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What is the significance of the scene with the cop near the end of The Artist?

Near the end of The Artist, George Valentin is looking at his own reflection superimposed on a tuxedo in a shop window (the scene used in the trailer) when a cop comes strolling around the corner. ...
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How would you describe the relation between Mathilda and Léon?

Roger Ebert mentioned in his review of Léon: The Professional But always at the back of my mind was the troubled thought that there was something wrong about placing a 12-year-old character in ...
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Why are the Na'vi in Avatar blue in color?

In the movie "Avatar", why are all the Na'vi people blue in color?
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What did the Joker want to prove in The Dark Knight?

In the movie "The Dark Knight", what did the joker really want to prove? I mean burning all the money, killing few innocent people and creating chaos.
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Why leave King's Landing now?

SPOILERS for those yet to see Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 10 The Children Why leave King's Landing now, all of a sudden? If he had anticipated this danger while freeing Tyrion, why not pack ...
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Why is Sansa Stark so important?

In Season 3 Episode 6 Sansa is dragged all across the story, for who she's supposed to marry. I don't quite understand why she's so important. Because there is her brother Rob, who is the King of ...
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Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...
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Is Captain America captain of the Avengers team?

Is Captain America captain of the Avengers team? I am saying this because Captain America takes most decisions and once in Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark mentions that he is just the financier and ...
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What is the story behind Robert Langdon's Mickey Mouse watch?

In Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, movies, the character Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wears a Mickey Mouse watch and when somebody asks about it he never answers (or did I miss it?). The ...
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Does Jon Snow have king's blood in his veins as his brother Robb was king of the north

In Game of Thrones Melisandre needs the King's blood for her magic. Can that be the reason for her interest in Jon Snow? He may be a bastard, but Jon Snow (despite of the famous R + L = J theory) is ...
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Why is Bolivar Trask a person of short stature?

The character of Dr. Bolivar Trask from X-Men: Days of Future Past, who hates or at least fears the rising population of mutants as a threat for humanity and ultimately develops the Sentinels as a ...
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Is Katherine Hepburn's shaking real or acted in On Golden Pond?

Throughout the film, Hepburn's character, Ethel Thayer, is wobbling in a fashion that some older people do when they start to lose motor control (sometimes as a result of a degenerative disease). Was ...
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How did Varys end up in the king's council?

As we know, Varys from Game of Thrones was one of the true well-wishers of the seven kingdoms and a brilliant diplomatic person of King's Landing. As per my knowledge he had no relationship with any ...
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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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What was Daniel Craig's character's name?

In the movie Layer Cake, Daniel Craig stars as a drug dealer. His name is not mentioned throughout the movie. He was even credited as "XXXX", he also said near the end, that if you knew his name, you ...
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Who is the daughter of John Spartan in Demolition Man?

In Demolition Man is it revealed what happened to John Spartan's (Sylvester Stallone) daughter? I know his wife died while he is frozen. But what happened to his daughter? Is she Lenina Huxley (Sandra ...
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What is Arthur's specialty?

In Inception, when Cobb is trying to recruit Eames in Mombasa, Eames expresses surprise that Cobb is still working with Arthur. Cobb replies "Well, he's good at what he does", to which Eames replies "...
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How did Jaqen H'ghar end up in the dungeons of King's Landing?

Jaqen H'ghar from Game of Thrones is obviously a ninja-like fighter and has shown his incredible skills. How did such a great fighter get caught and end up in the dungeons?
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Why did Malvo do the things he did to Stavros Milos?

Lorne Malvo was sent to find out who was blackmailing Stavros Milos. But instead why did he end up doing the things he did: take over the blackmail scheme and torment Stavros by exploiting his extreme ...
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Is there any evidence that Doc Brown in Back To the Future has a degree?

Is Emmett Brown an actual doctor? It doesn't look like it's shown in the film and 'Doc' or Marty is an unreliable source himself.
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Why does Joy glow?

In Inside Out, Joy, specifically Riley's joy, glows. She casts a yellow light around her, even though she has a blue aura. None of the other emotions in Riley glow, nor do any of the emotions in her ...
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Plot behind Ros and Joffrey

At the end of Season 3 Episode 8, we see the prostitute Ros tied to the bedpost, her body riddled with arrows and Joffrey seated on a couch holding the long-bow. Although we are well aware of ...
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What was Sloth's handicap?

In The Goonies, Sloth was the unwanted son of Mama Fratelli and the hero at the end of the story. He had an obvious facial deformity, but he was also really strong, could speak and capable of love. ...
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What happened to Penny's pharmaceutical sales rep job?

At the start of season eight in The Big Bang Theory, Penny quits her job as an actress and becomes a pharmaceutical rep in the same company where Bernadette Wolowitz works in. Apparently, she's good ...
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Deeper meaning to Hank's affection with minerals

I've always wondered what was the true meaning of the drastic shift in Hank's interests when he gets obsessed with minerals in Breaking Bad. There are answers floating around the web saying "minerals ...
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What are Walter and Donny's occupations (when the events in the movie are unfolding)?

The only detail I can remember that can give a hint on what Walter's job was in The Big Lebowski, is that he works in Security, as written in his van: Can't remember anything for Donny. Is there ...
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Why did Aldo Raine have that scar?

In Inglourious Basterds First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) had a scar that made it look as though someone had tried to cut his throat. Is there any reason mentioned for that scar (in the movie ...
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What is Black Widow's service record?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier a number of details about Black Widow are disclosed. Firstly, that she was born in 1984, making her 30 years old during the events of CA:TWS Secondly, that ...
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Why did Hawkeye become immune to mind control effects?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, there is a scene in which Scarlet Witch manipulates the Avenger's to reveal their worst nightmares, but when it comes to mind controlling Hawkeye, he seems to be immune. ...
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How does “the gimp” come to be in Maynard's basement in Pulp Fiction?

After seeing "the gimp" character in Pulp Fiction, two questions come to mind. How does "the gimp" come to be in Maynard & Zed's basement? and Why is "the gimp" covered up with a mask?
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Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In Breaking Bad episode Fifty-One (Season 5, Episode 4) Walt takes out a lease on a pair of cars for himself and Junior and sells the Pontiac Aztek for $50. I don't understand Walt's motivation to ...
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Why does Barristan the Bold accept the pardon from Robert Barratheon?

Barristan Selmy is known for his character and honor in Game of Thrones. He was a member of the Kingsguard for the Mad King Aerys II and sworn to protect him and his family. He also seemed to be very ...
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Why did this happen to Dr. Kutner?

I have been re-watching House M.D. lately and Dr. Kutner's still baffles me like the first time I watched it. It happened out of the blue with no real explanation given in the show. Can anyone ...
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How did Ripley not age after 57 years of floating in space?

In Aliens, at the beginning of the movie we see Ripley being discovered by a patrolling space craft. She is later revealed that she has been travelling for 57 years (correct me if I am wrong). Her ...
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Why is Snow a 'President' in the Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games, why is President Snow the 'President'? It is to my understanding that there are only twelve districts, there is no outside world and clearly Snow will not step down anytime soon. ...
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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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Why doesn't Batman kill?

Why does Batman not kill? He could have at least killed the Joker in The Dark Knight when he had the chance instead of handing him to the law. He would've done the world a great favour.
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Why does Blake draw the Batman symbols all over town?

Late in The Dark Knight Rises, Gotham is closed off from the rest of the world and the police are forced underground (both literally and figuratively). We catch up with the action when the government ...
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Why does Rorschach speak with such a voice?

In Watchmen the character of Rorschach always speaks with a very growling voice, no matter if acting as Rorschach or simply as Walter Kovacs (well, the latter was probably completely absorbed into the ...
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Why don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk?

Why don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk?
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Sherlock: Who is John Talking About?

In Reichenbach fall: John tells Sherlock that everyone gets a tabloid nickname. Then he says "Subo (or Soobo), nasty nick". I assume he's referring to some other tabloid frequenter. Who is Subo?
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Why does the Joker always use a knife?

In The Dark knight, except for when the Joker had to use big weapons for different reasons, we always saw him using a small knife. Why does he prefer a knife? Like we know Batman does not use any ...
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Why did Roose Bolton adopt Ramsay?

In the Game of Thrones episode, "the Mountain and the Viper" Roose Bolton gives Ramsay a piece of paper, giving him the right to bear the house name, it makes him heir to House Bolton and indeed the ...
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What is the reason for choosing Mary Jane over the Gwen Stacy in the 2002 Spider-Man movie?

As per the original storyline of Spider-Man Gwen Stacy is the first serious love of Peter Parker (Betty Brant is the first relationship of him which never worked). Then why did Marvel/Columbia ...
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Was Arrow's change in moral alignment motivated by his audience?

The 1st season of Arrow had me (who is largely unacquainted with its literary source material) draw quite some comparisons to Bruce Wayne and his background, except for the fact that Oliver Queen has ...
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Differences in plot or character among Game of Thrones TV adaptation and book

I have not read the Game of Thrones books. But at the same time I have heard of people complaining that there has been deviation from the plot and a lot of characters merit more development and ...
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If Scarlet Witch of MCU has the ability to fly, why didn't she attempt to fly earlier?

Apparently Scarlet Witch does have the ability to fly. She's clearly levitating in this particular scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron which I didn't notice until I watched AoU for the 4th time today. ...
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Did Lord Baelish lie about his nickname?

When Sansa first meats Petyr in Game of Thrones, Arya asks him why he is called "Littlefinger". He answers that it was because he was very small as a boy and because he lived at the Fingers, now as a ...
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Why does King Schultz go to such distance in order to help Django?

In Django Unchained, Dr. King Schultz, who is a bounty hunter, takes enormous risks and goes to a great distance in order to help Django. Although Django does help him nab the Brittle brothers, was ...
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How exactly did Seneca Crane die?

At the end of The Hunger Games (2012) we see head game maker Seneca Crane lead into a room that's Empty except for a single bowl of Night Lock berries. The same berries that Katniss and Peeta used to ...