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It is definitely Selina Kyle, never thought it could be someone else (and have never heard anybody not referring to her being Selina Kyle). Yet that particular screenshot is indeed a bit vague, but together with the fact that due to the story's development she is most probable to be Selina Kyle it still bears enough resemblence to Anne Hathaway to be quite ...


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It was definitely the last resort of a desperate man. Broken and dazed, his company in tatters, Miller doggedly pulls out his pistol and fires at the tank in a futile but defiant gesture. His mission was over, Ryan had been found and given the message, Miller's trusted sergeant lay dead at his side, as far as Miller was concerned this was the end of the ...


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This is not just particular to the movies, but also to the books. Tolkien intentionally chose to translate and transliterate Westron to English. From the Tolkien Gateway: According to Tolkien's fiction, Westron was the language spoken and understood by the protagonists of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Many names of characters and places, in the ...


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He is using High Voltage to de-magnetize a hidden identifying strip in the passport. Since the lack of the presence of this strip doesn't cause any issues at the Airport, we are to assume that her passport had this magnetic identifier because of her job, to keep tabs on her travel. By disabling it, she is able to use the passport and garner no additional ...


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Right after the last episode of Breaking Bad, there was a live Talking Bad show episode with some of the actors and crew, where they told us that this was Jesse daydreaming of how he was crafting a wood box a long time ago in school, and how this daydream abruptly ends with the "leash" pulling on him like a captive dog. On his group therapy Jesse talked ...


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So far we don't know. All we do know is that Gustavo Fring immigrated from Chile to Mexico in 1986. What he did back in Chile and who he was remains a mystery. Hank investigated his past and couldn't find anything, leading him to suspect that the Pinochet regime (who ruled Chile at the time) were somehow responsible. Don Eladio's words seems to suggest that ...


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The opera is called Mefistofele, which is a Faustian opera (i.e. dude makes a deal with the Devil). Wikipedia states: Batman Begins depicts the opera being performed onstage, using an excerpt of Rampiamo, rampiamo, che il tempo ci gabba (Chorus of Warlocks and Witches from Act 2, scene 2) from the 1973 EMI (see "Recordings" above). During the scene, ...


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It is more of a wry, fatalistic, and sad smile, as when she sees young Cole at the Airport, she finally puts all the pieces together from what Cole had told her. In the theater, Cole falls asleep and remembers/dreams seeing her running in the Airport. He wakes panicked, to find her gone. He runs into the lobby to see her as a blonde, just as she was in ...


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I think Jesse reclaimed the perfect box he made in high school that he gave away for an ounce of weed. Into this box he put away all the awful things that happened to him during his servitude and before. Vince is very good with clues and foreshadowing and I think the box lets us know that Jesse is going to be okay. He's able to remember the satisfaction of ...


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According to this book, Cleopatra's entry into Rome from the 1963 Elizabeth Taylor film is the most expensive scene in motion picture history (that must be assuming that you adjust for inflation). The scene is on YouTube here. As well as the massive set and giant Sphinx the scene required 10,000 extras, Elizabeth Taylor's dress cost $6,500 alone.


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Here is the timeline, in the movie, for everything relating to the note. 5:22, David writes the note, passes it to Becky 5:35, Audience sees note: 5:49, Becky checks something 5:54, Becky sets note on base of lamp post 5:57, David goes to pick up note, but it blows away and David chases it 6:56, Note blows into Arcana Cabana 1:30:38 to 1:30:52, David ...


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Long shot here... Maybe the authors were interested in the idea of a code for underground worlds... Subway lines 1239 take you through NYC to Penn Station/ 34th Street (think Miracle on 34th Street - that other movie about whether Santa is real, which is referenced in the Santa Clause at one point when the children scream "Let him go! Let Santa go!"). ...


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The big ploy about this song is that it is associated with the Lannister family line as a whole. The look of horror that appears on her face is that of dread as the presence of this song means that the Frey's aren't their ally, but actually are with the Lannisters. As stated and shown, it is truly a trap and one of the most shocking events in the whole ...


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I haven't watched the movie (either), but I'm sure the following snippets will help. From Associated Press: The $10,000 contributor, 45-year-old Canadian entrepreneur and currency exchange site XE.com co-founder Steven Dengler, ended up playing not a waiter (as the reward had advertised), but introducing a viral video with James Franco, who also ...


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He's a supervillain you're not familiar with. He's Batroc the Leaper, a villain from the comic books. He's a goofy acrobatic martial artist (specifically, he uses savate) who primarily fights Captain America, and has a French accent in the comics. He is a mercenary with a deep sense of honor, which they depicted in the film, and his martial arts style and ...


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Personally, I believe that it was simply to show that he really have lost his mind. But that pants-less scene was done when he seemed completely sane, thus it seemed as if it's because of his natural queerness. Indeed yes, I think it was mentioned that Erik Selvig's mind hasn't completely returned sane after Loki invaded his mind. To quote Selvig himself: ...


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Despite the reservations of other users, this intrigued me enough to figure it out :) If you watch a clip from the end of the '33 film, you can see the approximate camera angle - which I have replicated in the map below... From this angle, it appears that Kong was hanging onto the East/South 'corner' of the Empire State Building, which would put his ...


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Since the Father is the commander of the camp, he knows how thorough his orders are carried out, and the lack of mercy his subordinates use. Since the son has never met the subordinate guards, they don't know him by sight. When the barracks are emptied, they are emptied with extreme prejudice. As soon as the Father and mother see the empty barracks, their ...


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We were previously shown that those altered by Extremis aren't immortal. Tony killed one on the airplane by blasting out his heart. I think the assumption in that situation is that without a heart to feed blood to the rest of your body you'll die. When Killian was blown up the first time, he took a lot of damage, but it seems that his body mostly stayed ...


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According to an article in the Chicago Sun Times, over 500 extras were used for the scene: Aykroyd remembers a "day of intense concentration'' while working with so many extras -- more than 500, including 200 real soldiers. Belushi hurt his back pushing a cigarette machine and a bench in front of the fake doors, recalled his widow, Judy Belushi Pisano. ...


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Jesse was not just a hired killer to say, but he had some morality. He was talking about taking things outside, and was listening to the argument. When Cid comes down, Jesse points the gun at him as a reaction. When Cid sees him, he is startled and slips and falls down the stairs. Jesse is surprised because Cid is just a boy and he did not want to point the ...


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Extremis is a super-soldier solution. It's a bio-electronics package, fitted into a few billion graphite nanotubes and suspended in a carrier fluid. A magic bullet, like the original super-soldier serum—all fitted into a single injection. It hacks the body's repair center—the part of the brain that keeps a complete blue print of the human body. ...


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This sounds like The Princess Bride, (1987). Cary Elwes looks something like Jean Marais, and his character defeats Mandy Patinkin in a sword-fight, Andre the Gaint in hand-to-hand combat, and Wallace Shawn in a battle of wits. (The battle of wits is the poisoned-wine scene.)


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I didn't catch any reference to future sequels — also because sequels are not decided by open endings or similar stuff, they are decided by the money the film managed to make and the likelihood of a sequel having a similar success (and revenue) —, rather a reference and play on the popular and fixed expression fastest gun in the west. I can't find an ...


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AFAIR this didn’t happen in the book. On Science Fiction & Fantasy SE, there is a similar question, and Jim Green answered: The ground collapsing under the orcs and not the humans was a visual effect added by Peter Jackson and his crew. So if it’s true that this wasn’t mentiond in any of Tolkien’s works, there can be no canonical answer whether ...


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Sigh. Another Gravity Realism Question. I'm kidding of course. I was caught out by this attitude when I posted my own question about the Physics of the movie. As much as you'll want a decent answer to this, it's likely that the only one you'll get is the same as mine; the film is hugely flawed, scientifically speaking. I'll refer you to the link Christian ...


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He doesn't stop digging because he ran into something, he stops digging because he realizes it is a lost cause to look for the chems. As he is digging you see what's left of the chems in the snow, both blues and greens. You also notice there aren't any intact enough to salvage. Later in the movie when you see when he goes to take some chems, there are only ...


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At this point in the film, we've seen that he can't hit the rhythm of the blues. However, when he hears the very stereotypically "White" music for the first time in his life it clicks, and he feels the music. This is a "joke" built on the stereotypes of white music vs. black music, balanced with Navin not knowing he was white until he hears this ...


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It's a spoof on cultural stereotypes. Being raised by a black family, he never picked up any rhythm in his blood. They don't have the heart to tell him, but in his own mind he has great rhythm. But as the audience can see, he is terrible. It's one of the many reasons he is a "Jerk" in the movie.


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From Ingmar Bergman, Cinematic Philosopher by Irving Singer (p 55-56): The miracle of the gushing water in the Virgin Spring alerts us to the fact that everything we have seen is a reflection strictly controlled by the aesthetic parameters of a religious legend. From the very first shots of the movie…each scene and every event in the narrative has ...



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