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Date: 25 Feb 94 16:27:35 GMT
Newsgroups: rec.arts.movies,rec.answers,news.answers
Subject: rec.arts.movies Frequently Asked Questions
Archive-name: movies/faq
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Additions:
21) Are there any FTP sites for movie scripts?
22) What is Roger Ebert's CompuServe address?
Changes:
13) What ethnic actors have won/been nominated for Academy Awards?
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Questions include:
1) "Does anyone know this movie?" <plot summary follows>
2) "What stories/movies/tv shows are about X?"
3) How can I get an address &/or a phone number for (some famous
star)?
4) "Does anyone want to talk about X?"
5) Did Audrey Hepburn do the singing in MY FAIR LADY? Did Andy Williams
dub Lauren Bacall's singing voice in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT? How come
Julie Andrews did not reprise her Broadway performance of Eliza
Doolitle?
6) What movie did the quote: "Badges?? Badges?? We don't need no
stinkin' badges?" come from ??
7) What is the earliest *numbered* sequel?
8) What is letterboxing?
9) Why are clips of old films always fast?
10) What are the Hitchcock cameos in all his movies?
11) What are the references to "See You Next Wednesday" in John Landis's
films?
12) What does the number at the end of the end credits mean?
13) What "ethnic" actors have won/been nominated for Academy Awards?
14) What are all the James Bond films and who played Bond? When is the
next James Bond film?
15) What are those funny dots that blink on in the upper-right corner of
films?
16) How do films, actors, etc., get nominated for Academy Awards?
17) What is the secret of THE CRYING GAME? (rot13'd)
18) What are the top twenty grossing films of all time?
19) How can I find out where a certain movie is playing?
20) What is a director's cut?
21) Are there any FTP sites for movie scripts?
22) What is Roger Ebert's CompuServe address?
Topics include:
1) Colorizing -- various legal and moral issues
2) Product placements in movies
3) Has anyone seen this great movie I just saw called HEATHERS?
4) What's this talk about a ghost in THREE MEN AND A BABY?
5) Can someone explain BARTON FINK?

For the following items, see the rec.arts.sf.movies FAQ:
1. Star Trek.
2. The animated LORD OF THE RINGS by Ralph Bakshi covers only the
first half of the trilogy. Bakshi did not make the second half.
3. Frequent subjects.
4. Abbreviations commonly used in this group:
5. BLADE RUNNER: the sixth replicant, why voice-overs, and Deckard a
replicant?
6. "Can the X beat the Y?" where X and Y are mighty ships or alien
races from different space opera movies/series.
7. Is the movie HEAVY METAL out on video?
8. Why is there an acknowledgment to Harlan Ellison in the credits of
THE TERMINATOR? or Doesn't THE TERMINATOR have the same plot as a
TWILIGHT ZONE episode?
9. What about the relationship between HAL (the computer in 2001: A
Space Odyssey) and IBM? (If you add 1 to each letter in HAL you get
IBM.)
10. Who was the voice of the seductive Jessica Rabbit in the film
"WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?"
11. What are all of the "cute" gimmicks in the film BACK TO THE
FUTURE?
12. What role did Jamie Lee Curtis play in THE ADVENTURES OF
BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION?
13. When is George Lucas going to make more STAR WARS films? What
will they be about??
14. In OUTLAND and TOTAL RECALL, astronauts exposed suddenly to vacuum
promptly explode. In 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, a few seconds'
exposure to vacuum doesn't bother one at all. Which is right?
15. What does "FTL" mean?
16. I was told that the director's cut of DUNE was seven hours long,
and did a much better job of portraying the novel. Where can I
find it?
17. What are the two minutes of new footage on the STAR TREK VI: THE
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY videocassette?
18. What are the various Quatermass films and the names they go under?
Items covered in the rec.music.classical FAQ (cf):
Q6. What is that [classical] music in [insert TV show/movie
here]?
rec.arts.movies is a newsgroup devoted to discussions of movies. It is
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number of unnecessary postings, thereby making it more useful and
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If you have not already done so, please read the articles in
news.announce.newusers. They contain a great deal of useful information
about network etiquette and convention.
Before we begin, two pieces of net.etiquette. Both of these are
mentioned in news.announce.newusers, but since they are so frequently
violated, and at least one of them is particularly relevant to this
group, we mention them here:
SPOILER WARNINGS: Many people feel that much of the enjoyment of a film
is ruined if they know certain things about it, especially when those
things are surprise endings or mysteries. On the other hand, they also
want to know whether or not a film is worth seeing, or they may be
following a particular thread of conversation where such information may

arts. You can also put a ctl-L character in the *first* column for your readers who are using rn. 2.movies. It is also quite common for followups to messages to reach a site before the original. and your site just hasn't gotten it yet.arts. Do so if you wish. The last part of the FAQL contains a few further bits of information for readers of rec. and you have the answer. please write your replies with the same courtesy you would use in talking to someone face-to-face. Use your best judgment. As such. they can be discussed ad infinitum without any resolution. We don't understand why. Even if you don't see an answer posted. The second part of the FAQ list contains a series of topics that are repeatedly discussed. It will help if satiric/ironic/humorous comments are marked with the "smiley face. DON'T POST TO THE NET asking for the answer. It can take several days for an article to make it to all sites. and another 30 people asking for the answer to be posted. Tone of voice does not carry in ASCII print. The thirty other people who answered may have already sent it. and do not want to discuss it. All of that should be done via mail.movies many times in the past. Please keep in mind two points: 1. or in the text of your posting. or will have an answer to a request.arts. and postings are often snapped off quickly. It clogs the net and gets very tedious to see 30 people answer the same question. If you have received this list through e-mail. this is most likely because you posted one of the questions on the list. The solution to this is to put the words SPOILER in your header. Try to recognize humor and irony in postings.movies.. This includes several other lists that are kept by members of the group." :-) The first part of the list is a compendium of information that has been posted to rec. While the items listed in part one are (indisputable??) facts. you can contact me through e-mail at: . Remember the first amendment. trivia contests etc. the topics in part two are objects of opinion. along with a bit of editorial comment on each one. More destructive and vicious arguments have been caused by this one fact of net existence than any other. In no way do we mean for this to preclude anyone from discussing these topics again. please send it e-mail. RESPOND VIA E-MAIL!!! And if you don't know the answer. In other words. you might suggest that the person summarize to the net. REPLIES TO REQUESTS AND QUESTIONS: When you think that many people will know an answer to a question. The reason for including this information is merely to provide new readers with some background and context. If you have any questions about this list..sf. Some people think that spoiler warnings are not necessary. without requesting it. so that humorous intent may not be obvious. Always remember that there is a live human being at the other end of the wires. Interested readers should seek out the companion FAQ in rec. The net is a highly asynchronous medium. ask VIA E-MAIL! If you think a lot of people will want the same information. but want to know. or if there is something you think should be added.be revealed.

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funet.ch> Writers | Jon Reeves <reeves@zk3.uk> Trivia | Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs. Do not post messages like "I want to know.ac. Designers | Michel Hafner <hafner@ifi.com> Actresses | Col Needham <cn@ibmpcug.unizh.au> ------------------------------------------------------ The lists are also available via anonymous ftp: cathouse.bath.movies managed by the following people: List | Maintained by ----------------|-------------------------------------- Composers | Michel Hafner <hafner@ifi.uk> Biographies | Mark Harding <ccsmh@ss1.bath.com> Directors | Col Needham <cn@ibmpcug.co. Designers | Michel Hafner <hafner@ifi.uk> Prod.uk> Crazy Credits | Mark Harding <ccsmh@ss1.uk> Character Names | Steve Hammond <shammond@indirect. and write a short summary.unizh. It's likely that someone else will post the correct answer.unizh. 2) "What stories/movies/tv shows are about X?" When making these kind of requests. ask that all responses be e-mailed back to you. Note that a summary is not just concatenating all the replies together and posting the resulting file. thus sparing you the effort.ch> Editors | Col Needham <cn@ibmpcug.ch> Movies | Michel Hafner <hafner@ifi.unizh.arts. Titles | Michel Hafner <hafner@ifi.co.fi in /pub/culture/tv+film/lists 1) "Does anyone know this movie?" <plot summary follows> When making this kind of request. After having found out what it is. Take the time to strip headers.oz. 3) How can I get an address &/or a phone number for (some famous star)? .ch> Cinematographers| Michel Hafner <hafner@ifi.co.unizh.The database is constructed from the lists posted to rec.unizh. If you know the answer but are unable to send a message to the requester.org in /pub/cathouse/movies/database ftp.uk> Plot Summaries | Colin Tinto <colint@spider. combine duplicate information. then post the correct answer to the net. E-mail the person who asked the question and request that they send you any information they get by e-mail.ac. ask that all replies be e-mailed to you and that you will summarize. too" to the net.ch> Cost.dec.ch> Alt. wait a few days.uk> Actors | Col Needham <cn@ibmpcug.uq.co.co. Only if you cannot reach the person by e-mail *and* no one has posted about the request after several days should you post.

A band of Mexican bandits approaches Humphry Bogart and crew (Walter Huston & Tim Holt) claiming to be federales. Or it may be that X was discussed to death a few weeks ago. The agent can provide you an address to write and may send pictures on request or provide the publicist's addresses. So it seems that the names mentioned above are actually more closely related! 6) What movie did the quote: "Badges?? Badges?? We don't need no stinkin' badges?" come from ?? This quote was originally spoken in the film "Treasure of the Sierra Madre". it's not true. We don't need no badges.) 5) Did Audrey Hepburn do the singing in MY FAIR LADY? Did Andy Williams dub Lauren Bacall's singing voice in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT? How come Julie Andrews did not reprise her Broadway performance of Eliza Doolitle? Hepburn's singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon. Don't just say. Warner) to be cast in the movie of MY FAIR LADY. who also did the singing for Natalie Wood in WEST SIDE STORY and Deborah Kerr in THE KING AND I.stanford. when asked about this. post a (polite) message opening the discussion. When Bogart asks to see their badges. University of California Press. "Does anyone want to talk about X" or "I really like X" however. explained that he had indeed planned to have Andy Williams sing for Bacall. written and directed by John Huston. She also sings some of the lead lines in MY FAIR LADY. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!" . but after hearing Bacall sing during the rehearsals for the scene he abandoned that plan and ended up using Bacall's own voice. (If this is the case. *just* before you came into the group. by calling the Screen Artist's Guild at 213-465-4600. (Yuzuru Hiraga. 1982] p. jon@lindy. you'll probably know. though. It may be that X is just a personal taste of your own. Hepburn sang "Moon River" in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. Director Howard Hawks. Don't be angry or upset if no one responds.Stanford. hiraga@Csli.) Although the legend about Andy Williams and Lauren Bacall is so deeply entrenched that you'll find it repeated even in some film reference books. or quite obscure. (Nixon also appeared in person as Sister Sophia in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. (Source: Hawks on Hawks by Joseph McBride [Berkeley.You *can't* get phone numbers.) (Jon Corelis. They will give you a phone number and/or address for the agent. But you can often get contact addresses (usually an agent or publicist).130.EDU) Andrews was not considered popular enough (by Jack L.edu) However. 4) "Does anyone want to talk about X?" If nobody seems to be discussing what you want to talk about. the head of the band says: "Badges? We ain't got no badges. because some rude fool will probably flame you for "Bringing that up *AGAIN*!!!" Ignore them. try to have something interesting to say about the topic to get discussion going.

a PART III the next year. in the original Japanese title. but did not complete. "cabron" is cuckold." By the way." Clearly the dialogue was cleaned up for the film. In THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE by B. It is not. PART TWO in 1945 (the original was filmed in 1943) and Jerry Boyajian has confirmed that it is. though released on laserdisc in the US under the original title] which is a film version of the British television serial of the same name.k. PART II (1974) certainly started the modern wave of numbered sequels. someone had suggested that an even earlier numbered sequel was DR. I don't have to show you any stinking badges. KING OF CRIME). indeed a "numbered" sequel as well. DR. TOO! and wants it stated for the record he thought of this *before* LOOK WHO'S TALKING TOO came out. except that the two parts were originally made and . in a discussion of Fritz Lang. you god-damned cabron and ching' tu madre! Come out there from that shit-hole of yours.arts.This quote has been satirized in a number of films. however.) 1977 EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC 1978 DAMIEN: THE OMEN II 1978 JAWS II 1979 ROCKY II 1980 SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT. we later found out that Akira Kurosawa made SANSHIRO SUGATA. followed by (just up to 1980): 1975 THE FRENCH CONNECTION II 1976 THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! PART 2 (Jerry Boyajian thinks they really missed the boat on this one by not calling this THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT. (Recently in alt. perhaps most famously in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles. I suppose a case can be made for it." (page 161 of the Modern Library edition) (For the Spanish-deprived among you.books FAQ for more information about Traven.a. *exactly* the same as the book. to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. "Badges. this version of the quote has been verified as the exact transcription from the film by Wayne Hathaway and Jerry Boyajian. Traven (1935). MABUSE. In fact.cult-movies. we don't need badges. made in 1922. PART II: THE RETURN OF WILL KANE [TV movie] But it was no means the earliest numbered sequel. I have to speak to you. "chingar" is "fuck. PART II 1980 HIGH NOON." and "tu madre" is "your mother.) (See the rec. The second runner up for that prize is: 1957 QUATERMASS II [US title: ENEMY FROM SPACE. PART II (Eisenstein started.) However. MABUSE. the bandit says. DER SPIELER PART 2 (a. and a sequel to the serial and feature film THE QUATERMASS [E]XPERIMENT [US title: THE CREEPING UNKNOWN].) 7) What is the earliest *numbered* sequel? THE GODFATHER. At one time we thought the winner was: 1946 IVAN THE TERRIBLE.

usually done for scenes in which the two characters speaking were at the far left and right of a scene). Only in more recent times have the two parts been shown as individual works. shot at 16 frames per second. to make the fast action seem even faster.and vice versa. Now some companies are releasing "letterboxed" versions of films on videocassettes and videodisks. movie screens have a different shape than television screens. so that was the speed used for early films. it doesn't fit. With modern videotape systems. the 16-frame-per-second speed caused warbling. 9) Why are clips of old films always fast? Persistence of vision (which makes still film frames appear to be in motion) only requires 16 frames per second to fool the eye.slow motion. as was said. this is complicated by the fact that in the silent era. while cranking slower on projection would slow down the action. so the standard was increased to 24 frames per second. there was no universally "correct" film speed. the early cameras were hand-cranked: if the cameraman cranked too slow. allowing the full width of the picture to be included. not with the images. this meant that either the left and right ends of the picture were cropped off. or you would think you were watching "ne with the Wi"). However.. a character ten inches tall in a non-letterboxed version might be eight inches tall in a letterboxed one. it looks "faster" but only because there aren't many 16 frame per second film projectors around. To complicate matters more. the projector made the movie look too fast. I have heard that some films were even released with advice about how fast to . In addition to the obvious difficulties of maintaining a perfect rate by hand.] 8) What is letterboxing? In case you hadn't noticed. cameras were hand-operated. The classic example of projectionist overcranking is during chases or other exciting scenes. Early cameramen had to keep a steady rhythm. and so were most projectors. the action would speed up as more seconds of photographed time were compressed into a given number of seconds of projected time. By cranking faster. or the picture was "panned and scanned" (the camera would seem to go back and forth between the left and right sides. By undercranking (turning the crank slower and thus taking fewer frames per second) on shooting while projecting at normal speed. projected at the faster rate. Alternatively. The introduction of the 24-fps rate used today had to do with sound. When sound was introduced. overcranking would give the opposite effect -..) [Thanks to Jerry Boyajian for this answer. the films-on-tape can be slowed back down. This means that when a movie is shown on a television screen. Up until recently. but resulting in a smaller picture--that is. These have a black bar at the top and bottom of the screen.exhibited together under a single title. the projectionist could speed up the action. the ability to speed up or slow down the progress of the film through the camera and projector was used for artistic effect. or that the picture was warped so that everyone looked tall and thin (this was usually done for credit sequences so the full names could fit on the screen. In the silent era. When you see a silent movie.

ucla. wearing a black coat and smoking a cigarette. after Joel McCrea leaves his hotel. It's worth noting that the technology hasn't been forgotten. number of feet of film.bgsu. passing Robert Montgomery in front of his building.cs. Careless projection of silent film shows it at 24 fps. reiher@ficus. printing a particular number of minutes as a running time for a silent film is misleading and can cause confusion. Also. which is faster than it was intended to be shown. thus permitting them to squeeze a long film into a time slot without cutting anything. MR. in Victoria Station. AND MRS. MURDER (1930): Walking past the house where the murder was committed. .] 10) What are the Hitchcock cameos in all his movies? THE LODGER (1926): At a desk in a newsroom and later in the crowd watching an arrest. While the difference might be only a couple of minutes out of a couple of hours. as it damages any pacing or rhythm they put into the film. ferguson@andy. holding a camera. I've been told. EASY VIRTUE (1927): Walking past a tennis court. when they really want to be careful. [Another source reported that a PBS documentary series said films were sometimes undercranked to save film costs. SMITH (1941): Midway through. THE LADY VANISHES (1938): Very near the end of the movie. given one of the uses it's put to. Typically. shooting film undercranked would be used for certain stunts and special effects.edu. THE 39 STEPS (1935): Tossing some litter while Robert Donat and Lucie Mannheim run from the theater. and Peter Reiher. as that time could vary depending on the talent and mood of the projectionist. or. lengths are given in number of reels. but it varied. though. One side effect of this method of shooting silent films is that any serious film guide that discusses silent films will not give running times for them. Network TV is fond of slightly speeding up the rate at which they show films. BLACKMAIL (1929): Being bothered by a small boy as he reads a book in the subway. REBECCA (1940): Walking near the phone booth in the final part of the film just after George Sanders makes a call. This practice gets filmmakers very angry.crank during certain parts of the film. for this answer. giving the illusion of speed that wasn't actually present. about an hour into the movie. most people have seen silent film run at the equivalent of slight fast forward. seven minutes into the movie.] The typical rate of cranking on a silent film was lower than 24 fps -- usually around 20 fps. carrying a walking stick.edu. Hence. [Thanks to Douglas Ferguson. YOUNG AND INNOCENT (1938): Outside the courthouse. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940): Early in the movie. maybe it should have been. wearing a coat and hat and reading a newspaper.

I CONFESS (1953): Crossing the top of a staircase after the opening credits. STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951): Boarding a train with a double bass fiddle as Farley Granger gets off in his hometown. REAR WINDOW (1954): Winding the clock in the songwriter's apartment. He is wearing a cowboy hat. eleven minutes in. in the first five minutes. carrying a violin case and smoking a cigarette. thirteen minutes into the film. THE PARADINE CASE (1947): Leaving the train and Cumberland Station. through Janet Leigh's window as she returns to her office. early in the film. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959): Missing a bus during the opening credits. SPELLBOUND (1945): Coming out of an elevator at the Empire Hotel. sitting to the left of Cary Grant on a bus. 40 minutes in. drinking champagne and then quickly departing. carrying a cello. VERTIGO (1958): In a gray suit walking in the street. an hour after the film begins. wearing a blue coat and brown hat. ROPE (1948): His trademark can be seen briefly on a neon sign in the view from the apartment window. DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954): On the left side of the class-reunion photo. he is one of three men on the steps of Government House. THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1955): Walking past the parked limousine of an old man who is looking at paintings. SABOTEUR (1942): Standing in front of Cut Rate Drugs in New York as the saboteurs' car stops. . twenty minutes into the film. UNDER CAPRICORN (1949): In the town square during a parade. playing cards. a half hour into the movie. THE WRONG MAN (1956): Narrating the film's prologue. an hour in. THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956): Watching acrobats in the Moroccan marketplace (his back to the camera) just before the murder. LIFEBOAT (1944): In the "before" and "after" pictures in the newspaper ad for Reduco Obesity Slayer. PSYCHO (1960): Four minutes in. NOTORIOUS (1946): At a big party in Claude Rains's mansion.SUSPICION (1941): mailing a letter at the village postbox about 45 minutes in. Ten minutes later. TO CATCH A THIEF (1955): Ten minutes in. STAGE FRIGHT (1950): Turning to look at Jane Wyman in her disguise as Marlene Dietrich's maid. SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943): On the train to Santa Rosa.

The (1934) Manxman. TORN CURTAIN (1966): Early in the film. 41 minutes into the movie.) There are a lot of crowd scenes in MARY.THE BIRDS (1963): Leaving the pet shop with two white terriers as Tippi Hedren enters. his German-language version of MURDER: "Shot with an entirely different cast. using pretty much the same sets. sitting in the Hotel d'Angleterre lobby with a blond baby. five minutes in. three minutes into the film. shots. MARNIE (1964): Entering from the left of the hotel corridor after Tippi Hedren passes by. Also. however. Colin maintains a more extensive "Hitchcock Information File" available on request. TOPAZ (1969): Being pushed in a wheelchair in an airport. and walks off to the right. costumes. Also. two short films he made (in French) for propaganda purposes during WWII. The Jamaica Inn (1939) Juno and Paycock Man Who Knew Too Much.cs.edu) for this answer. and editing. so I could have missed him in that film.co. I've seen it stated in several sources that he appeared in all of his movies from THE LODGER (1926) onwards. shakes hands with a man. Hitchcock gets up from the chair. the following movies (mostly early British ones) are missing from the above list: Champagne Downhill Farmer's Wife.ucla. wearing a bowler hat.uk) and Peter Reiher (reiher@ficus. half an hour in. The Number Seventeen Rich and Strange Ring. FRENZY (1972): In the center of a crowd. FAMILY PLOT (1976): In silhouette through the door of the Registrar of Births and Deaths. The (1927) Sabotage Secret Agent Skin Game. props. so he definitely doesn't appear in: THE PLEASURE GARDEN (1925) THE MOUNTAIN EAGLE (1926) However." [Thanks to Colin Needham (cn@ibmpcug. Peter Reiher didn't spot him in MARY. I would guess that he does. I didn't check to see if he appears at the same point as in MURDER. but. The (1931) Waltzes from Vienna Hitchcock almost definitely does not appear in "Adventure Malagache" or "Bon Voyage".] 11) What are the references to "See You Next Wednesday" in John Landis's movies? . he is the only one not applauding the speaker. as far as I can tell from memory.

SCHLOCK (1971): Two promotional blurbs for SYNW during a newscast for the "movie at 6 on 6" and on a poster in a theatre lobby (the real poster was for "King Kong vs.S. ANIMAL HOUSE (1978): Bishop plays the "I gave my love a cherry" man." as usual. is used when John Landis uses an idea from a screen play that he wrote when he was 15 that was called "See You Next Wednesday. Landis said that the movie was very adolescent. after the credits. KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE (1977): Steven Bishop plays the "charming guy": "Show me your nuts!" "oooo. It's not from 2001. but he does use ideas from it sometimes. The billboard also pictures a large ape and looks like an ad for a bad horror flick. It's only there for a second as Jake and Elwood are speeding away from Bob's Country Bunker." During the part of TWILIGHT ZONE when the person is in a swamp in Vietnam and some US troops come by they can be heard to say "I told you we shouldn't have shot Neidermeyer. [Moderator's note--not true. used" [along with his other disreputable belongings] to Jake) in it. or references. "Girl From Ipanema" is playing in the elevator as they go to the office with Spielberg (someone else claims it's Frank Oz. that's just coincidence.com) reports.tcsc.. Godzilla").A.] The actress who plays the girl with whom the Schlockthropus (a "missing link"/ape type) falls in love also appears in ANIMAL HOUSE as the girl who is at the desk of the girls' school dorm where Otter (Tim Matheson) and company go to pick up dates on their road trip. At the end of ANIMAL HOUSE when the one or two lines describes the future of each character for Nedermeir (sp?) it said that Nedermeir was "killed by his own troops in Vietnam. posters. how ya doing? Surfing U.") There are actually three trademarks in Landis's movies: Steven Bishop ("Charming Wildcard"). However. hey. The credit is "Charming Guy. (Also: on the laserdisc version. Bishop plays the Charming Trooper in the mall chase. which was the only film he made before ANIMAL HOUSE. "See You Next Wednesday" previews. that is not to say there is no reference to Landis' SCHLOCK. there is a plug to go visit Universal Studios with the line "Ask for Babs" (a reference to the "Where are they now" part of ANIMAL HOUSE)) . In a later scene. but Frank Oz is the one who plays the prison official right at the beginning of the movie who returns "one prophylatic.. and when he uses an idea from that screen play he gives it credit by inserting a reference to it when he uses it. and he will never make this film. and "Girl from Ipanema" music in the background." At a convention.(Jerry Boyajian says it should be noted that the *original* "See you next Wednesday" line comes from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. just like something a 15-year-old boy would write. "The line "See You Next Wednesday". she is asked what she is studying and she replies. "Primitive cultures." which has to be a reference to SCHLOCK. he also made KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE." THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980): On a billboard where two Illinois state troopers are lying in wait. SYNW does not appear anywhere in this film. But Dianne Cosner (dcosner@tcsc3b2." SYNW is the title of the "Feel-a-Rama" movie.

) Later." (bad pun) INTO THE NIGHT (1985): There are actually two posters in INTO THE NIGHT for SYNW. (The movie claims to star Jamie Lee Curtis.THE MOVIE (1983): Steven Bishop plays "Charming G.) I haven't heard of any references from Landis's "Dream On" series on HBO. This leads one to believe that Landis inserts many SYNW references in the backgrounds of his scenes.." (Also. INNOCENT BLOOD: The marquee across the street from the Melody Lounge exotic dance bar. The "car crash at the Shadyside gas station" scene was filmed down the street from Stewart M. who turn out to be the Duke brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) from TRADING PLACES. . The movie bill also appears in the London underground when the man is killed. Both are in the movie producer's office where Michelle Pfeiffer and Jeff Goldblum make a phone call about a half hour or so into the film.) (Interestingly.AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981): SYNW is the name of the porno film that is playing in the Picadilly Circus theatre where David meets with Jack and his zombie friends. there is a poster for SCHLOCK in the lobby as Michael and his date leave the theatre. (Visible over the shoulders of the Mafia folks the first time they enter the bar. and on the office wall behind him is a recruitment poster bearing the legend "See You Next Wednesday. "What does it say?".. gives his sizable roll of pocket money to a pair of street people.I." COMING TO AMERICA: A movie poster in the subway station where the Prince's bride-to-be returns her earring gift. just the silhouette of two people.) TWILIGHT ZONE . 'See you next Wednesday'. made them rich in the latter. and the nearby multiplex changed its marquee appropriately every night after closing.. Clamen's residence (in Squirrel Hill). Chevy Chase and Dan Ackroyd are in the office of the commander of the army training post that is the site of their training. that was not the only movie marquee set up to display the SYNW title. so as not to constrain himself (and his film editor) during editing.. so the plotlines are consistent. who made them poor in the former movie.scrawled in blood. It is also amusing that Eddie Murphy. The movie itself featured no footage of that theatre (or the street on which it resides). the Prince. TRADING PLACES (1983): SYNW is on a poster in Jamie Lee Curtis' apartment. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (1983): SYNW is in lines of dialogue from the movie within the video. although it is possible that it was edited out. if you look close enough. "It says. to prove to his girlfriend that money isn't important to him. SPIES LIKE US (1985): In one scene. There is a shot of the commander lecturing them. No ape.". ". They even appear in the credits! You might recall that the Dukes are destitute at the end of TRADING PLACES. who starred in TRADING PLACES.

somehow knew that cutting a few seconds of Mickey Rourke humping Lisa Bonet while blood drips from the ceiling changes ANGEL HEART from a film no child should see to a film merely requiring parental presence. rather than restarted in 1968. but many aren't. The ratings are assigned by a board composed of "ordinary citizens". the film SHE.UUCP. instituted July 1. While we're at it. is a prominent spokesman who speaks for "Hollywood" as a whole. The rating can be appealed to the MPAA official in charge of rating films. largely parents. 1934. I wonder if anyone has compiled a list of the films that feature the "When In Hollywood Visit Universal City Studios (Ask for Babs)" card at the end of the closing credits. the producer can recut the film and resubmit it.] [And regarding the John Landis stuff.edu. like film . spencer@usc-oberon. particularly for the major studios. and Warner Brothers. Stewart M.[Thanks to Randy Spencer. Somehow or other. The MPAA rating board will tell a filmmaker what caused a film to get a rating. television films. It is part of their film rating service. industrial films and other training and educational films. I believe the current numbers are continued from those.] 12) What does the number at the end of the end credits mean? The Motion Picture Association of America (the MPAA) is responsible for assigning these numbers. has number 985. Any film rated by the MPAA is issued a unique number. Its members are Disney. Films before 1968 were assigned numbers based on their agreement to the Production Code. Any film can be submitted. including lobbying the government. Clamen. including most adult sex films. for instance. the appeal has been successful.uucp) reports that THE SCARLET EMPRESS. These companies pay fees to the MPAA that are used as the primary source of financing for the organization. but they never actually tell a filmmaker that if this scene is cut. Columbia. clamen@cs. appeals by large studios tend to have a better success rate than appeals by smaller studios. Any film can be submitted to the MPAA for rating (the G/PG/PG13/R/NC-17 ratings Americans are familiar with). On a few occasions. A word or two more about MPAA ratings. what is the MPAA? It's an industry organization for the American film production business. Reports of any other low number spottings would be appreciated. Rod McKim (rod@wet. There is no publicly available list of films and numbers. MGM. Under that scheme.000. s/he has a couple of options. The rating service (and the numbering associated with it) was started in 1968. released in 1935. The board watches the film and collectively assigns a rating. has number16.cmu. generally on issues important to all the studios. In addition to the ratings. Alternately. released in 1934. Jerry also wants to know if anyone has catalgoed other "Ask for Babs" references. the information tends to get to the filmmakers. If the producer doesn't like the rating. the MPAA performs other services for their members. though. Universal.") Jack Valenti. Orion. the lowest by far that he has seen. and the MPAA information office does not have the title of the film issued certificate #1 readily available. 20th Century Fox. (They prefer to refer to this service as "working on issues important to the film industry. and Jerry Boyajian for this answer. you will get that rating. as the intent of the rating system is to protect the tender minds of children from harm. many foreign films. and some independently made films. the head of the MPAA. so that Alan Parker. Not too surprisingly. for a small fee. Given that the current number is in the 30. Paramount.

for this answer. In borderline cases.cs. so it's been doing this sort of thing for quite a while. I'm not a big fan of groupings by race. and none of the many American actors who proudly say they're "part Indian" when they mean 1/16 or 1/32. trade disputes with other countries.edu. [Thanks to Peter Reiher.piracy.) "Actors of ethnic extraction other than European/Mediterranean who have been nominated for Academy Awards" (so we don't start quibbling over Omar Sharif). and censorship. Ngor 1984 supp The Killing Fields WON Noriyuki "Pat" Morita 1984 supp The Karate Kid NATIVE AMERICAN . showing Hollywood's record in honoring minority contributions. Rollins Jr 1981 supp Ragtime Louis Gossett Jr. The MPAA was founded in 1922. here's the list: BLACK Hattie McDaniel 1939 supp Gone with the Wind WON Dorothy Dandridge 1954 lead Carmen Jones Sidney Poitier 1958 lead The Defiant Ones 1963 lead Lilies of the Field WON Beah Richards 1967 supp Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Rupert Crosse 1969 supp The Reivers James Earl Jones 1970 lead The Great White Hope Paul Winfield 1972 lead Sounder Cicely Tyson 1972 lead Sounder Diana Ross 1972 lead Lady Sings the Blues Diahann Carroll 1974 lead Claudine Howard E. 1982 supp An Officer and a Gentleman WON Alfre Woodard 1983 supp Cross Creek Adolph Caesar 1984 supp A Soldier's Story Whoopi Goldberg 1985 lead The Color Purple 1991 supp Ghost WON Margaret Avery 1985 supp The Color Purple Oprah Winfrey 1985 supp The Color Purple Dexter Gordon 1986 lead Round Midnight Morgan Freeman 1987 supp Street Smart 1989 lead Driving Miss Daisy Denzel Washington 1987 supp Cry Freedom 1989 supp Glory WON 1992 lead Malcolm X Jaye Davidson 1992 supp The Crying Game Laurence Fishburne 1993 lead What's Love Got to Do with It? Angela Bassett 1993 lead What's Love Got to Do with It? ASIAN (including Polynesian) Miyoshi Umeki 1957 supp Sayonara WON Sessue Hayakawa 1957 supp The Bridge over the River Kwai Mako 1966 supp The Sand Pebbles Jocelyn LaGarde 1966 supp Hawaii Haing S. reiher@ficus.] 13) What ethnic actors have won/been nominated for Academy Awards? (This question seem to come up every year at Oscar time. but it has its educational values in a situation like this. who seems thoroughly British despite the fact that his father was Gujrati. we have gone by the "as generally perceived" standard--thus no Ben Kingsley.ucla. With that ponderous preamble out of the way.

"The Strange Case.Chief Dan George 1970 supp Little Big Man Graham Greene 1991 supp Dances with Wolves (Oneida (Iroquois)) HISPANIC Norma Aleandro 1987 sup Gaby--A True Story Andy Garcia 1991 supp The Godfather Part III Rosie Perez 1993 supp Fearless Note that John Singleton is now the first black to be nominated as best director (1991.. for bulk of this answer. conrad@sun. but in that Roger Moore is explicit that he is *Roger Moore*...L. 1983 George Lazenby+ A View to a Kill 1985 Roger Moore The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton Licence to Kill 1989 Timothy Dalton "Diamonds Aren't Forever" episode of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS 1989 George Lazenby= * Woody Allen plays his nephew.edu. No 1962 Sean Connery From Russia With Love 1963 Sean Connery Goldfinger 1964 Sean Connery Thunderball 1965 Sean Connery Casino Royale 1967 David Niven* You Only Live Twice 1967 Sean Connery On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Sean Connery Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore The Man With the Golden Gun 1974 Roger Moore The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Roger Moore The Strange Case of the End of Civilisation as We Know It 1977 ? Moonraker 1979 Roger Moore For Your Eyes Only 1981 Roger Moore Octopussy 1983 Roger Moore Never Say Never Again 1983 Sean Connery The Return of the Man from U.acs. "Jimmy Bond" + Only a cameo--Lazenby drives an Aston Martin with license plate "JB" in this made-for-television movie and is clearly supposed to be Bond. [Thanks to Jon Conrad. not James Bond. NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN is a movie not made by Broccoli & Co." "The Return of . but otherwise has the usual look.. John Cawley.] 14) What are all the James Bond films and who played Bond? When is the next James Bond film? "Casino Royale" episode of CLIMAX TV series 1954 Barry Nelson Dr.E.N. but rather a parody. BOYZ N THE HOOD).C. maintains a list of Native American actors and their tribes." and "Diamonds Aren't Forever" are also not part of the "main line" of Bond films. johnmike@news.udel..com.. = Lazenby plays "James ...delphi. in spite of all .) (Michael Golan mentions also CANNONBALL (1976). though he is never called by name. [sic]" (Many people say that CASINO ROYALE is not a real Bond movie.

They keep making movies. But part of the money from this sale was to go to Broccoli. "M" and "Miss Moneypacket" appear in "The Strange Case of the End of Civilisation as We Know It. but they tend not to make big budgetbusters.S. everyone predicted he wouldn't have enough money to pull it off. given the poor performance of the last "Rocky" film.. meaning they would presumably be financed by MGM. MGM still has a distribution deal with Broccoli for James Bond films. There are 18 frames between the changeover cue and the . there are legal problems. so any he made would have to go through them. Wilson. Should the suit get settled." signaling the projectionist that it is time to change reels. In addition to the financial problems at MGM.. and he felt that the rights were sold for bargain basement prices to help Paretti out of his financial troubles (at the expense of Broccoli). it's anyone's guess about when the film will appear. or 12. at the moment.cs. While the last two performed poorly in the U.ucla. there will probably be another Bond film. which is in moderately bad financial trouble. more than recouping their costs. . Anthony Hopkins has reportedly expressed interest in playing a villain in the film. and. Also.. who made the Bond films. or setting will be. some may want to count this. has reportedly met with the producers..) And as far as the *next* Bond film goes: UA.) There are 172 frames between the first set of cue marks and the second set of 4 frames. and who will star.. he didn't. one of the measures he took to dig up money for his acquisitions was to sell the television rights to the James Bond films.375 feet. in the end. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G.S. chances are there will be no more Bond films. or "reel-change dots. has green-lighted the new Bond film. and should MGM pull itself out of trouble. For a while MGM/UA was owned by Pathe Communications. [The above re the future of Bond films is courtesy of Peter Reiher. and that a screenwriter has been hired for the project. and the collapse of the Pink Panther films (I doubt if the upcoming one will change that). "MGM ..25 seconds.appearances. Until the suit gets settled. (198 frames is 8. who starred in the last two Bond movies. The first set (4 frames) of cue marks (the motor cue) is placed 198 frames before the end of the reel. they were big hits in Europe and Asia. they were played by Kenneth Benda and Charlotte Alexandra respectively. plot. which was run by an Italian weasel named Paretti. Still. to be produced by . but final casting is not yet set. Bond is the only valuable series that MGM/UA still have. So Broccoli is suing. He's now hiding out from U." a 1977 British television production starring John Cleese. [Timothy] Dalton. the changeover cue. At this point.edu. At any rate. reiher@ficus." 15) What are those funny dots that blink on in the upper-right corner of films? These are cue marks. There is actually a set of dots. Four consecutive frames are marked with a little circle in the upper right-hand corner of the frame. what the title. according to ClariNet. too. He bought the studios under shady circumstances. they have more library value than they would otherwise.. As part of a lengthy series. is still owned by MGM. indictments in his native land.] On 5/14/93.

com]. the Academy does things a bit differently. Jeffry L. you'll see long changeover cues since some projectionists were paranoid that they would not see the marks. the Dutch film "The Vanishing" wasn't eligible because of a rule that stated the film had to be almost entirely in the language of its native country to qualify. The film must have had its first run in that country that year. (A few years ago. which means the dots will appear. (Paul Parenteau [dog@sequent. For example. he starts the motor on the second projector. two great films will come from one country. Recently. More . writers nominate writers. he throws the switches that change the picture and sound sources. the Academy's actors nominate the performers (no sex differentiation . For older movies. Both German and American filmmakers protested. directors nominate directors. The nature of the nominating process is such that. too.wisc.runout section of the trailer (or foot) leader. Thus. actors. That rule was changed. but was made in Russia by a Russian director. and hence could be submitted by Russia. the original negative was used.cs. Video versions usually do not have these dots because when the transfer was made. some years. a supposedly Uruguayan film was removed from consideration because the Academy determined that the Uruguayan participation in it was insufficient to make it truly Uruguayan. "The Vanishing" had much more French than Dutch. Harris Minter [harris. get nominated for Academy Awards? The general model is that the Academy members who work in the particular specialty make the nominations. At the first cue mark. Johnson [ac717@cleveland. Sometimes an interneg is used. In some old films on TV. Europa" for the award. and there are a variety of other arcane. frequently changing rules to determine eligibility. Foreign language films are nominated by a complicated [and totally ineffective] process.minter@ehbbs. This gives the projector time to get up to to speed and for the speed to stabilize. but to no avail. except for the foreign language film (and possibly the documentary and short film awards). only prints that make it to the theatre have the change-over dots. etc.actors/actresses both nominate actors/ actresses). The projectionist threads up the next reel of film so that he has about nine feet of leader between the lens and the start of the film. Each nation of the world (except possibly the United States) [though there was a Puerto Rican entry a few years ago] can submit one film per year for consideration. the German national film board caused a major fuss by refusing to nominate "Europa.. On the second cue mark.) The national film boards of the various countries select the film they will submit. Ron Birnbaum [ron@osf. etc.edu]. In the categories of foreign language film.org].edu]).UUCP@spool. and there is room for controversy here. 16) How do films. All Academy members get to nominate films. but only one can be nominated. or a postive that was made from the original negative was used. (See below. A couple of years ago. In any event.) All Academy members get to vote on all awards. "Close To Eden" was a French financed film.gwinnett. sometimes the only available print is a release print. and Mike Brown [vidiot!brown%astroatc. documentary. and short film. In some cases.COM].freenet. Only members who have seen the nominated films get to vote on the foreign language film awards. the producers of the other will use various tricks to get it submitted by another country.

This process has come under fire in the last few years.) Short films received a one-year reprieve in 1993. "more smoke and dancing girls" at the Awards ceremony. the Academy doesn't give a damn about these categories. and. qvq ur hfr n obql qbhoyr? Wnlr Qnivqfba vf n zna. or perhaps be treated like the scientific and engineering awards.] The animation board frequently chooses only three films. ohg guvf vf abg pregnva. I suspect that the Academy has committees that handle these. but. E. A board of "experts" [and Lord only knows what makes them experts!] then reviews all submitted foreign films to select five to nominate.controversially. in the words of one commentator. JURASSIC PARK (1993) $330. [And apparently they often don't view each film completely. for this.ucla. 18) What are the top ten/twenty grossing films of all time? As of 19 Nov 93.] 17) What is the secret of THE CRYING GAME? (rot13'd) Spoiler for THE CRYING GAME follows in "rot13" format. There are separate boards for documentaries (full length and short) and short films (dramatic live action and animated). Vf Wnlr Qnivqfba n zna be n jbzna? Naq vs n zna. In the case of documentary and short films.8M 3. [Thanks to Peter Reiher.T.--THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL (1982) $399. the winners were merely announced. basically. by a French director. and has to have had its first release that year. in fact. The film basically has to have been made for theatrical purposes (this issue is very fuzzy. Many of the best known and best reviewed documentaries of the past five years ("Roger and Me". and "A Brief History of Time". "Paris Is Burning". rather than five.cs. "Black and White In Color". was submitted by the African nation where it was filmed. is trying to drop the short film categories. "Brother's Keeper". There are periodic calls to do something about it. the top twenty domestic United States grossers are: 1. "The Thin Blue Line". to name a few) have not been nominated. (In the interests of.] Special awards (like those recently given to Audrey Hepburn and Federico Fellini) are handled specially. anyone can send their film to the Academy for consideration.0M . but may be dropped from future Award ceremonies. they did not get to come up and accept the awards. These boards are generally made up of volunteers who may or may not work in the particular fields. you may have to use 'tr "[a-z][A-Z]" "[n-z][a-m][N-Z][A-N]"'). particularly as regards documentaries.edu. They are chosen by the Academy's board. If you don't know what else to do with this to read it. a French film largely in French. Ur qvq abg hfr n obql qbhoyr. reiher@ficus. but set in Africa. save the three lines in a file and filter it through 'tr "[a-zA-Z]" "[n-za-mN-ZA-N]"' (on SysV systems. and they are not necessarily given every year. I'm not sure what the procedure is for the special and scientific awards. [Though even in 1993. Vg unf orra fnvq gung ur vf n genafirfgvgr. STAR WARS (1977) $322. or give a thank-you speech.8M 2. but an obvious television episode is not eligible). They review all submitted films and select at most five for nomination.

THE BODYGUARD (1992) $289M 5. Call 777-FILM and follow the instructions (you punch in the first three letters of the film title and your ZIP code) to find out the theater closest to you with a particular film. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) $184. PRETTY WOMAN (1989) $178. RAIN MAN (1988) $240M 9. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) $242. however.2M 18. For something more esoteric (like "where can I see the latest Jackie Chan film?") you're out of luck unless you know the distributor and call them. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) $263M 7. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) $223. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) $202M Therefore. BASIC INSTINCT (1992) $235M 10. -. INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984) $179. HOME ALONE (1990) $281. 20) What is a director's cut? Contracts under the terms of the Hollywood Director's Guild allow about six weeks for a director to assemble a cut without studio interference.5M As of 19 Nov 93.2M 8.6M 3.7M 15. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) $204.] 19) How can I find out where a certain movie is playing? In general.0M 7. there is a phone service to help you.THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL (1982) $701M 3.T. I will note that three-quarters of them are SF in some form or other. GHOST (1990) $290M 4.0M 11. it's 444-FILM.2M 14. RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) $263. 4. BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984) $234. This is fully edited and has a synchronized sound track. PRETTY WOMAN (1989) $457M 6. GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) $220. INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1987) $455M [These are not are adjusted for inflation. ALADDIN (1992) $206. You can also order tickets by credit card through them. the top ten overseas grossers are: 1.0M 16. INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1987) $197.4M 9. In more recent times . and the remaining show times.8M 10.0M 6. -. it is usually not color-corrected nor density-corrected and may not have the final music and effects track. BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) $208.0M 13.6M 5. there is no way that works everywhere. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) $467M 5. E.9M 12. JURASSIC PARK (1993) $842M 2. THE FUGITIVE (1993) $177.2M 17. PRETTY WOMAN (1989) $279M 6.THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL (1982) $301.0M 2. In the New York and New Jersey area. GHOST (1990) $217. GHOST (1990) $507M 4.4M 20. E. BATMAN (1989) $251. it appears as though the worldwide winners are: 1.T. INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1987) $258M 8.8M 19. In the Dallas/Fort Worth area. JURASSIC PARK (1993) $511. JAWS (1975) $260.

here are some things which come up often. Now. Scripts may be obtainable by stores dealing in movie materials or books. much less read.movies is in the whole very knowledgeable about a wide range of movies. and. Ted Turner and others have taken to adding "color" old black and white films. The readership of this group reflects the broader readership of USENET.arts. you should be forewarned that some long-time readers may get fairly fed-up with you. However. CompuServe has a surcharge for both receiving (if read) and sending email to the Internet. [muzzle@cs.arts. There are a whole host of legal and moral/ethical issues involved here.oz.. every so often. it is my informal assessment that science fiction and fantasy movies are discussed and analyzed far beyond their popularity in most of the rest of the world. This is neither good nor bad. First a few general notes.271@compuserve. while you are free to discuss them. because it is questionable whether you can really call it color. As most of you probably know. and the reason for it seems fairly obvious to me.due to an expanding video aftermarket. Okay.) 2) PRODUCT PLACEMENTS IN MOVIES.com.). you cannot just turn off the color on your television. (Boyajian points out that "colorization" is a trademarked term. the film company . enough of that. there is. and an interest in science fiction and fantasy. much less responded to. a discussion of some aspect of this.uq. It has been ruled illegal to add color to CITIZEN KANE due to the way Orson Welles's contract was written. 22) What is Roger Ebert's email address? As advertised in the CompuServe Roger Ebert Forum as the "talk to Roger" address. PART THREE: Frequently discussed topics: 1) COLORIZING -.au] 21) Are there any FTP sites for movie scripts? Not that I am aware of (though there may be scripts at sights with archives related to specific films or sub-genres. In many films. Suprisingly there really seems to be a fair mix of opinion on this issue. see the rec. adding color requires a restored clean print. The readership of rec. it is 76711. There is a correlation (though not necessarily a causal relationship) between being in one of these professions. so there's no guarantee that email sent to the above address will be accepted. Anyway. Don't forget that most scripts are copyrighted. so many claim that the money from selling color-added films is being used to preserve the films (in black and white as well as in color)..Various legal and moral issues. the term director's cut has acquired a popular meaning that implies a finished final print different from the theatrical release that the director has complete artistic control over. No.books FAQs on bookstores for some suggestions. However. This latter population is top heavy with computer scientists and other forms of science scholars. However. PART TWO: Frequent Topics and other things we just thought you might like to know. "Color" is in quotes. adding color changes the values of the various sections so they show up differently.

> This particular scene is almost at the end of the movie.will get paid by some companies to use their products. In this > scene Ted Danson walks to a window where there is a cut-out of him in > a black top hat and a black tuxedo with a white shirt. > you will notice that they are the same cut out.tamu. These frequently come up. and Veronica's best friends. So the whole premise is hokey to begin with. you can't see the boy but it looks like there > is a bed post sticking up. I had to investigate. If you look near the window you can see an image resembling a small boy. 5) Can someone explain BARTON FINK? So far as I can tell.com (Brian Enright)): > I then rewound and ran it through super slow mo. Then I hit the clue that gave it away. the movie was not filmed in a house. > > I hate to burst any bubbles but it *definitely is* a cut-out of Ted > Danson in a *tuxedo*. so using them in films makes sense. The film stars Winona Ryder as Veronica and Christian Slater as J.. You can see that the > boy *is* Ted Danson and he is wearing a top hat and even his shoulders > hidden behind the curtain are noticeably not a little boy's but a man > in a tuxedo. If you haven't seen it yet. Some readers object to this as a fairly manipulative and distracting presence. a white tee-shirt and a blue unbuttoned > button-down shirt in my opinion. Some people think it is very good. When they pass the window again it looks > like a two-dimensional cut-out but not of Ted Danson. are all named Heather. If you > examine this cut out closely and go back to the scene in question. you should. The scene in question is the one where Ted Danson's character meets his mom in his apartment. This is supposedly the ghost of a boy who was killed in the house where the movie was filmed.ingr. of course. > > After further investigation of other scenes in the movie I found there > were no bed posts on the bed. When they pass the > window on their way in. 3) HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS GREAT MOVIE I JUST SAW CALLED HEATHERS? For some reason. commenting that people really do use name-brand products. although many netters were disappointed with the ending. but it does get to be a little repetitive. :-) ~From: bell@cs. It's a little > boy with a baseball cap. 4) WHAT'S THIS TALK ABOUT A GHOST IN THREE MEN AND A BABY? There is a rumor that if you watch TMATB very closely you will see a ghost in it. . and how they interact with the 3 Heathers and others.edu (Will Bell): Other information: There are several lists revolving around film that are kept by netters. The three most popular girls at the school. First of all. no. and do they want to discuss it. Others do not object.D. they feel like they should post to the net and ask if anyone else has seen it. but on a Toronto soundstage. Two students at a high school in Ohio. The film is a black comedy which revolves around the relationship of JD & Veronica. But here is more evidence provided by: brian@b11. Many have commented on the pack of Marlboro cigarettes in DEAD AGAIN. Hmmmm. every time someone stumbles across this movie. This is fine. saying this was the best product placement they had ever seen.

cinema.com (128..128.com . The important point is that you should never post answers. and are in the directory ~ftp/usenet/rec.46) in the pub/movie directory. This is a moderated group.COM) has several articles on Laser Disc technology and availability available from his archives.Hollywood Vocabulary (such terms as chopsocky. which is a collection of movie reviews written by USENET-ers.88. The files are arranged alphabetically in parallel directories.army. The archives are currently available to anyone with FTP access to this machine.edu (128.FC.arts.bbn. Evelyn is also the moderator of the group rec.movies.edu (128.arts. key grip. with a chance for people to vote. The rec.61. devoted to more serious analyses of film and film related issues.Information on what all those people listed in film credits do (e.) -. there are a series of movie trivia contests.2.Leeper@att.9.112. you can request copies of reviews (12 or less at a time) by sending mail to Evelyn.mil (192..1.harris-atd. and it is posted regularly.HP.NET which is a UNIX machine. Lastly.103).110. If you have no FTP access. Recent copies are also available for anonymous ftp on: princeton.reviews. but should send them e-mail.UU. etc.com). one with 14-character filenames.20).com) provides several services for the r.g. This list is maintained by Chuck Musciano. directory pub/Video/Niland) and bobcat. Some of these even offer prizes! The initial contest postings generally include information on how to enter.reviews for details. Evelyn Leeper (ecl@mtgzy. You can also refer to the INDEX* files. gaffer.arts. Read the README in ~ftp/usenet/rec.gatech. There is also a directory with the reviews by archival number. bowed. wsmr-simtel20.arts. Evelyn C.movies.). which will help you find reviews within festival reports and so on.reviews archives are currently stored on FTP.com / Evelyn.arts. one with full-length filenames.att.movies.att.movies.a. Bob Niland (rjn@hpfcso. (chuck@trantor. Leeper | +1 908 957 2070 | ecl@mtgpfs1.89. Another group of interest is rec. The report is also available via anonymous ftp from penguin. including maintaining these lists: -.m readers (aside from her many postings). You may request any of these at any time.One major project is a list of votes/ratings of a plethora of movies.Academy Award Nominations & Winners from 1987 on -. helmed.reviews.