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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Why did he say “You are right about him” to Batman?

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, In a dream sequence a red suit character appears through a portal and it appeared like Flash to me. So why did he (maybe Flash) tell Batman that he is right ...
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Is Senator John Iselin a deliberate parody of Joseph McCarthy?

In the excellent 1962 movie The Manchurian Candidate one of the key characters is a rabble-rousing and bibulous US Senator called John Iselin. In the movie his claim to fame and the cause of his rise ...
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Why is Kathy Nicolo sometimes homeless and (later) sometimes staying in a motel?

In House of Sand and Fog, Kathy Nicolo is evicted from her house. After that, mostly we see her sleeping in her car and washing up in public bathrooms (while telling people she's staying in a motel). ...
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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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Who did Valentine call?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Valentine calls his friend to borrow a satellite when his own is shot down. He asks his glasses to call "E-man", then says "Hi E, this is V" Who is ...
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Was Rachel Zane talking about a poison pill?

Asked question on Money SE about conversation in Suits S04E04: You do that, it triggers a stock split. His shares double in voting power. Yours don't. My question: I never really got that. If you ...
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What does Bob say to Charlotte at the end of “Lost in Translation”?

During the climax of the 2003 movie, Lost in Translation, the central characters, Bob & Charlotte share an emotional moment. During that time, Bob seems to have said something into Charlotte's ...
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Why didn’t Beth return to see Mr. Shaibel after she gained national recognition?

In The Queen's Gambit, Beth promised to pay him back $10 if she won her tournament but never sent the money or paid him a visit. She criticized the media for leaving him out of publication, leaving me ...
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Who was the man making the phony phone call?

I am watching the TV series Blindspot and I am currently on episode S02E13. If you have not watched until S02E09 then please do not read forward if you want to avoid spoilers. In S02E09 a man makes a ...
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Why does Quinn look like he lost 10-20 lbs between season 4 and 5?

In Season 4, Quinn is thin, but looks pretty healthy: In Season 5, Quinn starts to look a bit more like Skeletor - his cheeks are sunken, and in general he looks like he lost about 20-30 lbs that he ...
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Did Cleo purposefully try to sabotage Beth?

In the episode 6 - Adjournment - of the Queen's Gambit series, Beth is preparing for the big game with the Soviet champion Borgov. However, on the evening before, she receives a call from Cleo - a ...
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Who were the attackers attacked on Amarendra Bahubali when Kattappa killed him?

I'm talking about one scene of Bāhubali 2: The Conclusion. Let me introduce that scene. When Kattappa was made convinced to kill Amarendra Bāhubali, one person went to Amarendra Bāhubali and told that ...
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Why did Kevin keep silent about Harry and Marv?

At the end of Home Alone, when Kevin's family asks him what he did while they were away, he says that he went shopping and just hung around but he doesn't mention defending his house from the two ...
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Is any superhero in The Boys parodying a Marvel superhero?

Is there an official statement from Eric Kripke (showrunner) or The Boys comics creators (Garth Ennis or Darick Robertson) of at least one superhero parodying a Marvel superhero or made in the image ...
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Why did Thanos not seek the Timestone first, to save his own planet?

Seeing Thanos background motivation presented in Avengers: Infinity War, I really feel like he could have used the time stone and saved his planet. Why go to the trouble of collecting all the stones, ...
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Third character in 10000 km?

The film 10000 km (Wikipedia, IMDB, Mubi) is about a couple with a long distance relationship between Barcelona and Los Angeles. It is almost entirely shot in two apartments, and throughout the film ...
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What is the exact relation of Hela to others?

In Thor: Ragnarok, is Hela supposed to be Thor's full sister i.e. Odin's AND Frigga's daughter? Or just Odin's?
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What happened to Jim Paprocki's brother?

I recently watched Locked Up Abroad's episode Plane Crash Marijuana. A key character is Jim Paprocki's brother (whose name I can't recall). In the episode it isn't explained what ever happened to him ...
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How old are Love Händel?

Linda Flynn and Lawrence Fletcher are set to have met at a Love Händel concert. Now... Candace is a teenager, and Phineas & Ferb aren't that small either. In fact, Danny asks them if they aren't a ...
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Is “breaking the 4th wall” a thing in animations too?

There are some examples in which animated characters look directly at the viewer with or without quotes. Can we call these "breaking the 4th wall" while the characters are non-living? Some ...
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What is the timeline of The Lorax? Why don't the older townspeople remember the trees?

My daughter is obsessed with The Lorax (2012), so I've watched a few times in the past week, and there's one thing that bugs me: what is the age of the characters of the movie? And in particular, the ...
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Why do some Minions have one eye, and some have two?

Is there logic or a pattern to the number of eyes that each Minion has? Is it based on age? Gender? Social status? Something else?
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Why is there no Earth 1 Jesse Wells

In season 2 of The Flash, you meet Earth 2 Harrison Wells and his daughter Jessie. However, she has no E1 doppelganger.
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Why was Banner's first name and profession changed for the 1978 television series?

In the comic books, Banner's character is named Bruce Banner (from what I have read, "Robert Bruce Banner", though I'm not a diehard enough fan to know the origin of that) and he is a physicist. I ...
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Why does the Wizard stall after Dorothy gives her the Witch's broom?

In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, and Dorothy ask the Wizard for a brain, a heart, courage, and a way home, respectively. The Wizard refuses to grant their requests until ...
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What Object Did Marilyn Take and What Does it Mean?

In a scene of the final episode of the TV series Longmire (Goodbye Is Always Implied), the reoccuring character, a Crow Medicine Woman named Marilyn Yarlott (Tantoo Cardinal) is in the Police Station ...
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What happened to Miss Gulch?

What actually happened to Miss Gulch from "The Wizard of Oz"? Did the Tornado kill her? We never see her again after Toto escapes. The last time she's mentioned is when Dorothy fears that she'll be ...
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Did the Wizard disguise himself as the gatekeeper, coachman, and guard?

In The Wizard of Oz, Frank Morgan plays the title role, but also the gatekeeper of the Emerald City, the coachman that drives Dorothy and her friends around the city, and the guard at the Wizard's ...
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Why did Trinity intentionally bump into Lundy?

In S4E04 of Dexter when Lundy is retired and back in Miami chasing Trinity, why did Trinity decide to intentionally bump into Lindy and pretend to drop his keys for Lundy to then return? Just a moment ...
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David sold to large corporations, “assists” employees and/or does things employees might find “distressing” — do we have details?

I would imagine that Davids would cost many millions of dollars each and do not do routine physical labor. Do they work as executives? Enforcers? Do we have any information from books, etc. about how ...
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What is the relevance of Héloïse's eyes turning black in the movie “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”?

In the movie Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the character Héloïse has blue eyes, but in a particular scene, we see her eyes turn pure black in color. In the background, we can hear Marianne saying "...
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Why was Mycroft wandering around naked?

In Sherlock Holmes 2 we meet Mycroft Holmes for the first time. When Mary Watson is sheltering with Mycroft, he wanders around naked at home. While amusing, is there any special reason for this, ...
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Why did they avoid parodying Martian Manhunter?

The Boys is based on the comic book of the same name. In comics, they have a team called The Seven which is a clear parody of Justice League: The Homelander (Superman parody) Black Noir (Batman ...
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Why did Mel Blanc abruptly change Barney Rubble's voice?

Anyone who's watched enough of The Flintstones will have noticed that the character of Barney Rubble had three distinct voices over the course of the series: For the first season and the earlier part ...
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Why does not Sheldon use Taxi Cabs for his Transport issues?

In some episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon needs a ride everywhere he wants to go because he doesn't have a driving license and he cannot drive. Also Sheldon doesn't like to go in the bus. So my ...
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Who is Starlight supposed to be a reference to?

In the Amazon Prime show; The Boys, it's very obvious who a few of the super heroes are representative of. Homelander is representative of Superman, Queen Maeve represent Wonder Woman, The Deep ...
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In “La Haine” (1995 French movie), was this cop French or was he Arab?

I was watching La Haine, and I thought he was Arab because of a comment Said made which at the time I initially misread, "An Arab wouldn't last one hour in a police station" (initially I read that as ...
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Did Raymond Reddington lie to Liz about not being her father?

In the TV Series "The Blacklist" starring James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington, he tells Elizabeth Keen that he is not her father when she asks him. It was made to appear as that were true, ...
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What did Ultron mean by “You want to protect the world, but you don’t want it to change” and was it related to what he did to Strucker?

Ultron claimed the Avengers were hypocrites for trying to protect the world without wanting to change it. What did they he expect them to do to stop being hypocrites? Regardless of other means Ultron ...
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Who is this man in Black Adder?

In Episode 2 of the first season of The Black Adder?
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Han is insanely rich, why is he ripping off the Yakuza?

In The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, we find that Han is in some sort of business with Yakuzas and is actively ripping them off (even befriended the Yakuza's nephew to gain their trust etc). He ...
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Switch in *The Matrix* - Two Actors?

Recently I found an article quoting an IMDb Factoid that the character Switch in The Matrix was supposed to be played by two actors, one male and one female: When Belinda McClory auditioned for ...
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Why was John Locke given choice to select an object by Richard in Lost S04E11?

Why was John Locke given a choice to select an object by Richard in Lost S04E11? What does it signify? I remember Locke (MIB in disguise) tells Richard to meet John because he will be their leader in ...
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Why did Arya not kill the Lannister soldiers she encountered in the Riverlands?

Ed Sheeran's character in the episode in Game of Thrones was a Lannister soldier. The rest of the soldiers were Lannister soldiers also. Arya Stark hates Lannisters the most for what they have caused ...
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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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In Trolls World Tour, why is Branch grey again?

At the end of Trolls, Branch finds his true colours and his grey skin and black hair return to the vivid blue colours he had as a child before his grandma died. In Trolls World Tour he's back to his ...
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Why did Deborah start a relationship with Bailey?

At the end of Once Upon a Time in America, when Noodles visits Deborah and asks her about Senator Bailey (who later turns out to be Max), she first denies to know him but shortly after we learn that ...
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Is Buzz Lightyear forgetting his origins like Woody?

According to the answers here Why is Buzz the only toy that does not believe he is a toy? a toy starts its existence thinking it is the character it is based on, then it realizes its true nature as a ...

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