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Is Dogville inspired from Hitchcock's Rear Window?

Watching these 2 movies I found similarities between them. The visual city in Dogville reminds me of Rear Window, where the hero is watching to everything from his window. Is this a case of an ...
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Why not shoot movies with stereoscopic 3d cameras instead?

Isn't it easier (and way cheaper seeing 3d conversion runs in the millions for a full movie) to just shoot a movie using stereoscopic cameras instead of creating a shallow 3d effect via post ...
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Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?

At the end of Sherlock S02E03 it simply doesn't make sense for me that James Moriarty killed himself. I mean, for me there is nothing greater than life, so why would he kill himself? I understand ...
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645 views

What is the meaning of Teddy's memories of Dachau?

During his visit on Shutter Island Marshal Teddy Daniels repeatedly has traumatic memories of the liberation of the KZ Dachau during his service in WWII, where he saw the piles of corpses, let an ...
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Why did the Gilligan's Island theme song change between seasons?

There was a variation of the Gilligan's Island theme song between seasons. In the first season, the theme song lists the castaways as {...} Gilligan, the Skipper too; the millionaire and his ...
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What is the story behind Robert Langdon's Mickey Mouse watch?

In Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, movies, the character Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wears a Mickey Mouse watch and when somebody asks about it he never answers (or did i miss it?). The ...
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586 views

Why is the German version of Prometheus released 2 months after the world premiere?

Usually Big Blockbusters are timed to be released in major countries at roughly the same time. This even includes movies that are dubbed for localised version. The London premiere was on 31 May 2012 ...
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Is the Stay Puft brand brought into any other films?

Many directors or writers keep using brands in other movies they make. Such examples include Abrams with the Slusho brand and Tarantino Red Apple cigarettes. Also many brands are used only in ...
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464 views

What has changed in Season 5 of Game of Thrones compared to the books?

It has been a while since I read the books, but season 5 feels totally different from what I remember. I don't remember Sansa being raped (she wasn't in Winterfell), Tyrion meeting Mormont and Jaime ...
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384 views

Why is there an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of Birdman?

Why is there is an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of the movie Birdman? Did that asteroid strike Riggan and give him the power to fly?
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Who is this guy helping Harry Osborn?

At the end of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a guy meets Harry Osborn in the penitentiary and talks to Harry about unleashing villains like Rhino. Who's this guy helping Harry? Is he Harry's ...
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3k views

Flooded quarry monster revealed to be excavator

Looking for the name of this movie that I believe is from the 1980s. There is an abandoned quarry that is filled with water. A couple of kids are playing around it and discover there is something in ...
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Why didn't the Vulcan nerve pinch work?

During the final fight sequence between Spock and Khan. Spock applies the Vulcan nerve pinch to Khan, who lets out a scream of pain but doesn't collapse. Why didn't the nerve pinch work?
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Are there any guides to the timeline of Donnie Darko?

I have the basic understanding that the entire plot to Donnie Darko revolves around time traveling. As far as the ending is conceded, you may have various interpretations of what actually happened. ...
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3k views

Which movie holds the record for using the highest number of extras in a scene?

Often they make use of extras in a movie scene typically for depicting a crowd, a stadium filled with people, a rally, a procession etc. I want to know that in which movie the highest number of ...
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Which film has the most direct sequels/prequels?

With the recent news that Disney has bought LucasFilm and plans to make at least 3 new films in the Star Wars series, that would make 9 films in total (presumably all linked story-wise). Would this ...
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Is X-Men First Class based earlier in time than X-Men Origins:Wolverine?

If X-Men First Class (XFC) is based before X-Men Origins (XMO) then how did Emma Frost end up being captured by Colonel Stryker? The last we see of Emma Frost in XFC she is with Magneto and Raven, ...
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396 views

Trying to identify a martial arts movie, I thought it was called “The Golden Arrow”

Hi I'm trying to identify a martial arts movie, I thought it was called "The Golden Arrow". I saw it sometime in the early 90s I can't remember all that much, but the scene I remember is when the ...
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182 views

When did “Previously On …” become the first 2:30 of every show?

I've been rewatching seasons of 24 and Fringe lately, and I've noticed something really annoying, especially in 24: the first 2:30 of every episode is dedicated to reviewing what has previously ...
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3answers
420 views

What are the methods of including a character's thoughts in an audiovisual medium?

When adapting a written medium (such as a novel or comic book) to an audio-visual one, a common difficulty is presenting what the character is thinking on-screen, as most fiction is presented from the ...
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1answer
327 views

Is coming out of a limbo easy or difficult?

At Level 1 when Saito is shot in the chest and Eames is about to shoot him in the head (in the warehouse) Cobb stops him saying that as they are all on sedatives killing him would send him to the ...
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2answers
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What is Godzilla and what does he know and want at all?

While at first seeming like a giant monster crushing everything in its way for the sake of its own, the Godzilla from Hollywood's 2014 take on him was in the end only hunting and killing the MUTOs ...
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349 views

A black and white movie about waking up

I recall an old Twilight Zone-type movie which begins with a car driving up to a house. There are a series of events/stories told via the characters in the house but at the end (after some ...
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3answers
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Why did Bicycle Thieves end so abruptly?

I read that Bicycle Thieves is one of Leonardo DiCaprio's favorite movies of all time. I saw it. It just ended abruptly. I was really hopeful for a happy ending that he would win his bike back but ...
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Where does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline?

Is it ever made clear officially what the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D falls on it?
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636 views

Strange and haunting Science Fiction Film

What is the name of this movie: Possibly filmed in the 70's or 80's, sort of like the movie Silent Running in that it has a greenhouse filled with lots of plants. I only remember the ending of the ...
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Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? [closed]

In Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? I saw movie 2 times, still it remains a doubt in mind.
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130 views

Assisted Reproductive Technology or Masturbatorium

Looking for a movie where there's this couple who I infer has difficulty conceiving naturally so they go for artificial means. They go to some place called a masturbatorium or something to that ...
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0answers
83 views

Girl becomes physically/mentally disabled and learns to run again

I'm hoping to get some help identifying a movie, for which I don't remember a lot of the premise / plot. What I do know is that it's about a girl who gets in an accident and becomes physically / ...
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2answers
898 views

Why don't the Indominus Rex and the T-Rex communicate?

In one of the scenes of Jurassic World it's seen that the Indominus Rex communicates with the raptors because it's half raptor as well. But later, when the T-rex comes into play, they don't ...
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1answer
368 views

Why do most characters have perfect, white teeth even if the film's setting makes them unlikely? [closed]

I understand the premium that's placed on perfectly straight pearly white teeth in American society (or at least I think I do) but one thing that really irks me is the dental perfection on display in ...
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1answer
431 views

Virtual Reality movie about a man rediscovering his dead ex wife

I've been trying to find a movie, which I saw years ago but would love to find again. The film starts with a newly married couple in their car. They're parked up and meet a bunch of unsavoury people ...
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Why isn't the killer of Uncle Ben killed by Spider man in The Amazing Spider Man?

A big difference between the Sam Raimi's trilogy of Spider-Man and the new Spider-Man reboot is Uncle Ben's killer is neither found, nor killed by Peter in the new movie. Why is that? I thought they ...
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3answers
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Why didn't the prisoners who helped Bruce try to escape from the pit themselves?

Batman could escape the pit because he got proper moral guidance from the prisoners. They made him understand what it takes to leave the pit successfully. But it seemed they never wanted to leave the ...
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662 views

Good guy defeats bad guy in a virtual reality resembling Half-life

I am looking for a movie/TV movie or maybe an episode of a series.... I don't know when it's from, probably 1997-2006. Sorry that's the best I've got. My guess is it's in the sci-fi genre. All I ...
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1answer
86 views

From which years are the Terminators sent back?

From which years in the future are the terminators in Terminator 1,2 and 3 sent back?
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1answer
404 views

Movie with soldiers, a robot and a monster in the jungle

This is an English movie which I watched about 8 years ago. This film is similar to "Predator". In it, some soldiers are sent to a jungle. They carry a radar, on which they see two extraordinary ...
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1answer
765 views

Looking for the name of a children's Sci-fi film series in the late 90s to early 2000s

I am looking for a Film series which had 5-6 parts where: a blond high school kid meets up with a white haired scientist and are being chased by a black guy who uses a exo-suit into different ...
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3answers
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Was the FBI agent's book about the kidnapper?

In Prisoners, Bob Taylor is said to be obsessed with a book titled Finding the Invisible Man written by an FBI agent about "a theoretical suspect that he believed was responsible for a bunch of child ...
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1answer
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Why did the Joker choose Harvey Dent?

In the movie The Dark Knight, why the Joker choose Harvey Dent to bring him down to his level? Why not Batman himself?
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Why did the Italians want Rocco killed by the Russians?

Why did Papa Joe and his Italians want Rocco killed by sending him to assassinate the Russians? Considering that Rocco was known to be part of their gang, did they want to start a war?
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Guests are invited to a big mansion and killed

I don't know the name of the movie... the story begins like this: a random group of people gets an invitation to a mansion and they gather at that address. These people are interconnected in some ...
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1answer
144 views

What happens to the hard drive with agents' names in Skyfall?

Apologies for ripping off Honest Trailers, but that was something I didn't figure out as well from watching Skyfall and it bugged me: Silva stole the hard drive with names of NATO agents, presumably ...
2
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2answers
873 views

Time-travelling to witness catastrophes

I watched this film about tourists from many centuries ahead of us, who time travel back into the past just to witness the world's worst catastrophes. Anyone can tell the title ?
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1answer
183 views

Who was dreaming when and whose mind was being projected?

Can someone provide an exhaustive list of who was dreaming whose mind was the one that filled it with its subconscious in each dream they shared in Inception?
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2answers
266 views

Movie about a girl who may have been a Girl Scout

This movie was in the 1980s or 90s. One scene involves a black girl who looks homeless, where the main protagonist is a man. When the man comes up to the girl, she is frightened and tries to pull ...
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4k views

Where was director Tommy Wiseau born and/or raised?

Can anyone find some definitive information about where Tommy Wiseau (director of the "movie" THE ROOM) is from and/or his age? Please do not just link to his Wikipedia page. That does not help. A ...
2
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2answers
405 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
178 views

Why was Alex not killed?

In Prisoners, Holly Jones and her husband were a religious couple who lost their son to cancer. This led to a loss of faith and in their thirst for revenge, they attempt to deny happiness to other ...
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1answer
2k views

Why does Ginger use DEA as her cover in Swordfish?

For a movie about hacking, technology, terrorism and patriotism, why in the world does Ginger use DEA as her cover when talking to Stan? DEA - Drug Enforcement Agency. The movie never once mentions ...

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