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Which book about encryption did Christopher give Alan when he was a child?

In one of the flashbacks in The Imitation Game that show Alan's childhood, Christopher gave him a book about encryption. What is the name of that book?
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Crew try to make contact with an intelligent storm

I'm trying to find a movie I saw in the late 1990s in Russian language, but it was definitely originally in English. The plot of this movie is very like Solaris, but it is not the one released in ...
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Did Helen know the truth at the end of Enemy?

I got the impression that Helen knew that it was really Adam at the end and not Anthony based on her asking him how school was and later telling him she wanted him to stay when he was apologizing. ...
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Why did the Ghostbusters go with Louis Tully as their lawyer?

They were facing multiple criminal charges, and looking at multiple years in Riker's Island Penitentiary. Not only that, they were looking at a hard-ass prosecutor, judge, and the mayor's "dickless" ...
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How much time passed between leaving Earth and being found in space for Cooper? [duplicate]

If Cooper had a watch on his wrist, it would look like it is spinning at the same rate for Cooper due relativity. So if we don't include the long sleeps he had, in total, how long was this ...
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129 views

A film about a young girl who takes revenge after her friends read her journal

The film came out in late 90s or early 00s. A girl and her friends are out playing until another girl finds the journal of the main character and reads it to the rest. There is trouble at home ...
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Why don't the Indominus Rex and the T-Rex communicate?

In one of the scenes of Jurassic World it's seen that the Indominus Rex communicates with the raptors because it's half raptor as well. But later, when the T-rex comes into play, they don't ...
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Why did Homer, Moe and Wally cover their mouths when talking about the Super Bowl?

In the Simpsons episode Sunday Cruddy Sunday (S10E12), Homer, Wally and others head to the Super Bowl. When Homer asks Moe if he'd be interested in going to the Super Bowl he said he'd love to as his ...
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310 views

Why did Harlee burn her arm when Wozniak was about to polygraph her in the 2nd episode of Shades of Blue?

I don't get it, why would Harlee (Jennifer Lopez) burn her arm when Wozniak (Ray Liotta) was about to polygraph her in the 2nd episode of Shades of Blue? She used the kettle to burn her arm, what does ...
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Why are “blockbusters” called blockbusters?

I have just been reading Wiki on the term "Blockbuster" popularly used to describe a highly popular action movie. Here is an excerpt: "...a fast-paced exciting entertainment, almost a genre. ...
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Brazilian Crime Action TV Series w rave reviews & was talked about in Western Media?

I vaguely remember it having rave reviews & being talked about in press / TV / online media sometime in last 5-10 years. The clips in the article showed a hard hitting Crime Action Drama centered ...
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Are the Puppy Bowl puppies trained to play the game?

Instead of watching the Super Bowl this year, I decided to watch the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl, featuring puppies dragging toys around the field and scoring if they drag it to the end zone. It made ...
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What does the sailing ship seen at the end of Maïna symbolise?

At the end of Maïna, just before the credits roll, a ship with a sail is seen by the main character. What kind of ship is it? Who is sailing the ship? What does the sailed ship mean to the main ...
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Roughly how old was L?

When L and Soichiro are surveying the Yagami household L says. "When I was young I did strange things too", which indicated that he is considerably older than Light was at the time (17). However he is ...
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242 views

What was the significance of whole movie being black and white and one scene being colored in Schindler's list?

I was really confused while watching Schindler's list that what was the reason behind the movie being black and white? In one particular scene in the movie it becomes colored. Was there any ...
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1answer
145 views

How did they make Hitler disappear in “Your Job in Germany”?

In "Your Job in Germany", at approximately 1:22, Hitler, who was standing behind a podium giving a speech, fades into blackness, but the podium itself remains. IMDB credits Adolf Hitler as himself, ...
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152 views

The protagonist's wife/girlfriend is killed by an injection in hotel

I watched this English movie made in color, in 2006. The movie starts with the protagonist who I guess must be a spy by profession, he goes into a hotel with his wife or girlfriend, and on their ...
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505 views

Late '70s/early '80s comedy movie with adult-themed sketches

In this film from the late 1970s/early 1980s, there are a collection of comedy sketches. In the first, there are men dressed as sperm in diapers. Most are laying around lazily, while one is ...
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Significance of the Crows in Mad Max: Fury Road

Assuming that the swamp was the Green Place (as mentioned by the many mothers), who/what are the crows? We did see normal crows, but also some creatures on stilts. What are those? They didn't seem ...
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British TV series about shooting at school

I remember watching a series several years ago (maybe 4 - 5 years) on British television, but I missed one episode so I never really got the gist of the ending, and this has led to it being an itch-to-...
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1answer
153 views

Were the characters of Tiwana, Lydia, and Calvin also in the book?

In the movie, Standing Up, there is an act that deals with Howie and Grace getting on a bus belonging to a different camp. This leads to a potential confrontation with racial undertones which, at ...
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1answer
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What was Luther's plan when he killed Cyrus in The Warriors?

When Cyrus proposed his plan of uniting the gangs of new york to rule the city, Luther killed Cyrus (probably because he didn't dig it). He later blamed the Warriors and then the movie really started. ...
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What was the meaning of what Bailey told Noodles at the end of Once Upon a Time in America?

In the final conversation between Noodles and Max, Max says to him: "You failed to realize that the cops were in it too", and that it was a syndicate operation. What does that mean? That It wasn't a ...
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Did Eleanor tell Vane about the tunnels beneath the fort?

I've just finished season 1 of Black Sails. In the last episode, when Vane appears, he tells Eleanor to be partners or else he will start sinking ships. When Eleanor talks with Captain Hornigold he ...
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153 views

Is there a common origin to those blue background TV commercials?

I've seen a number of these in my many years of watching TV since at least the 1990s. These are commercials for some random mail order product, and right before the ad ends, the screen cuts to ...
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Why doesn't Jimmy recognize his own father in Second Chance?

Everyone would recognize their own father, whether young or old - so in Second Chance, why didn't the son recognize his own father Jimmy?
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1answer
231 views

What was the significance of the diamond swallowing scene in Schindler's List?

I was watching Schindler's List and one scene confused me - what was the reason for the swallowing diamonds scene?
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574 views

Why does Caleb get locked down in Ex Machina?

In the movie Ex Machina, Caleb reprograms the security system to unlock all doors when there is a power cut. When the 10PM power cut happens Ava gets out. In the end when Caleb is locked in, he tries ...
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1answer
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What is happening in the title sequence of “About Elly”?

At the very beginning of "About Elly", during the titles, we seem to be seeing some sort of papers being shoved through some sort of slot – from the inside of whatever they're being shoved into. What ...
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1answer
992 views

Does Mike Ehrmantraut ever kill an unarmed man?

Mike, in Breaking Bad, has a decent body count. But I can't recall him ever shooting anybody that wasn't a threat to him. Jessie, Walt, and Gus have all killed defenseless people. Has Mike ever ...
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2answers
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Are there any “Hollywood-style” movies made in Iran?

I have watched a lot of Iranian movies and I love them but they are similar in style (realistic long shots and slow cuts) and content (e.g. struggle of the society reflecting in children or seemingly ...
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1answer
62 views

Why does the spotlight slowly appear when they started talking?

I'm talking about the following scene in The Age of Innocence: Scene 1: In Scene 2: When those two started talking, a spotlight slowly appears on them, and we only hear their voices, and nobody ...
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1answer
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Is the jewellery in the 2016 adaptation of War and Peace genuine?

I've been watching the 2016 BBC adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace, and also reading about it on the internet between episodes. One of the rumours I've come across is that the jewellery used on set ...
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1answer
97 views

Was Project X based on a real incident or vice versa?

Was the movie Project X based on events of a real incident or did parties get thrown to mimic Project X? Was there a real party (thrown by a teenager) that lead to a riot and news coverage that lead ...
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1answer
84 views

Last song in Gale's aparment [closed]

When Jesse approaches Gale Boetticher's apartment in Breaking Bad, a slow, melodious song plays. Does anybody know what it's called?
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3k views

Ant-Man, shrinking, and weight

Is there a canonical explanation for how Ant-Man's weight works when he shrinks down that's consistent with the various events depicted in the film? I think the explanation given in the film is ...
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1answer
699 views

Did V escape before or after the St. Mary's virus event?

In the movie V for Vendetta, did V blow up the Larkhill camp and escape before or after the St. Mary's virus event? I'm trying to figure if the Norsefire perfected the virus and the cure during the ...
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Whose idea was it to put an orange lightbulb in the mysterious briefcase?

This answer about the contents of the briefcase contains an interesting quote from Roger Avary, the co-writer of Pulp Fiction: Originally the briefcase contained diamonds. But that just seemed too ...
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2answers
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How did Ant-Man manage to get big again?

During his training as the Ant-Man we can see Scott working on the electronics of his suit, specifically some kind of regulator, much to Hank's dismay, and a dialogue similar to the following ensues: ...
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How does Darren Cross know Scott is in the suit in Ant-Man?

In the movie Ant-Man, how does Darren Cross know even before seeing his face or ever having met him before that Scott Lang was the Ant-Man? In the scene where the Ant-Man breaks into Darren's ...
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1answer
62 views

Movie about a former bounty hunter who is threatened by his previous employers

In this film from ~10 years ago, an ordinary guy works as a bartender in a diner. One day the diner gets raided by some robbers and our bartender neutralize them professionally. This accident gets ...
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1answer
146 views

What was the dynamite for? Was it a red herring?

In Wes Anderson's Rushmore, we see Max ordering dynamite from a store prior to staging his play. He asks the order to be made out to Ready Demolition, Tucson, Arizona. Yes, said play involved a war ...
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Who was the girl and why was she seen in Wrecked?

I recently watched Wrecked and have some unclear parts. I realized that during the robbery, the men (robbers) dragged along the Man only to use his vehicle. During that, we are shown the dumbfounded ...
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What's the significance of Wil Wheaton wearing a Star Trek uniform when visiting the cinema for the Star Wars movie?

Was there any significance to Wil Wheaton being in the theater to watch Star Wars with Koothrapali, Leonard, and Howard, while wearing a Star Fleet uniform in The Big Bang Theory episode "The Opening ...
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1answer
288 views

How was Ant-man able to breathe when he goes sub-atomic?

As I googled and found out that the O2 molecule size is 120 pm. At one point Ant-man goes subatomic, that is, smaller in size than the original O2 molecule size. And my question arises. How was Ant-...
5
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1answer
138 views

How can I find a good-quality release of “Highlander” with the original soundtrack?

The new "Director's Cut" of Highlander (1986) apparently has a new soundtrack. The original soundtrack is supposedly only on the British release. How can identify the British release? There are many ...
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Translating the Jive dialogue

In the 1980 movie Airplane, there are two memorable scenes in which two guys (and in the later scene, an older woman) speak "Jive" to each other. The transcripts of the scenes in question are below, ...
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1answer
297 views

Movie about a boy with bad legs who joins the army and starts a fishing business

In the movie, the hero tells his story from a bus station. When he was a little boy his mother told him to run and run and his legs would become regular. After that, he completes his graduation from ...
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1answer
190 views

How does Harry Potter keep balance while on his broom?

Just finished watching the very first Harry Potter movie and one thing struck me right away: maybe this is just "fairy tale" logic, but how can people balance themselves on such a slim stick when ...
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1answer
230 views

Romantic Hollywood movie with a simple overweight girl and a businessman

Unable to remember a romantic Hollywood movie name. A simple overweight girl falls in love with a businessman. The man also is in love with her. One of the scene is hero takes her to the party, she is ...

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