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What lead to Don and Betty getting divorced on Mad Men?

Through the first three seasons of Mad Men, Don and Betty's relationship (and Don's indiscretions) are a primary focus. What factors contributed to the dissolving their marriage?
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What's wrong between Phoebe and her twin sister Ursula in Friends?

There is an episode of the very popular TV series Friends wherein Phoebe says that she wants to patch things up with her twin sister before their 30th Birthday (in a flashback in The One Where They ...
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Why do Bollywood movies have song and dance sequences?

Unlike Hollywood movies, Bollywood movies are quite different, because they're usually mixed with masala i.e dance, song and love sequences. This is the case in most films which are released in ...
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What did Muir think was going to happen after he left McLean?

At the end of Spy Game, Nathan Muir is seen driving away from CIA headquarters; my impression of the scene is that he's in a hurry. He peels away from the gate, and the next shot of him is driving his ...
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Daniel Day Lewis Quote in Last of the Mohicans

In The Last of the Mohicans, Hawkeye, played by Daniel Day Lewis, appears out of the forest to save the Major from a raiding party of Indians. When the Major grabs a gun and is about to fire at one of ...
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In Mission Impossible 1, why didn't Phelps kill Ethan as easily as his wife?

We see Jim Phelps murder his wife, needlessly, and yet, only give Ethan what amounts to a glancing blow. Why wouldn't he just kill Ethan and try to escape with his wife instead of taking the risk of ...
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How does Ethan know that Phelps is the mole?

During a scene in the movie, while Ethan is looking at a bible with a Chicago stamp on it, he has a revelation that Jim Phelps is actually the mole. How did he come to this idea and how did the ...
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What was the salary of an IMF agent?

In Mission Impossible 1, Ethan is being suspected of being a mole because his dad's farm has $127,000 in their bank account. A high-end programmer, among other jobs, make close to that much in a year ...
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How is it decided whether to use a stuntman?

Stuntmen are widely used in many action films to shoot difficult and dangerous scenes. How is it decided whether to use a stuntman in a scene? Are there official rules for that?
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How do they shoot fight scenes without causing harm to performers?

What are the techniques to create a realistic fight/combat scene without injuring the actors?
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How do actors cry in movies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What techniqes are used by directors to make an actor cry? Do actors always have to get in the mood to cry? Are their teardrops always real? What techniques are used to ...
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Who is the girl that poisons Jiraiya in Naruto 140?

When Naruto went to Orochimaru's base, Jiraiya is "entertained" by a female ninja that poisoned him. There is no continuation except that Jiraiya suddenly shows up later on the back of a toad. Who ...
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Stop-motion animation about a conductor with a large moustache

I don't have a whole lot to go on here, but I am trying to identify a very old children's VHS. I would have seen the VHS in the very early 90's, but I believe the actual short films were from the 50's ...
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What is the reason for choosing Mary Jane over the Gwen Stacy in the 2002 Spider-Man movie?

As per the original storyline of Spider-Man Gwen Stacy is the first serious love of Peter Parker (Betty Brant is the first relationship of him which never worked). Then why did Marvel/Columbia ...
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What is the meaning of the blue lettering on the board from Cabin in the Woods?

On the board of all the monsters in The Cabin in the Woods what does the blue lettering mean written next to the Monster's name?
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Are fictional trademarks or brand names used in movies and TV legally held?

I saw this article and it got me thinking about fictional brands we see in movies and TV. Are they actually applicable trademarks? Meaning are they registered and legally upheld or could anyone ...
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Where did the Spider-Suit come from?

Watching Spider-Man last night, after Parker's fateful night with the robber, we flash-forward to him being Spider-Man in full. However, it is never shown where exactly his costume came from or how ...
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In Mad Men, is the firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Price (or its earlier iteration, Sterling Cooper) based on a real advertising agency?

As Executive Producer Matthew Weiner asserts in this article, the character of Don Draper is based on the "creative head" of advertising agency Leo Burnett in the 1960s, Draper Daniels. What about ...
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How accurate are the smoking and drinking habits of the characters on Mad Men?

Though the stories and characters have become the focal point for analysis as Mad Men has evolved, early in its existence there was a great deal of discussion regarding the amount of smoking and ...
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Did Walker ever show up behind the bad guy?

So I was sitting in the bathroom when the theme song to Walker, Texas Ranger popped into my head. The line “If you’re in Texas look behind you, because that’s where the ranger’s going to be.” It got ...
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Why is Bob Saget the future voice for Ted Mosby'?

Well for one thing Ted is already an adult in his 30's and also isn't he telling the story to his kids in 2030 (which is only 18 years from now), so someone's voice does not change that much in 18 ...
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Why has Conway Twitty appeared as a distraction in Family Guy?

Throughout the past few seasons they have used Conway Twitty as a distraction from the regular plot of the episode (including some really really long interruptions). Why has Conway Twitty appeared as ...
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“Road” picture about guys in a tank, possibly set in the Middle East

A group of guys (soldiers) area in a tank, they're Americans I think, who are either lost, defected, went AWOL, or something. They travel throughout a desert area and I cannot remember whether they ...
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Why all the fancy technology in most movies?

In most of the movies and TV-series I have watched, whenever there is some kind of "technology" involved (say, like a tracking device or hacking something important), there is a lot of unnecessary, ...
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Name of an independent film whose making was documented by another film…Heart of Darkness kind-of-thing

The film and, I believe, the Documentary about the making of the film start with C. Like Corvalis, or Cromanthus.... The documentary was shot up north in the US, maybe Wisconsin, Michigan. It stars ...
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What year was The Warriors (1979) first shown on TV or cable?

Is there a way to figure out the year the movie The Warriors (1979) was first shown on TV or cable?
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Annual revenue for film industry by year adjusted for inflation

Have a theory about my question about the reasoning behind the average length of feature length films, but that theory is based on finding the annual revenue for film industry by year adjusted for ...
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Does Natsu Dragneel retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats?

Does Natsu retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats? Natsu has eaten Etherion, Black Flames, and Lightning. Does his consumption of other magics give him a ...
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What is the technique called when series of events in a film are played in reverse order?

For example, Memento (2000) is presented as two different sequences of scenes: a series in black-and-white that are shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse order. ...
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Whose corpse is in the grave towards the end of The Woman in Black?

Towards the end of The Woman in Black (2012), Arthur Kipps finds the dead body of the child in the marshes, and he places his dead body into his grave. I thought the grave should have been empty, but ...
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Is there any additional footage of 'The Trial of Captain Hook,' the play Michael starred in on Arrested Development?

In the sixteenth episode of the first season of Arrested Development, "Altar Egos," we see young Michael Bluth as a lawyer in a play (and again later in the tenth episode of season three, "Fakin' ...
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Do all of the Seinfeld episodes have a stand-up part?

Do all of the Seinfeld episodes have the stand-up parts at the beginning and the end of each episode?
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752 views

Psychological thriller in which the verse “My father was a penny” keeps recurring on a wall?

I dont recall much of that movie except that it was a psychological thriller, and a verse was scribbled on a dilapidated wall. In one scene, the villain impersonates a nurse and escapes from the ...
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Why did the Uchiha Clan want to Rebel?

In Naruto, the entire Uchiha Clan are all slaughtered by Sasuke's brother, Itachi. If they're so weak, why did they want to rebel? Also the third hokage doesn't seem to be the kind condoning ...
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What is the reason for the blood between Henry and Clair in The Time Travler's Wife?

There is a scene after the miscarriage where Henry and his wife are sleeping on thier bed and they see blood on the bed. What does it mean? Is this a second miscarriage or did I miss something?
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What crops do the peasants in “The Naked Island” grow?

In The Naked Island from Kaneto Shindô we see a pair of peasants growing crops on an island. Some of their crops seem to be some kind of wheat. But they seem to grow something else, too. What do ...
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682 views

How did Thresh know that Katniss befriended Rue in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games, Katniss is attacked by Clove, but saved at the last moment when Thresh kills Clove. Thresh is then in a position to kill Katniss, too, but says (quoting from memory): Just ...
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Plot summaries for the other two movies related to Moon

Moon, the 2009 British science fiction drama film directed by Duncan Jones, is suppose to be the first in a "trilogy of films set in the same fictional universe." What are the plot summaries for the ...
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If Jiraiya is so rich, why does he keep taking Naruto's money?

Jiraiya is a legendary Sannin, so he must have made legendary money. Also he's a book author. So why does he keep taking Naruto's money?
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History and reasoning behind average length of a feature film

I've personally always really enjoyed 'shorts', and always wondered why feature length films are the length they are, especially given my experience that most people's attention spans only last 30-40 ...
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136 views

What's with the alien and the video game?

In the movie The Last Starfighter, there's a scene where this guy walks in front of the video game. The game makes some noise and he loOks at it and encased with light, being replaced with an alien. ...
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How did Thor and Banner know where to go?

In the middle of The Avengers, the team is split up after coming together on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Bruce Banner/Hulk end up in an abandoned warehouse. Thor ends up in a field. Shortly ...
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What did Black Widow say?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow is a Russian super-spy. In the scene that introduces her, it ends with her receiving orders to bring in Dr. Bruce Banner. After receiving these orders, the ...
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Why did Sherlock Holmes jump from the balcony instead of letting Watson help him in the fight?

In the scene on the balcony where Moriarty and Holmes were playing chess and then Holmes thinks through their fight, he figures he can not win and therefor he jumps from the balcony, taking Moriarty ...
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660 views

In the film “Limitless” (2011), why were the murder incidents relating to Eddie Morra downplayed by police?

In Limitless (2011): Eddie Morra was at the apartment just before and after the murder of Vernon Gant. He also called the police. Eddie Morra was at the hotel-room when the "blonde" was murdered. ...
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1answer
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“The Club” where Jerry Seinfeld performed

At the beginning and end of every Seinfeld episode, Jerry performs a bit of stand-up themed alongside the general plot of that particular episode. Is the club where he performs this stand-up ever ...
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1answer
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Identify this animated series with the animal fighters which transforms

Approximately 7-8 year before I have seen a cartoon series where animals fight with their enemy using super natural powers. The main enemy in the series is a self minded machine which sends mechanical ...
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Why do panelists on British panel shows have a pen and paper which they seem to use regularly?

I personally find British panel shows to be among the funniest shows you can find on TV. One common occurrence I've noticed is that the panellists are often seen writing scribbling notes while another ...
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At which dream level did Inception end?

In the ending of Inception, there is some doubt that Cobb is in real world. But if he is not in real world then at which level of dream he is? Starting at the presumed starting 'real world' as the ...
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Does George Costanza have a brother?

In two separate episodes of Seinfeld, George mentions his brother. The first, in episode fifteen of the third season, titled "The Suicide": RULA: Who’s Pauline? GEORGE: Pauline? . . . Wait a ...

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