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Can someone explain the sequence of events in 'Primer'?

Primer is one crazy movie, as far as the complicated plot goes. Has anyone figured out the ACTUAL sequence of events?
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How did Smiley know he could trust a certain person?

This question can be based on either the 2011 film of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" with Gary Oldman, or the 1979 BBC series with Alec Guinness. How did Smiley know he could trust Toby Esterhase? ...
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Why was Tuco willing to buy from Walt & Jesse?

Why was Tuco Salamanca willing to buy crystal meth. from Walter 'Heisenberg' White & Jesse Pinkman? I mean, obviously he was a distributor of crystal meth. and they were manufacturers of some ...
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Why did Qhorin Halfhand attack Jon Snow?

In S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Qhorin Halfhand started provoking and attacking Jon Snow. Why was this? My only thought was that it was to make the Wildlings trust John but I don't see how it achieves ...
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How many kills did the Angel of Verdun have?

I watched The Edge of Tomorrow yesterday and I think I heard the background news report mention the Angel of Verdun had 100 kills in Verdun, and not long after it was said she had 300 kills. Did ...
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Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?

I've always wondered about this exchange of dialogue in "Pulp Fiction": Butch: You lookin' at something, friend? Vincent: You ain't my friend, Palooka. Butch: What's that? Vincent: ...
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Why did the artist do that?

At the end of the Artist and the Model the artist shoots himself. The war is ending, he's just finished his masterpiece and is having a book written about his life. Why would he kill himself? I have ...
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What kind of surgery was operated on Root's ear in episode / (S03E17)

In S03E17 - / (/ is the name of episode) of Person of Interest, Root undergoes a surgery at an otolaryngologist. Did the device operated by the Decima guy impact so badly that it broke her ear ...
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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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What was wrong with Betty's hands?

Early in the first season of Mad Men, Don Draper's wife Betty seems to be suffering from some kind of affliction that makes her hands go numb. She eventually sees a psychiatrist and the whole thing ...
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Why did Arya refuse to end it?

During the end of the season 4 finale of Game of Thrones, after "The Hound" has been defeated by Brienne of Tarth, he lies bleeding and dying and wants Arya to finish it and kill him. At first he ...
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Why was a '78 Caddy a controversial choice?

I watched Brothers Bloom over the weekend. As Stephen and Bang Bang took Bloom to New Jersey to the Ludicrous Mansion in order to show Bloom the next/last big con, after they watch Penelope crash the ...
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What motivated Cersei to engage with Lancel Lannister?

In episode S02E04 of Game of Thrones we (and Tyrion) learn that Cersei Lannister has an affair with Lancel Lannister. Seeing that she doesn't seem to get any advantage out of this apart from the ...
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What is Professor Zoom's role in the Flashpoint Paradox?

In Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the alternate future where the world is going to end, Zoom has the idea of a chain of event changes caused by The Flash. How is this possible?
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Why is the Salieri-Mozart relationship projected falsely in the movie Amadeus?

Anselm Hüttenbrenner was a composer who studied with Salieri and it has been noted in Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera and quoting him Of Mozart, he always spoke with the most extraordinary ...
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Is Tauriel some kind of second class citizen?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug there's a scene where Thranduil and Tauriel are talking. He comments that Legolas is very fond of her but he'd never permit them to be together. He infers that ...
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Where does Stannis's army come from in S04E10?

In the last episode of Game of Thrones season 4, Stannis's army comes and kills the wildings. It's great but which path did they take to go behind the wall? The wildings want to go to the other side ...
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Why leave King's Landing now?

SPOILERS for those yet to see Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 10 The Children Why leave King's Landing now, all of a sudden? If he had anticipated this danger while freeing Tyrion, why not pack ...
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Does Wolverine still have his adamantium claws after the change in events?

Wolverine ends up changing history from 1973 and manages to change the outcome of the future. In the scene where Wolverine gets pulled from the bottom of the bay and onto the boat, General Stryker ...
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Sonny and Carlo's relationship in The Godfather?

In The Godfather I, Carlo is seen as an abuser of his wife Connie, and my general feeling (and maybe yours too) is that he's somewhat of an outsider who wants desperately to get involved in the ...
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Why is Prince Hans so helpful towards Elsa?

In the 2013 Disney movie "Frozen", when leading the search party for Queen Elsa, Prince Hans performs the role of the gallant hero perfectly; almost a little too perfect. He risks his life in combat ...
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What was Margaery's motivation to call Cersei 'sister' again?

In S03E08 of Game of Thrones, Second Sons, Cersei Lannister and Margaery Tyrell are walking around the Sept of Baelor discussing their upcoming marriages to Loras Tyrell and Joffrey respectively, when ...
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Why is the punishment for regicide so arbitrary?

Why did Tyrion survive while Ned died in Game of Thrones? They were in a similar situation, I tried to do the comparison on a quite superficial level: Ned was accused of plotting to assassinate the ...
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Did Trevor Reznik really go to the amusement park?

In The Machinist, we see Trevor Reznik go to the amusement park with Maria (the waitress) and Nicholas (her son). Trevor and Nicholas go on the Route 666 ride, and Nicholas has an epileptic fit. ...
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How come Ivan exists in the Machinist?

Maria and Nicholas existed in Trevor's daily delusion because of his guilt about the past hit and run. But how come Ivan exists in his imagination? Are there any clues in movie that can prove ...
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What does Grimly's neighbor say to Lorne Malvo?

In Fargo Episode 5 of Season 1 ("The Six Ungraspables"), Grimly's strange neighbor catches Malvo sitting in his car before Grimly's house listening in on his daughter's conversation with a ...
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Why does Aaron Cross lie about being out of medication?

The movie Bourne Legacy starts with Aaron Cross climbing over the mountains until he reaches a rest station occupied by another agent. When Aaron Cross first meets the agent he tells him he lost his ...
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How did Melisandre know about Gendry's whereabouts?

During Game of Thrones S03E06 "The Climb" the red witch priestess Melisandre comes to the secret hideout of the Brotherhood Without Banners in order to take Gendry the blacksmith (and bastard of ...
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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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Does Alice actually sleep with Larry?

In the 2004 film Closer, every affair between two people always has a scene alluding to it, except the one between Larry (Clive Owen) and Alice (Natalie Portman). She is only shown stripping in front ...
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What is the relationship between Daenerys, Viserys, and dragons?

We are told from early on in Game of Thrones that Viserys and Daenerys are brother and sister, and it is said they are the descendants of dragons, although this is (as of yet--midway through season 2 ...
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Why did Daenerys Targaryen feel betrayed by Doreah?

I did not understand this bit of Game of Thrones S02E10. I thought Doreah chose to be with Xaro Xhoan Daxos to save Daenerys life? But Daenerys somehow felt betrayed and sentenced her to death ...
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Why did Maester Luwin want Bran and Rickeon to be taken to the wall in S02E10 of GoT

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, after the men from Greyjoy army stab Maester Luwin and flee, Bran & Rickeon with that wildling woman and Hodor come to Maester Luwin. Why does Luwin want them to go ...
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Why is the Professor still in a wheel chair?

Charles Xavier died in X-Men Last Stand. But according to the post credits scene of that movie and this link, Charles transferred his mind to his brain-dead twin brother's body. So now that he is ...
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Why does Jesse act this way in the Final Season?

I'm at season 5, episode 9. Jesse knows that Walt killed Mike, and just told Walt that. Walt just lied to his face. He can see that Walt is completely transformed and just nuts and ruthless at this ...
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Why do the wildings attack the wall where they do?

In S04E09 of Game of Thrones the wildings attack the wall in Castle Black, Why? We know that the wall is 100's miles long. They know that only 3 posts are manned (Snow said it - they can believe it ...
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How is the extracted information brought back to reality?

In the film Inception assuming Cobb was successfully able to extract Saito's secrets from the safe how would he bring those papers stamped "confidential" to the reality? The only way I can think is ...
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Who is blowing the horn?

Whenever the white walkers come in Game of Thrones, they said that they blow horns. They blow once for fellow rangers, twice for wildlings/foes and three times for "the others" but I don't get it, ...
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Who wrote the School of Rock blackboard?

Can someone give more information about School of Rock blackboard? Who wrote it? Is there any information pertaining to this?
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Where did the new bounty come from?

In the 2nd movie of The Riddick (Chronicles of the Riddick) he goes on a hunt to get the bounty off his head. All the people of the Crematorium die and he becomes leader of the necromongers. In the ...
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In Wes Craven's New Nightmare, what is the script Wes Craven is writing on his computer?

When Heather meets Wes at New Line, they talk about making a new movie to make Freddy stop. At the end of this sequence, we can see that Wes is actually writing the script of "New nightmare". The ...
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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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Why did Sherlock choose this solution for Magnussen?

In the last episode "The last Vow" of the third season of Moffat's TV show, Sherlock and Watson broke into Magnussen's mansion to steal the proofs about Mary's past. But it turns out that Magnussen ...
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Why did Logan turn back to that specific time in the future

So Kitty uses her power to send Logan back to the past to change it in X-Men: Days of Future Past. It all works 'fine' but when Logan finishes his job and saves the future, what makes him appear right ...
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How did Harris throw Mahoney out?

In Police Academy Commandant Lassard tells Mahoney that he cannot throw him out. However, later, Lt Harris does exactly that when Mahoney takes the blame for the canteen fight. I am guessing that ...
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In Sherlock: Study in Pink how does the choice of bottles work?

In Sherlock season 1 episode 1 the serial killer asks Sherlock to take one of two bottles. 1 bottle is ok other is bad (poisonous). Whatever bottle Sherlock takes the serial killer takes the other ...
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Why does Magnussen list “Hounds of the Baskerville” as a pressure point on Sherlock?

This is a followup question to my own answer on another Sherlock question regarding the Season 3 finale "The Last Vow", from which I will shamelessly copy contents below. During their visit in ...
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Shouldn't Ben have left the rented room in Berkeley after Elaine screamed in it and the landlord found out?

After Elaine screams in Ben's room in Berkeley and the landlord asks him to leave. There and then, while Elaine was still present, Ben starts to pack his things in order to leave. He shows no ...
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Fred's parents? Candy? Magic?

In the movie Hop how aware are Fred's parents of any of the "magical forces" within the film. They treat him like a slacker throughout the entire movie. Then at the end, his dad thinks he's gone ...
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How is it possible that Magnussen can blackmail so many people without actual evidence?

In the last episode season 3 of Sherlock, The Last Vow, Magnussen blackmails a lot of people. We are led to believe ( as in the real situation) that he has a large vault storing all the ...