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254 views

Is there a reason for this language switching?

During the various scenes that take place in Japan, the characters sometimes speak English and sometimes Japanese, sometimes even a line in English as a reply to a line in Japanese or vice versa. It ...
10
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3answers
581 views

Winter is Coming

It's my understanding that the phrase "Winter is Coming" is the motto of the Stark house, when the story first reaches the wall it's implied that the winter is not a periodic season like it is in our ...
2
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0answers
71 views

short film on environmental pollution British or possibly American from the period 1968 to 1975 [closed]

Can anyone help me find a short film on environmental pollution, probably British but I'm not sure. It wasn't a documentary but parts of the film looked like a doc'. It should be from the period 1968 ...
6
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1answer
224 views

When are the confessional interviews on MasterChef held during production?

The emotion, verb tense, and wardrobe of the interviewees suggest that the "confession room" interviews are held simultaneously to the events in the competition. This would seem disruptive to the ...
3
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2answers
113 views

Why can't you perform the things you do from your (fake) memories?

How come you can't do the things from your memories in Total Recall? I mean hypothetically speaking if your mind can remember how and what your body has done shouldn't you body be able to do those ...
4
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2answers
581 views

Why do some directors change pronunciation of character's names?

Two examples spring to mind immediately: Batman Begins Ra's Al Ghul is pronounced in the movie as RAHZ AL GOUL whereas in the Animated series it is pronounced RASHE AL GHUL The Last Airbender ...
2
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1answer
161 views

Movie released around the late 90s about a boy who moves from a village with his mother to live with his father in America

He had a pet spider. I think his mom was from the Amazon and his dad a reporter from Los Angeles. Basically his dad takes him with him to America on his 15th birthday, and the movie takes on from ...
2
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1answer
762 views

Why did Grandfather insist on Albert knowing Emilie's name before giving him the horse?

Towards the end of the film "War Horse," Albert is attempting to bid on the horse, Joey, before it is auctioned off by the military. Also present at the auction is Emilie's grandfather (unnamed), who ...
5
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3answers
469 views

Hebrew newspaper in Laurel & Hardy's Blotto?

In the Laurel & Hardy movie (or episode, if you will) Blotto (1930), in the first scene, Stan is reading a hebrew newspaper. So I was wondering, why a hebrew newspaper? Is there any reason and ...
9
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3answers
443 views

In the Time Travellers Wife why does Henry never meet himself?

There are several occasions in the Time Travellers Wife where Henry arrives at the same point as he's already been, such as when he sees himself die and when Alba is conceived. Why does he never meet ...
2
votes
1answer
236 views

Man meets “alien” twins (brother & sister) at abandoned house during a carnival/Halloween

I think this may be an episode of "First Wave" - on the other hand, I also think it's not... that it's from another show and they were just aired around the same time here in Norway/Europe (which ...
12
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1answer
3k views

What is the age of Bilbo in the events of The Hobbit?

The Hobbit shows that the events of the Hobbit took place sixty years before Bilbo's grand birthday party which took place in the 'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' as clearly the ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

Locational origins of Radnor

In Blitz there is a police informant by the name of Radnor (played by Ned Dennehy) who seems 'too dumb to live'1. Here are two snaps of him casing the premises of the guy he knows has killed one ...
10
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2answers
235 views

“Are you gonna get that?” “Get what?” Then a red phone rings

I think it's a film rather than a show. I thought it was Tom Hanks, or somebody similar in appearance. What is the film where a young guy can tell what's about to happen a few seconds into the ...
1
vote
1answer
229 views

What are the differences among different versions of a movie? [duplicate]

While going to download movies, I always feel at a loss when I see multiple versions of a single film are uploaded in a single website. I can see theatrical version, directors cut version and extended ...
1
vote
1answer
544 views

Did we ever actually find out Sarah's full real name?

Throughout the series, we find that Sarah doesn't like discussing her past. This arc really comes into play during the episode where she meets up with an old college friend in the Orange Orange and ...
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6answers
22k views

What happens with Chuck and Sarah?

I just saw the final episode of Chuck and I'm quite touched by the end. I assume it all ends well since Alex and Morgan are moving in together, Elli and Devon are moving to Chicago and it seems like ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
15
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3answers
1k views

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?
2
votes
1answer
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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votes
1answer
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 ...
4
votes
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 ...
2
votes
1answer
201 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) ...
6
votes
2answers
465 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 ...
4
votes
1answer
223 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 ...
4
votes
2answers
439 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
252 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. ...
4
votes
1answer
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?
5
votes
2answers
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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1answer
180 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 ...
6
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1answer
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.
8
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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?
17
votes
1answer
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: ...
1
vote
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 ...
-4
votes
1answer
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 ...
8
votes
2answers
374 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
votes
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?
13
votes
5answers
12k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
422 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
votes
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
votes
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 ...
17
votes
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 ...
8
votes
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 ...
1
vote
1answer
241 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 ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
24
votes
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?
6
votes
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
votes
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
votes
2answers
449 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 ...
1
vote
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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