Para-Medic Movie FAQ
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
by Mind-Games



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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I.   Updates
II.  Introduction
III. Basics/Overview
IV.  Movies
V.   Sources, Contributions, and Acknowledgements
VI.  Legal Stuff

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I. Updates
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January 25, 2005 / v1.0 -  Date of first submission to IGN, with the FAQ
                           consisting of 19 movies, alphabetically arranged,
                           along with year of release, director, major stars,
                           genre, sourced popular and critical rating, and any
                           further comments. An Introduction section includes 
                           motivation for creating this FAQ and interest in
                           this subject. A Basics/Overview section describes
                           the content and context of the FAQ.


May 2, 2005 / v1.1 -       So I finished the game in which I would write down
			   all of the movies. I don't remember the exact date,
                           but it was at least a couple months ago. From the
                           prison scene onward (v1.0 posting) 12 movies were
                           written down, bringing the total to 31. I got 3 more
			   from e-mail submissions, which I did not notice get
                           in the game. Acknowledgements are given for that.
			   This brings the total number of movies to 34. New
                           features will be added soon.

May 4, 2005 / v1.1 -       Submission to GameFaqs. My IGN name: tuncrypt, 
 			   GameFAQs name: Mind-Games.



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II. Introduction
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One of the redeeming features (if not the only redeeming feature) of Metal
Gear Solid 3's radio system was the post-save discussions with Para-Medic.
After exhausting her film knowledge on my first playthrough (and not paying
much attention), I thought 'Hey, I should go see these movies someday'. And to
do that, I'd play again, and write down all of the movies... since there were a
lot of them. But, taking it one step further, I thought 'Hey, since I'm writing
them all down, I might as make an easy, nifty little FAQ as well.' So that's
what I'm doing. Being quite the avid FAQ user, I thought that I might as well
contribute my share with something unique and useful. I know it would be for
me. So here it is. Enjoy.


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III. Basics/Overview
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If you don't know already, this FAQ is about the movies that the Para-Medic 
character talks about. After saving your game, she'll talk about a movie she
saw and likes, in the sci-fi/war/spy/epic/western vein, released in or before
August 1964 (when Snake Eater takes place).

So how does one see this for themselves? You must be dying to know. Well,
here's how: During the game, press the SELECT button to activate the radio. In
this screen, press DOWN, either on the D-PAD or DUAL SHOCK analog joystick, to
bring up a list of the people you can receive assistance from on your solo 
sneaking mission. Using the D-PAD or DUAL SHOCK analog joystick, select one of
these two frequencies and press the circle button to talk to Para-Medic. The
frequencies are...


145.73 -Here she'll talk about healing, eating, and all things mission-related.

140.96 -The usual MGS saving frequency. Para-Medic is your mission data saver
        in this game. After calling and then saving, she'll initiate a
        movie-related discussion. They go along the lines of

        Para-Medic: "Snake, have you seen (some movie)?"
        Snake     : "Can't say I have."
        Para-Medic: "Well, it's great. It's about (what it's about). I LOVED
                     the effects. The (battle/chase/something big) at the end
                     was simply amazing. I had no idea they could recreate
                     these things. This is why you should believe in the power
                     of movies."

        If you don't end up saving, or she has run out of movies, her response
        will be something like "Chin up." or "I'm behind you 100%."


Sooooo, in this FAQ you will find a list of every movie that Para-Medic talks 
about, as well as those mentioned by other characters. Along with the names of
movies, other information can be found here, such as year of release, director,
actors, etc. More features will be added with each update.

*Current features for each title are the year of release, director, major actors
or actresses, genre/category (IMDb), IMDb User Rating, and Rotten Tomatoes
critical rating.*



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IV. Movies
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**20000 Leagues Under the Sea** (1954)

Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason


IMDb Genre: Family/Adventure/Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 7.1/10 (2,544 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 91%, 10/11
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: Based on novel by Jules Verne.

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**Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein** (1948)

Director: Charles Barton
Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi


IMDb Genre: Comedy/Horror/Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 6.9/10 (2,840 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 8/8
		Rating - Fresh

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**The Alamo** (1960)

Director: John Wayne
Starring: John Wayne, Richard Warwick, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon


IMDb Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama/War/Western

IMDb User Rating: 6.6/10 (2,068 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 38%, 3/8
		Rating - Rotten

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**The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms** (1953)

Director: Eugene Lourie
Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond


IMDb Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror

IMDb User Rating: 6.3/10 (542 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 80%, 4/5
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: Based on story by Ray Bradbury.

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**The Big Broadcast** (1932)

Director: Frank Tuttle
Starring: Bing Crosy, George Burns, Gracie Allen


Comments: Snake actually mentions this to Para-Medic while she is talking about
          another movie.

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**The Bridge on the River Kwai** (1957)

Director: David Lean
Starring: William Holden, Alec Guiness


IMDb Genre: Adventure/Drama/War

IMDb User Rating: 8.4/10 (21,530 votes), top 250 - #52

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 21/21
		Rating - Fresh

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**The Blob** (1958)

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Starring: Steve McQueen


IMDb Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi/ Comedy

IMDb User Rating: 6.0/10 (2,131 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 60%, 9/14
		Rating - Fresh

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**It Came from Outer Space** (1953)

Director: Jack Arnold
Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush


IMDb Genre: Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 6.3/10 (710 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 80%, 12/15
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: Based on story by Ray Bradbury, "The Meteor", by Ray Bradbury. In 3D.

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**Creature from the Black Lagoon** (1954)

Director: Jack Arnold
Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams


IMDb Genre: Adventure/Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

IMDb User Rating: 6.6/10 (1,885 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 77%, 10/13
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: In 3D.

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**The Curse of the Werewolf** (1961)

Director: Terence Fischer
Starring: Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed


IMDb Genre: Horror

IMDb User Rating: 6.2/10 (360 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Not enough ratings

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**Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb** (1964)

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, James Earl Jones


IMDb Genre: Comedy/War

IMDb User Rating: 8.7/10 (59,525 votes), top 250 - #16

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 42/42
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: Based on novel, "Red Alert, aka Two Hours to Doom", by Peter George.

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**Earth vs. The Spider** (1958)

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Starring: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney


IMDb Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 3.5/10 (250 votes)

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**The Fly** (1958)

Director: Kurt Neumann
Starring: Vincent Price, David Hedison


IMDb Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 6.8/10 (2,043 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 89%, 17/19
                Rating - Fresh

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**For a Fistful of Dollars** (1964)

Director: Serge Leone
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Marriane Koch


IMDb Genre: Action/Western

IMDb User Rating: 7.7/10 (7,943 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 96%, 22/23
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: Remake of samurai classic, Yojimbo. Also known as "Per un pugno di
          dollari" and "A Fistful of Dollars".

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**Forbidden Planet** (1956)

Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis


IMDb Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 7.6/10 (6,401 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 16/16
                Rating - Fresh

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**Frankenstein** (1931)

Director: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke


IMDb Genre: Drama/Horror/Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 7.9/10 (6,010 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 17/17
		Rating - Fresh

Comments: Based on novel by Mary Shelley.

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**From Russia with Love** (1963)

Director: Terence Young
Starring: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi


IMDb Genre: Thriller/Adventure/Action/Dram

IMDb User Rating: 7.3/10 (9,666 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 95%, 19/20
                Rating - Fresh

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**The Great Escape** (1963)

Director: John Sturges
Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson,
          James Coburn, Donald Pleasance


IMDb Genre: Adventure/War/Action/Drama

IMDb User Rating: 8.3/10 (18,659 votes), top 250 - #78

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 95%, 21/22
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: This is mentioned by Major Zero, not Para-Medic. His Virtuous Mission
          nickname of Major Tom is based off one of the tunnels they use.
          Though Zero made a bit of a mistake, as Tom was not the one they
          escaped in. Based on novel by Paul Brickhill.

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**Godzilla, King of the Monsters!** (1956)

Director: Terry O. Morse, Ishiro Honda
Starring: Raymond Burr


IMDb Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi/Action

IMDb User Rating: 6.6/10 (733 votes)

Rotten Tomatoes: Reading - 86%, 12/14
                 Rating - Fresh

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**The Guns of Navarone** (1961)

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Starring: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn


IMDb Genre: Action/Drama/War/Adventure

IMDb User Rating: 7.6/10 (4,824 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 88%, 14/16
                Rating - Fresh

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**The Incredible Shrinking Man** (1957)

Director: Jack Arnold
Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart


IMDb Genre: Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 7.6/10 (1,536 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 83%, 5/6
		Rating - Fresh

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**Invasion of the Body Snatchers** (1956)

Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter


IMDb Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller

IMDb User Rating: 7.8/10 (5,264 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 21/21
		Rating - Fresh
 
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**Jason and the Argonauts** (1963)

Director: Don Chaffey
Starring: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Laurence Naismith


IMDb Genre: Action/Family/Fantasy/Adventure

IMDb User Rating: 7.2/10 (2,238 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 94%, 16/17
                Rating - Fresh

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**The Last War** (1961)

Director: Shuei Matsubayashi
Starring: Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Frankie Sakai


IMDb Genre: Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 5.7/10 (21 votes)

Comments: Also known as "Sekai daisenso".

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**The Magnificent Seven** (1960)

Director: John Sturges
Starring: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, 
          James Coburn


IMDb Genre: Western/Adventure/Drama

IMDb User Rating: 7.8/10 (9,433 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 94%, 17/18
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: Western-style remake of Japanese film, "Shichinin no samurai" ("Seven
          Samurai").

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**My Mother was a Teenage Spider Queen from Mars**

Comments: Para-Medic asks Snake, "Have you seen 'My Mother was a Teenage Spider
          Queen from Mars'?" Snake says the usual "Nope.", and Para-Medic
          replies "Neither have I." So I guess she be foolin'.

	  And this along, along with 'Major Tom', are references to David
          Bowie.

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**North by Northwest** (1959)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint


IMDb Genre: Adventure/Thriller/Mystery

IMDb User Rating: 8.6/10 (35,348 votes), top 250 - #24

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 31/31
		Rating - Fresh

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**On the Beach** (1959)

Director: Stanley Kramer
Starring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins


IMDb Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 7.4/10 (1,665 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 6/6
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: Based on novel by Nevil Shute

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**Plan 9 From Outer Space** (1959)

Director: Ed Wood Jr.
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot


IMDb Genre: Horror/Sci-FI

IMDb User Rating: 3.5/10 (7,482 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 56%, 10/18
                Rating - Rotten

Comment: Widely considered to be one of the worst, if not THE worst, movie of
         all time. The same goes from the director. In spite of that, many
         find a novelty "so bad it's good" quality to it. Bela Lugosi died
         during the production.

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**The Quartermass Xperiment** (1955)

Director: Val Guest
Starring: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner


IMDb Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller

IMDb User Rating: 6.6/10 (349 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 80%, 4/51
                Rating - Fresh

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**Rebecca** (1940)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine


IMDb Genre: Drama/Romance/Thriller/Mystery

IMDb User Rating: 8.2/10 (11,902 votes), top 250 - #111

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 18/18
		Rating - Fresh

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**Them!** (1954)

Director: Gordon Douglas
Starring: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon


IMDb Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror

IMDb User Rating: 7.3/10 (1,979 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 100%, 12/12
                Rating - Fresh

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**The Thing From Another World** (1951)

Director: Christian Nyby
Starring: Margaret Sheridan


IMDb Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi

IMDb User Rating: 7.2/10 (3,789 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 93%, 13/14
		Rating - Fresh

Comments: Also known simply as 'The Thing'.

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**The Wars of the Worlds** (1953)

Director: Byron Haskin
Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson


IMDb Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller/Drama

IMDb User Rating: 7.2/10 (3,160 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 75%, 9/12
                Rating - Fresh

Comments: Based on novel by H. G. Wells.

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**White Zombie** (1932)

Director: Victor Halperin
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy


IMDb Genre: Horror

IMDb User Rating: 6.5/10 (624 votes)

RottenTomatoes: Reading - 71%, 5/7
                Rating - Fresh

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V. Sources, Contributions, and Acknowledgements
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IMDb Genre and IMDb User Rating are from The Internet Movie Database (IMDb). 
http://www.imdb.com

RottenTomatoes readings and ratings are from ROTTEN TOMATOES: Movies and Games,
Reviews and Previews.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com


If you, the reader, have anything to add, please do. It may have to with

- Inaccuracies
- Movies I missed
- Awards and honours the movies have won
- Interesting tidbits (what a silly word) to add to each comment section

If you point out something useful, you will get your props.

E-mail me at blondeonblonde@gmail.com


*Props

Thanks to 


grimy window (notacoincidence@hotmail.com) for:

- Mentioning the Bowie references. I'm a dummy for not picking up on that
  myself!
- Mentioning a movie I missed: "The Fly"


S Martin (dbcross13@yahoo.com) for:

- Mentioning movies I missed: "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "White Zombie".



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VI. Legal Stuff
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Except for personal or private use, do not reproduce this FAQ without my 
expressed permission. Expressed permission may be obtained by contacting me at 
blondeonblonde@gmail.com

Right now this FAQ should only be found on these sites:

http://faqs.ign.com
http://www.gamefaqs.com


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