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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 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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What is the symbolism of the tree canopy shots in It Follows?

In the horror film It Follows, the protagonist has a number of introspective moments when she is seen looking at the tree canopy. The director holds long shots for these scenes on the trees. Does ...
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When did transparent data screens become a thing?

Sometimes sciFi movies don't do a good job of predicting the future. The majority, for example, had CRT-based displays more or less until flat screen displays became common in the real world (Alien, ...
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Why do movies think the moons in alien skies are really large?

Many science fiction movies involve scenes set on the surface of alien planets. In many of these scenes we see objects in the sky of the alien planet; sometimes a sun or suns; more often one or more ...
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What is the significance of Jessica drawing a chain of circles?

In 13 Reasons Why S02E03, we see Jessica making an eight shape on her hand: Then we see in flashback, she is doing the same but this time on paper: I assumed it was the symbol for the digit eight (8)...
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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 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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Why did Tyler yell at Mackenzie?

In S2E10, Tyler inexplicably yells at Mackenzie and tells her she's boring. It appeared to me that he was making sure Cyrus' friends saw him do it but I don't understand what his motivation was and am ...
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Did Cartman truly change during season 20?

Season 20 took most by surprise by having the most sociopathic and sadistic character in all of South Park attempt to change his ways. But did he really? The first episode shows Cartman teasing the ...
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Was this line from Show Dogs a cameo / pop culture reference?

In Show Dogs (2018), there is a scene where they are outside a Las Vegas casino and two dogs are speaking in a seemingly random clip (as though they are being interviewed). One of the dogs says ...
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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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Themes of Get Out

I saw the movie Get Out (2017) and learned that the film has the theme of the oppression of black people. When I watched the movie I only saw the movie for what it is at the outset, a thriller. ...
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Why did the Wachowskis change the story's themes so significantly?

In the movie V for Vendetta, there is some point where a guy is robbing a store with V's mask and with a gun. Then he shouts "anarchy in the UK." after getting the money and then shoots a celebratory ...
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Significance of Clay Jensen's journey of getting his tattoo completed?

In 13 Reasons Why season 2, Clay Jensen tries to get a semicolon tattoo with Skye but he fainted before it could even get completed and he got only comma. But at the end of the season, he got the ...
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Why does Baby call T. Rex Trex?

I know this is a minor detail, but this is Edgar Wright. Come on. When Baby and Debora are talking at the diner, he tells her about the song based on her name, but he calls the artist Trex instead of ...
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How did Banner know Dr.Strange?

Hulk gets transported via the Bifrost and ends up right next to Dr.Strange. But how did he know who Dr.Strange was to blurt out about Thanos? As far as I know these two haven't met anywhere before. ...
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Where do empty 'natural' Sleeves come from?

In Altered Carbon, Stacks are sometimes transferred to another Sleeve. Eg. The little girl who dies and can only afford and old woman sleeve. Other than convicts (who surrender their sleeve when ...
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Did Charlie Chaplin fund and produce The Great Dictator alone?

I was told by a professor that teaches a Holocaust literature and film course that Charlie Chaplin had funded and produced The Great Dictator entirely on his own, because no other production company ...

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