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What is the significance to the manner of suicides in Virgin Suicides

Is there some sort of significance or symbolism to the fact that all the sisters committed suicide in different ways. It would have been easier for them all to go out in the same way. For reference - ...
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What protocols did NASA stop using during Apollo 9 that the CNSA is still using?

In the amazing film, "The Martian", there is a montage sequence where everyone is figuring out how to get the Hermes resupplied for it's rescue mission of Space Pirate Mark Watney. During this ...
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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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Does Carl Fredricksen decide to commit suicide?

In the Pixar Movie Up, is Carl Fredricksen's decision to go to Paradise Falls a metaphor that indicates the intention to commit suicide? I know that after all this movie is a comedy-drama adventure ...
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What is the significance of the mute girl in The Seventh Seal?

The character credited as the 'Mute Girl', exclaims 'at last' (or words to that effect) as Death enters Block's castle. Is this an obvious reference to the inevitability of death, or does she know ...
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Relationship between White Walkers and Children of the Forest

After viewing episode 5 of season 6 of Game of Thrones, we have come to know that But it seems that the White Walkers attack the Children of Forest. My question is why they would do so, given their ...
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Is “White Men Can't Jump” a dream?

At the start of White Men Can't Jump, Billy Hoyle looks around some empty outdoor basketball courts with a smile, lies down with a basketball under his head, and falls asleep. The scene dissolves to ...
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Why did Qyburn use children for homicide?

In the Game of Thrones episode "The Winds of Winter", Qyburn uses aid of his "little birds" to assassinate The children swarm the victim repeatedly stabbing him with short blades. I didn't really ...
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Why is the blackmail scene in Fight Club different from the book?

In Fight Club, why is the blackmail scene different in the movie from the version in the book? Was this script changed for screenplay, or rather the director? What was the motivation here for the ...
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Why wasn't Anubis present on the day Horus got crowned?

All of the gods were at the ceremony at the Palace of Osiris in Gods of Egypt. Horus was to be crowned as the new king of Egypt. All of the gods were present at that day, even though Set came a bit ...
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Why doesn't Redridge kill Eli at the end of the first shootout?

In The Book of Eli, after Eli (Denzel Washington) has shot most of Carnegie's (Gary Oldman) henchmen and Redridge (Ray Stevenson) has already missed killing him twice, Eli and Redridge are facing each ...
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Does Starling City have active subway or not?

In Arrow season 1 episode 18 Salvation, we learn that Starling City doesn't currently have a subway, it used to, but it's now abandoned. The tracks of the old subway were used by a villain in that ...
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What was the original plan?

At the ending of Man on a Ledge, Nick Casidy is able to prove his innocence by showing publicly that the bad guy still has the diamond in his possession, which proves that Nick never stole it. This ...
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What was the matter with the woman in the bathroom?

During the beginning of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Prof. Bower enters his hotel room and surprises a naked woman that is taking a bath in his bathroom. She excuses herself and says that she's ...
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Significance of Whiplash's presence in the very last scene of “The Unit”

At the very last scene of the TV show "The Unit", when all of the crew is in the chapel for Grey's wedding (except Col. Ryan,) you can see "Whiplash" in the back looking remorsefully at "Redcap". My ...
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Why doesn't Aman's wife come back the last time?

In the movie Survive Style 5+, Aman's wife comes back as a revengeful ghost every time he kills her. But when she is killed the second time by the hit man, she doesn't come back. What is the ...
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How long was Tristan Ludlow away from home?

The 1994 film Legends of the Fall describes the film's main character, Tristan Ludlow being away from home for a lengthy period of time after he decides to leave the ranch and his lover, Susannah ...
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What happened to this character?

In The Jungle Book, we see Do we know if this character survives the attack? The movie is quite dark at times and doesn't shy away from killing off characters, so I'm curious to know
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Why does Master Ip want to sew a button onto a paper?

In the martial arts movie Ip Man 3 from 2015 Master Ip asks his wife to sew a button onto a paper and she does it. So why does he want to sew a button onto that paper?
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Why was it better to abandon the boat?

I did not quite understand the reasoning re abandoning the boat in The Revenant. To my understanding, travelling in the boat would have removed them from the pursuing people faster than those pursuing ...
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Sherlock, The Abominable bride, opening scene explanation

In the Sherlock, Abominable Bride episode, a particular scene caught my attention. In the opening scene just when Mike Stamford and Dr. Watson are heading to meet Sherlock, in the backdrop we can see ...
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Did Sean Gullette actually trepan himself in Pi (1998)?

In the final scene of Pi, we see the character depicted by Sean Gullette put a drill directly to a tumorous bulge on his head. There's a noticeable blood splatter and the character doesn't flinch. In ...
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Can anyone explain this reference with Jeremy Piven?

In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Episode 2 we see a large box of DVDs with Jeremy Piven on the cover playing the drums with the title 'Own the Skins' being dumped in a box marked 'FREE': Can anyone ...
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Why does Tyler Durden leave the Narrator taking his suitcase?

In the movie Fight Club, Tyler Durden leaves the Narrator taking his suitcase while the narrator was asleep. My question is not about the car crash, it's about the scene that comes after the car crash,...
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How does the medpod perform the abortion correctly if it is configured for male use?

In Prometheus, after figuring something bad is going on within her, Shaw goes to the medpod which earlier in the movie was described as "configured for male body" by Vickers . If that is the case ...
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Was the “American Symphony” played in real-time?

At the end of Mr Holland's Opus, the eponymous Mr Holland is invited onto the stage to conduct the Premiere performance of his "An American Symphony". Is this song ...
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How did Thomas Aquinas know which man Satan inhabited?

The movie End of Days from 1999 features Satan inhabiting the body of a man portrayed by Gabriel Byrne. Thomas Aquinas is a priest sent by the Vatican to protect a girl prophesied to be the mother of ...
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What South American country was the body of water in?

In The Boys from Brazil, Barry Kohler is first spying on the Nazis in Paraguay, and then on the run from them. While he is on the run, there is a scene where we see a large body of water in the ...
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Why is she a half-alien?

Either I've missed it, or it was not explained: why is Lexi in Falling Skies a half-alien? The only explanations I have are "just because", "due to the eye bug", and "because of something unmentioned ...
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Did John steal Primo's kilo in Five Star?

At the end of Five Star, John is accused of stealing Primo's kilo of cocaine. The movie never actually shows John deliver the cocaine, as he claims. Another man is murdered on John's attestation of ...
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Why was the sound of an off-screen gunshot removed from a critical scene in a Magnum P.I. episode?

I’ve been rewatching old Magnum P.I. episodes and noticed something odd in the episode titled “Never Again ... Never Again” which is the 7th episode in the 1st season of the show. Without giving too ...
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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 ...
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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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Why is the phone ringing?

in Phantoms (1998) we discover the phones are out of order when Lisa and Jennifer find the maid, dead on the floor. When the girls head to the police station, it's confirmed the phone are not working. ...
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What did Edith/Sydney whisper into Irwin's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irwin's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino in American Hustle?
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How accurate is the depiction of the KGB?

The movie Commander Hamilton (orig.: Hamilton) seems to be set roughly at the time it was produced (1998), due to its use of cell phones and Russia instead of the Soviet Union, as well as the ...
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Why does Milton also kill good people?

In The Devil's Advocate (1997) I know Milton is a good guy and teached his son a big lesson about vanity. Then why did he kill Eddie and Mitch Weaver, both are good people?
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Why did Harry not use Polyjuice Potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur?

In the movie Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter did not disguise himself using polyjuice potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur. But in the book he was disguised as a cousin of the Weasleys, Barny ...
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Did Selma Ježková pay money for stay?

In Dancer in the Dark (2000), Selma Ježková was sentenced to death, but her colleagues apply for stay, so did Selma Ježková pay money for stay?
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Is this race now completely wiped out?

Just a few Children of the Forest have been seen throughout Game of Thrones. However, in the fifth episode of season six, Were these the last remaining Children of the Forest?
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Where are the spoons?

In Bone Tomahawk, when Sheriff Franklin's wife recovers from her convalescence after her bout with pneumonia and cooks breakfast, she complains that she can not find what the sheriff has done with the ...
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How and when did David kill Mr. Peterson's boss?

Mr. Peterson's boss is the only death in The Guest (2014) that wasn't shown on screen. I can't figure out how David could've fit this in his schedule: Day 1: David meets everyone in Caleb's family. ...
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What's in it for Tamaki?

In Ouran High School Host Club, Tamaki decides to make Haruhi a host in place of paying off her 8 million yen debt. If she had continued on as an errand boy, the debt would have been paid off ...
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What was Amberle Elessedil holding if she is the seed herself?

At the end of The Shannara Chronicles, Amberle Elessedil (the princess) walks into the fire (to another world/dimension) to obtain the seeds to save the Ellcrys. You can see her holding a seed in ...
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Why was this worse?

In 10 Cloverfield Lane, at one point the air intake and filtration system stops or stalls. Howard says this is bad, because they will run out of air. Then he tries a ceiling hatch/door, and it won't ...
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What is the whistling in the restroom about in “My Name is Nobody”?

In the 1973 "My Name is Nobody" (with Terence Hill), there is a scene where Nobody and the driver of a train are in a restroom, facing each other. The driver obviously has problems "letting go". ...
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Why Lorenzo de medici never ask about his daughters in da vinci's demon?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorezo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...
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Edward Baines in a coma, seals and sailing?

In The Cell (2000), what is the connection between Edward Baines being in a coma, the seals being killed on the beach as mentioned in the newspaper article, and sailing the boat?
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How involved are Edward Baines' parents?

In The Cell (2000), how involved with the procedure are Edward Baines' parents? Did they have any say in creating the procedure, help design it in any way, or did they just shell out a ton of money ...
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Was the job offer part of the plan all along?

In the film Snowpiercer (2013), besides population control was Wilford's offering up leadership of the train to Curtis also part of the plan? I mean, was Wilford planning on retiring and offering the ...