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Because of powdered milk's resemblance to cocaine and other drugs, powdered milk is sometimes used in film-making as a non-toxic prop that may be inhaled. Other methods listed on nypost.com are - “It’s usually cornstarch, but you have to put a bit of baby powder into it, because starch is too sticky and heavy,” says Gillian Albinski, the property ...


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The statue Hank receives from one of his colleagues is that of Jesús Malverde. Jesús Malverde is the patron saint of drug dealers. Hes not recognised by the catholic church but is very popular among some cultures especially Mexico. The agents keep the statue in order to get into the mindset of the drug cartels. This fits in the phrase of 'know your enemy'. ...


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Pink Teddy Bear is an homage to the film Schindler's List, in which the color red is used to distinguish a little girl in a coat. Television critic Myles McNutt has called it "a symbol of the damage [Walter] feels responsible for. (source:Wikipedia) So the Pink Teddy Bear is always kept for open interpretation similar to Girl in red in ...


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I didn't watch the movie, but some Googling has revealed that this is a helicopter from the Zero Dark Thirty (2012) movie. You can watch a YouTube clip where it can be seen, and here three stories that confirm/explain it: one, two, three. This is from the last link:


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Flash Paper ignites into a brilliant flame when touched by a lighter, match or any extreme heat source. So he could have concealed a lighter, heat device into his palm like he did with the red wine. As for the paper money in the bank, The bank was already closed. So it wasn't necessary that the paper money was ignited at the same moment while the ...


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In the finale, the car that Walter uses to kill the Nazis and free Jessie is the ultimate remote controlled car.


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It looks a bit like this picture: The material is steel wire (Original description in (German) is Gedreht, Stahldraht, mit Öse.). So, it doesn't need to be Nylon. I found also a picture from a German museum: The brush is from 19. century. The material for the brush is bristle, but if you change the color it may be the same as in the film. (The ...


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It's usually too dangerous and/or expensive to use any real money in films, especially if its getting thrown around where people could steal it or it could be damaged or destroyed. The stage money you see in films and TV looks real, but only from the particular way its being filmed. Real money isn't actually printed on paper, it's usually cotton and it's ...


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It's most likely just a simple greenhouse. While most models are sold with solid walls/roofs/covers made of glass or plastic (at least here in Germany), there are models made for plastic sheets as well. A quick Google search even listed some indeed portable greenhouses that are more compact and possibly easier to be built within rooms. To me it looks like ...


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I love Breaking Bad questions about symbolism, but fair warning: it's like opening Pandora's Box. As you've rightly pointed out; everything appear to have some meaning ...But there's often a lot of debate over their interpretations. It could be observed that in the deployment of narrative devices such as foreshadowing, recurring motifs and visual ...


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It's often just cotton. Next October go to a Halloween supply store. There you will find finely woven clumps of cotton that, when stretched out, resemble webs. It's a common stock item. While a simple prop, it's highly effective and does not stick to you, meaning it can stay where taped / glued until you take it down. Have you ever pulled a cotton swab ...


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The quote from the creator Vince Gilligan himself: The teddy bear eyeball that Walt found in his swimming pool is symbolic. It's very, very symbolic. However, I'm not sure I can tell you with 100% certainty of what the symbolism is, what it represents...On the face of it, when we were coming up with that eye as an image, it probably, represented ...


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Apple pie might be just another dessert in the rest of the world, but in the US it is a cultural icon. It has a long history and tradition dating from the first settlers. It has become a symbol for the warm and familiar. After all, the expression goes "As American as apple pie". So having people eat it in movies is just as American as having them eat ...


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Marlon Brando used cottonballs so I'd suggest that they're not too soft. I think it was shown in Hearts of Darkness and mentioned on The Godfather commentary which are hard to link to for obvious reasons. From The Godfather wikia: Brando's performance as Vito Corleone in 1972's The Godfather was a mid-career turning point. Director Francis Ford Coppola ...


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It is a Maxa Beam searchlight: From the description: The Maxa Beam has been used in motion pictures, television and still photography for over 20 years. The Maxa Beam Searchlight can be seen in movies such as Alien vs. Predator, Blade, The Day After Tomorrow, Demolition Man, Earthquake, Ghost Ship, Gone in 60 Seconds, Jurassic Park (1, 2 & ...


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The buy/rent the fake money from prop shops. This fake money has to pass legal requirements of not duplicating the image exactly among other restrictions (making it easy to spot as non-authentic if inspected closely). If people try to circulate it, the secret service steps in. It has happened before, one example is when they shot the Rush Hour 2 movie.


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One of my coworkers was the Art Coordinator for House and helped create the original sets. This is what she said on the subject: There is no particular significance to any item in his office or apartment, but the items were chosen to help develop the House character. Additional items accumulated over the seasons as his character grew, but old ones ...


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There could be various methods, a few are: As @Meat Trademark said fake spider webs can be made out of cotton. Here is a good video to demonstrate it. Another faster method using rubber cement is described here. Another method is by using hot glue.


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The answer to that question is; no one will ever know. David Lynch knew he was onto something ethereal, so he prohibited any promotional photos of the baby and forced his SE crew to sign a release saying they could never talk about it. Lynch, himself, has always been elusive at best. All anyone will ever have is speculation, until Lynch decides to spill ...


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It's distinctly reminiscent of a turn of the century morse code tapper (AKA a telex), something like the one below;


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It was a way of testing how upset Sherlock was. In the Hounds of Baskerville, Sherlock is extremely stressed out because he doesn't have a case to work on, and can be seen trashing the flat looking for a pack of cigarettes. When someone comes with a case, Sherlock begs him to smoke (since the person smoked) and then sniffs out all the smoke. So, since ...


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To heck with it, I'm going to convert my comment to an answer: I'm pretty sure the marking is just some of the fabric of her dress that has come down from her shoulder. If you pause the scene just a few frames before your first image, you can see the same mark in that position. I assume that when they filmed the more close up shots they deliberately fixed ...


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The Eye is the window to the soul... The mirror allows Rust to 'see' his own soul, to meditate and focus on his own consciousness and gain prescience, even enlightenment... internally, of course. Cohle is a vehement athiest, but he still believes in a higher level of consciousness: whether borne of delusion, drug induced hallucination or otherwise. A ...


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Jaguar Regency Red, apparently. The car does have its own website after all.


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As Johnny Bones correctly answers, no one will ever know. John Patterson, a movie critic for the Guardian stated: The secret of the Eraserhead baby is the Holy Grail of Lynch obsessives, and the one thing missing from Greg Olson's otherwise admirably comprehensive biography of Lynch (David Lynch: Beautiful Dark). And yes, it was the first thing I ...


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This appears to be an M14 used by the US Military 1959–1964 and is still in service by other countries:


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I agree about the bear's significance explained above. Further, to me, the eye has two meanings: The all-seeing eye of God, which sees Walt, and even warns and protects him (e.g. when Mike calls Gus calls the Twins to cancel killing Walt). It also is watching his decisions to tally his later consequences and accountability. Walt keeps it as a reminder of ...


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Think about it, I think it's spelled out pretty plainly for us with Walter standing there with the pink sweater on. We're led through the chain reaction of cause and effects, poor decisions and their outcome. Walter's drive to achieve in an industry that he's completely unfit for (as was pointed out to him by a psycho drug distributor at one point) ...


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No. Georges de La Tour (1593 - 1652) had many beautiful paintings, but this was not one of them. It was invented simply to add authenticity to the story. If you're interested though, and on a completely different note to your question, Georges de La Tour drew a lot of inspiration from the great Italian artist Caravaggio (1571 - 1610), who did have a ...



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