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Questions tagged [props]

Inanimate objects used in film or tv productions to propel the storyline or that help to define a character by association.

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Is this a water dispenser in the kitchen, in “Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City”? [closed]

The screenshot's from Ep. 43 of Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City. Is the machine pinpointed by the red arrow, a water dispenser that filters incoming tap water? I see no water cooler ...
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What book is Rachel reading?

The Friends episode "The One with Rachel's Book" has Joey mock Rachel about an erotic novel he found in her room. But is this just a prop book with the few excerpts Joey reads out being provided by ...
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What was the significance of the deep fried kebab poster in Infinity War?

In Avengers: Infinity War, we see a poster about Scotland's deep fried kebab for a significant amount of time: Is there any significance to it? Or is it just random? Note: Inspired from CinemaSins
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Does Will Ferrell use the same dog in his roles?

In the scene from The Office where Will Ferrell is training Andy Bernard how to be a good salesman, he is holding a dog that looks very similar to Baxter from Anchorman. Is Will Ferrell partial to ...
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What does SNIOKAH mean?

Spoilers for anyone who hasn't watched Bodyguard TV Series yet. In the last episode, David Budd is seen going on a trip with family and the license plate of his car reads SNIO KAH. Does this hold ...
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Weed Smoking in This is the End

This is the End (2013) features scenes where Seth Rogen smokes weed. It's no secret that Seth Rogen likes to smoke weed, and from this link, it would seem they often did it off camera. On camera; is ...
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What was Ryan holding near the start of Doctor Who S11E1?

In Series 11, Episode 1 of Doctor Who, entitled "The Woman Who Fell To Earth", there's a scene near the start with Ryan holding an object. Here's a screen clip taken a little over 3 minutes from the ...
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What if an actor doesn’t smoke? [duplicate]

What if a scene calls for an actor to pull out a cigarette and light up? But the actor isn’t a smoker? Are there fake cigarette props? Vapor cigs that don’t have any nicotine or harm to the lungs? ...
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What's the weapon Nadia Fierro/Baldwin uses in Counterpart S01E08 to kill the guy in his flat?

In episode 8 of the first series of Counterpart, Nadia Fierro uses a kind of automatic strangling device, she puts it over the head of her victim, he struggles and dies. Is this original to the series ...
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What is the significance of this photo?

In The Wire Season 2 Episode 7 "Backwash." in Frank's office there is a dart board with a black and white photo of someone. This implies the photo is someone that Frank hates/despises. Who is the ...
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Who designed the original Star Trek's communicator? [closed]

The communicator in the original Star Trek TV series is very similar in design to a flip phone? Was there product development done for the communicator before it was made? Who designed and created the ...
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Why is there a Madonna of Hans Holbein in You Only Live Twice?

In the 6th Bond film, You Only Live Twice (1967) , one of Blofeld's possessions is a Madonna of Hans Holbein, best exemplified as the Darmstadt Madonna: What is the reason it is in the film? I know ...
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What's this winged toy figure in Ant-Man? [closed]

I don't recognize it, but it shows up in two very different places in the movie. It appears in Hank's junk drawer at 00:24:35 And earlier in the Baskin-Robbin's manager's office at 00:05:28
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What are the towers on Tatooine?

In the Star Wars movies, in many locations on Tatooine we can see these towers, shown below. Tatooine was the home for Luke, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan & many more. As per above pictures can any ...
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Do movies and TV shows use extra-bright flashlights?

Movie sets are very brightly lit, even for scenes that appear dark onscreen. This is because the more light there is, the better the final picture quality is. Common flashlights are not particularly ...
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What was on Debbie's list?

In the Ocean's 8 movie, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has a list of 15 items. The piece of paper is shown a couple of times in the movie. Once, when Debbie and Lou (Cate Blanchett) are sitting in ...
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What is the significance of the sketch of Lenin on Clouseau's apartment wall in The Return of the Pink Panther?

I was recently re-watching The Return of the Pink Panther when I noticed a sketch of Lenin on the wall of Clouseau's apartment (early in the film, about 10 minutes, I think). Does anyone know why it's ...
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Why was the New Orleans flag altered in NCIS New Orleans?

In the season finale "Checkmate Part 2" May 15, 2018, a flag was flying from a small rod attached to the upper railing outside the building were Pride's bar was located. The flag resembled, but was ...
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What kind of gun did Robocop use in the first movie?

What kind of gun did Robocop use in the first movie? I know it was a triple burst handgun with a single shot capability.
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Does the wooden puzzle from Tomb Raider really exist?

In the film Tomb Raider (2018) there is a wooden puzzle with rotating sections. See this section of the trailer. Is the one featured in the trailer built in the style of/based on a real puzzle? See ...
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How accurate is this computer hardware in the movie Wall Street?

In the movie Wall Street, there are two monitors that look like some kind of computers with funny looking keypads. What are they? Did they really use this kind of equipment back then?
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At how many different scales were starship Enterprise models produced?

My question is about models of the original series Star Trek Enterprise, both shooting models produced by the studio for the original series run, as well as licensed model kits ever available for ...
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Is there a specific set of Hinduism emotions Gotham was attributing with those acupuncture needles?

In Gotham we meet The Shaman who was conditioning Bruce into emotionless puppet and used acupuncture needles with the Hindi words on the non-pointy end which Bruce called symbols: They were clearly ...
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In “Friends”, why are there so many posters in Russian?

Why are there so many posters in Russian in "Friends"? There is one in Chandler-Joey's appartment: In Monica's bedroom (the bootom line): There were also several in a cafe or theater or somewhere ...
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Why are all of Mr. Shirley's gifts the same?

In Christmas Vacation, Clark is bringing his boss, Mr. Shirley a Christmas gift. Mr. Shirley is annoyed at being interrupted and tells Clark to put it with the others. The other gifts are on a ...
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Why does Sheldon always play with his food instead of eating it? [duplicate]

Why does Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory never eat his food? He keeps playing with it all the time while others at least take one bite while having conversation. It is very irritating to watch him ...
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Is there any significance to the Disney character figurines?

In An American Werewolf in London, there are several scenes showing Disney characters in Alex's apartment. The main emphasis are the scenes with Mickey Mouse: Jack is holding Mickey Mouse while ...
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What was actually edible in the Room of Pure Imagination?

In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, when the characters enter the room of Pure Imagination (also known as the Chocolate Room) where Willy Wonka sings his famous song, what is actually edible ...
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Was Bruce Wayne's car specifically designed for the movie?

The beginning part of Justice League features a neat product placement by Mercedes-Benz in the form of Bruce Wayne's car he drives around in to meet up with Barry Allen. Now personally this car ...
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Who/what is this action figure in Abby's lab?

I've been binge-watching season 13 of NCIS and I've repeated seen an action figure from a reverse angle beside (one of) her computer monitor(s). In episode S13E23 there is finally a front view of the ...
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What is the significance of newspaper shot in Stranger Things S02E01?

In Stranger Things S02E01, we got a shot of a newspaper bundle: But what is the significance of this newspaper bundle? Why is a close shot of this newspaper given? Is there something I am missing ...
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How do productions like Stranger Things or other similarly “not modern but still within recent memory” productions acquire period props?

For productions like Game of Thrones or The Hobbit, I assume prop and dress production is relatively easy -- While we have drawings and paintings, no one is alive who remembers what people wore in the ...
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What is the significance of Palmistry prop hand in Michael Jennings house?

In Paycheck, we see a Palmistry prop hand in Michael Jennings house: But reverse engineer and this thing in his house seems little out of context. Is it some foreshadowing element about the future ...
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Blade Runner Photos Significance and photo from Rachael

In the original Blade Runner, I notice photographs really have significance for Replicants. Both for example Leon having photographs in his drawers when Deckard goes to investigate his apartment and ...
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What is the book that Mayor Richmond references in The Killing?

I was just thinking of the TV series The Killing that was I watched a while ago and remember Mayor Richmond (while he was running for office, I think in the second season) frequently referring to a ...
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Who made the dinosaurs puppets in Prehysteria?

Question: Who made the Baby dinosaurs puppets in Prehysteria? About the Movie: Prehysteria is a movie released in 1993. It about a group of kids that find these baby dinosaurs after after they hatch ...
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Why are portraits of David Crockett and Sam Houston on the wall in Naked Gun?

On the wall of Inspector Drebbin's home in The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult are portraits of David Crockett and (probably) Sam Houston, both adopted Texans. Why? The writers and directors are ...
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Is the face on the front of the truck a Marvel approved likeness of the Green Goblin?

In Maximum Overdrive, the main antagonist of the film is a truck with the likeness of the Green Goblin face attached to the grille. According to IMDb, the face is based on the Green Goblin: The ...
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Is the Death Star Lego Model in Spider-Man: Homecoming a real product?

Is the Death Star made of Lego, in Spider-Man: Homecoming real product? Or was it created as props only?
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In movie production, what exactly happens on the other side of phone calls?

There is a small scene that bothers me in the movie Batman Begins. It's a trivial thing, but it prompted a more general question. Rachel Dawes is visiting Bruce Wayne to give him a birthday present....
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What is the origin of the name “Caf-Pow”?

Throughout the seasons of NCIS, the characters (mainly Abby) drink a coffee named Caf-Pow: Being from outside US, at first I thought it's a known/existing brand, and didn't pay much attention to it. ...
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How was helicopter scene filmed in Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)?

Followup from Aviation.SE In Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), around 1h 19m, there is scene with helicopter (Hughes MD500) in inverted flight which lands upside down and keep spinning. While flight ...
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What type of gun is the Saint of Killers rocking on The Preacher?

What I'm trying to figure out roughly is the mass of his bullets, and if there's an element with a sufficient atomic weight--they seem to travel at about 70 meters per second, much slower than ...
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Were those real helicopters in Kong Skull island?

Do we know for sure if the helicopters in Kong Skull island were real or CGI or both?
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How are scenes with cannabis plants shot? [duplicate]

Presumably, using real cannabis plants would be illegal, but creating huge numbers of fake plastic plants seems expensive, and while I'd imagine they get resold after a shoot, I've never heard of such ...
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Why is Edward in a white limousine at the end of the film?

In Pretty Woman, the limousine that is available to Edward while he is in Beverly Hills for the week is Gray in color and is driven all week by a chauffeur named Darryl. During the final scene of the ...
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What is the poisonous spray that Jackal used on his car? [duplicate]

In The Jackal (1997), Jackal sprayed something poisonous on his car. So, when the hijacker came to steal his car, and touched the sprayed region, he immediately gets suffocated & dies. What is ...
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Why key is called skeleton key? [closed]

In movie The Skeleton Key (2005), Violet gave a key which is called Skeleton Key to "Caroline" who is taking care of her husband Ben, specialty of key is: It can open any door of violet's house. Why ...
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What exactly Virginia installed at four corners of glass window before entering into house?

In Entrapment (1999), Virginia aim is to steal Rembrandt portrait in office, So she planned the stealing thing at night time, while entering into the building she install this thing (Image below) at ...
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What type of knot do wayfinders tie in Moana?

In Moana, Maui the demigod and later a few Motunui sailor are shown tying this knot.