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9 items tagged “movies”


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse | The Film Score with Daniel Pemberton | “Start a Band” (via) Fabulously nerdy 20 minute YouTube video where Spider-Verse composer Daniel Pemberton breaks down the last track on the film’s soundtrack in meticulous detail.

# 23rd December 2023, 5:59 am / movies, spiderverse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse screenplay (PDF) (via) Phil Lord shared this on Twitter yesterday—the final screenplay for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. It’s a really fun read.

# 5th December 2023, 7:42 pm / movies, screenwriting, spiderverse


My Twitter thread collecting behind the scenes content about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I absolutely loved Spider-Verse, and I’ve been delighted to discover that many of the artists who created the movie are active on Twitter and have been posting all kinds of fascinating material about their creative process. I’ve been collecting examples in this Twitter thread for a couple of months now. They definitely deserved that Oscar.

# 25th February 2019, 2:57 pm / twitter, movies, spiderverse


What are movie scenes where the hero hurtles from high-up to Earth and nearly dies, but is saved somehow?

You may find relevant.

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Will people pay $25 to see a blockbuster-type movie?

Here in London my closest cinema is charging £17.45 for an adult ticket to see Man of Steel in 3D, which is equivalent to $27.55. I’ve paid the same to see Star Trek Into Darkness recently.

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If I have not seen the recent James Bond movies Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace with Daniel Craig, should I see the upcoming SkyFall, or wait to view them in order?

There’s basically nothing in Skyfall that depends on the previous two movies, so you’re perfectly safe watching them out of order (don’t watch Quantum of Solace without watching Casino Royale first though).

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What are the major plot holes in Skyfall?

I find it hard to believe that MI6 could be that incompetent.

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How could Sherlock be improved?

Watson needs to be more competent. Jude Law’s Watson is significantly more useful than Martin Freeman’s—Watson is a military man and a doctor, and is hence useful for far more than just bumbling around with a quizzical expression and updating his blog.

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What are some popular movies that are no longer plausible due to the ubiquity of cell phones & the internet?

“No Signal”

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