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Question: What exactly happened to Iggy? Are we ever supposed to know exactly how he died?

Chosen answer: The movie insinuates that he was killed horribly but doesn't provide many details. Books about Iwo Jima have quotes from witnesses about what happened to him and they all say that he was very brutally tortured, including having his eyes cut out and his genitals removed and stuffed in his mouth. The book "Flags of Our Fathers" contains the following quote, "A few days later someone yelled that they'd found him. They called me over because I was a corpsman. The Japanese had pulled him underground and tortured him. His fingernails... his tongue... It was terrible. I've tried hard to forget all this.

Question: What is the filmmakers's purpose in making Reggie (Freddy Rodriguez, the Guardian) only work out one half of his body? I don't get the symbolism.

Chosen answer: It's not a matter of symbolism, but of making the audience remember who he is. If Reggie was introduced as a normal guy in the beginning, with no significant feature, the audience may not recognize him when he's introduced as the Guardian. The working-out-one-arm thing makes him memorable enough to be instantly recognized again later when necessary.

Meaning - S3-E1

Question: In the season three premiere, House runs several miles on his leg, now that he is pain-free. Is that even logical? He had a large part of his thigh muscle removed, and can he really run like that without it? And furthermore, wasn't it the lack of muscle which made him need a cane, rather than the pain?

Chosen answer: Yes, it makes sense. He had "Some" leg muscle removed, but it is never discussed how much, so it's possible that it was a very small amount, he doesn't need the cane because of his leg, he needs because of the pain his leg causes him when the leg muscles need to bear weight.

Question: Does the watch Winthorpe wants to sell really exist or is it a made up brand? There seems to be no information about it on the net.

Chosen answer: It's a made-up brand, named after La Rochefoucauld, a 15th century French writer.

Question: What are the appendages dangling off the monster's underside? Are they arms or tentacles?

Brad

Chosen answer: The extra tentacles placed on the monster where originally to make the more dangerous towards the people below. In the Japanese comic regarding cloverfield, he uses these tentacles to eat people. For the movie, this premise was the same. Rumors of CGI effects that were created to be in the movie of the monster eating people with these "feeding tubes" where made, however, no actual footage has been made public via DVD or internet sources as of yet. In essence, since the monster was SO large, the creators wanted a way the monster could eat people without having to bend over like the scene at the end depicted. Even the final scene was a disappointment to the editors, as scaling issues made the monster "look" smaller than it really was.

Question: In the scene just before the party at Brad Wesley's house, Dalton is reading a book by the window in his room. What is the name of the book he's reading?

Joe Hiles

Chosen answer: Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison.

Question: Is the game they're playing first person or third person? Because in the beginning and at other parts it's in third person but in some parts it's first person.

Chosen answer: Some games allow both first person and third person views. (Such as the Star Wars Battlefront series).

Question: With its similarity to the Iron Man suit and the frequently-overlapping storylines of the Marvel universe, did Tony Stark develop the Exoskeleton in the first Spider-Man movie?

Chosen answer: No, he didn't. The Goblin's battlesuit was developed by Oscorp, the other prototype seen in the film by Quest Aerospace. There's no indication that either has links to Stark Enterprises, plus, as Sony only had the rights to Spider-Man, rather than the Marvel Universe generally, they would not have been allowed to involve other characters without prior permission.

Tailkinker

The One Where Ross And Rachel Take A Break - S3-E15

Question: What exactly is a Shemp? I think that is what Rachel said in this episode when she hung up the phone at work. "There is a Shemp in my office"?

Chosen answer: Rachel is referring to one of the The Three Stooges, which consisted of Moe, Larry, Curly, and also Shemp. Curly Howard, the third Stooge, was later replaced by his real-life brother, who played Shemp. Curly and Shemp played the most unintelligent and bungling member of the trio.

raywest

Question: How much time did Derek do? Also, Derek killed a couple guys, and his black friend stole a TV, so how could he have gotten out sooner than his friend?

Chosen answer: The difference in their punishment is one of the major points of the film. It's about racial injustice, and that black offenders get harsher punishments than white offenders. For the friend, it isn't stealing the TV that gets him the long sentence. It's that he dropped it on the cop's foot which the prosecutor twisted into in attempted murder charge. Derek did a few years for killing the one guy, but as he was white, the dead guy black, and Derek was, at least at the beginning of the events, defending his home, property, and arguably the lives of his family and himself, his sentence wasn't nearly as harsh.

johnrosa

Question: I saw this film in theaters, and from what I remember, the implication was that Loomis was killed by Michael. But when I watched the Director's Cut DVD, it seems that Loomis is still alive, albeit injured and weakened, as he grabs Michael to distract him. Was this changed from the theatrical version, or am I just not remembering properly? Because it is a fairly dramatic change in the overall story.

Chosen answer: According to IMdB, yes, the ending is different in the theatrical and Director's Cut versions, with Loomis dying in one and surviving in the other.

Twotall

Question: Where did the bad guys get the cigarettes, paper, beer, gasoline, and water. All of the guys said they've never seen land, so how did they get this stuff?

Answer: Well the Black Death cigarettes and the smeat cans were both sealed items so they theoretically were waterproof. The gasoline was refined from oil which was leftover in the Exxon Valdez and the water was purified from sources? Just like how the mariner purifies his pee. I mean if you can believe he can purify his pee on the trimaran then I'm sure the crew of the Valdez is capable of purification.

Chosen answer: These points have been brought up ever since this movie came out. I guess you have to suspend a lot of disbelief!

wizard_of_gore

Answer: Sealed stuff floats. They gather stuff just like the mariner.

Question: Near the end, Cochrane wants to kill Murphy. Why do it in the air? Even if Cochrane did wipe him out, the only way he would have to do that was to destroy the helicopter completely when he had the chance; instead, he injured Murphy and disabled the cannon somewhat, which is painful to watch and understandable, for fear of collatoral damage or simply because he did not want to blast it out of the sky and foot the bill. But the helicopter costs '$5 million', and even if Cochrane had the money, it would have been cheaper to take Murphy out on land instead of in public and in broad daylight.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Chosen answer: Murphy has been deemed a threat to the public at large by the authorities, having "snapped" and stolen an armed helicopter. Cochrane is using that determination as cover to finally kill Murphy, whom he's long despised. Killing Murphy on the ground would be harder to get away with. He would not be responsible for paying for the helicopter anymore than the Air Force or the other police helicopter crews would be had they sucessfully knocked Blue Thunder down.

johnrosa

Question: Why did Max want to scam Barbara at the end?

Chosen answer: Because Barbara stole all the money that Max and Paige had scammed from people over the years. She wants it back.

Grumpy Scot

Question: I'm aware of Indy's ophidiophobia, but how much will snakes play into the film? Sharing the same phobia, I don't want to spend the whole film trying to avoid watching snake-related scenes.

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: Based on what little we've seen, namely what's in the trailers, there seems to be very little on the snake front. There will undoubtedly be at least one moment somewhere in the film, but there's no indication that snakes will be a major focus of the storyline.

Tailkinker

Question: Is it possible for someone to drink to the point of passing out and then moments later appear completely sober (as Marion does)?

Jason Hoffman

Chosen answer: Probably not, but Marion was faking it. She won a betting game that way. If she didn't at least act drunk, she'd never get anyone to compete against her. Sort of like how pool sharks pretend to be bad just to get people to play them, then they play just good enough to be assured of a win, but not so good that the player won't come back for more thinking they have a chance of winning their money back.

Phixius

Show generally

Question: How did Raven originally get her visions?

Chosen answer: She inherited them from her family.

Brad

Show generally

Question: Where is Estaban from? He doesn't look like he came from America.

Chosen answer: The show never says.

Brad

Question: I know that Hermione's Patronus is an otter, but I'm curious: since there are different genera, what specific kind of otter is it?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: There is no specific kind. It's just a form of energy that takes the form of an otter.

Brad

Question: Why do the East India Company's marines dress in blue?

Chosen answer: Because it brings out their eyes beautifully, doesn't show the dirt, is readily available and because red is just SO sixteenth century colonial. Seriously, because it's the colour that the EIC decided to make their marine uniform. No other significance exists.

Tailkinker

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