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On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
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Why does Hutter alone survive the vampire bite?

In the German silent film Nosferatu (1922), the vampire Count Orlok bites the guy Hutter. But then how come he alone survives while all the other people who have been bitten by that vampire die?
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Was Trevor really insomniac for a year?

I've just recently watched The Machinist and in the whole movie only once I heard that Trevor Reznik said he hasn't slept for a year. Was this really the case or he just imagined he hasn't slept in a ...
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Does Vinay know Anjali before meeting her at the jewellary shop?

At the beginning of famous Indian movie Jewel Thief(1967), Vinay (Dev Anand) is seen going to a Jewellery Shop & talking to the owner about employment.After being rejected, he steps out of the ...
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What is the Traitor's Motive?

In the movie Air Force One the terrorists use the help of a traitor from inside the crew/staff. But what was his motivation for helping the terrorists? This is really a key development in the movie. ...
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What is meaning of movie title “The Naked Gun”?

What is the meaning of the title "The Naked Gun" in the series of detective-spoof movies starring Leslie Nielsen? Is it a joke based on an existing detective movie with a similar name? Or perhaps a ...
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Why was Terry killed?

In Roman Polanski's classic Rosemary's Baby, Terry Gionoffrio throws herself from a window. Is it ever explained why she killed herself? Was she under some kind of spell or is it just a plot ...
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How is Eduardo unaware of the progress on Face Mash?

In the movie 'The Social Network', in the scene after Fashmash has been created but the algorithm has not yet been coded, where Eduardo Saverin gets back to the dorm and talks to Mark about how he and ...
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How could Carl run or jump when he is using apparatus for his walking?

In the movie Up, it is shown that 80-year-old Carl Fredericksen is using a zimmer frame to aid in his walking. However, later in the movie he runs and even jumps around - how is this possible when ...
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Why didn't the zombies eat her initially?

After R eats Perry's brains, he falls for Julie. He then takes her back to the airport, and she was in the group of zombies that went back to the airport. Why didn't the other zombies attack and eat ...
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Where are Frodo, Gandalf and the others going at the end and why?

First of all, I haven't read the book (shame on me). I remember one of the last scenes of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King shows Frodo, Gandalf, Bilbo and some others leave by ship. Where ...
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What is the past history between Gandalf and Bilbo?

At the beginning of The Hobbit, when Gandalf and Bilbo meet the first time, Bilbo says he doesn't remember his past meeting with Gandalf and only remembers him for his fireworks, but Gandalf talks ...
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How did the two McClanes get to Chernobyl as quickly as the bad guys?

In the later part of Good Day to Die Hard the two McClanes steal a car to follow the bad guys. They drive from Moscow to Chernobyl, which is in the middle of the Ukraine, a long way from Moscow. The ...
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Have Finch's back problems been explained?

In the present, Finch shows signs of significant spinal trauma. He has a severe limp and his neck and upper back are generally held very rigidly. He'll turn his whole torso, or sometimes even his ...
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Are there any guides to the timeline of Donnie Darko?

I have the basic understanding that the entire plot to Donnie Darko revolves around time traveling. As far as the ending is conceded, you may have various interpretations of what actually happened. ...
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Why doesn't John Spartan know how to use the 3 shells?

In Demolition Man, shortly after Spartan is thawed out, he tries to use the toilet after which he declares they have 3 shells where the toilet paper should be. Later on in the film when Spartan finds ...
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Explanation for the ending of Super 8

Can someone explain the ending of Super 8 to me by helping out with the following queries? What caused all the metal to be attracted towards the water tower? Why in the world did the military leave ...
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Why don't more cops recognise the identity of the Man on a Ledge?

At the start of the movie Man on a Ledge, Nick Cassidy goes to some lengths to make it hard for the police to discover his identity by using a false credit card and wiping his prints from the hotel ...
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Understanding the final twist in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Since this is a question about a spoiler, I'm hoping I don't actually have to use spoiler markup. Near the end of the movie Flying Swords of Dragon Gate one extra twist is thrown into the mix. The ...
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Why would the villain involve Sherlock Holmes?

In the first installment of the Sherlock Holmes franchisee, i.e. in Sherlock Holmes movie, Lord Blackwood asks for an audience with Sherlock Holmes, as his 'last' request for no other purpose than to ...
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Why did the Reavers attack other planets instead of each other?

In Firefly, we are introduced to the Reavers; humans who were claimed to have reached the edge of space and went mad from seeing the endlessness of it all. Causing their entire mental state to ...
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Did Prince Leopold pull out the sword in a single attempt?

The Illusionist, Eisenheim (Norton) is invited by Crown Prince Leopold (Sewell) to perform for a private audience. Leopold has the intention of proving Eisenheim to be a charlatan with no real talent ...
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Did Miles Dyson kill all these policemen?

I stumbled upon this recent question about Terminator 2, in particular about the scene where Miles Dyson dies after having been wounded lethally and trying to buy time for the others by detonating a ...
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Why didn't they all explode at the end of The Abyss?

At the end of The Abyss all the characters are brought to the surface of the sea from deep below. They should suffer terrible decompression but they're all fine? It's even addressed by the characters: ...
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Why wasn't Miles Dyson disarmed?

In Terminator 2, they break into Miles Dyson's workplace (can't remember the name of it) and begin to plant explosives in order to destroy all the work he had been doing When the police get to the ...
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Why was the tattooist killed at the beginning of Ninja Assassin?

The hero of the movie is a good guy and always punishes those who deserve punishment. However the tattooist in the very first scene of the movie seemed to be a good man. Despite that, He killed the ...
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Why did the aliens return Barry so soon, in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'?

The 1977 movie -'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is truly iconic and one of my all time favorites, but there is one thing I am curious about. During the climax we see the aliens returning many ...
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Explanation of the ending of Frozen Day

I recently watched Frozen Day, an Israel movie where a woman survives a suicide bombing. She later visits the hospital and identified her friend who is in a coma. She started living in his apartment ...
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What is going on in Pan's Labyrinth?

I just watched Pan's Labyrinth last night. The movie is really good, but I could not understand one thing - the fantasy part with Ofelia, is it happening for real or she is just imagining things? I ...
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Was Caesar supposed to have bitten off the neighbor's finger?

In the 2011 film of Rise of the Planet of the Apes there is a scene where Caesar escapes from the house and attacks the neighbor, and during that attack he bites the mans finger. During that ...
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Killing them softly: explanation of the allegory

The Brad Pitt film, Killing them softly, is an allegory of 2008's subprime economic crisis. I'd like to know who each of the characters in the film is supposed to represent in relation to the crisis. ...
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Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man?

Although Carl Allen(Jim Carrey) was saying no to everything. Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man? What instance made him to go to that show?
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Why did Mikael Blomkvist not have any moral concerns about hiding the identities of two serial killers?

The American version (as well as the book) makes a huge fuss about Mikael Blomkvist not being able to publish the story of his findings that Gottfried and Martin Vanger tortured, raped and killed a ...
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Which pact is being referred to?

As the title asks, what is the Pact referred to in the 2012 Movie "The Pact" I've watched the movie but I don't recall any reference to a pact? Is it that the sisters agree not to talk about what ...
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Why Dexter chose to kill rather than run in the Season 7 finale?

In the first episode of Season 7, Dexter chose to run away when he got afraid of revealing his Identity to Debra. But when LaGuerta tried to frame Dexter(Knowing his identity), he thought to kill ...
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Ending of Mission Impossible 4

In the last act of Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol Hendricks was still alive and was watching Ethan trying to deactivate the bomb and yet does nothing and breathed his last breath once it's ...
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Interpretation of the ending of Lost In Translation

Bob Harris gets ready to leave Japan and initially bids goodbye to Charlotte near the elevator in the hotel. He sees her again on the way and they share a kiss and he whispers something in her ear ...
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor ...
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What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?

Near the end of Django Unchained, Schultz has a flashback to the dog-mauling that Candie had ordered earlier in the movie. Soon after the flashback, Schultz takes his climactic action. Did the ...
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Why is Azula's fire blue?

I've been watching the cartoon again recently, and I haven't seen anything that explains why her fire is blue. I understand she can bend lightning. Is the blue flames an extension of this?
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In unbreakable why doesn't David “sense” that Elijah planned the disasters sooner?

I know that David sensed what Elijah did at the end when they shake hands but why did it take him so long? I think I recall he "sensed" that the man in the army jacket had a gun in his belt without ...
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Purpose of the “Purge All” button in Cabin in the Woods

When Dana And Marty make it into the underground complex after they leave the elevator they find themselves in room with 8 (ish..) doors and some form of control booth. They go into the control booth ...
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Why did Cutter retell the sailor story?

At the end of the movie, before leaving Angier behind, Cutter and Angier have this conversation Cutter: Take a minute to consider your achievement. I once told you about a sailor who described ...
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What do we know of Barney's occupation?

In How I Met Your Mother, what do we know about Barney's profession except the fact that he works for GNB? References to the show (eg. "in Season X Episode Y,") will be appreciated.
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Significance of “Lady in the Radiator” in the movie Eraserhead

As all other David lynch movies Eraserhead also is hard to grasp. I would like to understand what exactly the film suggests or explains. Particularly what is the significance of the "Lady in the ...
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What is the theme of Cash Back?

Today I watched Cashback. But I am in doubt whether I understood its theme properly or not. At the end, it is a love story. But somethings I could not connect to the plot. Like his power to pause time ...
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Why did they choose Stevens to go into the Source Code?

My question is that why they used a person who doesn't have any knowledge of the Source Code? Stevens is dead for two months, so they have much time for choice. Why did they keep his body for two ...
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How did Dr. Stu Price lose his tooth in The Hangover?

In the morning after the big blackout in The Hangover, Dr. Stu Price realized that he was missing a tooth. How did Dr. Stu lose his tooth? Did they talk about the lost tooth in a later part of the ...
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Doubts regarding Bourne Identity

It seemed the doctor believed it would take some time for Bourne to remember everything. If he was so sure about that then why did he let Bourne leave the boat so quickly? Also where was it where ...
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Why did Atom indicate that he could understand Max at the beginning of Real Steel?

In the movie Real Steel, a boy named Max salvages an obsolete sparring robot called Atom and, with the help of his father and the father's mechanic/girlfriend, restores it to working condition. ...