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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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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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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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Is “I'm no puppeteer, Kevin” a lie?

Throughout the Devil's Advocate there are many different glimpses into John Milton's power. Despite this John tells Kevin that he's "no puppeteer", at least regarding free will. While I understand the ...
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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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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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Significance of Animoji in the end credits of Young Sheldon S01E03?

In Young Sheldon S01E03, in the end credits scenes we see another vanity card: But this time it was an Animoji, saying "Believe me". Is it just a product placement form iPhone X feature or there was ...
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How does November relate to death?

in The November Man when Devereaux meets with Hanley to tell him where he (or Mason who Hanley sends) can find Filipova in exchange for his daughter's safety, Hanley says You know what we used to ...
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Why does this character look like this after the treatment?

VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED This is about Martyrs from 2008 (France / Canada), not the remake. There are two female leads, Lucie and Anna. Lucie commits suicide and Anna is captured. Finally, Anna is ...
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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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Was the hotel shut down in the last episode of “Fawlty Towers”?

Throughout the series, it was implied that the titular "Fawlty Towers" hotel had been of poor quality / reputation. Customers, especially the Upper-class, had been disgusted at the quality of service ...
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Is the T2 Trainspotting airport greeter from Slovenia for everyone?

In one of the initial scenes of T2 Trainspotting when one of the main characters arrives at the airport and starts leaving the terminal, he is greeted by an airport greeter and is handed a welcome ...
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What did the “Young Turks” bit on Money Monster mean?

At one point in 'Money Monster', there's a brief clip of Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks. He says Is that supposed to mean anything? Is he talking about Kyle? I don't get it. Most of the other lines ...
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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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Is there a significance to Iowa references in House M.D.?

I realize this may be a reach, but I noticed something odd in season 1 of House: In episode 15, there was a mention of Des Moines (Iowa). House: You’re worried about how his coworkers will react in ...
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Why was Anubis always shown in 'animal form'?

All of the Gods of Egypt have a normal human appearance (beside that they are slightly taller). They can change forms to the animal-form which fits them most. But Anubis is only shown in animal form ...
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Was Childhood's End Intended To Parallel Biblical Prophecy?

I just finished watching the three-part SyFy channel mini-series adaptation of "Childhood's End", and I was left wondering about a number of seeming correlations between the story told (originally by ...
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The Strain Vampire Vigilante and Theory

In The Strain Season 1 Episode 7, For Services Rendered, we see what appears to be a group of vigilante vampires. What is their relationship to other vampires like The Master and his minions? I think ...
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How does a Vow of Silence relate to Nietzsche?

In Little Miss Sunshine, Dwayne, a teenage nihilist, is implied to have taken a vow of silence, "because of Friedrich Nietzsche". In another scene, he is shown to be reading "Thus Spake ...
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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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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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Why does Dorinda in Always and A Guy Named Joe ask “Is that your plane?”

In A guy named Joe (1943), Dorinda (Irene Dunn) sees Pete (Spencer Tracy) in Scotland and notices his plane. She asks the question: Dorinda: Is that your plane? Pete: The B-25 over there that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How was the band poisoned in 'The Lure'

In the Polish film The Lure the 3 members of the band, after throwing the girls in the river, appear to have been poisoned and they are then revived by a blonde woman. Was it ever explained in the ...
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Doc Hollywood and Cars

These two stories are identical. The characters are the same. Doc Hudson is the old Dr. in Doc Hollywood Benjamin Stone is Lightning The wrecker is the mechanic The Porsche is Loo Both in small ...
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What is the significance of traffic lights ?

In The Mexican (2001), movie starts & end with Traffic lights. There are several times in the movie they showed it.
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Why is rock music used for background music when the coach met the principal after a disppointing board meeting?

In Coach Carter, why is rock played as the background music when the coach met the principal after a disppointing board meeting? The situation is serious, but the background music is rock, which is ...
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The ending of the relationship between Travis Bickle and Betsy

In Taxi Driver, Things go well for him, and Betsy (which he used to like) goes to his cab. Did she now want to restart things with him since he was a famous hero? That was my interpretation. Or does ...
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Why was Josette under a sheet?

In Dark Shadows, Josette is under a sheet during the scene in which Victoria sees her for the first time. Did it have any meaning other than being used as a suspense moment in which the viewer assumes ...
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What's the significance of the scene where the twins encounter a man burning a field in Goodnight Mommy?

In Goodnight Mommy, the scene where the twins encounter a man burning a field seems out of place to me. I'm not sure how it moved the plot or if it is of significance. Is there symbolism or ...
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Why did Allanon want to live and changed his mind all of a sudden to die?

In The Shannara Chronicles, around episode 5-6. The druid (Allanon) gets wounded by the 'special' sword obtained by the kings son. He lies in his druid cave, bleeding to death. Q: What was the ...
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What is the significance of purple in the dream world of Sally?

In the dream state of Sally in the Being human (US) S02E10, when she was controlled by her Reaper self, why was everything purple? Even the green from the building was replaced with purple. And show'...
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What's the significance of the flashbacks?

In High Lane (2009) or Vertige, Fanny Valette's character has a few flashbacks. What's the importance of this flashback scene? How is it related to the film?
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Why does Liz change her wigs so frequently in the episode “Aus der Tiefe der Zeit”?

In the Dominik Graf directed Tatort episode "Aus der Tiefe der Zeit" Liz Bernard always wears a different wig in nearly each and every scene (the only scene when she doesn't seem to wear a wig is ...
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What is the importance of trees in Prisoners?

Throughout Prisoners, different shots of different trees are shown (including the famous tree shot at the beginning) and after searching for some time about what do they really mean I only found this ...
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What exactly is Dennis' role in prison in Starred Up?

During my second viewing of Starred Up (2013), some scenes piqued my curiosity. Dennis clearly is the prison boss who everybody in the prison is afraid of. Even the guards take their cue from him. But ...
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What do all of the “god-rays” in Umbrella Academy Season 2 symbolize?

I don't think it's an overstatement to say that in season 2 of the Umbrella Academy, there are about 50 scenes in which there are prominent "god-rays" in the background. For reference, "...
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Who are the rest of the victims supposed to be?

In Breathe Season 2 aka Breathe: Into the Shadows, J wanted Avinash to kill 10 people based on the emotions of the ten heads of Ravana, which were: Anger, Lust, Fear, Betrayal, Ego, Attachment, ...
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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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Is there an implied affection for Annie by Jeff in The Walk (2015)?

In the movie The Walk, there is a scene where Jeff is searching for a word to describe the wire-walking that Phillippe is about to attempt. He searches for the word in English but falls back to the ...
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Why was Earl's footsteps shown multiple times?

In The Mule, there were multiple instances where the camera specifically focused on Earl's footsteps, especially at the end (when Earl finally gets caught by DEA on the highway, and then, when he's ...
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Is there some reconciliation of how death of this character is handled beyond the end of the movie?

At the end of Meet Joe Black, after Joe leads Mr. Parrish into oblivion, the younger, human Joe comes back over the bridge towards Susan. She was at once looking for her father but now her fancy is ...
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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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Where did “Nemo Nobody” get his name?

In the movie Mr.Nobody the character played by Jared Leto is called "Nemo Nobody" as in the First Name Last Name syntax. This we see when Nemo kisses Elise in the car just before the explosion, smiles ...
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What Andrei explains in the climax scene of the movie Solaris (1972)?

Is the movie Solaris (1972) a paradox? Did he return to earth or stuck in the ocean? I need a very short and straightforward answer for this. I have already come through all the articles available on ...
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What Mytho's emotion does Princess Tutu's pendant belongs to?

In Princess Tutu, what emotion does Princess Tutu's pendent belong to from Mytho's emotions? It was not clearly indicated but must be hinted. Is there any in/out of universe definite answer for it?
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What is the meaning of children playing with sun rays in Le Meraviglie?

A couple times in the movie, two sisters play with sun rays. Is there any symbol or allegory in these scenes? This question comes from the "special" games in the scenes. In one, the older sister asks ...