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What is the significance of “6,741”, the title of an upcoming episode in the fifth season of Person of Interest?

According to this Wikia article Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman mentioned that their favouite episode of Person of Interest is the upcoming season 5's 4th episode named "6,741". Is there any hidden ...
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Why is it called Movie 43?

Why is it called Movie 43? I saw the movie more than once, but didn't find what the number 43 means.
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Why isn't it called “The Hateful Nine”?

I gather that John Ruth's driver O.B. is not considered one of the "hateful eight," but he is present for all of the film's events and seems as much a part of the story as any of the others. I like ...
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What does the title “Reservoir Dogs” mean?

Aside from speculations of the title coming from Tarantino's mispronunciation of the French film name, what meaning does Reservoir Dogs have in context of the actual story line?
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Why is the title “Memento” in Spanish? [closed]

The title of the Memento (2000) by Christopher Nolan can be translated as "Remember" in English, which I imagine relates directly to the movie plot. What I do not understand is why is the title ...
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Why is the film called “Saving Mr. Banks”?

I saw the movie, Mr. Banks is a character in the "Mary Poppins" story. But the whole plot does not match the title, Helen Goff was heavily influenced by her father "Travers Robert Goff". She wants ...
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What does X mean in American History X?

In the movie title American History X, what exactly does X represent? I could think of Roman numeral X (10) or generation x, however, I don't seem to fully understand the meaning.
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What is the significance of the title “Agora”?

One thing that's haunting me after watching the movie "Agora" is the title, What was the significance of this title?
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Why is Batman's name placed before Superman's in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the second entry in the DC Extended Universe and there is only one Superman based film existing in this universe and still Batman's name is placed before ...
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What is the meaning of “Fifty Shades of Grey”?

In the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, the protagonist was named Christian Grey. So was the title of the movie related to the protagonist? Is there some deeper meaning to the title?
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What is the meaning of the letter A?

Season 4, Episode 16 of The Walking Dead is titled "A". The previous episode is titled "US", making it a play on "USA" which is where the series takes place. Together, the two episodes show the main ...
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Is the title 'The Walking Dead' referring to the main characters of the series?

Until recently I had absolutely no question in my mind as to why the TV series 'The Walking Dead' was titled exactly that - because of the zombies, you know, corpses that have come back to life and ...
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Why is Rake Called Rake?

I have been watching the American TV show Rake, but I have seen no reference as to why the show is called "Rake". The main character is not named anything that even resembles a rake, and he does not ...
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In the title “Saving Private Ryan” What is the significance of the word “Private”?

I was wondering what exactly "Private" meant in the title "Saving Private Ryan". What was the significance of that word?
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Are films required to show title? [duplicate]

I have seen at least one other movie where the title of the film was not shown until the end of the film. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 is the inspiration for this question. Are films required to ...
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What is the meaning of “Trainwreck” title?

I saw the movie, there is no mention of train or something that is close related to the title. Plot:Lead Actress make love to everyone she likes, but her relations screwed up.
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Where's the actual Palindrome in the season two finale of Fargo?

How did season 2 episode 10 of Fargo, titled "Palindrome," get its title? I've read | several | recaps. Only one mentions the meaning of the word (spelled the same forward as backward, such as ...
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Why is last episode of “Colony” called “zero day”?

Why is last episode of "Colony" called "zero day"? Is this some reference to Columbine High School massacre that inspired filming a movie called "Zero day"? Or is it related to revolution? ...
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What is the significance of the title “The painted veil”?

I just saw the movie but was not clear with the title significance. Is there any hidden meaning behind this title?
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Why is the movie titled “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”?

I watched the movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, several times but couldn't understand the relationship between the title and the story. What does the title mean in the context of the ...
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Why is the movie called Tangerine?

I watched the movie carefully but still can't guess what is the meaning of the title Tangerine (2015).
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What is meant by “There Will Be Blood”? [duplicate]

Finally got around to watching There Will Be Blood (2007) last night, and I'm somewhat confused by the title. I've got some possible references, and I'm not really sure if any of them are viable: A ...
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There Will Be Blood title significance

I just saw the movie There Will Be Blood (2007). When I had first seen the title of the movie I had assumed the movie to be a violent one with a lot of killing and hatred. But the story is completely ...
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What does the title “The Fault in Our Stars” signify?

I just saw The Fault in Our Stars and was quite confused with the title in relation to the plot of the movie. Can anyone help me to understand the co-relation between the plot and the title?
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What does “Ex Machina” mean?

The name of the British sci-fi movie "Ex Machina", what exactly does it mean? Is there any relationship to the famous game series "Deus Ex"?
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Why is the movie titled “Independence Day”?

The title of the movie Independence Day (1996) makes no sense to me. A country gains independence when: It was depending on some other country (being ruled by another country). It becomes sovereign, ...
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What did the title of Silence of the Lambs refer to?

I just saw The Silence of the Lambs (1991). So what exactly does "silence of the lambs" mean? It was not clear to me.
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What does “The Middle” refer to in the TV show “The Middle”?

What does "The Middle" refer to in the TV show The Middle? I thought it referred to one of the kids being the middle child before I watched it, but that's obviously not correct.
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Why do many movie titles differ between the U.S. and the UK?

Why are movies titled differently in the UK? For example; The Avengers changed to Avengers Assemble. Similarly Vertige is called High Lane. What is the reason why so many movies are retitled for ...
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Please explain the end of John Dies at the End [duplicate]

The title of the movie is John Dies at the End, but for some reason this doesn't happen. He dies for a short while in the middle, and then comes back, but this makes the title inaccurate, especially ...
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Revolver movie title significance

I saw the movie Revolver recently and was wondering why the movie is named such. The movie is basically upon the ego of a person and has a lot of chess analogy included in it. So my question is: Why ...
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Why aren't episode titles put on the screen?

For the last few decades, it seems that most shows (dramas, not just comedies) don't put the episode titles on the screen. Does anyone know why not?
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Why is “Airplane!” called “Flying High!” in some countries?

According to Wikipedia, the movie Airplane! is called Flying High! in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and the Philippines. I have looked online for some reasonable explanations as to why ...
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Why does The Force Awakens not use the Episode notation?

I noticed that the newest film in the Star Wars series is officially titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while all the previous films followed the format of Star Wars: Episode <N> - ...
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Does the title “An Officer and A Gentleman” refer to one person or two?

There are two main actors in the movie "An Officer and A Gentleman", Richard Gere, and the other guy who committed suicide. Are An Officer and A Gentleman referring to the same guy, Richard Gere? ...
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Why use titles like 'Dark Knight' and 'Man of Steel'?

In the recent Christopher Nolan's related DC Films the lesser know title is selected as movie name. Such as Dark Knight to Batman and Man of Steel to Superman. Is there any specific reason for it or ...
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Why it is called “Jurassic Park” instead of “Jurassic zoo”?

Why it is called "Jurassic Park" instead of "Jurassic zoo" ? According to english dictionary: Park means A park is an area of natural, semi-natural, or planted space set aside for human ...
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Why the AKA prefix?

The episode titles for the Jessica Jones episodes are all prefixed with AKA, which stands for Also Known As. I'm curious/confused why this decision was made.
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What famous film was titled “Killer!” in the U.K., released 1969-70? [closed]

What famous film was titled "Killer!" in the U.K., released 1969-70? I'm thinking it might be either "The Conformist" or "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion"...
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What is the significance of the Frasier episode title 'Agents in America part III'?

There weren't parts one or two, but this title clearly has meaning. Perhaps they were classified, like Leonard parts 1-5?
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Why is Max known as “Mad Max” in the Mad Max Franchise?

As the title suggests I was wondering why is Max known as "Mad Max" in this franchise? From the first movie till Fury Road Max is the only character who is not "Mad" and is the only sensible human in ...
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Why is the movie titled “Skyfall”?

Why is the twenty-third James Bond movie titled Skyfall? I watched the movie but couldn't find him falling from an airplane or something...
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Why was the Avengers movie called something different in the UK?

In the UK the movie is called "Avengers Assemble" Why was it given a different name in that market?
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Why was the title changed to Dark Kingdom in the German release?

I just saw a trailer for Thor: The Dark World and noticed that it will be released in Germany as Thor - The Dark Kingdom. While movie titles are often changed in localized versions for various reasons ...
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Why was The Big Bang Theory given that name?

I just finished the Eighth season of The Big Bang Theory and still don't know why it was given that name?
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Why is American Pie called American Pie?

I always wondered why a sexual comedy film would be called American Pie. I mean what is the significance of "Pie" in the title?
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Why 28 and not any other number?

In 28 Days Later, why did they select the value 28 and not any other? Is this number something special or did they just choose it randomly?
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Who's the negotiator in The Negotiator?

We have at least 2 negotiators in The Negotiator, but which one is the titular negotiator?
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Why is the TV show titled “Game of Thrones” and not “A Song of Ice and Fire?”

Have the directors ever explained why the TV show Game of Thrones is named after the first book, instead of the book series "A Song of Ice and Fire"? However, it is based on the whole book series.
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What does “Zero Dark Thirty” mean?

I'm looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty, and curious to know where the title comes from. Does anyone know?