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Apr
22
comment What was the purpose of Candie's handshake in Django Unchained?
I would guess the "grabbing it in a certain spot" is a reaction to Candie's grabbing it "full fisted." In other words, Schultz was so disgusted by Candie that he minimized his contact with the pen Candie just man-handled.
Apr
18
comment What game is it Bond can't afford to play?
what was she referring to when she said "Shall we?" seems like a key to answering this question
Mar
13
comment In “Prometheus” why bring anyone but David-type androids?
Dredd, I am more interested in android vs human... to clarify, I edited question, adding "multiple Davids" etc
Mar
9
comment What would be the equivalent of the carnivorous island?
Here's author Martel's explanation: island served the sole purpose of making the “animal” version of the story harder and harder to believe. “Many readers assume it is something deeply symbolic they just don’t get, or it’s an hallucination –they need a reason to prop up the fiction.” But “religion goes beyond the confines of the reasonable”. from paula-greatstories.blogspot.com/2008/09/…
Mar
9
comment “Life of Pi” Final Insurance Report
no, I think you got the line right... just saying my interpretation of the meaning was different. I'd say the guy Pi was telling the story to didn't all of a sudden start believing in God... he just had a new understanding for why believing in God might be appealing.
Mar
8
comment “Life of Pi” Final Insurance Report
Agreed, except for last sentence above. I think by "make you believe in God" Pi was really saying "make you understand why others believe in God"
Mar
6
comment On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?
That's what's weird to me. How can you steal someone's identity at war and then expect to not be noticed when you go home? Wouldn't it have been easier to just stay Richard and never talk to Richard's relatives again?
Mar
5
comment On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?
Thanks. I figured this was the story. Just seems like a not-well-thought-out decision, given the complications that Richard would face when he returned to from the war, and people started saying "hey you're not Don." But it's TV -- I need to suspend disbelief!
Mar
4
comment What is the main promotional image of House of Cards trying to portray?
(edited my original answer)
Mar
4
comment What is the main promotional image of House of Cards trying to portray?
Argh, I haven't seen the show (my bad for commenting regardless) and I guess the graphic isn't as straightforward as I thought. Oliver_C, I think your comment might be a good answer itself...
Feb
27
comment Where does the name “Ewoks” come from?
Also, from what I understand, the planet Endor was originally conceived as the home planet of Wookies but was later changed to the home planet of Ewoks.
Feb
25
comment What would be the equivalent of the carnivorous island?
+1 nice answer. any chance of adding a screenshot of the shape of the island? that would seal it for me
Feb
21
comment Who was the girl in Django unchained?
+1 good question... her appearance definitely suggested there was more to her story, so indeed it seemed strange when her character was left unexplored
Feb
20
comment Who is the daughter of John Spartan in Demolition Man?
I had forgotten about the character of Resistance Leader played by Dennis Leary LOL
Feb
20
comment Why does Weyland have to hide that he was on the ship?
@ Dr, there is scene after he comes out of cryosleep in which she initially visits him in a hopeful, loving manner -- but he rejects her, cementing her hatred of him.
Feb
13
comment Ending of Source Code
+1 great answer indeed. just following up, what happened to Stevens in the original universe? Did his body stay there while his consciousness continued to frolic in the alternate universe?
Feb
9
comment How did Movie 43 get so many big name stars?
great question. from what I read, many people who have had the misfortune of seeing this movie actually seem upset with its big-name stars for participating.
Feb
8
comment Did James Bond fail his mission in “Skyfall”?
I think the key is " M didn't want anyone else to die because of her"... seems the unofficial mission was to kill Silva so he couldn't do more large-scale harm... saving M would have been a bonus, but was not the ultimate goal. Answer accepted.
Jan
26
comment What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?
+1 to me, it was more of a transformation: Schultz begins the movie mildly opposed to slavery and ends the movie fiercely hating slavery. But either way could support your idea that he then killed Candie out of disgust over slavery.
Jan
26
comment What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?
+1 good points. I edited the question to remove the references to Broomhilda, which were not necessary.