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Whose photo is on the table in the telephone call scene?

It's hard to believe that a detail in a Tarkovsky film is arbitrary. In The Sacrifice (Offret), there is a scene at the 2:00:00 mark, where the main character is sitting at a table facing the camera....
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Why did the artist do that?

At the end of the Artist and the Model the artist shoots himself. The war is ending, he's just finished his masterpiece and is having a book written about his life. Why would he kill himself? I have ...
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Why doesn't John use a silencer?

John Reese is a highly trained ex-CIA operative working with Harold, who is a billionaire. He can buy all kinds of weapons, as we can see in the movie. However, John never uses a silencer for any of ...
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Boats in Philadelphia Story

Why do Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant spend so much time talking about boats in The Philadelphia Story? I understand that the True Love, their yacht, is a metaphor for their relationship. What ...
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Was Nick sent to jail for shooting his friend?

In the CSI: NY episode "Battle Scars", Nick confesses he shot his friend (Jesse), but it was an accident and it was Jesse who planned all of this. In the end they believe he was telling the truth but ...
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Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?

In Bottle Rocket, Robert Musgrave's character is named Bob Mapplethorpe after the infamous photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. Why did Wes Anderson or Owen Wilson choose this particular name? Were ...
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What is the meaning of the veiled woman with the hawk?

In the opening scene of Secret Things (2002), and again three times throughout the movie, including the climax scene at the end, a veiled woman is seen, holding a hawk. Sometimes the hawk is seen ...
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Why the subterfuge by Salino?

In The Sting, Loretta Salino, Lonnegan's assassin, masquerades as a waitress in a diner in order to get close to Hooker. Why the need for all the subterfuge? Considering how easily she herself was ...
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Significance of the Magnificent Seven reference in The Nest

At the beginning of The Nest (org.: Nid de guêpes), when Santino's crew drives in their car to prepare the robbery, Santino and Nasser start whistling the title melody of The Magnificent Seven and the ...
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What was the actual narrative structure in Moebius by Kim Ki Duk?

I've recently seen the last Kim Ki Duk movie Moebius and I feel I didn't quite get the narrative structure. I thought the whole film was pretty linear but the last scene, where you find out made ...
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Where does the girlfriend work?

In Man of Tai Chi, where exactly does Tiger's girlfriend work? I'm guessing that it's some kind of a government office possibly dealing with "historical preservation". But do we know what department ...
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End of Ame Agaru

I just watched Ame Agaru (aka After the Rain) and I don't really understand the end of the film. The Lord of the fief was supposed to catch Misawa, to accept him as Master-of-Arms. But he didn't! The ...
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Who stands at the top of the mountain in The End (Fin)?

In The End (Fin), the main characters see a person standing at the top of a mountain. They shout and wave at them, but the person doesn't react and leaves a few seconds later. We know it's not Angel, ...
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In the movie “$9.99”, are the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment her ex-lovers?

Is it just an illusion that Lenny has when the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment start talking to him about bone removal? Or were they really Tanita's ex-lovers? The reason I am asking is after Lenny ...
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Is the “Oh oh oh ah oh” chanting before a Lost episode the Lost theme song, or an ABC song?

I am watching the 2004-2010 ABC TV series Lost on Netflix. I didn't watch it or anything on ABC network TV in 2004-2010, so I don't know the answer to this question. What I'm talking about: At the ...
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Identify this movie: Drama about a woman in a mental institution, centered about a relationship

Movie about a couple with relationship issues - family of the girl has placed her in a mental institution for therapy due to her not being able to deal with some of the issues. She's been very quiet ...
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A Chinese-language movie about an alien boy with the ability to grant wishes

I saw a Chinese-language movie (Mandarin) with English subtitles while on a plane in China in June 2010. It was about an alien who appeared as a Chinese boy (perhaps around 10 years old) who had the ...
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Mongol movie about two families exchanging kids

I'm looking for a movie I've watched on TV while ago. It was a story about a brother and sister living in separate locations with their families. The brother is in Tokyo I think and is some kind of a ...
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Why did the monk take a boat, when he could just have jumped over the river?

In the movie "The Sorcerer and the White Snake"ref the monk and his disciple need to cross a river. They call a nearby apothecary in his boat, and politely ask for passage, to wich the apothecary ...
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To which degree do dubbed versions of Shakespeare adaptations consult existing official translations?

When watching dubbed versions of Shakespeare plays adapted into film (that use the original dialogue, as opposed to loose adaptations) and translated into my language, they are of course dubbed in a ...
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Im looking for the name of an old PBS show on during the 80s

Back in about the early to mid 80s, I used to watch this amazing show about the mind, the brain, and psychology. It was on PBS, and looked to have been made in about the 70s, maybe 60s. It was ...
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Why did the 1996 version of Hamlet include Robin Williams and other high-profile actors in minor roles?

The 1996 version of Hamlet, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, has a number of high-profile actors in minor roles who were only in one or two scenes. A few that stand out to me (descriptions ...
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Looking for a kidnap movie from 2000 and 2008

Help i'm looking for a strange movie from around 2000 to 2008. I don't rememeber it very clearly, so sorry if it's kinda vague. It's about these two siblings (boy and girl) that get kidnapped. ...
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Movie with one particular scene - guy sets a photo on fire as torture method

I was watching TV series the other day and one scene struck me as something familiar. In this scene one guy tried to extract some information from elderly woman. She was resisting, but behind her ...
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How can Claire sense the laser beam produced by ATF Agent Doug?

In Deja Vu (2003) Claire is living 4 days back, but Doug is living in the present and points laser beam on the screen for Claire to sense. His coworkers clarify about the laser thing to Doug, but ...
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How accurate is this depiction of a big prison corporation?

Disclaimer I do not know whether to put spoilers or not, because it would really ruin the readability (I put some up for the biggest events of the last season)... However this question concerns ...
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What's the deal with Hank Hill's wall clock on King of the Hill?

I've noticed that this clock seems to randomly change color a lot. Not when you're looking right at it, but between scenes and episodes. I've definitely seen it be brown (like I would expect) and also ...
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What was the first martial arts movie where someone plucked out an eye?

In the Kill Bill movies, Pai Mei and The Bride each pluck out one of Elle's eyes. In Five Fingers of Death (1972), one of the characters has his eye plucked out in the same fashion. Is Five Fingers ...
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Does Fredrick Zoller feel remorse for the actions he's famous for?

One of the things people have noticed is that the fictitious Stolz der Nation (Nation's Pride) in Inglourious Basterds, which is about the career of a military sniper, bears similarities to American ...
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Why sex scenes in Reader 2008 shot after kross turned 18?

In wikipedia of Reader 2008 movie show: The sex scenes were shot last, after Kross had turned 18 I know sex scenes are shot by using body double, so then why they waited upto kross to turned 18 ...
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How was Terry Colby framed in Mr.Robot Episode1?

In the First Episode Terry Colby is framed for hacking into the server. All Elliot did was replace the log in the DVD/CD/Disc. There would be ISP logs both for the server and Colby's IP. First logs ...
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Why did they rollback to that specific point in The Triangle?

I just saw The Triangle. They explained what happened and it all started in 1943. Due to some ship wanted to be invisible. So at the end of the movie, they destroy the Triangle and everything gets ...
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Was the War Boy language ever codified?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, Immortan Joe's War Boys seem to have their own english derivative language. It's a very pidgin slang form of modern english, that has developed over two generations or so, ...
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Revolver and 12$ bills

I just watched the movie Revolver and I noticed that they use 12$ bills; after a quick wiki-search I found out that they do not exist. Why do they use 12$ bills as if they were actual currency?
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What is the point of the interrogations in the movie “Basic”?

My questions regard the movie Basic. Since at the end we find out that: I wonder what was the point of all the interrogations and false stories? Why Hardy and Osborne had to go back and forth ...
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What's the first appearance of Becoming the Costume that happens on Halloween?

What's the first appearance of Becoming the Costume that happens on Halloween? Something turns people into whatever costume they are wearing.
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Why is everyone's limbo space the same in Inception?

Cobb, Ariadne, Fischer, Saito all die in the dream and end up in the same Limbo world, which is the world Cobb and Mal built. Does this have any logical explanation according to the rules set up by ...
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With Whom was Isabelle Speaking At the End

As "Blood Orange" (2016 version) draws to an ending, Isabelle makes two telephone calls: From inside the villa, she presumably calls the police and reports that her husband has been murdered. She ...
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Does Lucy create the human race while touching the ape Lucy?

In the movie Lucy from 2014. She sort of time traveled and touched the ape which is also called Lucy. Is it possible that she manipulated this ape to be able to control more of her own brain. In ...
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Woman knocks out man with High Heels, then kills him

Looking for a title of a movie or a TV show which contained this scene: A tall, blonde woman (who in my memory reminds me of Brigitte Nielsen, but is probably someone else) encounters a man near a ...
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What happened to Claire?

I've recently watched the movie "The Invitation" by director Karyn Kusama and I've really enjoyed it. The movie is a thriller and is about a friends' reunion that occurs after over two years from the ...
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UK TV show about Time traveling ship, dinosaurs and Morning has broken song?

I remember watching a TV show when I was very small in the very early 1970s or it could be the very late 1960s.. Now the clip I remember is this and its surreal but here goes! The scene appeared to ...
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Movie about female biologist

What movie is about a female biologist (in particular she studies salivary glands). She is married to a musician and lives in a rural area near NYC. She is working in her lab on the weekend carrying ...
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What was Summer doing with her tongue, and why did it surprise Seth?

In the series finale of The O.C., a flashforward sequence shows As Summer she pokes her tongue out at Seth. For a moment he looks surprised or shocked, then moments later stops, as if he ...
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Did Jerome know that the paintings he was appropriating were human remains from the Strathmore Strangler?

At the climax of the movie Art School Confidential, Jerome, the disillusioned art student, takes the paintings of the old drunk Jimmy and enters them in an art show. They turn out to be gruesome ...
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In what episodes does Lily Munster vacuum the house in reverse?

In The Munsters, Lily Munster uses the vacuum cleaner in reverse! So crazy! The vacuum sprays dust all over the place and it is quirky and hilarious. Can anyone name any of the specific episodes ...
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What version of Casino (1995) is the uncut version?

I cannot for the life of me find the proper uncut version of Martin Scorsese's Casino. Do you know where I can find it? The version is instantly recognizable as it has a gory close up of the pen ...
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What is the real vehicle used as The Highwayman's truck?

Can anyone tell me what the real vehicle used as The Highwayman's truck is? Is it actually a real helicopter fixed into a truck?
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Horror movie about a girl

I can't remember the name of that movie. It's about a teenager (About 17 yrs old) who moves in with a relative (An uncle I believe he is) in a kind of farm. She gets to his house by walking Can't ...
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Identify action movie about killing the pope

I have watched this film but I do not remember the title, or any actors. This film I think was captured between 2005 - 2012. It can be German, French or American, maybe British. In this film, There ...

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