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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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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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Did Ash know that Kane was carrying a baby alien?

Is there any indication that Ash knew about Kane being infested with an Alien but said nothing? It seems there is hardly a way how he could not have known. It seems obvious that the facehugger did not ...
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Why does Ulysses Klaue think this about Wanda?

During Avengers: Age of Ultron Ulysses Klaue has the following conversation with Wanda: Wanda: Everybody's afraid of something. Ulysses Klaue: Cuttlefish! Deep sea fish, they make lights, disco ...
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Is Varela actually a competent detective?

In spite of being in charge of the safety of the ship in High Seas, Detective Varela does not have a good record on security. He failed to notice a person being carried in someone's luggage. Twice. ...
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Why did Kay marry Michael, anyway?

Prior to the assassination attempt against Don Vito, Michael’s whole trajectory had been a sort of WASP-ization, a gradual migration towards the “respectable” law-and-order Anglo-American values ...
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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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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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Why did Iron Man give a different treatment to Dr. List?

In the beginning of Avengers: Age of Ultron (see clip), Strucker's Hydra base is raided by the Avengers, but it looks like the Avengers try to stun, not kill. It's especially highlighted when Iron Man ...
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What is the character arc of Captain Jack Sparrow?

I am a novice author in the process of writing a nautical historic fiction. My protagonist is inspired by Capt. Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean (POC). I am studying his character arcs ...
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What was the first TV character death to have a large public impact? [closed]

Note that I mean TV character here, not actor. By impact, I mean things like staged funerals, grieving letters sent to the network, wide-scale news media coverage, etc.
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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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Who is this character in Little Baby Bum?

I’ve been trying to piece together who is who in Little Baby Bum, most of the characters are characters from a particular nursery rhyme but I’m really struggling to name this girl between Jacus and ...
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Was Amy Sedaris' role on Mandalorian counter to the entire Star Wars aesthetic?

It's been noted that her wardrobe and hair were from Ripley in Alien. However, my question relates to two things I also observed: Pacing: Star Wars is know for pacing--this applies not just to ...
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Is the character played by Andy García in Stand and Deliver based on a real person?

In the movie Stand and Deliver (1988) Andy Garcia plays Ramirez, one of the two ETS officials who start an investigation into the alleged cheating of the Hispanic students in their AP Calculus exam. ...
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Who is Aslan in the Pevensies' world?

At the ending of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia 3), before Lucy and Edmund return to their world, the following dialogue happens: Lucy: Will you ...
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Why weren't Hitler's actual facial features used in The Man in the High Castle?

I've started watching The Man in the High Castle (2015) and became quite impressed with the overall idea and presentation of the post-WWII alternative reality. It looked like the producers chose to ...
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Why did everyone turn away from this character?

This is a question about the very ending of the 6 season series How to Get Away with Murder, so obviously HEAVY spoilers ahead: I am failing to understand the final reaction that the main cast had in ...
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Did Heavyweights' Tony Perkis Inspire Dodgeball's White Goodman

In 1995, Ben Stiller started as Tony Perkis in 'Heavyweights'. Tony is a fitness nut who believes he can whip the campers into shape because he too was once fat with low self-esteem. Similarly, in ...
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Erin Moran nickname in Happy Days

I’m looking for the nickname actress Erin Moran (Joanie) was given in the TV series “Happy Days”. In the Italian version she was called “sottiletta” but I can’t find the original nickname.
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Why was Shakuntala Devi's husband not gay in the film?

The film Shakuntala Devi is based on the real-life personality, and in real life it was all over the news that her husband was gay after she mentioned it during the release of her book The World of ...
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Missing Wade's gang member in the end scene of "3:10 to Yuma"

I just finished the movie 3:10 to Yuma (2007) and have some questions about Ben Wade's gang: It was mentioned some time there was an Apache member in the gang. I do notice a guy with a black feather ...
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Why did Darth Vader not try stopping the space shuttle at the end of Rogue One?

The originals and the prequels of world-famous Star Wars both portray the immense amount of power possessed by Darth Vader. He could choke people on their breath with his Force. Then why come he didn'...
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Why is the supporting role of the girl frequently changed after three or four seasons in Pokémon?

The role of the supporting female character of Ash in Pokémon is quite frequently changed compared to that of his friend Brock. Is there a specific reason for doing so? I am super curious about this ...
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Why does Will Byers not like girls?

In the third season of Stranger Things it became very evident that Will doesn't like the company of girls, especially his friends' girlfriends Max and Eleven. Why is it so? Why was he so averted to ...
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Was this character lying?

In the The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003) the titular character is always presented with closed eyes, therefore, everybody treats him as a blind man (hence the title). However, towards the end of ...
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Why did Bartosz Tiedemann have a horrified look on his face when Silja Tiedemann gave birth to his child?

In the German TV show Dark, Silja Tiedermann travels back in time to 1890 where she falls in love with Bartosz Tiedemann and gives birth to his child. However, in the scene where she successfully ...
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Name of Lilith in Warrior Nun

The family of Sister Lilith has been a member of The Order, and Catholics since generations. Yet her parents chose to name her after someone who was banished from heaven and is a completely negative (...
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Is Angelica Pickles really older than Susie Carmichael and Harold Frumpkin?

In the Rugrats spin-off All Grown Up, in S02E08 'Lucky 13', Angelica refers to Susie and Harold as pre-teens ('You pre-teens wouldn't understand.'). However the fandom says their respective dates of ...
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Why didn't Lisa Simpson become an atheist?

Lisa Simpson is naturally skeptical and there was even the Season 9 episode Lisa the Skeptic, where she doesn't believe that a recently discovered fossil is that of an angel. However, in the Season 13 ...
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Was Mirage (Syndrome's assistant) an innocent dupe - or complicit in murdering supers in "The Incredibles"?

In The Incredibles (2004), it is clearly established that the female character Mirage willingly serves as the "main bad guy's" (Syndrome's) executive secretary / right-hand woman. (It is ...
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Is it possible to accept Charlotte Doppler as the daughter of Elisabeth Doppler and vice versa in the same world but in different time? [closed]

In Dark we've seen Elisabeth as Charlotte's daughter and as the story grows we've seen Charlotte as Elisabeth's daughter but from different time in the same world. Charlotte has been stolen from the ...
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Was Frosty the snowman born on December 25 Christmas Day?

In the original movie the snow fell on the day before Christmas but it is not specified how many days it took for the children to build him. Is it assumed he was built within a single day on ...
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Why does Hollywood not use foreigners in foreigners' roles?

This is a question that bothers me for a really long time. For example, Russians in every (not literally, but you get the point) Hollywood movies/TVshows are acted by English-speaking actors. It is ...
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Did Emma Russel change her mind about her initial plan?

Initially Emma Russel was with Alan John in Godzilla: King of Monsters. Did they have a fallout between them? Did she change her mind about the initial population control plan?
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Why does Marianne attend public school?

This is about the TV show "Normal People", which is an adaptation of the novel, by the same name. The answer to my question isn't clear from the TV show, but may be mentioned in the novel; ...
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Why did that person die?

In the second season of the Bloodline series we are introduced to a small-time crook Ozzy, who wants to earn some easy money from the Rayburn family: when John Rayburn starts his Sheriff campaign, ...
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Why does William Crandall perform such an unexpected act?

In The Americans, why does William Crandall break the glass vial holding the Lassa virus (which is lethal and gruesome) and stab his hand with it, fatally infecting himself? He was terrified of the ...
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What are the family relationships in "Satan’s Slaves"?

In Satan’s Slaves (2017), I am confused by the family relationships, specifically between the eldest male, a young adult female, and the dying woman. Here is a photo of the eldest male (left) and the ...
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Was Gambol created specifically for The Dark Knight?

Did Gambol (played by Michael Jai White) appear in the comics either before or after the Dark Knight movie?
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What changes Wiesler's mind about saving Dreyman?

The German movie The Lives of Others (2006) shows us how Stasi officer Wiesler is intelligent, patriotic, having no mercy in various scenes like the classroom, the canteen incidents... It's not very ...
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What is the genre of a movie/character where someone stays low? [closed]

Some examples would be Spiderman: Peter Parker works as a Photographer but not even his aunt knows about his other identity until later. Mr. Robot (TV Series): Elliot/Mr. Robot the one who is the ...
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What causes the origin of Batman?

In Superman: Red Son, we see Batman who is apparently now a Russian individual. Red Son is in DC's Elseworlds story arch AFAIK. So the origin of Bruce Wayne as Batman is not the Batman in Red Son. We ...
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What is Penny's full name before marriage? [duplicate]

In the Big Bang Theory, one of the main characters is "Penny". In the 12 seasons, does it get mentioned what's Penny's full name before she married to Leonard Hofstadter?
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Why were Edward, Henry and Toby dropped from the steam team?

In the later series of Thomas and Friends why were Edward, Henry and Toby dropped from the steam team and what happened to them?
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Why did the real Camilla kiss the "dream" version of Camilla?

Towards the end of the film Mulholland Drive, we see that Diane (Naomi Watts' character) gets invited to a party by the real Camilla. The party is organised by the director Adam who is about to ...
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How old is Peter Weyland in Prometheus?

In movie, Prometheus, Peter Weyland is very very old and he can only walk around with the help of an exoskeleton. I would imagine Peter Weyland has all the money and resource to extend his life as ...
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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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After being rescued from captivity by Walt, why doesn't Jesse immediately surrender to the police?

In the final episodes of "Breaking Bad," Jesse had been collaborating with Hank and Gomez to "nail" Walt. Though Hank and Gomez are now (after the shoot-out in the desert between ...
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Why does Lefty frequently use the phrase "fuhgeddaboudit"?

In the movie Donnie Brasco (1997), why does Lefty frequently use the phrase "fuhgeddaboudit"?
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