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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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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 is the significance of Jimmy's restaurant scenes in Better Call Saul?

In S01E01 in a starting scene, we see Jimmy working in a restaurant. We see similar scenes at the start of many episodes. How did Jimmy end up working there? and What is the significance of those ...
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How are arms and legs broken in movie fights?

For example, in the movie Ip Man, there is a fighting scene in which at least one arm and one leg get broken (here is the fight scene - be warned, it's violent). In this particular case it's ...
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Is Arthur's mother evil?

I've recently seen "Joker" and I didn't really understand Arthur's mother's character. In the first part of the movie, she is an old lady who loves Arthur. But later, it is revealed that she was ...
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What were the things Arthur was delusional about?

Towards the ending of Joker, we realise that Arthur was delusional about certain things that took place in the movie, or that it was all in Arthur's head. One such thing is his romance with Sophie. ...
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Were Tony Stark's robots in the Iron Man movies inspired by Red Dwarf's scutters?

I was watching Iron Man 3 recently and it occurred to me that the robots Tony Starks uses in his workshop look an awful lot like the scutters from Red Dwarf. Is there any evidence that the Iron Man ...
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How do the other crew members know the xenomorph is “big”, if they haven't seen it?

In Alien (1979), there seems to be an incongruity after Brett is killed. Even though noone witnesses the death and he appears to be killed in secret by the alien, in the very next scene we see Parker ...
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Is Batwoman self contained?

The latest entry in Arrowverse universe is Batwoman, I wanted to jump into it but I am not up to date with Arrowverse shows. Like I have not seen Legends of Tomorrow from the last 2 seasons and Arrow'...
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Does Joker kill this character in the end?

In the 2019 movie Joker, during the last scene when Joker is talking to his shrink he starts laughing and the shrink asks him "What's so funny?" to which Joker replies "You wouldn't understand". ...
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How does the Joker (2019) fit into the established Batman timeline?

In the new Joker movie the Joker is about 45 years old (based on appearance and Joaquin Phoenix' real age). So, given that there is an age gap of probably about 15-20 years does that mean that the ...
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Why does Marty see another duplicate of himself when he returns?

When Marty decides to go back from 1958 to 1988 in Back to the Future, he decides to go back several minutes before the doctor is killed by the terrorists, to warn him. But when he arrives late, he ...
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How realistic was Gus Fring's demise scene?

Always wondered about this one scene in Breaking Bad, when Hector blows up the hospital and we see Gustavo Fring walking out of the room while fixing his tie. We are then revealed that half of his ...
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Can demons possess dead bodies?

In Supernatural season 15 episode 1, Jack's dead body is possessed by the demon Belphegor. Has this happened before in Supernatural? I didn't think that demons could possess dead bodies.
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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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Was Jobs being sarcastic when he said he liked Hertzfeld?

About 3/4 through Steve Jobs (2015), before the iMac launch, Andy Hertzfeld argues with Steve Jobs about paying for Lisa's tuition. At the end of it, Steve says he's indifferent to people disliking ...
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I saw a movie in 2001 [on hold]

I saw a movie in 2001.i don't know movie name .in that movie two child .boy & girl travel in dragonfly machine .And they fall in Sea. in Sea they use lifejacket.a big snake put hole to their ...
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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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What does this dialogue mean in the movie Prestige?

In The Prestige, when Angier visits Borden in prison, he asks him: Don't they know you can't escape without your rubber ball? (As can be seen in this clip.) What does this dialogue mean?
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Early credit roll before the end of the film

In the 2018 movie Vice, an "early credits roll" was used for comedic effect about halfway through the film. It was used in conjunction with text overlays with a sarcastic tone to them. I found this ...
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Why the difference in Cobb's reaction to limbo?

In the movie Inception, at the end, when Cobb goes to limbo to rescue Saito he starts to forget "reality" and he has only been there for like 10 - 15 minutes. However, he spends decades with Mal in ...
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Why does Hugh Glass look at the camera at the ending scene?

In The Revenant (2015), why does Hugh Glass look at the camera during the ending scene or in one of the last scenes of the movie?
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How do special effects experts reproduce hidden objects that are covered up by green screen suits?

I was watching the SFX clips from Hollow Man (2000) and I noticed that in the scene where the invisible soldier washes his hands the faucet handle turns. In the green suit scene, the actor comes to ...
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Why is the movie called Tangerine?

I watched the movie carefully but still can't guess what is the meaning of the title Tangerine (2015).
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Why release “The Irishman” on Netflix within a month of theatrical release?

Looks like The Irishman (2019) is one of the most expensive films of Scorsese's career. Wikipedia quote: The Irishman ....is scheduled to receive a limited theatrical release on November 1, 2019,...
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Meaning to the homeless dog in Netflix’s Fractured

Was there any meaning/symbolism to the homeless dog that has contributed to the whole tragedy in the Netflix’s movie Fractured (2019)?
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How did Yuri see the chase?

In "Gemini Man" (2019), at the end of Henry and Yuri's meeting, Yuri said something like "I enjoyed watching your escape from the house, I was on the edge of my seat". Henry is shocked and asks how ...
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Who is Alice referring to when she was talking to Kate?

In an episode of Batwoman, after Alice is captured and locked up in a van, Kate goes to her to reassure her that she didn't lead the Crows. Alice responds by reciting something from Alice in ...
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Why did Kylo Ren admit to being a monster?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi there is one scene between Rey & Kylo Ren when they are force-linked, where Rey calls Ren a "murderous snake" and a "monster". Although Kylo begins to point out what ...
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Are there any rules around when something can be described as “based on a true story”?

Are there any rules or regulations as to when the term "based on a true story" or "real events" and so on can be used? Does anything in the movie has to be somehow based on the real world, or is this ...
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What year is Geostorm set?

In Geostorm, the intro specifies that storms and cataclysms started in 2019, then the 17 nations build a system of climate-controlling satellites called "Dutch Boy" and 3 years later the story begins. ...
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Why did Klaus Michelson kill his father?

I have seen the season The Originals and in the end Klaus Michelson killed his father. I can't understand why he did this.
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Why was the Breaking Bad's “Intro” so short?

The intro to Breaking Bad is very short - how was this negotiated? Usually, and especially for more popular shows (in the later seasons), shows have relatively long intros. Breaking Bad's is about ...
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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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What is the significance of the hat in Miller's crossing?

Miller's crossing pays a lot of attention to Gabriel Byrne's hat. Does it symbolize anything in the movie or have any significance to the plot or is this a bit of a red herring?
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Is Benson in a simulation?

Near the end of The Regular Show S07E05 "The Dome Experiment Special", the characters finally decide to look for Benson in the woods of the park, so upon entering the woods Rigby says: Guys, I ...
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What is that fight move where one hammers both sides of someone's head? [on hold]

There's a fight move in film and TV where one person uses both hands, usually as fists, to strike both sides of their opponent's head simultaneously. This is almost always portrayed as a special move, ...
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The recording being played in Pawn Sacrifice while Jefferson Airplane's “White Rabbit” plays

Does anyone know more about the recording being played in Pawn Sacrifice where "Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit" is playing where the priest wakes up and asks what he is listening to? Here is what I ...
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Did Vice Admiral Holdo know about Rey's mission?

I was recently rewatching Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In one scene, Rey mentions to BB-8 that she still can't get through to the resistance. At this point in the film Vice Admiral Holdo has also taken ...
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Which Church is Ray a member of?

In Archer S03E09, Ray's brother Randy says the following about Ray: Even though Ray used to be a preacher, he was never big on the Old Testament. Later in S05E11, Ray himself says the following: ...
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What does the pink teddy bear represent in Breaking Bad?

After the plane crash in season 2 of breaking bad a pink teddy bear falls into Walts pool. We see the bear in several scenes before the plane crash in previous episodes of the season. In these ...
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Why Arthur manages to fire eight bullets

In the movie Joker, when killing three white collars in a subway, Arthur fires eight rounds out of his 38 revolver that holds five or six bullets without reloading. I doubt it is a mistake, why does ...
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Is the way Thomas Wayne is portrayed in the “Joker (2019)” based on any comic reference?

For this question, let's take the theory aside that … In the "Joker (2019)" Thomas Wayne is portraied as a successful business man, who And at the end of the movie … I early DC/ Batman movies ...
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What did Monica & Joey do with the 'Pieces' they kept for themselves?

In Friends S01E05 "The One With the East German Laundry Detergent", Joey wants to get back with his ex girlfriend Angela (Who has a boyfriend Bob now). So Joey tricks Monica into thinking Bob is ...
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Ending of “The Man From Earth: Holocene”

I didn't understand ending of The Man From Earth: Holocene. Just after cave painting, we see a man from FBI talks about guy who is found dead, who looks like John(s), but with description of black ...
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Are the contestants from the Masked Singer singing live?

As season 2 of The Masked Singer started a few weeks ago, I can't help but notice that some of the contestants' performances (eg. The Ice Cream) sounded that they're being tweaked with auto-tune. ...
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What does Kapiushon mean?

In season 6 episode 17 of Arrow. Anatoly says Kapiushon. So I’m wondering what it means because it says Kapiushon in other episodes and so I’m confused when they say this.
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The Black List - What episode was this? [on hold]

I stopped watching The Black List for a while and now would like to catch up. The last thing I remember was Reddington no longer trusted Mr. Kaplan and took her to a piece of land he owned and shot ...
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What did Phoebe do with the $7,000?

In S01E03 the one with the thumb, Phoebe gets $7,000 after she saw a thumb in her soda can. She is obviously skeptical about the money and does not want to spend it, like she gave $1,000 to the ...
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Why didn't Jesse kill this character

Spoilers alert. When Todd takes Jesse out from his cage to 'help' him dispose the dead body of his cleaning lady out in the desert, Jesse gets a golden opportunity to kill Todd when he gets hold of ...

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