H.r. Giger's Alien Monster
a: H.r. giger alien monster ~
b: The German Anima
What: The Alien creature is based on paintings of Swiss artist H.R. Giger. Anyone who has seen any of the
Alien movies knows this creature as a viscous insect like space-monster with green corrosive acid pulsing through its veins. The Swiss artist H.R. Giger has a whole series of pictures of these creatures as well as an organ-like tubular backdrop. In one of the Alien movies, the creature is insulted as "a bitch".
The anima is the inner female part of the male personality. I've seen it defined as the female spirit. The surmise is that this monster is inspired to some degree by Germanic culture, maybe even Germanic women. If you look at the events of the past century, it begins to make sense; imagine about 80 million Alien monsters running around continental Europe.
Date: May 21 2010 5:04 AM
a: Product placement in casablanca ~
b: Mona Lisa munching on a Snickers
What: "Casablanca? Hang on a minute, product placement in Casablanca is like seeing the Mona Lisa munching on a Snickers"
Writer: Blake Creedon
Date: Jun 15 2010 11:11 PM
Casablanca, The Movie
a: Casablanca ~
b: The Hamlet of movies
What: "Before he put the film on, Andy told us that Casablanca is like the Hamlet of movies in that it contains the greatest number of well known phrases still in use today."
Writer: Chris Kinghorn
Date: Jun 15 2010 11:11 PM
Michael Jackson's Dancing Style
a: Michael jackson dancing style ~
b: James Brown fused with Fred Astaire
What: Michael Jackson's dancing style is like James Brown fused with Fred Astaire.
Date: Jun 16 2010 5:31 AM
Bollywood Movie Plot
a: A bollywood movie plot ~
b: An American romance novel plot
What: Both are as simple as 1,2,3 and quit profound. Two people fall in love, there is an impediment to that love,
and through the course of the movie that impediment is removed and those people can live happily ever after.
I'm not sure if these plot structure influenced each other or if they arose independently.
Date: Jul 20 2010 9:26 AM
a: Nefertiti ~
b: A high school cheerleader going after the captain of the football tea
What: "If you're wary of historicals, let me reassure you that Michelle does an excellent job conveying the fact that human nature is timeless. Nefertiti is like a high school cheerleader going after the captain of the football team to raise her social status.".....see the rest on the link. This is a review a romance novel.
Date: Aug 13 2010 1:33 AM
a: A film ~
b: A ribbon of dreams
What: This is attributed to Orson Welles. If anyone knows any different please contact with the correct person.
Writer: Orson Welles
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 3 2011 2:24 PM
a: A good movie script ~
b: a blueprint
What: "A good movie script is like a blueprint, with a strong story as the foundation and multi-dimensional characters as the load-bearing walls. You can't make a good movie without them."......The rest in the link.....
Writer: Rob Blackwelder
Date: Jan 16 2011 7:06 AM
Star Wars' Is Like Casablanca
a: Star wars ~
What: "'Star Wars' is like 'Casablanca'. By that I mean when I was young Casablanca was 34 years old and seemed remarkably dated, and to young folks today Star Wars is also 34 years old and seems remarkably dated." A comment on the timelessness of some movies.
Date: Dec 3 2011 10:42 AM
House Painting Writers
a: Persuasive writing ~
b: House Painting
What: "I go into detail about properly preparing the wall surface because my analogy is between preparing the surface of a wall for painting and "preparing the mind" before writing a rational argument." A really good essay on writing persuasive essays.
Writer: Joel J. Kassiola
Date: Mar 1 2012 3:27 PM
A Movie That's Like The Road That's A Title
a: Mulholland drive ~
b: the road itself
What: "Mulholland Drive is like the road itself, a winding, twisted route through Hollywood with some clear pointers and clues along the route, which, if you chose to ignore them do not stop you getting to your destination". A+ for this analogy.
Writer: Not Stated
Date: Apr 5 2012 6:35 PM
But Can He Pass?
a: Steven spielberg ~
b: the Brett Farve of filmmaking
What: "Steven Spielberg is like the Brett Farve of filmmaking. He's not bad at what he does (and I admit I loved Minority Report as much as I hated The Terminal) and he seems like a nice enough guy, but so many people suck him off so often that part of you just wishes he'd get stung to death by bees"
Writer: Vince Mancini
Date: May 8 2012 7:19 PM