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A movie with quotation argument and a literal book of quotations

I only remember a scene of a movie from around 1980s or 1990s, and nothing else. There are a couple of persons arguing by using famous quotations. I believe it was a funny scene and the punch line was ...
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Is Eisenheim's sword illusion realistic?

Eisenheim performs a sword illusion in The Illusionist (2006). Is this illusion realistic? Could it be practiced in real life? Here is a YouTube video showing what I mean: ...
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What are the names of the two shuttles and which missions were they on?

What is the name of the space shuttle used in the Space Cowboys launch scenes? Which mission is that from? What is the name of the space shuttle used in the landing scenes? Which mission is that ...
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About the ending of Law Abiding Citizen

In the end of this movie, Clyde Shelton was being blown up by his own bomb but in the end, even though he died, did he get what he had always wanted? When he was being blown up by his own bomb, there ...
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor ...
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Why do Dan and Sandy kiss each other?

In the last scene of The Man from Earth - when all of the guests leave the house except for Will and Dan - John and Sandy are standing on the porch talking. Dan comes out and bids them both farewell, ...
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Advanced Grifting Techniques

Community: Season 6: Episode 9: “Grifting 101” “How was grifting class? Did you teach some advanced techniques; only you could understand? “The Brown Betty”, “The Texas Well Baby”, “The Reverse ...
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Underwater scene in Mission Impossible 5

In the underwater scene in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Ethan Hunt is told that he can't take any oxygen tanks because there are metal detectors. So why does it have to be metal? I know this ...
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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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About the ending of The Fisher King

In the end of The Fisher King, when Parry was being woken up by Jack after a coma, he said he had had a dream and it was about a girl that he really missed. Who is he referring to? His current ...
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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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Did she really say 'zombie'?

I think that I have finally heard the word zombie being used in The Walking Dead. Now correct me if I'm wrong but in season 4 episode 2 when the sickness started to spread through the prison Rick ...
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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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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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They are right. And we are wrong

In recently aired BBC Sherlock Season 4 Episode 0, when Sherlock goes to visit Mycroft on his call with John Watson. Mycroft tell them about taking a case. Relevant conversation is following: ...
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Why did Robert Mariell kiss his sister?

Somewhere in the middle of Haunted (1995), Robert Mariell kissed his sister Christina in the painting room while David was spying on them. Why did he kiss his own sister? What is the significance of ...
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Is this the grave of a child in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams?

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a strange symbolic film. My question is about a possible relevance between the first dream (nightmare!) and the last sweet dream in a cyclic story! The following paragraphs ...
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About a scene in Beginners

In a scene from the movie Beginners (2010), the character Oliver is spraying some words on an advertisement board with spray paint and he sprayed these words, YOU MAKE ME LAUGH, BUT IT'S NOT ...
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Significance of number 1239 in The Santa Clause

Here's a festive one for all you guys and girls! During The Santa Clause, Scott and Charlie eventually land at the north pole and are greeted by an elf. They watch as the elf raises 'the North ...
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What South American country was the body of water in?

In The Boys from Brazil, Barry Kohler is first spying on the Nazis in Paraguay, and then on the run from them. While he is on the run, there is a scene where we see a large body of water in the ...
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Ice Scene

In 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' there is an ice scene around the beginning of the film where the two main characters lay down on the ice. Screen left there is a unique and very beautiful ...
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What is this ballet related movie?

I saw this foreign film on YouTube a couple of years ago and I struggled to find the video again. I believe it is from the 1990s or 2000s. There was a piano background. Here’s a description of it: ...
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Why is Tyler Durden shown with yellow gloves?

In this image from the movie Fight Club… …we see Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) wearing yellow gloves. In this scene he just had sex with Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter). My question is: Why the ...
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What did Edith/Sydney whisper into Irwin's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irwin's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino in American Hustle?
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Why did Ernst Jürgen choose to do that in the film Unknown (2011)?

I did not understand this scene at all, an old guy called Rodney Cole rings up Ernst Jürgen and wants to meet. Ernst Jürgen then instead of using time between phone call and Rodney's arrival to ...
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Inside Out: what is “non-objective fragmentation”?

In Inside Out animated film, in a scene where two personifications of emotions (Joy and Sadness) walk into the area of Abstract Thought, they undergo a dangerous process which consists of four phases: ...
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How did they film the bridge scene in Sorcerer?

So I just recently had the pleasure of seeing this Friedkin great, and for the first time in a while was left in absolute wonderment. I actually said "wow" out loud. The scene I'm referring to is ...
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In the movie The Colony (2013), please explain this scene

In the movie The Colony (2013), there is a scene when 3 men travel from one colony to another because they've lost contact with each other. On the way there, the men come across a car with bodies in ...
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Does Capable heal Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, when Capable, one of Immortan Joe's wives, finds Nux hidden in the rear of the Rig, he is distraught at having failed Joe. Capable tries to console him and at one point he ...
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Why is the Ucayali in Werner Herzog's »Fitzcarraldo« flowing in the wrong direction?

In Werner Herzog's «Fitzcarraldo«, when they move the ship from the top of the hill down to the Ucayali, the water is flowing from left to right. But according to the maps shown and the sketch drawn ...
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Why did Ashwin ask Reema about watching the movie “Ijazaat” in “Talvar”?

Talking about the movie Talvar In the scene where Reema (played by Tabu) returned some items to Ashwin Kumar (played by Irfan Khan), Ashwin was upset. Coz those items (cards, letters, photos) were ...
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Original futuristic battle Scenes from the first Terminator movie

I remember the original Terminator futuristic battle scenes as being more realistic from what I recently found on YouTube. I seem to remember long sweeping laser beams that were practically silent, ...
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Miss Cross dancing with Max Fischer at the end

Wes Anderson's Rushmore closes with a scene where Miss Cross asks Max if he wants to dance. He gets the DJ to change the music to the song Ooh la la by The Faces. Miss Cross then removes his glasses ...
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Why does Helen throw away Theodore's letter for Frank?

In S01E07 of Manhattan, Helen and Charlie travel to a nuclear reactor. There they meet Theodore Sinclair. With him they solve some crisis at the reactor. Shortly after, Theodore gives Helen a letter ...
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A question about a line from Author! Author!

At around the 10 minute mark in Author! Author! 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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What song from the LOST soundtrack is this? Couldn't place it [closed]

https://clyp.it/qfavcszv I remember this one melody and I thought it was from Exodus Part 1 when the group was leaving from the beach. It may come up one other time throughout the series. I looked up ...
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Is the scene with the girl putting a flower in a soldier's rifle's muzzle a reference to a specific event?

In the opening of the movie Watchmen, when Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" is playing, there is a scene where a harmless teenage girl steps forward and tries to put a flower in a soldier's ...
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About the ending of Matchstick Men

In the end of the movie Matchstick Men, when Roy goes to the supermarket that he always goes to and buys things he includes the chocolate ice-cream that Angela used to eat at his house when Frank and ...
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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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Significance of Rorschach's journal at the end of The Watchmen

After the world was saved and temporary peace occurred, what is implied when Rorschach's journal (he left it before he's going to deal with Adrian Veidt) is found?
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Couple has a romance, one of them jumps off a building

I'm trying to find the name of a movie I saw someone cut and edit as a music clip online. I can't find the video so I'm looking for the original film as a result. The film was set in blue/grey tones, ...
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In The Sound of Music, which car part did the nun steal?

By the end of The Sound of Music, when the Nazi soldiers leave the abbey, their cars will not start, because nuns stole some engine parts. What is the engine part they stole?
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From where did Diego get the money to get Aska back from guards in Twice Born?

In "Twice Born" Diego goes back to Bosnia to free Aska from the enemy soldiers who where keeping her as a sex slave. After gaining the guards' trust by shooting their pictures and joining them, he ...
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Scene in which end of dinner is signaled by strict father placing napkin on table

My parents both remember a movie scene with the following description: A family has finished eating dinner, and two young boys are silently waiting to be excused. Their strict father places his napkin ...
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Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
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Why does the drink affect him?

In The Flash S1E11 Dr. Harrison Wells is seen in his apartment just having arrived from S.T.A.R. Labs, and he pours out a drink for himself, sips it and seems satisfied. Except he is a speedster. ...
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What are Cleo and her father doing in the pool in 'Somewhere'?

In Somewhere, when Cleo and her father are under the water in the swimming pool, what are they pretending to be doing? It seems to me they pretend to be eating something.
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Does Rita find out about Dexter at the end?

In the absolute shock Season 4 finale, we see Rita bled out in a bathtub at the hands of The Trinity. Arthur had already found out everything about Dexter at the time he killed Rita. Is there any ...
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Why did The Hulk punch Thor while fighting the Chitauri?

In the climatic battle of The Avengers, we see the full might of our heroes teaming up to protect the world. However, one scene during this battle, while hilarious on it's own right, does not make ...
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Was Loki's spear manipulating the Avengers?

While the entire group was on the heli-carrier (or whatever it's called) everyone was in Banner and Stark's lab, and they began arguing, some making rather uncharacteristic remarks. The fight ...