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How did they get to Singapore in Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End?

I imagine it's safe to assume Pirates of the Caribbean is based in the Caribbean. Do we assume that when they go to Singapore at the beginning of the film that they sailed all the way down around the ...
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How long did Cliff date Clair in the Cosby Show?

I'm trying to reconcile the relationship between Cliff and Clair. It seems as though they started courting at a very young age (12?). Cliff says he went to Hillman college because Clair was going ...
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Is X-Men First Class based earlier in time than X-Men Origins:Wolverine?

If X-Men First Class (XFC) is based before X-Men Origins (XMO) then how did Emma Frost end up being captured by Colonel Stryker? The last we see of Emma Frost in XFC she is with Magneto and Raven, ...
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How were Hiro's time halting scenes filmed?

In many scenes in Heroes, we witness Hiro Nakamura display his ability to stop time: However, also in these scenes, we witness him interact with the scene, whether it be interacting with stopped ...
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Am I only missing nudity and violence?

I watch Game of Thrones on HBO in Singapore. The nudity I have heard so much about has been completely cut and I assume some of the more graphic violence has also been cut. The editing seems to be a ...
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798 views

What was the meaning of the elevator scene?

In the movie Revolver, towards the end of the movie Jason Statham’s character, Jake Green, ends up in an elevator by himself. In the elevator he has a dialogue with himself. I wasn’t able to quite ...
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214 views

Why were the writers trying to play up the Chinese as more advanced than the United States?

In Season 6 one of the main storylines is a summit in China. In the episode A Change is Gonna Come Kate Harper and Will Bailey are sitting with the Chinese delegates going over the agenda when the ...
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What is the name of the (non-English language) movie which is mostly set in a school

In 2009, while traveling to the USA on British Airways I watched a non-English movie which probably is a Spanish, French or German movie. I was watching the movie with English subtitles and I could ...
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Why have Joan and Don never gotten together?

In the tenth episode of the fifth season, in an episode titled "Christmas Waltz," Joan and Don visit a Jaguar dealership to test drive a car, and subsequently find themselves at a bar discussing their ...
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Does Batman Begins occur before Tim Burton's Batman?

I know that the movie Batman Begins [2005] was made many years after the movies Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman and Robin, but it seems to be set before all the other movies in the ...
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Does the Game of Thrones intro change to reflect the current story?

In the Game of Thrones intro, we are presented with a very steam-punk like map of interactive pieces representing the kingdoms and what they represent. However, I noticed when Theon Greyjoy arrived ...
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Why was Brenda Chapman released from directing “Brave”?

The title hopefully sums up the question entirely. Brenda Chapman was one of the lead animators on "Lion King" and was to be Pixar's debut female director on "Brave" which she has sole story credits ...
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Why does Christian Bale deform his voice when playing Batman

As almost every Batman fan, I like the Christopher Nolan's interpretation of Batman. But why does Christian Bale deform his voice when playing Batman? Is it to scare off/intimidate people? Or to ...
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In “Synecdoche, New York” what is the meaning of the character name Sammy Barnathan?

Sammy Barnathan is a key character in "Synecdoche, New York," which was written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. In the interview excerpt below, Kaufman suggests that there is meaning behind the name: ...
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Did Big Tobacco fund MIB 1 and 2?

I just saw Men in Black 3 and enjoyed it immensely. There was practically no smoking in the film. In MIB 1 and 2, there was a lot of smoking and tobacco product placement. Did the makers of the ...
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Ending dialog in “The Bridge on the River Kwai”

In the war movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), at the end Major Warden has a brief dialog with the women porters. The women back away from him as he exclaims: I had to do it. They might ...
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Moonrise Kingdom: What is the significance of Benjamin Britten's “The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra”?

In the beginning of Moonrise Kingdom the children are listening to Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra". Basically the structure of this musical piece is: All musical ...
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Why does the werewolf exhale a green mist?

I have only watched a few episodes of Being Human (the original BBC series) so I may have missed something. (Just got hold of the dvds so trying to catch up.) In episode 3, George transforms into a ...
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Did Adam Sandler name the film 'Little Nicky' after the character in Twin Peaks?

In the year 2000, Adam Sandler, Tim Hirlihy an Steven Brill wrote the film 'Little Nicky', in which the title character was the son of the Devil. A character in the TV series Twin Peaks was also ...
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162 views

In Gautham's film, Why are most of the male protagonists portrayed as a mechanical engineer?

If you watch Gautham's block buster movies like: Minnale Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Ekk Deewana Tha you may notice that the male protagonists are all mechanical engineers. I wonder, why does ...
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Is it common to see directors acting in their own films?

There are a few movies I can note where their directors also played a role in their films. Orson Welles tended to star in many of his films, but that was during the 40's. Roman Polanski played the ...
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Boy carves Initials onto turtle shell; years later, turtle is gigantic

Years ago (late 80’s to early 90’s), we watched a movie in which a seaside town is terrorized by a sea-monster which turns out to be a giant turtle. At the very end of the movie, the turtle sinks into ...
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'80s Aquaman tv-series?

Back in the good old days of Automan, The Greatest American Hero and Manimal, I remember watching another (probably) tv-series featuring a sort of Aquaman. I think I watched just a few episodes of ...
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Why is Alan considered as a loser?

In the TV series Two and a Half Men, why is Alan Harper called as a loser multiple times in multiple episodes by various different people? After all, the difficulties in his life are only due to the ...
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503 views

Why doesn't Joey move back to the bigger apartment in Friends?

In the very popular TV Series Friends, the character Joey Tribbiani moves out from his small apartment (where he lived with Chandler) to a very big and expensive place when he gets a role in the soap ...
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351 views

Why does Madhavan help his ex-wife in the first place?

In the 2012 Bollywood Movie, Jodi Breakers staring R.Madhavan and Bipasha Basu, why does Madhavan help his ex-wife in the first place? What lures him to help her?
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Why is J the only person who remembers K?

I just saw Men in Black 3 yesterday and it seems like they have a very half baked theory to the entire time travel plot. Why can only Agent J remember K correctly? As in - why can only he remember ...
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434 views

Why did the time machine work different for J?

Towards the end of the film, J decides to use the time machine to gain an advantage over Boris. However, unlike before, when he time jumps he comes back into his body that was in 1969 before he made ...
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Why didn't Loki's mind control work on Tony Stark?

Right before the final fight, we see Loki and Stark discussing the terms of the upcoming battle, bantering back and forth between who will win. It is then that Loki gets the idea of turning Stark ...
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410 views

Movie where jury gets swapped just before a trial begins?

I was having a chat this morning about jury duty and I thought of a scene from a film. The set up is that whoever is being tried in this case has the jury paid off, and the prosecutor or cops ...
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247 views

Movie with word play in the beginning?

I have seen this clip a very long time ago and I think it was actually from the beginning of a comedy. There is a man (called Jack) sitting in a car and a few guys walk by saying "hi". Then another ...
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796 views

Is the electric track the tour vehicles follow on in Jurassic Park actually possible?

Based on the image above and examination while viewing Jurassic Park, it appears there is no physical connection between truck and track (though there may be). Is the proposed method of moving the ...
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349 views

Why did Hendricks jump from the parking structure at the end of the fight scene in MI4?

In Mission:Impossible-Ghost Protocol, at the last fight scene, Ethan and Hendricks were in a parking structure and Ethan was trying to get that brief case which contains the Satellite launch terminal. ...
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Is there any correlation between the use of method acting and award or box office success?

Method acting as a concept has been around since the 1930s, derived from Stanislavski's system (predating the former by a few decades) of actors creating 'real' emotions by Meisner, Adler and Lewis. ...
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Why did 'Milan' Actually Show up in end of movie Kahaani[2012]?

In the recently released Bollywood movie Kahaani, at the ending, why did "Milan" actually show up? Why did he want to Kill Vidhya Balan? How was he seriously affected by the things done by her? Why ...
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Why did Lisa Edelstein not return for the final season of House?

With the ending of House, a lot of cast members returned to their roles in order to give some sort of closure either to their story or even just as more character development to House. However, the ...
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Guide to Uniform colours and ranks on StarBlazers (Space Battleship Yamato)

I've been looking at various pictures from this and there seems to be (for the most part) a rationale between uniform colours and ranks. I've been unable to dig up specifics and I'm curious if ...
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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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2answers
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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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409 views

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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488 views

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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1answer
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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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415 views

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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149 views

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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93 views

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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