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Understanding the underlying concepts and themes behind the film/TV-show and its different interpretations. Not to be used for direct plot discussions.

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Shared imagery - Blade Runner & Man in the High Castle

Spoilers for Man in the High Castle season 4, beware. Of course, both are adaptations of stories by Philip K Dick, so it wouldn't be unexpected that the film-makers might acknowledge that in some ...
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Jesse James' eyes

In the movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the ambitious Robert Ford shoots Jesse James in the back of the head. When he falls, his eyes are closed. The camera moves to ...
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The Bear in The Shining

Everyone knows this awkward scene with the bear in The Shining, but why did Stanley Kubrick put it in the film? Does it have to do with something messed up with Wendy?
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Why did Jimmy leave the Frank's room door slightly open?

In The Irishman (2019), Jimmy tells Frank a war philosophy: Jimmy: In a war, you go from point A to point B. Sometimes, you spill a little beer along the way. That philosophy make sense to you? ...
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Why nobody is whelmed?

Robin in Young Justice discussed people are either overwhelmed or underwhelmed but nobody is being whelmed. Is this a reference to something else or any historic significance of the absence of ...
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What's the significance of “how they die” tags over every character?

In The Irishman (2019), this "how they die" tag shows up whenever a new charcater appears on the screen: What's the significance of "how they die" tags over every character?
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Talking cat in Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is a very creative and philosophical show. They always put some cultural references or philosophical debate as a central theme in their episodes. I was watching its Season 4 Episode 4 '...
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Skylars white's reflection in microwave oven in her last scene in the finale of Breaking Bad?

In the last scene of Breaking Bad between Walt and Skylar, her reflection is seen in the window of the microwave oven. (It looks to me like it was added as an effect.) Did any of the writers ...
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Is Marvel Cinematic Universe Earth-199999 or Earth-616?

Which earth is Marvel Cinematic Universe belongs too? I remember in Thor: The Dark World it was referred to as 616 by Erik Selvig: But I remember lots of sources claiming it to be Earth-199999, even ...
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What's the difference between “men of violence” and “violent men”?

In Shutter Island (2010), Dr. Jeremiah refers to Teddy as a man of violence, not a violent man. What's the difference between the two? Aren't the men of violence violent? Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Men ...
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Was there any pre Crisis buildup for setting up paragons?

In Crisis on Infinite Earths we heard about the paragons and as per Mar Novu: "Among the many misconceptions humanity holds dear is the fallacy that all beings are created equal. In truth, there ...
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If only a Sith deals in absolutes, then does Yoda deal with Luke by using absolutes? [duplicate]

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that Only the Sith deal in absolutes. He uses that as his identification that Anakin had actually turned to the Dark Side. (Anakin's statement of "Either you're with me or ...
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Could the Bruce Lee scene in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” have been imagined? [duplicate]

The infamous Bruce Lee scene with Cliff Booth is framed as a thought sequence as Cliff is fixing a roof antenna. Although presumably the scene was a flashback, the framing actually makes it ...
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Did the poor family get paid?

In Bong Joon-ho's Parasite (2019), the Kim family (the poor family) were employed by the Park family (the rich family) in the Parks' mansion. At the end of the movie, it was revealed that the mother ...
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The pretending to be sister scene in JojoRabbit

I watched the screening of JoJoRabbit, The director Taika Waititi gave a brief introduction about what inspired him to make the movie. It was something about a book which is a real-life story. In the ...
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Which Church is Ray a member of? [closed]

In Archer S03E09, Ray's brother Randy says the following about Ray: Even though Ray used to be a preacher, he was never big on the Old Testament. Later in S05E11, Ray himself says the following: ...
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What is the theme of Garden State?

I've watched Garden State and could not really grasp the central idea of the movie. I couldn't get what the movie was about. Please guide me.
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What is the symbolism of the changes of the bride's attire in Ready or Not?

In the 2019 film, Ready or Not, we meet the bride Grace. What is the symbolism here regarding her appearance, specifically with her choices to change it?
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What is the relevance of the algae dripping liquid?

Close to the end of the movie Aniara, there is a specific shot of maybe a few seconds that clearly have been added intentionally, but I'm not sure I understand the meaning fully. There is no further ...
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Why did one pirate die when another broke off a stalactite?

Towards the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides when Jack, Blackbeard, and other pirates are walking through the cave, one of the pirates breaks off a stalactite and immediately another ...
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What's the significance of the trucks in these scenes?

In the episode Bleak City from Preacher (Season 4 episode 5) there are 2 scenes that caught my eye: When Jesse is driving out of the parking lot a truck comes unexpectedly from one side, he suddenly ...
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Is there a racial aspect to Max Cady's crusade?

During the 1991 version of Cape Fear Max Cady repeatedly insults his opponents as "white", as if to make a distinction between them and himself. This always confused me a little, since ethnically he ...
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What is the meaning behind these three Apocalypse Now quotes?

I just watched Apocalypse Now for the first time, and didn't understand some of the quotes narrated by Capt. Willard they are as follows: It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of ...
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What is the significance of the dog and butterflies in Paprika?

Before and after dreams in Paprika, a dog sitting next to a kennel appears, and there are also recurring images of butterflies. Are there any good theories as to why they appear and what is the ...
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In “The Blues Brothers”, what is the significance of the food order?

In The Blues Brothers, Jake orders four whole fried chickens and Elwood orders dry white toast. My best guess on why Jake orders the chicken is a reference to the song “Back Door Man” (“...I eat more ...
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Are the supernatural events real, illusions or a state of a character's mind at the time?

There are a number of supernatural events that happen as the plot of The Devil's Advocate unfolds, all of which center around John Milton's power. Some examples of these: Mary Anne & Eddie ...
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Is “I'm no puppeteer, Kevin” a lie?

Throughout the Devil's Advocate there are many different glimpses into John Milton's power. Despite this John tells Kevin that he's "no puppeteer", at least regarding free will. While I understand the ...
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Why did John Milton bother the guy in the subway train?

When John and Kevin are riding the subway train John intentionally "gets the attention" of a very hostile commuter. In the shot prior to John pulling the face at him it is clear that the commuter is ...
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What does “He sets the rules in opposition” mean?

Towards the end of Devil's Advocate, John Milton makes a long speech to Kevin. In part of this he gives Kevin an "inside information" into God and quotes: He gives man instincts. He gives you this ...
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What does Masjävlar mean?

I have watched the movie Masjävlar and I wonder what this title means. I have checked Google Translate but to no result. What does it and the movie refer to, and what is the essence of the word?
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Why didn’t the Charles Manson character appear in Spahn Ranch? [closed]

In the real life version of the Charles Manson murders, Manson gave orders to his cult gang to execute everyone under the house where a music producer used to live. But the movie version in Once upon ...
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Why does Brigitte Mohnhaupt deliberately destroy the execution myth and how accurate is her closing dialogue?

At the very end of The Baader Meinhof Complex, after the efforts for pressing the RAF leaders free have failed and they thus commited suicide in Stammheim prison, Brigitte Mohnhaupt speaks to the next ...
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Why the prevalence of Tilda Swinton?

The 2018 version of Suspiria has Tilda Swinton not only play Madame Blanc, but also Mother Markos and, more prominently, Dr. Klemperer. Now while Mother Markos doesn't appear much in the story and it'...
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Can the future not be changed in That's So Raven/Raven's Home?

I recently started watching Raven's Home and I have already seen That's So Raven before. One pattern I noticed is Raven and Booker can both get future vision and they always try to change it but end ...
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Why didn't Anna get promoted?

Why is Anna not promoted to Black belt in Karate even though she excelled in the art and could outperform every student in the class? But instead, a guy with a lesser talent got promoted to Black belt....
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Is there an implied affection for Annie by Jeff in The Walk (2015)?

In the movie The Walk, there is a scene where Jeff is searching for a word to describe the wire-walking that Phillippe is about to attempt. He searches for the word in English but falls back to the ...
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What is the significance of the “Have some meat before you speak” dialogue in Memories of Murder?

There's this dialogue in the film Memories of Murder (from the English subtitles): Inspector Suh: Dragging in suspects like that is a waste of time, so... Inspector Park: Inspector Suh! ...
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What is the parallel of Day of the Dead with Stranger things?

Stranger Things has a habit of foreshadowing the future in the form of games. In season one it was Dungeons & Dragons and in season 2 it was Dragon's Lair, but in the first episode of season 3 ...
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Why do movie directors use brown tint on Mexico cities?

Here is the satirical meme about Mexico cities in movies: Movies like Traffic (2000), the plot took place in Mexico cities, also used brown tint a lot. Why do movie directors use brown tint in ...
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What's the reason for the decade jump in the recent X-Men trilogy?

In the recent X-Men trilogy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Dark Phoenix), they take place in the 70s, 80s, and 90s respectively. But why the 10-year jump when it was not ...
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What is the meaning of the ending of Goodfellas? [duplicate]

At the the end of Goodfellas Henry looks into the camera and "gets shot" by Joe Pesci. Why does he look to into the camera and "gets shot" by Joe Pesci? I understand how meaningful the name of the ...
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Why does Tekka say “where” while Kylo asked “why” he has come?

These are some quotes from Star Wars​: The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren : Look how old you've become. Lor San Tekka : Something far worse has happened to you. Kylo Ren : You know what I've ...
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What are the characters thinking/trying to convey during the scene where Cheyenne first meets Harmonica?

The splendid movie Once Upon a Time in the West is way too enigmatic for me sometimes. I haven't seen many westerns really, but the dollars trilogy I mostly figured out. Can someone explain what are ...
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What significance did 9/11 have in the 25th Hour?

The Spike Lee film 25th Hour was both made and takes place shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City. As far as I noticed, 9/11 is mentioned twice, both times indirectly: One of the ...
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What was the significance of Daenerys's speech to the Dothraki in S08 E06?

In S0806 of Game of Thrones, we see Daenerys speaking to the hordes of living Dothraki in King's Landing. These are spoken by her with high esteem marking her victory. Is the speech addressing the ...
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What happened to Hulk's rage?

It is understandable that Professor Hulk has really dealt with Banner and Hulk and have got the "best of both worlds" as quoted by himself. But, I would disagree to some extent from this statement. ...
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What does the coin flipping before dying mean?

In Tom and Jerry, Episode 34 - Kitty Foiled (1948), Tom thinks he got shot and starts dying, but just before he finishes dying, Tom starts flipping a coin, you can see this in the video below: ...
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Did this character even qualify for being Azor Ahai or The One Who Was Promised?

In the books and to some degree in the show as well there is a prophesy about the legendary figure Azor Ahai. But in the latest Game of Thrones episode (S08E03) we see Arya However in a past question ...
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What's the metal clinking sound at the end of credits in Avengers: Endgame?

Avengers: Endgame, unlike other movies in the MCU, doesn't have a post credit scene. During my first watch, I heard a distinct metal clinking sound at the end of the credits. I thought it was ...
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How did Hawkeye qualify to receive this item? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Infinity War, in order to obtain the Soul Stone, Thanos has to sacrifice someone he loves. To thwart Thanos, Gamora tries to stab herself, but he turns the knife into bubbles. Thanos ...