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Who are Linus' mom and dad really?

In all the Ocean Movies - Linus' (Matt Damon's) mom (in 12) and dad (in 13) get the gang out of sticky situations. They say they are part of the law enforcement agencies - but I have never been sure. ...
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259 views

Symbolism of eating as a main human activity

I just saw once again Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and noticed something I hadn't given so much attention in my previous viewings. Namely, the fact that all main characters are shown, at some ...
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172 views

Australian comedy movie where a guy has house near airport

I think the movie should be somewhere between late 80's and early 90's. I watched this movie in my friend's netflix account. The guy has three sons and a daughter, and one son would be in jail. They ...
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226 views

Has Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain/Der Zauberberg ever been made into a movie? If not, why not? [closed]

The title pretty much tells it; Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain/Der Zauberberg is one of the best books I've ever read and, in the right hands, could make a masterpiece of a movie. Has anybody ever ...
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131 views

Movie in which Bruce Lee's character is played (used) as an inspirer & trainer?

I know this couldn't work better, but I definitely need some help. This movie is about an American college teenager who lost his parents in childhood. He loves Bruce Lee as his god. He often gets ...
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1k views

What is the “multi pass” Leeloo had?

In Fifth Element Leeloo has some document that's pretty much looks like a driver license but bears a large "Multi pass" caption on it. She display it when boarding the spacecraft and introduces ...
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591 views

Why do they often hide the money figures in TV and movies?

I have seen on a million occasions that the actual figures are kept hidden. If a cheque is offered to a character, he often looks at it and says something along the lines of "That's a lot of money!" ...
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59 views

What are the Planets?

In the movie "After Earth" the humans are relocated to another planet. What is that planet and the planet the ship crashes? Is it the Earth?
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128 views

Why did the intersect turn the Gretas into emotionless killers?

When the Gretas, Agent Richard Noble and Agent Victoria Dunwoody, had the intersect uploaded to them, they turned into mindless killers only able to follow protocol, which turned them into a serious ...
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874 views

Why were there no interrogation scenes with Jack and Henley?

In Now You See Me, during the FBI investigation of the supposed bank robbery (the first trick of the Four Horsemen) they're all interrogated seperately by Agent Rhodes in the usual plain grey ...
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816 views

Why the stoic acting style in 2001 Space Odyssey?

One of the things that I have always found striking about 2001 is the almost mechanical acting of the human characters, especially the radio operator. I'm pretty sure it's a conscious choice on part ...
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1answer
321 views

How was the space station fly-through in 2001: A Space Odyssey filmed?

In the sequence set to the Blue Danube Waltz, we see a Pan Am orbital shuttle docking with a partially-completed space station. Here is a clip from that sequence on YouTube. There are good views of ...
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1answer
631 views

Who slashed Matt Reynold's throat in LA Confidential?

In LA confidential, Sid Hudgens and Jack Vincennes set up this one kid, Matt Reynolds, to have sex with the district attorney so they can take pictures of the two of them. However, when Jack has a ...
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2answers
419 views

What is the term called for the sudden blackout before the suspense scene?

Mostly in the cartoons and in some TV series or movies sometimes the screen turned black mid-between a sudden surprise scene, which impacts great to maintaining goosebumps. The last i noticed this is ...
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4answers
2k views

How can weightlessness be simulated on film?

How can the weightlessness of space be realistically simulated on film? Does it require CG or can a convincing simulation be achieved using wire fu and editing? (I'm happy to hear of good examples of ...
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2answers
1k views

How is the dialogue for wide shots recorded?

In scenes where the boom mic would have to be placed much too far from the actor in order to film the scene, how is the dialogue recorded? Is there some hidden microphone on the actor's clothing or ...
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1answer
176 views

Identify this film about a couple who escape from the police down a waterfall

There's a girl in an all-girls school, or perhaps a convent. One night they have some kind of dance, and get to dance with these men, who I seem to remember are convicts, seems a bit strange though. ...
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954 views

Why is Claire at Clean Water Initiative?

In House of Cards, Rep. Francis Underwood's wife Claire is the director of the non-profit organization Clean Water Initiative. It seems to be a small potatoes operation with an annual budget around ...
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2answers
2k views

What is going on in Pan's Labyrinth?

I just watched Pan's Labyrinth last night. The movie is really good, but I could not understand one thing - the fantasy part with Ofelia, is it happening for real or she is just imagining things? I ...
9
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1answer
373 views

Zombie Movie where girl realizes that zombie apocalypse happened

I saw this movie a few years ago and don't remember much about it, but I'll try my best. Pretty sure it was an indie film on Netflix. This college-aged girl wakes up after being knocked out (tried to ...
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1answer
162 views

Movie about a girl who can make everthing real

I don't remember the movie name, but it had something like this story line. Girl joins a boy high school, she races joins a race that's meant for boys only. Then she becomes friend of a boy. Both ...
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1answer
128 views

Asian film where the main character returns to the village he is from to visit his dying mother

This was an Asian film where the main character is returning to the village he is from to visit his dying mother. The movie takes place either during World War 2, or the Korean War. While he's there, ...
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2answers
193 views

He loses his sense of touch while trying to have sex

The man sometimes loses some of his 5 senses or sometimes some of them gets a bit boosted and is incapable of getting his penis erected. Some of the scenes i know. like his sense of sight gets boosted ...
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1answer
98 views

Circus setting with a high wire act over a wooden bed of swords

Timeframe I was somewhere around 8-12 years old, which would be in the 1974-1978 span, the movie would possibly be older since it was on television at the time, and shot in black and white. (Of ...
3
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1answer
270 views

Why didn't they leave one end of the wire at the beach?

In the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Beetee (played by Jeffrey Wright) comes up with the plan to wrap a wire around the "Lightning Tree", and plant the other end of the wire in the water at ...
2
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1answer
130 views

Characters break through the animation frame and chase each other across motion picture frames

I'm looking to identify an old cartoon (from the 1930s or 1940s, I think, based on the style) that had the characters breaking through the animation frame and chasing each other across the motion ...
3
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2answers
198 views

North Africa, World War II, a group of commandos, and a scorpion

The movie is set in World-War II where some commandos are sent to North Africa to assassinate a high-ranking person. In one of the scenes, it's night, and a black scorpion is walking towards a ...
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2answers
172 views

Was the laughing gas dentist scene in The Pink Panther Strikes Again done previously?

Was the laughing gas dentist scene in The Pink Panther Strikes Again done in a previous movie? Maybe a Jimmy Cagney comedy from the thirties or forties?
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3answers
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Is Jeffrey involved in the virus plot or just the animal-release plot?

I love "12 Monkeys" and have seen it a dozen times. Still I can't figure out if Jeffrey Goines is working in conjunction with redheaded scientist to destroy mankind, or if Jeffrey's only plan was to ...
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1answer
340 views

Two kids who have a magical tree house in woods

I don't remember the movie name , a girl and a boy who are kids meet and they have a magical tree house in the jungle, it was something like master of the jungle or dark knights of jungle something ...
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2answers
303 views

Crossing your own timeline, changing the future - how does that work?

There are many movies and TV episodes in which a character "crosses his own timeline", sometimes even meeting his past or future self (e.g. The Day of the Doctor). Technically, I should say meeting ...
2
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1answer
132 views

How was the Dilophosaurus scene shot?

In the movie Jurassic Park, What was the Dilophosaurus made of? Neither can I make it out be an animatronic robot like T-Rex/Triceratops nor a human costume like Velociraptor (since it was very ...
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1answer
417 views

How are colourized season 1 episodes available on Netflix?

I've been watching Bewitched on Netflix, and I noticed that two episodes in season 1 are in colour, while the rest of the episodes in the season are in black and white. I read that the show switched ...
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1answer
266 views

Boy working for the mafia to pay off his father's debt

This a movie about a boy being "raised" by an Albanian or Russian mafia. It's a large apartment complex or "projects" that all of these crooks live inside of. These projects also have hard working ...
4
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1answer
6k views

Why did Nina Myers help Jack Bauer if she was a mole?

In the last two episodes of the first season of the TV series 24, it is shown that Nina Myers is a mole. However, from the very first episode and onwards she's very helpful to Jack Bauer. Why did ...
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3answers
3k views

Is Eisenheim's sword illusion realistic?

Eisenheim performs a sword illusion in The Illusionist (2006). Is this illusion realistic? Could it be practiced in real life? ...
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7answers
19k views

Are they in France or Portugal at the end of Love Actually?

The Colin Firth character, Jamie, meets Aurelia the Portuguese housekeeper when he is writing his novel by himself at a lake house in France. You know they're in France because the French-speaking ...
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1answer
432 views

Father dies and daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle

What is the name of the movie where father dies and after his death daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle? It's pretty recent movie. I think it was made in 2013.
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2answers
1k views

Why is the movie titled “Skyfall”?

Why is the twenty-third James Bond movie titled Skyfall? I watched the movie but couldn't find him falling from an airplane or something...
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5answers
4k views

At which dream level did Inception end?

In the ending of Inception, there is some doubt that Cobb is in real world. But if he is not in real world then at which level of dream he is? Starting at the presumed starting 'real world' as the ...
6
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1answer
198 views

How did they shoot/record the One Day More scene?

In Les Miserables, I understand all music numbers (every scene, that is) were recorded live on set with the actors leading an accompanying pianist off-site. How then could they shoot the One Day More ...
8
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2answers
893 views

Chip implants in humans and an encrypted cube

I remember some scene when someone connects to a computer and put on some glasses and gets some 3d interface or something like that. I think I remember some kind of cube that he tries to open as some ...
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2answers
551 views

Nickelodeon show with a wizard and gifted children leaping from adventure to adventure

I'm looking for a show that was on during the early years of Nickelodeon. It was live action and as far as I can remember it had maybe Jonathan Harris (Old English-like actor) playing a frail wizard. ...
6
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1answer
342 views

Kids movie about a kleptomaniac girl with a fear of fire and an abusive piano teacher

Somewhere in the late 70s to early 80s. I remember a movie that I enjoyed (though apparently not enough to remember) that featured a girl somewhere in the age range of 10-14. She is very bright and ...
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1answer
169 views

Movie about a mindcontrolling monster on earth and nice human-like aliens trying to stop it

I only have a few remembrances of this movie I watched when I was like 7... Could anyone help me figure the title ? All I can remember is that the bad guy is some kind of monster that's able to ...
4
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1answer
75 views

Why did they *kill* Mr. Hengist in “Wolf in the Fold”?

In the season two episode of Star Trek, “Wolf in the Fold”, they discover that there is a non-corporeal entity that has been going around the galaxy committing murders for a very long time. During ...
3
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1answer
95 views

Fringe Mass Redistribution

During a rewatch of episodes of Fringe, I have re-encountered "Jacksonville", the episode that demonstrated the first explicit example of mass distribution from the alternate universe. A building ...
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1answer
104 views

How does Dom know the color of Letty's car?

In Fast & Furious aka The Fast and the Furious 4. When Dom is out on the road piecing together Letty's accident in his mind... how does he know the color and make of the car she was driving? He ...
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1answer
297 views

Space prison colony riot with just two survivors

I remember watching a sci fi film which was set in space. An all female crew were sent to a prison colony to rescue the guard (I think there had been a riot). Upon arrival there were two people ...
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1answer
925 views

Why doesn't Tig have the Sons of Anarchy tattoo on his back similar to Jax?

While watching Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 3: "Laying Pipe" I noticed that Tig doesn't have the Sons of Anarchy logo tattooed on his back. However, I assumed that all members have this tattoo, ...

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