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How did Edward Norton's character stay alive at the end?

All (or nearly all) in the movie Fight Club can be explained by the protagonist's mental disorder. But why does he stay alive and get rid of his alter ego after shooting himself? What is the meaning ...
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“Fast forward effect” in Mad Max

In Mad Max and Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior), there are several scenes (often fast scenes, like car chases), where the film seems to be running on "fast forward". The characters move very quick and it ...
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Flooded quarry monster revealed to be excavator

Looking for the name of this movie that I believe is from the 1980s. There is an abandoned quarry that is filled with water. A couple of kids are playing around it and discover there is something in ...
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Who is the real villain in the TV series LOST?

They have imposed that the Man in Black is the villain whereas I feel he is more of a victim of circumstances created by Jacob and the old lady who brings them up! Jacob on the other hand causes ...
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How did the Paladins catch Jumpers before the discovery of electricity?

In Jumpers, we learn that the Paladins have been chasing and killing Jumpers "since medieval times". Paladins' weapons use electricity to disrupt the ability of Jumpers to jump, how did they manage ...
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Identify an 80's movie about a gun that makes people freeze in place

I feel like this is the only movie remnant from my childhood that I haven't been able to pin down. I have only vague memories from the movie, but what I recall is that it centers around a new ...
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Where did the snow in Hogsmeade come from?

In Harry Potter and the Death Hallows (Part 2), when Harry, Hermione and Ron set off to Hogsmeade to find Aberforth - how can it be that there is snow clearly visible through the village but there is ...
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What is the whistled tune from American Horror Story?

There is a whistled song that plays when Tate's fantasies are introduced in the first season of American Horror Story. It also accompanies the final scenes of the season finale. It sounds painfully ...
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Is the black goo used to create human life the same the Engineers intended to use as a biological weapon to destroy human life on Earth?

At the end of Prometheus, we are lead to believe that the Engineers were planning on using the black goo as a biological weapon to end human life on Earth. At the beginning of the movie, black goo is ...
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What was the third gag in the “Reincarnation” episode of Futurama?

In the “Reincarnation” episode of Futurama, they broke the episode up into three segments, each of which used a different style. The first one was in an old-fashioned Max Fleischer style and the main ...
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Name of this psychological thriller?

I've been trying to remember what movie this is and can't find it anywhere on google. All I remember is that it took place in a hospital (or something similar) that had house a certain number of ...
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Movie with a cat and an anti-smoking organisation?

At some time in the 80s I've seen part of a movie of which I don't know the name. Since I couldn't see it to the end, since then I've always wondered how it continues (and also what was in the jacket; ...
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In the BBC Planet Earth trailer - where is the sky diver jumping?

BBC created Planet Earth series a few years ago. The trailer can be seen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections/p00fxg1n - if you go to 0.25 (screenshot below) it shows a sky diver jumping ...
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Movie with word play in the beginning?

I have seen this clip a very long time ago and I think it was actually from the beginning of a comedy. There is a man (called Jack) sitting in a car and a few guys walk by saying "hi". Then another ...
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790 views

What is the reason for the four-way fight scene on the train?

In Hitman, after watching the four-way fight scene on the train, many questions came to mind: What is the reason why the three agents came to kill agent 47? Why did they point their guns at each ...
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Identify this alien invasion movie with invisible aliens

There was a movie that came out about 1-3 years ago at most that was about an alien race that invaded Earth and they hid in plain sight, and would literally snuff people right out of thin air. I think ...
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What is the name for the symbols next to subtitles, commentaries, dolby, etc?

Some square like symbols similar to : http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/48471/how-to-generate-the-movie-dvd-available-sound-systems-symbols appear on the back of DVDs, with various number of ...
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Help identify circa 1970s animated movie with bizarre wedding

I remember a movie from my childhood that was based on a common folk tale. It was in a very odd animation style (though I cannot remember which). The strongest memory was that there was a very strange ...
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Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?

Both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy seem to spin around the 6 Infinity Stones. In Thor: The dark world, the Aether is given to the Collector. He explicitly says "One down, five to ...
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Has an actor or actress in a TV series ever returned as a different character after their role was re-cast?

I'm thinking more along the lines of a long-running soap than a normal TV series, but I know that in soaps, if an actor or actress leaves, and they need to bring the character back they will re-cast ...
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Post-apocalyptic movie from early 1970's - people turn into powder

I've got another movie from my childhood that I'm trying to find. I saw it on TV (in the US) no later than 1975-76, in English. The plot was an ongoing end-of-civilization event. There was a ...
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In Top Gear specials, why do the hosts hang on to the inconvenient gifts?

In the special episodes of Top Gear (and maybe others) the hosts seem to give each other very inconvenient gifts, often ones too large are heavy for their modes of transportation. For example in the ...
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The hat or Christmas snow?

In the 1960's Rankin/Bass animated Christmas Special Frosty the Snowman, would Frosty have come to life if he had not been made of the special "Christmas Snow?" I know it's supposed to be the magic ...
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Does the extreme violence and sex in Game of Thrones affect its ratings?

In my time of TV watching, Game of Thrones is the most sexually explicit and violent show I have ever watched. Is there any evidence that this extreme violence and sex impacts upon its ratings either ...
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“Highlander” music used as New Line Cinema theme song

There's a beautiful violin theme in the movie Highlander, after Connor MacLeod has been driven out of his village and is now with his new wife. It's a 6-note riff that is played very high, then an ...
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What are the differences among Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy?

I am not American but I watched a lot of American comedy movies and I noticed something. That is, the types of jokes of Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy are ...
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How does Smaug know about the Ring?

I recently watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In the movie, there is one shot where Bilbo enters the Lonely Mountain to find the Arkenstone and accidentally awakens Smaug. There is a ...
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What was the little boy Andy trying to do at the end of Snowpiercer?

At the end of Snowpiercer, the head of the train protruded and Andy climbed in. Curtis tried to stop Andy from doing so, Wilford suggested that was the task Andy was given. What was that task?
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Which scene in the film starred the $10k Kickstarter bidder?

According to The Veronica Mars Movie Project, Kickstarter bidder Steven Dengler purchased an on-screen speaking role for $10,000. I watched the film last night (at the LA premiere if anyone has any ...
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British film - young boy jumps into the River Thames and the movie becomes animated

I'm looking for an old film from British cinema where a young boy is getting chased and jumps into the Thames river which turns him into animation! The whole underwater world is animated like a ...
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Why do the Transformers always transform into the same cars?

In the Transformers films the Autobots and Decepticons always change between their humanoid form and (with the exception of Bumblebee's upgrade) the same cars. Assuming that they choose vehicles ...
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How did the Trinity Killer manage to leave no traces?

In season 4 of Dexter the Trinity Killer used to kill in the bathtub. A bathtub full of blood and he sat in it with victim till the end. How did he to manage leaving no trace from such a mess?
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Did Elle die and how in Kill Bill 2?

In Kill Bill, we see the following sequence of events: Beatrice crosses swords with Elle Beatrice plucks Elle's remaining eye out Elle drops Bea's sword, stumbles back (I think into bathroom), and ...
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Does Captain America possess superhuman strength in the MCU?

  In the episode The Bridge (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) superhuman Mike Peterson pushes a bulldozer across a football field. Afterwards Mike and his trainer exchange these words: ...
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Why are some actors uncredited in certain films?

Eli Wallach appears in Mystic River. Olivia Williams plays a role in X-Men: The Last Stand. However, neither of them (according to IMDb) is credited in the movie. These two instances are simply ...
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Woman out to get revenge on men who killed her kid

I remember watching this movie when I was a little kid (though, I probably shouldn't have). The title had something to do with dragons, but the movie itself did not. The movie was about a woman who ...
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Darth Vader with his mask off: was that David Prowse?

In The Empire Strikes Back, is that the back of David Prowse's head that we see in the hyperbaric chamber before Darth Vader is fitted with his mask?
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Horror about novel writer whose book will be turned into movie, after watching it people start to be violent

The movie was from the end of 80s or early 90s tales from the crypt style. At the beginning of the story a man drives a car to a small town, he rides at night. A man on a bike passes him, a few ...
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How did Bane know the exact location of the Batmobile?

How did Bane know the exact location of the Batmobile in the Dark Knight Rises, since Lucious said it was off the books?
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Why was the Millennium trilogy remade in English so soon after the Swedish original?

The movies based on the novels of Stieg Larsson were produced in 2009 in Sweden, e.g. "Män som hatar kvinnor" by Niels Arden Oplev. It was published in many countries with new voices (e.g. German). ...
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What is written on Agent Hanaway's ring in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol?

What is written on Agent Hanaway's ring and what is the meaning of it?
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Are the events from the Clash of the Titans film franchise based on events from actual Greek mythology?

To which extent were the stories and events from the Clash of the Titans (franchise) films based on real Greek mythology and to which degree were they just made up for the movies?
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Why does Sinestro have The Guardians create a ring of fear?

In the movie Green Lantern, if fear is the very thing that turned the original Guardian into Parallax, and it cannot be conquered (The Guardians themselves say so)... why then does Sinestro decide to ...
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Intelligent cars that could talk and drive themselves

What is the name of a TV serial or movie that had a group of intelligent cars that could talk and drive themselves? As far as I can remember, the drivers were law-enforcers. They also had a big custom ...
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Female writer meets a man, who's actually dead, in a lighthouse

I remember a film about a Female writer. Something bad happens to her and she moves, with the help of her friend, to a remote place near a beach and a Lighthouse. Story progress and she starts writing ...
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Time travel (with barn / stable)

Trying to identify this movie (or tv series?) All I know is this: Involves some kind of time travel One of the characters is visited by someone in his barn? There is some kind of time travel that ...
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How did the Court prosecute Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "A Few Good Men" Lt. Kafee: Did you order the CODE RED? Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID! My question is whether the evidence against Colonel ...
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Does Q in Star Trek always have blue lips?

In Voyager's "Death Wish" Q has blue lips. Is this in all appearances in Star Trek (TNG, Voyager,...) the case? Also, why are the lips blue?
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Was Google involved in the making of The Internship?

Considering that the movie heavily revolves around the company, was Google involved with the making of the movie? Is the intership problem anything like what they actually do?
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The Simpsons - Episode Identification

What was that episode where we hear Bart's thoughts as a man about Homer in voice over while the camera starts taking a close up of Bart as a kid, just before the voice is interrupted by Homer, asking ...

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