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How do actors memorize extremely long scripts?
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There is at least one example of a prominent, A-list actor, Marlon Brando, who did not memorize his lines. Cue cards were printed with his lines and he would read from them. This article discusses ...

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Why do people in movies commit suicide by slitting their wrists in the wrong direction?
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Movies are for telling stories and entertaining. To do that effectively, it is sometimes easier to repeat an incorrect but widely held belief. Showing a more factual version may be more difficult, may ...

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When was the first use of nudity on the silver screen?
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Wikipedia lists Inspiration (1915) as the first film with non-pornographic nudity. For films that were intended to be erotic or pornographic, you have to go at least back to 1896 for Le Coucher de la ...

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Why are Shaggy and Scooby always chosen to lead the monster to the trap?
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A few possibilities: Scooby and Shaggy are seen as less reliable team members and so aren't trusted by the rest of the gang with the task of springing the trap. Scooby and Shaggy are legitimately ...

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Please explain the ending of S5E5 of The Walking Dead to me
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The character's name is Abraham, not Jim. He heard Eugene yelling "Help, help me" followed by "It's them, get 'em". This may have sounded like "Jim" but according to the subtitles (via Amazon ...

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What was the purpose of the guitarist on the chase?
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There were also drummers (I believe there were four of them, playing bass drums). A couple of possibilities: As motivation the warboys. The drummers played a driving beat, and the guitarist/bassist ...

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What is the significance of the little Russian kid story?
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The movie never explicitly revealed the relevance of that story, but while McCall was telling it, Teddy made a comment like "You think you know me?" This gave me the impression that McCall was ...

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Was it actually an average day?
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It is a combination. On one hand, you have Dredd's opening instruction to Anderson: Judge Dredd: Twelve serious crimes reported every minute. Seventeen thousand per day. We can respond to around six ...

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Did the Trolls and Kristoff know/remember Anna?
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The Troll King remembered, as he said that he could not heal Anna as he did before. Kristoff didn't indicate that he remembered Anna specifically, but he knew that the trolls could heal the type of ...

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Why does Xerxes think he's a god?
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The historical Xerxes probably did not consider himself a god, but he was a legend in his own time. He removed a golden statue from the temple of Zeus, desecrating the temple, something his father ...

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How did they get this shot in Metropolis?
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Fritz Lang was a perfectionist and the film was considered state-of-the-art regarding special effects. I have so far found nothing about that particular scene, but did find a few thing sthat could ...

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What kind of car is Sinbad driving?
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If the car below is the one, it is a 1968 Austin-Healey Sprite. Found using the Internet Movie Cars Database. If that is not the car you are looking for, they have a list of all the cars seen in the ...

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Is Captain Jackson’s accent authentic?
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I'm not a dialectologist either, but I can tell you that within the British Isles there are several regional accents and dialects (even just among the "English" parts). The US is a much larger area ...

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Western about a sheriff with a tin star made by children
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This sounds like Firecreek. Jimmy Stewart plays a part-time sheriff in a small town: "He is a peace-loving farmer whose childishly made sheriff's badge is practically an honorary one." Roger Ebert ...

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Can someone explain the Acura "I sell cars, you sell you" ads?
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The ads are written by Jerry Seinfeld, and in this article he explains what he was trying to achieve: He's a car salesman life coach. He's the guy who is the antidote to the usual car commercial, ...

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Why did Colonel Mortimer's sister kill herself instead of killing Indio?
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In For a few Dollars More, El Indio is the villain, pursued by Manco and Mortimer. The attack on Mortimer's sister is revealed in flashbacks, so that event happened earlier than the events in the main ...

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Term for "live action" vs "full CG" vs "stop motion"
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You say that you are compiling a list of movies, but don't say who the list is for. If for yourself, any word or phrase will work. If for publication, if you are consistent, either of the words you've ...

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Why was The Big Bang Theory given that name?
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I think the show title is a play on words. The Big Bang Theory is an explanation for the birth of the universe. But also, "bang" has a sexual connotation. In the beginning, Leonard was ...

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Strange creatures crawl out of the house's fireplace and attack the inhabitants
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It sounds like the 1973 made for television movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. A couple move into an old house that she inherited. In the basement is a fireplace that has a metal door bolted over it. ...

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Will PBS air full-length episodes of Sherlock Series 3 in the US?
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I watched the shows on the PBS broadcast. Each Masterpiece episode was allotted 2 hours - 90 minutes of that episode of Sherlock, followed by a 30 minute "Behind the scenes" type show about the ...

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What is the art gallery where Fred and Leo meet in Humans 1.7?
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It is the Marianne North Gallery of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. The museum is located in at Kew Park in south-west London, UK. It was built in the 1880's to house the 833 paintings of ...

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In the movie American Sniper, does the final sniping sequence make sense?
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I just watched the movie. I'm pretty sure what you are seeing is two different scopes - one from the insurgent (looking at the wall) and on from Kyle's rifle. The view changes back and forth between ...

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How do you identify a song in a TV score?
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Your question was "How do you identify a song..." In this case, I watched the episode (both on Netflix and Amazon - only Netflix had subtitles). I entered a few lines of the lyrics to search ...

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