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My interpretation is well represented by the term "ignorance is bliss". The point of the film is to create "spotless minds" by removing the memories that cause turmoil, jealousy etc. "Eternal sunshine" is a metaphor for ongoing peace, happiness and carefree. So in full "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind" is describing the happiness and joy one can ...


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How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d ― Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard Charlie Kaufman, the sreenwriter of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, is kind of obsessed with the dichotomy between embracing life ...


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  Skyfall Lodge used to be James Bond's home: ... the Bond family resided at Skyfall Lodge, though James Bond had not visited his ancestral home since his parents' death. Its only resident ever since has been gamekeeper Kincade. After they died, Bond's parents were buried in the chapel on the grounds.


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In an interview, Purvis and Wade, authors of the film, claim the title "fell from the sky": Neal Purvis: “Unfortunately Rob came up with the title. Not as a title, he came up with the name of the house.” Robert Wade: “We were looking for a name for this house…” Purvis: “Like Manderley in (Daphne du Maurier’s) Rebecca.” Wade: “Exactly. ...


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From Trainspotting (film): Legacy comes: The cryptic film title is a reference to a scene (not included in the film) in the original book, where Begbie and Renton meet 'an auld drunkard' who turns out to be Begbie's estranged father, in the disused Leith Central railway station, which they are using as a toilet. He asks them if they are "trainspottin'." ...


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"Sixth sense" on wikipedia. Humans have five traditionally recognized physiological senses (sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste). Thus, "sixth sense" usually refers to something that goes beyond physiological perception (e.g. extrasensorical abilities). Traditional senses on Wikipedia


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This is answered pretty well on the Wikipedia article. Specifically, the last sentence in the quote below. The title is borrowed from the folk song of the same name and refers to a scene in the film, in which the lead character is caught masturbating with a pie after being told that third base feels like "warm apple pie". It's also been stated by writer ...


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While Kevin Howell is quite spot-on in his explanation of the upside down flag representing distress, I think especially his link to the Flag Code gives another, maybe even better fitting explanation. The country itself is objectively seen not in distress during the course of the show. So while the upside down flag could represent some kind of metaphorical ...


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The "I" does not refer to any specific in-show character. The show takes its name from the opening line of the Stephen Foster song Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, from 1854: The opening line notably got used as the basis for the title of the TV series I Dream of Jeannie. Here it is on Youtube. The opening line is "I dream of Jeanie with the light ...


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There is a famous term Out of the furnace and into the fire This idiom means: from a bad situation into one that is worse, which again is very apt for this film. In some countries it is changed to from out of the frying pan into the fire but both have the same meaning. Just to show that this is a used phrase this link shows it in general use ...


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I don't recall any mention of the ghosts in Harrenhal in the TV show. In the books however, it's a common belief the Harrenhal is haunted, for example from the 4th and 7th Arya chapters in A Clash of Kings: Hot Pie’s eyes got wide. “There’s ghosts in Harrenhal.” Lord Lefford made mock of ghosts at table, but always kept a candle burning by his ...


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Liberace pretty much always had a candelabra on or near his piano while playing, as he was known for his very elaborate and often flamboyant stage presence. As such "Behind the Candelabra" is a play on the phrase "Behind the Scenes", but it refers to his frequent use of candelabras in his performances.


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Here's an article with an interview with the film's director Noah Baumbach. His first feature-length film, "Kicking and Screaming" shares a title with a Will Ferrell movie that he's not overly fond of. There is a Jessica Lange film already named "Frances" and he didn't want his film to be confused with it. Was that annoying when that movie came out ...


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John Milton coined the phrase 'silver lining' in Comus: A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle (1634) in reference to clouds. Since then the phrase has represented a prospect of hope or comfort in a gloomy (cloudy) situation. To the less literary-inclined, the Grateful Dead had the song, "Touch of Grey" that's central theme was a silver lining. A playbook ...


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It's a reference to Keegan Deane's character. In British English, the word 'rake' is used to describe someone who leads an immoral lifestyle. From Cambridge Dictionaries Online, Macmillan Dictionary and Wikipedia: a man, especially one who is rich or with a high social position, who lives in an immoral way, especially having sex with a lot of women ...


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This is because in T2 & T3, what was listed after Terminator # was a tag line, so requires a colon. With Terminator Salvation it is a single title. You can see it here in the movie posters: And here with Terminator Salvation you can see it is not a tag line:


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Movie titles typically use what is called Title Case for their names. This is a very common practice in the US for anything with a title (books, articles, headlines, movies, ... ). Each production house has its own variation on which words to capitalize, but they are usually pretty standard with minor deviations. According to grammer.About.com: ...


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Different grammatical rules are observed by different titles, often simply for the aesthetic choice. A a Capitalized letters often appear visually bolder due to their comparative size. Factor the consideration that font is something that is only controlled by officially licensed marketing material, and you can see why cramming in as much capitalization ...


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A simple Google search will tell you Provenance is: the place of origin or earliest known history of something. A more detailed Wikipedia listing describes it as: Provenance (from the French provenir, "to come from"), is the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of a historical object. The term was originally mostly used in relation ...


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Football is incredibly important to the main character, Pat, and his family. In that context, a playbook is "a compilation of strategies the team would like to use during games". This usage is reinforced by the playbook graphics on the film's promotional materials. The poster uses quotes from each character as explanations for their "plays", which I ...


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A little history first. Harren the Black, King of the Iron Islands and the Riverlands, built Harrenhal as a monument to himself, intending it to be the greatest of all castles in Westeros and for it to dwarf any other. Upon its completion, Harren boasted that his new fortress was impregnable. However, he did not account for Aegon the Conqueror and ...


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According to both Wikipedia and Websters, "subtitle" is used for both the phrase after the colon, and the text which appears at the bottom of a movie that is in a foreign language. So, your assumption is correct. Thanks to Sonny Burnett for pointing that out.


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To me, forgiveness is a running theme under all the major characters. The women refuse to forgive the cowboys, even after Bill fines them. Bill refuses to forgive English Bob for his past. The kid immediately seeks forgiveness when he kills the cowboy.


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Actually, the answer is quite mundane: There's a russian fantasy/horror movie called Тёмный мир (Temny Mir) which was released in Germany (and probably other european countries, too) as "Dark World". To avoid possible conflicts with the name holder of said production, the Thor movie's title was changed to "Dark Kingdom".


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I expect that if you really think hard enough, you can adapt prisoners to represent just about every character in the film. In terms of physical captivity, Alex, Bob, Joy, Anna, and Keller were all prisoners at some point. But Keller is also prisoner to his pride, ego, and way of life. He is a prisoner of his own self-reliance and suspicion of everybody ...


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From the IMDb FAQ: Are the Bloom brothers really brothers? Yes. At the very beginning of the movie, a caseworker can be seen opening a file cabinet and pulling out the files on young Stephen and Bloom. The file is tagged "Bloom (2)", suggesting that there must be a "Bloom (1)". Does Bloom have a first name? The only reference to what ...


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One possibility might also be that the producers wanted to emphasize the fact that they were starting something new. Terminator Salvation was the first movie to be set in the future war against the machines instead of the present with the classic time-travel context and it was also initially planned to start a new trilogy (most probably set entirely in the ...


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From the Wikipedia page of the Novel- Pat believes he has only been away a few months, but soon realizes it has been years, and struggles to piece together his lost memories and what has become of his wife, Nikki. He has a theory that life is a film created by God and that its "silver lining" will be the end of 'Apart Time' with Nikki. So this ...


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In addition to the above answer, the title is also obviously a play on words: 'Frances Ha' could be pronounced as Francesca, which is the common development of Frances. The character is Happy-Go-lucky, naive and largely oblivious to the political, 'daddy-funded' mechanics of the dance world she works in, but perseveres regardless. The 'Ha' could be seen as ...


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Quoting from Wiktionary, every cloud has a silver lining, proverb In every bad situation there is an element of good. And from Urban Dictionary: phrase used to tell someone that there is a brighter side to the problem they are facing. the phrase comes from the fact that, every dark rain cloud has a silver edge, or lining. So as other ...



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