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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 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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Is there any significance to the Angels' wing colours?

In the TV-series Lucifer, Lucifer used to have wings and they are later revealed to be of bright white colour. But his brother had blackish wings. Is it due to his skin colour or is there any ...
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Faucets in “Garden State”

Garden state is my favorite film of all time, and I watch it time after time enjoying the incredible subtleties that Zach Braff includes. However, the one detail that I don't understand is when he is ...
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Significance of the cut on the hand in 1917

What is the significance of Schofield getting his hand cut on the barbed wire in the movie 1917? That hand pops up many times. First the hand gets cut on wire. The hand gets shoved into a decaying ...
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Was the original Starship Troopers meant to be funny?

According to imdb Starship Troopers is an Action adventure sci-fi where "Humans of a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival." I remember going to the ...
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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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What did Chow Mo Wan not want to lend?

At the end of the movie, 2046, Chow Mo Wan says to Bai Ling: Do you remember you asked me if there was anything I wouldn’t lend? I’ve given it a lot of thought and now I know there is one thing I’ll ...
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What happens to Alex at the end of Shallow Grave?

At the end of the movie it was not obvious to me what Alex's ultimate fate was. In particular, I wasn't clear whether he lived or died from his injury. It seemed like he might live, as he was still ...
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Why is there a head of a native American man on the early test screens?

In Pleasantville, after a few minutes, we see some ads running on an old TV screen. At some point, the broadcast ends with a single constant frame showing some circles, lines, which I can tell is for ...
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Why didn't Vincent and Jules kill Marvin?

In Pulp Fiction, Vincent and Jules killed all the guys at Brett's apartment for stealing the briefcase from Marsellus Wallace but not Marvin. Why didn't Vincent and Jules kill Marvin in Pulp Fiction?
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Why does Cady say “I ain't your porch-baby”

In Martin Scorsese's movie Cape Fear (1991) Cady has a brief exchange with a PI hired by Sam Bowden Cady: Are you my friend? PI: No, I'm not your friend. Cady: Oh. 'Cause I thought maybe you were my ...
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What is the origin of the name “Caf-Pow”?

Throughout the seasons of NCIS, the characters (mainly Abby) drink a coffee named Caf-Pow: Being from outside US, at first I thought it's a known/existing brand, and didn't pay much attention to it. ...
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What is the origin of standing in shallow water representing an internal (or similar) world

In Netflix's Kipo, the scenes where she mutated and lost control, it shows Kipo standing in a place that seems to consist of shallow water, but nothing to the horizon. Sometimes able to look out into ...
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What exactly is Dennis' role in prison in Starred Up?

During my second viewing of Starred Up (2013), some scenes piqued my curiosity. Dennis clearly is the prison boss who everybody in the prison is afraid of. Even the guards take their cue from him. But ...
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Implications of Ares picking her knife instead of reloading her gun before the climax fight

In John Wick, Chapter 2, after the climactic fight, Wick checks Ares' empty gun and reloads it using her own ammo. She could have done so and shot him instead of engaging in a knife fight. Was ...
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Why the language change?

In the movie The Hunt For Red October, Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) begins the movie speaking Russian-- as do all Russian characters. Upon reading the following passage from the Book of Revelations (...
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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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What's the significance of camera going through glass in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)?

They are lot of scenes where a camera goes through glasses:
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Why did John Brittle have Bible pages sewed into his shirt?

In Django Unchained, Django approaches "Big John" Brittle as he's about to whip a young black slave woman. As Django approaches, we see that John has some Bible pages sewed into his shirt, and is ...
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What's the significance of this seagull with missing eye?

This one seagull appeared in numerous scenes: Howard makes his way to the door with the wheelbarrow. Same bird stands in front of that door, guarding it. Same bird starts tapping on the window of ...
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Significance of the door Levee is trying to unlock

In the movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Levee character is shown to be always trying to break free from his own self and do something beyond his steady band performer role. He keeps talking about a ...
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Loop of Marties in Back to the Future 1

First of all, this is just a question based on my curiosity. It can seem pointless and illogical because of some missing piece of information, but I am asking it anyway based on my understanding of ...
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Why is the bride's name bleeped in Kill Bill Vol 1?

In the movie Kill Bill Vol.1, whenever someone mentions the bride by her name Beatrix Kiddo Her name is censored with a beep. Is this explained somewhere in the movie? Or is it just a signature ...
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What kind of hero archetype is Rocky Balboa?

I watched the Creed and Rocky films and I was wondering what kind of hero archetype (classic, anti, byronic) Rocky Balboa fits into. I'm guessing it's probably classic/traditional hero since he has ...
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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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What is the meaning of a Cow in Young Sheldon?

I have watched Young Sheldon up to the latest episode, whenever the theme song is played, Sheldon is shown moving away from the cow. Why is it like that?
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What did Beth Harmon mean by “I would say that it is much easier to play chess without the burden of an Adam’s Apple.”

Before the final game, when the participants were interviewed by reporters, one of them asked, "Miss Harmon, What do you say to those in the Chess Federation who accuse you of being too ...
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What is the point of the masturbation scene in Donnie Darko?

While reading this question What was Frank? it reminded me of one scene in Donnie Darko that I especially don't get how it ties into the story or why it's even there. He is under hypnosis with his ...
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What is the significance of Lady Kaede catching and killing the insect?

In Ran (1985), after Lady Kaede slept with Lord Jiro, and as she was crying that it is she who should be Lord Jiro's wife, not Lady Sue, there is a scene where Lady Kaede has noticed an insect near ...
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Why are computer hackers shown to either be geniuses, or show them doing it in fantastic ways?

I was watching The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Lisbeth Salander was really good at hacking computers as well as other security breaking skills, to the point where it was way too easy to do from a ...
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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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Was Gunda planned as a Trash movie?

There is a lot to read and talk about the 1998 Bollywood movie Gunda. General perception is that it's so bad it's good. The movie holds a rating of 8.2 on IMDB and holds a cult status. I want to ...
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Why does this character look like this after the treatment?

VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED This is about Martyrs from 2008 (France / Canada), not the remake. There are two female leads, Lucie and Anna. Lucie commits suicide and Anna is captured. Finally, Anna is ...
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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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How did the Court prosecute Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "A Few Good Men" Lt. Kafee: Did you order the CODE RED? Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID! My question is whether the evidence against Colonel ...
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Is there a consistent transcript of the chess game between Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty?

At the end of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Sherlock Holmes and his adversary Professor James Moriarty engage in a blitz chess game, which morphs into a game of blindfold chess while they are ...
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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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What is the significance of different color uniforms in Star Trek reboot series?

What does the different color of uniform shirts signify in the Star Trek movies of the reboot series? In Star Trek Into Darkness Kirk orders Chekov to wear a Redshirt in place of a Yellow one to work ...
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Which Dungeons & Dragons character class does Max belong to?

In continuation of Do the kids from Stranger Things have any analogues to the Dungeons & Dragons game characters? Does the new character, Max also belong to some Dungeons & Dragons character ...
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What does the word “Cellar Door” represent in the movie “Donnie Darko”?

I've watched Donnie Darko many times, yet I always feel like I'm missing something important when Drew Barrymore's character brings up "Cellar Door". Karen Pommeroy: This famous linguist once said ...
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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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Was the pastor a part of the admission committee?

In the movie Rudy (1993), Rudy is helped by a priest in in getting admission to a local college (Holy Cross), later hoping to transfer to Notre Dame. After two years at Holy Cross and three rejections ...
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What does “I have got a witness set up down the road” mean?

Its from 4th episode of Wandavision. Actually I wanna know what does set up mean here?
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What was the purpose of Bullock's maneuver regarding Otis Russell?

In Deadwood season one, episode 12, "Sold Under Sin", Seth Bullock beats Otis Russell near to death. Afterward, he asks Dan Dority to relay a message to Al Swearengen insinuating that, for ...
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When Jack Torrance is frozen, why is he looking up?

The Shining (1980) uses a lot of symbolism referencing heaven and hell. One example is the use of circular overhead chandeliers appearing like halos above characters' heads. I'm wondering if there ...
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Did the filmmakers of Zootopia have a “gay agenda”?

I often come across people saying that Zootopia promotes "homosexuality" and especially the "non-binary" genders, most of them are the kind of people who believes in conspiracy theories so I don't ...
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How is Rogue forced to help Magneto with his machine to convert people in mutants in the Statue of Liberty

Magneto's plan is to use Rogue in his machine, which requires to grab two handles by the hands. She is handcuffed to the machine (both made of metal) and we see that Magneto puts his hands on her face,...
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Creation sequence in Tree of life?

What is the meaning of the creation sequence, a long 20 min scene from The Tree of life? I do not see a clear relation of this scene to the previous one, in which a family has found that a son has ...
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In Prisoners, why does Bob Taylor and Alex refer to the house as “the maze”?

I can't really wrap my head around one thing: the fact that two victims of the kidnappers - Bob Taylor and Alex Jones - refer to the house as "the maze". Alex Jones tells Keller that he can find the ...
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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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