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Why did the FBI arrest this character?

In the finale of Veep, While Selina Meyers was giving her nomination speech in the DNC, we see her aide, Gary, being arrested by FBI agents in the background. The last conversation between Selina ...
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Why did the grandmother in Tumbbad need to be fed everyday?

In the Indian Hindi-language horror film Tumbbad(2018), the cursed grandmother who is chained and locked in a room needs to be fed everyday in order to keep her sleeping. But if she is not fed on time,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What did Thanos mean when saying “This day extracts a heavy toll”? [closed]

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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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 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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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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What part of Buttercup's anatomy is Westley commenting on? [closed]

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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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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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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How does a new TV series ensures that its actors will be available for the future? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How are they captured?

At the beginning of Glass, Kevin and Dunn are captured by the Clover Society/police. The doctor says something like No one needs to get hurt anymore, David. How did they know where they were, and ...
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How do Transformers die?

How do you permanently kill a Transformer? In other words, "kill" a Transformer such that it cannot be "revived."
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Is the film Yesterday (2019) a remake of Jean-Philippe (2006)?

The plot from the film Yesterday (2019) is said to be: "After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up in another world, where The Beatles do not exist." and the ...
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Is Marcus Tremaine based on Cinderella's father from any of the movies?

He is Anastasia and Drizella's father, like Francis Tremaine, but he was like a father to Cinderella. On the Disney Wiki, he is on the Sir Francis Tremaine page, but on the Once Upon A Time Wiki, it ...
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Why did energy level drop after switching to global automatic control?

In the 5th episode of HBO's Chernobyl at (30:25), Akimov should lower the energy level to 700 MW. However, when reaching 700MW, the energy level of the reactor drops quickly to 512MW. Legasov ...
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Why doesn't Mexico take Gilead refugees?

In The Handmaid's Tale it seems that Canada accepts refugees from Gilead, but there is no mention of Mexico doing so. Doesn't Mexico border Gilead? If so, why doesn't it help?
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Is there a real-world basis for this interrogation technique?

In the latter part of eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z, the focus is on following a(n all-night?) long ride in the back of a van, one with an extremely odd playlist. Once she arrives, she is first interviewed ...
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Why is Skinner so awkward in Hot Fuzz?

In Hot Fuzz, Simon Skinner is one of the core members of Neighborhood Watch Alliance, which have successfully managed to hide numerous murders for years. Why does he talk so awkwardly though? He ...
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What's the reason for the decade jump in the recent X-Men trilogy?

In the recent X-Men trilogy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Dark Phoenix), they take place in the 70s, 80s, and 90s respectively. But why the 10-year jump when it was not ...
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If the flerken ate the tesseract then why did it not get powers?

In Captain Marvel, they manage to get the Tesseract, which is the Space Stone, and Fury refused to take it. Goose the flerken swallowed it, but did not get powers from it. Why?
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Would Thanos still get the Stone?

In the movie Avengers: Endgame, we learn that to get the Soul Stone, one doesn't have to make the sacrifice but simply lose the one they love. A soul for a soul. Natasha kills herself, yet Clint ...
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Is there a term for when “a book refers to a movie taken based on the book” called?

The Princess Diaries is both a series of books and movies. In the book Princess Diaries 6 (2005) princess Mia from the book comments on "The Princess Diaries 1 (2001) & 2 (2004)" movies : ...
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MCU: Whose blast weapon is more powerful? [closed]

We saw that all three Super Heroes Captain Marvel, Iron Man and Thor Odinson have the same sort of weapons. Same because all three weapons look like energy beams (made up of photons, electrons, +ve -...
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What is the contraption that Aladdin gifts the Sultan?

When Aladdin disguised as Prince Ali is introduced to the Sultan and Jasmine he brings a contraption covered under blanket and claims it is very expensive. What is said contraption?
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Why did Zoom leave his suit in Barry's ring?

After Batman catches Barry in the "Bat Cave", Barry tried to prove his identity by getting his suit out from his ring, what comes out however is Zoom's Reverse Flash suit. Batman speculates that Zoom ...
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Did Bruce's mother end up as the Joker?

In Justice League: the Flashpoint Paradox, as Barry's memories are being replaced we see that night where Bruce's parents would have been murdered, but thanks to the ripples of the altered timeline, ...
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Is Black Mirror Series 5 epsiode 3, a dark extension of Hannah Montana?

In Black Mirror S05E03 aka Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too, Miley Cyrus again played a character of popstar who need to maintain her cover-up persona for fans. It got so much parallel to Hannah Montana ...
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How does AFV select the winning videos?

How exactly does the America's Funniest Videos video competition work? I've always wondered, since I was a kid, why it seemed that the lamest videos were always selected as finalists. How do they ...
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What is Gilligan's full name?

Almost everyone knows Gilligan's Island. But can anyone tell me his full name? I do not think "Little Buddy" counts! Can someone possibly provide a reference with Gilligan's full name?
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What is the meaning of the ending of Goodfellas? [duplicate]

At the the end of Goodfellas Henry looks into the camera and "gets shot" by Joe Pesci. Why does he look to into the camera and "gets shot" by Joe Pesci? I understand how meaningful the name of the ...
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More info about “Air Devils” (1932)

I am looking for information about the cast and production of 1932 American film Air Devils. It's mentioned in Stephen Pendo's Aviation in the Cinema (Scarecrow Press, 1985) on pages 12-13: The ...
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Is the “Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad” law firm at the same location as the former “Stern, Lockhart, & Gardner”?

Much of the television series The Good Wife took place at the law firm, "Stern, Lockhart, & Gardner" (and "Lockhart & Gardner", "Lockhart, Gardner, & Bond", etc) a law firm existing ...

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