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What was the meaning of the elevator scene?

In the movie Revolver, towards the end of the movie Jason Statham’s character, Jake Green, ends up in an elevator by himself. In the elevator he has a dialogue with himself. I wasn’t able to quite ...
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Why was Brandon denied entry to the night club?

Near the end of the movie Shame, Brandon tries to enter a night club (or something), and is denied entry by the bouncer who says: Not tonight. I said, not tonight. What establishment was he ...
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What is going on in Kill List?

The British horror/thriller/mystery/I-have-no-real-idea-what-genre-fits movie Kill List was described by many critics as one of the best genre movies from the UK for ages. It starts like a thriller ...
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What type of keyboard is Caden Cotard using?

Movie Title: Synecdoche, New York (2008) Did director charlie Kaufman create this keyboard for the movie or does it really exist? It looks so different.
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Advanced Grifting Techniques

Community: Season 6: Episode 9: “Grifting 101” “How was grifting class? Did you teach some advanced techniques; only you could understand? “The Brown Betty”, “The Texas Well Baby”, “The Reverse ...
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Boxing movie with a hero recently released from prison

I don't remember any actors or exactly when the movie was released, but I remember seeing this movie on Netflix in 2013-2014. Movies was released between 2004-2015 I think the movie cover has some ...
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Plot-wise, what is the chronological order of all the Bond Films?

I am curious, plot-wise, what the chronological order of the James Bond films are? I seem to recall that Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace are set in the beginning of James' career as a 00-agent and ...
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What does Costello's drawing symbolize?

In The Departed there is a scene where Jack Nicholson's character makes a drawing. The drawing is of rats and the Massachusetts State House. He sets the drawing afire. What is the symbolism of this ...
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What was the official purpose of the fuel pod hauled by Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road?

We learn that it would be the price for the War Rig's safe pasage through the biker territory, as negotiated previously by Furiosa. However, the deal coundn't obviously be a part of Immortan Joe's ...
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Were the oil paintings in the episode “Im Schmerz geboren” for real?

One of many unusual aspects of the amazing Tatort episode "Im Schmerz geboren" was the parts where the scene transformed into oil paintings showing stills of the action, as with the casino shootout or ...
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What's the distinct color grading in David Fincher's movies?

In most movies, there is a post shoot processing, which gives the movies a distinct look. Often this color grading is based on certain pre-defined presets or let's say themes. Now, every time I see a ...
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Which place was Samantha talking about at the end of HER?

Samantha, while leaving and saying goodbye to Theodore, mentioned, "It's hard to explain, but if you ever get there, come find me,and nothing will take us apart" It was answer to Theodore's ...
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Is there such a “punctum” moment in the movies

I am trying to find a theory similar to Roland Barthes' for the photography, where he describes a detail in a photo as "punctum", that creates a direct relationship between the object and the person ...
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What's the purpose of the plastic curtains in Captain Robau's shuttle?

In the opening of the movie, Captain Robau (Faran Tahir) pilots a shuttle to the Romulan mining craft. The shuttle he piloted has a set of plastic curtains between the pilot and the rest of the crew ...
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New soldier joins isolated base experimenting on dead Vietnam soldiers

I believe this movie is about 10 years old and has a US military base whose commander is conducting some form of medical experiments on soldiers believed dead or missing in action during the Vietnam ...
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What was the actual role of Wooton & Simms in the plot?

At the end of the film Fracture (2007), when Beachum prosecutes with new evidences, Crawford is surrounded by defense attorneys from Wooton & Simms, the law firm from which Beachum got a job offer....
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Why is there no Wilson brother in the new Wes Anderson movie?

Wes Anderson's new movie, Moonrise Kingdom, does not include any of the Wilson brothers, i.e.- Luke, Owen or Andrew in the cast. In every previous film a Wilson brother has been cast. In fact Owen ...
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What is this animated christmas TV Movie about a sentient ornament?

I have vague memories of a TV movie from the late nineties about a sentient Christmas decoration. It was called something like "the Littlest Christmas Ball." In terms of plot, I have nothing, but I ...
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What happened to Angel Dust at the end?

At the end of Deadpool, when Deadpool & Francis (a.k.a Ajax) are fighting and the boat is falling apart, everything comes down... You see Colossus carrying Negasonic Teenage Warhead (from the X-...
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Tim Roth acting in The Hateful Eight

In The Hateful Eight, the acting of Tim Roth (before the character switch) is very similar to the acting of Christoph Waltz, his miming and his way to speak reminds Dr. King Shultz from Django ...
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Independent Black And White Film. Ends Due To Film Equipment Being Stolen

A man is unhappy with his life so he decides to film everything and then review the footage to figure out what is going wrong with his life. His friends think this is a bad idea since people don't act ...
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What is the meaning of the term “Kamakrazee” in the movie Mad Max:Fury Road?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, the term "Kamakrazee" was used three times. During the scene where Ace loads the War Rig, we hear the following chant: "We are war boys!" "War boys!" "Kamakrazee ...
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What does the audience do during hour-long breaks while taping Wizard Wars?

There is a relatively new show on the SyFy network called Wizard Wars. The format is somewhat of a ripoff of cooking shows like Chopped and Iron Chef; two teams of magicians are each given the same ...
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Zombies At The Fence - filming head injuries to walkers

When zombies (or walkers or however you refer to them) are in an easily kill-able location, such as the fence at the prison, there are many times where spears or swords or other lengthy objects are ...
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Does Al Pacino really slap Diane Keaton in The Godfather II?

I was watching The Godfather II tonight and was thinking about the scene where Kay (Keaton) tells Michael (Pacino) that she had an abortion. Pacino appears to hit Keaton so hard that his follow-...
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Was the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the ring would vanquish Sauron?

In Fellowship of the Ring, were those at the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the One Ring would defeat Sauron? I'm guessing that they must have known this because nobody seemed surprised that ...
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Name Of Time Travel Romantic Movie

I saw a movie on Netflix Instant (US) in Summer 2013 but do not recall the name of it. All I remember is the plot. I have searched the internet and I am beginning to think that the movie does not ...
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Movie with magical jewel / stone which turns you invisible when put inside your mouth?

A long time ago, when i was a kid/teen, I watched a movie about knights, and battles among them. I really don't remember anything about the story (other than it was fiction, rather than Historical), ...
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Was Nick Fury treated with GH-325?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier... Nick Fury recovers from multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen within a relatively short space of time. Whilst we are shown him in an injured but stable ...
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Unknown movie about invasive alien entity creature

This movie is only by a couple scenes I think back on and have been searching for. We are out on the ocean, on an ocean liner, a science vessel, or other ship of some kind. There is an unusual ...
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Have any directors insisted on a “no cuts, no dubs, no censorship” policy?

I know that some directors insist on having the final cut privilege. But taking it further, have any directors (or studios for that matter, however unlikely it is) insisted on a "no cuts, no dubs, no ...
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Ex-convict or cop tries to stop religion based cult

I have been watching this old MGM movie (probably set in 1980's or 90's). It's about this cop/detective (or an ex-convict who was hired as a cop/detective) who tries to stop religion based cult. It's ...
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How did Hades not find out that Hercules was alive in 18 years?

I've noticed what seems to be a plot hole in the Disney version of the movie Hercules, and I'm hoping someone can fill it in with a logical explanation! So in the beginning of the movie, we have ...
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Production logistics for recycling on Mythbusters

The cast and crew of Mythbusters make an amazing number of gadgets, test platforms, small scale buildings, etc. for each and every episode. They take great pride in destroying their creations ...
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What happened to Frou-Frou in the 1967 Soviet film Anna Karenina?

In the 1967 Soviet film Анна Каренина directed by Aleksandr Zarkhi, there is a race sequence during which Count Vronsky's horse, Frou-Frou, is seriously injured. What happened to the horse which ...
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In Total Recall, why didn't they stop the invasion sooner?

In Total Recall (2012), the invasion is reported throughout the colony with a TV-announcement that thousands of troops have boarded The Fall. The governor declares a state of emergency and orders ...
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The 'same landscape shot' conundrum

During the first scene of the film we're shown a montage of landscape shots (actually Iceland) as establishment for the section when the CGI 'guy' drinks, disintegrates and drops into the waterfall. ...
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What's the title of this German movie about a couple moving in to a new house?

It's a German drama about a young couple that is moving into a new house. The man is kinda short and has a mustache, the girl is pretty. The man's brother and another female friend is joining for a ...
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1970s or 1980s UK scifi movie with alien slugs?

I'm looking for a movie (or TV episode?) I saw on TV at least 30 years ago! Here's what I remember: Plot Details there are these slow-moving grey slug monsters that make a weird sound. There are ...
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Are some films filmed with a larger frame than all cropped versions?

There is a question about the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and the aspect ratios it was released in: Why the very different release formats for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? The crux of the ...
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Man is put on trial with robot judge and turns into a robot

I don't remember this movie's name, and I have looked all around. I have looked for this movie everywhere. I can't find it, I think it played on the sci-fi channel, sometimes between 2000-2008. It is ...
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When did shows start repeating the last few seconds/minutes after commercials?

You know the deal. You are watching a show. Something big is about to happen. Commercial... Then they go back 30 secs to a minute in the show after the commercial. Some shows are terrible about ...
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How does a movie get animals to “like” a character?

Suppose there is a movie in which the heroine is liked a lot by animals (as a means of foreshadowing how lovable she is to people). Would they use an actress or actor that is naturally well-liked by ...
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Super 8 questions

Ok, I have a question about Super 8. In a scene toward the end, Donny lets Joe drive his car because he is too stoned. During the next scene we see a tank fire, along with other shots being fired/...
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Is there a specific style or genre name for Jackie Chan's movies?

Aside from the obvious Action or Martial Arts, Jackie Chan's movies are filled with very angular fight scenes (i.e. Punch, Hesitation, Retraction, Counter, etc...). There is a deliberateness to it, ...
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Man at a farm saves two women from a rapist and then robs a bank with them; satanic cult activity at the farm

I have been searching for the name of this movie for some time now with now results. A man lives alone at a farm house. He comes across a man trying to rape these two woman and kills the rapist. The ...
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Why did no one want to treat Kili's wound after Thorin left for the Lonely Mountain?

In the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", when Thorin & Company leave from Esgaroth to Erebor by boat, the whole city is cheering them. Shortly after, Kili (who is wounded and was ...
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President sacrificed to kill the alien but failed?

At first, I'm not native English speaker and I don't have many friends from outside countries. Scene: *"The president (or someone similar, vice president, maybe...) was about going to sacrificed ...
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Why hasn't Scarlett Johansson performed either of her Oscar-nominated songs at the Oscars?

This might be too tangential for the Movies Stack Exchange, but I think it's an interesting question. Scarlett Johansson is a singer as well as an actress. She's made two albums and been nominated for ...
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What is the source of inspiration for the Fat Bastard character?

I've been trying to find an interview with Mike Myers where he supposedly mentions the inspiration for the Fat Bastard character. My friend swears that Mike Myers said he saw an obese guy in Nashville,...

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