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What is the book that Emile Hirsch reads in “Into the Wild”?

In the film Into the Wild, Emile Hirsch keeps on reading a book at different times, such as night time. In some scenes, the cover of the book is slightly visible. What was the book he was reading?
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Is there any significance in Capt. Jack Sparrow being called Mr. Smith in the first Pirates of the Carribean?

So in the first Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Jack Sparrow first arrives at the port, the man asks him for a schilling and his name in order to "tie up his boat" in the ...
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Television crossover episodes between networks?

It can be somewhat common among spinoff series or when cross promotion is desired, for characters from one series to appear in episodes of another series. This has most recently been seen in some of ...
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Who is this man in Black Adder?

In Episode 2 of the first season of The Black Adder?
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Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandoned kings landing in middle of batte?

Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandon Kings Landing in the middle of the siege from Stannis. If behaviour of Joffrey is reason behind his action then he should have left earlier. But he left ...
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Can JARVIS be for real?

I know how naive I seem asking this question but was far too fascinated by the character JARVIS in the Iron Man movies to not ask this. Well JARVIS is nothing but Tony Stark's personal assistant ...
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Why was the protagonist's name changed to Emily Rose?

The Exorcism of Emily Rose is based on the real story of Anneliese Michel. But why did they choose the name Emily Rose rather then real name Anneliese Miche. What is the reason for this change?
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Numb3rs character John Buckley mentions game season 6 episode 9

On season 6 episode 9 John Buckley mentions a game that he played in prison. What was the game that he mentioned, and is it a real game?
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A question about the “Daywalker” prophecy

In the Blade film, Frost needs the blood of the Daywalker to awaken La Magra. Is it just a coincidence that Frost himself was the one to actually create Blade, and Blade was just a one in a million ...
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Why is there no sign of facial hair in Pi's face?

In Life of Pi, we can see the changes in Pi's physique like being slim, lengthening of his hair etc. But surprisingly he is clean shaved in that state too. How is that possible? In his age, as shown, ...
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What is Max Detweiler's relationship with the other characters?

In The Sound of Music, who is Max Detweiler, a.k.a. Uncle Max? I know he mooches off rich people. That much is obvious. But how does he know the Captain and the Baroness, and why do all the children ...
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If Jiraiya is so rich, why does he keep taking Naruto's money?

Jiraiya is a legendary Sannin, so he must have made legendary money. Also he's a book author. So why does he keep taking Naruto's money?
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Oracle's motives in the Matrix trilogy

What does the Oracle wish for? Disorder? If she supports humans then she should help destroy the Matrix. If she does not, then she should mislead Neo and make the machines win. In the end of The ...
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Why is the 4th ghost the only ghost that isn't violent?

I was just wondering, why isn't Jean, the 4th ghost, violent? The psychic said that all the ghosts are violent because they died a violent death and that's why Cyrus wanted them, so why is she the ...
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Oz's Personality in “Oz the Great and Powerful”

In the first part of the movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Oz's personality with his assistant was kinda mean, he even said to his assistant that "You're just a trained monkey." Also he said "You're ...
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What was the impetus behind making Steve Austin “better than before”?

It seems at multiple points in the series itself, and in the opening credits for that matter, it was strongly emphasized that Steve was rebuilt "better than before". Now, certainly, it makes for ...
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Why all the hate towards Cherita?

On a recent reviewing of Donnie Darko, while understanding most of what is going on, one bit always seems a bit extreme for me, the blatant hate of Cherita Chen by a lot of the schoolchildren. While ...
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Why was Patches O'Houlihan in a wheelchair?

In the movie Dodgeball, Patches O'Houlihan was once a spry ADAA All-Star. But by the time Peter LaFleur and the team meet him, he's in a wheelchair. My Question: Does the movie ever explain why ...
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Is there a special significance to the cat in The Closer?

When Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson moves into a new house in season one (two?), she discovers a cat that has been living in the home already, whom she names "Kitty". "Kitty" is a she, but Brenda ...
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Uncredited Demon Character

After reviewing the IMDB cast list for the movie The Ninth Gate, I noticed there was an uncredited "demon" character played by Jane Bradbury. I just recently watched the movie, and have seen it ...
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What changed K's experience?

In MIB3, the proposed explanation for K's lack of emotion and human interaction can be traced to the happening at Cape Canaveral. When J goes back to change the otherwise altered past, K comes out ...
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How did Napoleon Wilson come to his name?

As a big fan of John Carpenter's classic of urban terror Assault on Precinct 13 I always wondered (together with the rest of the characters) why Napoleon Wilson is called that way. It is made clear ...
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What was the role of Jackie Costigan?

Billy Costigan's uncle Jackie is mentioned in The Departed with Queenan and Dignam, then again during Sullivan's briefing scene. How was he important to Frank Costello's crew?
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In Chip 'n Dale, are they male or female chipmunks?

In Chip 'n Dale, are they male or female chipmunks?
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What is the average life expectancy of Middle-Earth inhabitants?

I realize that some of this can be pieced together through recurring characters of the movies, but I wonder if anyone knows how long the different races are supposed to live? What is the average life ...
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From where does Detective Bobby Goren draw his wealth of knowledge?

Detective Robert Goren of Law and Order: Criminal Intent is often compared to Sherlock Holmes and draws on experience in the US Army as a criminal investigator. He knows facts from a huge variety ...
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What were the Halloween costumes that Leslie and Ann used in Parks & Rec episode 'Halloween Surprise'?

In the Parks and Recreation episode 'Halloween Surprise' (season 5, episode 5), Leslie and Ann don two distinctive costumes (see screen grabs), Is Leslie supposed to be from some wartime effort poster ...
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On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
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Why did Richard Coyle leave 'Coupling'?

In Coupling, Richard Coyle (Jeff Murdock) left the series before the 4th season. Does anybody know the reason? I looked at the IMDb and Wikipedia pages but couldn't find any useful information.
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Who was the Escape Artist?

In the BBC TV series The Escape Artist the title most likely refers to either: Will Burton Liam Foyle In Episode 1, I assumed the title character was Will Burton (he'd never lost a case and so was ...
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Was Lord Bowler an American Cavalry Soldier before he became a bounty hunter?

I'm watching The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (currently on S01E07) and I've noticed that his pants have a yellow stripe down them. According to what I know, American calvary soldiers during and ...
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Why did they change the relationship between Hellboy and Liz Sherman?

In the Hellboy film series (1& 2), Liz has a romantic relationship with Hellboy, becoming pregnant with his twin children. However, in the Hellboy comic books Liz and Hellboy are just friends; ...
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Does Natsu Dragneel retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats?

Does Natsu retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats? Natsu has eaten Etherion, Black Flames, and Lightning. Does his consumption of other magics give him a ...
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Is the prophet under the thrall of Hades?

In Clash of the Titans (2010), this character, is determined to convert people to worship Hades. Is he acting of his own free will or is he under Hades' influence?
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Who's the dead girl at the end of Catch-22?

Towards the end of Catch-22, we see Yossarian confront his friend Aarfy in a room where the latter confesses to raping and murdering a girl by throwing her out of the window. Who is the dead girl? ...
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Is there a symbolic reason for the rotating lab assistants on Bones, or was it a production decision?

After the main lab assistant, Zack Addy, was found to be in cahoots with an evil character a few seasons ago, the role of the lab assistant on Bones has been played by a rotating set of actors and ...
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End result for Jim Cunningham - motivational speaker

What was the end result for Jim Cunningham (the 'motivational speaker' played by Patrick Swayze) in Donnie Darko? After Donnie completes his task to revert the time-line to the original 'correct' one ...
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Why does Loki look like an Asgardian?

Given Loki is an orphan from Jotunheim not a child of Asgard why would he look like his adopted family? The Frost Giants are not portrayed as looking human, does the fact that he was adopted change ...
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Why does the father lose his mind?

I recently watched Walkabout and while I really liked the movie, its beginning left me quite confused. Why does the father lose his mind and attempt to kill his kids and finally kill himself? The ...
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What is the name of Master Shifu in the Chinese dub of Kung Fu Panda?

Master Shifu is a supporting character in the Kung Fu Panda (franchise). But seeing as to how his name is something of a tautonym (shifu means master in Mandarin), what is used for his name in the ...
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Castle's poker buddies: Who's the lady?

In S01E01 of Castle, Rick is playing poker with other (real life) authors: Going by Wikia, the guy with the glasses is James Patterson. The chap on the right is Stephen J. Cannell (and the one with ...
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Why did “The Girl” wipe her blood on Corso?

In The Ninth Gate, after Corso and "The Girl" fight off Telfer's emissary who is trying to steal back her copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, Corso and "The Girl" return to Corso's hotel ...
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Why does Shilo trust Rotti?

In the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, I have a hard time grasping why Shilo would trust Rotti. I know that she's been locked up in her bedroom for years, and he is the only person to have ever even ...
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Association between antagonists in Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3

I was wondering if there was any relation between the villains of the first and third movie of the franchise. In Iron Man 1, the terrorists who abduct Tony belong to a group called the Ten Rings. ...
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Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?

At the end of Sherlock S02E03 it simply doesn't make sense for me that James Moriarty killed himself. I mean, for me there is nothing greater than life, so why would he kill himself? I understand ...
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What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?

In Thor - the Dark World Malekith is the leader of the Dark Elves. The film obviously derives from the Marvel universe. I also play a lot of tabletop wargames and I know Malekith is also a character ...
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Why do so many Cary Grant films show him in a shower?

I notice that a great many of Cary Grant films show him in a shower, bathroom or bathhouse, with or without clothes on. Was this supposed to be some 'trademark' of his at the time that his fans have ...
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Why does Ron work at the Park's department?

For me, it not really clear why Ron Swanson is working at the Park's department. Ron hates the government. Ron has a lot of money (he mentions several times that he has burried gold at some places) ...
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Are Kaijus alien creatures or Earth based animals?

As per the size of the Kaiju, they seemed like they could be monsters from Earth, but in the movie they showed that they may be alien too. So I just want to know, what exactly are these Kaijus?
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Why did so many different actors end up playing Quatermass?

Quatermass was a british rocket scientist in a pioneering series of early television science fiction on the BBC. There were originally three series (incidentally broadcast live to camera) with a forth ...