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All great answers and all containing interesting detail - however the truth of it is that they wanted and needed Ripley in the movie. Sigourney Weaver would only do it if there were no guns. So there were no guns. The Brandywine producers did look at taking the story in another direction if they couldn't come to a deal with Weaver and there is a full script ...


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White Portuguese doesn't seems like any reference to anything but a conversation raised between Alfred and Bruce due to it did refer to Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Early in the movie Alfred and Bruce are investigating a criminal they can only identify as the White Portuguese. Bruce insists they need to catch him, which prompts Alfred to suggest that ...


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Alexandre's answer gives a good out-of-universe explanation: my answer is the in-universe explanation. Alien3 takes place on the prison planet Fiorina 161. This is a prison-work colony for violent offenders. From Wikipedia: The pod crash-lands on Fiorina "Fury" 161, a foundry facility and penal colony inhabited by male inmates with histories of ...


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From IMDb: What does the title mean? Tarantino doesn't typically answer this question directly, saying that he likes it when people come up with their own definitions for the phrase. He has called it "more of a mood title than anything else." One popular and oft-told story about the origin of the title is that former video store employee Tarantino ...


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According to this page Slang term for one who snitches to the police, or is an undercover police officer themselves. Origin comes from the great size of rats living in and around reservoirs. Near the end of the movie the survivors come to a dramatic conclusion, one of them is a snitch or a cop. The title is actually a very good title, a reservoir is ...


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Why are there no guns or weapons in this movie according to IMDB: The producers of Alien³ wanted each film to be different in tone and style. It is apparent that they did not want to make "Aliens 2" and made a conscious decision to shift away from the action genre. This also serves to remove the simple solution Aliens presented -- that the aliens can be ...


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Same oath has working wordings "I shall live and die at my post". So now, he was dead for some time, and he has started living, so he is bound to the oath. Yes, oath was meant for people to be freed from after their death, but then those people were also meant not to live after death. He is still Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and bound to ...


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Samwell and Jon have a similar conversation earlier (s04e09 "The Watchers on the Wall") regarding Ygritte and Gilly. The oath says take no wife. It does not say have no sex. Jon ended the discussion, noting that the Night's Watch Master-At-Arms Alliser Thorne at the time is not the type to be swayed by loop holes and interpretations. JON: But if [Gilly] ...


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The painted mural over Jane's bedroom has the exact color and looking bear as the one that fell in Walt's pool. It's a direct reference to his part in Jane's death and those of the airplane passengers.


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I do believe he is in love with his little sister. I think in his mind he's just being the protective older brother, but he takes it way too far. Gina even brings this up before she dies. His possessiveness and his need to control her stems from his own desires. He can't stand for another man to even look at her, because deep down he wants her for himself.


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These are tarot cards. They look like an original Oswald Wirth tarot deck. This deck would have been used in 1889 or possibly 1926, when the cards were redrawn. Source: https://marygreer.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/oswald-wirth-meets-sherlock-holmes/


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I think she is trying to suck all the pain in. Thinking "so for 45 years, you have loved me but with her still at the back of your head?". IMO, the ending scene is just so perfect because they are depicting a happy anniversary party but her emotions are obviously the opposite.


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The "Time Remnant" could have easily been a different version of his past self. A Time Remnant doesn't have to mean a direct past-self, it could refer to a past-self of a person from a fractured or alternate timeline. Remnant: A part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed. But what IS a Time Remnant? I ...


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It isn't strictly true that Lucifer offers no proof of his nature to Decker. He does try to explain his nature by challenging her to shoot him in an effort to prove his invulnerability. That doesn't work out well as this is how he discovers that her presence makes him vulnerable (apparently progressively since earlier in the series he survives being shot ...


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Sherlock's hatred of his father is explained in Elementary Season 4, Episode 14 titled "Who Is That Masked Man". During that episode as Sherlock is investigating the death of Sabine he reveals to Joan that he blames his father for his mother's death. His father threw her out and due to prenuptial agreement she was living in a small rundown house that ...


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David(father) is talking about himself. He was happy about recognition of his book when his wife died. He fled when he found out his daughter was ill. He limited himself to a magic circle, i.e. his so-called art. But his art is not genuine. It is just a escape to avoid unpleasant situation. This quote also can explain some people's behavior toward hard ...


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Yes, the girl was real. In an earlier version of the script (dated 12/8/95), the version of events, along with Garland White's thought process is delineated much more clearly along with a scene that was deleted from the final draft in which the girl's mother comes looking for her. Given that the little girl (Debbie) is happily waving at the plane, the scene ...


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Timeline Remnant - Due to the protection of the Speed Force, although Eobard Thawne's ancestor (Eddie Thawne) killed himself his timeline is still intact as a Timeline Remnant. The Grandfather Paradox that Eddie causes when he kills himself starts to destroy the timeline starting at the present, and simultaneously towards the past and future, when this is ...


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Timeline Remnant Speedsters have some immunity to changes in time. As we are told multiple times, only they will remember the changes in time that they make. "It's possible Eobard was in the Speed Force, protecting him like a bomb shelter, keeping him alive and his time line intact. It's what's known as a “timeline remnant”. (Wells-2, Season 2 "Reverse ...


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The Title is not in Spanish. It is in English. Memento is one of those words that multiple languages have in common, because of it's Latin (Roman) roots. It's english etymology. memento (n.) c. 1400, "Psalm cxxxi in the Canon of the Mass" (which begins with the Latin word Memento and in which the dead are commemorated), from Latin memento "remember," ...


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Memento is an English word Memento (noun) - something that reminds one of past events; souvenir The ties to the film, what with the tattoos, notes, pictures etc are thus laid bare


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well, ask yourself this...with all the technology in our world alone, why are there still countries with no, or even bare minimum technology? Same kind of reason. In deserts around our world, you don't see a whole lot of tech either. In poor countries you don't see a lot of tech. In Star Wars, this is no different.


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I just watched this movie last night and I agree w/ +sophillydave that the interaction of T. Mann (James Earl Jones) with other's that can see him are those that are in someway believers we know that Ray (Costner's Character) can clearly see ghost since he spoke to the Doc in the street and later the younger version of the Doc on the highway with T. Mann. I ...


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Some great long considered answers here. My simple theory which enables me to get lost in the movie is, if you can have cell phones and networks in "Low Tech" African nations you can have Light Sabres, Droids and energy shield on Tatooine.


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Low-tech is relative. Sure, Tatooine is a desert hell-hole with moisture vaporators and everything. But they have plenty of technology - just not as much as other places, which is also very much related to the fact that Tatooine is very sparsely populated. The typical example of a very high-tech world would be something like Coruscant - a planet-wide city ...


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To add onto the other useful answers here, Star Wars is usually considered a Space Western. A characteristic of the genre is that you usually don't see major urban centers, as westerns usually take place on the edges of civilization, where the law is weak and adventure can be imagined.


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Frankly, Lucas wanted giant mega cities and shiny tech everywhere. But Money and Technology just wasn't there at the time. According to wikipedia: The concept of a city planet in the Star Wars universe originated with the initial drafts of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The planet was called Alderaan, and much of the action in the film transpired on ...


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Whatever Gilligan says, I think the character is meant to elicit some sympathetic or empathic reactions from the audience. We wouldn't be interested in him if the character wasn't designed that way. Early on we have a great deal of sympathy as he is an ill, underpaid teacher facing a bleak future and we don't know how he will provide for his family. We ...


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While the above explanation works perfectly from the critc point of view, sticking more with the film itself (and we do not have to do so) one may argue that it is actually a sci fi film, that they have a time machine and that in this way they are able to perfectly set up their crimes, and then if they rewind everything is like nothing ever happened, ...


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From Kung Fu Panda 3, we learn that Tai Lung has been sent to the spirit realm where he was not able to escape. We also find out that Tai Lung may have met Kai in the Spirit Realm as we see Kai carrying Tai Lung's chi.


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In addition to sanpaco's answer the reason why The Man in Black can go to the Hydra Island is because that island is essentially part of The Island as both islands are moving together through space and time. This means that he in fact never leaved The Island when going to Hydra and didn't break the rule.


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This answer will contain many spoilers if you haven't seen the entire show. First you must understand who/what the smoke monster is. from Lostpedia: The Man in Black was a centuries-old inhabitant of the Island. He was once a normal man with dark hair and steely eyes, but an encounter with the Heart of the Island, brought on by his brother Jacob, ...


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It might be helpful to start by recalling what was said about Tom Bombadil. When someone said that Bombadil had power over the ring, another person said that he would put it differently, that the ring had no power over Bombadil. Of all the races in middle earth, the hobbits are the most Bombadil-like. They don't crave power or beautiful things. No hobbit ...


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The Puppet Master was a computer program who became sentient. Ever since PM kept itself hidden and observed the world and humanity and questioned its own existence. It wanted to be alive and not just a computer. While it defintely had the faculty of intelligence and sentience, it still couldn't call itself alive. Using its own words: The Puppet Master: I ...


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Actually I would like to add slightly altered observation from the other answers. I just saw this movie. Lovely movie. reff link : Take Shelter (2011) : Plot Ending Explained The storm that happens where Curtis, Samantha and Hannah run to the shelter is real. The only point to be noted is that, the storm is a regular storm, not a giant one like what Curtis ...


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I think the reason she says "you're such a loser dad" is because the whole movie is about Bill rebuilding his baseball team back up with a cheap budget for the next year, and there are only about 3 to 5 scenes where he is actually spending quality time with his family. She started out saying that he was a great father to make him feel good, even though he ...


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Its referencing Marilyn Monroe quotes from the 1950's, around the same time the show is set: More overtly erotic than Dorothy, and way cannier, Lorelei doesn’t give anything away. She’s learned the hard way — being seduced and abandoned by a man back in Arkansas — that sex is a commodity: she’s got it, and men should pay for it, preferably in carats. As ...


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Full of himself, yes. He's the common english/slang use of Narcissist, but not the clinical use. And even that's contentious, as there is opposing views on Narcissistic Personality Disorder being a valid issue, if NPD should be folded into a broader category, or if it should stay as it's own diagnosis. (2010 arguments over the DSM 5 changes to Personality ...


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He is referring to Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird." In that story Atticus Finch was a lawyer who staunchly defended a black man whom everyone in town believed was guilty. Jameson calls Peter that because of Peter's rush to defend Spider Man.


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It's a reference to the Roman: Quintus Caecilius Pomponianus (born Titus Pomponius; c. November 110 – 31 March 32 BC),1 better known by his cognomen Atticus, was a celebrated editor, banker, and patron of letters from an old but not strictly noble Roman family of the equestrian class and the gens Pomponia. He is best remembered as the closest friend of ...


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Ray tells Terrence that a newspaper article states that Terrence's father hasn't heard from him and that his father was worried. When Ray leaves the hotel room, Terrence acts like he'll make the call to his dad. "What will I tell him" he says. You never see him make the call. I believe Terrence was a ghost at the apartment. Ray orders hotdogs at Fenway for ...



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