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Why are most scenes in a car recorded with chroma?

I'm aware of "How do they film scenes with the actors driving in a car?" in this site, but I'm more interested in the "why", not the "how". Is it illegal to just drive a car recording/action without ...
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Explain “hypersleep” from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Early in Prometheus, the human crew is in "hypersleep" for a couple years, and at one point, an android uses a touch-screen interface to "see" on a screen what a woman crew-member is dreaming. In a ...
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When did the writers decide that Dallas season 9 was a dream?

I'm watching through Dallas, and I'm to season 9 (by the DVD numbering; I understand it was previously called season 8). Patrick Duffy left at the end of season 8. Season 9 is all a dream Pam was ...
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930 views

Morse code from Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun - excellent movie. In one scene the character played by Christian Bale, Jim signals to the invading Japanese Fleet with morse code. Shortly after they start firing at the building ...
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How did Indiana Jones manage to follow Marion to the Island?

From Wikipedia's plot summary of Raiders of the Lost Ark: (all images are taken from here) Indiana Jones and Marion leave Cairo to escort the Ark to England on board a tramp steamer. The next ...
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409 views

What's taking Sin City 2 so long?

According to wikipeida, Robert Rodriquez announced that he would do Sin City 2. The latest update, according to Wikipedia, is that they're almost done writing the script. Is there any indication as ...
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What was the alternative world in Sucker Punch?

In the movie Sucker Punch, while the girl Baby Doll dances the movie cuts over to scenes of her and the other girls in a different world. Is this world supposed to be Baby Doll's imagination, or what ...
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131 views

How did Marion know there's a tree on the cliff?

In Kingdom of crystal skull, in the Amazon chasing scene, Marion was in a boat-shaped car. At the end of the chasing scene, she drives the boat-shaped car onto a tree that just happens to be growing ...
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277 views

Identify an old (Russian?) Cartoon. “the 3 ____”

I had a cartoon I watched as a child on VHS I'm trying to remember the name of. Here is a list of details i can recall about it. Its old - pre 1960's (at a guess) Its called "The 3" Somthing I think ...
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How realistic is the surveillance in the movie “Enemy of the State”?

I was watching "Enemy of the State" last night and at one stage I was convinced some of the stuff (such as the satellite tracking) was a bit far fetched. But given the age of that movie and the fact ...
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350 views

Kid's pictures in Clint Eastwood's True Crime (1999)

Around 0.02.24 (hh.mm.ss) into this movie there's a close-up of the picture just drawn by Gail Beechum (daughter visiting her father Frank on death row. It's just your bog-standard green field, fence ...
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Where did the clues come from?

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy is going through the cave to get to the grail, he goes through several different obstacles. Either my memory is wrong or he was muttering to himself ...
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In the marvel movies what order did S.H.I.E.L.D/Nick Fury appear to the main movie character

Which movie did S.H.I.E.L.D and/or Nick Fury first appear in and what order subsequently did the former appear in other Marvel comic book movie adaptions?
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308 views

Is the black goo used to create human life the same the Engineers intended to use as a biological weapon to destroy human life on Earth?

At the end of Prometheus, we are lead to believe that the Engineers were planning on using the black goo as a biological weapon to end human life on Earth. At the beginning of the movie, black goo is ...
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222 views

80's Yakuza Film

I'm trying to remember the name of a film I haven't seen years. Here are the bits I can remember (its been a long time since I seen it so the details are lacking) It involves the Japanese Yakuza ...
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284 views

How long has Alice been fighting the Umbrella Corporation?

I'm looking for the in-universe answer to "How long has Alice (as Alice or her clones) been fighting against the Umbrella Corporation?"
12
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How did Jaws get metal teeth?

Jaws is one of the iconic henchmen in the James Bond series. Was there any explanation given in any of the films as to how Jaws ended up having metal teeth?
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254 views

Was Gremlins 2 the first film to re-adapt a scene for home video release?

In Gremlins 2 the Gremlins supposedly get into the projection booth and wreak havoc with the film. It snaps and the Gremlin in the projection booth starts making hand shadows.... Etc. In the home ...
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What is the floor plan of the Huxtable home?

I'm trying to figure out the placement of all the rooms in the Huxtable home on the Cosby Show. They seem to have following rooms: Kitchen Living Room Formal Dining Room 4 Bedrooms? (Master Bedroom ...
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481 views

Identify this Indian movie about someone reporting his well being stolen

An Indian taxi driver told me about this movie, but I forgot the movie name I found the plot to be very interesting. It is an Indian movie, about someone who report his well being stolen. The entire ...
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685 views

Is Dr.Crane/Scarecrow part of the League of Shadows?

He originally works for Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins poisoning patients with his neuro-toxin. And in the Dark Knight Rises he is appointed judge of the court trying the rich and powerful. Is he part ...
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483 views

Tower of Hanoi in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

They have the Tower of Hanoi puzzle in Rise of the Planet of the Apes but for some reason they call it the Lucas Tower. Is there any reason why they would change the name of such an iconic puzzle?
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Time spent in the Pussy Wagon

When The Bride is in the Pussy Wagon in the hospital car park, thirteen hours elapse (which is stated in film as the time it took for her wiggle her toes) - surely during this time someone would have ...
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99 views

Trying to find a film with a political joke about pot and california

I watched a film that had the main protagonist attending a conference where the (iirc) American president was making a speech. The speech referenced the politician doing different things and getting ...
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2answers
457 views

Any differences between The Avengers releases?

This weekend, Marvel's re-releasing The Avengers into theaters in the US. At the moment there's little information on whether this release is identical to the original release. Many blogs are taking ...
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Is Bane just an agent in Talia's plan, or is he the true mastermind?

At the end of the movie, it is established that Bane would die for Talia, and that she is dedicated to completing Ra's Al Ghul's plan to destroy Gotham. It seems that Bane takes point as "Gotham's ...
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1k views

Do all the McBain clips in The Simpsons form a film when pieced together?

I was told before that all the McBain clips on The Simpsons, though they may seem independent, when pieced together actually make a full film where each clip follows on from the previous one. I've ...
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96 views

Which episode of Top Gear is this?

I recently went through and watched the two amphibious cars episodes (s8 e3, s10 e2). I greatly enjoy those episodes. However, I have an image in my head that I swore was from those episodes, but I ...
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How did Kenny Baker play R2-D2 in Star Wars? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How were R2D2 and C3PO made in the original trilogy? I found out that R2-D2 was played by Kenny Baker and I am surprised. How did he control it? Did he really get inside ...
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1answer
465 views

Identify a Horror film about bees which convert human into zombies

I watched a horror movie approx 6 years before on TV about some kind of bee's which can turn human into Zombies by entering into their body mostly through their mouth or injuries . Many people become ...
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71 views

Confusion Over Last Scene of Inception [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At which dream level did Inception end? Was Leonardo DiCaprio dreaming in the last scene of the movie Inception or was that happened in reality?
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112 views

Identify a telefilm about a kid going to boarding school

About 10 years ago, I watched a telefilm on TV. Its story was revolving around a kid named Gove. His father dropped him in a boarding school and the adventure continued. He made friends there. All ...
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154 views

Name of an independent film whose making was documented by another film…Heart of Darkness kind-of-thing

The film and, I believe, the Documentary about the making of the film start with C. Like Corvalis, or Cromanthus.... The documentary was shot up north in the US, maybe Wisconsin, Michigan. It stars ...
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1answer
248 views

Western with extremely sweat-lathered horses

I recently watched a western that showed some (feasibly only one) extremely sweat-lathered horses. They'd been ridden hard, but I honestly can't remember if it was in the context of a horse-race, ...
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Early 2000s comedy with man being interrogated

Trying to find a movie that I can only remember one scene. The main person is being questioned about being assaulted and he lies and describes the person as being "black but looks white or white and ...
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359 views

Late 90's/early 00's movie about a revolutionary leader and an agent hunting him

I do not have actors' names for the movie for which I am searching. I think it was done in the late 1990's or early 2000's. In the first scene a truck on a country/road in a Latin American country ...
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What was the first movie to introduce “blue wire or red wire” bomb disposal?

I have seen Juggernaut (1974) recently. There is a scene in the end of the movie when the bomb disposal expert, Fallon has to choose one of the two wires (red or blue) to cut in order to disarm the ...
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How did Lori survive?

During the destruction fo The Fall, we see Quaid and Melina jump off, but I don't recall seeing Lori jump off of the machine. Was there a scene of Lori jumping off and I just missed it somehow? How ...
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1answer
351 views

Where are Monika and Chandler's apartments?

Related to the TV show Friends, what is the real world address for the building always shown in exterior shots of Monika's (and the separate apartment across the hall which was formally Chandler's, ...
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Did Batman break his no killing rule when he burned down the monastery in Batman Begins?

And if the fire didn't kill anyone, what would be the point? Destroying a headquarters won't prevent the organisation carrying out its plan.
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How did Talia find her father?

In the great revelation of The Dark Knight Rises, we are shown it was Talia that escaped from The Pit, then brought her father back to rescue her savior, Bane. However, considering the fact that ...
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2answers
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Why was there no hint of the Joker?

In Dark Knight Rises, we see a bit of history of what has happened to Gotham in the past 8 years. Batman in seclusion, criminals being locked up for being part of organized crime, and Gordon's guilt ...
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Why didn't Bane reveal to the public that Bruce Wayne is Batman?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane publicly reveals the cover-up of Dent's death and disclosed all the crimes were made by Harvey Dent. Further, he reveals the role of Commissioner Gordon to cover-up ...
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Why does Batman trust Selina Kyle all the time?

In The Dark Knight Rises, in the beginning of the movie Selina Kyle stole a necklace from Bruce's home as well as taking finger prints of Batman and helping Bane to steal from the share market. Then, ...
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331 views

Was this a representation of Batman’s fall?

During the end of The Dark Knight, Batman knocks Dent off the building, barely managing to catch himself and the kid. After Gordon gets the kid Batman falls. After his fall from the building the ...
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1answer
208 views

What is the name of this animated short about a war against an unknown/unseen enemy?

Recall seeing an animated short about a war against an unknown/unseen enemy. Believe the short was on a Studio Ghibli DVD as "extra" content, but not 100% sure about that. I recall canons being the ...
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1answer
4k views

Does Johnny Bravo Ever get a girlfriend?

I remember watching Johnny Bravo when I was a kid and through out the series he is portrayed as a macho narcissistic guy trying to hit on women all the time and fail miserably. I never did get a ...
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2answers
234 views

Could a fire hose really support the weight of a falling man?

In the movie Die Hard, near the end, John McClane ties a fire hose around his waist and jumps off the roof of the Nakotomi plaza building. Would a fire hose really be able to support the weight of a ...
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138 views

Keys to Monika's apartment

In one of the episodes of Friends, everybody gets locked out of Monika's apartment (the episode with the long winded discussion over the differentiation between "got the keys!" and "got the keys?"). ...
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1answer
177 views

Why did Phoebe live on the streets?

When Phoebe's mum died, Phoebe says she went and lived on the street - but why? Surely before her mother died they would have lived in a house, why would someone take it away from them?

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