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What makes you think he saved the train in the original universe/timeline? From my understanding the source code program works a lot like time lines in "Back to the Future": Colter Stevens' consciousness is being projected through a black hole into a parallel universe, where everything is the same except that he is in the body of Sean Fentress now. By that ...


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Prot is human Prot has a human subconscious Prot has a human history (e.g. the school book, and the probable trauma) Prot remains on earth after July 27th Prot is an alien inhabiting a disturbed human's body He can see ultraviolet rays (perhaps through the glasses) He has an astounding knowledge of astronomy, physics, and advanced psychology (cures ...


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Per director Stanley Kubrick: The ballroom photograph at the very end suggests the reincarnation of Jack. How does it relate to the movie? It sort of echoes the "You’ve always been the caretaker." line earlier in the film, which suggests something along the lines that his soul is perpetually stuck at/destined to end up at that hotel.


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Basically what happens is Donnie ends up sending the jet engine back, and in the new timeline (yay time travel!) he stays in bed, gets killed, and prevents most of the events from happening near the end of the movie. Wiki link


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None of the different means you can use to guess whether Cobb is in a dream or not at the end of the movie are completely reliable. The spinning top has huge issues - the fact that it was Mal's totem, that it appears to act in a simplistic way that perhaps other people could dream, hence invalidating its usefulness - and of course the fact that we are never ...


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You need keys. We need to help Teddy to find his keys! :-) Joke aside, you should give attention to what Teddy says directly before the linked video. Teddy: "So you lie to yourself to be happy." and later: Teddy: "Yeah I guess I can only make you remember the things you want to be true. Like Jimmy down there." Leonard: "He's not the right ...


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Here is a detailed comparison between the Theatrical and Extended Director's Cut. One of the differences is an additional scene at the end: Doug looks down and removes the bandage from the spot where the injection tattoo was burned in at Rekall – it cannot be seen anymore. One could interpret this as a hint that Quaid is still in a dream world. ...


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There are 4 different endings: Theatrical Ending: Evan travels back to the birthday party where he first meets Kayleigh and whispers to her "I hate you and if you ever come near me again I'll kill you and your whole damn family." Kayleigh runs away crying.   After a montage of his memories disintegrating, Evan returns to present day ...


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There is a wedding ring theory which leads to the conclusion that he is indeed back in the real world. A quick Google will turn up a number of explanations of that theory. On the otherhand, Christopher Nolan refuses to answer the question, indeed here he seems to go so far as to insist there is no answer. Personally I think that's nonsense: either the ...


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In the end of the film, when Willard finally makes it to Kurtz's compound, he discovers that the colonel has gone insane and sees himself as a 'god', lording over the indigenous occupants in that part of the jungle. In presenting this conclusion, both the novella and the film show that Willard has left one hell for another, the hell of war for the hell of ...


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This is an interview with Edwin Lyman, PhD, scientific director for the Nuclear Control Institute, in November 2001. Member Question: What are the levels of radiation risk at 10 miles, 100 miles, 100,000 miles from ground zero? How far can the radiation travel? Is that based solely on wind direction? Edwin Lyman: Well, again one should distinguish ...


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It's been a few years since I've seen that movie but the actual DVD cover had an insert that showed a time map to help make sense of the movie. It is two different planets as it was in the original novel Monkey Planet and Mark Walhberg does end up back on Earth (not a duplicate Earth) in the current time. Apparently the time vortex works in reverse so that ...


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The scene goes like this: Joel: I can't see anything that I don't like about you. Clementine: But you will! But you will. You know, you will think of things. And I'll get bored with you and feel trapped because that's what happens with me. Joel: Okay. Clementine: [pauses] Okay. Clementine is warning him that she will eventually feel bored with ...


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I found a very interesting article based on the differences between movie and the novel. I'll quote some of them, that should answer your question: Robert Zemeckis, director of Forrest Gump, chooses not to include several adventures that are present in the book and to change the character’s personality. This significant changes play an important ...


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At the start of the movie, the main character (as a boy) is intrigued by ideas from multiple religions, but his father says everyone must choose just one religion. So from the beginning, the core dilemma facing the main character involves his personal understanding of God. This dilemma is resolved by the end of the film: when the main character shares the ...


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There was no clear winner by KO. But also by points there wasn't a clear winner, but the movie still clearly shows that one of the three point judges (don't know how they're called or how they're actually deciding at all) decided in favour of Rocky and two in favour of Apollo, so it was an extremely close call but Apollo won by points. But in fact it ...


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As this interview (from 2008) with co-creator Craig Thomas reveals: We've had a plan since the pilot and we actually shot a little piece of it at the beginning of season two, using the kids, because we knew if we waited until the finale of the series, the kids would have aged like six years. So yeah, part of our plan for how we want to end it all ...


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The message of American History X is quite simple: violence begets violence. The whole film is a series of escalations based on revenge; Derek and Danny lose their father and hate consumes them. They win a basketball game against the black gang (and their turf in the process) and the gang try and steal their fathers' truck as revenge, Derek kills them over ...


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From Wikipedia (source is Paramount pictures themselves): First: The DVD includes two alternative endings, which vary only slightly. The first alternative ending shows Rob and Beth exiting the Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue station instead of on the Ferris wheel and features different sirens in the background as Rob talks to the camera. And the ...


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It is retroactively setting up the "original" The Thing (1982) for which it is a prequel. The starting scene of the 1982 movie is two Norwegians in a helicopter chasing and shooting at a sled dog that finds its way to an American camp.


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According to the movie's FAQ on IMDB.com, Neeson's reason was "for respect and the fact that he was proud to portray such a historical figure." Also, the scene shows actual Holocaust survivors as well as the actors who played some of them. I believe it is only the survivors, not the actors, who place stones on the grave. So perhaps it would not have been ...


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From Wikipedia: The Driver makes a final phone call to Irene to tell her he is leaving, and says that meeting her and Benicio was the best thing that has ever happened to him [...] [...] That evening, Irene knocks on the Driver's apartment door, with no response. The Driver drives into the night. From 'Drive' Ending Explained: When we last see ...


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I would say the focus of the ending of the movie should not be on Is it a mistake of the society or is it wrong to live a solitary life,rather on the fact what he actually said when dying i.e. "Happiness is only real, when shared". By this quote he meant, if you want to find happiness in life, you can't enjoy it alone. Share it with your friends and family ...


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(Caveat: no disrespect intended to the man or his family. All information below is personal opinion, and mostly about the artistic decisions of the movie makers.) You wrote: Q: “In the end when he is dying his last words are ‘Happiness is only real when shared.’" Not quite. He wrote that into some book (with “Moscow” and various Russian names in the ...


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More than anything the end of Rocky illustrates that Rocky has "gone the distance" (all 15 rounds of the fight). That's all he wanted. He didn't care if he lost, (which he did. Apollo is the victor by points in this match) only that he didn't loose by knock-out. He is elated that he "went the distance" and proved to Adrian that he had what it takes to go the ...


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I'll admit I'd never seen it in cinema, so I was unaware of some of these bits. The only reason I could see to cut those bits would possibly to alter the censor ratings, it's a well known fact that sometimes films (and tv series) when rated get given one thing for cinema/broadcast but when they are put onto a media format sometimes the show/films wants to ...


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According to Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak, Sarah's memory is slowly returning and Chuck and Sarah will fall in love together again; it will just take time. From an interview with Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak: Alan Sepinwall: I want to start at the end. They sit on the beach, Chuck tells Sarah the story of their relationship, she laughs, and we've gotten ...


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I think the ending is intentionally ambiguous, so each member of the audience can draw their own conclusion. Even if Ottway kills the Alpha, will the rest of the pack let him survive? You might not want to read the spoiler text if you didn't watch past the credits.


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Although the ending of inception was meant to be debatable and ultimately was left up to the audience, there are several factors indicating that Cobb is indeed dreaming in the end of the film. In fact if you read my whole theory you shall understand that Cobb is actually on the third dream level and you will understand why. Reason 1. Cobb told Saito and ...



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