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It refers to a conversation between Clarice and Hannibal Lecter. In order for Lecter to help with her investigation, he demands she tell him information from her personal life, to satisfy his curiosity. Her story begins with her upbringing in West Virginia with her father. He was later shot. She lived with her mother, but was sent away to live with her ...


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A Song of Ice and Fire really sounds quite fantasy-ish, whereas Game of Thrones sounds medieval and more suitable for a show. Also, the name 'Game of Thrones' gives more information about what will happen in the TV series (politics and fight for the throne) than the name A song of ice and fire does. Game of Thrones is still a very suitable title, yes it is ...


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The title comes from the very last line of the book. As Andrew Martin states, early in the book, Starling and Lecter have a conversation about her having nightmares with screaming lambs and that she thinks the nightmares will stop if she can save Catherine The book finishes with Clarice Starling having saved Catherine, and true to the conversation, her ...


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The 4th of July holiday in America is called Independence Day, celebrating the day the Thirteen Colonies made themselves a new nation, free from the British. So from a historical point of view, it's quite logical whilst the national holiday is called Independence Day. However, in the film they twist this a little. Consider the president's rousing speech ...


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Jessica Jones is a series revolving around Private Detective Jessica Jones and her agency "Alias Investigations". The series is based on the comic Alias, and the Netflix series was originally titled A.K.A. Jessica Jones. As in 'Alias [Investigations], Also Known As Jessica Jones.' When they pared down the name, the A.K.A. was kept as a nod to that. From ...


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I don't know that the director has ever spoken out directly about why he chose that specific title, other than what you pointed out: they didn't call it Oil! because it wasn't a close-enough adaptation. However, I think the title is not referencing anything you see in the movie itself (at least not much). Rather, it's warning about what's going to happen as ...


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Now first of all, this notion is likely a primary remnant of the first movie, which was of course called Mad Max. The following movies simply built upon this established character and his world and explored vastly different stories and environments. So to understand this title, the best place is to look at the first Mad Max movie alone, since the others are ...


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It means nothing. It was a random pick. The title of the film, Movie 43—first believed to be referencing the number of actors in the film—actually has no meaning. Farrelly heard his son talking with friends about a film called "Movie 43", but when Farrelly discovered the film did not actually exist, he cribbed the name Source I also found this ...


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From Wikipedia page on the film:- The film's title was inspired by the English-language title of director Enzo G. Castellari's 1978 war film, The Inglorious Bastards. When asked for an explanation of the film's title's spelling during a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival, Tarantino said, "I'm never going to explain that". When ...


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Jurassic Park not Jurassic Zoo because it's meant to be an amusement park. An amusement park has a lot of attractions, rides, merchandise sale etc. like Disney land. Here, instead of clowns and cartoon characters, we have dinosaurs, but we also have a lots of attractions and rides. A lot of these things have been shown in Jurassic Park as well as The Lost ...


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As noted in that SFF question, previously the movies didn't either and they were added in later. However, From my quick bit of research, it would seem the choice was mainly stylistic because the original trilogy films didn't use the "Episode" and number in any advertising. That apparently didn't happen until the prequels came along, and it's believed it ...


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Several characters end up where they started out, or end up in a place that reflects their situation from the beginning of the season. Lou: Ed: Mike: Hanzee: The quote cited in the question seems to miss one of the main themes of the season, and the fact that another episode was titled "The Myth of Sisyphus": These characters are doomed to ...


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It probably comes from the distinction between 'zoos' and 'Safari parks'. Zoos are typically areas with cages in which animals are 'displayed' and the public walk around looking into the cages. So, outside, looking in. 'Safari parks' generally have differing groups of animals in a more natural habit with some freedom to roam and interact. In safari parks, ...


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Yes, it refers to one person, Zachary "Zack" Mayo (played by Gere). As Wikipedia explains: The film's title uses an old expression from the British Royal Navy and subsequently from the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice, as being charged with "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman" (from 1860). Matthew Sharpe explains it like this: ...


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Beyond the obvious fact that the show and its characters are science-themed, I would suggest that some insight can be found through the lyrics of the theme song by The Barenaked Ladies: Our whole universe was in a hot dense state, Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. wait... The earth began to cool, the autotrophs began to ...


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Most Bollywood films are titled in Latin letters... that I can tell. Every DVD box cover and poster I've ever seen for the films has been in Latin script, as you mention. I found this question and answer on another site that I think you'll find interesting: One reason is that applications for title approvals have to be filed in the Latin alphabet. So ...


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From IMDB FAQ Why is it spelled "Basterds"? Tarantino commented on "The Late Show" that Inglourious Basterds is the "Tarantino way of spelling it," but he hasn't commented on where the idea for the misspelling arose, nor is he likely to. "I'm never going to explain that," Tarantino was quoted at the Cannes Film Festival. Three theories have been offered ...


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Brad told us that the title of the movie is the name of the project that the father was working on. Is that a nod to Back to the Future? STARK: The movie is fraught with sort of Easter eggs and secrets and little moments and things that harken back to many different parts of mythology. One of which being that, in our head at least, the ...


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According to this (admittedly unattributed) post, Lesley Nielsen confirmed in an interview that the film was retitled "Flying High" in order to avoid any potential clash with the Australian film "Airport '80" (itself originally titled Airport '79: The Concorde) which had been re-released in the same cycle and would therefore have been showing at the same ...


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The word "game" is active where the word "song" is passive. "Game" implies conflict, struggling for position, winners and losers. "Ice and fire" are very evocative images, but they are also indistinct in that they don't really suggest what the song is actually about, except that fire opposes ice. "Thrones" evokes a world of kings and courts. Taken as a ...


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The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance It's the title of Tabitha Dickinson's review about the play. She's a critic, initially she detests Riggan and his play but after actually watching it, she turns in a positive review praising Riggan's performance and his play. A similar question was asked here and there's an excellent answer by a user. Tabitha ...


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Below follows my answer to a similar question over on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack: In the first Mad Max movie, he is named thus by the last remaining member of the motorcycle gang that killed his wife and son, shortly before Max kills him in revenge. As Max casually walks away, Johnny started pleading, then laughing, calling Max "...mad! ...


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The main characters of this show are scientists (2 physicists, an astrophysicist, and an engineer). Most of the episodes are also made to sound like scientific theories or terms. I'm not sure if the directors and producers ever revealed why they named it so in any interviews, because I am not able to recall any episode based on big bang theory. I can just ...


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From Guy Ritchie: I've always been surprised that no other movie has ever been called Revolver because it just sounds cool. So I like the name, but I also like the concept that, if you're in a game, it keeps revolving until you realize that you are in a game and then maybe you can start evolving.


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General Sandy Smithers, you may recall, was just some chump sitting around a fire and wasn't really hateful towards any in the group. he had no beef with anyone, he was just in the right place at the right time. Also, Ruth's driver (O.B. Jackson) wasn't hateful towards anyone either. Which leaves: Major Marquis Warren - Samuel L. Jackson John Ruth - Kurt ...


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This was a topic of discussion in my book club last year. I was referred to the following article: So what is the title of Fifty Shades of Grey referring to? There are a few options. On the surface, Fifty Shades of Grey means roughly what you think it means: Christian Grey has a lot of facets of his personality. He can go from gentleman one minute ...


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You were looking for credible sources. I found one on the wiki page for the episode, a quote from the comic writer, Kirkman. Robert Kirkman stated: [The A refers to] Train Car A. They were put in Train Car A. The wiki doesn't mention it anywhere else, so I would assume Occam's razor, the answer with the fewest assumptions is probably correct. It's just ...


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I could not find a solid answer but I did find a good hypothesis. This is from Yahoo Answers and was put forth by a user named "methroach". Here is his/her take on the reason the number 28 was chosen: It just has a nice ring to it--it's an even number, and it comes out to 4 weeks, or roughly a month. It's a time period that is just long enough to ...


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Michael Crichton's foreword to the Audiobook version of Jurassic Park specifically addresses this point. The island is intended to be a theme park (e.g. complete with rides and attractions), not just a zoological garden for animals. "I wrote a screenplay about cloning a pterodactyl from fossil DNA in 1983, but the story wasn’t convincing. I worked on ...


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Clearly, the answer to this comes in the end of the first movie. The thing that matters most to Max is his wife and family who he nearly loves and who dearly love him. Throughout the movie, we see Max as a good cop who gets the job done, who does not deliberately set out to kill any of the criminals (Nightrider killed himself by choosing to drive past a ...



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