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What does the three finger salute mean in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, there is a three finger salute that is constantly shown, sometimes with whistle sound. But what does this three finger salute mean?
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Would valuables really have been stored in Nakatomi Plaza vault?

I think Die Hard is one of the greatest films of all time, but I have always wondered about that vault up on the 30th floor of Nakatomi Plaza. Is it realistic that a mid-1980s corporation would store ...
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Why does Hans still lie to Elsa before trying to kill her?

When Hans refuses to kiss Anna to thaw her Frozen heart he tells her the whole story of why he wanted her to marry him and what his plan for taking over the kingdom was. Later, when he meets Elsa on ...
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Why was Edward given scissors instead of hands?

In Edward Scissorhands, why did the inventor first give Edward scissors instead of functioning hands and fingers? Right before his death, he is showing Edward a set of prosthetic hands. Why not use ...
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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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Query about business discussion in “City of Angels” episode of Arrow

I'm fully aware this might be pushing the boundaries of what is an acceptable question, given that it's about an economics issue rather than the show itself, but here goes: I've been watching the ...
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Why and how did sherlock fake his death? [duplicate]

At the end of the second season of Sherlock (from BBC 1), we see that sherlock tries to fake his death. The next session begins with an explanation of his method (using a rope and Moriarty's corpse). ...
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How many people are there onboard the train in Snowpiercer (2013)?

Just watched Snowpiercer (2013), and it made me wonder how many people are there onboard of the train. It's not mentioned during the movie, and I couldn't find it on the Internet. Only the number of ...
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What was with that scene with Glenn and Daryl?

A few episodes back, there was a scene at the very end where Daryl and Glenn step out of a car. Daryl and Glenn haven't seen each other all season. Was that some kind of dream sequence, or was it ...
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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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Does Resurrection have a clear end? [closed]

I don't want to start watching the series "Resurrection" if it has no clear plot direction or conclusion. I've been burned by the likes of "Lost" and I don't want to go through that again. Is ...
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What exactly is Billy Cole?

In Fright Night (1985) Billy Cole is described as Jerry Dandrige's "day guard". During the movie Charlie mentioned Billy wasn't a vampire because Billy was seen walking around in the sunlight. As ...
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Did Zorba the Greek borrow a section from Don Quixote?

I watched Zorba the Greek last night; I am currently re-reading Don Quixote (actually creating a paragraph-by-paragraph Spanish/English edition). Is the scene from Zorba the Greek where the beautiful ...
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Has missing information been provided for the time between the Veronica Mars TV series and the movie?

The Veronica Mars TV series ended with unfinished mysteries and unanswered questions. The Veronica Mars movie takes place 10 years after the end of the TV series. During those 10 years, Veronica ...
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How did Ben Richards Know Sub Zero's name in The Running Man

How did Ben Richards know Subzero's name in The Running Man Hey Killian, here is subzero, now, plain zero. I can't imagine they had TV in prison, and he never had the chance to watch an episode ...
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Ultimately, who was the Scranton Strangler?

Throughout the U.S. version of The Office, there were many hints (or red herrings?) that Toby Flenderson, who served on the jury which convicted George Howard Skub as the Scranton Stranger, was ...
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How could Tyrell lose in chess so easily

The leader of the replicants was standing in the elevator with Sebastian (a Tyrell's employee). They were going to pay Tyrell a visit. Tyrell asked what does he (Sebastian) need? Then Sebastian ...
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How did Andy Dufresne dig the tunnel if there was another cell next to his?

In Shawshank Redemption, how did Andy Dufresne dig a tunnel if there was a cell next to him. He had to go through it, yet he obviously didn't.
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What are the reasons for president Walker's decision?

Im not well-versed in political affairs (I like House of Cards because of other aspects). So I didn't understand very well why president Walker had to resign. Can anyone explain this to me in "dummy ...
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Was inspector Lui in a prison or mental institution?

I saw the Honk Kong action film Firestorm with subtitles. I have a doubt regarding the ending scene in the movie. The movie closes with Inspector Lui debriefing another officer and smiling to ...
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Did Heinzmann run into the truck on purpose?

At the end of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Peter Heinzmann meets up with Prof. Bower and Agent Adams in West Germany after he defected (more or less due to his experiences in Bower's case). Yet we ...
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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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Why Harlan DeGroat had to do that to Rodney Baze Jr.?

I'm talking about the movie Out of the Furnace where Harlan kills Rodney and John Petty. In the movie, Rodney owes a lot of money to Harlan. So, Rodney agrees to fight with some guy to clear his debt ...
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How did Maximus become a slave?

In the Gladiator, how did Maximus become a slave? The army believed he was executed, so he wasn't an offically known deserter due to this. Also, he was a Roman citizen, as a citizen you had rights. It ...
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Why did they wait until after the report?

In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure toward the end of the film, the guys are trying to break the "historical figures" out of jail. They decide to steal Ted's dad's keys by waiting until after ...
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How did Thor know about the Chitauri and Lokis plan?

When Thor first boards SHIELD's ship in The Avengers, he explains about the Chitauri and how they are going to come to win the earth over for Loki. How did he know about all this?
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Understanding a scene in “Scent of a Woman”

In Scent of a Woman, there is a scene where Colonel Slade is preparing for his suicide and has a conversation with Charlie. He asks this question: "Should I adopt you or shoot you?" What is he ...
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Why did Nick Nack switch sides?

In the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, the bad guy Scaramanga has a dwarf manservant/accomplice named Nick Nack, played by Hervé Villechaize of later Fantasy Island fame. Late in the ...
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Why didn't Sidney trust Randy?

During the party at Stu's house toward the end of Scream (1996), the ghost face killer starts to attack. Sidney ends up outside and in the news van with Gale's camera man. A bit later she is running ...
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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 Alma Dray ask about Lionel Shrike?

In Now You See Me Alma Dray is reading about the most famous magicians in history. She mentions Lionel Shrike's tree in the card trick to Dylan Rhodes. We later discover that Is it just a massive ...
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Is Irene Adler alive?

I did not understand a thing from the last minutes of "A Scandal in Belgravia". Are we actually taking a look at Irene about to get killed, and is she hallucinating when she sees Sherlock? Or is ...
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Is Bjorn not Ragnar's son?

I am still in the middle of Season 1 of Vikings, so its very well possible that this is a plot point being explained later. Maybe I just missed it. From the start, I always assumed that Bjorn was ...
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How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor?

How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor from the future in The Terminator when in fact Kyle Reese died even before John Connor was born?
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What happened during the adult scene in “300: Rise of an Empire”?

I've seen this movie 300: Rise of an Empire last night in theatres in our country and few scenes were removed as it has explicit content. I'm eager to know what happened during the scene. In the ...
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Why did Deborah start a relationship with Bailey?

At the end of Once Upon a Time in America, when Noodles visits Deborah and asks her about Senator Bailey (who later turns out to be Max), she first denies to know him but shortly after we learn that ...
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What is the deal with Veronica Mars's mother?

I have seen season 1 of Veronica Mars. In the middle of the season, Veronica finds her mom & makes her move closer to town into rehab. Then in the pre season finale(S01E21), Kieth Mars, her dad ...
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Is Fran aware of Joe's plan at the end?

In David Mamet's twisty thriller Heist, Joe Moore (played by Gene Hackman) has a sophisticated plan to get away with the loot rather than splitting it with Mickey Bergman who has reneged on previous ...
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Role of the priest in the detention center

While Finch enquired about what happened in the detention centre in V for Vendetta, they came to realise that the priest was the highest paid staff there. But eventually I think it's not clear why ...
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What's the job of Jordan Belfort's father?

I thought at the beginning, Jordan says he came from a family of both his parents being accountants, however later it appears that Jordan's Father is an ex-Cop and a PI?
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Why are they traveling with Ursa?

I didn't get why they are travelling with Ursa in After Earth. And what is their desired travel plan (obviously not earth)?
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What happened between seasons 2 and 3 of Mad Men?

I just began season 3, and I understand... nothing. Last episode of season 2, we see Don saying he will "not be a part of Sterling Cooper anymore" since Duck Philips is promoted Director. (And Pete ...
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How much involment does the government actually have with the M.I.B. department?

In Men In Black, how much control, if any, does the government actually have in the M.I.B. department? When J is first being introduced to the department, K tells him the story of an "underfunded ...
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Why a useful fact is not used in the latter part of the movie?

In this movie Jagten AKA The Hunt, Klara (the kid) gives a heart shaped object to Lucas as a gift and lies to school correspondent that Lucas gave the object to her. Why this fact is not used in the ...
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Who fired the shot and what is the symbolism in firing shot right next to Lucas at the end of the movie?

At the end of The Hunt (orig.: Jagten), during the deer hunt, there’s a shot fired right next to Lucas (deliberately missing the shot). Who fired the shot? Is it Theo's son? What is the meaning of ...
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Why did Skyler lose the house?

In the last two episodes of Breaking Bad, we learn that Skyler has lost the house. The bank has to put up a fence to keep kids out and it was soon to be auctioned. Why? She lost the car wash because ...
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What do the terms “clunkers” and “keepers” mean when referring to a TV shows? [closed]

I often hear about a TV season having both clunkers and keepers. What does it mean?
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What is the “The Final Problem”?

I have watched all the seasons of Sherlock (the BBC one) and am still a little confused as to what did Moriarty meant when he talked about "The Final Problem". What is/was the final problem? Is it ...
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How does Sherlock deduce the relationship between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson?

In the first episode of BBC's Sherlock, "A Study In Pink" Sherlock insinuates a sexual encounter occurred between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson. He mentions something about Anderson's deodorant, and ...
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Train scene in the movie “Shame”

My question is about a scene in the movie Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan directed by Steve McQueen. Train Scene 1 : In the beginning of the movie, Brandon(Michael Fassbender) is ...