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Ring the bells. But how?

Just before Deanarys goes completely Apocalypse Now on King's Landing in Game of Thrones S08E06, there is a moment of eerie quiet. After this brief moment of realizing the abysmal situation they're in,...
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Who is Scoutmaster Kevin?

During this scene in Deadpool 2, after Wade wipes his face, he asks, 'Scoutmaster Kevin?'. Is he referring to a real-life person? A character in another movie ...
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Explain the ending of Black Mirror's “Smithereens”

I just finished watching Black Mirror season 5, episode 2, "Smithereens". I can't seem to get what is the definite ending of this episode after police officers fire second shot on Christopher. From ...
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What does Freysa mean by this?

Freysa tells Joe, shortly after revealing that he is not the born child: We all wish it was us. That's why we believe. What is this sentence supposed to mean? The first, most simple ...
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Was Carlton Banks actually short?

In the US television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, the main character Will Smith regularly mocks his cousin Carlton Banks for his height. Is Carlton Banks actually short in the series? ...
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What did Thanos mean when saying “This day extracts a heavy toll”? [on hold]

What does Thanos mean when he says "This day extracts a heavy toll" upon meeting Doctor Strange on Titan in Avengers: Infinity War? I used Google Translate and it didn't really mean anything in my ...
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Will po and tigress get together in kung fu panda 4 [on hold]

I love kung fu panda but I love po and tigress, but kung fu panda 4 is coming up and everyone including me is wondering if po and tigress be boyfriend and girlfriend
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How are intertitles (title cards) denoted in silent movie scripts?

Most modern film scripts tend to have very strict formatting with regards to action, characters, and dialogue. Yet I cannot find many silent film scripts which denote title cards in the screenplay. ...
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Why did the Wachowskis change the story's themes so significantly?

In the movie V for Vendetta, there is some point where a guy is robbing a store with V's mask and with a gun. Then he shouts "anarchy in the UK." after getting the money and then shoots a celebratory ...
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How does HIV bestow 'double meaning' to Blood Diamond?

In response to a fan theory that Danny Archer (portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio) in the 2006 movie Blood Diamond had HIV, this Reddit comment quips Nice double meaning to the movie's title as well. ...
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Why is the movie titled “The White Balloon”?

If anyone has seen The White Balloon by Jafar Panahi, could you please share your view why the title of the film is that?
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Why does the rat have wings in “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”?

I was watching "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", then I saw one scene which contains a rat with wings. Is there any reason for this?
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Is Mayor in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs inspired by this character?

Is Mayor of Amity from Jaws an inspiration for the mayor in Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs? I googled for it but didn't find direct evidence. EDIT: I also noticed some interesting similarities ...
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What was Colonel Douglas Mortimer's relation to the woman shown in the photograph in his watch?

In Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More, is Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef's character) the brother of the girl killed by El Indio, or is he her dad, and the girl was in love with her ...
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How did Seth Powers keep the ball spinning?

In Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Seth Powers is always (or almost always, not sure) seen with a basketball spinning on his fingers. Did the actor actually do this, or was it done by means ...
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What was Sakurai's motivation?

In the movie Before we vanish we see the reporter Sakurai meeting and helping the alien Amano in his quest to find Akira. At the beginning out of curiosity and seemingly disbelief, but later he seems ...
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Why doesn't Dr. Strange use the time stone to do this?

At the end of the final battle in Avengers: Endgame, Tony is damaged from the snap. All the stones are right there, and there are no bad guys left to distract Dr. Strange. Why doesn't Dr. Strange use ...
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Has there ever been a drama film, with an unreliable death scene confession?

This film is prompted by watching The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. In Venice, the crewman gasps "it was Grey, not Skinner", and dies. Various aspects of screenplay and score suggested this was ...
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What is the origin of Scooby-Doo's name?

According to Wikipedia, Scooby-Doo's name comes from Frank Sinatra's scat line from the song Strangers in the Night. The song was released in 1966 and the first Scooby-Doo cartoon was released in 1969....
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How does a new TV series ensures that its actors will be available for the future? [on hold]

As I understand it, a new TV series sometimes goes like this: A pilot episode is produced, the network airs it or test-runs it, and the network decides whether to contract more episodes for a ...
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Where does Creed Bratton from The Office actually live?

In Season 5 - Episode 08 "Frame Toby" Creed mentions that he lives by the quarry. But in a deleted scene from Season 3 - Episode 03 "The Coup" it is revealed that creed lives in the office. Dwight ...
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What happened after Dr.Ishiro used the weapon? [on hold]

In the movie, before the last fight between Godzilla and Ghidorah, Dr.Ishiro used a nuclear to blow up the ancient city located below the ocean, for allowing Godzilla to recovery. What Happened after ...
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What part of Buttercup's anatomy is Westley commenting on? [on hold]

Near the end of "The Princess Bride," a despondent Buttercup is about to commit suicide with a dagger. But Westley stays her hand when he suddenly pipes up from a nearby bed: "There's a shortage of ...
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Is this artwork from another film? [Detective Pikachu spoiler]

When Tim first goes into Howard Clifford’s office there are tons of Pokémon easter eggs everywhere, plus there are general references to other films in the rest of the film. So something that caught ...
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Distinction between propaganda films, training films, and public information films

I would like to know whether scholars in the field of film studies have produced any reasonably widely-accepted demarcation criteria for distinguishing between the following kinds of film: Propaganda ...
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What happened to Steve's Shield in Iron Man 2?

In Iron Man 2 when Tony is working on trying to create a new element for his arc reactor, Coulson finds a familiar looking shield which Tony uses to prop a coil Agent Coulson: [Pulls a familiar ...
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What's that “Sun’s getting real low…” lullaby thing to calm down the Hulk?

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie CLIP - Black Widow Tames Hulk They found a way to calm down the Hulk. Black Widow tells him something and make some gesture and the ...
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What are Elsa's reasons for selecting the Holy Grail on behalf of Donovan?

At then end of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", Donovan agrees to let Elsa choose which cup might be the true Holy Grail. As we find out, she (and by extension, Donovan) chooses "poorly." Is this ...
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How are Reality Game Show commenting done? [duplicate]

in Reality Game Shows like Face Off, The Biggest Looser and Master Chef sometimes the contestants are commenting on what they are doing, something it's just a voice over and sometimes it's a cut away ...
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The gala scene in Arrival - background music? [on hold]

Does anyone know what the background music is in the gala scene of the movie Arrival? This is the scene where Louise and Zheng are talking in the future. I liked the background music played by the ...
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Film Location of Don Ciccio's Villa

Can anyone tell me the location of Don Ciccio's villa? It was used twice in GF II. Once for the death of Vito's mother, and Vito's subsequent escape. Then again, when the adult Vito returns to ...
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Does animal tranquilizer really work as fast as we see on Dexter?

In the television show Dexter (2006-2013) whenever Dexter captures one of his victims, he does so by injecting them with a syringe of animal tranquilizer. Usually we see him inject them in the neck ...
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Has Worf ever been allowed to call (or has his recommendation been approved for) “Red Alert”?

I have recently been binge watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. I notice Lieutenant Worf recommends Red Alert quite often. When he does, Captain Picard shuts him down. I don't recall seeing Picard ...
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What happened in “If I Stay”?

In the movie If I Stay (2014), Mia got in car accident with her family. Her parents died. Her younger brother died in hospital. Mia was in a coma. We saw her consciousness (maybe, I'm confused) going ...
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Why is Havana covered in 5-digit numbers in Our Man in Havana?

In the 1959 film version of Our Man in Havana, the streets of Havana are littered in signs with 4- and 5-digit numbers on them. Here's an example: Notice the "00260", "19072", and "42857" left of ...
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Was this character killed in the Dark Knight Rises?

Bane is seen hit by a motorcycle of sorts or possibly shot by the motorcycle but Bane has shown to be very formidable. I feel that a villain of his caliber would have a more conclusive death but his "...
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Who is Abra's mother?

In the 1955 film East of Eden, who is Abra's mother? We know her father Will Hamilton is a business friend/partner to Adam Trask (Raymond Massey), and their children, daughter Abra (Julie Harris) and ...
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Why did Admiral Nimitz say they had 3 to1 carrier advantage?

In the movie Midway after the Battle of Coral Sea Henry Fonda as Nimitz made the comment they had started out with a 3 to 1 carrier advantage was he implying the Pacific fleet had more carriers? Did ...
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Is there a name for the trope when there is a moments dialogue when someone pauses just before they leave the room?

There is a common trope both in theatre and in film where a scene is about to end. One actor is about to leave a room. They pause at the door and either ask or are asked a final question just as they ...
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Would Buck Strickland's scheme work?

In the episode Hanky Panky, Buck Strickand, anticipating his upcoming divorce, devises a way to avoid turning over half of ownership of a restaurant he owns by selling it to Hank Hill for petty cash ...
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In Lucifer Season 4 finale, how did the LAPD handle the situation? [on hold]

In Lucifer Season 4 finale: A horde of demons came out to grab Chloe and Lucifer then decides to transform into the Devil to command them back to Hell. When the demons leave the possessed body, large ...
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How did the Covenant accidentally stumble over David's signal?

In a scene in Alien: Covenant, Covenant is en route to a world to colonize when the accident interrupts the voyage. They detect a signal from the planet close by and off they go exploring. This seems ...
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Did Winter purposefully allow Red to escape?

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the white ape Winter is on Caeser's side. After the first battle, they capture some soldiers and the traitor gorilla Red. Winter escorts him out and eventually ...
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Why don't apes other than Caesar speak English?

The accepted answer on the question Other apes with gained intelligence? says about Maurice (Orangutan): This big ape did not gain intelligence from treatment but he knows sign language because he ...
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What are all the martial arts styles seen in the Ip Man movies?

I know the Ip Man series has 3 parts, and in each film there are different types of martial arts shown. One of them that name I remember is Wing chun. Can someone help me and name all the types of ...
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Was Caesar supposed to have bitten off the neighbor's finger?

In the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, there is a scene where Caesar escapes from the house, attacks the neighbor, and during that attack he bites the man's finger. During that sequence, we ...
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Why does Johnny say he’s responsible?

In the movie Dirty Dancing, Penny is saved by Dr. Houseman, after her botched abortion. He asks “Who’s responsible for this girl”. Johnny replies “I am”. Then at the end of the movie, Johnny goes to ...
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What does "vrit' mean with reference to documentaries?

Over on EL&U, we are mystified by a usage of an unknown word: vrit ...as in The Interventionists is a half-hour vrit documentary that follows the days and nights of a unique mental-health ...
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Who was the youngest Executive Producer?

I was reading an article from Deadline stating that the teenage Stranger Things actor, Gaten Matarazzo will executive produce a new 'hidden-camera prank' TV series for Netflix. Gaten Matarazzo is 16 ...
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Can someone explain the ending of the movie “Bleed”

I understand that the town folk is basically a cult, that Sarah and Eric were born on the same day Ana Harris died, and that Ana Harris is the small red head girl depicted throughout the film. What I ...

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