Ben Plont
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What happened at the end of Rocky?
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More than anything the end of Rocky illustrates that Rocky has "gone the distance" (all 15 rounds of the fight). That's all he wanted. He didn't care if he lost, (which he did. Apollo is the victor by ...

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How is "Bonnie and Clyde" dated?
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I think that this is a hard question to answer. We’re trying to rationalize another person’s subjective opinion with objective reasoning. Given that difficulty, I think that the answer to this ...

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What killed Jenny?
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Out-of-universe for the film, there's this: The 1995 sequel novel (Gump & Co.) says Jenny died of Hepatitis C. So, the "word of God" (from the author) is: Hepatitis C.

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Why did Galadriel say "I will diminish"?
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She's diminishing because the time for the dominion of men had come. This means she's going to be losing her position of authority. She's remaining Galadriel because the ring won't transform her as ...

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At the beginning of Silicon Valley, were Richard Hendricks and Big Head working for Hooli?
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Hooli was their main source of income, until their own thing took off. They were employed at Hooli as entry level members of the staff. One piece of evidence for that is the fact that, as Erlich and ...

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How could Chris be hurt while bathing, when/because his wife flushes the toilet?
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Flushing the toilet or turning on the cold water at a sink (in older houses) diverts cold water away from the shower in order to fill the toilet tank or fill the sink. He wasn't faking getting hurt, ...

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First appearance of a predominately black cast in a TV show
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Amos and Andy ran from 1951 - 1953. It is credited as the first black sit-com. It was a spin off of a radio show that started in 1928.

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Zombies At The Fence - filming head injuries to walkers
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I will try to expand this answer a little more tomorrow.. Most of the fence zombies are latex props, not actually people. I'll try to find some interviews where they talk about this. Here's a ...

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Significance of Matthew 7:7 in Imitation Game
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TL,DR: There was an encoded message sent from a spy in Bletchley Park to the Russians. Matthew 7:7 was used as the encrypting code. The only way to decrypt this message is to know that the key used to ...

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What's the origin of the "'ello, gov'nor" line?
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The OED cites 'guv' and it's variants as entering the language in 1852 via Punch magazine. This is when the word 'guv-ner' was popularized. I originally thought Oliver Twist (1948) was the first ...

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What's the name of the trope where a character answers the phone expecting someone and it's someone else?
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If we go by TV tropes, this trope would be a variant of the Evil Phone trope. I would call it The Reverse Evil Phone. In the Evil Phone trope the character thinks it's the killer calling, but it ends ...

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Was there any consideration to set "The Interview" in a fictitious country?
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No. The movie was always going to be set in North Korea. But originally it was about Kim Jong-Il. In a New York Times interview dated 12/16/2014, Seth Rogen said: The idea was around for a long ...

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Which material are fake eyeballs made off?
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Depending on needs, generally they are made from acrylic, glass, Latex or silicone. Acrylic and glass can give the glossy look to the prop eye, but latex and silicone can give it a spongy texture. ...

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Mellish getting emotional over Hitler Youth knife
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This seems more like a question that belongs on History SE, but I'll throw my $.02 in here... TLDR: As early as 1933 but certainly by Nov. 24, 1942. There is much debate on the topic of your ...

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Why was Foxcatcher rated R?
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This question may not be able to be answered by people that aren't members of the MPAA or Sony. No one but the MPAA (and possibly, but not definitely, the studio) knows the exact criteria the MPAA ...

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What is the best order to watch LotR/Hobbit franchise?
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I would start with the Hobbit first. Some things that happen in the Hobbit franchise have no "stakes" if you watch the 3 LotR movies first. The Hobbit also gives back story for the main LotR story. ...

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Highest earning films by cost to earning ratio
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Yes there is. I found it at the-numbers.com. I will work on formatting this better. Most Profitable Movies, Based on Return on Investment Release Date Movie Approx. Profit ...

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Is Tony Arcaro based on a real-world personality?
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I agree with Mistah Mix that it's probably not based on one person. I saw a documentary called Cocaine-Cowboys a few years ago. It seems like he was a composite of some of those people. I haven't seen ...

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Is there a specific "convenient parking" trope?
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There is a second lesser used trope name that pre-dates "Rock Star Parking", although "Rock Star Parking" is today's standard. I'm adding this answer just to add history, after all tropes evolve just ...

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Why does Thorin leave Bilbo when the key hole is not found?
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They only had a brief window of time in which they had to operate, the last light of Durin's day. When the sun set, they thought their only opportunity was gone. Bilbo wasn't limited in thinking about ...

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What is this poster in the background?
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Well, I've got this, It's a poster called: Musten Baba (poster work on paper) I think it's a guru named Musten Baba; it's from 1968. It was produced by a company called Berkeley Bonaparte. I think ...

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Why is lotion used as a metaphor for masturbation?
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Lotion is not a metaphor for masturbation. It's evidence that the act has transpired, because it's a tool used in the act of masturbation. Kleenex is also used in the act.

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Have any TV shows spawned spin-offs of a different genre?
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The biggest difference in genre that I can think of: The Simpsons is an animated spin-off from the sketch comedy show The Tracey Ullman Show. Labeling genre can be subjective. Here's my rationale... ...

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How did Dave find talking chipmunks?
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In the cartoon from the 80s they were abandoned on his front doorstep, and he adopted them. i don't know their origin in the movies. I just remember when my sister used to watch the TV show. This ...

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What is the most time-consuming makeup to apply to a single actor in film or television?
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Rebecca Romijn as Mystique - Nine Hours (X-Men Movies) In an interview with Fox News Rebecca Romijn says: "Not that Jennifer Lawrence didn't do a great job, she's phenomenal. I love sharing that ...

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History of the music video?
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Depending on your definition of what criteria is involved in making a music video...I would say: Carnival Night in Paris (1927). Music videos have been around since film added sound. The first music ...

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how do they make cats hiss?
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I think your question is primarily opinion based, it'll be hard to answer without using opinion. But I like it, so here's my .02. Anything with a brain stem can be trained to perform any of their ...

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Dave Chappelle and Half Baked
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In an interview from inside the actors studio Chappelle had this to say (about halfway down the page): "Half Baked didn't come out the way I wanted it to come out. I was real upset about that, ...

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Why do some closing credits show the character name of only one actor?
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There's a bit of prestige being listed last. Generally this spot is for a famous actor that has a small role. For the Hobbit movies, Bloom isn't in all the films so he won't get the same type of ...

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Slowing down the frame rate vs. using a slow-motion camera
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slow motion happens by filming at a higher frames per second (FPS) than the playback on a projector happens. What you're talking about is a high speed camera, designed to capture more FPS than a ...

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