In a way, this post is basically the movie version of shower thoughts. Bear with me. After Twitter user @jazz_inmypants asked people to share bothering movie details that aren't common knowledge, his thread received quite a few interesting insights. For example, Grease (1978) might be described as a story that teaches you to change yourself until other people like you. And Belle's (Beuty and the Beast (1991)) neighbors are probably doing something shady if the village can support such an extensive bookstore when she's the only reader and doesn't even pay. The tweet by @jazz_inmypants has already received over 30K likes and 1K comments, many of which filmmaking students could definitely rework into term papers.

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Monty Is Fiennes 2 weeks ago

OMG This is so mine.... and the fact that Charlie PREFERRED to take Grandpa Joe rather than his Mum whose life was a depressing painful prison.... It just made me want to smack that kid.

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Altogether, a film can seem incredibly complicated, but the reasoning behind every decision nearly always comes down to how it is working with the story and how it is affecting the viewer. With that in mind, the New York Film Academy has prepared some tips for reviewing a film and coming up with your own insights.

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Non-New-Toni-An 2 weeks ago

Yes they do love English villains don't they!!?

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Watch it. "Once is necessary twice is preferable," the academy wrote. "Taking notes is also a good idea and will help the writing process by making it easy to refer to your in-the-moment thoughts and reactions."

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kanishka prasan Senevirathna 2 weeks ago

Because he wanted to look deferent than his foster apes. He shave his beard with his deceased father's knife every day.

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Express your initial thoughts and support your criticism. "Professional reviewers do not shy away from telling their readers whether they thought the movie was good bad or indifferent, and in fact readers come to rely on those reviewers whose tastes reflect their own when deciding whether or not to spend their time and money. Professional reviewers also have watched a lot of movies and can express why and how they came to their criticism. Be sure to back up your thoughts with specifics–a disappointing performance, a ridiculous plot, beautiful cinematography, difficult material that leaves you thinking, and so on."

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Dani 2 weeks ago (edited)

Well, Santa does seem to only give expensive presents to rich kids, doesn't he? XD

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Evaluate the acting. "Many casual filmgoers will be inspired to see a movie if a favorite actor is in it, so you should probably spend a little space talking about the performances: seasoned actor in a new kind of role, brilliant performance from a rising star, excellence despite a lackluster script, dynamics in an ensemble, and so much more can be said about the actors in any given film."

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glowworm2 2 weeks ago

Give Harvey a break. He's been hospitalized, is missing half his face and is probably hopped up on sedatives. Of course he's going to have trouble recognizing that his nurse is the Joker.

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Directing, cinematography, special effects... This is where your inner film geek can really shine. Consider the highlights or missteps of directors, cinematographers, costume designers and CGI magicians. What worked, what surprised, what fell short of expectations, are all great questions to address.

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Monday 2 weeks ago

At least that part is realistic...

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It's also important to look at a film’s story from a structural viewpoint. Try to to keep in mind that the vast majority of films fall into the three-act structure: a beginning, middle, and end. It's not because the screenwriters are lazy, but because the formula simply works. In screenplays, the first thing you should look out for is the inciting incident. Generally, about 10 minutes into the film, there will be a moment that forces the protagonist to exit their comfort zone and start their journey towards a new goal. Around the thirty-minute mark, there is usually a major turning point. At this moment, the hero can't go back, that signals the beginning of the second act where the majority of the film will take place. Finally, around the ninety-minute mark, the second turning point will signal the film’s drive towards both its conclusion and resolution.

Of course, some films don’t fit perfectly into the three-act structure, but the vast majority of films do and you can start to get a sense of when important moments or changes will occur when you know the general format.

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Vicky Zar 2 weeks ago

Did you know that this movie is based on the German book "Das doppelte Lottchen" from Erich Kästner? The girls are Luise and Lotte from Vienna and Munich respectively. The book was written around 1945 so the story makes much more sense regarding the timeframe. Today its stupid of course but back then it wasn't that easy to keep in contact when miles apart.

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Arietis 2 weeks ago

I really hated his character and Andy's friends. They sure jumped at the chance to get some goodies for free, but also constantly critizised her and made fun of her for her new job. What a bunch of shit friends. She should have severed ties with all of them.

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Sandy 2 weeks ago

It's a library isn't it?

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Woets 2 weeks ago

One or both parents are actually dead or die during the movie. Some serious daddy/mommy-issues there at Disney

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Wanda Queen 2 weeks ago

Mind = blown

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Cyndi H 2 weeks ago

This has always bothered me... Glad someone else picked it up.

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Jon Parker 2 weeks ago

Don't forget there was a sequel.

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Carol Emory 2 weeks ago

They also don't tell you that Hera drove Hercules insane so that he kills his wife Megara and his 5 children

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Biljana Malesevic 2 weeks ago

Yeah, but he is supposed to be only 18 I think. Swayze is not 18, but neither is Jennifer Gray. 18 and 16 is not too bad.

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Steve 2 weeks ago

hmmm... do we know that in the original timeline Biff tried that? It was only because Marty was there that the two of them were parked, and Biff turned up. It's possible he didn't attack Lorraine in the original '55. Just a thought...

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Biljana Malesevic 2 weeks ago

I think that would be even scarier, kid zombie killer.

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Daria B 2 weeks ago

There is a YouTube channel dedicated to these little details in super hero films (and other). How It Should Have Ended. Very skillfully made funny videos.

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Foxxy 2 weeks ago

There was a son lol.

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RaroaRaroa 2 weeks ago

And no one ever has a password on their phone. Anyone can just pick it up and see what they've been texting.

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RaroaRaroa 2 weeks ago

To be fair, the size of houses in most American movies and TV series' is ridiculous. A teacher and a nurse living in a massive house? No wonder immigrants think it's the place to be.

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Randy Dhuyvetter 2 weeks ago

Well everyone knows men can't be raped... Yes, that is sarcasm...

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Bobert Robertson 2 weeks ago

It was to keep his mind relaxed and clear so he wouldn’t be in a panic when they arrived and instead could go full send on the booby traps

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Laugh Fan 2 weeks ago

I need to rewatch this...

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Paul K. Johnson 2 weeks ago

Jenny was broken from childhood. This may bother you but it happens a lot in real life so it's not unrealistic.

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Daniel Shea 2 weeks ago

Also how did they plant corn silently?

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Beau Haven 2 weeks ago

Disagree. The point of the whole movie was Bueller getting Frye to live beyond his fears.

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glowworm2 2 weeks ago

Including Hei Hei? XD!

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Laura Sanders 2 weeks ago

I still can't handle how so many of the retired Bella's could afford to just jet off to Denmark

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Jason Cutrera 2 weeks ago

There are actually a few good reasons why the eagle plan would have been a lot riskier. 1) The Ring has a will of its own and often drops from the grasp of whomever holds it. If, during flight, the Ring fell, the heroes would most likely never find it again before Sauron did -- especially if it fell over Mordor or the Dead Marshes. 2) While maybe not as strong as the Eagles in the air, the Ringwraiths are quite comfortable in the skies and I'm certain the Ringbearer would be less safe aloft than on the ground, where there are hiding places and escape routes. 3) As an intelligent race of Middle-Earth, the Eagles are as susceptible to the corrupting influence of the One Ring as any other. Discord would have been sown in the ranks of the Eagles and the Heroes, and that is another complication that Gandalf probably wouldn't have risked.

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