Arthur, in which Arthur and his legends were promoted as wholesome exemplars.[125]
      Legacy in popular culture

  23. QUESTION:
    How do I audition to be a walker on The Walking Dead?
    The title basically says. I've been acting my whole life, although I haven't had the opportunity to do anything big where I live. This is something that I've been wanting to do since I first saw the show. Is there any special training I would have to go through, and when and where do they audition? Don't give me any stupid answers, please.

    • ANSWER:
      The Walking Dead is filmed in Atlanta and the zombies are cast by a local extras agency. From what I understand 1000's of people applied to be extras in the Atlanta area when they where shooting. Normally, only locals are used because this is for an extra role which means minimum wage and shoots at short notice, sometimes only 1 day notice. The show seems to shoot during early summer, or at least they did in 2010 and 2011. So it should be coming up shortly for 2012

      here is the season 2 casting call. http://blogs.ajc.com/the-buzz/2011/06/23/the-walking-dead-needs-extras/

      they used the same email for season 1 as well

  24. QUESTION:
    when is Project Runway season 9 going to start?
    i can't wait for the next season of project runway! does anyone know when it's coming back?

    • ANSWER:
      I found a blog on wordpress.com that says its probably going to be awhile b/c according to Heidi Klum they film in June and July....

      **JANUARY 2011 UPDATE** According to this short video of Heidi, they haven’t started filming Season 9 yet. “We always film in June and July,” she says while signing autographs. So it sounds like it’s going to a A LONG TIME before we see it. **END UPDATE**

  25. QUESTION:
    What does the ending of Sleeping Beauty (2011) mean?
    I just watched this film and I don't really get it. Nothing I've read online makes sense either. What's the ending all about? Is there a point trying to be made? Did the man kill himself, and why?

    • ANSWER:
      The film is analogous to the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale (hence the name of the film, of course). It's important to keep this in mind to understand the film's ending. The client who kills himself at the end is the equivalent of the fairy tale's prince.

      (It is clear that the client commits suicide (or at least knows that death is likely) at the end - Lucy's employer asks "Are you sure?" before he drinks the concoction, and shows no surprise when she returns to find him dead. The explanation for the drink killing him when it only makes Lucy sleep is: a) he takes more of it; and b) he is too decrepit to survive it (during the film Lucy's employer repeatedly asks her whether she is feeling healthy before she takes the drink, signifying that the drink is dangerous if one is not in good health.)

      Earlier in the film, the client describes a short story about a person who had died inside, for whom life had entirely lost its vitality, and who was finally awoken only by proximity to death - the trauma of a car accident in which the driver of his car died beside him. The accident brings the short story's protagonist back to life - he can feel human sensations again, as opposed to the dull nothingness which had been his entire experience for years.

      The client explains how much this story means to him, having experienced a kind of sleeping life himself.

      Lucy is of course like the short story's protagonist: sleepwalking through life, dead inside. There are only two occasions on which Lucy shows any substantial emotion, any sign of being alive.

      One is when Birdman is dying; but it is not quite enough to wake her.

      Only in the final scene does she awaken. Lucy is 'kissed' awake by Clara (giving her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). Seeing death beside her she starts screaming gutturally, in striking contrast to her behaviour throughout the rest of the film. This entirely new response to the world signifies that she has finally woken from her sleep, that she is alive again and is experiencing life in all its potential intensity and vitality. (The screams also sound just like those of a new-born baby, symbolising her rebirth). The prince's act woke her, just as the proximity to death woke the protagonist in his beloved short story.

      The client, having failed to wake himself after a lifetime of nothingness, chose to sacrifice himself to save Lucy, to save another from the life that he had endured; and he is thereby her prince.

      (An alternative interpretation is that he inadvertently became Lucy's prince. It is clear that he and Clara expected him to die at the end, but he was perhaps risking death in order to wake himself up from his own 'living sleep' (an overdose being a substitute for being in a near-miss car accident). On this interpretation he still serves symbolically as Lucy's prince, even if he did not deliberately save her.)

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there any upcoming Student Film Festivals?
    I'm looking for a student film festival past April for a short film. Besides SoCal Student Film festival.

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go.
      http://www.bestuniversities.com/blog/2011/10-great-student-film-festivals-for-fans-and-filmmakers/

  27. QUESTION:
    Can anyone submit a film to the Los Angeles Film Festival?
    Also, tell me a little about it please.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. you can submit feature films, Short films, music videos or high school shorts. entry fees are , , and no charge respectively. for more informantion go to http://www.filmindependent.org/content/2011-los-angeles-film-festival-submission-guidelines

  28. QUESTION:
    what is every single movie Angelina Jolie has played in?
    Angelina Jolie is my favorite actress. I love all the movies she is in, but i want to know all the movies she has been in. I only know the recent ones. She is a role model to me. So i just want to know so that i can she the movies she played in.

    • ANSWER:
      Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (2011) (filming) (voice) .... Tigress
      # The Tourist (2011) (post-production) .... Elise

      # Salt (2010) .... Evelyn Salt

      # Wanted (2008) .... Fox
      # Changeling (2008) .... Christine Collins
      # Kung Fu Panda (2008) (voice) .... Tigress
      ... aka "Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
      # Beowulf (2007) .... Grendel's Mother
      ... aka "Beowulf: An IMAX 3D Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
      ... aka "Beowulf: The IMAX Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
      # A Mighty Heart (2007) .... Mariane Pearl
      # The Good Shepherd (2006) .... Margaret 'Clover' Russell
      # Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) .... Jane Smith
      # Alexander (2004) .... Olympias
      ... aka "Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut" - USA (recut version)
      ... aka "Alexander: Director's Cut" - USA (censored version)
      # The Fever (2004) .... Revolutionary
      # Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) .... Franky
      # Shark Tale (2004) (voice) .... Lola
      # Taking Lives (2004) .... Illeana
      # Beyond Borders (2003) .... Sarah Jordan
      # Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) .... Lara Croft
      # Life or Something Like It (2002) .... Lanie Kerrigan
      # Original Sin (2001) .... Julia Russell / Bonny Castle
      # Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) .... Lara Croft
      ... aka "Tomb Raider" - USA (short title)
      # Tomb Raider Live (2000) (V) .... Lara Croft
      # Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) .... Sara 'Sway' Wayland

      # Girl, Interrupted (1999) .... Lisa Rowe
      # The Bone Collector (1999) .... Amelia Donaghy
      # Pushing Tin (1999) .... Mary Bell
      # Playing by Heart (1998) .... Joan
      # Hell's Kitchen (1998) .... Gloria McNeary
      ... aka "Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C." - USA (alternative title)
      # Gia (1998) (TV) .... Gia Carangi
      # Playing God (1997) .... Claire
      # George Wallace (1997) (TV) .... Cornelia Wallace
      # True Women (1997) (TV) .... Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods
      # Foxfire (1996) .... Legs Sadovsky
      # Mojave Moon (1996) .... Eleanor 'Elie' Rigby
      # Love Is All There Is (1996) .... Gina Malacici
      # Hackers (1995) .... Kate Libby / 'Acid Burn'
      # Without Evidence (1995) .... Jodie Swearingen
      # Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II - Picture Show (1994) (V) (uncredited) .... (music video 'Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through')
      # Cyborg 2 (1993) .... Casella 'Cash' Reese
      ... aka "Glass Shadow" - USA (DVD title)
      # Alice & Viril (1993) .... Alice
      # Angela & Viril (1993) .... Angela

      # Lookin' to Get Out (1982) (as Angelina Jolie Voight) .... Tosh

  29. QUESTION:
    How has Charlie Chaplin impacted the Silent Era?
    How did he influence the Silent Era?

    What is the significant of "The Tramp" character and how did it impact silent movies?

    Thank you for taking the time in answering!

    Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      Charles Chaplin's impact in the Silent Era was tremendous.

      "Chaplin's "tramp" character is possibly the most imitated on all levels of entertainment. Chaplin once entered a "Chaplin look-alike" competition and did not make the final round. The influence of his 'Tramp' character could be seen on other artists and media providers. Beginning early on there were many tributes, and parodies made. E. C. Segar's 1916 comic strip "Charlie Chaplin's Comedy Capers" is an early example. Segar's 'Chaplin' comics would later be collected in 1917 into five books, precursors of the later comic book format. Two different animated cartoon series also starred 'Charlie' a tramp character, the first a series of nine shorts from 1916 by Movca Film Service. And later ten films by the Pat Sullivan Studio from 1918–1919, which would later use the 'Charlie/Charley' gestures to create Felix the Cat, the character made one later appearance in one of Felix's 1923 cartoons "Felix in Hollywood".

      * From 1917 to 1918, silent film actor Billy West made more than 20 films as a comedian precisely imitating Chaplin's tramp character, makeup and costume.
      * The third of composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann's 1929–30 composition Wachsfigurenkabinett: Fünf kleine Opern (Waxworks: Five Little Operas) is entitled 'Chaplin-Ford-Trot', and features the character of Charlie Chaplin (in a speaking rather than operatic role).
      * Kamal Haasan moulded his character "Chaplin Chellappa" on Chaplin in the Tamil film Punnagai Mannan
      * In 1985, Chaplin was honoured with his image on a postage stamp of the United Kingdom, and in 1994 he appeared on a United States postage stamp designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.
      * John Woo directed a parody film of Chaplin's "The Kid" called Hua ji shi dai (1981), also known as "Laughing Times."
      * A minor planet, 3623 Chaplin, discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina in 1981, is named after Chaplin.
      * In 1992, a film was made about Chaplin's life entitled Chaplin, directed by Oscar-winner Richard Attenborough, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., in an Oscar-nominated performance, and Geraldine Chaplin playing the part of Charlie Chaplin's mother, her own grandmother.
      * In 2001, British comedian Eddie Izzard played Chaplin in Peter Bogdanovich's film, The Cat's Meow, which speculated about the still-unsolved death of producer Thomas H. Ince during a yachting party thrown by William Randolph Hearst, of which Chaplin was a guest.
      * On 15 April 2011, a day before his 122nd birthday anniversary, Google celebrated this with a special Google Doodle video on its global and other country-wide homepages."

      Good luck to you and have a pleasant day.

  30. QUESTION:
    What has Tabrett Bethell been doing since Legend of the Seeker?
    She was the super hot Mord Sith in season 2 of Legend of the Seeker. She's Australian. Whats she doing now?

    • ANSWER:
      Tabrett hasn't done all that much. She had an Australian Indy film released, called "The Clinic". It got some indy play, and is set for DVD release in August 2011.
      She was in a North American pilot TV show called "Poe" which was not picked up by the network.
      She's in an upcoming short called "Sanctuary" of which there is not too much info yet.

      Best place to follow Tabrett Bethell is at the fansite called CaptivatedByTabrett.com

  31. QUESTION:
    Where can I find out about acting auditions?
    I am 13 and I would love to make it as an actress. I know that lots of people say this, but I don't expect to get famous, I would just like minor parts, or even to be an extra, does anybody know how I can find out about auditions? I am not currently in a drama group, but I am looking for a suitable one to join, if they help. Thanks :)
    Also, does anyone know about any good acting books, to help me a bit further? Thanks again :)

    • ANSWER:
      Be careful about online audition websites, as some of them can be scams. Get a copy of Contacts: Spotlight 2011 (search it on the Internet). It contains lots of agents for children/teens/adults. Write to them, send them a few photographs and your CV. If they're interested, they'll ask for an audition. Ask me if you need advice about the auditions because I've been to them before(: You'll probably be asked to do a monologue or a short acting piece at the audition, if you get one.

      But before all this, do an acting class and try to get more experience. Student films/plays are good for your CV. An agency is more likely to take you if you have a bigger CV.

  32. QUESTION:
    Who plays the girl with long white hair from harry potter and the order of the phoenix?
    Im watching that movie right now and i just wanted to know her name in the movie and her real name , thatsss all!

    • ANSWER:
      Luna Lovegood is played by actress Evanna Lynch, known for appearences in:

      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Played by Evanna Lynch
      ... aka "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3D" - USA (3-D version)
      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) Played by Evanna Lynch
      ... aka "The Deathly Hallows" - USA (short title)

      Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Played by Evanna Lynch
      ... aka "HP and the HBP" - International (English title) (informal short title)
      ... aka "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: An IMAX 3D Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
      ... aka "The Half-Blood Prince" - USA (short title)
      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Played by Evanna Lynch
      ... aka "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The IMAX Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
      ... aka "The Order of the Phoenix" - USA (short title)
      Video-game:
      Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) (VG) Played by Evanna Lynch
      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) (VG) Played by Evanna Lynch

      Luna Lovegood is a Ravenclaw student and is one of Harry Potter's close friends. She is often picked on because of her unconventional beliefs and approach to life. While this torment usually only goes as far as people calling her 'Loony', it has also included people pushing her down stairs and theft of her things. Luna is extremely good-hearted and treats such acts as mere fun. She saw her mother die when she was little and therefore can see thestrals, toward which she feels a particular affection. Her father, Xenophilus Lovegood, publishes the Quibbler.

      The following information comes from the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Therefore, there is no guarantee that it will be entirely accurate for the film version of Luna.

      Her father is one of the believers in the Deathly Hallows and seekers of them.

      SPOILER

      When Harry, Ron, and Hermoine visit in search of information, Xenophilus tries to betray them to the Death Eaters. He is driven to this desperate act to ransom his daughter, whom they have kidnapped. Luna, imprisoned in the dungeon of the Malfoy's home, is later rescued along with other captives by Dobby, at the cost of his own life. On returning to school, Luna becomes a leader of the DA and fights in the Battle of Hogwarts. Following the victory, she creates a diversion to help Harry have a moment to himself

  33. QUESTION:
    Why will Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows the film have 2 parts in it?
    I was reading Wikipedia and I found out that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows the film will have 2 parts in it (one released on November 19 2010 and the other one released on July 15 2011). What will be in the first part and what will be in the second and why are there two parts???

    • ANSWER:
      They've decided to split the book as there is so much detail in the last book that they want to film the film would end up being 6 hours long anyway.
      I think they've realised, finally, that by condensing the books so much (Order Of The Phoenix is the longest book, 3 times the length of Philosopher's Stone, and yet the shortest of the 6 films so far - conversely, Philosopher's Stone is the shortest book, and yet the longest film so far) they are alienating anyone who has not read the books, as they have taken so much out that the films are unintelligible, and after film 6, Harry still doesn't know what all the Horcruxes are!!
      Also, now that they realise the last film will probably generate more than billion at the box office (the films have an average of 3million), they have split the book to get an extra billion out of the franchise.
      I don't mind.
      I would rather see the films done properly and satisfy me, than leave feeling disappointed and confused.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the name of this film?
    I only saw a short part of a trailer 2 months ago. In the trailer we discover another Earth very close to our own. I think someone did something wrong here, but gets another chance on the other Earth. Whether or not everyone is duplicated on the other Earth , I don't know.
    Any thoughts? If you've seen it, was it good or bad?

    • ANSWER:
      hi there,

      "Another Earth" (2011)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1549572/
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Earth

      Mike Dennis.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can someone put the Gundam animes in order for me please?
    I've looked up on some Gundam anime series and I found A LOT. Can someone who watched it, or knows about it, put it in order from the oldest Gundam anime series to the latest Gundam series?

    • ANSWER:
      Animated series and films
      NameMediaYear(s)MSG Date
      Mobile Suit GundamTV series
      Compilation movies1979-1980
      1981-1982U.C. 0079-80
      Mobile Suit Zeta GundamTV series
      Compilation movies1985-1986
      2005-2006U.C. 0087-88
      Mobile Suit Gundam ZZTV series1986–1987U.C. 0088-89
      Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's CounterattackMovie1988U.C. 0093
      Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the PocketOVA1989U.C. 0079-80
      Super Deformed GundamMovie
      OVA
      TV series1988–1989, 1991, 1993
      1988, 1990
      1993Unknown
      Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust MemoryOVA
      Compilation movie1991-1992
      1992U.C. 0083
      Mobile Suit Gundam F91Movie1991U.C. 0123
      Mobile Suit Victory GundamTV series1993-1994U.C. 0153
      Mobile Fighter G GundamTV series1994–1995F.C. 60
      Mobile Suit Gundam WingTV series
      Compilation OVA1995-1996
      1996A.C.195
      Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS TeamOVA
      Compilation movie1996
      1998U.C. 0079
      After War Gundam XTV series1996A.W. 0015
      Gundam Wing: Endless WaltzOVA
      Compilation movie1997
      1998A.C.196
      Turn A GundamTV series
      Compilation movies1999-2000
      2002C.C. 2345
      Gundam Neo Experience 0087: Green DiversSpecialty format movie2001U.C. 0087
      Gundam EvolveAnimated shorts2001–2005various
      Mobile Suit Gundam SEEDTV series
      Compilation specials2002-2003
      2004C.E.71
      Superior Defender Gundam ForceTV series2003–2004Neotopia
      Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year WarMovies2004U.C. 0079
      Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DestinyTV series
      Compilation specials2004-2005
      2006-2007C.E.73
      Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079OVA2006U.C. 0079
      Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: StargazerONA2006C.E.73
      Mobile Suit Gundam 00TV series
      Compilation specials2007-2009
      20092307-2312 AD
      Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity FrontOVA2009U.C. 0079
      Mobile Suit Gundam UnicornOVA2010-2013 (In Production)U.C. 0096
      SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle WarriorsMovie
      TV series2010Mirisha
      Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: Awakening of the TrailblazerMovie20102314 AD
      Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning GOVA20102010 AD
      Mobile Suit Gundam AGE[17]TV Series2011-2012A.G. 115,140-142,164,201
      Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin[18]TBATBAU.C. 0079
      Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: The MovieMovieTBAC.E

      Add Gundam AGE 2011-12
      Gundam Unicorn OVA

  36. QUESTION:
    What ever happened to the jonas brothers?
    What are they doing now?

    • ANSWER:
      Nick has been doing broadway and is going to do another broadway show called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" for a few months. Joe has recently released a solo album and toured with Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale Tour. Kevin is married and I don't think he's doing much but he co hosted with Kelly Ripa recently and I heard he might be doing a reality show or directing his own short film. They haven't broken up, just taking a break to do separate things. Joe did an interview with Cambio and he said one of his new year resolutions is to make more music with his brothers.
      http://www.cambio.com/2011/12/29/joe-jonas-new-years-resolution-new-jonas-brothers-music-in-201/

  37. QUESTION:
    can anyone give me some everyday outfit ideas?
    I am 22 and kinda stuck in that phase where I'm not sure whether to shop in the juniors department or start looking in the women's department. I need some outfits that won't make me look too mature, but that don't look too young either. Any advice?

    I need one outfit for my work/internship, one for going out, one for class and one for working out.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, Hun(:

      - How about an oversized black knit jumper with leggings and boots, or a Kahmandu puffer jacket? You can wear anything with them; skirts, shorts, jeans, leggings... Anything.
      - You could wear a jacket with a long top and leggings (and whatever shoes you want).
      - You could wear a brightly colored blazer/coat (make sure it's thick and warm) with leggings. They especially look cool in electric blue! Here's Kourtney Kardashian in one. http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?q=kourtney+kardashian+blue+blazer&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1279&bih=573&tbm=isch&tbnid=fD0gUmaZ7xXU4M:&imgrefurl=http://officialkourtneyk.celebuzz.com/2011/12/a-pop-of-color/kourtney-kardashian-has-the-baby-blues-6/&docid=tQOSoI6beXHRSM&imgurl=http://cdn3.kourtneykcdn.celebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Kourtney-Kardashian-Running-Meeting-Electric-Blue-Blazer-120111-6-481x721.jpg&w=481&h=721&ei=FH7xTtL8KO3mmAXXmfiYAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=324&vpy=179&dur=279&hovh=275&hovw=183&tx=102&ty=132&sig=110315564692382644565&page=1&tbnh=158&tbnw=127&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0 That's more of a blazer than a coat, but there are also the same thing that are more like coats. Here's Abigail Breslin in one: http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?q=kourtney+kardashian+blue+blazer&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1279&bih=573&tbm=isch&tbnid=fD0gUmaZ7xXU4M:&imgrefurl=http://officialkourtneyk.celebuzz.com/2011/12/a-pop-of-color/kourtney-kardashian-has-the-baby-blues-6/&docid=tQOSoI6beXHRSM&imgurl=http://cdn3.kourtneykcdn.celebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Kourtney-Kardashian-Running-Meeting-Electric-Blue-Blazer-120111-6-481x721.jpg&w=481&h=721&ei=FH7xTtL8KO3mmAXXmfiYAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=324&vpy=179&dur=279&hovh=275&hovw=183&tx=102&ty=132&sig=110315564692382644565&page=1&tbnh=158&tbnw=127&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0
      - A cute leather jacket! http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?q=abigail+breslin+new+year%27s+eve&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=X&rls=en&biw=1279&bih=573&tbm=isch&tbnid=9gVjGKtOBHk7KM:&imgrefurl=http://www.celebuzz.com/photos/abigail-breslin-filming-new-years-eve-scene/abigail-breslin-filming-new-years-eve-scene-with-pink-helmet/&docid=4ZCD9VvCsQOJpM&imgurl=http://cdn02.cdnwp.celebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/07/Abigail-Breslin-Filming-New-Years-Eve-Scene-With-Pink-Helmet-435x580.jpg&w=435&h=580&ei=zn7xTrWlKsGImQXNmKihAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx

      -Etri<3

  38. QUESTION:
    Was episode 25 of Ao No Exorcist the last episode for the anime?
    I know it probably is the end, but I'm hoping they might add to it because I really love the series. Both Manga and Anime.

    • ANSWER:
      Ao no Exorcist ended with 25 episodes.

      There are however Ao no Exorcist Specials. Ura Eku, extra short anime included in Blu-ray and the DVD releases of Ao no Exorcist. So far only 4 episodes have been released out of a total of 10 - so these specials are currently airing.

      There is also a side story special episode called Ao no Exorcist: Kuro no Iede. It is just 1 episode that will air October 26, 2011.

      AND, according to Jump Square magazine, Ao no Exorcist was announced to get an anime movie adaptation.

      http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-30/blue-exorcist-anime-film-green-lit

  39. QUESTION:
    Looking for zombie movies that not old enough that make me bored to watch.?
    I need something like latest zombie movies like "I am Legend" in the year 2007.

    Please tell me some of your suggestion.

    I don't give a crap about zombie movies you will gave me that in 1970-1999 even you say it's nice to watch.

    I've just only wanted to watch something like new or not old.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a list of some off the top of my head. Most are commonly known movies. There may be a few you may not know of. All of these are my favorites.

      Mutants 2009 (French-subtitled)
      Blood Creek 2010
      Zombies & Cigarettes 2009 (Spanish-subtitled)
      I Love Sara Jane (Short movie- 15 minutes long)
      The Horde (French-Subtitled) 2009
      Walking Dead Season 1 & 2 (February 2012 new season)
      Doghouse 2009 (British-horror comedy similar to Shaun of the Dead)
      Stake Land 2010 (Zombie like vampires)
      Dead Set (British tv series. Find it on Youtube) 2008
      Rammbock Berlin 2010 (French-subtitled)
      Pontypool 2008
      Zombie Land 2009
      Shaun of the Dead 2004 (British comedy)
      Dawn of the Dead 2004
      Day of the Dead 2008
      Land of the Living Dead 2005
      28 days later 2002
      28 weeks Later 2007
      Dead Snow 2009
      Quarantine 1 & 2 American Version (Part 2 is better then part 1)
      Rec 1 & 2 2007 & 2009
      Bite Me (Youtube- short film comedy)
      Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (Book series turning in to a movie-short clips can be found on Youtube)
      Resident Evil 1-3
      The Dead Walk (Short movie - 5 minutes)
      The Dead 2011
      A.D. 2010 (animated)
      Cabin Fever 2002
      Primal 2010 (Somewhat corny)
      Crazies 2010
      Splinter 2008
      30 Days of Night 2007 (Zombie like vampires
      30 Days of Night 2 2011

      None Zombie Movies. Post apocalyptic or pandemic movies.
      Carriers 2009
      The Invasion 2007
      Blindness 2008
      The Andromeda Strain 2008
      Book of Eli 2010
      Children of Men 2006
      Contagion 2010
      The Road 2009
      The Happening 2008
      Ruins 2008
      The Thaw 2009
      Right At Your Door 2006
      Survivors BBC TV Series
      The Thing 2010
      Doomsday 2008

  40. QUESTION:
    where can i watch a replay of mtv movie awards 2011 online?
    i wasn't able to watch it live streaming. does anyone know where i can watch the replay online for free, without downloading anything? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The entire show on demand is on their official site:
      http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/660128/host-jason-sudeikis-introduces-an-opening-short-film.jhtml#id=1664147

  41. QUESTION:
    Should I write a book or Graphic novel?
    I was inspired to write a book. By a certain music artist. Its a murder/fantasy story based on love, deception, and god like beings. The story is very dark and powerful. Its binding in a sense of how the characters are enveloped in happiness and fear at the same time. Basically pushes the limits of how we question what love really is and what lengths someone will truely go.

    I want it to really play with the idea of right and wrong while getting deep into characters.

    Problems I have run into.

    1. Should I make the story a graphic novel or book? The graphic novel would support imagery and could bring cult followings on an artistic level. Where as a book could make it iconic as well. Books to movies seem to be the fad these days...

    2. How do I write it> I have no idea how to write a book or graphic novel and don't wanna go about it the wrong way. I want this to be professional.

    The idea is to make it first a graphic novel or book. And then make it an indie film. Both will follow very closely to one another. The film will just target a larger audience and show what the characters look like in my brain. How the chapters really played out as far as. What did the kitchen look like or the look of the street the characters may have lived on. The cinematography would really help enhance the book.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow. That is a tough goal.

      I'll go the lazy route and just answer your questions.

      1) It's really up to you. The graphic novel will get it noticed quicker (who doesn't like comics? they're much more eye grabbing), but it's WAY more difficult. I'm not kidding here, it really is. A big factor in this is: How good is your drawing? Can you sketch? Ink? How long does it take you for best quality? Unless you're planning on paying someone to do it for you, and then you have to make sure you pic someone who's art style matches an whom you can afford. A lot of variables here. Not to mention you have to actually write the story-which is extremely difficult with-in itself.

      2) If you have never written before, you have no idea what you're in for. I've written quite a few stories, and it takes A LOT of time. You have to thoroughly think out each character, their setting and so on. (I write sci-fi, and that's a bit more difficult then normal though) It will take AT LEAST a year. And it will be extremely taxing on your person life. If you have a full time job or school I doubt it's gonna be that short of a time. Most likely at least three years just for the draft. It also effects who you are, especially if you're writing about characters who are mean ect. If you're doing it right you'll tend to pick up your characters' traits. This is because you're putting yourself in their shoes.

      If you're still with me you can always google up some resources. Here's a couple to get you started:

      http://www.bookcoachpress.com/writing-help/start-writing.html
      http://www.makingcomics.com/2011/10/26/10-things-to-do-before-starting-a-comic-or-graphic-novel/

      Please keep in mind that it's unlikely your dream will come true, let alone in one shot. Be prepared to make a sequel or another book. Your dream will certainly never come true if you don't fight nail and tooth for it, so keep it up!

      Hope this helped! Have fun!!

  42. QUESTION:
    What does the video Hold It Against me by Britney Spears mean?
    I just watched the video Hold it Against me by Britney
    spears and it was wild and confusing.
    I did not understand the meaning because to me
    (personal opinion) the lyrics did not match the video.
    Please explain the video to me!
    <3

    • ANSWER:
      The main idea behind the video is that Britney is crashing down to Earth as a meteorite, trying to find fame on Earth.

      The video starts with the meteorite falling through space to Earth, in 2011, and lighting up a city when it lands. After this, black-and-white interspersed scenes of Britney getting ready in a soundstage are shown, while the words "Britney Spears" and "Hold It Against Me" come up.

      Britney Spears is then seen in the soundstage, while her dancers are getting dressed around her. They are surrounded by cameras and lights. As the first chorus begins, Spears appears wearing a white wedding dress inside a cylinder-shaped metal room with wires, and surrounded by television monitors playing her past music videos. When the second verse begins, Spears sings wearing sparkly red skull-shaped shoulder pads, with dozens of microphones around her.

      A pastiche of following scenes alternates between Britney Spears dancing on a soundstage, singing with the microphones and a scene of just red lips, a reference to the opening shot of the 1975 film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".
      After, Britney is also seen ascending through the metal room, while four eyeless dancers in white emerge from below her dress. Then, two versions of Britney, both wearing blue and red dresses with flowing trains, are seen fighting each other. After this, Color shoots on to Britney's dress, two britney's are still shown fighting, and Britney, Wearing the wedding dress covered in paint falls to the ground, and then both versions of Spears, as well as her in the wedding dress, fall exhausted to the ground. While interspersed scenes of Spears in the soundstage are shown,
      Britney and the other versions of herself start to wake up.

      The final scene shows Spears dressed in a short black dress with her dancers on a stage, with confetti and fire around them
      The video ends with a question mark.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there going to be a new season of project runway?
    I ♥ that show so does anyone know if i got canceled or if it is coming back or something?

    • ANSWER:
      I found a blog on wordpress.com that says its probably going to be awhile b/c according to Heidi Klum they film in June and July....

      **JANUARY 2011 UPDATE** According to this short video of Heidi, they haven’t started filming Season 9 yet. “We always film in June and July,” she says while signing autographs. So it sounds like it’s going to a A LONG TIME before we see it. **END UPDATE**

      **MARCH 2011 UPDATE** “Project Runway” Season 9 is now casting! According to Blogging Project Runway, “Application deadline is April 15th and auditions will begin in late April.” Here’s the pdf link for the application: http://www.bunim-murray.com/PR9Application.pdf.

  44. QUESTION:
    What's the single best movie you've seen that's under 90 minutes long?
    Only one.

    For me, A Short Film About Killing.

    BQ: Yay or nay: Asking non movie questions in the movie section as BQs?
    BQ2: Happy birthday to Paul Newman. Favourite movie starring him?
    BQ3: What Oscar nomination annoys you the most, for the 2012 oscars (for movies in 2011)?

    • ANSWER:
      I referenced my top 100, and the only film in it UNDER 90 minutes was Fantastic Mr. Fox

      BQ- YAY, but to an extent
      BQ2- great great great fantastic actor. one of my favorites, The Hustler
      BQ3- The Tree of Life- best picture

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the newest (2011) lifetime movie network movies?
    a list of them from this year please.
    AND when is the next new one going to air? Any anytime soon? :) thanks

    • ANSWER:
      2011
      1.Perfectly Prudence (January 8, 2011)
      2.Backyard Wedding (January 22, 2011)
      3.Goodnight for Justice (January 29, 2011)
      4.A Valentine's Date (February 4, 2011)
      5.Smooch (February 5, 2011)
      6.Accidentally in Love (February 12, 2011)
      7.Time after Time (March 19, 2011)
      8.The Shunning (April 16, 2011)
      9.Three Weeks, Three Kids (May 7, 2011)
      10.The Edge of the Garden (May 14, 2011)
      11.A Crush on You (June 11, 2011)
      12.Rock the House (June 18, 2011)
      13.Keeping Up with The Randalls (July 9, 2011)
      14.The Cabin (July 30, 2011)
      15.Honeymoon for One (June 13, 2011)
      16.William & Kate: A Royal Love Story (August 27, 2011)
      17.Love Begins (September 17, 2011)
      18.Love's Everlasting Courage (October 1, 2011)
      19.Finding a Family (October 15, 2011)
      20.Oliver's Ghost (October 22, 2011)
      21.The Good Witch's Family (October 29, 2011)
      22.Fixing Pete (Unknown, 2011)
      23.The Wildss (short film) (Unknown, 2011)

      The dates in quotations are the first air dates so from August 27-October 29 will be the new movies premiering. P.S. I love Hallmark movies too!

  46. QUESTION:
    How many movies has Josh Hutcherson been in and what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Film

      YearTitleRoleNotes
      2003American SplendorRobin
      2004Motocross KidsTJNominated-Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast (shared with Motocross Kids Cast)
      2004Howl's Moving CastleMarklVoice role: English version
      2004The Polar ExpressHero BoyYoung Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a New Medium (shared with The Polar Express Cast)
      2005One Last RideJoey
      2005Kicking & ScreamingBucky Weston
      2005Little ManhattanGabe
      2005Zathura: A Space AdventureWalterYoung Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor
      Nominated-Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
      2006RVCarl MunroNominated-Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
      2007Bridge to TerabithiaJesse AaronsYoung Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
      Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast (shared with Bridge to Terabithia Cast)
      Nominated-Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
      2007Firehouse DogShane Fahey
      2008FragmentsJimmy Jaspersen
      2008Journey to the Center of the EarthSean AndersonYoung Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
      2009Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's AssistantSteve
      2010The Kids Are All RightLaserBreakthrough of the Year Award for Breakthrough Actor in Film
      Chlotrudis Award for Best Cast (shared with The Kids Are All Right Cast)
      Nominated-Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast (shared with The Kids Are All Right Cast)
      Nominated-Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Ensemble (shared with The Kids Are All Right Cast)
      Nominated-Gotham Award for Best Cast Ensemble (shared with The Kids Are All Right Cast)
      Nominated-Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Youth in Film
      Nominated-Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast (shared with The Kids Are All Right Cast)
      Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (shared with The Kids Are All Right Cast)
      Nominated-Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble (shared with The Kids Are All Right Cast)
      2011DetentionClapton Davis
      2012Journey 2: The Mysterious IslandSean Anderson
      2012The Hunger GamesPeeta Mellark
      2012CarmelJoshua
      2012Red DawnRobertCompleted
      20127 días en La HabanaTeddy AtkinsPost-Production
      Television

      YearTitleRoleNotes
      2002Becoming GlenYoung GlenTV Movie
      House BlendNicky HarperTV Movie
      ERMattEpisode: "First Snowfall"
      2003The DivisionMatthew InwoodEpisode: "Till Death Do Us Part"
      Miracle DogsCharlie LoganTV Movie
      Wilder DaysChris MorseTV Movie
      Nominated-Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actor
      Line of FireDonny RawlingsEpisode: "Take the Money and Run"
      2004Eddie's FatherEddie CorbettTV Movie
      Party WagonToad E. BartleyVoice role; TV Movie
      Justice LeagueVan-El / Young Bruce WayneVoice role; Episode: "For the Man Who Has Everything"
      2010The Third RuleChuckShort film
      Producer

      YearTitleRole
      2011DetentionExecutive producer

  47. QUESTION:
    What pg is harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2?
    ?

    • ANSWER:
      On 16 June 2011, Part 2 received a 12A certificate from the British Board of Film Classification, who note that the film "contains moderate threat, injury detail and language", becoming the only Potter film to receive a warning for "injury detail". A runtime of 130 minutes was also announced via the BBFC website, making it the shortest Harry Potter film since Order of the Phoenix (2007).[35] The film received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America for "some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images"

  48. QUESTION:
    Anyone else interested in when we will see the new Hobbit movie?
    17 academy awards, that says it all. The Hobbit movie, where is it? are they going to wait until there may be little interest? Anyone know if and when we may expect it . LOTR rules!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if it had been Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh doing the honours, yes. But the fact that they've involved that mad Mexican makes me wonder if it's not going to turn into some unpleasant Pans Labyrinth/Hell Boy hybrid.

      Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy either of those two films. I'm just saying that they're not my idea of Tolkien's creation, and I'm aware of the mess that the Alien(s) franchise got into once Scott and Cameron left the scene.

      Also, the fact they were able to adapt LOTR into three (admittedly overlong) movies, but that the much shorter The Hobbit has been expanded into two, seems a bit too much like a money making exercise. (My guess: part 1 "There", part 2 "And Back Again")

      Also, it's hard to see how they'll manage to find someone to fill Ian Holm's considerable "shoes" as the young Bilbo, and Sir Ian McKellen isn't getting any younger as Gandalf. (You just need to look at the muck that was made of Hannibal Lecter when they first tried to make Tony Hopkins look younger, by making him wear a pony tail, and then replacing him with the totally inadequate Gaspard Ulliel, to see how badly things can go wrong.)

      Maybe it won't turn out as bad as the signs might suggest, though.

      We can only hope so.

      Edit: When to expect them? Part 1 - 2011, Part 2 - 2012, and if they follow the LOTR pattern, they'll be out over the Christmas holiday season.

  49. QUESTION:
    How to Record GameCube to VHS tape?
    VCR. I know we're in 2011, but I have a VCR in my home, so I may as well use it. Anyway, does anyone know how I can record Nintendo GameCube Gameplay to a VHS tape? I tried, but the part of the tape where I filmed it just went blank. Does anyone know how I can record what's going on in AV1 to a VHS tape, instead of just TV?

    • ANSWER:
      Its pretty simple.

      You need to buy 3 RCA Y splitter cables and 3 short (maybe about 5ft long) RCA cables.

      1. Plug the Gamecube RCA cable into the back of the console.

      2. Connect one RCA Y cable to each red, white, and yellow RCA cable from the Gamecube. Each colored cable end should no resemble the letter 'Y' with the Gamecube plugged into the lower portion and the 2 upper portions are not plugged into anything (open).

      3. Plug one of the 'Y' ends directly to the RCA input of the TV and the other directly to the RCA input of the VCR. Do this with all three RCA cables. Make sure that you match colors. You may need extra RCA cables to make these attachment.

      4. Turn on the Gamecube and TV to check everything is plugged in correctly. If you see a picture and can hear the game, then it is plugged in correctly.

      5. Turn on your VCR, set it to record from the video input. Insert, start your game and record it.

      You can purchase all supplies at Radio Shack.

      samples of RCA 'Y' splitters can be found here:
      http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=rca+y+splitter&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=3069990479&ref=pd_sl_5kruerhbk6_b

      4.

  50. QUESTION:
    When is harry potter the ultimate edition coming out in uk?
    I know they have came out in the usa a year ago but when are they coming out in the uk they look brilliant.
    The 3rd is my favorite.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I should imagine they're going to wait until the last film comes out next year, and then they'll release all the extended editions as one almighty box set, with individual films available in the run up to Christmas 2011.
      I would treat them with a bit of caution though, as it's likely there will be future editions, just as with Lord Of The Rings.
      It would be wonderful if the studios would stop treating us with such contempt, and just release an ultimate edition right away, rather than fleece us with endless editions - theatrical edition, extended edition, ultimate edition, director's cut, 2-disc collector's edition, etc. etc.
      Still, I would love to see the extended versions, particularly of 3 and 4. I'm like you - 3 is my favourite. The pacing, the effects, the music - it's just the best.
      Since then the Potter films have all been a bit 'cut-and-paste', especially the Maze task in film 4.
      And 5 and 6 have been so disjointed it's as though they've just randomly torn 120 pages out of the books and gone '...let's film those bits'. It's a shame, as it's unlikely the series will ever be filmed again, so I can't understand why they've not made the films longer and more coherent. For goodness sake - 5 is the longest book, but the shortest of the films so far , 1 is the shortest book, but the longest of the films so far.
      Anyway, rant over. The best I can do is suggest keeping an eye on Amazon for details of upcoming releases.


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