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    Default Things that improve almost any movie/TV show

    1. "The Weight" being played in the background while something happens.

    2. Eva Green getting naked.

    3. William Sanderson doing something.
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    4. Monkeys

    5. Producers send me money to watch

    6. Soundtrack by either John Williams or Hans Zimmer

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    7. Peggy Lipton in the 1990s

    8. Diana Rigg

    9. Julie Bowen

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    10. A Mexican stand-off.

    11. An appearance by Dick Miller.

    12. A Stan Lee cameo.

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    13. Elizabeth Montgomery

    14. Barbara Eden

    15. Not having any commercial placement for *Mr. Ed* (worst "vintage" show of all time)
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    16. A bum or wino seeing something amazing then looking into their drink then pouring it out in disbelief.

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    17. Spit takes

    18. Killer robots

    19. Gratuitous female nudity

    20. Time travel, if done cleverly

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    21. Judd Hirsh guest appearance
    22. John Goodman guest appearance
    23. Alan Arkin guest appearance
    24. Betty White guest appearance
    25. Maggie Smith guest appearance
    26. A Star Trek Reference
    27. Peter Falk when he was still alive guest appearance

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    28. a Kubrick in-joke
    29. a little Bach
    30. major character can't immediately find a parking space

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    31. A LOT of Bach
    32. Other good art music
    33. Keira Knightley, Linda Cardellini, Jenny Wade, or Brooke Langton

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    Ah, Keira! You know me well. Le sigh.

    Obligatory photo: http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/Ac...0803-26902.jpg

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    All right this is OT, but she is undeniably pretty as a duck on a june bug in that picture.

    Seriously, though -- I think there's a place where using good art music (and not that Buxtehude crap! joking) makes all the difference. I'm not blind, but I just don't "look" at movies that often. Sound design in general is the thing -- how did they use compression for the audio? Is it so much compression that nuances drop out from the recorded speech? Is it so little that you get the classic "turn it way up only to be overwhelmed by some music/explosions a half-second later"?

    I suppose on the same line, while I "get" the work that instrumental composers do, all the filler music, I'd appreciate more semi-diegetic nods in the score. Not everyone likes hearing somebody's score straight-from the DAW.

    Lynch gets it right. So, for that matter, does (or did) Gus van Sant (he uses Kelley Baker, who is a great sound guy). I think that lacuna is a flaw from when directors (a) stopped having as much competent production control, by real producers and (b) let excess from visual specialists flow over into aspects that should have been under their creative control

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