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Meaning of kisses in "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain"

At the end of Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001), Amélie gives Nino three kisses in very specific places (cheek, neck and eyelids) and silently asks Nino to do the same to her. Does these ...
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Why was Louis Roulet seemingly surprised at what "DJ" Corliss testified?

In The Lincoln Lawyer, the state prosecutor (Ted Minton) puts a prison cell snitch ("DJ" Corliss) on the witness stand to testify about what the main antagonist (Louis Roulet) allegedly told ...
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Why didn't the Great Protector try to stop Xu Wenwu from destroying the Dark Gate?

In the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, I am wondering why the Great Protector didn't try to stop Xu Wenwu from destroying the Dark Gate with the Ten Rings. When Xu Wenwu started to ...
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How much of Twister is true?

Obviously I know that it's a story but . . . Has anyone actually successfully placed an instrument package into a tornado and received scientific data? In this respect, was the film Twister (1996) ...
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What are the 5 American western films that deal with slavery according to Tarantino?

I recently watched The Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino and became highly interested in his work. As a result I began researching his other films and came across a mashup interview featuring him in ...
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Name of Episodic Style where the opening for next week is the ending of this week

Is there a name for the TV Serial style where the end of each episode is the pre-opening credit intro for the next one? This style was used on shows such as Quantum Leap. I seem to remember it being ...
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How much did the first commercialy available licence of "Nuke" cost [closed]

Foundry's Nuke is the go to compositing software to work on all professional Hollywood movies. It was originally developped by DNEG for inhouse use. What did the first comercially available licence ...
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What weapon is Black Widow using in the final battle of Avengers: Infinity War?

During a rewatch of Avengers: Infinity War I noticed Black Widow seemed to be using a staff during the final battle sequence. The design of the staff looks very similar to the Asgardian berserker ...
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Mr Monk and a "Whispering Gallery" [closed]

I remember seeing an episode of the series "Monk" where people who speak at a very low voice, maybe even whispering, at a precise spot in a large hall are overheard by one or more other ...
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Why was Pepsi free in 1985?

In Back to the Future, when Marty is stuck in the past, he visits a known diner from his timeline and asks the server about the phone booth and the address of Doc Brown. The server angrily asks him &...
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Does the storyline with the cop's brother make sense?

I finished Squid Game yesterday and something about the narrative just doesn't make sense to me. Allow me to explain in chronological order: Brother of cop (Hwang In-ho) wins the Squid Games in 2015. ...
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Why did Pablo say, "The flirty grip"? [closed]

Pablo met Nicole second time at halloween party: Pablo: Oh, hey, Pablo. Uh, we met at... Nicole: You held the bounce board. Pablo: The flirty grip. Why did Pablo say, "The flirty grip"?
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In The Flight Attendant, how is Miranda alive?

In the last episode of The Flight Attendant's first season, Miranda fights with Feliks in an elevator, then is later found lying motionless in a bathtub with Feliks standing over her. It is later made ...
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Why do people love to hate the Godfather part 3? [closed]

From what I've been told, the third Godfather picture did well in the box office, got multiple Oscar nods (including best picture and best director), and was praised by some critics including the late ...
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What is the point of the "take me to America" scene in Godfather?

What is the point of this scene in the first Godfather? It feels very random and i don't even know who is the person who yells "take me to America"
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What are the Deviants doing on Earth?

In Eternals (2021), the Eternals arrival on Earth is in 5000 BC in Mesopotamia, when humans are already well established. It is only then that the Deviants seem to be a danger (triggering the Eternal'...
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Why do we see the prince stab Sophie if that didn't actually happen?

I just re-watched The Illusionist, but I looked up how she survived the stabbing from the prince. Everyone says she drugged the prince, and that she faked the stabbing. But we see the prince walking ...
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At the end of Fantastic Mr. Fox, why wasn’t the wife mad at Mr. Fox in the supermarket? Isn’t he again stealing?

In the final scene of Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fox, Friends, and family sneak into a supermarket to steal food. This to me contradicts the main theme of the movie: Mr. Fox had to grow up and stop risking ...
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Does a "flash precedence priority" really exist in the USA at a time of crisis or terrorism?

Powers Booth and his goons hold the Vice President of the USA, other high ranking VIPs & security staff, hostages at gunpoint. He demands that the VP call the POTUS such that some "emergency&...
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Is The Ethel Waters Show lost media?

The Ethel Waters Show was a 1939 NBC variety special starring actress and singer Ethel Waters, in what reportedly may have been the very first appearance of a Black person on TV. I’d love to see the ...
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How is the "light" trap at the beginning supposed to work?

In the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones encounters a trap where blocking a shaft of light with his hand causes spikes to shoot out of the wall next to him: ...
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Which Quiz Show has featured most often in Private Eye's "Dumb Britain" column? [closed]

Private Eye a fortnightly satirical magazine has a regular column "Dumb Britain" featuring entertainingly stupid things people have said, typically on television or radio. Among the shows ...
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How can Booth trust him?

Apologies for the weird title but I did not want to add spoilers. The actual title is I understand the suspension of disbelief in such a movie but Booth has been constantly betrayed by Hartley (and ...
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How long after Luc Besson's "discovery" of Natalya Rudakova did the filming of Transporter 3 begin? Just a few "hours" or "lessons" later?

I'd linked to Natalya Rudakova's "doom and gloom" then did a little further reading about the actor. A "mini bio" in IMDB's Natalya Rudakova Biography says only She was born in ...
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Why does Lecter help the Feds?

FBI agents approach Hannibal Lecter seeking his insight in tracking down killers but Lecter doesn't strike me as someone who'd help out of the goodness of his heart- what's in it for him?
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Why did Skinny tell Badger to ditch his car?

In El Camino A Breaking Bad Movie (2019), I didn't understand why did Skinny tell Badger to ditch his car near the border?
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How was it 2020 so soon after July 2019?

In Season 1 Episode 4 of Outer Banks we are shown the coroner's report of the murders being investigated, which reveals the date to be July 19th, 2019: Over the course of the first season, it seems ...
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Why are the Fremen staggered that Paul gives his water to the dead?

I’ve read the book as well and I don’t remember it answered there. Clearly, the Fremen would greatly appreciate one of them to cry tears if someone died because they are used to economize water but ...
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Favoritism in Squid Game for specific player? [closed]

For Squid Game, I've seen multiple theories that Il-nam was treated differently in "Red light, Green light" because he does not have a green hue in the robot's vision but I feel like I see a ...
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Shouldn't Lilo be getting survivors benefits?

Lilo's parents died a short time ago -- I don't know if their death date is set in canon, but she does remember them and she's only 6 during the movie. In the USA, unmarried children of deceased ...
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What happened to Ashley?

At the end of S2E2 of Evil, Kristen, David, and Ben go to the house of the man who claimed that he was possessed by an angel, searching for his wife, Ashley. When they arrive, he seems to assert that ...
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Why does the Vatican expect UFOs to smell like cotton candy?

In the episode "U is for UFO," several individuals claim to have seen UFOs. The Vatican is interested in these claims for theological reasons, and they have an apparatus to test whether the ...
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In "The Martian", why did they catch the probe?

In "The Martian", why did they need to catch the probe after they already changed the plan to not support Mark with food, but pick him up from the orbit. Did they need the supply because the ...
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What is a 'mod' in the movie Pebble and the boy?

I am in the midst of seeing the movie The Pebble and the Boy. While going through the IMDb synopsis, it says something about mod and scooter. Can somebody tell me what this is about, or is this some ...
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Who Chooses the Amounts in The Chase?

In the UK TV show The Chase the contestants answer questions to get a starting sum of money. The chaser then offers them a low and high offer. In the episode I just saw the contestant answered six ...
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How does Bond's radio survive the EMP?

In No Time To Die, Q gives Bond a special watch that emits an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) that destroys electronics. At one point, Bond uses the watch to kill a villain by making his electronic eye ...
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Is the Trinity Killer Inspired by any real life/fictional serial killers or brutal criminals?

After recently rewatching season four of Showtime's Dexter, I had been wondering if John Lithgow's character Arthur Mitchell aka "The Trinity Killer" was inspired by or loosely based on any ...
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Was the folk song in the audition scene in "The Commitments" made for the movie?

In the audition montage in The Commitments, a young guy with a ponytail sings the following lyrics accompanied with a guitar and harmonica: Well, the black folks are starvin' And the white trash is ...
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How could Desmond Lee-Wortley call airfield at December 25th?

In the "Poirot: The Theft of the Royal Ruby" there's a side plot of Desmond Lee-Wortley calling someone (later revealed by Poirot to be repair service at the nearby airfield) and being ...
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Why did Colonel Lacey change his plans about selling Egyptian souvenir?

In Poirot: The Theft of the Royal Ruby, there's a side story of Colonel Lacey trying to sell one of his many Egyptian souvenirs, to cover his stock debts, and couldn't decide which one he is going to ...
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Who exactly are "They" and "him" here?

Using a walker, Mank, whose leg is broken, enters his new home with his producer Houseman and two ladies. Houseman explained to Mank that two ladies would assist him. The phone rang. Rita, who was ...
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Why does Bishop keep informing Interpol, causing needless obstacles for their con?

In Red Notice (2021), Since Bishop and Hartley are working together, why would she keep telling Interpol where Hartley is?
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Is the name of this Harvey Kormann character spelled "Count de Monet" or "Count de Money"?

In the French Revolution scene of History of the World, Part I, Mel Brooks appears to re-use Harvey Kormann's character of Hedy/Hedley Lamar from Blazing Saddles. This is underscored by the re-use of ...
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How were high-budget miniseries, such as Band of Brothers, released before the proliferation of streaming services?

Band of Brothers was, at the time of its creation, the most expensive miniseries ever produced. While wildly successful I can’t envision how such a show would be released. With each of the ten ...
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Had Slim Pickens and Kubrick worked together prior to Dr Strangelove? [closed]

Slim Pickens was cast in Dr. Strangelove somewhat last-minute. Originally, Peter Sellers had been slated to play the bomber pilot, along with his three other roles, but a knee injury required him to ...
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Why didn't anyone realize that Ryan was committing fraud?

In the episode Night Out, Ryan says: Yes, I’m having the Scranton branch come in on one Saturday so they can re-enter sales that they made on the phone as sales that were made by the website which ...
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Is Night Monkey from the Spider-Man comics?

Spider-Man: Far From Home refers to Spidey in his stealth suit as Night Monkey, but is this actually taken from the pages of Marvel Comics?
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Were certain M.A.S.H. characters removed due to moral issues?

I noticed that three characters of MASH series changed to different ones around fourth seson. Thats is: Frank Burnes, John Macintyre and Henry Blake. Some of the actors said some reasons why they ...
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Intentions behind Spector's actions in the finale of season three?

Let's go to the end. This post may contain spoilers. I wonder about the end of the series. The last episode seems to close every possible aspect and doubt about the series. Why did Spector decide to ...
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Why does Chigurh meet with a freak accident? [duplicate]

Throughout No Country for Old Men, Chigurh is shown as indispensable, as this metaphor for Death itself. So why does his character meet with a freak accident at the end? What's the relevance to the ...

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