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Do you have a question about the movies, maybe something you’ve often wondered about but never had a chance to ask anyone? Well, now’s your chance. Ask Andrew J. Douglas, Ph.D., BMFI’s Senior Director of Education and Administration, and he will post a video on Tuesday that answers the most interesting questions (that he knows the answers to). Submit your question, then stay tuned for updates.

Ask Andrew Archive:

April 13, 2021: Depictions of Jewish People in American Cinema

April 6, 2021: Where did Terrence Malick go?

March 30, 2021: A Netflix Multiplex?

March 23, 2021: Oscar Recency Bias?

March 16, 2021: An Oscar Oddity

March 9, 2021: Defining “the Paramount Decree”

March 2, 2021: Thoughts on Mank

February 23, 2021: Last Tango in Paris and Its Legacy

February 16, 2021: Woodrow Wilson and The Birth of a Nation

February 9, 2021: The Influence of Breathless (1960)

February 2, 2021: Compelling Sci-Fi Recommendations

January 26, 2021: Defining “Continuity”

January 19, 2021: Kirk Douglas and the Hollywood Blacklist

January 12, 2021: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and Its Legacy

January 5, 2021: Changes in Movie Credits

December 29, 2020: Defining “Pre-Code”

December 22, 2020: Christmas Thrillers

December 15, 2020: Leading Men, Then and Now

December 8, 2020: Remakes

December 1, 2020: Production Designer vs. Art Director vs. Set Decorator

November 17, 2020: Hitchcock and Oscar

November 10, 2020: Defining “Neo-realism”

November 3, 2020: Chinese and Indian Movies in American Theaters

October 27, 2020: Evaluating Blockbusters

October 20, 2020: The Fall and Rise of Movie Musicals

October 13, 2020: Defining “Montage”

October 6, 2020: Method Acting

September 29, 2020: The Power of Movie Franchises

September 22, 2020: Why Some Movies Enter the Public Domain

September 15, 2020: The Academy’s Inclusion Promise

September 8, 2020: Why Some Movies Seem Dated

September 1, 2020: The Creation and Impact of Movie Ratings

August 25, 2020: Evolving Opinions on Movies

August 18, 2020: How to Introduce Someone to Older Movies

August 11, 2020: Golden Globes vs. Academy Awards

August 4, 2020: The Rise and Fall of Romantic Comedies

July 28, 2020: Oscar Prestige

July 21, 2020: Citizen Kane vs. Vertigo

July 14, 2020: Origins of the Blockbuster

July 7, 2020: Movies Shot on iPhones

June 30, 2020: The Pandemic’s Impact on the Oscars

June 23, 2020: Choosing Black & White or Color

June 16, 2020: Returning to the Cinema

June 9, 2020: Shooting Digitally vs. Filming on Celluloid

June 2, 2020: Auteur Theory

May 26, 2020: Golden Age Musicals; Neo Noir

May 19, 2020: Dietrich Talks; Genre vs. Cycle vs. Style

May 12, 2020: The Hero’s Journey; Westerns in the 1960s & ’70s

May 5, 2020: Test Screenings; Movie Music

April 28, 2020: Film School & Filmmaking Talent; The Graduate; To Kill a Mockingbird; Elaine May

April 21, 2020: Tarantino & Genre; Rear Window & Technicolor; Crediting Source Material

April 14, 2020: Great (?) Movies; the Studio System; Taking Horror Movies Seriously

April 7, 2020: Pandemic Production; Comedy Runtimes; Max Cady & Hannibal Lecter; Mass-Appeal Movies

March 31, 2020: Family Films; Kids Docs; Gardener Movies; Minions; Awards; Watching the Star Wars Saga

March 24, 2020: Hitchcock’s Notorious; Film Companies in Opening Credits

Ask Andrew (Anything About Movies)

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