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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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22
answered Why did Mycroft give Sherlock's information to Jim Moriarity?
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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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answered Why does Cosima Niehaus need glasses?
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accepted Is the money meant to link Fargo the TV series and Fargo the movie?
Mar
22
comment Does Samuel L Jackson always say M*****F***** in his movies?
@FaheemMitha On some definitions the whole site falls into the category of "trivia". So it seems a little harsh to brand this question specifically.
Mar
18
comment Does Samuel L Jackson always say M*****F***** in his movies?
I realize the answer might be "no", but why is this a bad question and attracting close and down votes?
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comment Does Samuel L Jackson always say M*****F***** in his movies?
Maybe I should have qualified the question with "when the rating of the movie allows it".
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