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Mar
13
comment How much time passes in Scarface
Is there any other evidence supporting Wikipedia's date?
Feb
25
comment Was Hercule Poirot always religious?
The books also have Poirot frequently making references to "le bon Dieu."
Jan
17
comment How long can a Jedi hold their breath?
Eat your heart out, Guybrush Threepwood!
Jan
17
comment What is the REAL password for Bond's account?
@DarrickHerwehe: It's even odder if you assume it's in inches...
Dec
29
comment If the Jedi way is to avoid aggression and only fight as a form of defense, then how come every battle starts with the good guys attacking first?
"Defense" can look into the future. It seems to me that in most of the cases you cite, the "bad guys" had clearly indicated their intention to imminently inflict harm on the "good guys", even if they hadn't yet ignited a lightsaber.
Nov
27
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Nov
22
comment Why didn't the machine affect Bond in Spectre?
I also had the interpretation that Blofeld said that he could destroy Bond's eyesight and memory with the machine, but not that he was going to do it immediately. Unfortunately, since the film is still in theaters, it is going to be hard to get the exact wording to confirm it.
Nov
20
asked What did Ripley tell Schenk in S01E06?
Nov
16
comment How did they film the flat spin in Top Gun?
The video no longer works.
Oct
17
comment How did Sherlock know specific personal information about John Watson when meeting him for the first time?
Presumably these are meant to be facts that Holmes is able to deduce from Watson's appearance, manner, etc. Holmes does something similar in the novel A Study in Scarlet when he first meets Watson.
Aug
21
comment Leslie Nielsen(?) and “molten steel”
I'd think Spy Hard would be a good bet, given that it stars Leslie Nielsen as a spy named Dick Steele. You'd expect thousands of steel-related puns, but oddly this transcript doesn't show any, and specifically no "molten steel".
Aug
21
comment Movie where man warns people of rising water from a dam
@Dash: Please post this as an answer, and click the check mark to mark it "accepted". Otherwise this question will remain on the "unanswered" list forever.
May
27
comment How did “Good Kill” get the cooperation of the Air Force?
If the Air Force was involved in the film's making, you would expect to see them acknowledged in the credits. Are they? IMDB doesn't list them in the film's company credits page. Compare the corresponding page for Air Force One which thanks the Air Force and many specific units.
Feb
4
comment Who were the choices for the leading role in Total Recall (1990)?
@MattD: I'd say it provides insight into the original artistic vision for the film and how it evolved.
Feb
2
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Feb
2
comment In the movie 'Amadeus', did Tom Hulce play all the correct piano notes himself?
@JohnnyBones: He's just saying that his lesson on the third day was a concerto. I don't think he's claiming that he was able to play it successfully.
Jan
16
comment Why is it always the same type of beer cup used in college-style movies/series?
Of course, it's entirely possible that product placement is also involved.
Jul
25
comment Was Bugs Bunny impersonating someone when he ate the carrot?
@ShizZ.: There's a copy of the screenplay here. It doesn't look like anyone ever says "What's up, doc" in the film.
Jun
27
comment Are Sean Bean's characters more prone to die than others?
If you checked Alec Guinness at the right point in his career, you could get a ratio well over 100%. Or better yet, what about Temuera Morrison?
Jun
26
comment How did Smiley know he could trust a certain person?
The second explanation is the most convincing, I think. I concentrated on the interview with Prideaux but forgot about what Westerby had to say. The first explanation might work for the movie, but not for the BBC series or the novel, in which the conversation doesn't take place at the airport, and Smiley doesn't explicitly threaten Esterhase. Anyway, +1 and thanks!