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Why aren't there any animated movies of real life personalities?

When the technology became available, people in the industry would've found it easy to overcome some of the normal movie limitations such as: Studio and locations Impossible human actions Twins, ...
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Why did they say the pageant was their first live show?

Multiple times throughout the movie Hairspray, they make numerous references to the Corny Collins show being broadcast live. So why, on the day of the Ms. Teenage Hairspray pageant, do they say it's ...
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What movie between 1970-1989 involves computer attacks?

What is the name of the movie (between 1970-1989) that involved programming/reprogramming/hacking computers to trigger or stop a (probably global?) war? I'm not sure whether the name of the movie ...
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87 views

What was the relevance of the tea?

In The Escape Artist there's an in reference to tea which I don't understand. When acting as Liam Foyle's defence Maggie Gardner drinks some tea which he asks about. Foyle: What tea is that? ...
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176 views

Why don't we have more Disney prince stories?

I only know of a few Disney movies that center the story on a male royal lead: Robin Hood (sort of counts?) Hercules Aladdin The Lion King Atlantis (sort of?) I feel like it's been a long time ...
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111 views

Soundtrack idioms in movies

I use the term "Soundtrack idiom" to mean a very short musical phrase that immediately informs the viewer that the scene has shifted to a new location, and also suggests where the location is. A ...
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184 views

What is the significance of Walt Whitman to a broader understanding of Breaking Bad?

Beware: spoilers for season 5 below. These are the facts as I understand them: Leaves of Grass is a compendium of poems by Walt Whitman, an American influenced by Transcendentalism and ...
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54 views

Name of movie that had brother sister subhuman special agents

This was maybe 20yrs ago. Action sci fi movie. There was one sequel to the first movie. Two organizations had special agents called 'subs'. They were humans combined with animal genetics. The sister ...
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106 views

Do contestants receive additional unseen help as they progress?

In Masterchef, the contestants go from creating fairly basic looking dishes to much more complex dishes using tools & techniques such as Sous-vides, smokers etc. The presentation also improves ...
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Is it really possible to create a mind palace?

In Sherlock the BBC TV series the protagonist Sherlock and the villain Magnussen are able to recall information from their mind similar to searching for a file in Windows. Is this really possible? If ...
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15 views

What was in the package Nicholson gives to Damon?

After Matt Damon's character in The Departed graduates the state police academy, he is picked up by Costello ("no more pencils, no more books"), and given a box as a graduation present. Though what is ...
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118 views

In the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the “timeless aliens” were a paradox, right?

In the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, I remember there were aliens who had no sense of time. (It was a long time ago; forgive me if I get some details wrong!) I remember the commander ...
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What is this movie that features a “moon pool”?

A moon pool is a chamber, e.g. on an underwater habitat or a submarine, that allows access to the water. I am trying to think of a movie that features one. I remember reading about one in the Michael ...
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Was Nick Fury treated with GH-325?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier... Nick Fury recovers from multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen within a relatively short space of time. Whilst we are shown him in an injured but stable ...
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Did Col. Landa actually recognize Shosanna?

In the first part of the movie he kills her family and she escapes. He is known as the Jew Hunter and never lets any Jews escape him. Later when he meets her under her assumed name Emmanuelle he makes ...
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448 views

Why does the species of Gemma's bird change?

In numerous early episodes of Sons of Anarchy, Gemma Teller is shown to own a cockatoo (an umbrella, IIRC). In at least one episode (in either season 4 or 5), the same cage is suddenly occupied by a ...
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89 views

How did Matt Damon's partner know he went to meet Leonardo DiCaprio?

In the end of The Departed, Matt Damon's partner comes to his rescue, shooting Leonardo DiCaprio's character along with the friend whom Leo had asked to come to Damon's arrest as protection. My ...
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Why didn't Joanna (Cersei & Jamie's mother) notify Lord Tywin about their illegal relationship? [migrated]

When Joanna discovers of the incest between Cersei and Jamie, she does not inform Tywin. According to this link, When Joanna learned of this, she send the maid away, moved Jaime's chamber to ...
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

In the final scene of Martin Scorsese's 'King of Comedy' a news report suggests that Rupert Pupkin (played by Robert De Niro), after coming out of prison, becomes a sensation and releases his much ...
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66 views

Does anybody recognizes the movie with cops in white plastic armor?

I recognized the Gravity (2013 with S.Bullock) in this video, but I really interested which other sources used to make this video? I'm talking about these cops: http://youtu.be/ckokXlPXClU?t=23s (on ...
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1answer
74 views

What is the meaning/symbolism behind the spider, when Jesse and Saul are waiting for Walt?

In the middle of the episode entitled "Confessions", Jesse and Saul are waiting to meet Walt somewhere in the desert. As they are standing next to their car, the camera brings up a close shot of a big ...
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45 views

Coming to America sparring scene; stunt men, or self-performed?

In the beginning of Coming to America, there is a scene where Eddie Murphy's and Arsenio Hall's characters engage in a sparring session with I think they would be bo staffs. Did they perform the ...
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588 views

Why was Professor Moriarty killed off?

Professor Moriarty is generally known as the greatest villain Sherlock Holmes has ever faced. I know that Sherlock was planned to end after the third season, concluding with the death of Sherlock, ...
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2answers
141 views

Identify a drama(?) with a blind man/woman regaining sight at end

I remember watching this film when I was younger and really not liking it, because it was too serious and the idea of it scared me. But it has always been an annoyance to me that I can't remember what ...
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Why does the Amazing Spider Man not have the natural power to shoot web?

I have been watching Spider Man movies from the start. The recent movie I watched was The Amazing Spider Man. But the difference I found in this movie and the last one was that, in this movie the ...
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Which is the most popular Kannada movie? [on hold]

I want to know which is the best movie in Kannada where Dr. Rajkumar is the lead actor? Best means making wise, story wise and any message given to society from movie.
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Why does Ivan Sonneschein destroy his family's belongings?

In the 1999 movie Sunshine what was Ivan Sonnenschein's motivation to dispose of most of his family's belongings and souvenirs?
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27 views

1970s short film about pollution and a greenhouse?

When I was in elementary school, I remember seeing a film about a future of Earth in which it was so polluted that everything natural was dead and people had to wear hazmat-like suits and gas masks. ...
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2answers
542 views

Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?

At the end of Sherlock S02E03 it simply doesn't make sense for me that James Moriarty killed himself. I mean, for me there is nothing greater than life, so why would he kill himself? I understand ...
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3answers
190 views

What was going on with Tom Hagen?

In The Godfather, Part II there's some conflict between Michael and Tom: TOM: That plane goes to Miami. MICHAEL: That's where I want it met. TOM: Mike that's impossible -- they'll turn ...
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1answer
68 views

Can't remember a movie

Looking for a movie possibly made in 1990's. All I can remember: Good interesting dialogue in a dining room setting. The "villains" had kidnapped the owners of the house and were tied up in a back ...
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2answers
49 views

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 do Disney parents usually die?

It's well known that many animated Disney movie parents (at least one of a set) die, were never in the picture, or started the movie already dead. Is this just a financial thing (like in Toy Story), ...
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How does the budget breakdown for a US TV season compare to a UK TV Season?

Firstly, regardless of the total amount how is the budget for a US TV Season of twenty odd episodes typically broken down? What percentage goes on writing, sets, equipment, actors, etc? Secondly, how ...
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1answer
5k views

First use of on-screen text messages, like in Sherlock and House of Cards

The BBC's Sherlock (July 2010-) uses a novel visual trick to show the contents of an SMS message directly on the television screen, so we can all read it without having to look at a dull phone screen. ...
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952 views

Why are those robots called Jaegers?

When watching Pacific Rim in German it didn't strike me much to hear those giant robots being called "Jäger" (hunters), only to be surprised by the fact that they are called "Jaegers" in the original, ...
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131 views

Is Frozen worth an Oscar? [closed]

I just loved watching Frozen. I came to hear that frozen got an Oscar. While the movie is superb, I felt like the story is not worth of Oscar level. So I just like to know what are all the points ...
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Did all of Robb's army come to the wedding?

In S03E10, we can see a fight outside of the Twins. The men of House Frey are killing Robb Stark’s army. Did his complete army come to the wedding, which would mean that all of his bannermen are ...
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2k views

What's the significance of the Disney movie intro ident?

At the start of recent Disney movies, there's a short 30 second animation of a river with an old sailing ship, a bridge with a steam train and then the familiar Disney castle and fireworks. Is ...
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1answer
70 views

What is the “prayer” being said when Elsa was being crowned?

During Elsa's crowning, specifically when she's holding the royal scepter and orb, the priest is chanting in a foreign language (which I presume is a prayer) and ends his speech with "Queen Elsa!", ...
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1answer
83 views

Identify this movie: 90's - I believe

I saw this movie as a child and can only recall bits of it, but I had no luck searching for it, this is what I remember. A white family of aliens come to earth (mother, father, adult daughter). The ...
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5answers
4k views

Why do British sitcoms have so many fewer episodes than American ones?

Through Netflix & Amazon streaming, I have recently "discovered" a bunch of really good British sitcoms that I never knew existed. Although I think some of these comedies are as good or better ...
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1answer
103 views

Prisoners required to dig their own graves and then beheaded in the woods

In the late nineties, I was still a kid, I watched somewhere a VHS movie. Particularly there was a scene that impacted me and I might remember something about it. There were some kind of soldiers who ...
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135 views

Woman leaves temple to learn how to fight

I need help figuring out the name of the movie and the actress in this picture. I know its not a great picture but if anyone can help i'll be very thankful Details that I can remember: It takes ...
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2answers
242 views

What significance does the James Bond theme have in the movies?

In Octopussy, an Indian man is snake charming, and when he sees James Bond is there, he starts playing the James Bond theme on his instrument. James Bond then says, "Charming tune" and gives him some ...
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4answers
4k views

Why does Walt leave his watch at the gas station?

In the Series finale, 'Felina' Walt goes to this gas station where he uses a pay phone to obtain the address of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz. After this he takes out his watch and places it on the pay ...
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2answers
2k views

How does Simon remember his destiny?

I have just finished Season 2 of Misfits and there is one story aspect I don't quite understand. In Episode 2x06, where they all become famous as the ASBO Five, Simon follows Alisha to the hidden ...
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639 views

Why is Game of Thrones aimed at such a mature audience?

I've watched the first series and I'm currently reading the book. What strikes me the most is how much extra gore and sex has been added for the TV series. I believe most of the DVDs released in the ...
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3answers
454 views

Where does the tunnel in the Wall come from?

I just finished the first season of "Game of Thrones", where one of the main themes is 'The Wall', a huge ice wall that devides the realm (Westeros) from the dangerous and winterly North. From what I ...
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Why do Dragon Ball Z telecasts always stop mid-season in India?

Dragon Ball Z was telecasting on Cartoon Network India from many years. Previously it stopped telecasting it in the middle of season 1. Then it disappeared for years and then repeated telecast till ...

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