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How did Cobb manage to go to sleep and dream to save Saito after Mal's death?

As far as I can tell the subjects in Inception need to sleep in order to dream and for going under fast and consistent sleep they use sedatives. Now my question is how did Cobb manage to just fall ...
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Looking for a movie where a woman and some knights walk down a sunlit hallway?

I'd like to know the name of the movie pictured in this video (at the time I've linked to). The one with the lady in front and knight-soldiers behind. The short scene shows a medieval setting in some ...
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How come the dreams are shared correctly among different participants?

Please read the question before marking it as duplicate. This question maybe identical to the one below but they ask different concepts: How does the dream sharing actually work? So my question ...
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In Primer, did they really need to do the time travelling themselves?

Is there any reason given either in the movie, or by any of its many analysts, why Abe and Aaron must make the 6 hour trip backwards themselves? Could they not have designed an intelligent device, ...
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Why is international distribution so tangled even for recent movies released first online?

The iTunes trailer for John Dies at the End proclaims that it will be available online, "everywhere" from december 2012 before its cinema release in January 2013. Of course by "everywhere" they mean ...
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Why did Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds change his mind about the “Jew Hunter” nickname?

In the opening part of Inglourious Basterds Hans Landa asks Monsieur LaPadite if he knows the nickname the French people have bestowed upon him. When LaPadite anxiously reveals that he has heard the ...
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Are the comedic elements in the film Jack Reacher evident in the novels on which it was based?

Having seen Jack Reacher, and not having read any of the Lee Child books upon which the film was based, I was surprised by the amount of humor in the film. These elements reached their nadir with a ...
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The hobbit, how is it possible that 48 FPS is better than 24 FPS

I have a question about the movie the hobbit. People claim that the quality of the movie is way better because the movie is recorded and displayed in 48 fps. Normally this is 24 fps. My opinion is ...
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Change in neuralyzer color in MIB films

In Men in Black (1997), the neuralyzer devices employ a red flash. A few years later, in Men in Black II (2002), the neuralyzers have apparently been upgraded or modified, and now use a blue flash. ...
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Was The Great Escape meant to be funny?

I recently had a debate about the 1963 movie The Great Escape. While I thought the movie was very funny to a certain extent and could possibly be seen as a satire, the person I was talking to denied ...
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Boy meets girl in an apartment complex playground

What is the name of this film? A boy meets a girl in an apartment complex playground. It's cold, snow on the ground, and she might be smoking. The boy is shy and a loner. The girl isn't what she ...
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Who/what was controlling the killer robot before Wikus got in?

Was it the kid? If it was, it was never clear, unless I missed something.
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Unjustified Ending of The Proposition

The ending of 2005 Australian movie The Proposition left me unsatisfied. Arthur Burns takes revenge from Captain Stanley for the death of his brother but doesn't do anything to Eden Fletcher who was ...
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Does the ageing theme in Skyfall contradict the rebooting of the Bond franchise?

At the start of the rebooted series, in Casino Royale, we see Bond gain his 00 status, and through that film and Quantum of Solace Bond goes on his 'first' adventure. Skyfall continues this 'firsts' ...
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What was the purpose of Candie's handshake in Django Unchained?

There is a scene in Django Unchained in which Candie (Leo DiCaprio) demands that Schultz shake his hand. Did Candie really want just a handshake or did he have something more sinister in mind?
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

In the final scene of Martin Scorsese's 'King of Comedy' a news report suggests that Rupert Pupkin (played by Robert De Niro), after coming out of prison, becomes a sensation and releases his much ...
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Why do British sitcoms have so many fewer episodes than American ones?

Through Netflix & Amazon streaming, I have recently "discovered" a bunch of really good British sitcoms that I never knew existed. Although I think some of these comedies are as good or better ...
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Evolution/existence of television police proceduals in non-English speaking countries?

I'm interested in the evolution and/or existence of the police procedural genre on television. Wikipedia outlines the time-line and summarizes representative shows through history for a few ...
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What Object Is Harry Holding In Prisoner of Azkaban (Film)?

What object is Harry holding in this scene from Prisoner of Azkaban the film? This is the scene where the Fat Lady disappears after Sirius Black tries to break into Gryffindor Tower and gouges her ...
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How does Professor X actually get paralysed?

Recently I have watched a variety of X-Men movies, including X-Men Wolverine and X-Men First Class. In X-Men First Class, the story at the end of the movie indicates; Charles Xavier loses his ability ...
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Is there any proof that Frank Hopkin's race in Arabia was a true story?

In Hidalgo, director Joe Johnson demanded that it was based on true story. However when I tried to look into the life of Frank Hopkins, I found his life is full of mystries and the whole story of his ...
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A Horror movie where skeleton falls from tree and scratches woman's face [closed]

When my sister and I were younger we watched a lower quality horror movie with our uncle that had an impact on us, but we can't remember what the movie was called. We watched it in the early 90s, and ...
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What if there was no storm?

Relating to this question: Explain the exploding pipe in The Shawshank Redemption. In that scene Andy is timing his strikes on the sewage line to the match the lightning strikes (shouldn't it be the ...
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How was Andy Dufresne able to dig the tunnel for many years without being discovered?

Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption is digging the tunnel to escape through the wall of his cell. He digs slowly and desperses the excavated material in the prison yard so that it doesn't accumulate ...
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Did the Mother break the Leg Lamp?

In the movie A Christmas Story, the Mother (name unspecified) is suspect in the breaking of the Leg Lamp, because she never liked it. She seems believable when she says it was an accident and she ...
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In Argo, what is the culture official asking about?

Argo has a scene where the fake film crew joins an official from the Iranian government's department of culture and art (or something like that). When the official is introduced to the director, the ...
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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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Is it really Steve McQueen's car?

In the movie Tower Heist, it was said a specific car belonging to Arthur Shaw is Steve McQueen's car. Now herein lies my doubt. Is it really his car? Can anybody provide any reference?!
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Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid?

A couple of days ago I watched this new musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. Here's one question that puzzles me: Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid? What "it" did they need to match and how? I've ...
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Have they really escaped from Alcatraz?

In Escape from Alcatraz, nobody had ever escaped from Alcatraz prison, and Frank with two friends tried to escape. However, at the end of the film, we never know if they survived or if they drowned in ...
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Who's the dead girl at the end of Catch-22?

Towards the end of Catch-22, we see Yossarian confront his friend Aarfy in a room where the latter confesses to raping and murdering a girl by throwing her out of the window. Who is the dead girl? ...
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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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Where do angels go upon death?

In the television series Supernatural it is said that upon death, demons go back to hell and vampires and other creatures go to purgatory. Where do angels go when they die?
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Star Wars IV : Why was the princess rescued in the first place?

In the 1977 movie release of Star Wars Episode IV, Why was the princess rescued in the first place? As the required information was with the droid and a lot of time had passed since she was captured, ...
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Sense and purpose of anti-demon possesion symbol?

In the television series, Supernatural, throughout the series it is shown that Sam and Dean have a symbol at their chest to protect themselves from possession by deamons. But in S08E02, it is shown ...
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Why were sam and lilith going to have sex?

In the television series, Supernatural, S04E18, Why were Sam and Lilith going to have sex at the first place at all? If Sam was going to have a contract with Lilith, then that would require just a ...
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When does Sam lose his psychic powers?

In the television series Supernatural, at what point of time and during which season did Sam lose his powers? EDIT: I mean to ask whether it was around the time Sam was brought back from hell without ...
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Sense of the “Vessel has to say 'yes'” system?

In the television series, Supernatural Season 5, throughout the series we see that Michel and a few angels torture Sam and Dean to say "yes" to give their bodies up. My question is, What is the whole ...
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Was John Winchester not a righteous man?

In the television series, Supernatural S04E16, It is said that the first seal is broken when a rightious man serves in the hell. And so, Dean has broken the seal. But already, John has served in hell ...
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Why didn't Marshall and Lily receive the check?

In the television series, How I Met Your Mother, S08E11, Lily and Marshall go to the storage room of the shop of an old friend. It looks weird to them and freak out. Their friend brings up a check ...
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Why was princess Leia not executed?

In the 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV, orders to excecute the princess are given several times. Once an order to execute her "immediately" but still she was not executed and was later rescued. Why ...
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Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door in DDLJ?

Off-late, many people on Facebook have been sharing this particular still from DDLJ. It seems funny or logical? Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door? Does director want to show LOVE IS ...
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Why is it always raining in Total Recall?

Whenever the colony is shown, we see it is raining there. What is the reason for that? I believe there must be a reason behind shooting the scenes in rain?
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Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid and why was the operator at Recall killed?

Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid suddenly? They should not have arrested him because everything was going according to their plan. First I thought, the man in the Recall might have ...
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Identify movie: [comically] breaking stuff around the house with his penis

There is this scene, where a guy, walking around naked in the house, but his private parts cleverly hidden behind household objects, breaks stuff around in a way that implies an extremely long an ...
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163k views

What does “Zero Dark Thirty” mean?

I'm looking forwards to Zero Dark Thirty, and curious to know where the title comes from. Does anyone know?
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367 views

Which was first TV show with animation?

Which was first TV show with animation in USA? No real characters. All characters should be animated.
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Which was the first animated movie in hollywood?

Which was the first animated movie in Hollywood?
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Why are humans fighting in the Walking Dead?

In season 3 of the Walking Dead televison series, what is the problem with the Governor? Why is he killing other Human Beings? For God's sake, it's the Apocalypse, 95% of the world is dead, all the ...
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Preventing Demons from leaving their vessels?

In the television series, Supernatural, thorough out the various seasons of the series on various occasions we see that Sam and Dean capture various Demons, try to talk to them but are not able to ...

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