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How was the effect of David Walliams finger being cut off achieved

In the movie "Dinner for Schmucks", did the actor David Walliams (who plays Mueller) has his index finger (with that famous ring of the family) cut by the blind "fool" How was this effect achieved?
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What are light meters needed for in digital movies?

I know when shooting on film, a light meter is used to determine the amount of exposure time for the film to get the right colours. Wikipedia also mentions they're used to to determine the optimum ...
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1answer
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What is the content of the new Amazon Fire TV advert on Youtube? [on hold]

Question: I would like to know what the music is that is used in the new Amazon Fire TV advert found on YouTube and also a list of the games that are used as a demonstration. Link: Amazon Fire TV ...
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1answer
693 views

Why the greenish tint in the Matrix trilogy?

All the movies of Matrix trilogy have this distinct greenish tint during most of the scenes. Though it can inferred that the greenish tint denotes the matrix, but I want to know why "greenish"? What ...
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1answer
35 views

To which degree are movies filmed simultaneously in different languages?

After having watched the Tamil movie Raavanan I was surprised to learn that there is also, Raavan, a Hindi version of this movie, which was produced and released simultaneously by the same director ...
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1answer
114 views

Did the Oracle somehow know the fight between Neo and Smith would work out in favour of the humans?

Agent Smith going rogue and Neo not choosing the door to the source when he met the Architect were not something the machines had anticipated, as the previous anomalies all behaved in a way that they ...
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1answer
1k views

Who was the ultimate originator of the conspiracy to steal the painting in Trance?

The Danny Boyle movie Trance is riddled with false memory and flashbacks. Enough to leave it unclear, even at the end, who first decided to steal the painting at the heart of the theft that kicks off ...
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48 views

Why does Patrick Bateman need to return video tapes?

As far as I can tell, nearly any time Bateman tries to make an excuse in American Psycho, for example, when in the bathroom with his coworker, when breaking up with Evelyn, and when speaking with ...
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Cultural Revolution movie

Please identify this movie. Here are some extremely sketchy details. Chinese movie. Boy and girl are in love (probably around late teens or early twenties). Movie is narrated through the boy, in the ...
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391 views

Planet starts to mimic Earth

I need your help identifying a movie. If I recall correctly it was about some cosmonauts being stranded on a distant planet where something they assumed was a plant started to mimic Earth lifeforms. ...
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1answer
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What happened to Mr. Blue?

In the Incredible Hulk, Banner gets help from a scientist in NY who was experimenting with the Hulk's blood. His name is Dr. Samuel Sterns, but he calls himself Mr. Blue when chatting with Banner. ...
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Couple live in remote area got bully by husband's dad?

Basic Info I don't remember exactly which language they're spoken in the movie, but I'm pretty sure it's one of a language in Europe. Low budget, entire movie use actors less than 10. Plot A ...
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534 views

What are the qualities of Watchmen unique to comics and in which way did the movie achieve to adapt those to the medium of film?

The comic book Watchmen is universally regarded as one of the best examples of its medium. But even more than that, a large part of its point seems to have been to play with the medium of comics ...
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1answer
62 views

Space Race covered by a reality show

This movie is a recent film about a space race to Mars between USA and Russia - its funded in part by a successful billionaire and partly by advertisements for a dumb reality TV show on Earth and ...
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2answers
233 views

A movie with a time machine which is being used to stop the crime

It's a Hollywood movie. I have seen it 5-6 years ago and now I don't remember its name or cast. The plot was something like this: there is a department with a time machine. They use this machine to ...
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3answers
126 views

In Lucy, are the inserted predator/prey shots an example of Expressionism?

Maybe this isn't the right forum, but I don't see an "Art Theory" stack exchange. In the movie Lucy, just opened this weekend, near the beginning the bad guys are closing in on the main character and ...
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1answer
453 views

Murderous cop on a training island [duplicate]

I saw this movie long ago that started with two cops in a training island (a man and a blond woman) walking into some kinda room or a farm that had dead cat hanged up to the ceiling, the woman gets ...
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Why did Veera keep saying “dan…dan…dan…danaka!” and what does it mean?

Veera, the protagonist of the Tamil movie Raavanan, used to repeat a specific phrase throughout the movie, which was one of the few things not translated in the dubbed version I watched. It sounded ...
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2answers
172 views

How far ahead is The Great British Bakeoff filmed?

There has been some controversy over the last week about about a Baked Alaska disaster where one of the contestants accidentally removed another's ice cream from the freezer. Following this he decided ...
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6answers
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What significance does Mike Yanagita have in Fargo?

In the Coen brothers' movie "Fargo" the detective Marge Gunderson gets called by and meets an old schoolmate, Mike Yanagita. He tells her that he is widowed and tries to make a move on her. Later ...
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12answers
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Did Kenneth indeed time-travel?

In the movie Safety Not Guaranteed, Kenneth's ad was (emphasis mine): "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own ...
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On Amazing Race, do the teams know in advance what the penalty will be for giving up on a task?

On both Amazing Race and Amazing Race Canada, I've seen teams given time penalties for not finishing a roadblock. Do the teams know what those penalties are or is it a surprise to them when they take ...
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1answer
124 views

Alien on the run, Alien Cop chasing

I saw this movie way back in the 80s and can't find a name to it. From what I remember, it has the following: Alien on the run on Earth Alien cop chasing him Alien cop reveals himself/is caught by ...
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73 views

Identify the movie/show from this gif [on hold]

Having a hard time finding out where this gif comes from. Any ideas?
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864 views

What was the significance of the necklace?

At the end of the movie, when Leonidas knows he is going to die, he tells Dilios to go back and tell everybody what happened. He also takes some sort of braid or string out of the back of his hair and ...
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2answers
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Translating the Jive dialogue

In the 1980 movie Airplane, there are two memorable scenes in which two guys (and in the later scene, an older woman) speak "Jive" to each other. The transcripts of the scenes in question are below, ...
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How much of Star Wars did George Lucas actually write?

I got into a semi-argument with a friend recently regarding how much credit to give George Lucas for Star Wars. She was commenting how he's an awful director and that's why the new Star Wars trilogy ...
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0answers
9 views

Brad Tonkin and Curtis Chen

In Continuum season 3, what is the relationship between Brad Tonkin and Curtis Chen? They have completely unrelated back-stories, but somehow they are shown teaming up to
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14 views

What is the fee for opening the door in The Last Car?

In the episode The Last Car from the Tales from the Darkside, what is the fee for opening the door? When the woman tries to open the door she is warned about a fee but it is never mentioned.
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Identify this Youtube Channel: Group of Satanist Comedians

I am looking for a specific YouTube channel/ website, last i heard of it was about 3-5 years ago. The channel was a group of comedians which are Satanists, and live in the US/Canada. I remember 2 ...
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2answers
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How did Indy know not to look into the Ark?

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, at the Ark opening ceremony the nazi troops brings the Ark of the Convenant to the top of the mountain as Belloq said something before opening the Ark. Then they took the ...
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453 views

Have there been other cinematic crossovers like the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I know this has been covered very similarly in this question, but as opposed to just cross-overs, have there been other attempts at creating a cinematic universe? Freddy vs Jason, Aliens vs Predator, ...
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1answer
146 views

Why did Liber8 attack the police?

I just finished the first episode of Continuum, and I'm already fairly hooked - but I'm confused about the motives of the Liber8 group. If they are, as I understand it, anti-corporation (the ...
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39 views

Early 90s animated winter fantasy?

This was a late 80s/early 90s direct to video movie that was in two parts It was animated, took place in some kind of fantasy winter realm Maybe had some kind of sled race? I remember it had a ...
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1answer
39 views

Why wasn't Fredo at Vito Corleone's funeral?

In The Godfather, why isn't Fredo at Vito Corleone's funeral?
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1answer
367 views

What is the difference between Minas Tirith and Gondor?

In Return of the King, after Pippin looks into the Palantir, he tells Gandalf that he saw a white tree, and Gandalf says what he saw was Minas Tirith. He then apparently takes Pippin on a horse to ...
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1answer
76 views

Couple in brick house with no exits, symbols on floor

This is a movie that I watched in the 90s in a TV channel, I think I didn't watch to the end, I would like to know what happened in that movie I don't know if this movie was made in the 90s, so it ...
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1answer
124 views

Man buys a book on how to find ghosts

This is a movie I watched quite some time ago and I can't remember the title of it. I can only remember some scenes from it. (I'm not sure if everything here is accurate though). It's an Asian horror ...
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Help me find this movie please! [on hold]

It's about a guy who sells something (maybe drugs) he, himself goes to his client's house. I remember a scene, the movie was kinda funny, where he went to a house and there was a basement where there ...
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4answers
7k views

Who is the serial killer in Memories of Murders?

Is it known who is the killer after the ending scene? The former detective looked very intense, as if he finally understood who was the serial killer, but it's not very clear. Also, is the actor ...
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0answers
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Help me find this tv series : weird unkillable evil neighbor

I've seen it long ago (prolly 10 years ish now?), only like once or twice, pretty sure it was a tv show and not a movie but could even be wrong on that, all i remember is: There is a guy and a girl ...
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2answers
387 views

Murder in eight different perspectives

I am looking for a movie which depicts a murder in eight different perspectives. I think it's a whodunit plot movie I saw the ad once on TV where they show something like a influential person like ...
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2answers
2k views

Did Rose die at the end of Titanic, or was she dreaming?

At the end of Titanic, the camera pans across a group of pictures that showed Rose had lived a rich, full life (some of which was suggested to her by Jack - e.g. learning how to ride 'like a man'). ...
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1answer
124 views

Old cartoon short from the 80's about 2 boys sent to hell

Trying to identify an old cartoon short, maybe from the 80s. It was about two hotrod jerk kids who drank booze and terrorized their town; in the end, they wound in Hell with one getting his scalp ...
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1answer
30 views

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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2answers
2k views

Meaning of the line “I'm not a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath”

What does Sherlock mean exactly when he says "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath"? What is the meaning of this line ?
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2answers
93 views

What happens to the Narrator's baggage in the movie Fight Club?

In the Movie Fight Club, in the scene where the Narrator returns to his hometown airport after a business trip the baggage handlers had to turn his luggage over to the authorities. This is because his ...
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0answers
32 views

Opening credits dancing bones

I'm looking for a TV show/series that was on TV in the early to mid 70s. I was born in 1966 and remember watching this maybe 1973ish. My family remembers it but nobody can remember the title. I ...
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2answers
879 views

Why does Superman scream at the end of Man of Steel?

In the final confrontation with General Zod in Man of Steel, Superman breaks Zod's neck just before Zod kills some humans in the corner of the train station with his heat vision. After breaking his ...
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In Fight Club is Marla Singer a second figment of Jack's imagination?

After reading this article on the existence of Marla Singer, I am fairly convinced she represents his guilt and remorse. It seems entirely plausible Marla Singer materializes to remind Jack he is ...

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