Questions related to specific pieces of a work's spoken word.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
0answers
44 views

English translation of what the undertaker says in the morgue

In The Return of the Living Dead what does the undertaker say (in English) when he's looking out the morgue window?
9
votes
2answers
492 views

Why does John Reese always speak with such a low voice volume?

I've been watching Person of Interest and couldn't help but notice how quiet John's voice is. So my question is: why? Is it to make the character appear more professional or something? Is the ...
3
votes
1answer
114 views

Is there some term for the English used by Yoda?

Yoda speaks in normal English with few words misplaced, mostly initial or middle words in the end. Does this kind of English have some term name associated with it?
3
votes
1answer
344 views

Billy Crystal & Robin Williams scene on Friends

There's the following scene in Friends: Robin: Why? Why?! What’s wrong with me?! Billy: What’s the matter? Robin: I have a feelin’... I, my wife is sleeping with her gynecologist. (...
3
votes
1answer
232 views

What does saying IKEA like this indicating?

In the TV-show Friends there's the following scene in Season 3 Episode 23: [Scene: Pete's apartment, Monica showing the gang around.] Monica: Okay, this is the den. Chandler: (sitting ...
6
votes
2answers
102 views

Which girl Parry was referring to after waking up?

In the end of The Fisher King, when Parry was being woken up by Jack after a coma, he said he had had a dream and it was about a girl that he really missed. Who is he referring to? His current ...
7
votes
2answers
749 views

What did this quote from colonel Kurtz mean?

I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. This is my dream; this is my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor, and surviving. This is a quote from ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

What did Scott ask Hope about the hand?

After Hope punched Scott in Ant-Man, he asked something about her hand, I'm not sure what, something like: "were you going for the hand"? What exactly did he say and what does that mean?
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Why do the Russian and German characters not speak in their respective accents?

I observed whole movie Enemy at the Gates twice and none of the Russian or German characters speak with appropriate accents, even though it was released in 2001. In Goldeneye, which was released in ...
4
votes
1answer
119 views

What did Dr. Arden say before attempting suicide in AHS S02E10?

In American Horror Story: Asylum episode 10, Dr. Arden kills the Raspers and tries to shoot himself too, which he failed to do. But before the suicide attempt he said something, which was not in ...
4
votes
2answers
141 views

What does Anna mean when she says that she lost her whistle 133 days ago?

What does Anna mean when she says that she lost her whistle 133 days ago in Prisoners? It just seems too specific coming from a child. And what does Mrs. Dover whisper to everyone right after it?
3
votes
1answer
64 views

Why did Ashwin ask Reema about watching the movie “Ijazaat” in “Talvar”?

Talking about the movie Talvar In the scene where Reema (played by Tabu) returned some items to Ashwin Kumar (played by Irfan Khan), Ashwin was upset. Coz those items (cards, letters, photos) were ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Definitive explanation of the line, “…picking your feet in Poughkeepsie.” from “The French Connection.”

So in the 1971 film, The French Connection, Gene Hackman’s character Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle utters this semi famous bit of dialogue; YouTube video clip at the end of this question: All right! You ...
3
votes
3answers
403 views

What was being referred to in the Mockingjay Part 2 Epilogue?

The final words that Katniss Everdeen says to her newborn before the end credits of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 included what I'm interested in knowing goes something like: ... why they ...
6
votes
1answer
223 views

Why does the film High Fidelity (2000) call Army Of Darkness “Evil Dead 2”?

In High Fidelity, Rob and Barry are talking about a film, and keep calling it Evil Dead 2. But they are clearly referencing Army Of Darkness, which came after Evil Dead 2 in Raimi's ED franchise. ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

About the phrase Balian has in his workshop

There is a quote in Kingdom of Heaven, when Balian explains to Liam Neeson's character the meaning of a phrase he has carved in wood in his workshop. He says the meaning is "What man is a man who ...
3
votes
1answer
154 views

What is the poem uttered by the saint in Dasavatharam?

In the Tamil movie Dasavatharam (The Ten Avatars), while 12th century scene starts, there is a saint who utters some Tamil poem. I heard it many times, but even can't figure out the starting word. ...
1
vote
1answer
119 views

Did Cinderella say something bad when the horses hit each other?

So I watched the 2015 Cinderella movie a few times, and noticed that when Ella meets the prince in the forest and the horses hit each other's head Ella says something out of shock. I listened closely ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Some information about the assistant in Government House in Dr. No

Who is the actor that played this assistant in a scene in Dr. No? Why does his voice seem off? Was it a voice-over?
2
votes
0answers
218 views

In the movie Fermat's Room / Logic Room what happended on the boat?

In the spanish movie Fermat's Room (aka Logic Room) the girl Oliva tells the story of how she met with Hilbert (the older mathematician). She describes meeting him through playing online chess and ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

in Cocktail, what game/wager is being proposed during the Basketball scene?

In the first half of the movie, Brian (Tom Cruise) and Doug (Bryan Brown) are at the basketball court. Brian is shooting, and Doug is mostly just watching as the two talk about Brian's relationship ...
7
votes
1answer
712 views

What is Bond's first line in Spectre?

At the beginning of the new James Bond film, Spectre, we see Bond and an anonymous girl go into a hotel room. Right at it looks like they're about to begin a romantic interlude, he turns to go. She ...
5
votes
2answers
302 views

In dubbed films, what language is spoken if the character says something in the dubbed language?

For example, German and French is spoken a lot in Inglorious Basterds. In the German and French dubbed version of those films, what language would be spoken in those scenes?
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How can I download the transcript (subtitles on a page) of a movie? [duplicate]

Specifically I would like to the see the Arabic script for the Disney movie Frozen. I do not need the script text with the actions of characters written down just the actual words being said by the ...
3
votes
3answers
672 views

What is the meaning of this conversation between Daenerys and Khal Drogo?

In the first episode, "Winter is Coming", of Game of Thrones, after the wedding of Daenerys and Khal Drogo there's the following dialogue: Khal Drogo (Seeing Daenerys' tears): No. Daenerys: ...
3
votes
1answer
380 views

What's the meaning of this conversation between Jack and Barbossa?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End there's the following dialogue between Jack and Barbossa: Barbossa: The world used to be a bigger place. Jack Sparrow: The world's still the same....
3
votes
0answers
39 views

Where does the automated/automatic come from in ADR? [duplicate]

I know there are recent advancements in software that allow for automatic/automated dialogue replacement but in films that predate this technology they still use the same terminology and as far as I ...
3
votes
0answers
243 views

Why use foreign accents in English language movies when unnecessary?

I've recently watched the movie Child 44, which is set in the 1950's Soviet Union during the Stalin regime. Apart from the fact that the movie itself is not memorable in my opinion, the thing that has ...
1
vote
0answers
151 views

Is there a reason behind the “wrong” German localizations of English movies/TV shows

I live in a German speaking country but prefer watching movies/TV shows in English. The biggest reason is, in my opinion, the wrong translation of the word "you". In German there are two possible ...
3
votes
1answer
218 views

How come characters use such words?

I believe that the more realistic the movie is, the more it is liked by the audience and the more it struck cords with them. Yet I have seen many movies and TV serials in both Hollywood and Bollywood ...
5
votes
1answer
9k views

“Smile because it confuses people…” - when is this said by the Joker?

There is a line that is all over internet attributed as being said by the Joker: Smile because it confuses people. Smile because it's easier than explaining what's killing you inside. But I ...
5
votes
1answer
150 views

Does the Chinese song have any further relevance?

The Daredevil episode "World on Fire" (S01E05) sees one of Madame Gao's couriers deliver a package to Vladimir's men. While he sits in the car and the Russians get inside he sings some Chinese song, ...
7
votes
2answers
303 views

What did Daniel Plainview whisper?

Was it ever revealed (in an interview, script draft, etc.) what Daniel whispered to Eli in the church after the baptism in There Will Be Blood? It certainly looked like Eli was not pleased with ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

What exactly did the mother tell to her daughter in The Purge: Anarchy?

In The Purge: Anarchy there's the following dialogue between the mother and her daughter: Mother: They buy poor and sick people and they take them in their homes and they kill them where they're ...
4
votes
1answer
127 views

What is meant by “I had to invent new rules”?

In Person of Interest episode YHWH (Season 4 finale), there is a heartbreaking dialogue between Finch and the machine, where the machine states I had to invent new rules. What exactly is meant ...
12
votes
2answers
2k views

Does Uncle Ben know Peter Parker is Spider-Man? If not, why would he suggest Peter has any “GREAT power?”

In both the comic strip (I think) and the first Spider-Man movie (for sure), Uncle Ben famously tells the newly spidey-empowered Peter, "With great power, comes great responsibility." However, as far ...
3
votes
1answer
111 views

What was it Lex Luthor wanted Lois to say?

In Superman Returns, Lex Luthor had... something he wanted Lois to say. Lex: Come on, let me hear you say it just once, come on. Lois: You're insane. Lex: No! laugh Not that, no, the other ...
6
votes
3answers
11k views

What's that “Sun’s getting real low…” lullaby thing to calm down the Hulk?

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie CLIP - Black Widow Tames Hulk They found a way to calm down the Hulk. Black Widow tells him something and make some gesture and the ...
2
votes
0answers
57 views

Mysterious Short Hostile Phone Conversation in Training Day

When Alonzo Harris along with Jake Hoyt went to visit Roger the first time, the latter receives a phone call where he said "it's your mess, you clean it up". What's the purpose of this phone call?
2
votes
1answer
352 views

What does “dig for diamonds” mean?

In an episode of the 4th season of Curb Your Enthusiasm a black prostitute asks Larry if he wants to "dig for diamonds". Can somebody explain to me the meaning of this slang phrase? I can't find a ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

What is the meaning of the term “Kamakrazee” in the movie Mad Max:Fury Road?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, the term "Kamakrazee" was used three times. During the scene where Ace loads the War Rig, we hear the following chant: "We are war boys!" "War boys!" "Kamakrazee ...
4
votes
1answer
10k views

What are the basics of KiliKili, the language of Kalkeyas?

For the film Bahubali: The Beginning, a new language called 'KiliKili' was developed and during the war Bahubali and others needed a translator to communicate with those invaders Kalakeyas. I recently ...
17
votes
1answer
357 views

Ash in Alien cannot lie to humans, Yes?

Have you noticed that Ash sometimes concludes his sentences with "Yes?"? I have just finished watching Alien for the 1000th time and I think he adds "Yes?" every time he is telling a lie, somehow ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Is the Keeper of the Code (Jack Sparrow's father) immortal?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, during the scene where the Brethren Court meets to decide to fight against the East India Company (Lord Beckett), we hear this conversation between Jack ...
5
votes
2answers
130 views

What are Melfi's sugar substitutes?

In Episode 2x05 Big Girls Don't Cry of The Sopranos, Dr. Melfi has the following dialogue with her therapist and former teacher, Dr. Kupferberg: Kupferberg: You mentioned you've put on a little ...
6
votes
1answer
111 views

Why does Lone man say “I'm among no one”?

It's about a dialogue in Limits Of Control In the train Molecules (Japanese woman) says: Among us, there are those who are not among us. and the lone man replies: I'm among no one. Why ...
2
votes
1answer
767 views

What did Ned forbid?

During the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones Emdure Tully and "Roslin Frey" have their clothes taken off and are carried out of the hall for the bedding ceremony. As they leave we see dialogue between ...
4
votes
0answers
69 views

Why did Emily's mother become angry on Jason's reply?

In The Ultimate Gift, there is a park scene (00:33:51), When Emily's mother came and ask for Jason's forgiveness on account of the fact that her daughter was disturbing him, Jason said "That's ok, I'm ...
3
votes
2answers
213 views

What is “homegrown nana”

In From Paris with Love there is a scene where Charlie Wax gets served mint tea by an old man. He then asks how he make his own tea just as good and the old man replies something like "You can't, it ...
4
votes
2answers
711 views

Does the Night's Watch have an obligation to House Targaryen?

In S05E07 of Game of Thrones Maester Aemon dies. Sam speaks the words for his funeral since it's supposed to be the Maester himself. He says all the usual stuff: "His name was Aemon Targaryen" ...