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What does Adrian Monk mean by "B.M." in Monk?

BM is short for Bowel Movement: A bowel movement is the last stop in the movement of food through your digestive tract. Your stool passes out of your body through the rectum and anus. Another name ...
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Why do TV shows use multiple directors and screenwriters?

I believe it's mainly because of time constraints. TV shows produce a lot of content in a fairly small amount of time. By having multiple screenwriters and directors, they can prepare more content ...
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Why does John work for FBI and not CIA?

Theft is a police matter, not an intelligence matter. The CIA is an intelligence agency, not a police agency. The United States' federal police agency is the FBI. Yes, I know it is more complicated ...
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How does Quentin Tarantino write dialog for a language he doesn't speak?

Specifically for Inglorious Basterds, Tom Tykwer and Nicholas Richard are credited for "German Dialogue Translation" and "French Dialogue Translation" respectively: Tom Tykwer is ...
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Why so many writers for "Land of the Lost"?

This is/was entirely normal. It's likely that the writers were only responsible for writing perhaps a single episode or two...or perhaps just consulted on script/story re-writes. See the same list ...
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Was George Lucas inspired by philosophy of Buddhism or other philosophy to write the Star wars Scripts?

It seems he took references from all religions and amalgamated into the movie. From Bill Moyers' interview with George Lucas, Bill Moyers: Have you been influenced by Buddhism, because “Star Wars” ...
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Why did Die Hard change the name of Stockholm Syndrome?

Taken directly from the Wiki: Helsinki syndrome is a term sometimes used incorrectly instead of Stockholm syndrome. The confusion is often deliberate and used for ironic effect. It originates in the ...
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Did author David Mitchell have any influence on The Wachowski's TV series Sense 8?

Yes, David Mitchell was involved! (Thanks to BCdotWEB for leading me to the answer) In 2015, Mitchell contributed plotting and scripted scenes for the second season of the Netflix show Sense8. ...
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Why does John work for FBI and not CIA?

Actually there is a new television series in the 2021 seasion called FBI: International about a fictional team of FBI agents assigned to cases in Euorpe. The series follows the elite operatives in ...
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What does Adrian Monk mean by "B.M." in Monk?

Indeed. In grammar school here in the US, we were encouraged by the school nurse not call it "poop" or "caca", but the more discreet "BM" or "Bowel Movement". (...
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Was Rian Johnson told the answers to The Force Awakens’ mysteries?

In advance of the release of his new murder mystery film Knives Out (which has been getting great reactions), the British Film Institute hosted a Screen Talk with Rian Johnson where he spoke about his ...
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