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How do filmmakers avoid offending actors when casting?

Almost all characters in films necessitate actors who have certain features before makeup and costumes fill in the gaps. The role of James Bond, for instance, necessarily calls for a tall, handsome ...
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To whom did the bifocals belong to in the movie Chinatown?

In the 1974 movie Chinatown the following happens: At Evelyn's mansion, Gittes finds her servants packing her things. He realizes her garden pond is salt water and discovers a pair of bifocals in ...
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Why does Tyler Durden leave the Narrator taking his suitcase?

In the movie Fight Club, Tyler Durden leaves the Narrator taking his suitcase while the narrator was asleep. My question is not about the car crash, it's about the scene that comes after the car crash,...
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Does the White Walker induction ceremony exist in the books?

On what basis or with what reference was the White Walker induction ceremony included in the Game of Thrones episode "Oathkeeper" (S04E04) and where is it referred to in the books?
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198 views

Movie with 3 horror stories: statues awake, jelly-like alien/ghost kills people at a lake

I saw a movie 15 to 20 years ago that told three separate horror stories. The movie (which starts animated) starts with a boy riding a bicycle throwing a magazine. In one story some statues come ...
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Why are there two Phils?

I only watched the first few "Last Man on Earth", so I guess I missed quite a bit. So when I started watching again I was surprised that either there are 2 Phil Millers, or Tandy and Phil switched ...
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60 views

Australian movie about a false kidnapping and ensuing police stand off

Trying to identify a movie which I saw sometime around 1996 and I assume it was made mid 90s as I think we hired it from the video shop at the time. I believe it was an Australian film. The basic ...
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130 views

What is the reason behind the multiple Spiderman reboots? [duplicate]

Spiderman is the one franchise that is on course to a third reboot in a span of 15 years. My question is what was the reason for these numerous reboots of Spiderman which pretty much follow the same ...
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371 views

“Sex” sci-fi TV show from the 90s about a girl in her spaceship

I would like some help identifying a TV show (or possibly a movie) that I saw when I was between five and ten (that makes it between 15 and 20 year ago). From what I remember the plot was about a ...
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74 views

Why is last episode of “Colony” called “zero day”?

Why is last episode of "Colony" called "zero day"? Is this some reference to Columbine High School massacre that inspired filming a movie called "Zero day"? Or is it related to revolution? "...
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202 views

Horror/thriller movie with a woman that is being stalked by a man from a carnival or circus

A number of years ago I watched a film and I only remember one scene. It was near the end of the film. A woman was being stalked by a man from a carnival or circus. The man painted himself the same ...
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Why doesn't Robin appear in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series?

Robin is part of the DC animated universe, so why doesn't he appear in the Justice League or the follow-up Justice League Unlimited series? What is the reason behind not including any Robin or ...
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Movie where a woman tries to find the murderer of her brother? Dark setting, sort of redneck characters

So, protagonist is woman (possibly blonde) whos been out of touch with her brother for a long time. I think she discovers he's dissapeared. When she goes to track him down she finds out he's been ...
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3answers
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How do you explain the car crash scene in Fight Club?

It bothers me, all of it. Why isn't Edward Norton's character driving during the car crash scene in Fight Club? How is he then pulled out by Tyler? How does that work?
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2answers
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What is the relation between Jim and Richard?

In the SHERLOCK episode "The Reichenbach Fall," Sherlock and John Watson ran into James (Jim) Moriarty in the home of a journalist determined to expose Sherlock as a fraud. Sherlock was furious and ...
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2answers
101 views

Can a B-movie movie get promoted due to high rating from audience?

As I understand, a B-movie gets its rating prior to becoming publicly available. As a result (correct me if I am wrong), it is not yet known the true public rating of the movie at that time. What I ...
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1answer
110 views

Was the intense breathing of Mr Glass done on purpose in The Revenant or as filler?

In The Revenant, you can see Hugh Glass fight with a bear, he gets wounded badly. From that point on you can hear Hugh Glass breathe very loud & clear. Almost every time he's in the screen. I ...
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2answers
316 views

Why is Stephens in the cell with the Joker in The Dark Knight?

After being captured, the Joker uses Stephens (the cop watching over him) as a hostage in order to escape from his cell to make his phone call, seen here. Why is there anyone in the cell at all, when ...
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3answers
961 views

Asian/Japanese found footage horror movie from 2000s with young women and a male ghost hunter

I'm looking for a movie I saw a couple years ago and cannot for the life of me remember the name or find it online. I'm positive that it was a horror film (I think it was a found footage movie) from ...
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1answer
351 views

Ending of Whiplash…revenge or not?

Was the ending of Whiplash revenge or not? One, I don't believe Fletcher would destroy his own reputation to get back at Andrew. So would he really give up his career to get back at Andrew or did ...
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2answers
3k views

The plan in Arlington Road

In the ending of the movie, the plan seemed to centre on the main character following the terrorist's van, then losing sight of it in the street and accidentally following the wrong van. Have I ...
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6answers
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What is the symbolism behind the young people making out in the cemetery?

The Netflix show House of Cards is replete with symbolism throughout. While some symbolic events are more obvious (Claire observing an older woman similar to a colleague she fired struggling at a cafe ...
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1answer
296 views

Animated apocalyptic sci-fi movie from the 70's or early 80's

Every few years I make an attempt to find information about this barely-remembered show that I saw. I was probably around 6 years old, and lived in South Africa at the time, for what that helps. ...
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1answer
169 views

Italian movie, a large olive oil pot and boat trip to a floating island

About 35 years ago (+/- 5 years), I saw an Italian movie on television that made a strong impact on me (a small child back then). I'm not really much into movies but I've been asking around and ...
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1answer
290 views

What animated movie is this? [had happy meal toy, picture in post]

What movie is this robot from? It was an animated movie that had toys in McDonald's Happy Meals in the last 8 years. The movie had great animation, something that was like magic or techno-sorcery, and ...
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2answers
2k views

Why does the teacher put paste on her face?

There is a strange scene in Billy Madison where Billy is cleaning erasers for one of his teachers -- Miss Lippy, a hippy-like lady who teaches an elementary class -- and Miss Lippy puts a big dab of ...
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3answers
176 views

First movie with multiple personality disorder?

Which is the first movie to show having multiple personality disorder for one of its characters?
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How do actors memorize extremely long scripts?

I have always wondered, how do actors memorize very long scripts? Do they somehow read them or is it an absolute must to have an incredible memory to become an actor?
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1answer
306 views

What does the ending of The Beach mean?

What does the ending of the movie "The Beach" (2000) starring Leonardo DiCaprio mean? My understanding is that it means that there can be no paradise on earth or that the system that we live in ...
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2answers
3k views

Why do the characters in The Big Short talk directly to camera?

See here: Margot Robbie is speaking to camera explaining some arcane financial instrument. But the Big Short isn't a documentary. And there are several other scenes where people talk directly to ...
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1answer
249 views

80's or 90's horror movie with someone eating a beating heart

I can't remember the name of a horror movie from the 80's or early 90's with a scene in the bedroom where some guy is sleeping and blood starts to fill the room, defying gravity (from the ceiling). ...
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1answer
98 views

Movie about travelling into an unseen world

This is a movie about a crew formed by a few people including a woman (who's husband went missing after embarging on a trip to the centre of the earth and never came back) looking for a new world in ...
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1answer
19 views

What is Vern's role at the recovery house?

In the 2015 series Recovery Road, Craig is the main counselor at the recovery house. However, I am a little confused about Vern. Does he have some sort of administrative role too or is he just another ...
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2answers
413 views

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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1answer
74 views

How much time passes in Scarface

In Scarface the time only jumps a few months at times but it is obviously longer, so how much time goes by from beginning to end.
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The Drop plot explanation

Major spoiler ahead be advised ! In the movie The Drop, we see how Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) who acted as the bartender for Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) : in the case of the kid that got ...
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1answer
129 views

What's the name of the movie where a man hides in the house of a man he's accidentally killed?

The movie is set, I think, in a middle eastern or possible eastern European country. It's about a man who works on a construction site who takes photographs of another man's wife. They fight and the ...
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1answer
61 views

What is the Federation's policy on attempted murder?

In Star Trek we see many times that alien worlds enlist the help of Starfleet/Federation personnel for humanitarian and other purposes, sometimes these are legitimate, however sometimes it turns out ...
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596 views

True Story (2015) ending meaning

James Franco's character said at the end Well it seems to me that Christian Longo has lost his liberty, but I was just wondering what you might have lost as well when reffering to Jonah Hill'...
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2answers
120 views

Why was Santino ordered to die by Barzini?

Why did Santino get killed in The Godfather? I recently watched the movie and I just don't get it. Why did he get killed by the order of Barzini?
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1answer
159 views

Why was the code cracking device needed in S02E10?

In the episode "For Art's Sake" (S02E10) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible when Nicholas, disguised as Minister Ocha, is lead by Travers into his vault, he achieves to film Travers typing a ...
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1answer
60 views

Comedy designing city in desert

I cant remember the plot correctly, so there may be a few mistakes here. The main character goes with father in law, who owns a big architect firm or construction firm, out into the desert to ...
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1answer
142 views

Did someone ever refer to Patrick Jane as Mentalist?

The original intro of the TV show The Mentalist defines a mentalist as follows: Mentalist /'men-tə-list/ noun Someone who uses mental acuity, hypnosis and/or suggestion. A master manipulator ...
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2answers
7k views

What is the history between Doug and Rachel?

I guess I missed the back story on Doug and Rachel in House of Cards. Why is he so involved with helping her?
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1answer
1k views

What is Mr. Bean's full name?

We know Mr. Bean, a British sitcom starring Rowan Atkinson in the title role. But I always wonder what Mr. Bean's full name is. It's never revealed in the series.
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1answer
71 views

Most direct family members in a film?

Which film has the most actors that are direct family members? To be fair, lets exclude non-significant crowd roles.
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1answer
63 views

What is the significance of cats in “Belle de Jour”?

Severine asks her husband not to let the cats out while she's being whipped in the film's opening scene. Then, midway through the film, a butler bangs on the door of a room in a mansion and asks the ...
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1answer
1k views

Are Death Race 2 and the Alien franchise connected?

Both films have a large corporation called the Wayland corporation which seems to be all controlling, in Alien they're a large haulage/terraforming company. In Death Race they run private prisons. ...
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5answers
367 views

Did any of Alfred Hitchcock's American films receive poor reviews upon release?

I could see reviewers taking issue with some elements of Psycho, (namely the shower scene), though the violence is understated and possibly more of a distraction from the mystery and suspense. In The ...
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296 views

How loyal has Cronenberg been to the William S. Burroughs book Naked Lunch?

I want to know which parts and concepts in the movie Naked Lunch are based on the book and which parts are added by Cronenberg. For example: killing the wife twice by gun kiki's character and his ...

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