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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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Did the Salamanca brothers always plan to do this in S3E1 of Breaking Bad?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 1 "No Mas" there is a scene at the end of the episode where the Salamanca brothers are crossing the border into the US in a truck with other illegals. One of the ...
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How do Phineas and Ferb fund their projects?

Phineas and Ferb do something big everyday. Often those are massive projects that would require a seroius/millionare amount of money. Is there any explanation in or out of universe about the ...
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Is there a connection between the movies Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and All Through the Night?

Does anyone know if there was a conscious borrowing of content or scenes from the Humphrey Bogart movie All Through the Night in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? For example: In All ...
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Why is the movie The Equalizer named as such?

I am wondering why The Equalizer was named as such. In my opinion, the Equalizer is someone who makes things "equal", but what he does is more like a vigilante or a punisher.
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Is there a hidden meaning behind 'Smoke On The Water' in Better Call Saul?

I'm referring to the two times when Marco hums the song to himself whilst on a scam-mission, just before he's approached by Jimmy and their unsuspecting victim. The second time, he doesn't complete ...
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Meaning of the title “Shutter Island”

What is the relevance of the word "Shutter" in the movie title "Shutter Island"? How does it connect to the movie?
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Why is Henry Jones Jr. named Indiana?

In the movie series Indiana Jones, the title character is often called by Indiana Jones or just Indy. According to wikipedia, Dr. Jones' full name is Henry Walton Jones Jr.. I understand that ...
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Why do the dialogs have such a cold tone in “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”?

In The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) all the dialogs have a very cold, formal, calculated tone. The way the family members talk to each other, the formal pleasantries, the lack of emotion in their ...
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Significance of Hindi words in Orochimaru's theme song?

In Naruto, many major characters have their own distinct soundtrack and Orochimaru is one of them: It's an interesting soundtrack but the distinct thing about it is ...
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Does Captain Tracey (Star Trek “The Omega Glory”) resemble a figure from American history?

In the Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy" (1969), I consider the character Garth a George Washington figure (whether consciously intended or not). He was a great military leader; also, his "...
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Why is the Spirit of the West metal detecting in Rango?

In Rango, the spirit of the West (who may or may not be Clint Eastwood) is metal detecting for fishhooks in a dry river bed. His metal detector model is the (fictional) Eaglemaster 3/JRB (or JRE) ...
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What is written on the wall in this scene of The Danish Girl?

I am from India and curious to know what is written on the wall. I am not familiar with these fonts and this language.
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Significance of the word Cloverfield

In the Cloverfield franchise every film have Cloverfield in the title but what is the significance of "Cloverfield", In 10 Cloverfield Lane it was the address of that area but in first film I can't ...
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What is the significance of cat's missing eye?

In 10 Cloverfield Lane, Emmett notices that the puzzle was not complete. The cat's eye puzzle pieces were missing: I felt like it was some foreshadowing but didn't get it. Did I miss something? Is ...
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Why is the Tomb Raider reboot movie anti-supernatural?

Having played the Tomb Raider (2013) reboot game and its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider, one thing I can say is that both embrace the supernatural. There's: soul transfer playing an important role in ...
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Is Krull optimized as is, all characters as stripped down tropes in service of myth-play? [closed]

A modern viewing of Krull is handicapped by our acclimation to higher-budget productions. So, set that aside. Its other main criticism is the gob-smacking absence of character development. But ...
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Did the director intend this movie as a test for us?

While watching the movie Ex-machina, I for one was rooting for Ava to escape and go to the "human" world preferably with Caleb or at the very least as a friend with Caleb. And then the finale occurred ...
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Why was Karen Hill watching The Jazz Singer in Goodfellas?

When the feds came with a search warrant to comb over the Hill residence in Goodfellas (and get the wheels greased), Karen allows them in a blasé manner, and resigns herself to watch TV with her ...
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What is the symbolism of the tree canopy shots in It Follows?

In the horror film It Follows, the protagonist has a number of introspective moments when she is seen looking at the tree canopy. The director holds long shots for these scenes on the trees. Does ...
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Origin of the contrast between the figure of the rich in Western and Eastern shows? [closed]

Watching Glitter Force on Netflix (Glitter Force 2 I believe) I immediately noticed that the work was outsourced to some studio from Japan. When the role of the rich girl was introduced I wondered: ...
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When did transparent data screens become a thing?

Sometimes sciFi movies don't do a good job of predicting the future. The majority, for example, had CRT-based displays more or less until flat screen displays became common in the real world (Alien, ...
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Why do movies think the moons in alien skies are really large?

Many science fiction movies involve scenes set on the surface of alien planets. In many of these scenes we see objects in the sky of the alien planet; sometimes a sun or suns; more often one or more ...
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What is the significance of Jessica drawing a chain of circles?

In 13 Reasons Why S02E03, we see Jessica making an eight shape on her hand: Then we see in flashback, she is doing the same but this time on paper: I assumed it was the symbol for the digit eight (8)...
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Is there a drug problem within Bob's Burgers?

So, this is an odd question due to the nature of the show, but I've noticed that Bob's Burgers has made reference to abusing pain killers more than once. Bob has to take pain killers during the ...
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What is the significance of the cat in the final episode of The Sopranos?

In S06 Ep21 of The Sopranos titled Made in America, there is a cat that the Soprano crew brought over to the office that was apparently a stray. The cat is shown staring at Christopher's picture on ...
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Why did Tyler yell at Mackenzie?

In S2E10, Tyler inexplicably yells at Mackenzie and tells her she's boring. It appeared to me that he was making sure Cyrus' friends saw him do it but I don't understand what his motivation was and am ...
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Did Cartman truly change during season 20?

Season 20 took most by surprise by having the most sociopathic and sadistic character in all of South Park attempt to change his ways. But did he really? The first episode shows Cartman teasing the ...
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Was something edited out of this scene from the Freaks and Geeks episode “Chokin and Tokin'”, or did the mic just pick up something?

In the Freaks and Geeks episode "Chokin' and Tokin'" Bill has sort of a crush on a teacher who he talks to about his allergies and she brings them up in the class. In the cafeteria scene Bill starts ...
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Why Jack Sparrow let Will Turner escape?

In the Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) Jack is meeting with Beckett on board the Endeavour, he has a deal where Jack has to take Beckett to the pirates. However, later he lets ...
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Was this line from Show Dogs a cameo / pop culture reference?

In Show Dogs (2018), there is a scene where they are outside a Las Vegas casino and two dogs are speaking in a seemingly random clip (as though they are being interviewed). One of the dogs says ...
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What is the meaning of Enter The Void?

The movie Enter The Void (2009) directed by Gaspar Noé of France (born in Argentina) impressed me more than 99.99% I have ever watched. But now I'm wondering about its meaning and what it is ...
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Themes of Get Out

I saw the movie Get Out (2017) and learned that the film has the theme of the oppression of black people. When I watched the movie I only saw the movie for what it is at the outset, a thriller. ...
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Why did the Wachowskis change the story's themes so significantly?

In the movie V for Vendetta, there is some point where a guy is robbing a store with V's mask and with a gun. Then he shouts "anarchy in the UK." after getting the money and then shoots a celebratory ...
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Significance of Clay Jensen's journey of getting his tattoo completed?

In 13 Reasons Why season 2, Clay Jensen tries to get a semicolon tattoo with Skye but he fainted before it could even get completed and he got only comma. But at the end of the season, he got the ...
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Why does Baby call T. Rex Trex?

I know this is a minor detail, but this is Edgar Wright. Come on. When Baby and Debora are talking at the diner, he tells her about the song based on her name, but he calls the artist Trex instead of ...
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How did Banner know Dr.Strange?

Hulk gets transported via the Bifrost and ends up right next to Dr.Strange. But how did he know who Dr.Strange was to blurt out about Thanos? As far as I know these two haven't met anywhere before. ...
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Where do empty 'natural' Sleeves come from?

In Altered Carbon, Stacks are sometimes transferred to another Sleeve. Eg. The little girl who dies and can only afford and old woman sleeve. Other than convicts (who surrender their sleeve when ...
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Did Charlie Chaplin fund and produce The Great Dictator alone?

I was told by a professor that teaches a Holocaust literature and film course that Charlie Chaplin had funded and produced The Great Dictator entirely on his own, because no other production company ...
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What is the purpose of growing vast amount of heart-shaped herb?

The only people in Wakanda allowed to ingest the heart-shaped herb are those who have been given the mantle of the Black Panther, which means, prior to T'Challa and Killmonger's battle for the throne, ...
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Why did Raymond receive the inheritance instead of Charlie?

In Rain Man, a large majority of the film is premised off Charlie wanting to get the $3 million estate inheritance from Raymond, issued by their father after his death. Well, IIRC, Raymond was sent ...
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What was the real happiness in the movie The Pursuit Of Happyness?

I saw The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006) three times but I can't understand what was the actual happiness? Can anybody help me?
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What about the rest of the universe?

In Avengers: Infinity War, towards the end of the film, But, what about the rest of the universe? Why weren't any other planets and their populations shown? Given that there are thousands of planets ...
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Why is it so easy to become king of Wakanda?

In Black Panther, during the initial ceremony, Zuri asks whether anybody wants to challenge T'Challa for the throne. He asks each tribe, and then asks the public in general. If anybody wants to ...
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Why does only Rachel have open eyes in the Friends poster?

In the Friends season 4 poster, we see all of them sleeping: While all of them have closed eyes, Rachel kept them open. There are various conspiracies about it like it's all a dream. But is there ...
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Why did Tony Stark use a normal flip phone?

Tony Stark aka Iron Man is one of the richest character in MCU. Each time he shows up in a movie he uses high tech armours and other equipments. In Avengers: Infinity War he uses nanotechnology in ...
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What was the significance of The Fugitive?

In S04 Ep08 of The Sopranos, titled "Mergers and Acquisitions", Tony Soprano gets a new wide screen television. The television technician is showing Tony how to use it and the 1993 movie, The ...
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Is there significance that Dr.Strange saw 14M possibilities?

WARNING: this question contains (minor) spoilers for the Avengers: Infinity War. In the Avengers: Infinity War, Dr. Strange mentioned that he have seen approximately 14 million possibilities that ...
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Were the sex scenes in “The Handmaiden” perceived as inauthentic, e.g. by lesbian reviewers?

The Handmaiden features several sex scenes between it's two women protagonists, Hideko and Sook-Hee. These move the plot along, serve to characterise the two women and their relationship and fit into ...
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DC comics in Arrowverse?

In The Flash S04E17 Null and Annoyed, there is a conversation between Ralph and Barry as such: An improv group made up of superheroes? We can take it to Washington. - We'd be the DC Comics. - ...
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Where is Mr.Wolf seen to be present in his introduction scene in Pulp Fiction

In the scene where Mr.Wolf is sought help by Marsellus Wallace to assist Jules and Vincent to cleanup the dead body in Jimmy's house ("Bonnie's Situation"), we are shown a glimpse of the house where ...