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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What is the bird and/or the birdcage supposed to represent while Hank and Leticia have sex?

In Monster's Ball, Hank and Leticia have sex in her living room. They engage in extremely passionate and unbridled sex during this scene. During the scene, we see close up flashes of a brown- ...
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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 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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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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When did bombs start having fancy countdown timers?

I think that it's widely considered that bombs with cute LCD displays and timers displaying the time left, all in movies and video games, are highly unrealistic, because what evil villain wants to let ...
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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 was the prop the sample Spock shatters with a squeeze made of?

In the Star Trek original series episode "Balance of Terror", there is a briefing room scene. In the scene, Spock holds up a sample of recovered debris. Spock's in-universe description calls it: ...
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Whose photo is on the table in the telephone call scene?

It's hard to believe that a detail in a Tarkovsky film is arbitrary. In The Sacrifice (Offret), there is a scene at the 2:00:00 mark, where the main character is sitting at a table facing the camera....
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What is the red cord around the chest of Shaolin fighters?

Two Champions of Death (1980) made me wonder why one of the Shaolin fighters has red cords tied all around his chest over his jacket. I've seen this before in other Kung fu movies and always wondered ...
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Is the video game played by Roland Schitt in S4E4 of Schitt's Creek real?

In S04E04, Girl's Night, of Schitt's Creek, Roland Schitt plays a video game. If it is a real one, what's the name of this game? If it's not a real video game, it looks like a lot of effort was ...
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Is Breacher wearing a European style necktie to point to Schwarzenegger's heritage?

In Sabotage (2014) the character Breacher, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is shown wearing a European style necktie, i.e. the stripes showing positive diagonals when seen by others ( // , see here). ...
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What is the meaning of the smoking hair in Yellowbeard?

I have watched Yellowbeard countless times and tried to place a meaning on the smoking hair ends used twice in the film. I have heard reference to an inside joke amongst the cast and crew, but never a ...
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How did Rizzoli & Isles get the weight gain/loss “before” pictures?

In Rizzoli & Isles Season 4 Episode 12,professor Rhonda Clark is drowned in her hot tub.In Season 5 episode 6,Judith Barnett is killed while exercising. Investigation reveals that Clark had ...
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What's the significance of this wearable item on Hanna?

In Midsommar, (2019) Hanna (played by Louise Peterhoff) appears to be wearing some kind of modern ankle strap/support. The item is black with red or orange trim and not in keeping with the rest of her ...
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Flags in Kim Possible (2019)

In a scene near the end of the TV movie Kim Possible (2019), two flags are seen on two different flag poles outside of the Middleton high school. I don't remember, but they might also be seen in ...
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What was the respiratory system Dhawan used?

In Inside Edge, Dhawan frequently uses this respiratory system: Others shots of the system: But what is this? What does it represent for his character?