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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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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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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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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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191 views

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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Why not just make him forget again?

In the TV Series, The Vampire Diaries, Elena(the main character), with the help of Damon, makes her brother Jeremy forget about the death of Vicky. After some time, her brother finds about it by ...
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What movie (or TV episode) has James Earl Jones discussing “being a daddy”?

The popular parody video Vader Sessions dubs lines from other productions James Earl Jones was involved in over scenes of Darth Vader, to hilarious effect. I've been curious about the source of one ...
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What was Joss Whedon's budget for Much Ado About Nothing?

Joss Whedon has been quoted "Whatever you're thinking, it's less", but has anyone placed a specific dollar figure on the budget of his Much Ado About Nothing? If not, can someone here make a ...
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How has “Unbroken” fared in Asian markets?

'Unbroken' unable to draw local audience yet and South Korea Box Office: 'Unbroken' Debuts in Fourth Place seem to indicate that "Unbroken" hasn't fared particularly well in Asian markets. Angelina ...
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I'm looking for a movie where a man was searching for his kidnapped daughter for years

I'm looking for a movie where a man was searching for his daughter for many years. The daughter kidnapped while she was riding her bike. When he finally finds her she refused to come home with him. I ...
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Asteroid/comet heading for Earth and female assassin on spaceship trying to stop it

I saw the last third of this movie on TV about 15 years ago. The plot seemed to be that an asteroid or comet was on course to hit earth and this had been known about for many years. A spaceship had ...
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What's with the shark in the pool?

During The Matador, at the morning after his bar talk with Danny, we see Julian walk through the hotel lobby in swimming wear and boots and jump right into the pool with his beer can still in his ...
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Who is the monologue targeted at at the end of White Tiger?

The movie White Tiger (2012) ends with a monologue by Adolf Hitler. This scene leaves many unanswered questions, but the one I'm interested in is, who is the person he's talking to? If the ...
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1960's black & white tv images caught on camera

amongst some old early 1960's b/w 35 film negs I have 3 shots taken in a living room which shows an old b/w 405 line telly switched on. Two of the photos show the tv screen with an identifiable actor ...
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Why doesn't the temporal agent recognize himself?

I have two very related questions about the movie Predestination and the way in which the main character was unable to recognize himself: As Jane undergoes surgery and becomes John, John looks into ...
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Some movie about a plant killing people at a summer camp

I've had a penchant for obscure horror movies all my life, and through the advent of the internet I've been able to identify nearly every one of them that was lost in my childhood--from "The Children ...
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What's the deal with two insurance companies in The Postman Always Rings Twice?

In The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) the prosecutor initially relies on an insurance company expert who testifies that Frank was hit with a bottle found on the crash scene and so it was not an ...
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Needed help looking identifying a film/tv series, possibly a foreign Russian or German film?

I remember seeing an old movie while I was at a hotel in Cancun. I don't remember much of it, since it's been about 4 years ago since I saw it. The little snippets I remember are as follows: A scene ...
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Need help understanding “Finding Forrester”

My understanding that Professor Crawford, Jamal Wallace's English teacher, was bitter about losing the Pulitzer Prize to William Forrester, Jamal's friend. But I'm confused as to how he made the ...
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Is this a mistake in The Imitation Game?

In explaining how hard it is to crack the code of the Enigma machine, Cumberbatch' character says in The Imitation Game: There are 159 million, million, million possible Enigma settings. All we ...
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The Bodyguard hotel kitchen scene

In The Bodyguard, why does Costner go into the kitchen of the Miami hotel? Why is he so agitated when he sees a stack of boxes, looking for a Louis Gomez, and beats up the Cuban on a smoke break?
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Why are the Infinity stones different in appearance?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, we see the Infinity Stones as normal stones when the Collector explains about them to the team. But we know how different they are in the present Marvel cinematic ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Any known cases of a person appearing in one reality TV show as having one career but later in another reality TV show as having a different career?

This question is not about following types of reality TV shows: "Big Brother" or "Jersey Shore" were the portrayed individuals are recognized as "actors"/"participants". "Cops" where the portrayed ...
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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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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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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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