Questions tagged [dialogue]

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How can everyone in a large crowd hear the speaker from a long distance away?

I always wonder about this particular scenario, where in a large area, the lead speaks and all of the audience listen although they are quite far away. In some motivational speeches, the army ...
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Why does Anniyan read “Sarvadharmaan parityajya” before killing?

Anniyan (2005) is a Tamil movie which was dubbed into Telugu as Aparichitudu and Aparichit in Hindi. It is based on split personality. Vikram plays three characters Ambi, Remo and Anniyan (...
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Do the Chris Nolan Batman movies have a unique Gotham accent?

I cannot place American accents particularly well, so this is not intuitive to me based on watching the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. Do the cast use a particular accent to place themselves in the ...
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Why is a TV station scrambling dirty words when it created the series themselves? [duplicate]

I am watching The Magicians and noticed that "fucking" (or other variations of "fuck" - I did not notice that with other words) is scrambled to "fng" (more or less). The viewer is expected to ...
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What is a “Genuine Geraldo interviewee”?

Here is the scene in Con-Air: Guard Falzon says: Well, welcome aboard. My, my; as I look around I see a lot of celebrities among us. I see eleven Current Affairs, ...
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In Friends S1E7, what did Joey say in a low, twisted voice? [duplicate]

In Friends S1E7, "The one with the blackout", Chandler was locked in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre. A conversation between him and Joey is as follows: Chandler: I am trapped in an ATM ...
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Why does Brigitte Mohnhaupt deliberately destroy the execution myth and how accurate is her closing dialogue?

At the very end of The Baader Meinhof Complex, after the efforts for pressing the RAF leaders free have failed and they thus commited suicide in Stammheim prison, Brigitte Mohnhaupt speaks to the next ...
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Did silent film actors actually say their lines or did they simply improvise “dialogue” while being filmed?

Been watching some old Buster Keaton films. And—as is the case with silent films—there are title cards that convey setting, place and even show a few lines of dialogue that have been said by the ...
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Why is audio so often out of sync when the actors are filmed from behind?

I've noticed that in almost every TV show or movie I've ever seen, the audio does not sync up with the actor's jaw/mouth movements when the actor is being filmed from behind. It looks as if the actor ...
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What is the meaning of “Cold Cut King of Long Island”?

In American Hustle Irving said his friend Ed Malone is Cold Cut King of Long Island. What does that mean?
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Why did Keith Mars refer to Veronica as Felicia?

In S04E01 "Spring Break Forever" of Veronica Mars, while Keith & Veronica are having their usual father-daughter banter, he call her out as "Bye Felicia". VERONICA: I'm gonna Irish exit this ...
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Is there an implied affection for Annie by Jeff in The Walk (2015)?

In the movie The Walk, there is a scene where Jeff is searching for a word to describe the wire-walking that Phillippe is about to attempt. He searches for the word in English but falls back to the ...
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What does “a good player” mean in the movie Training day?

In the movie Training day, during Jake and Alonzo's initial meeting with Roger the following dialogue occurs: ROGER: Where you grew up? JAKE: North Hollywood. ROGER: Strong safety, North ...
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In “Jacob's Ladder”, what is the significance of Jacob mistaking left and right sides of his body?

While I didn't have a problem deciphering most of the allusions and allegorical scenes in the movie Jacob's Ladder, this one still bugs me. Several times throughout the movie, Louie asks Jacob to ...
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Why detective Mills keeps telling a woman to “eat”?

In this movie Se7en, detective Mills kicks open John Doe's door against detective Somerset's decision: Somerset repetitively tells Mills they need a legal reason to knock on that door. But Mills ...
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What were the cheat mechanics Mike was talking about in the movie Rounders?

When Mike is explaining how Worm has become an artist with his cheating abilities(during the first scene were he plays poker with him), he lists off a bunch of cheating tricks. What are these tricks ...
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What is Eric Bana saying in Chinese in this scene?

In Funny People, Eric Bana's character can speak Chinese (Mandarin). In this scene, he says something to his children in Chinese, but I don't know what he says. It sounds something like: " 觉得__你的再见 "...
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What did Robert California from “The Office” say to Nellie in his voice mail?

So in Season 8 - Episode 23 "Turf War", Robert had a drunk night. He apparently sent an "inappropriate" voicemail to Nellie as she says: Nellie: I got your voicemail. From – from last night. ...
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What is Kubra talking about at the end of S03E08?

Near the end of Orange is the New Black S03E08 Kubra says When a fucker gets so lazy he no longer bothers to buy burners to make calls on, that is too fucking human? What does that line mean?
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What is the significance of the “Have some meat before you speak” dialogue in Memories of Murder?

There's this dialogue in the film Memories of Murder (from the English subtitles): Inspector Suh: Dragging in suspects like that is a waste of time, so... Inspector Park: Inspector Suh! ...
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Why does Vaseegaran use the word “dot” for “agree”?

In the Indian movie 2.0, Vaseegaran uses the word "dot" for agreeing to things. Why does he use the word "dot" for "agree"?
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What was the coded message that Happy Hogan sent to Nick Fury?

During the final fight, Happy Hogan calls Nick Fury to warn him about Mysterio's real plan. Happy says a something about going through Tony's old stuff. And Nick Fury replies with "Never call this ...
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Why did Babe Ruth want Henry Aaron's baseball card?

In the movie The Sandlot (1993) there is a scene where Benni Rodriquez has a dream where Babe Ruth comes to him to give him a pep talk on being a legend. At a certain point, Babe picks up a baseball ...
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What does Bob mean by “there's no profit in last week's fish”?

I am not sure what Bob is talking about in The Shape of Water when he says: There's no profit in last week's fish. What does this mean? He said this is what Lenin said.
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What did Isabel whisper to Matsui in the interrogation room scene in Ocean's Twelve?

In the interrogation room scene in Ocean's Twelve, a police officer is questioning Matsui when Isabel enters the scene. After some dialog Matsui breaks down crying. What could Isabel possibly have ...
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Can Aziraphale and Crowley actually become native?

In the final episode of Good Omens, Aziraphale and Crowley are captured by the forces of Heaven and Hell and put on trial for treason. Both are sentenced to death, Aziraphale by hellfire and Crowley ...
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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 [closed]

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 would 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 ...