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What is the significance of the election in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”?

What is the significance of the election in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"? Why were the rich ranchers so excited about the territory's independence that they were hiring outlaws to influence the ...
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Why are the Romero Dead Series remakes so different?

Why are the remakes of Dawn of the Dead (1978), and Day of the Dead (1985) so drastically different from the original films? The remakes seem too different form the originals to even call them remakes ...
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Preteen boy travels to Africa to find his lost father

Early 80's movie. An American preteen boy (more generally of white race) decides to know why his father doesn't return from Africa (or maybe it was the Amazons... I remember tropical jungles) and ...
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Animated film for adults with funny bathroom scene

This was an crudely-ish animated film around the early 90s. Had swearing and adult themes. I remember a tiny red ball that gave the beholder unlimited strength. The bad general of the film had the ...
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What does Harmonica's brother say before he dies?

Here is the scene : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kD54-q1uFM It is right before the final duel and lets the audience know Harmonica's motivation in wanting to kill Frank. Harmonica's brother is ...
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How can I tell whether or not a film has been broadcast on TV?

Is there any way to determine whether or not a film has been broadcast on a TV station (particularly in the UK)?
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Why did “The Narwhal” smuggle lemurs?

In the final episode of season 1 (EP24 "Heroine") of the tv series Elementary, Holmes finds a coded message on a murdered thug that read; BN23MACEDONIANSUN Following the message they find a ...
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1990s sci-fi tv show with invading humanoids and dull crosshatched eyes

I am remembering a sci fi tv show from probably around the 90s in which the enemies had strange eyes. The eyes were dull and had either a cross or a line through them. Weaponry was like assault ...
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The bleeding man in Pi (1997)

Who is the bleeding man at the train station? He is most likely just imagined, as is so many other things in the movie (e.g. the brain), but I can't imagine what it means.
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Pollution-themed animated TV-series that aired in the early '90s?

I watched this show as a child in North America in the early '90s, though it is probably older, and have nothing but vague memories with which to identify it. Thus, anything fitting even one of the ...
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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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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 is the cinematic origin (first use) of a “Fortune teller will lose powers after intimacy” trope?

I happened to watch 2 movies in the same week ("Live and Let Die" and "Scorpion King") both of which had a common trope of a fortune teller virginal female who is supposed to lose her prescient powers ...
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Actual purpose of Neo

I recently watched Matrix trilogy, yet again (probably 25th time!). This time I made some new conclusions, and I am confused regarding this one. In first part, i.e., The Matrix. Morpheus tells Neo ...
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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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Looking for a specific movie from about late 90's to 2000's

I watched a movie a long time ago I think it was anywhere from late 90's to mid 2000's, I will post below what happens in some of the movie it is all I can remember and I would love to see it again. ...
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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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Old movie about an immortal man who saves a young girl

Ok, this is a long shot considering that I don't remember very much at all about this movie. I watched it with my parents like 10 years ago but I've always wondered what movie it was. I only ...
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Why do Penny and Sheldon's mom sing “Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty” differently?

Penny sings "Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty" to Sheldon in a few episodes of "The Big Bang Theory". In at least one other episode, Sheldon's mom sings "Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty" to him but with a slightly ...
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Was there any mutual inspiration between Copper and Ripper Street?

While I've admittedly only seen a few episodes of Copper yet, on a first view it seems to be basically the Americans' Ripper Street (or Ripper Street the British Copper, however you want it). While ...
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What's the distinct color grading in David Fincher's movies?

In most movies, there is a post shoot processing, which gives the movies a distinct look. Often this color grading is based on certain pre-defined presets or let's say themes. Now, every time I see a ...
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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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Why are American movies often promoted abroad with titles -in English- that are different from the originals? [duplicate]

Translating a title makes perfect sense to me. Altering a title to something else in the original language? More confusing. Several examples from France in particular are Pitch Perfect: The Hit ...
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What is the law enforcement structure of Sleepy Hollow/Westchester County?

In the pilot episode of Sleepy Hollow, Abbie is identified as a lieutenant in the Westchester County PD, working under Sheriff August Corbin. Later, after Corbin's death, she introduces herself to ...
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Significance of Whiplash's presence in the very last scene of “The Unit”

At the very last scene of the TV show "The Unit", when all of the crew is in the chapel for Grey's wedding (except Col. Ryan,) you can see "Whiplash" in the back looking remorsefully at "Redcap". My ...
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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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Boy uses an Ariadne's Thread in a crazy staircase maze?

Plot: The bad guy kidnaps the girl. Towards the end of the movie, the boy uses a string (that the old man gave to/ warned him of?) to mark the path through the maze of staircases (at least that's ...
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Why is Wilfred a fan of Matt Damon?

In the US version of Wilfred it is established right at the beginning and a recurring theme that Wilfred is a big fan of Matt Damon, yet I don't think it is ever explained why. Furthermore the 1st ...
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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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Why was Selina Kyle's character included in the Dark knight Rises?

From Wikia, we can see the importance of Selina Kyle's role in the Dark Knight Rises. So what are the important tasks she achieved (with respect to the movie only)? Only two thing I can see (except ...
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Why does Captain Jack Sparrow suffer from the curse?

As told in the Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow faces mutiny by his crew members and is abandoned on an island before the mutineer crew find a chest of cursed coins. How is it then ...
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Cartoon with a muscular main character who's wearing sunglasses

I'm looking for a cartoon show in which the main character is a muscular male, has ginger/yellow afro, is wearing sunglasses, has an absurd name ("bon pon", "pon pon", or something like that), and ...
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What is the reason for setting the movie storyline 8 years apart?

In The Dark Knight Rises, it is stated many times that it's 8 years after the end of The Dark Knight. This personally threw the storyline off for me. Why did it need to be 8 years after? 4 years would ...
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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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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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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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What is meant by bloopers and marathon?

I have seen TV shows marathon episodes and bloopers such as: Leverage Marathon X-Files Bloopers Are they things like credits or previews? What are their meanings?
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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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Why did Jack let go of the plank?

In Titanic, the iconic ending shows Jack letting go of the plank and allowing himself to sink and die while presumably leaving Rose alive and safe. I find it controversial that Jack could have climbed ...
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How did they shoot the animal scenes in Life of Pi?

Is the tiger, hyena, zebra etc animated? They look quite real. Are they trained animals?
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Sci-fi movie where people in a submarine see something that starts making their dreams come true

All I remember is that it's about some group of people traveling in a submarine in the sea (i think), they see something in the sea and after they're returning home their dreams starting to come true. ...
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Why are certain scripts produced as animated features instead of live-action?

If Tangled (2010) used live-action, what would have been the problem? Would the effect be different if Tangled was acted by real actors/actresses? How do film-makers decide which story will be ...
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Why is the punishment for regicide so arbitrary?

Why did Tyrion survive while Ned died in Game of Thrones? They were in a similar situation, I tried to do the comparison on a quite superficial level: Ned was accused of plotting to assassinate the ...
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Are IMDB ratings objectively credible? [closed]

I recently visited IMDB and I was shocked to see that "V for Vendetta" and "The Avengers" share the same rating which is 8.2. I could not believe it, like a movie with social and political impact like ...
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In StarTrek, why do Klingons speak english to other Klingons

The Klingon language system has been somehow evolved over the related series and episodes (which is kinda cool). Why then did the producers in later series and episodes and especially in the movies ...
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Why was she thrown down the Moon Door?

I am not sure why Petyr Baelish threw Lysa Arryn down the Moon Door? Was it to protect Sansa Stark, or will his motives be revealed later? He was having sex with her one episode earlier, and then he ...
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Freddy Krueger with syringe fingers

I remember that in a scene of a Freddy Krueger movie, there was something that appeared to me very creepy, in that sceene there was a girl with holes in her arm, resembling suckers or mouths or ...
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Why use commentator in TV broadcasts of sports?

Obviously a radio broadcast of a sporting event requires an commentator or two to tell the listening audience what is going on. But why do TV broadcasts of sports almost always use commentators? What ...
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Why does Xerxes think he's a god?

In 300 (2006), why does Xerxes consider himself a god? Is there a back story for him somewhere?
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What comes first, the music or the take?

Good music in a movie is not only good music but also music that is in sync with what happens on the screen. I can imagine it's not a trivial job to achieve this. So it made me wonder what generally ...

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