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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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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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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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Was there an intentional reference with the quote "smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo"?

In Die Hard with a Vengeance, John McClane (portrayed by Bruce Willis) quotes a line from the song Flowers on the wall by the Statler Brothers while speaking to Zeus Carver (portrayed by Samuel L. ...
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How did they film the nuke explosion in Broken Arrow?

In the film Broken Arrow, a nuclear weapon is set off underground in an abandoned mine. Here is the scene: I'm interested in two points in this clip: First at 0:33, ...
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Did my grandfather get a shoutout in Shazam?

Okay, so first a little family history. During the 1940's, my grandfather had a job working for Fawcett Comics answering fan-mail. Specifically, whenever a kid wrote a letter to Captain Marvel, he ...
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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 is the bloodpact between Dumbledore and Grindelwald even possible?

For those who have watched the newly released Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you will find a "bloodpact" (which is something very similar to the Unbreakable Vow) mentioned there between ...
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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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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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Why did Curtis Chen try to do this 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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What is the bird and/or the birdcage supposed to represent while Hank and Leticia have sex?

In Monster's Ball, Hank and Leticia have sex in her living room. They engage in extremely passionate and unbridled sex during this scene. During the scene, we see close up flashes of a brown- ...
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Does The Battle of Five Armies deliberately quote The Two Towers?

My wife and I are well versed in the dialogue from the Lord of the Rings movies. We are not quite so enthusiastic about The Hobbit movies, but recently we noticed something odd while watching 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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Possible disease of Kramer?

Throughout all episodes of Seinfeld, we've seen that Kramer might have a neurological disorder, which could explain why he falls so frequently. However, the writers did not clarify which disease that ...
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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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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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Was Gunda planned as a Trash movie?

There is a lot to read and talk about the 1998 Bollywood movie Gunda. General perception is that it's so bad it's good. The movie holds a rating of 8.2 on IMDB and holds a cult status. I want to ...
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Why was Serefina Pekkala's daemon changed?

In His Dark Materials Episode 4 on BBC/HBO we are introduced to Kaisa, the daemon of the Queen witch Serafina Pekkala. He appears as a However, in the books his form is settled as a Does anyone ...
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Who has the rights to choose which alternate ending to show?

I was re-watching Stephen King's 1408 (2007) this week and remembered an old question of mine: The first time I saw this movie, was on TNT (Brazil), and I thought it was an amazing movie because I ...
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Why is the US version of the first Austin Powers film different to the international version?

There are several scenes present in the international version of Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery that aren't present in the US (and Australian) version of the film. Overall they total ...
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Is this painting based on a real painting?

In Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fox stands in front of a painting with a bunch of badgers standing around (pictured behind him in this still). Is it a parody with badgers of a real painting? Or is it simply ...
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Was this character really the same character from before?

While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker began to answer and definitely closed off certain aspects of The Skywalker Saga story, it also introduced a lot of elements from Legends and Lore, and left ...
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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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Why did Ethan Hunt dream of Solomon Lane with a beard?

In the first minute of Mission Impossible: Fallout, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has a dream that features Solomon Lane and Ethan's ex-wife Julia. In the dream, Solomon Lane does not appear clean-shaven ...
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Why was Reddington looking for the girl?

Over the course of the first season of The Blacklist, we see Reddington looking for clues about a girl whom we may assume to be his daughter. Most notably, we see him remove one photograph from the ...
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Is there a female version of the Wilhelm Scream?

The Wilhelm Scream is a sound effect of a man screaming, and has been used in hundreds of movies and TV episodes. Is there a female equivalent of this sound effect? Specifically, the sound of a woman ...
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Was Andy Serkis's portrayal of Gollum inspired by John Byner's portrayal of Gurgi?

The Internet abounds with speculation and unsourced claims that Andy Serkis based his performance of Gollum in the Peter Jackson films on John Byner's performance of Gurgi in The Black Cauldron:1,2 ...
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Why exactly did the CIA want to recruit Bourne?

In Jason Bourne, we learn that Jason's (David Webb) dad, Richard Webb was a CIA analyst that helped create Treadstone. We learn later that the asset (Vincent Cassel) killed his dad to persuade ...
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What has the eye surgeon Dr. Solomon Eddie written on his shirt?

In Minority Report, once John Anderton gets his eyes replaced by Dr. Solomon Eddie we can see a writing on the doc's wife-beater: There are clearly six letters and an arrow but I can't make any sense ...
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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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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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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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Did Daryl Van Horne participate in group sex with the three women?

Daryl did seduce each of the women individually. He started with Alex and moved on to Jane and he seduced Sukie last. Alex and Jane were unaware of Daryl's intentions towards the two of them at ...
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Why were witnesses to the initial assassination in “The Parallax View” (1974) systematically killed?

Rewatched Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (starring Warren Beatty) this recently–first time since seeing it in 1986—and am still baffled by a key plot device. The film starts off with an ...
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Identifying the professor by tiny piece of burned photo

In Money Heist S2E1, the lady inspector's husband collects a piece of a photo burned by the professor. How can the police determine the professor's identity on the basis of that tiny piece of burned ...
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Are there any hints about the content of the Hollyhock letter?

After Hollyhock, BoJack's half-sister finds out that he got a teenage girl drunk and then just dumped her at the hospital with alcohol poisoning, she starts to avoid him. Finally, after the disastrous,...
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Do the Chris Nolan Batman movies have a unique Gotham accent?

I cannot place American accents particularly well, so this is not intuitive to me based on watching the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. Do the cast use a particular accent to place themselves in the ...
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Why don't the visitors get moved into the hotel and visitors center?

In the movie Jurassic World, when things go south in the park, all the visitors are moved to the central square in front of the visitors' center. They clearly show how the visitors are suffering the ...
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Theatrical Release vs Home Release Differences

When I saw No Country for Old Men in the theatre, I swear I saw a scene where Llewellyn was crawling through the brush on the river bank AT NIGHT (after he came back into the US). When I recently ...
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How was the pressure cooker blast filmed?

In Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), there is a scene where a pressure cooker suddenly blasts in front of two lead actors. How was this pressure cooker blast filmed? Was there any risk of harm to the ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Dr. Hafez and the former Anck-Su-Namun?

In the movie The Mummy Returns (2001), sequel to the highly famous The Mummy (1999), soon after the protagonists capture the bracelet of Anubis from a place near the banks of the river Nile, we are ...
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Does Adrien Brody's Character in "Restaurant" (1998) Use the N-Word?

Towards the end of the 1998 movie "Restaurant" (imdb, a good NYT review) with Adrien Brody, his character Chris is having an altercation evolving into a fight with a young black co-worker (played, I ...
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Is Katy's Chinese name intended as a joke?

Yesterday I watched Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), and noticed that in the scene in which Shang-Chi's friend, Katy, is asked her Chinese name, a group of people in the audience ...
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Why is the cut on the wrong side of Jason's hockey mask?

The original movie poster for Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (part 4 in the series) shows Jason's iconic hockey mask on it with a cut on the right side of his mask. Jason's hockey mask does not ...
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Why does Moe Greene speak with a strange voice?

In The Godfather, why is Moe Greene's line "I talked to Barzini" given in such as strange voice? I heard it was dubbed but why would it be?
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How can this headline from Crisis on Infinite Earths be true?

This question was prompted by discussion here. In Supergirl S05E09, the first episode of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, there is a brief scene set in the universe of the Tim Burton Batman ...
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What happened to the debts of 456?

Attention, massive spoilers ahead. In one of the early episodes we see that the main character is hunted by some gangsters because of his debts. They tell him, that if he doesn't pay his debts they ...
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Why does Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude look so different from Superman's?

In the Supergirl episode Welcome Back, Kara!, Supergirl explicitly states that the Fortress is the same one Kal-el uses, but from all visual indications it's clearly not. Her version is more decorated,...
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Once Upon a Time in West the telegraph scene

Is it possible to translate the telegraph message at the beginning of the film or is it just random noise? I made a recording and passed it through sound analyser Audacity and I didn't see a pattern ...

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