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On the TV show Blindspot, have they ever explained the source of the knowledge behind the tattoos?

The premise of the show is that amnesiac Jane Doe has been copiously covered with tattoos by one or conspirators and delivered into the hands of an FBI team. Each week the team "solves" the puzzle of ...
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Did Jamal miss the second shot on purpose?

In one of the last scenes of Finding Forrester, Jamal the basketball player needs to goal in one of the two shots. He misses the first shot which seems normal considering the pressure on the ...
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Why doesn’t Everett react to Big Dan’s beating?

In “O brother, where art thou?” (2000), there’s a scene in which Big Dan (John Goodman) starts teaching Everett (George Clooney) and Delmar (Tim Blake) a lesson and ends up beating them mercilessly: ...
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Recurring song in the movie 'Titanic'

In the movie Titanic by James Cameron, the popular song Come Josephine in My Flying Machine features twice. As per Wikipedia: Fragments of the song are sung a cappela in the movie Titanic (1997), ...
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Why does Josh have a gun range target in his office?

In Season 1 Episode 5, The Crackpots and These Women, I noticed for the first time that Josh Lyman has a paper gun range target in his office: I just started rewatching The West Wing, and considering ...
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What was the first movie depicting a bat wielding educational professional?

The tough education professional who wields a baseball bat to bring order to a troubled school has become something of a trope. I'm wondering what the first appearance was. Morgan Freeman depicted ...
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How does Captain Salazar know about the compass?

When Jack Sparrow gives away his compass and releases the Silent Mary from Devil's Triangle, Captain Salazar immediately knows that Sparrow has given away the compass. How does he know about Jack's ...
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Why did Rumpelstiltskin and Regina remain aware of their normal selves during the curse?

Having completed the first season, it's evident that Rumpelstiltskin and Regina are aware of their former selves while living in Storeybrooke. Why is this? Would it be because they respectively ...
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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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Why didn't Mello see Shinigami after touching the Death Note in Episode 29?

In the 29th episode of Death Note (Father), a third Shinigami (Sidoh) arrived on Los angels to get his notebook back. He needed the current owner,(which was one of the Mello's subordinate, Jack ...
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Why can't Kami revive people himself?

The eternal dragons are limited to the power of their makers, so wouldn't that mean that everything Shenron can do, Kami can do as well? When Krillin tries to ask Shenron to defeat the Saiyans, the ...
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How does Wynn know Jamie's baby is at Tommy Doyle's house?

In Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Wynn is found sitting in TV room with his followers at Tommy Doyle's house where Jamie's baby is there. Actually, Jamie hid her baby when she died, so Tommy ...
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Why does Avanthika have no dialogues in Baahubali The Conclusion?

In Baahubali II, why does Avanthika's role have no dialogues? Is there any reason for it? They completely neglected this character - why? In the first movie they showed this role very well.
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Why does Barbara refer to Sheba with an “S” at times when writing in her diary?

In Notes on a Scandal, Barbara is continuously writing in her diary throughout the film while it is being narrated by her character. Barbara is writing about Sheba for the majority of the film and ...
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Why did Catherine Tramell use the pseudonym “Catherine Woolf”?

In Basic Instinct, Catherine Tramell writes under the pseudonym "Catherine Woolf". Is there ever an explanation given as to why she chose that particular pseudonym? Does the name have any ...
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Was Miss Beadle the inspiration for Clara Clayton in BttF3?

Watching "Back to the Future III", I realized that Clara Clayton - the schoolteacher that Doc Brown falls head-over-heels for, is a dead-ringer for Miss Beadle, the schoolteacher for much of "Little ...
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Watermark or Encoding Error?

I was watching a show on Netflix this evening and a strange image flashed on the screen like a subliminal message ... I scrubbed back a few seconds and found the frame in question. This does not look ...
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Danny's phone in Iron Fist

In episode 11 of Iron Fist Danny says to Davos after breaking his phone because hand may track them, that he left his phone back at the compound. But he has a phone in the next episode when Bakuto ...
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Is the change in camera handling, related to the characters state of mind?

In the movie Carnage 2011 by Roman Polanski, we see a gradual change in the camera handling style. When the film starts almost all the scenes are shot with fixed point camera view. But as gradually ...
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How are film festivals like BQFF able to bypass CBFC certification?

I have heard about film festivals like BQFF, etc. where they show films which have even failed to clear CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification)'s certification or few might not even applied for it. ...
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Why does Alice get the lake in with the kayak?

At the end of Friday the 13th, after she killed Pamela, Alice takes a canoe and enters the lake. Why does she do it? Why she doesn't take the car with Pamela reached the camp and drive to the near ...
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Why was Kes ignored in Year of Hell?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Before and After," Kes shifts backwards through time. Part of this time is spent during the "Year of Hell", during which she learns vital information about the ...
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Reference for Lorax 35-day calendar

My daughter is still in love with The Lorax (2012), although (luckily for me) we don't watch it as often as we used to. Today we had it on TV, when I realized there was a calendar Ted's room, and I ...
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What is the significance of the scene the proprietor is watching during the “laundry scene”?

In Ninja Assassin, the hero, played by Rain, is attacked in a laundromat by an assassin played by Linh Đan Phạm. The scene is cut with shots of the proprietor of ...
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Were Craig Bierko and Yvonne Zima cast due to their physical resemblance of one another?

In The Long Kiss Goodnight, Charly informs Timothy that her daughter, Caitlin, whom she has been raising for the past 8 years, is his biological child. Charly begs Timothy to look into Caitlin's eyes ...
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Is Dusty the doctor that Royal did malpractice work for?

In The Royal Tenenbaums, we meet "Dusty" (Seymour Cassel) as an elevator operator at the Royal Palace Hotel. He seems to have a very congenial relationship with Royal Tenenbaum. Later, Royal asks for "...
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Is the phone ringing scene from RGV's Company inspired from another movie?

In Ram Gopal Varma's Bollywood film Company (2002), there is a scene where phones all around the world ring to spread the news about the clash between Chandu and Mallik followed by an extensive gang ...
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Why does Thana in “Ms. 45” decide to move some body parts from the refrigerator to an unrefrigerated closet?

In Abel Ferrara’s film Ms. 45 (1981) Thana—the main protagonist—kills a rapist in her apartment, dismembers the body, places the body parts in garbage bags and then places the body parts in her—now ...
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How closely related are Teorema (1968), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) and Visitor Q (2001)?

There are obvious strong parallels but I haven't see any interviews with Mazursky or Miike discussing the Pasolini film. The core relationship is that all three films involve a mysterious visitor who ...
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Which movie first did the chase sequence/pane of glass gag?

There's a common gag/cliche/trope/whatever in chase sequences in movies/tv/cartoons where two people are carrying a window/mirror/pane of glass across a road that gets smashed during the chase. In ...
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Is Malick's Tree of Life a “too masculine” movie?

It's not a secret that all of Malick's movies revolve around male characters. Nevertheless, I was a bit impressed when checking this infography about how a set of critics commissioned by the BBC voted ...
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What was the ship under construction initially called?

In Star Trek Beyond, there was a ship under construction on the massive moon space station Yorktown. This ship is rechristened as the USS Enterprise-A (NCC-1701-A) after the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) ...
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Did the paranormal debunker meet his end?

In the new Ghostbusters film, there's a character named Martin Heiss, played by Bill Murray. He's a famous debunker of claims of the paranormal. When he finally had direct evidence of ghosts I ...
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How many acts do the AGT judges actually see?

When the auditions for America's Got Talent (AGT) air, they show this huge hall with what appears to be several hundred people waiting to go on stage. Now I realize only a small number of acts that ...
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What is the first movie where the voice of the receiving person can be heard in phone conversations?

In classic movies, they simply mute the receiving person's voice in phone conservation scenes. So what is the first movie where we hear the receiver's voice in the phone conversation?
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Who actually lives in Tomorrowland?

This is going to be pretty much all spoilers, but here we go. The premise of Tomorrowland is that some of the world's brightest minds have found another dimension, and intend to use it as an ...
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The dark one appearance

When Rumpelstiltskin an Nimue became "the dark one," they both changed their look - specifically their skin. They had a greenish skin tone so that they resembled more of a "crocodile." But when Emma ...
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What are the reasons behind the shorter Italian version of Cool Hand Luke?

I might have seen Cool Hand Luke, as a kid for the first time on Italian TV, probably when I was 10-12 years old (so we're talking about 1984-86) when the movie was already a classic (although in the ...
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Why does Lorenzo de Medici never ask about his daughters?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorenzo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...
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Why is the Ucayali in Werner Herzog's 'Fitzcarraldo' flowing in the wrong direction?

In Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, when they move the ship from the top of the hill down to the Ucayali, the water is flowing from left to right. But according to the maps shown and the sketch drawn by ...
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Was Barbara Kean always intended to be like this?

In Gotham season 2, it was shown that Was that always intended to be like this from the beginning or was it changed later on, due to the bad reception of her character or not getting access to a few ...
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Why was the actor who played Kreese in Community credited as 'Someone Else'?

In Community Season 6 Episode 4 in the stage adaption of Karate Kid, the actor who plays 'Kreese' (real actor in film was Jess Allen playing Kreese in the original was Martin Kove ) is given the ...
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What was the original plan?

At the ending of Man on a Ledge, Nick Casidy is able to prove his innocence by showing publicly that the bad guy still has the diamond in his possession, which proves that Nick never stole it. This ...
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Are Matt LeBlanc's financial troubles a caricature of Nicolas Cage?

In the Showtime/BBC series Episodes, Matt LeBlanc plays himself. In the latest season (Season 4), a key plot point involves Matt facing financial problems along with overdue taxes. I couldn't help ...
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How did they get the baby actor in Tootsie to repeatedly turn its head away from food?

In Tootsie, they have a scene where the baby keeps turning it's head away as a spoon is brought close to it's mouth. Usually the only role for a baby in a movie is crying but this seems more complex ...
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Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after being with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the camera ...
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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Who translated the book “The Lady With a Little Dog” used in movie “The Reader”?

I found the Anton Chekov story "The Lady With the Dog", which is translated by Constance Garnett. It does not match with the story read by Michael in the movie "The Reader". Can anyone tell me who ...
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What was the matter with the woman in the bathroom?

During the beginning of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Prof. Bower enters his hotel room and surprises a naked woman that is taking a bath in his bathroom. She excuses herself and says that she's ...
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What is the meaning of the butterfly?

In the movie The Door (org.: Die Tür) there are repeated ocurrances of a butterfly. First of all David's daughter Leonie wants to go catching butterflies when her father doesn't have time for her and ...

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