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For the rebels, it's same reason they wear long trench coats and mostly black clothes. It's a stylistic choice, that both sells the rebels image, that they fly against convention, and the cyber punk look from futuristic stories like Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. When Morpheus meets Neo, he is wearing sunglasses, despite being inside a house during a ...


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Because Leonidas and Xerxes were actual historical figures that have well documented histories. Xerxes lived through the battle. Also The Battle of Thermopylae is a well-documented event. Taking artistic license, like having a spear graze Xerxes’ face is one thing. Changing historical fact like having Leonidas’ spear kill Xerxes would simply draw laughter ...


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It's a reference to the famous "Turing Test" - whether an artificial intelligence can convince a human that it itself is human. Turing's first version of this test was specifically called 'the imitation game'. The test was introduced by Turing in his 1950 paper, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence", while working at the University of Manchester. It ...


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The other answers already draw some really good connections to various parts of Turing's work, be it movie-related or more general. But we don't really need to stop there. In fact a big emphasis of the movie, beyond the WWII spy story that already offers many possibilities for "imitation", is the rather personal story of Alan Turing and his struggles with ...


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Most Pokemon go through 3 stages. why do they have to evolve? It's well known that the creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri, collected insects as a child, and, that by creating Pokemon, future kids would be able to collect and trade with friends their own kind of "insects". That being said, in the real world, many (if not most) insects undergo ...


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Aircraft carriers dominated battleships in naval fights. But there's reasons for that. The question you need to ask yourself is "would aircraft carriers dominate battleships in space too?" First, realize that aircraft carriers are no longer the king of naval battles. Missile cruisers are. Missiles have all the reasons why aircraft came to dominate naval ...


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He could have used any modern technology mobiles why a flip phone? That flip phone was originally sent to Tony by Captain America, at the end of Captain America: Civil War. Per the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers had broken up as a whole, and Captain America was considered by the government to be a fugitive. Towards the end of the film, ...


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In the continuation of this scene, Dr Jeremiah explains that difference: Dr Jeremiah: No assumption. Not at all. you misunderstand me, I said you are men of violence I'm not accusing you of being violent man It's quite different Please, please, edify us, Doc. You both served overseas Not much of a stretch, Doc. for all you know, we were ...


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Because apparently, Four is Death. from the TV Tropes page of the same name: In most Chinese languages and languages that borrow words from it, the words for "four" (四) and "death" (死) are written differently but pronounced similarly (somewhat like "sì" in Mandarin, "sei" in Cantonese, "shi" in Sino-Japanese, "tư" in Sino-Vietnamese, and "sa" in Sino-...


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It seems to be a name he gave himself when he was much younger. No date is given but, as I recall, he was nicknamed Indiana in the TV show The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992-93) We find out the origin of the name in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Sallah: Please — what is always with this "Junior"? Henry Jones Sr.: That's his name: ...


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The directors addressed this scene and their motivation directly, indicating that it was both a cultural homage and just a really good joke: The gag works. During copious test screenings, Moore and Howard say they can consistently count on hearing adults crack up at the reference, coursing through the audience like a ripple the kids never notice. ...


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For everyone but Jon... ...it doesn't really matter what the rules would strictly say about Jon's status: Castle Black has just been, essentially, invaded by an army of wildlings and a giant. He's their chosen leader. It doesn't really matter if he orders the execution as Lord Commander or conqueror, the result is the same. The rules are as irrelevant at ...


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From the script: From an interview with Uma Thurman: Why do they bleep your name? That one eludes me. You'll find out her name. You will definitely find out her name, I can tell you right now, but that'd ruin it. From an interview with Vivica A. Fox: What name do you and Uma say when they bleep it out? Beatrix. Her name is Beatrix. It is weird right? ...


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He is referring to Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird." In that story Atticus Finch was a lawyer who staunchly defended a black man whom everyone in town believed was guilty. Jameson calls Peter that because of Peter's rush to defend Spider Man.


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Actually, according to the script, that's Go, not Hex: All right, who's next? No, I've played enough "Go" for one day, thank you. Come on. I- I hate this game. Cowards, all of you! None of you rise to meet my challenge? Come on, Bender. Whoever wins,Sol does his laundry all semester. You can hear the conversation and that they clearly mention Go ...


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I suspect that this started with Roddenberry's vision of the Enterprise. He had some specific requirements... "We're [...] out in deep space, on the equivalent of a cruiser-size spaceship. We don't know what the mode of power is, but I don't want to see any trails of fire. No streaks of smoke, no jet intakes, rocket exhaust, or anything like that [...]....


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No and Yes According to various sources [one here], Francis Ford Coppola confirms on the DVD commentaries “It started out as an accident”, said Coppola in DVD commentaries, “but once we realized we had used oranges so frequently in the first movie, we used them purposefully in the others.” The saga ends with Michael dying, an orange in his hand. The ...


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Though, the title itself is quite ambiguous, but we can go through the movie plot and conclude it. Princess Leia is sensitive to the Force, but she is not a Jedi. She didn't get training as Jedi. Kylo Ren was trained as Jedi, but he was seduced by the dark side of the Force, so he is not a Jedi. Rey was just learning the ways of the Force, but wasn't ...


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My interpretation of this scene is not that Hank has the power to do this, but that he is able to talk "one law enforcement officer to another". Hank is in the DEA, not the local police force, so although undoubtedly he would be considered more senior, I don't think he would be able to 'pull rank' to get Walt Jr out of trouble. I don't believe that the cop ...


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The film has two posters The two beautifully minimalist posters of Yorgos Lanthimos’ dystopian movie The Lobster have been created by Greek designer Vasilis Marmatakis (cofounder, but no longer part, of MNP). The pair of posters feature once Colin Farrell, once Rachel Weisz, embracing a person-shaped void. - src And from IMDb plot synopsis: ...


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He worked in various positions throughout the series in a data processing company. He was initially a temp in data processing for five years and later promoted to data processing supervisor. This is shown in S01 E15 The One with the Stoned Guy From Wikipedia article of Chandler Bing, Chandler works as an IT procurements manager with the specialization ...


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It's not THAT easy. But the process is their tradition. Remember, the ruler of Wakanda is also given the powers of the Black Panther and is expected to protect the country from outsiders etc - so combat skills are definitely a requirement. However, when a King dies, the King's first born takes over - much like in any monarchy. The big difference here to ...


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He is obviously not Moriarty He most certainly is Moriarty. On the left is a picture of him, and on the right is the "chained guy" you describe: The Moriarty in Sherlock's mind palace appears to have lost his composure and gone a bit crazy, which is why they don't look identical, but to me they're still clearly the same person. Wikipedia and TV ...


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To Live as a Monster If he accepts his guilt and becomes sane he will become the Monster. His delusions are his brains way of removing this guilt and hiding the fact that he ignored his family, did not act on his wife's mental illness, allowed her to murder their children and then murdered her. By accepting what the doctors are telling him he will need to ...


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TL;DR: It's specifically because he's a being of logic. Also, because of love. First and foremost, it's important to remember Vision's original statement of loyalty from Age of Ultron. He is going to side with whichever group will protect life the best. CAPTAIN AMERICA: Are you? On our side? VISION: It's not that simple. (pause) I'm on the side of life. ...


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It isn't just in The Force Awakens that this is the case. The original trilogy drips with it: Colours of Red, white and black throughout the empire (the main colours of Fascism are Red, Black, White and Brown) The imperial symbol whose usage can be seen as akin to that of the swastika The Empire's troops being called Stormtroopers (the name given to Hitler'...


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The question is answered very well here in an AMC blog posting an interview with the actress who played Gretchen: Q: What’s it like have Bryan Cranston curse at you? A: Oh man, he’s a good actor. But it was easy because Vince Gilligan told us exactly what went down between the characters off screen: We were very much in love and we were to get ...


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Banner has not met Dr Strange, no. At least, not in the MCU prior to Infinity War anyway. However he just landed in a staircase, and was transforming back from the Hulk amidst the wreckage. I'd say that he'd be likely to be babbling about Thanos to anyone who would listen at that point, regardless of whether or not they could do anything about it. As it ...


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Apparently, it was mostly arbitrary. From a TCM article about the film: Some viewers may be surprised to learn that there was no major reason why Groundhog Day was the holiday chosen for the film's backdrop. In an online interview with [the film's] writer [Danny] Rubin, he explains: "There were many reasons that Groundhog Day was a good arbitrary ...


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