BlueMoon93
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Why didn't the Dursleys make witchcraft and wizardry public?
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Why would they do it? As you said, they hate Harry. They want to be away from him as much as possible, and all he represents (i.e., Wizardry). The Dursleys want to be normal above all else. They want ...

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Alice growing effect in 1972 "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - how was it done? It's not green screen
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The Ames Room, forced perspective, and moving towards the camera. The left side of the room is much larger and farther away than the right side of the room. Take a look at the same illusion here: ...

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Why is "The Matrix" called by that name?
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Matrix is a sci-fi virtual-reality/cyberspace term. Originally, matrix meant a womb, echoing the womb-like pods Neo and the others are kept in. The science fiction meaning, however, is more recent, ...

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What does the title "Gone in 60 Seconds" mean?
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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 ...

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Who voices the character "Finger" in The Fifth Element?
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We don't know. No official sources have talked about this, and with a movie this old, I doubt they ever will. Multiple theories exist around the web. From TheGamer: This would be because Finger was ...

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Was there a dinosaur-counter in the original Jurassic Park movie?
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Only in the novel. Searching subtitles from different versions of the released movie (from DVDRip, to BRRip, to Collector's Edition, to those old XViD RIPs that came in 2 CDs), I cannot find any ...

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Meaning of the final room in 2001: A Space Odyssey
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The ending is largely symbolic, and reading the book helps with its interpretation. Here are some different opinions. The one based on the book goes like this: The black monolith you saw in the ...

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How does the movie Spirited Away justify its title?
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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, ...

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Why didn't the Black Panther's power heal wounds?
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The herb makes you stronger, not invincible. From the Wiki: The Panther is entitled to eat a special heart-shaped herb which, in addition to his mystical, shamanistic connection with the Wakandan ...

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Why did WOPR switch sides?
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WOPR was trying to provoke the actual USA into launching its real missiles to win the game. The WOPR system was trying to win the war by faking an attack. Then, the USA would attack first and win, ...

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In Oceans Eleven are the con names real?
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According to this, it's mostly just a series of references to famous people that refer to different aspects of the job that they're planning (and it sounds pretty damn cool) For example, Boeske - ...

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Are there any more Asgardians?
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Half of the Asgardians still live. Later in the movie, Thor describes Thanos and claims Thanos already has the Power Stone because he stole it last week, when he decimated Xandar. He stole the Space ...

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What was the name of the Hun Leader in Disney's Mulan?
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He has no other name. From his biography, Shan Yu is the main villain from the Disney animated movie "Mulan". He is the leader of the Huns. He appears in "Kingdom Hearts II". ...

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What is the significance of mirrored N in the title of The Nun?
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For me, it feels like it's based on a few reasons. That being said, I haven't found sources for these, it's solely my analysis. Symmetry. The word 'nun' is a palindrome, and a mirrored N makes it ...

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How does Dolores pass the test?
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This is explained by the show's creator here. The scanners are not reliable. Q: Ah, okay. Readers might also wonder why the neck-scanner didn’t register Dolores/Charlotte as a host. I’m assuming that ...

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What do film dates with Roman numerals after the year mean on IMDB?
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To distinguish between works with the same title and release date. In your case, to distinguish between Night Club, by Sergio Corbucci, and Night Club, by Michael Keusch. The same thing happens with ...

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What did Hermione see "with her own eyes" in Borgin and Burkes?
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They are referring to the Dark Mark tattoed on Draco's arm. Harry believes that Draco is a fully-fledged Death Eater, who showed Borgin the Dark Mark to intimidate him and have him take care of the ...

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“What is given, can be taken away” says Yonn Rogg
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He is lying (kinda). Vers has had a device implanted on her neck to restrain her powers. The Kree told her it helped her focus them, but it was a lie. The powers weren't given, and can't be taken away,...

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Why doesn't Tony Stark get hurt by the inside of his Iron Man suit?
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Movie/Comic Physics. No amount of padding can overcome G-forces. Only extreme and brutal training, like the one astronauts go through. The reason this happens is because they affect your inner organs ...

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Why was Saito old in Limbo?
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Cobb enters limbo through death a long time after Saito enters limbo through death. This answer covers things very well. The order of events is: Fischer dies in level-3 (reaching Limbo) Cobb and ...

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What is this glitch in Jurassic Park?
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It is called lens flare. This occurs when a bright light is scattered in a lens system and, because of internal reflection and lens imperfections, a visible artifact is transmitted to the observation ...

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What are the stories Rick heard in Casablanca?
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Having just found GradeSaver, a cool resource for quote analysis, the entire quote is I've heard a lot of stories in my time. They went along with the sound of a tinny piano in the parlor ...

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Was Bugs Bunny a gay character?
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No. Despite some news reports about Steve Blanc, alleged son of voice actor Mel Blanc, saying Bugs Bunny is gay and What's up, Doc? is a passphrase for a gay nightclub, it is just a joke article by ...

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Who installed the charge and why, in the explosion scene?
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Why were our two "translators" allowed to enter the spaceship when the charge was in? Because the soldiers couldn't make up any reason to stop them. First of all, the ones who planted the ...

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What did Ava mean by "One.", when asked about her age?
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Quora has a great explanation for this: I consider the possibility that Ava was referring to the singularity. But I believe she was fully aware that her proclamation "I am one" was off-...

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Why does Nicole Kidman not look like Nicole Kidman in The Hours?
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To look more like the character. The reasons are, according to Stephen Holden, Stephen Holden said the makeup gave Ms. Kidman an ''uncanny physical resemblance'' to Woolf As to how they made her ...

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In "Arrival," how does Louise communicate with the alien without visual aids?
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Right from the beginning, they spoke English with the heptapods. Remember how they taught them the words Louise and Human? They used the heptapod language to make sure they were learning it correctly,...

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Why did David drop the vases?
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Curiosity and a sense of justice. Ridley Scott goes into detail about this here. Basically, David thinks the human race is inadequate, and he thinks the Engineer race ...

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Why did John Doe need to check out books at a public library?
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It is not explained, but we can theorize. We don't know when he rented those books. He might have done so before buying his own (to ensure he indeed should buy them), or because the books weren't easy ...

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What could be the undetermined issue that aliens would be facing 3000 years in the future in the Arrival movie?
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It is never explained. The issue they have is essentially a McGuffin. It is a plot device that we, the audience, aren't really meant to completely understand, but that moves the plot forward and gives ...

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