Ben Plont
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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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Why does Rorschach speak with such a growly voice?
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I think the actor and director were trying to honor Alan Moores depiction of the character(s). I don't remember the difference (if any) between the presentation of Kovacs and Rorschach in the film. ...

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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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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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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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Where does Sherlock get his money?
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There is no direct mention of how Holmes receives income, in the television show. However the show draws significantly from the short stories of A.C. Doyle. I am inclined to think that there wouldn't ...

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How did the Iranians realize the fraud?
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If I remember correctly there was a destroyed photo of "one of the six" that was reconstructed in a sweatshop. This was the vital clue. Once it was reconstructed, it was discovered that it was someone ...

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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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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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What is the meaning of Rorschach's mask and name?
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I think it's safe to say that it represents different things to different characters, and that Alan Moore wants you to judge for yourself the meaning behind Rorschach's face. But I certainly have my ...

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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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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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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 do contestants play quiz shows by speaking?
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It's more interesting for the viewers to watch a personality, than to see people press buttons. Interacting with the host builds rapport between contestant and host, which makes the host someone the ...

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Why did Bruno's parents assume he was killed so quickly?
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Since the Father is the commander of the camp, he knows how thorough his orders are carried out, and the lack of mercy his subordinates use. Since the son has never met the subordinate guards, they ...

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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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What is the meaning behind Pussy Galore's name?
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That's really a question only Ian Fleming can answer, but he did use double entendres quite often when naming his female characters. In this case the double entendre is (hidden because it's not polite ...

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What was wrong with Buck after his return?
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This scene is illustrating that Buck "Rogers" Compton is shell-shocked. This is now known as PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since I don't know Compton personally, I can only guess that his ...

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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 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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What is the significance of the billboard?
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This is a standard academic question posed to students reading the novel. I remember it being on a test in high school. I'm willing to bet it's discussed in the cliff notes to the novel. To a degree ...

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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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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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Scene where Steve Martin's character dances to music on the radio
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At this point in the film, we've seen that he can't hit the rhythm of the blues. However, when he hears the very stereotypically "White" music for the first time in his life it clicks, and he feels ...

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Who's the guy who triggered the alarm?
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The answer to this question is: Detective "Dolly" Alapopskalius. He is the character that I found to be credited with pulling the fire-alarm in the script to the sequel (of Boondock Saints): All ...

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Did Top Gear participate in A Good Day To Die Hard?
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Top gear helped with promoting the film. This is also posted on the top gear website. Other than that I find no involvement between the production of Die Hard 5 and the staff of Top Gear.

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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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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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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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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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