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Textbook Recommendation for Film Theory [closed]

Looking for a thorough textbook on Film Theory. Also, are there materials that introduces some well-established metrics or templates for analyzing or reviewing movies? Thanks in advance!
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Are Bud and Tippi Dink actually D.I.N.K.'s?

Bud and Tippi Dink are the next door neighbors of Doug Funnie on the show Doug. A claim has recently come to my attention that the Dink's are so named because Dink is also an acronym D.I.N.K. meaning &...
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Why did S I Tilak shoot through a bottle?

In the 2021 Telugu movie Krack, police officer S I Tilak shot an innocent boy but due to a conspiracy, S I Veera Krishna got arrested instead. This is how Tilak shot the innocent boy: Why did he ...
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How does Dr Madeleine Swann know that something has happened with her father?

In Spectre, Bond visits Dr. Madeleine Swann for his psychological assessment. From which of his answers does Swann learn that something has happened with her father? How does she come to the ...
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Which was the first commercial movie featuring duplicates (doubles) on screen

Which was the first commercial movie featuring duplicates (doubles) on screen. By duplicates I mean, same person playing two different roles (or same role but from different time in case of Time ...
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What is the “trap” or “gimmick” Brad Pitt is talking about in 12 Monkeys?

In a December 2019 interview in the New York Times, Brad Pitt says this about "12 Monkeys": I nailed the first half of “12 Monkeys.” I got the second half all wrong. That performance ...
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Why didn't they take the empty road (wrong side) when they were returning from Mexico to USA?

Why didn't they take the empty road (wrong side) when they were returning from Mexico to USA in Sicario? They entered Juarez via an 'empty road' right next to the 'jammed' road. They went straight to ...
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Why did Randall give the Joker the gun?

In Joker (2019), why did Randall give the Joker the gun? What was his actual motive? Did he give the gun thinking that when Joker will be performing he will drop it - as it happened? Or did he really ...
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What is the significance of this man in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In the closing scene of Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the old blind man driving the handcar, whom Everett and his associates had encountered near the beginning of the film, and who had ...
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Are the rituals in Midsommar based on any ancient folk culture?

I've recently watched Midsommar (2019). During the summer festival, which was held during the friends visit in Sweden, we see some terrifying, brutal and definitely scary rituals. I'm speaking about ...
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Japanese Americans serving during WW2

In the original "Karate Kid", during the scene when Mr. Miyagi is drunk and talking about his wife, he mentions that she was in an internment camp when she died. It seems strange that the ...
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What was the hole in the wall symbolizing in “Black Box”?

I just saw "Black Box" on amazon prime. I was waiting for the movie to explain the hole in Nol's wall. He looks at it in the first few minutes of the movie. Then we get a second look at it ...
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Does Martin Crane enjoy finer things?

The television show Frasier is set up to use Martin Crane as a comedic device to showcase Niles and Frasier's neuroses and their affection for finer, upper class things in life. However, does Martin ...
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When did filming many 'outdoor' scenes inside a studio go out of fashion? [closed]

I watch a lot of old movies (UK talking pictures) and obviously they were prepared to build quite complex sets inside a studio rather than film outside as I guess it was cheaper and technically easier....
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How has Raya been searching for Sisu for 6 years?

In "Raya and the Last Dragon", Naamari says that Raya stole the map of Sisu's location a few months before we see Raya on-screen 6 years after the world broke. How is this possible when Raya ...
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If there's only one timeline, why did the Ancient One beg the differ?

While If there's only one timeline, how could Doctor Strange have seen 14 million of them? was theoretical (people commented Doctor Strange may have seen only potential timelines), if there is ...
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Why was Cunningham Sr. taken aback when Scout talks to him about entailment?

In the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, when the angry crowd reached the police-station to hurt Tom Robinson, they found Atticus Finch already sitting outside the door blocking their way. After a few ...
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What did June mean at the end of the Handmaids's Tale season 4 finale?

At the end of the season 4 finale, June says: What does she mean? Where is she going? Does it mean she is going to turn herself in for what she did? Or does it mean that Luke doesn't want her to be ...
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Why are Davis & Main's perks so much better than HHM's?

In Better Call Saul, Jimmy's perks at Davis and Main seem insanely lavish compared to Kim's at HHM. And D&M is located in a smaller city (Santa Fe vs Albuquerque) and would presumably have fewer ...
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Why does Donald Curtis have a Dutch/Netherlands flag pin displayed prominently when he is clearly American?

In the movie Porco Rosso, why does the character Donald Curtis have a Dutch/Netherlands flag pin displayed prominently when he is clearly American? I could be wrong about the flag being Dutch/...
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What is the “protection circle” in Tumbbad made of?

I have understood that Vinayak Rao feeds dolls made of flour to Hastar. I haven't understood what is the substance that he used to make the protection circle. Surely, both the substance used to make ...
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If there's only one timeline, how could Doctor Strange have seen 14 million of them?

If there is only one true Sacred Timeline according to the Time Variance Authority (TVA), then how could Doctor Strange have seen 14 million of them in Infinity War? Or did he only see the true ...
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How did these characters in A Quiet Place 2 not notice the monster on board?

In A Quiet Place 2, a monster sneaks in on the boat and attacks the island that was previously monster-free. But how did it get there? Did it just sneak into the boat and went unnoticed? Or is the ...
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What was supposed to be the plan in A Quiet Place 2?

I've watched A Quiet Place 2 yesterday and I was confused around the core plan by Regan. The way the film presented it: There was a working radio station on an island, traced via the radio signal ...
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If Sweden didn't have commercial TV channels until the late 1980s, how can these TV commercials from the 1960s and 1970s exist?

Lately, I've been watching a bunch of Swedish-language TV commercials from the late 1960s and 1970s. Here is an example from 1969: What confuses me about this is that ...
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What is the history of these computer props?

I first noticed these computer/instrument... Mainframes? On Stargate SG-1. (Background right) (Background centre) I've seen them in other shows too, such as Batwoman's batcave. (Background left) I'...
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How did Mobius come to this conclusion?

In the Marvel series Loki season 1 episode 2, the original variant from the sacred timeline gives a theory that To test this theory Mobius and Loki go to Pompeii, and after returning from there ...
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The meaning of Straw Dogs

Why is the movie Straw Dogs called like that? From Wikipedia: The film's title derives from a discussion in the Tao Te Ching that likens people to the ancient Chinese ceremonial straw dog, being of ...
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Do you need some detailed stock market knowledge to understand the plot/story of Scam 1992?

I'm planning to watch Scam 1992, but I know nothing about stock market and not much interested in it. But since it's a top rated series, I'm planning to watch it. I feel there's something unique in it....
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Did Alex get a frontal lobotomy?

In Clockwork orange, the final scene involves Alex in a hospital bed and being interviewed by the nurse. He mentions of a dream where he remembers doctor picking into his brain and answers the ...
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How did Reese's father die?

In Person Of Interest's final episode, the Machine, while fading away from the viral attack, talks to Harold and explains some key lessons it learned about people. One of the stories it tells, to ...
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'He's in bed with José from the liquor store' — does this line remain in the movie?

I recall a line from the In The Heights musical: https://genius.com/Lin-manuel-miranda-and-in-the-heights-original-broadway-company-in-the-heights-lyrics Yesenia walks in the room She smells sex and ...
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Is there a better way to guarantee mystery shows don't get cancelled? [closed]

I've been noticing that a lot of mystery tv shows, especially sci-fi-based ones, get canceled leaving people hanging with no satisfying ending. Some recent ones I've noticed are Manifset, Debris, ...
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Explanation on Aunt March's dialogue

In the movie, Little women, there's a scene where Amy and Laurie meets, and by Aunt March says "These French women cant lift a hairbrush" why does she says that?
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Meaning of Dialogue in Little Women

In the movie Little Women there are a few lines that I don't quite understand. In the scene where Laurie visits Aunt March in Paris (if I'm not wrong), Aunt March says "What a disappointment he ...
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A plot-hole in the movie “Chaos Walking”? [closed]

In the movie Chaos Walking, (based on the novel by same name) how come the men in the town or in his family never reveal to Todd Hewitt about the truth of the scenario, I mean not even once? When ...
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Godfather: Some related scenes: foreshadowing? [closed]

It only occurred to me recently (and in the case of Kay, just now) that there are a couple of pairs of related scenes. The first is the undertaker discussing how his daughter was disfigured; then ...
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What were the computer systems used for CGI in first Harry Potter movie - Quidditch Scenes? [closed]

What were the computer system used to creat CGI in the first Harry Potter movie, Quidditch scenes in particular? How powerful this computer system may have been? I don't suspect Silicon Graphics was ...
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What is the difference between movies and films [closed]

The title speaks for itself. So often in discussions surrounding cinema, I see the words ‘film’ and ‘movie’ being used interchangeably. However, are the two really the same? I would appreciate it if ...
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What kind of drink is Ben Affleck drinking in the beginning of this movie? [closed]

I'm seeing Jack drinking a cane of some drink in car and then in shower in very beginning of movie. Apparently it's written kind of "Clutter" on it but I couldn't find it only Google. Maybe ...
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Why doesn't Bathurst use the device this way?

The antagonist in Infinite (2021) has a device called the dethroner which allows him to download the consciousness of an opponent, thus preventing reincarnation. But Bathurst's end-goal in the movie ...
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Do we know what became of Fredo's wife?

I think the last scene in the The Godfather Part II Fredo's wife is in is after the shooting of Michael's bedroom -- I think she is being forced back to her quarters iirc. It is clear that things are ...
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How do cinematographers do super zoom out shots?

Sometimes I will see a super zoom out shot in a movie. For example, in Bourne Legacy, the opening scene has the protagonist swimming in an icy lake in Alaska, then warming himself by a fire. The ...
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What would've been a satisfactory “ending” to the film, in the view of the omnipotent monster?

Beginning The indie film Resolution (2012) mostly stays obscure, but I decided to watch it because the premise sounded interesting. It begins with Michael, a graphic designer now living in the city (...
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Deliberate miscalibration of shells in Schindler's List — did this happen in real life?

Schindler explicitly tells iirc Stern (Ben K's character) that he knows the shells won't work and that he in fact wants this. This strikes me as unlikely for two reasons: one, the immense risk of ...
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How realistic are the bending effects in The Last Airbender? [closed]

One of the most common criticism of M.Night Shaymalan’s The Last Airbender is the bending visuals, both SFX and VFX. In his extremely critical review of the movie, the great Robert Ebert had this to ...
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In the movie “Momentum” why is the airport Western Cape International Airport?

In the movie Momentum why is the airport named Western Cape International Airport? There’s no such airport. The city of Cape Town is indeed in the Western Cape province. But the main airport is Cape ...
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What disorder does the Riddler have in Gotham?

I'm curious as to what disorder Ed Nygma has from Gotham. I know he has OCD from the comics but I'm talking about how his Riddler persona appears to and interacts with him. Something that caught my ...
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Why does IMF still use analog tape for mission briefings?

Just now watching the Mission Impossible: Repercussions/Fallout from 2018, and as usual, the mission briefing is on tape. The security system uses retinal scan, DNA test, but they cannot upgrade the ...
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What are the words spoken in the Futurama theme song?

In the first few seconds of the original Futurama theme song three indecipherable words are spoken. To me it sounds like kip, kip pay which seems nonsensical.

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