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How was the tracking shot in Frenzy done?

Does somebody know how that famous tracking shot down the stairhall in Frenzy was technically accomplished? ...
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What was the deal with the crazy Major at Fort Hays?

After Lieutenant Dunbar survives his suicide attempt in the beginning and gets decorated, he stops at Fort Hays to get his orders to go to the Frontier signed by Major Fambrough. After signing the ...
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How to sort Marvel Cinematic Universe hero movies into a chronological order?

If I wanted to watch all the currently released Marvel heroes in a chronological order, how would I need to watch them? I am not referring to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series (although it would be ...
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What is the best order to watch LotR/Hobbit franchise?

I have not watched any of the entries in the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit franchise and as per my knowledge The Hobbit's story occurs before LotR but the release order is different. So for better ...
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End of Hobbit - 3 and Aragon's reference

In the end of Hobbit 3, Thranduil mentions to Legolas that he should go meet a wanderer called Strider. Now, the events in the Hobbit are around 60 years before the events in the Lord Of The Rings. ...
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What was the motivation to have the Plan B in Interstellar

Spoilers coming, please keep that in mind if you haven't see the movie yet. So the Plan B in Interstellar is to save mankind from extinction by making a new population from embryos. What is the point ...
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Has the Matrix canon or the Wachowskis ever suggested that the machines' co-dependence on humans is psychosocial instead of energy based?

The script of the first Matrix movie is almost flawless, but one theme that doesn't hold water is the statement that the machines' need of humans are as an energy source by extracting waste heat and ...
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Why is Bob's name called four times in Project Mayhem?

In Fight Club, there is no names in Project Mayhem. Still Bob's name is called four times, is it something to do with the plot or did I miss something? Kindly help.
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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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How did the Slap Bet count develop?

In How I Met Your Mother Barney lost the Slap Bet some time ago. Being a somewhat inconsistent viewer, I can't recall the episodes that fulfilled the bet, and in my mind, at least 1 is still due. What ...
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Is the time loop on the cruise ship a second timeline in Triangle?

In Triangle, at the start when Jess arrives at the boat for the "first" time, is this the start of the continuation of the ending scene. It's known that the cruise ship and any surroundings after ...
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Is “Life Is Beautiful” dubbed in English?

I'm Italian. In a discussion with some international friends, they mentioned that they have seen Life Is Beautiful in English, and I guessed it was dubbed. The production is Italian, and the actors ...
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Why didn't James and Lily Potter return to Hogwarts as ghosts/souls

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, several ghosts are shown e.g Nearly Headless Nick, Moaning Myrtlee etc, but later it is revealed to Harry that dead can not be brought back to life. Then how ...
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When is it established that Laurie Strode is Michael Myers' sister?

So far as I can tell, in the original 1978 film, Laurie Strode is chased by Michael for no apparent reason aside from "that's what he does." Yet in all wiki sources I can find, it's clearly ...
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What is the significance of the silver goo in the Matrix?

After Neo takes the red pill, he is sitting on a seat and there is a cracked mirror next to him which starts changing. He touches it and a silver goo starts covering his body. What is the significance ...
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Oracle's motives in the Matrix trilogy

What does the Oracle wish for? Disorder? If she supports humans then she should help destroy the Matrix. If she does not, then she should mislead Neo and make the machines win. In the end of The ...
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Where do babies come from in The Matrix?

What happens in the real world when two people have a baby in The Matrix? Where do babies come from? Are they humans or AIs? If they're humans how were they conceived? Hasn't this question come up in ...
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Why does The Bartender have surgery marks?

There is a scene in Predestination where The Bartender shows his surgery marks, as if he was a woman as well. What does this mean?
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Why didn't Aladdin (Disney, 1993) lend the lamp to Jasmine?

I watched Disney's Aladdin back in 1990's when I was a middle school student. At the last scene, Aladdin encountered a tough choice between (a)using his last wish to become a prince to marry Jasmine ...
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Why didn't the machines clear the skies?

In The Matrix, humans blocked machines' access to solar energy. As a substitute power, the machines turned to harvesting the humans' bio electricity, while keeping them trapped in the Matrix. So my ...
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Bad movie with people playing beach volleyball a lot

I’ve tried asking about this on a lot of movie forums and people keep suggesting movies that aren't bad enough. I guess i shouldn't have expected to find a movie this obscure quickly. But please limit ...
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Movie about a blonde woman strip searched in office by a redhead

This movie was on TV in the 1990s. It featured this short blonde woman (wearing a white blouse and black skirt), who gets searched by a tall, short-haired, red-headed woman. The tall woman is looking ...
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Several stories in a city; kid having an asthma attack

What is the name of this movie? It was kinda like a documentary; it took place in a city and there were different people and couples who had different stories unrelated to each others'. There were ...
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Great British short film where a man can't find a woman's house

A few years ago I saw a short film, just a few minutes long (I think it had won some award). It was a guy who meets a girl, they like each other and they spend the night together at her flat. In the ...
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Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?

While watching another Stanley Kubrick movie, this question about A Clockwork Orange popped up and has puzzled me since then: Is it possible that after Alex was released (or even during the ...
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Anime movie with a virus in Japan

I've watched an anime movie 6-7 years ago. It's about a part of Japan (I don't know exactly). That part of Japan is not infected by the virus/apocalypse and a team of trained military soldiers are ...
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How did Batman survive after the fall trying to save Rachel?

In The Dark Knight, during the fund raiser for Harvey Dent by Bruce Wayne, Joker arrives and throws Rachel outside the window. But Batman also jumps outside to save her. They fall on a car which is ...
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How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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Who is this man changing the name of Little Dice to Li'll Z?

In the movie City of God, who was the man that Changes the name of Li'll Dice to Li'll Z?
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Ending of Donnie Darko

I never understood the movie Donnie Darko. In order not to keep the question vague, what happens in the end?
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In what order should a newcomer watch Star Wars episodes?

I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and he wants to watch it. I am unsure which order I should suggest. Should he watch the old or new Trilogy first? Or some kind of mixed order? I am ...
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What is the name of this SF-movie with (intelligent?) ants?

I try to remember a movie I saw long time ago on TV. It must be at the beginning of the 90s, possibly the end of the 80s. The movie might be older though. It was something about a scientist ...
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An animated film about assassinating Kim Jong-il

I watched it on TV one or two months ago. I didn't see its beginning nor its title. It's 3D animation. There is a team of American agents. It mentioned something about there are two or three types of ...
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Did Hugo Cabret and other characters really exist?

In Hugo, forgotten Georges Méliès's life, success and master piece films are revealed to us, but the movie was not just about him. It was about the boy Hugo and all his courageous deeds. My question ...
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1980-90 Cartoon with rainbows and bears in the ending that had a very beautiful catchy song?

It's not Care Bears but it's from around that time up to the 90's. The ending had an animation of the land, with bears, magic flying carpets, rainbow waterfalls or something along those lines, ...
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What was the meaning of the fish?

During Snowpiercer all the soldiers were cutting into fish as they prepared for battle. If you saw the movie, you know what scene I mean. What was the meaning of this gesture?
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Kid buys way too much pot for party

It's a specific scene from the movie, but its the only one I remember. There is a group of friends throwing a party and they send one of the kids to buy pot at a drug dealers house. The kid is ...
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Why not use the wyrms to win?

When the Battle of the Five Armies begins, and Dáin arrives with an army of dwarfs to do battle, we see Azog has been using giant wyrms, which he refers to as "earth eaters" earlier in the film, to ...
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Director's Cut, Editor's Cut, Theatrical Cut. What do these mean?

What do the following terms mean in movie business? Director's Cut Editor's Cut Theatrical Cut What are the differences between them? Are there any other cut s?
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What is the technique called when series of events in a film are played in reverse order?

For example, Memento (2000) is presented as two different sequences of scenes: a series in black-and-white that are shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse order. ...
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Was Crucial Evidence Missed?

tl;dr Why was the question of the gunshot wound received by Childers never included in his hearing? I'm referring to the film titled Rules of Engagement, released in 2000 and starring Samuel L. ...
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Why is the 'Get to the chopper' so famous?

The other day, I watched The Predator just to see why the 'Get to the chopper' is so famous. Finally, I heard the 'Get to the chopper!' line. But it was not funny or memorable at all. I had presumed ...
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Symbols of Borgman

I've read that Borgman is full of Biblical symbols. Not being well educated in this area, I am lookong for someone to explain the symbols appearing in Borgman to me.
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Dead wife haunting her husband's new wife

So I remember seeing a movie about a guy who got married very fast and moved into a house with his new wife and then strange things started happening. The cat drowned in the bathtub. There was hair in ...
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What happens to the four liar girls in S02E08?

In Judging Amy 2x08 there is a subplot showing four girls who fabricated false accusations against one of their teacher. They confessed, and Amy orders them to be held in custody for the remainder of ...
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Reason behind Robert McCall's fake death

In The Equalizer, when McCall visits Plummer's house, Brian Plummer says; -You had a nice funeral, in case you were wondering. Why McCall's death was faked? Even Susan didn't know it, What was ...
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Is Mr. Bean an Alien?

There are a lot of speculations about how Mr. Bean is an Alien (from outer-space). I haven't been able to turn up anything definitive, except for this: However, later episodes showed Mr. Bean ...
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Guy with Long Neck After Being Dragged by Head?

I'm trying to find a movie that my Dad and I watched when I was younger. It was a horror/zombie movie but it also had to be a comedy. Twenty years later my Father and I still laugh about the guy ...
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Hyde accessing the original Jekyll's memories

In Jekyll (TV series), Hyde starts to remember memories of Tom. He even ends up recollecting memories of the original Jekyll. Since Hyde shares his mind with Tom, should the memories that he can ...
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Highest earning films by cost to earning ratio

I'm interested to know if there is a list of movies ranked by cost-to-earning ratio, defined as something like (box-office sales) / (film budget). Some data which can be used to construct such a ...

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