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What is the meaning of Rorschach's mask and name?

In Watchmen, Rorschach wears a mask that shows continuously changing symmetrical patterns of black "ink" on white cloth, resembling those of, well, a Rorschach test. In fact, in some scenes he is very ...
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2answers
298 views

Why did “The Girl” wipe her blood on Corso?

In The Ninth Gate, after Corso and "The Girl" fight off Telfer's emissary who is trying to steal back her copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, Corso and "The Girl" return to Corso's hotel ...
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1answer
750 views

Did Liam Neeson use exact science in order to know his location?

This is how Bryan Mills knew his location in Taken 2, so lets not discuss that as it's discussed in a previous question. I want to know if he used exact sciences, did the director hire some ...
3
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1answer
89 views

60-70's sitcom where the children build a boat

They use the wrong type of nails, but end up floating it in some guy's swimming pool. I thought it might be Nanny and the Professor or Brady Bunch, but after reading episode guides on IMDB, I can't ...
2
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2answers
15k views

What cards are the Horsemen referring to?

In the last scene of Now You See Me, when the Four Horsemen go to the park, Henley Reeves asks whether they have the cards. Edit I'm asking about this scene. Does it mean that Dylan Rhodes isn't ...
9
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2answers
458 views

What is Mr. Kitty's gender?

I was wondering this for quite a while. Mr. Kitty is a male cat at the beginning of the episodes, but later on it's like he suddenly became a she. (In the episode "Major Boobage" for cheesing they ...
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1answer
105 views

In Death Race 2 who was killed in the shower?

In the closing moments of the film Lists is in the shower and watches someone being killed, presumably this is part of Carl Lucas' revenge (as it's shown in parallel with the other payback killings). ...
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1answer
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Are Death Race 2 and the Alien franchise connected?

Both films have a large corporation called the Wayland corporation which seems to be all controlling, in Alien they're a large haulage/terraforming company. In Death Race they run private prisons. ...
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5answers
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Why do they often hide the money figures in TV and movies?

I have often seen that the actual monetary figures are kept hidden. If a cheque is offered to a character, he often looks at it and says something along the lines of "That's a lot of money!" without ...
9
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1answer
5k views

Did Natalie really help Leonard or was she just using him again?

We know that the first time Natalie set Leonard up to get someone (a thug named Dodd), her motivation was selfish, and she deceived Leonard in the process. However, when she helps him find the John G....
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0answers
557 views

What was the actual narrative structure in Moebius by Kim Ki Duk?

I've recently seen the last Kim Ki Duk movie Moebius and I feel I didn't quite get the narrative structure. I thought the whole film was pretty linear but the last scene, where you find out made ...
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2answers
8k views

What is happening in the last scene?

At the end of Warrior, just after Brendan taps Tommy, he talks to his coach Frank (probably asking him to say something to his wife, Tess). Then it seems like he is talking to some agent of some kind, ...
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1answer
206 views

Submarine crew fakes a software/virus-initiated missile attack to trick bad guy programmer into revealing the abort code

I'm having trouble recalling which television show had an episode with a particular plot. It was probably on TV in the 1990s but could well have been a movie. Haven't had much luck googling and ...
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3answers
4k views

Why was Bilbo's sword not glowing?

In some places in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 'Sting', (Bilbo's sword) wasn't glowing blue. There are a few scenes where Bilbo is around Orcs, Even one where they were fighting the Pale Orc, ...
5
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1answer
399 views

What was Oldman spinning around in?

In The Best Offer, Virgil Oldman is finally shown tied to a device and spinning around. This is presumably occurring in the loony-bin. What is this device? Does this event actually occur or does it ...
4
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1answer
486 views

How did Robert's visit to Claire's house help the plot?

In The Best Offer, why does Robert (Sturgess) manoeuvre Oldman (Rush) to take him along when he has dinner with Claire? How does this help his scheme?
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1answer
527 views

What does the automaton symbolise?

The Best Offer includes a lot of symbolism revolving around the automaton that plays an important role in the film. Besides the automaton itself, there are a lot of gears and pieces of clockwork. Then ...
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11answers
21k views

What is the sequence of events during the denouement?

In The Best Offer's denouement, as Oldman (Rush) begins to understand exactly what has happened, there is a series of events involving him going to a restaurant in Prague, moving into a new room ...
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2answers
768 views

“Do you want my peanuts?”

I remember this one scene from a movie, and would really like to be able to refer to it in a piece about humor. Can you identify the movie? The character barely makes it in time to board an airplane ...
4
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2answers
3k views

What happened to Tyler?

Near the end of White House Down the hacker, Tyler, having finished his work puts on a military uniform (probably for disguise) and tries to escape by the tunnel "through which JFK brought in the ...
8
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3answers
4k views

Why the different effects when Sirius Black appears in a fireplace?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Sirius Black appears in a fireplace to talk to Harry. It looks as if his head was made of embers: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), ...
3
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1answer
295 views

Two sisters kill their father and try to rip off their criminal uncle

Two sisters (older one works as waitress) flee their hometown after killing their father who is molesting the younger one. They go to their uncle (?) where the older one applies for a job as a model. ...
6
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1answer
350 views

Do boom mics only capture dialogue?

Are boom microphones designed to only capture dialogue? If not, is all extraneous noise filtered out during post-production? How is this done? How was this done before computers?
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1answer
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How much of a film's sound effects do foley artists typically work on?

How much of a movie's sound effects is a foley artist responsible for? Are all non-dialogue sounds rendered by them? How is this decided?
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When Alfred cries in front of Gordon at Bruce Wayne's funeral, was he faking it? [duplicate]

In the Dark Knight Rises during the ending scene, we see that Alferd is crying in front of Gordon and Blake at Bruce Wayne's Funeral. After sometime we see that Alferd sees Brue Wayne and Selina Kayle ...
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1answer
457 views

Man dreams of an alien invasion of Earth and it comes true

I'm looking for a Sci-fi movie that aired on PBS in the mid-seventies. I'm guessing at the circa. But I think that was about the time because I had a lot of stuff falling on my head, so remembering a ...
2
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1answer
463 views

In which episode do all Marvel heroes team up to fight Galactus?

I am trying to identify a crossover episode from some 90's Marvel animated series where Galactus comes to earth because he is becoming weak and needs to feed and one of his heralds is creating trouble....
3
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1answer
453 views

Space prison colony riot with just two survivors

I remember watching a sci fi film which was set in space. An all female crew were sent to a prison colony to rescue the guard (I think there had been a riot). Upon arrival there were two people ...
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5answers
37k views

Was Erica Albright real?

In the film The Social Network Mark breaks up with Erica Albright early on, this (through a series of steps) leads to him creating The Facebook. However in real life Mark is married to Priscilla Chan ...
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3answers
16k views

How did Jesse know that Walt did this in season 5?

In Breaking Bad Final Season when Walt meets Jesse with Saul and asks Jesse to leave town, Jesse breaks into tears and says to Walt that why doesn't he tell him straight away what he wants or he will ...
6
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1answer
669 views

How did Woody Allen film this dancing scene?

Since the first day I watched Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You I couldn't stop wondering: How on earth was this scene filmed? The way Goldie Hawn moves is incredibly natural. I literally find ...
3
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1answer
2k views

White horse in season 2 of Zorro (1957)

In season 1 of Zorro (1957), Zorro's horse, Tornado was black, but in the first half of season 2 it was white, and the second half the season it was black. Was this oversight, or two different horses? ...
5
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1answer
94 views

On whose behalf was the auctioneer bidding?

In the Merchant Ivory picture, Le Divorce, a painting is auctioned towards the end of the movie. Stephen Fry plays the role of an auctioneer (possibly representing Christie's from London) who has had ...
8
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1answer
184 views

How did the Iranians realize the fraud?

At the end of Argo, right after the supposed film team is allowed to board their plane, Iranian soldiers storm the house of the Canadian ambassador. They find a desolated home and what I think to be a ...
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2answers
614 views

Was the painting a genuine La Tour?

In the Merchant Ivory picture, Le Divorce, there is a painting supposedly painted by the French painter, Georges de La Tour, which plays a role in the plot. Was it a genuine painting by this painter?
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2answers
2k views

What are the exact responsibilities of the showrunner?

Some of the series I follow intensely have showrunners I know off the top of my head. Doctor Who has Steven Moffat (who was preceded by Russell T. Davies). Lost had Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof....
5
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4answers
381 views

How to find who is the showrunner?

Some of the series I follow intensely have showrunners I know off the top of my head. Doctor Who has Stephen Moffat (who was preceded by RTD). Lost had Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. But I only ...
3
votes
1answer
153 views

Were the characters of Tiwana, Lydia, and Calvin also in the book?

In the movie, Standing Up, there is an act that deals with Howie and Grace getting on a bus belonging to a different camp. This leads to a potential confrontation with racial undertones which, at ...
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2answers
5k views

How was the final episode of Do No Harm intended?

Was the final episode of Do No Harm written with the knowledge that it would be the final episode of the series, or with the intention that it was the final episode of the season? If you have seen ...
7
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2answers
561 views

Why didn't Tony Stark order Jarvis to save Pepper Potts?

In the beginning of Iron Man 3 when Extremists attack on his house, he uses his suit to save Pepper's life. The same could be done in the end part of the movie when Pepper Potts was falling from 200 ...
7
votes
1answer
780 views

If Wolverine has healing ability, why do his memories not heal?

In the original X-Men movies, Wolverine is on a quest to find out who he is and what happened to him after Stryker removed his memory. How is it possible that his physical body can heal ...
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vote
1answer
71 views

Is there going to be a 3rd season of V?

The second season of the TV series V ends dramatically. Is there a third season planned to come?
11
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1answer
3k views

Do Breaking Bad and Firefly have the same intro music?

I know that the intro for Breaking Bad only has a few notes in it but they are remarkably similar to those in "The Ballad of Serenity" from Firefly. If it is the case that they are connected, is there ...
13
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4answers
437 views

Is it a Tardis or the Tardis?

In the first ever episode of Doctor Who, Susan explains that she named their home the Tardis (Time And Relative Dimension In Space). This implies that there are many Time Lord time travelling vessels ...
6
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1answer
249 views

What is the name of this “backup plan of last resort” trope?

You know the old trope of how the person has a "backup plan of last resort" where in case of the person going missing or turning up dead, they have info that will be released. How many scenes have we ...
5
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1answer
150 views

A question about the “Daywalker” prophecy

In the Blade film, Frost needs the blood of the Daywalker to awaken La Magra. Is it just a coincidence that Frost himself was the one to actually create Blade, and Blade was just a one in a million ...
6
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1answer
360 views

An “older” movie about a man stealing a dead man's identity

All I remember about the movie is that a man in a hotel in Africa (I think) takes the identity of a man that he finds dead next door. The man doesn't realize that people are looking for the man whose ...
5
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1answer
114 views

Movie about last days of WW2 where students are killed

Things I remember: Some German students get caught while distributing some papers in which they criticize Hitler's war. They get interrogated by the police, and I think tortured, and in the end of the ...
7
votes
1answer
446 views

How historically accurate is the film “Office Space”?

The film "Office Space" is a comedy about several men in their early 20s who work as software developers for a company called "IniTech". As the film progresses, they endure an unempathetic boss, they ...
4
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1answer
411 views

Will Lester Be Able to Use Emily?

At the end of Being John Malkovich Craig becomes trapped inside Emily. Lester, and his friends, plan on using Emily as their next vessel. Since Craig is already there, is it impossible for Lester to ...

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