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Can't remember a movie

Looking for a movie possibly made in 1990's. All I can remember: Good interesting dialogue in a dining room setting. The "villains" had kidnapped the owners of the house and were tied up in a back ...
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Is “Life Is Beautiful” dubbed in English?

I'm Italian. In a discussion with some international friends, they mentioned that they have seen Life Is Beautiful in English, and I guessed it was dubbed. The production is Italian, and the actors ...
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What line was cut after “nobody's perfect” from Some Like It Hot?

The famous last lines of Some Like It Hot are Jerry (removing wig): I'm a man! Osgood: Well, nobody's perfect! However, if you watch Jack Lemmon (Jerry) carefully in the according movie ...
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When shooting a short film, can more than one person do the camera work? [on hold]

To clarify, I mean if you're only going to use one camera, can two or more people do the camera work? For example, one person can shoot one scene, and then another person can shoot another scene? Or ...
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What are the issues when working with amateur actors on a dialogue scene with one camera? [closed]

Many Indie filmmakers when shooting dialogue scenes do multiple takes and use one camera. What are the problems that occur when using amateur actors?
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How did Ben Richards Know Sub Zero's name in The Running Man

How did Ben Richards know Subzero's name in The Running Man Hey Killian, here is subzero, now, plain zero. I can't imagine they had TV in prison, and he never had the chance to watch an episode ...
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Boats in Philadelphia Story

Why do Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant spend so much time talking about boats in The Philadelphia Story? I understand that the True Love, their yacht, is a metaphor for their relationship. What ...
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What do we call the scene in which actors are talking with their mouth closed?

I know it is a long word other than humming. There is a name for the action of talking with your mouth closed in movies.
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Why do some movies include only one instance of the f word?

While rewatching Mr and Mrs Smith, there is only one instance where the f-word is used. There are several other movies (I can't recall any other at the moment) where f-word is used only once. Is there ...
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“I like your outfit. Affordable?” How is this an insult?

In the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Scott's ex says to Scott's current girlfrend: I like your outfit. Affordable? This came across as an insult but I don't understand why. Could someone ...
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What was Clara's reply when asked for her name on Trenzalore?

In The Time of the Doctor: When answering to the question what her name was while still being unaware of the truth field, Clara spurts out something, I couldn't make out even after several re-watches ...
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Was Nullah being derogatory when using the J-word in Australia?

In Australia, there is much racism, and many derogatory words based on race, such as "Boong". However, as far as I could tell, racism and the use of derogatory words was done by the bad guys in the ...
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Quote about Baltimore Being the Sleaziest city in America?

In the opening scene of the John Waters movie Pink Flamingos, there is a line about Baltimore being the sleaziest city in America, or something like that. Does any one know that quote?
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Why does Watson call Moriarty the “Napoleon of Crime”?

At the end of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution we learn that Holmes's obsession with Moriarty comes from his suppressed childhood memory of Moriarty's affair with Holmes's mother when he was his teacher ...
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What did Jesse Pinkman mumble in the flashback scene of Breaking Bad S05E14?

In Season 5, Episode 14, there is a flashback scene at the start of the episode that shows Walt and Jesse during their first time cooking. When Jesse asks how much longer, Walt begins to explain that ...
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What is Mycroft saying on his phone before he tells Sherlock not to interfere with Adler?

In A Scandal in Belgravia, Sherlock cracks the code and John confirms it's flight 007. This triggers Sherlock's recollection of Mycroft saying something earlier in the episode on his phone, "bond..."? ...
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What killing word does Paul Muad'Dib use?

In the movie Dune (1984), what does Paul use as his killing word? I can never make it out very well. Is it "Father" or possibly "Chani"?
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Maître d' describes jugged hare on menu as “very high”

In Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, (1983), when the Maître d' is describing the jugged hare to Mr. Creosote, he says: Ze hare is very high, and ze sauce is very rich with truffles, anchovies, ...
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Scene where Steve Martin's character dances to music on the radio

Maybe I just don't understand enough about pop culture to get this reference in The Jerk. Basically, Navin (Steve Martin's character), who seemed to have trouble feeling the rhythm of music his family ...
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What was Captain Phillips trying to say?

During Captain Phillips's hostage-taking aboard the lifeboat there is one incident (or one of many in fact) when the situation with the Navy and aboard the lifeboat is escalating a bit (I think after ...
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What did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard in S02E06?

In the most recent episode of Arrow (season 2, episode 6), what did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard (in Russian)? The scene is about 18 minutes into the episode.
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How does Quentin Tarantino write dialog for a language he doesn't speak?

How does Quentin Tarantino or any other screenwriter write dialog for a language he doesn't speak? I have never found any mention of Tarantino being able to speak in any language other than English. ...
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Zefram Cochrane talks about Star Trek

In Star Trek First Contact there's line spoken by Zefram Cochrane which I've never understood. And you people, you're all astronauts, ... on some kind of star trek? Are the writers implying that ...
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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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Was Jerry expecting Katie to show up in the movie “Eight Below”?

When Katie first arrives on the base, Jerry runs to the plane to help her down. He can be heard saying, "I didn't expect to see you this year!" Katie replies, "Yeah, well I guess you got lucky." This ...
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What does Harmonica's brother say before he dies?

Here is the scene : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kD54-q1uFM It is right before the final duel and lets the audience know Harmonica's motivation in wanting to kill Frank. Harmonica's brother is ...
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What is the significance of the “Argo fuck yourself” phrase?

What was the significance of the phrase 'Argo fuck yourself'? It is first uttered by Siegel (Arkin) when asked by a reporter at the reading of the fake movie, as to what Argo meant. It is later ...
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What does the line “Bangkok has him now” mean?

In the movie The Hangover 2, when Teddy was lost, the people they met (even the Interpol police officer) kept saying "Bangkok has him now". What did they actually mean by that?
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What was the language Bazil and the others were occasionally speaking?

In the movie Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) while Bazil is scavenging for scrap (right before coming across the two weapon companies) he is talking in some strange language which I couldn't bring in ...
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Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns: English or Italian?

When I've watched DVDs of Sergio Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns", such as A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I've had the option to choose soundtracks in either English or Italian. ...
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Is this quote originally from The Dark Knight?

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Now I'm fairly certain I've been saying that line for at least ten years, don't know where I heard it, but now ...
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What movie had the quote, “It's not that I Hate my father, I just feel better when he's not around”?

I am trying to remember/find the movie that had the quote that went something like this: It's not that I hate my father, it's just that I feel better when he's not around. I must have the quote ...
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What does the carnie say?

In the Season 3 Christmas Special of Downton Abbey, after Daisy wins the gold sovereign in the ring toss, the carnie running the ring toss says something to his assistant that I couldn't understand. ...
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What is the last line spoken in Texas Chainsaw Massacre

In the 2013 new release Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, the last line in the film is spoken by Heather as she takes the food upstairs from Jed and locks the door. I couldn't make out what she said, and ...
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What does Bob say to Charlotte at the end of “Lost in Translation”?

During the climax of the 2003 movie, Lost in Translation, the central characters, Bob & Charlotte share an emotional moment. During that time, Bob seems to have said something into Charlotte's ...
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What language do the minions speak?

In Despicable Me; what language(s) do the minions speak? There is a bit of english, but seems like a combination of french with english?
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What does Barney say and mean?

It's in season 8 episode 3 of How I Met Your Mother at 8:22min. I found it on youtube too. "Barney!!!" "Icksnay on the ealray amenay!" "Mr and Mrs Erikson?" "Youuu son of a... itchbay!" The ...
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In Casino Royale, what Exactly does Bond say at this moment?

After checking out some guys like Alex Dimitrios and Le Chiffre using M's credential's, he gets out in the Evening to play poker with the Alex. But, before starting his game he says something to two ...
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Is there a reason for this language switching?

During the various scenes that take place in Japan, the characters sometimes speak English and sometimes Japanese, sometimes even a line in English as a reply to a line in Japanese or vice versa. It ...
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What is the origin of the dialogue “take me instead of her/him”?

In many Hollywood horror movies the last climactic scene features the dialogue "take me instead". For example, Dark Water (2005), The Exorcist and The Ring 2. So what is the origin of this famous ...
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What did Black Widow say?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow is a Russian super-spy. In the scene that introduces her, it ends with her receiving orders to bring in Dr. Bruce Banner. After receiving these orders, the ...
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Why can't the soldier “get used to the new rags”?

About 13 minutes into I Am Legend Robert Neville has a flashback where he starts to rescue his family. While he loads them into the car, the camera cuts to two soldiers and one says to the other ...
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Movie where Peter Lorre asks, “Can I kill him? Can I kill him now, boss?”

I know this is a bit on the trivial end, but I'm trying to locate a movie for reference in something I'm writing. I know I've seen this somewhere, and I can't place it. I don't think I saw the ...
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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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English puns in OSS 117, Cairo Nest of Spies?

In the movie, OSS 117, Cairo Nest of Spies, the spy defeats two Russians and the subtitles say something along the lines of They were "Russian" at me This makes sense in English, but the movie ...
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Language of the Moria password in The Fellowship of the Ring

At the gates of Moria there is a riddle on the door. "Speak Friend and Enter". Frodo then asks Gandalf "What is the elven word for 'Friend'?" who replies and the door opens. Given Moria is a ...
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What would Jacob Palmer's (Ryan Gosling's) accent in Crazy Stupid Love be classified as?

The movie Crazy, Stupid, Love seems to be shot primarily in California. But still Ryan Gosling has this weird accent. What would you call this accent? Is there a specific reason for this accent?