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Question: Why do Alex and his droogs go to beat up the writer and his wife? What did they do to him that made him want to choose them in particular?

Answer: They don't have a reason beyond wanting to commit crimes. Alex says as much. There's nothing special about the couple, it was just a crime of opportunity.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Before they break up and Larry comes home, was Anna planning on leaving him that night and telling Larry the truth? Or did it just happen because of Larry's confession?

Answer: She was planning on leaving Larry. Notice how he questioned her about her appearance - she claimed to have had a bath, but was dressed again. She initially told him that she went out to buy milk. Then she explained that Dan had been at the house. Most likely, she got dressed because she was ready to leave their home in a hurry.

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Question: What happened to Julia? They spend time building up a character and then she dated Frasier and they broke up, and in the next episode there is no mention of her leaving the station - no one talked about her?

Dan23

Answer: TV shows frequently have short-term characters who never appear again. Maybe Julia got another job. Maybe Julia still works at KACL, even if she is never shown or mentioned.

Question: How come Harry and Peter stopped living together?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: While it's never mentioned in the film, the most likely explanation is that Harry, as a rich kid, grew tired of "slumming it" and decided to move back into his mansion.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why did the Russian gangster who pretended to be Lenore get Bryan to buy bagels?

Bunch Son

Answer: I saw it as they needed Bryan out of the house to stage Lenore's body. Lenore had already been kidnapped the previous day and now they needed to plant her body in his home.

Bishop73

Question: What is the purpose of the initial TV montage?

Answer: To me it never looked like a montage. It was just someone flipping through the channels (channel surfing) until they got to "TV Time" where they stayed to watch the commercial for the PleasanTVille marathon. People (especially before DVRs) sometimes just flip through the channels looking for something to watch, especially if you don't know what's playing on each channel.

Bishop73

Question: What did the captain say and mean after Gina says that it's been rough sometimes without her husband but her and Josh are ok?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: "There is a strength to this one." Just meaning he sees Gina as a strong, independent woman who's been able to keep going despite losing her husband.

Bishop73

The Philadelphia Story - S4-E26

Question: Is this the first time Will went back to Philadelphia?

Dan23

Answer: As stated previously, Will returned from spending the summer in Philly at the beginning of s03e01. But this is the first time the audience sees Will going back to Philadelphia.

Bishop73

Question: Sally tries to prevent Jack from taking over Christmas using Fog Juice. How will fog stop him?

Answer: As seen in the movie, the Fog Juice made it difficult to see anything. Sally had hoped that with no way of seeing where he was going, she would be able to stop him from leaving Halloween Town and save his life.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation - S3-E1

Question: Where is Will coming back from?

Dan23

Answer: He's coming back from his vacation in Philadelphia.

Question: Did Brooks really have McClanahan play in the third period of the game against Sweden even though he was injured?

Answer: Yes, he did. Seeing McClanahan play through his pain inspired the rest of the team and helped them come from behind to a 2-2 tie with Sweden, which turned out to be vital.

Question: Why did Brooks want to make his players hate him?

Answer: Since they all came from different, sometimes rival, universities, and thus had no commonality, he wanted to give them someone to dislike together, instead of fighting with one another. If they could all bond over what a bastard Brooks was, they'd come together faster as a team and have a chance of winning.

Question: What was the name of the fake person that Andy helped Warden Norton create?

Answer: Randall Stephens. And strictly speaking, he didn't "help" Norton create the fake person...he did it on his own initiative, to launder Norton's ill-gotten gains. If Norton knew about Randall Stephens at all, he likely didn't understand the purpose but trusted that Andy was doing it for his (Norton's) own good.

Question: Why was the camel left with the 2 murdered men?

Answer: It is stated very plainly that the Arabs left the camel behind because it was lame. This was a dramatic device to demonstrate the Arabs' ruthlessness: They murdered two human beings in cold blood, but allowed a lame camel to live. Note that the camel scene appears in the 1965 film, but not at all in the 2004 film.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: It's unknown why they left the camel there.

raywest Premium member

Question: During the slapping, what did George mean when he said send him up to the front?

Answer: "The front" means the front line, i.e., where the enemy is being engaged. He's saying that since the soldier isn't physically injured, he should be fighting, not (as Patton sees it) being a coward and shirking his duty.

Answer: He meant that he intended to send the soldier back to his unit where the main fighting with the enemy is taking place. This is referred to as "the front."

raywest Premium member

Question: Is it known what Mundungus was selling that man in diagon alley?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: No, it is not known what he was selling, only that it was likely some kind of an illegal or unsavory business transaction.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why did Ginny and Dean split up?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It was never a serious relationship. Ginny had always had a crush on Harry and only started dating Dean when she thought Harry would never be interested in her. Dean and Ginny got on well at first, but Ginny was always defensive if any other student, including Dean, was in any way critical of Harry. Dean, to keep the relationship going, worked hard to always appease Ginny and stay on her good side. Unfortunately, this tactic annoyed Ginny, and later led to her breaking up with Dean.

raywest Premium member

Question: What was given to Paul to make him talk?

Answer: Sodium Pentothal.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: To further elaborate, sodium pentothal, AKA "truth serum" places the subject in a sedated state; the subject is then questioned while under its influence because it is supposedly very difficult (but not impossible) to lie while under its influence.

zendaddy621

Question: For the Richard Donner version, how were they able to re-shoot certain scenes? For example, I noticed in one scene that after Lois lands in the fruit stand, she looks up to see Clark looking out the window. It's clear this isn't Christopher Reeve because he sounds different but, what about scenes that required to go back and re-shoot other scenes that have never been in Lester's version?

Answer: Much of the footage used was filmed with the original actors at the same time as the first film. It simply wasn't used for the Lester version. The scene in the apartment where Lois attempts to prove Clark is Superman, however, was actually the original screen test (note the drastically different hairstyles, as well as Christopher Reeve's thinner build).

Jason Hoffman

Question: Is there a complete version of the song Barbara Allen from this movie? I think this version is the best I've ever heard.

Answer: Beyond the instrumental piece on the soundtrack, no.

Jason Hoffman

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