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What language are the mother and boys speaking in “Life of Pi” when talking about Hindu gods? Looking for dialog [closed]

I'm working on perfecting the subtitling in my current favorite movie, "Life of Pi." I would like to include the languages as spoken by the characters, along with the translations. I have ...
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Is it common to watch movies with just subtitles when you don't understand the language? [closed]

I just got to know about this Korean movie called Memories of Murder and I feel it's a masterpiece but looks like it wasn't released in English/Hindi languages. I understand these 2 languages only. So ...
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What does Sheldon Cooper mean by this statement?

In The Big Bang Theory S4E12, Sheldon made the following comment on Penny's idea of the 'Shoe App': The simple-mindedness of your idea is exceeded only by its crass consumerism and banality. Can ...
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Bad accents of “foreign” characters in “native” dialogue [duplicate]

I am currently watching Falcon and the Winter Soldier in English and as a German native speaker I stumbled a fair bit about the terrible German spoken by the supposedly German extras. They sound like ...
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Why does Jules laugh in the Pulp Fiction bar scene?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules starts laughing at Vincent’s answer when asked if he met Mia. Why does he start laughing? I never really understood the joke or what made it so funny.
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Friends Chandler “For Flanin”

In Friends S1E24, Chandler slips and lets everyone know Ross loves Rachel As he vainly tries to cover it up, he says "for...flanin". What is the meaning of this? I can't find anything and ...
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What is '“Wunderbar!” he exclaimed with great relish' a reference to?

In Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Jim Carrey at one point exclaims '"Wunderbar!" he exclaimed with great relish'. Like much of what he says in these early movies, I assume this is a ...
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What language does Karum speak?

What language or dialect does Karum speak in Space Sweepers? It seems to be mostly English, but with something else mixed in. IMDb lists the languages in the film as Russian French Spanish Korean ...
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What language do the villagers speak in Wrong Turn?

Could someone identify the language spoken by the members of the sect (or remote village in the woods...) during the trial in Wrong Turn (2021)?
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Meaning of “go boil some milk, pastor”

I have a problem understanding this verbal confrontation: In the Black Earth Rising series, a lawyer is hired by dangerous men, represented by a priest. But it seems that they refuse to pay for the ...
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So what did the soldiers do who didn't fight?

At the beginning of 21 Bridges Det. Andre Davis has to attend a hearing, presumably for killing on duty. He is called out for supposedly using his gun too often but he stands to it and believes he was ...
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What did Michael mean by “The soldiers are paid to fight, the rebels aren't. …They can win.”?

Michael: The soldiers are paid to fight, the rebels aren't. Hyman: What does that tell you? Michael: They can win. In the past I interpreted this as Michael saying the rebels could win because they ...
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What is the significance of this line from The Expanse?

In Season 2 Episode 3 of The Expanse (spoilers!), Chrisjen Avasarala says to Cotyar, "Please, give it to me and go, there is no need for us to hang together." Cotyar responds, "Oh I'm ...
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What Laurent told Shashi in French while she was sharing her experience in hindi?

In English Vinglish, when Shashi's daughter insulted her on call, she shared it with Laurent in Hindi. Laurent also shared his response in French while he didn't understand her. What did he really say ...
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Why did Renly suggest anal sex to Margaery?

In Game of Thrones S3E2, Margaery speaks with the king Joffrey. He asks why she failed to have babies with Renly. She indirectly reveals that Renly was gay, saying, "He had so many excuses, so ...
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What is the significance of the epilogue dialogue respective to the film?

In the film Super Deluxe, there is an epilogue long narrative quote about life which connects then to the porn film being played but what does it signify to the story? Is there any parallel to draw?
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What does Adrian Monk mean by “B.M.” in Monk?

Monk (2002–2009) is a TV show wherein Adrian Monk, the main character, is a psychologically discharged former police officer. The now detective is childlike with adult themes like childbirth, nudity, ...
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Is there such expression as “Charlie someone out”?

There is the following exchange in Deadwood series season 1 episode 3 ... Johnny: Al? Al: Yeah. Johnny: That cherry New York dude is downstairs askin’ for ya. Al: No good. Charlie him the fuck out. (...
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Deadwood Season 1 Episode 2 - What is “flag T”?

In the Season 1 Episode 2 there is the following dialoge: ... (Tom Mason bursts into the office, stark naked, holding his dick.) Tom: This snatch is branded'! (Laughing – Al still has Phil by the ...
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Appropriate cheese amount

Why does Dennis say that “any amount of cheese before a date is too much cheese” in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?
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What do the words of Batman mean in the end of Batman Forever?

In the end of Batman Forever Batman said to Edward: I had to save them both, I'm both Bruce Wayne and Batman. Not because I have to be, now because I choose to be. What meaning does it all have: ...
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What does this joke mean from the cartoon Marvel's Spider-Man episode “Horizon High: Part Two”?

In the episode, Max introduces Peter to his classmates. One of Peter's classmates wanted to show off his new security robot. However, the security robot mistakes Peter for an intruder and lifts up ...
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Adaptation (2002): “High sixes against a mil-five”

In Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation, Donald tells his brother that his agent can get him "high sixes against a mil-five" for his screenplay... but what does that mean? I'm guessing it's industry ...
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Why does Mike Wazowski correct Randall's insult of 'cretin' to 'Cretan'?

The scene in question can be found here. Transcript: Randall: 'Wazowski! Where is it you little one-eyed cretin?' Mike: 'Okay, first of all it's "Cretan", if you're going to threaten me, do ...
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What does this dialogue mean in The Barefoot Contessa (1954)?

This dialogue from The Barefoot Contessa (1954) is completely over my head. What Harry and Maria are talking about seems cryptic if not nonsensical. Maria: Or, perhaps, you want me for yourself, and ...
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Ash uses phrase “Kane's son” in discussing the creature — was this in the original version?

I'm rewatching Alien on HBOMax and I heard Ash call the creature "Kane's son". I think HBOMax often has versions different than theatrical release or maybe because I am watching on a laptop ...
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Why would Vickers use the term half-a-billion miles?

Why would Vickers use the term "half-a-billion miles" in Prometheus? As we know, that sort of distance from Earth is still well within the solar system -- about the distance to Jupiter. ...
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“Mazlum getirin bana” - What is the story behind this bit?

I don't speak Turkish, but I've recently noticed a couple of references to an apparent trope, or at least iconic bit, in Turkish cinema, in which a protagonist says "Mazlumu getirin bana", ...
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Is this moment in High Noon a line flub?

Every time I've watched High Noon (1952) I've been somewhat aware of what seems to be awkwardness between Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in the scene right after they are married. Not sure if this is ...
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It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World: Filibuster?

Rewatching this 1963 film and at one point the dentist (Sid Caesar) says to Mickey Rooney's character, "Filibuster, filibuster..." -- this happens at the small airport right after the ...
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Why did Driscoll say, “One flash behind you”?

In Spenser Confidential (2020), Globe journalist Wayne, shows Spenser CCTV footage from a convenience store that details Gloria Weisnewski’s murder. Wayne admitted that Globe put him on another story ...
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What's happening exactly as before?

At the beginning of The Matrix Reloaded, after Neo fights the upgrades and flies away, Smith says to another Smith: Smith 1: That went as expected. Smith 2: Yes. Smith 1: It’s happening exactly as ...
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Why does David Foster Wallace say to David Lispky, “I got 20 years to get you back.”

In the movie The End of the Tour a scene shows David Foster Wallace and David Lipsky walk into a radio station and are greeted by a girl. Girl from the radio station: Right this way. We record ...
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What is meant by "The beginning is the end, and the end is the beginning” in Dark?

Some characters of the Dark tv series say that The beginning is the end, and the end is the beginning. What does it mean?
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What does “carvers” and “cleavers” mean in a dialogue in the '6 Underground'?

In the movie 6 Underground around the 01:26:38 mark a guy shoots another guy and the following dialogue happens: His first friend: Nice shot. Guy that shot: Carvers. Hist second friend: Cleavers. So,...
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What “three days” is Richard Jewell referring to?

Richard Jewell comforts his crying mother after he yelled at her for watching a war movie: Richard Jewell: You just sit down. You watch whatever you wanna watch. I don't care. And I'm sorry I yelled. ...
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Sweet Smell of Success (1957) “dumb on matinee days only”

Sweet Smell of Success (1957) has been said to be filled with great dialogues. I find myself puzzling over some lines: Sidney: No. Let me finish, J.J. I don't like this job. That boy is dumb on ...
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Why does Cady say “I ain't your porch-baby”

In Martin Scorsese's movie Cape Fear (1991) Cady has a brief exchange with a PI hired by Sam Bowden Cady: Are you my friend? PI: No, I'm not your friend. Cady: Oh. 'Cause I thought maybe you were my ...
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Why do many characters in American Gods pronounce Zorya as Zo-ra-yah

In American Gods, most of the characters pronounce the slavic name of Zorya (Vechernyaya/Utrenyaya) strangely. [S1E2, 36:59] Wednesday says Zo-ra-ya Vyo-chen-ya-ya [S1E2, 38:07] Zorya Vechernyaya ...
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What does “that” refer to?

In The Departed (2006), upon knowing Colin Sullivan is the mole in the police department, Billy Costigan approaches Madolyn to give her a package: Billy Costigan: I know. I'm not...I'm not here for ...
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What does the soldier say in Red Corner?

In a pivotal scene in the 1997 movie Red Corner, a corrupt soldier realizes that his boss is no longer going to shield his involvement in a murder. He shouts "Da Gwar!" in outrage plus ...
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What does Rick say in Nightmare on Elm Street 4 after he kicks off Freddy's glove?

What does Rick say in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master after he kicks off Freddy's glove? Sounds like "tsai" but what does this signify in martial arts/karate? Video clip:
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Why did Sid give $50 to Jack for wrecking Reynolds's career?

In the neo noir crime film LA Confidential (1997), Sid meets officer Jack on the set of the Badge of Honor show: Sid: Reynolds is acey-deucey, not to mention broke. I'm getting him to fuck the DA ...
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What does “from the south” mean?

In Line of Duty S01E03, there's this conversation: We've followed procedure to the letter, sir. I don't doubt it for a minute, but Tony Gates is, uh, from the South. I'm sure you'd be mortified, Ted, ...
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About Angier's clone not knowing whether he will be the Prestige or the one in the box [closed]

I have read other answers about this but there're still one thing on my mind that was not satisfied. Assuming Angier had achieved perfect cloning, the one created would be exactly the same to the one ...
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Was there any significance to the joke about the drowning man in The Pursuit of Happyness?

In The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner's son tells him a joke (this re-telling isn't verbatim). There was once a drowning man. A boat came by and tried to save him, but he said "no thank you, ...
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What is it with references to being quotable in Ex Machina?

I recently saw Ex Machina, not sure how much I'm supposed to read into it (and works of Alex Garland in general) but there are references to quotes and being quotable, and I wonder if they mean ...
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How is clear dialogue recorded in noisy scenes?

While watching a scene in Westworld where two characters are talking in a windy field it struck me that their quiet voices were perfectly audible with no wind noise, no rustling from the nearby trees ...
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Is there any reason why Matthew McConaughey does not speak English with British accent in the Gentlemen?

In The Gentlemen, Matthew McConaughey plays a British drug dealer that operates his business in Great Britain. All other characters in this movie, including his wife, his enemies, his henchmen speak ...
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What did the German pilot say while being rescued by the main characters?

In 1917 the German pilot had screamed and then said something (in German) in a slightly more calm manner during his rescue from the burning plane. I do not know whether it matters for the plot or the ...

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