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Why did this happen in Dark?

In Dark, the biggest mystery of the first season was After watching the entire series, I think I understand who did this, but I still don't understand why. Was it Mechanistically (from the internal ...
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Where are scenes set in newspaper printing press rooms filmed?

For newspaper films, it seems de rigeur to have a scene shot in the printing press room. "The Post" (2017) is a recent example, with extensive printing scenes including close-ups of ...
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Did Emma Russel change her mind about her initial plan?

Initially Emma Russel was with Alan John in Godzilla: King of Monsters. Did they have a fallout between them? Did she change her mind about the initial population control plan?
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Is it confirmed who's Tronte Nielson’s father?

In the excellent Netflix series Dark, the Unknown. aka the Origin, is the son of one timeline’s version of Jonas Kahnwald with the alternate Universe’s Martha Nielsen. He is the proximate cause of ...
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How historically accurate is Outlander?

Caveat: OBVIOUSLY I'm NOT asking if the idea of a time-travelling 20th century Lady is accurate ;) How historically accurate is the TV show Outlander? I'm thinking specifically of its depiction of ...
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Can there be sunlight in Australia and Texas at the same time?

In the third season of The Leftovers, episode 3, there is a scene where Kevin Garvey, Sr. calls Matt Jamison from a pay phone outside of Melbourne, AU. Matt is in Miracle, TX, however both locations ...
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Was Spencer Tracy's long monologue at the end of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner filmed in one take?

The film Guess Who's Coming To Dinner ends with a long scene in which Spencer Tracy does virtually all the talking. In a recent conversation at Quora, someone asserted that this scene was shot in one ...
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History of the European flags documentary [closed]

I'm looking for the name or some reference of an old documentary series, maybe done in Canada (not sure), that tells a resumed and short history of each the countries flags. Each documentary was short,...
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How was Thor revived in Thor (2011)?

In Thor we see him get killed near the end of the movie by the Destroyer that was sent by Loki. Yet once he regains the hammer, all his injuries are gone. The entire fight sequence is here. 0:53 his ...
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Why did Shane see those visions when he died?

In season 2 episode 12 of The Walking Dead, when Shane gets killed by Rick, Shane sees a vision of a bunch of walkers... Does this have any meaning? I've watched this show about 3 times now, but still ...
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How did Corinne's car end up abandoned, and how did her earring end up on the backseat?

In The Stranger, a series on Netflix, there is a scene in episode 6, at 13:20 where Johanna tells Adam "Your wife's car has been found up by the airport." At 15:40, they find the car ...
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Why would a British counsellor with a PhD work at a public California high school?

13 Reasons Why never expounds why Dr. Priya Singh, portrayed by Parminder Nagra, is working at a Californian high school? Singh speaks with an English accent, and Nagra is English. 13 Reasons Why ...
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Why didn't Ani Achola finish high school in England?

Grace Saif, the actress who portrays Ani Achola, is English. In 13 Reasons Why, Ani speaks with an English accent, and never shrouds her English background. Ani's mom, Amara Josephine Achola ...
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What would Grissom need Axis Chemicals as a front for?

In the 1989 Batman film, DA Dent is investigating multiple companies believed to be fronts for Carl Grissom's criminal operations; at one point Grissom calls a meeting with his lieutenants to discuss ...
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Identifying an old French movie about poor parents' infant adopted by a rich family [closed]

I would like to identify an old French movie about an infant born into a very poor family. The child is adopted by a rich, childless family and grows up in a well-to-do environment. Many years later, ...
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Why didn't Tessee recognize Watson when he went to the restaurant?

'One Watson, One Holmes', S03E19 from Elementary. Am I missing something? Because I don't think Tessee wouldn't know both Sherlock and Watson at that point, since he was big in Everyone.
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Why is Lucifer portrayed with dirty feet?

At the end of the movie Constantine, we meet Lucifer: a man wearing an unstained white dress and dirty feet. Why is he depicted like that? In particular: why the dirty feet?
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Why do films from before 1917 seem to run faster than normal? [duplicate]

Why do the scenes in the films of year 1917 and before seem to run faster than the normal speed? Does it have to do something with the equipment of that era or that the actors used to act like that?
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What proved that Midway was the location the Japanese were calling AF?

In Midway (2019), the Japanese were using encrypted traffic which the US was codebreaking. The Japanese were planning an attack on a location they were referring to as AF. Washington believed that AF ...
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How come Kay doesn't know that a judge's gun is coded to their DNA?

When Kay tries to shoot Rookie Anderson in Dredd (2012), the gun self-destroys, because Judge guns are coded to their DNA. This fact should be well-known to Ma-Ma's clan, and Kay did mention earlier ...
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Why didn't Judge Dredd receive any aircraft backup after their 10-24 call?

After Ma-Ma's clan machine guns Peach Trees so bad that some bullets penetrate the concrete and exit the building, Dredd blows a hole in the wall so he and Rookie Anderson get out of the building, on ...
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In Season 4 of Brockmire, are the writers showing life imitates art?

Season 4 makes an immediate jump from 2020 to 2030. Beyond warnings of global warming, and other environmental tragedies like the Amazon Forest going up in flames, The writers save the best for last: ...
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Who is “the blessed virgin of Yorba Linda”?

In the That '70s Show episode "Hide Moves In" (S01E24) the group goes skinny dipping and we find out that Fez has a tattoo (presumably on his butt), and Fez says that it is "the blessed ...
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When/ why did Barnabas kill the hippies?

Near the end of the movie Dark Shadows, Angelique plays a confession she secretly recorded of Barnabas killing "Dr. Hoffman, and those workmen, and some very nice unshaven people." I ...
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Higurashi no naku koro ni / When they cry : Music identification [closed]

I've been listening to the anime soundtrack, searching for a very particular jazzy/melancolic tone that is sometimes heard throughout the first and second season of Higurashi no naku koro ni / When ...
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What does the idiom 'to give someone away' mean in A Guide to Second Date Sex? [migrated]

I've got trouble understanding a line from a British rom-com film titled A Guide to Second Date Sex. Sorry, a minor spoiler alert, but there is a scene where Laura, the female protagonist tells about ...
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Did Doc Brown warn Marty to never travel to 2020 or what year did he warn about?

The premise of this question is that I remember Doc Brown warning Marty to never travel to a particular year but I do not remember which year it was. There is this meme (shown below) that makes it ...
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Trope name for anti-hero's henchmen doing bad things while anti-hero does something good?

I see this everywhere. Basically, the anti-hero will be doing something good/trivial/civilized, while the scene repeatedly cuts to his henchmen running around doing bad things. A famous example of ...
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Why do these shots from a 2005 Doctor Who episode look blurry?

I am catching up on some earlier episodes of the modern Doctor Who series and I am a little shocked how badly they aged. Putting soundtrack, monsters, special effects and such aside, I want to focus ...
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Does the red flag scene in Ozark make any sense?

In Ozark episode S3:E4 Boss Fight, Marty Byrde fixes a red flag (frozen funds) on a Panamanian bank account. He says: You have a red flag on a Panamanian deposit account. That happens. All you have ...
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Why was the airlock left unlocked for Dr. Richardson?

In Mars S01E05, Dr. Paul Richardson in a state of hallucination opens the airlock from the greenhouse to the Mars atmosphere, causing catastrophic failure to a portion of the habitation in the chasm. ...
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Why does Sport the pimp have a long pink fingernail?

In Taxi Driver Sport is the pimp of the underage prostitute Iris. His right hand's little finger has a long, pink / reddish fingernail. It's visible for example in his scene with Iris: ...
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Quebec's got the bomb

In S10E13 of The Simpsons, "Homer to the Max", Homer and Marge attend a garden party. During which, Marge dances with then-president Bill Clinton. However, he is forced to excuse himself on ...
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Even with the advance of technology and increase in budget why is realism generally avoided? [closed]

Even with the advance of technology, money, and cinematic taste, etc. people avoid making films or tv shows as realistic as possible. Whether the story is based on a true events: the akward nuances of ...
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Who was the old lady in the woods?

In the movie I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore, When Ruth is at the woods looking for Tony, she sees an old lady in red with a cigar and (I think) a glass of alcohol in her hands. Who is she? ...
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Why does Marianne attend public school?

This is about the TV show "Normal People", which is an adaptation of the novel, by the same name. The answer to my question isn't clear from the TV show, but may be mentioned in the novel; ...
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Why did that person die?

In the second season of the Bloodline series we are introduced to a small-time crook Ozzy, who wants to earn some easy money from the Rayburn family: when John Rayburn starts his Sheriff campaign, ...
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What “three days” is Richard Jewell referring to?

Richard Jewell comforts his crying mother after he yelled at her for watching a war movie: Richard Jewell: You just sit down. You watch whatever you wanna watch. I don't care. And I'm sorry I yelled. ...
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How can I find a scene apparently once included in, but later deleted from, the BBC series Little Dorrit? [closed]

Years ago I watched the BBC television series Little Dorrit. In one scene, I'm pretty sure, Mrs. General explains to Amy the views that Amy ought to express, when eventually conversing in society, ...
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Sweet Smell of Success (1957) “dumb on matinee days only”

Sweet Smell of Success (1957) has been said to be filled with great dialogues. I find myself puzzling over some lines: Sidney: No. Let me finish, J.J. I don't like this job. That boy is dumb on ...
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What does the phrase “you missed a spot” really mean? [closed]

I can't remember all the occurrences where I watch a character in a movie or a show scrubbing, cleaning, sweeping, painting, etc, and another character happens to be watching, then points out: You ...
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Why does William Crandall perform such an unexpected act?

In The Americans, why does William Crandall break the glass vial holding the Lassa virus (which is lethal and gruesome) and stab his hand with it, fatally infecting himself? He was terrified of the ...
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Why does Cady say “I ain't your porch-baby”

In Martin Scorsese's movie Cape Fear (1991) Cady has a brief exchange with a PI hired by Sam Bowden Cady: Are you my friend? PI: No, I'm not your friend. Cady: Oh. 'Cause I thought maybe you were my ...
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Are there any movie actor/actress turned into porn actor/actress? [closed]

Are there any movie actor/actress turned into porn actor/actress?
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How fast does Elsa have to go to catch the wave in Frozen II? [closed]

Spoiler (in case you really care and haven’t seen the movie yet): in the end, when Anna destroys the dam, Elsa in revived and uses the water spirit to go back to Arendelle and save the kingdom from ...
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Did Henry Simmons play the dealer in Agents of Shield S06 E03? [closed]

In Agents of Shield, S06 E03, Fitz plays a variation of blackjack in a space casino. The dealer looks a lot like a heavily made-up Henry Simmons (the actor who plays Mack). Is it him?
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What happened with Dolores 'core' after Charlotte Hale took it from the lab while escaping?

In Westworld S03E06, we see that Charlotte Hale, which became another avatar of Dolores, stole from the Serac lab a pearl (that damaged white sphere - "core" - containing the memories and ...
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What is the connection between Key and Peele's 'Continental breakfast' and the movie 'The Shining'?

I've seen the Key and Peele's sketch named 'Continental breakfast' a dozen times to say the least. It seems to me that they're focusing on how a man's fantasies can be over-enthusiastic at times. But ...
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What does “Buy British, get Boris” mean?

In Endeavour S05E05, Bagshot and Morse discuss some spying/agents stuff between Britain and Russia during the Cold War (1960s): Bagshot: There have been rumours for some time that HMG (Her Majesty's ...
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Why do some movies exhibit more blood and gore than others, for the same cause like gunshots? [closed]

E.g. Scorsese's The Departed (2006) is based on Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs (2002), the landmark crime thriller by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. But Scorsese made it much bloodier, and had gunshot wounds ...

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