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What was Cobb's original totem? [duplicate]

In Inception, Cobb uses his dead wife Mal's totem. It is not clearly mentioned or shown what was Cobb's original totem? Or did I miss something? Help please.
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In Memento, what happened to the money in the Jaguar's trunk?

The final scene of Memento (which is actually the beginning of the story's timeline) shows Lenny drive off in a Jaguar that has a box full of money in the trunk. Presumably this money is why Dodd ...
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Why did McCarnick claim there is a murder suspect in the building?

After he beats the prostitute, he makes a call saying there is a murder suspect in the building. Why do that?
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Why does the message embedded by Cooper in the second hand of the wristwatch run on a loop? [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar, when Cooper is trapped inside the Tesseract, he figures out a way to convey the quantum data recorded inside the singularity to his daughter Murph. He does so by embedding ...
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Reason behind Robert McCall's fake death

In The Equalizer, when McCall visits Plummer's house, Brian Plummer says; -You had a nice funeral, in case you were wondering. Why McCall's death was faked? Even Susan didn't know it, What was ...
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How was the main problem dealt with?

  [Source] In Interstellar a pathogenic organism (the blight) is responsible for a global food shortage. Corn seems to be the last crop that can be grown, although it is hinted that it's only ...
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Why put Batman in the pit?

I may have missed something obvious in The Dark Knight Rises, but if Bane knew that a little girl (Talia) could escape the pit (albeit with his help) then surely he must have thought that Batman would ...
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How can Jack deliver such toys to the children?

In "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Jack wants to take over Christmas and bring a wonderful, joyous holiday to all the people of the "real world". He's been to Christmas town, and he's seen what ...
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Was the music teacher part of the plan?

In the Hallmark Christmas movie "Mrs. Miracle," was the music teacher falling off the stage part of Emily Merkle's plan to get Reba and Seth together, or was it more coincidental? Reba's friend works ...
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Why does Thorin leave Bilbo when the key hole is not found?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when the key hole is not found on the Lonely Mountain, why do Thorin and all the dwarfs get disappointed so quickly and leave Bilbo, while Bilbo remains ...
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Did Ava Lord really care about Dwight in the end?

In Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, before Dwight kills Ava, she says she loves him and want to be with him - although she had a choice to kill him once and for all but still she didn't do it. Was she ...
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What was the point of the empty container in the beginning of White Collar S06E04?

Introduction Yesterday, I watched the latest (as of right now) episode of White Collar (Season 6, Episode 4), and in the beginning we see Neal enter a warehouse of come sort and open a storage ...
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Was Moira Queen's knowledge about Arrow's identity foreshadowed earlier?

During the Arrow episode "Seeing Red" (S02E20) Moira Queen tells her son Oliver that she knows about him being Arrow, which came as quite a surprise to Ollie, but to me as well: Moira: Oliver, I ...
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How did Trip enter the alien city unaffected?

In Agents of Shield S02E10, Trip returned to the alien city without Fitz and Simmons and, more importantly, without the hazmat suit to disarm the bombs. How did he not get infected with whatever that ...
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Why didn't Elizabeth get cursed?

In Pirates of the Caribbean, whoever has the Aztec gold gets cursed. But Elizabeth had the gold coin with her which Bootstrap gave to his son Will before he was tied to a cannon and dropped to the ...
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How did Jack Sparrow end up making a deal with Davy Jones?

In Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest, the scene where Davy Jones comes aboard the Pearl and confronts Capt. Jack Sparrow, he mentions something about a deal, like Jack Sparrow being captain ...
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Why exactly did Walt visit Jack's gang?

I want to know what was the primary reason for Walt eliminating Jack's gang at the end of Breaking Bad. The primary reason that he returned to ABQ because he wanted to give his money to Gretchen and ...
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What are the implications of Emmet's autonomous movement?

During The Lego Movie we learn that the whole LEGO world is actually a universe existing within ours, or to be precise, in the basement of a real human family and that the whole story is actually ...
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Why didn't Regina leave Snow White behind?

In Once Upon a Time, there are several statements implying that Regina was able to pick and choose who came with her to Storybrooke. Everybody left behind (except for those protected by Cora) died, I ...
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How did the machine work before this realisation?

Perhaps this would fit the History SE or another, but I'm asking here because I don't know how historically accurate the film is. In the film The Imitation Game, Alan Turing's team has created a ...
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Who was Nina Myers working for?

In season 3, Nina Myers is working to acquire the same virus which Jack is trying to acquire. She's working to acquire it for someone else. Is it ever revealed who she was working for?
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What does Beth mean when she says: “I get it now.”

In The Walking Dead, at the end of the episode Coda, Beth says to Dawn: "I get it now.". What does she mean? How is it related to their earlier conversation?
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Significance and implication of Mahout's death

After the Calcutta violence scene in Hey Ram, Saket Ram saw the mahout (elephant's caretaker) dead and that the elephant could not move. I think it was chained. Does this imply anything? Why did the ...
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Why did Moss rent the motel room?

Can anyone explain the actions of Moss (Josh Brolin) when he's running from Chigurh (Javier Bardem)? He rents a room, hides the money in an air duct, rents an adjoining room, and then goes out to buy ...
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Why did Snow not destroy the Victors' Village in District 12?

When Katniss Everdeen visits what is left of District 12, we see loads of dead bodies (well, what's left of them) and the destruction of the entire place. We then see that Victors' Village is pretty ...
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Mission to Mars beginning meaning

Some months ago I watched Mission to Mars and in the first part of the movie you see that the astronauts are killed by a large vortex generated from the humanoid base. In the end you'll see that the ...
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Reason for the murder of O-ren Ishii's parents

The anime depicting the origin of O-ren Ishii was one of the most tragic and beautiful scenes in Kill Bill. But do we know why her parents were murdered by a Yakuza boss? It didn't make sense to me ...
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Why does The Bartender have surgery marks?

There is a scene in Predestination where The Bartender shows his surgery marks, as if he was a woman as well. What does this mean?
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Was Crucial Evidence Missed?

tl;dr Why was the question of the gunshot wound received by Childers never included in his hearing? I'm referring to the film titled Rules of Engagement, released in 2000 and starring Samuel L. ...
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Why did Ben manipulate Locke into not entering the code?

In Season 2, Ben (as fake Henry Gale) was trying to manipulate Locke into not entering the code into the computer in the Swan Station. This was made clear in particular when Ben told Locke that never ...
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Why single way communication in Interstellar? [duplicate]

Why could the crew beyond the worm hole only receive video logs? Why did they not have two way communication with NASA on Earth?
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In Hey Ram, was Saket Ram a terrorist?

In the 2000 Indian film Hey Ram, was the character of Saket Ram a terrorist? How was he suddenly convinced by his friend Amjad Ali Khan to change his mind and drop his plan to assassinate Gandhi?
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What do Murph and NASA do to save humanity after solving Brand's equation?

In Interstellar, what do Murph and NASA do to save humanity after solving Brand's equation? Do they get the entire human race on giant space ships and transport them to a habitable planet? (How ...
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What was the telekinesis about in Birdman?

My girlfriend and I were just watching "Birdman" and had to leave early because she had a seizure. I don't often go to films and it's not out on DVD, so I'm wondering if someone would mind telling me ...
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What is the black goo from the Fifth Element?

In The Fifth Element when Gary Oldman is talking to "Mr. Shadow," there is some sort of substance that runs down his head. What exactly is it? It seems to happen to everyone who talks to "Mr. Shadow." ...
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So Bane was actually helping Batman all along?

I came across this post about The Dark Knight Rises after it was shared by somebody on Facebook. It says that Bane secretly acted against the League of Shadows and wanted to redeem Gotham and help ...
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When the narrator meets Bob again after seeing Marla, how come Bob doesn't recognize him?

After seeing Marla, the narrator meets Bob again. Bob still greets him as Cornelius and says "we all thought you were dead", referring to the support groups he used to go to, so it is clear that Bob ...
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Ending of Mr. Nobody

A simple question. At the end of Mr. Nobody Nemo decided to abandon both parents, how is it possible that he met Anna in the future? I can't figure out how he could've met Anna since Anna will be ...
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Ending of babadook

In the last scene of The Babadook when Amelia takes worms downstairs to the babadook: Why is it there? Is it by choice or is it a captive? How did telling it not to harm her son drive it off? Why ...
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Why Max and Caroline are poor in 2 Broke Girls

In 2 Broke Girls Max and Caroline work at the diner and they do extra jobs (selling cupcakes and other stuff). So they have two salaries, but even then they can't afford toilet paper! How is that ...
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Season 2: Why was Penny searching for magnetic anomalies?

In the Lost Season Finale 2, some people detect a magnetic anomaly and call Penny. I have seen the whole series, but I cannot say how Penny is aware of huge magnetic forces and the search of Desmond. ...
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How does Murph know whether Dr. Brand is alive?

In Interstellar the data transmission was only one way, that is, from The Earth to the spaceship, and not the other way, then how does Murph know that Dr. Brand is alive?
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How did Cooper send the quantum data?

How Cooper did send such a huge amount of quantum data through the watch as morse code in Interstellar? When Cooper started sending data Murph (Mackenzie Foy) was a child and when she receives the ...
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In the “False Prophet” scene, what is Daniel Plainview eating?

What is Daniel Plainview eating in the last scene of There Will Be Blood as he is forcing Eli to recite "I am a false prophet, God is a superstition!" before killing him?
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Was “Democratic Republic of China” a mistake, or deliberate?

In the episode "The First Lesson" of "Mind Your Language", Chung Su-Lee says that she's from the "Democratic Republic of China". However, in real life, China is called the People's Republic of China. ...
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Condition of Earth in Interstellar

What caused the earth condition in Interstellar in the first place? Was it global warming that caused the dust storms because of soil erosion?
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Why did it take a rocket to lift off the Earth but just shuttles to lift off the other planets?

I remember gravity in both the planets in Interstellar being comparable to that of Earth's. 80% of Earth gravity in case of Mann's planet and 130% in case of Miller's planet. So, why did it take a ...
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How was the data transferred across galaxies?

In Interstellar, they have shown that the astronauts Mann, Miller and Edmunds were sending signals to NASA(Earth) through their beacons. Also NASA is able to send videos recorded on earth to Cooper ...
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Why was the wormhole in Interstellar placed near Saturn?

Why was the wormhole placed near Saturn in Interstellar? If 'they' (advanced future humans) placed the wormhole from future, why didn't they place it near Earth or at-least near the planet Mars? ...
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About Gargantua and Cooper?

In Interstellar, how did Cooper get into that 5 Dimensional structure? Is it because of Gargantua (black hole)? Or is it because of 'they'? Or any other reasons. I didn't understand that part well ...