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What's the relevance of the scene with the boy in the park?

Druing Roman Polanski's The Tenant (orig.: Le locataire) there is a scene where Trelkovsky is sitting in a public park at some lake/fountain. There are some boys playing with toy boats in the lake and ...
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What was the significance of Kurtz joining airborne

In Apocalypse now what was the relevance of Kurtz wanting to join airborne. I understood that it was surprising because of his age but why would it prevent him from being promoted and why did he want ...
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Why Ava behaved like that with Caleb?

I'm talking about Ex Machina, a masterpiece. I tried to give a title so that it doesn't contain any spoiler. Now spoilers ahead Ava an advanced AI developed human consciousness. So while Caleb ...
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Why did Mrs Robinson ask Benjamin not to take Elaine out in The Graduate?

In the movie The Graduate, Mrs Robinson asks Benjamin not to take Elaine Robinson out or date her. Why does she want to prevent Benjamin from dating her daughter? Would it be that she thinks ...
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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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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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In the movie “Sleepers”, what exactly does King Benny do?

Bruno Kirby makes a point of telling the story of how King Benny waited 8 years to seek revenge on an assailant in his younger years. By the time Shakes goes to work for King Benny, he's an old man. ...
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Why is Doc Brown in a hurry in the end of Back to the Future part 1?

Doc Brown has got a time machine, why is he in a hurry in the end of Back to the Future part 1? Why doesn't he just give a parenting lesson to Marty?
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Why sudden change in war boy's motives?

In the movie Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), far almost half of the movie, Nux's motive is to kill Furiosa, return the wives to Immortan Joe and get a fair reward from him, Nux mentioned it from his words. ...
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What was Vinny's motivation for lying to Judge Haller?

In the movie My Cousin Vinny, there is a scene in which Vinny lies about his "successful" legal career to Judge Haller. Later in the movie, he worries that this lie will get him arrested to the ...
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How did they know 10 million dollars were taken?

In the movie Sabotage they steal 10 million dollars from the 200 million dollars and Arnold blows the money up. So how do the investigators know 10 million were stolen in the next scene when the ...
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Why Patrick was not arrested for his murder?

In "Gone Baby, Gone", Patrick "shoots the child molester in the back of the head in a fit of rage," something absolutely unnecessary. But next, nothing happens to Patrick: he was not arrested, nor ...
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Man Of Steel, Zod vs Jor-El

In the movie, it was made clear that Zod was born to be a great warrior, while Jor-El was the planet's foremost scientist. How than, did Jor-El completely demolish Zod in hand-to-hand combat in the ...
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How did Murph know about Edmunds?

During the end of Interstellar Murph says to her father to go seek Brand as she is all alone on their "new planet". How could Murph know that Wolf Edmunds was dead?
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Ending dialog in “The Bridge on the River Kwai”

In the war movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), at the end Major Warden has a brief dialog with the women porters. The women back away from him as he exclaims: I had to do it. They might ...
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Why don't they try digging in Under the Dome?

In The TV Series Under the Dome, Military used MOAB (Mother of all Bombs) to remove the dome problem but why not they try digging into the ground? I mean military can use non electronic method to try ...
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Explanation for Henry's actions in Forever S01E22

The subject is written in a way to try and avoid any spoilers, if you think it should change: feel free. Original Q: Post: What actually cause that effect? Is it reversible?
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Did Lucy travel time or was her mind imagining / portraying the views?

When Morgan Freeman pushed the 3 remaining bags of the CPH4 drug into Lucy, we saw her traveling through time (some steps of history from current world to big bang). Some of those events where ...
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Did Magneto ever actually expect to commit genocide in X2?

In X2, Magneto prevents Stryker's attempted genocide of all mutants by using his powers to turn off and open the door to Dark Cerebro before Jason can make Dr. X successfully kill any mutants. Then ...
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Why does Lorelei shoot Jason Lennon in S05E16?

In the episode "There Will be Blood", Lorelei tracks down the people she believes to be behind her sister's abduction and murder, and exacts revenge. The second culprit (Jason) admits to being an ...
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Why all the eggs in TURN?

So watching the first episode of season 2 of TURN. Why does the spy, Culpepper, need to write on eggs? He has a little hidden notebook and various other hiding spots but wants to use eggs? The ...
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Why does Wahyu kill Dagu?

Near the end of The Raid (2011), the lieutenant Wahyu and Dagu reach the boss, then Wahyu kills Dagu. But he is not on the boss' side (and later kills the boss anyway) so why kill his comrade?
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Why does Grace become a different character when using her avatar?

I have seen Avatar 2009 only once back in 2010. The one main thing that I noticed was the character played by Sigourney Weaver: Grace. The first time she meets the protagonist, she is hostile and ...
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How did Ig get his horns?

In the movie Horns, horns mysteriously popped out of Ig's head, how did it happened? Does the book explain how he got his horns?
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Unrealistic story in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

In the Hindi movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, 'Taani' (Anushka Sharma) can not identify the 'Suri' (Sharukh Khan) until 'Suri' reveals the truth himself, This is kind of unbelievable and ...
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What wrong did Tobin Frost do?

By the end of Safe House, I was led to think that Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) was the good guy. That belief was challenged when he asked the other (good) guy to be better than him. Now, I am not a ...
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How did Indiana Jones manage to follow Marion to the Island?

From Wikipedia's plot summary of Raiders of the Lost Ark: (all images are taken from here) Indiana Jones and Marion leave Cairo to escort the Ark to England on board a tramp steamer. The next ...
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What happened in the scene with Matsui and Danny, Rusty, and Linus?

I'm a little lost on what happened in this scene in Ocean's Twelve, other than Rusty and Danny were pranking Linus (Matt Damon) with the help of Matsui. I'm thinking it's a prank because later in ...
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Understanding the “secret” message of a scene in the movie, The Water Diviner

I just watched an interesting movie, The Water Diviner. There was an Australian who was told by a woman to drink a cup of coffee before she could start a game that determines his fate somehow. Some ...
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How much of the fact narrated in The Great Beauty really happens?

The Oscar winning movie The Great Beauty is about Jep Gambardella, a critic, journalist and writer and his empty life in a (I would say) almost surreal Rome. What I didn't understand is how much of ...
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Why does Borden want to change the knot used in the trick?

Why does Borden want to change the knot used in the tank trick? Is it because he is poor at tying it?
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What exactly happened to the guys in Scenic Route movie?

Sorry, I didn't get what really happened to the guys in Scenic Route. Did they die, dream or really escape from the desert?
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Why didn't George VI simply deliver his address while listening to music on headphones?

Earlier in The King's Speech it is shown how he can speak effortlessly while listening to music through headphones. So why didn't George VI simply deliver his address while listening to music on ...
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Why would they stop investigating on Arthur Leigh Allen?

I saw Zodiac and among all the suspects, Leigh Allen seemed to fit the bill the first time they met him, but they could not match his handwriting so they let him go. I mean it's just handwriting, what ...
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Time loop paradox in The Flash

In season 1, episode 15 (Out of Time), we see a time loop in the end. Assuming the timeline when the episode started to be x, in the end, we get to timeline x+1. So, does Barry retain his ...
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What's the relation between the different clans?

I am really confused about the relation between the different clans/families/groups in Mad Max Fury Road. This might simply result from the fact that I haven't seen any of the earlier Mad Max movies, ...
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Was Interstellar an infinite loop?

As we can see in the movie that Cooper brought themselves in the Tesseract and sent NASA coordinates etc. But when the bulk beings close the Tesseract, we saw him floating and redirecting back to the ...
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Did Sherlock pick the bad pill?

I have just seen the first episode of Sherlock. The cab driver offered Sherlock 2 bottles. Once containing a poisionous pill, and the other has a "no effect" pill. Or at least that's what the cab ...
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How did the Doctor defeat the wooden Cyberman?

In the Doctor Who episode "The Time of the Doctor", the town of Christmas is attacked by a wooden Cyberman. How did the Doctor defeat it? We see the Doctor use his Sonic Screwdriver then inform the ...
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What does the “Walking Distance” phrase mean?

In the film Super 8 there is a scene where the kids are filming in front of a house being searched by the army. The boy's father (the Sheriff) shows up and puts the boy in the back of his police car. ...
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How did Marion know there's a tree on the cliff?

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in the Amazon chasing scene, Marion was in a boat-shaped car. At the end of the chasing scene, she drives the boat-shaped car onto a tree that ...
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How did Indy know not to look into the Ark?

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, at the Ark opening ceremony the Nazi troops brings the Ark of the Covenant to the top of the mountain as Belloq said something before opening the Ark. Then they took the ...
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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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Who killed the co-pilot? and How?

In Non-Stop we saw that the copilot was killed from a dart like thing shot from a hole in the toilet wall. But who killed him and how did he get killed?
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The Usual Suspects - Truth in Verbal Kint's Story

Verbal Kint (aka Keyser Soze?!) narrates 'the story' of what happened after their police lineup, few weeks back, that ultimately leads up to the finale at the ship. How far is the story told by Kint ...
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Why did the mexican assasin twins act like that? [closed]

So many questions here about Breaking Bad, but they all relate to the mexican twins that tried to kill Hank. Where did they obtain a rough sketch of Heisenberg face from? Why did they crawl with the ...
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Why does Tommy wear a hockey mask in the end of Friday the 13th:A New Beginning?

In the movie Friday the 13th:A New Beginning, Roy is the one who is pretending to be Jason Vorhees and is the killer of the movie. But in the last scene of movie why is Tommy seen with a knife and ...
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How much of Nina's mother's emotional manipulation was real?

In Black Swan, my impression was that Nina's psychosis occurred in part due to both the pressure she put on herself to be "perfect," as well as the creepy relationship and emotional manipulation with ...
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Why does Walt “try to take credit” for his crime?

In Season 4 of Breaking Bad (Episode 4 or 5): Walt and Hank (with their families) are at Hank's place having dinner. At some point, Walt goes to the kitchen for another bottle of wine. He drinks a ...