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Late 70s - early 80s film about woman being stalked

I´m looking for the title of a film or TV movie aired in the late 70s or early 80s about a woman who moves to an apartment and begins to be stalked by a stranger who lives in the opposite building and ...
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Old CG animation that aired on Starz?

Ok so about 5 or 6 years ago (old I know) I was watching Starz movie channel and they were having this animation marathon with movies like Final Fantasy: Spirits Within and some others. I watched them ...
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Identify romantic “chivalry era” movie: “If I were king, I'd make you queen”

Looking for help identifying a movie I saw as a kid. It was either played on TV in early 90's or I saw it on a rented videotape. It featuring a guy/girl romantic couple in some sort of ...
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What is the relevance of the Unabomber sideplot?

Near the end of The Insider, after the crippled down version of Jeffrey's interview aired on TV and Lowell Bergman returns from his forced vacation, he ends up somewhere in the US countryside in the ...
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Was the suspicion that fell on The Counselor really a coincidence?

When the drug cartel's motorbike courier is killed (and a big drug delivery subsequently stolen), the deal in which The Counselor is involved goes terribly wrong. By the unlucky coincidence that The ...
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Why did the artist do that?

At the end of the Artist and the Model the artist shoots himself. The war is ending, he's just finished his masterpiece and is having a book written about his life. Why would he kill himself? I have ...
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Why doesn't John use a silencer?

John Reese, is a highly trained ex - CIA operative working with Harold who is a billionaire. He can buy all kinds of weapons as we have seen. But I noticed that he never uses a silencer for any of ...
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Boats in Philadelphia Story

Why do Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant spend so much time talking about boats in The Philadelphia Story? I understand that the True Love, their yacht, is a metaphor for their relationship. What ...
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Were the colorless camera shots done on purpose?

During the 2014 version of Robocop there were some short camera shots where I noticed an extensive lack of color in the image (nearly to the feeled degree of black-and-white when compared to the rest ...
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Numbers on the wall in Cuba in “Guys and Dolls” film

In the 1955 film version of Guys and Dolls, there is a series of scenes which take place in Cuba. One of the odd features of this sequence is a series of four digit numbers on the various walls ...
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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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How did the bullet lodged in his brain affect Bazil in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, Bazil is the protagonist of the story, initially a Tarantino-like video store clerk, and later the mastermind of a revenge plot. One of the reasons for his quest for revenge is the fact ...
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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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332 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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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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570 views

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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70s-80s short film on the beach(?) with a clown punching bag

I saw this when I was very young, probably around 1983, and I haven't come anywhere near figuring out what it was. I saw it on TV, possibly on a premium movie channel like The Movie Channel or HBO. ...
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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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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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What exactly happened to Chen Dawai?

I saw Blackhat (2015) yesterday and was a bit confused about that part. Warning, spoilers ahead: How exactly did Chen Dawai (the friend of Nick Hathaway aka Chris Hemsworth) die? Was the car rigged ...
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Futuristic movie from late 90s/early 2000

I recall this movie from my childhood but it was definitely futuristic and about a boy leaving home to look for his parents or someone important. There was a serious tone to this movie. The one scene ...
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Movie about blacks ability to vote

After seeing the commercials for Selma on tv, it made me flashback to jr high or high school of a movie/video about blacks and voting. I don't know when the movie was made but we watched it in class ...
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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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How exactly did Summers, Shelby, Abernathy organize their slavery empire?

In the TV series Bates Motel (2013), Keith Summers, Zack Shelby, and Jake Abernathy made asian girls to slaves and sold them. How exactly was this organized? In particular, what was the ...
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Identify succubus type movie

This has been driving me nuts for years. I can. not. figure it out. I'm guessing 80's movie but maybe 90's So during some of the first scenes there is an outdoor scene, night. A chick the main guy ...
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Movie with a scene where a man has a large ship steered to get sun off a woman's face

I forgot the title and actors of the movie. I just remember the particular scene. There were a man and woman aboard the ship. They’re not a couple, in fact, they seemed to hate each other. Then there ...
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Show's that do a fake “last time on”

The show Children's Hospital features a great comedic device wherein, at the beginning of each episode, they do a "Last time on Children's Hospital" montage, except that the bulk of it is new, out of ...
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Little comedy about guy kidnapping old lady (stockholm syndrome, maybe)

It's sort of like a Stockholm Syndrome theme movie where, if my memory served correctly, a burglar or robber (just one guy) running away and took (I think kidnap) this old lady along. The two even ...
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Identify this martial arts movie?

A film from my childhood. I remember a fight scene where two 'good guys' (possibly one american and one oriental) were coerced into fighting each other blindfolded. They didn't know that their ...
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References to Voyager 1 / Cassini photographs?

Voyager - a famous interstellar mission - produced pictures after passing Saturn. To me it seems too much of a coincidence that a shot in the film Interstellar featuring a distant shot of the space ...
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Boy trapped and eaten alive by the escalator. Horror movie from the late 70s or early 80s

I'm looking for a horror movie from the late 70s or early 80s. I see this one when I was a child, and only remember this escalator scene where a boy was trapped and eaten alive by the escalator, it ...
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French crime film with a murdered woman who exposed her undies

I'm hoping to find again a French film I saw in the early 90's in which the police investigated the murder of a woman (age 30's-50's). I only remember a few details: The police was at the scene not ...
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Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after having sex with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the ...
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A school is bombed during a major war

I remember seeing a movie when I was young. Overtime forgot the title of the movie. It was shown in the United States. One of the details I remember is these two boys in the bathtub. I think it was an ...
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Why did the operators just came to the house?

As the movie was quite consistent I can't figure out one thing - why did Major Carver, KPG executive, did not carry out any kind of reconnaissance before trying to apprehended David. They could have ...
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In Season 3 finale, did Brody really mean to finish the mission or only after he have the chance?

Brody learned that the CIA wants him gone after they think that the mission failed. He then comes to Abu Nazir's wife, Nassrin, and convinced her to setup an emergency meeting with Danesh Akbari by ...
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What did they need Hyde for?

I just watched the finale of Jekyll (2007), and while I found it both shocking and genius, I'm not quite sure I understand the plot of the show in the light of the final revelation. If I understand ...
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Supernatural western movie about a woman kidnapped by a gang of outlaws

About 20 years ago, I saw a wonderful movie which I need help identifying. It had a western Supernatural theme. There was a gang of outlaws who kidnap a woman. They were riding towards a place or ...

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