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How did Pulp Fiction spawn Travolta's comeback?

If you were to analyze the popularity surge Travolta earned after doing Pulp Fiction, how would it breakdown? He did a great job in the movie and his character was very entertaining; but all the ...
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Identify a horror movie with a girl on a boat

I remember watching a small piece of a movie in which a girl is on a boat and she keeps on doing the same weird things. She then sees a note that she has written for herself and when she dies, she ...
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How do they film scenes with the actors driving in a car?

I know long ago they would have the car stationary and use a projector screen to with moving scenery to make it look like the car was moving. It was obviously staged, but good enough. I've seen ...
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Identify Cop Drama where main character helps his partner out of a crime

The following scene is from a movie I watched several years ago. Cops and Medics get called for backup. 2 Cops arrive at an apartment building resembling the ghetto and meet an angry mob of black ...
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What was Sloth's handicap?

In The Goonies, Sloth was the unwanted son of Mama Fratelli and the hero at the end of the story. He had an obvious facial deformity, but he was also really strong, could speak and capable of love. ...
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What was the first movie to use a cross-cutting technique like The Hours?

The Hours is a very good cross-cutting film because throughout the film it jumps back and forth between three different stories in three different time periods. According to wikipedia, ...
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447 views

Seeking a sci-fi movie with a laser pistol and an amulet

I'm looking for a movie (Circa early 80s, maybe late 70s) about a teenager who finds a laser pistol and succumbs to "Power corrupts" eventually going on a killing spree. I remember that the gun ...
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459 views

Which was the first movie with alternate ending?

Was "The Game of Death(1978)" the first movie with alternate ending? In Game of Death, after Billy was attacking Dr. Land, he falls from the rooftop. The police arrest Billy and the ambulance takes ...
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“There are two kinds of people” quote

I'm trying to remember the title of a movie that had this quote (or something very similar) in it, can anyone help? "there are two kinds of people in this world, those who bend facts to fit ...
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661 views

How did Saito know he was under attack by extractors Cobb and Arthur in Inception?

In the train scene, when Saito was having information extracted by Cobb, the extraction team were using a two layer dream. In the first layer of the dream Saito knew that he was in a dream because of ...
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548 views

Where was the opening scene of Knight and Day filmed?

The opening scene of Knight and Day shows the two main characters "accidentally" bumping into each other twice, in the Wichita airport. The city of Wichita, and the state of Kansas, are mentioned many ...
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522 views

Why do many of the Hollywood horror movies use a mirror as a ghost's sign?

I've seen lot of Hollywood horror movies, and most of the directors using a mirror as a ghost's sign or ghosts using mirror as a medium to talk with humans. I couldn't understand what would be the ...
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Rango's Western Reference

The (excellent) Rango is filled with references to other movies. While I found quite a lot of them, I'm stuck on this one. Which (famous I suppose) western does this scene refer to?
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Cowboys and Indians TV-series produced in Germany

Possibly made 20-30 years ago, with those now in their late 30's probably watching it when they were children. It was an American style western but produced in the outback of Germany somewhere. It ...
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Why isn't Bruce Willis's character in the Sixth Sense self-aware?

Why doesn't Bruce Willis's character realize he is dead? If I remember correctly, the plot takes place several months after he is killed. Shouldn't there have been some clues during that time? They ...
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171 views

Movie asking the scientist what should be the color of the pill they have developed, deciding on orange/purple?

There was a movie with following scene (to the best of my recollection): Manager: What should be the color of this pill for market, orange or purple? Scientist: [Delves into the intricacies ...
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364 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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1answer
305 views

What was Nicholas Van Orton's real birthday date in “The Game”?

In The Game, There are two dates mentioned as Nicholos' birthday.The first one is October 11th, which is mentioned while Nicholas and Conrad has a chat at the hotel. Conrad: and all the sudden it ...
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1answer
265 views

Was this movie the first usage of screen projection?

"The Forbidden Planet" came out in 1956, and there is a particular visual effects shot in the movie that was ground breaking at the time. Projecting live action onto a painted background, and I've ...
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327 views

How did Eloise Hawking know which flight the losties had to catch?

In Lost tv series, Daniel Faraday's mother (Eloise Hawking) meets the losties who want to return to the island. How does she know what flight they have to catch to "crash" again and return. What's the ...
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130 views

What is the Significance of the Sound Amplification in George Valentin's nightmare?

In the nightmare in the middle of the film, George Valentin experienced a sort of sound amplification in his changing room. For example, some sounds got extremely louder when he put down his glass, ...
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Why is director's name shown last in the title sequence?

Why is the director's name shown last in Title Sequence/Opening Credits rather than first? I've seen this fact not only in Hollywood, but also in Bollywood, Kollywood etc.
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366 views

“Rock TV” animated/live action series from the early to mid 80s

Riffling through my memory on another question, I was reminded of a series that aired in the States on broadcast (NBC, I think, though it may have been syndicated), probably Saturday mornings. I seem ...
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280 views

How do the professionals in the adult industry avoid contracting STDs?

With actors and actresses in multiple movies with multiple partners; what measures does the industry take in order to prevent their workers from contracting these diseases?
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261 views

How to correctly identify an actor/actresses is in something that is not listed on their IMDB profile?

While looking for various actors and actresses I keep coming across material they have done that isn't on their IMDB profile. An example is Allison Scagliotti is in a web short yet there is no ...
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What was the line that David Prowse said on Bespin set?

In various Star Wars documentaries it is mentioned that Mark Hamill and George Lucas were apparently the only two people on set who knew that James Earl Jones would eventually dub Vader with the ...
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2answers
333 views

Why do most of the Hollywood movies have at least one non-white guy?

Why do most of the Hollywood movies have at least one non-white guy? Are there any casting guidelines for that or Just a coincidence?
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1answer
408 views

Which film was the first to show us the face of God?

There have been a lot of greek myth Gods depicted in film. Which film was the first to show us the face of the Christian God Jehovah?
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How were R2D2 and C3PO made in the original trilogy?

I know they used a lot of mechanics back then, but were R2D2 and C3PO mechanical, a costume, or something else?
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1answer
314 views

Identify an old movie about analyzing a dream

I took an "intro to electronic music" class in university, and we watched several films that demonstrated the evolution of electronic music in cinema. I am trying to remember one of them we watched. ...
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What's the german quotation in The Sunset Limited?

In The Sunset Limited White aka "the professor" (played by Tommy Lee Jones) quotes a short german sentence. I am german myself, but I was unable to understand it. Were the words he said actually ...
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1answer
296 views

What is the name for the symbols next to subtitles, commentaries, dolby, etc?

Some square like symbols similar to : http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/48471/how-to-generate-the-movie-dvd-available-sound-systems-symbols appear on the back of DVDs, with various number of ...
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1answer
462 views

What happens to Jane's BMW in Mr.Brooks?

In Mr.Brooks, what happens to Jane's BMW? When Earl asked about the BMW she replied, A friend's going to drive it up. It'll be here next weekend. Again, when the cops asked about the BMW she ...
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1answer
547 views

How is it decided which parts of a movie need background music?

I think the integration of music in a movie plays one of the key roles in producing a great movie. I have also seen some movies like the award-winning "A Separation" which did not have any background ...
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1answer
472 views

What does Arnold's quote “Poor Sport” Mean in Predator (1987)

In the movie Predator, near the end, after they try to trap the Predator in that net, and it shoots its way out, a lot of them die. One guy is badly injured, so Arnold and that girl help him walk. ...
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575 views

How does Clementine know to come to Montauk in Eternal Sunshine?

Joel gets a message from 'Clementine' inside his head, but how does the real Clementine know she is supposed to meet him in Montauk the next morning?
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360 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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375 views

Why does the cowboy stab the woman in Unforgiven?

In Unforgiven,Why does the cowboy stab the woman in the beginning of the movie? Was he crazy?
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406 views

Supernatural connected episodes

I have watched a few Supernatural episodes and I understood that there should be a background story(in the beginning the search for the father and somebody told me that later they find him, but ...
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1answer
264 views

Seeking a circa 50s/60s science fiction movie with a Portal

I was recently watching Schoolhouse Rock with my son and the cartoon for "Nouns" came on. There is a rectangular portal that acts like a giant television that the animated girl watches and at one ...
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In opening credits for TV shows, why does it say 'with so and so' for some actors?

I am thinking of Ally McBeal in particular. For the entire run of the show the opening credits generally had clips of a character and the name of the actor that plays them. The final two actors (Peter ...
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265 views

Did any of Alfred Hitchcock's American films receive poor reviews upon release?

I could see reviewers taking issue with some elements of Psycho, (namely the shower scene), though the violence is understated and possibly more of a distraction from the mystery and suspense. In The ...
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What is the name of the John Woo movie that has this telephone caller id tracing battle scene?

The main scene I remember is that some kidnappers do a sophisticated setup (which they are kind of proud of) to avoid tracing of the caller id. Basically they set up a battery of anti-tracing devices ...
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218 views

What is the title of this samurai movie?

The movie starts by a samurai walking through woods and practising his skill (he makes a few steps and then cuts through air). I also remember that a lot of the story revolves around him living in a ...
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1answer
341 views

Does George Lucas have a plan for how The Clone Wars series will continue into the movies?

Is there a continuity plan to end The Clone Wars Series and tie it up to the movies? As I imagine there are many unanswerable questions related to the star wars universe from the tv series. Or is ...
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1answer
2k views

What kind of tree is the giant tree in Downton Abbey?

In the opening sequences of Downton Abbey series 1 and 2 there is a massive tree near the house. When it appears in the show characters are often shown sitting on a bench underneath it. What kind of ...
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1answer
533 views

Nineties sitcom about small software company

I am trying to identify an old TV show with the following properties: Was broadcast in the early 1990s in South Africa, but the show likely came from the United States The main characters were a ...
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1answer
286 views

Identification : Film where colour fades throughout to represent dying protagonist

Ok, I can usually find things using Google but no luck this time! This is a film from around mid-90s I think, but could be +/- 10yrs. Male lead, who I think gets a kind of lethal injection which has ...
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1k views

How are older movies post-converted to 3D?

I went to see Hugo in 3D today, and beforehand there was a trailer for the upcoming re-release of Titanic in 3D. I must say, I was impressed. How much of the conversion to 3D of a movie that was ...
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Asian movie about a guy recording sounds and sending them to his girlfriend

About 2 years ago on some film festival I saw an Asian movie and I would really like to buy it somewhere or at least watch it again. It is a movie about a sound recording guy that gets sacked, and ...

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