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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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TvTropes calls this the OminouslyOpenDoor and files it as a death trope, meaning that usually the investigator will find a dead suspect or witness in the room: The good guys are having a hard time finding a lead for the current investigation. They find a possible culprit or a vital link in the investigation. The team gets an address and find the door ...


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This scene was meant to put a spotlight on Jobs' darker side, but the event never really happened. In a fact check, this scene was specifically mentioned: Take the movie's font scene. At an all-hands meeting, an employee dares to question Jobs’s choice of “adding pretty fonts” on the Lisa computer, the forerunner to the Macintosh, causing Jobs to fire ...


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Are you talking about Pietro Annigoni's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II? Here it is: It's actually visible quite clearly in other parts of the episode.


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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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No details were ever given in the show, but the implication was that Gus was part of the Pinochet government in Chile. See for confirmation this interview with the actor who played Gus: http://seriable.com/breaking-bad-giancarlo-esposito-reveals-gus-backstory-that-might-still-come-to-light/ which includes this: Gus was probably a guy who was a General ...


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It has featured occasionally: Some examples are: Halloween on Spooner's Street (S09E04) - here is a video of it. Ready Willing and Disabled (S03E15) Wasted Talent (S02E20) - when Peter and Brian try and find the "golden ticket" to get entry to the Pawtucket Brewery they get drunk in the sun room. That's the episode the image above is from. Stewie ...


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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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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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Your reasoning makes sense if you take the same route back on which you came. However, in Sebastian's case, he made a complete trip around the globe twice, so he crossed the dateline twice without crossing it back in the opposite direction. Meanwhile, he forgot to set his watch back. JOHN: Two trips around the world this month. You didn’t ask his ...


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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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Here's the full text of the scene where the floor is introduced. SKYLER - Oh, my God, I love this floor.This feels fantastic. Can you control the temperature? TED- Yeah. There should be a switch right next to you there. It's a thermostat. SKYLER - Ted, this has gotta be the most amazing invention ever. TED - I know. Contractor ...


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I agree with the answer @atticae gave. But for anyone who is still confused, here is a sample set of steps that would lead to the watch showing the correct time, but being off by 2 days. Assume today is Wednesday. And all the travel below happens today (which is impossible, but it's simpler for this explanation). You get on a plane at 12:00 noon. When ...


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The series writers made the character of Gustavo Fring a Chilean as it seemed to them general Pinochet was a frightening enough character to give a Mexican drug lord, Don Eladio pause before killing him. Unfortunately, the number of Afro-Chileans (the group from where Gustavo would have to be) are a repressed minority in Chile. Being a fascist and somewhat ...


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The film is "Signore e Signori Buonanotte" / "Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen", 1976. The general was played by Ugo Tognazzi.


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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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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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According to this interview with the director Rodrigo Cortés, it's an illusion Murphy actually performs: After Murphy was cast, the actor hung out with a magician in Cortés’s native Spain and watched David Copperfield and Criss Angel’s shows in Las Vegas. Murphy learned a few tricks along the way, all of which he performs in the film, including a ...


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In my opinion this scene was part drama and part parody of overly dramatic evil character death scenes in movies. The scene implies that everything that Rat does was motivated by his love of cider, so we can safely assume that he was being paid in cider for guarding the cellar. It's not that the cider was something he couldn't get a hold of, it was ...


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The language spoken is the Black Speech, which Tolkien described as thus: The Black Speech was not intentionally modeled on any style, but was meant to be self consistent, very different from Elvish, yet organized and expressive, as would be expected of a device of Sauron before his complete corruption. It was evidently an agglutinative language. ...


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I think there was a scene like this in White Men Can't Jump. There were a lot of secondary basketball players in various scenes of that movie. One of them needed money to place a bet, so he put a stocking over his head (I think?) and ran into a store where the owner recognized him immediately, told him he knew him from when he was a kid, and kicked him out ...


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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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Some facts don't match too well, but concentrating on "a woman bound in the baggage section" and "a bomb", I'd still try with 2005's Flight Plan: The husband of aviation engineer Kyle Pratt has just died in Berlin. Now she is flying back to New York with his coffin and their six-year-old daughter Julia. Three hours into the flight Kyle awakens to find ...


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No. According to the script, here Sunshine 'knew' Harold was acting, in fact asking him who he trained with. She takes the knife and plays with the blade to determine how it works (slide up into the handle) and then proceeds to 'kill herself' using it (the acting prop knife) while continuing to act out Romeo and Juliet's Juliet death scene.


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The movie never explicitly revealed the relevance of that story, but while McCall was telling it, Teddy made a comment like "You think you know me?" This gave me the impression that McCall was revealing how much research he had done or intelligence he'd acquired, and that the story was about Teddy - he was the orphaned boy. And Teddy's response was ...


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My frustration with the entire film was figuring out the dividing line between what was plausible for an illustionist in ca. 1889, and what was merely film special effects. The added or more significant (IMHO) problem with the sword bit is, it seemed spontaneous - the prince challenged him apparently on the spot to do a trick "without the gadgetry" - and ...


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My impression was that the blooming wildflowers at the end of Sunshine Through the Rain signified that the boy had been forgiven.



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