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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is not a hebrew newspaper but a yiddish newspaper "Yiddishe Velt", (Yiddish World). Yiddish can be written in either hebrew or latin characters. In the first half of the 20th Century there were many yiddish newspapers in the USA catering to the large jewish immigrant community. There was also a very active yiddish film industry in the USA and Europe. ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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