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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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Is the title “The Last Jedi” singular or plural? Despite what some translations may suggest, the title is singular. During an interview with ABC News, director Rian Johnson said: It's so funny when people started asking that, when the title was announced, because I never even pondered that question ... That seems like, to me, the most uninteresting ...


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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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"Break the internet" is a common phrase that's used to describe something that has become immensely popular in a short time, while "wreck the internet" is not a commonly used phrase (compare 1.2B Google hits for the former, and only 73M for the latter). Breaking the internet is seen as something positive for whatever broke it, while wrecking doesn't have ...


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According to an interview that Post Crescent had with Phil Johnston, the director of the film, it actually is because of "breaking the internet" being "a thing": In one of the trailers there's a scene where characters talk about "Ralph Wrecks the Internet" versus "Ralph Breaks the Internet". Was that basically a conversation you guys had at some point? ...


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It refers to a conversation between Clarice and Hannibal Lecter. In order for Lecter to help with her investigation, he demands she tell him information from her personal life, to satisfy his curiosity. Her story begins with her upbringing in West Virginia with her father. He was later shot. She lived with her mother, but was sent away to live with her ...


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Because there are eight con-women in this movie as there were 11, 12 and 13 con-men in the Ocean's trilogy... Based on Wikipedia: Ocean's Eleven: George Clooney as Danny Ocean Brad Pitt as Rusty Ryan Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell Don Cheadle as Basher Tarr Bernie Mac as Frank Catton Scott Caan as Turk Malloy Casey Affleck as Virgil Malloy Carl Reiner as ...


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Ok, in English this is gonna be weird to explain, but as this link explains, it has to do with the official patent designation. In Portugal, there is the woman "Primeiro-Ministro" (Prime-Minister in Male form), and a woman "Presidente" (President). What is officially registered for the post is "Capitão" (Captain), and as Carol Denvers is a former air force ...


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The title is referring to cars and the time it takes to steal one. The original movie's cover is: As it says: You can lock your car, but if [Maindrian Pace] wants it... it's Gone in 60 Seconds The 2000 remake takes the same title and overall plot. As Sudip Biswas pointed out, there is also a sign in the movie that reads: If you leave your car ...


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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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There's no doubt that Nikhil has the right answer for the question as posed, but it might be worth thinking about why they went with 8 and not 14 (as would have been next in the series), or 10 (just before 11) or any other number. I personally think they were reaching the limit for how many main characters they could have. When they wanted an all female ...


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How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d              ― Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard Charlie Kaufman, the sreenwriter of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, is kind of obsessed with ...


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The film is named after a street in Detroit, Michigan that is officially Michigan Highway M-102, specifically a portion that follows the locally named "8 Mile Road". In Detroit, particularly in previous decades, 8-Mile Road was a literal dividing line between two very racially distinct cultures. It runs along the boundary between two counties, one of which ...


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From IMDBs trivia page about the movie In the DVD commentary, Mel Brooks said that the working title for the film was "Tex X", as a reference to black Muslim leader Malcolm X. It was then switched to "Black Bart", then to "The Purple Sage". In either case, neither he nor the other writers thought those were great titles. Brooks says that one morning he ...


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The technique is specifically named in the film, as the literal meaning of the word matches well with it. Following is a dialogue from early in the film, for reference: COBB: What do you want from us? SAITO: Inception. ... SAITO: Is it possible? ARTHUR: Of course not. SAITO: If you can steal an idea from someone's mind, why can't ...


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This is community-wiki, so please contribute! Though Rian Johnson has stated the title is singular (as per Charles' answer), for the record, here's a list of international translations of The Last Jedi, categorized by whether they are singular, plural or indeterminate (such as in English or languages which do not have a singular/plural distinction at all). ...


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They're the "first class" of Xavier's school for gifted youngsters, as well as the "first class" of the X-Men. With regards to the title being some sort of pun intended to denote the characters as "high quality", I'm going to argue that it's not and is simply intended to indicate they are the first class of both Charles' school and the X-Men. From the ...


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My interpretation is well represented by the term "ignorance is bliss". The point of the film is to create "spotless minds" by removing the memories that cause turmoil, jealousy etc. "Eternal sunshine" is a metaphor for ongoing peace, happiness and carefree. So in full "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind" is describing the happiness and joy one can ...


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This title is taken from 1992 song Man on the Moon that was written by the band R.E.M. who also created the soundtrack of this film. From Wikipedia The soundtrack for the film was written by rock band R.E.M., whose 1992 song "Man on the Moon" (originally written in honor of Kaufman) gave the film its title. This song belongs to an R.E.M. song about Andy ...


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It's a pun. 'First-class' as in 'excellent' or 'high quality', and "first class" as in they are the initial group of students.


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What was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title? NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization in the United States to advance justice for African Americans) had the objection on the portrayal of the characters in the book. They didn't approve the book, therefore, they didn'...


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Edited due to many comments providing advice: Deus Ex Machina doesn't originate from the (rather spectacular) video game Deus Ex. Modern meaning Nowadays, it's a simple phrase that exists in the English language and is defined as such: a character or thing that suddenly enters the story in a novel, play, movie, etc., and solves a problem that had ...


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It's related to the scene below when Jon is talking to Sansa, Arya and Bran, those are the last of the starks. Arya even says those words: Arya: We are family, the four of us, The last of the Starks.


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The Avengers was given a somewhat different name because of the British TV show The Avengers. The new name was to help keep them separate and to avoid any confusion for audiences in the UK. Wikipedia says: In February 2012, Disney announced that the film's title would be changed in the United Kingdom to avoid confusion with the British TV series of ...


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From Merriam-Webster, spirit means the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person and to carry off usually secretly or mysteriously Spirited Away is a clever play on words, referencing how Chihiro enters the spirit world. She gets carried off her own world, and she becomes a spirit. For reference, Spirited Away is not a literal translation. ...


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Pet Sematary is based on the novel of the same name. The name is described by the elderly neighbor, Jud. He explains that it was created by the children of the neighborhood to bury their dead animals killed on the heavily travelled road. The children had misspelled the name when it was created. Quoting the Stephen King novel: ...It narrowed, and then, just ...


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The Phantom Menace is the return of the Sith, being brought about (at the time) by Darth Sidious and Darth Maul. The Phantom Menace is initially said to be Darth Sidious (the pre-evolution form of Emperor Palpatine), not Darth Maul... The phantom menace is a character named Darth Sidious, who is the last of the Sith George Lucas, quoted in "The ...


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The title comes from the very last line of the book. As Andrew Martin states, early in the book, Starling and Lecter have a conversation about her having nightmares with screaming lambs and that she thinks the nightmares will stop if she can save Catherine The book finishes with Clarice Starling having saved Catherine, and true to the conversation, her ...


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The 4th of July holiday in America is called Independence Day, celebrating the day the Thirteen Colonies made themselves a new nation, free from the British. So from a historical point of view, it's quite logical whilst the national holiday is called Independence Day. However, in the film they twist this a little. Consider the president's rousing speech ...


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Sansa, Arya and Bran find out that they are the last of the Starks in this episode, because Jon is not actually Eddard Stark's son. He is a Targaryen, and his children would be Targaryens. Sansa and Arya are women, so would take their husband's names and their children would not be called Stark. Bran doesn't consider himself to be Bran Stark anymore, having ...


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