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Question: OK, hope I'm articulating this properly: when Marty returns to 1985 from 2015 with Jen and the Doc, he places Jen at the porch of her own home. At this point, he hasn't realised yet that he's actually in an alternate 1985, because old Biff has discovered the time machine, and taken the Sports Almanac to the Biff of 1955. We all know what happens from there: Marty and the Doc now have to go back to 1955 (again) to stop Biff from getting the almanac, thus making the upcoming 1985 timeline "correct." Well, as they are successful...how come Jen is OK? Surely, as she was left in the alternate 1985 and isn't really in the "correct" 1985, she now fails to exist when Marty comes back to the "correct" 1985 to collect her at the porch? She must disappear with the alternate 1985? Or am I over thinking this?

Chosen answer: According to Doc, the timeline fixed itself around her. The best explanation I found online was since she was from the original 1985, when everything reset, it was as if she was still in the original timeline.

MasterOfAll

Question: Why were the carnival Strongman and the other carnival workers chasing Oz?

Chosen answer: Because Oscar (Oz) was flirting with the wife of one of the strongmen.

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Question: Is Edward supposed to be Hansel and Gretel's father? If so, was there some explanation as to how or why since the head evil witch told Hansel and Gretel he was hung? Was she lying?

Chosen answer: Edward is not Hansel and Gretel's father. He helps them because he is a troll. Trolls serve witches.

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Question: How old is Danny supposed to be? And why in the scene were Daniel is out to eat with his mom after seeing the karate place that Johnny is in, why do they come out point to him laugh and run away?

Garretob1

Chosen answer: Daniel is 15. He turns 16 just before the tournament. Remember that the cobra kais hate Daniel. So the fact that he had the audacity to show up at their dojo and is then spotted eating with his "mommy" amuses them. They run away because they wanted to be ready on their bikes to get him when he left the restaurant.

Gavin Jackson

Question: Why is the thought that God is dead the sign of a true Catholic?

alanchan2010

Chosen answer: I took it as a joke referencing the stereotype that many Catholics focus more on the doom-and-gloom aspects of their faith such as sin, eternal torment in Hell, Christ's suffering, etc., rather than on the more pleasant components like salvation, Heaven, Christ's resurrection, etc.

Phixius Premium member

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Question: Can someone explain why there is no door to Monica's balcony? Is it normal to climb out a window to get on to the balcony in these types of apartment buildings? It doesn't seem like something that would be allowed due to building regulations.

Chosen answer: There's never been an explanation about why there was no door, but it's supposed to be an older building, and theoretically there could have been a laxer construction code when it was built and inspections were less stringent. There could conceivably have once been a door there, but, for whatever reason, it was made into a window. Of course, this likely would never have happened in real life and it simply makes it more humorous for the character to have to climb in and out the window to utilize the balcony. Also, the size of the balcony changes over the course of the series and the fire escape comes and goes.

raywest Premium member

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Question: What's the song they play after Leela says "This time it's business"?

ivadc

Chosen answer: It seems to be a custom version of "Yo Ho A Pirate's Life For Me", maybe increased tempo.

Question: What car is used in the robbery scene at the start of the movie?

Answer: If you are asking about the silver car the henchmen pick Joker up in, the car is a GM Suburban.

Chosen answer: This seems too easy but it's just a standard American school bus - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_bus. Maybe there was another car you were asking about?

Question: In the original Goldeneye game, the first level (The Dam) has a part of the level that was left incomplete but originally intended to be accessible as part of the mission. If you stand on the dam and look out from the towers or the dock on it on the side with all the water with the Sniper Rifle's scope, you can see the unfinished area on the edge of the map left there. So I wonder is there any such similar place in the remake of this game as sort of tribute or something. A similar inaccessible area viewable by scope? Or an area that is accessible? Or anything at all?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: No. There is no such area in the game.

Dra9onBorn117

Question: Why is this movie titled The Edge? Why didn't Alec Baldwin let Hopkins go down the rapids and die that way if he wanted him dead?

aftucci

Chosen answer: Although Bob intended to kill Charles (to obtain his wife and wealth), they unexpectedly were struggling for survival in the wilderness. Working together increases their chances of rescue, and Bob cannot survive without Charles' help. He therefore saves him from the rapids. Plot-wise, this makes Charles think that his suspicions about Bob may be wrong. Also, Bob is not a born killer, and may be hesitant about actually committing murder, particularly someone he had admired and respected. Bob likely planned to kill Charles when rescue was imminent and then claim Charles died accidentally. Regarding the title, because the movie is not based on a book of that name, the filmmakers probably chose it for its marketing value because it sounded dramatic. This is a suspense/adventure movie, and "edge" can have multiple meanings, such as being "on the edge," as to whether or not Bob will carry out his plan. It can also refer to the razor-sharp edge of a weapon, an "edgy" emotional situation, and so on.

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Question: Why does James vomit before each race?

Chosen answer: It's a case of bad nerves before a race and has developed into a habitual behavioral pattern.

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Question: Where specifically was this filmed? What historic district?

dizzyd

Chosen answer: The movie was filmed in several cities: Subiaco, Mantua, Caprarola, Lazio, Rome, and Verona.

Greg Dwyer

Question: To elaborate on the question regarding Drago facing criminal charges for killing Apollo: when he pushes the ref aside you say that in real life the fight would have been stopped, however, he almost lands the fatal blow right afterwards so he didn't give anyone time to stop it, wouldn't he be charged with criminally negligent manslaughter or something similar? I can understand him not facing charges if it had happened during the normal course of the fight, but the fact that he didn't allow the ref to stop the fight leads me to believe that he was negligent and thus responsible for Apollo's death.

Chosen answer: Unless Drago did something deliberately illegal to increase damage (altering his gloves or wraps like Luis Resto), then no. Risk of severe injury is a standard for contact sports and boxing especially.

Greg Dwyer

Question: If the Sultan of Turkey needed 1,000 boys to be trained for his army, then why not just use the Turks' own children? Why demand the children that were under Vlad's protection?

Chosen answer: It was very common in the Middle Ages for those who ruled over an area to demand various forms of tribute, a very common one being soldiers or children to train as soldiers.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Why is the bill that Cowan grabs crumpled up when all the others are flat?

unkajes Premium member

Chosen answer: Cowan crumpled up the note when he grabbed it.

Casual Person

Question: I have seen and heard this movie referred to as both Philosophers Stone, and Sorcerer's Stone. Why and when are both used and what is correct? Why is the wrong one also used?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Here is the explanation on IMDb'S website: To appeal to the American audience. This was a marketing decision made by author Rowling and Scholastic, the publishing house that released the novel in the United States. The decision to change Philosopher to Sorcerer was made because, in the U.S., a philosopher connotes a scholar of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields. Philosopher does not typically connote an alchemist or magician, and magic is essential to the Harry Potter books. Consequently, the publisher suggested using another word with a more magical connotation, and Rowling suggested Sorcerer. Rowling gives this explanation: "Arthur Levine, my American editor, and I decided that words should be altered only where we felt they would be incomprehensible, even in context, to an American reader. The title change was Arthur's idea initially, because he felt that the British title gave a misleading idea of the subject matter. In England, we discussed several alternative titles and Sorcerer's Stone was my idea." For the movie, the different titles were used in different markets, and each scene where the Stone's name is used had to be filmed twice, once with "Philosopher's Stone" in the dialogue and once with "Sorcerer's Stone."

lartaker1975

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Question: In this version of the character, why is he named David Banner instead of Bruce Banner?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: Bruce has always been the character's middle name. In the comics he is Robert Bruce Banner, here he is David Bruce Banner. Apparently the executives behind the show preferred the name David.

Question: When Bond goes to the fighting ring and discovers that Maud Adams is dead, was that really a dummy of her? It sure looked like one to me.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: No, it was the actor.

Question: Is it true that Voldemort's eyes are not red in the movies so that he will be less scary for younger viewers?

Chosen answer: Not at all. In fact, David Heyman made the decision for his eyes to be blue in the films for him to be more scary! They felt that his red eyes in Sorcerer's Stone did not show enough emotion to make him an evil character. It was felt in Goblet of Fire that the light blue eyes would be perfect to show his evil in the moonlight, and they kept it on for later films.

Answer: True story.

Question: After Dutch defeats the alien and decides not to smash his face with the rock he asked the alien "what the hell are you." Can anybody make out with the alien is trying to say, because in previous scenes we can hear what the alien is saying in English?

cbdellett

Answer: The predator says the same thing Arnold said "What the hell are you."

Chosen answer: The predator wasn't speaking in English, it was mocking Dutch by playing recordings of his now-dead team. When Dutch says "What the hell are you?", the predator plays back that question, although it sounds distorted as its systems are damaged.

Sierra1 Premium member

It said "What the hell are you?" in a very distorted voice. When the Predator got his ass whooped by small inferior Arnold lol... he was clearing thinking the same thing Arnold was. Like "wtf is going on?!" Thus committing honorable suicide. Attempting to take out Arnold as well.

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