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Has a TV showrunner ever blamed U.S. television content rating standards for compromising his/her creative vision?

The Motion Picture Association of America is sometimes blamed by filmmakers and film producers for hampering creative vision. However, the U.S. television content rating standards (or TV parental ...
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171 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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Who killed the co-pilot? and How?

In Non-Stop we saw that the copilot was killed from a dart like thing shot from a hole in the toilet wall. But who killed him and how did he get killed?
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What is the song playing on the radio in X-Men: Days of future past?

When Wolverine awakes in his 1973 self in X-Men: Days of Future Past he hears a song on the radio. This same song is heard when he awakes in his future self again at the end of the movie, which is ...
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Are actors all starving?

What do I mean by this question? Well, when watching making of videos, or even when a show like CSI, or Law and Order might have a movie production in an episode's plot, quite often they will show the ...
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1answer
409 views

In The Godfather, did the horse head work?

If I recall correctly, during the beginning of The Godfather Tom Hagen is sent out to Hollywood to convince a producer to use an actor, when the producer balked, he ended up waking up snuggled up to ...
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146 views

What is the difference between a grip and a key grip?

Could you define what a grip does in the production of a movie, and then what makes the key grip, key? When looking at the crew list of "Big Trouble in Little China" I noted it also shows, in ...
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361 views

Why do Xavier and Magneto meet Wolverine in “The Wolverine (2013)”?

From what I understood from X-Men: Days of Future Past, it happens in the future, many years after The Wolverine (2013). Why then do Xavier and Magneto meet Logan in 2013? They must have been sent ...
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303 views

How true is Magneto's future catharsis?

Magneto's future self in X-Men: Days of Future Past seems to be a refined and wiser man to some degree. While there were earlier instances of him working together with the X-Men and this time it might ...
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1answer
186 views

Identify film with mother and child in a dilapidated hotel or apartment building

My wife and I watched this on DVD a number of years ago, and it was relatively recent at the time, which would put it somewhere between 2000 and 2010 or so. I believe it was American. The setting was ...
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626 views

Film with two people kissing while drinking from a fountain?

When I was a kid I remember watching this film where there were two kids who drank at a fountain and then kissed while they were drinking, then the scene shows they're grown up while still kissing in ...
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373 views

Why is the flashing light asynchron to the shots fired at Brett in Pulp Fiction?

A few days ago I watched Pulp Fiction again. I noticed something and now I'm curious about a little detail. When Vincent and Jules killing Brett in Pulp Fiction a yellow/orange light appears two times ...
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161 views

Was “The 400 Blows” influenced by “The Catcher in the Rye”?

Truffaut's The 400 Blows is considered by many to be the first film of the French New Wave, and somewhat autobiographical, and Truffaut has been quoted as saying that the film saved his life. It has ...
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What is this movie featuring hopping vampires?

This was an asian kung fu movie and I distinctly remember a scene where these hopping vampires are hopping towards our heroes in a graveyard. They're doing all this elaborate kung fu to attach these ...
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2answers
1k views

Why is Bolivar Trask a person of short stature?

The character of Dr. Bolivar Trask from X-Men: Days of Future Past, who hates or at least fears the rising population of mutants as a threat for humanity and ultimately develops the Sentinels as a ...
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1answer
271 views

What Polish(?) movie features a guy who cheats on wife and takes pictures

Some SPOILERS in the description of this movie. I'm looking for the name of a foreign movie (maybe Polish) from around 2010 about a guy who cheats on his wife while he is away on business trips. ...
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Why do movies & TV use this police radio clip over and over?

Quick background The sound I am referring to can be heard in this video, in the police radio at 0.26. It sounds like, "one-four-one celibacy". I've noticed this sound for a long time. So, the ...
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2answers
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Why does Professor X touch his head when using his abilties?

Both James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart touch their right temple when Professor X uses his telepathic ability. I can't think of another mutant who does something similar so what's the reason for this? ...
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1k views

What was the connection between the Mayfly Man, Tessa and the other women?

In The Sign of Three, when Sherlock is having a conference with the 5 women (the Mayfly Man case), he finds that the employers of all five women are different. So how does Tessa know about the wedding ...
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119 views

Why “The Best Things in Life Are Free?”

In the mid-season finale of Mad Men's season 7 (Episode 7, "Waterloo), Bert Cooper appears to Don and sings a glowing rendition of "The Best Things in Life Are Free." The musical number was a unique ...
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1answer
185 views

Cartoon about a dimensional gateway within a cupboard

I remember quite a long time ago a cartoon which I’ve forgotten the name of, I saw it on ABC in Australia between the ages of 6 to 8, I’m currently 24. The main character's name is Leo I think and he ...
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1answer
456 views

Who was McGuffin?

Most storytelling concepts that have names that sound like the name of a person can be traced to an actual person, real or fictitious. (Foley, Mary Sue, etc.) But I've never come across an ...
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1answer
912 views

What did Mrs. Hudson find so amusing about the telegrams?

In The Sign Of Three, when John enters 221B Baker Street, he finds Mrs.Hudson laughing hysterically. When asked, she replies telegrams. What was so funny about the telegrams? JOHN: Mrs Hudson? ...
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When was the first use of nudity on the silver screen?

With the exception of pornography (which I don't think makes it to the "silver screen"), which movie first made use of nudity? I realize that the term "nudity" is much different now than it was back ...
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295 views

Which Best Actor/Actress Oscar nominee shows up the latest in his/her movie?

Frances McDormand was nominated for best actress for “Fargo,” which she doesn't appear in until 33 minutes into the film. Is that the latest a best actor/actress Oscar nominee has appeared in their ...
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180 views

Why does the score not match the movie's atmosphere?

The main theme of the movie "The Third Man" sounds weird to me! The movie is dark and full of mystery, but the theme is something funny and happy! What's the reason behind this apparently intended ...
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Why is the Professor still in a wheel chair?

Charles Xavier died in X-Men Last Stand. But according to the post credits scene of that movie and this link, Charles transferred his mind to his brain-dead twin brother's body. So now that he is ...
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4answers
199 views

The use of flyover sequences

Can someone please explain the use and significance of flyover sequences between scenes in TV shows and movies? (For example, the TV show House M.D. has flyover shots between scenes of the outsides of ...
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1answer
201 views

German Movie with 3 alien women

I saw a German movie on TV that had an ordinary guy in it who befriended these three women who ran a boutique - I remember it had a polished wooden floor. The women subsequently turned out to be ...
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How far back do I need to watch Doctor Who for it to still make sense?

Doctor Who is a pretty old series going back to 1963. I have not watched any of it, but it looks very promising. The age of this series is slightly scary and I am thinking about watching later series ...
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1answer
107 views

Whose photo is on the table in the telephone call scene?

It's hard to believe that a detail in a Tarkovsky film is arbitrary. In The Sacrifice (Offret), there is a scene at the 2:00:00 mark, where the main character is sitting at a table facing the ...
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995 views

Facts revealing Hannibal

I have watched both seasons of the Hannibal series, although with some pauses between various "sessions", so there is no problem with spoilers. My question is: how do the protagonists (Will, Jack, ...
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1answer
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Explanation of Bollywood movie No Smoking (2007)

No Smoking is by-far the most confusing movie I have ever watched. I didn't understand the plot at all. Here are some of my queries. How did Baba Bengali know where K's flight would land even when ...
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216 views

Identify an Actress in Impluse Body Spray commercial from early 2000s

Hi I'm trying to identify an actress that I saw in a commercial in the early 2000s. The advert was shown on uk tv and was promoting Impulse body spray. In the story a woman (the actress) heads in to ...
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1answer
396 views

How did Mola “betray Shiva” in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

In the ending of Indiana Jones 2, Indy accuses Mola Ram, the priest of "betraying Shiva" or something like that, causing the Sankara stones to ignite and eventually to kill Mola. How had Mola betrayed ...
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1answer
309 views

Psychedelic sci-fi movie about televisions sucking people into tv shows

This is a movie I watched about 15 years ago. Was looking for it all over the IMDB, but no luck. I don't remember the whole plot, but here is small scene that I can remember: ...A guy breaks an ...
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2answers
442 views

What phone call does Mrs. Hudson refer to in “The Empty Hearse”?

In the beginning of the Sherlock episode The Empty Hearse when John returns to 221B Baker Street, Mrs. Hudson shows a very rude behavior by slamming tea and biscuits onto the table. Why was she so ...
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Who is that girl in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff is holding a small girl while watching Magneto on TV with his mother standing near. Now I wonder who she is. Quicksilver has a twin sister ...
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261 views

What real-world mountain was used in Where Eagles Dare?

What is the real-world mountain that was used for filming the cable car scene in Where Eagles Dare?
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Why does Wolverine still have Adamantium claws in X-Men: Days of Future Past?

On the future scenes of Days of Future Past Wolverine's adamantium claws can be seen (they even appear on the movie's poster). But towards the end of the The Wolverine, I remember those claws were cut ...
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3answers
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What happened to Charles Xavier after X-Men 3?

I remember watching X-Men 3 and seeing Charles Xavier get disintegrated by Phoenix, however the post-credits scene and his appearance on later movies indicate that he actually survived. How is that ...
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197 views

What is this technique of playing music instrument called?

In August Rush, Evan/August plays the musical instrument very differently, using his full hand rather than his fingers. What is this technique of playing music instrument called? Is it just made for ...
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1answer
365 views

Is this the same character?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Toad appears with a different appearance compared to his depiction in the 1st X-Men movie, played by a different actor. Even their ages are contradictory. Is this Toad ...
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1answer
545 views

Where does The wolverine end credit scene fall?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, where does the end credit scene of The Wolverine fall? I mean when did that event occur in Days of Future Past?
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Did Melody actually fall through the door?

In the movie "Griff the Invisible" does Melody actually fall through the door, or have they both gone 'around the bend'?
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1answer
207 views

Sci-Fi from 60's to mid 70's about an invisible creature

I watched this mid to late 70's on TV, the story was about a group of people searching for a lost treasure, hidden by Indians I think, some time ago; when they find it, it is protected by an invisible ...
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322 views

Character unhooks glasses from one ear and lets them dangle

I believe it's a recent movie, but the only thing I remember is that the main character would let his glasses dangle on his head from one ear. I remember he also grabbed them by the lens a couple ...
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1answer
134 views

A movie about a drunk pilot hired to find a girl's missing father

A girl is looking for her father who disappeared somewhere in mid-Asia (I think). The girl meets and hires a pilot, a cynical drunkard - their hate and love relationship is the major part of the ...
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How was the cake poisoned at the Purple Wedding?

I still haven't understood, how was the poison mixed with Joffrey's cake? Is it explained in the show yet? I have a feeling, I have missed the explanation. This much I have understood that, Little ...
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1answer
325 views

What happened to Bob and what is his relation to the plot?

I watched Prisoners but I didn't fully understand Bob Taylor. Why is he so obsessed with mazes and what are those boxes full of snakes? Also, why did he buy children clothes and steal Joy's and ...

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