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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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Sherlock, The Abominable bride, opening scene explanation

In the Sherlock, Abominable Bride episode, a particular scene caught my attention. In the opening scene just when Mike Stamford and Dr. Watson are heading to meet Sherlock, in the backdrop we can see ...
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Why did Syrio Forel choose his wooden sword over a metal one?

During this scene in Game of Thrones where the Kingsguard go to kidnap Arya and Syrio fights them, Syrio uses his wooden practice sword against their real metal swords. Syrio had several ...
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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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Question about Sicario interrogation scene

Did Alejandro rape Guillermo in the interrogation scene in Sicario? If so, what was the purpose of the water jug? And why did Matt Graver stay and watch?
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Vegetation in Jurassic Park

Is it ever explained how the vegetation in Jurassic Park was created - the dinosaurs were explained by blood preserved in a mosquito, however before Alan Grant turns Ellie Sattler's head to see the ...
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What opera does Bruce Wayne attend with his parents at the beginning of Batman Begins?

There's a devil like person, and a lot of flying creatures sort of like bats, which is why they had to leave the theatre, but what Opera were they watching?
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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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Was it Barry's reflection or himself after the time jump?

It's regarding the last episode of Season 1 of 'The Flash' TV series. "Fast Enough" . When Barry aka 'The Flash' was running to the morgue he saw his reflection which he mentioned to Dr Wells aka ...
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Did Sean Gullette actually trepan himself in Pi (1998)?

In the final scene of Pi, we see the character depicted by Sean Gullette put a drill directly to a tumorous bulge on his head. There's a noticeable blood splatter and the character doesn't flinch. In ...
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Why is the bald man digging in the desert at the start of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier?

In the opening scene of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, there is a bald man that is digging in the desert who is then approached by Sybok. But what I don't understand is why he is digging in the ...
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Scene with passport connected to wires

in "The Bourne Legacy" what was Aaron Cross doing in the scene where he had the camera and wires connected to the passport?
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Whose corpse is hanging in the courtyard in S02E09?

In GOT/S2 Ep 9: Blackwater, just before the battle for King's Landing, there is one burnt corpse hanging in the background, on the brick wall up high. This is not to be confused with the 2 orphan boys ...
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How does Frodo write in English?

There's a scene at the ending of "Lord of the Rings - Return of the King", where Frodo appers finishing writing a book called "Lord of the Rings"... in plain English! This kind of broke down my ...
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Why did Bruno's parents assume he was killed so quickly?

In the movie Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), the young protagonist Bruno befriends a Jewish prisoner, Shmuel, at a concentration camp near his home. At the end of the movie, Bruno sneaks away from ...
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Explanation of scene in the Official Story (La historia oficial)

In the movie, when Alicia goes to Roberto's workplace to see him, there is a man who's nervous and very impatient about seeing Andrada. He's afraid of being put in jail, but Roberto and his co-workers ...
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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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Why doesn't Redridge kill Eli at the end of the first shootout?

In The Book of Eli, after Eli (Denzel Washington) has shot most of Carnegie's (Gary Oldman) henchmen and Redridge (Ray Stevenson) has already missed killing him twice, Eli and Redridge are facing ...
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Zodiac dialog question

In the movie "Zodiac" from 2007, what does Paul Avery tell the coffee guy at approximately 43:54 into the movie right after the coffee guy calls him a "drunken reprobate"? I've searched multiple ...
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Why did Jack cry when Ma tried to explain about the world?

When Ma tried to explain what world looked like and said the world is so big and the room is just one stinky part of it. Jack cried, yelling the room is not stinky only when you do a fart. ...
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Why was Egon underneath Janine's desk?

Why was Egon underneath Janine's desk in this scene in Ghostbusters? (Ghostbusters HQ - Inside) (Janine Melnitz, the receptionist, sits at her desk reading a magazine. Peter walks up to her.) ...
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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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What is the whistling in the restroom about in “My Name is Nobody”?

In the 1973 "My Name is Nobody" (with Terence Hill), there is a scene where Nobody and the driver of a train are in a restroom, facing each other. The driver obviously has problems "letting go". ...
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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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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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How did Jesus steal the car keys?

In S6E10 of The Walking Dead, Rick and Daryl go out on a supply run. They come across a box truck full of supplies in the back. While using the truck to flip over a vending machine, a man comes from ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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?