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I will provide you with two links in following paragraphs that should give you sufficient insight into the engravings and how the movie incorporated them. It is important to keep in mind that we're talking about a psychological film here. Esotericism is central to the entire plot. That's why it's vital to understand that the engravings are not meant ...


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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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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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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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Edward norton sees the visiting card only he is not reading the card but introducing himself as "Tyler Durden" in the Aeroplane...


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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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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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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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Of course I'm sure viewer's comfort is a factor, but you're forgetting what it's like in the show. Mitchell's dad is obviously very uncomfortable about him being gay and kissing another man. Jay's friends are there and so is the entire family. I'm sure a lot of them would have been uncomfortable too


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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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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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...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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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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No. It wasn't ahead of it's time. "Around 24 centuries ago, Plato, according to Elaine Hoffman Baruch, "argued for the total political and sexual equality of women, advocating that they be members of his highest class, ... those who rule and fight" (Wikipedia: Early Feminism). It wasn't even ahead of it's time cinematographically. Back in the day the male ...


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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 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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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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I'm no expert or religious scholar. My limited background is reading Stephan Mitchell's translation of the Tao te ching (not for class) + two philosophy of religion classes. With Ricky, the true tao is the tao that cannot be spoken. I agree, his fascination with tapes seems to focus on capturing a force beyond words. To add to your points, Lester seems ...


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It is out of honor when mark died he was awarded about 8 when Chris Kyle "American Sniper" was awarded around 386 badges the badges symbolizes respect he was awarded so many because many other shoulders saw him as a leader or "legend" when mark was the adverge solider so not to many people knew him as well as Chris


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Tom and Verna kill Leo at the end. There's not another soul alive that thinks this other than me and yet it seems so obvious. The hat at the beginning is Leo's hat. The stretch of woods it is blowing down is the same stretch of woods that Leo is walking down at the end of the movie. Why does Verna take the car at the end? Why does Tom tip his hat and give a ...


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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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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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Questions of the form “does x belong to category X?” are either meaningless or trivial, and the answer depends only on definition of X. Depending on how you define the word “musical”, Generation Kill can either be a musical, or not. That's it, there's nothing else to say. Wiktionary describes musical as “a stage performance, show or film which involves ...


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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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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 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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They are huffing. They are out of the tree. It is the equivalent of soldiers in WW1 or WW2 having a shot of rum before they went into battle to face there death.


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Remember Sheriff Bell visited the old guy in the end? Elvis or something? He was in a wheelchair. Bell asked if the man who shot him died in prison. I believe this part explains why Chigurh was in cuffs. Maybe he shot him. He then mentioned something about being released. So, my guess is as good as anyone's.


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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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When her brother turned into a werewolf and Anna and Van Helsing tracked him to Frankenstein's castle, they realized that it was the stroke of midnight and the full moon that had caused her brother to fall completely under Dracula's control. Later, after Van Helsing becomes a werewolf, there is a race against time in the final act for Van Helsing to kill ...


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In Wicca, it is common to draw a protective circle on the ground inside which to conduct some ritual. The purpose is to prevent the distractions of the outside world from breaking the concentration of those within. Although I don't believe the film is suggesting that any sort of magic is being practised, the circle of protection is used as a metaphor for ...


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If the dreamer and architect of a level wake up/die, one of two things happens: those left behind/alive either 1) go into limbo (since they die [?] as a result of the level crumblind down [?]), or 2) wake up. If they go into limbo, they can just kill themselves and wake up, right? So why take the trouble to synchronize jumps, if all they had to do was ...


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Now first of all, this notion is likely a primary remnant of the first movie, which was of course called Mad Max. The following movies simply built upon this established character and his world and explored vastly different stories and environments. So to understand this title, the best place is to look at the first Mad Max movie alone, since the others are ...


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The beetles were not some conventional boy/choir band. They were free spirited thinkers just like Rickey, if you look at their album bigger than Jesus, it speaks volumes about it. Also John Lennon's imagine which itself is kind of a song that makes you think deep about the lyrics. Hence Ricky might have been interested about the beetles based on their ideal ...


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They appear to have tapered ends maybe twisted. That could be a black powder paper load with ball and powder or maybe a button. There were no cartridges used in those colt cap and ball revolvers.


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In the movie, Point Break, Johnny Utah is a former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback and rookie FBI Agent. He is assigned to "assist" experienced agent and veteran, Angelo Pappas, in investigating a string of bank robberies by the Ex-Presidents.So by that Andrew meant that he wanted to get "assisted" by Ryan!



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