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Is there are list/table what camera filters cause what perception of a movie by the audience?

I remember the movie Traffic which uses a lot of different filters. How do these filters typically change perception of a scene or whole movie (I've seen whole movies overlayed with yellow filter). It ...
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Zoom actor in while background out? How is this effect called and made?

I don't have a youtube link (I think "The shining" has such a scene), but you all probably know this effect, the actor is zoomed in by the camera while the background zoomed out, probably by zoom in ...
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How did Gimli know Elvish?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, at Helm's Deep when Aragorn was commanding the Elves during the battle, he yells "Ladders" in the Elvish tongue (Sindarin). A moment later we hear Gimli ...
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Why are loopers required to kill themselves?

I was just wondering if anyone could think of any reasonable reason as to why in Looper the loopers have to kill their older selfs? I mean why not just send the older looper back to a different looper ...
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Alien race creates forcefield around city

I'm looking for the name of a movie from the 1950s. It involved an alien race that put a forcefield around a major city (Maybe LA) and some survivors were stuck inside. The most identifying thing I ...
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As of S03EP01, does walker blood have an effect on open orafices/wounds?

During the first episode of Season 3, I noticed the group is now very cavalier about taking down walkers: This is a staunch contrast from the first season when they covered themselves in walker ...
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End of Tron Legacy

At the end of Tron Legacy, Sam Flynn and Quorra escape with his father's ID disk. why are they so reluctant to leave Kevin Flynn behind when it is clear that Sam could simply get out, leave Quorra ...
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Why was the “Green” removed from “Green Arrow”?

Why was the new TV version of Green Arrow, simply called Arrow? Have the studios given any reasoning behind that decision?
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Asian Movie involving a scene with a murderer and a child coming face to face on the side of a road

I never saw the movie but I was watching a show recently that was reviewing some Asian movies. All I can remember is that there was a scene where the Antagonist comes face to face with another ...
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Is the Frankenstein franchise antisemitic?

At a glance Frankenstein seems quite anti-semitic: The name "Frankenstein" is a very Jewish name. The creator is Dr - a common Jewish profession. The townsfolk (symbolised by pitchfork {ei. farmers ...
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What are the chanting lyrics in “Song of Freedom”

At the end of season four of Doctor Who, when Tennant's Doctor is towing the earth back to its proper place, the track playing is "Song of Freedom". In this track, there are some chanting voices. ...
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What is the significance of the three Beggars?

In the movie Antichrist, what is the significance of The Three Beggars. I know that the three beggars referred in the movie are the crow, the deer and the fox. What is their significance in the ...
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Why is “8 Simple Rules” named so?

Why is the TV show, "8 Simple Rules" named so? I have watched the whole first season and there is no mention of any "Rule(s)" at all.
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Was there any reference to the Russian who escaped in the woods in the Sopranos?

In Season 3 of the Sopranos. Paulie and Chris let a Russian associate escape in the woods in the episode "Pine Barrens". Was there ever any reference to the character or what happened to him in any ...
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Why did they call Harvey a two face even before the accident?

In The Dark Knight, it is mentioned that the cops had a nick name for Harvey Dent even before the accident in which half of his face got burnt. Why did they call him that?
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Thriller about a group of kidnappers wearing Santa Claus masks and taking a group of kidnapees into a cave?

Thriller about a group of kidnappers wearing Santa Claus masks and taking a group of kidnapees into a cave ? It could be from the early nineties or thereabouts. I remember very little from this movie. ...
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Who are these women coming at the end of movie Antichrist?

During the Epilogue, in the the last scenes of Lars von Triers Antichrist, hundreds of blurred-face women were ascending towards the hero. Picture source Who are these women and what is their ...
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What did Charlie's aunt do?

I just watched the new movie with Emma Watson, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". The central theme of the movie is the relationship between Charlie and his aunt. He has been traumatized by her ...
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Eighties movie featuring a destruction derby-scene, with a Darth Vader “doll” on roof of car (?)

Has anyone seen a movie featuring a scene with a destruction derby and a car with a life size Darth Vader doll on the roof? I may be mistaken, but I am wondering if there's a scene with an airplane ...
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What were the car attachments/retrofits in Looper?

In Looper (2012), we see a number of "old" (for 2044) cars driving around. Many (maybe all?) have some sort of tubing running into the fuel tank. Do we have any idea what these are? I can only ...
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How did Sara know what a Looper was?

In Looper (2012), Joe starts explaining time travel to Sara, and she says "You're a looper?" How did she know what a Looper was? What was her previous tie to the criminal world?
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Ending scene of The Ides of March

What is the meaning of the ending scene in the movie The Ides of March Does Stephen Meyers reveal the true story as a reply to the interviewer's question? If yes, why does he do that? There wasn't ...
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How does Paul Smecker know everyone's name in Boondock Saints?

I was rewatching the Boondock Saints recently and noticed that at the start of the film when Willem Dafoe's character is introduced he somehow knows all the names of the cops at the crime scene. How ...
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Why are the plot recap and opening title sequence of The West Wing in standard definition when the rest of the episode is high definition?

The West Wing was shot on film and six of the seven seasons were broadcast in high definition. Warner Brothers made all seasons available in high definition through download and streaming, but the ...
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Is the martial arts choreography in the 2010 remake of Karate Kid realistic?

I am looking for an authoritative reference that supports either the plausibility or implausibility of the moves and techniques used by Jaden Smith / Jackie Chan in the remake of the Karate Kid. It's ...
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Why does John Casey from Chuck have such admiration for President Ronald Reagan?

I'm not an American so someone from the US may be able to explain. Why does John Casey admire and keep photos of ex-President Ronald Reagan, I mean why that specific president, and not any other ...
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What was the purpose of showing Private White sitting in full uniform?

Watching Band of Brothers and in the first show, they're all getting ready to run Currahee, and everyone has changed except for Private White, whose still in his uniform. What was the purpose of that ...
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How did Starbuck come back?

Spoilers for season 3 & 4 of Battlestar Galactica: I know that there may not be a "Correct" answer to this question, but - If she was really dead then was the new Starbuck an astral projection ...
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Why does Cobb wake up in the water?

Inception begins with Cobb waking up or lying on the beach in the water. He is brought before Saito. Later on, we learn that this is limbo. From Eames' dream (level 3), Cobb and Ariadne go a level ...
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What is Hawkeye's super power?

In the movie Avengers, Hawkeye seems like a filler character. He isn't in any of the previous movies, and there's no story about him at all. Does he just have super vision? Does he have a back story ...
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What's real in “The Matrix”?

In The Matrix (2000) Thomas A. Anderson or more widely known as Neo was recruited by Morpheus to rebel against the machines. As per the plot, The Matrix of the story was un-real and a virtual reality ...
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What's so important about the teddy bear in Taken 2?

In taken 2 there is a scene where they capture and torture Jean-Claude for information on Liam Neeson's whereabouts. At first he refuses and says he will never tell until they bring out a teddy bear. ...
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Why was this scene from the trailer not in the film?

I had seen all the trailers of The Amazing Spider-Man before its release. In one of those trailers Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) says to Peter, Do you have any idea what you really are? This seems ...
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How do the Whale Web Cams on Revenge TV Series work?

On the TV Series Revenge Nolan has has those awesome little cameras in the shape of a whale. I know the series is fictional, but they way he uses them in terms of spying - you can't do that unless ...
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Why was Tommy allowed to be a psychopath?

Tommy (played by Joe Pesci) is one of the most interesting characters to me in this film. His story arc starts with him being slightly off balance funny guy and a real tough guy then moves quickly ...
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Why is Mal sabotaging all/only professional dreams of Cobb?

Maybe I overlooked something, but Mal is trying to sabotage (killing his teammates) all dreams of Cobb concerned with his work (theft of information in dreams, inception of ideas). But during the ...
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What service do the boys provide at the out houses?

This may be a cultural thing more than movie explanation but since the movie is about the experiences of a slum dog kid growing up I think it fits. What were they supposed to be doing that would ...
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How much in Taken 2 was actually filmed in Istanbul?

In Taken 2, the characters end up in Istanbul. In the film we end up seeing quite a bit of a market and surrounding buildings. Were any of the scenes actually filmed in Istanbul? If so, which ones? ...
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What film has a boy living with a killer instead of his father?

Trying to remember a film that I watched around 2003 about this boy who lived with his step-father and crept in his cart and watched him kill and cremate the body? Anyone know what it is called? I ...
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Why doesn't Tig have the Sons of Anarchy tattoo on his back similar to Jax?

While watching Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 3: "Laying Pipe" I noticed that Tig doesn't have the Sons of Anarchy logo tattooed on his back. However, I assumed that all members have this tattoo, ...
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What kind of pills was Tommy Riordan taking?

In the movie 'Warrior', we see Tommy taking pills and he is later forced to give them up by his father after requesting his help in the training for the tournament 'Sparta'. So, what are these pills ...
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Did Bryan have two seperate hotel rooms?

I am somewhat confused as to what happens in the hotel. The bad guys go to the girl's room, but don't find her. They then go to her dad's room, but didn't find her in there but see the open window. ...
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How did Liam Neeson know his location in Taken 2?

In Taken 2 when Bryan Mills/Liam Neeson, was kidnapped, and calling Kim/Maggie Grace from his locked cell. He asked her to draw 2 circles, according to the map chart: One of 3 km from the hotel, ...
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Why is it Pet Sematary but not Pet Cemetery?

My question is about Stephen King's Pet Sematary (1989). Why is cemetery is misspelled as sematary in the title? Is there a special reason which may be explained in the novel or in the movie?
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Is Cobb's reaction honest or sarcastic/angry

In Inception there is the following dialogue between Cobb and Ariadne (forgive me for not being word-accurate): Ariadne: Why can't you return home? Cobb: Because everybody thinks I killed her ...
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What is the meaning of the Four Corners scene?

In Season 4 episode 6 Cornered, at one point, we see Skyler go the the border of four states and flip a coin. Upon seeing the coin land in one quadrant and looking frustrated, she then slides the ...
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What did Cal mean by - “Go big or go home”?

I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love a while ago. The scene with the big fight among Cal, Jacob, Bernie and David was hilarious. It is one of my favorites. What I don't understand is what Cal meant when ...
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In the Avengers movie, why did they close the portal?

I'm a bit confused as to why they would be so quick to close the portal if all the Chitauri were powering down/dying? What's the big rush? I think the only thing that could make sense would be the ...
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Rajesh suddenly gets over his hesistation?

In " The Big Bang Theory", Rajesh from India is shown to be very shy and can't speak in front of Women without first drinking alcohol. But all of a Sudden, in Season 5 Episode 20, he is shown to be ...
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How could Joe end up in the field?

I guess this is more a question about the nature of time travel more than anything else. At the end of the movie, Joe shoots himself in a field and changes the course of history. What I'm curious ...

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