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How is the fluent conversation with spacecraft possible in Capricorn One?

In Capricorn One, the NASA mission control center maintains fluent communication with the spacecraft crew, which is obvious especially in the scene where the astronauts talk with their wives, even ...
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6answers
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What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?

I've always wondered what caused the Time Loop experienced by Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, as well as what ended it, but I don't recall it being discussed in the movie. What was the cause for the ...
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840 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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291 views

Are the teletubbies cyborgs?

Look at the evidence: As the name suggests, they have implanted televisions! Were they born that way or did they undergo some fiendish experiment?
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1answer
419 views

Did Guy Ritchie pay homage to Charlie Chaplin in the first Sherlock Holmes movie?

Upon re-watching Charlie Chaplin's classic film, Modern Times (1936), I was struck by the similarities between the conclusions of the shipyard scenes in both Chaplin's film and the first Sherlock ...
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446 views

What is the first occurence of a sequence of short shots of the same length separated by fade ins/outs?

This technique is used in several movie trailers to give a feeling of stress, anxiety or urgency. It is also used in several movies (mostly thrillers, action or horror movies), sometimes even before ...
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255 views

In Avatar, does Ninat refer to Ninet Tayeb, Israeli singer?

In the movie Avatar, Neytiri refers to "Ninat" as being the best singer, this sounds awfully similar to Ninet Tayeb, the first person to win on Israel's version of American Idol. (Supposingly, the ...
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3k views

Why couldn't Ocean's team show Benedict the live feed? Why was the recording needed?

In Ocean's Eleven, during the vault robbery, Terry Benedict is shown a recording of a copy of his vault with the robbery in progress. The way I understand the time line, when this was happening Ocean, ...
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365 views

Late 90's/early 00's movie about a revolutionary leader and an agent hunting him

I do not have actors' names for the movie for which I am searching. I think it was done in the late 1990's or early 2000's. In the first scene a truck on a country/road in a Latin American country ...
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What is the significance of the cigarette in 'Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia'?

Mycroft Holmes, gives a cigarette to Sherlock and says "Merry Christmas". Then in the following scene, Dr. Watson asks Mycroft if he gave the cigarette to Sherlock. So, it seems to me that the ...
10
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420 views

Movie about a kid with a terrible illness (with many phases of body function losses)

I've been looking for this movie about a boy who gets a rare illness. This illness starts when the boy is between 5-9 years old and is based on a real person's story. The illness has many symptoms ...
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What is the significance of Dukakis in Donnie Darko?

There are some sections within the movie where Michael Dukakis comes into view. The television The argument between Eddie and Elizabeth What is the purpose of Dukakis and politics within Donnie ...
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619 views

Where did James Bond pick up his rental car in Bahamas for Casino Royale? [closed]

In Casino Royale, James Bond is seen in a car driving along in Nassau. When first arriving, he leaves from a helipad near Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island. While driving, he is seen driving along from ...
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520 views

Why was one of the last scenes from the original Superman film cut?

In the first Superman film, there's a scene at the end of the film where Lex Luthor has Miss Teschmacher hanging from a rope, where he then drops her to the lions (in my memory, it was crocodiles, but ...
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2k views

What is the major reason for casting Heath Ledger as The Joker?

What could be the major factor that convinced the casting directors of The Dark Knight to decide that Heath Ledger will play The Joker's role?
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What is Jerusalem worth?

Towards the end of the movie Kingdom of Heaven, after Balin surrenders control of Jerusalem to Saladin, he asks the question, "What is Jerusalem worth?" Is there any deeper meaning to the reply? ...
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2answers
556 views

What is Belgravia in 'a Scandal in Belgravia'?

The title of the 1st episode on Season 2 of Sherlock, the TV-series is A scandal in Belgravia. What is Belgravia?
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603 views

Why is the blog text removed over Bull's head in Sherlock : A scandal in Belgravia?

In the episode A scandal in Belgravia (Sherlock season 2 episode 1), when Dr. Watson is blogging and his blog text is shown to the viewers overlaid on the wall of 221B, Baker St., why is the text that ...
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1answer
330 views

What's the title of this German movie about a couple moving in to a new house?

It's a German drama about a young couple that is moving into a new house. The man is kinda short and has a mustache, the girl is pretty. The man's brother and another female friend is joining for a ...
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2answers
4k views

What does the quote from Sgt. Apone in Aliens “Look into my eye” mean?

When the Marines are waking up you get this dialogue between Hudson and Apone: Hudson: Man, this floor is freezing. Apone: What do you want me to do, fetch your slippers for you? Hudson: Gee, ...
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3answers
1k views

Do contemporary cinemas really project at 25fps?

In a conversation with a UK film professional, I was told that in order to simplify technical stuff associated with projection, all modern film are projected slightly sped up at 25fps - although they ...
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3k views

Is Batman Begins based on any Batman comic or was it entirely written from scratch?

Were Batman Begins or The Dark Knight based on any particular comic(s) or was were they completely created from scratch?
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2answers
1k views

Were the 3 prequels intended?

After the making of Episode IV V and VI of star wars, was it immediately decided to make the 3 prequels or was it due to some other factors (eg: financial)?
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1answer
518 views

Is that Hergé at the start of The Adventures of Tintin?

Out of curiosity, is the street cartoonist/caricature artist who draws our protagonist at the start of The Adventures of Tintin (2011) a "cameo" by creator Hergé?
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5answers
11k views

Did Karen almost die in Goodfellas?

Let's go over exactly what happens in this scene again: Karen brings something to Jimmy and Jimmy asks how Henry's doing. He gives kind of a flippant response to her answer, then looks down and is ...
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2answers
488 views

What evidence is there for each side of the debate over the authenticity of “Exit Through The Gift Shop”?

I recently watched "Exit Through The Gift Shop" and thought it was absolutely excellent. After the movie was over, my friend told me that a lot of people think that Bansky invented the character of ...
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4answers
866 views

Why let Leamas and Nan escape?

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold is one of my all time favorite movies, and I've seen it half a dozen times by now, but there's one part that always seemed a little sketchy. At the end of the movie, ...
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1answer
351 views

What was Holmes's original plan?

When Holmes, Watson and the Gypsies go to the arms factory, Holmes leaves Watson a note asking him to meet him at the big tower. Holmes gets captured by Moriarty and his henchmen. Watson runs into ...
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3answers
512 views

Tron Legacy - Why Doesn't CLU Visit Flynn Earlier?

In Tron : Legacy, When Quorra initially rescues Sam she tells him that Rinzler and co. can't follow them off the grid. But then when Quorra and the Fylnns go back into grid city, CLU and his cronies ...
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530 views

Was Edward Furlong allowed to watch Terminator 2: Judgement Day when it was released?

Edward Furlong was 14 when Terminator 2: Judgement Day in 1991. And it is R-Rated. My question is: Was Edward allowed to watch this movie with a bunch of his under-age friends. Or do they make an ...
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1answer
62 views

Nicholas wouldn't have as much eggs - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

What does John Cusack's character mean when he says "Nicholas himself wouldn't have as much eggs as you" in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
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Why is there no Robin in the Nolan-directed Batman movies?

Although Robin seems to have an pivotal role in ruining earlier Batman movies, he's still an integral part of the Batman series. Is there a reason why Robin does not appear in Batman Begins/The Dark ...
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What kind of company is Initech?

What kind of company is Initech in the movie Office Space? There are a few important things we know about Initech that the movie plot hinged on. Are there any real-life companies that actually fit ...
13
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1answer
217 views

The credibility of Bourne being shot in the back

Jason Bourne is almost superhuman in terms of mental/physical skill, yet he manages to be shot on the back twice by a supposedly not-as-well-trained dictator. This is a guy who noticed that Bourne ...
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2answers
3k views

How did Jason Bourne know the location of the only other living Treadstone assassin?

I don't remember a hint on the movie how Jason Bourne found the home of Jarda, the only other living Treadstone assassin. Is it mentioned somewhere or are we just supposed to assume that Bourne simply ...
12
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2answers
679 views

Why did Jason Bourne put a laser with his bank account number in his body

It's as if he was preparing to have amnesia. Also, how did the 'surgeon' manage to find it?
14
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1answer
468 views

How did they fill the bags with paper in Ocean's Eleven?

It is shown that the bags of money are in fact bags full of some paper. How did the Oceans gang manage to achieve this?
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3answers
1k views

Are X-Men called so because Professor Xavier's name?

I have always wondered how the X-Men got their name. Is it because of Prof. *X*aviers' starting letter? or maybe because they are *x*tremely cool ;). Any thoughts and/or proofs?
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1answer
1k views

What would Jacob Palmer's (Ryan Gosling's) accent in Crazy Stupid Love be classified as?

The movie Crazy, Stupid, Love seems to be shot primarily in California. But still Ryan Gosling has this weird accent. What would you call this accent? Is there a specific reason for this accent?
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1k views

Who did Cal Weaver remind Jacob of in Crazy Stupid Love?

In the bar Cal and Jacob meet for the first time. Cal asks Jacob why is he helping him (Cal), to which Jacob replies Maybe you remind me of someone Who is Jacob referring to? Is it his father?
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1answer
26k views

Kill Bill ending Q & U. What does that mean?

What is the meaning of Based on the character of 'The Bride' created by Q and U that appears at the end of the film?
11
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1answer
488 views

What's with the “one-sided” dialogue scenes in Midnight in Paris?

I re-watched Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris last night. I noticed that during a lot of dialogue scenes with only two or three people, there will often only be one of the characters in the shot. It ...
3
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2answers
421 views

Why was Officer Deville guarding the road during the opening?

In The Encounter (a movie I can't really recommend, due to the low quality acting and predictable story), Officer Deville is found guarding a road that has been closed due to poor weather conditions, ...
15
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2answers
539 views

Why is the Salieri-Mozart relationship projected falsely in the movie Amadeus?

Anselm Hüttenbrenner was a composer who studied with Salieri and it has been noted in Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera and quoting him Of Mozart, he always spoke with the most extraordinary ...
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1answer
915 views

Is there a hidden meaning in the Alaska sex scene?

There seems to be a striking similarity in the ambiance in the Alaska sex scene and the one in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Was this intentional?
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1answer
172 views

Character naming in Synecdoche New York

I recently saw the movie Synecdoche New York. Among other things that intrigued me, the name of the protagonist, Caden Cotard is very interesting. From the Wikipedia article The Cotard delusion ...
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1answer
340 views

What is the significance of the veil in the Harry Potter series?

What does it mean? Why is it never explained?
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2answers
708 views

What is the significance of Jesus/Christianity?

Is there any other religious significance? Does this come up in any other Hellraiser movies? Why are Frank's last words "Jesus wept"?
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2answers
504 views

Ants and goo in Euclid?

There are scenes shown in the movie Pi which have ants and goo in the protagonist's apartment which also houses his computer Euclid. Is there any significance of these ants/goo? Really lame pun ...
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1answer
441 views

Was “Licence to Kill” originally titled “Licence Revoked”?

Is there any proof that the James Bond movie Licence to Kill was actually going to be titled "Licence Revoked"? If yes, then was it because it was believed that the audience, at that time, was too ...

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