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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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What is the significance of Frank watching Lucas kiss Zoe?

During season 01 episode 07 of House of Cards, at about 41 minutes into the episode, Lucas drunkenly stumbles into Zoe and in a half-coordinated romantic advance, kisses her. Frank, watching in his ...
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What are all the Shakespearean themes in Gargoyles?

I heard and read many times that Gargoyles had many Shakespearean themes in the show and was able to track easily. Macbeth arc is covered with Macbeth mac Findlaech and Othello with Coldstone. What ...
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Was Gargoyle World Tour randomly done or is there any pattern?

In Gargoyles, after leaving from Avalon, Goliath, Elisa, Angela, and Bronx go through so many countries/locations before returning back to Avalon and then Manhattan. But was there any pattern in this ...
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Why does lightning hit affects speedsters?

In the Flash tv show from DC in one scene of "Season 7 Episode 7 (@09:25)", Barry Allen gets struck by lightning and suffers from cardiac arrest. He came back to life by getting chest compressions by ...
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Why was Gasoline still the major source of fuel in Mad Max: Fury Road?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, why didn't they harness the solar power to run their automobile? We already know that the solar rays were still powerful as the plants in the citadel were exposed in a rotation ...
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Are there any indications why Roddenberry chose to make Star Trek a “battleship universe”?

Star Trek focuses on large, slow (in local space, anyway) ships which behave like battleships. As a counter-example, Battlestar Galactica was in an "aircraft carrier universe", where the big ships ...
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How to interpret Mac's dance in “It's Always Sunny…”?

This article http://collider.com/its-always-sunny-season-13-finale-dance gives a glowing interpretation of Mac's dance in the 13th season finale of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I don't have ...
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Why was “the Santa Claus story” included in Gremlins?

In Gremlins (1984), Kate tells Billy the story of a horrible Christmas, how her father wanted to surprise the family by climbing down the chimney, but slipped, fell, broke his neck, and had his corpse ...
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Is there any meaning behind the shot of the poster of flies in Season 5 'Gliding Over All'?

At around 2 minutes into the season 5 episode 'Gliding Over All' of Breaking Bad, Walt stares at a fly on the desk lamp at the 'office' supposedly a little while after... Todd walks in and says "...
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Did the Cobra Kai students actually ignore the teaching?

In Karate Kid the mantra of the Cobra Kai Dojo is: We do not teach anyone to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. An enemy faces you he deserves no mercy. Within those 3 lines, it says we don'...
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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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Why did WOPR switch sides?

In War Games, Matt Lightman takes the sides of the USSR in Global Thermonuclear War. That means the WOPR ("War Operation Planned Response" computer) took the side of the USA. However, in NORAD ...
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Why was Hank tagging trees in the college?

In S5E8, Hank talks about the job he had when he was on college and implies how simple, but easy the life was back then to Walt. Why that job is selected as the college job of Hank by the writers? Why ...
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What is the justification for this voice-over towards the end of Bride Wars?

I was watching Bride Wars on TV, and could not make sense of this voice-over (taken from here) towards the end: The one person you can count on for a lifetime, the one person who knows you, ...
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What is this statue in Star Wars Rogue One?

In Rogue One (2016), when transitioning to the planet Jedha, there's shown an extremely large, fallen statue of someone. Who is this a statue of, what's their significance, and why is it now in ...
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Why are license plates reading “Industrial State” and “Highway State” used in Jarmusch's “Ghost Dog”?

I'm making a podcast about movies. One episode is about Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog. I can not find out in which city is the story happening. There are just some cars and their license plate numbers. As ...
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How relevant Is the Central Divide in the El Royale

I hugely enjoyed Bad Times At The El Royale and I understand the mise en scène lends heavily to the divide between Nevada and California, and there are state-wide rules which are different as per ...
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What is the significance of the title “Rangasthalam”?

Rangasthalam (2018) is a Telugu periodic action film directed by Sukumar. The film is set in 1985 in a village named Rangasthalam. The incidents which take place in the village take the plot further. ...
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What was the purpose behind showing nearly identical camera shots of the two houses in Annihilation?

In Annihilation (2018), the main character, Lena, lives in a house outside of the area known as "the shimmer" which the groups are sent to investigate. However, there is a scene inside the shimmer ...
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What is the message of the movie Samsara?

Short Story about the film Samsara (2001): Tashi (Shawn Ku) began his training as a Buddhist monk at the age of five. Twenty years later, his relationships at the temple became strained after a meet ...
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What does JL5 mean?

In Ghostbusters 2, on the side of Ecto-1, the number displayed is “JL5-2020”. What is JL5? Was/is that a NYC phone system design, or something used in the 80s during the era of landlines?
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Wouldn't shooting Perkins in a diamond formation cause one of the shooters to be hit?

Towards the end of John Wick (2014), Perkins is summoned by Winston. For whatever poor decision she made, she walked into the center of 4 ominous looking characters. Winston let her know her ...
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Ritual/symbolism of putting teapot in cup

In Eat, drink, man, woman (Yin shi nan nu, 1994), at 1:44, one of the daughters pours hot water out of a large pot into a tiny one, then pours the tea out of the tiny pot, then puts that one in the ...
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Why didn’t Sam Beckett ever make it home?

In Quantum Leap, why did Sam never make it home? In the final episode he finally got to see what it looks like when he leaps. That shows that there were leapers after him. Wouldn’t it be safe to ...
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What was the meaning of Kim squeezing a ball under the table in the latest Better Call Saul opening

The opening sequence of the latest episode of Better Call Saul S4.E7 "Something Stupid" was really interesting. The whole opening shows a split screen montage with a song playing. The split screen ...
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Significance of the difficulty to put bottle in the waste collecting box in all three films

In all the three movies of Three Color Trilogy, we see one particular scene where someone old, is putting a bottle in the waste collecting box with great difficulty. Is there any significance of ...
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What is with the splotches in the water in Beatriz at Dinner?

In Beatriz at Dinner (2017) I'm a little confused by the meaning behind the cloudy water spots in two scenes. The first scene is right before the guests go inside. Beatriz is standing alone looking ...
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Implications of Ares picking her knife instead of reloading her gun before the climax fight

In John Wick, Chapter 2, after the climactic fight, Wick checks Ares' empty gun and reloads it using her own ammo. She could have done so and shot him instead of engaging in a knife fight. Was ...
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Who designed the original Star Trek's communicator? [closed]

The communicator in the original Star Trek TV series is very similar in design to a flip phone? Was there product development done for the communicator before it was made? Who designed and created the ...
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Seven Samurai: Chirping bird sounds - possible symbolism

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 ...
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Was Billions character Craig Heidecker based on Elon Musk or Steve Jobs?

In Billions s03e04, the Farpoint rocket exploded with Craig Heidecker on board. I assumed the character was based on Elon Musk, but in a comment on this youtube clip of the explosion someone said ...
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Is The Good Place inspired by Swedenborg as a state of spirit rather than a Place?

The Good Place goes under the premise that four people died and are in the afterlife. In different seasons it is hinted or explicitly said that everything in The Good Place as a place is: However ... ...
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Scene explanation from Citizen X

In the movie Citizen X, there is a scene where Donald Sutherland’s character (Festisov) heaps praise on Stephen Rea’s character (Bukarov). Bukarov abruptly stands up, and Festisov says, Bukarov, ...
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Does Donnie Darko make sense without the additions in the Director's Cut? [closed]

I had never seen Donnie Darko, and I just did. I think I have never been so confused after watching a film. I looked up on the Internet for explanations about the movie, and I found out that in the ...
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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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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 is the movie The Equalizer named as such?

I am wondering why The Equalizer was named as such. In my opinion, the Equalizer is someone who makes things "equal", but what he does is more like a vigilante or a punisher.
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Is there a hidden meaning behind 'Smoke On The Water' in Better Call Saul?

I'm referring to the two times when Marco hums the song to himself whilst on a scam-mission, just before he's approached by Jimmy and their unsuspecting victim. The second time, he doesn't complete ...
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Meaning of the title “Shutter Island”

What is the relevance of the word "Shutter" in the movie title "Shutter Island"? How does it connect to the movie?
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Why is Henry Jones Jr. named Indiana?

In the movie series Indiana Jones, the title character is often called by Indiana Jones or just Indy. According to wikipedia, Dr. Jones' full name is Henry Walton Jones Jr.. I understand that ...
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Why do the dialogs have such a cold tone in “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”?

In The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) all the dialogs have a very cold, formal, calculated tone. The way the family members talk to each other, the formal pleasantries, the lack of emotion in their ...
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Significance of Hindi words in Orochimaru's theme song?

In Naruto, many major characters have their own distinct soundtrack and Orochimaru is one of them: It's an interesting soundtrack but the distinct thing about it is ...
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Does Captain Tracey (Star Trek “The Omega Glory”) resemble a figure from American history?

In the Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy" (1969), I consider the character Garth a George Washington figure (whether consciously intended or not). He was a great military leader; also, his "...
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Why is the Spirit of the West metal detecting in Rango?

In Rango, the spirit of the West (who may or may not be Clint Eastwood) is metal detecting for fishhooks in a dry river bed. His metal detector model is the (fictional) Eaglemaster 3/JRB (or JRE) ...
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What is written on the wall in this scene of The Danish Girl?

I am from India and curious to know what is written on the wall. I am not familiar with these fonts and this language.
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Significance of the word Cloverfield

In the Cloverfield franchise every film have Cloverfield in the title but what is the significance of "Cloverfield", In 10 Cloverfield Lane it was the address of that area but in first film I can't ...
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What is the significance of cat's missing eye?

In 10 Cloverfield Lane, Emmett notices that the puzzle was not complete. The cat's eye puzzle pieces were missing: I felt like it was some foreshadowing but didn't get it. Did I miss something? Is ...
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Why is the Tomb Raider reboot movie anti-supernatural?

Having played the Tomb Raider (2013) reboot game and its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider, one thing I can say is that both embrace the supernatural. There's: soul transfer playing an important role in ...
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Did the director intend this movie as a test for us?

While watching the movie Ex-machina, I for one was rooting for Ava to escape and go to the "human" world preferably with Caleb or at the very least as a friend with Caleb. And then the finale occurred ...
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Why was Karen Hill watching The Jazz Singer in Goodfellas?

When the feds came with a search warrant to comb over the Hill residence in Goodfellas (and get the wheels greased), Karen allows them in a blasé manner, and resigns herself to watch TV with her ...

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