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Questions tagged [dialogue]

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

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What did Willy Wonka say in German before going into the Inventing Room?

After the trip on the chocolate river, Charlie and 3 other kids reach the Inventing Room with Willy Wonka. He then speaks for a bit in German before concluding with Der Inventing Room. and ...
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What did Jack Ryan say in the missile room?

Near the end of The Hunt for Red October, Jack Ryan... ...in the missile room. He says something in Russian, but there are no subtitles like earlier scenes. What did he say?
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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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When did Gringo saved Javi for the first time?

In Get The Gringo (2012), Gringo kills Carnal who trying to rape Kid's mom. Carnal also attacks Caracas who tried to stops him. Actually Carnal is the cousin to Javi & Javi's brother is Caracas. ...
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Why Thomas didn't kill immediately when Darius clearly hints he is after his daughter's murder?

In Edge of Darkness (2010), Thomas & Darius talk about mystery behind Emma's death. Darius: They're simply too complicated, too much hard work. There's a lot going on out there in this world. ...
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What does “Forrest Gump” mean in Samantha words?

In The Mexican (2001), Samantha says to Jerry after reuniting with him: We are going to get your passport in order and you are gonna give the gun to Margolese. Nayman is f*cking Margolese. That ...
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Polish language in Schindler's List

In the movie "Schindler's List" people are talking mostly in English and German. Since the movie is about Jews and Germans in Poland, they should talk in Yiddish/Polish and German. I can understand ...
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In five minutes that door is going to open, and a man… will tell me I am free to go

The following contains information about the final episode of Fargo Season 3. In the final scene of Fargo Season 3 Varga has been detained by homeland security, and is being interviewed by Burgle. ...
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Why does Quentin Tarantino add non-plot related dialogue in his movies?

Quentin Tarantino seem to have a tradition to have entirely non-plot related conversations in his movies. For example, in Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent have a long conversation about Amsterdam, TV, ...
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What is the meaning of Kenny words in this scene?

In Single Man (2009), Kenny & George remove their clothes & go swimming at the beach after having drinks at bar. After the swimming is over Kenny tells George he'd like to visit his home, so ...
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When Wonder Woman says “Hera give me strength”, does she get added strength?

I'm asking this more due to the animated shows and movies as I haven't seen the recent 2017 Wonder Woman movie. She often says "Hera give me strength." Does she get a power boost, so to speak, or is ...
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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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Why the use of seemingly unnecessary profanity in The King's Speech?

The storyline of The King's Speech is clearly PG Rated, but the heavy use of profanity words made the movie RATED R. But in contrast to the significant change from PG to R, the usage of those ...
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The two million never got to the island. What does this phrase mean?

In Cuba scene during partners meeting and Hyman Roth birthday, Michael Corleone tells the episode he witnessed today - a rebel killed himself by exploding a grenade. Hyman Roth then takes Michael ...
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Genius Season 1, a confusion in a quote

In Genius Season 1 Episode 1 at 9:00, Young Albert Einstein defies his teacher by solving the equation on board and states Natural log of constant multiplied by x equals natural log of one plus v ...
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What have the harasser said to Rana

In the end of the Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman, when harasser's family came after him, before leaving the apartment he turned to Rana and said something unintelligible. I've downloaded several ...
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Were the soldiers unaware of the “Biggus Dickus” scene prior to filming?

A Facebook group about general trivia stated that the soldiers in the famous "Biggus Dickus" in Life of Brian were unaware of the jokes in the scene, and therefore their attempts to refrain from ...
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Why French characters speak in British instead of French accent?

In The Day of the Jackal (1973), plot is about OAS Agents trying to assassinate French president. But none of the French officials like Minister, Lebel etc speak in french accent, They all speak in ...
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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 Caliban specifically mentions “sun is the keyword”?

In Logan (2017), After Logan giving injection to Professor X. Caliban started arguing about his health to Logan. You're saving to buy a Sunseeker. "Sun" is the keyword. I hardly see myself ...
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Why does Wolverine say these words when burying this person? [duplicate]

In Logan (2017), Wolverine say these words to himself when burying Professor X: It's got water, and... It's got water. Why does he say that?
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How to understand Abigail's reply to Dani's question?

In The Man in the Moon (1991), Dani asks her mother Abigail about her father & church. Dani: Why does he call it church when it's not? Abigail: Because when he asked my daddy if he could ...
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What do Rheya's words really mean in the final scenes?

In Solaris (2002), Chris accidentally cuts his finger in his kitchen, the wound immediately heals. Then he saw his wife Rheya in a shocking manner and asks these lines: Chris: Am I alive or dead? ...
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What does Christopher mean by that dialogue?

In Alien: Covenant, Christopher Oram says: I met the devil when I was a child I didn't remember another scene that might have explained this or given background information on this character. ...
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What does Genie babble in German?

When Genie turns into a submarine to save Aladdin, he "babbles something in German". Or atleast that's what a couple of the scripts say: https://www.slideshare.net/rpkarthigan/aladdin-script http://...
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What is Danny Kaye saying in his three-language blurb in The Court Jester?

In the embedded scene in The Court Jester with Danny Kaye, he rattles off lengthy blurbs in French, Italian, and German. It's quite entertaining, but I've always wanted to know what the English ...
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How can a person be born to six fathers?

In Twins (1988), Scientist narrates this lines in opening scenes about Julius birth: He knew that, unlike other little boys. He had not one, but six fathers all very distinguished men. Specially ...
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Why does Moe Greene speak with a strange voice?

In The Godfather, why is Moe Greene's line "I talked to Barzini" given in such as strange voice? I've heard it was dubbed, but why would it be?
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How Charlie Wilson knows Gust listening at the door?

In Charlie Wilson's War (2007), there is a scene where Charlie questions Gust about listening to him at the door. Actually Charlie was talking to his assistants while at the same time Gust was waiting ...
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What is meant by “Dying is the day worth living for”?

When I heard this "Dying is the day worth living for" quote from Hector Barbossa in "Pirates Of The Carribean: At Worlds End", somehow it moved me. I found inspirations in it. But what it means truly? ...
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Why does Andrew (Robot) frequently address himself as “one” so many times?

In Bicentennial Man, Andrew (Robot) frequently address himself as "one" so many times? I mean he uses this "one" word so many times in the movie? Here is an example: Andrew: Shall one get it, ...
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Why are there accents in Les Misérables?

Originally, the book was written in French. The 2012 adaptation has English actors and they are expected to speak in English. However, why do they speak with different accents? Thénardier (Sacha ...
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Meaning of 'Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?'

The Dowager Countess imparts another winner against her frenemy, Isobel, in the battle of the barbs , as quoted by pbs.org. I haven't watched season 6 but I'm only interested in knowing in what ...
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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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Why does Burt say these words in “Go (1999)” movie?

In Go (1999), Burt, Adam & Zack have a conversation in car near the mall. Burt: Now this chick, Ronna, you think she can score? Adam: Maybe. Zack: Yeah, definitely. Burt: Then ...
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Why does Mr. Bumble call the law a bachelor in Oliver?

In the movie Oliver! (1968), during a heated confrontation between Mr Brownlow and Mr Bumble, over the origins of Oliver, a point is made by Mr Brownlow: Mr. Brownlow: In the eyes of the law, you ...
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Lost in Translation ending [duplicate]

At the end of Lost in Translation (2003), Bill Murray whispers in Scarlett Johansson ear some inaudible words. What were those words if by any chance there was some kind of any speculation based on ...
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Why does Evan say that Tess lied to him about the phone call?

In Freaky Friday, In one scene, Tess rejects the phone ring in front of Evan. Evan: Are you gonna get that? Tess:No. Evan: Oh, so you don't answer your phone.I told you I wouldn't be able ...
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Why did Jack give an irrelevant reply to Tess's question?

In Freaky Friday, why did Jack give an irrelevant reply to Tess's question? Tess: You like The Vines? Jack: I got the bootlegs! Tess: Shut up! (With surprised face)
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Why was Klaatu unsure about his own spaceship controls?

In The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Bobby asks Klaatu how the spaceship works. But Klaatu responds with I imagine(with doubt): Bobby: What do you think makes it go? Klaatu: Well, a ...
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Why is Sam specifically looking for 3 out of the same 4 Batman comic books?

In The Lost Boys, Sam says these words to Alan and Edgar about what comic book he wants: Sam: Actually, I'm looking for a Batman, Number 14. Edgar: That's a very serious book, man. Alan: ...
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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 vote is the Minister referring to here?

In The Iron Lady, two Ministers give advice to Margaret Thatcher about her behavior. In this advice I heard one line which I didn't understand: You look and sound like a privileged Conservative ...
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Searching for a movie - Aliens, Voyager/Pioneer Plaque [duplicate]

I've been going mad, trying to find this movie. Maybe y'all can help. Voyager/Pioneer plaque found by aliens. Aliens send a message back, which is composed from the spoken greetings on the plaque. A ...
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How does Max know the audience ain't gonna see the first two shows without even taking a look at it?

In Videodrome, Max skipped the first two shows and demands the 13th show to be shown to him. Max: No, hold it. Uh, show me the last one. Max: Number 13 Japanese Salesman: But you won't ...
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What does “it's alive” mean in this conversation?

In Water For Elephants, Old Jacob and Charlie with rings argue in the rain outside the circus: Old Jacob: I'm telling you, I didn't come with the home! Why don't you take those rings out of your ...
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What is the meaning of Maude words to Harold after throwing the gift?

In Harold & Muade, Harold gave her a small gift to maude: Maude:This is the nicest present...that I've received in years. Maude: (She threw the gift) Maude: So I'll always know where ...
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What is the meaning of Maude words to Harold at the church?

In Harold & Maude, Maude says these words to Harold about age: Maude: Good time to move on, don't you think? Harold:I don't know. Maude: Well, I mean, 75 is too early... but at 85 you'...
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What is the meaning of shingle in this scene?

In M.A.S.H, 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 different thing in ...
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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 ...