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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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Explanation on Aunt March's dialogue

In the movie, Little women, there's a scene where Amy and Laurie meets, and by Aunt March says "These French women cant lift a hairbrush" why does she says that?
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Meaning of Dialogue in Little Women

In the movie Little Women there are a few lines that I don't quite understand. In the scene where Laurie visits Aunt March in Paris (if I'm not wrong), Aunt March says "What a disappointment he ...
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What is the difference between movies and films [closed]

The title speaks for itself. So often in discussions surrounding cinema, I see the words ‘film’ and ‘movie’ being used interchangeably. However, are the two really the same? I would appreciate it if ...
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What would've been a satisfactory “ending” to the film, in the view of the omnipotent monster?

Beginning The indie film Resolution (2012) mostly stays obscure, but I decided to watch it because the premise sounded interesting. It begins with Michael, a graphic designer now living in the city (...
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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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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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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'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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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'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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What's the point of Harry's flashbacks in “Birdland” (S03 Episode 06)

Throughout the entire episode "Birdland" (6th episode of the third season of Bosch) we're shown a flashback from Harry's childhood, eating cranberry cobbler at a restaurant on Thanksgiving. ...
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Is this a plausible interpretation of the movie “The Next Three Days”?

There is a scene in The Next Three Days where Russel Crowe’s character is explaining don Quixote to his students. He says something on the lines of “we can make our reality what we want it to be..”. ...
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Buffalo Bill's history of abuse

In Silence Of The Lambs, Hannibal Lecter tells Clarice Starling that Our Billy wasn't born a criminal, Clarice. He was made one through years of systematic abuse. Billy hates his own identity, and as ...
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Significance of Blue Cross used to represent Lord Shiva?

In the recently released Amazon Prime series Tandav, there was a scene where they show a play about a comedic interaction between Lord Shiva and Narad. There was some backlash regarding the religious ...
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What are the “ghosts” seen by Marianne?

In the movie Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Marianne is an artist hired to paint a portrait of a young noblewoman Héloïse. The portrait is a critical element in arranging a marriage, something that ...
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What is the symbolism of peacock?

In Laung Laachi, Lacchi was shown doing village wall art and the specific focus was given to peacock. Similarly after getting fame and money she was shown doing painting again and it was again peacock....
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What is the significance of the Crane?

Near the end of the film Over the Moon, Fei Fei meets a Crane and they have an eye to eye contact and later she fixes her scarf and the Crane touches her hair while flying away. What is the ...
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Was this scene in the Ascent of Man scripted or spontaneous?

The Ascent of Man is possibly one of the greatest television documentaries ever made. Jacob Bronowski's expositions on the history of science, knowledge and the human condition are legendary for good ...
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What is the significance of the epilogue dialogue respective to the film?

In the film Super Deluxe, there is an epilogue long narrative quote about life which connects then to the porn film being played but what does it signify to the story? Is there any parallel to draw?
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What is the significance of the repeated occurrence of plane flying above?

In Super Deluxe, there are multiple parallel stories going on but many times the camera focus is on the plane passing above. But what is the significance of repeated shots of planes flying above in ...
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What did Jack McCall mean in Deadwood season 1 episode 3?

Here is an excerpt from the Deadwood series season 1 episode 3 transcript: (Street, Jack McCall is checking out the goods at Sol & Seth's tent.) Seth: Look at that jackass. Sol: Help you with ...
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Is there such expression as “Charlie someone out”?

There is the following exchange in Deadwood series season 1 episode 3 ... Johnny: Al? Al: Yeah. Johnny: That cherry New York dude is downstairs askin’ for ya. Al: No good. Charlie him the fuck out. (...
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Deadwood Season 1 Episode 2 - What is “flag T”?

In the Season 1 Episode 2 there is the following dialoge: ... (Tom Mason bursts into the office, stark naked, holding his dick.) Tom: This snatch is branded'! (Laughing – Al still has Phil by the ...
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Mrs. Thatcher and South Africa’s sanctions

In The Crown, season 4, The Prime Minster refuses to sign a document towards sanctions in South Africa. The Queen was rather insistent that this was really important for the commonwealth. what are ...
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What's the significance of the car freshener?

The camera focuses on this car freshener at various points in Ocean's Eleven: What's the significance of the car freshener?
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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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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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Water coming out of Teddys toy-gun in the lighthouse scene

In Shutter Island there's water coming out of the toy-gun in the lighthouse scene as he breaks it in two pieces. You can see it here: So I've tried googling and read a ...
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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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Duet scene in The Morning Show

In The Morning Show, what is the meaning and purpose behind the duet scene with Alex Levy and Cory Ellison?
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What is the overarching message of “Tokyo Love Story”?

Is there an overarching message that can be gained from 1991's Tokyo Love Story (東京ラブストーリー), specifically its ending? What is the author/director trying to tell the viewers? Don't hesitate? Act ...
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Did Cleo purposefully try to sabotage Beth?

In the episode 6 - Adjournment - of the Queen's Gambit series, Beth is preparing for the big game with the Soviet champion Borgov. However, on the evening before, she receives a call from Cleo - a ...
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Water drop sound effect in Lost [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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