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Why do we see Tesla “inventing” the machine in “The Prestige”?

I understand the whole magic/cloning/one-upping each other bit in "The Prestige". I don't understand why they specifically needed Nicola Tesla to be the inventor/creator of this cloning machine. ...
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How did the booby trap work in Full Metal Jacket?

When Crazy Earl lifts a bunny-shaped teddy toy in a ruin in Full Metal Jacket, a booby trap is activated and he dies. But how was that explosion able to kill him? He didn't lose any blood for example. ...
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You will never walk again, Bran… but you will fly

In season 4 of Game of Thrones, Bran Stark and his brother Rickon along side with Hodor Jojen and Meera were marching towards the giant weir-wood tree on the hill where the three-eyed crow is. When ...
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How is Cooper's age justified?

In Interstellar the course of events to my knowledge is the following: The time taken to travel from Earth to the wormhole is 2yrs (Aggregate = 2). After that we don't know how much time passed on ...
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Why does Myrcella Baratheon live in Dorne?

Since when and why does Myrcella Baratheon from Game of Thrones live in Dorne rather than with her parents in King's Landing?
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Why didn't Martin have to go to jail?

At the last episode of season 1 of The Bridge, Martin shoots the innocent girl on live-tv. He had to because he wanted to know more about his son, if he was still alive or not. But this is still ...
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Why did Gandalf only take out his magic powers against the Balrog? Why not before?

Why did Gandalf only take out his magic powers against the Balrog in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring? Why not before? Could he have used that kind of firepower earlier to the ...
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Why didn't Richard Kimble get shot?

Who doesn't love The Fugitive? Seriously there is just one part of the movie I don't get. This is after Kimble leaves visiting the prisoner at the city jail and is being chased by Deputy Gerard. ...
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How did the media know the name of the robot?

I watched Chappie yesterday and had the following question: TV News showed a footage of Chappie aiding criminals. Then they urged viewers to call authorities in case they see Chappie in their ...
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Does Jack die in the end of the movie Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart?

I'd just like to know if Jack died in the end of Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart. I mean, seriously, I need to know. They somewhat suggest it, sure, but I mean, he could be just dreaming or ...
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When did Sullivan exactly realize who the undercover guy (DiCaprio) was?

When does Sullivan find out who the undercover guy (DiCaprio) was in The Departed? Is it when he says on the phone: So it is you. Thank God you're all right. We were very worried. And how ...
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Why do the machines keep humans alive if they have nuclear reactors?

The machines are keeping humans alive for their body heat, right? But they also have nuclear fusion reactors, and (while I haven't run the numbers) I'd be willing to bet that a single fusion reactor ...
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Talia and Bane age problems?

Bane saved Talia when she was a baby. He was pretty old maybe in his 20s or 30s. But then she grows up and wouldn't that make Bane 60? He looks young.
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Who sent that letter from the hand of the king (signed Robert Baratheon) to Ser Barristan Selmy [duplicate]

We knew in the first season of Game of Thrones that Ser Jorah Mormont was spying on Daenersys and sent the news about she being pregnant to the king's landing thus Robert Baratheon wanted the baby and ...
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Origin of Bubbles' monkey noise

If you've ever watched Trailer Park Boys you might have noticed Bubbles makes this strange monkey noise whenever he's excited. In the episode Propane, Propane Ricky refers to it specifically when ...
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Why do the samurai make the suicide charge in The Last Samurai?

After repelling the charging regiment at the end of The Last Samurai, the remaining samurai decide to make a head on cavalry charge against Gatling Guns and Howitzers. Why do they make this charge? ...
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Thought process of Sons of the Harpy

In Game of Thrones S05E09, we see the Sons of the Harpy attack Daenerys and her council. Few questions regarding the inconsistencies in that scene. Wouldn't someone notice a member of the Sons of ...
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How does Sarah Jane meet the Doctor?

So I've started watching some of Old Who on Netflix, and I think Netflix may not have all the "classic" episodes (as they put it) on there - it seems to skip over some of the specials, at least. ...
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Reason and timing of specific characters death in s05e10?

At the end of season 5, Mother's Mercy. Jon Snow is killed by a group of Night's Watch "rebels" or group of Night's Watch that didn't agree with Snow's decision of bringing Wildlings in the Black ...
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What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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Why did the big dinosaur help Claire in Jurassic World (2015)?

I recently watched the film Jurassic World (2015). In the climax, when the genetically modified dinosaur Indominus Rex kills all the raptors which were trained by the hero, Claire brings out the ...
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In which way do the engravings represent Dean Corso's journey towards The Ninth Gate?

The Ninth Gate puts book dealer Dean Corso on a hunt for proving the authenticity of a book supposedly co-authored by the devil himself. We eventually find out that there are three authentic books ...
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Why did the time machine work different for J?

Towards the end of the film, J decides to use the time machine to gain an advantage over Boris. However, unlike before, when he time jumps he comes back into his body that was in 1969 before he made ...
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Who leaked the news about the merger?

After Eddie Morra comes back from the police station, he finds Carl watching a news report about the secret merger they were about to close. Carl is obviously angry and the following dialogue ...
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Why did Jose give Cole the gun?

At the airport Cole meets Jose who gives him a gun and instructs him to kill Dr. Peters. Now the question is - why? They make it clear in the film that the past cannot be altered and that is why he ...
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The T-1000 doesn't have flesh, so how can it time-travel?

In Terminator: Genisys, it's explained that any exposed metal can't travel through time. Only metal that's covered in living tissue (like a terminator) or a fully-naked human. So how can a T-1000 time ...
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How credible is the ending of Collateral?

Here's what happens at the end of Collateral (2004): The taxi driver manages to defeat a highly skilled hitman. Is it mere luck? Should we accept this as a screw-up on the part of the movie ...
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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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What's on page 47?

In the movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets, at the end and in between, the President asks Ben a favor, something which was mentioned in Page 47 in the President's Book of Secrets. Does anybody ...
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Random bystanders helping Reacher out

During the Camaro Chevelle chase scene, Reacher simply walks out of his moving car and joins a crowd waiting for a bus (or possibly a tram) while the police converge on the still moving vehicle. Why ...
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From which year do T-101 and T-1000 come from?

In the movie Terminator 2, is there any mention of which year the two machines T-101 and T-1000 come from? The first movie specifies 2029. Does this movie specify a year?
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question about predestination (2014)

When the barkeeper takes John to the HQ of the temporal agents we see that the date is 12 August 1985 late night (11 pm if I am not mistaken). Later, almost at the end of the movie, after the ...
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Who makes the arrows in TV show Arrow?

Arrow I was searching for the source of arrows but had no luck. In S01 there were some mentions that Oliver Queen made arrows for himself. I think I saw some scenes too of making arrows by Oliver ...
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What happened to Willie Cicci after the grand jury?

In The Godfather: Part II, Willie Cicci, played by Joe Spinelli, testifies that Michael Corleone was involved in organised crime and the head of the Corleone family: "Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had ...
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What happened to Kate Lloyd?

Close to the end of The Thing (2011), Kate Lloyd burns the snow vehicle (or did she blow it up, one of the two). After that we are left to our own devices on her fate. Was this intended for us to ...
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What is the body part that rhymes with Dolores?

In the Seinfeld episode "The Junior Mints" Jerry is going out with a girl whose name he can't remember, who tells him that it rhymes with a part of the female anatomy. Later we discover that her name ...
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Magnolia Frog Rain

What does the frog rain in Magnolia (1999) mean? I got answers leading to Bible exodus 8:2 which is: "But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite your whole territory with frogs." I know ...
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What were the numbers shouted by the dwarf woman?

A dwarf woman character appeared a few times in The Best Offer, reciting some numbers. During her final appearance, the numbers and their meaning were obvious. During a previous scene, she probably ...
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Where do the T-1000 machines come from in Terminator Genisys

In the movie Terminator Genisys, when Kyle reaches 1984, there is a T-1000 that attacks him. T-1000 has been waiting for John's arrival, this only means that Judgement Day happens for sure, is it? How ...
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Why did Church believe Barney owed him?

In The Expendables 2 the team are sent in by Church because of the mess they made in Valena (he'd originally tried to hire the team to kill the General who ran the island). However after Barney and ...
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Why didn't Aladdin (Disney, 1993) lend the lamp to Jasmine?

I watched Disney's Aladdin back in 1990's when I was a middle school student. At the last scene, Aladdin encountered a tough choice between (a)using his last wish to become a prince to marry Jasmine ...
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How did Cypher jack into The Matrix without an operator?

In The Matrix films, when someone wants to connect into the Matrix, it requires three things: To find somewhere to link in the real work (they can't just connect from anywhere, they must find ...
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Why does Shae betray Tyrion?

Ever since her introduction in Game of Thrones, we as viewers are made to believe that Shae was always in love with Tyrion. We are shown that she gets jealous when Tyrion was forced to marry Sansa, ...
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What does Billy show Marty that makes him leave?

Towards the final scene of Seven Psychopaths, Billy is holding Bonny with the flare gun to its head. Marty initially refuses to go away. When he approaches Billy, he shows Marty something which causes ...
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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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Who stole the heroin in No Country For Old Men?

The the last time we see the heroin in No Country for Old Men, Lewellyn Moss is present. He finds they money and heroin, but takes only takes the money. The next time we are at the scene, Anton ...
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Does Anton Chigurh kill Carla Jean Moss?

Towards the end of No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh tracks down Carla Jean Moss. They are sitting in a room together and he gives her the option of heads or tails to decide her fate. Is there any ...
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Why did Sheriff Bell go to the hotel room in El Paso where the murder takes place?

After the murder of Moss in the El Paso hotel room in No Country for Old Men, we see Sheriff Bell (TL Jones) get into his car talking with the local Sheriff. They talk about Chigurh. The scene cuts to ...
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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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How was the cake poisoned at the Purple Wedding?

I still haven't understood, how was the poison mixed with Joffrey's cake? Is it explained in the show yet? I have a feeling, I have missed the explanation. This much I have understood that, Little ...