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Windows-like logo in Halt and Catch Fire intro

In AMC's Halt and Catch Fire TV series, its intro at some point shows a Windows-like logo image. What is the image alluded for? Since it was before the rising of Windows and GUI. Here is where you ...
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In the movies - Do wire transfers really work?

In a lot of the movies the bad guys seem to prefer wire transfers as their payment method of choice. In the recent movie Non-Stop, the terrorist provides a bank account number and demands a payment of ...
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What is the IQ of Raj?

In Big Bang Theory, Sheldon occasionally brags about his IQ which is very high (187), and his best friend Leonard has a whooping 173. Its clear Sheldon does not think Howard to be smart enough because ...
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274 views

A movie about a secret organisation

I'm looking for a movie some time ago, it goes like this. Person A lives a normal life until he meet person B. While they are together A takes B's phone by accident and discovers that B is a member ...
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Where did the name “Guardians of the Galaxy” come from?

In the film, I noticed the name to be used for the first time by Ronan after the crash landing, talking to the group. Later, Peter says something like “I guess we really are Guardians of the Galaxy”. ...
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Did Will forget who killed his father?

In Pirates of the Caribbean 1, Will Turner finds out that Bootstrap Bill was tied to a cannon and dropped to the ocean floor, if not for the Aztec curse, killing him. This happened after the mutiny ...
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How are rerun episodes selected?

I'm curious as to how episodes of shows are selected for re-runs. I ask because I've noticed over the years of watching re-runs of various shows that they seem to favor certain episodes. I've noticed ...
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Why do films have more cuts than they did 20 years ago?

The "20 years" is an arbitrary figure but I have noticed that films tend to have way more cuts than they did in earlier days of film making. Sometimes there will be a conversation in the room and ...
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What was in the letter to Epp's wife?

Midway through the movie "12 Years A Slave", Epp's wife asks Solomon to deliver a letter to the grocery store and made certain that Solomon could not read, leading the audience to believe the letter ...
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Is the 10th man rule purely fictional, or is it based in fact?

In World War Z, one of the characters described something called "the tenth man rule." After several disasters that NO ONE thought could happen, the Council decided that if a vote was unanimous ...
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What is the reason for the many directors used in the Game of Thrones series?

A total of 9 directors have been used to direct the Game of Thrones TV series till date. I was left wondering as to why use so many directors for a single plot story! Wouldn't their individual styles ...
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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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Why does Cobb wake up in the water?

Inception begins with Cobb waking up or lying on the beach in the water. He is brought before Saito. Later on, we learn that place being limbo. From Eames' dream (level 3), Cobb and Ariadne go a ...
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Is coming out of a limbo easy or difficult?

At Level 1 when Saito is shot in the chest and Eames is about to shoot him in the head (in the warehouse) Cobb stops him saying that as they are all on sedatives killing him would send him to the ...
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Why did Hank not associate THE CAPN with 'Captain Cook'?

In one of the opening Breaking Bad episodes, Walt rides along with Hank and Steve as they raid a meth lab with information that they will discover 'Captain Cook'. Hank and Steve are having a wager on ...
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Why was Monica Geller overweight in her younger years?

Monica Geller was shown as overweight in her early or college days in Friends. In all seasons she was shown as normal weight. Why was Monica Geller overweight in her early years? How did she become ...
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Why wasn't the HEPA Air Cleaner installed inside the lab?

The Industrial HEPA Air Cleaner built by Madrigal Electromotive GmbH was used to filter the chemicals from the air coming from the meth lab. It was obviously not a common item for a laundry, this ...
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What was the meaning of the fish?

During Snowpiercer all the soldiers were cutting into fish as they prepared for battle. If you saw the movie, you know what scene I mean. What was the meaning of this gesture?
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Twin Towers in any movies set in the future? [closed]

Are there any movies that were released prior to September 11, 2001 that take place in a future (after that date) in which the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center appear?
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What is the meaning of “Bad Wolf”?

In the first "new" season of Dr Who, "Bad Wolf" is a recurring theme throughout the season and often appears as graffiti as follows; What is the meaning of this theme? How does this name or ...
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How close is Masters of Sex to the actual events?

Masters of Sex tells the Story of the research team consisting of William Masters and Virginia Johnson researching sexuality in the 1950s. The persons really existed as well as their study, so I ...
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347 views

Show/movie about trolls running their own radio station?

I'm not sure if it was a movie or a series as we only got 1 VHS tape. What I remember is that the show used what I think were puppet trolls who ran a radio station out from a tree(s). I also remember ...
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Is Borden's true identity real, or another ruse?

Towards the end of The Prestige, it's revealed that Borden accomplishes his Transported Man trick by using his twin brother as a double. It then becomes clear that he has been doing this in his ...
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362 views

What happens at the end of “How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)”

I don't really get the ending of "How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)". To be honest, all of it is very complicated. But I think I understand most of the film. What I don't ...
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Who grabbed Brody's video in Season 1?

Towards the end of Season 1 of Homeland, Brody makes his suicide video and places it in a secret dead drop point. After deciding to not go through with his suicide, he tries to recover the video only ...
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Why is Jean Rollin's “Le Viol du Vampire” Called this way? (The Rape of the Vampire)

I have not seen the entire movie, but from the snippets I have seen and the Wikipedia and other plot summaries, the movie does contain eroticism and violence but doesn't seem to involve rape. Why ...
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Why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla?

In the movie The Prestige, why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla? Didn't he know that it would make him more successful? And did the other half not know about the plan, which is why he went to inspect ...
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181 views

Name of movie that had brother sister subhuman special agents

This was maybe 20yrs ago. Action sci fi movie. There was one sequel to the first movie. Two organizations had special agents called 'subs'. They were humans combined with animal genetics. The sister ...
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Why does Shilo trust Rotti?

In the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, I have a hard time grasping why Shilo would trust Rotti. I know that she's been locked up in her bedroom for years, and he is the only person to have ever even ...
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88 views

Did the Oracle somehow know the fight between Neo and Smith would work out in favour of the humans?

Agent Smith going rogue and Neo not choosing the door to the source when he met the Architect were not something the machines had anticipated, as the previous anomalies all behaved in a way that they ...
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Old movie/TV episode with a daughter disappearing into the woods

In the beginning of this American movie/episode we get to watch a home video of a young girl having a picnic with her family in the park. I'm not sure, but I think they were flying a kite. Suddenly ...
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Actresses ordered to “walk like you are wearing silk panties”

Years ago I saw an old movie that had a scene that included a line that went something like "you should walk like you are wearing silk panties". In it producers were trying to teach amateur actresses ...
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Computer possesses a woman on a chair that rises up

For many years I have had recurring memories of a film/episode of something about a computer that takes over a woman. I think it was from the 80's or 90's. What I remember is: A team of people ...
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Explanation for why Jon Kramer says he is responsible for Jeff's kid's death

In Saw 3, during the end and the parallell Saw 4 movie, Jon told Jeff that the reason he could kill him was because he (Jon Kramer or Jigsaw) was the one responsible for his child's death. Is he ...
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Who translated the book “The Lady With a Little Dog” used in movie “The Reader”?

I found the Anton Chekov story "The Lady With the Dog", which is translated by Constance Garnett. It does not match with the story read by Michael in the movie "The Reader". Can anyone tell me who ...
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Has Tom ever actually digested Jerry?

Tom and Jerry have been playing the Chase Game for a long time, but I never recall Tom actually end it. I do recall Tom eating Jerry, but I can't recall any moment when Tom successfully ate Jerry. So ...
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What happened to Mike and Carol's former spouses?

In the Brady Bunch (the TV show, not the film series), the title song establishes that the 6 new step-siblings are from Mike and Carol's former marriages (or partnerships). What happened to Mike's ...
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What does the ending scene in the movie Basic Instinct actually mean?

What does the ending scene in the movie Basic Instinct actually mean? After the killer has been caught by the police, we see in the last scene a very suspenseful, cliffhanger sex scene. Can somebody ...
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Disambiguation between two similar documentaries “World War 2 In Colour”

There was a popular series on World War 2 that was done in color. Wikipedia's Entry says the following: World War II In HD Colour is a 13-episode television documentary series recounting the major ...
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How did Starbucks, Fuddruckers, and Carl's Jr. respond to Idiocracy?

In the movie Idiocracy (2006), several real-life name brands are made fun of. The three I remember: Starbucks gives hand jobs Fuddruckers changes its name to "Buttf***ers" Carl's Jr. changes its ...
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What makes Sherlock and Watson such good friends?

In the Sherlock series, I noticed this peculiar thing which has been hinted at, many times. Sherlock is so weird. Almost no one like him and vice-versa but what makes John Watson so different? How ...
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1answer
51 views

90's or older, small lady who might be a flower

There's a man. He's in love with a very small lady. I think she might be a flower and it takes place in a green house. Animated, 90's or older.
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When does the ISIS gang get slap-happy?

I watched the second half of Archer: Vice (Season 5), and across multiple episodes one ISIS employee would pelt another with a quick flurry of slaps punctuated by a final larger blow. It seems like ...
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453 views

Around what time did this scene where Ted encounters Naomi take place?

Recently, I watched the How I Met Your Mother episode, "The Poker Game"(S09E05), when my sister pointed me out this jarring inconsistency from approximately minute 09:56: Here, you could explicitly ...
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How do Connie and Carlo miraculously end up back together?

In "The Godfather", Sonny beats up Carlo for hitting Connie and is then killed later on. But the next scene involving Connie and Carlo is the baptism. How do Connie and Carlo miraculously end up back ...
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85 views

Trainees sent to an island and murdered

I saw this movie 2 years back and now I don't remember the name. I tried searching it on Youtube also but due to lack of information that I have I am unable to find it. It was a Hollywood movie in ...
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Planet starts to mimic Earth

I need your help identifying a movie. If I recall correctly it was about some cosmonauts being stranded on a distant planet where something they assumed was a plant started to mimic Earth lifeforms. ...
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What is the English translation of the French dialogue in “Croissant de Triomphe”?

"Croissant de Triomphe," one of the episodes of the 2013 cartoon series Mickey Mouse, contains all French dialogue. What is the English translation of the episode's dialogue?
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Why does Bernadette work at the Cheesecake Factory?

It would seem more logical for a graduate student of microbiology to be working at a lab or perhaps as a teacher's assistant. Is it ever explained why she needs to work as a waitress to pay for her ...
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Hunger Games - Extra meaning in “Panem”

I know the naming of the country "Panem" already has at least a couple meanings in the books and movies. For starters, it translates to "bread", and is even more fitting when Plutarch mentions the ...

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