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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


Dec
26
accepted Did John McClane know Bill Clay was really Hans Gruber? If so, how?
Dec
26
comment Did John McClane know Bill Clay was really Hans Gruber? If so, how?
Thanks very much for the thorough answer. You even explain why Hans keeps the cigarette pack (because it is empty) which is something I had never understood. And the rest of your explanation also makes sense. Answer accepted.
Dec
26
accepted If Al Powell was on desk duty, why was he driving black-and-white?
Dec
26
accepted Die Hard detonator insertion — “F*** it”
Dec
25
asked Did John McClane know Bill Clay was really Hans Gruber? If so, how?
Dec
25
comment If Al Powell was on desk duty, why was he driving black-and-white?
Do cops on desk duty drive home in a police car?
Dec
25
reviewed Leave Open Guy listens to “Don't Stop Believin” on an elevator
Dec
25
asked If Al Powell was on desk duty, why was he driving black-and-white?
Dec
25
asked Die Hard detonator insertion — “F*** it”
Dec
25
comment How come the Precogs can't prevision the murder of Agent Danny Witwer in the film Minority report?
They were offline when the murder happened... but why didn't they foresee the murder BEFORE they were offline?
Dec
23
revised Explanation for Lenny's “I've done it” tattoo
added 526 characters in body
Dec
23
comment Explanation for Lenny's “I've done it” tattoo
+1 Definitely an important detail. I hope you don't mind: I'm going to incorporate this into my answer on this page.
Dec
19
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.
Dec
19
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.
Dec
19
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.
Dec
19
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
17
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? :)