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Why do we see Tesla “inventing” the machine in “The Prestige”?

I understand the whole magic/cloning/one-upping each other bit in "The Prestige". I don't understand why they specifically needed Nicola Tesla to be the inventor/creator of this cloning machine. ...
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How are digital movies sent to a movie theater?

For many years, movies were stored on rolls of film that were physically mailed to theaters. Now, most theaters project their movies digitally. But how are these digital movies sent to the theater? ...
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What is happening to Logan?

In Logan (2017), Logan seems to be dying from sort sort of ailment, that prevents him to heal properly and seems to be decaying his body in a way that wasn't happening in any of the other films his ...
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Why Reboot Spider-Man?

I can understand the reboot of the Batman Series but I couldn't understand why Hulk was rebooted. And now why do we have to reboot Spider-Man, too? Is it they are not able to write the script in the ...
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Why does James Bond use his real name?

In the James Bond universe most characters go by a code name M, Q, the various 00s, In Skyfall Silva is a made up name. Others such as Tanner, Robinson and Moneypenny, Trevelyan we're not so sure but ...
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Who or what are White Walkers?

In Game of Thrones there are some creatures who are found north of the wall called White Walkers. Who are these White Walkers and what do they actually do to their prey or victims? Are they evil ...
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Why do so many movies & TV shows feature recognizable, un-branded or re-branded products?

I've particularly noticed this in the past with cars in movies & TV shows. A car will quite obviously be of a certain make and/or model, identifiable by certain body features, but it will have ...
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What was the original ending and why was it changed?

The movie The Butterfly Effect (2004) has multiple and very different endings. Specifically there appears to be two factors on the main character's decision: Save his girlfriend's life Save his ...
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When is Doctor Strange actually set?

The films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are usually set roughly around the time they are released (barring flashbacks) or at least in a chronological order congruent to their release order. ...
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Are Movie Stars typically forbidden from appearing in future commercials resembling a played character?

Maybe no one around here would know the answer to this, or maybe it varies wildly, but I'm curious to know whether or not it's typical for movie stars to be forbidden from resembling the character ...
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Why does Davos care about Jon so much?

In the second episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones Davos approaches Melisandre and asks her to use her powers to resurrect Jon Snow. This means that he decided to ask a woman he strongly ...
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How did Odin know about the Infinity Gauntlet?

In Thor, there is a scene where you can see what looks like the Infinity Gauntlet in Odin's vault. Later (in Avengers: Age of Ultron, IIRC) you learn that Thanos actually has the Infinity Gauntlet, ...
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Why does Jack let Walt go?

In Breaking Bad S5 E14, Jack not only lets Walt go, but also leaves a barrel of money to him after killing Hank. I don't understand why he would do this. Jack says that, with 7 barrels of money, he ...
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Is there a specific name for a character that is a sacrificial “example”?

I was wondering if there is a title/role in movies, specifically horror or Sci-fi movies, for characters that are cast specifically to die as a way of being an example. This could be as a way to show ...
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How Did Obara Sand manage this?

In the final episode of Game of Thrones season five, Ellaria and Doran Martell with her daughters, the King of Dorne were seeing off Myrcella, Trystane, Jaime and Bronn who were leaving for Kings ...
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What causes the tension in the strap between Dr. Ryan and Matt?

In the scene where Dr. Ryan Stone's (Sandra Bullock) leg is entangled in Soyuz's parachute cords and she is tethered with Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) through a strap, there is tension in the strap, ...
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How can the Scarlet Witch break the Mind Stone?

The Infinity stones have existed since the origin of the Universe. Since the Mind stone is so powerful how can the Scarlet Witch break it in Avengers: Infinity War?
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What happened to Red Skull at the end of Captain America - The First Avenger?

At the end of Captain America - The First Avenger, when Red Skull and Captain America are fighting on a plane, Red Skull holds the Tesseract in his hands. And soon a portal opens to another space ...
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How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?

At the end of Prometheus, the alien that Elizabeth Shaw extracted from her womb kills the Engineer. Later on, a primary form of alien xenomorph is seen bursting out of the Engineer's chest. The scene ...
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How did Captain America manage to do this?

In Avengers: Endgame, how does Captain America lift Thor's hammer? In Avengers: Age of Ultron, he is not worthy, but how is he now in this film?
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Is this thing a wight or a White Walker?

Major spoilers for "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06) In "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06) we see the newest member of the army of the dead ... Usually, from what we have seen (...
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How many White Walkers are there?

Throughout Game of Thrones, we have seen multiple White Walkers die. As far as I remember: Sam killed one with dragonglass. Jon Snow killed one with Longclaw. Meera Reed killed one with a spearhead ...
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Condition of Earth in Interstellar

What caused the earth condition in Interstellar in the first place? Was it global warming that caused the dust storms because of soil erosion?
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When did Opening Credits become Closing Credits?

Can anyone point me to the exact (or close) movie or time period that began listing lengthy closing credits? I've seen plenty of B&W movies (and probably a few color ones) where all the credits ...
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Did Thanos pick them on purpose or was it random?

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Could this be caused by Thanos' direct manipulation or does it happen without Thanos' interaction but as some random event?
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What does this creature breathe in “The Dragon and the Wolf”

In "The Dragon and the Wolf" (Game of Thrones, S07E07), this happens: I don't think he breathes ice. Does anyone know? What does dead Viserion breathe if it's not ice?
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What was the telekinesis about in Birdman?

My girlfriend and I were just watching "Birdman" and had to leave early because she had a seizure. I don't often go to films and it's not out on DVD, so I'm wondering if someone would mind telling me ...
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Why is Bane not a Mexican wrestler?

Now before I say this I understand that The Dark Knight Rises was set in the real world and not in comics but the Bane in comics was hilarious. Are there any comments from Christopher Nolan or Tom ...
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Relationship between White Walkers and Children of the Forest

After viewing episode 5 of season 6 of Game of Thrones, we have come to know that But it seems that the White Walkers attack the Children of Forest. My question is why they would do so, given their ...
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What is the reason for choosing Mary Jane over the Gwen Stacy in the 2002 Spider-Man movie?

As per the original storyline of Spider-Man Gwen Stacy is the first serious love of Peter Parker (Betty Brant is the first relationship of him which never worked). Then why did Marvel/Columbia ...
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Why wasn't the timeline affected any further from the events in the season 1 finale?

Flash season 1 Spoilers Ahead In the Flash season one finale, Barry doesn't save his mother because the alternate Flash told him to do so. But when Eddie Thawne commits suicide Eobard Thawne gets ...
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How is the voice not distorted when Barry is running at super-speeds?

I am not a physicist, however, when Barry is running/flashing, he gets to talk to the team back in HQ - How? When he talks back to them, I have a feeling, his voice needs to be distorted, even if not ...
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How do they shoot Dual-Roles where camera is moving or both characters interact?

I was wondering how they shoot dual-roles in movies and after searching found an answer; I knew some of this before, but I have seen movies where: The Camera is moving. The actor is shaking hands or ...
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What exactly is the physiology of hosts in the Westworld TV series?

We learn from Ed Harris that initially, the hosts were androids - mechanical robots made to look like humans. This is also seen in some flashback sequences, and Robert, the kid who opens his face to ...
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Why didn't Cinderella's slippers disappear?

I hope you all know the Cinderella's story so I am going to begin from the part where Her Fairy Godmother magically appeared and immediately began to transform Cinderella from house servant to the ...
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Shouldn't there be an age difference between Cooper and Brand?

As we all know, going near a black hole (Gargantua in this case) slows down time, according to the theory of relativity. So when Cooper comes out of the black hole, after spending a fair bit of time ...
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Can White Walkers talk?

Through all the five seasons of Game of Thrones we had never seen a White Walker talking. Does this mean they can't talk human language (e.g. they have their own language) or we will never see them ...
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Why does Wolverine still have Adamantium claws in X-Men: Days of Future Past?

On the future scenes of Days of Future Past Wolverine's adamantium claws can be seen (they even appear on the movie's poster). But towards the end of the The Wolverine, I remember those claws were cut ...
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Does the ageing theme in Skyfall contradict the rebooting of the Bond franchise?

At the start of the rebooted series, in Casino Royale, we see Bond gain his 00 status, and through that film and Quantum of Solace Bond goes on his 'first' adventure. Skyfall continues this 'firsts' ...
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Why does Stan Lee play random extras in Marvel films?

While looking at the cast of The Incredible Hulk I say Stan Lee was cast as: "Milwaukee Man Drinking From Bottle" I've noticed he plays an extra in the Iron Man, X-Men, Spider Man films as well ...
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Is there any continuity between James Bond movies that have different actors portraying the title character?

There was a foolish (in my opinion) question asked on Scifi.SE Is James Bond a timelord? James bond keeps returning with a different face, albeit usually a similar one, and often operates with ...
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Why were Harvey Dent's sins covered up?

Why was it important to hide the sins of Harvey Dent in the movie, The Dark Knight? I mean what could have possibly happened if they hadn't?
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Why are movies so different from the original books?

Recently reading both the books and watching the movies for "A Murder on the Orient Express" and "Ender's Game", I am curious as to why some of the details change when going from the book to producing ...
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Are the events depicted in FX's Fargo TV series really true?

The first episode of FX's Fargo series begins with the disclaimer- THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted took place in Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names have ...
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Why was the title changed to Dark Kingdom in the German release?

I just saw a trailer for Thor: The Dark World and noticed that it will be released in Germany as Thor - The Dark Kingdom. While movie titles are often changed in localized versions for various reasons ...
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How could they return the Infinity Stones in their “raw” form?

There is this one little thing that I don't quite get at the end of Avengers: Endgame. After Thanos was defeated, Captain took the stones back to where they were originally taken to "correct" the ...
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Lead actor/actress VS Supporting actor/actress

On what basis, Chris Hemsworth is considered as a Lead actor in the movie Rush? In the movie, both characters have equal importance and both narrated the story in equal measure and occupied same ...
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“I did it for me. I liked it” - Is this a lie to convince Skyler?

In the final season of Breaking Bad, Walter says: I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really - I was alive. But I don't think he ever did it for himself. At every point of ...
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What makes Ultron the person he is?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark and Bruce Banner use what seems to be some kind of artificial intelligence bound in the Infinity Stone from Loki's scepter to refine a global peace A.I. that Tony ...
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Man of Steel Easter Eggs

I noticed a few Easter eggs that didn't seem obvious until I re-watched my Man of Steel BluRay. The traditional whooshing sound heard as Superman does his very first flying around in the suit... If I'...

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