Empty Sky Film

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    The film Inception is really f*cking with my head, How do i know anything exists other than myself?
    Taking Descartes axiom of his philosohpy
    Every interaction could just be like Vanilla sky (film where the main character has created his own reality in his mind which he is unaware of) or The Matrix (simulation of reality that we are all unaware of). & Now Inception has come along and made me think that maybe i'm just in a dream the whole time completely unaware of it.

    So how do i resolve these unlikely but still tricky potential realities?

    • ANSWER:
      This is more easily understandable if one considers the actual structure of an atom and the scale and placement of its components. If one takes into account the fact that the neutrons and protons form a dense cluster at the center of the atom and that the electrons orbit in such a way that huge spaces exist between them and the nucleus it becomes clear that the atoms that make up seemingly solid objects are made up of 99+ percent empty space at any given moment.

      This alone does not seem too important until you add the idea that the atoms that make up many seemingly solid objects are more of a loose conglomeration that share a similar attraction but never really touch each other.

      At first glance this does not really seem relevant, but closer analysis reveals that this adds a tremendous amount of empty space to solid objects that are already made up of atoms that could be thought of as 99 percent space. When so-called solid objects are seen in this light it becomes apparent that may not be the seemingly solid objects they appear to us to be.

      We ourselves are not exceptions to this phenomenon.

      These seemingly solid objects are more like ghostly images that we interpret as solid objects based on our perceptual conclusions.

      From this one could conclude that Perception is some sort of a trick that helps us to take these ghostly images and turns them into a world we can associate and interact with. This clever device seems to be a creation of our intellect that enables us to interact with each other in what appears to be a three dimensional reality.

      I want to add that this is based on my own personal way of looking at the situation and was never intended to be a physics lesson.

      Love and blessings Don

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some good camera angles and shots for this particular part of my film?
    I have a post apocalyptic film nearing it's wrap up, but all we need to do is film the beginning sequence of my main character trekking the abandoned streets and back yards of a small town. He is obviously alone to some extent (no, this isn't a typical zombie apocalypse movie). I need some good ideas for some shots and angles that will express his aloneness and make him seem isolated. It goes without saying that oblique angles will be the exact opposite of what I need, that's more of a mess around thing. This part of my film needs to be serious, show loneliness, and sort of scare the viewer or put them in the protagonists shoes. All of my ideas have already been written down and storyboards and I'm afraid it won't be enough. In other words, I'm all out of creative juices. Any and all ideas will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      a steadicam would be your best friend here, but considering you are using yahoo to get answers, i am assuming you don't have the budget...the best way to "put the audience in the protagonist's shoes" is to go hand-held (this is where the steadicam would help), and have the shots of desolate streets be fromthe character's pov. maybe after an opening series of pov shots, in different areas, moving of course, cut to a wide locked-off, with the protagonist framed center (or even off to 1/3 of the frame) in a vast, empty landscape? a pan up to the sky, after that cut, would be effective, as well.

  3. QUESTION:
    Who is the artist? 2008 VW Jetta commercial where the guy is driving with his kid?
    Just saw this commercial and am dying to know who did the soundtrack for it. The guy is apparently driving his kid around, trying to calm him (and, go figure, the rev of the engine is supposedly quieting the child...)
    Must be the 2008 Jetta. I've googled it and have come up empty handed.

    Anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a link to watch the commercials: http://www.vw.com/jetta/films/en/us/#/WVBJ70162a/low/

      Its by Wilco, I think the song is "Sky"

  4. QUESTION:
    What is playing during the Afghanistan scene in the movie, Brothers? When Sam is filming?
    I can't find the soundtrack list anywhere, and I know it's a song sung by a female artist.

    • ANSWER:
      Was it Empty Sky?

  5. QUESTION:
    How did they film the empty street scene at the start of Vanilla Sky?
    just curious...because for a similar scene in 28 days later, they closed a bridge in london for two minutes to shoot the scene...

    • ANSWER:
      In order to shoot the opening sequence of Vanilla Sky (which was not digitially created), the production was given permission to close Times Square in the late night/early morning hours one Sunday. The only digital modification of the scene was changing the NASDAQ news ticker to avoid dating the film through the coverage of the presidential election.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the six different ways to show space in art?
    Also, if you can, please post a web address that shows a picture that exemplifies these six different techniques. Thank you!
    What are the six different ways to show space in art?

    • ANSWER:
      blue sky in painting
      empty spaces in sculpture (like 'holes')
      silence in music
      use of space in dance, movement/choreography
      perspective in photography
      close-up in film
      (no idea whether this is what you mean...)

  7. QUESTION:
    What do you think of the film Donnie Darko?
    this film fascinates me. it would be nice to know what others think and also if any of you understand or have used this site - www.donniedarkofilm.com - please try it and lemme know if you can figure it out?
    im amazed by donnie darko but the only scary thing is, in the same way donnie seems to be detached from the world and empty sometimes, i am too, which is why i relate so well to it because i often look at the sky and wonder is any of it even real?

    • ANSWER:
      One of my favorite films precisely because it so eloquently taps into the feelings that you speak of. Plus, from a purely film making point of view, wonderful cinematography & sound.

      Thanks for bringing the site to my attention, I am just beginning to explore it. It's an interesting gimmick.....and now i want to watch the movie again.

  8. QUESTION:
    Favourite books that have been made into movies?
    Looking for some books to read and I wanna explore those that have been adapted into films. A list would be nice but I want to know your favourite. More details on whether you think the film did the book justice would be nice.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm too lazy to type so I'm gonna copy the plot summary from amazon if you don't mind :D
      I love all of these books and movie adaptations. I prefer Fight Club book ending. Night Watch movie kinda mixed plots from the first and second books so it was a little confusing but they are all great.

      1. Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137523/

      "THE FIRST RULE about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.
      Every weekend, in the basements and parking lots of bars across the country, young men with whitecollar jobs and failed lives take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded just as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter, and dark, anarchic genius, and it's only the beginning of his plans for violent revenge on an empty consumer-culture world."

      2. Cormac McCarthy - The Road

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/

      "A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece.
      A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.
      The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, “each the other’s world entire,” are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation."

      3. Ellis Bret Easton - American Psycho

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144084/

      "Patrick Bateman is Harvard-educated and intelligent. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. His nights he spends in ways we cannot begin to fathom - doing impermissible things to women. He is living his own "American Dream". "

      4. Ian Mcewan - Atonement

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0783233/

      "On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper’s son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony’s sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge.
      By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl’s scheming imagination. And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will color her entire life."

      5. Neil Gaiman - Coraline

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327597/

      "In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door . . . and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.
      Only different.
      The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer. And there's another mother and father there who want Coraline to be their little girl. They want to change her and keep her with them. . . . Forever. "

      6. Sergei Lukyanenko - Night Watch

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403358/

      "Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. "

      7. Stieg Larsson - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy 1)

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568346/

      "Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption."

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  9. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a(n) RC helicopter with a camera?
    I'm looking for something of decent quality without emptying my entire wallet.
    Thx

    • ANSWER:
      xheli.com has high quality RC Heli's at affordable prices. They even sell cameras for them. However, if you have never flown a RC Heli, it's not something you can pull out of the box and film a movie with. It takes a lot to set up, tune, and hours and hours of flight time. Just remember it's a piece of plastic that can fall from the sky. Plastic will break when falling out of the sky. And the bigger the Heli, the easier they are to fly. Don't get the junk mini ones and stay away from Kmart, Walmart and Radio Shack. Once you break them, they are broke. Get a hobby grade Heli where you can buy replacement parts WHEN you break it. xheli.com has always been good to me. Check them out. I've been messing with RC's for 15+ years and flying a heli has been the hardest to learn and most time consuming. More time preping , repairing and tuning than actual flight time. Just a heads up.

  10. QUESTION:
    What were you doing when you saw what was happening on 9/11/01?
    I woke up, and turned on the TV, and couldn't believe my eyes. My brother had just graduated college, and got his first job working in the BofA building in Dallas(largest building in city) I kept trying to call him to tell him not to go to work. But they had already cancelled work that day. What about you, what were you doing?

    • ANSWER:
      At 8:30 am I got off my express bus at the corner of Church and Liberty Street. I went across over to Charlys - a little hole in the wall deli where I would get breakfast to go every day. Then, as I made my way towards the entrance of WTC 4, I stopped to buy some fresh semolina bread from the Amish bakery stand at the weekly farmer's market.

      I entered the shopping mall under the Trade Center and made my way to the lobby of Tower 2. I swiped my building pass and took the elevator to the 17th floor where I had worked since the summer of 1998.

      It was a totally normal morning, except that I was in the office earlier than normal due to it being our first day of classes.

      I entered the office and headed towards my cubicle at a quarter to 9. I never got there...

      There was a booming noise from above followed by and even louder one a second later and the whole building trembled. I looked up at the ceiling thinking that they had dropped some REALLY heavy equipment on the floor above us.

      Mark came tearing out of a back conference room yelling that a bomb had gone off and that we should all head for the fire station by the stairs. . When we were sure we had everyone (65 staff and 15 or 20 students/faculty) we headed down one of the staircases.

      The stairs were pretty empty and it all went pretty fast until we got about half way down and then others began to join us.
      We finally exited onto the mezzanine level of the lobby, but the security guards would not let us exit onto the plaza. They told us that it was too dangerous outside and that we should take the elevators back upstairs - our building was safe. But after looking out the glass wall onto the plaza, there was no way that was going to happen.

      The mezzanine was packed and I was pressed right up against the giant windows looking out into a nightmare. The plaza looked like a disaster film - there was all kinds of smoking debris on the ground and falling from above and there was a blizzard of papers. These things kept smacking onto the ground like little explosions. All of a sudden I realized that they were not THINGS - they were people! People were falling from the sky and hitting the ground just yards in front of me. My knees buckled and I began screaming.

      Maureen was wedged next to me and she kept me upright with a fierce grip on my arm. "We are getting out of here NOW!" she said and dragged me towards the escalator where the rest of the crowd was now rushing.

      At the lower level of the lobby we all pushed past the security guards who were telling us we could not exit into the mall and did just that. Maureen still had an iron grip on my arm and fairly dragged me along with her until we got to the same entrance I had entered less that 15 minutes before.

      We ran across Church Street and gathered on the steps of 1 Liberty Plaza - in front of the Brookes Bros. store and began a head count to make certain we had everyone from our floor. This was the first inkling we had of what had been going on.

      The ground all around us was littered with broken glass and there was paper everywhere. There were sirens all over the place and a fire trucks whizzed by us. It was also a lot hotter out than it had been on my way in. I heard people screaming and looked up. The entire top part of tower 1 was engulfed in flame and there was thick black smoke pouring out. Someone on the street said that a plane had hit it and I thought it must have been a small Cessna or corporate plane that had an accident. There were people hanging out of the windows and some just tumbled out. The nightmare I had seen on the plaza began to make a horrible sense.

      We had only been there maybe 2 or 3 minutes when there was a huge noise like a high pitched freight train barreling down on us. I looked to my left and saw another plane heading towards us from the SW. For a split second I thought it was a rescue plane but then I realized it was a freaking airliner. It was way too low and going incredibly fast. At the last second it make a wicked banking turn and slammed into the building I had just left. A second later, this unbelievable huge fireball exploded out the side of the building facing us. In that split second I understood that there had been no accident in the other tower and that we were under attack.

      I don't remember hearing the explosion as much as I felt it. It was too huge a noise to have meaning. The ground shook and there was glass falling from the Liberty Plaza building above us. A huge blast of hot air knocked me right off my feet. I think it was that moment that my mind just sort of closed down to one single focus - GET ME OUT OF HERE.

      I got up and ran. I didn't look back. I didn't look around at the debris raining down. I only saw what was right directly in front of me. I don't remember hearing anything except the voice in my head repeating over and over "Get me out of here, get me out of here, get me out of here" like a mantra. I might

  11. QUESTION:
    In the movie Brothers, What song is this, and Who sings it?
    In the movie Brother (Tobey Maguire, & Natalie Portman) There is a song played in a certain scene. Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman are lying down in their bed, before Tobey goes to war. The song continues to play while Natalie is driving the car and briefly during her stop at an elementary school. The song ends where Tobey's helicopter crashes. It is sang by a female artist with a slight country/folk sound. Please, Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Most I can do is a list of some songs that were in the movie.

      "Rocky Mountain Man"
      Written by David Manzanares
      Performed by David James
      Published and Recorded by David Manzanares (BMI)

      "Empty Sky"
      Music by BC Smith and Simon Wilcox
      Performed by Simon Wilcox
      Published by BC Smith Music (BMI) / Hypnotizing Boogie Publishing/EMI April Music (ASCAP)
      Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc.
      Courtesy of Gigamix Records

      "Eternal Father Strong to Save"
      (1860)
      United States Navy Hymn
      Traditional
      Music by John B. Dykes (uncredited)
      Lyrics by William Whiting (uncredited)

      "I've Been Working on the Railroad"
      Traditional

      "Happy Birthday to You"
      (1893)
      Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill)
      Published by Summy-Birchard Company (ASCAP)
      By Arrangement with Warner Chappell Music

      "Bad"
      (1984)
      Music and Lyrics by U2
      Produced and Engineered by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois (as Danny Lanois)
      Additional engineering by Kevin Killen
      Assistant engineer: Randy Ezratty
      Published by Universal Music Publ. Int. B.V., administered by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ.,
      Inc. (ASCAP) / Blue Mountain Music Ltd (UK) / Mother Music Ltd. (Irl)
      Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
      Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

      "Winter"
      (2009)
      Music by U2
      Lyrics by Bono
      Performed by U2
      Produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois (as Danny Lanois)
      Engineered by Declan Gaffney and Dave Emery
      Additional Keyboards by Terry Lawless and Brian Eno
      Mixed by Declan Gaffney, Dave Emery and Brian Eno
      Published by Universal Music Publ. Int. B.V., Administered by Universal - Polygram Int. Publ.,
      Inc. (ASCAP)
      Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
      Under License From Universal Music Enterprises

      "White As Snow"
      (2009) (uncredited)
      Lyrics by U2 with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
      Music: Traditional, arrangement by U2 with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
      Produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
      Engineered by Richard Rainey and Declan Gaffney
      Assisted by Chris Heaney
      Mixed by Declan Gaffney
      Assisted by Tom Hough
      French Horn: Richard Watkins
      Played at the beginning of film credits

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the song in the movie "Brothers"?
    I saw the movie Brothers the one where he goes to Iraq and gets captured and comes back. well whats the name of the song that plays at the very beginning of the movie where they're at boot camp. the slow song with the guitar.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's the IMDb listing. They usually list them in order in which they are played, so I'd check out the first couple. They're not familiar to me.

      Soundtracks for Brothers (2009/I) More at IMDbPro

      * "Rocky Mountain Man"
      Performed by David James

      * "Empty Sky"
      Performed by Simon Wilcox

      * "Eternal Father Strong to Save (United States Navy Hymn)"
      Traditional

      * "I've Been Working on the Railroad"
      Traditional

      * "Happy Birthday to You"
      By Arrangement with Warner Chappell Music

      * "Bad"
      Music and lyrics by U2

      * "Winter"
      Music by U2

      * "White As Snow"
      Lyrics by U2 with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois as Danny Lanois
      Played at the beginning of film credits

  13. QUESTION:
    what are some random questions to ask people?
    my friend is coming over for a couple of days, and there is a big event going on in the center of town, so we were thinking of going there and asking people the most random and stupid questions we could think of and recording there answers. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      1.Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.

      2.Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?

      3.Before you started this survey, what were you doing?

      4.What is the last thing you watched on TV?

      5.Without looking, guess what time it is

      6.Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?

      7.With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

      8.When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

      9.Did you dream last night?

      10.Do you remember your dreams?

      11.When did you last laugh?

      12.Do you remember why / at what?

      13.What is on the walls of the room you are in?

      14.Seen anything weird lately?

      15.What do you think of this quiz?

      16.What is the last film you saw?

      17.If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

      18.If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

      19.Tell me something about you that most people don't know.

      20.If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

      21.Do you like to dance?

      22.Would you ever consider living abroad?

      23.Does your name make any interesting anagrams?

      24.Who made the last incoming call on your phone?

      25.What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?

      26.Last time you swam in a pool?

      27.Type of music you like most?

      28.Type of music you dislike most?

      29.Are you listening to music right now?

      30.What color is your bedroom carpet?

      31.If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?

      32.What was the last thing you bought?

      33.Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?

      34.Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?

      35.Do you have a garden?

      36.Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?

      37.What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?

      38.If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?

      39.Who sent the last text message you received?

      40.Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

      41.What time is bed time?

      42.Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?

      43.How many tattoos do you have?

      44.If you don't have any, have you ever thought of getting one?

      45.What did you do for your last birthday?

      46.Do you carry a donor card?

      47.Who was the last person you ate dinner with?

      48.Is the glass half empty or half full?

      49.What's the farthest-away place you've been?

      50.When's the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?

      51.Have you ever won a trophy?

      52.Are you a good cook?

      53.Do you know how to pump your own gas?

      54.If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?

      55.Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?

      56.Do you touch-type?

      57.What's under your bed?

      58.Do you believe in love at first sight?

      59.Think fast, what do you like right now?

      60.Where were you on Valentine's day?

      61.What time do you get up?

      62.What was the name of your first pet?

      63.Who is the second to last person to call you?

      64.Is there anything going on this weekend?

      65.How are you feeling right now?

      66.What do you think about the most?

      67.What time do you get up in the morning?

      68.If you had A Big Win in the Lottery, how long would you wait to tell people?

      69.Who would you tell first?

      70.What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema?

      71.Do you sing in the shower?

      72.Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

      73.What do you do most when you are bored?

      74.What do you do for a living?

      75.Do you love your job?

      76.What did you want to be when you grew up?

      77.If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be?

      78.Which came first the chicken or the egg?

      79.How many keys on your key ring?

      80.Where would you retire to?

      81.What kind of car do you drive?

      82.What are your best physical features?

      83.What are your best characteristics?

      84.If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?

      85.What kind of books do you like to read?

      86.Where would you want to retire to?

      87.What is your favorite time of the day?

      88.Where did you grow up?

      89.How far away from your birthplace do you live now?

      90.What are you reading now?

      91.Are you a morning person or a night owl?

      92.Can you touch your nose with your tongue?

      93.Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?

      94.Do you have pets?

      95.How many rings before you answer the phone?

      96.What is your best childhood memory?

      97.What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?

      98.Any new and exciting things that you would like to share?

      99.What is most important in life?

      100.What Inspires You?

  14. QUESTION:
    Who was the vampire that bit Dracula?
    You have to get bitten by a vampire to turn into one, right? So who turned Dracula into a vampire? Vampires don't just fall out of the sky
    @Cooly@ Vlad isn't short for Vladimir. Its an entirely seperate name.

    • ANSWER:
      In the mythos of Bram Stoker it's more than a bite that changes you. It is an exchange of blood. Notice how he had to feed Mina his blood. Dracula is the first novel in which a blood exchange is needed to make a new vampire. It was never just the bite that did it or the crew of the Demeter would be out for revenge, don't you think?

      Now as for the character's origin as a vampire. No one really knows how it came to pass. It's hinted that even he is not sure how he became a vampire.

      In Fred Saberhagen's own Dracula novels he establishes his human death and rising as a vampire in the novel A Matter of Taste but even then he doesn't seem to know the exact method by which he became a vampire. It's a mystery.

      In some movie versions (NOT THE BOOK) it's because he renounced God.

      In some versions he "refused to die."

      In others (and this is what's hinted at in Stoker's original novel) he honestly can't recall how it happened that he came to be a vampire.

      Also NO WHERE in the novel does it EVER say he is the first vampire! Does no one actually read the real book anymore or do they assume comic books and movies are always right?!

      And NO WHERE in the original novel does it ever say Satan himself made him a vampire. The first time that was done was in Marvel comic books and later the Gary Oldman Dracula MOVIE but not the original 1897 novel. Don't automatically assume the movies are accurate to the book in things like that.

      In regard to the historical figure Vlad is NOT short for Vladimir.

      Vladislaus Drakulya (Vlad the third of Wallachia) was a real person. He was not actually a count. He was a prince. He was born in 1431 and died in 1476 roughly around the age of forty five. Wallachia is a region of Romania directly under Transylvania (the region where he was born). Though he did not really become a vampire the implication in the fictional Dracula novel by Bram Stoker (published in 1897) is that the historical figure came back as a vampire.

      The name Dracula comes from Dracul which is derived from the Latin Draco (meaning dragon). In modern Romanian Dracul means Devil but in the fifteenth century it meant dragon. Dracula's father was a member of the knightly order of the dragon and called himself Dracul (Dragon). The "A" at the end of Dracula means that he is "the son of the dragon." Almost seventy five years after he died he was posthumously named Vlad Tepes (meaning The Impaler) because his favorite method of executing his enemies was to impale them on long spikes. He was never actually called "The impaler" or Tepes within his lifetime. He signed his name as Wladislaus Dragwlya (Angloized to Vladislaus Dracula).

      Though turning the historical figure into a vampire is only the work of Bram Stoker's imagination, when anthropologists opened his place of burial in 1931 (the very year the Bela Lugosi Dracula film was made and exactly five hundred years after Dracula's birth) they found it empty.

      According to The History channel the local people around the castle had, in recent years, heard strange noises and seen strange lights up in the castle so they sent some priests up to bless the place. Strangely as they neared the castle a terrible storm held them back so they had to do the blessing from a distance. Manipulating the weather is supposed to be one of the fictional vampire's powers.

      Also Count would have been the "modern" (late nineteenth century) equivalent of ruling a small Principality territory, it would be a county.

      Though the historical figure is not a vampire the vampiric fiction that the historical figure became a vampire isn't all bad, in many versions the character is sympathetic or even heroic like the 1992 movie starring Gary Oldman or the anime Hellsing (Okay, so he's kind of crazy in that one), Love at first bite, or Fred Saberhagen's Dracula books or the film Dracula: The Dark Prince where he's both the historical figure and the vampire but he's not evil incarnate but actually a very noble (though violent and hot tempered) character.

  15. QUESTION:
    Are Republicans Guilty of Post Hoc Egro Propter Hoc Thinking?
    Post hoc ergo propter hoc, Latin for "after this, therefore because of this"

    John Boehner and some of Fox News think President Obama should give former President Bush credit for the surge "working" because Obama's ending combat operations in Iraq. Are Republicans Guilty of Post Hoc Egro Propter Hoc Thinking? AndIsn't Bush to BLAME for the War in Iraq?

    • ANSWER:
      YES

      I am in love with the book "Dreamland" by Sarah Dessen, Someone NEEDS to adapt the book to film already. but what i want to know is who do you think Should play Rogerson and Caitlin and the other secondary characters? People with are closest to the description Sarah Dessen writes in the book.

      I personal think if Avan Jorgia Dreadlocked his hair he could play Rogerson but I dont know about Caitlin.

      Summary:
      On the morning of her 16th birthday Caitlin O'Koren wakes up to find that her older sister, Cass, has runaway with her boyfriend. Having spent her whole life in the shadow of her beautiful and brilliant sister, Caitlin suddenly finds herself thrust from the familiar darkness of invisibility into the glaring light of public and parental scrutiny. She has no choice but to forge a new identity, metamorphose into someone other than Cass's perfectly average little sister. The question, of course, is how.

      Enter Rogerson: the dreamy-eyed, dreadlocked, BMW driving, pot-smoking bad-boy who makes all the girls swoon and leaves Caitlin reeling from his indescribably sexy aloofness. Has Dessen created the stereotypical love interest? Absolutely. Has nearly every girl since the beginning of time had a crush on a guy like this at some point in her life? Pretty much. However, beyond the immediate and intense physical attraction there lies a more complicated reason for her piqued interest. In him she sees an opportunity to reinvent herself.

      "I saw myself, then, setting out across uncharted territory, places Cass had never been or seen or even heard of. My world was suddenly wide and limitless, as vast as the sky and stars I'd been dazzled by earlier, and it all started there with the door he was holding open for me."

      From that moment on, Caitlin and Rogerson are utterly inseparable. It's an exciting time, full of new friends, strange places, first experiences, and new love. (Dessen does an excellent job of capturing the incomparable feeling of first love, that time in your life when a day spent watching him fix his car seems like a really well spent day.) Rogerson's dangerous lifestyle is intoxicating, and Caitlin soon finds herself drinking in his wildness and "filling up the empty spaces all those second-place finishes had left behind."

      The very second Rogerson's fist makes contact with Caitlin's jaw for the first time, her once perfect dream-world comes crashing down, giving way to a very real nightmare. The beatings continue, become more frequent and intensely violent, but Caitlin never tells a soul or reaches out for help. She has become addicted to the way Rogerson makes her feel like someone other than a "little-sister, pretty girl's sidekick, or second runner-up." How does she cope? With drugs to numb the pain and turtlenecks to hide the hurt. In the wake of Rogerson's wrath, invisibility is the one thing Caitlin desperately desires --- ironically, back when she was living in Cass's shadow, invisibility was the one thing she most feared.

      Why is it so difficult for some girls to extricate themselves from abusive relationships? It's a question that has long plagued modern society, a question that Sarah Dessen, with the same characteristic sensitivity and insight that garnered her praise for KEEPING THE MOON (1999), takes up in DREAMLAND. Her theory? If your not sure of who your Self is, then how can you preserve and protect It? She makes it so simple it's complicated.

  16. QUESTION:
    What were you doing on 9/11/01 when the terrorists struck?

    • ANSWER:
      At 8:30 am I got off my express bus at the corner of Church and Liberty Street. I went across over to Charlys - a little hole in the wall deli where I would get breakfast to go every day. Then, as I made my way towards the entrance of WTC 4, I stopped to buy some fresh semolina bread from the Amish bakery stand at the weekly farmer's market.

      I entered the shopping mall under the Trade Center and made my way to the lobby of Tower 2. I swiped my building pass and took the elevator to the 17th floor where I had worked since the summer of 1998.

      It was a totally normal morning, except that I was in the office earlier than normal due to it being our first day of classes.

      I entered the office and headed towards my cubicle at a quarter to 9. I never got there...

      There was a booming noise from above followed by and even louder one a second later and the whole building was vibrating. I looked up at the ceiling thinking that they had dropped some REALLY heavy equipment on the floor above us.

      Mark came tearing out of a back conference room yelling that a bomb had gone off and that we should all head for the fire station by the stairs. Our Fire Warden sent the searchers (I'm one) to sweep the floor for students and instructors. I searched the women's restroom, but there was no one there. When we were sure we had everyone (65 staff and 15 or 20 students/faculty) we headed down one of the staircases.

      The stairs were pretty empty and it all went pretty fast until we got about half way down and then others began to join us. I'm not sure what happened but when we got to the bottom of the stairs, the door we ended up at was locked. That was the first time anyone got stressed at all, mainly because it was so difficult to get a couple of hundred people (by this time) turned around and going in the other direction.

      We finally exited onto the mezzanine level of the lobby, but the security guards would not let us exit onto the plaza. They told us that it was too dangerous outside and that we should take the elevators back upstairs - our building was safe. But after looking out the glass wall onto the plaza, there was no way that was going to happen.

      The mezzanine was packed and I was pressed right up against the giant windows looking out into a nightmare. The plaza looked like a disaster film - there was all kinds of smoking debris on the ground and falling from above and there was a blizzard of papers. These things kept smacking onto the ground with these sharp thwacks. All of a sudden I realized that they were THINGS - they were people! People were falling from the sky and hitting the ground just yards in front of me. My knees buckled and I began screaming.

      Maureen was wedged next to me and she kept me upright with a fierce grip on my arm. "We are getting out of here NOW!" she said and dragged me towards the escalator where the rest of the crowd was now rushing.

      At the lower level of the lobby we all pushed past the security guards who were telling us we could not exit into the mall and did just that. Maureen still had an iron grip on my arm and fairly dragged me along with her until we got to the same entrance I had entered less that 15 minutes before.

      We ran across Church Street and gathered on the steps of 1 Liberty Plaza - in front of the Brookes Bros. store and began a head count to make certain we had everyone from our floor. This was the first inkling we had of what had been going on.

      The ground all around us was littered with broken glass and there was paper everywhere. There were sirens all over the place and a fire trucks whizzed by us. It was also a lot hotter out than it had been on my way in. I heard people screaming and looked up. The entire top part of tower 1 was engulfed in flame and there was thick black smoke pouring out. Someone on the street said that a plane had hit it and I thought it must have been a small Cessna or corporate plane that had an accident. There were people hanging out of the windows and some just tumbled out. The

  17. QUESTION:
    What was the name of the movie that was filmed in Africa about a coke bottle that fell from the sky?
    It's a bushman walking along a road I think that gets hit in the head with an empty coke bottle and he thinks it came from the heavens or from God or something like that. It was really funny. I saw it when I was in the Navy in the 80s'. It would have been made in the late 70's or early 80's.

    • ANSWER:
      its called "the gods must be crazy"

  18. QUESTION:
    what are some cute things to say to a girl?
    i wanna say something cute or sweet to this girl bc i like her and i wanna make her smile. any suggestion?

    • ANSWER:
      pick-up lines?

      1.I'm a raindrop and I'm falling for you.
      2.Baby, you must be a broom, cause you just swept me off my feet
      3.I must be a Snowflake, becuase I've fallen for you.
      4.I know somebody that thinks they might like you alot. And if i wasnt so shy, I would tell you who it is.
      5.Can I buy you a drink, or do you just want the money?
      6.Are you religious? [Why?] Because you're the answer to my prayers.
      7.Can I lick that film off your teeth?
      8.Can you give me directions...to your heart?
      9.Did they just take you out of the oven? [No, why?] Because you're hot!
      10.Do you have a map? [No, why?] Because I just got lost in your eyes.
      11.Don't be so picky... I wasn't!
      12.Falling for you would be a very short trip.
      13.Hershey factories make millions of kisses a day, but I'm asking for only one.
      14.I suffer from amnesia. Do I come here often?
      15.Is it hot in here or is it just you?
      16.Let's go behind that rock, and get a little boulder.
      17.Oh, I'm sorry, I thought that was a Braille name tag.
      18.Remember me? Oh, that's right, I've met you only in my dreams.
      19.Want to play conductor? You be the engineer and I'll go choo choo.
      20.What do you like for breakfast?
      21.You be the tree, and I'll wrap you like a Koala.
      22.You don't need car keys to drive me crazy.
      23.You might not be the best looking girl here, but beauty is only a light switch away.
      24.You sure have a great looking tooth.
      25.I wish I were sine squared and you were cosined squared, because together we could be one.
      26.I'm feeling a little off today. Would you like to turn me on?
      27.Do you have a mirror in your pocket? [No, why?] 'Cause I can see me in your pants.
      28.May I have some kisses up here, please.
      29.If a star fell from the sky every time I thought about you, then tonight the sky would be empty.
      30.My love for you is like diarrhea. I just can't hold it in.
      31.Haven't I seen you before? Maybe in my dreams?
      32.If home is where the heart is, then my home is in you.
      33.You must be a magician, because everytime I look at you, everyone else disappears.
      34.You want me. I can smell it.
      35.If you were a drug, I would overdose!
      36.If you gave me a penny for my thoughts I'd have just one penny, because i only think about one thing and that's you.
      37.[Note: for use when someone you know is getting married] Hi, I'm throwing the bachelor/bachelorette party for a friend of mine, and I need a stripper. Interested?
      38.Is your dad a baker? [No. Why?] Cause you have some nice buns.
      39.I don't speak in tongues, but I kiss that way.
      40.If I were to ask you for sex, would your answer be the same as the answer to this question?
      41.Do you know what winks and screws like a tiger? [No.] Then wink.
      42.You know, we were born without clothes.
      43.Did the sun come up or did you just smile at me?
      44.Like alcohol to the alcoholic,
      Like chocolate to the chocoholic,
      You are the [name] to the [name]holic.
      (preferabally for use on men/women that have an A or O as the last letter of their first name.)
      45.If I bit my lip would you kiss it better?
      46.Will you read my palm? [I don't see anything.] I didn't expect you to because love is blind.
      47.Did you drop something? [What?] Your conversation, so let's pick it up right here.
      48.Can I have your picture? [Why?] So I can show santa what I want for christmas!
      49.Damn.....your ass is fine! Want to come see mine?
      50.You dropped something. [What?] My jaw.
      51.That's a nice dog/cat/pet. Does it have a phone number?
      52.Do you mind if we share this cab to my house?
      53.Baby, you're sexier than socks on a rooster.
      54.Do you have a band-aid? [Why?] I hurt my knee when I fell for you.
      55.What do you say we play some football? You can have first down!
      56.You're like pizza. Even when you're bad, you're good.
      57.You had better phone the firefighters in advance, cause when you're done with me, we'll be on fire!
      58.Lets make like fabric softener and Snuggle!
      59.Do you believe in love at first sight or do I have to walk by again?
      60.Are you a parking ticket? Cause you got FINE written all over you.
      61.Hi, who's your friend?
      62.Are you an Alien? [No, why?] Because you just abducted my heart.
      63.I lost my teddy bear, can I sleep with you?
      64.If I could rearrange the alphabet, I would put U and I together.
      65.Can I borrow your library card? [Why?] Cause I'm checking you out.
      66.Drop an ice cube and say 'Now that we've broken the ice, my name is...'
      67.Are you bored? [No, why?] Because i really want to nail you.
      68.Do you believe in love at first sight or do you want me to walk by again?
      69.Are those astronaunt pants? Cause that ass is out of this world!
      70.Are you sure that you're not a microwave oven? Because, you sure make my heart melt!
      71.Your feet must be tired, because you've been running through my mind all day long.
      72.If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put U and I together.
      73.If I followed you home, would you keep me?
      74.You must be the cause of global warming!

  19. QUESTION:
    I'm writing a fanfiction but can't think of a title, help?
    The fanfiction is going to be a based on the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? And, is going to be a on-going tale centered Pete and my oc Circe. It's a romance and begins right after the boys help Peter outta jail and right before the first half of the ending. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Wartime Romance

      I am in love with the book "Dreamland" by Sarah Dessen, Someone NEEDS to adapt the book to film already. but what i want to know is who do you think Should play Rogerson and Caitlin and the other secondary characters? People with are closest to the description Sarah Dessen writes in the book.

      I personal think if Avan Jorgia Dreadlocked his hair he could play Rogerson but I dont know about Caitlin.

      Summary:
      On the morning of her 16th birthday Caitlin O'Koren wakes up to find that her older sister, Cass, has runaway with her boyfriend. Having spent her whole life in the shadow of her beautiful and brilliant sister, Caitlin suddenly finds herself thrust from the familiar darkness of invisibility into the glaring light of public and parental scrutiny. She has no choice but to forge a new identity, metamorphose into someone other than Cass's perfectly average little sister. The question, of course, is how.

      Enter Rogerson: the dreamy-eyed, dreadlocked, BMW driving, pot-smoking bad-boy who makes all the girls swoon and leaves Caitlin reeling from his indescribably sexy aloofness. Has Dessen created the stereotypical love interest? Absolutely. Has nearly every girl since the beginning of time had a crush on a guy like this at some point in her life? Pretty much. However, beyond the immediate and intense physical attraction there lies a more complicated reason for her piqued interest. In him she sees an opportunity to reinvent herself.

      "I saw myself, then, setting out across uncharted territory, places Cass had never been or seen or even heard of. My world was suddenly wide and limitless, as vast as the sky and stars I'd been dazzled by earlier, and it all started there with the door he was holding open for me."

      From that moment on, Caitlin and Rogerson are utterly inseparable. It's an exciting time, full of new friends, strange places, first experiences, and new love. (Dessen does an excellent job of capturing the incomparable feeling of first love, that time in your life when a day spent watching him fix his car seems like a really well spent day.) Rogerson's dangerous lifestyle is intoxicating, and Caitlin soon finds herself drinking in his wildness and "filling up the empty spaces all those second-place finishes had left behind."

      The very second Rogerson's fist makes contact with Caitlin's jaw for the first time, her once perfect dream-world comes crashing down, giving way to a very real nightmare. The beatings continue, become more frequent and intensely violent, but Caitlin never tells a soul or reaches out for help. She has become addicted to the way Rogerson makes her feel like someone other than a "little-sister, pretty girl's sidekick, or second runner-up." How does she cope? With drugs to numb the pain and turtlenecks to hide the hurt. In the wake of Rogerson's wrath, invisibility is the one thing Caitlin desperately desires --- ironically, back when she was living in Cass's shadow, invisibility was the one thing she most feared.

      Why is it so difficult for some girls to extricate themselves from abusive relationships? It's a question that has long plagued modern society, a question that Sarah Dessen, with the same characteristic sensitivity and insight that garnered her praise for KEEPING THE MOON (1999), takes up in DREAMLAND. Her theory? If your not sure of who your Self is, then how can you preserve and protect It? She makes it so simple it's complicated.

  20. QUESTION:
    Where were you on 9-11-01 when you heard the news of our country's tragedy?
    What was your reaction?

    I was on my way to work (pst). I just went blank. Numb. Thought that war was eminent.

    Of course the rest is history.

    • ANSWER:
      At 8:30 am I got off my express bus at the corner of Church and Liberty Street. I went across over to Charlys - a little hole in the wall deli where I would get breakfast to go every day. Then, as I made my way towards the entrance of WTC 4, I stopped to buy some fresh semolina bread from the Amish bakery stand at the weekly farmer's market.

      I entered the shopping mall under the Trade Center and made my way to the lobby of Tower 2. I swiped my building pass and took the elevator to the 17th floor where I had worked since the summer of 1998.

      It was a totally normal morning, except that I was in the office earlier than normal due to it being our first day of classes.

      I entered the office and headed towards my cubicle at a quarter to 9. I never got there...

      There was a booming noise from above followed by and even louder one a second later and the whole building was vibrating. I looked up at the ceiling thinking that they had dropped some REALLY heavy equipment on the floor above us.

      Mark came tearing out of a back conference room yelling that a bomb had gone off and that we should all head for the fire station by the stairs. Our Fire Warden sent the searchers (I'm one) to sweep the floor for students and instructors. I searched the women's restroom, but there was no one there. When we were sure we had everyone (65 staff and 15 or 20 students/faculty) we headed down one of the staircases.

      The stairs were pretty empty and it all went pretty fast until we got about half way down and then others began to join us. I'm not sure what happened but when we got to the bottom of the stairs, the door we ended up at was locked. That was the first time anyone got stressed at all, mainly because it was so difficult to get a couple of hundred people (by this time) turned around and going in the other direction.

      We finally exited onto the mezzanine level of the lobby, but the security guards would not let us exit onto the plaza. They told us that it was too dangerous outside and that we should take the elevators back upstairs - our building was safe. But after looking out the glass wall onto the plaza, there was no way that was going to happen.

      The mezzanine was packed and I was pressed right up against the giant windows looking out into a nightmare. The plaza looked like a disaster film - there was all kinds of smoking debris on the ground and falling from above and there was a blizzard of papers. These things kept smacking onto the ground with these sharp thwacks. All of a sudden I realized that they were THINGS - they were people! People were falling from the sky and hitting the ground just yards in front of me. My knees buckled and I began screaming.

      Maureen was wedged next to me and she kept me upright with a fierce grip on my arm. "We are getting out of here NOW!" she said and dragged me towards the escalator where the rest of the crowd was now rushing.

      At the lower level of the lobby we all pushed past the security guards who were telling us we could not exit into the mall and did just that. Maureen still had an iron grip on my arm and fairly dragged me along with her until we got to the same entrance I had entered less that 15 minutes before.

      We ran across Church Street and gathered on the steps of 1 Liberty Plaza - in front of the Brookes Bros. store and began a head count to make certain we had everyone from our floor. This was the first inkling we had of what had been going on.

      The ground all around us was littered with broken glass and there was paper everywhere. There were sirens all over the place and a fire trucks whizzed by us. It was also a lot hotter out than it had been on my way in. I heard people screaming and looked up. The entire top part of tower 1 was engulfed in flame and there was thick black smoke pouring out. Someone on the street said that a plane had hit it and I thought it must have been a small Cessna or corporate plane that had an accident. There were people hanging out of the windows and some just tumbled out. The nightmare I had seen on the plaza began to make a horrible sense.

      We had only been there maybe 2 or 3 minutes when there was a huge noise like a high pitched freight train barreling down on us. I looked to my left and saw another plane heading towards us from the SW. For a split second I thought it was a rescue plane but then I realized it was a freaking airliner. It was way too low and going incredibly fast. At the last second it make a wicked banking turn and slammed into the building I had just left. A second later, this unbelievable huge fireball exploded out the side of the building facing us. In that split second I understood that there had been no accident in the other tower and that we were under attack.

      I don't remember hearing the explosion as much as I felt it. It was too huge a noise to have meaning. The ground shook and there was glass falling from the Liberty Plaza building above us. A huge blast of hot air

  21. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for a movie from the '80's where you never see the alien.?
    We did not care for the movie. It just seemed that all the characters kept looking up to the sky, but you never saw any aliens. I think it was 83, but could be earlier/later but definitely the 80's.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a movie that is rather a cheat. I can't recall if we ever were shown anything but a bluish light. I thought I'd give it a chance:
      The Return (1980)
      Wikipedia synopsis:
      While stopping at a gas station late one night in a small New Mexico town called Little Creek, a young girl gets out of the vehicle while her father goes inside. Exploring the empty main street of the town she meets a local boy, and both are soon mesmerized by a column of light from above. After a minute or two the light disappears and the young girl runs back to her father's car and they soon leave.
      Twenty-five years later, the deputy marshal of the town (Jan-Michael Vincent) is investigating a strange case of cattle mutilations with few leads to follow so far. His efforts are soon hampered by a scientist from California (Cybill Shepard). As the two conflict over the mutilations and their possible causes, they find themselves attracted to one another in an almost-familiar way, as if they share some unknown bond. As events unfold, they discover that they were the children shown at the beginning of the film and that the night depicted changed their lives. Along with the blossoming romance between the two, the mutilation case comes to a head when the culprit appears to be a crazy old prospector hermit living alone on the outskirts of town (Vincent Schiavelli). The plot thickens when the hermit claims that he was abducted, too.
      To make matters worse, the mutilations have a purpose - he has been carving out parts of the cattle and teleporting them into space using a device secreted away in a cave behind his cabin. While confronting the man near the device, an otherwise fatal blow from the alien "knife" fails to kill or even harm her. After being saved by the deputy, it becomes apparent that it was all an experiment by the aliens who then leave with whatever results they garnered from the incident.
      EDIT: Here's a clip from near the end of the movie:

  22. QUESTION:
    What's it like to live during war?
    For an ordinary civilian, what's life like when your country is at war with another country? Suppose two big countries, like India and China, goes to war, the ordinary citizen won't be fighting each other but their soldiers will. But war will definitly have an effect on ordinary citizen. How would this alter life of an ordinary citizen?

    • ANSWER:
      I lived through WW2 and I am British. I can tell you that the Air Raids were absolutely terrifying. Our Family would all be in an Air Raid shelter which was no real defence from any bomb , and we would hear the drone of enemy aircraft approaching after the Sirens had gone off to warn us of an Air raid. WE would hear the Anti Aircraft guns going off first before the bombs stated to fall. The Searchlights were all over the sky too. Then you would hear the explosions of bombs coming nearer to you, and you literally wet yourself with fear, that you could be blown to bits. The incendiary bombs would come first to light up the targets. Theses incendiaries just whizzed down and landed with a thump everywhere. One landed just outside the shelter door, and My mother Went out to Put a dustbin over it.
      The Noise from enemy Aircraft was now deafening, and if we opened the shelter door, we god see the Red of burning houses and Buildings. in the sky. Theses raids were not just only at night, but in daylight when we were in School, and we were all led out into shelters built in the playground. They would happen as you are Just sitting down to eat, or in the early Hours when you were asleep.
      Nothing was missed on these raids, Bombs would even land in Cemeteries and blow corpses out of their graves. We lived near a busy docks which made our city a regular target. We were in the Cinema one night when the film stopped because an Air raid had started. WE left the cinema during the raid, as we only lived a short distance away, but when we got to our house, we were told that we had incendiary boms on our rood, and there was a n Unexploded Bomb at the top of our strett. We had to spend the night in a Salvtion Army Hall until it was all made safe to go home.
      There were other unexploded bombs we were warned to watch out for as a lot of explosives made to look like pencils or mice had been dropped as well. These did not explode until you picked them up and blew your hand off.
      WE did sometimes in the daylight raids watch the RAF atacking the enemy planes, and see them coming down in Flames. The saddest part was going to school the next morning, and finding a lot of empty desks. The friends you had were killed during the last air raid,so you lost your school pals that way. It was an absolute nightmare, not knowing if you would be killed in the next air raid. For a time, it was just living for the day.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have "Culture & Religion" by Sharon Olds they could share?
    I have an outdated poetry book, and it doesn't include this poem i need.
    I was wondering if anyone had her books or had this poem, if they could write it here for me, or link me to it somewhere (i have looked allover though)

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      When the witch flew up to the left right left I
      Remembered it- wasn’t there something
      Sharp which had soared into the sky on a spiral
      like that over Jerusalem? The only other
      movie I had seen, every Good Friday,
      was the Cruicifixion documentary,
      noon to three, and wasn’t
      this the cloud-cover, from over the crosses,
      their delicate shapes thickened and distorted,
      stuck with their grievous human gum,
      above them the liquid dart of the witch
      streaked. And wasn’t the witchs home,
      near Oz, Golgotha? Her broom had been the stick
      on which they had stuck the vinegar sop, I
      recognized it, the same prop, and the
      field of poppies, wasn’t that
      Gethsemane? And the witch wanted
      To torture them to death, like Jesus
      -blood, tin, straw- what they
      Were made of was to be used to kill them.
      And she lived on a hill, like Calvary, where the
      Crosses stuck out like pins from the globe – or
      Would it have been worse in a pit, look down
      And see the crosses set up below us
      In the scooped-out fruit if the earth. And parts
      Of the caslte looked Roman, as if Dorothy
      Were back in the underpopulated time, the
      Eerie empty world. But what was
      That harsh projectile scrap of cinder which
      Pulled across the screen, turned, reversed,
      And was sucked up? Nothing went up, that
      Day, off the tussock of execution,
      They brought him down, to the ground, down
      The hill, laid him down, in the tomb
      -and yet when the Wicked Witch of the West soared
      Up, it was over the Crucifixion, there
      Must have been a piece of fluff on the
      film or a disc of soot pointed like a
      burnt thing, caught in an updraft.
      I remember when Jesus died the trees
      Bent and groaned, there was a strong wind, we were murderers

  24. QUESTION:
    what do you think of this poem?
    Almost midnight, the sky is dead;
    mean puddles of light leak out from locked doors.
    You walk alone with cinema in your head
    past a man mocking Buddha on a chequered floor,
    who begs and insults you, not wasting a breath;
    dripping out from the emptying glass of his eyes,
    something pointless like pride.

    You love the girl shaped with a lit cigarette,
    silent symphonies playing in the bones of her face
    she smiles, you admire her sharp mouth instead;
    you're glad she doesn't talk.

    • ANSWER:
      It sure does put "cinema in my head." Film noir - Humphrey Bogart with a cigarette dangling from his lower lip, Veronica Lake with one eye forever concealed by lush wavy hair. It seems that you like that era very much, many of your poems evoke the feeling of those times. I really enjoy that.

  25. QUESTION:
    genesis 1-1 says '' in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth''..why is heavens plural ?
    how many heavens are there ?

    • ANSWER:
      The Hebrew sha·ma′yim (always in the plural), which is rendered “heaven(s),” seems to have the basic sense of that which is high or lofty. (Ps 103:11; Pr 25:3; Isa 55:9) The etymology of the Greek word for heaven (ou·ra·nos′) is uncertain.

      Physical Heavens. The full scope of the physical heavens is embraced by the original-language term. The context usually provides sufficient information to determine which area of the physical heavens is meant.

      Heavens of earth’s atmosphere. “The heaven(s)” may apply to the full range of earth’s atmosphere in which dew and frost form (Ge 27:28; Job 38:29), the birds fly (De 4:17; Pr 30:19; Mt 6:26), the winds blow (Ps 78:26), lightning flashes (Lu 17:24), and the clouds float and drop their rain, snow, or hailstones (Jos 10:11; 1Ki 18:45; Isa 55:10; Ac 14:17). “The sky” is sometimes meant, that is, the apparent or visual dome or vault arching over the earth.—Mt 16:1-3; Ac 1:10, 11.

      This atmospheric region corresponds generally to the “expanse [Heb., ra·qi′a‛]” formed during the second creative period, described at Genesis 1:6-8. It is evidently to this ‘heaven’ that Genesis 2:4; Exodus 20:11; 31:17 refer in speaking of the creation of “the heavens and the earth.”—See EXPANSE.

      When the expanse of atmosphere was formed, earth’s surface waters were separated from other waters above the expanse. This explains the expression used with regard to the global Flood of Noah’s day, that “all the springs of the vast watery deep were broken open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.” (Ge 7:11; compare Pr 8:27, 28.) At the Flood, the waters suspended above the expanse apparently descended as if by certain channels, as well as in rainfall. When this vast reservoir had emptied itself, such “floodgates of the heavens” were, in effect, “stopped up.”—Ge 8:2.

      Outer space. The physical “heavens” extend through earth’s atmosphere and beyond to the regions of outer space with their stellar bodies, “all the army of the heavens”—sun, moon, stars, and constellations. (De 4:19; Isa 13:10; 1Co 15:40, 41; Heb 11:12) The first verse of the Bible describes the creation of such starry heavens prior to the development of earth for human habitation. (Ge 1:1) These heavens show forth God’s glory, even as does the expanse of atmosphere, being the work of God’s “fingers.” (Ps 8:3; 19:1-6) The divinely appointed “statutes of the heavens” control all such celestial bodies. Astronomers, despite their modern equipment and advanced mathematical knowledge, are still unable to comprehend these statutes fully. (Job 38:33; Jer 33:25) Their findings, however, confirm the impossibility of man’s placing a measurement upon such heavens or of counting the stellar bodies. (Jer 31:37; 33:22; see STAR.) Yet they are numbered and named by God.—Ps 147:4; Isa 40:26.

      “Midheaven” and ‘extremities of heavens.’ The expression “midheaven” applies to the region within earth’s expanse of atmosphere where birds, such as the eagle, fly. (Re 8:13; 14:6; 19:17; De 4:11 [Heb., “heart of the heavens”]) Somewhat similar is the expression “between the earth and the heavens.” (1Ch 21:16; 2Sa 18:9) The advance of Babylon’s attackers from “the extremity of the heavens” evidently means their coming to her from the distant horizon (where earth and sky appear to meet and the sun appears to rise and set). (Isa 13:5; compare Ps 19:4-6.) Similarly “from the four extremities of the heavens” apparently refers to four points of the compass, thus indicating a coverage of the four quarters of the earth. (Jer 49:36; compare Da 8:8; 11:4; Mt 24:31; Mr 13:27.) As the heavens surround the earth on all sides, Jehovah’s vision of everything “under the whole heavens” embraces all the globe.—Job 28:24.

      The cloudy skies. Another term, the Hebrew sha′chaq, is also used to refer to the “skies” or their clouds. (De 33:26; Pr 3:20; Isa 45:8) This word has the root meaning of something beaten fine or pulverized, as the “film of dust” (sha′chaq) at Isaiah 40:15. There is a definite appropriateness in this meaning, inasmuch as clouds form when warm air, rising from the earth, becomes cooled to what is known as the dewpoint, and the water vapor in it condenses into minute particles sometimes called water dust. (Compare Job 36:27, 28; see CLOUD.) Adding to the appropriateness, the visual effect of the blue dome of the sky is caused by the diffusion of the rays of the sun by gas molecules and other particles (including dust) composing the atmosphere. By God’s formation of such atmosphere, he has, in effect, ‘beaten out the skies hard like a molten mirror,’ giving a definite limit, or clear demarcation, to the atmospheric blue vault above man.—Job 37:18.

      “Heavens of the heavens.” The expression “heavens of the heavens” is considered to refer to the highest heavens and would embrace the complete extent of the physical heavens, however vast, since the heavens extend out from the earth in all directions.—De 10:14; Ne 9:6.

      Solomon, the construct

  26. QUESTION:
    Help movie question! 10 points best answer.?
    There's this short film called Empty Sky & it's about 9 minutes long & I can't find it anywhere. Does anybody know where I can watch it!?

    • ANSWER:
      Trailer on Youtube...... 1.27 seconds

      Official "Empty Sky" Movie Trailer Starring Maiara Walsh

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahDWJmgpTmo

  27. QUESTION:
    What is a framing technique in film?

    • ANSWER:
      "Framing" in this case, is a technique of using elements IN the photograph to help display the central, or most importat part of the composition.

      An example: A rural cottage in a small clearing in the forest. The photographer could take the picture from vantage point showing the sunlit cottage as seen between two darker trees in the forground. Perhaps with a major branch or some foliage arching over the top of the image. Yes, the trees loom larger and darker than the subject, but that contrast only makes the cottage stand out more in the image.

      Similarly, even a single tree, or forground feature may help frame the subject. The subject could be framed from the corner, with only two sides of the framing element. ( a tree trunk with one set of overhanging branches)

      The framing could be done by contrasting empty space as well, if properly done. A large, dramatic sky overhead a small silo and farmland area in the lower third of the image. While the sky catches the eye, first by being so overwhelming, eventually, the vulnerable looking structures below eventualy hold our interest.

      A figure, standing in a doorway is naturally framed by the structure around the figure. The figure could be lit by the outside light, while it is dark on the other side of the entry. Or, the figure could be sillhouetted, shot from the inside, with the bright outside light framing the figure.

      A figure seated in chair, a book case behind and a side table next to the subject is "framed" from behind and to one side.

      The curve of the beach and lapping waves frame the couple strolling on the beach.

      This kind of framing is just one of the elements of composition which applies to all forms of visual arts, not just photography.

  28. QUESTION:
    A poem I wrote, what do you think of it? Criticism welcome?
    Love stilled, frozen 'neath the ground
    an earthly tomb,
    as barren, dusty as an aging womb
    no light witnessed from white-filmed eyes,
    blind in the dark, another witness to black skies
    empty without visions, a husk vibrating sound.
    Awaken thy womb, shed the skins of sterility! Liven your sheets
    give credibility to the ghost in the room
    all for the benefits of the womb,
    the night hangs suspended overhead
    all of Eastern Europe is without and scrambling for oil and bread,
    and the babe of your love,
    in the city in your arms, lies dead.
    Uh oh, sorry people I seem to have picked up a troll. I apologize for the TDs...

    • ANSWER:
      You continue to impress me. :)

      I can respect anyone that can write a decent poem. Yours is well beyond...

      Great job!

  29. QUESTION:
    Song in 2009 film "Brothers" with jake G and Tobey M?
    What is the song that is slow and played on the guitar throughout the movie? pretty good movie btw, juss lackin in the ending department....any help wood b appreciatd tyvm

    • ANSWER:
      It may be one of the following:

      "Rocky Mountain Man"
      Written by David Manzanares
      Performed by David James
      Published and Recorded by David Manzanares (BMI)

      "Empty Sky"
      Music by BC Smith and Simon Wilcox
      Performed by Simon Wilcox
      Published by BC Smith Music (BMI) / Hypnotizing Boogie Publishing/EMI April Music (ASCAP)
      Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc.
      Courtesy of Gigamix Records

      "Eternal Father Strong to Save (United States Navy Hymn)"
      Traditional

      "I've Been Working on the Railroad"
      Traditional

      "Happy Birthday to You"
      Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) and Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill)
      Published by Summy-Birchard Company (ASCAP)
      By Arrangement with Warner Chappell Music

      "Bad"
      Music and lyrics by U2
      Produced and Engineered by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
      Additional engineering by Kevin Killen
      Assistant engineer: Randy Ezratty
      Published by Universal Music Publ. Int. B.V., administered by Universal - PolyGram Int. Publ.,
      Inc. (ASCAP) / Blue Mountain Music Ltd (UK) / Mother Music Ltd. (Irl)
      Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
      Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

      "Winter"
      Music by U2
      Lyrics by Bono
      Produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois (as Danny Lanois)
      Engineered by Declan Gaffney and Dave Emery
      Additional Keyboards by Terry Lawless and Brian Eno
      Mixed by Declan Gaffney, Dave Emery and Brian Eno
      Published by Universal Music Publ. Int. B.V., Administered by Universal - Polygram Int. Publ.,
      Inc. (ASCAP)
      Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
      Under License From Universal Music Enterprises

  30. QUESTION:
    Can anyone explain the film "The Forgotten" to me??!!?
    OK, I've just watched this film on TV and I didn't understand it AT ALL!!! Can anyone explain it to me??!!

    I think my problem is that I have no imagination at all, so when anything starts to border on supernatural/fantasy type stuff I get well and truely lost!

    • ANSWER:
      Telly Paretta (Julianne Moore) has a missing son killed in a plane crash with 10 other kids on the way to camp. Telly is seeing a psychiatrist, Dr. Jack Muncie (Gary Sinise). Telly spends time at dresser every day reminiscing. Psychiatrist suggests she has to let go. The images of son start disappearing. Her husband Jim Paretta (Anthony Edwards) says this is good, she is coming back to reality. The psychiatrist explains her son was manufactured memories after a miscarriage. Telly insists her son was real. Telly goes to Ash Correl's (Dominic West) apartment to convince him that her son, Sam (Christopher Kovaleski) and his daughter, Lauren, played together. Telly found children's painting under his office wallpaper. Dominic turns her in to the police. NSA Carl Dayton (Robert Wisdom) intervenes. Ash remembers. Telly escapes. NSA pursues, but they escape, reunite and discuss alien abduction. NSA pursues and loses them again. Detective Ann Pope (Alfre Woodward ) wonders why the NSA is interested in missing kids. NSA meets Ann. Telly and Ash go to the country cabin and catch Al Petalis (Lee Tergesen) who talks about the experiment and his body explodes. Doc proposes a partnership with Ann to catch Tell. Ann visits country cabin after. Telly and Ash check out Quest Air and go to x-CEO's house which is empty. Ann finds out they scammed the CEO's address on Long Island and heads out there. Ash and Doc leave together, Ash finds the cop (P.J. Morrison) aka airline guy aka parking lot guy aka the alien in his apartment. They jump out window together, Ash gets sucked up and alien disappears. Telly and Ann get together, Ann gets sucked up into the sky. Doc takes Telly to airport and the alien, Doc says finish experiment and the alien says its not over. Telly meet alien and re-imagines Sam who runs, disappears and the alien tells her the experiment was about her. He says Telly must forget or experiment fails. She refuses and the alien gets sucked up. Telly goes home and finds Sam. Telly meets Ash, again. Everything is back to normal.

  31. QUESTION:
    What date was Jesus's birthdate?
    The dates for observance of Jesus' birth vary widely - 24 December in Scandanavian countries; 7th January in some orthodox Churches, 25 December in the Greek orthodox. His birthday has been celebrated at different times in different places over the centuries.

    A reference from a Laurel and Hardy film - 'Christmas day is on November 15th'
    so why is Christmas (Jesus's birthday) celebrated on 25th December???

    • ANSWER:
      The gospels disagree. Matthew has him born in the Bethlehem home of Joseph, during the reign of Herod the Great (who died in 5 or 4 BCE [Before Common Era]). Luke thinks he was born in a stable during the census conducted by Quirinius in 6 CE — a difference of at least 9 years.

      Of course, this all assumes that JC actually existed.

      Here's the long answer, which is needed to cover all bases.

      All reliable evidence points to Jesus Christ being just a myth. There is no reliable evidence that Jesus even existed, and significant evidence that he didn't. The evidence is in the Bible, the other religions of the time, and the lack of writings about Jesus by historians of the time.

      The story of Jesus can be shown to be just a myth cobbled together out of prophesy and stories from the Old Testament and previous gods and myths -- created in the 40's and 50's by Paul of Tarsus (who exhibited symptoms of epilepsy and had delusions of Christ talking to him), the other apostles, the unknown authors of the gospels in the 70's or later, and many other people. The reliable evidence for this is overwhelming.

      Paul and the other epistle writers don't know any biographical details of Jesus' life, or even the time of his earthly existence. They don't refer to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Calvary or Golgotha — or any pilgrimages to what should have been holy sites of Jesus' life. They also don't mention any miracles that Jesus was supposed to have worked, his virgin birth, his trial, the empty tomb, his moral teachings. To them Jesus was largely a sky-god, who existed in the spiritual past.

      If Jesus had actually existed, Paul would have written about his life, disciples, and teachings. Paul did not write about any of this. Paul wrote (in Romans 16:25-26, Galatians 1:16) that he knew Jesus through revelation, which is another term for fantasy. We can also tell that people were accusing Paul of lying, because he attempted to defend himself in Romans 3:5-8.

      If Jesus had actually existed, the gospels would have been written in first person format. Instead, they were written in third person fiction format like a Harry Potter story, with Matthew and Luke extensively plagiarizing from Mark.

      If Jesus had actually existed, at least one of the approximately 30 local historians of the first century would have written about him. No historian of the first century (including Josephus) wrote about him or his disciples.

      Therefore Jesus didn't exist.

      The Jesus story also shows extensive similarities to other myths of the time (especially Dionysus, Mithra, and Horus). Some early Christians attributed this to Satan who went back in time and created the religions that "copied" Christianity.

      Jesus is worshiped on Sunday because he is a sun god, like Mithra, Zeus/Jupiter, Horus, Attis, Dionysus, Adonis, Tammuz, Hercules, Perseus, Bacchus, Apollo, Helios, and Sol Invictus -- whose birthdays are also on the old winter solstice of December 25, when the sun is “reborn.”

      There were more than a dozen other deities and saviors who were resurrected after violent deaths -- Mithra, Osiris/Serapis, Inanna/Ishtar, Horus, Perseus, Bacchus, Attis, Hermes, Adonis, Hercules/Heracles, Tammuz, Asclepius, and Prometheus. Christianity just told the story the best, and managed to get control of the government under Constantine.

      For much more evidence, see the links.
      -

  32. QUESTION:
    Would you write a story from 6 of these Patrick Swayze film titles?.?
    News reports that Pat has been diagnosed with a particularly deadly form of cancer.

    Father hood
    One last dance
    The Outsiders
    Keeping Mum
    Youngblood
    Waking up in Reno
    Red Dawn
    Next of Kin
    Three wishes
    Uncommon valor
    Roadhouse
    Icon

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, I went for all twelve titles. Here goes...

      TRUE NORTH

      In a lot of ways, Mason had led a careless life. At seventeen, he let the passion of his young blood get the better of him. A few months later he was staring fatherhood straight in the face. It was too much to handle, too soon. He tried keeping mum about the situation for as long as he could. When his parents found out, there was a lot of arguing. They wanted him to go to college. Her parents wanted them to get married. That spring, his son was born. Everything seemed to be spiraling out of control. He ran from the girl and straight into the army soon after his eighteenth birthday.

      Basic training was hell. In some ways, he was glad he didn't know what he was up against before he joined. But the funny thing was, it taught him to be strong and to believe in his own abilities. Before he knew it, he was on MP detail in the middle of godforsaken Iraq. There was nothing but dust and rubble everywhere he looked. That, and the desperate people who peered out from shattered windows and doorless entryways. Some acted relieved to see them. Others jeered and shook their fists. But it didn't seem to matter what they did; he and his buddies would always be the Outsiders to these people.

      He had been there for three months when his best friend Mike lost his life. Mike had been in the Humvee ahead of Mason's when it had driven over a land mine. He was killed instantly in the explosion. Mason wrote a personal letter to Mike's next of kin: his father, stepmother and kid brother. Earlier on, they had been in one of the cities during heavy gunfire and shelling. He told them about Mike's selflessness and uncommon valor as he rescued small children from a collapsed and burning building. Back at the base, Mike's empty bunk left him feeling hollow inside.

      Eventually he got home and looked up his old flame. She had married some other guy. He didn't want to get in the way, and what was the use? His son would grow up calling some other man "Daddy". The hollow place inside grew. Hell, these days it felt like the Grand Canyon. What do you do when you feel too old to be young? Mason bought a Harley, pointed the thing west and rode. He kept on going until around midnight, then stopped at a roadhouse, weary to the bone. There were a few late night stragglers playing pool in the back. A juke box was singing about one last dance with Mary Jane. After a couple of beers, he settled down in a room they had out back. For the first time in a long time, he lay motionless in a deep sleep undisturbed by dreams.

      When he rose in the morning it was barely daylight. Waking up in Reno felt kind of surreal. The air was expectant, waiting. The only sounds on the breeze came from occasional muted traffic a couple of streets away. Then there were sounds of crows arguing over breakfast. A few diminishing stars winked overhead. He thought the brightest one might be Venus. It reminded him of that little poem he had recited as a child. Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight... The first star was always the wishing star. Well, what the hell, he thought. So far, I've done everything else bass ackwards.He turned toward it and made three wishes. The first one was healing for Mike's family. The second one was joy for his son. And the third one... well, that was for himself. He wished for guidance and a fresh start. Even though the morning star was vanishing on the horizon, he thought of it as his turning point. He would make it the icon of his new beginning. The boy who ran away had finally turned into a man. He realized now that he had found his True North amidst grief and loss. He was through running. A red dawn began to blossom against the pale sky. He smiled as its warmth washed over his face. Then, he stashed his things in a leather satchel, strapped it to the Harley and put on his helmet. He turned his motorcycle toward the rising sun. It was time to begin his life facing forward.

  33. QUESTION:
    Q U V X are a bit empty in my film collection [alphabatically speaking] what great films, beginning with..?
    these letters can you recommend?
    for Q..ive already got queen christina [garbo]
    for u... got unforgiven
    for v..vikings[1957],vanilla sky
    for x..just the moderately entertaining x men.

    • ANSWER:
      Queen of the damned
      quarantine
      quantum of solace
      xxx- state of union
      X-Men (series of movie)
      V for Vendetta
      Van Helsing
      Vantage Point
      UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine
      Ultraviolet
      Unbreakable
      Undercover Brother
      Under Dog
      Unearthed
      Unfaithful (GREATT MOVIE))
      Unrest Untraceable

  34. QUESTION:
    Edward Hopper's NightHawk painting. Ten points rewarded?
    I was wondering what impact did the Hopper piece NightHawks have on society? Edward Hopper
    How is it similar to the Rosenthal piece?

    • ANSWER:
      Hopper began painting it immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. After this event there was a widespread feeling of gloominess across the country, a feeling that is portrayed in the painting. The urban street is empty outside the diner, and inside none of the three patrons is apparently looking or talking to the others; all are lost in their own thoughts. Two are a couple, while the third is a man sitting alone, with his back to the viewer. The couple's noses resemble beaks, perhaps a reference to the title. The diner's sole attendant, looking up from his work, appears to be peering out the window past the customers. His age is indeterminate.

      Many artists have produced works that allude or respond to Nighthawks. An early example is George Segal's sculpture The Diner (1964-66), made from parts of a real diner with Segal's white plaster figures added, which resembles Nighthawks in its sense of loneliness and alienation, as well as in its subject matter. Roger Brown, one of the Chicago Imagists, included a view into a corner cafe in his painting Puerto Rican Wedding (1969), a stylized nighttime street scene. Hopper influenced the Photorealists of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Ralph Goings, who evoked Nighthawks in several paintings of diners. Another Photorealist, Richard Estes, painted a corner store in People's Flowers (1971), but in daylight, with the shop's large window reflecting the street and sky.

      More direct visual quotations began to appear in the 1970s. Perhaps the best known is Gottfried Helnwein's painting Boulevard of Broken Dreams (1984), widely sold as a poster, which replaces the three diner patrons with American pop culture icons Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean, and the attendant with Elvis Presley. According to Hopper scholar Gail Levin, Helnwein connected the bleak mood of Nighthawks with 1950s American cinema and with "the tragic fate of the decade's best-loved celebrities." Greenwich Avenue (1986), one of several versions of Nighthawks painted by Mark Kostabi, increases the painting's scale and uses a palette of garish electric colors; the human figures are red and faceless. Nighthawks Revisited, a 1980 parody by Red Grooms, clutters the street scene with pedestrians, cats, and trash, while a canvas by the British graffiti artist Banksy adds a man in Union Flag boxer shorts who has just thrown a chair at the diner window.

      It has also influenced several films and books.

      More at;

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

      You will have to identify the Rosenthal painting to make a comparison.

  35. QUESTION:
    I am getting bored of my old music...?
    I am getting bored of all the music that I have been listening to. Can you recommend any good songs?

    • ANSWER:
      Band: Fair to Midland
      Songs: Orphan Anthem '86
      The Walls of Jericho
      Quince
      Dance of the Manatee

      Band: Junkie XL
      Songs: Today
      Cities in Dust
      Yesterdays
      Mushroom

      Band: 8stops7
      Songs: Breathing Room
      Settled-down Spin
      Filler
      Satisfied
      Empty
      Question Everything
      Esteem

      Band: The Delgados
      Songs: No Danger
      Is This All That I Came For
      All You Need is Hate
      Lazarwalker
      Under Canvas, Under Wraps
      I Fought the Angels
      Favours
      Pull the Wires from the Wall
      If This is a Plan
      Russian Orthodox

      Band: The Russian Futurists
      Song: You Dot, Me Dot, T-Dot

      Band: VNV Nation
      Songs: Illusion
      Farthest Star
      Solitary
      Genesis
      Airships
      Testament
      Verum Æternus
      Saviour

      Band: Trapt
      Songs: Contagious
      Lost Realist
      Waiting
      These Walls
      Ready When You Are
      Bleed Like Me

      Band: 30 Seconds to Mars
      Songs: Savior
      End of the Beginning
      A Beautiful Lie

      Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Song: Midnight

      Band: They Might Be Giants
      Songs: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
      Experimental Film

      Band: ASG (The Amplification of Self-Gratification, formerly known as All Systems Go! before a copyright claim by a UK band in ~2002.)
      Songs: The Ballad of Richard K
      Crosses
      Killers for Hire
      Act Like You Know
      All I Want (by the original band, All Systems Go!)

      Band: Egypt Central
      Song: Over and Under

      Band: The Raconteurs
      Songs: Salute Your Solution
      Carolina Drama

      Band: Taproot
      Songs: Poem
      Facepeeler
      Blue-Sky Research
      Like
      I (Hate Myself)
      She

  36. QUESTION:
    Vanilla Sky?
    In the film Vanilla Sky, whats the song called that plays when tom cruise is running through the empty times square?

    • ANSWER:
      "from rusholme with love" - Mint Royale

  37. QUESTION:
    Who is/was the master of conjuring up amazing imagery in their songs?
    Or masters..

    Elaborate, and give examples :)
    It would be appreciated if you added a lyric[s] to demonstrate you point!

    Spank you :)
    My vote goes to Jimi Hendrix without a doubt.

    • ANSWER:
      Pink Floyd......

      they are all so visual...even before I saw the learning to fly video, it made me feel EXACTLY like the one they filmed....

      Into the distance, a ribbon of black
      Stretched to the point of no turning back
      A flight of fancy on a windswept field
      Standing alone my senses reeled
      A fatal attraction is holding me fast
      How can I escape this irresistible grasp?

      Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
      Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I

      Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
      Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything
      No navigator to find my way home
      Unladen, empty and turned to stone

      A soul intention, that's learning to fly
      Condition grounded but determined to try
      Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
      Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I

      Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
      My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air
      Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
      Out of the corner of my watering eye
      A dream unthreatened by the morning light
      Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

      There's no sensation to compare with this
      Suspended animation, a state of bliss
      Can't keep my mind from the circling skies
      Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I

      and so many others...even if sometimes, you interpret them wrong...when i first heard the Wall, I was 12, and hadnt seen the Movie...but I formed this awesome "Logans Run" type sci-fi stroy in my head based on the music...the real thing was almost a let down (Almost... so please no hate mail)

      another great one:
      On the turning away
      From the pale and downtrodden
      And the words they say
      Which we wont understand
      Dont accept that whats happening
      Is just a case of others suffering
      Or youll find that youre joining in
      The turning away

      Its a sin that somehow
      Light is changing to shadow
      And casting its shroud
      Over all we have known
      Unaware how the ranks have grown
      Driven on by a heart of stone
      We could find that were all alone
      In the dream of the proud

      On the wings of the night
      As the daytime is stirring
      Where the speechless unite
      In a silent accord
      Using words you will find are strange
      And mesmerized as they light the flame
      Feel the new wind of change
      On the wings of the night

      No more turning away
      From the weak and the weary
      No more turning away
      From the coldness inside
      Just a world that we all must share
      Its not enough just to stand and stare
      Is it only a dream that therell be
      No more turning away?

      Another Favorite group for that is Black Sabbath:]
      Generals gathered in their masses
      Just like witches at black masses
      Evil minds that plot destruction
      Sorcerers of deaths construction
      In the fields the bodies burning
      As the war machine keeps turning
      Death and hatred to mankind
      Poisoning their brainwashed minds, oh lord yeah!

      Politicians hide themselves away
      They only started the war
      Why should they go out to fight?
      They leave that role to the poor

      Time will tell on their power minds
      Making war just for fun
      Treating people just like pawns in chess
      Wait till their judgement day comes, yeah!

      Now in darkness, world stops turning
      As the war machine keeps burning
      No more war pigs of the power
      Hand of God has sturck the hour
      Day of judgement, God is calling
      On their knees, the war pigs crawling
      Begging mercy for their sins
      Satan, laughing, spreads his wings
      All right now!

      **Lone Wolf..don't forget Hendrix's Castles made of Sand...another great visual story.....

  38. QUESTION:
    YouTube Questions please?
    I'm making videos but I have no questions. Plz no favorite colors or fav food. Questions like why is the sky blue! Plz make them crazy!! They can be serious too. If you give me 20 or more questions then I will give you 10 points! Thx! The person who gives me the most questions gets the points!

    • ANSWER:
      Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
      Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?
      Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
      What is the last thing you watched on TV?
      Without looking, guess what time it is
      Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
      With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
      When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
      Did you dream last night?
      Do you remember your dreams?
      When did you last laugh?
      Do you remember why / at what?
      What is on the walls of the room you are in?
      Seen anything weird lately?
      What do you think of this quiz?
      What is the last film you saw?
      If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
      If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
      Tell me something about you that most people don't know.
      If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
      Do you like to dance?
      Would you ever consider living abroad?
      Does your name make any interesting anagrams?
      Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
      What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
      Last time you swam in a pool?
      Type of music you like most?
      Type of music you dislike most?
      Are you listening to music right now?
      What color is your bedroom carpet?
      If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?
      What was the last thing you bought?
      Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?
      Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
      Do you have a garden?
      Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
      What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
      If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
      Who sent the last text message you received?
      Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
      What time is bed time?
      Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
      How many tattoos do you have?
      If you don't have any, have you ever thought of getting one?
      What did you do for your last birthday?
      Do you carry a donor card?
      Who was the last person you ate dinner with?
      Is the glass half empty or half full?
      What's the farthest-away place you've been?
      When's the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
      Have you ever won a trophy?
      Are you a good cook?
      Do you know how to pump your own gas?
      If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
      Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?
      Do you touch-type?
      What's under your bed?
      Do you believe in love at first sight?
      Think fast, what do you like right now?
      Where were you on Valentine's day?
      What time do you get up?
      What was the name of your first pet?
      Who is the second to last person to call you?
      Is there anything going on this weekend?
      How are you feeling right now?
      What do you think about the most?
      What time do you get up in the morning?
      If you had A Big Win in the Lottery, how long would you wait to tell people?
      Who would you tell first?
      What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema?
      Do you sing in the shower?
      Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
      What do you do most when you are bored?
      What do you do for a living?
      Do you love your job?
      What did you want to be when you grew up?
      If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be?
      Which came first the chicken or the egg?
      How many keys on your key ring?
      Where would you retire to?
      What kind of car do you drive?
      What are your best physical features?
      What are your best characteristics?
      If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?
      What kind of books do you like to read?
      Where would you want to retire to?
      What is your favorite time of the day?
      Where did you grow up?
      How far away from your birthplace do you live now?
      What are you reading now?
      Are you a morning person or a night owl?
      Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
      Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?
      Do you have pets?
      How many rings before you answer the phone?
      What is your best childhood memory?
      What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
      Any new and exciting things that you would like to share?
      What is most important in life?
      What Inspires You?

  39. QUESTION:
    subtitles.pls dont u have subtitles to one of these films?
    poison,vanilla sky,dogville,instinct,21 grams,amorres perros.
    pls if u have it,could u send them to me on my email address:iminka26@azet.sk
    thanks a lot

    • ANSWER:
      This is the script to vanilla sky:

      Open your eyes.

      Open your eyes.

      Open your eyes.

      Open your eyes.

      David, open your--

      Well, I supposethe empty street meant loneliness.

      You're a shrink.You gotta do better than that.

      I'm a doctor.Let's not stereotype each other.

      Not all rich kidsare soul less and...

      not all psychologistscare about dreams.

      The question is how you got hereand why you've been charged.

      What do you want to know?I was about to turn 33.

      I ran three magazinesand a world wide publishing house.

      Most days I fooled myself intobelieving it would last forever.

      Isn't that what being youngis about?

      Believing secretlythat you would be...

      the one personin the history of man...

      who would live forever.

      Where you going so early?

      Don't record any more messageson my alarm clock, okay?

      - Why not?- I'll start to think we're married.

      Don't ever say that word.I will never come over...

      and bring you chicken soupand fuck your brains out again.

      How's your cold?

      Still there.How 'bout yours?

      You definitely tookmy mind off it.

      Really?

      Yes!

      "Juliana" here.

      Hi, Rayna. I missed my audition.I lost my head!

      No, listen, I have to go.

      I'm with David.

      Help yourself to whatever. Maria willclean up. Set the alarm before you go.

      And...

      you are the greatest.

      Bye, honey.

      Bye, honey.I'll call you later.

      When?

      - When?- Soon!

      Did you reserve the court?

      Easy. I can't handle heavyconversation at this ungodly hour.

      Sorry to do this early,but I gotta be done by 10:00.

      You're not gonna makethe 8:45, are you?

      - How did you find me?- David Aames...

      you have to check the colorsfor the new issue of Rise.

      -What are the colors?-Yellow and red or traditional white.

      - Gotta think about it.- David, please.

      Don't be late for the 10:00with the board.

      Don't tell anybody where I am.I don't care if God calls.

      - I'm very, very busy.- Yeah.

      - Can't you get rid of that board?- The Seven Dwarfs? No.

      Those people drive you nuts.

      And that was the desireof my father who hired them.

      You fucked Julie Gianni again,didn't you?

      I know someone was therewhen I called.

      You had that tone.

      "No, I got a cold.I'm hanging in tonight, you know."

      I had a cold.

      - I was alone.- Fine.

      -You do what you want with your life.-Thanks.

      But one day you'll knowwhat love truly is.

      It's the sour and the sweet.

      I know sour, which allows meto appreciate the sweet.

      Julie Gianni is a friend.

      Sometimes we sleep together.

      What? What?

      - What?- My dream girl...

      Julie Gianni...

      is your fuck buddy.

      - What do you wanna listen to?- Slow down, man.

      What do we got here?Barcelona, Looper.

      Radiohead?

      Look out! Look out!

      Fuck!

      We almost died.

      - I know.- Use your fuckin' head!

      My own death was in front of me,and you know what happened?

      Your life flashedbefore my eyes.

      - How was it?- Almost worth dying for.

      We're at the front door.We're coming up now.

      - Good morning, sir. Sleep well?- Yes, I did.

      - Eaten yet?- What's that?

      Good morning.

      David, you were playing racquet ball. I've been covering you for an hour.

      I'm saving your assand you're playing racquet ball.

      Thank you, Fritz.

      We are now exiting the elevator.The board is not happy.

      - Good morning, Beatrice.- Hello, David.

      You're in the Post today. Courtney Lovecalled to see if you got her E-mail.

      And Graydon Carter and Shelley Wangercalled to see if dinner's still on.

      - Cool.- Art department needs the colors--

      - yellow and red or white?- Good morning, David.

      And did I mention the boardis pissed you're late?

      Hey, David! Hold up!

      Which one?

      Wait. This one?David!

      Okay, they're all waiting for you.

      - You changed your hair.- Yes. And David...

      opinions are expected.

      Do you dream about the board--the Seven Dwarfs as you call them?

      Sneezy, Bashful...

      Sleepy...

      Happy...

      Doc...

      Dopey...

      and of course, Grumpy.

      How was Aspen?

      Good.

      Now, I want answersand I want them now.

      How's it going?

      They still look at meas if I was 11years old.

      He's going to inherit everything.

      He gets it all.

      You're scared of your dreams,aren't you?

      It's a nightmare either way.

      Is that how you explainwhat's happened to you?

      - What?- What happened to your face?

      - I'm not talking to you anymore.- You don't wanna show me your face?

      No!

      - Do you know why you're here?- Conversation, the coffee--

      David, the part wherewe parry and joust...

      and get to know each otherbit by bit--

      No. No can do.

      We'll have to skip that becauseyou've been charged with murder.

      In four weeks, a judgewill determine your fate...

      based on what I write.

      - So you will talk to me.- There is no murder.

      There is no murder!

      It never happened!

      - I don't have to talk to anybody!- Want me to help?

      - Get the fuck away from me.- You take it easy, sunshine.

      Take it easy, Face.Your whole story's full of holes!

      Stop. Stop!

      Please leave right now.I'll take responsibility.

      Please leave right now.I'll take responsibility.

      Please leave right now.He's got control.

      I'm gonna get you,daddy's boy little freak.

      - My parents are dead, you fuck!- Enough!

      Is that true?

      - Good cop, bad cop--- That you're a daddy's boy?

      Primer on David Aames Senior.

      My father wasn't builtfor the21st century.

      He never went to McDonald's,not once.

      He never watched television,and yet...

      his biggest magazineis still the TV Digest.

      He and my mother threw the grandestparties of the literary world.

      Ballooned.Jumped out of airplanes.

      He sought adventure.

      His autobiography is the manual...

      for every cutthroat publisherin New York City.

      It's called Defending the Kingdom.

      I've read it.

      Page 127--

      "David Jr. was a delightas a child."

      Did I miss something here?Was that all he wrote about you?

      I don't think he evergot over the fact...

      that I'm absolutely...

      terrified of heights.

      The irony continues.

      When he and my mother were run overby a drunken teenager...

      on New Year's Eveten years ago...

      he left the keys...

      to the kingdom...

      to me.

      Fifty-one percent control.

      Forty-nine percent going to a groupof seven board members...

      who all thought they werefirst in line.

      And you believe the board--the Seven Dwarfs--

      put you here to take controlof your company?

      What do you care?

      We're just talking.

      And tonight's Wednesday night...

      and I go to Black Angus for dinnerwith my two daughters on Wednesdays.

      So I'll have to leave soon.

      You do understand that our timeis limited, don't you?

      If I talk...

      you'll just think I'm crazy.

      With all the possible respectI can offer a man...

      wearing a latex mask and spoutingconspiracy theories, David...

      believe me,you've crossed that bridge.

      Enjoy your dinner.

      There are five basic emotionsin life, David.

      Tell me,what emotion gripped him...

      before he entered that cell?

      Was it guilt...

      hate...

      shame...

      revenge...

      love?

      I'm completely on the wrong track,aren't I?

      Who needs ice?

      David, happy birthday.

      You have got the greatest tastein shoes, bar none anywhere.

      - Emma, have you met Lynette?- I fear what we may have in common.

      David, did you invite the entireOlympic snowboarding team?

      Tonight is my birthday.

      - Say happy birthday to David.- Happy birthday.

      Welcome to Graceland.

      Happy birthday,you son of a bitch.

      Happy birthday.

      Hey, friends of me, hello.

      -Let the fun ensue.-Living Stereo will be on-line soon.

      It is the great John Coltrane.They would love an article on it.

      If you like it,it's an amazing prototype.

      - Excuse me.- No, no. Thank you. That's okay.

      - Literary god, Brian Shelby.- Happy birthday.

      And all the usual shitpeople say to each other--

      - How you doing?- Living the dream, baby.

      - To what do I owe this pleasure?- The pleasure of Sofia Serrano.

      We met today at the library,if you can believe that.

      Sorry about my coat.It's too big for your closet.

      -We were pretending to be intellectuals.-It's amazing. I love your coat.

      I overdressed.I mean, I underdressed.

      I'll continue like you're bothactually listening to me.

      Do you have another roomto put it in?

      I have ceased to exist.

      Madison Square Garden is nearby.It might fit there.

      Happy birthday.

      - We picked it out together.- Thankyou.

      We picked it out together.

      - We.- You're welcome.

      Stop flirting and open it.

      - Let's get a drink.- Yes.

      I'll leave this upstairs.

      - I'll be right back.- Okay.

      - Listen.- Hey, Tommy.

      No, no, don't blow me off.

      I'm all packed. I'm goingback to London and I understand.

      You put me up for the other attorney'sjob so you didn't have to fire me.

      That's a classy move and your fatherwould have done the same.

      It's okay, Tommy.

      I became incompetent.

      Is there anything more unbecomingthan an aging mascot?

      I cared for your father.

      I lived and breathed for him.

      These guys, the Seven Dwarfs...

      they think you're stupid--

      a corporate hazard,a rogue.

      They are gonna find a wayto get you out, David.

      They're lined up for your office,your life...

      They're lined up for your office,your life...

      your position.

      They're working day and night...

      to cheat you outof your 51% vote.

      And they're gonna sellthis tradition of words...

      so they can eatin a better cafeteria.

      But what they don't know is this.

      People will read again!

      I got it.

      They even got a nickname for youbehind your back.

      Citizen Dildo.

      You got great instincts...

      but I say this with complete love.

      Claim your life...

      learn to be an asshole--

      Two's enough.

      Forgive me.

      I still believein this family, David...

      even if it's only you.

      Get Tipp out of here.

      Drive him home,and in the morning...

      tell him he's rehiredwith a 50% raise.

      Give him that big office acrossthe hall from the Seven Dwarfs.

      And set up a meetingwith the other attorneys.

      I'm gonna be in early tomorrow.

      Well, earlier than usual.

      Hello, handsome.

      I've come to wish youa happy birthday.

      Oh, man.

      I didn't invite you,Julie.

      - That was a little weird.- That's how it works with parties--

      you have to be invited.

      I'm mad at you, you dick.

      We made love four timesthe other night.

      - Is that good?- Two's good.

      Three is very good.

      - But four--- Four's pretty good?

      Four is--

      Four is what?

      Hold me, and then I'll leave.

      And you can go back and talkto that cute brunette.

      Four is what?

      I don't wanna meet your fancy friends.I knew them when I was fancy too.

      Four is what?

      She looks like a moth.

      A moth?

      Sometimes I worry about you,that some clever girl...

      in a big silly coat is gonna comealong and play you just right.

      Then I'll lose my friend.

      And there won't be any chicken soupparties for me and you.

      Bad.

      When will you call me?Don't say "soon."

      I hate it when you say "soon."

      Danny Bramson gave him thatfor his birthday last year.

      So this is what's becomeof rock and roll--

      a smashed guitar behind a glass casedisplayed on some rich guy's wall.

      It was a gift, actually.

      - I like it.- Whoa, whoa, whoa.

      So how did youget all this stuff--

      this apartment, this life?

      I see.

      How 'bout if you help me,unless I'm horning in here.

      - You are, but the food's good.- I have a problem. I got a stalker.

      It doesn't sound life threatening.

      I need for you to pretend we arehaving a scintillating conversation...

      and you are wildly entertained.

      - I know it's tough.- I'll improvise.

      She's across the room and burninga hole in my back now, isn't she?

      Red dress, strappy shoes?

      Wow. She's really staring at you.

      - Shit.- And she seems to be crying.

      Less happy.

      I think she's the saddest girlto ever hold a martini.

      -Jennifer Kelly.- Hi,Jennifer.

      - You have another apartment.- Sort of a day office. Come on.

      - I am not going in there.- I am. Good night.

      - I hear her coming.- Really?

      - Hi.- How are you?

      We're safe, but I've gotnothing to drink.

      Who did these paintings?

      This is Joni Mitchell.

      This one is Monet.

      And this one...

      was done by me.

      It is a snowboard.

      Well, two of them are geniuses.

      That is the real thing.

      His paintbrush paintedthe vanilla sky.

      And his canvas.

      My mother's.

      - I'm surprised you're surprised.- I can't keep this banter going.

      - Me neither.- I caught you.

      Brian, come in here.

      - What's going on?- Your friends are fun and I'm drunk.

      -Julie Gianni is stalking me.- She looked dangerous.

      Nobody stalks me,so I drink.

      - We're all out up here.- Finish my Jack and Coke.

      - Stupid glass.- I got it.

      - It's the stupid guy holding it.- Don't worry. No big deal.

      I'll go get us something.Jacks and Cokes?

      I better hit it. I dranktoo much and I didn't eat.

      - The party's just starting.- For you it is.

      You cannot go.You are my guest of honor.

      Fuck you, David.

      You're paying me to write my novel,so you own me.

      I don't own you. You are brilliant,good-looking, handsome.

      But why'd you have to hiton Sofia?

      - I wasn't hitting on Sofia.- Fine. Whatever you say.

      - I'm crazy. I'm blind.- You're not blind.

      You're drinking Jack and whenyou do you start in with that...

      Frank Sinatra,she shot me down...

      give me a cigaretteking of sad thing.

      - That I do. Give me a cigarette.- I'll find one.

      Wait. You're rich and women loveyou and I'm from Ohio and drunk.

      - Can I tell you the truth?- Everybody does.

      I dig her.

      And I've never said this to youbefore about any girl...

      but she could be--could be-- could be--

      could be the girlof my fucking dreams.

      - You're not from Ohio.- I know.

      But if she fucks up our friendship,she can go to hell.

      I won't allow it.We are bros.

      - I feel the same way.- Sure you do.

      - Hi.- How you doing?

      - Thankyou.- You're welcome.

      Where are you going?

      I am Frank,and Frank must go.

      - What?- I good you bid evening.

      Wait. I'll go with you.

      - Stay, baby.- I'll give you a ride home later.

      - No, I have to work tomorrow.- You--

      You are in great hands.

      I'm just humoring myselfthat my opinion matters.

      You will never knowthe exquisite pain...

      of the guy who goes home alone...

      because without the bitter, baby,the sweet ain't as sweet.

      Have a good time.

      The sweet and sour speech again.

      - Why are you scared of heights?- Many people are scared of heights.

      It's not the heightthat bothers me.

      It's the impactthat terrifies me.

      I won't stay long.

      Hey, Paolo.

      Hello.

      I have to take you for a walk.

      I'm glad he protects you.He's a lethal canine.

      I love living here,and I refuse to clean up.

      No problem.

      I have to work around the clockto keep this place.

      - You really are a dancer.- For 14 years.

      But I don't dance like you dance.

      Do you want something to drink?

      Sure.

      Hey, beautiful, beautiful boy.

      What do you wantfor dinner tonight?

      Do you want fried chicken?

      I like your life.

      Well, it's mineand you can't have it.

      I don't wanna know the storybehind this photo.

      - Who's Sergio?- It's a nickname.

      - Your nickname is Sergio?- It's a long story.

      And we don't know each other.

      - So many secrets.- That's because I'm an arms dealer.

      - I've never known an arms dealer.- You do now.

      What about you?What's your nickname?

      Citizen Dildo.

      You are not staying over.

      Never run a company. Stay an artist.Stay an arms dealer.

      Oh, please. SomehowI can't play the violin for you.

      Although, it must be difficultcontrolling all those people's lives.

      Everyone at that party is connectedto you for survival in some way.

      It seems.

      Ever been married?

      Did you ever accept anyof your 12,000 proposals?

      Twelve thousand and eight. No.

      And you moved to New York to dance,paint, act and deal arms?

      Right.

      Do you wanna hear Jeff Buckleyor Vicki Carr?

      Jeff Buckley or Vicki Carr?

      Both simultaneously.

      Everyone said,"Don't go to New York."

      I just think good thingswill happen...

      if you're a good personwith a good attitude.

      Don't you think?

      You think I'm naive?

      No. I really don't.

      I dug her completely.

      Some how I'd found the lastsemi-guy less girl in New York City.

      I have to get to sleep.

      Truthfully, I also work morningsas a dental assistant.

      Boy, am I goingto the wrong dentist.

      And you didn't immediatelywanna sleep with her?

      Well, you know,I'm a pleasure delayer.

      - How does that work?- Pleasure delayer?

      You don't know?

      You keep a relationship casual...

      until the absolute breaking point.

      And then one eveningor afternoon or morning--

      it could be months from now.

      You know how it works.

      No, actually I don't.

      I've been married for 22 years.

      You've got dinnerwith your daughters.

      That's right, I do.

      Back then I had intricate systemswith women...

      you wouldn't believe.

      Like what?

      Hey, Doc, don't get melancholy overthe 30 seconds you were single...

      a long time ago.

      - That's what you think I'm doing?- Oh, yes.

      You might be right.

      Let's continue.Time is not our friend.

      Just our shortcomings,that's all we're allowed to draw.

      I've never drawn sucha true likeness before.

      Mine's finished.

      Already?

      Done.

      - That's how you see me?- Maybe I didn't add enough money.

      No, something you'd see on a wallin a steak house in hell.

      It's wonderful.Sign it.

      Let's see yours.

      Give me that.

      I feel bad.

      You said to draw a caricature.

      I know. I couldn't.

      I saw you like that.

      It's very good.

      I'll sell it to you.

      You monster.

      How much for it?

      One kiss.

      That smile is gonna bethe end of me.

      And what happens whenyour friend calls you tomorrow?

      He just met you a few hoursbefore me. He'd do the same.

      I see that friendshipis important to you.

      It is. It is.

      And as his best friend...

      I know he's trying to finish a novelabout inadequacy and rejection.

      So the longer that I stay,the better it is for his career.

      Your career is the oneI'd worry about.

      Sorry.

      No. No, you're more rightthan you even know.

      I used to be one of those guysthat just...

      snowboarded through his life...

      with no focus...

      whatsoever.

      When did you change?

      About five minutes ago.

      Every passing minute is anotherchance to turn it all around.

      And to those who thinkthat you're a charlatan?

      I understand.

      The perception of a headfrozen somewhere...

      waiting for reanimationsounds like science fiction.

      - What are you watching?- It's the greatest show.

      It's called Sofia.

      It is at the frontierof a new science.

      Life Extension.

      How do you accomplishsuch a thing?

      I've seen this 30 times.

      Life is full of surprises.

      But the greatest surprise of all isthat this doesn't have to end ever.

      We did a story on this guy.He owns half of Arizona.

      - Is he a fraud?- How would you ever know?

      Good point.

      Can you unfreeze a human life?

      Take the case of Benny the dog.Benny's a dog.

      He was frozen for three months andthawed out to live a normal life.

      That's comforting?

      It's safe for Benny.I'm in.

      We'd better watch out.

      Raymond Tooley,creator of Life Extension.

      The book is Life: The Sequel.

      - Where are you going?- I left my number on your fridge.

      Come here.I want to tell you a secret.

      I meant that to be your forehead.

      Thankyou for the inspiration.

      I will now attempt to runmy company showing compassion...

      for the seething throngof my partners...

      who root quietly for me to fail.

      And for things you don't even know.

      Thankyou.

      I'm gonna go to work.I have a company to run.

      Pleasure delayer.

      Hey, handsome.

      You're following me.

      Just a little bit.

      I wanted to finishwhat we were talking about.

      And?

      How did it go with our moth girl?She turn into a butterfly for you?

      Yes, she did.

      She did.

      I can tell by the way you werewalking you didn't sleep with her.

      Let me guess. You haven't sleptwith her because...

      it's more funwhen you can draw it out.

      Sex just isn't as good if a womanhasn't told her friends...

      she'd never sleep with you.

      Right on the money,Julie.

      She must be exhausted from tryingto be witty for you all night.

      Hey,Julie.

      Sorry.

      It's okay.

      You never seem to be there for yourfriends until they've given up on you.

      I'm not blowing you off.I just--

      I wanna be alonefor a little bit. Trust me.

      I have a lot of thingsI have to take care of.

      And if we're friends,which we are...

      okay, thenyou'll understand that.

      I'm sorry.I got weird.

      I missed an audition and...

      it just made me feel bad youdidn't invite me to your party.

      You wanna make it up to me?

      I won't tell a soul.

      Would you do a story on meif I made a CD?

      Sure I would.

      Do you like my music?

      It's vivid.

      Well, if I weren't me,I would buy a CD by me.

      Well, you know,if you can reach one person--

      Wow.

      What's happiness to you, David?

      What's happiness to me?

      - What is happiness--- 'Cause for me...

      this is happiness--

      just being with you.

      There's one thingthat bothers me.

      Why did you tell Brianthat I was your fuck buddy?

      I didn't tell him that.I didn't say that.

      - When did you stop caring, David?- Caring about what?

      About the consequences ofthe promises that you've made.

      - Promises?- Yeah, the promises.

      I thought--

      Get the fuck--What are you talking about?

      Do you understand how hard it isto pretend to be your buddy?

      David, I love you.

      I fucking love you!

      I fucking love you!

      Fuck!

      Whoa, whoa, whoa!

      Don't do this.Don't do this.

      You fucked me four timesthe other night.

      You've been inside me.

      I swallowed your cum.That means something.

      Slow down.

      Four times-- it means something.

      - Four times.- Stop the car.

      Twenty-four hours a day, I livewith this aching possibility...

      that you might call meto do something.

      Let's go to your house.I wanna see where you live.

      Just slow down.I want you to stop the car!

      Don't you know when you sleepwith someone...

      your body makes a promisewhether you do or not?

      Tell me something, David.Do you believe in God?

      What are you doing?

      Okay, I love you.I love you.

      Don't do it!

      You're amazing.

      Did you get to work all right?

      No, actually,I had a horrible dream.

      You dreamed you'd neversee me again.

      I left your apartment,I went downstairs to the car...

      and my friend, the stalker,had followed me there.

      Yes. And she wantedto talk to me.

      And I remember I had this buzz,you know...

      that buzz from you and me.

      I think my mind was still onthat terrible drawing of me.

      But she was upset...

      about-- I don't know.

      I got in the car and...

      she drove offa bridge...

      and committed suicidewith me in the car.

      I thought you were goingstraight to work.

      But I survived...

      with my arm and my face...

      reconstructed.

      And what's worse...

      is that I can't wake up.

      And how was your houseafter the party?

      Party?

      What party?

      The party.

      Remember?

      Red dress, strappy shoes.

      I spilled somethingon your shirt.

      Sweet and sour.

      And the saddest girlto ever hold a martini.

      My dreams are a cruel joke.

      They taunt me.

      Even in my dreams,I'm an idiot...

      who know she's aboutto wake up to reality.

      If I could only avoid sleep.

      But I can't.

      I try to tell myselfwhat to dream.

      I try to dream that I'm flying.

      Something free.

      It never works.

      Is that the only thing you dream?

      I don't-- I don't remember.

      Do you dream aboutthe car accident?

      Here's what you rememberfrom a coma.

      Nothing.

      What happened next?

      What really happened?

      What, didn't you readthe file?

      I was out forthree-and-a-half weeks.

      My face and my arm shattered andmy jaw was broken in four places.

      No surgery could be performedbecause of the coma.

      You can't feel the darkness...

      or numbness.

      You can't even feel.

      And then...

      I came back to life.

      Just like that dog.

      Benny. You know, Benny the dog.

      Benny. Benny the dog.

      Only my lifewas no longer normal.

      There are blinding migraine snow--nerve damage.

      Why?

      This is howbig business operates--

      random accidents...

      a lifestyle mishap.

      They are not coincidences.

      How do you thinkairtight contracts are broken?

      These are power upheavals.

      I'm from Ohio.

      We don't have power upheavals.

      They are in the news every dayright between the lines.

      Someone did this to me.

      My father wrote about thisin his book.

      Chapter one, page one...

      paragraph one--

      "What is the answer to 99out of 100 questions?

      Money."

      David, look,I don't wanna worry you.

      I'm holding them off,but we got a situation here.

      The bylaws of the boardprotect your 51% vote...

      only if you're mentally acute.

      I'm sorry that poor girl died...

      but you've handed the boarda real gift with your mishap.

      They'd like to declare youincapacitated.

      But you're back.

      You sound good to me,so let's fight the fuckers...

      and have a full recovery.

      And maybe you should letpeople see you, yeah?

      The last time we were togetheryou were in a coma...

      and you were veryfucking rude to me.

      You didn't say a word.

      Yes, well, the rumors of my deathhave been mildly exaggerated.

      Who could I trust?

      The ants were taking overthe anthill.

      Who could I trust?

      The cranial structurewas based on 30 pins...

      and fastened by micro-panelsand bits of bone from the mandible.

      It appears the cartilage graphshave maintained your cheek structure.

      Unfortunately,because you were in a coma--

      Doctors. Their power is in jargon,so you study up.

      Is that the procedure for allbilateral periorbital hematomas...

      in a LeFort Three fractureof a comatose patient?

      - In a LeFort Three?- You do your best.

      Absolutely.

      The potential for intracranialbrain damage was too great.

      Beyond the cheek grafts,Dr. Pomeranz...

      are the pins fastened with any kindof aluminum which could ionize...

      and cause that pressurein my head?

      - I'm ready for another operation.- We are working on processes.

      But you're specifically not atthe stage where we can experiment.

      Experiment. Use me.

      The headaches will go away.

      These are more than headaches.

      These are like steel platesslicing through my every thought.

      We're not cowboys.We can't just wing it.

      Because I can't think straightmost of the time.

      - We can increase your medication.- Oh, yes, medication.

      And there are thingsthat we'll continue to investigate.

      However, there are so many otherswho've not had the aesthetic benefit...

      of plastic surgeryas you have.

      This isn't about vanity,Dr. Pomeranz.

      This isn't about vanity.

      This is about functioningin the world.

      It's my job to be out therefunctioning.

      I've got the money.I'll pay any amount.

      Just invent something.

      Just play jazz.

      You say you'rethe best face man in New York.

      Fucking prove it.

      - We could do something about your arm.- Fuck my arm!

      Nobody here takes your feelingsfor granted.

      We did prepare something for youbased on the preliminary examination.

      Tell me. Bring it on.

      It's sometimes usefulin the early stages of rejection.

      It's a facial prosthetic.It was two weeks in the making.

      - Thankyou, Carly.- You're welcome, Doctor.

      A facial prosthetic.

      The aesthetic replacementdoes work...

      emotionally and actually.

      The plastic in the aesthetic shieldalso blocks out abusive rays...

      and assists inthe regeneration of cells.

      So it's an aestheticregenerative shield.

      That's correct. Exactly.

      The ergonomics of the plate barrierallows it to interact reflexively...

      with the movementsof your own face.

      I see.

      - It's a helpful unit.- Good.

      Because for a minute there,I thought we were talking...

      about a fucking mask!

      It's only a mask...

      if you treat it that way.

      It's great. This completelytakes care of Halloween.

      But what about the other364 days of the year?

      A new form of mebegan to take shape.

      I planned my reemergence...

      like the Normandy invasion.

      Sofia. Sofia.

      Sofia Serrano.

      I'll just say it.

      I did my homework.

      I read every memo.

      Thomas Tipp was right.

      People will read again.

      I attended the monthly board meetingwith the Seven Dwarfs by video hookup.

      Because peoplearen't buying books.

      - Let's invest.- Oh, baby, this was war.

      I grew stronger in waysI'd never known before.

      Andon December5...

      my planes filled the sky.

      The return of David Aames,Jr...

      Citizen Dildo.

      You won't believe this...

      but this is me smiling.

      It's been a long time.

      I tried to see you,but your people wouldn't let me.

      I didn't want to see me, okay?

      But then...

      I woke up todayand finally...

      a good hair day.

      You wanna get together?

      Sure.

      - What?- Let's go out and do something.

      This weekend.

      I'll cancel an operation or two.

      We'll have fun...

      because I am all about fun.

      Okay, folks, our first guest tonightis an amazing survival story.

      Please welcome Benny the dog.

      So welcome to the show.Thankyou very much for being here.

      - You bet. My pleasure.- I have so many questions.

      To start off, tell us allwhat has happened to Benny.

      What's Benny been through?

      Well, Benny fell into the waternear our home.

      And he was frozenin the Skykomish River.

      In Washington.

      l went fishing, thinking he'dbeen gone now for three months.

      And I see himin a block of ice.

      He is thawed out now.Is that correct?

      He's not moving a lot.I'm worried.

      Should I get out some tongs?I'm worried about the dog.

      No, he's fine. He's just losta little bit of his friskiness.

      l would think so, yeah.

      It's David.I'm back in your life.

      I saw you earlier today.

      I was just watchingour old friend Benny the dog...

      on Conan...

      and I thought of you.

      Whatever.

      I loved seeing you today.

      So I will see you soon.

      You're a great dancer.

      Bye.

      - What you drinkin'?- Nothing.

      I'm in the mood for a cheap,sugary, overpriced rum and Coke.

      - So you want one?- Is there any other kind?

      I'll get us some.

      Where is the bathroom?

      It's behind--over there by the place...

      by the girl who looks like Bjork.

      - I'll be right back.- Maybe I should--

      Hey, man, you look good.How's your book?

      - Take it off.- No, this is a facial shield.

      It's an aesthetic prosthesisthese fucking doctors--

      Take off the mask, man.It's freaking me out.

      I can't.

      It's my face.This is my face.

      Trust me.It's a little different.

      If you're embarrassed, just go.Nobody asked you to chaperone.

      - Sofia asked me.- What?

      She didn't want to be alone with me?That's bullshit!

      Because I think I'm being prettyfucking cool about this whole thing.

      Talk to a shrink.

      Or you can call me sometimeinstead of hiding in your apartment.

      Don't take it out on a girlyou only met once.

      Did she say that--

      once?

      Did she saythat I met her once?

      Just cut it out, okay?

      I miss the old you.

      We all miss the old you...

      because the new guy is shit.

      That came out wrong.I love you.

      Period.

      - How's your arm, man?- Fuck you, Brian.

      How 'bout...

      no sympathy.

      How 'bout that'sthe deal we make, okay?

      Give me a Budweiserand a shot of tequila.

      What kind of tequila?

      - What did you say to me?- I said, what kind of tequila?

      Why don't you ask meto my face, bitch?

      Patr n, if you have it.

      Another shot, another Bud.

      - This is on the house.- Why?

      It just is, bitch.

      Patr n!

      Dude, fix your fucking face.

      - Hello again.- Hello again.

      Idea.

      Let's start over.

      How 'bout if you help me?Unless I'm horning in here.

      Oh, you are,but the food is good.

      See, I've got this little problem.I've got a stalker.

      Doesn't sound life-threatening.I need a cover.

      I need for you to pretend that we'rehaving a scintillating conversation...

      and you are wildly entertained.

      I know it's tough.I'll improvise.

      I don't talk like that.

      She's right across the room.She's burning a hole in my back now.

      Red dress, strappy shoes.

      That's right.

      I think she is the saddest girl...

      to ever hold a martini.

      - Are you okay?- No.

      Why? What's wrong?Is it me?

      - Is it me?- I'll tell you later.

      - I'll tell you later.- Something's wrong. Tell me now.

      Talk about it all right now.

      - Talk about it. Get it all out.- I'll tell you later!

      Say everything now.

      Just say everything now.Now! Now! Now!

      I'll tell you in another life,when we are both cats.

      I can't believeyou just said that.

      That is the greatest thingthat I've ever heard.

      That's hilariousthat you said that.

      See, that-- You said that.

      That is what I love about you.

      That's hilarious.

      I'll tell you in another life,when we are both cats.

      Cats!

      Cats!

      Well, this is where I leave you.

      I'll walk you to your door.

      - I live just around the corner.- I've got my bike here.

      - I'd rather walk.- Don't be a drag.

      Can't you seeshe wants to go on her own?

      Shut up. You're drunk.

      I may be an idiot,but I'm not drunk.

      Seriously, I don't need youto walk me home.

      Thank you.

      Okay, then.So we'll call you.

      We'll go catch a movieor something.

      So we'll meet up soon.

      We'll meet up soon.

      We'll call you againto go out with me!

      We'll call you.

      It's been a real blast.

      I bid you good evening.

      Wait, wait.Where are you going?

      My bike-- it's back over there.We'll hang soon.

      And bring your mask if you want.I'm getting used to it.

      Wait a minute.

      What?

      I don't know.

      You drank a little too much.Call me tomorrow if you want.

      Tomorrow I'll wish I was dead.

      No, you won't.You just need to sleep.

      What?

      What did you say to Julie Giannithe night of the accident?

      What?

      You told hershe was a fuck buddy.

      Never.

      She was a little morethan pissed about it.

      Have you been harboringthis shit all along?

      I never talked to her.

      Whatever.

      Anyway...

      who am I if I can't be the oneto tell you you're not ugly?

      Come on.

      Give me a courtesy laugh.

      Oh, Brian, I'm so fucked up.

      I'm just so fucked up.

      Hey, Brian, come on.

      We're best friends!

      We're bros!

      Come on, man, we're bros.

      Open your eyes.

      This is a cheap ployfor sympathy.

      I'm okay. I'm okay.

      And it worked. Get up.

      I agree.

      This is a joke.

      I'm not gonna lie to you.

      I liked the way you looked.

      But...

      you have to pull itthe fuck together.

      Because if not,I'll forget the other guy.

      You know that other guy?You.

      I'm still that guy.I'm still that guy.

      I don't have a mother-savior bonein my body.

      It's not about that.You are coming inside.

      But if this turns outto be a big mistake...

      I do have the abilityto fall out of love with you...

      like that.

      We createdour own world together.

      - I am still that guy.- Shut up.

      Us versus them.

      - Where's Brian?- Brian?

      He went with you, didn't he?

      I thought you guys hooked up.

      I wish you hadn't gottenin the car with that girl.

      Sofia, l--

      Your eyes apologize better.

      Come on.

      Holy God, this is goingto change my life...

      in a zillion different ways.

      I must be nuts.

      And we were quite a pair.

      Her believing in me,me believing that...

      I actually deserved it.

      I see you haven'tbeen wasting your time.

      Do you ever drawanything else?

      Did you sleep last night?

      No, I did not sleep.

      Got to leave early today,so you'll have to be brief.

      Now, what can you tell me...

      "about the name ""Ellie""?"

      Ellie.

      Is that a girl you knew,a girl you were in love with?

      I've only been in love once.

      Apparently, you keptrepeating it last night.

      You did sleep, David.Your advisor said you cried out.

      - You had a nightmare.- Everything's a nightmare.

      You cried out for Ellie, David.Do you remember what happened?

      Dig deep, David.

      Dig deep.

      You cried out for Ellie.What do you remember about Ellie?

      Show me your face, David.

      Help me open the door.

      It's true you had an accident.It's true you were disfigured.

      But not anymore.

      Do you remember?

      They did fix your face.

      Take off that mask, David.

      You'll see your faceis perfect under there.

      I never trusted the doctors.

      What happened next was surreal.

      That same arrogant bastard,Dr. Pomeranz, called me.

      Suddenly he wasmy new best friend.

      David! Hey, my brother.

      I felt really badabout our last conversation.

      He said he'd discovered a new formof reconstructive surgery...

      with the help of a doctorfrom Berlin.

      Hello.

      Next thing I knew, they shot mefull of drugs I'd never heard of...

      and away we went.

      What if God was one of us

      Just a slob like one of us

      Trying to make his way home

      He's got a good voice.

      Fifty-five.

      The odds, they said,were one in three...

      that the headachescould be reduced by 50 percent...

      and facial tissuecould be regenerated.

      The first to incorporate the conceptof endoscopic periorbital fiber optics.

      Where are we gonna eat later?

      I can't even tell youwhat they did.

      It seemed likescience fiction to me.

      "Madonna had that song,""Borderline."""

      - That was a hell of a song.- And another snip.

      This is gonna be onegood-looking guy when I'm done.

      Obviously, I was suspicious.

      Wouldn't you be?

      Suspicious of whom, of what?

      Doc...

      once you've been drivenoffa bridge at 80 miles an hour...

      somehow you don't invite happiness inwithout a full body search.

      At the risk of boring you...

      I can presentthe alternate argument.

      I once knew a guy...

      who was a real loner.

      One day he woke up at 40...

      with two daughters thatlit up his life with purpose...

      and he suddenly goesto endless school plays...

      and he gets home at 9:20for the evening discussion...

      and he has the time of his life.

      His favorite Beatle was once John,and now it's Paul.

      I always liked George.

      It all depends onthe individual, doesn't it?

      Tell me,what's happiness for you?

      What's happiness to you, David?

      - How 'bout another question?- You won't show me your face.

      Will you?

      So back to the time line.

      Hurry. Let's move through this.

      What?

      You've got to takethe plates off.

      I don't want to knowwhat's under here.

      It's gonna be fine.You'll see.

      - I'll go tomorrow.- Today.

      I already called Pomeranzand switched it to Wednesday.

      What?

      I hope that woman at the front deskgave you shit about it.

      Another day won't matter.Besides, the Mustang will be fixed.

      The plan was going in the Mustang.The Mustang's not ready.

      So we'll go tomorrowin the Mustang.

      - Good.- We'll go when it's fixed.

      I know that the problem...

      wouldn't be you delayingsomething you were dreading.

      Couldn't be that.

      Couldn't be that.

      I mean--

      I mean, I agree.

      I think it's very important...

      to have...

      the right car...

      to take you...

      where you want to go...

      24 hours a day.

      How bad is it?

      Well, your earsare in the right place.

      And the rest of it...

      is not too bad at all.

      It's perfect.

      Do you love me?

      I mean, really love me?

      Because if you don't...

      I'll just have to kill you.

      You see, my next life?

      In my next life...

      I'm gonna come backas this mole right here.

      Seriously, this mole.

      You'll have to wear bikini topsto work and loose-fitting shirts...

      so that I can breathe.

      I love you.

      Love you.

      I love you.

      I can live right there.

      Is this a dream?

      Absolutely.

      We talked about the big things,the little things...

      and the big things.

      But in truth, with Sofia...

      it was the in-between times.

      What did she say?

      I have no idea.

      - How's things, Brian?- Fine.

      - How's things?- Don't flattery yourself.

      I'm fine.

      Besides, Sofia is greatbut by no means one of a kind.

      She was a proximity infatuation.

      And don't use that. It's mine.Thanks.

      Where'd you get this camera?

      I'm into things.You have no idea, my friend.

      Just as long as you're okay.

      And anyway,we're friends, aren't we?

      - Always.- That's right.

      What's up with your face?

      - Fuck!- What?

      There's a seam opening!

      - David Aames.- You fucking asshole.

      I know.

      Was I snoring?

      I think it was me.

      I was thirsty, that's all.

      I'm dreaming about you.

      "I could listen to you say ""mmm""..."

      for the rest of my life.

      Baby, what's wrong?

      Where is she?

      Who?

      Who?

      I'm Sofia.

      Now, I'm gonna make surethat I tie it four times.

      You know why, Julie?

      Because four timesreally means something.

      David, don't hurt me.

      I'm freaked out.It worked.

      You know you're notgonna get away with this...

      so tell me now,where is Sofia.

      I am Sofia.

      - Where's Sofia?- I am Sofia!

      - Where is she?- I am Sofia!

      I'm calling the police,and you can tell it to them.

      - You survived the accident.- What accident?

      Whose body was it?It was the Seven Dwarfs.

      - I wasn't in an accident.- You're trying to steal my life!

      Of course you weren'tin an accident.

      Now it's fucking attempted murder!

      I'm Sofia. Please.

      Tell it to them.

      This is David Aames.

      I need help.

      I have an intruder--I've captured an intruder...

      who's entered my home.

      God. Wake up, man.

      Are you for real?

      Kept me waiting here for three hours.They won't even tell me any news.

      These guys think that I hadsomething to do with this.

      Give us a minute here, yeah?

      Detective Larson, Detective Andrews,thanks very much.

      They think that I hadsomething to do with this.

      I'm gonna handle this exactlythe way your father would.

      I've got it solved.

      You got it solved?

      Where is she?

      She's gonna be fine.Now, this whole file is gonna--

      Thank God you're here, man.

      It's okay.

      - I love her.- Yeah.

      Right now I want you to look at thesephotos, then I'm gonna destroy them.

      Sofia's testimonyis also in here.

      It won't exist.

      She's not gonna press charges.

      Press charges against me?

      David, wake up.

      Now, as a friend...

      I think you should seewhat you did to Sofia.

      The press won't get hold of thisif you get away quickly.

      The press won't get hold of thisif you get away quickly.

      Tommy, this is Julie.This is not Sofia.

      This is Julie Gianni.

      I didn't do this to her.Tommy, someone's setting me up.

      David, the board and Ihave taken care of everything.

      Okay, they've been really great,really great, actually.

      All this is gonna disappear.

      We're all behind you,even the board.

      Get out of here.

      This is a revolutionof the mind.

      You're in fuckin' sad shape!

      Don't fucking ever hit a girl.

      Hit me, but don't fucking everhit a girl!

      Listen to me.It wasn't Sofia.

      It was Julie.

      - It was Julie.- It was Julie Gianni.

      Yes.

      So Sofia was abducted by Julie...

      and now Julie is posingas Sofia.

      You're in O.J. land, man.

      Julie Gianni is fucking dead!

      I don't care what they told you,I can assure you Julie Gianni is alive.

      - She is alive.- I didn't talk to them.

      I talked to Sofia.

      - Where is she?- I just dropped Sofia off.

      I saw everything you did to her.

      Let me tell you something.I did not do that to her.

      Look at me.Look me in the eye.

      You tell me that's the girlyou brought to the party.

      You tell me thatthat's your dream girl...

      your proximity infatuation.

      Yes!

      And you stole her from me.

      The one girl I really wanted,and you took her from me.

      You're insane.You're losin' it, man.

      - You have revealed yourself.- Oh, yeah.

      I'm with them.

      Where'd you get the coat, Brian?

      Where'd you get the camera?

      How much did they pay you?

      Listen to me, 'cause this isthe last time we're ever gonna speak.

      I was your only friend.

      You have revealed yourself to me.

      Problems?

      I'm in no mood to be fucked with,so do yourself a favor--

      There's an explanationfor all this, David.

      You and I know each other.You found me on the Internet.

      I'm here to help you, David.

      Who the fuck are you?Why are you following me?

      First of all, it's very importantthat you calm down.

      Calm down?

      Calm down.

      You must overcome your fearsand regain control.

      Take ahold of your life again,David.

      It's as easyas holding that glass.

      What if I were to tell youthat you can take control...

      of all of this, everything?

      Even me.

      Look, I'm straight. Okay?

      David, look at all these people.

      Seems as though they're justall chatting away, doesn't it?

      Yeah.

      - Nothing to do with you.- No.

      And yet...

      maybe they're only here becauseyou wanted them to be here.

      You are their god.

      Not only that, but you can make themobey you or even destroy you.

      Well, what I'd love for them to dois shut the fuck up.

      Especially you.

      You see?

      You and Isigned a contract, David.

      Who is the man in the restaurant?Who is it?

      I can't--

      Can you tell the differencebetween dreams and reality?

      - Of course. Can you?- Think about it.

      Think with your head.

      You signed a contract...

      did you not?

      I signed something.

      Was the manin the restaurant there?

      - Fuck--- Accept your body's resistance.

      Let your head answer.

      Sign the contract, David.

      - Yes.- That's right.

      Who is Ellie?

      - I don't know what's real.- What happened that night?

      - Somebody died.- I don't want to remember.

      You hold the keysto this prison.

      - It wasn't Sofia.- Who was it?

      - No.- Who was it?

      I'm afraid ofhow powerful this is.

      You wanna let it out,don't you, David?

      You're about to tell me.

      Tell me...

      what your heart and soulwill not allow you to forget.

      Did you kill Sofia?

      I thought you were a vandal.

      Who are you?

      I'm Sofia.

      You are not...

      Sofia.

      I'm Sofia.

      Whatever.

      We're gonna be together again.

      You're gonna forget about Julianaand we're gonna be together.

      I'm not gonna be afraidof you anymore.

      I'm gonna get you a cold towel.I'll be right back.

      I love you.

      Pleasure delayer.

      Sofia?

      I am Sofia.

      I love you.

      Oh, I missed you so much.

      Where were you?

      Forget it.

      I don't need to know.

      It doesn't matter.

      Just tell me that you love me.

      I love you.

      What is happiness to you, David?

      For me...

      it's being here with you.

      What the fuck...

      is happening?

      What is fucking happening?

      David was a real delightas a child.

      Oh, God!

      I'm so afraidof how powerful this is!

      Oh, David!

      That is the greatest thingI've ever heard.

      In another lifewhen we are both cats.

      What's happening?

      Hey, man, what's happening?

      You bitch!

      I don't wanna see your face!

      I did it, didn't l?

      But I don't feellike I killed someone.

      - David...- I feel like...

      - who was the man...- I'm in a dream.

      at the restaurant?

      Sometimes...

      the mind behavesas if it were in a dream.

      Faces change.People become other people.

      The subconsciousis a powerful thing.

      You treated Julie carelessly,didn't you?

      Your feelings of responsibilityor guilt over Julie...

      might have easilyturned Sofia into Julie.

      Do you know what derangement is?

      I need your help.

      All I know is,you killed your girlfriend...

      and I don't knowwhat's in your mind.

      I need your help.

      I would work on this case foreverif I could, but we're out of time.

      What will you plead?

      Temporary derangement.

      That's your best chance.

      I don't think they'll believe me.

      What do you believe?

      Believe it or not,I care about you.

      You've become like family to me.

      I don't want to give up on you,David, but I needed more.

      I needed--

      I needed an answer.

      I mean, I even thought there wasmore than a good chance...

      somebody was playinga trick on you.

      Maybe it was the board.

      But I can't exceed my duties.

      I'm just a psychologist.

      And I have to go now.

      Will I see you at the trial?

      No, I'm--

      I'm just the opening act.

      Reassurance is our specialty.That is the Life Extension credo.

      Benny is a dog who was frozenfor three months...

      and thawed outto live a normal life.

      Life Extension can translateto the human form too.

      How do you accomplishsuch a thing?

      Seventy-two cryonized patients...

      are currently held at our facilityin New Brunswick.

      And we feature the finest scientifictechnicians on the planet.

      McCabe!

      Come back!

      Life Extension Corporation,please.

      - Can I help you?- LE.

      We hold a court order.

      I think I've been here before.

      Her name is Libby.

      Good morning, Mr. McCabe.

      I'm Libby.I'm here to assist you.

      He's my son.He's very shy.

      You're not with the media or a partof any legal consortium, correct?

      No.

      Welcome to Life Extension.

      Take a look at our proposal.Please follow me.

      You can wait out here.

      You'll be meetingRebecca Dearborn...

      my personal role model.

      I didn't need the pain anymore.I already experienced that.

      They want you to lay down and die.Life Extension wants you to live.

      I don't think that Goddisapproves of this.

      Cryonization.:a journey of reawakening...

      "after the preservation of the humanbody at extremely low temperatures."""

      They laughed at Jules Verne too.

      You are not--

      Mr. McCabe, how are you?I'm Rebecca Dearborn.

      Life Extension,or LE as we like to refer to it...

      is a glimpse of the future.

      It's a ticket.

      Not in the juvenile sense, butin the deeply meaningful sense...

      that can only be bornin the human heart.

      The DNA codes of the human bodyhave been broken.

      Soon, heart ailments, cancer...

      so much morewill be a thing of the past.

      Very simply,your anguish, your discontent...

      even your deathis no longer necessary...

      in a traditional sense.

      Whatever malady hides behindthat mask, it's temporary.

      Within an hour of your passing...

      LE will transfer your bodyto a vessel...

      where you will be sealed and frozenat 196 degrees below zero.

      Power outages, earthquakes--

      nothing will affectyour suspension hibernation.

      Did you sign a contractwith these people, David?

      What's the Lucid Dream option?

      Good choice.

      The Lucid Dreamis Life Extension's newest option.

      For a little extra...

      we offer the cryonic union...

      of science and entertainment.

      Cryo-tainment.

      Some find this presentationhelpful.

      I have a universe

      Inside me

      Portrait of a modern human life.

      American, male...

      birth and death.

      Imagine that you are sufferingfrom a terminal illness.

      You'd like to be cryonized,but you'd rather be resurrected...

      to continue your own lifeas you know it now.

      LE offers you the answer.

      Upon resurrection...

      you will continuein an ageless state...

      preservedbut living in the present...

      with a futureof your choosing.

      Your death will be wipedfrom your memory.

      Your life will continue asa realistic work of art...

      painted by you,minute to minute...

      and you'll live it with theromantic abandon of a summer day...

      with the feelingof a great movie...

      or a pop song you always loved--

      with no memoryof how it all occurred...

      save for the knowledge...

      that everything simply improved.

      In any instanceof discontent...

      you'll be visitedby technical support.

      It's all just around the corner.

      The day after tomorrow,another chapter begins seamlessly.

      A living dream.

      Life Extension's promise to you.

      Life, part two.

      A living dream.

      Your death will bewiped from your memory.

      I guess I missed that onein USA Today.

      A dream.

      What if there was a mistake?

      What if the dreambecame a nightmare?

      Of course your subconsciouscan always play tricks on you.

      The subconsciousis a very powerful thing.

      Did you sign a contractwith these people, David?

      But this is a serious business.

      The Lucid Dreamis worth the risk.

      And what is any lifeif not the pursuit of a dream?

      The dream of peace...

      the dream of achievement...

      the dream of hearing someonesay these words...

      when they really,truly mean them.

      I love you, David.

      I love you.

      Roam free, David.

      Most of uslive our whole lives...

      without any real adventureto call our own.

      It's hard to comprehend.

      But they laughedat Jules Verne too.

      This...

      is a revolution...

      of the mind.

      I wanna wake up!

      Tech support!

      Hey! Face!

      It's a nightmare!

      Tech support!

      Tech support!

      David Aames.

      I think it's time we hada proper reintroduction.

      I'm Edmund Venturafrom the Oasis Project.

      Formerly Life Extension, LE.

      - Tech support.- Yes.

      Yes, I'm your tech support...

      and we first met150 years ago.

      Oh, shit.

      You sold me the Lucid Dream.

      What the hell happened?

      I tried to warn you in the bar.

      I told you you must exercise control,that it all depended on your mind.

      All of this...

      everything is your creation.

      And now we're heading towardyour true moment of choice.

      True moment of choice?

      Yes.

      When did the Lucid Dream begin?

      Remember the dayof the nightclub?

      We'll meet up soon.

      That night, after Sofia left you andyou fell asleep on the pavement...

      that was the momentthat you chose for the splice.

      - Splice?- Splice.

      The end of your real life andthe beginning of LE's Lucid Dream.

      A splice of many, many yearswhich passed...

      while you were frozenand dreaming.

      From the momentyou woke up on that street...

      nothing was realin the traditional sense.

      Open your eyes.

      Your Lucid Dreamis monitored by Life Extension...

      and a panel of experts who arefollowing your every thought...

      even at this moment.

      Forgive me.I'm blowing your mind.

      I'm not a big fan of heights.

      I know.

      We erased what really happenedfrom your memory.

      - Erased?- Replaced.

      By a better life...

      under these...

      beautiful, Monet-like skies.

      My mother's favorite.

      A better lifebecause you had Sofia.

      You sculpted your Lucid Dream outof the iconography of your youth.

      An album coverthat once moved you.

      An album cover?

      There are some things...

      that you're not old enoughto understand just yet.

      A movie you saw once that showed youwhat a father could be like...

      or what love could be like.

      This was a kind woman...

      an individual...

      more than your equal.

      You barely knew her in real life,but in your Lucid Dream...

      she was your savior.

      What happened in my real life?Something happened.

      What did you erase?

      Do you really want to know?

      Tell me everything.

      The morning after the nightclub,you woke up on that street...

      hung over and alone.

      You got up, walked away.

      You never saw Sofia again.

      I didn't kill Sofia.

      You battled your boardfor control of the company...

      You battled your boardfor control of the company...

      and in the end it was Thomas Tipp,your father's friend...

      the man whose job you saved...

      who wrenched the companyback into your control.

      Tommy.

      But then...

      somebody died.

      You longed for Sofia.

      You shut yourself away for months.

      You were alone.

      You couldn't standthe pain anymore, the headaches.

      You could barely function.

      I found you on the Internet.

      I signed a contract with you,and then--

      I remember.

      Somebody died.

      It was me.

      And on a day in late December...

      you gave your self to us.

      You're now in a suspended state.

      Your friend Brian Shelby threw athree-day memorial in your old home.

      He was a true friend.

      You were missed, David.

      It was Sofiawho never fully recovered.

      It was she who somehowknew you best...

      and like you, she neverforgot that one night...

      where true love seemed possible.

      Consequences, David.

      It's the little things.

      The little things.

      There's nothing bigger,is there?

      Your subconsciousdid create problems.

      Your dreamturned into a nightmare.

      The glitch has been corrected.

      So all I have to dois imagine something.

      Like, if I wanted...

      McCabe to come back right now--

      Listen to me.

      These people are dangerous.

      We're in trouble.We need to get off this roof now.

      We're now on pause...

      and you're about to returnto your Lucid Dream.

      With all the upgrades...

      you won't remember any of this...

      nor will you be chargedfor technical support.

      It's now your moment of choice.

      You can return to your Lucid Dreamand live a beautiful life...

      with Sofia or whomever you wish...

      or you can choosethe world out there.

      The world out there.

      And you can bring me back...

      just like Benny the dog?

      Yes.

      Just like Benny the dog.

      Your face and bodycan be fixed now, of course.

      But thingsare very different now...

      and your financeswon't last long.

      Your panel of observersare waiting for you to choose.

      There are no guarantees...

      but remember...

      even in the future...

      the sweet is never as sweet...

      without the sour.

      How do I wake up?

      The decision is yours.

      And I chose this scenario,didn't l?

      Yes, to face your lastremaining fear of heights.

      David, don't listen to him.

      You were right. This isthe seven dwarfs. It's a setup!

      You can't trust him.

      Don't feel bad for him, David.This winning man is your creation.

      It's in his nature to fight forhis existence, but he's not real.

      I'm real.

      I'm real.

      I have two daughters...

      and you know that.

      What are their names?

      I'm real.

      I'm mortalityas home entertainment?

      This cannot be the future!

      Can it?

      Can it?

      Good-bye.

      It's been a brilliant journeyof self-awakening.

      And now you've simply got toask yourself this--

      What is happiness to you, David?

      I want to live a real life.

      I don't want to dream any longer.

      Any last wishes?

      Let them out thereread my mind.

      I wish you well, David.

      Look at us.

      I'm frozen, and you're dead.

      And I love you.

      It's a problem.

      I lost youwhen I got in that car.

      I'm sorry.

      Do you rememberwhat you told me once?

      That every passing minute...

      is another chanceto turn it all around.

      I'll find you again.

      I'll see you in another life...

      when we are both cats.

      Relax, David.

      Open your eyes.

      Open your eyes.

  40. QUESTION:
    The Prestige question?
    First off I will admit that this is for my Film as Literature class.

    In The Prestige there is a motif that I'm having trouble elaborating on. The motif is the caged bird that shows up repeatedly. I'm supposed to explain what it might symbolize.

    If you can help then thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:
      the bird symbolize LIFE.when the cage is EMPTY it is lifeless.Audience are made to look at the lifeless cage for moments til the magician,brings back the bird ,which can fly over the skies, and just give a life to the cage and to the audience.

  41. QUESTION:
    Identify this film I saw in the mid 90s?
    Hi, I hope someone can help me with this. I saw part of this film on Sky in about 1995/96, every while I remember it as I was watching it and it was getting exciting but I had to go home from my grans so had to stop watching it, so I figure I'll forever remember it lol and hope some day I find out what it was.

    Anyway there's just 1 scene I remember, I think it may have be a teen film. Anyway what I remember is a group of people(teens?) at night take(drag?) someone into a warehouse sort of thing, that has a pool(swimming pool I think) and there are barrels beside the pool(with the toxic logo) and they throw the liquid inside out of them into the pool and I think they then throw the person in the pool too. I can't even remember if the pool is empty or not but it's blue.

    Also, If I remember correctly the people/kids are like, punks, or similar.

    Sorry for the very vague description, it was only a short bit of it that I saw, if anyone who sees this happens to recognise anything from the description, let me know.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The only film that springs to mind at the moment is the classic (ie. so bad, it's good) "Toxic Avenger".

  42. QUESTION:
    I love TWILIGHT/NEW MOON/ECLIPSE anyone know some good qoutes?
    this series is amazingg :D im excited for "breaking dawn" august 2nd ♥

    • ANSWER:
      "Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very Dark, but there were stars--points of light and reason...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizen, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything." Edward Cullen

      "I was thinking, while I was running..." He paused.
      "About not hitting the trees, I hope." Edward and Bella

      "This looks like a horror movie waiting to happen."
      "Well, there are more than enough vampires present."
      "Do you want me to bolt the doors so you can massacre the unsuspecting townsfolk?"
      "And where do you fit into that scheme?"
      "Oh, I'm with the vampires, of course."
      "Anything to get out of dancing."
      "Anything."
      -Bella and Edward

      “When I Left you, Bella, I left you bleeding. Jacob was the one who stitched you back up again. That was bound to leave it's mark- on the both of you. I'm not sure those kind of stitched dissolve on their own. I can't blame either of you for somthing I made necessary. I may gain forgiveness, but that does not let me escape the consequences." Edward Cullen

      "Is that what you dream about... being a monster??"
      "Not exactly, mostly i dream about being with you forever." Edward and Bella

      The corner of my mouth turned up in a wistful half-smile. "I used to think of you that way, you know. Like the sun. My personal sun. You balanced out the clouds nicely for me."
      He sighed."The clouds I can handle. But I can't fight with an eclipse." Bella and Jacob

      I was like a lost moon - my planet destroyed in some cataclysmic, disaster-movie scenario of desolation- that continued, nevertheless to circle in a tight little orbit around the empty space left behing, ignoring the laws of gravity.
      Bella

      "So, did you stab Edward Cullen with a pencil, or what?" - Mike Newton

      "Vampires like baseball?"
      "It's the American past-time." - Edward and Bella

      "I am a werewolf and he's a vampire."
      "And I'm a virgo!" -Jacob and Bella

      "I think she's having hysterics, maybe you should slap her." Alice

      "I am switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures." - Bella

      "I'm betting on Alice." - Bella

      "We watched zombies eat people. It was great!" -Bella

      "Oh yes, because a vampire slumber party is the pinnicle of saftey concious behaviour." -Bella

      "Did you seriously just stomp your foot? I thought girls only did that on T.V." -Jacob

      "You are in trouble. Enormous trouble. Angry grizzly bears are going to look tame next to waht is waiting for you at home." -Bella

      "You just saved me two long ours of a plotless, badly dubbed, martial arts film." -Angela

      "Why did you stab him? Not that I object." -Edward

      "This truck is old enough to be your car's grandfather — have some respect." - Bella

      "Penguins. Lovely.” Edward

      "Speaking of Italy, and sports cars that i stole there, you owe me a yellow Porsche." Alice

      "Fall down again Bella?" I glared at him. "No Emmett, I punched a werewolf in the face." He blinked, and then broke into a roar of laughter. –Emmett and Bella

      Okay, so I went majorly overboard, but I love Twilight quotes, lol :]

  43. QUESTION:
    A few questions can u answer?
    Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
    Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?
    Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
    What is the last thing you watched on TV?
    Without looking, guess what time it is
    Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
    With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
    When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
    Did you dream last night?
    Do you remember your dreams?
    When did you last laugh?
    Do you remember why / at what?
    What is on the walls of the room you are in?
    Seen anything weird lately?
    What do you think of this quiz?
    What is the last film you saw?
    If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
    If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
    Tell me something about you that most people don't know.
    If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
    Do you like to dance?
    Would you ever consider living abroad?
    Does your name make any interesting anagrams?
    Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
    What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
    Last time you swam in a pool?
    Type of music you like most?
    Type of music you dislike most?
    Are you listening to music right now?
    What color is your bedroom carpet?
    If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?
    What was the last thing you bought?
    Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?
    Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
    Do you have a garden?
    Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
    What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
    If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
    Who sent the last text message you received?
    Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
    What time is bed time?
    Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
    How many tattoos do you have?
    If you don't have any, have you ever thought of getting one?
    What did you do for your last birthday?
    Do you carry a donor card?
    Who was the last person you ate dinner with?
    Is the glass half empty or half full?
    What's the farthest-away place you've been?
    When's the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
    Have you ever won a trophy?
    Are you a good cook?
    Do you know how to pump your own gas?
    If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
    Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?
    Do you touch-type?
    What's under your bed?
    Do you believe in love at first sight?
    Think fast, what do you like right now?
    Where were you on Valentine's day?
    What time do you get up?
    What was the name of your first pet?
    Who is the second to last person to call you?
    Is there anything going on this weekend?
    How are you feeling right now?
    What do you think about the most?
    What time do you get up in the morning?
    If you had A Big Win in the Lottery, how long would you wait to tell people?
    Who would you tell first?
    What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema?
    Do you sing in the shower?
    Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
    What do you do most when you are bored?
    What do you do for a living?
    Do you love your job?
    What did you want to be when you grew up?
    If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be?
    Which came first the chicken or the egg?
    How many keys on your key ring?
    Where would you retire to?
    What kind of car do you drive?
    What are your best physical features?
    What are your best characteristics?
    If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?
    What kind of books do you like to read?
    Where would you want to retire to?
    What is your favorite time of the day?
    Where did you grow up?
    How far away from your birthplace do you live now?
    What are you reading now?
    Are you a morning person or a night owl?
    Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
    Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?
    Do you have pets?
    How many rings before you answer the phone?
    What is your best childhood memory?
    What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
    Any new and exciting things that you would like to share?
    What is most important in life?
    What Inspires You?

    • ANSWER:
      A few?

      Are you crazy?

  44. QUESTION:
    identify this old 80s/90s film ?
    Ok, I saw part of this film on Sky in about 1995/96, every while I remember it as I was watching it and it was getting exciting but I had to leave, so I figure I'll forever remember it lol and hope some day I find out what it was.

    Anyway there's just 1 seen I remember, I think it may be a teen film. Anyway what I remember is a group of people(teens?) at night take someone into a warehouse sort of thing, that has a pool(swimming pool I think) and there are barrels beside the pool(with the toxic logo) and they throw the liquid inside out of them into the pool and I think they then throw the person in the pool too. I can't even remember if the pool is empty or not but it's blue.

    Also, If I remember correctly the people/kids are like, punks, or similar.

    Sorry for the very vague description, it was only a short bit of it that I saw, if anyone who sees this happens to recognise anything from the description, let me know.

    Thanks.
    The film is from atleast before 1996!!

    • ANSWER:
      big fat liar???

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265298/

  45. QUESTION:
    do any of u lot actually believe in god ? lol?
    a big magic man in the sky ? lol xx

    • ANSWER:
      Jesus in the garden

      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1267016&id=1625093729&ref=fbx_album

      1970’s Untouched-up photo taken in California by a Christian woman of her dry garden. Time passed before she had the film developed. The store called for her to pick up the film asking of this photo “who is posing for you?” Surprised at this she explained feeling impressed to snap the shot of the dry empty garden and forgot about it.

      Something to think about!

      The fall of Satan

      Fallen watchers

      http://book-of-enoch.org/the-nephilim/

      Why am I here

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIEvaXbVG…

      Do you Know Jesus http://www.second8thweek.org/content.php?id=42

      Return to God http://www.second8thweek.org/content.php?id=22

      Grace http://www.second8thweek.org/content.php?id=173

      Apostle Eric’s Testimony Part 3

      http://www.second8thweek.org/content.php?id=120

      Apostle Eric’s Testimony Part 4

      http://www.second8thweek.org/content.php?id=121

  46. QUESTION:
    I wan to be part of the film industry?
    I take a creative writing class at my highschool. And I want to be part of the film industry when im older. I want to be either a film editor, or a writer
    im going to share one of my stories and can you plz tell me if i have potential in "creating movies"? idk what exactly that job is called, but here it goes..

    Quandary

    The rain scratched down my face, as I squinted my eyes to see how long this road really was. My hood was soaked, so there was no point of wearing it anymore. My blonde hair was also ruined from the rain. Great. My view was a blur, the sharp, heavy rain overwhelming me with every step I took.
    I was in the middle of nowhere.
    There was no sign of life.
    The trees seem to cower away from the road, and the dark endless puddles seemed to swallow it up.
    I had no idea how far I had been walking, but my shoes were dead and heavy. My socks felt like a sponge every time I stepped, absorbing the water, and then slowly releasing it when I hardly lifted my foot up…
    It was getting dark, the moon leaning over the dark ominous clouds. But for some reason, I wasn’t scared.
    3 hours later, around 9:30 PM, I saw a light. The light came closer and closer to me, blinding me because I hadn’t seen light in a long time.
    “Yes, a car, finally.” I said to myself.
    The engine coughed and spat, and the windshield wipers were violently swiping.
    This could be my only chance. I thought. If I let this car roll by me, I don’t know if I’d ever make it back home. I’ll be under the mushy ground if I don’t.
    So I did something I would probably regret. I took my thumb and slowly rose it to the sky. “Please pull over, please pull over,” I said repeatedly. I jumped in place, trying to keep my nerves away.
    The car slowed , and the window rolled down.
    I scrutinized my eyes to get a look at the driver. All I could see was his or her’s hands, clenched tightly around the wheel, pale and vieny. I noticed no rings on the finger, and that brought my guard up. But my conscious kept saying “Get in.” I hesitated as I leaned toward the window.
    “Can I hop in?” my voice shook.
    The locks of the car shot up, making me jump a bit.
    I stood there for a minute, one leg towards the car and one leg away from it. I wiped my forehead and took a deep breath. I slammed the door, and the car started inching forward.
    “Where to?” the stranger said quietly.
    It was a man.
    His voice was husky, sounding curious at the same time. He sounded like he was in his late 40‘s.
    I cleared my throat and said “38 river street.”
    He nodded and said almost to himself. “I know where that is.”
    I blinked twice, and then scanned the car with my eyes.
    It seemed like a typical car, empty water bottles, McDonald’s bag, and coffee cup lying on the floor near my sneakers. I looked towards the rearview mirror, noticing a poloroid of a little girl hanging on a string that wrapped around it. The girl was adorable, with blonde hair that looked like curly rays of sun. She looked like your typical little sunshine, but there was something more to her. Her eyes were a deep green, with specks of blue floating on the surface. Her teeth were like little pearls, and her little hands were on either side of her chubby cheeks. She looked like a little angel. She sort of looked like me in a way.
    “Who’s she?” I bravely asked, pointing a limp finger to it.
    There was a pause, and then he answered quickly “My little girl.”
    “She’s beautiful.” I said, smiling a bit.
    He didn’t answer, so I decided to just shut up.

    2 hours later, I opened my eyes. I looked around me, gaining my senses.
    I was in my bed. I rubbed my eyes and stiffly stretched as I got up.
    11: 45. The clock read.
    Something was bothering me, and I didn’t know what.
    I walked down the hallway and trotted down the stairs.
    The whole house was dark. The hidden moon was the only light. It shined down in the TV room to the left of me.
    I took a right and went into the dining room.
    “Mom? Joe?”
    No answer. Only the grandfather clock clucking.
    I opened the door to the kitchen and light flew towards me.

    There was my mom. She was sitting cross legged, sipping a cup of coffee, talking quietly to someone.
    It wasn’t my step dad. I had never seen this man in my life.
    “Mom?” I said.
    She snapped her head toward me.
    “Katie, You’re awake! Go back to bed, it’s very late. I’ll talk to you in the morning.”
    I ignored her, walking into the kitchen carefully.

    I never took my eyes off the man. I slowly said to my mom, “Who is this? Where’s Joe?”
    My mom sighed, looking at the time, and then at me.
    “Alright, I might as well tell you now.”
    “Tell me what?” I cocked my head.
    She took a deep breath and said. “Kate, this man saved your life tonight”
    I took a long pause, pulling my eyebrows together. “Mom, I was in bed ----”
    She shook her head and closed her eyes. “No. You weren’t. Your friend Lisa’s mom called me around 430 PM today. She said you and Lisa got in a huge fight and you left

    • ANSWER:
      It's good writing. But to be part of the film industry, you have to be able to turn your written story into a formatted film script. You need camera shots, stage directions, lighting information, dialogue, emotions, etc.

      Also, to really break into it, it helps if you know how to use a camera and edit things, so I suggest taking a Film major in college.

      Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    What do you think of the opening sequence of my film?
    *Copyright 2011

    HENRY is the latest breed of aspiring actor. His craving for love and recognition has left him crippled on an impossible path towards stardom. Desperate for purpose in his life, a disillusioned Henry continues on convinced his "big break" is just around the corner, even though every fiber of his being screams for escape. In the cesspool of long suffering and desperate artists that make up the majority of a starving Hollywood, Henry stands out from the rest, a ticking timebomb on the verge of mental collapse. How he will handle his unavoidable demise even Henry won't dare imagine.

    "He who conquers himself has won a great victory than he who conquers a city." - Proverbs
    Recommended song for opening of film: "King's Crossing" by Elliott Smith

    FADE IN:

    EXT. HOLLYWOOD HILLS - TWILIGHT

    The film opens on a ESTABLISHING SHOT of downtown Los Angeles. The skyscrapers and vast city landscape are sillohuetted in darkness. The sky is slightly illuminated with a dark blue glow and the sun is about to crack the horizon.

    CUT TO:

    EXT. RICH NEIGHBORHOOD, BEVERLY HILLS - DAWN

    An upscale neighborhood street lined with tall and skinny palm trees is in view near Sunset and Gale. Mercedes Benz, SUV's and other expensive vehicles are parked on the street and some on driveways. Sprinklers spray water on fresh green lawns outside the mansions.

    CUT TO:

    EXT. RODEO DRIVE - EARLY MORNING

    On Rodeo Drive the fancy shops and clothing botiques have not yet opened. The street is mostly empty baring a few luxury cars. An attractive young woman in exercise clothes can be seen walking her white maltese near the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

    CUT TO:

    EXT. MAGAZINE STAND - MORNING

    A middle aged jewish man dressed in street clothes and yamaka, restocks his magazine stand near the corner of Pico and Robertson.

    BACK TO:

    EXT. HOLLYWOOD HILLS - MORNING

    Overlooking the city towards downtown again, TIME LAPSES and the sun rises quickly behind the city skyline. The clouds and smog tainted sky glow with glorious hues of blue, pink, and orange. As the sky brightens the city awakens with increased activity; more cars fill the streets, sidewalks fill with pedestrian activity and large groups wait at bus stops. Main streets and avenues bustle with traffic, and red double decker Hollywood Star Line buses tour the city. The time lapse merges slowly into normal time at the peak of this activity.

    BACK TO:

    EXT. MAGAZINE STAND - AFTERNOON

    The same jewish man has a couple of customers in line now and other pedestrians browsing his magazine stand. The large selection of magazines is revealed as we pan across the rectangular stand. After nearing the end of the stand the latest issue of TIME magazine becomes the focus. On the cover, a silohuetted figure of a man steps out of a limosuine and onto a red carpet with lightbulbs flashing. The TIME magazine headline reads: "A New Hollywood Star?"

    SMASH CUT TO:

    EXT. - SUNSET BOULEVARD - AFTERNOON

    Time appears to stop as a black limosuine emerges amongst traffic in slow motion from right to left while pedestrians and traffic LAPSE in time. Behind the wheel, HENRY, a handsome, 25 year old limo driver and afghanistan combat veteran, hides behind black sunglasses smirking with the window down.
    We observe Henry's moving Limo from different angles as he drives along: aerial view, wide shots and side shots interspersed with panoramic shots of the Hollywood Hills, surrounding area, L.A, and iconic Hollywood sign.

    BACK TO:

    EXT. - MAGAZINE STAND - AFTERNOON

    CLOSE ON the TIME magazine with the silohuetted figure stepping out of the limo lying flat on the cashier counter as a business woman in beige coat and heels pulls out her wallet to pay the Jewish man while others wait in line behind her.

    INTERCUT TO:

    EXT. - SUNSET BOULEVARD. - AFTERNOON

    The street pavement flows by like a river as the wheels of Henry's black limosuine spin round and round at regular speed. We slowly zoom out as Henry's black limosuine pulls away heading west on a bustling Sunset Boulevard towards Bel Aire. Cue Title:

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    For Love Stilled/Interred--a poem. Opinions/thoughts/criticisms?
    Love stilled, frozen 'neath the ground,
    an earthly tomb as barren, dusty as an aging womb
    no light witnessed from white-filmed eyes,
    blind in the dark, another witness to black skies
    empty without visions, a husk vibrating sound.

    Awaken thy womb, shed the skins of sterility!
    Liven your sheets—give credibility to the ghost
    in the room—all for the benefits of the womb.
    The night hangs suspended overhead,
    all of Eastern Europe is without and scrambling for oil and bread,

    and the babe of your love,
    in the city in your arms, lies dead.
    How then, doth the maiden cry
    for love stilled, soul in the sky
    with fingers curled, brittle over earth

    interred so deep, lost in eternal sleep.
    Well then, well then,
    where then does she weep,
    in her heart the sides run steep,
    so to fall is to join love in sleep
    Law Man: You are definitely in the ballpark on the meaning to it all. Thanks for your interpretations, I appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      I interpret this as having a double meaning. One death is the Babe, and the other is the City. What I love is how how the ambiguity is resolved slowly, leading the reader to sift their interpretation gradually down to two meanings. It is not until L10 that the reader thinks - this may have something to do with a City. Before that, the reader's mind runs wild with imagination, creating all kinds of possible meanings. Then the two meanings are laid side by side in L11-12, which clarifies. I love the last line, and I like the moral lesson there - We must not give up! We must not our love die! I hope my interpretation is in the ballpark of what you intend to mean. Sometimes I am unsure if my interpretations are on the mark or not.

  49. QUESTION:
    'grey skies' combined with greenery around in the area adding to my depression?
    im 33 live in england suffer immense personality disorders and psychiatric problems....my moods are very unstable from feeling ;

    extreme panic anxiety and racing thoughts, general anxiety about everything to feeling extremely depressed like im living in a blackhole....no light, extemely bleak isolated...alienated and cut off from society.....to the next feeling violently enraged like some mad dog....like the dog from wereworlf in london film........really teeth clenched enraged......to feeling extemely depressed.

    a vicious unmerciful cycle........its psychological torture daily.

    i do well and have journeyed a long way with my disorders...withstood and fought through adversitys that a lot of people wouldn't be able to fight.

    im a catholic man living in england.....im a man that tries to have integrity, morality and honour.....im constantly battling with evil spirits.......and angry negative thoughts.

    i live alone and havent built up ' any ' adult relationships yet because of my problems....i live alone in a flat...only have few immediate family there for me.

    in my life ive faced prison for 3 years a mental hospital put away in remote settings with violent disturbed psychopaths.....ive been homeless for a year living in salvation army.

    on lonely empty days in my flat when im bored...moping around...trying to tidy the clutter of my flat.

    i feel desolate...abandoned by society...remote...alienated......subtle things add to that depressional hell like;

    dark grey skies.....the greenery like trees in the area i live making the area look gloomy and empty - abandoned................the odd non descript person walking by with a square haircut, black hair....a white shirt and a creepy face.

    why am i so traumatised by dark grey skies and greenery in my area?...bottle green trees....a non descript clinical looking man....with a square haircut and white shirt...black hair.

    • ANSWER:
      :Sad story if true. think you should start by getting a Dog as company, jack russell or labrador best, take a good look at yourself in the mirror, and say who-tf am i - to deserve all this, then get up one morning lookout of the window, say the lords prayer. then ask him what to do, he'll come into your mind, and tell you,: then try get out more and associate with others ok ~v~
      Remember this song ~v~

  50. QUESTION:
    i need good ideas for my post apocalyptic film?
    Im planning a post apocalyptic short film. At this stage in the planning, i have no good story line, or even a reason for anyone to watch the film. anyways this is what i have so far, i hope someone can help me expand on it

    Basic Story Line: The world’s resources are coming to a complete ‘DEPLETION’ and only few species of animals are surviving. One of the species being Homo sapiens; or in other words ‘man’. The film is set in the future in one of the few remaining towns in the world; however the town has no resources so the beings that live there rely on slaughtering each other to cherish the remains of the worlds resources, Such as water. The short film follows the life of a single man, ‘Erik Treanor’ as he tries to stay in this survival game. What’s left of the world has just gone through a highly toxic flu pandemic, which wiped out most of the remaining species. With the air being filled with highly toxic chemicals and gases, anyone who has survived the past 10 years of ‘DEPLETION’ has to wear basic survival clothes. Such as gas mask and full body chemical suits, to ensure they do not catch the remains of the flu pandemic.

    Scene 1: Introduction Scene

    Scene description: The first scene is set in a small dark room on the fourth floor of an abandoned warehouse. there is rubbish all over the floor. The only useful resources are a rifle on the floor and a few pieces of wood with splinters and nails sticking out of them. In this scene Erik is just waking up from a deep sleep. He has been sleeping because the day before he walked into a ‘gas zone’ without his gas mask, causing him to suffer from sever lung damaging which almost killed him. Erik is wearing a black hazmat suit, with a brown colored gas mask with a big filter to keep his respiratory system clean. An old beaten photo of what seems to be of a loved one lay next to him. As Erik wakes up, he drearily looks about the room whilst staying in his upright seated position against the wall. His first main action is the picking up of an empty can of food. He tries to drink the residue out of the can, but he does not succeed. He then picks up another can, this time a can of water, and he manages to get a diminutive amount of water. He picks up his photo and then stands up, picks up his gun, and has a long look around the room so he can get his bearings. He then slowly and cautiously walks out of the room into the next room.

    Scene 2: Scanning the area

    Scene description: Erik is now slowly walking about the fourth floor of the abandoned warehouse. He takes long looks out of most of the windows as he walks past them. All he would be able to see are the remains of the town he’s in, and a large amount of ozone ‘DEPLETION’ which fills the sky with polluted air and clouds. He then comes across a stair case which leads down one floor, to the third floor. He then gradually makes his way down the long narrow concrete stairs. Once on the third floor of the building, he realizes that there is nothing much different than on the fourth floor. He has a quick scan of the room to make sure there is nothing useful, such as left over water, food or weapons. He finds nothing so strolls down to the second floor. He finds that this floor is set out much differently than the other two he had just been on. This floor has a long corridor down one side of it. However all the glass in the room has been smashed and is lying all over the floor. He walks to the opposite side of the room and finds a dead body, without breathing equipment, so it’s clear why he’s dead. Erik then walks down onto the ground floor of the building to discover something quite shocking.

    Scene 3: Discovery

    Scene description:
    basically would you watch this if it carried on like this

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds good so far, plus everything sounds like it could be made very easily and cheaply. I really can't decide what should happen next, I guess it is your movie so just keep up what you have been writing so far..


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