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Why aren't all the werewolves turning at the same time?

In the Vampire Diaries S02E21, The Sun Also Rises, when Klaus's main werewolf turns, why doesn't Kyle himself and his backup werewolf also turn at the same time?
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The use of flyover sequences

Can someone please explain the use and significance of flyover sequences between scenes in TV shows and movies? (For example, the TV show House M.D. has flyover shots between scenes of the outsides of ...
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1answer
50 views

Why didn't Ryuk drop his own death note?

In Death Note, Why did Ryuk use Sidoh's death-note rather than his own for dropping into human world?
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1answer
496 views

Why did the Uchiha Clan want to Rebel?

In Naruto, the entire Uchiha Clan are all slaughtered by Sasuke's brother, Itachi. If they're so weak, why did they want to rebel? Also the third hokage doesn't seem to be the kind condoning ...
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456 views

Stalker thriller movie from 80s

Hi I'm trying to trace a film from the 1980s. A woman is being stalked by someone. Phone calls etc. I'm almost sure he's a murderer and is taking out her close friends and family one by one. During ...
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194 views

Why do characters turn off a car when stopped, even briefly, only to turn it back on again?

I've noticed in countless films and television shows that when characters stop for some reason-- to pick someone up, for instance-- they turn the car off, only to turn it back on again mere seconds ...
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388 views

What determines when a book will be split into multiple films?

Over the last few years more and more book adaptations are being split into multiple films corresponding to a single book, to name a few: The Hobbit (One book, three films) Breaking Dawn Mockingjay ...
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Was Mike 'the Guy'?

Was Mike Ehrmantraut 'the guy' that Saul knew could get Walt and Jesse in contact with a meth distributor (Gus)? To refresh the memories, from the Mandala (season 2, episode 11) Sub-titles when ...
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1answer
116 views

What is the name of the technique of introducing a character via a (often monocoloured) freeze frame?

In the movie snatch (among others) the characters are introduced via a mono coloured freeze frame with the name of the character next to it. An example of this can be found in this video at the 1:22 ...
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What Disney movie was the first to feature blood?

Yesterday, my buddies and I were watching the movie UP, and in the scene where Mr. Frederickson hits the worker for moving his mailbox, the worker moves his hand to reveal blood on his head. One of ...
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Need help identifying scary movie from childhood [duplicate]

I remember watching a scary movie in the mid - late 70's. All I really remember is that it was about "gremlins" or scary little creatures who lived in the darkness and could not be exposed to the ...
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1answer
79 views

What was the first use of the driving closeup shots known from Miami Vice?

One of the trademarks of Miami Vice were the nightly cruises through Miami's streets, which were usually accompanied by great music and very characteristic camera shots showing closeups of the car ...
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What does Newt say at the end of Aliens?

At the very end of Aliens. After Ripley has blown the queen alien out the airlock, and she climbs up over the edge of the airlock door. Newt jumps into her arms and says something. It sounds either ...
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Family reunion in a country house by the river [closed]

I saw this English movie a long time ago on TV and I can only remember some scenes. The movie is about a family reunion in a country house with some very peculiar characters: A guy that spends all day ...
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Who is this actor? Plz its been bugging me for weeks [closed]

I have been wanting to know who this is for a friend and can't quite figure it out, I want to know so I can get more pictures of him. Thanks.
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3k views

Why don't Marvel movies stick to canon?

It seems strange that Marvel allows liberties to be taken with established events and stories while making its movies. Why does it do this? Why don't they get script writers to stick to the comic book ...
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80 views

Have Celebrity Big Brother contestants been pre-introduced off camera before production?

In watching the premiere of the British version of Celebrity Big Brother, a certain contestant 'White Dee' seems to be deliberately drawing attention to the artifice of the show, making suggestions ...
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1answer
44 views

Cancellation of The Secret Circle (2011-2012)

Was there any reasoning behind the cancellation of The Secret Circle and whether this could return again in the future?
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1answer
43 views

Are there multiple HD masters of movies?

The Criterion Collection released The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou on blu-ray back in May, the first appearance of the film on that format. The source for this disc was a "new, restored 4K film ...
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1answer
194 views

Did Black Widow really trick Loki into revealing his plans?

In The Avengers (2012), during the scene in which Loki is imprisoned aboard the Helicarrier, Black Widow interrogates him and at the end of the exchange takes place: Black Widow: You're a monster. ...
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86 views

Maddeningly-obscure Quote Origin - “Turn Back!”

Exchangers! My wife & I have been combing over Google, IMDb, Wikipedia, TvTropes, and yes, even here, in order to locate the origin of a quote that sprang to mind. It's now past midnight, and we ...
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1answer
73 views

Does Intolerance show the first gay kissing?

Can we consider that part in Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout The Ages where the general kisses the king (just a fast kiss), as the first gay kissing or not? Because it is not shown in a gay ...
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1answer
194 views

Why does Holder use the term 'habibi'?

In the American version of The Killing, detective Stephen Holder is seen using the term habibi several times when talking to his sister and his nephew, Habibi is an Arabic term of endearment widely ...
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1answer
62 views

Korean movie with ghost on man's shoulders

I'm trying to find a movie I saw a few years ago, and I don't remember much about it so I hope someone will find with the few information I have It's an asian ghost movie, a Korean movie I think, ...
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3answers
290 views

Exceptions to horror genre and female sexuality tropes?

Recalling Carol Clover's Her body, himself: Gender in the Slasher Film, there is typically an androgynous final girl in horror films - such as Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween - who survives the movie. ...
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2answers
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Why does Hank throw Tuco's 'grill' into the river?

At the end of S2E5 of Breaking Bad ("Breakage"), Hank throws Tuco's 'grill' he claimed as a trophy upon killing him, into a river. What motivated him to do this? This episode shows Hank: get a ...
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0answers
19 views

Is Tony Arcaro based on a real-world personality?

The Miami Vice episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" (S02E03) is centered around deranged ex-detective Hank Weldon's hunt for the mysterious Tony Arcaro, who is described by him as Mr. founding ...
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1answer
515 views

Movie with a failed undercover meeting due to an overheating microphone

A recent ID question on an eavesdropping gone wrong evoked some memories in me of a similar scene in another movie, though with a different premise (and mood?). It was about a police employee wiring ...
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1answer
87 views

Double agent wearing a wire gets caught in a car

In a car, some man in a suit gets his cover blown because 1 or 2 other people tear off his shirt and expose that the man is wearing a microphone attached with scotchtape to his chest under a white ...
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0answers
56 views

Why is Brian Doyle Murray a coward?

In the Arrested Development episode "Missing Kitty" (S01E16) Tobias, during his in-prison research for the role of "Frightened Inmate #2", is having difficulties with his new roommate White Power ...
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4answers
7k views

Where does Skyfall take place in the Bond timeline?

The first two movies of the rebooted Bond-franchise were at the start of Bond's career (when he was likely in his late twenties/thirties), but when does Skyfall take place in relation to other things ...
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1answer
80 views

In what movie did a blind man tell this story

I'm trying to remember what movie I watched where an old blind man (I think he was the grandfather of the main character, but I'm not sure), at one point tells this story: This is just the gist of ...
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1answer
111 views

Wheel of Fortune: Bankrupt and Mystery wedges

Has there ever been an episode of "Wheel of Fortune" in which none of the contestants landed on Bankrupt? Has there ever been an episode of "Wheel of Fortune" in which none of the contestants landed ...
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1k views

Why the title 'Unforgiven' in the movie Unforgiven?

I just watched the 1992 film Unforgiven and I liked it a lot. But how does the title of this movie relate to its story?
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1answer
54 views

What is the symbolism behind the colour change of characters while thinking?

In Death Note, people's eye and hair colour change when they are shown talking to themselves or thinking. Light changes to red colour, L to blue shade, Matsuda to yellow and Misa with lighter blue ...
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1answer
38 views

How were the murders committed in the NCIS episode “The Good Samaritan”?

I recently watched this episode (summary can be found here), and the wrap-up seemed to leave a lot unexplained. Some specific questions I have are: *Why did they kill two other men before Seeger? Was ...
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1answer
72 views

Guy addicted to self-gratification, meets 2 girls

It's about a guy with a j*cking off problem and he tries to get the girl but she doesn't give in easily and she doesn't freaks out when she catches him. Then the guy ends up going to college and ...
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5answers
5k views

Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In Fifty-One (Season 5, Episode 4) Walt takes out a lease on a pair of cars for himself and Junior and sells the Pontiac Aztek for $50. I don't understand Walt's motivation to sell the car. Why ...
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1answer
75 views

Explanation of a drugged up Vincent Vega scene

It is an axiom that in a well made feature film, the director will agonize over what scenes to leave in and which to cut. In essence, any scene which does not advance the story will be cut. Many ...
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Ex drug addict refused for blood/organ donation - TV show

My sister remembers a plot line from a series, probably a recent one, from the last few years. The plot involves a character who wants to donate blood (or maybe an organ) to someone else (possibly ...
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3answers
2k views

Why does James Bond keep demanding a vodka martini that is shaken but not stirred?

Is there a difference between a shaken and stirred vodka martini? Maybe some scientific explanation? (while not overtly sci-fi, there are a lot of sci-fi elements in Bond movies) It would also make ...
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0answers
161 views

What motivated Mr. Smith to carry on?

During the course of The Way Back, when the company is traveling through the Gobi Desert Mr. Smith seems reluctant and unable to go on and is about to give up and die (maybe also in part because of ...
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0answers
55 views

What was James Bond going to do in the Space Shuttle?

In You Only Live Twice, he is in Blofeld's bunker, dressed as an astronaut about to get on the space shuttle, when Blofeld stops him. What was his plan once he got onto the shuttle? Wasn't it ...
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1answer
88 views

By whom, how and where was the video in The Ring made?

I've read that there are multiple versions (e.g. Japanese) and sequels of The Ring, I'm talking about the US version from 2002. I've not watched other versions. Many answers regarding this movie are ...
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1answer
240 views

What Bollywood movie is this?

A man meets a girl, and they say that if destiny allows them too, then he will find a book with her phone number on it, so she gives it away and involves a statue
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2answers
256 views

Help me remember a black and white movie with a song that became a jazz standard

This was a black and white "B" or "C" film of the 40s or 50s. It was known for introducing a song that became a jazz standard. A 25 to 30 year old man is singing a song to a 10 to 12 year old girl ...
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2answers
1k views

Woman kills a man inside a cardboard box by plunging scissors/knife into his head

I remember a single scene from that movie which I saw while flipping channels, maybe 10-15 years ago (but not quite sure when). A woman receives a big box, and tries to open it, but it's difficult to ...
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2answers
82 views

What does Rory say to the Roman soldier in the Pandorica Opens episode of Doctor Who?

Does anyone know what Rory says to the Roman soldier in his first appearance in the Pandorica Opens episode of Doctor Who?
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1answer
54 views

What's the movie with the enchanted note that everyone who gets it dies?

It's a European thriller from the 60's-70's where a sorcerer prepares a note with ancient runes on it, which whoever receives it - dies a short time afterwards, unless he gives it to someone else (who ...
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3answers
973 views

S04E08 (Hermanos): Why is Gus allowed to live?

I was rewatching this episode and I didn't quite understand why exactly Juan Cartel killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive and he's not, is because I know ...

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