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What is the significance of mirrors in Russian Doll?

Every time Nadia and Alan die in Russian Doll they reappear in front of a mirror. With all their differences this is a new starting point for both of them. Why a mirror? Why not in front of a window, ...
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Why Jinni but not Genie?

In Legacies S01E10, we see the first Jinni/Genie in the Vampire Diary universe but Ablah gets so furious when Lizzie calls her Genie and always corrects her or shows agitation. But why? Is there any ...
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Why does Ivan Egorova feel Dominika Egorova won't go even if she complete her mission?

Ivan Egorova gave Dominika Egorova a mission, in which she has to meet an American: You do this for me, and I'll let you go if that's what you want. But I feel you won't. This is what you were ...
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Why did Doctor Strange not cut off Thanos’ hand? [duplicate]

Doctor Strange participated in binding Thanos so that Mantis could sedate him. Once sedated, Doctor Strange could have then used one of his fancy portals to cut off Thanos’ hand as we saw him do ...
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Why does Otis's sweater have his name stitched on “Sex Education”?

In episode 6 and 8 of Sex Education S1, we see a sweater in Maeve's house bearing Otis Milburn's name stitched onto the inside. I get why the writers used it to let us know that the sweater belongs to ...
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Why does Ivan believe Dmitri's ego will compel him to help the broken Dominika? [closed]

In Red Sparrow 2018, Dominika's uncle, Ivan Egorova speaks to Dominika Egorova State security is interested in knowing more about Dmitri Ustinov. You met him at the Bolshoi. Remember? He likes ...
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What does an A-final case mean in terms of police cases?

I'm not sure whether this question fits here or not. I was watching the movie 'Talaash: The Answer Lies Within', 2012 movie directed by Reema Kagti. In the movie, many police officers addressed a ...
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Is there any significance to Chick's score overlay being slightly off?

In the first race in Cars (2006) the racing commentators talk about the Piston Cup's three leading contestants. Meanwhile we're being shown a presumably in-universe camera view which contains a score ...
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What was the first easter egg in a commercial? [closed]

Throughout many movies Easter-eggs exist which are little things hidden by the producers to reward anyone that looks hard enough. One example of this is: This is there probably because Harrison Ford ...
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Why were/are TV series shot in 24fps?

This question is mainly about pre-2000 TV series created for CRT TVs, but a lot of it still applies for HD-TV content. So TVs have been 60Hz/59.94Hz(NTSC) ever since their inception and an old video ...
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Actor-director partnership

Which is the longest actor-director partnership? I'm talking about movies where a given director works with the same actor/actress in a leading role. Johnny Depp & Tim Burton is one of the first ...
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In the Lost in Space intro why was Dr. Smith actor listed as a special guest star?

In the intro/theme song for the 1965 TV show Lost in Space the actor who played Dr. Zachary Smith (Jonathan Harris) is listed as a special guest star. How could this be if we look at the meaning of a ...
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What is the reason behind this musical reference to Pinocchio in the Close Encounters main theme?

Something that has always struck me when watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was this apparent reference in John Williams' main theme (starting at 4:28) to Leigh Harline and Ned Washington's ...
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What was Eliot's greatest fear?

In Season 4 Episode 5 of The Magicians ("Escape from the Happy Place") it is seen that Eliot has to go through his greatest fear and sad memories to unlock the door. What exactly was his fear or ...
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How does the cartridge insert itself into the cylinder then spin and lock it into the firing position?

tl;dr - How does the bullet get into the gun? How does it fire backwards? The opening sequence to Elementary is a brilliant metaphor using a Rube Goldberg type apparatus to illustrate the methodical (...
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Why does John Meehan receive his criminal records?

In the TV show, Dirty John on Netflix, Debra finds a letter addressed to John Meehan and in it, there are a whole list of criminal records under John Meehan's name. Given John Meehan's con artist ...
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When the Genie turned Aladdin into “Prince Ali”, what exactly did that entail?

In the 1992 animated Aladdin movie, Aladdin's first wish is "I wish for you to make me a prince!" This seems to entail: A new set of clothes Abu being turned into a monkey A parade that disappeared (...
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Why doesn't Bane immediately blow up Gotham when he sees the Bat-symbol on fire on the Gotham bridge?

I've heard of people nitpicking at The Dark Knight Rises a lot (continuity errors mostly). But I think I found the clincher. Why doesn't Bane immediately blow up Gotham when he sees the Bat-Symbol on ...
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Is the blind man a previous version of Morpheus?

In the Matrix (1999) when Morpheus is taking Neo to see the Oracle, Morpheus nods to a man who appears to be blind and the man nods back: The other theories I've encountered about this man suggest ...
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How innocent was Newton Crosby when he took the NOVA Robotics contract?

In Short Circuit (1986), Newton Crosby is contracted to develop and build five robots armed with a laser that can destroy a tank. He is indignant when the military has war related applications in mind....
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When were animal masks first used in horror or espionage in cinema?

I have recently been watching the new Netflix TV series, The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic of the same name. Two of its villainous characters are deadly assassins on the hunt for the ...
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What caused Doctor Strange to repent of his selfishness and become Earth's protector?

In the movie, Doctor Strange learns the mystic arts for entirely self-interested reasons, in order to effect healing of his hands and to be able to resume his surgical work. As matters escalate, ...
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What is the more accurate translation for this scene in the series Kingdom?

Watching the Netflix original Kingdom, I notice that the English subtitles and dubs sometimes say vastly different things. In one scene someone says out loud "compose yourself" but the subtitle says "...
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Why does the movie Inside Man start with a Bollywood track?

Why does the movie Inside Man have the Bollywood song Chhaiya Chhaiya in its opening scene?
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In Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, are vampires going extinct?

When Eve finds Adam's wooden bullet and assumes the worst, she gives him the benefit of the doubt by asking if he was, "having problems with one of the others." Adam says plainly, "I don't see any ...
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Why do they play “Scotland the Brave” at the beginning of “Dead Poets Society”?

Dead Poets Society is set in the United States, in Vermont, according to Wikipedia, so why do they play this patriotic Scottish song at the beginning? The scene can be seen here (at around 0:30 they ...
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In the Sopranos, what does “…once they got Gary Cooper in touch with his feelings…” refer to?

In the Sopranos episode Strong, Silent Type (Wikipedia, IMDB) the character Tony Soprano says: Let me tell you something. Nowadays everybody’s got to go to shrinks, and counselors, and go on Sally ...
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Police in movies/tv and license plates

Something I've noticed happening frequently in movies and television- when police are reporting the license plate number of a vehicle, instead of saying the letters on the plate they say words with ...
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Why is it a problem for Freddie if the guys from Munich did what he wanted?

In Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Freddie is trying to reunite with the Queen Band in front of Jim Beach. Freddie: I went to Munich. I hired a bunch of guys. I told them exactly what I wanted them to ...
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Were the charges listed by Walsh legitimate?

On the flight to Las Vegas in Midnight Run, Walsh describes a list of charges the feds can apply to Serrano: Perry: There are no real computer disks. Is that right? Walsh: Right. Perry: If ...
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Hysterical laughing and crying after traumatizing event

I'm not sure if this is a common trope, but I remember an instance of it from the show According to Jim. Two women (sisters Cheryl and Dana) were talking to each other in a parking lot and were ...
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What did Catelyn Stark expect her sister to do?

In Games of Thrones S01E05 Lady Stark seems to act on impulse on arresting Tyrion Lannister. She should have waited for more evidences and consult with Ned Stark. Instead she arrests Tyrion and goes ...
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How does Cooper send coordinates through the falling sand?

When Cooper tries to communicate the coordinates of the NASA facility to Murph through the falling sand, it's said he's doing it in binary. How does he convert the coordinates to binary? And it looks ...
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The amount of texts Irene sent in A Scandal in Belgravia?

In the BBC Sherlock series, in A Scandal in Belgravia, Irene Adler's texts are shown on the screen near the end as she scrolls through them. But, if her texts are counted there are 16 while on the ...
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Why is the movie titled Gothika?

I have seen the movie Gothika (2003). There was no one named Gothika in the movie. For me, the movie and the title of the movie didn't sync. What is the meaning of Gothika?
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What was with the rotten fruits?

In Russian Doll, there were so many instances where we see fruits are rotten: Not only in Beatrice's house and the store but it was everywhere including Ruth's house too. Later Nadia even shows that ...
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What does “one hysterical queen” refer to?

In Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Queen is discussing about Roger's car song in the upcoming album, which is about to release: Freddie: We could all murder each other...but then who would be left to ...
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Why did they name the show Russian Doll?

Watched Russian Doll recently and it was enjoyable but really made me wonder about the title. Like what does the show have to do with Russian dolls? Even the poster used it:
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Why did they use a fake name “Lucy” for Barry Seal's wife?

As per the movie American Made the name of Barry's wife is Lucy... where actually her name was Deborah Seal. Why did they rename her Lucy in the movie?
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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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Why couldn't William save Zoe too?

In the 2018 movie Replicas with Keanu Reeves, why didn't he simply tell his family what happened once they had woken up, and say he had to clone them to save their lives? Then he could use one of the ...
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How did the Toilet/Restroom/Building Blow up?

In Daddy Day Camp, when the lights go off in the restroom, and then Phil takes out a lighter and tries to light it, why did the entire Restroom blow up? By the way, why did Phil try to light up a ...
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Did the previous owner of “A Kind of Stopwatch” know that it could stop time?

In the 1963 Twilight Zone episode "A Kind of Stopwatch", the main character Patrick McNulty meets a strange man in a bar named Potts. The latter seems to have a foreign accent, and uses outdated ...
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Is Mindy St Claire the best person in 500 years?

By season 3 of The Good Place we know that: no human has entered the Good Place in 500 Years the only person that has avoided going to the Bad Place is Mindy St Claire Is Mindy St Claire the best ...
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Where did Bellamy get the first handgun?

In The 100 S01E01, the 100 kids have been sent to Earth to see if it was habitable by the Ark (12 space stations that linked together before the nuclear apocalypse happened to harbour over a thousand ...
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Why did Hunt's team set a 90 seconds limit to take out the tracker from Lane's neck?

In Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018), Ethan Hunt's team already strap a tracker block on Lane's neck which makes the tracker device to show "no signal". Why did Hunt's team set a 90 seconds limit ...
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Can Doctor Strange look into the future beyond his death? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange looked into the alternating futures to see the outcome of the battle against Thanos. And out of millions of possible outcomes he said that only in one outcome ...
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How realistic is using same ammo crate for different guns in this scene?

On a recent episode on Gotham, Oswald(Penguin) is making 9mm ammunition. Gordon and Bullock are in a gun fight and eventually run out of ammo. We can see in the next scene there is a cartridge can ...
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What was the purpose of Flynn Rider's real name in Tangled?

Revealing that Flynn's real name is Eugene seemed a little bit out of the blue. I understand that his past as Eugene was very different than how he presents himself as Flynn Rider, but the whole name ...
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How did Olaf survive all summers?

In the movie Frozen we see Anna & Kristoff joking around with Olaf about a snowman's fate in summer. At the end of movie Queen Elsa provides Olaf with the means to survive summer. How did he ...

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