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a fan of smart sci-fi movies and other intelligent films, as well as classic TV shows from the 80s and 90s, plus some of today's TV fare


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comment Why did Django come to Candieland?
+1 OP starts question with "I'm not sure it's ever explained" and this answer clearly shows that it is explained, and provides the explanation.
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comment Why did Kubrick avoid a direct explanation to “Clockwork orange”'s meaning?
@Stefan: Sarcasm noted, if not appreciated. You're welcome to all the interpretations you'd like. Personally I'm going to stick with mine, which matches the intepretation quoted in the answer below, from Anthony Burgess -- you know, the author of the book.
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comment Why did Kubrick avoid a direct explanation to “Clockwork orange”'s meaning?
@Stefan The title does not refer to sexual orientation. It refers to the idea that an organic entity like an orange (or a human) is nothing more than a mechanical contraption like a clock, and can be re-programmed accordingly.
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comment Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?
@PaulStock at that point of the near-drowning, his friends had overpowered him -- he couldn't fight back
Dec
17
comment Quote about two types of people: “poor people and gangsters”
I think it's a quote because it is spoken, not sung or rapped. But I don't know for sure.
Dec
17
comment Special sunglasses that enable you to see aliens
"mama don't like tattle-tales" (shoots the tattle-tale)
Dec
17
comment Special sunglasses that enable you to see aliens
@AE I don't think the movie suggested the aliens made the glasses-- instead, IIRC, the glasses were made by human rebels. So stop dissing "They Live"! ;)
Dec
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comment Quote about two types of people: “poor people and gangsters”
@Walt, +1, you nailed the song! Now how about the source of the sample? :)
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asked Quote about two types of people: “poor people and gangsters”
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asked In Memento, what happened to the money in the Jaguar's trunk?
Dec
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asked Damon Wayans, as stand-up comic, says “Is this thing on?”
Dec
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answered Horror movie that takes place at beach resort
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comment Why are zoom shots rarely used?
This makes sense to me. Zooming usually feels "intense" to the viewer -- it usually sends the message "this shot is very important." Too much use of zoom could be overwhelming to the viewer.
Dec
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awarded  Good Question
Dec
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revised Who put the sled in the mountains at the end?
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Dec
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comment Horror movie that takes place at beach resort
@Walt, yes, the OP probably has a different movie in mind, but there are some similarities, and OP might be misremembering the beach part, so thought I'd put Angel Heart out there.
Dec
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answered Horror movie that takes place at beach resort
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comment Did the Ewoks eat the stormtroopers?
+1 Also note that ROTJ orginally had Wookies in the place eventually filled by Ewoks. The site below says Lucas changed because Ewok-vs-Stormtrooper would be more allegorical of Vietnam War then Wookie-vs-Stormtrooper. virginmedia.com/movies/features/top-ten-jedi-facts.php?page=2