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How can the ending of “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” be explained?

In the end of the movie Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Park Dong-jin get's killed by the group of communists, that Yeong-mi is member of. But earlier in the movie it is explained, that Yeong-mi is the ...
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What movie or TV show had the first instance of heroes walking in slow motion?

There's a trope of heroes walking towards the camera in slow motion, shoulder-to-shoulder. What was the first movie where this kind of shot was used?
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How did Cutter know Angier's method?

About half way through The Prestige the court majestrate meets with John Cutter in Angier's warehouse. Cutter tells the Majestrate that he can't let Lord Cawdlow take Robert's machine, that it is too ...
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Non-credit in Julie and Julia

I've read other threads regarding credit/non-credit in movies, but haven't come across my particular question. I was watching "Julie and Julia" last night and noticed something odd about the credits. ...
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Why is there an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of Birdman?

Why is there is an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of the movie Birdman? Did that asteroid strike Riggan and give him the power to fly?
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What was Billy's goal for becoming a cop and going undercover?

In The Departed, Billy Costigan he was very intelligent and could have been anything he wanted to be, but he chose to become a state trooper. Why? What was his goal for becoming a cop and going ...
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Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
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Possible flaw in Predestination (2014)

This is in regards to the movie Predestination. This is an amazing movie, beautiful extrapolation of the short story and brilliant execution. I wonder if there is a tiny little flaw: Jane would have ...
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Why didn't The Wellingtons record the revised Gilligan's Island theme song?

The original version of the Gilligan's Island theme song was recorded by The Wellingtons. According to "Here on Gilligan's Isle", the second (and third) season version of the song was performed by a ...
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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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What is the significance of the missing elevator car?

In Season 5, Episode 8 "Lady Lazarus", Don sees Megan out of the office after she resigns. Immediately the elevator door closes on her, he calls another elevator. The door opens but there is no ...
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Homeless woman abandons young daughter

A woman loses her home. She is homeless and pregnant, she births a baby girl. She tries to raise it but in the end she buys her a necklace and tells her she's gonna get sandwiches and leaves her. The ...
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Who hid the Dragon Emperor and his army after they were cursed?

When the witch curses the Dragon Emperor in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, he turns into a mud statue inside the palace and so does his army outside. But when Alex found the statues, they ...
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Man and daughter marooned on planet until she is kidnapped

I've been trying to recollect what movie or (mini series) I watched in the 90s. It may have been made before the 90s, I'm not sure. In any case, it was about a man and his pre-teen daughter. They ...
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How does Jim know there is a secret door?

In 28 Days Later, when they end up at the mansion with the military guys, Jim goes on a rampage and sets free the infected. He ends up being chased by them and runs into a room where he proceeds to a ...
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Was Svetlana Khodchenkova's voice dubbed?

  [Source] I have read several reviews of The Wolverine that believe russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova, who plays Viper, was dubbed (example), but IMDb doesn't list a voice actress. There ...
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How did Wynn know what happened to Meyerhold in Cube Zero?

In Cube Zero, when Wynn finally catches up to Rains, he overhears the following conversation between Haskell and Rains. Rains: Don't come near me. Haskell: I was protecting us. Rains: You ...
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How did they shoot/record the One Day More scene?

In Les Miserables, I understand all music numbers (every scene, that is) were recorded live on set with the actors leading an accompanying pianist off-site. How then could they shoot the One Day More ...
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A horror movie from the 60s, egg-like object

My mother asked me to help her identify a movie she would like to rewatch. Her memory of it is sketchy at best though. The movie was released sometime in the 60s, it was in color and it was probably ...
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Why did the Observers choose the year 2015?

[Source] In the year 2015, the Observers invaded from the future, instituting "The Purge" and killing many humans. Although humans continued to resist well into the year 2036, the Observers ...
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What does the television-esque film style in the episode “I Am Anne Frank, Part II” represent?

In the second season episode of American Horror Story, "I Am Anne Frank, Part II", we're told that Anne Frank is actually Charlotte Brown, delusional and obsessed wife of Jim Brown, a new character to ...
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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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How can Jacoby be with Lana and Ben at the same time?

In Twin Peaks episode 21 (aka season 2, episode 14), we see Dr Jacoby at the Great Northern helping Ben work through his 'Civil War' insanity. Later though we see him walking ou at the Sheriff's ...
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What is the name of old lego racing animated series?

I remember watching a lego animated "cartoon" somewhere back in nineties but I can't seem to be able to google the name of it. I remember episodes about cars/formulas racing each other. It could be ...
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Why does Leon remain in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”?

I was re-watching "Curb your enthusiasm" 6 (end) & 7(beginning). In end of season 6, Loretta and Larry David are dating (the precise exact season isn't the issue; apologize if i have this ...
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Why are rainy scenes in Thelma & Louise sunny?

Why do rainy scenes in Thelma & Louise movie happen in sunny weather? I know sometimes when it rains it's possible to see the sun in sky, but this happens in several scenes even in different ...
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Help identifying quirky 80s/90s movie - road trip, post-apocalypse, comedy-ish?

Date: probably 80s, maybe early 90s. What I remember: very vague. Two people (man an woman) on a road trip, though I'm not sure that was the entire plot of the film, maybe just a part of it. It feels ...
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What are the lyrics to the Game of Thrones theme?

In S04E10 of Game of Thrones as Arya is sailing to Bravos, the show's theme begins to play, only it is accompanied by a choir singing a song. This was quite unusual as we never heard that theme music ...
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How “directed” were the activities filmed in Disney's Monkey Kingdom?

While watching the plot of Monkey Kingdom unfold, I became very curious about just how directed many of the scenes were. This is perhaps a slightly broad question, but I think it's still a good one. ...
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Can't think of this movie which has aliens and a planetary colony in it

I am trying to remember the title of a certain movie which I THINK was made before the 2000's, probably the 90's. Though I am not entirely sure. I can vaguely remember parts of the movie, which I ...
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Explanation of the meeting between Gus and Don Eladio [duplicate]

Why was Max Arciniega the only one killed in the meeting between him, Gud Fring & Don Eladio? In episode 4.08 Don Eladio says to Gus: ‘we know who you are, that’s the only reason why you’re ...
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What is the REAL password for Bond's account?

In Casino Royale, James Bond is required to enter a password into a security device. Later in the film, he reveals that the password he supposedly entered was Vesper... However, the brief shot we of ...
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What was the matter with the woman in the bathroom?

During the beginning of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Prof. Bower enters his hotel room and surprises a naked woman that is taking a bath in his bathroom. She excuses herself and says that she's ...
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Programming language of Elysium reboot code [closed]

In "Elysium", Carlyle programs this "reboot code". You can see a short sequence of him doing the coding, and I think I recognize Intel 386 assembly language (something like MOV EAX, EBX). Can ...
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How come the dreams are shared correctly among different participants? [duplicate]

Please read the question before marking it as duplicate. This question maybe identical to the one below but they ask different concepts: How does the dream sharing actually work? So my question ...
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cave expedition to the center of the earth

I really hope anyone can help me with this one. I've been searching for this movie a lot over the years, but without result so far. It's going to be difficult because I remember very little about it. ...
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Thriller movie with woman afraid to leave her apartment

I watched it in the 90's on TV, the movie was most probably from the 80's. It was in colour and I'm quite sure it was American. The protagonist was a young woman, living alone in a big city and ...
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Total Recall (1990) nail color change effect

In the first Total Recall, there's an unimportant shot where the receptioninst at Recall is changing the color of her nails. She taps one with a stylus, and it "wipes" to a different color. (I can't ...
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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Who did Cal Weaver remind Jacob of in Crazy Stupid Love?

In the bar Cal and Jacob meet for the first time in Crazy, Stupid, Love. Cal asks Jacob why he is helping him (Cal), to which Jacob replies Maybe you remind me of someone Who is Jacob referring ...
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Why did walt give up 1.5 million to work with Jesse?

In Breaking Bad, Walt had the opportunity to work with Gale and earn 3 million dollars. Instead he insisted on working with Jesse and split the money with him. He claimed it was because he didn't ...
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Is there a precedent for casting the same actor in an American remake of a British/foreign television show?

Broadchurch (ITV/BBC America) was my favorite television show, specifically crime drama, in 2013. FOX is remaking the series but changed the name to Gracepoint. Interestingly, they cast David Tennant, ...
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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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Will there be any more seasons of “Prison Break”?

I am a big fan of "Prison Break" and want Michael Scofield in action again. So please can anybody tell me, will I be able to see the gang again in action or not? Are there any plans for Season 5?
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What is the Butterfly-Effect in Mr. Nobody?

In Mr. Nobody, the concept of time-travel is blended with the butterfly effect. In the movie, when the old man tells his story as a child, he says that he chose his mommy and daddy because they would ...
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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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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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Could a fire hose really support the weight of a falling man?

In the movie Die Hard, near the end, John McClane ties a fire hose around his waist and jumps off the roof of the Nakotomi plaza building. Would a fire hose really be able to support the weight of a ...
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How is Agent J able to get the time-travel device in Men in Black 3?

In Men in Black 3, Agent J (Will Smith) goes to see Jeffrey Price in the electronics store to obtain the time-travel device built by Price's father that J can then use to travel back to 1969 to avert ...
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What is the shortest timespan depicted in a movie?

Based on this question, what feature-length movie* (about 80 minutes or longer) covers the smallest amount of time? I'm thinking along the lines of Run Lola Run which only covers about 20 minutes. ...

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