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

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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 ...
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“Me say war”, Luke Cage season 2, is this just “Movie language”?

I just paused Luke Cage season 2, at 32:33 into episode 6. Without spoiling the content, 2 Jamaican men were talking and in response to a prompt, one of them said: "Me say war". It wasn't a response ...
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Why does Andrew Borba say “pork and beans”?

When Andrew Borba shows up in the episode "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" (S01E05) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he starts ranting about "pork and beans". Is that just random gibberish, or is it ...
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How long is a movie? [closed]

Is there a length of time in which a movie is not a movie? Is there point where the movie is to long to be a movie? I am looking for some kind of table.
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Are any of the questions in Michael's test valid reasons for being sent to the Bad Place?

In Season 1, Episode 8 of The Good Place, Michael asks Eleanor a bunch of questions to see if she is worthy of being in the Good Place, with the implication that negative answers send you to the Bad ...
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Why does Mycroft call the US a colony even after it achieved independence?

In Season 2 Episode 1, after Mycroft explodes Sherlock's belongings, he says something to Sherlock: "Have a safe trip back to the colonies". Sherlock was to return to New York. But the tv series is ...
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What's the meaning behind this joke in George Carlin's 1977 HBO special?

In his 1977 HBO stand-up special George Carlin at USC, George Carlin tells the following joke about cats kneading: And they jump on your chest, they put their ass in your face and go... [...
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What did Guido say to Chick's pit crew in Italian?

Cars ends with McQueen at the Los Angeles International race track doing his final race for the Piston Cup. When he his doing this, his Radiator Spring friends like Doc Hudson, Luigi, Ramone, Guido, ...
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What does Neil McCauley mean with “I'm a needle starting at zero, going the other way, a double blank.”?

During Heat Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) says to Eady (Amy Brenneman): The last thing I am is married. I'm a needle starting at zero, going the other way, a double blank. And then someone like ...
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What are they talking about with Ben in Rise Of The Nutters?

I'm not British, so I'm not exactly sure what's being said here: Malcolm: Right, Ben, heard the big news about Paxo. Oh, right. What was it you did in your gap year again? Ben: Um, ...
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Does some film character repeatedly and mistakenly suggest that popular sayings are “written in the holy books”?

I seem to recall that in Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye rhetorically prefaces popular sayings with the words "Is it not written in the holy books," apparently in the misapprehension that the answer is yes....
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What is the meaning of “gold person or a silver person”?

In the movie Phantom Thread (2017), Reynolds, a tailor, meets Mona and asks her few questions: Reynolds: Is Your Royal Highness a gold person or a silver person? Mona: Silver. Reynolds: ...
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What's the meaning of Graziella saying ooblee-oo repeatedly in West Side Story

In West Side Story before the "Gee, Officer Krupke" song, the Jets are waiting out in front of the drug store when the Jet girls stroll up and start talking with the guys, the blonde (who I believe is ...
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What was meant by Groot saying 'We are Groot'?

At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1, Groot says 'We are Groot' rather than the usual 'I am Groot'. What did Groot mean by this?
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Are Tony Stark and Pepper Potts married?

In Avengers: Infinity War, at the beginning when Tony & Pepper are strolling through the park, Dr. Strange emerges through a portal informing Tony of the impending threat & at the end, ...
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Why did Thanos use the article “the” to refer to Ebony Maw?

On my 3rd rewatch of Avengers: Infinity War, I noticed something weird. When Thanos arrives on Titan and sees Doctor Strange, they have the following conversation. Dr. Strange: Oh, you are much ...
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Why did Thanos say “That was a mistake” to Heimdall?

At the beginning of Avengers: Infnity War Thanos had already beaten Hulk to a pulp. He had no Infinity Stones on him and was practically useless at that point. So when Heimdall transported Hulk from ...
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English translation of German conversation in Kelly’s Heroes

Just before Oddball’s tanks launched a surprise attack on a railway yard in France while on the way to meet up with Kelly and his platoon, the two German soldiers in the picture who were on top of a ...
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Is this a real quote or is it written for the movie?

In the movie Bharat Ane Nenu, there is a dialogue said the protagonist who plays a role of chief minister. While explaining self governance in the assembly, he says a dialogue. It is (own translation) ...
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What is the incident Black Widow and Hawkeye are talking about? [duplicate]

In The Avengers, during the fight with the aliens from Chitauri before Bruce Banner shows up at the fighting spot, there is a dialogue between Black Widow (Natasha Ramanova) and Hawkeye (Clint Barton)....
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What does Thanos mean when he says this to Iron Man?

Thanos says to Iron Man, You are not the only one with the curse of knowledge. Does this imply that Thanos is very knowledgeable as well like Iron Man? I didn't quite get those words of Thanos.
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In Black Panther why does M'baku use this phrase?

Why does M'Baku use this phrase ? Glory to HANUMAN Some body says "He belongs to monkey tribe". Did they know about LORD HANUMAN? Can we confirm what he actually says and why he says it?
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Saying “nothing” then “everything”, what does it mean? [duplicate]

In the movie Kingdom of Heaven Bailian of Ibelin asked Saladin, "What is Jerusalem worth?". The latter answered, "nothing" and then he said "everything". What's the meaning of that?
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Why would Sugai say this to Conklin?

In Black Rain when Conklin meets Sugai for the first time at his house they are having a converstaion about Conklin killing Sato. This is the last part: Conklin: I am the solution to your problems,...
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What does Cecil mean when he says “Oh yes, he's the one.”?

In Night at the Museum, when Larry exits the Security Room, why does Cecil mean "Oh yes, he's the one" after Reginald asks "You really think he's the one?". What did they mean? What were they talking ...
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What is this dialogue referring to in S01E12?

In the S01E12 of Frisky Dingo, "Penultimate Fighting", one of the characters says: He's like a kid in a candy shop, and that candy is... success. And I'm that friendly man at this cash register ...
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Significance of quote “I put up pretty pedestrian numbers”

In the movie Up in the Air, starring George Clooney, there's the following dialogue: Alex: I'll say. I put up pretty pedestrian numbers. 60 thousand a year, domestic. Ryan: That's not bad. ...
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Why specifically 3 meters above the sky?

In Tre metri sopra il cielo (IMDB) aka Three Steps Above Heaven, Babi and Hugo are measuring how happy they are. Hugo: My happiness reaches Barcelona! Baby: Mine reaches the sky! Hugo: ...
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What does this Oompa Loompa whisper to Wonka in the T.V. Room?

In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, what does the Oompa Loompa whisper to Wonka before he takes Mike T.V. (inside his Mother's Purse) to the Taffy Pulling Room?
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“Been around the world twice, talked to everyone once” - “push” meaning

What is the meaning of "push" in the context of his speech because I'm seeing that on the french subtitle it mean "baise" ?
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Why did Whiplash say “you lose” in Iron man 2?

As seen on this short clip, Iron man can easily fly off and leave him to die in his own explosion. Or did he know that Pepper Potts is near one of his exploding drones and hence consider killing ...
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What does this line mean in Flash S4E18?

In Flash S04E18, when the Thinker is cuffed by Ralph Dibny using metahuman dampener cuffs, he says: Before you cuff a meta, make sure the light is the right color. He was able to break free from ...
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What was The Shape of Water's Elisa really saying?

There is a scene at 1h 15m where Strickland is interrogating Elisa and Zelda. It feels like, in the end, Elisa said something different from what Zelda repeated then to the angry Strickland. Am I ...
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Meaning behind “Our source was The New York Times”

In Dr. Strangelove a conversation happens between Russian Ambassador de Sadesky and U.S. President Muffley regarding the soviet doomsday machine: Ambassador de Sadesky: The deciding factor was when ...
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What is exactly Alfred referring to in this dialogue during conversation with Bruce?

In Justice League, when Bruce and Alfred were discussing over finding metahumans, they have the following conversation. Alfred: Victor Stone. Genius IQ, football scholarship to GCU, and deceased. ...
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Why did Lucius interrupt Bruce during their Sonar/Submarine discussion?

In the 2008 movie The Dark Knight, Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne had the following conversation in Hong Kong: Bruce Wayne: What's this? Lucius Fox: I had R&D work it up. Sends out a high-...