Questions tagged [dialogue]

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

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What do they say in The Revenant?

I am not a native English speaker. So I have some problems about strange dialogues. What does Fitzgerald mean in this line in The Revenant? Fitzgerald: If we keep it, we can lay it up around hours ...
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What does Mildred mean by this line in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri?

In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the following conversation happens between Charlie and Mildred: Charlie: Billboards ain’t gonna bring her back, Mildred. Mildred: Neither is ...
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The waiter's dialogue from The Shape of Water

IN The Shape of Water Giles enters a restaurant. After Giles orders a pie, a waiter tells him about how the restaurant works, changes accent and says: Waiter: I don't talk like that. I'm from ...
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What does Freysa mean by this?

Freysa tells Joe, shortly after revealing that he is not the born child: We all wish it was us. That's why we believe. What is this sentence supposed to mean? The first, most simple ...
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What did Thanos mean when saying “This day extracts a heavy toll”? [closed]

What does Thanos mean when he says "This day extracts a heavy toll" upon meeting Doctor Strange on Titan in Avengers: Infinity War? I used Google Translate and it didn't really mean anything in my ...
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Is there a name for the trope when there is a moments dialogue when someone pauses just before they leave the room?

There is a common trope both in theatre and in film where a scene is about to end. One actor is about to leave a room. They pause at the door and either ask or are asked a final question just as they ...
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Why did Admiral Nimitz say they had 3 to1 carrier advantage?

In the movie Midway after the Battle of Coral Sea Henry Fonda as Nimitz made the comment they had started out with a 3 to 1 carrier advantage was he implying the Pacific fleet had more carriers? Did ...
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Why does Rafi yell “gattaca”?

In an episode of the sitcom The League, the characters are playing paintball and Rafi, who is one of the more eccentric characters starts shouting "Gattaca!" as he runs into battle. This is clearly ...
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Why do Pee Wee Herman and President Reagan say “Mecka-lecka Hi Mecka-hiney Ho” or similar?

Pee-wee Herman and Jambi say "Mecka-lecka Hi Mecka-hiney Ho" in "Jambese" (first video, found in Mecka-lecka Hi Mecka-hiney Ho; Scene from The Pee-wee Herman Show (1981), and President Reagan says ...
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Why does Kathryn feel that she's already met Cole in 1990?

In the movie 12 Monkeys, in 1990, when Kathryn is meeting Cole for the first time in her life, she says: James, where did you grow up? I have the strangest feeling I've met you before. What is ...
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Why did Nebula say Thanos isn't a liar?

In Avengers: Endgame, Nebula says this: My father is many things. A liar is not one of them. I want to know if he never lied to Nebula, or was she just saying that to make sure he doesn't doubt ...
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What are the characters thinking/trying to convey during the scene where Cheyenne first meets Harmonica?

The splendid movie Once Upon a Time in the West is way too enigmatic for me sometimes. I haven't seen many westerns really, but the dollars trilogy I mostly figured out. Can someone explain what are ...
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Why the selective subtitle while speaking Kashmiri language?

In the Indian film I Am, Megha goes to Kashmir to sell her house but while being there so many dialogues were in the Kashmiri language. But the subtitles for Kashmiri lines was very inconsistent on ...
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Explain Ant-Man's “not it” scene from Avengers: Endgame

In Avengers: Endgame, during the brainstorming session with all the surviving Avengers, there is a scene where Nebula recalls that Thanos went to Vormir with Gamora, retrieved the Soul stone, and came ...
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What does War Machine's “Canopy! Canopy!” line mean in “Avengers: Endgame”?

In Avengers: Endgame after Thanos arrives and destroys the Avengers base, we see War Machine yell out, "Canopy! Canopy! Canopy!" This appears to be a command which releases him from his suit and ...
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Is there some hidden joke behind the “it's never lupus” running gag in House?

There is a common running gag in the series House, that no matter what the symptoms of the patient are, it's never going to be lupus. Although if I remember properly in one episode it was. Is this ...
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Is Mahabali's tribal language a meaningful language like Kilikki?

In Baahubali: The Lost Legends season 4 we meet Mahabali's tribe and they were using their secret language which was forbidden to be taught to anyone outside the tribe. Is this language also a ...
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What was the significance of Daenerys's speech to the Dothraki in S08 E06?

In S0806 of Game of Thrones, we see Daenerys speaking to the hordes of living Dothraki in King's Landing. These are spoken by her with high esteem marking her victory. Is the speech addressing the ...
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Who understood Daenerys' speech?

In Game of Thrones S08E06, Daenerys gave a speech to her Unsullied and Dothraki troops where she said Other than the troops, who of the listeners would have understood what she was saying?
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'The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese' - Why was this mentioned?

When Tony Stark was captured by Killian in Iron Man 3 (2013), Killian quoted the following as something that his grandfather used to say: The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the ...
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In Ernest Goes to Camp did the Chief speak an actual language?

In the film Ernest Goes to Camp when the Cheif was speaking seems to have been using real Plains Indian Sign Language based on the Wikipedia article for the movie. But that's just the sign language, ...
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What did Tyler Durden mean by “first you have to give up”?

Did he mean "giving up the hope to live"? For most normal people, giving up is like being weak. People say "never give up", so I can't figure out why Tyler says "first you have to give up" and what he ...
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What do the truck's loudspeakers say in HBO's Chernobyl?

Starting at about 1:22 in the trailer, an announcement starts broadcasting on repeat. It is presumably coming from the truck we see a couple of seconds later. What is this announcement?
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Why did Missandei say this?

In Game of Thrones S8 E04, "The last of the Starks", Cersei kills Missandei, before killing she asks if Missandei has any last words, and Missandei replies Dracarys! Why did she say that, but ...
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What wise choice does Varys intend to make?

In Game of Thrones s08e04 we see Varys and Tyrion having a conversation about who would be the best heir for the Iron Throne where Varys seems to try to conspire against Daenerys. Here are the last ...
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What does Tony Stark mean by “I will waive my customary retainer” at the end of Iron Man 2?

What does Tony Stark mean by "Then again I will waive my customary retainer... in exchange for a small favor." at the end of Iron Man 2? What does this line mean?
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Who is the “old friend” Bran refers to in the first episode of season 8?

The first time I saw the first episode of Season 8 I instantly assumed that Bran's remark to Sam about 'waiting for an old friend' referred to Sam himself as it was said immediately prior to his ...
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Is there significance in this dialogue between Tony and his father?

In Avengers: Endgame, Tony has a conversation with his father. In it, his father mentions his wife is pregnant and Tony inquires about 'how far along is she?' Something about Tony's reactions in ...
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Why did Dick Cheney say, “The SVTC”?

In Vice (2018), during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Vice President, Dick Cheney, asks Rice: Dick Cheney: Let's make sure those phone lines are working. Rice: Phones are go, sir. Dick ...
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What did Doctor Strange mean by the last thing he said in Infinity War?

In Infinity War, Dr. Strange's last statement to Tony is "Tony, there was no other way." What did he actually mean in Endgame? Was he referring to whether only Tony can invent the time travel ...
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Spiderman comment question

So I was watching Avengers: Infinity War after I saw Endgame and when 2 of the Black Order members (Ebony Maw and Black Dwarf) were fighting against Iron Man, Spider-man came for help. Tony Stark ...
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Is Captain America's “dark side” line in Age of Ultron reference to the Civil War?

During the events of the Avengers: Age of Ultron, after Wanda has played with the main Avengers minds, they end up in Hawkeye's safehouse to regroup. In the yard, Cap and Iron Man are having the ...
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Every man has fought against the Starks

In episode 2 of season 8 of Game of Thrones, Tyrion says, while drinking in front of the fireplace, that every man there has fought against the Starks. Brienne is present there, so taking Tyrion’s ...
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What's the connection between Mr. Nancy and fried chicken?

In American Gods season 2 there was a scene where Nancy and Mr. Wednesday were both on a car, between them was a bucket of chicken which Nancy mutters to himself This m***f*** asks me if I want ...
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What does Sonny Burch mean by, “S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA don't even exist anymore”?

In Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Sonny Burch says these words to Hope, who is expecting the component from him: Sonny Burch: My business landscape has been shifting, Hope. Hell, S.H.I.E.L.D. and ...
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Indonesian culture and Shadowhunters / The Mortal Instruments series?

I've first remembered Maia giving Simon a free shot on Hunter's Moon, saying 'Gratis' which means 'free' in Indonesian. Magnus Bane is mix white-Indonesian. A Keris, Indonesian artistic weapon, the ...
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What does John Oliver mean by this?

In the April 14 episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver says this (emphasis mine): For legal reasons I have to tell you that the Sacklers and Purdue insist the family didn't cause the opioid ...
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Is “Patience young padawan” an actual quote from the Star Wars movies?

Is "Patience, young padawan" a direct quote from the Star Wars movies, or like "Play it again Sam" a phrase that is based on other quotes or things that Jedi seem likely to say? I've not been able to ...
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Wrong use of the present tense in Russian Doll

In the TV series Russian Doll often characters wrongly use the present tense instead of the past tense. Is this a kind of slang? If yes, is it common only in New York? First episode 15:08 - Lizzy ...
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Where are The Merovingian's quotes coming from?

In Matrix Reloaded (2003) there's a scene where Neo, Morpheus and Trinity meet with The Merovingian and Persephone: The Merovingian is quite a philosophical character,...
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What does it mean to describe someone as a butt steak?

In The Shawshank Redemption, the officer said to a prisoner: Do you speak English, butt-steak? What does it mean to describe someone as a butt-steak?
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What is the meaning of Sam's words?

In The Commuter (2018), the train driver just died. Michael wants to detach the last rail car from a moving train. Sam, the conductor, is already on the last rail car where all the passengers have ...
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What is meant by “We can't leave, or it's Chernobyl”?

About 27:40 minutes into the movie Kursk, Mikhail is calling his mate Anton in another compartment (compartment 5). Anton said that the reactor's melting down, and the water level is rising fast. ...
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What past is Rez referring to?

In A Star is Born, Jake Jack, whose wife wants him to be in her performance, was met by Rez: Rez: Just by staying married to you, she looks like a joke. It's embarrassing. Let's be honest, we ...
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What is the meaning of the Latin exchange between Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo in Tombstone?

In Tombstone (1993) Doc Holliday played by Val Kilmer and Johnny Ringo played by Michael Biehn have an unsubtitled exchange in Latin. What are they saying, and what ...
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Why does Surtur say that Thor is Asgard's doom?

At the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok Surtur tells Thor, "I am Asgard's doom and so are you". Isn't Thor the good guy? Then why does Surtur say this?
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Does Adaline say why she has to leave the city at the beginning?

Can you tell what Adaline says to Ellis why she is leaving the city at the beginning of The Age of Adaline? I am not talking about the time when she runs away from his parents' house, but about the ...
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What is the relevance of the 'You're So Cool, Brewster!' line in 'Fright Night'?

Most people know it, it is a well known line from the cult classic Fright Night (1985). As a non-native English speaker, I can't understand what makes this ...
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Why does Gregg show up Felix in front of Dominic in Quantum of Solace?

I'm having trouble understanding this double bluff between two characters in Quantum of Solace at around 36:30. Dominic Greene : And I have a pest Shows photo of James Bond to Gregg Beame ...
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Why does Deadpool say “You're welcome, Canada,” after shooting Ryan Reynolds in the end credits?

In the end credits scene, Deadpool goes back in time to change a few things using Cable's time traveling technology. He goes to the apartment building where a 10-year younger Ryan Reynolds sits ...