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Has the authenticity of the Raiders story conference transcript ever been determined?

Many years ago I stumbled across the Raiders Of The Lost Ark story conference transcript on a film review website. Supposedly this is a typed transcript of several audio-taped story conferences ...
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How much of the video compilation made for Lilly's memorial was actually Amanda Seyfried?

In S1E4 ("Wrath of Con") of Veronica Mars, a memorial fountain is dedicated to Lilly Kane. Logan, her ex-boyfriend, is assigned the task of creating a video montage as a tribute to be viewed during ...
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Was Elisa also not human?

In The Shape of Water, Elisa is an orphan, found near a river. She's mute, and has gill-like scars in her neck. At the end of the movie, the Amphibean Man heals her scars, and they turn to gills. Both ...
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Was there an intentional reference with the quote “smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo”?

In Die Hard with a Vengeance, John McClane (portrayed by Bruce Willis) quotes a line from the song Flowers on the wall by the Statler Brothers while speaking to Zeus Carver (portrayed by Samuel L. ...
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How did they film the nuke explosion in Broken Arrow?

In the film Broken Arrow, a nuclear weapon is set off underground in an abandoned mine. Here is the scene: I'm interested in two points in this clip: First at 0:33, ...
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Why are they counting 10 people missing?

This question is about the last episode of season 5 of Orange is the New Black, read at own risk of spoilers. At the end of season 5, after the riot team has cleared the prison, they report that they ...
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Is there any significance to the Disney character figurines?

In An American Werewolf in London, there are several scenes showing Disney characters in Alex's apartment. The main emphasis are the scenes with Mickey Mouse: Jack is holding Mickey Mouse while ...
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What is the timeline of The Lorax? Why don't the older townspeople remember the trees?

My daughter is obsessed with The Lorax (2012), so I've watched a few times in the past week, and there's one thing that bugs me: what is the age of the characters of the movie? And in particular, the ...
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Why is Wilfred a fan of Matt Damon?

In the US version of Wilfred it is established right at the beginning and a recurring theme that Wilfred is a big fan of Matt Damon, yet I don't think it is ever explained why. Furthermore the 1st ...
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Why did Curtis Chen try to kill Green Kiera in Continuum?

In the season 2 finale of the Canadian science fiction show Continuum, Alec Sadler goes back in time, which leads to the creation of a new Green Timeline and the subsequent destruction of the original ...
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Is there a philosophical significance of “Three Horses” in Michael Clayton (2007)?

In this movie we find Michael stops his car when he sees three horses standing a bit far away from the road. That's precisely how he gets saved when the car bomb explodes. He got out of the car to ...
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Have any participants ever apologized for their involvement in “Mazes and Monsters”?

The 1980's film "Mazes and Monsters" is often cited along other materials as evidence of the dangers of pen-and-paper role-playing games; the film is a thinly-veiled fictionalized adaptation of the ...
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How historically accurate is the climactic briefing scene in Downfall?

Despite a usual number of goofs and some controversy about its historical accuracy, the 2004 German film Downfall (Der Untergang) is generally acknowledged to contain many authentic parts. Various ...
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Why did they call the ship of Davy Jones the Flying Dutchman if its story doesn't match the Dutch legend of the Flying Dutchman?

As far as I know the Dutch legend, the Flying Dutchman was a ship sailing for the "Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie" (United East India Company), and so would never even have been near the ...
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What is the significance of Captain America Comics?

In Reign over Me 2007, it is shown that Johnson's character is reading the Captain America comic and he says to Charlie that he criticizes Nick Fury's character in it. Once again, at elevator scene, ...

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