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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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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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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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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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A question about a line from Hook

When Peter (Robin Williams) is being driven home in a cab, he makes fun of the driver's name 'Neville', asking: Is that English? What does it mean?
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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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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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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 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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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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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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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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Are there two separate versions of Hugo Stiglitz's background in Inglorious Basterds?

I've seen Inglourious Basterds a few times. I recall that the Samuel L. Jackson voice over which gave a background of Hugo Stiglitz went like this As a German enlisted man, he managed to kill ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Julian Assange on commitment

Did Julian Assange say or acknowledge being said the following dialogue in real life which appears on The Fifth Estate script. It takes two things to change the world. You'd be surprised how many ...
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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?
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What did Jules Gaspard get in Invitation to a Gunfighter?

In Invitation to a Gunfighter, when Jules Gaspard leaves town and is confronted by Matt Weaver the following conversation happens: Matt: If its not money then what you want, what (did) you get? ...
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Jingim finally accepting Marco

Jingim is heavily wounded and being rolled away by his soldiers, but stops to talk to Marco Polo. What does it mean when he says "peace to you, brother" to Marco?