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Languages in Kill Bill 2 - on purpose?

In Kill Bill 2, there is a long scene which is flash back of Beatrix traversing the stairs in order to stay with the teacher/mentor, and train. In their first encounter, they have a rather long ...
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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 said on the Chinese broadcast 34 minutes into Looper?

At 34:00, we briefly see a television depicting mass-destruction and the English words 'Rainmaker'. What is being said in Chinese on this newscast?
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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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What does Captain America mean by 'I have seen her (Black Widow) flirt upclose'?

In the movie Avenger: Age of Ultron Captain America tells Hulk that 'I have seen her flirt upclose' about Black Widow. What does that mean? Is that some dialogue theatrics or is there any reference ...
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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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What does Newt say at the end of Aliens?

At the very end of Aliens. After Ripley has blown the queen alien out the airlock, and she climbs up over the edge of the airlock door. Newt jumps into her arms and says something. It sounds either ...
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What's the origin of the “'ello, gov'nor” line?

This line is often used in TV shows, usually when a character is trying to use an english accent. He will use a british slang and say something along the lines of 'ello gov'nor! Two examples ...
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Why does Patrick Bateman need to return video tapes?

As far as I can tell, nearly any time Bateman tries to make an excuse in American Psycho, for example, when in the bathroom with his coworker, when breaking up with Evelyn, and when speaking with ...
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“What's up doc?” - Is Bugs Bunny impersonating someone?

It turns out that Bugs Bunny was impersonating someone when he ate the carrot. Was he also impersonating a contemporary actor when he asked What's up doc? or is that a Bugs Bunny original?
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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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Why did Veera keep saying “dan…dan…dan…danaka!” and what does it mean?

Veera, the protagonist of the Tamil movie Raavanan, used to repeat a specific phrase throughout the movie, which was one of the few things not translated in the dubbed version I watched. It sounded ...
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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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Is Lisa quoting something else in Deep Space Homer, or did the writers write this themselves?

In the Simpsons episode Deep Space Homer, when the space shuttle is taking off, Lisa says this: How doth the hero strong and brave, a celestial path in the heavens pave. Is this a reference to ...
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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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Advanced Grifting Techniques

Community: Season 6: Episode 9: “Grifting 101” “How was grifting class? Did you teach some advanced techniques; only you could understand? “The Brown Betty”, “The Texas Well Baby”, “The Reverse ...
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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 ...
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What are the lyrics to the Game of Thrones theme?

In S04E10 of Game of Thrones as Arya is sailing to Bravos, the show's theme begins to play, only it is accompanied by a choir singing a song. This was quite unusual as we never heard that theme music ...
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Are Dwight's “What is my perfect crime?” lines in S05E08 - “Frame Toby” a reference to something?

Are Dwight's "What is my perfect crime?" lines in Season 5, Episode 8 titled "Frame Toby", a reference to something? What is being referenced to? The lines: Dwight: What is my perfect crime? I ...
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What does Nux say?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, right before the scene when Nux what does he say? It was a short line and I think it had the word "men" or something.
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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?
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Why did Elwood trade a Cadillac for a microphone?

Early in The Blues Brothers, Jake turns to Elwood and asks: Jake: What's this? Elwood: What? Jake: This car. This stupid car! Where's the Cadillac? (beat) The Caddy! Where's the Caddy? ...
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What does he mean, “you people”?

In the legendary movie Tropic Thunder the following conversation takes place: "What do you mean, 'you people'?" "What do YOU mean, 'you people'?" But what DOES he mean, 'you people'? ...
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Pepper's comment about Latin

In Iron Man 2, Pepper and Tony are discussing Natalie and there's a discussion about Latin. Pepper explains that you can read Latin but you can't speak it? I thought Latin was commonly spoken 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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Meaning of the biblical quote at the end of Raging Bull?

The movie Raging Bull closes with a Biblical quote from the Gospel of John. What is the meaning of the quote, and how does it relate to the plot of the film? "So, for the second time, [the ...
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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 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 ...
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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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In Tombstone what is the meaning of the line spoken by Doc Holiday?

In the movie Tombstone, Val Kilmer gives a brilliant delivery of the line "I'll be your huckleberry." I cannot remember any dialogue leading up to it that explained this retort. Was there any or ...
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What is the significance of the scene where Karen and Monnitoff briefly talked about Donnie Darko?

This is about the scene in Donnie Darko where Karen (English teacher) and Monnitoff (Science teacher) have this conversation: Monnitoff: Donnie Darko. Karen: I know. Both of them laugh ...
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What does Marco's answer to the Khan about women and wine mean?

In the pilot of Marco Polo, Marco is asked in front of the Khan's court which land he thinks has the most beautiful women. He answers: In Italy we have a saying: „The true sweetness of wine is ...
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Are Star-Lord's final words a reference to something else?

After watching Guardians of the Galaxy and Peter Quill's final words: What should we do next? Something good? Something bad? A bit of both? a friend of mine meant that he thinks to know this ...
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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 ...
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What is the meaning of Jacob's line, “What about you?”

When Ben confronts Jacob in the Lost season 5 finale, he asks Jacob, What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me? To which Jacob simply replies, What about you? That seems like a ...
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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 ...
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What is the meaning of the line “This mustn't register on an emotional level”?

In the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes during the bare fist fight scene early on in the movie, Sherlock tries to leave the fight after but is then humiliated by his opponent who spits at him. He then ...
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What does Arnold's quote “Poor Sport” Mean in Predator (1987)

In the movie Predator, near the end, after they try to trap the Predator in that net, and it shoots its way out, a lot of them die. One guy is badly injured, so Arnold and that girl help him walk. ...
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What does Worf say when Data sings?

In Star Trek - Nemesis Worf says two things during the wedding scene: First he complains that Romulan Ale should be forbidden, and later - when Data sings his song - he says something I never ...
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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 ...
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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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What did Q's hint that a watch tells time tell James but not me?

In Spectre, Q hands James a watch. Asking what it can do, he responds "It tells the time." A nice pun in what's also an ad for the Omega Seamaster 300. In cinema, before the movie started, they ...
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Has Arya forgiven people?

In episode S05E02 of Game of Thrones we see Arya reciting her list, which is now alarmingly short. The names (if I remember correctly) are: Cersei, The Mountain, Meryn Trant and Walder Frey. But ...
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What does the Swedish princess say to the prime minister in Kingsman?

Even if I am able to understand Norwegian, I barely understand what the (Norwegian) Swedish princess says to the prime minister in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Is there a transcript of her ...
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When did Matt and Trey stop intentionally censoring South Park with bleeps?

I am aware Matt and Trey intentionally censored South Park, but for some time, southparkstudios.com has been offering uncensored versions of the show about a week or two after airing on TV. And, ...
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“That's what I said!”

All throughout the movie The Goonies a character will say something wrong and then say "That's what I said!" For example Data says "bootie" trap instead of "boobie" trap and then say's "That's what I ...
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Why is Libby calling her husband “Daddy”?

In the 2013 TV show "Masters of Sex", Libby Masters calls her husband William "Daddy". Apparently she uses this as a term of endearment. To be honest, I am a little creeped out by this. Does she have ...
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What is the “prayer” being said when Elsa was being crowned?

During Elsa's crowning in Frozen, specifically when she's holding the royal scepter and orb, the priest is chanting in a foreign language (which I presume is a prayer) and ends his speech with ...
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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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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 ...