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Does 12 Angry Men point to the bad jury selection system of the US at the time?

Considering that the jurors almost sentenced an 18 year old to death based on vague evidence and considering their poor deliberance abilities that they showed with the remarks, does 12 Angry Men ...
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What is the actual meaning of the film “The Lobster”?

The Lobster is a film with hidden meaning, a satire mocking the society, basically the relationship structure that we're maintaining. At least that's what I'm guessing. Every people who are single ...
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Why do the movie posters show Katniss in red?

We know from watching the movies that Cinna created the Mockingjay outfit in black. In the MJ2 movie posters, Katniss is most often shown as wearing deep red. Is there a significance to this? Was ...
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What is the point of the dialogue at the end of Ant-Man?

At the end of Ant-Man (2015), Michael Peña's character Luis delivers a typical rambling story to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). The point of the story may be only that The Falcon was looking for Ant-Man, but ...
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What was this TV movie featuring Peter Ustinov and a space ship?

In the late 70’s (possibly early 80’s) there was a much hyped multi-part TV movie that was supposed to be a murder mystery. There was a contest where people would write in with their solution before ...
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What exactly happened between Walt and Gretchen?

As we saw in Breaking-Bad there was something happening between Walt and Gretchen. Were they in love? If yes, then why did they get separated from each other?
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Which movie? WWII Prisioner makes surprising chess move

I dimly remember a movie that had a Jewish (?) WWII prisioner (in Germany, most likely) that used bread to build chess pieces. At one point he played his guard / interogator (German, most likely), and ...
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Is E Corp from Mr. Robot a reference to a real company?

What's the closest real equivalent to E Corp from Mr. Robot? Not necessarily that they're super evil, but that they are present in many different industries and their products are commonplace. Is ...
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Has Arya forgiven people?

In episode S05E02 of Game of Thrones we see Arya reciting her list, which is now alarmingly short. The names (if I remember correctly) are: Cersei, The Mountain, Meryn Trant and Walder Frey. But ...
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Why did Roose Bolton adopt Ramsay?

In the Game of Thrones episode, "the Mountain and the Viper" Roose Bolton gives Ramsay a piece of paper, giving him the right to bear the house name, it makes him heir to House Bolton and indeed the ...
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Why did Valentine need the Professor (Hamill)?

Why was Valentine so interested in tracking down Professor Mark Hamill at the start of Kingsman: The Secret Service? Did he need him to enact his plan? I thought he was a climatologist, not some ...
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Why Budd buried Beatrix with a flashlight?

I recently watched the Kill Bill movies. In Vol. 2 in the texas funeral scene Beatrix Kiddo is buried alive with a flashlight. But I don't understand why Budd gives Beatrix the chance to see something ...
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Why did Walt change his mind about Jesse “handling” the stolen drug money?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Breakage" (S02E05) one of Jesse's dealers gets robbed by some junkies. When Walt comes to know this, he gives Jesse a gun and urges him to "handle it" in order for them ...
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What is the significance of the little Russian kid story?

In a scene of The Equalizer where Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is sitting in a restaurant in front of Teddy (Marton Csokas) McCall tells him a story he heard from a Russian officer. The story ...
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what is the difference between Erebor and Moria?

In the beginning of the first Hobbit movie it is said that Smaug attacked the kingdom of Erebor, but during the movie they frequently reference going into Moria which they call the home of the ...
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Is Jack Bauer an antihero?

Have seen both used. Some articles typically say "The antihero is back", whilst others say he is a hero. Breeanna Hare at CNN even gets to the point by: -- At first it may seem "24's" Jack Bauer ...
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What kind of flashlights are used in the X-Files by the FBI?

I've noticed that in the X-Files series the FBI agents use flashlights that has very strong light. There are many dark scenes and when in buildings they usually don't use the electricity of the ...
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In what year is House of Cards set?

The first season of House of Cards starts with the inauguration of Garrett Walker as 45th President. If the show is true to reality, that would make Walker the successor of Barack Obama, and have him ...
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Why does Jake from Adventure Time have inverted eyes?

Regarding Adventure Time, there is a character called Jake the dog. It's always bugged me not knowing why his eyes are white where the pupil should be, and black where the iris should be (i.e. ...
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If Vader thinks he killed Padme, why isn't he more surprised that he has children?

Padme was pregnant when Anakin killed her (or so he believes) -- he has no knowledge of her having given birth and as far as I can tell, he thinks she died before giving birth. So why isn't his ...
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What's with Marissa's bleeding gums in Hanna?

I just watched Hanna (2011). At a couple of points during the film, the agent Marissa is seen brushing her teeth until they bleed. Is there a purpose to these scenes? They seemed to be focused on, ...
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Guy accepts death penalty though he is innocent

About 10-15 years ago I watched a movie: there was a couple of anti death penalty activists. The woman dies, presumably murdered. The husband is charged and accepts the death penalty. After his ...
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Why doesn't time dilation take place when travelling at warp?

In Star Trek ships are frequently seen travelling many times faster than the speed of light. My understanding of the theory of relativity is a little rusty but my understanding is that if you travel ...
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Who is the “I” in “I Dream of Jeannie”?

Used to watch this show as a kid in the 1980s, when I stayed home from school (it was broadcast each weekday on a second-tier network, like a lot of sitcoms from earlier decades). Thinking about it ...
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Do boom mics only capture dialogue?

Are boom microphones designed to only capture dialogue? If not, is all extraneous noise filtered out during post-production? How is this done? How was this done before computers?
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B grade 80's movie about a commando hunted like an animal

I saw this movie as a kid in the 80s. A terror / paramilitary group runs a training camp, where they kidnap men and leave them in the forest, and then get the trainees to hunt and kill them. By ...
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Why didn't the Federation use swords against the Borg?

If energy weapons are useless on the Borg after they've adapted, but Worf is still able to chop one up with his Mek'leth during "First Contact," why don't all the Federation troops just replicate some ...
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Was the Silence Prophecy fulfilled in The Name of the Doctor?

On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, when no living creature may speak falsely or fail to give answer, a question will be asked. A question that must never, ever be ...
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What is the history of Aragorn?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring why was Aragorn an exile at the beginning? Did a certain event cause him to become an exile?
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What is in the box in Rear Window?

Towards the end of rear window we find out Thorwald dug up what was buried beneath the flowers as the neighbors dog got too inquisitive. He moved what he dug up to a hat box in his apartment. What ...
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Camera shot with close-up next to farther away standing person

While watching Final Destination 3 I noticed a very characteristic camera shot. At a scene where the main character, Wendy, sits in her room at the computer (watching the supposedly foretelling ...
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Did the prisoners in the pit know who Bruce Wayne was?

During the whole imprisonment of Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises, did the prisoners know who he was, specifically that he was the Batman? I think they only knew him to be a friend of Bane. Did ...
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Indian movie censorship guideline

I know few things which are restricted in Indian movies: Showing the face of president Showing that the prime minister is corrupt. Are there any other things that a creator of a movie has to ...
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A killer who used some kind of device on people's foreheads

I'm looking for a movie that I wanted to watch, but never got around to it and no longer remember much about the movie. In the theater trailer there is a serial killer who carries some kind of ...
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What game does John Buckley mention in S06E09?

On season 6 episode 9 of Numb3rs John Buckley mentions a game that he played in prison. What was the game that he mentioned, and is it a real game?
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Is the martial arts choreography in the 2010 remake of Karate Kid realistic?

I am looking for an authoritative reference that supports either the plausibility or implausibility of the moves and techniques used by Jaden Smith / Jackie Chan in the remake of the Karate Kid. It's ...
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What kind of pills was Tommy Riordan taking?

In the movie 'Warrior', we see Tommy taking pills and he is later forced to give them up by his father after requesting his help in the training for the tournament 'Sparta'. So, what are these pills ...
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Phone calls to the past - The Long Game

In the Doctor Who episode 'The Long Game' (Doctor Who 2005, Season 1, Episode 7), Adam makes multiple phone calls from the future back to his own time, leaving a message on his parents answering ...
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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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'80s Aquaman tv-series?

Back in the good old days of Automan, The Greatest American Hero and Manimal, I remember watching another (probably) tv-series featuring a sort of Aquaman. I think I watched just a few episodes of ...
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Why is the father blind in the dream world?

In Stay, you witness the story of Henry Letham as he deals with his survivor guilt in his mind. One representation of this world, however, has baffled me recently. In his dream-like world, it is ...
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How is it decided which parts of a movie need background music?

I think the integration of music in a movie plays one of the key roles in producing a great movie. I have also seen some movies like the award-winning "A Separation" which did not have any background ...
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What happened to Kate Lloyd?

Close to the end of The Thing (2011), Kate Lloyd burns the snow vehicle (or did she blow it up, one of the two). After that we are left to our own devices on her fate. Was this intended for us to ...
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Is Final Destination 5 the last final destination movie? [closed]

In Final Destination 5, the last 2 survivors happens to be on the plane that crashed in the first movie. It also shows all the killing scenes from previous movies after the movie. Does it mean that ...
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How much of Jungle Book (2016) is CGI?

In Jungle Book, I could tell the boy was real and the animals were CGI, but the landscape and accessories I could not tell. For example, Mowgli handles various vines and baskets. Are those real? What ...
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Why did Claire give John the earring?

In the movie The Breakfast Club, why did Molly Ringwald's character Claire give the big honking diamond earring to Judd Nelson's character John? I realize there is a new friendship there, but was ...
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How realistic is Mark Watney's self-operation?

After returning to the Mars station in The Martian, Mark Watney self-operates his wound. How realistic is that self-treatment?
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Why was Hermione a witch?

Both of Hermione's parents were muggles but she was a witch. I just finished Half blood prince but there is no explanation about this yet. What is the criterion to be born a witch/wizard? Isn't it ...
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Highest number of collabrations between an actor and a director

I want to know, what is the record for the highest number associations/collaborations between an actor/actress and a director. Not encompassing porn films for movies or extras for actors.
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What is the connection with James Woods?

James Woods is a prominent artifact in Family Guy; James Woods High School, the many episodes with his character and the different story lines with James Woods and characters throughout Quohog. What ...

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