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In Oblivion how does Julia get pregnant?

At the end of the film, after Beech and Tech 49 Jack sacrifice themselves and destroy the ship Julia is then seen with a child (who looks about 3 years old). She is then re-introduced to Tech 52 Jack ...
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Why are most sounds dubbed in afterwards for movies, instead of being recorded live?

I've heard that sounds tend to be dubbed in afterwards, rather than being recorded live. Everything from walking to opening and shutting doors. What is the reason for doing this?
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87 views

Ex-convict builds playground funded with 5 gallon water drums full of coins

What is the name of the movie in which an ex-convict builds playground funded with 5 gallon water drums full of coins? That's all I remember.
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204 views

Song car-chase sequence in the first part of the Bourne trilogy [closed]

In the movie The Bourne Identity (first part of the Bourne trilogy), there's a car-chase scene with Bourne and Marie escaping from the cops in the streets of Paris. What's the music that plays in the ...
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1answer
274 views

What is the most repeated programme on British telly?

Asked in The Guardian's Notes & Queries: I notice Channel 4 is again screening the Christmassy Ted episode of Father Ted. Which episode of a TV series (as opposed to one-offs such as The ...
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1answer
200 views

Plane or helicopter crash into mountain

I remember watching a movie years ago (late 90's) which started with either a plane or helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain. If I recall correctly, there were kids on board (they survived) ...
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464 views

Why did Maya know that Osama bin Laden was in the compound?

In Zero Dark Thirty, surveillance of the compound where the courier lives shows that there are two men and three women. The CIA analysts discuss that there must be a third man living there, guessing ...
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1answer
222 views

Horror movie with girl in a boat and fake party

I remember watching part of a horror movie where some teens were somewhere in Europe at a fake party that was actually planned to find people to kill. I remember this girl in a row boat with a "nice ...
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438 views

Mystery thriller. Serial killer. Blonde art student is potential victim

There's a thriller murder serial killer movie I remember. I think it was on Cinemax late night. I was a kid, it was around the late 80s early 90s. I kinda remember a hot female blonde working on a ...
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251 views

Was Thomas' hand injury in the trenches impulsive or premeditated?

In Season two, Episode one of Downton Abbey, after having spent two years on the battlefront, Thomas deliberately gets shot in the hand by holding up a lighter and inviting the enemy's bullet. ...
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2k views

Was Google involved in the making of The Internship?

Considering that the movie heavily revolves around the company, was Google involved with the making of the movie? Is the intership problem anything like what they actually do?
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362 views

In The Empire Strikes Back, why is Yoda living on that lonely, remote planet?

In The Empire Strikes Back it seems like a weird choice for Yoda to live on such a lonely and remote planet, doesn't it? Considering how generally bad-ass and social Yoda is.
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179 views

Making remake of a movie in another language [closed]

If some one want to make remake of a Film say one of the Ingmar Bergman's film some regional language of India, what is the legal process he should follow if there is any? I understand one cannot copy ...
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292 views

Why didn't Yoda train Princess Leia as a Jedi?

Why didn't Yoda train Leia as well as Luke? He said that the "force was strong with her" as well.
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1answer
1k views

How do they film “flying human” scenes?

I am watching Chronicle (2012) and this question just popped into my mind. What techniques are used for filming flying human scenes? Do they always use chroma keying or are there other techniques?
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1k views

Does each season of Dexter have an overarching theme?

This thought recently occurred to me while reading up on theories for the finale. Season 7 had an overwhelming theme of love and what one would do in the name of love with all the storylines: ...
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1answer
390 views

Horror movie with adopted kid

can someone please help me out trying to find the title of a horror movie. It's been quite a while since I've seen it and I can only remember some parts. Basically the movie was about a family with a ...
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125 views

Superbad Mistake?

In 'Superbad', Evan, Seth, and Fogell got kicked off the bus after a bottle of Goldslick broke and spilled on the floor. But after they got kicked off the bus, they walked in the opposite direction ...
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2answers
373 views

Differences in plot or character among Game of Thrones TV adaptation and book

I have not read the Game of Thrones books. But at the same time I have heard of people complaining that there has been deviation from the plot and a lot of characters merit more development and ...
5
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1answer
7k views

How does Gibbs get his boats out of his basement?

In most episodes, Gibbs in seen working on his boats in the basement. He gets a couple of them done, but it doesn't show how he gets them out of the basement. Anybody know how he gets them out?
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5answers
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Did Karen almost die in Goodfellas?

Let's go over exactly what happens in this scene again: Karen brings something to Jimmy and Jimmy asks how Henry's doing. He gives kind of a flippant response to her answer, then looks down and is ...
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1answer
420 views

In “Les diaboliques”, how does Christina feign death?

At the end of Les diaboliques (1955), it is very likely that Christina is still alive: she was seen by one of the children and even gave him back his toy. This means she simulated her dying of a heart ...
3
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1answer
77 views

Owner of a diner tries to sell it via a write-in

Trying to find the name of a movie I saw on TV a while back. Story was about the owner of a rural Diner/restaurant or maybe roadside stop who gave away the diner via a write in contest. The winner ...
10
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1answer
2k views

What legends or stories is Hero (2002) based on?

I heard from someone Chinese that she was surprised that anyone in the US was interested in Hero (the 2002 film) at all, since it relied so heavily on Chinese stories...stories that Chinese people ...
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4answers
350 views

Shiny and new in “vehicle mode”, yet battle-damage re-appears in “robot” mode

I've often wondered about this apparent inconsistency. I'm assuming it's a case of Deux ex Hollywood, but could there be a specific explanation for the fact that Transformers in the Michael Bay movies ...
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2answers
2k views

What does the ending of The Tree of Life mean?

At the end of the movie, adult Jack (Sean Penn) wanders through a wasteland, goes through a doorway and ends up on a beach. There he shares the screen with his father (Brad Pitt) and Mrs. O’Brien ...
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1answer
239 views

What does the naked man signify?

While watching The Draughtsman's Contract written and directed by Peter Greenaway, I was surprised to see a naked guy that appears on and off in the film mostly in the garden. One particular scene is ...
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Last scene in Django Unchained where Django & Shultz are practicing in the snow?

During the last scene of Django Unchained, when Django and Broomhilda are on their horses, after Django has destroyed everything, we suddenly see a scene where Django and Dr. Schultz are somewhere in ...
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1answer
2k views

Why does J. J. Abrams like to insert the number 47 into his movies?

In another question that used to be on this site, I noticed that J. J. Abrams inserts the number 47 into several of his movies. I'm curious about it... Why is the number 47 significant?
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1answer
103 views

Did Officer Jim Kurring know that Claudia was a drug addict?

A while back I had a small debate with someone about whether Jim knew Claudia was addicted to drugs and needed help. My interpretation was that he did know and felt he could be her "knight" because ...
7
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1answer
526 views

Why did Tyrion give the Lannister pendant to Ros?

In season 2, Cersei Lannister captures Ros. Cersei mistakenly thinks that her brother Tyrion is secretly in love with Ros, because Ros wears a Lannister pendant. This mistake probably saved his real ...
4
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2answers
447 views

How does Tuttle actually disappear?

In Terry Gilliam's epically dystopian film, Brazil, the character of Frank Tuttle (played by Robert De Niro) makes a mysterious getaway after fixing Sam Lowry's air-conditioning unit. After ...
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0answers
170 views

Short film from 1970s or 80s set on beach I think [closed]

I saw this when I was very young and I haven't come anywhere near figuring out what it was. I'm almost sure it was a short film, and it revolved around a man finding a broken or fallen apart little ...
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5answers
5k views

What does the woman from the future mean when she says she's “in insurance”?

At the end of 12 Monkeys, the doctor spreading the virus gets on a plane and sits next to a woman we know (or can assume) is from the future. She tells the doctor that she's "in insurance." What does ...
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1answer
294 views

A film about a boy and his big idea for society?

This is what I remember: A boy, living on a farm or so, tells someone, could've been the postman, about his idea, his big idea for society and the world. It's about being good, sharing or something ...
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2answers
1k views

What wrong did Tobin Frost do?

By the end of Safe House, I was led to think that Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) was the good guy. That belief was challenged when he asked the other (good) guy to be better than him. Now, I am not a ...
5
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1answer
179 views

Attractive Hispanic woman who finds pleasure in murder scenes

I am trying to find a movie where the starring character is an attractive Hispanic woman who finds pleasure on murder scenes and so she decides to work for this company that cleans places where a ...
5
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2answers
1k views

Romantic movie about two people who speak different languages falling in love?

Its a romantic film about an out of towner staying in, I think, a hotel. They two of them don't speak the same language but fall in love. At the end of the movie he tracks her down at her families ...
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3answers
1k views

Do contemporary cinemas really project at 25fps?

In a conversation with a UK film professional, I was told that in order to simplify technical stuff associated with projection, all modern film are projected slightly sped up at 25fps - although they ...
7
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1answer
2k views

In which episode did Debra find out about Dexter's brother?

In the show Dexter, season 6 episode 4, when Dexter Morgen walks into the crime scene with the two corpse horsemen, Dexter says "this spectacle makes me think of..." and Debra finishes the sentence ...
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2answers
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Who are the three people who could match Jaime Lannister?

In Season 2, Episode 8, Jaime says that there are only three men in Westeros who stood a chance of beating him in a fair fight. Who is this referring to?
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2answers
336 views

What other things did Andy Dufresne carry while escaping from Shawshank Prison?

There were a few things which Andy Dufresne was shown putting into the package which he tied to his foot while escaping. Some of the items were his chess pieces and the account books of the warden. ...
5
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1answer
120 views

Why are Vincent's and Spike's souls similar?

In Cowboy Bebop, after the battle on the monorail, Spike is thrown off and almost dies. When he revives he says that Vincent and him have similar souls and that he must confront him. Why is this so? ...
11
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1answer
4k views

How is the opening quote from movie Apocalypto related to the movie?

Before starting of the movie "Apocalypto" it shows the quote: A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. - Will Durant How is it related to the ...
29
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1answer
707 views

Is there any evidence of “Big Twist” movies having poor post-cinema sales?

I have watched many movies such as Sixth Sense, where there is a major twist that if known prior to watching the movie can potentially spoil the enjoyment of viewing. I tend not to watch this type of ...
11
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2answers
572 views

Captain Miller's thought process in Private Ryan “School Teacher” scene?

As Captain Miller says to "gear up" after releasing the hostage, one of the sub-ordinates refuses. What I am trying to understand is what the movie was trying to portray in that minute or so when ...
9
votes
1answer
550 views

Why does the dinosaur let the wounded dinosaur live?

Yes, we are all fascinated (or abhorred) by the inclusion of a few CGI dinosaurs in Terrence Malick's 'Tree of Life'. Personally, I enjoyed the dinosaurs thoroughly, but... Why did the predatory ...
3
votes
2answers
155 views

What was the first movie or TV show to employ a “crime computer” to move the plot along?

This particular plot device is now commonplace in today's movies and TV shows. For example, we have a character like Penelope Garcia in Criminal Minds, who has access to all kinds of government ...
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2answers
2k views

How close to the Sookie Stackhouse books is True Blood?

I know there are a lot of IP's out there that start in different media(Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, etc) when they switch to TV that they try to follow the source material, in this case the ...
6
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0answers
409 views

80s/early 90s animated movie with a brother and a sister eating forbidden food off a table [closed]

I've been trying to figure this one out forever! I was a child watching this movie and it has bothered me ever since. I've had this one image from the movie stuck in my head for a long time and I'm ...

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