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Question: Why was Lisa Gerrard denied an Oscar nomination for Original Score?

Chosen answer: Because she didn't actually compose any parts. I quote Hans Zimmer himself: "I gave Lisa Gerrard the co-credit because, even though she didn't write the main theme, her presence and contributions were very influential." Source: http://www.soundtrack.net/features/article/?id=210

Mortug Premium member

Question: What does Gru say to Miss Hattie in Spanish?

crystalsbella

Chosen answer: "You have the face of a donkey."

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: In the real world when it's day wouldn't the people of Ember notice because, if the kids could see the city, I'm pretty sure they could see the sky.

bk123456

Chosen answer: The light from the sky would have been back-lit by the lights from the city, a bit like how we can't see the stars at night because the sun is too bright. If there were a power failure at noon perhaps the sky could have been seen, however.

Phixius Premium member

Question: In the very ending of the theatrical cut, Evan walks past Kayleigh, but he doesn't do anything. My question is why doesn't he do anything? Every thing is alright in the 'present' he has created, so why wouldn't he try to meet her 'again', after all, he loves her.

Chosen answer: Because none of the alternative realities he has experienced show him causing anything but misery for Kayleigh. It's because he loves her that he chooses to not allow himself to be part of her life, and protect her from suffering.

Manky

Answer: That was just another typical nondescript boy who might have looked like Evan. Again, everything that we see after Evan's death sequence in his mother's womb is a result of his never being born. So it would be impossible for Evan to exist in any of those "flash-forwards" we see after Evan dies.

Question: After Harry and Ron find the sword of Gryffindor, how do they find Hermoine again? The camp had enchantments and spells around it to keep them safe and Harry had to leave the protection set up around camp.

crystalsbella

Chosen answer: Because Harry already knew where the camp was. The protection spells they use (Harry is shown at one point casting them as well) seem to be sort of like the Secret Keeper spell. If you cast them or they are cast on you, it allows you to see through the spells. Also, don't forget that the deluminator led Ron right to the general vicinity of the camp and that the Snatcher team could smell Hermione's perfume through the spells earlier.

Guy

Question: During the bank robbery scene one of the clown henchmen in the bank is wearing the purple coat, trousers and leather gloves the Joker wears for the rest of the film. Does this mean once he is hit by the bus the Joker stripped him of the clothes or dragged his body onto the bus when he was off-camera to take the clothes later? Because as he says to the Mob bosses that "the suit isn't cheap, you should know you bought it", so does this mean he had a replica suit made?

Chosen answer: Yes, the implication is very strong that he had the suit, which is far nicer and better made than the vaguely similar one worn in the opening heist, using the money that he stole from the mob bosses.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Throughout the film, Megamind transforms himself to take the appearance of other characters. Early on in the film, these characters are killed (or otherwise disposed of), allowing Megamind to take their appearance. Near the end of the film, Megamind takes Metro Man's appearance, but Metro Man is not dead (we see him as retired after faking his death, then specifically in the crowd scene at the Megamind museum opening). Is this an error, or is there some other reason why Megamind doesn't need to kill Metro Man to take his appearance?

Chosen answer: The characters are only 'disposed of' so that they won't be able to reveal Megamind's deception. Remember, the warden wasn't killed and neither was Megamind when the warden was transformed into him. It is not necessary for the device to function that the individual being copied be eliminated.

Phixius Premium member

Question: I don't quite understand the part of the movie regarding the camera recording inside of the bus. It seems obvious they can pick up the signal to the bus via UHF, then tape it, then make the loop so the same tape runs over and over, fooling Dennis Hopper long enough to facilitate the rescue. But how do they transmit the images from the loop back to Hopper's safehouse?

Chosen answer: Payne obviously has some sort of transmitter attached to the camera, feeding the picture back to him. By broadcasting from the much more powerful TV van transmitter on the same frequency, they would effectively swamp the camera signal with their own, so Payne would see their looped tape, rather than the real images from the camera. Although not shown, Jack could also simply have disconnected Payne's camera as soon as the looped tape ran, to prevent the possibility of the real signal getting through and revealing their ruse.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What happened to the Space Marines and Draxites who were fighting outside the space station? We have a great big shootout and then they're not even mentioned or seen when the station explodes. And there's no mention that anyone was recovered afterwards. (Just Jaws and Dolly).

John.G

Chosen answer: One of the Marines is heard to say to return to the shuttle after Bond gets in. The Draxites must have returned to the station.

Grumpy Scot

Question: How do the people in the film share a dream? I understand that the briefcase contains sedatives to put everyone to sleep, but how do they get inside a certain individuals dream? How do they end up being in the same dream together?

oo0O0oo

Chosen answer: The details are never explained in the depth, but all the dreamers are connected via the briefcase, so it seems likely that the briefcase acts in some way as a networking hub for them to share the dreamspace.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Do we ever find out why the Chinese man in the trunk is naked? I understand that Stu claimed he was his lucky charm, but that doesn't explain why he was naked.

Awesomo

Chosen answer: Presumably being locked in the trunk/boot of a car in the sweltering heat might cause someone to get a tad warm whilst in said trunk/boot.

GalahadFairlight

Question: If there are a couple of scenes where Pascal, the chameleon, changed colors not to blend with objects but only due to his emotions. Is it possible for a real chameleon to do, or is it something only Pascal can do? In other words, is it something a chameleon can do only in a cartoon?

Chosen answer: The ability of a number of chameleon species to change colours is generally used a form of social signalling - it's a common misconception that they shift colour in order to blend in with their surroundings. Although some species of chameleon have displayed the ability to use their colour changes as a primitive form of camouflage, most only change in response to social situations or changes in their physical or emotional state. So, yes, it's very possible that Pascal could change colour due to his emotions, in fact, it's really the norm.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: When Harry and Hermione are using the time turner, I have two questions about that scene. One: Why can't anyone see them? IS this crucial to their mission? Two: Before they go back in time, we see that they already have (Hermione thinks she saw herself in the tree's.). But this means that there would never be an end to the chain. It's a time paradox.

M0vi3

Chosen answer: They can't be seen to avoid people asking questions. It's generally known where Harry and Hermione were during the course of events, so if somebody later claimed to have spotted them somewhere, people might realise what had really happened, which could cause them problems. As for the paradox, I don't see one - it's a simple course of events. Harry and Hermione live through the chain of events once, including a couple of unknowing interactions with their future selves. They then use the time-turner to travel back and re-experience the events and interactions with themselves again, this time from the alternate perspective. They catch up with the time left departed from and continue onwards. It's pretty straightforward, with no obvious paradox involved.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: At the end: Miss Hannigan is seen at the party, but shouldn't she have been arrested along with Lily and Rooster? She was an accomplice to the planning and kidnapping of Annie, so that alone should have got her some sort of punishment.

Chosen answer: No charges were pressed against her due to her attempt to protect Annie from Rooster.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Could someone tell me what Borden says to himself about two seconds before he dies? I've seen this movie several times now but I can't make out what he says.

Chosen answer: He whispers "Abracadabra".

Twotall

Question: This just interests me, but why does Miss Hannigan suddenly show concern for Annie when Rooster says he is going to kill her (just after Annie has torn up the cheque)? She never liked any of the orphans anyway, and earlier when Molly overheard the plan, and Rooster says that they are going to drop Annie in the river, Miss Hannigan never said anything.

Chosen answer: She's a selfish woman, malicious even. But she's no killer. Even if she didn't say anything against the plan, when faced with the execution of the actual deed, she couldn't bring herself to allow it. Also, it is suggested throughout the movie that Annie is her favorite. When Grace Ferrell asks for Annie, Miss Hannigan tries desperately to keep her at the orphanage by saying she's 'trouble' when in reality, Miss Hannigan loved Annie.

Phixius Premium member

Question: I could be wrong, since I haven't seen Star Wars in a long time, but wasn't the band at the "redneck" bar playing the song the Cantina Band plays?

Chosen answer: Yes, that's right. Well spotted - your geek credentials remain firmly intact.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What happened to Coral and the rest of the babies?

M0vi3

Chosen answer: They were eaten by the barracuda.

Manky

Question: Were Jack and Rose actually married? Because I saw the end and it had a clip of them in front of the Grand Staircase probably getting married.

Peace_Monkey2000

Chosen answer: No. The clip of them at the end of the grand staircase was meant to symbolise Jack and Rose being back together again now that Rose was dead. He was her one true love, and yearned to be back with him.

GalahadFairlight

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Question: What is the episode where Ralph Wiggum is being interviewed for the news and starts saying numerous curse words?

Peace_Monkey2000

Chosen answer: "The Great Wife Hope" from Season 21, Episode 3.

Manky

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