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In 'The Hateful Eight', Why is Minnie's Haberdashery's called that?

Not being American nor British, I had never heard the word 'Haberdashery' used before watching The Hateful Eight. Now, Haberdashery is a Haberdasher's store, and a Haberdasher is according to ...
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Why is Rick and Morty's dimension called “C-137”?

Rick and Morty is a show with multiple universes. They say that they come from "dimension C-137". Is there a special meaning to this name?
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How rehearsed/scripted are the judges' responses on America's Got Talent?

Sometimes the responses of the America's Got Talent judges seem to be well rehearsed or, based on the questions they ask, at least the result of being given information about the contestants ahead of ...
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Why did the Colombians have the coke on them when they ambushed Tony?

Why did the Colombians have the coke on them when they ambushed Tony in Scarface? They never showed it to him to lure him in or lower his defenses, just told him it was nearby before attacking him. ...
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Would the Post Office really deliver a letter decades after postage like in Back To The Future?

Not that it ruins my enjoyment of the movie, but I'm curious about the scene in BTTF2, where a postman shows up in 1955 where the Doc had been blasted back to 1885 and gives Marty a letter that the ...
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Who was Derek Reese going to kill?

In S02E09 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Complications, Jesse has captured a man she believes to be Charles Fischer (a notorious Skynet collaborator) and is trying to convince Derek to ...
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How is Neo able to see after going blind in Revolutions

This question relates to the movie Matrix Revolutions (2003) In this third installment, we see Neo, in the real world, fighting Bane. Bane's mind has been replaced by Agent Smith. Bane, in his head, ...
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Why did Medora kill her son?

In the film Hold the Dark (2018), Medora seems to have killed her son Bailey. In one scene as Medora is bathing, she is going on about a demon. But no demon is revealed by the time the movie ends. ...
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How did Brother Kwame's words almost make that 'whole pig' (white cops) nightmare worthwhile?

In BlacKkKlansman (2018), both eating, Patrice speaks to Ron Stallworth: Patrice: When we dropped Brother Kwame off at the airport, he told me that the Black Power movement needed strong sisters ...
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Why did Michael Scofield have to tattoo everything onto himself?

I wonder why he had everything tattooed on him - even things like "Cute Poison", which is a cryptography for chemical formula, and some names. Couldn't he just memorize them? Even I can memorize a lot ...
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What is the significance of the ending line of Brokeback Mountain?

The last words in Ang Lee's movie Brokeback Mountain (2005) are: Jack, I swear... said by the protagonist, Ennis del Mar. What is he going to swear?
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Where did they get the background music for “The Magic Roundabout”?

In pretty much every episode of the original series of The Magic Roundabout, there was some jazzy background music. For example, this one (from 1:50 and more from 3:27), this one (from 2:05) and this ...
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What is the round object given to Philippe by Papa Rudy?

What is the roundish object given to Philippe by Papa Rudy in The Walk (2015)? It appears to bear some resemblance to a tape measure. And what is the significance of the scene near the end when Jeff ...
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Why did the astronaut want Catherine to run the numbers?

In the movie Hidden Figures, where the background exceptional work of Catherine helped the struggling USA to keep up with Soviet Union, a scene arrives - towards the end of the movie, where the ...
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Is this line delivered by Arsenio Hall an homage to a film, made 12 year prior?

Below are excerpts of these two screenplays. The delivery of the lines suggests that John Landis and crew (of Amazon...) may have been paying homage to the Philip Marlowe noir detective drama of a ...
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Why did Fury (2014) end this way?

This movie is recently released and I'm sure some movie fanatics have seen it here. Warning: this question has spoilers. Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and ...
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How does humanity survive after half of the population returns?

In the Avengers the villain snaps his fingers and half the universe population disappears. Later, after several years have passed this half returns, effectively doubling the world population in one ...
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Is there a terminology for this scene transitioning technique?

In movies such as One Last Dance, We see: Time stamp: 0:01, a pair of hands being washed off blood, this pair of hands opening up is transitioned from a bullet ...
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Why does Schofield hear church bells when the church is on fire?

In the middle of 1917, Schofield is in Ècoust. He sees a church on fire and then hides in a French woman's apartment. There he hears bell ringings. Which bells are these? The church is on fire, the ...
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Was Rami Malek singing or lipsyncing?

In Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek played Freddie Mercury from Queen. In the scenes where his character was singing, was the actor really singing with his voice, or only lipsyncing to recordings of ...
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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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Did Hope know her blood would heal Jossie Saltzman

In the latest Legacies episode (S01E16), Hope went to Triad Organisation's place (in GA) to save Landon. After she reached there, Landon told her about Malivore and its/his history, might have ...
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The baby in “The Wind”

In the movie The Wind (2018), whose baby was Emma carrying? We're shown that Lizzy kills Emma, but was this because Lizzy was going crazy or was Emma actually sleeping around with Isaac?
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What happened to Jessie Quick?

In season 8 episode 1 of Arrow it is seen that So, what happened to Jessie Quick and HR as a consequence of this event?
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Why does Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard utter gibberish in the middle of his speech?

In BlacKkKlansman (2018), after the opening scene of Gone with the Wind, Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard appeared on the screen and gave a speech: Is the final nail in a black coffin towards America ...
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What does this mean in 3 from hell?

In the movie 3 from Hell, when Captain Spaulding is interviewed before his execution, he says: Captain Spaulding: What's the difference between a dead squirrel lying in the road and a dead clown ...
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Why did Williamson lie to Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross?

I loved Glengarry Glen Ross but there is one thing I still find strange. Why did Williamson lie to Roma about the contract before? I mean, if the contract was stolen Roma should have gone back to ...
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Why did Carroll Shelby toss a nut into the Ferrari pit?

At the event of Le Mans in Ford v Ferrari, Carroll Shelby picks a spare wheel nut and intentionally pitches it near to the Ferrari pit, which caused chaos among their pit crew members. Did that ...
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How much money did this Evil advertising promotion cost the Network?

Being a pretty big fan of Robert & Michelle King's TV series, I also watch their latest venture, Evil on CBS. The series is about examining evil in the world in various forms, as the characters ...
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Why did humanity need to work together to get the Aliens' gift if Louise had it already?

I didn't understand why exactly the aliens wanted Earth's nations to cooperate in order to receive. It seems the gift was the language which allowed one to see the future, but Abbott and Costello ...
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Does the movie explain what IT is?

If you've read the books or watched the miniseries, it's explained in there what IT is, i.e. But is this actually explicit in the 2017 movie? IT doesn't leave enough evidence or has enough witnesses, ...
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How and why does Jason Bourne find Marie at the end of The Bourne Identity?

At the end of The Bourne Identity we see Bourne find Marie somewhere in Greece, even though she is in hiding. How does he find her? If he can find her so can other agencies. Why would he do it if he ...
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How did they make cars fall apart in old movies?

A staple of old Buster Keaton/Laurel and Hardy films is the car that falls completely apart, either when closing one of the doors or even when driving, like so: How exactly did they pull these ...
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How could Gordon Ramsay close restaurants in Kitchen Nightmares

Ive been re-watching all Kitchen Nightmares episodes lately (nostalgia, I guess) and I have always had the question: How could Gordon Ramsay shut down a restaurant? I mean in what sense does he '...
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Is Hamilton the biggest film acquisition in history?

Coming from an article at Deadline with the headline, Disney Paid $75 Million For Worldwide Movie Rights To Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’; Biggest Film Acquisition Deal Ever? and then goes onto ...
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Why do the Avengers have bad radio discipline?

I have been thinking about the communication between team members in the Avengers movies, primarily when they talk over their team radio net. It seems like they have very little radio discipline in ...
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Was the language real?

In the movie Isle of Dogs most of the human characters speak Japanese. Was it real Japanese language, or was it only some mumbling pretending to be Japanese or some funny lines that only a Japanese-...
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Is this scene from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. essentially a realistic depiction of filming a fight scene?

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 episode 15, Spacetime, there's a scene in which a bunch of agents are essentially rehearsing a big fight. It features Agent May very obviously pulling her punches ...
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Which was the audience of “El Chavo” in the mid 70's?

According to El Chavo del Ocho At its peak of popularity during the mid-1970s, it had a Latin American audience of 350 million viewers per episode But according to Latin America population in ...
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Why do old gun fight scenes sound so weird and cartoonish?

In older movies (pre-90's), many gun fight scenes have cartoon sounds. I can almost imagine the scene drawn and the words KAPOING, POW, ZOINK being shown. Here's an example from 007. ...
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Why didn't the USS Nathan James use air defense with SM-2 and ESSM in the opening scene?

In the series The Last Ship in S1 E1 they have an Arleigh Burke class destroyer which supposedly is at EMCON Alpha (radio silence). At some point they notice some enemy helicopters approaching the ...
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Why does the Night King look to the left before resurrecting the dead bodies in S05E08?

Before resurrecting the people who died in the Massacre at Hardhome in Game of Thrones S05E08, the Night King looks to his left (the right from the camera/viewer's perspective), and Jon Snow then ...
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Movies without Film score/background music

Few years ago I saw L'enfant (2005) and I was very surprised that there's no film score throughout the movie. I think (not 100% sure) Keane (2004) also doesn't have background score. Is there any ...
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What are the 'true events'?

The title sequence of the film Check Point has a part that says "Inspired By True Events". The story is about a sleeper cell of insurgents who plan to hijack the USS North Carolina from its permanent ...
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What was the first occurrence of background music turning out to be diegetic music for comedic purposes?

There are a lot of music which have this joke: The actor moves through a scene with background music playing, when the actor acknowledges the musicians in the scene for comical effect. I think by now ...
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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 portrayed as a successful business man, who … does treat people from a different degree badly … think it's ...
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In Uncut Gem, how does Arno stop/steal Howard's first bet winning?

In the movie, Uncut Gem, Howard pawns Kevin Garnett's NBA championship ring and uses that money to bet on Kevin Garnett upcoming match. Howard ends up winning that bet but when confronted by his debt ...
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Why didn't Harvey Specter send Mike Ross to get a law degree instead of hiring him immediately? [duplicate]

Points to notice: Harvey Specter was clearly impressed by Mike Ross' ability. Mike Ross wanted to get out of criminal activity. Mike Ross stated that he always wanted to be a lawyer, but he was ...
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Why does Sherlock say he knows ash?

In the pub scene of season 3, episode 2 The Sign Of Three Sherlock says: I know ash. Don't tell me I don't! And the guy Sherlock is talking to attempts to punch Sherlock in his face in the very ...
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What's the goal of Adam and Claudia?

What's the goal of each Adam and Claudia? It seems to me that Adam would like to end time which sounds like he would like to break the cycle while Claudia would like to keep it?

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