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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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Why the shot of the Muslim Prayer in the opening credits scene?

The scene is followed by grotesque images of zombies, violence, blood and a guy is responding to questions about this outbreak live on the news. Why? Why would they put this as the 1st scene of the ...
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Is there a meaning to this secret code?

In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, there is a scene including a secret code known only to the main villain. Does this have any meaning? I mean, it's kind of surprising coming from a murderous character. ...
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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 grabbing 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 ...
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Bow and Gift Box symbolism throughout Squid Game

Throughout the 9 episodes of Squid Game (2021), there are several instances of gift boxes with bows on them. The main character, Seong Gi-hun, tried desperately to retrieve a gift box from a coin ...
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Moby Dick reference in Mank (2020)

Orson Welles put Mank under contract to write the first draft screenplay for "Citizen Kane" under the supervision of  John Houseman. Mank is former partner in the Mercury Theatre, Welles's ...
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Why does Jonathan Hyde play two roles in Jumanji?

In the 1995 film Jumanji Jonathan Hyde plays two roles, one as Samuel Parrish, Alan's father, and the other as Van Pelt, a big-game hunter from Jumanji who is dead set to hunt Alan and other players ...
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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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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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What is the meaning or symbolism of people giving Money to Tweek and Craig for being gay?

I know that the creators of South Park like to imbue their episodes with metaphors and symbolism, but this one in South Park Season 19, Episode 6 Tweek x Craig confuses me. There is a scene in this ...
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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 happened to the last of the sins in Se7en?

I have watched Se7en and followed Gluttony, Greed, Sloth and Lust. But I couldn't place the events of the other sins: Envy, Wrath and Pride. Please provide some light on these. I am really confused.
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Did Jeremy Clarkson really make it to Blackpool in the Jaguar on one tank of gas?

In Series 12, Episode 4 of the BBC show Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to make an eco drive to arrive at Blackpool in time to turn on the "world famous illuminations."...
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What are common characteristics of participants in reality shows? [closed]

I consider reality TV shows to be garbage entertainment. This weekend I had the bad luck of having to spend two nights in an hotel with no WiFi so I watched TV for the first time in years. I ended up ...
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What is this symbolism?

In the movie, Tigers are not afraid, a drop of blood onto a woman's dress expands into a picture that is similar to pictures used in a Rorschach test. What is the symbolism of this picture?
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What is the last scene supposed to tell us?

At the end of Out of the Furnace, after Russell lethally shot DeGroat, much to Wesley's dismay, the last shot of the movie shows Russell sitting in his house at the table doing nothing: But I'm not ...
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Meaning of Resistance in Money Heist

In the TV series Money Heist, Professor and Berlin say many times that they are "The Resistance" (Like when they are having a drink together in flashback). Tokyo also narrates that the ...
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In "Gone Girl", is there a significance to Amy's repeated head injuries?

In "Gone Girl", it seems as though the are a lot of injuries to Amy's head: the male criminal who steals her money knocks her head against a wall, she conks herself with a hammer, and probably others ...
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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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What does "And that’s the gambit!" mean?

In Loki episode 6, we hear He Who Remains say: ... You came to kill the devil, right? (CHUCKLES) Well, guess what? I keep you safe. And if you think I’m evil, well, just wait till you meet my ...
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Is Howl dealing with any sort of mental disorder?

I've recently watched Howl's Moving Castle (2004). When I was watching the movie, the changes in Howl's mood seemed really familiar to me, just like one of my near family members who has bipolar ...
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What's the significance of "Shallow Depth of Field" effect?

I have marked the blurry portions in below images: click for larger This effect is used in lot of scenes. What's the significance of "Shallow Depth of Field" effect in Army of the Dead (...
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Meaning of Gandalf's quote "There never was much hope. Just a fool's hope"?

Ever since i saw the movie back in 2003 (i was very young) i couldn't understand what Gandalf meant. Later i also read all Tolkien's books about Middle Earth, Arda etc.. Tolkien did write this exact ...
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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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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 ...
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Was the little girl at Lerner Airfield real?

When the passengers of Con Air arrive at Lerner Airfield serial killer Garland Greene goes on a little scouting trip and finds a little girl playing tea party at a deserted swimming pool. He talks ...
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What's the significance of the photo shoot in the opening credits?

During the opening credits of Army of the Dead (2021), a photo shoot of characters is shown: What's the significance of this photo shoot?
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Are Sean Bean's characters more prone to die than others?

An image making the rounds on the Internet claims that Since 1986, Sean Bean has died in over 20 films and TV productions. He has been brutally killed by bow and arrows, handgun, revolver, shotgun, ...
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What is the significance of the scene the proprietor is watching during the "laundry scene"?

In Ninja Assassin, the hero, played by Rain, is attacked in a laundromat by an assassin played by Linh Đan Phạm. The scene is cut with shots of the proprietor of the ...
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Why is Max known as "Mad Max" in the Mad Max Franchise?

As the title suggests I was wondering why is Max known as "Mad Max" in this franchise? From the first movie till Fury Road Max is the only character who is not "Mad" and is the only sensible human in ...
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Meaning of wolves crossing city street in Collateral

While Max is driving his cab with Vincent in the back seat, they encounter I believe, two wolves crossing the street. I felt like there was some special emphasis put on that scene: Max has slowed down,...
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What does the title "Reservoir Dogs" mean?

Aside from speculations of the title coming from Tarantino's mispronunciation of the French film name, what meaning does Reservoir Dogs have in context of the actual story line?
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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 was Saito old in Limbo?

The only thing that I'm missing in Inception is why was Saito old in the opening and closing scenes of this great movie? Both Cobb and Saito land in Limbo in (presumably) the same moment and Cobb ...
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Is Chip really an alcoholic?

In the first words of the series, Chip, the main character of the Flaked is on an AA meeting where he tells a story about his accident: he was drunk-driving and he has killed a man. He is very ...
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Why does Bo Burnham flash on the screen at approximately 13:42 in Inside?

At approximately 13:42 in Bo Burnham's special Inside, the overlay with him as a streamer appears for a frame: Is this an editing error, or is it intentional? If it's intentional, what might the ...
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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 Mary Poppins not acknowledge the fantasy adventures she takes the children on?

In the 1964 film Mary Poppins, the flying nanny takes Jane and Michael on a Jolly Holiday with Bert. When they return, the children carry on about all the fun they had throughout the fantasy adventure ...
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What does Stone's woofing symbolize in Gravity?

I read an amazing allegory of the film Gravity in IMDB and I believe every scene in Gravity does symbolizes something. So at the last of the movie Stone got a radio-connection from Earth. But ...
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"Or perhaps it is I who have penetrated you?" (Gogo Yubari)

I couldn't find a clip with english subtitles, but to refresh memory, a guy in Kill Bill: Volume 1 is attempting to pickup Gogo in a bar, and the scene ends on her line "Or perhaps it is I who ...
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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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Why did Anakin betray the republic despite promising he won't

In episode 3 of Star Wars, as Anakin returns from the jedi temple to talk with Padmé, he says "I will not betray the republic". Yet, later he does exactly that. First, Anakin opposes the jedi as they ...
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What is the meaning of the line at the end of Chinatown?

At the end of the amazing film Chinatown, Jake Gittes is told, 'Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown'. What are supposed to deduce from this? Is it that Jake is powerless to prevent or challenge what had ...
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What's the significance of repeating this scene in Nobody (2021)?

This below scene repeated so many times at the beginning of the movie: What's the significance of repeating this scene in Nobody (2021)?
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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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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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Is there some reconciliation of how death of this character is handled beyond the end of the movie?

At the end of Meet Joe Black, after Joe leads Mr. Parrish into oblivion, the younger, human Joe comes back over the bridge towards Susan. She was at once looking for her father but now her fancy is ...
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Why didn’t Beth return to see Mr. Shaibel after she gained national recognition?

In The Queen's Gambit, Beth promised to pay him back $10 if she won her tournament but never sent the money or paid him a visit. She criticized the media for leaving him out of publication, leaving me ...
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What significance does Mike Yanagita have in Fargo?

In the Coen brothers' movie Fargo (1996), the detective Marge Gunderson gets called by and meets an old schoolmate, Mike Yanagita. He tells her that he is widowed and tries to make a move on her. ...
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How did Conrad come back to life after the gunshot in "The Game"?

In The Game, Here are the conversation between Christine and Nicholas Van Orton, Where'd you get that? What? That gun, that's not an automatic-- What the fuck are you talking about? We all had an ...
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Is Dr. Mary Based or Inspired by Talk Show Radio Host, Dr. Laura?

In the TV series Frasier, a character Dr. Mary (Kim Coles) featured in two episodes, Something About Dr. Mary (7.16) and the season 8 Christmas episode, Mary Christmas (8.08), is a somewhat loadmouth ...

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