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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?
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A-list actors are supposed to be "bankable stars", so it makes sense that directors/producers would want one in their movie. But Vin Diesel wasn't the first to audition for the role, as revealed by ...

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How did Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown first meet?
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According to co-writer/producer Bob Gale: We never explained it in the movie. But the history of the characters that Bob Zemeckis and I created is this: For years, Marty was told that Doc ...

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Was there a Die Hard movie poster that excluded Bruce Willis?
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There is an episode of the docu-series The Movies That Made Us (a spin-off of The Toys That Made Us) that is about the making of "Die Hard". Writer Steven E. de Souza had this to say about the ...

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How did Indy know not to look into the Ark?
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There was a deleted scene that explained it: A plot element involving the Ark of the Covenant was cut from the film and is only hinted at during the finale when the Ark is opened. Basically, ...

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Why do British sitcoms have much fewer episodes than American ones?
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From BBC America - Five Bizarre Things About British Television: The Six Episode Season Most British drama or comedy shows have a very short season. The classic amount for comedies is just six ...

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Why did Marty McFly need to look up Doc Brown's address in 1955?
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In the beginning of the movie, when we see all the clocks, there is a shot of framed newspaper clippings (the mansion burned down on August 1, 1962). Marty has probably read this at some point. Doc's ...

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Why is the bride's name bleeped in Kill Bill Vol 1?
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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 ...

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Why do studios use Roman numerals in the copyright notice in the end credits?
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According to David Feldman's book Imponderables: The Solution to the Mysteries of Everyday Life: Why are copyrighted dates on movies and television shows written in Roman numerals? The ...

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How did they make Captain America so tiny and skinny in the first half?
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Lola VFX worked on the body transformation of Chris Evans. From the article How to make a Captain America wimp Lola had three primary approaches to shrinking the 220 pound Evans to the 140 pound ...

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Is this mask really possible?
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IMDb explains this for a scene in Mission: Impossible II: The scene where Tom Cruise "peels off his face" to reveal Dougray Scott was achieved in one shot by shooting both actors against a green ...

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Why was Being John Malkovich based around John Malkovich?
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Charlie Kaufman explains it in an (video) interview with Charlie Rose (skip to 21:00): I don't know... I thought it was funny. It's hard to explain, but I thought it was funny, but not jokey. ...

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How do the flying islands in Avatar stay in place?
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You can see how in Parker Selfridge's office:     James Cameron's original scriptment had this to say: Here's how it works: Polyphemis (the massive planet around which ...

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What operating system does Tony Stark use on his office desktop?
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It's a fictional OS, designed by Philip Shtoll: Not sure what the hacking dongle did exactly, but I guess it automatically accessed and downloaded certain files: (you can watch Philip Shtoll's work ...

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Why did the Joker lick his lips?
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From an interview with Christopher Nolan: I don't really know where that came from... He actually had a sort of prosthetic appliance for the scars that wrapped over his lower lips, and the first ...

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Are the shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead in the same universe?
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Did ‘The Walking Dead’ Cook Up a ‘Breaking Bad’ Reference? Robert Kirkman, a creator of the “Walking Dead” comics and a producer of the television series, said that the inclusion of the blue meth ...

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Why couldn't Bond have backup at the battle of Skyfall?
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From what I can remember: When Bond "kidnaps" M she says: Too many people are dying because of me. Bond suggests that they use Silva's desire to kill M to their advantage. M agrees to play the ...

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In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?
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Speculation: Old Biff returns to the changed 2015 (designated 2015A). Doc and Marty "transitioned" to 2015A without noticing. Why didn't they notice? Maybe because they were out on the ...

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What was the original ending and why was it changed?
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There are 4 different endings: Theatrical Ending: Evan travels back to the birthday party where he first meets Kayleigh and whispers to her "I hate you and if you ever come near me again I'll ...

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What was Sherlock about to remark about Molly's boyfriend?
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The long coat, the scarf, the shoes, the curly hair, the high cheekbones Molly's fiancé Tom clearly resembles someone ...   Tom         Sherlock    

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Do the actors really go nude in the shooting of the movies?
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From the article The Naked Truth about on-screen nudity The subject of nudity clauses has come up with increasing regularity these days, particularly as more flesh is being revealed on network ...

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Why wasn't Sauron invisible when he wore the Ring?
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From a FAQ about the Rings: Was Sauron visible when wearing the Ring? Though Tolkien never answered this question directly, most opinion in r.a.b.t is that Sauron was visible even while ...

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What is the reason for the many directors used in the Game of Thrones series?
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From Wikipedia: Some [TV-] shows have a small stable of directors, but also usually rely on outside directors. Given the time constraints of broadcasting, a single show might have two or ...

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Why does Walt want to retain Jessie as his partner?
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This happens in the episode "One minute": Hank has a meltdown and beats the crap out of Jesse. Jesse ends up in the hospital and is majorly pissed. He wants to destroy Hank through a lawsuit and he ...

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Did one actor ever play two distinct characters in one scene in the Star Trek franchise?
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There is the TNG episode "The Defector": In addition to his regular role of Captain Picard, Patrick Stewart also played the role of the holodeck character of "Michael Williams" ...

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How did Indiana Jones manage to follow Marion to the Island?
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The script reveals that Indy attaches himself to the periscope: Indy climbs the ladder to the top of the turret and braces him- self between the two uprights there--the 7 foot radio mast ...

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Why is Walter Jr. being called "Flynn"?
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Walter Jr. starts calling himself "Flynn" in the Season 2 episode "Down". He does it to distance himself from his father. From Wikipedia: He grows apart from Walt due to his ...

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Did Indiana Jones kill anyone besides the sword-swinger?
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Indy doesn't always play nice, as can be seen in the video Indiana Jones Body Count: He shoots people, throws people into lava, throws a skewer of pigeon flambé cuts a bike ride short, (...

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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?
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AMC's own description of the episode explains that at first Skyler basks in the luxury of Ted's heated bathroom floor but later Skyler stands in Ted's bathroom, fixing her make up post-tryst... ...

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What language do the minions speak?
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From Despicable Me - Creating The Minions: The [directors] subsequently designed a language for Gru’s army that is intended to be an indescribable vocal expression "The language is much more ...

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Why doesn't Blofeld recognise James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
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The order of the movies is reversed: Movie Order: You Only Live Twice (1967) On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) Novel Order: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963) ...

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