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Questions tagged [dialogue]

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

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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 is the spoken German in many US films and TV shows so inaccurate?

Is there a reason why in so many English-language movies and TV series, whenever someone is speaking "German", they (actors, writers etc.) just don't care about if what they say is right or wrong? ...
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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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Why would Louise telling the Chinese commander about his wife's last words change his mind?

In the future in Arrival, the commander says that he changed his mind about going to war with the aliens because Louise called his private number and told him his wife's dying words. My question is ...
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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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How is the voice not distorted when Barry is running at super-speeds?

I am not a physicist, however, when Barry is running/flashing, he gets to talk to the team back in HQ - How? When he talks back to them, I have a feeling, his voice needs to be distorted, even if not ...
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How was “Hodor” adapted in other languages

Spoilers for episode 5 of season 6 "The Door". At the end of the episode we got to see how Wylis became Hodor and why all he can say is "Hodor". If you've watched the episode you know that but ...
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What does “yippie ki yay” mean?

In the movie Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) says the line "Yippie Ki Yay". What does this mean?
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Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns: English or Italian?

When I've watched DVDs of Sergio Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns", such as A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I've had the option to choose soundtracks in either English or Italian. ...
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What did Logan try to say at this event?

I couldn't make out what the exact words were in the following scene from Logan and would like to ask if anybody can explain it to me. Was it intended that the audience can't tell what exactly he's ...
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What did Lucy mean by “We never really die”?

In Lucy there was a car chase. Lucy was driving and there was a police officer in the car. Lucy was driving extremely fast when officer said: Better be late than dead In reply Lucy said: We ...
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Why do some movies include only one instance of the f word?

While rewatching Mr and Mrs Smith, there is only one instance where the f-word is used. There are several other movies (I can't recall any other at the moment) where f-word is used only once. Is there ...
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Which kingdoms are in rebellion even after the Battle of the Blackwater?

In Season 3 Episode 1 of Game of Thrones, after Tyrion recovers from the Battle of the Blackwater and meets Tywin Lannister, Tywin says: Now, I have seven kingdoms to look after and three of them ...
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How does ADR work?

How does ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) work? There's an entry in Wikipedia that says what it is (essentially actors dubbing their lines in post production, sometimes requiring several takes) ...
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Minor child actors swearing on TV [closed]

I notice children swear a lot in TV shows, e.g. on Stranger Things. (Examples for swears: SOB, screw you, showing the middle finger, etc.), I can't remember if they've said f**k yet. In a culture ...
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“Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger” - what does it mean?

During The Dark Knight the Joker says: Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger I believe the original phrase is "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." So what did the Joker mean ...
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What is the term used to refer to foreign/alien language only subtitles in a film or TV show?

In some movies, subtitles are used only for characters that speak in a foreign language. For example, in the movie Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope, generic English language playback only shows ...
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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 did Ramsay actually mean?

In episode 9 of season 6 of Game of Thrones When Ramsay was in the captivity of the Stark's, he said to Sansa that Sansa is a part of him. What did he actually mean by this? Did he mean that Sansa ...
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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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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 is the significance of the “Argo fuck yourself” phrase?

What was the significance of the phrase 'Argo fuck yourself'? It is first uttered by Siegel (Arkin) when asked by a reporter at the reading of the fake movie, as to what Argo meant. It is later ...
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What are the lyrics to the Game of Thrones theme?

In S04E10 of Game of Thrones as Arya is sailing to Bravos, the show's theme begins to play, only it is accompanied by a choir singing a song. This was quite unusual as we never heard that theme music ...
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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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Language of the Moria password in The Fellowship of the Ring

At the gates of Moria there is a riddle on the door. "Speak Friend and Enter". Frodo then asks Gandalf "What is the elven word for 'Friend'?" who replies and the door opens. Given Moria is a ...
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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 did Captain America mean after being kissed by Black Widow?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Black Widow kissed Captain America in the shopping mall to avoid getting caught, Black Widow asked him if he still feels uncomfortable while Captain said: ...
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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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Can the King release a man of the Night's Watch from their vows?

In S05E02 of Game of Thrones King Stannis Baratheon offers Jon Snow lordship of Winterfell and the North and a legitimisation. First of all, can anyone legitimise a bastard except for their father? ...
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Why do the Russian and German characters not speak in their respective accents?

I observed whole movie Enemy at the Gates twice and none of the Russian or German characters speak with appropriate accents, even though it was released in 2001. In Goldeneye, which was released in ...
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Does the Night's Watch have an obligation to House Targaryen?

In S05E07 of Game of Thrones Maester Aemon dies. Sam speaks the words for his funeral since it's supposed to be the Maester himself. He says all the usual stuff: "His name was Aemon Targaryen" "...
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What does this Oompa Loompa whisper to Wonka in the T.V. Room?

In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, what does the Oompa Loompa whisper to Wonka before he takes Mike T.V. (inside his Mother's Purse) to the Taffy Pulling Room?
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Why use foreign accents in English language movies when unnecessary?

I've recently watched the movie Child 44, which is set in the 1950's Soviet Union during the Stalin regime. Apart from the fact that the movie itself is not memorable in my opinion, the thing that has ...
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Explain meaning of this quote in Black Hawk Down

Before the Battle of Mogadishu, during a dinner scene, Steele comes up to Hoot and asks him what's going on. Hoot replies: "Oh, just some aerial target practice, sir. Didn't want to leave it behind." ...
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What does he mean by “Vanity-definitely my favourite sin”?

Quotation By Satan at the end of The Devils Advocate Vanity — definitely my favorite sin. What does he mean by that? He has succeeded in transforming Kevin to a good man. So why does he make this ...
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They are right. And we are wrong

In recently aired BBC Sherlock Season 4 Episode 0, when Sherlock goes to visit Mycroft on his call with John Watson. Mycroft tell them about taking a case. Relevant conversation is following: ...
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Speaking different languages in Ghost in the Shell [duplicate]

Just watched Ghost in the Shell, a movie inspired by its Anime counterpart, and occurring in Hong Kong. Being a movie on a non-english country, usually one of two things happen: Movie is (almost) ...
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What languages are spoken by the aborigines, and where are those villages?

In the film 'Tracks', Robyn Davidson passes along a number of villages. In one of the villages, a group of women do singing/dancing for her. In another, someone accompanies her through sacred land. ...