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Questions tagged [dialogue]

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

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What accent did the actors use in Black Panther?

The people of Wakanda in Black Panther spoke with an accent. Was it invented for the movie, or is it from a particular part of the world? It sounds distinctly African, but I can't pinpoint a country ...
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What Is Danny Zorn Referring To?

In The Bourne Supremacy, Danny Zorn explains to Ward Abbot why he suspects Jason Bourne was framed for the killing of the CIA agents in Berlin. He says: You put a four-gam Kel on here and it's ...
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Does Chewbacca have a real language?

Much has been written about various languages created for the Star Wars universe. There is even a Huttese translator to convert English into something Jabba the Hutt would say. But Chewie's grunts and ...
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Who is Erik Selvig referring to?

Who are the two persons Erik Selvig is referring to in Thor (2011) in the scene where he is talking to Jane foster after SHIELD took their research.
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What does Helsinki say to Oslo in Russian in Money Heist, at the end of S01E12?

I couldn't understand since it's Russian. What does Helsinki say to Oslo at the end of the 12th episode of the first season of the La casa de papel (international title Money heist), while the second ...
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Did people in Elizabethan London really speak like they do in “Upstart Crow”?

Did people in Elizabethan London really speak like they do in "Upstart Crow"? I'm specifically thinking of the way Greene says Sirra instead of Sir.
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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 ...
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What did Dr. Madden want to say to Billy before she got cut off?

In the film "The Departed", when Billy Costigan gave Dr. Madden an envelope, he says something along the lines of: Whatever you wannt to say, think about it real hard, and if you still want to tell ...
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What did the Predator say to Dutch during the final fight scene?

In Predator (1987), during the final fight scene, Dutch defeats the Predator, after hitting the Predator with a big rock, and then stops. Then he asks the Predator, "What the hell are you?" ...
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What is the meaning of “Winter is Coming”? [duplicate]

I have just started "Game of Thrones" from season 1. Most of the characters in "Game of Thrones" are saying Winter is Coming, Winter is Coming. But I don't know the real meaning of that phrase. ...
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Was there already birthday cake in Roman empire?

In the TV show, Rome, during the battle of Philippi, there is a conversation between two rebel Roman commanders. It goes something like, is today your birthday? Oh yes, I want a birthday cake. Please ...
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What is Hawkeye's next target?

In The Avengers (2012), Hawkeye has the following conversation with Loki after being drawn onto his side: Selvig: The Tesseract is showing me so much. It's more than just knowledge, it's... truth....
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“Donald Trump waiting for an elevator” - was it supposed to be a joke in 1998?

In "Friends", Season 5 episode 5 (1998), Chandler says Joey that he has seen Donald Trump waiting for an elevator. Why Donald Trump? Was this supposed to be a joke related to some events or news of ...
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What does Frank Moses say to Sarah Ross in Chinese?

In the movie R.E.D., when they figure out a clue refers to the Library of Congress, Frank Moses reveals to Sarah Ross that he speaks Chinese by saying a phrase. I keep hearing the last word as "...
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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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Esoteric quote that inspired Nolan's 'Inception'

I remember once reading a very esoteric, borderline nonsensical quote somewhere on the old IMDb boards which was apparently one of Nolan's inspirations for the film Inception. It had very few ...
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Does Tom Sawyer (1938) contain the n-word?

I have fond memories of this film from my childhood and want to show it to some kids, however need to make sure it doesn't contain the n-word, which is famously used in Mark Twain's unabridged book. ...
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Do translators get a list of jokes and/or puns when making their translations?

In the discussion in the comments to this question about Aladdin, people talk about puns being lost in translation. For example: After that, in the end, a free Genie quickly gives the lamp to ...
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What are the characters saying in the first few minutes of Assassins Creed?

The movie Assassins Creed starts out with a scene in Spain in which the characters are having a 5-minute conversation in Spanish. Is anyone able to translate/explain this for me?
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Language used in Firefly

In the Fox series, Firefly, crew on the ship usually uses the English language. Most of the time it's modern English(Usually with southern US accent), but sometimes they use another language (or could ...
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6-8 weeks in Phineas and Ferb?

I was watching Phineas and Ferb S02. In the episode "Phineas and Ferb Busters" , I was surprised to find a dialogue. At the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., Heinz Doofenshmirtz gets a package in a mail. ...
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Determine original language of the movie

Sometimes I want to watch some movie in its original language i.e. without translation. For some movies, it's pretty easy. For example, Antonioni's Blowup was originally filmed in English His L'...
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How much Swedish and Danish is used in The Square?

I'm considering to go watch The Square with Danish subs, although I don't know Danish. Is the film mostly in English? Is the film comprehensible assuming I wouldn't understand the Swedish/Danish ...
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Why is this house bitchin?

In The Flash S04E01, Barry started talking in cryptic language but on thing he said looks quite weird was: This house is bitchin Which everyone noticed is not how Barry talks, but this is repeated ...
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How did Sherlock describe his father: a ____ par excellence

On an episode of the show Elementary, Sherlock describes his father as "[something] par excellence". I can't remember what the [something] is. I used to just google Morland Holmes and the first thing ...
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What does “to look out for something” mean in the following context

In Blade Runner 2049 the main character K tells a story from his childhood. He states that he once had a wooden toy horse, and some bullies tried to take it away from him. But K managed to hide the ...
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What does it mean to “give somebody a pass”?

In The Wolf of Wall Street there is a comical scene with Donnie Azoff (in a suit and glasses) and Brad Bodnick (in a black bomber, seen from back), where Donnie gets into a public brawl with Brad. ...
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What does Alice say to Luther?

Towards the end of S2:E2 of Luther, Alice Morgan has snuck into Luther's apartment. She has asked Luther to run away with her to all the "M" places in the world. He unfortunately has to tell her no ...
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What did Stitch say when he laughed after the arrival?

What did Stitch say when he laughed after the arrival in this scene:
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Is McConaughey's anecdote about not memorizing a four-page monologue real?

In Variety's 2016 ‘actors on actors’ interview of Matthew McConaughey (around 19 mins), he tells an anecdote wherein he arrived on set having not learnt a 4 page monologue in Spanish. He says his ...
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What is the meaning of Theon's words?

In Game of Thrones S02 E03, "What is Dead May Never Die", the Lord of the Iron Islands and head of the House Greyjoy, Balon Greyjoy and his son Theon Greyjoy say the following words in the castle. ...
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Why were there no English subtitles provided during the conversation between Michael and Sollozzo?

In The Godfather, there is an important scene in an Italian Restaurant with dialogue between Michael Corleone and Virgil Sollozzo. There is dialogue spoken in Sicilian (according to the script) that ...
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Why does Benedict's pit boss think Lyman Zerga is legit because he hasn't heard of him?

In Ocean's Eleven (2001), a casino employee named Eddie is talking to Terry Benedict about Lyman Zerga (actually Saul Bloom in disguise): EDDIE: Mr. Zerga. Lyman Zerga, in the 3rd position. Wishes ...
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What did M mean by saying that she got one thing right?

In the end of Skyfall, M says that she did get one thing right. By my understanding she meant Bond. But, what exactly did she mean in that dialog?
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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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English Translation of SS Officer’s Line in Fury

What was this SS officer saying during this scene in Fury? There was no English subtitle for his line (around 1:41:38). I do not know German so I cannot transcribe what he says. A minute later after ...
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Was Forrest Gump's “One less thing” remark a historical reference or just an idiom?

In Forrest Gump, it is often shown that small things the character does have outsized effects on the world around him, and many of these are real-world historical events or outcomes. At one point, ...
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Did “A Charlie Brown Christmas” cause controversy for CBS due to its religious content?

In A Charlie Brown Christmas, there's a scene depicting Linus reciting a passage from the Bible. Linus says he does and, after walking to center stage, recites the annunciation to the shepherds ...
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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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Does anyone say “I have a bad feeling about this” in episode VIII

Is the quote present in all other Star Wars movies, heard in Star Wars: The Last Jedi?
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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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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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Why does Ivar say “who cares?” when Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye said “Siggy is dead.”?

In Vikings Season 4 episode 9, Siggy (daughter of Bjorn Ironside) is found dead by Sigurd, lying in the mud in a stream below a bridge. Then Sigurd comes to Aslaug and Ivar tell them about it. Why ...
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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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What did the soldiers mean when they replied “exactly” to Tom Cruise's question “Where is the safety”?

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow, when Tom Cruise is getting suited up into the mechanised fighting suit, a soldier tells him about "the safety", to which Tom asks "Where is the safety"? The others just ...
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How did she give herself away?

I've watched House of Games about 3 or 4 times in my life. I never understood what Mike meant that Margaret gave herself away, when she told him she took his knife. Wasn't it Mike's knife? Or was it ...
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Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs reference to Seth Rogen's Wozniak as “Rain Man”

In the movie Steve Jobs by Danny Boyle, we see a conversation between Jobs and John Sculley immediately before the launch of NeXT (if I remember correctly). (picked from wikiquote) John Sculley: ...
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Dr Jonathan Crane pronounciation of Ras Alghoul was not correct

In Batman Begins, Jonathan Crane 'Cillian Murphy' in his forced by Batman response to the question of the latter about the responsible for planning to destroy Gotham he pronounced Rasa ghul rather ...
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Hidden Figures non-scientific dialog

In Hidden Figures, during the section subtitled "Alan Shepard's Launch", there is some confusing dialog. A reporter with a mic in his hand stands on the beach, in front of a chainlink fence, with the ...
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What is the meaning of this patient's words to Teddy Daniels?

In Shutter Island, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Dicarprio) has a fight with a patient in loose in the ward C. During this fight, the patient says that he will never leave that hospital. Billings: ...