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What did the title of Silence of the Lambs refer to?

I just saw The Silence of the Lambs (1991). So what exactly does "silence of the lambs" mean? It was not clear to me.
7
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1answer
1k views

Why does Sherlock say he knows ash?

Sherlock says: "I know ash. Don't tell me I don't!" in the pub scene of season 3, episode 2 The Sign Of Three. And the guy punches him into his face in the very next moment. Why? Why would ...
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0answers
21 views

How did they end up on the bus?

In the 2015 thriller Heist (actually distributed in Australia by the original title of Bus 657), how did the criminal ensure that they caught the bus? (Spoilers follow) How could he be so sure that ...
7
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2answers
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Why is the movie titled “Independence Day”?

The title of the movie Independence Day (1996) makes no sense to me. A country gains independence when: It was depending on some other country (being ruled by another country). It becomes sovereign, ...
7
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1answer
106 views
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How much of a gravitational time dilation did the three planets in Interstellar experience?

In Interstellar, there are multiple planets that are accessible via a worm hole/gravitational anomaly near Saturn. Of twelve, only 3 were considered the most promising, and the ones that returned a ...
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96 views

Movie/TV show where woman gives birth to octopus-baby

In this movie, a young woman is pregnant and gives birth to an alien like octopus-baby. Her so called "friends" try to knock it over the edge of some platform - but then the mom comes back and saves ...
3
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1answer
64 views

Did Forrest's mom know about his love for Jenny?

In Forrest Gump, after Forrest goes to the stage where Jenny sings naked, Jenny once again walks away from Forrest's life. In the next scene, he is seen sad, sitting on the wood by the lakeside alone. ...
3
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1answer
55 views

Why is there a huge sound when Dr. Mann's spacecraft destroys the part of the Endurance?

We all know that sound doesn't travel through space. The Director, Nolan, avoided sounds in space through most of Interstellar, but when Mann's (Matt Damon) spacecraft is destroyed, a huge sound is ...
7
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0answers
48 views

How much did Blade Runner influence the Reimagined Battlestar Galactica?

The classic Blade Runner film is seen to be the archetypical story of machine who are men. It covers many of the classic literature conflicts, man vs man, man vs technology, man vs self, man vs ...
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0answers
44 views

Movie (possibly upcoming) about a young woman seeking vengeance on a madman

I'm looking for a horror/thriller film I read a synopsis of recently. Apparently, the film starts where most similar movies end. A group of young people are stalked, tortured, and killed by some ...
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0answers
50 views

Revenge movie. Cop gets revenge on kids who raped/murdered his mother decades before

Trying to find a film that I recall seeing years ago. I think it's a TV movie. It's about a series of murders and the police who are trying to solve the crimes. All the victims are friends. It ends ...
4
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2answers
783 views

Who is the medical jargon shown in House MD attributable to?

Judging by the accepted answer to this question here, it seems that House MD is the most medically accurate series out of all the medical shows out there. I was wondering who is responsible for all ...
42
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4answers
6k views

What makes The Shawshank Redemption so cinematically important?

The Shawshank Redemption is ranked as the "Top Rated" movie according to IMDB's Top 250 List. What makes it so important and unique in the world of cinema? Does it have to do purely with ...
3
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1answer
79 views

Why do Walter and Jesse no longer come in cars to the laundry

At some point Walter and Jesse have to come in laundry trucks leaving their cars away. I understand Hank may watch Walter, but why Jesse?
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1answer
58 views

Name of a horror movie about ghosts that come back to haunt a town

I watched this movie a lot when I was a child but can't remember the name. The female protagonist has an ill mother who dies, suffocated with cooking gas, one night when the protagonist was out in a ...
4
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1answer
99 views

A movie with quotation argument and a literal book of quotations

I only remember a scene of a movie from around 1980s or 1990s, and nothing else. There are a couple of persons arguing by using famous quotations. I believe it was a funny scene and the punch line was ...
5
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0answers
66 views

Sex-driven movie that involves an assault on a girl against a chain-link fence and a sheriff being shot in the back by a mob

I watched this movie in February of 1995 (I remember that I was at All-State Choir that year in Kentucky). The movie was in English on the hotel's TV and was probably Cinemax or the like (they never ...
5
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2answers
83 views

Why is there a safety net conveniently located in the soon-to-be-demolished MI6 building?

This question is regarding one of the end scenes in the Bond film Spectre, so it contains some spoilers (kind of). It was thrilling to watch Bond and his companion jump several stories into a net at ...
4
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1answer
75 views

Movie about a rich and poor girl who become friends through a home swap

This movie is probably from the 1990s. It's about two girls in a high school that fight a lot. One is poor and the other is rich. In the beginning of the movie, they set fire to a locker room in the ...
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2answers
3k views

What's the record for highest number of biographies on a single person?

I recently realized that so far there have been 4 movies about Steve Jobs' life, however ridiculous that might be, it made me wonder if there was another person that has enjoyed the same amount of ...
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1answer
48 views

Movie about an immortal forever-young man [closed]

This is a movie in which a guy is immortal and doesn't age. I think this is a romantic horror movie and I remember a trailer in which his true face (an old, ugly face) is shown in mirrors. I think ...
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0answers
33 views

Identify this movie character with a really geeky and complex persona [closed]

I've watched this movie, I don't remember the name or plot. But there is this character who is smart good at heart. and this character is more like a blend of that kid (Walter white Jr.) from ...
10
votes
1answer
110 views

British Criterion Collection film where a psychic tells a woman she'll be involved with a man who has a question mark on his face

So I remember seeing part of a relatively old (think 1960s/1970s or so) British movie that definitely felt fairly experimental/avant-garde. It had a storyline, but many of its plot-points seemed ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

Movie about an army platoon propelled back to the American Civil War

I watched this movie in the 1980s. The story is that a present-day US army platoon is propelled back into the days of the American Civil War. This modern platoon carried the same regimental number as ...
3
votes
1answer
79 views

Movie where older man serially seduces naive girls and then abandons them

This movie is possibly from the 1990s and I think I saw it on IFC. There is a female lead who is a thin blonde. The male lead is much older and I think looked a lot like Gabriel Byrne. He was some ...
7
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4answers
107 views

Why did Elwood trade a Cadillac for a microphone?

Early in The Blues Brothers, Jake turns to Elwood and asks: Jake: What's this? Elwood: What? Jake: This car. This stupid car! Where's the Cadillac? (beat) The Caddy! Where's the Caddy? ...
3
votes
1answer
45 views

Is Chuck Barris's work as a CIA hit-man a fantasy?

The movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is based on the book of the same name, which is the autobiography of Chuck Barris. Barris was the creator of TV shows such as The Dating Game and The Gong ...
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0answers
55 views

Movie with a male crying in a car [closed]

I remember a particular scene from this film - it's similar to a scene from Something About Mary, but it's a newer film. I remember it's an American comedy. The male lead is dejected (due to losing ...
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0answers
50 views

Movie about a male chef falling in love with a woman [closed]

In this film a male student chef, who is ~22 years old, meets a woman in class who is ~42 years old and starts a romantic relationship with her. I think that it might be classed as a romantic ...
16
votes
1answer
2k views

Movie set in a big city with geeky protagonist and gothic female lead

Genre I'd say it's a romantic comedy, not quite sure Time Period and Origin I guess, it was made between 1995 and 2000; extended range of 1990-2002, but I'm certain it isn't earlier than 1980 or ...
4
votes
1answer
57 views

80/90s Thriller involving a female killer who apparently kills Amish people and sprinkles gold glitter on the bodies

US made movie. Also, the killer had a catchphrase, but I can't remember what it was. Oh, and she wore a wig. Story Points The intro involves an amish woman arriving in a subway station. She ...
5
votes
1answer
52 views

Identify this educational Japanese cartoon show

This show was a big hit in the 80s when it aired in the Middle East (dubbed into Arabic). The show is about a school boy and his sister who encounter various topics each episode and are assisted by a ...
17
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1answer
1k views

How was the special high-contrast cinema release of Se7en created?

David Fincher's magnificent noir movie Seven (or Se7en) has very dark cinematography enhancing the moral darkness of the story. I remember that, after its initial success, the studio released a ...
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0answers
52 views

Identify this 70s/80s wilderness horror

The overall plot is vague in my memory. I saw it on a Saturday "Double Feature" show , which used to play in the mid 80s. There is a group of people that are off in the wilderness. There is a cabin ...
5
votes
1answer
27 views

Why does Kara tell Dode to tell The Pin that Brendan killed Emily?

In the movie Brick, Kara manipulates Dode into telling The Pin that Emily was killed by Brendan. He does this because Dode loved Emily and Kara told him that she was carrying his baby. He wanted ...
3
votes
1answer
78 views

Meaning of Mark Hamill's “I am your father” line from The Flash

As we all know, Mark Hamill was Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Last year, he also played in a The Flash episode, named Tricksters. Now, in that episode, he tells Alex the famous line I am your father. ...
3
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5answers
166 views

Are there any movies having cryopreservation as the central plot? [closed]

I've just read on Brazilian's magazine "Mundo Estranho"(¹) an article claiming that there are currently about 250 people preserved in a literally frozen state, based on the hope that they may be ...
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0answers
52 views

Can anyone tell me what the name of the movie is [closed]

Can anyone tell me what the title of this movie is with the image below I have been asked this question and have searched every where but cant figure it out.
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0answers
66 views

Movie about a photographer and his assistant

I remember that in this movie there was a professional photographer doing a photo shoot with models. I believe the main character was a woman who got the job of being this photographer's assistant. ...
4
votes
1answer
83 views
+50

How can I find a good-quality release of “Highlander” with the original soundtrack?

The new "Director's Cut" of Highlander (1986) apparently has a new soundtrack. The original soundtrack is supposedly only on the British release. How can identify the British release? There are many ...
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votes
3answers
150 views

Is Rose's heaven her dead husband's hell? [duplicate]

During Titanic, we see that Rose has kids and grandkids. Her last name is Calvert, so she must have married a man named Calvert after her brief time with Jack. She is alone (no husband) as an old ...
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0answers
37 views

Movies about a couple in Russia during a revolution

I believe this movie is set in Russia, during a revolution. I think it came out in the 90s. I remember a couple who were possible newlyweds. For some reason, the woman left the man. I remember that ...
-2
votes
1answer
67 views

Movie about soldiers in the Middle East

The movie takes place in the Middle East. During part of the movie a soldier gets hurt/knocked out and is spotted getting dragged away down an alley/side street by two hostiles. These two hostiles are ...
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votes
0answers
32 views

What movie is this? [closed]

Okay so I'm pretty sure the movie starts out with a little girl walking in the middle of the street in like a yellow bathing suit, and some women finds her. And like some point in the movie, the ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

What is the reason for Alexa's reaction?

In The Animatrix episode Matriculated, a the wave of sentinels storm the resistance lab and kills all the crew except for Alexa. The converted sentinel helps her, saves her life, but she still passes ...
2
votes
2answers
75 views

Movie about students falling in love at university

I'm trying to find a movie about a new girl who arrives to the university and she falls in love with a student who has been studying in the university for many years. He loves throwing parties ...
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votes
0answers
65 views

1995 saw the title of a film on m6 france [closed]

a couple on holiday caravan on the road picking up a young hitchhiker he befriends the son the couple and later has an affair with his mother makes a fixation on the woman that he would kidnap and ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Why do Dan and Sandy kiss each other?

In the last scene of The Man from Earth - when all of the guests leave the house except for Will and Dan - John and Sandy are standing on the porch talking. Dan comes out and bids them both farewell, ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

Why doesn't Trevor remember the hit and run?

It's clear that Trevor Reznik's insomnia in The Machinist is caused by the guilt of the hit and run - but why doesn't he remember such an event?
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0answers
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Who played the part of Lena in Belly of the Beast 2003?

In the 2003 film Belly of the Beast, who plays this uncredited role?

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