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Why are most scenes in a car recorded with chroma?

I'm aware of "How do they film scenes with the actors driving in a car?" in this site, but I'm more interested in the "why", not the "how". Is it illegal to just drive a car recording/action without ...
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When did the writers decide that Dallas season 9 was a dream?

I'm watching through Dallas, and I'm to season 9 (by the DVD numbering; I understand it was previously called season 8). Patrick Duffy left at the end of season 8. Season 9 is all a dream Pam was ...
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Super 8 - What does “Walking Distance” phrase mean?

In the film Super 8 there is a scene where the kids are filming in front of a house being searched by the army. The boy's father (the Sheriff) shows up and puts the boy in the back of his police car. ...
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Why does the T-800 Terminator model talk with an accent?

[Source] The out-of-universe explanation is obvious: English is not Arnold Schwarzenegger's first language But given James Cameron's reputation as a perfectionist I wonder if he ever gave an ...
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Why did this character in Prometheus kill without apparent reason?

At the end of Prometheus, why did the Engineer kill the humans? What is that thing that killed the Engineer?
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Why Alice is chosen as the main protagonist in Resident Evil?

Alice is the main protagonist in the Resident Evil film series and even the main attraction of the movie. What was the reason to choose a different protagonist from the video games? There are so many ...
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Why did Mrs Robinson ask Benjamin not to take Elaine out in The Graduate?

In the movie The Graduate, Mrs Robinson asks Benjamin not to take Elaine Robinson out or date her. Why does she want to prevent Benjamin from dating her daughter? Would it be that she thinks ...
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Explain “hypersleep” from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Early in Prometheus, the human crew is in "hypersleep" for a couple years, and at one point, an android uses a touch-screen interface to "see" on a screen what a woman crew-member is dreaming. In a ...
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Morse code from Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun - excellent movie. In one scene the character played by Christian Bale, Jim signals to the invading Japanese Fleet with morse code. Shortly after they start firing at the building ...
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1answer
149 views

How did Marion know there's a tree on the cliff?

In Kingdom of crystal skull, in the Amazon chasing scene, Marion was in a boat-shaped car. At the end of the chasing scene, she drives the boat-shaped car onto a tree that just happens to be growing ...
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2answers
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Star Trek: TNG - What happens to Wesley Crusher when he leaves with the Traveler

In the television episode Journey's End of Star Trek TNG, Wesley Crusher leaves the Enterprise, drops out of Star Fleet Academy and joins the Traveler. This is the last episode where Wesley makes an ...
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Did Indiana Jones kill anyone besides the sword-swinger?

In the Raiders of the Lost Ark scene in which he calmly shoots a sword-swinging assassin, Indiana Jones reveals that he -- unlike a more-moral Batman-type character -- is not averse to killing. ...
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What does 'space between spaces' mean?

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a short while before the ending of the movie, there was a long trail in the temple and eventually Mac and Spalko died inside the temple. Then, ...
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380 views

Identify an old (Russian?) Cartoon. “the 3 ____”

I had a cartoon I watched as a child on VHS I'm trying to remember the name of. Here is a list of details i can recall about it. Its old - pre 1960's (at a guess) Its called "The 3" Somthing I think ...
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What operating system does Tony Stark use on his office desktop?

I've been stumbling upon this problem for quite sometime now. What kind of Operating System (or what is it branching from (ex: Linux, Windows ...)) is Tony Stark using on his suite and Framework ...
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What is the device that Bruce Wayne uses to heal/brace his knee in Dark Knight Rises?

In the Dark Knight Rises movie, Bruce Wayne visits the doctor and is diagnosed with cartilage problems. That is, he has no cartilage. Is the knee bracing device that he uses meant to heal the ...
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792 views

What is the cabby saying in Quick Change?

What is the cabby saying (and in what language) in the movie Quick Change? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0PvMpHHwjY
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335 views

What's the purpose of the giant door?

King Kong (1933) A massive wall protects the native village from King Kong. But if you build a wall to keep a giant ape out, why would you put a door in that's conveniently his size? My Question: ...
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793 views

Ending of Silent Hill

I have recently watched Silent Hill again, but I couldn't really understand it's ending. Rose and Sharon seem to be forever trapped within the foggy dimension, but neither of them seems to be really ...
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2answers
230 views

Why do these specific Supernatural episodes have previews?

I'm currently working my way through the tv series Supernatural (currently on early season 5, watching via Netflix Streaming). One thing that strikes me as odd is that at the end of some episodes, ...
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2answers
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How did Indy know not to look into the Ark?

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, at the Ark opening ceremony the nazi troops brings the Ark of the Convenant to the top of the mountain as Belloq said something before opening the Ark. Then they took the ...
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1answer
578 views

Flying typewriters or sewing machines and the dangers of industrialisation

I'm desperately searching for an old cartoon I saw when I was a little child. unfortunately I don't remember all the details, rather the strange feeling it evoked in me. Here is a keyword like sketch ...
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1answer
2k views

How realistic is the surveillance in the movie “Enemy of the State”?

I was watching "Enemy of the State" last night and at one stage I was convinced some of the stuff (such as the satellite tracking) was a bit far fetched. But given the age of that movie and the fact ...
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What did Sgt. Bilko & co. have against oats?

in one episode of The Phil Silvers Show (aka Sgt. Bilko), Bilko buys a racehorse and wants to get rich by sponsoring him at the races. Of course, they had to feed the horse, and a fair amount of the ...
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Where did the clues come from?

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy is going through the cave to get to the grail, he goes through several different obstacles. Either my memory is wrong or he was muttering to himself ...
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1answer
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Why does Indiana Jones say 'I like Ike'?

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, short while after the beginning of the movie, Irina Spalko captured Indy and force him to lead the U.S soldiers military base which contains ...
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2answers
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How did Indiana Jones manage to follow Marion to the Island?

From Wikipedia's plot summary of Raiders of the Lost Ark: (all images are taken from here) Indiana Jones and Marion leave Cairo to escort the Ark to England on board a tramp steamer. The next ...
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1answer
252 views

80's Yakuza Film

I'm trying to remember the name of a film I haven't seen years. Here are the bits I can remember (its been a long time since I seen it so the details are lacking) It involves the Japanese Yakuza ...
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1answer
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How did Jaws get metal teeth?

Jaws is one of the iconic henchmen in the James Bond series. Was there any explanation given in any of the films as to how Jaws ended up having metal teeth?
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267 views

What is the device of Alex Trusks at the end of Hypercube?

Cube series are really complicated movie series. At the end of the Hypercube, Kate gives a device some serious guys (some military guys maybe). This device was taken from Alex Trusks' neck. What is ...
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1answer
205 views

Movie about a man who is working on building a dam in Iraq

Someone in relation with a girl, she is pregnant. He leaves to work building a dam in Iraq. Much later waiting for his flight to New York City. In Iraq (or some undeveloped country), a man tells ...
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2answers
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Tower of Hanoi in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

They have the Tower of Hanoi puzzle in Rise of the Planet of the Apes but for some reason they call it the Lucas Tower. Is there any reason why they would change the name of such an iconic puzzle?
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How does Cohagen track Quaid after the bug is removed?

After watching both Total Recall versions back to back I was struck by by a very similar anomaly. In both movies Quaid starts out bugged so Cohagen's people can track him (in the Arnie version he ...
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2answers
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Is The Cabin in the Woods inspired by Thirteen Ghosts?

While watching The Cabin in the Woods I thought the keeping of ghosts in a glass cabin was inspired by Thirteen Ghosts and even the opening closing sequence of glass cabins also looks similar. Except ...
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Why did Bart Simpson toys have him wearing a blue t-shirt?

The following images illustrate my question; Why did Bart toys have a blue t-shirt when in the TV series he always wears a red t-shirt? Did he originally wear a blue t-shirt and have it changed ...
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1answer
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What is the book that Emile Hirsch reads in “Into the Wild”?

In the film Into the Wild, Emile Hirsch keeps on reading a book at different times, such as night time. In some scenes, the cover of the book is slightly visible. What was the book he was reading?
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Trying to find a film with a political joke about pot and california

I watched a film that had the main protagonist attending a conference where the (iirc) American president was making a speech. The speech referenced the politician doing different things and getting ...
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1answer
260 views

Is there a reason for this language switching?

During the various scenes that take place in Japan, the characters sometimes speak English and sometimes Japanese, sometimes even a line in English as a reply to a line in Japanese or vice versa. It ...
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Time spent in the Pussy Wagon

When The Bride is in the Pussy Wagon in the hospital car park, thirteen hours elapse (which is stated in film as the time it took for her wiggle her toes) - surely during this time someone would have ...
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2answers
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Any differences between The Avengers releases?

This weekend, Marvel's re-releasing The Avengers into theaters in the US. At the moment there's little information on whether this release is identical to the original release. Many blogs are taking ...
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1answer
123 views

What's causing the hauntings/possessions?

In Paranormal Activity 3, it is either alluded to or outright stated what is actually causing the hauntings/possessions that occur in the entire series. I can't for the life of me remember if it was ...
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1answer
192 views

What happened to the helium 3 tanks of america in movie Iron-Sky?

At the end all nations were fighting with each other. America was fighting to save its helium 3 tanks on moon. Were they saved or destroyed?
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2answers
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Why didn't Katie Holmes play Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight?

Katie Holmes played Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins but Maggie Gyllenhall played the character in The Dark Knight. Was there any particular reason why Katie Holmes didn't continue on in the role?
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1answer
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Do all the McBain clips in The Simpsons form a film when pieced together?

I was told before that all the McBain clips on The Simpsons, though they may seem independent, when pieced together actually make a full film where each clip follows on from the previous one. I've ...
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1answer
430 views

Scary movie, characters get stabbed at the end?

I saw this movie some years back, new at the time, so probably around 2008. At the end of the movie I found it very strange. Instead of something happening to save the main characters at the last ...
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How does Quorra “escape”?

At the end of TRON: Legacy Sam Flynn and Quorra escape into the real world. But I'm wondering how the rematerialization process works on Quorra? Digital or human? Sam bleeds, which prompts ...
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1answer
456 views

Cultural Basis of Asian Ghost Lady

In a lot of Asian horror movies (particularly Japanese ones) a common motif is the ghost lady in white, with long black hair covering her face. The wide spread use of this image has led me to wonder ...
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1answer
99 views

Which episode of Top Gear is this?

I recently went through and watched the two amphibious cars episodes (s8 e3, s10 e2). I greatly enjoy those episodes. However, I have an image in my head that I swore was from those episodes, but I ...
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0answers
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How did Kenny Baker play R2-D2 in Star Wars? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How were R2D2 and C3PO made in the original trilogy? I found out that R2-D2 was played by Kenny Baker and I am surprised. How did he control it? Did he really get inside ...
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1answer
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What did the legal advisor say in The Hitman?

In the movie The Hitman, Sal was enraged because he had been passed over for a plum assignment in favor of Grogan. Sal loudly expressed his outrage to the crime boss, but at a crucial moment the ...

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