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What did Edith/Sydney whisper into Irwin's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irwin's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino?
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Captions in Mexican TV Commercials

Watching Mexican TV channels like Televisa and TVAzteca, you'll notice that many TV commercials have captions at the bottom of the screen with what appear to read as cautionary messages. Snack ...
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Why do digital movies show aliasing and red/green chromatic aberration?

I just saw the second Hobbit film and some issues that I thought were present in the first Hobbit film really came through. The first issue was that nearly all hard diagonal lines, such as those on ...
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Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?

In Bottle Rocket, Robert Musgrave's character is named Bob Mapplethorpe after the infamous photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. Why did Wes Anderson or Owen Wilson choose this particular name? Were ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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 Plexiglas (or mirrors, or windows, or other transparent or reflective surfaces). Presumably it's so they can get shots like ...
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How does Cole get from the First World War to 1996?

In Twelve Monkeys, Cole is repeatedly sent back in time, and after some period disappears and returns to the future. Most times we see him back in the "interrogation room" strapped into that chair. ...
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What is this b/w movie?

Probably set in England. Dangerous lunatic escapes from asylum. His wife has a lover. Lunatic kidnaps lover and locks him in a secret room. Spends considerable time tormenting lover, wife, or ...
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Is there a Jet Li film that uses Pavane by Gabriel Faure?

I'm sure I watched a film of Jet Li's that used Pavane by Faure in on of the fight scenes. I thought out was Fong Said Yuk 1&2 but I can't seem to find the scene? I looked on IMDB to see the ...
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Help identifying a horror movie, possibly from the 1980s

I saw this movie many many years ago, early-mid 1990s and it probably is a movie from the 1980s. I think it started with a science experiment gone wrong, the whole building was evacuated except for ...
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Name of an English-speaking sketch show with the character “Rabbi the Rabbit”

About 10 years ago I watched on German television channel ARTE an English speaking sketch show with subtitles. The English that was used was definitely not American English, but I am not sure if it ...
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What is the real story behind movie Badlapur?

During the interviews makers said that Badlapur is based on true events happened in central Europe in 1980s. Some say these events actually happened in Pune itself. Does anybody know the exact real ...
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Help identifying TV scene where a weak/innocent female finds out someone betrayed her and gets revenge?

I'm looking for a scene from a TV show (within past 10 years) where a female character who's friendly and innocent finds out that someone betrayed someone she loves/cares about and they do a close up ...
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Need help finding a horror/thriller movie, only remember one small scene

I'm in dire need to find the name of a horror/thriller movie. All I remember about it, it had an amusement park, grim reaper thing and one scene where some girl and dude were driving down the road the ...
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Movie (maybe show?) where clinic is held hostage for adult son who dies

At the latest, I saw this movie in 2008 on TV. I'll describe what I remember and see if it rings any bells. There were three adult men, including what I believe to be a father and a son. The adult ...
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Who played the hit-and-run driver who hit Dave in the beginning of Kick-Ass?

In the beginning of Kick-Ass, when Dave takes on the two thugs trying to break into the car, he winds up getting hit by a hit-and-run driver. Does anyone know who played the driver? He looks ...
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What does Billy show Marty that makes him leave?

Towards the final scene of Seven Psychopaths, Billy is holding Bonny with the flare gun to its head. Marty initially refuses to go away. When he approaches Billy, he shows Marty something which causes ...
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Hollywood movie about a woman deaf/mute lawyer

I saw this movie long back - I don't remember its name, the actors, or even the plot :( What I do know: It's about a court case, simple innocent man against very powerful men. The only thing I ...
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Looking for a movie title with little to go on

My mom asked if I knew the movie and all she can remember is a scene. She believes there are two teenage girls that sneak out to meet a rock star. Anyways the scene she remembers (that sounds very ...
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Why was Schillinger so brutal in the very beginning even if he hoped for parole?

In the TV series Oz, Vernon Schillinger (leader of the Aryan Brotherhood) raped the new prisoner and former laywer Tobias Beecher. Also, he tattooed him with an swastika. If Beecher wanted, he could ...
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What was the name of the comedy show with british teens doing stupid stunts like eating hot peppers and doing charades?

Modern show, maybe a few years old. In the charades game they are acting out non-sexual clues that end up making them look like they are doing a bunch of stupid dirty sex acts. For instance drinking ...
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Why the delay in Dawn of Justice

The upcoming Batman vs Superman movie was delayed by close to a year. The reason quoted in wiki is - "time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story". Does anyone ...
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Looking for a movie where an evil doctor experiments on a brother and sister

I don't remember a lot about the movie but I remember that the genre was aimed towards kids/young adults. The part that I remember the most is at the end of the movie: a brother and sister were sold ...
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What relevance does the comic reading subplot in the Ultimate Cut have?

What was with the subplot of comics "Tales of the Black Freighter" in the film Watchmen and how is it relevant to the story? Note: Tales of the Black Freighter is a part of Ultimate cut of the movie. ...
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Over what time period does Once Upon A Time In The West take place?

I have the question regarding the movie Once Upon A Time In The West. I am not able to fix the time of the story. How long does the story last? Days or weeks?
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Weird scene from very old movie

Think it was black and white weird kind of Russian Roulette scene where one guy would stand in room holding a little metal disk over his heart the other would have a gun, lights would go out, guy ...
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Identify this movie about a girl being rebellious and joining a race-like competition in a desert

Here are the details that I remember: She was rebellious. She mixed with a group of bad friends. They brought her to this place where there is sand and they have a challenge. The challenge was ...
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Why hasn't Team Machine told Control who was really behind Vigilance?

In the finale of Season 3 of Person of Interest, it was revealed to Team Machine and to the audience that Decima Technologies was behind Vigilance, and that they planned the bombing in the courtroom. ...
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Did Axler sleep with with his daughter in the Humbling movie?

In the humbling movie, the hallucinations of the main character (Simon Axler) suggest that he may be guilty for sleeping with his daughter and the hallucinations may be caused by his conscience, ...
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What is Stephen Chow working on post Journey to the West?

This question refers to the movie produces/director/actor - Stephen Chow After 2013's - Journey to the West, there seems to be no word of any upcoming projects by Stephen Chow. Does anyone know of ...
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Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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Children's movie that was half animated half real

Okay so this is going to be a random post. So when I was a kid I watched this movie about a girl who ran for some type of student government. Her dad woke her up with a trumpet I believe. She was a ...
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What powers did Gol D Roger possess

I am big fan of One Piece manga. I just started watching it (completed 3 seasons). I need to know what powers pirate king Gol D Roger possess? Is there any theory/episode of it?
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Did Archer cause the elevator to break?

In Archer S06E05, "Vision Quest", did Archer cause the elevator to break? I didn't quite understand what happened. Ray called Mallory using his cell phone and instead it called the elevator phone. ...
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Why are Asura and Indra of Hindu mythology represented opposite in Naruto?

In Hindu mythology, Asura are the bad beings. Asuras always try to steal the place of Devas because they didn't get it. Indra is a king of Devas/Suras. So in short Indra (Deva) is depicted as good ...
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Who are the people who mug the ghost outside of Rhinehart publishing firm?

In the movie The Ghost writer as soon as the Ghost leaves the Rhinehart publishing, he gets mugged by people on the bike. I couldn't figure out who caused this act in the movie or if it was any way ...
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12 Monkeys: Season 1, Episode 3

When James Cole tells Cassandra that he might see her in Haiti she replies: "Okay, well, when you're there, you do me a favor, and you stay away from me. Got it?" Why did she say that? She was wrong ...
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Who manufactured the corrupt Intersect and deposited it in the castle?

In the finale of Season 4, Morgan finds a corrupted version of the Intersect in the box belonging to Chuck and uploads it to his brain. Who build those glases? And who took it to the Castle? I ...
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S01E10: How did Romero know about the money?

In the TV series Bates Motel (2013), sheriff Alex Romero retrieved the money from Shelby's garage. How did he know about it? Was he involved in their slavery empire? If yes, how?

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