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At which university does Professor Moriarty teach?

In the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it is never mentioned which university Professor Moriarty teaches at. Did I miss it? Does the story have any clue?
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Explanation for the ending of Super 8

Can someone explain the ending of Super 8 to me by helping out with the following queries? What caused all the metal to be attracted towards the water tower? Why in the world did the military leave ...
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Golden magic boy can do magic by saying 'khoo' [closed]

I have this distant memory of a film I watched when I was a teenager and I would appreciate it if you could help me identify it. So I think it's Australian, it's probably a 90's movie, and it starts ...
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Who is elder in Charlie and Alan?

In the TV series 'Two & a half men',Charlie and Alan are brothers, but there is no indication that who is elder. Even Wikipedia doesn't say anything about this. I have watched only season 1. So ...
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Has swearing always been part of Hollywood movies? [duplicate]

At first, I was under the impression that using words like "f*ck","d*ck","pu**sy" etc. is not a big deal in Western countries. But later my concept changed slightly when at the films, I also observed ...
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Did the director and editor for House of Cards make aesthetic decisions based on H.264 encoding limitations?

Given that the production team for House of Cards knew the show would be streamed online as the only distribution method, did the directors and editors consider H.264's encoding limitations when ...
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What was the last movie to have a souvenir program available at showings?

When I saw Star Wars in 1977 I was lucky enough to be able to get a souvenir program about the movie, in much the same way that you commonly get for live theater. The program was 18 pages and ...
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One-eyed, tentacled aliens that disguise themselves as humans

I saw this when I was very young, so my memories are spotty. I cannot recall if this is a movie or a TV episode (older), nor whether it was color or black and white (though my memories include ...
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Why the title 'Unforgiven' in the movie Unforgiven?

I just watched the 1992 film Unforgiven and I liked it a lot. But how does the title of this movie relate to its story?
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Rebel in opening scenes of Star Wars Episode 4

At the beginning of the movie, Vader and the storm troopers board Princess Leia's ship. At one point Vader was holding a rebel in the air and was interrogating him, and then throws him away after he ...
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Why don't more cops recognise the identity of the Man on a Ledge?

At the start of the movie Man on a Ledge, Nick Cassidy goes to some lengths to make it hard for the police to discover his identity by using a false credit card and wiping his prints from the hotel ...
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Understanding the final twist in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Since this is a question about a spoiler, I'm hoping I don't actually have to use spoiler markup. Near the end of the movie Flying Swords of Dragon Gate one extra twist is thrown into the mix. The ...
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Why are certain scripts produced as animated features instead of live-action?

If Tangled (2010) used live-action, what would have been the problem? Would the effect be different if Tangled was acted by real actors/actresses? How do film-makers decide which story will be ...
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A movie where Girlfriend embarrasses both herself as well as her boyfriend

There's a group of friends, young adults, very educated and intellectual. One of these, a guy, brings a new girlfriend to meet his intellectual friends. The girlfriend is clearly not as clever as the ...
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Why would the villain involve Sherlock Holmes?

In the first installment of the Sherlock Holmes franchisee, i.e. in Sherlock Holmes movie, Lord Blackwood asks for an audience with Sherlock Holmes, as his 'last' request for no other purpose than to ...
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Thriller about a woman with a recurring memory

Can anyone help me remember a 1940's film about a woman with a recurring memory. There is a scene in an auction and she ends up going to a lighthouse and goes up some stairs using a hidden door. She ...
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What is the symbolism behind the young people making out in the cemetery?

The Netflix show House of Cards is replete with symbolism throughout. While some symbolic events are more obvious (Claire observing an older woman similar to a colleague she fired struggling at a cafe ...
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714 views

How can a movie from 1987 be better in HD than SD?

How can a movie from 1987 be better in HD than SD? Does that apply to all movies that were recorded on old-style film?
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How is dialog between two people filmed?

I was always wondering how dialog between two people is filmed. Suppose there are two people talking. The screen is switching between faces of the characters while they talk. How it is done in ...
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What is the origin of the “face behind a wall of equations” shot?

So, Hollywood really likes to make scientists and mathematicians write on plexiglass (or mirrors, or windows, or other transparent or reflective surfaces). Presumably it's so they can get shots like ...
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232 views

80's film where guy gives his intoxicated lover a lethal injection

At the risk of giving you a bad steer, I thought the guy was James Spader, but I can't find anything in IMDB of his that sounds right. He's playing a disreputable character, I think he has a couple of ...
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Which is the first parody film?

I love the parody films like Meet the Spartans,Vampires Suck and Scary Movie film series. I want to know which is the first film made which is parody of other film or films.
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How did Movie 43 get so many big name stars?

Movie 43 is a basic comedy shtick driven movie that seems to be directed at the humor level that teenage boys are supposed to have. It's not an entirely new type of movie following pretty much the ...
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Who really killed Mr Brown in Reservoir Dogs?

(Spoiler Ahead) In the movie Reservoir Dogs Mr Brown (played by Quentin Tarantino) is found dead after Mr White (Harvey Keitel) shoots down the cops. However before the brief shoot out he was talking ...
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What went wrong with Super Mario Bros?

As is widely regarded in both gaming and movie communities, Super Mario Bros is considered one of the worst movies and adaptations of its time. The question is, what happened during production of ...
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568 views

Is the story of the movie purely based on that of the video game?

I heard that Prince of Persia: The sands of time movie was based on the Prince of Persia: The sands of time video game. However in the wiki article it is said: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ...
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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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604 views

How were zombies first depicted in film?

I would like to know in what ways and why the concept, appearance, and manner of the zombie has changed from its original conception (early 20th century) to today's?
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556 views

Alternate conclusions of The Usual Suspects

I've heard Stephen Baldwin talk about The Usual Suspects fellowships who meet and try to pin the Keyser Söze identity on characters other than Verbal. I know that Verbal is the true Keyser Söze, but ...
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Why is this picture used in the opening titles of Cheers, and where is it from?

The following image is from the sitcom Cheers title sequence. Source: sitcomsonline.com Can anyone tell me where this image is from and why it is used in Cheers.
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591 views

How were the zooming sequences performed?

In Limitless, one of the initial scenes features a unique zooming effect that is a rare find. How was this achieved and do these scenes serve any purpose story-wise or meant as a simple mind trip to ...
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Why did the Reavers attack other planets instead of each other?

In Firefly, we are introduced to the Reavers; humans who were claimed to have reached the edge of space and went mad from seeing the endlessness of it all. Causing their entire mental state to ...
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First use of on-screen text messages, like in Sherlock and House of Cards

The BBC's Sherlock (July 2010-) uses a novel visual trick to show the contents of an SMS message directly on the television screen, so we can all read it without having to look at a dull phone screen. ...
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Did Prince Leopold pull out the sword in a single attempt?

Eisenheim(Norton) is invited by Crown Prince Leopold(Sewell) to perform for a private audience. Leopold has the intention of proving Eisenheim to be a charlatan with no real talent and during the show ...
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How do they make a huge crowd in a movie?

We usually see a huge crowd in a movie: In scenes in war movies having a huge crowd, where you'll have an army force with costumes In musical shows set in a movie, games like football, cricket, or ...
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Use Force Lightning can Yoda?

In Star Wars Episode II, battling with Count Dooku Yoda was. Force Lightning against Yoda Dooku uses. The lightning from affecting him Yoda stops. Then Force Lightning back at Count Dooku he uses. ...
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Did Miles Dyson kill all these policemen?

I stumbled upon this recent question about Terminator 2, in particular about the scene where Miles Dyson dies after having been wounded lethally and trying to buy time for the others by detonating a ...
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Why didn't they all explode at the end of The Abyss?

At the end of The Abyss all the characters are brought to the surface of the sea from deep below. They should suffer terrible decompression but they're all fine? It's even addressed by the characters: ...
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Why wasn't Miles Dyson disarmed?

In Terminator 2, they break into Miles Dyson's workplace (can't remember the name of it) and begin to plant explosives in order to destroy all the work he had been doing When the police get to the ...
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197 views

Movie or episode which ends with the line, “All of my tears”

Very long time ago, I guess more than 20 years, there was a series of shorter movies with a fiction and science fiction theme. I am trying to track down a specific episode. I don't know what the ...
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Same movie but with different names

Why do some movies carry more than one names? Eg: The Rundown (2003) is also known as Welcome to the Jungle. Similarly, Unleashed (2005) is also known as Danny the Dog. I am not talking about ...
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What does Bob say to Charlotte at the end of “Lost in Translation”?

During the climax of the 2003 movie, Lost in Translation, the central characters, Bob & Charlotte share an emotional moment. During that time, Bob seems to have said something into Charlotte's ...
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Why was the tattooist killed at the beginning of Ninja Assassin?

The hero of the movie is a good guy and always punishes those who deserve punishment. However the tattooist in the very first scene of the movie seemed to be a good man. Despite that, He killed the ...
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380 views

Why did the aliens return Barry so soon, in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'?

The 1977 movie -'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is truly iconic and one of my all time favorites, but there is one thing I am curious about. During the climax we see the aliens returning many ...
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204 views

Is Django now an outlaw? Are there any witnesses left?

From what I understand, since everyone in Candyland is dead, Django could theoretically roam the South without becoming an outlaw. Who would testify against him? EDIT: If there's any confusion, by ...
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732 views

Explanation of the ending of Frozen Day

I recently watched Frozen Day, an Israel movie where a woman survives a suicide bombing. She later visits the hospital and identified her friend who is in a coma. She started living in his apartment ...
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463 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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1answer
411 views

What ammo does the Jonah Hex super weapon fire?

In the movie Jonah Hex, the super-weapon that Turnball builds fires (seemingly) ordinary canon balls, followed by an orange ball. The orange ball is not only highly explosive (even more explosive ...
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Woman wakes up on spaceship in garden, what is it from?

A while ago I saw a short episode about a woman waking up in a garden on a spaceship she remembers being home on earth and has no memory of what happened to her. The space ship seems to be on the ...
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Could not name the movie. Involves drilling into the earth crust but ended up somewhere else

I recall when I was young (in the late 1980's) I saw a snippet of this movie in full-colour, but I can not remember the entire film nor the title. Now I am older, I wish to know what the movie was ...

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