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When half of a character's face is dark and half is light - What is this called? And what is the intent?

In many films and TV shows, just before a seminal moment (though not necessarily before a climax), the director will call for a character's face to be half in darkness, half in light. I first noticed ...
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Why didn't Robert Fischer take his own car?

In the first level of dream, Robert Fischer took a taxi cab driven by Arthur. Robert Fischer is a billionaire. So why didn't he have his own limousine? And shouldn't there be private security for him? ...
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Ghost of dead husband tries to play Cupid for widow

I can only recall a few scenes and details from the movie :- 80's / 90's TV movie. Happy married couple, husband is a pilot (if not mistaken). Husband dies in a plane crash (if not mistaken). ...
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A question about the “Daywalker” prophecy

In the Blade film, Frost needs the blood of the Daywalker to awaken La Magra. Is it just a coincidence that Frost himself was the one to actually create Blade, and Blade was just a one in a million ...
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When are we first informed about Gerry Lane's profession?

In World War Z, Brad Pitt plays the role of a former UN investigator named Gerry Lane. When are we first informed of this fact? When I watched the film, I spent half the movie wondering who he was ...
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Cartoon about computer programs fighting computer viruses

I am looking for the name of a cartoon that was made in the late 80's or early 90's. The premise was a group of sentient computer programs who were fighting computer viruses. It might have been ...
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Air Force courier with deadly biological agent caught in hostage drama

I saw this on TV in, I believe, the early 80s. It's about a group of people that are being held hostage by kidnappers and among them is an Air Force officer that is acting as a secret courier for a ...
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Why was the removal of the shrapnel just “thrown-in” at the end?

That tiny little arc-reactor, that damage to his body, that was as much a part of him being Iron Man as his motivations to escape his prison. Yet, it was simply just thrown-in like some sort of ...
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Why didn't Lord Coward spot the origin of the sound while Sherlock was hiding in the smoke?

When Sherlock blocks the chimney in Lord Coward's office in order to hide in the smoke, he decides to continue talking to Lord Coward who could have simply spotted the origin of the sound and shoot ...
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What role do screenwriters play, after handing in the script?

Assuming they're a pure screenwriter, and not also a producer or director, do screenwriters get to do anything after handing in the script? Can they be present on the set? Do they have any say in ...
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Is B Movie a genre?

Is B Movie a genre of it's own? Are there requirements that get a movie thrown into that category or do the producers specifically set out to make it a B movie? Netflex will list B horror as one of ...
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Soldiers hiding from robots or mechs in a forest

I'm 25 (born 1987). When I was young (must have been very young) I saw a show or movie that was an anime, but the kind that has a mature drawing style, smaller eyes, more serious, and the character ...
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Change in neuralyzer color in MIB films

In Men in Black (1997), the neuralyzer devices employ a red flash. A few years later, in Men in Black II (2002), the neuralyzers have apparently been upgraded or modified, and now use a blue flash. ...
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Is the Land of Ooo really a post apocalyptic Earth?

I have heard a lot of theories spout about how the world of Adventure Time is actually based on a Post-Apocalypic Earth that has adapted to nuclear fallout, changing all living things with what they ...
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Tiny people have to cross a city and get lost in a milk factory

I was thinking about the name of a live-action movie, in which tiny people appear who have to cross the city, and get lost in a milk factory. How is it called? The only thing I can find is an ...
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What is Max Detweiler's relationship with the other characters?

In The Sound of Music, who is Max Detweiler, a.k.a. Uncle Max? I know he mooches off rich people. That much is obvious. But how does he know the Captain and the Baroness, and why do all the children ...
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Why did Phoebe live on the streets?

When Phoebe's mum died, Phoebe says she went and lived on the street - but why? Surely before her mother died they would have lived in a house, why would someone take it away from them?
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In Gautham's film, Why are most of the male protagonists portrayed as a mechanical engineer?

If you watch Gautham's block buster movies like: Minnale Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Ekk Deewana Tha you may notice that the male protagonists are all mechanical engineers. I wonder, why does ...
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Where is Gemma Arterton in The Wrath of the Titans?

I've just been to see Wrath of the Titans, Gemma Arterton is credited very highly however I did not see her in a single scene? Is she in the film? If so where? If not why is she credited?
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Battlestar Galactica: What was Starbuck?

Just finished watching season 4, wrapped it up nicely. But I'm a little confused about Starbuck. She was not a Cylon, but she died and came back. Was she supposed to be an angel?
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Why is it 9 in Psych:9?

Why is it 9 in Psych:9? I thought the film was a sequel to previous 8 films, but apparently there are no 8 prequels.
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First Hollywood (or at least made in USA) movie where Russian dialog was spoken by Russian speaking actor?

I was wondering what the first movie (made in USA) was where a character speaking Russian was played by an actor for whom Russian was a fluent (though not necessarily first) language, spoken with no ...
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Are there references to WWE Superstars in Real Steel?

In the movie Real Steel, Atom is called the People's Champ, which seems like a direct reference to The Rock. In the final fight against Zeus, after Atom is down, he got up just like Undertaker ...
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What is this movie with a group of kids and a paper route?

I remember watching a movie a few times about a group of kids with a paper route. The main kid is a teenager that just moved to the area. The main scene I remember is the main kid trying to deliver ...
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Why aren't armorers listed in credits?

In productions with weapons the Armorer, a.k.a. Weapon Master, usually has a significant role -- certainly on par with other credited parties (like personal assistants, caterers, wranglers, animal ...
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Why does the Fast & Furious franchise have a chronological order different from the release order?

I was browsing on Wikipedia and I noticed that the Fast & Furious films have a different chronology that doesn't match their release order. The Tokyo Drift movie, besides being totally different ...
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Is the Hound a lord?

So in Game of Thrones I know that The Mountain is older than The Hound; but as everyone knows, the Mountain is a knight. Many would say that the hound is also a knight but this isn't technically true ...
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Why did Varys support the plot to assassinate Daenerys Targaryen?

This question may contain spoilers for season one and season five. In the season one episode, "The Wolf and the Lion", the small council discusses the imminent threat of Viserys and Daenerys ...
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Where Does The Meat Come From

In the Pokemon series where Ash travels with Iris and Cilan mainly, the gang does eat food that contains meat. This includes sandwiches, steak, and other non-vegan recipes. There aren't any real meat ...
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What's with Garrett glaring at the study group, and then Leonard staring at Garrett?

In Community S06E01 - "Ladders", there is a scene (at about 24 min, at the end of the actual episode) where Garrett is glaring at the study group, then Leonard staring at Garrett, then Leonard giving ...
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Who was “The guy” Mike was talking about?

In Season 4, episode 5, Mike and Jesse are out checking drop points. At one point in the episode Jesse mentions he could be "The guy", Mike then pulls over and rants to him about how this isn't in the ...
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Why does everyone hate Meg?

Simply put, why does everyone hate Meg? With most things in Family Guy, I'm expecting there to be some reference or joke being played out. Off the top of my head I can see if instead Chris were the ...
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Does time stop when the fourth wall is broken?

Throughout the first, second, and newly third season of House of Cards, produced under Netflix, protagonist Francis Underwood often "breaks the fourth wall" and speaks directly to the audience rather ...
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Guy has a dream with premonitions that come true

I have seen this old movie (black and white, Arabic language, Egyptian accent) back in 1998 (but the movie must have been made before 1970) The plot begins when a little boy sees his mother in a ...
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Explain the season one climax (technical) of Silicon Valley

I accidentally came across Silicon Valley (2014) TV series and I liked it a lot, but I am unable to understand the climax of season one of this series. I am not a hardcore programmer but I know some ...
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Why Mr. Ford was afraid that Tibeats would kill Platt?

Why can't Mr Ford just prohibit Tibeats from killing Platt in 12 Years a Slave? He does have the power to do that since Tibeats works for Mr Ford. And Platt was officially Mr Ford's property. Doesn't ...
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How do the Reavers reproduce?

In the Firefly universe, there are a group of monstrous, man-eating madmen known as the Reavers. There are many myths spinning around their origin, one of the most prevalent being that they traveled ...
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80s/90s obscure movie taking place in boy's bedroom

My daycare provider played this movie for us and can't find anything about it online. What I remember: opening credits are animated but the movie is not. However the set is meant to appear ...
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MPAA film numbers - is there a list?

At the end of most major American films, there's a number. I believe current films are running in the high 40000s. From a little bit of research, when the MPAA rates a film, they give it a unique ...
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Can the timeline of Predestination be written in chronological order?

I just finished watching this mind-boggling time travel movie which seems to create some sort of ultimate time paradox. I'm curious. Can the timeline of this movie be written in chronological order? ...
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When is it established that Laurie Strode is Michael Myers' sister?

So far as I can tell, in the original 1978 film, Laurie Strode is chased by Michael for no apparent reason aside from "that's what he does." Yet in all wiki sources I can find, it's clearly ...
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What are the implications of Emmet's autonomous movement?

During The Lego Movie we learn that the whole LEGO world is actually a universe existing within ours, or to be precise, in the basement of a real human family and that the whole story is actually ...
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When did “Previously On …” become the first 2:30 of every show?

I've been rewatching seasons of 24 and Fringe lately, and I've noticed something really annoying, especially in 24: the first 2:30 of every episode is dedicated to reviewing what has previously ...
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90's early 2000 movie about students kidnapping their teacher

I'm trying to identify a movie, hope that I can help you help me. The plot revolves around some highschool mature looking kids (a group that includes both girls and boys) who kidnap their teacher ...
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How did Murph figure it out?

From Interstellar we learn that What I don't get is how did she connect all this weird happenings to this fact? I find this a little too far fetched.
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How did they get this shot in Metropolis?

How were the shots of the runners running towards the camera captured in Fritz Lang's Metropolis? Here's the shot: Was a dolly used? If it was, would it have been mounted on wheels only or would ...
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How were Sonny and Don Corleone at odds?

During The Godfather Sollozzo and the Corleone's have a meeting, in which Sollozzo asks Don Corleone to partner with him in the drug trade. At one point, Sollozzo says something about guaranteeing ...
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What did Lucy mean by “We never really die”?

In Lucy there was a car chase. Lucy was driving and there was a police officer in the car. Lucy was driving extremely fast when officer said Better be late than dead In reply Lucy said We ...
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What are the methods of including a character's thoughts in an audiovisual medium?

When adapting a written medium (such as a novel or comic book) to an audio-visual one, a common difficulty is presenting what the character is thinking on-screen, as most fiction is presented from the ...
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Did crushing the “crystal ship” really destroy all the evidence?

In Breaking Bad, when Hank is tricked away from Walt and Jesse's RV by a fake phone call from the hospital, the RV is crushed. Hank acts as if nothing useful for him could be found among the pieces of ...

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