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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 philosophical significance of “Three Horses” in Michael Clayton (2007)?

In this movie we find Michael stops his car when he sees three horses standing a bit far away from the road. That's precisely how he gets saved when the car bomb explodes. He got out of the car to ...
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Is Jane cheating on Stephen?

In The Theory of Everything, is Jane cheating on Stephen and having sex with Jonathan? In the movie, the camping scene suggests this, but I can't find an article on Google to confirm this.
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What is the significance of the cat in the final episode of The Sopranos?

In S06 Ep21 of The Sopranos titled Made in America, there is a cat that the Soprano crew brought over to the office that was apparently a stray. The cat is shown staring at Christopher's picture on ...
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Jesse James' eyes

In the movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the ambitious Robert Ford shoots Jesse James in the back of the head. When he falls, his eyes are closed. The camera moves to ...
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The Bear in The Shining

Everyone knows this awkward scene with the bear in The Shining, but why did Stanley Kubrick put it in the film? Does it have to do with something messed up with Wendy?
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Why does Hugh Glass look at the camera at the ending scene?

In The Revenant (2015), why does Hugh Glass look at the camera during the ending scene or in one of the last scenes of the movie?
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Why did Jimmy leave the Frank's room door slightly open?

In The Irishman (2019), Jimmy tells Frank a war philosophy: Jimmy: In a war, you go from point A to point B. Sometimes, you spill a little beer along the way. That philosophy make sense to you? ...
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Why nobody is whelmed?

Robin in Young Justice discussed people are either overwhelmed or underwhelmed but nobody is being whelmed. Is this a reference to something else or any historic significance of the absence of ...
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Is Lt. Columbo psychic?

So I was watching the old Columbo series, and saw a pattern again and again. Many times, there were no clues against a certain suspect, but still Columbo zoomed in on him/her, and kept asking ...
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What was Chandler Bing's job?

In the series Friends everybody's jobs are well-known except Chandler's. He was very good in math and he did work with some kind of accounting or auditing job, sometimes with the help of a computer ...
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Significance of number 1239 in The Santa Clause

Here's a festive one for all you guys and girls! During The Santa Clause, Scott and Charlie eventually land at the north pole and are greeted by an elf. They watch as the elf raises 'the North Pole' ...
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Talking cat in Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is a very creative and philosophical show. They always put some cultural references or philosophical debate as a central theme in their episodes. I was watching its Season 4 Episode 4 '...
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Is Marvel Cinematic Universe Earth-199999 or Earth-616?

Which earth is Marvel Cinematic Universe belongs too? I remember in Thor: The Dark World it was referred to as 616 by Erik Selvig: But I remember lots of sources claiming it to be Earth-199999, even ...
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Does the cats' anthropomorphization have any implications for our human reality?

The world of Felidae presents us with cats that seem only mildly anthropomorphized, in a psychological way rather than physiologically. They are more or less as intelligent as average humans, self ...
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Meaning of the pink soap bar in Fight Club

On the main poster of the Fight Club, Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) is holding a pink bar of soap in his hand. If I remember correctly, Tyler was a soap maker. But why soap? Is there any hidden symbolism ...
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What's the difference between “men of violence” and “violent men”?

In Shutter Island (2010), Dr. Jeremiah refers to Teddy as a man of violence, not a violent man. What's the difference between the two? Aren't the men of violence violent? Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Men ...
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Was there any pre Crisis buildup for setting up paragons?

In Crisis on Infinite Earths we heard about the paragons and as per Mar Novu: "Among the many misconceptions humanity holds dear is the fallacy that all beings are created equal. In truth, there ...
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Why is this music box given a prominent role in the credits scene?

1: Nenokkadine is a Telugu psychological thriller film starring Mahesh Babu and directed by Sukumar. In the opening credits scene of this film, a musical instrument is given a prominent place. From a ...
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Why does Young Sheldon behave like an adult while Adult Sheldon behaves like a kid?

In The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper always behaves like a kid. But, in Young Sheldon, his younger self behaves more like an adult. Both the characters do not seem similar at all. Was there any ...
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Why do anime “spell everything out” for the audience?

Even for anime that target adult audiences (and thus may have higher level thinking/awareness than perhaps younger audiences), whenever there's a significant plot development, the anime characters ...
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Is the rowboat painting in more than 2 episodes and does it have multiple meanings?

I know the rowboat painting first appears in Breaking Bad in the fugue state episode and shows a man rowing away from his family, and then appears again when Walt is hiring Jack for the prison hit. ...
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What is the significance of cigarettes in ashtray at opening and closing credits of “The Big Sleep?”

In The Big Sleep (1946), while I find cigarettes in ashtray. Opening credits: Closing credits: What is the significance of cigarettes in ashtray at opening and closing credits?
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Do the words 'Billy don't be a hero' mean anything to you?

In the pilot episode of Friends, there is a scene in Ross's apartment where he is talking to Joey and Chandler about his failed marriage with his ex-wife Carol. Ross says that he is worried that ...
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Who is our hero, Frodo or Sam?

The ring of power has a strange power to deceive people. There are many characters from "good" races who the ring is successful in polluting their heart. Isildur, Sméagol, and Boromir are among them. ...
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If only a Sith deals in absolutes, then does Yoda deal with Luke by using absolutes? [duplicate]

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that Only the Sith deal in absolutes. He uses that as his identification that Anakin had actually turned to the Dark Side. (Anakin's statement of "Either you're with me or ...
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Did Miles Dyson kill all these policemen?

I stumbled upon this recent question about Terminator 2, in particular about the scene where Miles Dyson dies after having been wounded lethally and trying to buy time for the others by detonating a ...
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External justification in The Man from U.N.C.L.E

In the very beginning of The Man from U.N.C.L.E, we see Napoleon supposedly killing the Red Peril and a rainbow that looks like a lens refraction: And then in the very end, we see the Red Peril ...
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Did the poor family get paid?

In Bong Joon-ho's Parasite (2019), the Kim family (the poor family) were employed by the Park family (the rich family) in the Parks' mansion. At the end of the movie, it was revealed that the mother ...
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Has the Matrix canon or the Wachowskis ever suggested that the machines' co-dependence on humans is psychosocial instead of energy based?

The script of the first Matrix movie is almost flawless, but one theme that doesn't hold water is the statement that the machines' need of humans are as an energy source by extracting waste heat and "...
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What is the in-universe significance of different colours of lightsabers in Star Wars?

In the Star Wars universe Jedi use different colours of lightsabers. I have noticed blue, green and purple in Star Wars original and prequel trilogy (I heard there are more lightsaber colours too). ...
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Why did Max leave the Citadel at the end of Mad Max Fury Road?

I guess Fury Road was a story of redemption, not only for Furiosa, but for every other character in search of hope and salvation, including Max himself. That being said, why did he leave the "green ...
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Why doesn't Lucifer show Decker & Linda that he's the real devil?

In the tv series Lucifer, he claims that he is the devil. He basically tells everyone that he is the devil. Which he is... . Yet Detective Chloe Decker and his Therapist Linda Martin don't believe him....
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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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Could the Bruce Lee scene in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” have been imagined? [duplicate]

The infamous Bruce Lee scene with Cliff Booth is framed as a thought sequence as Cliff is fixing a roof antenna. Although presumably the scene was a flashback, the framing actually makes it ...
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Understanding the “secret” message of a scene in the movie, The Water Diviner

I just watched an interesting movie, The Water Diviner. There was an Australian man named Joshua who was on a mission to find his three sons lost to the first World War after his Wife Lizzie (Eliza) ...
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Is there a symbolic meaning behind the Spiral Hill in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

In The Nightmare Before Christmas, there is very prominent location inside the film where a major event happens. Jack expresses his boredom: Sally expresses her feelings: Sally and Jack reunite: ...
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What is the moral or message of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?

What is the moral or message of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"?
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Is the Frankenstein franchise antisemitic?

At a glance Frankenstein seems quite anti-semitic: The name "Frankenstein" is a very Jewish name. The creator is Dr - a common Jewish profession. The townsfolk (symbolised by pitchfork {ei. farmers -...
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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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What is the significance of the hat in Miller's crossing?

Miller's crossing pays a lot of attention to Gabriel Byrne's hat. Does it symbolize anything in the movie or have any significance to the plot or is this a bit of a red herring?
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Which Church is Ray a member of? [closed]

In Archer S03E09, Ray's brother Randy says the following about Ray: Even though Ray used to be a preacher, he was never big on the Old Testament. Later in S05E11, Ray himself says the following: ...
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What does the pink teddy bear represent in Breaking Bad?

After the plane crash in season 2 of breaking bad a pink teddy bear falls into Walts pool. We see the bear in several scenes before the plane crash in previous episodes of the season. In these ...
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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 reboot series? In Star Trek Into Darkness Kirk orders Chekov to wear a Red shirt in place of a Yellow one to work in ...
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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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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 have television police procedurals in non-English speaking countries evolved over time?

I'm interested in the evolution and/or existence of the police procedural genre on television. Wikipedia outlines the timeline and summarizes representative shows through history for a few English-...
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What is the theme of Garden State?

I've watched Garden State and could not really grasp the central idea of the movie. I couldn't get what the movie was about. Please guide me.
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Is the Reimagined Battlestar a reboot or a sequel to the Original Battlestar?

The Reimagined Battlestar started as a remake, or reboot (no real difference) to the original Battlestar Galactica. Due to changes in audience expectations, it was grittier, more realistic than the ...
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Why is Birdman subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance?

Birdman is a movie about a theater play that tells a lot about movies, movie stars, actor and Hollywood. I wonder why it is subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. Is it meant as ... ...
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What's the significance of Gaff's 2049 origami?

During his investigation in Blade Runner 2049 Officer K visits an old Gaff in a retirement home. And of course Gaff can't help but make one of his origami figures during the conversation with K. Now ...

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