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What is the reason for setting the movie storyline 8 years apart?

In The Dark Knight Rises, it is stated many times that it's 8 years after the end of The Dark Knight. This personally threw the storyline off for me. Why did it need to be 8 years after? 4 years would ...
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Why do actors in old movies look old?

Actors in the movies and TV shows from the 50s and the 60s often look old to me, probably way older than their actual age, or older than than you would expect their roles to be. First of all, am I ...
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Do people swear by river Thames in the UK?

In India we consider rivers to be holy and respect them. Sometimes swearing by them to prove a point. But in Namastey London, Bebo Malhotra (an UK based NRI) swears by river Thames to vouch for her ...
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Why are certain scripts produced as animated features instead of live-action?

If Tangled (2010) used live-action, what would have been the problem? Would the effect be different if Tangled was acted by real actors/actresses? How do film-makers decide which story will be ...
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Who did Rita mean she tried having sex with?

In Edge of Tomorrow, when Cage asks Rita if she's tried having sex to get the time loop ability back, with whom does she mean, since they are the only 2 who have had the ability?
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How did they shoot the animal scenes in Life of Pi?

Is the tiger, hyena, zebra etc animated? They look quite real. Are they trained animals?
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Sci-fi movie where people in a submarine see something that starts making their dreams come true

All I remember is that it's about some group of people traveling in a submarine in the sea (i think), they see something in the sea and after they're returning home their dreams starting to come true. ...
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Why isn't James Bond a code name?

I first saw this when I read a Cracked article about insane fan theories that make sense. I first thought of the same thing long before I read that though because it makes sense. James Bond has had 23 ...
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Freddy Krueger with syringe fingers

I remember that in a scene of a Freddy Krueger movie, there was something that appeared to me very creepy, in that sceene there was a girl with holes in her arm, resembling suckers or mouths or ...
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Why use commentator in TV broadcasts of sports?

Obviously a radio broadcast of a sporting event requires an commentator or two to tell the listening audience what is going on. But why do TV broadcasts of sports almost always use commentators? What ...
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Similarities of Pixar and Dreamworks: any published explanation?

It is well known that for many years, Pixar and Dreamworks released very similar movies at the same time: Finding Nemo and Shark Tale Wall-E and Robots (see comments) The Wild and Madagascar ...
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What comes first, the music or the take?

Good music in a movie is not only good music but also music that is in sync with what happens on the screen. I can imagine it's not a trivial job to achieve this. So it made me wonder what generally ...
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What does Arnold's quote “Poor Sport” Mean in Predator (1987)

In the movie Predator, near the end, after they try to trap the Predator in that net, and it shoots its way out, a lot of them die. One guy is badly injured, so Arnold and that girl help him walk. ...
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Why is the punishment for regicide so arbitrary?

Why did Tyrion survive while Ned died in Game of Thrones? They were in a similar situation, I tried to do the comparison on a quite superficial level: Ned was accused of plotting to assassinate the ...
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Why does Xerxes think he's a god?

In 300 (2006), why does Xerxes consider himself a god? Is there a back story for him somewhere?
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333 views

Similarity of the endings of different Sherlock Holmes adaptions

I've recently watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and I'm as hooked as everyone else is to see how the TV series Sherlock reveals Sherlock's trick. Is it pure coincidence that these two ...
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770 views

Why was Lucius Fox still a part of Wayne Enterprises in Dark Knight Rises?

At the end of The Dark Knight Fox told Batman that spying on people wasn't part of his job description. And then he asked Batman to consider this his resignation. Batman said "When you are done type ...
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407 views

Movie about a giant robot

Please help me to identify the movie those pictures belong to.
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Why was a female selected for M's character in James Bond?

Detailed review of M's character in Wikipedia showed that Ian had different real life people in mind while portraying M. Wikipedia states: Fleming based much of M's character on Rear Admiral John ...
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TV show about man transforming into animals

I recall very rough memories about a TV show where a man could transform into animals, which you might help me identify. I watched it a long time ago and it should be a US-show from the 80s or very ...
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857 views

Movie about a female devil arguing with a man on a red carpet

I don't really remember much of this film, I only have a vague scene in mind. It was about a guy who made a pact with the (female) devil. The scene I remember is when they are both at some event, on ...
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In StarTrek, why do Klingons speak english to other Klingons

The Klingon language system has been somehow evolved over the related series and episodes (which is kinda cool). Why then did the producers in later series and episodes and especially in the movies ...
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673 views

Extra meaning in “Panem”

I know the naming of the country "Panem" already has at least a couple meanings in the Hunger Games books and movies. For starters, it translates to "bread", and is even more fitting when Plutarch ...
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How did Jon Snow know that Stannis was the rightful heir to the throne?

In the final episode of the 4th season of Game of Thrones, How does Jon know this? How does he know what Ned discovered in King's Landing (that Joffrey was not really Robert's son)?
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Is it possible to optain clips or transcripts from previous Oscar ceremonies? (38th to be speciffic)

My wife's grandmother just told us that Petro Vlahos, in his Oscar acceptance speech during the 38th oscar ceremony thanked my wife's grandfather for his technical help. Is there any way to confirm ...
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536 views

Why was Combo shot by a small child when the enemy guys could have killed him themselves easily?

Breaking Bad S02E11 started with the scene when a small child is wandering around Combo (the drug dealer). Then some bullies stopped by him in a car and stared at him, he got scared and called his ...
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Why was “The Social Network” made so quickly after Facebook took off?

The movie was released in 2010 and had to have started being planned for at least 1-2 years before that. It seems this was incredibly fast after Facebook was released to the whole world and took off. ...
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Silent film created after 1990

As we know, "The Artist" was recognized as the best film of 2012 in the Oscar Awards. Is this the first try to create silent film in last 20 years or have there been silent films made without such ...
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What does Francis Underwood's ring mean to him and why does he bury it?

At the end of House of Cards episode S02E05, when Frank attends the groundbreaking ceremony at the Civil War reenactment site he places (and ultimately buries) his ring in the soil (of what I assume ...
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What is the “multi pass” Leeloo had?

In Fifth Element Leeloo has some document that's pretty much looks like a driver license but bears a large "Multi pass" caption on it. She display it when boarding the spacecraft and introduces ...
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Why did Jack let go of the plank?

In Titanic, the iconic ending shows Jack letting go of the plank and allowing himself to sink and die while presumably leaving Rose alive and safe. I find it controversial that Jack could have climbed ...
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Who woke up the astronauts in Oblivion?

Near the end of Oblivion when Jack is having flashbacks to being an astronaut. He remembers piloting the spacecraft towards the alien ship. My understanding was that Jack and Victoria were both asleep ...
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What is the book that Emile Hirsch reads in “Into the Wild”?

In the film Into the Wild, Emile Hirsch keeps on reading a book at different times, such as night time. In some scenes, the cover of the book is slightly visible. What was the book he was reading?
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Can Product Placement in Movies break the 4th Wall?

Alrighty. I noticed when watching Red Planet the other day, that there is advertising on the suits worn by the ground crew that travels to the Martian Surface... In that shot, you can see Toshiba, ...
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Whose picture is it anyway?

I've read that while the writer/screenwrite creates the story, it's the director's vision that makes the motion picture. So, whose picture is it, anyway?
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328 views

Animated animals soccer match with human referee

In early 80s, I watched a clip (10-15 minutes) about a soccer/football game. It was about a match between animals (all animated) and a human (real, not animated) was the referee. All details are ...
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Why Ser Ilyn Pane was there to execute all women?

In the Game of Thrones S02E09 Battle of the Blackwater Ser Ilyn Pane was in the women's room bodyguarding them. Though the Queen claims Ser Ilyn was present to protect them and to deal with potential ...
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Story about small girl,mother and 3 fathers

Story begins with 3 friends staying together and they have a women who stays with them as 1 of the 3 friends is the biological father of the child. All 3 friends take care of the child and lately 1 of ...
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Why does Hans still lie to Elsa before trying to kill her?

When Hans refuses to kiss Anna to thaw her Frozen heart he tells her the whole story of why he wanted her to marry him and what his plan for taking over the kingdom was. Later, when he meets Elsa on ...
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Spend a week in my mansion to inherit my money

I'm watching the Cinematic Titanic riff on Legacy of Blood and I'm interested in the background of the trope used. In the movie, a family leader dies and part of his will requires his family members ...
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In films how do they make spider web?

In films where there are some treasure hunting like in Indiana Jones, National Treasure; we can see that some time actors went to old temples, caves etc. There are spider webs all over the places. Now ...
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Why is the movie titled “The Sixth Sense”?

What is the relevance of the title to the story? Is the ability to talk to the ghost referred as the sixth sense?
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Movie where man and woman compete who has more scars

It was a movie with man and woman, both in police or some other profession which involved danger. And there was a tension between those two. There was some scene where they were in the room, trying to ...
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In Star Wars, why didn't all the Jedi use the double lightsaber like Darth Maul?

This question always kept coming to my mind. Why don't they use double light saber to their advantage ?
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638 views

Why did Cutter retell the sailor story?

At the end of the movie, before leaving Angier behind, Cutter told (not exact quotes): (Cutter) Once I told you a sailor who onced described drowning to me. Remember? (Angier) Yes you said it ...
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Why Reboot Spiderman?

I can understand the reboot of Batman Series, but I cannot understand why Hulk was rebooted and now why do we have to reboot Spider-man? Is it they are not able to write script in the same back-drop ...
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How did Conrad come back to life after the gunshot in “The Game”?

In The Game, At the end of the movie Conrad was shot by his own brother Nicholas Van Orton. But Conrad came back to life at the very end of the movie. How does it possible? Because, Nicholas Van ...
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Was Mike 'the Guy'?

In Breaking Bad, 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) ...
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Why did the Bandit drive a Firebird and not his own rig?

We know the Bandit was a truck driver with his own rig. Why didn't he drive his rig, instead of the Firebird?
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Girl able to predict future events, people able to read mind?

I'm trying to know the name of this movie I saw before. The movie about a girl (short, more like an emo kid), with a diary where she draws images that depicts future events. People are trying to chase ...

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