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What makes the dance sequence from Pulp Fiction so iconic?

Various sources say that John Travolta and Uma Thurman's dance sequence is "now-famous" and "iconic", some compare it to how Travolta danced earlier in movies like Grease and Saturday Night Fever. But ...
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747 views

Young girl becomes old in the toilet of an airplane

Synopsis: There is a young girl who hides in the toilet of an airplane. When the airplane lands, we see that she becomes an old woman. At the end of the movie, there were airplanes coming from the ...
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Why is Nebraska shot in black & white?

Why is the movie Nebraska shot in black & white? What theme does it resemble in this movie?
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412 views

A late 90's or early 2000's werewolf movie

I've seen this movie long time ago and I only remember bits and pieces of this movie. I remember few scenes from the movie and before explaining the scenes I'd like to tell that it might be a B - ...
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Why did Nick Nack switch sides?

In the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, the bad guy Scaramanga has a dwarf manservant/accomplice named Nick Nack, played by Hervé Villechaize of later Fantasy Island fame. Late in the ...
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792 views

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Allegory?

Is the hypothesis of Who Framed Roger Rabbit really being about Eddie's alcoholism (or some kind of psychological dissociation - perhaps via trauma from the death of his brother) tenable? I tried, ...
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Protagonist fakes death to protect himself and family

I'm searching for movie I watched maybe 10 years ago. I don't remember its name, but in the end, a car explodes and the main character is believed to be dead, but it's just to throw off those who ...
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586 views

What is this movie about creatures from pictures trying to burn a house down?

I watched a movie years ago about a family who just moved into a house. They had two little girls and they had their own room (I believe it was a play house type room) and they drew pictures of these ...
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Which scene in the film starred the $10k Kickstarter bidder?

According to The Veronica Mars Movie Project, Kickstarter bidder Steven Dengler purchased an on-screen speaking role for $10,000. I watched the film last night (at the LA premiere if anyone has any ...
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1k views

Was the Lord of the Rings trilogy the first film series to be shot concurrently?

I know that the three films in the Lord of the Rings film series were quite famously shot concurrently. The films were then edited and completed, before being released to the cinemas a year or so ...
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1answer
96 views

What are movies called that are recorded at the same place?

I wonder what is the specific term used or what are those movies like 127 Hours called that are recorded at the same place?
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1answer
500 views

Looking for the title of a fetish movie with large women

I'm trying to recall the name of a movie which featured a thin, fit/muscular and intelligent guy (young, white, possibly blonde hair, maybe a doctor) who somehow keeps large women in different houses ...
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Why is Randy limping?

During the party at Stu's house at the end of Scream (1996), Randy ends up alone watching the movie by himself. Eventually he wanders outside and appears at the driver-side window of the news van when ...
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2answers
327 views

Why didn't Sidney trust Randy?

During the party at Stu's house toward the end of Scream (1996), the ghost face killer starts to attack. Sidney ends up outside and in the news van with Gale's camera man. A bit later she is running ...
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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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2answers
1k views

Girl returns home from mental institution, later finds out she's actually dead

There is a scary movie where a daughter comes home from being in a crazy house or something for a long time and the movie goes on and they live by a lake and something happened. At the end of the ...
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2answers
9k views

Why did Alma Dray ask about Lionel Shrike?

In Now You See Me Alma Dray is reading about the most famous magicians in history. She mentions Lionel Shrike's tree in the card trick to Dylan Rhodes. We later discover that Is it just a massive ...
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2answers
780 views

What's this movie where prisoners escape from a train using a magic trick?

I remember seeing the trailer for this maybe 25 years ago: Some prisoners (probably war prisoners) plan an escape from a work camp. There was a train that took them to work. A guy did this trick ...
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12answers
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“Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger” - what does it mean?

During The Dark Knight the Joker says: Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger I believe the original phrase is "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." So what did the Joker ...
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12k views

Is Irene Adler alive?

I did not understand a thing from the last minutes of "A Scandal in Belgravia". Are we actually taking a look at Irene about to get killed, and is she hallucinating when she sees Sherlock? Or is ...
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1answer
87 views

Why is S03E14 titled “Provenance”?

What is the meaning behind the title "Provenance" of Person of Interest S03E14?
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1answer
1k views

Why have Disney princess films post-2009 all started with the princess as a child?

Starting with The Princess and the Frog (2009), every Disney princess movie has included a scene where the princess is a child. The Princess and the Frog (2009) Tangled (2010) Brave (2012) ...
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1answer
17k views

Why do Canadians have hinged heads?

In South Park, Canadians are animated with less detailed features and heads that are cut into two different pieces, with the top part bobbing when they talk. The characters can tell the difference, as ...
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1answer
196 views

How is the credited director for any one Game of Thrones episode decided?

My research for this question revealed that due to extensive location shooting and use of wide-ranging intertwining storylines, Game of Thrones shoots with up to three different units concurrently in ...
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2answers
2k views

Is Bjorn not Ragnar's son?

I am still in the middle of Season 1 of Vikings, so its very well possible that this is a plot point being explained later. Maybe I just missed it. From the start, I always assumed that Bjorn was ...
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1answer
920 views

Does Sherlock Holmes (Elementary) use a Microsoft Surface™?

On the American broadcast of the Elementary episode "You Do It to Yourself", there was a product placement scene where Sherlock Holmes prepares his Microsoft Surface™ tablet computer. ...
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197 views

How many times is color used in Schindler's List?

There are multiple descriptions of "The Girl in Red" on this site, but I remember color being used in Schindler's List more than only that one time. Is my mind playing tricks on me? If it isn't, is ...
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1answer
118 views

What was the first appearance of the “Shop Around the Corner” romcom plot?

In The Shop Around the Corner (1940), two characters bicker in person while falling in love anonymously through letters. The plot has been repeated in In the Good Old Summertime (1949), You've Got ...
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1answer
1k views

What is the significance of Walt Whitman to a broader understanding of Breaking Bad?

Beware: spoilers for Breaking Bad season 5 below. These are the facts as I understand them: Leaves of Grass is a compendium of poems by Walt Whitman, an American influenced by Transcendentalism ...
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2answers
656 views

Looking for movies with Tantra theme

A friend told me she saw a movie years ago with Tantra as the major theme, specifically with significant sexuality aspects. This is a somewhat obscure religion. Think there are not very many movies ...
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1answer
75 views

60s movie Hitchcock?

Man (new in town) is at an outdoor auction at a manor house and he is trying to signal a boy to push an expensive vase over (that is currently under the hammer). The boy goes over to it but doesn't do ...
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3answers
184 views

How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor?

How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor from the future in The Terminator when in fact Kyle Reese died even before John Connor was born?
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2answers
12k views

What happened during the adult scene in “300: Rise of an Empire”?

I've seen this movie 300: Rise of an Empire last night in theatres in our country and few scenes were removed as it has explicit content. I'm eager to know what happened during the scene. In the ...
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1answer
464 views

What is the rationale behind the choice of animation style for The Clone Wars series (2008-2014)?

The Clone Wars series has an odd mix of rigid 3D figures and matte, painterly surfaces that I haven't seen anywhere else. What was the reason they chose this style over a computer-animated 2D style ...
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1answer
890 views

Camera movement in final scene of 'Into The Wild'

I just watched 'Into The Wild'. In the final scene the camera rotates around Chris' face, zooms out of the bus and zooms out showing the surrounding area above the bus. This link does not show the ...
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3answers
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Why did Deborah start a relationship with Bailey?

At the end of Once Upon a Time in America, when Noodles visits Deborah and asks her about Senator Bailey (who later turns out to be Max), she first denies to know him but shortly after we learn that ...
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1answer
503 views

What is the deal with Veronica Mars's mother?

I have seen season 1 of Veronica Mars. In the middle of the season, Veronica finds her mom & makes her move closer to town into rehab. Then in the pre season finale(S01E21), Kieth Mars, her dad ...
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Is Russell Crowe in the opening scene of Beverly Hills Cop?

Just after Beverly Hills Cop starts it shows some parts of Detroit. About 1:45 in the movie appear 3 people looking at the street and it looks like one of them (the left one) is Russell Crowe. I ...
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0answers
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Name of soundtrack from New Girl s3e13? [closed]

In New Girl season 3 episode 13, Nick makes a surprise birthday video for Jess. I want to know which soundtrack is playing in the background of the video. Thanks in advance. The song in question is ...
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1answer
79 views

Is Fran aware of Joe's plan at the end?

In David Mamet's twisty thriller Heist, Joe Moore (played by Gene Hackman) has a sophisticated plan to get away with the loot rather than splitting it with Mickey Bergman who has reneged on previous ...
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1answer
84 views

A movie with a collector

I don't know the movie name but here's a short description about the beginning: There is a guy that had been collecting things since he was a kid. His grandmother gives him a photo of his ...
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1answer
256 views

Role of the priest in the detention center

While Finch enquired about what happened in the detention centre in V for Vendetta, they came to realise that the priest was the highest paid staff there. But eventually I think it's not clear why ...
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1answer
90 views

Father and son both warders

Father and his adult son both are employed as guards in prison. They lived together without wife/mother. I remember the funny detail: they both pay the same girl/prostitute for sex. The main actor ...
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1answer
385 views

The classic JOHN 3:16 sign

Sometimes in comedies someone in a crowd is holding up a sign that says "JOHN 3:16" Can someone explain me that joke, how it originated and why is used in a lot of movies?
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2answers
365 views

music used in The Social Network AND Moneyball

There is a song used in both movies, it occurs towards the beginning of each movie around the time that both parties make a "breakthrough". In Moneyball, the music plays when Jonah Hill's character ...
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2answers
764 views

Why does Walt go by Heisenberg?

In Breaking Bad, Walter White chooses to go by Heisenberg. I know that there has to be some significance behind both why Walt chose the name and why the writers chose that name as opposed to any other ...
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1answer
107 views

Significance of Gabriel Engel's name

The antagonist from Antibodies (orig.: Antikörper) carries the name Gabriel Engel. Given that "Engel" means "angel", this name is likely not just a coincidence and seems to refer to the Archangel ...
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1answer
886 views

What's the job of Jordan Belfort's father?

I thought at the beginning, Jordan says he came from a family of both his parents being accountants, however later it appears that Jordan's Father is an ex-Cop and a PI?
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1answer
2k views

Identify movie about little boy with brain cancer who dies in the end

Okay I’ve searched for hours but I can’t find this movie. I'll list some scenes I remember. I remember it was about a little kid who was diagnosed with brain cancer and knew he’d die soon. I remember ...
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1answer
313 views

Looking to find an old horror movie (late 90's-early 2000-ish)

The story is about a girl who used to take care of her mother, then come back with her sister (I think?) and a team to this old manor house years later (I forgot why tho). Obviously this house is ...

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