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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 Wikipedia :- The film's title refers to the pulp magazines and hardboiled crime novels popular during the mid-20th century, known for their graphic violence and punchy dialogue. From Wikipedia page on Pulp magazine:- Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps") are inexpensive fiction magazines published from 1896 through the 1950s. ...


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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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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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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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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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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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It was the working title of the film based on his daughters name: Nolan’s father died in 2009, after a year-long battle with cancer that was diagnosed just as the film-maker was finishing Inception, and as Jonah was starting to write Interstellar. His father’s diagnosis was “very much in my mind,” Jonah said, “the connection that you have with your ...


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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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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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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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While Andrew is quite spot on in his description of both of them being Escape Artists at different points in the series (seeing their individual escapes from conviction as his answer and your question point out), I would see it from a different perspective. I would say that Will in his role as a barrister is the true Escape Artist. If the series shows us one ...


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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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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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I took it to mean they were both the Escape Artist, in their own ways, but that really Liam was the true escape artist and his mantle effectively passed to Burton by the end of the series. Whilst Burton was able to get criminals off and be a successful lawyer, thus ensuring their "escape", Foyle at the start appears to be the true Escape Artist. As you ...


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As all the mentioned disaster movies had been shown in Australia (I should know, I saw them all), I doubt that "lack of context" is the reason. I would suggest that in many of the countries, Australia & New Zealand in particular, the concept of "getting high" was less taboo than in the US & the title "Flying High" has a much more humorous double ...


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You could also use the term Subtitle (titling). Generally, subtitle is given to a movie title to provide a hint or a little more information of the movie to the moviegoers. Wiki says, In books and other works, a subtitle is an explanatory or alternate title. For example, Mary Shelley used a subtitle to give her most famous novel, Frankenstein; or, the ...


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The Wikipedia synopsis for the film seems to indicate that the film is named for the events which allegedly lead up to the first short: Four sisters living in an old château are convinced that they are vampires. One believes she was raped by the villagers years before, and is blind; another is afraid of sunlight, and they all react violently to ...


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Could it be Twelve?, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland and starring Emma Roberts, 50 Cent and Chance Crawford? The film opens during Spring Break on the Upper East Side. White Mike (Chace Crawford), once a wealthy, carefree teenager, now struggles to scrape out a living as a pot dealer, dealing to his former classmates. His mother died from breast ...


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I wonder if the lack of stars symbolizes the power of the federal government over constituent states.


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"forgiveness is a running theme under all the major characters" I agree. Women refuse to forgive the innocent cowboy even after he showed sincere remorse, perhaps because what they knew they already did (hire assassins). Most importantly, Munny never forgave himself over what he had done in the past, felt sure he was going to hell. And he certainly will ...



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