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66 views

Why does Kim call the police?

Why did William "Bill" Kim call the police in Prison Break, when it's obvious that he wanted to kill Lincoln. It makes no sense. Kim would go to jail, right?
8
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1answer
390 views

Relationship between “Mr. Orange” and “Mr. White” in “Reservoir Dogs”?

I find the relationship portrayed between Mr Orange and Mr White intimate and I saw a powerful emotional bond formed between these two characters. In the opening when Mr. Orange was shot and ...
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111 views

I watched a television program between 1990-2000 forgot the name

I watched a television film (between 1990-2000), but forgot the name. The story was about swans. After a storm, a man found five baby swans. He takes care of them and when they grow up they leave him....
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373 views

Is this an homage to Trading Places?

In episode 6 of Unbreakable Kimmy there is a scene where the rich daughter's friends are sat around a fountain (at about 18:30 into the episode) and a girl says 'and she stepped on the ball' ...
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1answer
32 views

Navy acronyms in “Flight of the Intruder”

I'm watching Danny Glover's "Flight of the Intruder" on Netflix. I'm able to figure out most of the slang and acronyms, but I can't figure out these 2: B.N. B.'s In the case of #1, it's ...
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1answer
919 views

Does Tony Stark urinate or poop in the Iron Man suit?

During the missions, whatever movie you prefer, Tony Stark spend more than 5 hours per mission (given the time passed and the sequence of the movies) in the suit. I was wondering if he has physiologic ...
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2answers
77 views

Is there a measure for movie realism?

I am a big fan of life-close movies where things are portrayed close to what could have happened in real life. Such movies usually attempt preserving realism and follow high level of detail. Is ...
5
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4answers
387 views

How to find who is the showrunner?

Some of the series I follow intensely have showrunners I know off the top of my head. Doctor Who has Stephen Moffat (who was preceded by RTD). Lost had Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. But I only ...
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3answers
5k views

What exactly is 70mm print and why does anyone care?

There has been a bit of controversy lately over the release of Tarantino's Hateful Eight movie. As I understand it, the movie was scheduled to play in a particular theater in Los Angeles that plays ...
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183 views

Sci Fi film with Woman Alien

Hello I am looking for a sci-fi alien invasion film, but I can only remember the ending: A city is being overrun by some aliens and people are trying to escape, possibly due to the fact that the ...
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8answers
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What is the longest, single take, tracking shot in cinema/TV?

In episode four of True Detective, there was a 6-minute long, single take, tracking shot sequence. What is the longest, scripted, single take (no cuts) sequence in movies / television? I am not ...
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1k views

Why are people playing police officers not arrested?

In a film or TV series there are often people playing police officers, quite often on set where members of the public can see them. Wouldn't this fall foul of the 'impersonating a police officer' law?...
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105 views

What would happen if a show would remove its disclaimer?

What would happen if shows like South Park would remove their introductory disclaimer like message like 'all celebrities are impersonated...poorly'etc. before the show stars. What could happen to them ...
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4answers
1k views

How do they shoot scenes where the camera passes through a window?

I have never understood how they shoot a scene where the camera moves, closes up on a window (or sometimes a wall) and then it passes through it, like it wasn't there at all. What is the technique ...
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3answers
26k views

How do they film scenes with the actors driving in a car?

I know long ago they would have the car stationary and use a projector screen to with moving scenery to make it look like the car was moving. It was obviously staged, but good enough. I've seen "...
5
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2answers
791 views

Legal implications of shooting a movie along a public sidewalk with dozens of people

In a lot of movies and TV shows, there will be a scene where an actor will be walking along a busy sidewalk, and there will be dozens of people behind them, and perhaps even one or two people coming ...
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3answers
2k views

Why are there so many different writers to TV series?

Whenever I search for episodes of various TV series, I am wondering why there are different writers and/or directors. See the list of Almost Human Episodes for an example. It doesn't make sense to me ...
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2answers
377 views

How much does a staff writer make on a TV show?

How does salary work when writing for television? I'm talking about a standard network sitcom or drama like Modern Family or Castle. Is it a traditional salary, or is payment based on work turned in? ...
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2answers
101 views

How are Streets of Fire's end credits structured so unusually (or are they)?

It was only recently that I conciously noticed that Streets of Fire employs quite an unusual structure for its end credits. When the movie ends, first the cast list scrolls over a view of the last ...
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1answer
154 views

Name of this device

I am looking for the name of a device used to tell a story. I'm sure it probably exists in literature, but I am only aware of it in film and T.V. The device is a person. This person is not a ...
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2k views

What is the relationship between theaters and film distribution?

I've always been a little confused at "big screen" film distribution so I thought I would ask here. How do movie theaters relate to one another in terms of what films they can show and their ...
6
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4answers
814 views

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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3answers
3k views

Why does “Hollywood Accounting” still work?

Hollywood accounting is the practice of big studios of making successful movies into what looks like a financial failures on purpose and through questionable accounting tricks. The goal is to show no ...
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2answers
376 views

Was film actually “better” than digital media?

I happen, time and again, to read and hear people – among which people working in cinema – regretting the fact that film (in the sense of actual reels of plastic strip) is nowadays very rarely used ...
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162 views

Movie about kids digging holes all over the day [duplicate]

I searching for a movie about some Kids in summer camp that had to dig all the day I think because the camp owners are looking for gold so they exploit kids. The movie is mostly american and I think ...
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1answer
58 views

Native American(?) guy whose village is raided

So I saw a movie long time ago, it's kinda new, I think, like 2011 or something. There's a Native American(?), I'm not sure, but there's a village and some others come and burn it down and they take ...
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4answers
29k views

What motivated Cersei to engage with Lancel Lannister?

In episode S02E04 of Game of Thrones we (and Tyrion) learn that Cersei Lannister has an affair with Lancel Lannister. Seeing that she doesn't seem to get any advantage out of this apart from the ...
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0answers
88 views

How detrimental was the initial hull breach by the shipping container for the boat's ultimate fate?

The story of All Is Lost begins with Our Man's boat getting hit by an abandoned shipping container, which breaches the boat's hull and thus sets in motion his quest for survival and ultimately the ...
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1answer
99 views

Why did Hermes leave immediately?

In The Martian, why did Hermes leave right away? Presumably, they had been planning on staying on mars for longer, so why didn't they stay in orbit longer?
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1answer
448 views

Looking for a movie where a woman in a bunker talks to a man who tries to get in

I don't know the name of this movie but I saw a trailer while watching TV. By what I saw it looked like people locked themselves in a bunker to avoid chaos going on outisde, there's a window. A woman ...
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1answer
210 views

What is the significance of the title “The painted veil”?

I just saw the movie but was not clear with the title significance. Is there any hidden meaning behind this title?
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1answer
258 views

Movie in which a person claims to be Jesus

I heard this story about the movie from my friends few years ago. There is no exact plotting I can remember, only thing I remeber is that entire/most of movie is slow and there are conversations ...
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3answers
19k views

Why do they always close the eyelids of dead people?

You have seen it hundreds of times in movies. Someone dies and the doctor, priest, cop or someone else, moves their hands over the dead person's eyes and the eyes magically close. It's as if the eyes ...
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3answers
22k views

Why is the movie titled “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”?

I watched the movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, several times but couldn't understand the relationship between the title and the story. What does the title mean in the context of the story?...
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345 views

What gives a movie the 'Film Look' [closed]

This has always made me wonder, what is they key thing that makes a movie look like a film. To explain better, if you watch some camera footage and then compare to how something similar looks in a ...
2
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0answers
134 views

Trying to find a dance movie from the '80s or earlier

I remember watching this movie when I was much younger. I don't remember much of the plot line, but I know it was filmed roughly before 1990 or so, before CGI became a thing. I do remember that in ...
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1answer
80 views

What is the name of this movie where a caveman turns out to be Jesus? [duplicate]

What is the name of this movie where a caveman turns out to be Jesus? The plot goes something like this: The protagonist was moving to a new place. So, he invited his close friends for a get-together....
3
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1answer
135 views

Why do freight trains never stop after smashing through something on the tracks?

In almost every movie that I can think of that involves a train crossing with someone getting stuck/pushed onto the track the freight train always comes along to great fanfare and smashes through the ...
9
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2answers
10k views

Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?

At the end of Sherlock S02E03 it simply doesn't make sense for me that James Moriarty killed himself. I mean, for me there is nothing greater than life, so why would he kill himself? I understand ...
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5answers
9k views

Significance of the Owl in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

There's a scene in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" where Prideaux (Mark Strong) is in the class room teaching, then suddenly an owl pops out of the fireplace. Prideaux quickly dispatches it. Later on, in ...
10
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1answer
16k views

Why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
4
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2answers
13k views

What is Judy's and Nick's relationship?

At the end of Zootopia we observe that Judy and Nick have become really close to each other but are they maintaining a best friend type relationship or a romantic relationship? I think that it is only ...
4
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1answer
384 views

In Fight Club, when Ed Norton first confronts Marla, why doesn't he tell her about his insomnia?

The beginning of Fight Club is all about how Edward Norton can't sleep, and his doctor refuses him sleep medication and instead refers him to go to the support groups at the local Church instead. So ...
4
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2answers
127 views

Why were they covered in ice/snow the first time through the portal in SG1?

In the Stargate SG-1 series, the first time they go through the portal. They are covered in ice/snow and it's super cold. (yet lands on a decently warm planet) If you go further through the series ...
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6answers
9k views

Is there a deeper meaning to Fabienne's pot belly talk?

In Pulp Fiction, after Butch returns from the boxing match to his girlfriend in the middle of the night, they engage in a curious conversation about the pros and cons of having a pot belly. Quoting ...
3
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1answer
122 views

A kid gets killed from being tossed into a dumpster

A group of shabby, free-spirited young people living off of dumpsterdiving etc. Two of them are brothers i think. One much younger than the other. At one point in the movie, the older brother (or ...
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1answer
95 views

Movie about 3 men invading a rich man's house up in the hill ended up hostaging two daughters [duplicate]

From what I can remember, it was about 3 men (or more) planning to invade a rich man's house up in the hill. It was fully secured so they waited for the man to leave the house but his two daughters ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Were the Gotham Rogue football team real football players?

I heard the Gotham Rogue football team in The Dark Knight Rises were billed as actual football players, but they were just actors. Is this true?
4
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1answer
87 views

How did Michael move Scylla so easily?

Well this question is going to make you think hard. So lay back and think. In season 4 of Prison Break General Krantz said that it was hard to move Scylla and for the same reason David Baker was ...
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0answers
67 views

After death of this character is Daenerys Targaryen the heir of Robert Baratheon? [duplicate]

As we know after death of Stannis , Robert is left with no heirs as :- Renly Baratheoon :- Killed by Shadow Stannis Baratheon :- Died in war against Boltons. Selyse Baratheon :- Burned/Sacrificed by ...

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