Francois Truffaut famously said it is impossible to make an anti-war film. This is cited numerous times by Ebert, and there is even the trope "Truffaut was righ
In episode four of True Detective, there was a 6-minute long, single take, tracking shot sequence. What is the longest, scripted, single take (no cuts) sequenc
I just discovered the anime Genocyber. The Wikipedia states that it breaks the unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or k
After the chaos of WWII and the Mussolini-government the largely devastated Italian film industry developed the so-called Italian Neorealism, which distanced it
With the exception of pornography (which I don't think makes it to the "silver screen"), which movie first made use of nudity? I realize that the term "nudity
Most storytelling concepts that have names that sound like the name of a person can be traced to an actual person, real or fictitious. (Foley, Mary Sue, etc.)
I didn't grow up in the US so I don't have a perspective of this. But why were the 90's considered such a cynical time? I personally do NOT perceive it this way
As you can read on Wikipedia, Alan Smithee is an official Hollywood pseudonym which can be used by directors who wish to disown a film which they have lost crea
First of all, this question is not about the influence of the critics in the media, it is about when (statistically) the good movies are released. While everyon
Most movies depict a few days to a week's worth of real-time. What movie depicts the longest amount of time?
Based on this question, what feature-length movie* (about 80 minutes or longer) covers the smallest amount of time? I'm thinking along the lines of Run Lola Run
When looking at the IMDb page for Midnight Cowboy, it says that the movie is rated X but won 3 Oscars. I always assumed an X-rated movie is a pornographic movie
Why do some movies start with a big rotating circle and countdown? Sometimes after 1, a woman is also shown as well. What is her purpose?
I'd like to see a list of genres based in order of profitability throughout movie history. I suspect the horror genre is the most profitable genre going back al
I have recently made a habit of waking up early, and as a by-product spend my mornings catching re-runs of The Donna Reed Show. I've noticed in a number of epis
According to Wikipedia, Buñuel and Dalí had a falling out around the time the former was filming L'Age d'Or. Is it known whether they ever restor
What is the first movie remake of another original movie (wholly written for the screen, not based on a book or play)? This question is very close, but not a d
I want to know, what is the record for the highest number associations/collaborations between an actor/actress and a director. Not encompassing porn films for
What is the world's first movie? I am curious.
On the note of the Twin Peak's renewal rumor after nearly 25 years of inactivity (since last episode in 1991), what is the longest time elapsed before a show go