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Why did three actors play Darth Vader?

In the original Star Wars movies (IV, V, and VI) three actors ended up playing Darth Vader. David Prowse was the actual physical body for the most part, James Earl Jones was used for the voice, and ...
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6answers
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Did the White Walkers spare Sam?

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, Sam hides behind a rock when the White Walkers walk by. One mounted White Walker seems to look directly into Sam’s eyes. After that the White Walker screams and all of ...
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Has an actor or actress in a TV series ever returned as a different character after their role was re-cast?

I'm thinking more along the lines of a long-running soap than a normal TV series, but I know that in soaps, if an actor or actress leaves, and they need to bring the character back they will re-cast ...
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1answer
39 views

Why did Cyrus hire/pay a killer in Scandal Season 1?

I'm meanwhile at the end of season 2 of Scandal, however there is one thing I have never understood: in the first season, Cyrus meets the killer (the ex-colleague of Huck) of Amanda Tanner in his ...
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1answer
236 views

Why do directors make cameo appearances in their movies?

This is something very common, that we all have been seeing since as long as we can remember. This question stemmed from my recent re-watching of Django Unchained, where Quentin Tarantino makes a ...
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1answer
75 views

What is the music in both of these trailers? [closed]

The chord progression for a part of the music in the trailers for both 47 Ronin (around :49) and 50 Shades of Grey (around 1:00) is the same. I recognize it from somewhere; does anyone know the ...
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Why didn't Beatrix take any of the Vipers' Hanzo swords?

Beatrix defeated several Vipers who owned Hanzo swords (O-Ren's, Budd's she found when fighting Elle, and Bill's are three I can recall right now). Why didn't she take either of those? (the scenes ...
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2answers
1k views

Does Gordon Ramsay ever like anything in Kitchen Nightmares?

Gordon Ramsay is a world-class celebrity chef, so it's not surprising that he always criticizes the food at the restaurants he visits in Kitchen Nightmares -- not to mention the fact that there's ...
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213 views

What does a movie producer do?

I'm curious about what role the producer plays in the production of a movie. I understand that it's the person in charge, but that's all I know. What are the responsibilities of a movie producer?
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90 views

Crack in the ceiling scene

I am trying to recall what movie this is from, but it involves a man and a woman who are in the man's childhood bedroom. They sit down on the bed and it squeaks, and the woman remarks how the bed must ...
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472 views

Why was Mr. John Keating expelled from school?

I saw Dead Poets Society. Neil's parents were responsible for his death not John. Then why was the administration so determined to expel him from the organization?
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113 views

How are the face-in-suit segments of Iron Man filmed?

This question deals with the actors in a full-body shot of the suits, however I am wondering how the face-inside-the-suit segments are filmed, for example: Iron Man HUD as seen in The Avengers ...
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Did Angier clone himself every time he performed, or did he just use one other clone every time he performed?

I always thought that Angier, like Bordon, cloned himself just once, and then, for his 100 performances, again like Bordon, used that one clone for the show. I did not think that he cloned himself ...
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2answers
74 views

What was the point of eating and drinking?

In Oculus (2013), Kaylie sets up a few alarms for her and her brother to perform various tasks. One of them is to eat and another is to hydrate (drink water). They were ~60 minute alarms. I didn't ...
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2answers
221 views

Why would owner agree to be on Hotel Hell?

Watched the Gordon Ramsay show "Hotel Hell" for the first time, and was amazed at how the entire 1-hour show revolved around pointing out the defects in the hotel owner's character: He was an ...
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5answers
377 views

“I did it for me. I liked it” - Is this a lie to convince Skyler?

In Breaking Bad, Walter says in the final season I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really - I was alive. But I don't think he ever did it for himself. At every point of ...
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5answers
1k views

Is the man with no name the same character?

This is a question I tried to find an answer off of a comment by Napoleon on a different question. The man with no name is the central character in what is commonly called the "Dollars trilogy", ...
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6answers
4k views

Why does Watson call Sherlock, 'Spock'?

In Sherlock: The hound of Baskervilles, Sherlock describes his feelings about not being able to distance himself from his latest felt feeling, fear and he says The grit on the lens, fly in the ...
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0answers
77 views

Name of an old thriller: chips on a (hotel?) hall floor; finale: revolver with an empty chamber

Some 30 years ago I saw a (probably American) movie, I think it took place in a hotel. Of the whole movie, I remember two things: the kidnappers, holed up in an apartment, request a cart full of ...
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2answers
1k views

What was the restaurant in New York shown at the end of “The Other Woman”

What restaurant did the girls meet up in, in New York, at the end of the movie The Other Woman?
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244 views

Why does King Schultz go to such distance in order to help Django?

In Django Unchained, Dr. King Schultz, who is a bounty hunter, takes enormous risks and goes to a great distance in order to help Django. Although Django does help him nab the Brittle brothers, was ...
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2answers
279 views

Hollywood doesn't pay attention to classic montage theory anymore?

I think montage theory belongs to the most important apects in movie art. Soviet montage theory is an approach to understanding and creating cinema that relies heavily upon editing (montage is ...
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1answer
56 views

British Mini-Series from the Nineties about Northern Ireland and members of the I.R.A

There was a mini-series in the early to mid 90's that was centered around the British Army and the IRA, it was a very good production but I missed the last couple of episodes. I'm hoping that someone ...
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1answer
125 views

Why do most doors never get closed?

In almost every movie or TV episode when a door is opened, the character doesn't bother to shut the door after passing through. Why? Would it kill the flow of the story?
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1answer
4k views

What are we to make of Detective Loki?

In Prisoners, what are we supposed to make of the character of Detective Loki? Is there some symbology to his name (the trickster from Norse mythology) and all the tattoos that adorn his body?
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2answers
1k views

Where did this guy's body go?

In "...And the bag's in the river" (episode 3 of the first season): But we're not shown what happens to the body? Did Walt use the acid trick again?
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1answer
125 views

How did Walt earn 70 M+ USD?

I have just finished watching Breaking Bad, and I am wondering how Walt earned 70 M usd (8 barrels) since most he earned was 7 M per year with Gustavo (I remember his wife calculated it per year, he ...
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3answers
602 views

Was Omar really an informant?

"Scarface" with Al Pacino as Tony Montana features a scene where Bolivian kingpin Sosa kills Tony's colleague Omar, saying Omar was an informant. Later, back in Miami, an angry Frank Lopez tells Tony ...
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1answer
131 views

Is Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) from Pulp Fiction the same person as The Bride in Kill Bill?

I was watching Pulp Fiction tonite and I suddenly realized that Uma's character makes reference to her failed pilot, Fox Force Five, and her character's prowess with knives. It made me think of her ...
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8answers
15k views

How real are Bear Grylls TV shows? (Ultimate Survival in particular)

In Ultimate Survival on Discovery channel, we see Bear Grylls do amazing stuff, hunting dangerous animals, climbing dangerous mountains and all that fun stuff. There was another similar show on that ...
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1answer
154 views

Who kills the boss, Seok, at the start of the film?

Much of New World is about a succession battle after the don of the Goldmoon syndicate is killed. But do we know who actually killed him? Who's the guy in the car which pulls up next to his?
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75 views

Stripper falls for a tourist and opens an espresso bar

Hey im trying to find the name of a movie. The plot points I remember. A guy travels out of town and ends up at a strip club drunk. When he gets ina taxi to leave and has no money, this stripper ...
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1answer
205 views

Kids flying on a mattress

I use to have this show on VHS which my grandmother bought for me. In the show there are a group of kids who fly on a mattress to a classroom where there is a male teacher who wears a sweater and has ...
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2answers
691 views

How to describe Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?

Elsa is a very detailed character for the role she plays. She is secretly a Nazi Is constantly around Indiana Gets violent with Indiana but kisses him When Indiana finds her with book again Elsa ...
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1answer
63 views

What happens to Felix at the end of Thunderball?

At the end of Thunderball, when escaping the boat, Bond gives Felix a life ring and then pushes him off the boat. Bond and Domino then jump off the boat, before it hits some rocks and explodes. A ...
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2answers
3k views

Why does Batman trust Selina Kyle all the time?

In The Dark Knight Rises, in the beginning of the movie Selina Kyle stole a necklace from Bruce's home as well as taking finger prints of Batman and helping Bane to steal from the share market. Then, ...
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1answer
101 views

Why do they simply watch the tire?

In the movie Rubber (2010) directed by Quentin Dupieux, there's a group of people who watch and do nothing as a tire causes havoc at a motel, but what is the reason for them being there and does this ...
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2answers
3k views

How did Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown first meet?

They’re not related, they’re not neighbors, and they’re separated in age by at least five decades: So how did Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown first meet? This question has been bugging me from the moment ...
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1answer
45 views

Old horror movie (recoloured?) with gypsy children

I'm trying to identify an old, obscure horror movie. A rich landholder adopts and then kills gypsy children to give himself immortality. Two of the children, brother and sister, return to haunt him, ...
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2answers
268 views

Why do people in movies commit suicide by slitting their wrists in the wrong direction?

It is commonly known that the probability of surviving while slitting your wrists is much higher if you cut horizontally and that you should cut along the forearm to cut a longer portion of the vein ...
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1answer
48 views

Why was Terriers canceled after its first season?

The 2010 TV show Terriers which was aired on FX was canceled after just one season. This show holds a rating of 8.6 on IMDB from 6993 users. Why was this show canceled ?
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678 views

Actor appearing in ITV (Uk tv) 118-118 ident

As part of ITV (1-4) film sponsorship, 118-118 use various humorous shorts before and after advert breaks. One of these has the 2 mustachioed regulars asking a third character (this third actors ...
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2answers
2k views

What exactly happened to Aaron Eckhart's character?

In The Missing (2003), Brake Baldwin (played by Aaron Eckhart) is found stuffed in something on top of what appears to be a camp fire. Wikipedia makes a reference to a ritualistic killing, but does ...
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1answer
316 views

70s movie ends with a train/car crash

I saw it on TV in the 80s, as best as I can recall it was produced in the 70s. I have no idea about title, actors, or plot, but I do remember the ending: A man and a woman were driving on country ...
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1answer
127 views

Color 80s/90s horror, maybe Hellraiser, labirynth, hell

I'm really not sure and don't want to try each part of Hellraiser to find it, but maybe someone would tell me what movies was that: There was huge labirynth which had to be traversed to go to some ...
0
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1answer
77 views

Why all characters' arms/legs in Adventure Time are so soft?

How can they be so long and soft and even make arms waves? Have they not got any bones? The dog Jake has magic, so it's no problem that he has soft legs, but it doesn't make sense that Finn has soft ...
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2answers
229 views

Sci-fi movie with near-death experience and a… plant chair?

I saw a few minutes of a movie (or hey, it could have been a series) back in the 90s on late night television and I'm suddenly curious as to what it was. It was a long time ago so I might have flubbed ...
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0answers
75 views

Movie where boys see if a girl likes one of them by them all walking past her, nonchalantly

I cant remember anything about this movie besides the scene when this small group of friends(boys) walk past this girl in a cafe or ice cream shop to see if she looks at the main character boy or all ...
2
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1answer
62 views

Is it the same screwdriver?

In the Day of the Doctor the War Doctor sets a program running on his screwdriver which 11's then has then completed. However 10 burnt out his Screwdriver in "Smith and Jones" working on the MRI ...
2
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1answer
159 views

Trapped in cave filled with water, with snakes and crocodile

From memory, I think it was an adventure movie in the 80's. It was in English. As I remember watching it the first time while growing up. The only scene I can remember was when both the actor and ...

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