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Is it possible to optain clips or transcripts from previous Oscar ceremonies? (38th to be speciffic)

My wife's grandmother just told us that Petro Vlahos, in his Oscar acceptance speech during the 38th oscar ceremony thanked my wife's grandfather for his technical help. Is there any way to confirm ...
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Movie about boy learning from old man

At least I think it was a movie. A boy must go over to a man's house and type on a typewriter and ends up learning from the old man. I remember one part in particular where the old man asks the boy ...
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Why did they wait until after the report?

In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure toward the end of the film, the guys are trying to break the "historical figures" out of jail. They decide to steal Ted's dad's keys by waiting until after ...
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Unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed?

I just discovered the anime Genocyber. The Wikipedia states that it breaks the unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed. So I was wondering if this rule ...
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Why everyone follows Joe Carroll on “The Following”?

I watch "The Following" for a while and I never got why people follow him. His followers do everything to ensure his wishes are granted and he is not very kind with them, although he wants to seem ...
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How did Thor know about the Chitauri and Lokis plan?

When Thor first boards SHIELD's ship in The Avengers, he explains about the Chitauri and how they are going to come to win the earth over for Loki. How did he know about all this?
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German movie about a young mute woman that begins to paint

I'm trying to remember a movie from Germany. The plot was something like this: Young girl lives with her parents in a poor country (I think it was Romania) Father is abusive One night, mother and ...
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778 views

Understanding a scene in “Scent of a Woman”

In Scent of a Woman, there is a scene where Colonel Slade is preparing for his suicide and has a conversation with Charlie. He asks this question: "Should I adopt you or shoot you?" What is he ...
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300 Rise of an Empire sea serpent explanation

In 300 Rise of an Empire, what do the sea serpents represent? Are they meant to symbolize something or is it a random piece from mythology? If they are meant to be from greek mythology, what are these ...
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What's this movie where a girl turns into an old hag after having sex?

Sadly, all I remember is one scene: There's a guy in a room inside an old mansion. He meets a young beauty and has sex with her. When he wakes up there's a mummy/old hag lying beside him. I think ...
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435 views

What's this horror movie with teens driving into an Amish town?

I can't think of this one scary movie; it was shot documentary-style, like "The Blair Witch Project". It's about a group of teens driving around. They go to an Amish-type town and start seeing ...
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Why is President Walker so gullible?

In the last episode of season 2 of House of Cards, President Walker goes to Camp David amidst the looming fate of impeachment. By then, Frank Underwood and him already have a fallout, and the ...
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What makes the dance sequence from Pulp Fiction so iconic?

Various sources say that John Travolta and Uma Thurman's dance sequence is "now-famous" and "iconic", some compare it to how Travolta danced earlier in movies like Grease and Saturday Night Fever. But ...
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Young girl becomes old in the toilet of an airplane

Synopsis: There is a young girl who hides in the toilet of an airplane. When the airplane lands, we see that she becomes an old woman. At the end of the movie, there were airplanes coming from the ...
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Why is Nebraska shot in black & white?

Why is the movie Nebraska shot in black & white? What theme does it resemble in this movie?
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382 views

A late 90's or early 2000's werewolf movie

I've seen this movie long time ago and I only remember bits and pieces of this movie. I remember few scenes from the movie and before explaining the scenes I'd like to tell that it might be a B - ...
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483 views

Why did Nick Nack switch sides?

In the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, the bad guy Scaramanga has a dwarf manservant/accomplice named Nick Nack, played by Hervé Villechaize of later Fantasy Island fame. Late in the ...
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Allegory?

Is the hypothesis of Who Framed Roger Rabbit really being about Eddie's alcoholism (or some kind of psychological dissociation - perhaps via trauma from the death of his brother) tenable? I tried, ...
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Protagonist fakes death to protect himself and family

I'm searching for movie I watched maybe 10 years ago. I don't remember its name, but in the end, a car explodes and the main character is believed to be dead, but it's just to throw off those who ...
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532 views

What is this movie about creatures from pictures trying to burn a house down?

I watched a movie years ago about a family who just moved into a house. They had two little girls and they had their own room (I believe it was a play house type room) and they drew pictures of these ...
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Which scene in the film starred the $10k Kickstarter bidder?

According to The Veronica Mars Movie Project, Kickstarter bidder Steven Dengler purchased an on-screen speaking role for $10,000. I watched the film last night (at the LA premiere if anyone has any ...
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Was the Lord of the Rings trilogy the first film series to be shot concurrently?

I know that the three films in the Lord of the Rings film series were quite famously shot concurrently. The films were then edited and completed, before being released to the cinemas a year or so ...
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1answer
91 views

What are movies called that are recorded at the same place?

I wonder what is the specific term used or what are those movies like 127 Hours called that are recorded at the same place?
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478 views

Looking for the title of a fetish movie with large women

I'm trying to recall the name of a movie which featured a thin, fit/muscular and intelligent guy (young, white, possibly blonde hair, maybe a doctor) who somehow keeps large women in different houses ...
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Why is Randy limping?

During the party at Stu's house at the end of Scream (1996), Randy ends up alone watching the movie by himself. Eventually he wanders outside and appears at the driver-side window of the news van when ...
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Why didn't Sidney trust Randy?

During the party at Stu's house toward the end of Scream (1996), the ghost face killer starts to attack. Sidney ends up outside and in the news van with Gale's camera man. A bit later she is running ...
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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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Girl returns home from mental institution, later finds out she's actually dead

There is a scary movie where a daughter comes home from being in a crazy house or something for a long time and the movie goes on and they live by a lake and something happened. At the end of the ...
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Why did Alma Dray ask about Lionel Shrike?

In Now You See Me Alma Dray is reading about the most famous magicians in history. She mentions Lionel Shrike's tree in the card trick to Dylan Rhodes. We later discover that Is it just a massive ...
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727 views

What's this movie where prisoners escape from a train using a magic trick?

I remember seeing the trailer for this maybe 25 years ago: Some prisoners (probably war prisoners) plan an escape from a work camp. There was a train that took them to work. A guy did this trick ...
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“Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger” - what does it mean?

During The Dark Knight the Joker says: Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger I believe the original phrase is "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." So what did the Joker ...
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Is Irene Adler alive?

I did not understand a thing from the last minutes of "A Scandal in Belgravia". Are we actually taking a look at Irene about to get killed, and is she hallucinating when she sees Sherlock? Or is ...
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1answer
86 views

Why is S03E14 titled “Provenance”?

What is the meaning behind the title "Provenance" of Person of Interest S03E14?
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968 views

Why have Disney princess films post-2009 all started with the princess as a child?

Starting with The Princess and the Frog (2009), every Disney princess movie has included a scene where the princess is a child. The Princess and the Frog (2009) Tangled (2010) Brave (2012) ...
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Why do Canadians have hinged heads?

In South Park, Canadians are animated with less detailed features and heads that are cut into two different pieces, with the top part bobbing when they talk. The characters can tell the difference, as ...
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190 views

How is the credited director for any one Game of Thrones episode decided?

My research for this question revealed that due to extensive location shooting and use of wide-ranging intertwining storylines, Game of Thrones shoots with up to three different units concurrently in ...
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2answers
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Is Bjorn not Ragnar's son?

I am still in the middle of Season 1 of Vikings, so its very well possible that this is a plot point being explained later. Maybe I just missed it. From the start, I always assumed that Bjorn was ...
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889 views

Does Sherlock Holmes (Elementary) use a Microsoft Surface™?

On the American broadcast of the Elementary episode "You Do It to Yourself", there was a product placement scene where Sherlock Holmes prepares his Microsoft Surface™ tablet computer. ...
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How many times is color used in Schindler's List?

There are multiple descriptions of "The Girl in Red" on this site, but I remember color being used in Schindler's List more than only that one time. Is my mind playing tricks on me? If it isn't, is ...
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112 views

What was the first appearance of the “Shop Around the Corner” romcom plot?

In The Shop Around the Corner (1940), two characters bicker in person while falling in love anonymously through letters. The plot has been repeated in In the Good Old Summertime (1949), You've Got ...
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What is the significance of Walt Whitman to a broader understanding of Breaking Bad?

Beware: spoilers for Breaking Bad season 5 below. These are the facts as I understand them: Leaves of Grass is a compendium of poems by Walt Whitman, an American influenced by Transcendentalism ...
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589 views

Looking for movies with Tantra theme

A friend told me she saw a movie years ago with Tantra as the major theme, specifically with significant sexuality aspects. This is a somewhat obscure religion. Think there are not very many movies ...
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73 views

60s movie Hitchcock?

Man (new in town) is at an outdoor auction at a manor house and he is trying to signal a boy to push an expensive vase over (that is currently under the hammer). The boy goes over to it but doesn't do ...
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167 views

How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor?

How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor from the future in The Terminator when in fact Kyle Reese died even before John Connor was born?
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What happened during the adult scene in “300: Rise of an Empire”?

I've seen this movie 300: Rise of an Empire last night in theatres in our country and few scenes were removed as it has explicit content. I'm eager to know what happened during the scene. In the ...
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1answer
434 views

What is the rationale behind the choice of animation style for The Clone Wars series (2008-2014)?

The Clone Wars series has an odd mix of rigid 3D figures and matte, painterly surfaces that I haven't seen anywhere else. What was the reason they chose this style over a computer-animated 2D style ...
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1answer
847 views

Camera movement in final scene of 'Into The Wild'

I just watched 'Into The Wild'. In the final scene the camera rotates around Chris' face, zooms out of the bus and zooms out showing the surrounding area above the bus. This link does not show the ...
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Why did Deborah start a relationship with Bailey?

At the end of Once Upon a Time in America, when Noodles visits Deborah and asks her about Senator Bailey (who later turns out to be Max), she first denies to know him but shortly after we learn that ...
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1answer
484 views

What is the deal with Veronica Mars's mother?

I have seen season 1 of Veronica Mars. In the middle of the season, Veronica finds her mom & makes her move closer to town into rehab. Then in the pre season finale(S01E21), Kieth Mars, her dad ...
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Is Russell Crowe in the opening scene of Beverly Hills Cop?

Just after Beverly Hills Cop starts it shows some parts of Detroit. About 1:45 in the movie appear 3 people looking at the street and it looks like one of them (the left one) is Russell Crowe. I ...

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