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“Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger” - what does it mean?

During The Dark Knight the Joker says: Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger I believe the original phrase is "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." So what did the Joker ...
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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 ...
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Villains aren't born they're made

I've just been writing an essay on the fact that some villains in books might not actually be true villains and vice versa. While researching I've come across this phrase several times "Villains ...
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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 ...
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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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A Question about a scene from About A Boy

When Marcus's mother attempted to commit suicide in About A Boy and was sent to a hospital, Will and Suzie were there. The nurse was asking them about whether the boy has a place to stay that night, ...
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Origin of “knife to a gunfight” quote

I hope this question isn't too tirivial, but in The Punisher Harry Heck says to Frank You are one dumb son of a bitch. Bringing a knife to a gunfight. right before Frank kills him making said ...
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What does the barkeeper say to James Bond (possibly in Turkish)?

In the movie Skyfall, the enjoying death scene: What is the barkeeper saying to James Bond at the next morning at the bar when he is handing the money and grabbing the bottle? It sounds to me like ...
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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's with Mamet's dialogue style?

If one watches a David Mamet written and directed film, such as Heist (2001), Spartan (2004), or House of Games (1987), it will quickly become apparent that the dialogue is, well, different. Often ...
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What is Sauron saying when Galadriel defeats him at Dol Guldur?

When Galadriel fights Sauron at Dol Guldur in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she says to him "You have no power here, servant of Morgoth. You are nameless, shapeless, formless..." At the ...
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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 ...
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What does the maid mumble?

In the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr version of An Affair to Remember, what does Gladys the maid mumble angrily as Deborah Kerr's boyfriend Ken enters the apartment?
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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 ...
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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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Was Johnston supposed to be speaking in Mandarin all the time?

The Last Emperor is mostly in English, but it is meant to be understood that this is simply being translated for the benefit of the movie viewer, usually from Mandarin (I think). Was Reginald Fleming ...
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The Usual Suspects what's the joke?

This is basically an attempt to revive this yahoo question which has exactly one answer that is downvoted. (I'm not the OP there though) Apparently there is a brick joke in The Usual Suspects. At ...
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A question about a scene in The Ultimate Gift

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 ...
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What did Cal mean by - “Go big or go home”?

I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love a while ago. The scene with the big fight among Cal, Jacob, Bernie and David was hilarious. It is one of my favorites. What I don't understand is what Cal meant when ...
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What is The Judge?

In Armageddon, what tool was Harry Stamper referring to when he said "unpack The Judge" after the drill bit broke?
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Quote from a horror movie - man killing his son as a sacrifice

I was listening to a metal band with my friend and the band had a film sample from a horror movie in it. The sample was a man telling how he killed his son as a sacrifice. Some of the quotes are ...
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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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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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“Happiness is only real when shared”

IN the 2007's movie Into The Wild, Chris abandons society and starts living in a forest. In the end when he is dying his last words are "Happiness is only real when shared" So was it a mistake to ...
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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 ...
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A question about the performance of Al Pacino in Jack and Jill

In Jack and Jill, there is a YouTube video of Al Pacino having a nervous breakdown. In that video, what play is he doing? It seems like Shakespeare to me but which play of Shakespeare is it? And when ...
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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" ...
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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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What does 'space between spaces' mean?

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a short while before the ending of the movie, there was a long trail in the temple and eventually Mac and Spalko died inside the temple. Then, ...
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What does Oliver's joke in S01E14 about being trapped on an island with his only friend named Wilson mean?

In Arrow episode S01E14 Oliver makes a joke that he was trapped on an island and his only friend was named Wilson. What does this joke mean? People say that it is related to the Tom Hanks movie "Cast ...
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Is there a deeper relation between Abraham's tale of sacrifice and The Hunted?

William Friedkin's The Hunted is introduced by a quote spoken by Johnny Cash, in which he gives an interesting rendition of the classic Judeo-Christian tale of Abraham's sacrifice: God said to ...
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What did David say to the engineer in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, when the android David is talking with the Engineer, first he stumbles a bit and stays crouched, then they are all asking him questions and David seems to translate it. Then they all ...
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How did Cutter know Angier's method?

About half way through The Prestige the court majestrate meets with John Cutter in Angier's warehouse. Cutter tells the Majestrate that he can't let Lord Cawdlow take Robert's machine, that it is too ...
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What does Grimly's neighbor say to Lorne Malvo?

In Fargo Episode 5 of Season 1 ("The Six Ungraspables"), Grimly's strange neighbor catches Malvo sitting in his car before Grimly's house listening in on his daughter's conversation with a ...
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Meaning of the 'magic circle' quote

Can you explain the meaning of the following quote from Ingmar Bergman's Through a Glass Darkly? We draw a magic circle around ourselves to shut out everything that doesn’t fit our secret games. ...
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Where is Angel 06 being sent?

In Behind Enemy Lines the Admiral gives a location for a rally point. I set IP Cadillac, Canada 1-5, Virginia 2-0 Has anyone determined where (Longitude and Latitude) on Earth this indicates?
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What did Jack Sparrow mean when he said “Clearly you've never been to Singapore”

After cutting Elizabeth's corset off in Pirates of the Caribbean, the guard comments "never would have thought of that." And Jack turns to him and delivers the line in question: "You've clearly never ...
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iZombie or Forever viewers: Do you remember this conversation: “I don't answer without provocation.”?

I don't remember which TV show it was. It's probably iZombie or Forever. One of the earlier episodes (episode 1 through 5 is my best guess) There's a conversation between the main character (either ...
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How does ADR work?

How does ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) work? There's an entry in Wikipedia that says what it is (essentially actors dubbing their lines in post production, sometimes requiring several takes) ...
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What did Mycroft mean when he said: “You know what happened to the other-one” [duplicate]

At the end of Sherlock S03E03, Mycroft says to man standing beside him: "Don't be absurd, I am not given to some brotherly compassion. You know what happened to the other-one", and the man seemed ...
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What is the cabby saying in Quick Change?

What is the cabby saying (and in what language) in the movie Quick Change?
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Who are the little guys wearing orange robes?

In Good Morning Vietnam, Adrian Cronauer says the line, It’s damn hot! I saw — It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. Whom is he referring to as “little guys” ...
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What does “yippie ki yay” mean?

In the movie Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) says the line "Yippie Ki Yay". What does this mean?
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Did Diablo Cody intentionally have Juno use the mashed-up phrase, “Thundercats are go!”?

In the birth scene of Juno, the titular character yells, "Thundercats are go!", which is obviously a mashup of the "Thundercats, ho!" and "Thunderbirds are go!" declarations from the Thundercats ...
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Why is Pulp Fiction's opening scene different than the one near the end?

In the opening scene (at restaurant) of Pulp fiction, right before titles Honeybunny says: Any of you fucking pricks move, I will execute every motherfucking last one of you! But when the movie ...
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Action movie with double entendres in the dialog

I remember watching an action movie, perhaps in the 1990's or earlier, where the hero would come out with these hilariously funny double entendres. One that I can vaguely remember... The girl asks ...
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See you on the other side

The sentence "See you on the other side." is often used in movies and series, for example Lost, Jason Bourne movies and many others. Is this a reference to an old movie? Or is it just a common phrase ...
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“Addicted to Sexahol”?

I was watching an old episode of The Simpsons with Dr. Marvin Monroe. I was reminded of an expression which I could swear was from an episode of The Simpsons, but I cannot find any references to it. ...
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Daniel Day Lewis Quote in Last of the Mohicans

In The Last of the Mohicans, Hawkeye, played by Daniel Day Lewis, appears out of the forest to save the Major from a raiding party of Indians. When the Major grabs a gun and is about to fire at one of ...
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Round, yellow you rap them on a stone and they go ding

In Once Upon a Time in the West, Cheyenne is telling Jill that there is a whole heap of whys, and then he says "Round, yellow, you know the kind, you rap them around a stone and they go ding..." and ...