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What is the meaning of the veiled woman with the hawk?

In the opening scene of Secret Things (2002), and again three times throughout the movie, including the climax scene at the end, a veiled woman is seen, holding a hawk. Sometimes the hawk is seen ...
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What was the meaning of the country song in the episode “Aus der Tiefe der Zeit”?

The Dominik Graf directed Tatort episode "Aus der Tiefe der Zeit" repeatedly employs a certain country song as in-scene background music at various occasions. More or less anytime when some music ...
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Why the subterfuge by Salino?

In The Sting, Loretta Salino, Lonnegan's assassin, masquerades as a waitress in a diner in order to get close to Hooker. Why the need for all the subterfuge? Considering how easily she herself was ...
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How accurate is the depiction of the KGB?

The movie Commander Hamilton (orig.: Hamilton) seems to be set roughly at the time it was produced (1998), due to its use of cell phones and Russia instead of the Soviet Union, as well as the ...
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Significance of the Magnificent Seven reference in The Nest

At the beginning of The Nest (org.: Nid de guêpes), when Santino's crew drives in their car to prepare the robbery, Santino and Nasser start whistling the title melody of The Magnificent Seven and the ...
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Why doesn't the guy in jail recognize Walter?

Why do the "supposed" killer not recognize Walter when he went to jail to talk to him? After that scene we later see that Walter went to college with him and they make eye contact at one point. So, ...
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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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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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How did Shilo know the real reason Nathan was working for Rotti?

In Repo the Genetic Opera at the very end of the film on stage, Rotti, Shilo, and Nathan are all finally confronting each other, and Rotti tells Shilo that Nathan is the one that has been making her ...
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Where does the girlfriend work?

In Man of Tai Chi, where exactly does Tiger's girlfriend work? I'm guessing that it's some kind of a government office possibly dealing with "historical preservation". But do we know what department ...
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Why is Wilfred a fan of Matt Damon?

In the US version of Wilfred it is established right at the beginning and a recuring theme that Wilfred is a big fan of Matt Damon, yet I don't think it is ever explained why. Furthermore the 1st ...
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End of Ame Agaru

I just watched Ame Agaru (aka After the Rain) and I don't really understand the end of the film. The Lord of the fief was supposed to catch Misawa, to accept him as Master-of-Arms. But he didn't! The ...
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Why Lucretia helped Gannicus by giving Ilithyia's information?

Why Lucretia helped Gannicus in the kidnapping of Ilithyia by giving information of her departure. Lucretia hates Ilithyia but still why she will help Gannicus? She is even telling Gaius ...
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Who stands at the top of the mountain in The End (Fin)?

In The End (Fin), the main characters see a person standing at the top of a mountain. They shout and wave at them, but the person doesn't react and leaves a few seconds later. We know it's not Angel, ...
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What is the origin of the “face behind a wall of equations” shot?

So, Hollywood really likes to make scientists and mathematicians write on plexiglass (or mirrors, or windows, or other transparent or reflective surfaces). Presumably it's so they can get shots like ...
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Three brothers fighting a dark queen/witch

Alright, I have no idea if this is answerable, but it's driving me up a wall that I can't find this movie. Some time ago, I found a movie on YouTube that was about three brothers pitted against a ...
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Was Gargantua not a “real” Black Hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole ...
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Why didn't Four know Tris?

Four is two years older than Tris and their fathers work together. They would have gone to the same school. Why didn't they know each other? As far as I understand, they first meet when Tris goes to ...
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Is there a reason for the apperance of the kid with the toy gun when Truman Capote buys the baby food for Perry?

Recently I watched Capote (2005). There is a scene where Capote buys some baby food for Perry in a supermarket. Perry is in a hunger strike and Capote wants to feed him in order to interview him. Next ...
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Were Charlie Harper's jingles real?

In the sitcom, Two and a Half Men, Charlie composes jingles for actual products, like cereal, Pepsi etc. And even sometimes for shows on TV like Oshikuru. Some of them are really catchy and you get a ...
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What is the computer that Benny Hill hacks in the Italian job? (1969)

In the movie The Italian Job (1969) we see Professor Peach (Benny Hill) hack the Turing traffic monitoring computer. I'm trying to work out which model this is. My question is: What is the ...
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Western with Sheriff needing help from heaven

I have a question about a western movie I saw many many years ago. I am trying to find the name of the movie. All I remember about the movie was that it was about a good sheriff needing help from ...
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“Poor” girl wins a chance with a prince

Childhood girly movie I've been looking for a long time, made after 2000. It's about a "poor" girl who wins some sort of a competion if I got it right to marry a prince. Or it may be a competition of ...
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How is the voice not distorted when Barry is flashing?

Am not a physicist, however, when Barry is running/flashing, he gets to talk to the team back in HQ - How? When he talks back to them, I have a feeling, his voice needs to be distorted, even if not ...
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Why don't they send the files through the mail channel?

In the series 24, season 4, episode 12, as Jack Bauer is in the corporation building restoring deleted files, why don't they send those files via the given mail channel opened with Tony Almeda, but ...
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How come the cops didn't find the gun thrown in the shallow river? But they had his prints on the murder weapon

In Shawshank Redemption, Andy tells the prosecutor and the court that the night that his wife and her lover were killed, he threw his revolver into the river from the bridge and went home. The ...
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A con man and a beautiful thief

American movie in English similar to Bonnie and Clyde, but filmed in the 80s or 90s, in a modern setting. The con man is not very tall but looks stout, the woman is beautiful and sexy. There is a ...
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Why is Bobby Munson's cut different than everyone else's?

Did they ever explain in the TV series Sons Of Anarchy why Bobby Munson's cut (his gang jacket) has a border around the shoulders? There's a white pattern around what would be his sleeves (if it ...
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What happened to The Enchantress of Numbers?

Back in 2010, there were some rumors that Zooey Deschanel would play Ada Lovelace in a movie called "The Enchantress of Numbers." Apparently she actually wasn't going to play her, but what ever ...
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Killer living in strangers' homes

Like the title says, I am looking for a movie, where a guy is living in strangers homes in a way that they don't notice him. After some days he will then kill them at night with a utility knife. ...
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What was the matter with GJ?

One of the various characters in Top of the Lake is GJ, who is somewhat like a leader to the group of women that settled in containers in Paradise, which is also reinforced by Anita when she tells ...
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Groom says no and bride gets taken away by police

All I can remember is that she brainwashes him and that his friends try saving him. Then at the end he has everyone fooled thinking that he is going to say yes at the altar, but he says no. She become ...
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Why do the pirates have white teeth?

I was watching Black Sails and I couldn't stop noticing that the pirates have super nice white teeth. I would think pirates just had 'bad & rotten' teeth. Was this just left out on purpose or ...
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Did caricaturing Hideki Tojo lead to stereotyping Japanese people as wearing glasses?

TV Tropes mentions that Japanese people have been stereotyped as wearing glasses in western media, including films: Another racist image is the East Asian with buck teeth, long fingernails and ...
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Identify SciFi thriller where bad person has been hiding in plain sight due to sex change

I've been trying to identify a vaguely recalled movie from my childhood for a while with no luck. The (very rough) details of what I think I remember are: English language SciFi movie (possibly TV ...
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Seeking for title of a 1970's movie about man with girlfriend but separate from her by building house blocking her

It was shown in Religious class (Catholic) when I was a child. Everyone saw this movie that lasted about 20 minutes and it only had two people: a couple. A man and his girlfriend. They hardly spoke ...
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Connection between Children in Supernatural

I may have simply missed the line, and not have been able to find the location in the episode, but ... in All Hell Breaks Loose of Supernatural, Sam says that he knows how all the "special children" ...
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Guy comes back to life to watch his own murder investigation

I think I saw it when I was like 8-10 years old. Early on in the movie, the main character is thrown off a cliff, after that he becomes a watcher, kind of a ghost but I think he can only see things ...
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Film with men playing with a large train set in a house

I'm remembering that I watched a good film a few years ago but I can't remember much aside from a specific scene, and the fact that I liked it a lot. It's a black and white film, and there's a ...
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SCTV: is “Monster Chiller Horror Theatre” based on “Monsters we Know and Love?”

Back in the mid-seventies in Toronto, there was a regular horror movie on CityTV on Saturday nights called "Monsters we Know and Love," which was hosted by Gene Taylor but also featured a sidekick ...
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Couple live in remote area got bully by husband's dad?

Basic Info I don't remember exactly which language they're spoken in the movie, but I'm pretty sure it's one of a language in Europe. Low budget, entire movie use actors less than 10. Plot A ...
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What is the fee for opening the door in The Last Car?

In the episode The Last Car from the Tales from the Darkside, what is the fee for opening the door? When the woman tries to open the door she is warned about a fee but it is never mentioned.
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Early 90s animated winter fantasy?

This was a late 80s/early 90s direct to video movie that was in two parts It was animated, took place in some kind of fantasy winter realm Maybe had some kind of sled race? I remember it had a ...
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How are fake reality shows not false advertising? And if they are, why do they get away with it?

Wikipedia defines Reality Television as: "Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, and often features a previously ...
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What exactly happened to Virgil?

In the movie The Best Offer, it is shown at the end that Virgil has been conned and his whole collection has been stolen. He discovers this after coming home from the London auction; in the next scene ...
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Internet Video Internet Metal Pen Pals?

Not sure if this is the right area, but I don't think there is any internet video sections. I watched a internet movie years ago (2000 - 2007 I think) where the following happened: Opening is creepy ...
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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Why do they never wear gloves?

Is there any particular reason why The Americans Philip and Elizabeth never wear gloves when they are on a mission? Apparently they know about fingerprints and how they can be used to identify ...
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Will Jar Jar Binks be a character in any of the new Star Wars Films

Has it been confirmed or (please god) denied that Jar Jar Binks will appear in the new Star Wars films?
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Significance/symbolism of toe-licking scene

On the day of Pu Yi's inauguration as Emperor of Manchukuo, his wife the Empress goes a bit nutty. First she eats some white flowers. Then later Eastern Jewel starts licking her toes. I never got ...

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