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Questions tagged [dialogue]

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

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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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The meaning of the line, “I always tell the truth, even when I lie.”

The title pretty much says it all. I've watched Scarface (1983) probably 100 times, and I never understood what Tony Montana meant by the line I always tell the truth, even when I lie. Can anyone ...
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What does King Benny mean by this? [on hold]

In Sleepers, what does king Benny mean when he says my Tare is debt when talking to Edward Robinson?
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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 ...
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How does Christopher Moltisanti respond to the “bridge and tunnel boy” insult?

During the scene where Chris meets the movie chick, he says something to some unruly brokers that club. Initially, the broker gets snotty with Chris, calling him a "bridge and tunnel boy", but Chris ...
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Why did everyone call the organization S.H.I.E.L.D in Captain Marvel?

There was a fun running gag in Iron Man (2008) where Agent Coulson keeps calling his organization the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. Pepper Potts says that's ...
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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 did Michael “never take Joanna as a commuter”?

At the end of The Commuter (2018), Michael is back on the train station, and he approaches Joanna: Michael: The 6:20 every morning to Chicago, the 5:30 home, you know I never took you as a commuter....
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Has Arya forgiven people?

In episode S05E02 of Game of Thrones we see Arya reciting her list, which is now alarmingly short. The names (if I remember correctly) are: Cersei, The Mountain, Meryn Trant and Walder Frey. But ...
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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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Where is this quote about overcoming the impossible said in “Interstellar”?

On IMDb, a quote from Interstellar says: Cooper: We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to ...
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Why did Oleg say “No”?

In Green Book (2018), Oleg takes vodka from the bartender and cheers to Tony and George: Oleg: No? Tony: Danke schön. Why did he say "No" in this scene?
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Why does Col. Jessup say he will “keep taking cold showers until they elect some gal President”?

When Kaffee et al. initially meet Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men, Jessup makes a remark about how appealing it would be to have a relationship with a female who's more senior in rank (putting it nicely)...
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Police in movies/tv and license plates

Something I've noticed happening frequently in movies and television- when police are reporting the license plate number of a vehicle, instead of saying the letters on the plate they say words with ...
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Is the catchphrase “Hasta la vista, baby” meant to be a nod to “I'll be back”

Honestly, I don't know why I never thought of this until just now and maybe I'm just really blind but I couldn't help but suddenly realize the similarities between Arnold's Schwarzenegger's two iconic ...
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What's so funny about Ann's reply?

In Fifty Shades Freed (2018), Christian, who has drank, speaks to his pregnant wife Ann: Christian: Babies mean no sex. Ann: That can't be true. There'd be no siblings. Christian: Hmm. ...
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What does Cypher mean when he says Neo is “gonna pop”?

When Neo is first shown about the Matrix, the real world, and how all humans are enslaved by the machines to harness their energy, Neo has a profound panic attack. While watching this, Cypher says "He'...
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What does Thanos mean when he says to Iron Man that he's “not the only one cursed with knowledge”?

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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Why was the scene cut without any reply from Zakharov?

In Red Sparrow Zakharov says to his assistant after he had got some information via phone: Zakharov: No loose ends. Nothing that can come back on the president. Assistant: And the girl? (...
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Why does Ben Bradlee ask “Is anybody else tired of reading the news instead of reporting it”?

In The Post (2017), The Times publishes a story on obtaining the Pentagon Papers with news on the White House's cover-up stories. In a meeting of editors, managing editor Ben Bradlee asks a question: ...
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Which deception is Matron referring to?

In Red Sparrow Dominika Egorova attacked a fellow cadet, who tried to rape her. Later, Matron calls the fellow cadet and her. Matron says to her: For the deception to be complete, you must hold ...
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What did Jack Sparrow mean by “I'm in the market, as it were”?

In Pirates of the Caribbean : Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Elizabeth falls down from top of the rock and sinks into the sea, Jack Sparrow was nearby talking with two guards. Realizing no one else ...
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What does an A-final case mean in terms of police cases?

I'm not sure whether this question fits here or not. I was watching the movie 'Talaash: The Answer Lies Within', 2012 movie directed by Reema Kagti. In the movie, many police officers addressed a ...
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Why did Ben Bradlee specifically mention “91 words a minute”?

The Post's managing editor, Ben Bradlee reads a paper: BEN: All these guys sound like they sleep with a damn thesaurus. So McNaughton was secretly suggesting to McNamara...to provoke the North ...
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Why does Ivan believe Dmitri's ego will compel him to help the broken Dominika? [closed]

In Red Sparrow 2018, Dominika's uncle, Ivan Egorova speaks to Dominika Egorova State security is interested in knowing more about Dmitri Ustinov. You met him at the Bolshoi. Remember? He likes ...
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Why does Ivan Egorova feel Dominika Egorova won't go even if she complete her mission?

Ivan Egorova gave Dominika Egorova a mission, in which she has to meet an American: You do this for me, and I'll let you go if that's what you want. But I feel you won't. This is what you were ...
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Why did Jessica Jones count three people in her “list” in S02E11?

In S02E11 of Jessica Jones, Jessica says "Three and Counting", meaning Who is the third person?
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Was there an intentional reference with the quote “smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo”?

In Die Hard with a Vengeance, John McClane (portrayed by Bruce Willis) quotes a line from the song Flowers on the wall by the Statler Brothers while speaking to Zeus Carver (portrayed by Samuel L. ...
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Why is it a problem for Freddie if the guys from Munich did what he wanted?

In Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Freddie is trying to reunite with the Queen Band in front of Jim Beach. Freddie: I went to Munich. I hired a bunch of guys. I told them exactly what I wanted them to ...
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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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What does “one hysterical queen” refer to?

In Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Queen is discussing about Roger's car song in the upcoming album, which is about to release: Freddie: We could all murder each other...but then who would be left to ...
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What is the meaning of “shingle” in this scene?

In M.A.S.H (1970 movie), Duke has something in his hand and says these words: Doctor! Doctor! You forgot your shingle, Doctor. In English, "shingle" means chicken pox, but is Duke holding a ...
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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 time table in which movies are classified.
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What was the language Bazil and the others were occasionally speaking?

In the movie Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) while Bazil is scavenging for scrap (right before coming across the two weapon companies) he is talking in some strange language which I couldn't bring in ...
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Why did the Big Guy say “Small world” when she first arrived?

At the climax of Paul, as the protagonists wait for Paul's people to arrive and pick him up, a helicopter arrives carrying the film's main villain, the Big Guy (actually a woman, played by Sigourney ...
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The original language version of China Strike Force (2000)

According to the IMDB page of China Strike Force (2000), the language of the movie is Mandarin & English. Wikipedia however calls the language as Cantonese & English (dubbed) but says that ...
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What is the context of the quote “Sue, use your legs” - Stewie

­Breanna Stewart wore a T-shirt at the Seattle Storm victory parade which read: “Sue, use your legs” - Stewie Breanna is know as Stewie and Sue Bird is another player on the team. I know the T-...
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What exactly did Emily pick after rejecting from cheerleader team?

In Brick (2005), Brendan asks Brain for the whereabouts of Emily: Brain: Well, I know she's been poking in with the Ivy-bound cheerleading elite, Laura Dannon's crowd. Brendan: Laura Dannon ...
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In “Don't Just Stand There” (1968), why was it a compliment to ask a girl if she was “Pamela McCarthy”?

Last night I watched a DVD of Don't Just Stand There, a 1968 comedy-thriller with Robert Wagner and Mary Tyler Moore. A few minutes into the film, those two are seated side by side on an airplane. ...
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What does Bob say to Charlotte at the end of “Lost in Translation”?

During the climax of the 2003 movie, Lost in Translation, the central characters, Bob & Charlotte share an emotional moment. During that time, Bob seems to have said something into Charlotte's ...
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Was the American interview at the end of “La Vie En Rose” real?

In one of the final scenes of the Oscar-winning Edith Piaf biopic La Vie En Rose (2007), a now elderly Edith is sitting on a beach and approached by an American reporter conducting an interview for an ...
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What does Jack Sparrow mean with this word of advice?

When Jack says this: Now, a bit of discretion when courting a brunette, never pursue her sister. But if you cannot avoid the charm of her sister, kill the brother. Savvy? (Jack to Henry, Dead Man ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's last dialogue in Shutter Island?

In Shutter Island, at the end of the movie Teddy had a chat with Chuck, in that scene Teddy told to Chuck as, Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man? What's the ...
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What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irving's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irving's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino in American Hustle?
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What did Maxine mean when she told Jill the Doctor would be coming back?

In the 1976 Charlie's Angels Episode 'Angels in Chains', when Jill (Farrah Fawcett) is being taken out of the Prison Sick Bay by the Tough Female Guard Maxine (Mary Woronov) and then knocks the ...
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What does Anatoly say to Oliver in Russian in Arrow S5E16?

What does Anatoly say to Oliver in Russian at minute 20 of Season 5 Episode 16 of Arrow? And you believed her? [Speaks Russian] Oliver, whatever you think is inside you is inside you.
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What is the meaning of Hawkeye words: “diliation and curettage”?

In M.A.S.H, Hawkeye Pierce says these words in Surgical Tent When he heard moaning in the Radio: Hawkeye Pierce: Looks like Dr. Frank Burns is doing a bit of dilatation and curettage. I googled ...
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Why does Dorinda in Always and A Guy Named Joe ask “Is that your plane?”

In A guy named Joe (1943), Dorinda (Irene Dunn) sees Pete (Spencer Tracy) in Scotland and notices his plane. She asks the question: Dorinda: Is that your plane? Pete: The B-25 over there that ...