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Top new questions this week:

Why did Professor Snape hide his relationship with Lily from Harry Potter?

I just re-watched Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and was wondering why Snape kept his relationship with Lily a secret from Harry Potter. Why didn't he let him know that he was on the ...

plot-explanation character harry-potter the-deathly-hallows-2  
asked by user3503781 12 votes
answered by Walt 30 votes

Why does the boom operator have to hold the boom mic by hand?

This woman is a boom operator. She holds a long stick with a big microphone on one end, to record sound on movie and television shoots. If you've ever tried to hold something over your head for a ...

film-techniques production crew  
asked by Capy Stenchbeast 9 votes
answered by Tetsujin 5 votes

The Simpsons/Futurama: walk in the dark with neon signs

In many episodes of The Simpsons or Futurama, a character (usually drunk or sad) walks in the dark with neon signs moving in the background; where does this come from? A few examples: The Simpsons ...

reference the-simpsons trope futurama  
asked by mattiav27 6 votes
answered by Richard 4 votes

In Casino Royale, why did the CIA agent had to wait?

In Casino Royale, the CIA agent that offers to fund Bond after he lost the first $10M says "Once you win the money, CIA is going to get Le Chiffre." Why does CIA need to wait though? What difference ...

plot-explanation james-bond casino-royale  
asked by SarpSTA 6 votes
answered by John Smith Optional 5 votes

Was casting adults as teenagers more common in the past?

I've think I've noticed that decades ago, Hollywood seemed to be more okay casting actors in their 30s as teenagers. In Grease, for example, Stockard Channing was 34, Jamie Donnelly was 31, Michael ...

casting cinema-history  
asked by Tyco 6 votes

In Spectre how does the DNA match work?

So I have seen Spectre twice now and I'm confused about one thing. When 007 gives Q the ring he puts it on his magical scanner thingie and his laptop eventually pops up with "DNA Match" (or something ...

plot-explanation james-bond spectre  
asked by Spaceman 5 votes
answered by Richard 3 votes

Why doesn't Vesper give Bond the additional $5M?

After Bond loses the first $10M in Casino Royale he asks Vesper for the additional buy-in, saying he can win, yet gets rejected by Vesper nonetheless. Isn't it a plot hole here? Vesper had one goal ...

plot-explanation james-bond casino-royale  
asked by SarpSTA 5 votes
answered by Mike.C.Ford 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What does the three finger salute mean in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, there is a three finger salute that is constantly shown, sometimes with whistle sound. But what does this three finger salute mean?

plot-explanation the-hunger-games catching-fire  
asked by Ankit Sharma 19 votes
answered by Andrew Martin 21 votes

Movie about teens with magical powers

It's been at least 5 years since I started looking for this movie. I've actually never watched it, but I saw its trailer in the theaters at least twice. I remember clearly that the movie was about ...

asked by Merurino 4 votes
answered by rumandwrite 5 votes

Can you answer these?

Was Inspector Villiers part of the cover-up conspiracy at East Proctor?

David Kessler and Jack Goodman are attacked by a werewolf after leaving a pub called The Slaughtered Lamb in East Proctor. The people of East Proctor are attempting to keep a secret from the rest of ...

plot-explanation character american-werewolf-london  
asked by steelerfan 2 votes

Why is the child disclaimer incomplete?

The third season of Masters of Sex has a disclaimer that ends by telling us ... the children Tessa, Henry, Johnny, and Jenny are fictional. Thing is, Masters has 3 children in this season. I ...

asked by Kate Gregory 3 votes

In Spongebob universe snails are cats. What about bigger felines?

I've been rewatching the latest Spongebob movie for the nth time when the scene came where they try to get Gary to join their team. At that moment it struck me - in this cartoon's universe, snails ...

asked by Maurycy 1 vote
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