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How did the Court prosecute Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "A Few Good Men" Lt. Kafee: Did you order the CODE RED? Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID! My question is whether the evidence against Colonel ...
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Why didn't Alfred want Bruce to acknowledge him?

Alfred told Bruce of his hope that he had when Bruce was gone for seven years. There's this specific cafe he went to once a year when he took vacation. He would go there and look around and hope that ...
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Why were audiences led to believe that Mike Webster died from a taser gun?

The 2015 film, Concussion tells the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovering the truth about brain damage in football players due to repeated head injuries. The film focuses primarily on the ...
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Scooby Doo- Why are Shaggy and Scooby always chosen to lead the monster to the trap?

So in most Scooby Doo episodes, Shaggy and Scooby are given the task of leading the monster to the trap. This despite the fact they are the biggest cowards. It seems to me they are tricked and/or ...
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Was the original Starship Troopers meant to be funny?

According to imdb Starship Troopers is an Action adventure sci-fi where "Humans of a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival." I remember going to the ...
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Why did Blade Runner deviate from the source novel so significantly?

In Philip K. Dick's novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' there are key aspects of the plot of the novel that are completely excluded from Blade Runner, including: That animals have almost ...
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What is the meaning of the line at the end of Chinatown?

At the end of the amazing film Chinatown, Jake Gittes is told, 'Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown'. What are supposed to deduce from this? Is it that Jake is powerless to prevent or challenge what had ...
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What does the automaton symbolise?

The Best Offer includes a lot of symbolism revolving around the automaton that plays an important role in the film. Besides the automaton itself, there are a lot of gears and pieces of clockwork. Then ...
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Is there a significance to Iowa references in House M.D.?

I realize this may be a reach, but I noticed something odd in season 1 of House: In episode 15, there was a mention of Des Moines (Iowa). House: You’re worried about how his coworkers will react ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's last dialogue in Shutter Island?

In Shutter Island, at the end of the movie Teddy had a chat with Chuck, in that scene Teddy told to Chuck as, Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man? What's the ...
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Is there a common origin to those blue background TV commercials?

I've seen a number of these in my many years of watching TV since at least the 1990s. These are commercials for some random mail order product, and right before the ad ends, the screen cuts to ...
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What happens at the end of Uppi 2?

Why does the movie Uppi 2 end abruptly? What is the conclusion from the movie? Or does it just show to not to worry about anything i.e even the movie, which is the actual message of the movie?
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Is Independence Day a comedy spoof?

I haven't seen it since I walked out of the theater disgusted in 1996, but I've recently been wondering if the movie Independence Day was intended to be a comedy. I was 19 then, and I went to see ...
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What is the significance of “The Girl in Red” in Schindler's List?

"The Girl in Red" is a character talked about as much as the movie itself! However, I don't exactly understand the significance of the character itself and the usage of the color. Wikipedia ...
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What do the bugs symbolize in “Pi”?

In Pi (1998) we see bugs surrounding Max's brain during one of his hallucinations, and we also see bugs around Max's computer. What I don't understand is that sometimes the bugs are seen as a good ...
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Why did Fury (2014) end this way?

This movie is recently released and I'm sure some movie fanatics have seen it here. Warning: this question has spoilers. Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and ...
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Why are goats used as a symbol for yoga/meditation?

In both Ice Age: Collision Course and Zootopia goats are used to represent yoga and meditation. Why?
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Why did filmmakers choose the particular dog breeds that are showcased?

The 2000 "mockumentary" film, Best in Show direced by Christopher Guest and co-written by Eugene Levy follows five separate dogs and their owners to the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. The dog breeds ...
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Why Always Police coming of the END? [closed]

I saw 99% (Most of the Country's) of the Movie's Police coming after everything Finished or Near End of the Movie. My Question is, why is this & is it a Universal Low that Police coming Late?
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Is John Keating to blame for Neil's suicide?

At the end of the movie John Keating is accused of making Neil come up against his father and outing his own dreams ("Carpe diem!") which ultimately leads to him commiting suicide. Was Keating really ...
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What does the horse symbolise in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, after the first destruction of Zod fight, we see a horse in the ashes Similarly after the bomb last during Superman's trial we see a horse again: So what ...
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Is there some deep significance of Dharma Initiative Station's logos?

In Lost, we got to know that the Dharma Initiative has so many different stations and each of them have unique logos. Did those logo have some deeper meaning or are they just random? I always ...
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Significance of Charlie's tattoo in the Lost series

In the Lost series, a young guy named Charlie has a tattoo on his arm that reads "Living is easy with eyes closed". Does it carry any significance within the series or is it a real actor's tattoo?
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Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Analysis, Interpretations and randomness

Tetsuo is an Experimental Movie released in 1989 by Japanese director Shin'ya Tsukamoto. The score of the movie was composed by Chu Ishikawa and is inspired by the german pioneer bands in experimental ...
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“I did it for me. I liked it” - Is this a lie to convince Skyler?

In the final season of Breaking Bad, Walter says: I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really - I was alive. But I don't think he ever did it for himself. At every point of ...
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Explanation of Bruce/Batman's nightmares?

In Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman/Bruce is having nightmares. I do not understand that, what are those nightmares all about? And who is this guy?
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Why does the T-800 Terminator model talk with an accent?

[Source] The out-of-universe explanation is obvious: English is not Arnold Schwarzenegger's first language. But given James Cameron's reputation as a perfectionist I wonder if he ever gave an in-...
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Why did Teddy ask to change the place where the picture was about to be taken?

In the end of Memento (and beginning of its story), Lenny wants to take a picture of Teddy. Does anybody have a clue why Teddy asked to change the place where the picture was about to be taken? ...
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What is the significance of the little Russian kid story?

In a scene of The Equalizer where Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is sitting in a restaurant in front of Teddy (Marton Csokas) McCall tells him a story he heard from a Russian officer. The story ...
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The Flash - Timeline Remnant theory

I just finished watching latest episode of The Flash - Versus Zoom and got little confused what a "Timeline Remnant" actually means. In this episode we learn about Zoom's origin and his connection to ...
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What's the meaning of the two scarves during the riot in Straight Outta Compton?

Around 3/4 in the movie Straight Outta Compton during the riots, two people are holding two scarves, one red and one blue, knit together and walking towards the police. Like so: Closeup: What'...
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What was the significance of the ending in Kaafiron Ki Namaaz?

In Kaafiron Ki Namaaz, they raised so many controversial topics like homosexuality, anti-Gandhism, rape, Kashmir issue, media faking, religion, Ayodhya dispute, etc. just by a conversation between a ...
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What was with that scene with Glenn and Daryl?

In Season 4, Episode 13 of The Walking Dead, there was a scene at the very end where Daryl and Glenn step out of a car. Daryl and Glenn haven't seen each other all season. Was that some kind of ...
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Why doesn't Lucifer show Decker & Linda that he's the real devil?

In the tv series Lucifer, he claims that he is the devil. He basically tells everyone that he is the devil. Which he is... . Yet Detective Chloe Decker and his Therapist Linda Martin don't believe him....
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Who is Mr. Gold in the movie Revolver?

I have loved the movie Revolver and I cannot control my urge of fully understand it. From what I could make out of the movie, it is purely an analogy to chess. The characters of the movie are all ...
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What was the significance of nun attire of the demon in The Conjuring 2?

In the movie The Conjuring 2 the demon VALAK is always shown wearing a nun's attire. Nuns are the ones who devote their life to god and well being of the society. So what is the significance? Why is ...
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How is Father James related to Jesus Christ in the movie “Calvary” (2014)?

Jesus died on the cross to save humanity, but what did Father James die for? We see a parallel between the crucifixion of Christ and the death of James. The whole town goes against James before his ...
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Where are the non-mammalian animals? [duplicate]

Every animal in Zootopia is of the mammalia class. Where are the reptiles, amphibians, insects, and reptiles to name a few? There aren't even birds in the movie (even though they are mentioned and ...
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What is the significance of the hat in Miller's crossing?

Miller's crossing pays a lot of attention to Gabriel Byrne's hat. Does it symbolize anything in the movie or have any significance to the plot or is this a bit of a red herring?
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Why does J. Jonah Jameson call Peter Parker “Atticus”?

In 2002's Spider-Man, the following exchange happens: J. Jonah Jameson: [describing a headline] "Spider-Man, Hero or Menace? Exclusive Daily Bugle Photos". Peter Parker: Menace? He was ...
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Were Ellen Barkin's legs highlighted or enhanced?

In 1991's Switch, a tale of a murdered man resurrected as a woman, Ellen Barkin plays the main characters female persona. In this movie, she is incapable of walking in heels, having never done it as a ...
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Does Bellatrix fear Harry after Cruciatus curse?

In The Order of the Phoenix, Harry casts the Cruciatus curse at Bellatrix Lestrange after she kills Sirius Black. She's knocked off her feet, and before she gets back up, she is shown to be whimpering ...
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What is the meaning of physical pain in “Fight Club”?

Physical pain is a common motif throughout Fight Club. The members of Fight Club and Tyler all revel in what most people try to avoid. They fight until they have serious injuries that require them to ...
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Significance of the air dancers in Nightcrawler

At one point in the film Nightcrawler, the scene is a morning in Los Angeles, possibly the only morning scene in the film where the hero is not watching television. Plotwise, the scene is positioned ...
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Why was Bruce Campbell in all three Spider-Man movies?

Bruce Campbell was in all three of the Sam Raimi movies, but as different bit characters in each one. Why was he used in all three movies?
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What do the sex noises in the movie “Pi” (1998) symbolize?

In the movie Pi (1998) there are a couple of scenes were we hear Devi moaning through the walls. The moaning occurs during two "episodes" (headaches). Generally speaking, sex is something that is ...
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Could someone explain the meaning of the “subway man” hallucination in the movie “Pi” (1998)?

In the movie Pi (1998), Max has several hallucinations. One hallucination I did not understand was the singing man in the subway. We see the man twice in the movie. We first see the man singing, then ...
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Does Carl Fredricksen decide to commit suicide?

In the Pixar Movie Up, is Carl Fredricksen's decision to go to Paradise Falls a metaphor that indicates the intention to commit suicide? I know that after all this movie is a comedy-drama adventure ...
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Was the Devil's Advocate multiple attempts to corrupt Kevin?

Based on another question, What was Satan's goal with Kevin?, the answer says that Milton/Satan/Pacino is trying to do everything again, taking a different approach. But what is apparent is ...
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Why did Will need to speak first in the film “Good Will Hunting”?

In one of the therapy sessions, Will and Sean do not speak to each other. Professor Lambeau asks Sean why he didn't say anything and Sean replies by saying that Will is the one who needs to speak ...