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Why is Pulp Fiction's opening scene different to the one near the end?

It clearly looks like a continuity error, but if IMDb's Pulp Fiction FAQ page is to be believed: Why is what Yolanda says in the beginning different from what she says at the end? Tarantino has ...
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Is the title of The Man With the Golden Gun deliberately deceptive, or is something missing from the adaptation?

I don't believe there was any intended deception. The films were adapted from two separate novels with those respective titles, which had two distinct villains. For Goldfinger, they chose to simplify ...
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Why is Kirk's middle initial wrong in series 1 episode 3 of Star Trek?

It was a mistake. Out of universe, just a production goof. In universe, Gary Mitchell made a human error. From Memory Alpha: The gravestone Mitchell creates for Kirk says "James R. Kirk". ...
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How long did it take the space marines in Aliens to reach planet LV-426?

Ripley's shuttlecraft "Narcissus" floated through from the outer rim where LV-426 was, all the way into the core worlds. She's found, and taken to Gateway Station, a space station orbiting around/near ...
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Why isn't James Bond a code name?

On the technical side, as Jonny Bones said, because Ian Fleming didn't write a code-name, he wrote a character. A character with his own backstory, personality, mannerisms likes & dislikes. A ...
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What is the history of the Tesseract in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking into account the events of 'Captain Marvel'?

So, official Tesseract timeline: Captain America: The First Avenger • hidden for thousands of years in Asgardian mural, uncovered by Red Skull • burned through hull of plane, fell ...
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Why isn't James Bond a code name?

There's no concrete answers to why it's never acknowledged, but as Johnny Bones points outs, most of the films are based on books (Film to the left, book to the right): Dr. No (1962) — Dr. No (...
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When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?

I think it has to do with how technology has changed since then. During that time, we could only 'time-shift' TV shows with: VCRs (notoriously hard to program) Betamax (while it lasted) Now we have:...
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Is the title of The Man With the Golden Gun deliberately deceptive, or is something missing from the adaptation?

The title is a deliberate riff on The Man With The Golden Arm . I don't think there was ever any intent to tie it back to Auric G, but rather to create an "in-joke" in the title. Fleming ...
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Is Disney+'s Moon Knight considered to be Canon to the MCU or other Disney Marvel productions?

As per official wording yes it's canon to MCU “Moon Knight is very much in the MCU,” executive producer Grant Curtis tells Inverse. “The observant viewer is going to hear and see those Easter eggs we ...
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When a TV commercial shows for a split second then cuts off, what is happening?

There are many possible reasons for this. Assuming automated control: A sequence of commercials has been cued up to play from a video server, and then one was removed from the schedule after the ...
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"Fland Canyon" and Maude

Based on your comment: @Walt I agree, but such a significant event surely must lie on a static timeline. There is no static timeline, at least not to the degree that you're expecting it to exist. ...
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Longest Continuous Plotline Across a Series of Films

According to Wikipedia's entry for Blondie (the comic strip), of the 28 movies made based on the strip, at least the first 14 were a continuous series meeting your definition: Blondie was adapted ...
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Why did Uncle Jesse's last name change?

John Stamos' character was originally named Jesse Cochran; Stamos reportedly wanted his character to better reflect his Greek heritage so producers decided to change the character's surname to ...
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AvP and Covenant Timeline conflict?

AvP is not canon. From here: the promotional website Weyland Industries retconned the AvP movies from the canon by having Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce, pictured below) as the founder of Weyland Corp, as ...
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Is Broccoli Rob dead?

It seems you simply misunderstood the quote. Here's the full quote: Andy: [reading Cornell magazine] Whoa. Libby Dirketts got married. Big Red mazel tov to the Libster. Ooh, says here Dan Becker ...
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What is the connection between the first and second parts of Full Metal Jacket?

It can be argued that Joker is the main character since he narrates the film and it basically follows his experiences. During the time period depicted (1967-68) soldiers were commonly sent directly ...
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How does Animatrix fit into the Matrix movies world?

The Animatrix has both prequel stories, as well as concurrent stories to the Matrix. One of the stories even becomes explicitly canon when the protagonist of it becomes a minor but important character ...
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How does the USS Franklin fit in the pre-Kelvin Timeline?

Three options: The Franklin (out of universe, named after the director's father, Frank Lin) is the first Warp 4 ship. Essentially a precursor to the NX-class. Aesthetics aside, it does at least share ...
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Was the Starfleet officer connected to the later series?

Word of God: Simon Pegg - co-writer of Beyond - has said that the character is a nod to Tom Paris, and is probably his grandmother. http://twitter.com/startrekchina/status/766502895575367680
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Is there any explanation for the differences to the existing Harry Potter timeline?

You're actually taking the word of Grindelwald (who lies and charms his way to get things done) very seriously. For all we know, Grindelwald could be lying. Here are a few reasons why I think GG is ...
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What is the connection between the first and second parts of Full Metal Jacket?

I don’t think Joker completely buys into the military mind-set the way the others do, so it not very likely he will talk about boot-camp with other members of his graduating class when he runs into ...
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Longest Continuous Plotline Across a Series of Films

New Answer: It is The Land Before Time. There have been 14 movies in the series, but the 13th one is reboot. So, if we don't count it, there are still 12. The Land Before Time is a franchise of ...
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Longest Continuous Plotline Across a Series of Films

The Up documentary series currently consists of nine films spanning 55 years. The original film, Seven Up!, was released in 1964 and featured interviews with several 7-year-old British children from a ...
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What is the connection between Skyline (2010) and Beyond Skyline (2017)?

How the movies are really connected? Beyond Skyline is direct sequel to Skyline and takes place just after the events of first film. Jarrod's transformation happened in Skyline and Elaine and Jarrod ...
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What is the significance of the piece of leather Manco wears around his right wrist?

El Indio doesn't give the piece to Manco. It's already his. In earlier scenes, you can see Manco wearing it. I imagine it's some sort of brace for the wrist to help with recoil, and also that it's the ...
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Longest Continuous Plotline Across a Series of Films

Beating the 14 movie streak of the Blondie movies, we now have 23 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man The Incredible Hulk Iron Man 2 Thor Captain America: The First Avenger Marvel's The ...
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Why is everyone surprised by Jack-Jack's powers?

They couldn't see what was going on when Syndrome kidnapped Jack Jack. Jack Jack starts displaying his powers when he and Syndrome are waaay up in the air. Here's the family's POV: Those two blue ...
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Possible continuity error in The Nun?

Maurice they show in The Conjuring is 20 years older than the one in The Nun. This movie takes place 20 years before The Conjuring where they show the case of Maurice. They also mention "20 Years ...
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Does Titans TV serial share the same universe as other DC TV serials?

Not yet In the words of Marc Guggenheim himself: “Great question, again, above my pay grade,” Guggenheim replied. “I will say this, the one thing I’ve learned is 'never say never.' I could not ...
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