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The short answer is that he's not a highly trained astronaut, he's a ground-based theoretical physicist who volunteered to lead this last-ditch mission. His knowledge of space flight is limited to a single mission and his training was done on the cheap by flight controllers who themselves haven't ever been into space. It's clear that he doesn't recognise ...


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They are called Cheval de frise The cheval de frise (plural: chevaux de frise) was a medieval defensive anti-cavalry measure consisting of a portable frame (sometimes just a simple log) covered with many projecting long iron or wooden spikes or spears. While you're correct that in the film they don't stop any of the attacking Greeks, embedded stakes ...


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In Indian languages this is just a kind of exclamation. And it is very common in Tamil movies to give the lead characters some kind of phrase, you will find out more examples if you watch more Hindi or Tamil movies. "dan.. dan.. danaka" is an expression that resembles the beating of drum, which usually implies to do something with enthusiasm or alike, the ...


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In the original Ramayana, Ravana is said to have 10 heads. 10 heads mean 10 brains, and that further means the possibility of having 10 different thoughts simultaneously. In the movie, the character Veera is portrayed like Ravana, which is also the movie's name. Quite often when he thinks about something or tries to arrive at a decision, his 10 brains start ...


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I have seen Raavanan in Hindi. I believe dan dan dan danaka means banging of drums. When we are in the temple there are drums playing during ceremonies. In Hindi sound of Danka is Dan Dan.. A similar phrase in Hindi is DANKA BAJANA (literal meaning is play the drum), in English the phrase means "to be celebrated/renowned/proclaimed" (ref: ...


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As already stated on a comment in the question, this is very much speculation, since there is no canonic evidence to base give a pinpointed answer. However, with that being said, we are able to use logic and deduction to get to an answer. Which will still be subjective to who's reading it. But it's as close as I think we'll be able to get with this ...


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This is discussed (at reasonable length) in the film's novelisation. In short, it's not made clear why he's averse to medical help being brought, but Murph herself has a few theories; That it would be an admission of personal failure, that he'd have to admit that the Earth was doomed, that he's become indoctrinated by the anti-science forces seen at the ...


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For the answer, remember the fact that Walter's brain works much in analytical fashion. He deduces, assumes or implies even the tiniest possibilities for any given situation. It was obvious that Lionel and Marco Salamanca were cousins of Tuco, this part must have been told (or at the best heard while stories were being passed around between colleagues and ...


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Think of the Ring like an addiction- Frodo is just starting out with it at this point, so it hasn't affected him too much yet even though he can feel it is pretty powerful. Bilbo has had it for at least 50 years now, and he's quite, quite attached to it. It's very hard for him to give it up cold turkey, and he wants to jump back on the bandwagon. Gollum is ...


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There is a paradox between Dr. Mann's past (what we hear from Brand and others) and what we see from him in the current time. When Cooper and others wake Dr. Mann, his first reaction is to cry. He changed a lot and his beliefs changed also. Rather than saving humans and such great goals, he just wants to go back to earth. He lost his hope totally and years ...


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This was discussed in a Brightlightsfilm inteview with the Director/Writer Paul Thomas Anderson: Of all things, why frogs? It truly came from a slightly gimmicky and exciting place. I’d read about rains of frogs in the works of Charles Fort, who was a turn-of-the-century writer who wrote mainly about odd phenomena. Michael Penn was the one who ...


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Backstory The games are inherently unfair. Sometimes players attempt an action the gamekeeper doesn't allow - such as hiding. The gamekeeper then employs field elements to cause the player to abandon their plan and come back into play. This happens several times during the first game. Further, the gamekeeper is responsible for keeping the games ...


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Fun fact: This episode was an homage to True Detective, strange as it may sound. Background: In early 2014, HBO released the first season of True Detective, which quickly earned rave reviews and plenty of fanfare. One of the more impressive feats by that first season's director, Cary Fukunaga, was an uninterrupted, action-filled 6-minute-long tracking shot ...


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The dog was indeed alive in the later scenes (as the novelisation below shows). Although it's pure speculation, I think we can be reasonably certain that the alien gave the dog a swift kick and the dog ran off scared. Emmett ran forward to meet Jake and the riders, seeing only the black dog keeping pace with them— the friend he'd thought he'd lost ...


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I don't think this is a deliberate error. A quick google suggests that a considerable number of people (including those with a deep knowledge of the local area and history of the region) refer to China as the "Democratic Republic of China" or "People's Democratic Republic of China". Given that she makes it abundantly clear that she works at the Chinese ...


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It's Uday. It's Uday in the book. The film is based on The Devil's Double by Latif Yahia, the same Latif who (allegedly) was Uday's double. In the book, Uday attempts to take his own life with an overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol out of guilt over murdering Kamel Hannah. The film reenacts the scene from the book almost faithfully, which includes ...



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