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How much of the video compilation made for Lilly's memorial was actually Amanda Seyfried?

In S1E4 ("Wrath of Con") of Veronica Mars, a memorial fountain is dedicated to Lilly Kane. Logan, her ex-boyfriend, is assigned the task of creating a video montage as a tribute to be viewed during ...
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Is there a connection between the movies Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and All Through the Night?

Does anyone know if there was a conscious borrowing of content or scenes from the Humphrey Bogart movie All Through the Night in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? For example: In All ...
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Why did Curtis Chen try to kill Green Kiera in Continuum?

In the season 2 finale of the Canadian science fiction show Continuum, Alec Sadler goes back in time, which leads to the creation of a new Green Timeline and the subsequent destruction of the original ...
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How historically accurate is the climactic briefing scene in Downfall?

Despite a usual number of goofs and some controversy about its historical accuracy, the 2004 German film Downfall (Der Untergang) is generally acknowledged to contain many authentic parts. Various ...
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How commercially successful, in general are Mockbuster movies?

How commercially successful, in general are Mockbuster movies? In a previous answer, they state that Mockbuster movies are made cheaply to turn a quick profit. Quoting from that answer and Wikipedia:...
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Was the “Monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday through Friday plane” dub edit Samuel L. Jackson's idea?

The 2006 film Snakes on a Plane had a version edited for US television that censored profanity, often with hilarious replacements. The most famous is Samuel L. Jackson's line: Enough is enough! I ...
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Which dimension did the radioactive spider which bit Miles come from?

In the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, after being bitten by the radioactive spider, Miles go back to his graffiti to check the dead spider again. At this point the spider is shown glitching ...
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In Ocean's Twelve, how did the Night Fox make the switch?

At the end when the Night Fox is explaining that he actually stole the Golden Egg on the first night it arrived, there's a flashback montage of how he got through the randomized lasers. He stole the ...
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Why do the three boxes appear when the parademon explodes?

When Batman is fighting the parademon in the beginning of Justice League, he catches the demon with a net on the wall. The demon explodes after some screaming and twitching, leaving goo picturing the ...
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Why wasn't VAN HALEN's music in Back to the Future?

Why did the band VAN HALEN deny the request to use their music in Back to the Future while Edward Van Halen secretly recorded music for the movie? From USA Today (emphasis mine): ...the cassette ...
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What is the significance of Captain America Comics?

In Reign over Me 2007, it is shown that Johnson's character is reading the Captain America comic and he says to Charlie that he criticizes Nick Fury's character in it. Once again, at elevator scene, ...
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How many restraining orders does Sheldon have?

In series The Big Bang Theory , It shows that Sheldon Cooper is getting restraining orders from famous real people. He has already got them from: Leonard Nimoy Stan Lee Bill Nye Carl Sagan My ...
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Did Spielberg plan on having Lao Che return in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?

Lao Che is a Chinese gangster in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, played by Roy Chiao. The Wikipedia section on the character has the following unsourced section: Before the death of Roy Chiao,...
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Where do Philip and Elizabeth's names come from?

I just finished The Crown and picked up The Americans, and was struck with the realization it's the second show in the row starring a couple named Elizabeth and Philip. Were The Americans' Elizabeth ...
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How does Shaw know the Engineers hate humans?

In the scene where David, Weyland, Shaw etc. wake the Engineer from stasis, Shaw shouts "ask him, why do they hate us? What did we do?" How does she know the Engineers hate humans? It's not been ...
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Which movie started the common practice of 2 sets of closing credits?

All movies have credits rolling at the end of the film. But some, many really, tend to have two sets of them. By that, I mean the first set tends to be very animated, and at the mid point, switch into ...
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Are there two separate versions of Hugo Stiglitz's background in Inglourious Basterds?

I've seen Inglourious Basterds a few times. I recall that the Samuel L. Jackson voice over, which gave a background of Hugo Stiglitz, stated As a German enlisted man, he managed to kill thirteen ...
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What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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Why hasn't Extremis filled the gap in Killian's brain?

In Iron Man 3, Killian shows Pepper a live feed of his brain [1]. He then claims to show her evidence that the human brain hasn't finished evolving--there is a clear gap present [2], a gap which, when ...
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Where does poor video quality in some TV series originate?

When I watch re-releases of older TV series, some of them look amazingly fresh, while others have so bad video quality they're unwatchable. Some examples: Freaks and Geeks: Supreme video quality. ...
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Is there a consistent transcript of the chess game between Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty?

At the end of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Sherlock Holmes and his adversary Professor James Moriarty engage in a blitz chess game, which morphs into a game of blindfold chess while they are ...
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How old are Love Händel?

Linda Flynn and Lawrence Fletcher are set to have met at a Love Händel concert. Now... Candace is a teenager, and Phineas & Ferb aren't that small either. In fact, Danny asks them if they aren't a ...
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Did Garibaldi and Sinclair not meet in “War Without End” due to a falling out between the actors?

TVTropes’ trivia page for Babylon 5 says that Jerry Doyle (Michael Garibaldi) and Michael O’Hare (Jeffrey Sinclair) had a falling out during Season 1’s production, with Doyle threatening to quit if O’...
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In San Junipero, is there any significance as to why the bar is named Tucker's?

In the British anthology series Black Mirror, the season 3 episode, San Junipero, features a nostalgic 80's-inspired reality with a lot of references to many things characteristically and/or pop-...
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What was the crime of the second condemned man in the second episode?

Near the start of the second episode of The Handmaid's Tale, the bodies of two men are shown hanging by the "wall". As was astablished in the first episode, the drawing on the hoods that cover their ...
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Why does Dr. Parnassus keep making deals and wagers?

in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Parnassus makes several deals or wagers with Mr. Nick, who is supposed to be a personification of the devil. However, we learn that most of the deals made with ...
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Use of anachronisms in film intros to surprise the user with the revelation of the actual time period

Sam Peckinpah did this at least twice: The Wild Bunch: The film opens with an Old West-style bank robbery in progress, but as we see more detail, we notice that several of the bandits are armed with ...
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What movies does “Hell or High Water” reference?

What movies does the 2016 film Hell or High Water reference? Certainly there is a thematic congruence with The Wild Bunch regarding men, specifically bank robbers whom history has passed by. The ...
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First appearance of the walk down a black hallway with evenly spaced circles of light?

What is the first film or television show to employ this trope: character walks away down a blackened hallway with overhead light fixtures creating evenly spaced circles of light on the floor? In ...
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How much is Stan Lee paid for his cameos in MCU films?

I have done some research for a question similar to this (but fundamentally different from it) on SF&F, but I couldn't come up with any specific numbers. The Screen Actors Guild requires that ...
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Why doesn't Aman's wife come back the last time?

In the movie Survive Style 5+ (2004), Aman's wife comes back as a revengeful ghost every time he kills her. But when she is killed the second time by the hitman, she doesn't come back. What is the ...
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Are the mermaids from The Little Mermaid intentionally modeled after/inspired by the mermaids in Peter Pan?

In Walt Disney's 1953 animated adaptation of Peter Pan viewers are introduced to some young mermaids all being found of Peter, but a bit jealous of Wendy. In 1989 Disney also adapted Hans Christensen'...
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Watching Stewie sleep and rubbing knife against face reference?

In the Family Guy episode about Stewie's play, there is a scene in which Brian sneaks into his room to steal the manuscript of the play and destroy it out of jealousy, and there is a strange man in ...
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What is the symbolism of the tree canopy shots in It Follows?

In the horror film It Follows, the protagonist has a number of introspective moments when she is seen looking at the tree canopy. The director holds long shots for these scenes on the trees. Does ...
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What is the significance of the black spot in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass”?

Mid-way through M. Night Shyamalan’s movie, Glass (2019), there is a blurry black spot on screen for a long time. It doesn’t stay in one fixed place nor is it present throughout the whole film, so it ...
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Why did Gamora appear to Thanos as her younger self?

We now know that the final scene in Avengers: Infinity War where Gamora asks her father Thanos "what did it cost" and Thanos responds with "Everything" happens in the soul world as the Russo Brothers ...
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What is the significance of the cat in the final episode of The Sopranos?

In S06 Ep21 of The Sopranos titled Made in America, there is a cat that the Soprano crew brought over to the office that was apparently a stray. The cat is shown staring at Christopher's picture on ...
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Why does the Watchers Council not seem to care how or why a slayer dies?

When Buffy dies for two minutes in Season One of Buffy The Vampire Slayer the Watchers Council is made aware of it due to the rising of the new slayer Kendra. When Kendra comes to Sunnydale several ...
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What was the song in Westworld S2E5?

The episode was known for many remixes of contemporary songs such as "Paint it Black" by The Rolling Stones as a Japanese symphony remix (I was in love) and Akane’s dance as a traditional Japanese ...
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How fast is Bifrost?

Firstly, I have no idea how far Asgard is away from Earth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor, and other characters have used Bifrost as an express elevator to other worlds, but I have no real ...
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Who is the healing mutant in first Egyptian scene of X-Men: Apocalypse

In X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Who is the mutant (with instant healing power) in the first scene in Egypt, where En Sabah Nur's (Apocalypse) consciousness is being transferred to. Does this character ...
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Were the sex scenes in “The Handmaiden” perceived as inauthentic, e.g. by lesbian reviewers?

The Handmaiden features several sex scenes between it's two women protagonists, Hideko and Sook-Hee. These move the plot along, serve to characterise the two women and their relationship and fit into ...
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What is the meaning of the tall clouds in “The Girl who leapt through time”?

I noticed a motif of really tall clouds in "The girl who leapt through time" (時をかける少女, 2006). I think the cloud is either a cumulonimbus calvus or a cumulus congestus. I read the latter breaks apart ...
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Who was Angel Eyes trying to shoot first?

During the finale of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly it was clear that Blondie was always going to shoot Angel Eyes, given his prior knowledge that Tuco's gun was unloaded. It was also clear that Tuco ...
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Why was the character of Chief O'Hara created

In the 1966 Batman TV series, the vast majority of characters, heroes and villains both, already existed in the comics (or were close versions of pre-existing characters). However, Chief Miles Clancy ...
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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 at the ending scene (or) at the movie end?
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Whose idea was the double-meaning finger counting in JFK?

In JFK, Kevin Costner meets secretly with Donald Sutherland in a park in Washington DC. Donald discusses elements of the assassination conspiracy. Towards the end of the scene he counts off 3 points ...
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Was Ronald responsible for starting the fire that killed Dennis McCaffrey?

In Backdraft, the beginning of the film shows a firefighter (Dennis McCaffrey) killed while fighting a fire while his two young sons, Brian and Stephen witnessed it. Brian and Steven are now adults ...
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Where was Zod in the Phantom Zone?

Early in The Lego Batman Movie, Superman mentions that he banished Zod to the Phantom Zone. Later on, Batman However, I do not recall seeing Zod either in the Phantom Zone or in Lego Gotham. ...
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Why was K-Mart's name changed from the original draft script?

In the original draft script for Resident Evil: Extinction, K-Mart's name was originally supposed to be Elizabeth Jane Case. K-Mart explains that she got her name because she was found at a K-Mart ...

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