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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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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 ...
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Would the outcome be different if Rickon had zigzag-ed through the field? [closed]

In Game of Thrones S06E09, "The Battle of the Bastards", Ramsay Bolton releases Rickon Stark and asks him to run towards the safety of his brother Jon. If he survives the run, while Ramsay shoots ...
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Drugs from the movie Requiem for a Dream

The movie Requiem for a Dream gives a graphic elucidation on drugs. They show you what would be the consequences of taking drugs knowingly and unknowingly. The lead actors, Jered Leto and Jennifer ...
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What is the meaning of the new sigil in Game of Thrones Season 8 intro?

Game of Thrones season 8 started and it comes with a new intro, where we see the wall, Winterfell, and kings landing only. And they made some difference in the sigil. It looks like a lion is eating a ...
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How does this phrase illustrate the difficulty of translation [closed]

How does the aliens’ statement “There is no time. Many become one,” illustrate the difficulties of translation that Louise is dealing with? What do the world’s governments seem to think it means ...
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What is the symbolic significance of the Night King's message?

In Game of Thrones S8E1, Is there some meaning to that symbolic message? If yes, then what is that?
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Seven sins, seven Wizards, seven symbols, seven times repeated, but six super-heroes

Throughout Shazam!, we see many references to the number 7. Wizard: My job is to protect you the seven worlds of the seven main sins. Sivana: That seven symbols. Total seven times repeated. ...
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Why was Earl's footsteps shown multiple times?

In The Mule, there were multiple instances where the camera specifically focused on Earl's footsteps, especially at the end (when Earl finally gets caught by DEA on the highway, and then, when he's ...
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Why do so many Disney princesses end up marrying older men?

It's been established that quite a few Disney princesses end up meeting and marrying older men: How many Disney princesses end up with older men? These relationships seem problematic on the face of ...
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What was the ending of Night Moves about?

The ending of Night Moves came a little abrupt to me. After killing Dena somewhat "accidentally" Josh ends up somewhere in California and casually applies for a job at an outdoor shop, apparently ...
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Were the survivors the originals or their tethered counterparts?

Ok, so while it is clearly explained in Jordan Peele's Us (2019) that Adelaide got switched with her tethered counterpart as a child, what about her children? Were they weird just because they were ...
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What is the significance of multiple match cuts in Bad Times at the El Royale?

I have seen multiple match cuts in Bad Times at the El Royale (2018). This is one of the match cut used in the movie: What is the significance of these multiple match cuts?
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Why was God depicted this way?

In the show The Umbrella Academy S01E07, Klaus has a black and white sequence where he has a conversation with God, shown here as a little girl riding a bicycle: Is there a reason why God was ...
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What's the meaning of the Neo-Noir Spiderman's “APPLESAUCE” sound effect?

Rewatching the fight with Neo-Noir Spider-Man vs Tombstone in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, his second to last punch has the sound effect "APPLESAUCE" plastered all over the background. Which I ...
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Brian's Death in Final Destination 2

At the very end of Final Destination 2, a boy named Brian, who was previously saved from being hit by a truck, dies from an exploding grill. I think the reason he died is that death is correcting its ...
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What is the significance of mirrors in Russian Doll?

Every time Nadia and Alan die in Russian Doll they reappear in front of a mirror. With all their differences this is a new starting point for both of them. Why a mirror? Why not in front of a window, ...
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Why does the movie Inside Man start with a Bollywood track?

Why does the movie Inside Man have the Bollywood song Chhaiya Chhaiya in its opening scene?
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What was with the rotten fruits?

In Russian Doll, there were so many instances where we see fruits are rotten: Not only in Beatrice's house and the store but it was everywhere including Ruth's house too. Later Nadia even shows that ...