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u/LonelyGuyTheme · 3 pointsr/MovieDetails

There is a long history of not necessarily creative suits deciding they can improve a movie. They say they love the movie, like Terry Gilliam ‘s Brazil, which was improved by one suit by chopping off 20 minutes, and instead of the original dark ending creating a happy ending.

Or Harvey Weinstein who loved Shaolin Soccer so much he tried taking the axe to it to so as to improve that movie. Same with Snowpiercer.

Fortunately these films are available in their original, pre-suit improvement, versions.

u/MeltedGalaxy · 2 pointsr/MovieDetails

Richard Williams is amazing, he wrote the book on animation, literally. The animators survival kit is pretty much the go to for anyone who wants to lean how to animate. And I highly recommend it if you want to learn about how good animation is done.

u/Black6x · 1 pointr/MovieDetails

It was like it's own series of 33 issues. You can buy the three volume set on Amazon.

Vol 1

Vol 2

Vol 3

Howeverm if you are not in a huge hurry, they are releasing it as a 2 volume set, and you can preorder the first one which comes out in May.

Getting the 2 volume one will save you a lot because it costs more for the 3 separately anyway, and somehow it's hard to find Volume 2 (of the 3 set), so the price is higher.

u/AerThreepwood · 1 pointr/MovieDetails

Truth. I got this for my birthday from my ex a couple years ago and it's one of my favorite things. If you haven't, check out August Derleth's stuff on the Cthulhu Mythos, as well.

u/rhuguenel · 1 pointr/MovieDetails

But there was a TV program that was 1-2 hours well that stemmed from this book. It may be what you’re talking about but I don’t remember this particular program being in the bonus features.

u/41Nemo · 9 pointsr/MovieDetails

Also Jason Reynolds, he wrote a great YA book about Miles

u/NBegovich · 2 pointsr/MovieDetails

I consider myself a big DC fan, but I actually didn't know about the Delaware Bay thing until I was reading the Time Out travel guide for Gotham and Metropolis and noticed an ad in the middle showing the location of the cities on the east coast. I did some research and, like you said, Delaware and New Jersey. But boy doesn't it make sense that Gotham is in New Jersey? Damn lol

u/blacklab · 1 pointr/MovieDetails

Sure, I don't have a live link, but it was in this book I read in the early 90's: https://www.amazon.com/Arnold-Unauthorized-Biography-Wendy-Leigh/dp/0865532168

Looks like it's out of print.

u/Spider__Jerusalem · 5 pointsr/MovieDetails

No, but I'm familiar with the idea.

Another good one is Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.

u/1ightsaber · 1 pointr/MovieDetails

This movie was written by Blake Snyder. Despite how poorly the movie turned out, Snyder went on to write, "Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need," which became a (the?) leading book on film writing. He also wrote the 1994 movie, "Blank Check."

u/MS-Dostoyevsky · 26 pointsr/MovieDetails

This book was a real eye opener for me, I got it for a Film class in college, but didn't read it till after I graduated. I'm not a filmmaker, but it helped me to understand what film is and the visual language it uses to tell stories:


u/ohshawty · 67 pointsr/MovieDetails

After Caleb steals Nathan's key card and logs onto his terminal with it, he writes Python code that (in the movie) appears to decrypt some video files. But if you run the code yourself it spits out an ISBN belonging to "Embodiment and the inner life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds" (a blue book) by Murray Shanahan. After the director, Alex Garland, read the book he asked Shanahan for his help in critiquing the script.

It's been posted on reddit before, but it needs to be included on this awesome sub!

u/TempusCavus · 2 pointsr/MovieDetails

Since we are talking about expert based evidence courts use the Daubert test.

Now it still has an element of the bandwagon fallacy, so it's not best for determining actual truth.

Then there is the problem of induction which implies that actual truth from scientific testing may not be obtainable because all science relies on induction.

The next place to go to is The Structure of Scientific Revolutions which I think anyone who is interested in epistemology should read. The take away for this discussion is that scientific consensus is ever changing and while it is not perfect it does give rigorously tested guesses. And as long as a theory can make valid predictions then there is no reason to not accept it, but it should never stop being questioned. Mere skepticism gets you know where besides solipsism. Skepticism with scientific rigor allows you to make predictions that, while flawed, result in cars, computers, rockets, medicine etc. etc.

Physical evidence is derivative of science because the the methods used to test physical evidence are based in scientific theory. So, the same logic applies

My personal approach is a factors test that looks at such things as:

Whether it makes logical sense, Probably the weakest factor, but it helps to weed out logical errors first.

Whether it passes scientific rigor, Scientists do a good job of testing things repeatedly to see whether a theory works practically, in addition to logically. Some areas of science are more trust worthy than others. Always check what bias my exist in the scientist. Always follow the money.

How many other assumptions do I have to make to get to? This is a variation on Occam's razor. The more assumptions I have to make to get to the conclusion the less likely I am to believe it.

I don't believe I have perfect knowledge. I do believe I have practical/working knowledge. And if something happens in the next five minutes that changes my assumptions then I'll change what I believe.

u/Lee_Ars · 8 pointsr/MovieDetails

I am saying:

  1. The marines have encountered alien life forms before

  2. The marines have not encountered these alien life forms before

    1 seems to be pretty clear from context. They talk about Arcturians ("It don't matter when it's Arcturian!"), they're familiar with what a "bug hunt" would entail, and they don't seem to react with surprise to Ripley's story of the Nostromo's encounter. And 2 is even clearer—I mean, if they'd encountered the movie's bad guys before, they wouldn't react with so much shock and "WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS" alarm. They'd already know.

    If you want to go somewhat extra-canonical, the Colonial Marines Technical Manual is full of references to extraterrestrial life—sentience seems pretty rare, but there are "bugs" everywhere. Not bugs as in our capital-A movie Aliens, but lots and lots of various kinds of annoying life that Marines have to frequently get rid of.
u/TheHYPO · 20 pointsr/MovieDetails

He doesn't "talk shit" as in insult people or put people down, but he frequently "talks shit" as in makes up complete bullshit lies to explain explain things or rewrite history. It's not to insult people, but it feels to me to be a form of insecurity that he is unwilling or unable to admit that anything was a "mistake" or that he changed his mind ever.

A fantastic book about the history of the franchise that provides all sorts of citations demonstrates how Lucas's favourite phrase is "I always intended..." (as South Park famously parodied).

Star Wars was originally (or at least very early) conceived as a Flash Gordon serial of a dozen films - but like James Bond with completely independent stories set around the same characters/universe, with Lucas directing the first, and handing the reins to other directors for each subsequent film.

At some point it becomes more of a saga... then you get the trilogy... the prequels... the sequels... in the interviews preceding the mid-90s special edition VHS tapes he alleges to have always planned a 9-part story with 4-5-6 being the middle, and having plans for the stories for the other two trilogies. Later he claimed he never actually had anything planned for the sequel trilogy beyond a brief outline, and I think even later still he denied ever planning a sequel trilogy when he realized that he was going to make the series about the rise and fall of Vader (who was dead after ep.6) which would make a sequel trilogy out of place.

That's just one example. He claims to have always planned the stories as they were, even though it's clear that Vader wasn't written as Luke's father until a revised draft of Empire (Vader is more of a henchman to Tarkin than a central villain in Ep. 4 - he didn't become the menacing figurehead leader of the empire until Ep. 4) Various lines in Ep4 have to be twisted to fit the father narrative - most famously Obiwan's "true... from a certain point of view" line.