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I think the coffee had a lump of sugar in it. Earlier in the movie when they are discussing arranged marriages and how coffee determines a suitor, sweet coffee means the couple will marry.


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So, as far as I can tell, your question is, "Why are people not more disturbed by the depressing implications of this apparently happy ending?" My answer is that you are partially correct, the ending is not a happy one. However, perhaps the reason that you haven't seen anyone argue against the idea that the ending is a "happy" one is that no one is ...


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I like to think this is a metaphor about Riggan's fall. Riggan is a part of a powerful and massive planet, but he left it (Planet Birdman) and he does not know to what he belongs. While he falls, he is struggling and tries to hang on to anything around (friends, family). The bright light generated by an Asteroid could be his show, or his lost career). He ...


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I'll make some separate points: First, I like your analogy story! Riggan's suicide attempt may look like just that to the audience but to Tabitha, it may very well be a sacrifice for art. This is where your analogy doesn't work: stage is a performance art and the suicide attempt can be seen as a part of it. Even if you stretch your analogy to make the ...


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Q. How is this not intensely, disturbingly, distressingly horrifying? A1. Because it's just a movie. A2. Because the movie tells the story of just one pathetically approval-obsessed person -- not the story of the human condition. It's a cautionary tale: "Don't be like Birdman."


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When she defeated the Alpha she got that pre-cognition and relived a day over and over until it eventually ran out of juice (since she couldn't find the Omega(?) Source), she had time to figure out how to fight those things --- but it was humans first victory (and thus they made a big deal about it). Joan was said to be given "visions" which led her to ...


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I always saw his defiance as a result of realizing no adult will ever be there for him/protect himself. So his defiance in this example was to gain power/authority so he could protect himself.


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Partly, it's miles away - not something southerners think about. He's far too cynical for solemn vows, and too much of an independent-minded loner to choose to huddle for warmth with hundreds of 'brothers'. But mostly, it'd be unthinkable due to pride: Except among the Starks, taking the black is associated with failure or disgrace. The only southerners who ...


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Quite simply... "Interstellar" is not a science-fiction movie. It is a metaphor for the bond of love between a father and his daughter. When Nolan initially interviewed McConaughey and Zimmer for the lead role and musical score, he told them nothing about the plot of the movie. Instead, he discussed the love within family, particularly between a father ...


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I think the movie is purposely not specific about what exactly happened behind closed (gym) doors. It artfully avoids an outright depiction of some act or another, instead showing a non-sexual scene that has largely the same feel of borderline-nonconsensual sexual encounter: Dupont demanding Mark join him for a late-night, no-one-else-there wrestling ...


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The answer to your question is: Tarantino himself has remarked: "In this story, cinema changes the world, and I fucking love that idea!" The reality is; There was never an assassination attempt on Hitler in a theater. Though much of the film loosely follows history, the movie itself is not meant to be historical or biographical. Tarantino just ...


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The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance It's the title of Tabitha Dickinson's review about the play. She's a critic, initially she detests Riggan and his play but after actually watching it, she turns in a positive review praising Riggan's performance and his play. A similar question was asked here and there's an excellent answer by a user. Tabitha ...


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It's impossible to answer this question in general, because (as already stated in comments) the answer is: it depends on the movie/show. Regarding the House of Cards: the time doesn't stop. You can see it clearly in the scenes, where Frank looks into camera. Regarding the scenes where he talks it's a bit more tricky to tell because this usually happens when ...


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It may be much more than a simple recording device. As shown, time moves differently inside, yet all of Jerry's watches are perfectly synchronized. We know they were taken from different versions of Jerry at different times, so if they were functioning as normal watches, you'd have wildly different times on each watch, as well as much more time having ...


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Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) from the movie Point Break was a cocky, over-confident, off-the-cuff kind of guy. I believe his character played college Football but was injured in a championship game, so he opted for a career in law enforcement. I would say he was referenced because of his attitude of being self-important. It was more of a put-down than a ...


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He doesn't really die!!!! Why does he bleed down his arm when he is shot in the side? Because he cut himself, as a symbol of cutting ties with his brother....you were all duped. A man shot in the kidneys would be able to jump up like he did..no he put a little real blood around his hand to make sure his brother thought he was dead...because he knew that his ...


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While the show definitely changed a lot of the details about the Green Arrow, it seems to be based off the new comic series ( "New 52" or "New Earth" I believe). In the comics Oliver, undergoes a similar change, so I believed the writers always planned the shows change from season 1 into 2.


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The more I think about this scene, the more I hate it. They dedicated 5 minutes of a 1 hour show to take a shot at the guy who wrote Ender's Game. All because he said he didn't like Game of Thrones. Unreal. There is no way Orson is GRRM (in fact, that theory is borderline moronic to me), can Orson be the Mountain? Yeah, I guess he could, but it also ...


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I've never thought the tone in that scene was disapproving so much as it is knowing. Both teachers have had interesting interactions with Donnie, and they both know something is up with that kid. I've wondered if they each suspected that Donnie was involved in the vandalism at the school earlier in the film, but that's reading a lot into a scene with only ...


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The Wikipedia article on Dr. Duncan MacDougall says, Dr. Duncan “Om” MacDougall (c. 1866 – October 15, 1920) was an early 20th-century physician in Haverhill, Massachusetts who sought to measure the mass lost by a human when the soul departed the body at death. MacDougall attempted to measure the mass change of six patients at the moment of death. His ...


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As a brazilian and an "Elite Squad" fan, I will try to provide an answer based on what I have heard José Padilha (the director) say on interviews and on my personal interpretation. In my opinion, there are three main ideas to be inferred from the plot: Captain Nascimento became a violent man As you know, "Elite Squad" depicts the life of the film ...



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