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According to Wikipedia: He is at one point an inmate at "Larkhill Resettlement Camp" [...] While there, he is part of a group of prisoners who are subjected to horrific medical experimentation, conducted by Dr. Delia Surridge, involving artificially designed hormone injection. [...] All prisoners so injected soon die under gruesome circumstances, ...


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It is deliberately ambiguous. Yes, it the hero's soubriquet. Yes, it stands for Vendetta. Yes, it comes from Room 5 at Larkhill (Roman V, where V is tortured). V himself talks of "virtuous vengeful victory". V uses the letter to encompass the whole movement against totalitarianism. V is the people.


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Because it is not Buddhism, it is Buddistisch. Over-emphasis of eastern mysticism's effects on and applicability to western thought is a genre unto itself (see for instance Tao of Physics, anything by Chopra etc.). Star Wars 'religion' has more in common with David Carradine and the TV show Kung Fu than in actual Buddhism. So your confusion stems from ...


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The religion of the Seven Gods is Catholicism... everyone has converted to it, the dominant technological civilization with swords and medieval armor and what not all believe. The septs are cathedrals, the septons are priest, etc. Previous to that the Old Gods worshipped by some in the North, and this might map to the Roman/Greek religions in that its been ...


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I believe that is the result of her not knowing Cantonese/Mandarin very well, although she does know Japanese very well, as she explains on her first meeting with Pai Mei. Your Mandarin is lousy. It causes my ears discomfort. ... you understand Cantonese? I speak Japanese very well... I didn't ask if you speak Japanese... I ...


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Since you're asking about the symbol V: drawn (as it usually is) surrounded in a circle, it is visually very like the anarchists' A symbol (which is also drawn surrounded in a circle), except upside down. If you read the original comic graphic novel rather than the movie, V's anarchy is frequently evident. Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me ...


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It's not clear, either from the script or the source novel what Lecter's motivation for engaging with Agent Starling was, but we do know that Lecter has been planning an escape for some considerable time. He clearly sees the visits he's been receiving (from Clarice, Jack Crawford and various other unnamed psychologists) as a potential source of material for ...


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No. Musical films typically use full-scale song and dance routines in significant ways, such as to advance the plot. The use of music in Generation kill is much much more subtle, usually giving some more insight on the marines' personalities or situation. Basically, they are singing to alleviate boredom when they are driving to the next objective rather ...


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Clearly, the answer to this comes in the end of the first movie. The thing that matters most to Max is his wife and family who he nearly loves and who dearly love him. Throughout the movie, we see Max as a good cop who gets the job done, who does not deliberately set out to kill any of the criminals (Nightrider killed himself by choosing to drive past a ...


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I'm not certain it was as "ahead of its time" as historical hindsight may suggest. The story was partly based, after all, on a real-life case. To quote from by Felicia Feaster & Frank Miller's synopsis of the film on TCM's website: Adam's Rib took its inspiration from a real court case. Actress-writer Ruth Gordon and her husband Garson Kanin were ...


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Before that scene, while he was observing the Melancholia, Claire came home with some sedatives. John followed her and saw her putting them to the drawer. In that time, he was sure that the planet was not going to crash them so he was calm and he said "Are you going to kill us all?" This means the sedatives are powerful enough to kill a person. The horses ...


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Lord Katsumoto wanted to "open" the Emperor's eyes to show him how him listening to the counsel of Omura and his cronies is killing off the old ways of the Japanese culture (and of the ways of the Samurai: honor, loyalty, sacrifice) by embracing the ways of the "west". The Emperor was blinded by all his other counselors trying to get him to "improve" the ...


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Spike Jonze's "Adaptation" features a fictionalized Charlie Kaufman, who, in this continuity, has an identical twin brother called Donald Kaufman. There are suggestions and even some theories that Donald is an alternate personality of Charlie who represents a more assertive and outgoing version of himself. While a couple characters interact with Donald, it ...


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...what I don't understand is that if Buddhism teaches that victory comes from being passive ... Buddhism doesn't teach that. It does teach some Yoda-like doctrines (or vice versa); for example if Yoda said ... “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” ... there are versions of Buddhism ...


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Banner's basic problem isn't anger. It's trust. He not only learns how to trust himself as the Hulk, but he also learns to trust the Avengers - that they will protect the people from the Hulk if necessary, They will be his shield when needed, his direction when needed, and, in the latest movie, his path back to being Banner. He's still very conflicted, ...


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On a concrete level, Ava simply went to the place she said earlier she wanted to visit - a busy intersection - to go people watching. On a deeper level, I believe the shot of the shadows relates to the Platonic description of real vs imagined experiences, which is a theme throughout. Until Ava is out in the real world, her experiences are like shadows ...


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I saw this rather differently. Frank is portrayed as someone who's always on the lookout for his next scheme. To my mind he was absent-mindedly removing the labels from branded products because he's half-considering changing to passing cheques from coca-cola, settlers, etc. Obviously there's more than a certain suggestion of obsessive-compulsive behaviour ...


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I was an officer in the U.S Army. There are oaths that are sworn when you are commissioned. In my opinion, Col. Jessup would have been charged with several offenses under the UCMJ (Unified Code of Military Justice). Issuing an illegal order would have been one, but more importantly and more severe would have been several counts of perjury, as well as ...


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The times have changed. Crime has spanned out across a country that never experienced drug deals gone wrong, contract killers who use automatic shotguns with suppressors, tech nines, or cattle guns to kill strangers passing through. And to steal their vehicles. Sheriff Bell never heard of people killing old folks to cash their social security checks. Some ...



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