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By whom, how and where was the video in The Ring made?
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At the beginning of the film Katie explains to Becca how she saw the tape. Katie and some of her friends stayed at the motel/cabin. While there, they tried recording a football game on the VCR in the ...

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Total Recall (1990) nail color change effect
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I couldn't tell you the exact technique they would have used, but I assume they just had an effect artist colour it in post-production. For the record, CGI was being used in film to varying degrees ...

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Who was Dignam working for?
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Sullivan was never linked to final string of executions and his duplicity was never brought to light. Nothing was presented to the audience to suggest Dignam learned of it somehow, though it's likely ...

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What is the name of the technique of introducing a character via a (often monocoloured) freeze frame?
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It's simply called the freeze-frame shot. It's employed for all manner of purposes, including introducing characters.

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Why does the Footpath Killer stutter?
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SPOILERS... Elle figures it out at the end. Gideon does not know at all; he just told the killer that to buy himself time. Then he gets inside the killer's head, rattles him and gets the upper hand. ...

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Why does Dormer hesitate to sign Ellie's report?
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Dormer is a good man at the core, though he has done bad things with good intentions. He ultimately wanted to be held accountable, even if he couldn't quite admit it to himself until the end. The ...

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Realism of the responsibilities of the senior staff in the West Wing
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I would say that each character's responsibilities were definitely expanded upon for dramatic purposes, as they would do for any television show (such as CSI or Criminal Minds). In the case of Toby ...

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Origin of the phrase "You're either very brave, or very stupid"
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I think The Sea Hawk (1940) might qualify as an origin, at least in film. You were very brave, trying to take this ship single-handed. Thank you, sir. Brave but stupid. Source I would venture to ...

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Time spent in the Pussy Wagon
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This plot crater is even worse than that. Here is the chronology: The Bride kills Buck and steals the Pussy Wagon. The Bride flies to Okinawa and waits for a month while her custom sword is being ...

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