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Questions tagged [dialogue]

Questions related to specific pieces of a work's spoken word.

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Why do TV shows cuss more as the series progresses? [on hold]

Although I can't think of other examples right now, I noticed while re-watching The Office that the characters started cussing more and more as the series progressed. For the first few seasons the ...
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What did Tony Stark mean when he said “When I drift off”? in the Avengers 4 trailer?

My buddy and I are not native speakers of English and we are currently in disagreement over what Tony meant when he said "When I drift off, I'll dream about you." I think he meant "As I go to sleep ...
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Gavin & Stacy inside jokes & nicknames

My girlfriend is subtitling in a foreign language for an academic exercise and has come across two particular challenges relating to an episode of Gavin & Stacy. Neither of us have watched the ...
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What was Shepherd Book's monastery joke about?

In Firefly Ep. 8: Out of Gas, Wash walks into the dining room in the middle of Shepherd Book telling a story about his life at the monastery: ZOE: That is not true! No. BOOK: I swear it is. ...
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Why does Edward call his sparkly skin “the skin of a killer”?

In Twilight, why does Edward call his sparkly skin "the skin of a killer" when it's actually the skin of a unicorn?
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Why is yawning on screen so rare in film/TV? [closed]

I can't think of a single instance of a character yawning on screen. My theory is that this type of imagery is avoided as much as possible, because yawning is contagious and as a filmmaker/producer ...
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What does Blackadder mean by “we shall be the only fresh thing on the menu”?

In episode 1 (Dish and Dishonesty) of Season 3, Edmund Blackadder, addressing Prince George, uses this phrase after an encounter with the Prime Minister. It does not appear to be an idiom, so I assume ...
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How do rashes relate to chinese cars?

In season one, episode two of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children ask Justice Strauss for certain books. She says: Well, I do have a section on rashes. It's right next to Chinese cars. ...
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Banker or Bunker?

During the dialogue between Emmit Stussy and V.M. Varga in Emmit's study in the Fargo season 3 episode "The Narrow Escape Problem", Varga lectures him on wealth and says something like It's a ...
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What is the significance of the words “always” and “okay” to the characters?

In The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel and Augustus said okay a lot: Hazel Grace Lancaster: Is it really 1 A.M.? Augustus Waters: Is it? Yeah, yes, it is. Augustus Waters: [laugh] I should ...
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Why do the Klingons jump between Klingon and English?

In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, many of the scenes on the Klingon bird of prey jump between Klingon and English in the same scene, with no non-klingon characters in the scene. Is there any ...
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What does Ian say to Louise after she went into the ship?

Can anyone help with a piece of dialogue in Arrival? Louise has just met up with Ian after she goes in the ship alone. He wraps a blanket around her and ushers her into the pickup. She then explains ...
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What does Caitlin's father mean in this dialogue?

In The Flash season 5 episode 6 Caitlin's father says the following lines. I stayed in contact with scientists. Louise Lincoln, Victor Fries, and Harrison Wells. Dr. Wells was able to give me full ...
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Is this line from Rockstar referring to Paradise?

I watched the Indian movie Rockstar (2011) directed by Imtiaz Ali. In the movie Jordan says You know, there is a place far away from here, beyond the concept of wrongdoing and rightdoing. I will ...
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Is it possible to debug 2 millions lines of code? (The scene with Nedry at Jurassic Park) [closed]

In a famous scene with John Hammond & Nedry, Nedry say than he is the only once than can debug 2 millions lines of code.So after that scene and with my frustration i googled and some websites say ...
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Why does Cassius Green speak like this?

When Cassius Green talks to the Equisapiens after they help him break-out in Sorry to Bother You, he addresses them as such: We. Are. Honored. To. Be. In. Your. Presence Why does he speak like ...
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What are some of the meaning of these U.S. air-force military commands. [closed]

I was watching some U.S. air-force military movie and why do they say no names over the net and what does alpha whiskey mean? Is there anymore call signs that such personnel usually use?
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What is the joke with the title “Homo with a Pie” on Will & Grace?

In the Will & Grace episode "Who's Sorry Now", Will says that he wants to title his autobiography "Homo with a Pie". The studio audience laughs at this, but I didn't get the joke. I assume it is a ...
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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 the meaning of “Better than the Bourgeois.”?

I’m an English language learner. In Columbo, in the first scene of the episode “Short Fuse,” Roddy McDowall as Roger, making a cigar box bomb, says, “Better than the Bourgeois.” What does it imply? ...
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Why is John Malkovich in Deepwater Horizon omitting words?

In Deepwater Horizon, John Malkovich says phrases like: You nervous as cats. or We a big company, Mike, BP. or So they the big picture. They the little picture, like you and the ...
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Why are Xandarians in a hurry to get to nothing at all?

Near the start of Guardians Of The Galaxy, Rocket says about the Xandarians: Xandarians. What a bunch of losers. All of them in a big hurry to get from something stupid, to nothing at all. Pathetic....
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What did Senator Crockett mean by this?

In the HBO movie Witch Hunt, Senator Larsen Crockett, after being subjected to a curse that makes him speak what he really thinks and intends to do in power, shouts out to a crowded stadium that the ...
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What's the joke in Season 4 ep 8 of 30 Rock?

In the streaming version of 30 Rock, there is missing dialogue. Season 4 episode 8, Secret Santa, Nancy Donovan, played by Julianne Moore, reunites with Jack and they recall old memories like 'Hey ...
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Whose phone numbers are shared in Indian Movies?

Many of the Indian movies contain dialogues which include phone number (of valid number of digits) shared with another character as per requirement in that movie. I want to know, Whose number they ...
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Ross talking to Paolo: “Se vice?”

In Friends Season 01 Episode 07 "The One with the Blackout" in this scene, it seems that Ross says something to Paolo in Italian. From the context it seems he is asking "Do you understand?". A few ...
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What is the context of the quote “Sue, use your legs” - Stewie

­Breanna Stewart wore a t-shirt at the Seattle Storm victory praide which read “Sue, use your legs” - Stewie Breanna is know as Stewie and Sue Bird is another player on the team. I know the t-...
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I am Groot? translation: Is there an English translation for all of Groot’s dialogues?

In the Guardians of the Galaxy films we can gather by how he says it and by how a character that understands Groot responds as to what was said or asked, but do we have or will we ever get, subtitles ...
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Who is referred to by “they” in this reply?

In Yes, Prime Minister Series 2 Episode 7, Prime Minister Hacker referred to a math problem: If it costs 5 billion pounds a year to maintain Britain’s nuclear defences and 75 pounds a year to feed ...
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Do jailers say “Dead Man Walking”

While they escort Matthew to the actual execution, one of the jailers yells "dead Man Walking!" in the movie of that name. This appears to be authentic so it made me wonder: do jailers say it for ...
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What is he actually saying?

I was watching the movie Blended (2014) starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore where I saw a certain scene. The scene is included in the following trailer. At 0:54,...
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Do broadcasting authorities care about international offensive language?

I've noticed how a recent survey by Ofcom (the UK communications regulator) exploring attitudes with language seem to only concern about British swear words (offensive and vulgar language). However, ...
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Why did the Big Guy say “Small world” when she first arrived?

At the climax of Paul, as the protagonists wait for Paul's people to arrive and pick him up, a helicopter arrives carrying the film's main villain, the Big Guy (actually a woman, played by Sigourney ...
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Why did the Operator hang up after Agent Tucker said “18 Inches”?

In Johnny English Reborn, after Agent Tucket says to the operator that the altitude of the helicopter is 18 inches, why did she hang up on him?
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Moldavian translation from Dracula spoof

In Mel Brook’s Dracula: Dead and Loving It, there are some lines spoken in Moldavian (Romanian) during the dialogue between Van Helsing and Count Dracula as they verbally spar during introductions to ...
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Why did Kate say to Kevin “Maybe it'll happen”?

I've never understood why in "Home Alone" after Kevin says to his Mother (Kate) I wouldn't be sad if I woke up tomorrow morning and didn't have a Family, Kate says "Say it again, maybe it'll happen". ...
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What did this bit of dialogue mean in the movie The Sweet Hereafter?

In The Sweet Hereafter (1997), what did the following dialogue (at around the 47 min mark) mean? Nicole Burnell: I really liked her. Billy Ansell: Well, she really liked you. [Pause.] And I ...
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What is the Hungarian name for “prodding us to fight among ourselves until one faction prevails?”

There's a scene in The Arrival where some important muckity-muck has the following exchange with Louise (Amy Adams): Guy: We have to consider the idea that our visitors are prodding us to fight ...
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What did Ferrari ask in Italian from “Luigi” & “Guido”?

In Cars (2006), at the end of the movie some Ferrari arrive at Luigi's tire shop, then the Ferrari ask something from Luigi in Italian. then Luigi fainted, the Ferrari again ask something from Guido, ...
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Can someone explain the “lid” metaphor used in The West Wing?

In The West Wing, characters use the expression "full lid" to mean that there's no more news for the day: That's a full lid, folks. That much is obvious from context, and for the context-impaired, ...
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What language does the vicar speak in the church in Mr Bean S1 E1?

What language is it? Sounds like gibberish with British accent, but a few words seem to be Latin or even French.
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Why did Pete apologize to Tony Stark?

In Avenger's: Infinity War just before getting erased Peter apologizes to Tony Stark. I don't wanna go. I don't wanna go. Mr. Stark, please... Please. I don't wanna go. I don't wanna ...
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Do the Peaky Blinders speak Shelta or Romani to the Lees?

I'm aware that the actors playing the Peaky Blinders speak badly translated Romanian, but my question is what language they are meant to be speaking. Are they and the Lees Travelers, and therefore ...
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What does Billy mean by saying Broke-dick dog?

In the movie Predator (1987), CIA agent Dillon supervises Dutch & the team as they attempt to rescue the hostages held by insurgents. The team discovers the damaged helicopter and three ...
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Why do some characters say 'Shhh' to their victims while murdering them?

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I did see this trope on TV. Here are two examples: Family Guy: Peter killing Yogi Bear: Red Dragon: Hannibal kills ...
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What does Groot say to Captain America?

When Thor introduced Groot to Captain America, the reply from Groot was "I am Groot" .. what is he saying in his language here?
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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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What is the significance of the ending line of Brokeback Mountain?

The last words in Ang Lee's movie Brokeback Mountain (2005) are: Jack, I swear... said by the protagonist, Ennis del Mar. What is he going to swear?
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What did Larry David say to Cheryl when they met in a fundraiser in Curb Your Enthusiasm

I recall a scene where Larry David meets Cheryl in a Fundraiser (Season 9 Episode 1) after their breakup or divorce and the fundraiser is called People Against Mutilation and he cracks a hilarious ...
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Was the “Monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday through Friday plane” dub edit Samuel L. Jackson's idea?

The 2006 film Snakes on a Plane had a version edited for US television that censored profanity, often with hilarious replacements. The most famous is Samuel L. Jackson's line: Enough is enough! I ...