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Surprise appearances from wrestlers!
Toby from the West Wing as the train driver in Speed is my favourite.
Must rewatch Speed.
I can't imagine him playing anything other than the unhappiest man in the world.
David Schneider from Friday Night Armistice as the train driver near the end of Mission Impossible
it does not do that
as if I'm detonating it like, well, a cool motherfucker. Though obviously if it actually blew up that would be quite inconvenient.
I bet you do.
Animal reaction shots.
:D :D :D
when dogs make the noise hnngggh
like in Magnolia.
Amusing things like making keyboards explode if somone spills water on them, word processors making a chirping noise when people type, and especially hacking being seen as a 3D exercise where typing somehow navigates skyscapers of information. I also love how people never use a mouse. It's lovely.
but yes, agreed
I like the weird fake operating system that films use too
was that most of the geekery at least looked like it was just happening on linux console.
Is it Lex? Is it? What fucking Unix system have YOU been running?
and all help with one specific thing that needs doing, and ultimately get paired up with a corresponding bad guy with similar characteristics, and they all end up fighting their respective counterparts.
So long as they're not totally tacked on and unrealistic.
become great with them.
And what does he do?
and has her hair up, but then she has a 'make over' which is just taking the glasses off and letting the hair down, and everyone is all like 'OMG I'm totally hard'
Flappy dinosaur jaw
Perfect example being that Japanese film last year, Confessions.
La di da la di da la la
No, you're thinking of Jesus you little squit.
Like someone's hair being over their shoulder and then being behind their back, or a drink on a table that gets magically refilled.
I'm odd, according to my girlfriend.
When Humphrey Bogart jumps into the river he emerges with his cigar still lit.
then put that in his breast pocket. I sat in the lesson for about ten minutes expecting him to burst into flames at any moment, but he didn't.
the girl of my dreams.
where the lighthouse moves from the top of the cliff to the beach below
he's a massive mental.
and I'm pretty the main guy's passport had his DOB in 1982. Which would have made him, erm, 7.
(Not a film, but a clip from Six Feet Under)
Watch the glass of wine Nate fills up and then drinks from, the amount of liquid changes in almost every shot.
Yeah, it's fucking sad, I know.
There's a whole Mulder/Scully exchange in the first or second season where her bag strap's over her coat collar on one camera angle and under it on the other, and it flicks between the two the whole conversation.
Friday Night Lights and Any Given Sunday are both good. WE WIN IT IN INCHES.
that's being hosted by a rich but inappropriate fiancee or boss, which a likeable male character has to attend and be on his best behaviour, and through essentially no fault of his own, though he appears at least partly responsible, a pig or a dog or some ducks run amok, and the host's mother slips and falls in some shite and an elderly relative's toupee ends up in the soup, and the girl he secretly loves screams 'Get out, I NEVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN' and it cuts to him sitting on his car bonnet on a hill in the dark next to the pig or dog or duck, saying, boy we really screwed up this time huh, and the pig/dock/duck gives a sympathetic oink/bark/quack
I WAS GOING TO SAY THIS
I want to watch them.
Enter the Void sounds like the porno remake. :-/
indie-ish twentysomething people bumbling around not doing much
examples below please. i really love them but cant think of any.
just remebered stacy riding her bike into the car in waynes world. thats a good one.
over scenes of apocalyptic death and destruction
A chimp playing ice hockey in Most Valuable Primate being a particular fave.
You must be a big big Baby's Day Out fan.
Yes! Great cinematography in that film. I'll add the Children of Men scene I posted below before seeing this:
People inflating then bursting.
To a lesser extent Woody Harrelson.
e.g. say a swear word, use a machine gun, perform a slam dunk (preferably all at the same time)
by the very likeable but slightly schlubby leading man who should have been with that great leading lady all along that the obnoxious, slicked-back hair dickwad rich guy she *was* going to marry has most likely done her up the bum on at least one occasion, and now he has to live with that tiny kernel of horrific knowledge festering in the pit of his stomach throughout their happily ever after existence.
Everyone's sitting there all nice and cosy and dgkghnrkljgnj;h/trd
And you get a binocular-shaped shot showing what they're looking at.
They still have plucked eyebrows and shaved legs.
that annoys me tho. WRONG THREAD.
i.e. 'MEEEEENNNNNNNNDOOOOOOOOOZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAA (zoom out a bit) AAAAAAA (zoom out a bit) AAAAAAAA (zoom out a bit)!'
especially if it involves oozing and slurping
the gun will always go click-ch-click as if being cocked.
when a character is snooping around and we hear a click behind him, he looks up to the space just above the camera, caught out, and the camera rises up and focuses on a smirking henchmen behind our man pointing a gun at the hero, the hero then slyly tucks a letter opener/pair of scissors/very sharp piece of cardboard up his sleeve then turns around with his hands in the air. EFF YOU HENCHMAN YOUR GOIN DOWN.
characters who cling to the underside of a train while its in motion.
a dog who reacts with eerie humanity to insults about its personal hygiene.
fictional rock stars who write shit songs we're told are good.
but I've just looked it up and I really want to.
as seen in Casino, Big Trouble in Little China, Monty Python's Meaning of Life etc.
like in Drive Angry and in that Clive Owen monstrosity where he also shot at a roundy playground thing (I want to say roundabout but its not that) and it made it go round and the baby on it flew off into his arms.
Brilliant. He even cuts the umbillical cord with a bullet in that.
long-ass opening credit sequences soundtracked by rip-roaring pop rock
like something semi-indie like in Horrible Bosses they started off with Spoon. It was great. I mouthed the words.
in '17 Again' with Zac Effron.
Not quite as cool.
Even in Patch Adams
like the couple are going on a date to the cinema and its always red velvet seats and they are always really close together and everyone has popcorn and is rolling about laughing in weird sitting positions, not like what you'd be like in the cinema.
Perhaps by the director.
pulp fiction is stuffed full of little messages and links between scenes.
i saw a good one in boardwalk empire the other night. when nucky and jimmy are discussing the botched liquor hijack on the pier, look behind jimmy. there's a peeling, rag-ass poster advertising HITLAND. jimmy stands in such a way as to partially obscure the word, meaning we only see HIT (as in, he's now a hitman living a squalid lifestyle [hence why the poster is falling apart]). behind nucky is a huge billboard advertising BUDWEISER. again nucky stands in such a way as to obscure the word so we only see WEISER (nucky is wiser and a more corporate-type of criminal).
my sixth for media class came in handy for something.
There's a really good but not exactly hidden one early in The Brothers Bloom where Adrian Brody is sat in front of some graffiti which makes it look like there's a gun to his head. I love it.
So basically anything by Alfonso Cuaron and Hitchcock's 'Rope'.
This scene in particular is possibly the greatest ever. It fascinates me as to how difficult it must have been to film:
Fargo, Let The Right One In, er, Vertical Limit...
crazy brad pitt
stupid george clooney
evil ethan hawke
desperate william h macy
cowardly elijah wood
drunk kirsten dunst
any kate winslett
any phil seymour hoffman
Serious Thespian jim carrey
90s ed norton
unerelated note: i did not care for inception.
Foul mouthed Mark Wahlberg
World weary Bruce Willis
Fat Russell Crowe
Black Robert Downey Jr
screaming at a renegade, loose cannon mulleted cop in stonewash denim.
'I WANT YOUR BADGE AND YOUR GUN JABROWSKI, YOUR OFF THE FORCE'
just one day away from retirement
or in kung fu films where the film is rightly OVER AND DONE WITH the second the bad guy is defeated. Preferably with a freeze frame of the killing blow and THE END over it
All-over print Saddam Hussein t-shirt
Body stocking with fake muscles and 'I AM NAKED" in big letters on the back
Soft toy tiger as a hat in historical setting