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comment Were old TV shows routinely sped up for some reason?
30 frames per second (fps) in the USA. Most european TV is 25 frames per second (to match the frequency of the electricity supply of 50Hz (US is 60Hz). Most movies shot on film are 24 fps and need conversion to avoid aliasing artefacts when broadcast on TV. In Europe movies can be speeded up slightly to match TV; in the US more sophisticated techniques are required.
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comment In which way do the engravings represent Dean Corso's journey towards The Ninth Gate?
@NapoleonWilson Yes. We don't know who spread the true engravings across the three books, but the last true engraving was clearly hidden by the twin bookbinders as Corso finds it while their old shop is being cleared by removals men clearly implying they deliberately inserted fakes for that last page.
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comment In which way do the engravings represent Dean Corso's journey towards The Ninth Gate?
@CGCampbell While I'me sure more than one interpretation is possible, I don't think the end point of following the instructions in a book co-authored by satan himself would lead to admission into the grace of God. I think it is far more likely that Corso gained the satanic powers the books were intended to lead to. Obeying moral rules was never the point and the reason Balkan failed was that his last engraving was fake. Moreover, it was fake because the book binding twins wanted to prevent anyone acquiring the power.
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comment What is the significance of the hat in Miller's crossing?
Not just not obvious, actually total bollocks. This clearly isn't what happens in the actual movie and, given what does happen, makes no sense whatsoever.
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comment Identify TV series with supernatural elements
@JudgeDredd Unfortunately it isn't on Netflix in the UK, but I did find it on Amazon and you were quite right. I originally assumed it wasn't Supernatural as Abaddon only appears in redhead guise in series 8 (I think) and IMDB descriptions of early episodes don't look right. But thanks for the very fast recognition of the answer. For the record the episode is series 8 episode 12 "as time goes by"
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comment Identify TV series with supernatural elements
@Namechangedtomaskidentity I did, but I didn't get everything right as I found when I searched the episode and watched it. Abaddon is stabbed by a demon-killing knife not a taser, for example!