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Questions tagged [dialogue]

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

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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”? [on hold]

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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What's that “Sun’s getting real low…” lullaby thing to calm down the Hulk?

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie CLIP - Black Widow Tames Hulk They found a way to calm down the Hulk. Black Widow tells him something and make some gesture and the ...
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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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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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What's the meaning of 'Cronenbourg' in the Rick and Morty episode Rick Potion No. 9?

Near the end of the episode Rick Potion No. 9, both Rick and Morty repeatedly refer to their situation with the word Cronenbourg. To be more specific: The only Cronenbourg I know of (or could find) ...
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“What's the best thing about planet Earth?”

At the very beginning of the movie, Justice League (2017), two kids record a video with Superman for their podcast. One of the kids asks: "What's the best thing about planet Earth?" Just as ...
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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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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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What is the meaning of the lines recited by V prior to saving Evey from fingermen?

When rescuing Evey from the fingermen in V for Vendetta, V says the following line: The multiplying villanies of nature do swarm upon him. Disdaining fortune with his brandish'd steel which smoked ...
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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 is Pulp Fiction's opening scene different to the one near the end?

In the opening scene of Pulp Fiction at the at restaurant, right before the titles Honeybunny says: Any of you fucking pricks move, I will execute every motherfucking last one of you! But when the ...
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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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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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Who is the third man that Sandor Clegane is referring to?

Minor Season 7 Episode 1 spoilers, beware! During the scene where the Brotherhood Without Banners are seeking shelter in an abandoned house, Sandor Clegane starts a discussion with Berric Dondarion ...
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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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Why does John Reese always speak with such a low voice volume?

I've been watching Person of Interest and couldn't help but notice how quiet John's voice is. So my question is: why? Is it to make the character appear more professional or something? Is the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Meaning of Scrapper 142's words to Thor

At some point in Thor: Ragnarok, our favorite Valkyrie tells Thor: Don't die. You know what I mean. Maybe I'm missing something, but why the second part? It seems to be a self-explaining sentence. ...
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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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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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Why does the grandmother in Rapsittie Street Kids talk in gibberish?

There is a scene in Rapsittie Street Kids where the grandmother of the main character would show up, but her dialogue is almost gibberish. Here is an example: The ...
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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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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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Why was Bruce's silence referred to as a “Walt Disney”?

Early on in Bruce Almighty, Bruce learns that he's been passed over for promotion in favour of Evan Baxter, and immediately afterwards he has to deliver a report on the Maid of the Mist at Niagara ...
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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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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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What does “There came into Egypt a Pharaoh that did not know” mean?

In the 1987 movie Wall Street, Carl Fox (played by Martin Sheen) is skeptical of Gordon Gekko's intentions. He says to his son Bud: There came into Egypt a Pharaoh that did not know. I was ...