[IrishElk] The Prestige

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[IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:19 am

Insecure filmmakers should set their movies in the Midwest.

No puns in this one, but my tongue is firmly set in-cheek.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:22 pm

I'm an insecure filmmaker, so maybe I'll take your advice.

Does this advice stem from a certain incident? A certain film? A certain director? A certain genre? A pattern related to films set in the midwest?

Should because: they will feel more secure in some way? they will actually (theoretically) be more secure in some way? They will appear more confident to others? their film is more likely (theoretically) to be successful? There will be less danger? Risk?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Westing1992 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:15 am

A certain state in the Midwest?

Insecure about: box office success? Critical success? Directing? Writing? Cinematography? Lighting? Sets? Costumes? Props? Casting? Their actors?
Hollywood being on the West Coast relevant?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Balin » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:38 pm

Are any particular genres relevant to the puzzle? Westerns? Spaghetti Westerns?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:59 pm

Hobbsicle

I'm an insecure filmmaker, so maybe I'll take your advice. Somehow I doubt it once you figure out the reason.


Does this advice stem from a certain incident? A certain film? A certain director? Yes to all. A certain genre? No. A pattern related to films set in the midwest? Yope.

Should because: they will feel more secure in some way? Yes. they will actually (theoretically) be more secure in some way? They might! They will appear more confident to others? No or irr. their film is more likely (theoretically) to be successful? Yesish. There will be less danger? Risk? Yes, "risk" is closer.


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A certain state in the Midwest? No.

Insecure about: box office success? Yesish. Critical success? Directing? Writing? Cinematography? Lighting? Sets? No, but this is relevant. Costumes? Props? And this. Casting? Their actors? No to rest.
Hollywood being on the West Coast relevant? No.


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Are any particular genres relevant to the puzzle? Westerns? Spaghetti Westerns? No to all.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Westing1992 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:24 pm

Do they want to save money? Get more funding?
A certain business or store chain relevant? Restaurant?
Corn relevant? Other crops?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:46 am

Westing1992

Do they want to save money? Noish, but close. Get more funding? Yesish.
A certain business or store chain relevant? No. Restaurant? No.
Corn relevant? Yes! Other crops? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Balin » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:40 pm

Cornfields relevant? To hide something?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm

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Cornfields relevant? Yes. To hide something? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Westing1992 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:45 pm

So, does this the film this advice is based off of feature a cornfield? Children of the Corn? Field of Dreams?
North by Northwest?

Do farmers pay the filmmakers to help harvest the corn for them?

Is advertising relevant?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby trebor » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:58 pm

Popcorn relevant?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:26 pm

Westing1992

So, does this the film this advice is based off of feature a cornfield? Yes. Children of the Corn? Field of Dreams?
North by Northwest? No to rest.

Do farmers pay the filmmakers to help harvest the corn for them? No, but very close.

Is advertising relevant? No.


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Popcorn relevant? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby trebor » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:20 pm

Is the relevant film a comedy? Drama? Horror? Thriller? Sci-fi?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Westing1992 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:56 pm

Was the movie Signs? Crop circles relevant?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:50 pm

trebor

Is the relevant film a comedy? Drama? Horror? Thriller? Sci-fi? This: you don't need to know the exact movie.


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Was the movie Signs? No. Crop circles relevant? No, although the same advantage in the example I'm thinking of could have been used for Signs. (I don't think it was, though.)
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby trebor » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:14 pm

Was the one film this stems from a box office success? Is anything that happened to the director after the release of the film relevant? Are their subsequent films of importance? Product placement relevant? Cutting a company logo or slogan into the field?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:37 pm

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Was the one film this stems from a box office success? Yes, but irr. Is anything that happened to the director after the release of the film relevant? Noish. Are their subsequent films of importance? No. Product placement relevant? No. Cutting a company logo or slogan into the field? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby trebor » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:05 am

Could another crop be just as useful as corn, given the same circumstances? Craft services relevant? Would the corn relevantly be used as food in the film? Characters eating it, for example? Would it be seen in the film? Would the cornfield? Do the filmmakers do something that benefits the farmers? If so, does it improve the crop/yield? Does it help them with selling their product?

Is the name of any of the actors relevant? Are there any relevant members of the cast/production team?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:04 pm

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Could another crop be just as useful as corn, given the same circumstances? Yes, I think so. Craft services relevant? No. Would the corn relevantly be used as food in the film? No, good thought though! Characters eating it, for example? No. Would it be seen in the film? See next answer. Would the cornfield? Yes. Do the filmmakers do something that benefits the farmers? No. If so, does it improve the crop/yield? Does it help them with selling their product? Decidedly no.

Is the name of any of the actors relevant? No. Are there any relevant members of the cast/production team? Someone made the decision to take this action, but not really relevant who.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:33 pm

Is a specific sub-genre of sci-fi relevant? Films about aliens? Space travel?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby trebor » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:53 pm

Would these films (potential future ones and the real one that already was filmed) have a negative effect on farmers?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:29 pm

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Is a specific sub-genre of sci-fi relevant? Not at all. Films about aliens? Space travel? But it is about this.


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Would these films (potential future ones and the real one that already was filmed) have a negative effect on farmers? Possibly a minor one.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby trebor » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:17 am

Is it even relevant that it was a sci-fi film? Could this work for any genre? Does this have to do with lighting or sound for the movie?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:18 pm

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Is it even relevant that it was a sci-fi film? No. Could this work for any genre? Yes. Does this have to do with lighting or sound for the movie? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Balin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:35 pm

Does the cornfield relevantly conceal something? Produce a certain effect?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:36 am

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Does the cornfield relevantly conceal something? No. Produce a certain effect? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby GalFisk » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:34 pm

Crop circles relevant? Do the filmmakers film the cornfield? Place people in the cornfield? Or objects? Do they make the corn rustle? Tallness of corn plants relevant? Can a newly sown cornfield be used? One not yet tall as a human? One not yet ripe? One already harvested?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:03 pm

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Crop circles relevant? No.
Do the filmmakers film the cornfield? Yes. Place people in the cornfield? Or objects? Do they make the corn rustle? Possibly, only relevent that the corn is in the film.
Tallness of corn plants relevant? In a sense.Can a newly sown cornfield be used? One not yet tall as a human? One not yet ripe? One already harvested? Any can be used, but harvest is relevant.
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:18 am

(Hmm...I'm thinking Interstellar?)

Are they using a farmer's existing cornfield? With permission from the farmer? Are they buying the cornfield? Buying the corn? Planting it themselves? Selling the corn themselves for profit?
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Re: [IrishElk] The Prestige

Postby irishelk » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:15 pm

Hobbsicle

(Hmm...I'm thinking Interstellar?) Yep!

Are they using a farmer's existing cornfield? With permission from the farmer? Are they buying the cornfield? Buying the corn? No...

Planting it themselves? Selling the corn themselves for profit? :mrgreen:

*********************SPOILER

The story goes that practical-effects king Christopher Nolan not only insisted on all-real cornfields for the Earth scenes in
Interstellar, he insisted on the crew planting it themselves. When they were done filming, they sold the fields (I'm guessing they didn't harvest it themselves), and actually made quite a tidy profit. So if any insecure filmmakers don't think their movie will make any money, just set it in a cornfield in the Midwest--at least you can sell the corn. ;)

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