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A thriller from 1995 about a killer using the seven sins as a motive.

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Do they really have apartments that vibrate with trains in New York?

In the movie, Se7en, Detective Mills and Tracy live in an apartment that vibrate when a train comes by. How realistic is it? I would imagine building quality inspector would have disapproved its ...
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Why did detective Mills transfer in Se7en? Did John Doe have anything to do with Mills' transfer? [duplicate]

In Se7en John Doe had everything meticulously planned. Did he in any way have anything to do with Mills' transfer to the city? Somerset: Very simple. You actually fought to get re-assigned here. I've ...
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Why is Mill's wife calling on the 7th day in the movie Se7en? [closed]

The last day in the story of Se7en, shortly before John surrendered, a colleague says to Mills that his wife has called and that he should take a phone secretary. Why is she calling? Is John at their ...
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Did the switchblade in Se7en violate the Chekhov's gun principle?

On re-watching Se7en I couldn't help but question what purpose Somerset's switchblade had. We see Somerset practice with it and it was also shown a couple more times on screen, and hence make it feel ...
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Does the FBI keep track of people's library records?

In the movie Se7en, the detectives get the records of people who have read certain kinds of books (like nuclear weapons etc.). So that they can narrow down their list of suspects/can find them. Is ...
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In the movie Se7en, SLOTH thoughts

The SLOTH victim, exactly why was he to be tortured to death "this" way? Are we supposed to know what happened to his left hand, and what exactly are those tubes in his right arm? Are we to surmise ...
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Does Detective Somerset stay as a detective?

In the movie Se7en, a plot line is around whether detective Somerset is going to retire. During the initial wife-shoots-husband scene, an unnamed detective berates Somerset by saying: we will be so ...
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Why detective Mills keeps telling a woman to "eat"?

In this movie Se7en, detective Mills kicks open John Doe's door against detective Somerset's decision: Somerset repetitively tells Mills they need a legal reason to knock on that door. But Mills ...
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How did Mills and Somerset know about the leather shop?

How did Mills and Somerset know the leather shop they went to when they were trying to find the blonde girl in Se7en? How did they know they would find something there? How did they even manage to ...
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How did John Doe get past the dogs?

How did John Doe get past the dogs that you see in a scene in Se7en where Det. Somerset has dinner at the Mills' or warned Tracy that John Doe wanted to harm/kill her?
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Why did John Doe kill Tracy? [duplicate]

In the conversation in the car between Doe, Somerset and Mills we see that Doe justifies the murders of all the people he killed according to the seven sins. But how can he justify killing Tracy?
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What is the significance of a dead dog in Se7en?

There is a dead dog shown in the climax of Se7en. Is there any significance to this image?
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Why did John Doe appear as press photographer?

John tried to face the detectives and tried to take photos of them in Se7en movie. What is the reason?
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Why did John Doe need to check out books at a public library?

In Se7en, John Doe is tracked to his residence by Detectives Mills and Somerset due to activity on his library card: "Divine Comedy", "History of Catholicism", A book called "Murderers and Madmen"...
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Was Tracy Mills a part of John Doe's plan from the beginning?

In Se7en, John Doe is shown as being extremely meticulous and patient while carrying out his plan of murdering and/or torturing people in accordance with the seven deadly sins. At the end of the film,...
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How was the special high-contrast cinema release of Se7en created?

David Fincher's magnificent noir movie Seven (or Se7en) has very dark cinematography enhancing the moral darkness of the story. I remember that, after its initial success, the studio released a ...
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Did John Doe manage to complete his 'masterpiece' in Se7en?

I recently watched David Fincher's 'Se7en' for a second time. I was thinking about the ending and I am kinda confused. So clearly John Doe (Kevin Spacey) has a plan of killing seven different people ...
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Is Gwyneth Paltrow’s head shown?

During the climax of the movie Seven, the audience is lead to believe that Mills’ wife, Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow), has been killed and her head is in the box. At any point in any version of the ...
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Doubt about the ending of Se7en

At the near end of the movie, when a box delivered to the trio in a deserted place is opened, David Mills' (played by Brad Pitt) wife Tracy Mill's face appears for a fraction of a second. Wikipedia'...
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Which movie did top-to-bottom credits first?

One of the many notable things about modern film-noir Seven was its reverse credits (scrolling top to bottom, the opposite to the expected direction). I recently rewatched the brilliant 1950's film-...
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The credibility of the Envy killing in Se7en

I find Se7en an amazingly good movie, but among its weaknesses is the Envy killing. I found the justification for it very unconvincing, as if forced into the story, just so we can have the (iconic) ...
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What happened to the last of the sins in Se7en?

I have watched Se7en and followed Gluttony, Greed, Sloth and Lust. But I couldn't place the events of the other sins: Envy, Wrath and Pride. Please provide some light on these. I am really confused.
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