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Question: What does Admiral Nelson have in his left shirt pocket?

Chosen answer: Admiral Nelson is seen puffing on cigars in a few scenes (even though smoking is traditionally and historically forbidden aboard submarines), and his cigars are even a source of dialogue in the film. Specifically, when his quarters catch on fire, the blaze is initially blamed on a lit cigar, to which Nelson angrily replies that he ran out of cigars before the fire ever occurred. So it's a pretty good bet that Nelson was carrying a cigar (or cigars) in his shirt pocket.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: At the end of the film it made it clear that there were not 2 siblings Ryan and Carrie Anne, there was just Carrie Anne that wanted to be a boy called Ryan, so why when Ellise picked up a photo frame did it have a young boy and young girl in the photo?

Chosen answer: SPOILER ALERT: There actually were two siblings at one point, Ryan and Carrie Anne. The young Carrie Anne dies in a swing accident. In the end, we learn in flashback that the parents, who blamed Ryan for Carrie Anne's death, proceed to punish him by making him dress up as Carrie Anne and take her place. When he protests, he is physically abused by his mother. So, it isn't Carrie Anne who wanted to be a boy called Ryan. It is Ryan who was forced to take the role of his dead sister, Carrie Anne. Eventually, in the persona of Carrie Anne, Ryan kills his parents, and proceeds to find women whom he tries to transform into his dead sister.

Michael Albert

Question: Where did Fitzgerald and his partner obtain the two horses which they rode into the fort?

suburn

Chosen answer: They stumble over a burnt Indian camp and found the two horses there.

Julian1990

Question: Han's death, seen in Tokyo Drift, is seen here, tying up the threads and the jumping timeline leading into Furious 7. Was it always an option to re-feature that down the line to unite all the movies, or as more sequels were made did the makers just realise there was an opportunity to make use of the event?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: The most logical answer would be that quite a lot of people liked the character Han. Since he dies at the end of "Tokyo Drift" the filmmakers probably came up with the idea of having the movie take place after all the other ones, so as to feature Han in more sequels.

Dra9onBorn117

Question: At what point was Mary Jane possessed?

Austin Pearce

Chosen answer: A good bit of time passes in between when her and Shaggy split up, and many pedestrians on the island were constantly getting possessed, so it's likely that one of the creatures could've just got to her within the passing time.

Question: Throughout the movie you see War Boys making a big deal about Valhalla just before dying in battle, not to mention Nux talking in detail about it, but suddenly it didn't seem important to him before he kills himself. What is the significance of Nux saying "witness me" just before he sacrifices himself?

dewinela

Chosen answer: Bravery in battle meant everything to the warriors in the film, and dying in battle was glorious and a sure ticket to Valhalla (a warrior's heaven). Nux's words of "witness me" were to let everyone know to remember and talk about his brave sacrifice, so there would be no question to others he died bravely in battle and enter Valhalla.

Scott215

Lazarus Rising - S4-E1

Question: In this episode after Dean comes back from hell, he and Bobby go see Sam at the hotel. There is a woman with him who says her name is Kristy. It is the girl who's body Ruby later uses. Is this actually Ruby, or the real Kristy?

Terry Foss

Chosen answer: In a later episode, it shows a flashback, revealing that "Krissy" was actually Ruby the whole time. She has possessed the girl beforehand. I think when ruby saw Dean, she started to improvise, which is why Sam was so surprised when the girl told him he got her name wrong. It's because it was really Ruby, and Sam was well aware of that.

Question: Why does Jules tell Brett his name is Pitt or Pete or something like that? He's going to kill him anyway, so why give him a fake name?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: He says "My name's Pitt, and your ass ain't talking your way out of this shit". His real name is Jules. He just says "Pitt" so that is rhymes with "Shit" at the end of the sentence. Tarantino uses this rapping/rhyming technique on multiple occasions. For example, in the bar scene when Jules and Vincent are chatting to the barman in strange clothes, when Vincent shouts at the barman about Mia the barman says "My name's Paul, and this is between y'all". Also in the film 'Kill Bill Volume 1', the rapist/rape coma pimp says "My name's Buck and I like to fuck".

Its not only that. Its a little bit deeper. The guy that asking for the name his name is Brad. So Jules say's "my name is Pitt." If you put Brad and Pitt together then you get the name Brad Pitt ;) (that's the joke) And then the rhyme thing on that of course.

But Brad Pitt was not that famous when the shooting was going on.

Question: Has anyone else wondered what might have happened if Ivy wasn't helped inside right before the creature came to her? We don't know which elder was dressed up, but what would have happened if the elder/creature got to her first?

Chosen answer: Possibly nothing, the elder in the suit most likely saw Lucius coming to her rescue.

MasterOfAll

Question: Ben has been stung when he was in the forest trying to kill Thomas. How did he get stung? Did a griever come from the maze into the forest? And why was it significant that he got stung during the day?

Chosen answer: Ben was a runner and he was stung by a griever while he and the other runners were exploring the maze, as they did every day, looking for a way out. The maze was always safe as long it was occupied during the daytime. At night, the gates automatically closed, protecting the glade while the grievers roamed the maze's passageways. Anyone caught in the maze at night would be killed. It is significant that Ben was stung during the day because it showed that the stability of the maze, the glade, and the system the boys had been living with was changing in an unexpected and ominous way.

raywest Premium member

Question: What is the name of the background music 51:33 into the movie when Jack shows Rose his drawings?

Avery Taylor

Chosen answer: The actual song is called "The Portrait". It was not included in the original soundtrack. It is, however, on the "Back to Titanic" soundtrack. This piece is the entire song that plays in the scene.

Show generally

Question: Does Salem ever become human again?

strikeand

Chosen answer: No. In the show he was sentenced to 100 years as a cat and only served 25 years at the time of the pilot (all episodes of him being human are flashbacks). The comics did several retcons to change Salem's backstory to fit the show's, and as of 2015, he was still a cat.

Bishop73

Question: When Dianne leaves the Winchester to try to help David, what's the background music that plays in the following battle? Does that song have a name so I could look it up, or is there an original soundtrack where I can find it?

Chosen answer: "Burn Down the Sun" by Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead, according to this site: http://musicfromfilm.com/movies/shaunofthedead.php. According to http://www.discogs.com/Various-Shaun-Of-The-Dead-Music-From-The-Motion-Picture/release/402748, it's not on the soundtrack (as it's just background music).

David R Turner

Question: In the living room scene right after Aykroyd strangles Murphy, there is a shot of the TV right before it cuts to the news and mentions Beeks. The TV looks like it is showing the wedding scene from Coming to America. Is this accurate? Wasn't Coming to America made after Trading Places?

Chosen answer: What Jamie Lee Curtis is watching is an old movie - it appears to be a colorized film from the 1930s, with the characters being at a ball during the French Revolution. Screenshot: http://s17.postimg.org/rfk5d76cf/trading.jpg I cannot, however, find any images online to confirm where it came from, but it seems that Marie Antoinette (1938) may be the movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030418/.

David R Turner

Answer: It is a scene from the movie "To Catch a Thief". They are in the Frenh Riveria attending a costume ball. It was made in 1955 and starred Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Question: If I am correct, this movie takes place three years after "A New Hope." Why does Obi-Wan just now appear to Luke and tell him to begin training with Yoda? Why not send him to Yoda right after the Death Star was destroyed?

Chosen answer: With all the running from and attacking the Empire that Luke has been doing the past three years, near-dying in a snowstorm might be the first time Luke's been alone and at peace enough for Obi-Wan's spirit to reach him.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: What is the music track that plays during the scene where Donnie is talking to Frank in the bathroom inter-cut with the teacher complaining about the book being read to the students?

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: Song: Manipulated Living. Composer: Michael Andrews.

Question: I've never understood at the end when Tuck and his ex are walking in slo-mo, he puts his hand on the small of her back and she reacts to that. It then shows him confused and he looks down at his hand. Why? What was that all about?

MindyLeDuc

Chosen answer: I would think that she was leaving the impression that while she was interested in reconciling with Tuck, it wasn't going to be an overnight thing.They were going to have to take it slowly.

Blathrop

Question: What did Bors shout to Arthur when Arthur was on the hill?

Chosen answer: Answer: Rus in Latin means country or land. The whole movie was based on winning freedom. Fighting and dying to win them their home, their country. Arturius chooses Britain as his land and his countrymen to defend. So Rus in this context, being they are Roman, their battle cry means 'for country', not Rome but Britain. For home.

The Neptune Affair - S1-E11

Question: Why would Solo compare the descending elevator to an Eaton's department store, when these only existed in Canada?

Chosen answer: He must have ridden in an Eaton's store elevator while he was in Canada at some point. For some reason, this elevator reminds him of it. The show's original concept had Solo being a Canadian, so this may be a minor nod to that fact.

raywest Premium member

Question: How do James Bond and Camille Montes manage to get back from the sinkhole to La Paz? They're in the middle of the desert with no water or access to shelter - you would have thought that the chances of hitching a lift would be slim.

Louisa Radice

Chosen answer: They find a whole dam full of water in the sinkhole, so that isn't a problem. The sinkhole is an old river bed, and there is a village nearby which they walk to in a few hours, then they catch a bus to La Paz from the village.

Sierra1 Premium member

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