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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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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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Do any crossover episodes of narrative shows on streaming services exist?

Crossover episodes have long-been a staple of network TV that seemed to peak in the 1990s (Golden Girls and Empty Nest on NBC in the ‘90s, CSI crossovers on CBS in the ‘00s, Scandal and How to Get ...
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Why is there a head of a native American man on the early test screens?

In Pleasantville, after a few minutes, we see some ads running on an old TV screen. At some point, the broadcast ends with a single constant frame showing some circles, lines, which I can tell is for ...
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Who is the guy in Sherlock's mind palace?

In the episode "His Last Vow" when Sherlock gets shot by Mary, he started to enter his mind palace in order to survive the shot. We begin to see a series of regular persons belonging to his ...
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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 does this symbol represent?

In the movie Gretel and Hansel this screen shot is shown. I am wondering what symbolism it represents.
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What does Bojack Horseman tell us about the responsible way to be accountable for your past?

In S6:E11 of Bojack Horseman, after Bojack gets out of rehab, he is threatened with the possibility of reporters exposing past misdeeds of his. At timestamp 4:00: Diane: "What did you do this ...
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Children of Men - title meaning?

What's the meaning of the title "Children of Men"? There are no men giving birth to babies, obviously.
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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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Do snakes have any religious symbolism in Prisoners?

In the movie Prisoners, snakes are mentioned/shown a few times throughout the movie. Taylor keeps a few containers filled with bloody clothes and living snakes The mummified kidnaper used to keep ...
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Why does Parasite have this ending?

Parasite presents the tragedy of poor working class people in Korea in a kind of humorous way. The movie doesn't shy away from displaying this tragedy in detail about how this family of 4 lives, ...
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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 had Rey understood in The Last Jedi?

In The Last Jedi Yoda said that there is nothing in those books that the girl Rey hasn't understood. Is there anything specific behind that? What exactly had she understood? He also said: "We are ...
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Why didn’t the pills Brandon was taking have a letter on the back?

House MD: S1,E3 Once Brandon is treated for colchicine poisoning, he is prescribed new cough medicines before being discharged from the hospital. He surprisingly remarks There’s a letter on the ...
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Why did Mr. Funsten serve Dr House with court papers?

House MD: S1, E2. Mr Funsten is an outpatient at the hospital who sees Dr House for a boil infection in his right thigh. While conversing with the patient Dr House could have a little peek into the ...
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Why does Dr Cuddy agree with Dr House on his method of treatment only after visiting the patient?

House MD: S1,E1. Dr Cuddy doesn’t agree with Dr House’s way of treating the patient for cerebral vasculitis (D/d,) i.e., by administering steroids to the patient. She walks up to House and delivers ...
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What's the significance of the rooftops scene?

In Jojo Rabbit after the Gestapo visits Jojo's house and he's wandering around, While he's sitting in the square, the camera cuts a few times to focus on a few different rooftops. These rooftops look ...
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Are the ice-cream scenes foreshadowing something?

In Better Call Saul S05E01, we see Saul Goodman drop his ice cream cone and go with Nacho Vargas. In S05E02, we see multiple scenes of that dropped ice cream, notable the starting one with ants ...
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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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How are Madam Vice President and Philly Falzone's agendas related in Prison Break?

I'm in S01E10 of Prison Break, so far I see that Madam Vice President does not want Lincoln Burrows to be exonerated. Philly Falzone wants Fibonacci because he got to know about the dealings of the ...
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What's the purpose of this picture shown at the beginning?

In the beginning of the Midsommar (2019) movie, this picture appears on the screen: It slides away, then movie begins.
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What is meaning of 'nanny state' conversation in S05E11

In S05E11 of Breaking Bad, a scene made me think of something. In the restroom a guy complained: Nanny state. When I see a kid with his bicycle helmet on, I want to smack the shit out of him, ...
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Meaning of the 'single white lighting bolt on black background' symbol in JoJo Rabbit?

There were two different 'single lightning bolt' symbols. The first on is a badge awarded within the hitlerjugend afaik: The second one has different colors and is portrayed on a flag. What's its ...
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Is the conflict between Captain America and Tony Stark in "The Avengers" Blue Collar versus Educated Elite?

I was puzzled by the conflict between Captain America and Tony Stark during the first part of The Avengers. There were obviously values that differed between the two. Looking at their background, ...
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What is the meaning of the cow in the intro to 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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Shared imagery - Blade Runner & Man in the High Castle

Spoilers for Man in the High Castle season 4, beware. Of course, both are adaptations of stories by Philip K Dick, so it wouldn't be unexpected that the film-makers might acknowledge that in some ...
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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 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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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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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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Skylars white's reflection in microwave oven in her last scene in the finale of Breaking Bad?

In the last scene of Breaking Bad between Walt and Skylar, her reflection is seen in the window of the microwave oven. (It looks to me like it was added as an effect.) Did any of the writers ...
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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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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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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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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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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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The pretending to be sister scene in JojoRabbit

I watched the screening of JoJoRabbit, The director Taika Waititi gave a brief introduction about what inspired him to make the movie. It was something about a book which is a real-life story. In the ...
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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 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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What is the symbolism of the changes of the bride's attire in Ready or Not?

In the 2019 film, Ready or Not, we meet the bride Grace. What is the symbolism here regarding her appearance, specifically with her choices to change it?
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What is the relevance of the algae dripping liquid?

Close to the end of the movie Aniara, there is a specific shot of maybe a few seconds that clearly have been added intentionally, but I'm not sure I understand the meaning fully. There is no further ...
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Why did one pirate die when another broke off a stalactite?

Towards the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides when Jack, Blackbeard, and other pirates are walking through the cave, one of the pirates breaks off a stalactite and immediately another ...
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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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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 is the meaning behind these three Apocalypse Now quotes?

I just watched Apocalypse Now for the first time, and didn't understand some of the quotes narrated by Capt. Willard they are as follows: It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of ...
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What is the significance of the dog and butterflies in Paprika?

Before and after dreams in Paprika, a dog sitting next to a kennel appears, and there are also recurring images of butterflies. Are there any good theories as to why they appear and what is the ...
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