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Questions tagged [dialogue]

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

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Narration from 'Animal Kingdom'

I'm trying to remember a quote from the Australian crime movie Animal Kingdom, which I don't have a copy of to hand. It's where the narrator (Joshua) is describing/introducing Craig - he says ...
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Explain Hotel Artemis joke about Florida

In minute 57:31 of Hotel Artemis the nurse says that her ex-husband moved to Florida and that it alone means he has grown desperate of life or something similar... Nah. He lives in Florida. Life ...
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Which movies paraphrased Bruce Lee's quote “Boards don't hit back”? [on hold]

Are there any movies which paraphrase popular Bruce Lee's quote "Boards don't hit back" from Enter the Dragon, besides these two? Bloodsport, 1988: Bolo Yeung says "bricks not hit back" Troy, 2004: ...
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“Brazil” reference in “The Last Jedi”?

Am I crazy or was there a reference to Terry Gilliam's Brazil in The Last Jedi? It was either in the scene where Poe is being escorted off the bridge or when Finn and Rose were being dragged to jail, ...
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What does Tony mean when he says “You need people like me”?

In this scene from Scarface, Tony says "You need people like me". What does it mean in this context? Does it mean rich people use people like Tony to get the drugs but they don't get the blame but ...
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Another “The Thick Of It” question about British references

In s03e06 of The Thick of It, Ben and Ollie have a rapid exchange which is full of references that I've never heard of... Can anyone explain what these bold parts are about? I assume they're just ...
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Why does Nick say nothing to Mike except for “one shot”?

In the film The Deer Hunter, the effects of war on a group of small town men is shown in a very dark and depressing way. One of the characters, Nick, gets traumatized into becoming a famous Russian ...
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What exactly does it mean “to go turbo”?

In Wreck-It Ralph, "to go turbo" is the worst disapprobation to hear but what exactly does the term mean? I initially assumed that "going turbo" meant leaving your own game and joining as a character ...
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How do rashes relate to chinese cars?

In season one, episode two of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children ask Justice Strauss for certain books. She says: Well, I do have a section on rashes. It's right next to Chinese cars. ...
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Banker or Bunker?

During the dialogue between Emmit Stussy and V.M. Varga in Emmit's study in the Fargo season 3 episode "The Narrow Escape Problem", Varga lectures him on wealth and says something like It's a ...
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How accurate was the use of the slogan “Wer hat uns verraten? Sozialdemokraten!”?

In Babylon Berlin S01E07 Gereon Rath attends a party at Bruno's appartment which includes many veterans from the Great War, including Major General Seegers. It seems to be a commemoration of the war ...
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Is Dr. Ford's dialogue referencing The Prestige?

In the Westworld season one episode, Chestnut, Dr. Ford says the following to the host child Ford, "Everything in this world is magic, except to the magician." - Dr. Ford, Chesnut In 2001, ...
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What is the “CNA” mentioned in the “Three Days of the Condor”?

In Three Days of the Condor, there's a scene where Robert Redford's character calls someone on the phone and requests a "CNA". Does anyone know what CNA stands for in this context? WOMAN'S VOICE ...
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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 the Russian soldier say to Sarah Ross while she is pretending to be a guard in the Kremlin?

At one point in Red 2, the team infiltrates the Kremlin in order to retrieve Nightshade. Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) has to stand guard outside a door, posing as a security guard. A uniformed man ...
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What was the line that David Prowse said on Bespin set?

In various Star Wars documentaries it is mentioned that Mark Hamill and George Lucas were apparently the only two people on set who knew that James Earl Jones would eventually dub Vader with the ...
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How to interpret these two lines in Annie Hall?

From Annie Hall, the scene where Alvy was having lunch with the Hall family (video here): MOM HALL (Holding her wine glass) It's a nice ham this year, Mom. Grammy Hall takes a sip of her wine ...
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Did Stephen really get what he wanted?

After Stephen got shot by Diamond Dog's men right in front of his Brother Bloom he reveals to him that it was only fake blood and he pulled of the ultimate con. He says farewell to Bloom, that he ...
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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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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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Did the line about Krishna get altered in X-Men: Apocalypse?

In the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, we hear the following line being spoken by Apocalypse: I've been called many things in many lifetimes- Ra, Krishna, Yahweh." ...
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How should I understand the dialogue between David and Weyland in Alien: Covenant's prologue?

There is a dialogue between David and Weyland when they were talking about who created who at the beginning of Alien: Covenant. David then said: Allow me then a moment to consider. You seek your ...
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How is the dialogue for wide shots recorded?

In scenes where the boom mic would have to be placed much too far from the actor in order to film the scene, how is the dialogue recorded? Is there some hidden microphone on the actor's clothing or ...
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What does Kenny say to James?

In the 2010 movie Faster featuring Dwayne Johnson, there is a scene where he is confronted by a person identified as a Samoan played by Sidney Liufau. The full scene is here ...
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What does Jaime Lannister say he wants at the beginning of season four?

Right at the beginning of Season 4 of Games of Thrones Jaime Lannister has an meeting with his father, Tywin Lannister, in which his father gives him a sword of "Valerian steel" and tells him to ...
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Why does Cassius Green speak like this?

When Cassius Green talks to the Equisapiens after they help him break-out in Sorry to Bother You, he addresses them as such: We. Are. Honored. To. Be. In. Your. Presence Why does he speak like ...
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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 does Moana say 'I've delivered us to where we are'?

During the song "I Am Moana", Moana mentions 'I've delivered us to where we are': We are descended from voyagers Who found their way across the world They call me I've delivered us to where ...
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Why do TV shows cuss more as the series progresses? [closed]

Although I can't think of other examples right now, I noticed while re-watching The Office that the characters started cussing more and more as the series progressed. For the first few seasons the ...
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What did Tony Stark mean when he said “When I drift off”? in the Avengers 4 trailer?

My buddy and I are not native speakers of English and we are currently in disagreement over what Tony meant when he said "When I drift off, I'll dream about you." I think he meant "As I go to sleep ...
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Gavin & Stacy inside jokes & nicknames

My girlfriend is subtitling in a foreign language for an academic exercise and has come across two particular challenges relating to an episode of Gavin & Stacy. Neither of us have watched the ...
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What was Shepherd Book's monastery joke about?

In Firefly Ep. 8: Out of Gas, Wash walks into the dining room in the middle of Shepherd Book telling a story about his life at the monastery: ZOE: That is not true! No. BOOK: I swear it is. ...
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Why does Edward call his sparkly skin “the skin of a killer”?

In Twilight, why does Edward call his sparkly skin "the skin of a killer" when it's actually the skin of a unicorn?
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What does Blackadder mean by “we shall be the only fresh thing on the menu”?

In episode 1 (Dish and Dishonesty) of Season 3, Edmund Blackadder, addressing Prince George, uses this phrase after an encounter with the Prime Minister. It does not appear to be an idiom, so I assume ...
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Ross talking to Paolo: “Se vice?”

In Friends Season 01 Episode 07 "The One with the Blackout" in this scene, it seems that Ross says something to Paolo in Italian. From the context it seems he is asking "Do you understand?". A few ...
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Is the “Patience will untie it” rhyme a reference to something?

In The Flash Season 3, there are a couple of episodes (such as 3x06 "Shade" and 3x11 "Dead or Alive") where H.R. and later Cisco have said a rhyme that goes like this: "If a string is in a knot, ...
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S04E08 (Hermanos): Why is Gus allowed to live?

I was rewatching the Breaking Bad episode S04E08 (Hermanos) and I didn't quite understand why exactly Don Eladio killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive and ...
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Why do the Klingons jump between Klingon and English?

In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, many of the scenes on the Klingon bird of prey jump between Klingon and English in the same scene, with no non-klingon characters in the scene. Is there any ...
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What does Ian say to Louise after she went into the ship?

Can anyone help with a piece of dialogue in Arrival? Louise has just met up with Ian after she goes in the ship alone. He wraps a blanket around her and ushers her into the pickup. She then explains ...
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What is the significance of the words “always” and “okay” to the characters?

In The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel and Augustus said okay a lot: Hazel Grace Lancaster: Is it really 1 A.M.? Augustus Waters: Is it? Yeah, yes, it is. Augustus Waters: [laugh] I should ...
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What does Caitlin's father mean in this dialogue?

In The Flash season 5 episode 6 Caitlin's father says the following lines. I stayed in contact with scientists. Louise Lincoln, Victor Fries, and Harrison Wells. Dr. Wells was able to give me full ...
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Whose phone numbers are shared in Indian Movies?

Many of the Indian movies contain dialogues which include phone number (of valid number of digits) shared with another character as per requirement in that movie. I want to know, Whose number they ...
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Is this line from Rockstar referring to Paradise?

I watched the Indian movie Rockstar (2011) directed by Imtiaz Ali. In the movie Jordan says You know, there is a place far away from here, beyond the concept of wrongdoing and rightdoing. I will ...
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Is it possible to debug 2 millions lines of code? (The scene with Nedry at Jurassic Park) [closed]

In a famous scene with John Hammond & Nedry, Nedry say than he is the only once than can debug 2 millions lines of code.So after that scene and with my frustration i googled and some websites say ...
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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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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 are some of the meaning of these U.S. air-force military commands. [closed]

I was watching some U.S. air-force military movie and why do they say no names over the net and what does alpha whiskey mean? Is there anymore call signs that such personnel usually use?
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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 is the joke with the title “Homo with a Pie” on Will & Grace?

In the Will & Grace episode "Who's Sorry Now", Will says that he wants to title his autobiography "Homo with a Pie". The studio audience laughs at this, but I didn't get the joke. I assume it is a ...