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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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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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Why doesn't Aman's wife come back the last time?

In the movie Survive Style 5+ (2004), Aman's wife comes back as a revengeful ghost every time he kills her. But when she is killed the second time by the hitman, she doesn't come back. What is the ...
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Whose idea was the double-meaning finger counting in JFK?

In JFK, Kevin Costner meets secretly with Donald Sutherland in a park in Washington DC. Donald discusses elements of the assassination conspiracy. Towards the end of the scene he counts off 3 points ...
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What is the meaning of the tall clouds in "The Girl who leapt through time"?

I noticed a motif of really tall clouds in "The girl who leapt through time" (時をかける少女, 2006). I think the cloud is either a cumulonimbus calvus or a cumulus congestus. I read the latter breaks apart ...
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Is Mrs. Putnum's dress indicative of anything significant during this Season 2 scene in The Handmaid's Tale?

In Season 2, Episode 5 of the TV series adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, viewers are thrown a monkey wrench on the June & Nick romance when The Waterfords force Nick into a child-bride wedding ...
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Was Jobs being sarcastic when he said he liked Hertzfeld?

About 3/4 through Steve Jobs (2015), before the iMac launch, Andy Hertzfeld argues with Steve Jobs about paying for Lisa's tuition. At the end of it, Steve says he's indifferent to people disliking ...
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Do we ever get a clue as to the initials H.W. or was this his given name by his biological father?

In There Will Be Blood, do we ever find out (explicitly, or implicitly) the meaning of the initials H.W. (as in Daniel's son, H.W. Plainview)? Are there any allusions to the meaning or origin of ...
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Could someone explain the meaning of the "subway man" hallucination in the movie "Pi" (1998)?

In the movie Pi (1998), Max has several hallucinations. One hallucination I did not understand was the singing man in the subway. We see the man twice in the movie. We first see the man singing, then ...
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Did Yoga Vasistha influence Inception?

Yoga Vasistha is a scripture of sanathan dharma, aka. Hinduism. It has a vast explanation of the relativity of space and time, and also talks about dreams, reality, illusion, and other aspects in ...
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The symbolism of the chirping bird sounds in "Seven Samurai"

A TV station here decided to broadcast Seven Samurai with the original Japanese soundtrack (it has subtitles in German.) It is running as I write. During the opening scene in the village, while the ...
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How Mundy's arm knew the gyroscope was inside Volkov?

In the movie The Cloverfield Paradox, Mundy's arm gets pulled into a solid wall, and is severed clean off; and after sometime they found the hand moving its on. When they recognize that it is trying ...
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What is the significance of Palmistry prop hand in Michael Jennings house?

In Paycheck, we see a Palmistry prop hand in Michael Jennings house: But reverse engineer and this thing in his house seems little out of context. Is it some foreshadowing element about the future ...
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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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Is Malick's Tree of Life a “too masculine” movie?

It's not a secret that all of Malick's movies revolve around male characters. Nevertheless, I was a bit impressed when checking this infography about how a set of critics commissioned by the BBC voted ...
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What is the meaning of the butterfly?

In the movie The Door (2009) (German: Die Tür), there are repeated occurrences of a butterfly. First of all, David's daughter Leonie wants to go catching butterflies when her father doesn't have time ...
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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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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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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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All the Money in the Minotaur

In the Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World, there is a scene in which John Paul Getty III meets his grandfather. The scene revolves around a statue of a Minotaur which the billionaire claims ...
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What happens to Jen when she jumps off the cliff?

What happens to Zhang ziyi (Jen) in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon when she jumps off the cliff .. she dies? becomes immortal? Just before jumping what does she want Lo to become - a master? Why does ...
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Is there a deeper relation between Abraham's tale of sacrifice and The Hunted?

William Friedkin's The Hunted is introduced by a quote spoken by Johnny Cash, in which he gives an interesting rendition of the classic Judeo-Christian tale of Abraham's sacrifice: God said to ...
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Did The Joker win the psychological battle over Batman in The Dark Knight?

I have watched the movie The Dark Knight many times. However, I still ponder who won the final psychological battle between Batman and The Joker. I understand that The Joker failed to deliver on his &...
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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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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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Is there a drug problem within Bob's Burgers?

So, this is an odd question due to the nature of the show, but I've noticed that Bob's Burgers has made reference to abusing pain killers more than once. Bob has to take pain killers during the ...
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What is the meaning of Enter The Void?

The movie Enter The Void (2009) directed by Gaspar Noé of France (born in Argentina) impressed me more than 99.99% I have ever watched. But now I'm wondering about its meaning and what it is ...
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What was the significance of The Fugitive?

In S04 Ep08 of The Sopranos, titled "Mergers and Acquisitions", Tony Soprano gets a new wide screen television. The television technician is showing Tony how to use it and the 1993 movie, The ...
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Does Amondi's English accent in Sense8 reflect her wealth?

Disclaimer: Spoilers within for Season 1 Episode 6 of Sense8. In Netflix's show Sense8, Capheus is charged with transporting Kenyan crime lord Silas Kabaka's daughter Amondi to a treatment clinic for ...
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Significance of overly explicit scene at the start of the film?

Regarding the movie Antichrist by Lars von Trier: Why is there is an openly explicit pornographic scene at the beginning of the movie? Has this sequence any aesthetic or stylistic purpose aside from ...
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Why did O-Ren plant the dagger on the balcony?

Prior to the Crazy 88 fight scene in Kill Bill Vol. 1, before O-Ren says 'tricks are for kids,' she plants a small smurai, what looks to be a dagger, onto the balcony: Both drawing the dagger and ...
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What makes David Harloff more of an Ariel than a Caliban?

The amazing Tatort episode "Im Schmerz geboren" didn't run short of references to classic Shakepearean tragedies, diegetically as well as structurally, but one of them eluded me and I don't know if ...
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What is the significance of mirror projection scenes in Trance?

Trance contains some scenes which consist of mirror projections: My Question is: What is the significance of these mirror scenes as this in itself is a psychological thriller?
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What was the significance of the pacing in The Straight Story?

I've heard a few times that the pacing of The Straight Story makes sense at the end. What does this refer to? I have watched it, and thought the pacing was appropriate for the nature of the film. I ...
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What is the name of the dance the conductor breaks into during a fight in Martin Scorcese's “The Aviator.”

In Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, in the night club, when a tablemate takes a piece of food of Hughes plate and he reacts by leaving a few minutes later. Errol Flynn is drunk throughout this scene ...
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Why were audiences led to believe that Mike Webster died from a taser gun?

The 2015 film, Concussion tells the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovering the truth about brain damage in football players due to repeated head injuries. The film focuses primarily on the ...
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What was the significance of the books exchanged between Spud and The Guv?

In the film Spud, The Guv used to give books to Spud and there were constant references of these books. I can only spot and understand the reference of The Lord of the Rings which he even related with ...
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Why does the Airwolf series use "photon torpedo"-like missiles?

What wondered me is that they made the effort of Airwolf dodging missiles or using decoys to get rid of them. We see the missile head flying in the background or the missile itself hunting Airwolf. ...
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What was the matter with GJ?

One of the various characters in Top of the Lake is GJ, who is somewhat like a leader to the group of women that settled in containers in Paradise, which is also reinforced by Anita when she tells ...
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What was the meaning of the country song in the episode "Aus der Tiefe der Zeit"?

The Dominik Graf directed Tatort episode "Aus der Tiefe der Zeit" repeatedly employs a certain country song as in-scene background music at various occasions. More or less anytime when some music ...
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Why do they time-travel to the exact same year and month when Judgement Day is about to happen?

What is the reason being they time travel to the exact same year and month when Judgement Day is about to happen? They could've time travel to 2010 or 2011 or some other previous time when Genisys/...
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What was the significance of the ending in Kaafiron Ki Namaaz?

In Kaafiron Ki Namaaz, they raised so many controversial topics like homosexuality, anti-Gandhism, rape, Kashmir issue, media faking, religion, Ayodhya dispute, etc. just by a conversation between a ...
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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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Why was the ball singer obscured in ‘Borg McEnroe’?

Towards the end of Borg McEnroe, there is a clip from the Wimbledon Champions’ Ball. The setting is quite a large room with a stage to one side, where a band with a female singer is playing jazz music....
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In the Court Jester, what are the Spanish words Danny Kaye says after "Rodriguez" in his performance of Maladjusted Jester?

In The Court Jester (1955), Hawkins (played by Danny Kaye) performs his own rendition of the Maladjusted Jester. One of his twists is the burst of Spanish words about two thirds into the song, after ...
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Why does Jules use gay men to "conquer femininity"?

Jules is one of the main characters of the Euphoria series - she is transgender (male to female), but it is implied that she went through with her transition and now no one, including homophobic ...
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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 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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Are the characters and actions of The Duellists reflecting the broader historical context?

Riddley Scott's feature film debut The Duellists follows the repeated encounters and duels of two French officers throughout the Napoleonic Wars. And while I couldn't help but see Napoleon Bonaparte ...
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What did the very last scene mean?

I just watched Are You Here (2013), and the very ending confused me. Ben (played by Zach Galifianakis) has met his new neighbor and runs into her in a store. He walks outside and it's raining. His ...
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What's the meaning of this cloudy scenery at the end of the closing credits?

In biographical drama movie The Two Popes (2019), this cloudy scenery lasts for 5 seconds at the end of the closing credits:
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