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What was wrong with Betty's hands?

Early in the first season of Mad Men, Don Draper's wife Betty seems to be suffering from some kind of affliction that makes her hands go numb. She eventually sees a psychiatrist and the whole thing ...
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3answers
7k views

Doubt about the ending of Se7en

At the near end of the movie, when a box delivered to the trio in a deserted place is opened, David Mills' (played by Brad Pitt) wife Tracy Mill's face appears for a fraction of a second. ...
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1answer
198 views

Were children subjected to shock therapy in the 1960s, as implied in Moonrise Kingdom?

In "Moonrise Kingdom" a social-services agent implies that an orphan with behavior problems could be subjected to shock therapy (aka electro-convulsive therapy or ECT). Were children really subjected ...
9
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1answer
572 views

What does David pick up off the floor early in Prometheus?

Early in the movie Prometheus, while most of the crew is still in cryosleep, David makes the rounds of the ship. While walking from one room to another, David seems surprised to see something on the ...
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1answer
175 views

Why is César obsessed with Clara?

In the Spanish thriller Sleep Tight (2011) [original title: Mientras duermes], why is César obsessed with Clara? Does he have a past relation with her? Additionally, César occasionally goes to ...
9
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1answer
262 views

What is the first movie to show slicing through a candle to show sword prowess

The nearest I can find is The Mark of Zorro. It shows the villain (played by the wonderful Basil Rathbone) slicing through a candle with rage and then the hero slicing through a candle but seemingly ...
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3answers
1k views

What is the origin of Harem Anime?

We have all probably watched Harem Anime at one time or another. Harem Anime is comprised of the following concepts: akward, underconfident or extremely hard headed boy lots of girls that want him, ...
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4answers
12k views

Why doesn't Andy have a dad in Toy Story?

Despite the diversity of characters filling out the cast in Toy Story, Andy's dad wasn't created. It can't be especially difficult for the filmmakers to create a dad character because they've created ...
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1answer
380 views

Does Elastigirl leave her baby in the car by himself?

Notice during the “tack scene” in the principal’s office, Helen is not holding Jack Jack: Then, in the next scene, while Dash is begging to play sports, Jack Jack is quietly sitting in the back ...
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2answers
1k views

Why does Buzz Lightyear act like a toy around people in Toy Story?

Early in the first Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear believes he truly is a Space Ranger. His struggle to accept that he is not actually Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger is a key part of the first movie in the ...
8
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1answer
1k views

How old is Andy in Toy Story 2?

We know how old Andy is in Toy Story because he goes to Pizza Planet to celebrate his eighth birthday. In Toy Story 3, Andy is said to be seventeen and heading off to college. In Toy Story 2, we see ...
3
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1answer
341 views

Why do the robots believe eating Casshern will heal the world?

In Casshern Sins we are quickly introduced to our anit-hero Casshern and his seemingly eternal battle to survive in the ruined world. He is constantly attacked, not only for his misdeeds but because ...
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2answers
618 views

Why do some directors change pronunciation of character's names?

Two examples spring to mind immediately: Batman Begins Ra's Al Ghul is pronounced in the movie as RAHZ AL GOUL whereas in the Animated series it is pronounced RASHE AL GHUL The Last Airbender ...
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1answer
346 views

What really happened to Korra?

In the finale to this season of Legend of Korra we see Korra finally battle Amon head-to head. However, the turn out is unfavorable as Korra loses her bending skills, but somehow retains and ...
3
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1answer
84 views

A Tv-show about a fotoreporter involved in “strange” adventures (strange = to be in the wrong place at the right moment)

The main clue is that in the opening credits, the voiceover of the main character says: 19XX in a civil jet crashes all passengers die except one, myself. While the video shows through the ...
2
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4answers
248 views

Movie with character named Toed?

I saw the handle Toed used on the Internet today and I am trying to identify what it refers to, but I cannot recall where I know it from. Does anybody know what movie (or maybe television show) has a ...
4
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1answer
224 views

Were weapon sound fx for D&D cartoon created specifically for the series?

When I look at the the image below, I am able to "hear" the sounds of the weapons in my mind: For me, the sound effects for the weapons made the cartoon much more enjoyable. Were these effects ...
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3answers
532 views

What's the name of animated series about soldiers who can transform into certain animal

In the 1st episode a bunch of soldiers of some kind or whatever, had to complete some kind of quest (could be 2 rival teams), and as they proceeded they showed different talents, and in the end they ...
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2answers
1k views

What technology did each Pixar movie introduce?

I recall reading years ago that each Pixar film included some new technology or capability to their internal rendering software that they they'd developed as part of making that film. Monsters Inc. ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How did they animate Merida's curly hair in Brave?

After watching Brave, one think that wonder me was the curly hair of the main character Merida. It’s so long! It bounces and how did it possible to animate that hair by every frame?
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2answers
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Why are 3D films so dark?

Why are 3D films so dark? I watched Brave yesterday and the film was so dark (light wise) in places that it was hard to make out what was happening. Why are 3D films darker than 2D films and does it ...
7
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1answer
663 views

Where do the historical accuracies end and fiction begin in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

There are innumerable fictions in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (based on Seth Graeme Smith's 2010 novel). From the existence of vampires, to the mass collection of silver to combat the ...
7
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1answer
3k views

Were Poltergist and E.T. filmed in the same neighborhood?

Were the two 1982 Spielberg movies E.T. and Poltergeist filmed in the same neighborhood? They were both filmed in tract housing developments during the same year. Were they filmed in the same place in ...
8
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1answer
385 views

The 'same landscape shot' conundrum

During the first scene of the film we're shown a montage of landscape shots (actually Iceland) as establishment for the section when the CGI 'guy' drinks, disintegrates and drops into the waterfall. ...
11
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2answers
425 views

Did Ridley Scott include slowly rotating fans in Prometheus?

In most (or all) of Ridley Scott movies there is at least one scene with slowly rotating fans. Sometimes light is shining from behind the fan casts shadows on a heavy smoke atmosphere. This is very ...
5
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2answers
3k views

Why were the parents in The Poltergeist shown smoking pot and drinking?

Early in the movie, director Steven Spielberg shows both parents smoking pot in their bedroom while their son Robbie is spooked by a menacing tree outside his window. Later, after the incidents start ...
7
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1answer
725 views

Why did Javert not check for the tattoo in Les Miserables?

When Javert arrests the man he thinks is Valjean why doesn't he look for Valjean's tattoo on the prisoner? After all, it is how Valjean showed he was the real man so Javert must have known about it ...
9
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1answer
400 views

Who stole the heroin in No Country For Old Men?

The the last time we see the heroin in No Country for Old Men, Lewellyn Moss is present. He finds they money and heroin, but takes only takes the money. The next time we are at the scene, Anton ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Where did the worm that appeared in the black goo chamber come from?

My (admittedly poor) recollection of the scene is this: The camera is doing a visual close-up of the soil. I forget if this was the part showing small, flowing rivulets of black goo. The soil is ...
2
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2answers
8k views

Movie about a haunted couple at their honeymoon in a cabin

I watched a horror movie about 4~5 years ago that it was a story about newly married couple who would spend their honeymoon in a remote house/cabin. Then strange things start to happen. They hear the ...
4
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1answer
159 views

Why does the crew get infected from the Vodka in Leviathan

In the 1989 movie Leviathan the crew finds an old Russian submarine and brings aboard a bottle of Vodka. After drinking the Vodka members of the crew mutate into a sea creature that attacks the rest ...
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2answers
1k views

Why did the monkey remain undead in Pirates of the Carribbean?

Even after the curse was lifted in the first movie, Barbosa's monkey Jack remains undead. In Dead Man's chest, Jack trades the monkey with the witch and shot him and pronounced him as undead. How ...
4
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3answers
5k views

Why does Captain Jack Sparrow suffer from the curse?

As told in the Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow faces mutiny by his crew members and is abandoned on an island before the mutineer crew find a chest of cursed coins. How is it then ...
14
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1answer
637 views

What would have to happen to merge the Spider-man franchise and the Avengers franchise?

The two franchises are held by two separate companies. One, Sony, holds the rights to Spider-man 4-7, and are obliged to continue this line or give up the rights to the movies. The other, Marvel ...
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5answers
2k views

Why do the kicks have to occur simultaneously?

In Inception, why do the kicks on the different levels have to occur simultaneously, rather than one after another?
8
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1answer
527 views

Why did Ricky's dad kick him out?

In the movie American Beauty, towards the end of the movie a scene happens which leads Ricky's father to believe that he was gay. He confronts Ricky and Ricky lies to him, telling him that he is gay. ...
15
votes
1answer
882 views

Why was Kurosawa the first director to shoot the sun?

Akira Kurosawa is often credited as the first director to point his camera towards the sun in his film Rashomon (1950). Was this an artistic first, or was there some technical hurdle that Kurosawa was ...
6
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1answer
2k views

Was Rear Window making a statement about 1950s gender roles?

Alfred Hitchcock was a master of mise-en-scène, whereby in film just about every inch of every frame of a film was intentional. Rear Window is one of his greatest and most influential films. ...
4
votes
2answers
551 views

Why was Renton wet after the dream sequence?

When Renton went into a dream sequence where he dived into a toilet to get his pill, why was he sopping wet when he went back to his flat afterwards? Was he still in a dream, is the rest of the film ...
7
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1answer
237 views

Why did they allow Anna onto the helicopter?

At the end of Predator we see Anna is on the American helicopter when Dutch gets there. Why did they allow her on? As far as they were concerned, she was a random stranger at best and a guerilla ...
4
votes
1answer
588 views

Why doesn't Loki escape while the Avengers are fighting each other?

Loki has plenty of time in which to try to escape while the Avengers are fighting each other. Why doesn't he do so?
3
votes
1answer
722 views

How is it possible for Alexander to become a chancellor of the Vampire authority?

In True Blood: Authority Always Wins, Alexander Drew's character was great and fantastic, he was aged 9 years before being turned (according to trueblood.wikia). But it also says that he serves the ...
10
votes
1answer
303 views

Why doesn't Carl use the pill to either replace or take out Eddie?

Carl has a supply of the drug, so why does he need Eddie to run for president, instead of putting his own candidate (on pills) in the running? Alternatively, why doesn't he either use the pills ...
10
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1answer
468 views

What Else (Other than Star Wars) Has Lucas Retconned?

We know Lucas has a habit of making a movie, then changing it every time he re-releases it. (If you're not clear what I'm looking for, Google "Han Shot First.") Does he do this with only Star Wars ...
4
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2answers
2k views

How close to the Sookie Stackhouse books is True Blood?

I know there are a lot of IP's out there that start in different media(Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, etc) when they switch to TV that they try to follow the source material, in this case the ...
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vote
1answer
3k views

What is the floor plan of the Huxtable home?

I'm trying to figure out the placement of all the rooms in the Huxtable home on the Cosby Show. They seem to have following rooms: Kitchen Living Room Formal Dining Room 4 Bedrooms? (Master Bedroom ...
3
votes
2answers
138 views

Why was the FBI involved in the international events of The Jackal?

FBI only has jurisdiction on US property and soil (domestically, embassies internationally). In the movie The Jackal, what was the FBI's involvement with the Russian murder investigation at the ...
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0answers
152 views

Is there a version of “Child of Glass” with a green ghost? [closed]

When I was young, my family would watch (in Canada) the movies that Disney would show every Sunday night; one of them was Child of Glass. For years I remembered parts of the movie and eventually ...
0
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1answer
227 views

Who was the girl in London?

There's only one scene in The War Zone that is shot in a city, which I assume to be London (as implied by the story.) The girl that the brother and his sister meet there seems to be a prostitute, set ...
6
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2answers
152 views

Why did Beth not run earlier?

A few days ago, I saw Falling Down (1993) for the second time or so. (Spoiler ahead, if you managed not to see this movie yet) During the movie, which in real time covers the best part of a day, ...

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