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December 17[edit]

What was the source of this quotation by actor John Malkovich?[edit]

I remember reading a quotation by John Malkovich in an interview, in which he said that he considered himself "a Shakespearean actor forever cast in a high school play," in reference to some of his roles in popular films. However, I have since been unable to track down the original source of the quotation. Do you know where he might have said this? If not, what are some good resources for finding old magazine interviews? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:50, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

I searched Ebsco's Academic Search Premier and Gale's Academic OneFile, which are two online magazine and journal databases that my library subscribes to, and was unable to find the quote in either. I tried searching the exact quote as well as key words from it, both with and without the name John Malkovich, and nothing relevant came up. Now, this doesn't mean he didn't say it, or something similar; it could have been an interview in a magazine that's not indexed in either of the databases I have access to, or the wording of the quote could be sufficiently different than what you remember that the keywords aren't matching. --some jerk on the Internet (talk) 18:12, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

2 songs in a YT video[edit]

Hello, can anyone help me find out what the names of the songs @6:18 - 6:45 and 7:00 - 7:13 are? :)

would be really super well appreciated. (talk) 07:06, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

The first is "Urban Street Speak" by TeknoAXE. The second I can't find. --Jayron32 13:48, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

December 18[edit]

How old is the asian-kid-being-adopted-by-white-family motif in American pop culture?[edit]

  • In The Baby-sitters Club, the Brewer family, a white American family, adopts a little girl from Vietnam.
  • In Arthur (TV Series), Binky Barnes' family adopts a little girl from China, and the little girl is drawn with stereotypically Asian features, while Binky and his family members are drawn with non-Asian features, hinting that the family may be white American, despite the fact that Binky Barnes is an anthropomorphic bull dog.
  • In Modern Family, one white gay couple adopts a little girl from Vietnam.

How old is the asian-kid-being-adopted-by-white-family motif in American pop culture? What was the first occurrence? Are there any works that feature a non-white American family (Black, Hispanic, East Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern) adopting children overseas, and any works that feature a little boy being adopted instead of a girl? (talk) 01:06, 18 December 2014 (UTC)


Never mind. I should have just googled my answer beforehand. Oops. (talk) 01:27, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

It's fine to come back and say you've found the answer so we don't waste our time on it. But it would be nice if, on such occasions, people would share the answers they've found. Remember, even though only one person asks each question, many people might be interested in the answers :) SemanticMantis (talk) 18:13, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I suspect that it's based on the number of Oriental orphans generated by WW2, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Additionally, some Oriental nations have a cultural preference for boys, resulting in lots of Asian girls being abandoned (or, even worse, killed). So, when there are Americans that come into contact with this situation, you'd expect a certain number of adoptions to occur. Also, US service personnel may service the locals, resulting in more unwanted half-Asian children, some of which are also adopted by the Americans. All these adoptions then create a natural interest in representing this situation on film and TV, especially since cultural differences are a reliable source of entertainment (look at all the jokes aimed at Han from 2 Broke Girls, since he is short and relatively hairless). StuRat (talk) 20:59, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Minority Report (2002 film)[edit]

What is the location of the cottage in the final shot? Th4n3r (talk) 02:17, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Searching for <Minority Report locations final scene> gets a lot of hits. This one suggests that it's one of these locations in Virginia. Dismas|(talk) 03:21, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
I tried searching, but I guess I used the incorrect terms. Anyway, thank you. Th4n3r (talk) 23:03, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Upload photos[edit]

please am new here when and how can i upload my updates and photos ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sirerick5255 (talkcontribs) 08:12, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Uploading images for an explanation. --Jayron32 12:53, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

December 19[edit]

Blazing Saddles question[edit]

There's a joke that I don't get in Blazing Saddles. When Hedley Lamarr is administering the oath of allegiance to his army, he tells them to raise their right hand. In the next shot we see the Nazis raising their left hand, and then Hedley repeats "Right hand!", at which point they switch hands. But the Nazi salute is made with the right hand, so… why were they raising their left hand? --Lazar Taxon (talk) 09:43, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't know that it's anything specific to the Nazis. His posse is pretty stupid altogether; they screw up the whole "pledge of allegiance to evil" thing several other ways. --Jayron32 10:29, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Most people wouldn't know which hand is raised in the Nazi salute. Wouldn't have been much of a joke if they had raised their right hands. Clarityfiend (talk) 10:38, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Getting left and right mixed up that way is an old joke, as is the literal response "your name" rather than stating one's actual name. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:03, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Here's a question: At the end of that deputizing speech, Hedy Hedley exhorts them to "go do that voodoo that you do so well." I think that's from a song, but I don't know which song. Does anyone here know it? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:05, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Cole Porter's "You Do Something to Me" --Jayron32 17:09, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Aha! First stated about 30 seconds into Frankie's version:[1] Thank you! Just another example of how loaded that movie's script was, with endless cultural references and quotable quotes. Great writing makes for great movies. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 15:42, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
When Hedley starts his speech, all the Nazis are saluting with their right hand. When he tells them to raise their right hand, the shot shows them with their left hand raised, so they quickly change back to their right, which is what they were doing at the start of the speech. A visual joke. Widneymanor (talk) 17:20, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

What is Track and Field?[edit]

My TiVo includes information about each program in the TV listings. in the case of a movie, it might be comedy, drama, romance, action, fantasy, family or horror. But I've never heard of "track and field". The movies for which that term is used are not about The Olympics or a school sports event.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:22, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

There are multiple reports of this since October on Tivo forums. See for instance this and this. Nanonic (talk) 21:26, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I had no idea that site even existed. I didn't want to call tech support over this.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:30, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I wonder what it says for Chariots of Fire?    → Michael J    23:03, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

December 20[edit]

remake rights foreign language[edit]

How does a foreign language film's team sell its remake rights to other language film industries? through screening, film festivals or through any websites? thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Various trade fairs take place around the world in which producers interested in selling movie rights and distributors interested in buying them all get together and deals are made. A famous one is held on the margins of the Cannes Film Festival (see Marché du Film). --Xuxl (talk) 07:57, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Movie Song[edit]

Some years ago I saw a Movie in which the song "Dream" -possibly by the Pied Pipers, was featured at a dance hall. The Movie was set in modern-day US (LA?) and was a Gangster type Movie. Can anyone identify the Movie please? (talk) 10:50, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Not certain, but "Dream" features in the soundtrack of Boiling Point, performed by "The Danny May Orchestra" [2]. ---Sluzzelin talk 11:02, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you Sluzzelin, that was it. (talk) 20:43, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm asking about a certain tv show[edit]

So there was this tv show I have been looking for, I'm sure the name ended in 'tastic' but maybe not, but i thought the title was kim-tastic or something, it was an animated cartoon, help me please.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

When I googled "Kim cartoon," the first result was our article on Kim Possible. Ian.thomson (talk) 20:44, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps it's Fantastic Max old chap? Quintessential British Gentleman (talk) 19:10, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

December 21[edit]

Big Bash cricket radio coverage[edit]

I'm hoping one of our Aussie regulars can help me out here. I'm looking for radio coverage of the BBL that I can access via the internet from the UK. I've got as far as ABC Grandstand aren't covering it this year! Can anyone point me at a station or a stream please? --TammyMoet (talk) 12:45, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

The Big Bash website says that Fairfax Radio are the partners this year. Cricket Australia say on their partner page that Fairfax will be streaming this online for free here and charging to watch a live video stream. All Fairfax radio stations are available online and via TuneIn (listings). Nanonic (talk) 13:44, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Nanonic - I'm particularly pleased it's on Tunein so I can listen via my smartphone. Great! --TammyMoet (talk) 16:46, 21 December 2014 (UTC) Update: when I try to access the radio link online, apparently I have to join something called the "Australian Cricket Family". Sorry but I'd rather nail my clitoris to a board than do that! --TammyMoet (talk) 17:08, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Surely, we're not that bad? --Shirt58 (talk) 08:13, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
As someone once said, "Others may, but I cannot"... --TammyMoet (talk) 12:47, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Are there any stats for how many cricket fans are also into piercings? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 15:17, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

December 22[edit]

Old movie in which a man attempts to kill himself many times but fails every time?[edit]

There was one time when I watched this black comedy movie, in which man thought he was going to die from something mysterious. So, he attempted to kill himself with an accomplice by failed every time in doing so. I started watching in the middle of the movie, where the man and his friend tried to get out of a building and fell down instead. Another scene had the protagonist swim to the middle of the ocean, but then he freaked out and swam to shore again. While he was swimming to shore, he spoke a long internal monologue as a prayer to God and said that he would tithe 50% of his income. When he arrived on shore, his friend tried to kill him but missed. He told his friend that he didn't want to die, but his friend misunderstood him and assumed that he did want to die. So, the film ended with his friend chasing him. (talk) 20:19, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

I think its The_End_(1978_film)
But it also sounds similar to I Hired a Contract Killer.
Hope this helps. APL (talk) 20:56, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

MC Ride is not his name[edit]

Why does people call Stefan Burnett MC Ride? Stefan is a member of the Experimental Hiphop group Death Grips. Stefan has never been refereed to as MC Ride by anyone in the Hiphop group. I sifted through countless interviews and websites and couldnt find anything. Zach and Andy never called him MC Ride nor did anyone hiring the group for performances/concerts. Can anyone find proof that MC Ride is even his stage name? His Wikipedia article should be changed from titled MC Ride to Stefan Burnett ( Death Grips ( — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lostboy.exe (talkcontribs) 23:43, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

This sort of question would be better on the article talk page. However, if you look through the references at the end of the article, the majority of them (perhaps all of them? I've not checked every single one) refer to him by his stage name, including this from The Guardian, an impeccably reliable source. Tevildo (talk) 00:24, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

December 23[edit]

Movie identification[edit]

What's the title of the movie starting at 0:40? Thanx. (talk) 21:31, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

The one with the hooker starting to seduce a young lad? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 21:40, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Yep. (talk) 21:52, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
It's written right there in a caption. And she's not a hooker. --Viennese Waltz 22:00, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
What does the caption say? Looks like both the OP and I missed it. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 22:07, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
The caption comes up several seconds after the 40 second mark. The clip has moved on to another scene from the film which adds to the confusion. The film is Leone's Once Upon A Time in America. The girl is Peggy and is a neighbor (schoolmate?) of the boys and is showing off her cootchie (insert your own slang term here) to one of the boys. MarnetteD|Talk 22:56, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
"Insert here"? Funny way to put it. Is it reasonable to assume that films in which a child "seems to be" exposed to adult naughty bits, that it's a cinematic/editing trick, and that the child actor is simply presenting whatever reaction the director said to do? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 15:40, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Never having seen Leone's Once Upon a Time in America, I wondered for a moment what scene in Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West could be so described, even loosely. —Tamfang (talk) 21:09, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

December 24[edit]

Is there a website[edit]

That would tell me when the movie The_Pyramid_(film) is being relased on dvd or blu-ray? Thank you Venustar84 (talk) 02:31, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Considering it was only released to theaters 18 days ago, it's liable to be a little while, and they may not have even decided yet. Usual rule of thumb is at least a few months, after it's finished its first-run in theaters. Although I recall when the Walk the Line DVD came out, it was still being first-run in the theater. Is there a "Contact us" feature on the movie's website and/or its production company's? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 03:50, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
I can't speak to the overall reliability of the site but it's been pretty good to me so far for my needs, but here: Mingmingla (talk) 22:12, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

College football coach hiring[edit]

ESPN reports on the hiring process for the University of Wisconsin's head football coach: someone submitted an open-records request and got detailed information on all 46 applications. Wow, 46: do we have any idea if this many applications is common? Of course there are a lot of jokers; perhaps many openings get fewer because they don't get the jokers? Nyttend (talk) 15:42, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

The scope of your question could use some more definition, Nyttend. Do you want "this many applications" to apply to all job vacancies anywhere in the world, all sports coach jobs in the USA, all previous occasions the post of Head Team Coach at the University of Wisconsin has been available, or some other category?
ObPersonal, not very relevant to this particular vacancy but the best I've got: advertised posts for office administrative jobs in the south of England typically attract well over 100 applications. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 17:00, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Please read the header: the scope is US college football coaching jobs, especially institutions with programs comparable to Wisconsin's. If I'd been going for job applications in general, I wouldn't have come to the Entertainment Desk. Nyttend (talk) 19:47, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

How does new music get popular?[edit]

I don't get how music of today becomes popular. What is the path or main paths? I know that question's not self-explanatory. Look, back in the '50s and '60s, there were various ways to get the attention of the movers and shakers to green light cutting an album but once made, that physical album was cut and promoted and there was radio airplay. People listened to the radio, they bought albums, maybe reel to reel in small numbers, and it was all interconnected. There wasn't a billion different mediums and everyone shared those mediums–if you were interested in music you listened to the radio and bought records. That's pretty much it. In the '70s and '80s and even 90s it was essentially the same. Sure, there were some new devices, 8-tracks, then cassettes then CDs, but it was just a version of records with new technologies, and of course there was MTV and VH1. There was a clear path from unknown, to known and popular. But for many years now I can't seem to see what path is taken. Videos? Well, MTV and VH1 haven't played videos in years (literally: they might have a top twenty countdown for a few hours out of a whole week, but 99% of their programming is not music programing at all). I get how a new Beyonce track get popular. She's already super famous. She posts an album and a video and it trends on social media. But how does someone not famous get there. Few straight up listen to the radio, and there isn't one main station and affiliates in an area all drawing from essentially the same trough. There is no central album play medium whch provides "just these five are the new records this week" type thing anymore. It's just not clear to me.-- (talk) 21:31, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Well, I wouldn't quite discount videos just yet. MTV and VH1 might not play videos anymore, but YouTube sure does. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with live TV appearances, particularly on late night shows and other things similar, just my two cents ~Helicopter Llama~ 21:51, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
There are multiple ways for new music to get famous now:
1) The old way still partially applies, say to new music by a known commodity. If Stevie Wonder comes out with a new album, people will listen to it once, no matter what, and radio stations, knowing this, will play it, no matter what. If it's good, they will keep playing it. If not, they will stop.
2) There are lots of music contests on TV, and many of the winners and even losers become popular enough to start a career in music.
3) There's word of mouth. Of course, this was always the case, but now, with social media, you can see that a million people like some musician, and decide to give it a listen, immediately, there's no going to record store to try to find it.
4) I've occasionally seen an advertisement for a musician's new album. I've even seen a few on TV, but this has to be expensive. StuRat (talk) 22:27, 24 December 2014 (UTC)