5/21/2010

Paramount Location Shooting Map

Posted in Side Topics at 4:13 pm by Sam

This has been making the rounds. Ambrosia Voyeur originally uploaded this to flickr.

Paramount Location Shooting Map

It’s a map used by Paramount in 1927 as a handy reference for where to go when you want to shoot a movie on location but don’t want to spend the money travelling all the way to wherever the story is set. Location scouting is an art unto itself and one we haven’t really talked about much on All Movie Talk. But I love snippets of movie lore like this. Thanks to wintermute for bringing this to my attention.


5/21/2010

Top 6 Words: Train

Posted in Top 6 Words at 5:00 am by Sam

“Train” is the word for this entry in the Top 6 Words series. This potentially ties in nicely with our Top 6 Train Movies list from Episode 3. But not all train movies are “train” movies, and not all “train” movies are train movies.

My favorite movies with the word “train” in the title follow the jump, but try thinking up some “train” titles on your own before peeking. Chime in with your own list in the comments section.

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5/14/2010

Top 6 Words: Meet

Posted in Top 6 Words at 5:00 am by Sam

“Meet” is the word for this entry in the Top 6 Words series. This word, along with the third person singular form “meet” and the abbreviation “Vs,” is a great word for franchise cross-overs.

My favorite movies with the word “meet” in the title follow the jump, but try thinking up some “meet” titles on your own before peeking. Chime in with your own list in the comments section.

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5/7/2010

Top 6 Words: Moon

Posted in Top 6 Words at 5:00 am by Sam

“Moon” is the word for this entry in the Top 6 Words series. My favorite movies with the word “moon” in the title follow the jump, but try thinking up some “moon” titles on your own before peeking. Chime in with your own list in the comments section.

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4/30/2010

Top 6 Words: Lives

Posted in Top 6 Words at 5:00 am by Sam

“Lives” is the word for this entry in the Top 6 Words series. This is a tricky one, as it is a heteronym. Compare “a cat has nine lives” with “he lives in New Hampshire.”

My Top 6 list follows, but try coming up with a list of your own before peeking. Share what you come up with in the comments section.

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4/27/2010

Blooper: Cleaning Up

Posted in Bloopers at 5:00 am by Sam

Animals just have no regard for the recording process. This one is from Special Episode #6.

 
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4/23/2010

Top 6 Words: Is

Posted in Top 6 Words at 5:00 am by Sam

This week is a hard one. For today’s entry in the Top 6 Words series, the word is “Is.” Like the word “that,” which was featured a few weeks ago, this is a tough one, because as common a word as “is” is, it’s not so common in movie titles. And when it shows up, it doesn’t exactly jump out at you.

I’m sure I missed some good candidates for this list, so by all means, post a comment with your own favorites. My list after the jump.

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4/20/2010

All Movie Talk, Special #7

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

This episode is Part 2 of our 2009 retrospective. In this second half, we look at the best and worst films of the year.

Show contents:

  • Top 6: Worst of 2009
  • Top 6: Best of 2009
  • Remembering Natasha Richardson, Dom DeLuise, David Carradine, and John Hughes

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4/16/2010

Top 6 Words: Time

Posted in Top 6 Words at 5:00 am by Sam

For this entry in the Top 6 Words series, I forewent my word-selection script and let my friend Goosey pick a word for me. After about seven seconds of careful consideration, she challenged me with the word “Time.” This is a good word, because I love movies that play with time. But how many of those actually have “time” in the title?

My favorite “time” movies after the jump. Try thinking up some “time” titles yourself first, though, before looking at mine. Talk about your own favorites in the comments section.

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4/13/2010

All Movie Talk, Special #6

Posted in Episodes at 5:00 am by Sam

This episode is Part 1 of our 2009 retrospective. In this first half, we recap the 2008 Oscars (which took place in 2009) and then talk about an assortment of noteworthy 2009 films.

Show contents:

  • LOLCATZ!!!!!!11
  • 2008 Oscars:
    • Slumdog Millionaire
    • WALL*E
    • The Dark Knight
    • The Reader
    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Early 2009:
    • Watchmen
    • Taken
  • Summer 2009:
    • Unusually Noisy: G.I. Joe, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 2012
    • Other Action Movies: The Taking of Pelham 123, Wolverine, Terminator Salvation, Star Trek
    • Chick Flicks: The Proposal, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Time Traveler’s Wife
    • The Hangover
    • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    • Animated Movies: Up, Ponyo, and more.
    • Drag Me To Hell
    • The Hurt Locker
  • Fall/Winter 2009:
    • The Lovely Bones
    • Sherlock Holmes
    • Invictus
    • Where the Wild Things Are
    • A Serious Man

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LOLCAT after the jump….
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