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Why did Mank ask such question here?

On a bed, Mank dictates his script to Rita, who is sitting infront of him. Then he takes up a swatter, he takes casual aim at a housefly. He asks her to fetch a cup of tea, so she gets up to get their ...
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Who is Carmine in A Bronx Tale?

At the end of A Bronx Tale (1993), Joe Pesci makes a cameo appearance at... ...introducing himself to Calogero as Carmine and asking if he remembered him. Was this character actually shown earlier in ...
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Who is Susie's mother to Mother Suspiriorum?

Major spoilers There is much debate as to whether Susie was Mother Suspiriorum all along, became her at some point or emerged from within her. However, what I find more perplexing is the role of Susie'...
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Why did US Navy sailors apologize for swearing, even in front of C.O.?

USN sailors apologizing for swearing, accurate? Why apologize? Don't sailors cuss? USN sailor said "Son of a bitch ricocheted off the surface" in front of Commander Ernest Krause. Then ...
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Why don't soldiers use guns in Dune 2021?

In the movie Dune, we can see: Paul trains himself fighting with a dagger House of Atredies soldiers fighting with swords during a bombardment from outer-space House of Atredies guards fighting with ...
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What is the 5:31 referring to in Mad Men?

In season 1 episode 7: Red in the Face, there was this exchange: Roger: What are you up to tonight? Don: I'm on the 5:31. Roger: Reservations at home. I've had those. What does the 5:31 refer to? I ...
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What kind of person is Catelyn Stark? [closed]

I've just watched S02E08. Beforehand I thought Catelyn Stark was a strong and sensible woman in the sense that she should strive together with her son to win this war, just as shown in the previous ...
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What age would Jack Napier (The Joker) be while fighting The Batman?

In the movie Batman (1989), Jack Napier/The Joker is shown to have killed Bruce Wayne's parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. Jack Napier looks like he would have been in his mid-20s or early 30s during ...
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Bow and Gift Box symbolism throughout Squid Game

Throughout the 9 episodes of Squid Game (2021), there are several instances of gift boxes with bows on them. The main character, Seong Gi-hun, tried desperately to retrieve a gift box from a coin ...
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Is "Mr Puzzle Wants You to Be Less Alive" a Netflix production?

I've seen several articles claim that Mr Puzzle Wants You to Be Less Alive is an official Netflix release done in conjunction with Keaton Patti. Netflix explains, “We worked with Keaton Patti to make ...
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What is it called when a static image is used to texture a moving object?

While watching Chowder on Hulu I noticed that some items like clothing seem to have a static background while characters move, giving an illusion that the design or pattern on their clothing is ...
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Moby Dick reference in Mank (2020)

Orson Welles put Mank under contract to write the first draft screenplay for "Citizen Kane" under the supervision of  John Houseman. Mank is former partner in the Mercury Theatre, Welles's ...
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Why did the kid yelled "Banzai" instead of its Korean equivalent in Squid Game? [closed]

In the opening scene of the Squid Game, it is shown that after winning the "squid game", a kid yelled Banzai in the Korean audio. In this context, it means "victory". But the word ...
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"Well we gave him the molasses, now let's feed him the sulfa." In Harm's Way (1965)

The clip from Otto Preminger's 1965 In Harm's Way (a film overflowing with familiar names), begins with Henry Fonda's character "Admiral Nimitz (referred to as 'CINCPAC II')" saying the line:...
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How do teleprompters work at award ceremonies?

In award ceremonies, there are often long comedy monologues and I wonder, do the hosts memorize them or is there a teleprompter somewhere? I never see a teleprompter. Is it a gigantic screen up in the ...
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Why is Kryptonite lethal to Superman?

I've been a fan of Superman for decades and I've always wondered why would a piece of his planet be lethal to him? Am I misunderstanding the significance of what Kryptonite is?
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Why did He Who Remains choose Loki as a possible successor?

To me, Loki seems to be the worst possible choice for the job, so why did He Who Remains choose Loki in the finale of the show Loki to be his possible successor?
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Why did the game not get terminated when the majority voted to stop the game

After the first game, the remaining players decide to take a vote to stop the game. Before the vote, the following is told: [masked manager] If you wish to give up on playing, the 25.5 billion won ...
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Did Strange Supreme's power accruing scene include any significant cameo?

In What If...? episode four, when Dr. Strange was trying to acquire powers from other beings and became Strange Supreme, do any of those beings have any significance in reference to the Marvel comics?
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Who is Tatum referring to when she said "Cut, Casper. That's a wrap!" in Scream?

In Scream (1996), as Tatum starts realizing the severity of the situation and that Ghostface isn't pulling a prank she says, "Cut, Casper. That's a wrap!" What is the meaning behind this ...
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a close shot in music video (fisheye ? prob. not )

I was watching this music video, and my question is about the shot at minute 1:04 -> 1:06, where he leans into the camera and the background seems with no movements. Does this effect have a name?
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Why didn't Amenadiel use his freeze time when searching for Dan?

In Lucifer S05e15 Is This Really How It's Going To End?, Dan Espinoza gets kidnapped by a group of mercenaries when he's investigating a murder. Dan's friends get together and start searching for him. ...
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How was this player going to survive the third game?

Spoilers for the ending of Squid Game: Game 1 (Red Light, Green Light) and 2 (Sugar Honeycombs), he wins easily, since they're individual games and he knows what they are in advance. However, Game 3 (...
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Do the player numbers have any symbolism or significance?

In Squid Game, each of the 456 players is assigned a unique number from 001 to 456. E.g., the protagonist, Gi-hun's player number is the last number, "456", while Il-nam's (the old man) ...
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What does VIP imply by "games in Korea were the best"?

In episode 07 of Squid Game Season 01, a set of VIPs arrive at the island to view the final set of games in person. Amidst the discussions one of them comments “The games in Korea were the best”. The ...
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Meaning of the shapes used in Squid Game?

Related to the 2021 Netflix original Korean series Squid Game. Throughout the series, we see these 3 particular shapes popping up; Square, Circle and Triangle. First we see them printed in the card ...
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Plan for Tug of War game with odd number of players?

In the 2021 Netflix series Squid Game, round 3 was Tug of War, which made the remaining 80 players divide into 8 teams of 10 members each, for a deadly tug of war game where each 2 randomly selected ...
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Why does Marty give the colt peacemaker to Seamus at the end of Back to the Future Part 3?

Everything seems to have some sort of meaning, but the peacemaker just feels random.
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Why are there visual representations of elements during attacks in Demon Slayer?

In Demon Slayer, there are; When watching the show, they are often represented visually, but so far (and from my research), I can't seem to figure out a reason why it would be important for them to ...
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What are the precedents for the game elements of "Squid Game" beyond "Battle Royale"?

Having watched Squid Game, I have the feeling that, while it is very different from Battle Royale, there are a number of elements that the two works have in common, in the way that the game is ...
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Number of players left in Squid Game after the fourth game?

The contest in Squid Game consists of six games, and initially there are 456 contestants. We know that, after the first two games and the nocturnal brawl, there are exactly 80 players remaining. They ...
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Why did Hermie do this to Joe?

Joe and Hermie are sitting in a corner of a restaurant. They discuss the Screen Writers Guild: Joe: Hermie, the guild's in its infancy. It needs you. Hermie: You're telling me. What writer failed to ...
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Why was Mickey framed?

According to this review, in Payback (2021), the whole mob gang designed a shoot-out and framed Mickey for manslaughter. Why was Mickey framed? What was the gang's objective?
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Why didn't Mickey testify before court?

In Payback (2021), at 25:51 the dialog goes like this -- Mickey: Mr. Strauss, I didn't do this. Slava sent me to the store. Ruslan killed those men. Strauss: Are you prepared to testify to that? ...
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How much of No Time to Die is actually shot in ScreenX format?

My local cinema has a couple of ScreenX theaters where No Time to Die is showing. But this article says that only some parts of the film extend to the side walls: "No Time To Die" in ...
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In Silicon Valley 04x02, did Gavin Belson acquire a free license to Richard's algorithm in his deal with Dinesh?

Spoilers for Silicon Valley's first 4 seasons (read at your own risk) In Silicon Valley, season 4 episode 2, Terms of Service, Dinesh as CEO of Piper Chat ends up giving away his company to Hooli and ...
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How is this style of cartoon animation produced?

Back in the early 1990s, America's Funniest Home Videos briefly featured an animated sidekick called Stretchy McGillicuddy: As you can see from the clip, the human ...
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How are some scenes for movies shot especially for iPhone viewing?

In his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rami Malek discusses how certain scenes in No Time to Die (2021) were shot especially for the IMAX version. But he also mentioned that some are also shot ...
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Why are all good movies restricted in Egypt? [closed]

Starting from youtube movies to other websites like crackle, all of them are restricted in Egyp. I provided some screenshots as examples but almost all websites with good Hollywood movies and Canadian ...
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Why is the disney logo in Hercules the cgi intro while the Emperor's New Groove uses older logo?

I was re-watching The Emperor's New Groove and noticed that it used the old Disney castle intro where the castle is filled in on a blue background from the top down. This is different than the Disney ...
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Is the story ever evolved?

Watching The Prisoner for the first time I have seen 3 episodes now. While I find the setting intriguing, I get the feeling that the situation won't change. That at the end of each episode we will not ...
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Apple TV "See" series - are the knots a real form of communication?

In the Apple TV Series "See", are the strings they read real? I think the last episode or 2 I heard them called knots. Just curious if it's a real way of communications or made up. Doesn't ...
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Was Tyler Durden's "question of etiquette" a common adage?

When Tyler Durden got up after meeting the Narrator (AKA Jack), he stated the following: Now, a question of etiquette – as I pass, do I give you the ass or the crotch? This was in reference to ...
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Is Silvio Dante wearing a wig in The Sopranos?

In The Sopranos, behind the scenes, Silvio actor Steven Van Zandt gave up his trademark bandana for an equally signature well-coiffed pompadour toupee. But within the continuity of The Sopranos, is ...
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How does Arthur manage to get into the cave?

In the movie Bone Tomahawk, we learn that in order to get into the cannibals' cave, the only way is dragged up via ropes. Arthor, with a broken leg, manages to get into the cave. The question is how? ...
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Why did Sergeant Dignam provoke Billy Costigan so much?

Why did Sergeant Dignam provoke Billy Costigan so much in The Departed (2006)? I mean both Colin and Sergeant Dignam attended an interview for a state trooper. But Sergeant Dignam provokes only Billy ...
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Why is Michael Burry's assistant shown working at a convenience store stocking Red Bull?

In The Big Short, Michael Burry has a recurring assistant character throughout the movie. As his firm continues to lose money, the staff dwindles until only the assistant character is left. He asks ...
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How are the guards recruited?

We see that in Squid Game, there are a large number of guards who oversee the games. Of course, we are given some idea of how the contestants are recruited—they are extensively surveilled and then ...
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How do the organizers keep the game secret?

In Squid Game, we see that a standard method of recruitment for the titular lethal competition is playing an extended game with candidates in highly surveilled subway stations, which seems to involve ...
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Why did the Front Man join the organization?

In the penultimate episode, it is revealed that is the Front Man, the leader of the game. He becomes so dedicated to the game, in fact, that he is willing to kill the aforementioned character with ...

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