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Questions tagged [dialogue]

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

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What specific difficult choices can only Batman make?

Here's a quote from The Dark Knight, which is commonly attributed to Bruce Wayne's character growth into a better Batman (full quote for better context): Bruce Wayne: [while in the underground bat ...
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What did this captain mean by this?

In an episode of the Deuce, patrolman Alston is asked to tour the precinct with his new captain. On the tour, the captain tells Alston that in the hopes of learning what really goes on on the streets, ...
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Why does Thor keep saying this to Banner?

In Thor Ragnarok we have seen a couple of times when Thor keeps telling Banner "the sun is down, the sun is down" to calm him down and stop him from turning back to Hulk. What is the reason behind ...
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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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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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What was 1969's La caduta degli dei (AKA The Damned) original language?

I'm trying to find out the original language version of Luchino Visconti's film La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung). Both Wikipedia and IMDB list it as "English, German", but I have seen the german ...
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What is the reference of “so far so good”? [closed]

Would you kindly share the deep meaning of this great quote? Vinz: It's about a society on its way down. And as it falls,it keeps telling itself: "So far so good... So far so good... So far so ...
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How did the term “skinjob” come about?

In the Blade Runner films a common derogatory term for replicants is "skinjob", apparently also contracted to "skinner" in 2049 (maybe in 2019 already, too). It is, however, not entirely clear to me ...
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What did Cartman mean here by Rainbows?

In South Park, S01 E03 Weight Gain 4000 starts with the conversation between the boys in a classs room and Cartman thinks something else instead of rainbows. From here, Kyle: Nobody hates ...
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Meaning of “fubar” or “foobar”

What is the meaning of the word "fubar", often used in Saving Pvt. Ryan? Edit: saw the movie during a noisy train ride, didn't realize they explained the term to Upham.
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What is the meaning of “Vrepit Sa”?

In Netflix Voltron all Galras say the word "Vrepit Sa", Does this word have a meaning or Is it simply a army salute?
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In “8 mile” what does this lyric mean?

In the ultimate rap battle between the protagonist Rabbit and Papa Doc, Rabbit says 1, 2, 3, and to the 4 One Pac, two Pac, three Pac, four Four Pac, three Pac, two Pac, one You're Pac, he's ...
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Is Captain America getting new shield? [duplicate]

While watching Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) I found this scene, Is Stark creating new shield for Captain America ??. Why would Tony Stark do that, considering they had a bad fight ?
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Musical duel between Zhou yu and Zhuge Liang

When Zhuge goes to take help from Zhou yu in Red Cliff, they have one musical duel, you can see it here. It was Quite interesting. I am not good with music, but I heard that each tone of Zhou is ...
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Why did Detective Ward want crack warrant for the PO box in Jersey?

In The International (2009), Detective Ward said this to Interpol Agent Louis and Detective Iggy. Actually all three guys looking for hitman for IBBS Bank. This Hitman is patient at Dr Isaacson. ...
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What God do Gamora and Nebula believe in?

Several times throughout the movie "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" step-siblings Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) exclaim "Oh my God!" (capitalization from BluRay close captioning), ...
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What does the colour green symbolise in the Maze Runner?

I was watching the Maze Runner again and When Newt had called Thomas the Greenbean, what did he mean by this?
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Why would Principal Vagina interpret “moon stuff” that way?

In Morty's MindBlower (Rick and Morty S3E8), when Morty told Principal Vagina that Mr. Lunas was "up to something" and "lives on the moon", Principal Vagina thought "lives on the moon" was a hint that ...
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Are female officers addressed as “sir” out of writer ignorance, or some intentional reason?

Since I served in the U.S. military, it rankles me to hear female officers in Hollywood productions addressed (non-sarcastically) as "sir" (instead of "ma'am," or their proper rank or title). Can “...
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Why is there a mix of English and Spanish dialogs in Narcos?

It happens a lot that characters speak in Spanish most of the time, but sometimes they switch to English. Why do "Colombian" characters speak in English sometimes? Is this a movie technique, or does ...
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“My little Trump” - Is Frank referring to Donald Trump during Nazi report?

In Season 6 Episode 7 of Shameless, Chuckle Slott was giving a report on Nazis. After the report, Frank Gallagher says: Thats my little Trump.Capitalized? I'm not sure if he's referring to Donald ...
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Accurate Translations of Yen's Cantonese dialogue from Ocean's Eleven?

I've always been curious what Yen is saying when he speaks Cantonese in the movie Ocean's Eleven. I'm going to post some rough translations I managed to get from Google Translate, but I'm sure they'...
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What were Lacombe & Laughlin discussing while interrogating Neary?

In Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Neary is being interrogated after his capture near Devils Tower; he is in a small room with Lacombe & Laughlin. My ...
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Why did Dumbledore have Harry stick his arm out when Barty Crouch Jr. was revealed?

In the scene where Barty Crouch Jr. is revealed (movie, not books) to have been impersonating Mad Eye Moody, Barty makes a weird remark: I'll show you mine if you show me yours. He then sticks his ...
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How did they know there was a 'dark side of the moon'?

In Disney's Mulan, Shang sings "I'll Make a Man Out of You" during the training montage, in which are the lyrics: [You must be] mysterious as the dark side of the moon. How did he know that there ...
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Gregory House about evolution and global warming

I just found this quote from House M.D. Season 3 Episode 5 Dr. James Wilson: Your real fear is me having a good relationship. Dr. Gregory House: Yes, it keeps me up at night. That and the Loch ...
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Why do Kayoko Ann Patterson and Rando Yaguchi lapse into English?

Occasionally, in Shin Godzilla (2016), when Kayoko and Yaguchi are speaking, especially during the climaxes of some of their scenes when both parties are excited, they lapse into English. I'm curious ...
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When was the phrase “It's quiet, a little too quiet” first used?

"It's quiet, a little too quiet." We have all heard this famous line being used in many movies. What was the first movie to use this popular phrase?
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Divorce in New York: Hitchcock vs. Allen

EVE: What happened to the [your] first two marriages? THORNHILL: My wives divorced me. EVE: Why? THORNHILL: I think they said I led too dull a life. -North By Northwest (1959), shot ...
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What pop culture reference is Jessica Jones making?

In "Fish in the Jailhouse" (Marvel's The Defenders, S01E07), there is a scene involving Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil), in which Matt notices someone is near, and I think ...
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Are James Delaney's less British habits of Nootka or African origin?

Part of James Delaney's more mysterious antics in BBC's Taboo (2017) is his occasional employment of somewhat "foreign" rituals, together with speaking in a distinctly non-English language (e.g. at ...
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Is James Delaney describing the East India Company in his own words?

During James Delaney's first negotation with the East India Company in Taboo S01E01 he, upon their pressing him to sell Nootka Sound to them, tells them rather straight what he thinks about the EIC: ...
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Who are Sheldon's references of Crunch and Kangaroo?

In this clip of The Big Bang Theory, before sacrificing himself, Sheldon says Following in the footsteps of Kirk, Crunch and Kangaroo. I know Captain Kirk died ...
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What is the significance of “Beep Beep Richie!”?

In It (miniseries), Pennywise used the Beep Beep dialogue first for Richie: Pennywise: BEEP BEEP Richie! They ALL float down here. When you're down here with us, you'll float too! But later in the ...
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Why isn't there Hogwarts without Hagrid?

In the ending of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Hagrid enters into the main hall, he comes to Harry and Ron. Harry potter says the following dialogue: There's no Hogwarts without you,...
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Why is Hunyak's Hungarian so absolutely atrocious?

In the 2002 movie version of Chicago, they cast a Russian actress for the role of Hunyak, who is Hungarian. OK, fine, totally unrelated languages, but anyone can learn a canned bit of text with some ...
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Why does Karen speak three different languages?

In Ichi the Killer, Karen, played by Alien Sun, speaks three different languages throughout the film. Most of her dialog is a mix of English and Japanese, going so far as to speak one line in ...
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What does Delphine say to Lorraine?

In Atomic Blonde Lorraine and Delphine are in Lorraine's hotel room. Delphine says something along the lines of "I need to tell you something about your friend Percival..." but Lorraine cuts her off. ...
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Why did Daenerys say this in “The Queen's Justice”?

In "The Queen's Justice", the third episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones (S07E03), Jon Snow, King in the North meets with Daenerys Targaryen, "Rightful Heir to the Iron Throne etc." ...
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Why did Morpheus tell Trinity to stay off the freeway?

In The Matrix Reloaded the following dialogue happens between Trinity and Morpheus during a car chase: Trinity: You always told me to stay off the freeway. Morpheus: Yes, that's true. ...
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Why is “VV” funny in the UK?

I'm watching the British series Up Pompeii! and the phrase "VV" (vee vee) makes the audience laugh twice. What does it mean? The uses: The main character (Lurkio) announces it's Vestal Virgin or "VV" ...
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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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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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Which three kingdoms is Jaime referring to?

In Game of Thrones S07E01, Cersei and Jaime had a discussion, with this dialogue: "I am the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.” – Cersei "Well, three at best.” – Jaime What three kingdoms is ...
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Why did Brain ask Brendan about letting Dode go back to the theater?

In Brick (2005), Brendan got information about Emily, and according to information, he went to "coffee & pie Oh My!" to find Dode (and punched him to know more about Emily). Well, actually, ...
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What exactly Emily picked after rejecting from cheerleader team?

In Brick (2005), Here Brendan asking Brain 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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What is Jack Sparrow meant by this?

In Pirates of the Caribbean : Curse of the Black Pearl(2003), Elizabeth falls down from top of the rock and sunken into the sea, Jack Sparrow was nearby talking with two guards. Realizing no one else ...
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What did Denis say in French during season 2 episodes 3 & 4 of Preacher?

In Preacher, Denis speaks French twice in season 2 episodes 3 and 4, I feel like maybe if I knew what he was saying I might gain some insight into his character. So what did he say in french?
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Why is the “I coulda been a contender” line from On the Waterfront so famous?

This line from the film On the Waterfront generally appears on most lists of the greatest or most famous movie lines ever uttered: You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a ...
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What favor did Chenault done to Paul?

In The Rum Diary (2011), Paul providing shelter to Chenault who left his boyfriend Sanderson. Paul came to Chenault who is sleeping on his bed. Cheanult: I stole your bed. Paul: It's okay. I'm ...