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What does Marco's answer to the Khan about women and wine mean?

In the pilot of Marco Polo, Marco is asked in front of the Khan's court which land he thinks has the most beautiful women. He answers: In Italy we have a saying: „The true sweetness of wine is ...
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What does the „Cosmetologist“ line mean?

In The Jerk (1979) there's a line like this: Navin: Really? A cosmetologist? It must be tough to handle the weightlessness. What does it mean?
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Girl hangs herself from a building

I don't remember anything else about this movie other than a vivid memory of the following scene: A girl is standing on top of a building (most probably a university or some such), and she's dressed ...
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Woman needs something opened, man crushes it to bits

OK, this will sound pretty vague but I can't remember that much about the actors, all I remember is the scene that goes something like this. I think it's some comedy movie but anyway the scene is a ...
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How are flyover sequences shot?

I have always wonder how they shoot the flyover sequences. Is it very difficult, is it costly? Me being an amateur filmmaker, can I shoot such a sequence? Example:
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Stuttering messenger in medieval times

I can't remember what film this is from but there is a comedy film that parodies the medieval era. There is a scene where two people are trying to do something so they ride to the kingdom but are ...
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A QUestion about a line from Author! Author?

At around 10:00 (the movie's running time), there's a dinning scene . when one of Ivan's daughter said " My cheese , I love my cheesie " And Ivan told her to act her age (She's 11) . What does that ...
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A question about line from Bobby Deerfield

In Bobby Deerfield, Bobby said this to Karl whose neck is injured and wearing a collar, You have to tell them, Karl, no more starch in the collars. Why are they laughing?
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What does this exchange about a handkerchief and a sleeve mean?

In My Fair Lady the following dialogue ocurs: ELIZA: What's this for? HIGGINS: To wipe your eyes. To wipe any part of your face that feels moist. Remember, that's your handkerchief and ...
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In Donnie Brasco, Lefty said: “You're still driving a fucking Lincoln when you get there.” What's that mean?

In Donnie Brasco the following dialogue occurs: Nicky: "It's a longer car. Two fucking cars, right? This is a car, this is a car, right?" Lefty continues to watch Brasco. His friend talks from ...
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Two questions about the scene that took place in Florida

When Lefty and Sonnie Black were sitting beside the swimming pool. There were lines like this: 01:09:03 What are you doing? You want to throw me in the pool? You got the balls? 01:09:07 He hasn't ...
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What does “he got a mistress for the mistress” mean?

In Donnie Brasco Al Pacino says "He got a mistress for the mistress." What does that mean? Does that mean he has a lot of mistresses, or that one of Sonny Black's mistresses is a lesbian?
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Question about a scene from Donnie Brasco

At about 39:13 in Donnie Brasco, when Al Pacino (lefty) said: "I'm checking my lipstick." What's that supposed to mean? When he looks backward with a mirror, is it because he is afraid to get whacked ...
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Question about a line from Donnie Brasco

What are Al Pacino and other people talking about when Al Pacino said "It's longer? Longer like what? Like my dick is longer?" and the other person says "No no no, we are not talking about a ...
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In the “False Prophet” scene, what is Daniel Plainview eating?

What is Daniel Plainview eating in the last scene of There will be blood as he is forcing Eli to recite "I am a false prophet, God is a superstition!" before killing him?
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“Hope you like turkey!” - what's funny about that?

In Looking For Richard (1996), Al Pacino said "Hope you like turkey!", when he didn't get the permit. What's funny about that? And why is he unable to get a permit?
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Strange action in Psycho

In Psycho (the original), Martin Balsam, as Arbogast, exits his car by sliding across to the passenger side and getting out through the right hand door. Why? I am guessing that either the car was not ...
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When Al Pacino said “Can I get a little hi-de-hi here?” when he sang Sea Of Love, what does “hi-de-hi” mean?

In Sea Of Love, Al Pacino said "Can I get a little hi-de-hi here?" when he sang Sea Of Love, what's hi-de-hi mean? It can be viewed in the movie's script, here (bottom of page 51)
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How does Groot spread light?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Groot threw something in the dark that spreads light: What are these? Are these fireflies? Or something else? How does Groot (a walking tree) throw those lights? How are ...
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Question about a line from Frankie and Johnny

In Frankie and Johnny, Frankie says: Aspiration? Have you been shaving again? What's funny about this line?
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What's funny about “Looking gay people up in the directory”?

In Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny said he has a gay cousin, what's funny about "Looking gay people up in the directory, under the now listings,"?
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What did Johnny mean when he said “I trained myself to do it quietly” when making love with Cora?

From Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny made love with Cora, he said "I trained myself to do it quietly. I've been to places where full-throated orgasm would be highly-inappropriate." I know he was in ...
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What is funny about “Can I have a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer”?

In Scarecrow (1973), what is funny about the line "Can I have a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer"?
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Final scene in Turist / Force Majeure

The film Turist (Force Majeure) chronicles a family on skiing holiday in the Alps. It's mostly a pretty "ordinary" film with no surreal elements. What is the meaning of this scene?
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Girl gives female soldier a drawing and killed by enemy fire

I saw this one scene when I was a preteen and I haven't been able to figure out what movie it was. It was a modern war movie that couldn't have come out after 2005. There was a female soldier and she ...
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The scene of “Speak Your Language”

I do understand the joke about Volvo in Dinner for Schmucks since he mixed up Swedish and Sweden. However, what is it about the Language he is speaking (her def his a der turda purda purda pu)? ...
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About Mooby's in Clerks II

This is about Clerks II. When Jay said "You knocked up the guy who own Mooby's?" who was he referring to? Because in Dogma, the boss of Mooby's has already been killed by Matt Damon.
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Scene with man in front of other men, and with one arm raised [closed]

I was watching the trailer for the movie Exodus and saw this scene: My question is: there is this scene, so in other movies? A 'man (not exactly)' in front of other men, and with one arm raised. I ...
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How was the “pen through the lip” scene shot?

In the film 'Red Lights' (2012), how did Cillian Murphy's character stick a pen through his lower lip? It wasn't real, was it? I can't find anything on google that that even mentions it.
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Why did colonel Mortimer's sister kill herself instead of killing Indio?

For a few dollars more is considered one of Sergio Leone's finest work and is without a doubt one of my favorite movies. But everytime I watch it, something feels a little off. In a flashback scene ...
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Explanation of the meeting between Gus and Don Eladio [duplicate]

Why was Max Arciniega the only one killed in the meeting between him, Gud Fring & Don Eladio? In episode 4.08 Don Eladio says to Gus: ‘we know who you are, that’s the only reason why you’re ...
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What is the significance of the little Russian kid story?

In a scene of The Equalizer where Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is sitting in a restaurant in front of Teddy (Marton Csokas) McCall tells him a story he heard from a Russian officer. The story ...
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Why did Jack leave some money for Walt? [duplicate]

Why did Jack leave a barrel of money for Walt? This happened towards the end of Season 5! Did Jack take pity on Walt because he was dying of cancer again? Or did he try to make sure Walt didn't come ...
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Who is the third person in the opening scene of “Dallas Buyers Club”?

The opening scene of "Dallas Buyers Club" shows Rod Woodruff having sex with a woman who we later learn has a lot of needle marks in her arm. There appears to be a third person in this scene and it's ...
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The Departed reference in How I Met Your Mother

In HIMYM, there's a continual reference to the movie Departed in the dialogue between Ted and Marshall, which goes like: "-Are you a cop? -I'm not a cop." You can watch the scene here, which is from ...
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80s 90s Sci Fi Movie - one scene with flying knife auto aiming at a protagonist saved by lifting a chair

I have watched this movie as a kid about 20 years ago, my memory is sketchy, but one scene stuck. Scene: Cantina or bar. Protagonist gets surprise attacked by someone launching a self propelled ...
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Is Sunshine dead?

It isn't completely clear from the film "Harold and Maude" whether the actress called "Sunshine", the third computer-selected partner for Harold, really inflicted deadly injuries to herself with the ...
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Need help identifying made-for-tv movie

So I recall watching a movie in the early part of the century, around 2000-2003. I believe it was a tv movie, but I have no idea what it was called. The only parts I remember are there being a woman ...
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Whose portrait hangs on the wall in the movie “The Godfather Part I”?

In the scene where Clemenza and Tessio ask to split off from the Corleones and form their own family, whose portrait can be seen hanging on the wall behind Vito? . And why did the director choose ...
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Why does air traffic control react a certain way in “The Strain” S01E01?

Be warned. Spoilers ahead. I feel like I'm missing something obvious... at the beginning of episode S01E01 of The Strain, air traffic control notices the flight has simply stopped on the runway. ...
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Who is in the painting behind Mycroft's desk in “The Empty Hearse”?

In the scene where Sherlock is talking to Mycroft after his extraction from Serbia, they are in a dark office. My presumption is that this would some kind of office belonging to Mycroft, and not ...
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Who is the employee that Steve Jobs fired?

In Jobs (2013) there is a scene whereby Steve Jobs fire an employee for disagreeing with him on "fonts": Who is the employee who disagreed with Steve Jobs on the ...
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How did Sherlock deduce that the banker had made two international trips in one month?

In the episode "The Blind Banker", when Sherlock meets Sebastian, Sherlock looks at Sebastian's watch and deduces that he had made two international trips in one month because the time was right but ...
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Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch?

Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch? I don't think I have ever seen an episode where the screen porch was featured.
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Why do criminals always leave the front door ajar so cops can easily detect something is wrong?

Why does it seem like in every cop based TV drama (CSI, Law and Order, etc.) that whenever something bad has happened that the front door is always left open or slightly ajar? Do criminals not ...
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Why was this version of the Stark vs Loki scene abandoned?

So recently I found this little animation that seems to be taken from either deleted scenes or some sort of pre-processing/concept work up of the scene before the Battle of New York of Stark vs Loki. ...
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Prisoners required to dig their own graves and then beheaded in the woods

In the late nineties, I was still a kid, I watched somewhere a VHS movie. Particularly there was a scene that impacted me and I might remember something about it. There were some kind of soldiers who ...
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Captain America Winter Soldier fight scene strangeness

Referring to the scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where 'Cap and company infiltrate that S.H.I.E.L.D. ship which had been taken over by terrorists. There was a fight towards the end of ...
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Movie about a father and his 2 sons

I am trying to help my friend to find a movie she saw long ago. This is what she told me about "the mysterious" film: It's American, years 2005-2011... 2 brothers and father were living in the ...
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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 ...