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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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Can someone explain the ending/themes in the 2006 movie “Bug”?

The movie Bug (2006) was a thriller/mystery about a man who seemed a bit psychotic and a woman who seemed a tad unstable. I get that there was a bit of conspiracy theory going on, and the male lead ...
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What would an observer see when someone goes through the Turnstile in Tenet?

In the movie Tenet, after the high-speed car chase on the highway, Sator captures the Protagonist and his wife and takes them to a warehouse with a Turnstile. Initially, we are shown a bizarre ...
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How does a Vow of Silence relate to Nietzsche?

In Little Miss Sunshine, Dwayne, a teenage nihilist, is implied to have taken a vow of silence, "because of Friedrich Nietzsche". In another scene, he is shown to be reading "Thus Spake ...
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Ending of “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”

I just watched "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" (2009) and I was wondering about the ending. Immediately after Nicolas Cage's character snorts a line from the bag of uncut heroin and sits ...
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Water drop sound effect in Lost

What is the water drop-like clicking sound we hear in the camp or barracks all the time in Lost? Is there an explanation or meaning for this sound?
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What is the importance of trees in Prisoners?

Throughout Prisoners, different shots of different trees are shown (including the famous tree shot at the beginning) and after searching for some time about what do they really mean I only found this ...
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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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Explanation of the dream sequence in Ivan's Childhood

In Ivan's Childhood (1962), what does the scene in Ivan's dream, i.e, Ivan and his sister/friend were going on a truck full of fruits and then some fruits were falling from the truck and some horses ...
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Why didn't Zoom killing his time remnant affect his present self?

I just finished watching latest episode of The Flash - Versus Zoom and got little confused what a "Timeline Remnant" actually means. In this episode we learn about Zoom's origin and his connection to ...
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What is the importance of the dragon tattoo?

Soon after getting resleeved Takashi gets an infinity 8 dragon tattoo. This symbol is also shown in the intro to Altered Carbon. What is the importance of this symbol? What did it come from and ...
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What is the implicit meaning of Mal's riddle in Inception?

You're waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure. But it doesn't matter, because we'll be together. ...
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Is the movie “Killing of a Sacred Deer”, a metaphor or allegory?

So most of my friends are saying that the new movie "Killing of a sacred deer" is a metaphor or allegory. And my response is "a metaphor" or allegory of what? In my opinion at best it is something ...
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What does this dialogue mean in The Barefoot Contessa (1954)?

This dialogue from The Barefoot Contessa (1954) is completely over my head. What Harry and Maria are talking about seems cryptic if not nonsensical. Maria: Or, perhaps, you want me for yourself, and ...
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Significance of Photos in Silence of The Lambs

I have recently watched The Silence of The Lambs. Near the climax of the story, there is a part when Agent Starling goes to Frederica Bimmel's room and opens a secret compartment in a musical box. ...
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Dissecting and interpreting weird MTV commercial

This MTV commercial seems to be filled with weird symbolism. Does anyone have the enough expertise to dissect the commercial and provide an interpretation for its different parts and symbols and the ...
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What is the symbolism behind the colour change of characters while thinking?

In Death Note, people's eye and hair colour change when they are shown talking to themselves or thinking. Light changes to red colour, L to blue shade, Matsuda to yellow and Misa with lighter blue ...
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Why was John Locke given choice to select an object by Richard in Lost S04E11?

Why was John Locke given a choice to select an object by Richard in Lost S04E11? What does it signify? I remember Locke (MIB in disguise) tells Richard to meet John because he will be their leader in ...
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What is the significance of the coyote references in the Helter Skelter docuseries?

In a recent docuseries on Epix about Charles Manson called Helter Skelter there are repeated references to a coyote image and video clips. They seem to be references to Manson himself and a sort of &...
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Did the switchblade in Se7en violate the Chekhov's gun principle?

On re-watching Se7en I couldn't help but question what purpose Somerset's switchblade had. We see Somerset practice with it and it was also shown a couple more times on screen, and hence make it feel ...
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Why is Wilfred a fan of Matt Damon?

In the US version of Wilfred it is established right at the beginning and a recurring theme that Wilfred is a big fan of Matt Damon, yet I don't think it is ever explained why. Furthermore the 1st ...
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What was the symbolism behind pushing “The Button” in Lost?

Everyone who watched the Lost series could appreciate the amount of symbolism that the directors have put in. However, I could never understand what was the true symbolism behind pushing the button ...
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Meaning / interpretation of weird Tom & Jerry scene?

In this scene from Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry we see some weird stuff. Below a few screenshots to help locate it: I can't understand what's happening in this scene. How to interpret this ...
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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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Is episode S09E03 a comment on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's success at the awards?

In the 3rd episode of the 9th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award" for the best bar. While the show is not particularly famous for referencing ...
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Why does E.T. move towards the Yoda-like kid while calling “Home Home”?

In the 1982 classic E.T., when Elliot and Mike take E.T. out on Halloween, E.T. sees people dressed up in bizarre costumes, but when a kid dressed up like Yoda walks aside, E.T is seen rushing towards ...
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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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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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Was Amy Sedaris' role on Mandalorian counter to the entire Star Wars aesthetic?

It's been noted that her wardrobe and hair were from Ripley in Alien. However, my question relates to two things I also observed: Pacing: Star Wars is know for pacing--this applies not just to ...
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Who is the “One” in The Matrix?

One of the conversations between Morpheus and Neo in The Matrix is: When the Matrix was first built, there was a man born inside who had the ability to change whatever he wanted, to remake the ...
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What does the scorpion represent in Drive?

A scorpion is visible on the drivers jacket throughout the whole film. He even asks Albert Brooks' character "Did you ever hear the story of the scorpion and the frog?". What does the scorpion ...
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What do all of the “god-rays” in Umbrella Academy Season 2 symbolize?

I don't think it's an overstatement to say that in season 2 of the Umbrella Academy, there are about 50 scenes in which there are prominent "god-rays" in the background. For reference, "...
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Was “Hanna Schmitz” responsible for the death of 300 people in “The Reader ”?

In movie The Reader, Hanna Schmitz was sentenced to life imprisonment because of her role in the death of 300 victims. But I could not understand whether she was really responsible for that or ...
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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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What do the tentacles signify in the movie “The Lighthouse”?

In The Lighthouse, when Ephraim Winslow ascends to the lighthouse and tries to see what exactly is at the top, he sees a tentacle slithering on the surface. Then again, in one of the fight scenes, one ...
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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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What is the significance of the natural disaster scenes in Roma?

What is the significance of the earthquake and the forest fire scenes in Roma? I think they are representing the state of mind of Cleo. Is this a viable theory or are there other hints for how they ...
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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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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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Meaning of the green eye palette in Amelie

Many characters in Amelie (2001) share a terribly bright green eye color. I have that backbone feeling that there is a pattern I can't get a grasp of, and couldn't find any explanation on the ...
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Is the Land of Ooo really a post apocalyptic Earth?

I have heard a lot of theories spout about how the world of Adventure Time is actually based on a Post-Apocalypic Earth that has adapted to nuclear fallout, changing all living things with what they ...
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Significance of Cyrillic text in Sapper Morton's farm

At the beginning of Blade Runner 2049, when K visits Sapper Morton's farm, there is a shot that shows what looks like a greenhouse with Cyrillic characters on it. From what I understand, that word ...
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What is the purpose of the Korean captions in Crash Landing on You?

In the South-Korean drama Crash Landing on You, a successful business woman from Seoul accidentally crash lands in North Korea. What is curious is that even though the series is in Korean, at several ...
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Who are the rest of the victims supposed to be?

In Breathe Season 2 aka Breathe: Into the Shadows, J wanted Avinash to kill 10 people based on the emotions of the ten heads of Ravana, which were: Anger, Lust, Fear, Betrayal, Ego, Attachment, ...
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Did Murder She Wrote plan for a handsome young man in each episode?

I started re-watching Murder, She Wrote. When I started the second season, I realized that I was seeing a handsome young man in almost every episode. Sometimes it’s a bit character like a deputy, ...
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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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In Season 4 of Brockmire, are the writers showing life imitates art?

Season 4 makes an immediate jump from 2020 to 2030. Beyond warnings of global warming, and other environmental tragedies like the Amazon Forest going up in flames, The writers save the best for last: ...
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Sweet Smell of Success (1957) “dumb on matinee days only”

Sweet Smell of Success (1957) has been said to be filled with great dialogues. I find myself puzzling over some lines: Sidney: No. Let me finish, J.J. I don't like this job. That boy is dumb on ...
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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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Why didn’t Sam Beckett ever make it home?

In Quantum Leap, why did Sam never make it home? In the final episode he finally got to see what it looks like when he leaps. That shows that there were leapers after him. Wouldn’t it be safe to ...

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