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Pilot - S1-E1

Question: After explaining why it is illogical to play the lottery, Charlie asks the FBI agent if he ever plays craps. I didnt get the joke. Any help?

Chosen answer: Craps is a casino game where players bet on the outcome of a dice roll. It deals heavily with probabilities and is a favorite of math experts like Charlie. Whatever the odds, though, your chances of winning are much greater than winning the lottery.

Question: It's not on IMDb so I have to ask here, first who plays the little boy who gives Uhl the "orange tree" book? Second, is there an actor who played the emperor or is the picture Eisenheim "paints" a picture of a actual emperor of Austria?

Chosen answer: Although the story is fictional, some of the details are based on the life of Austrian Crown Prince Rudolf, only son of Emperor Franz Josef. The painting of the emperor which Eisenheim creates is an actual portrait of Franz Josef. (from IMDb).

The One With Phoebe's Dad - S2-E9

Question: What is the year of the taxi Phoebe drives to her dad's house?

Chosen answer: From a website i've just looked at, it says the New York taxi served from 1981 to 1983.http://www.americanhire.net/ebay.htm.

Question: At the end of the film when we see the logo for the design company, briefly visible is Michaela Conlin (Angela from "Bones"), who I don't think had any lines in the film. She's credited on the IMDb as "May" - did she have lines deleted, or was this just a cameo of sorts (although she's not really famous enough for most people to recognise her)?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: Originally she was scripted to have a few scenes with Nancy, Robert's girlfriend, in the design studio. The Producers deleted some of those scenes. You can see that in the DVD under Deleted scenes, where she has a slightly bigger part and actually has a small conversation with Nancy about Robert's text message apology.

Question: Why does John stand with his arms open when Cecil's trap breaks? Was it some kind of challenge so he would charge at him and fall into the barbed wire or something else?

Chosen answer: It appears that this is the case. The first trap failed, so by challenging him, John is simply giving Cecil an improvised second test. If Cecil had stopped to think it through, he may not have been hurled into the razor wire. Of course we are never given an official explanation, so it is up to debate, but this seems to be the most reasonable answer.

Show generally

Question: What Happened to Muriel? Around season two she disappeared.

Chosen answer: Keep in mind, Muriel wasn't very popular. So the writers/directors must have thought it'd be a good idea to let go of the character. No one seems to be complaining.

Wormy / Patty Hype - S2-E7

Question: In "Wormy", what was the name of the friendship song in the scene with Spongebob Patrick and Wormy?

Chosen answer: It's called "That's what friends do" on the Spongebob Yellow album, track 19.

Question: During the La Vie Boheme song Angel looks at Roger over the top of Mark and says something. Anyone know what it is?

Chosen answer: Angel says "I can feel his balls".

Question: After Marge found Dickie's rings at Tom's place and confronted him, why did he hold a razor in his pocket and cut his hand?

Chosen answer: I believe he was going to hurt her, but when he was talking to her, he was getting too upset and frustrated, and where he would have made his hands into fists, he then cut himself. Then again, he wasn't totally sane anyway, so there could just be no explanation that we would know of.

Question: When Julia goes to see Hitch, what is the music played when she does the great dancing with the facepaint on?

Chosen answer: The song is Crump Clown by Rize.

Question: With all the talk about whether or not the book/movie is about the editor of Vogue, was the fact that Madonna's song "VOGUE" is heard in the film done on purpose or did the producers just pick the song because it sounded good?

Jason Feng

Chosen answer: In the director's commentary they say that they picked Madonna because she is the "real sound of fashion" and "so inside of fashion. Vogue is obviously one of Madonna's greatest songs about fashion. The song's title was influenced by the magazine's name, but its use in the movie had more to do with Madonna than with the magazine.

Question: With all the green-screen and compositing, which of the (major) actors actually got to work with each other? (Ex. it seems like Jessica Alba & Nick Stahl was together for some scenes, but Mickey Rourke never worked with Elijah Wood).

Chosen answer: If you get the this version of Sin City, on the special features you can watch the whole movie speeded up to 15 mins, in its green screen version. http://www.amazon.com/Sin-City-Unrated-Two-Disc-Collectors/dp/B000BCKFWK. That will show you which actors were actually together and which were just composited in later.

Question: What is the name of the song played when the boat leaves Lagos, and is cruising up the Niger River?

Chosen answer: "Here We Go!" by Clint Mansell. It is on the Sahara soundtrack.

Question: Does anyone know why there is no song in this movie, the one that plays before someone dies?

Chosen answer: There is, Highway to hell by ACDC.

Question: What's the name of the piano solo music which can be heard throughout the movie? Since the movie has no soundtrack, can someone please give me its name and the place where it can be found?

Chosen answer: The Movie has a soundtrack, and that lovely piano solo music is actually the theme song, composed by composer David Shire. You can find it here, on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Conversation-David-Shire/dp/B000N4P5XA/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1202051411&sr=1-1.

Question: (SPOILER) Why after the girl dies and the boy goes out into the woods by himself after he pushes his sister down, does he put the paint into the water?

Chosen answer: Because Leslie gave them to him, and he knew they would remind him of her, which he didn't want.

Question: What is the significance of the crazed woman (wielding a hammer, wearing a jacket, frizzled hair) that appears several times throughout the movie? What does she represent? She appears during the scene where Mike Enslin notices his doppelganger in the window across the street from him, once in a quick shot with her holding up her hammer, and she shows up for the last time as a character in the painting of a ship lost at sea as the room falls apart.

Chosen answer: I don't think there is any actual significance to the character, because a lot of the other things and characters didn't make sense either. It was just another way of building the tension and scaring the audience, but also the character was there because they were in the painting. Hopefully that helps.

Question: I heard there was something very important with the nationalities of the mermaids. They represented something. Does anyone know what they represent?

Chosen answer: In day for night filters (which is what was used to film that scene to make it look like nighttime) Asian people can look quite eerie. And since the mermaids are supposed to be dark creatures, if they actually look eerie that makes the scene fit better.

Question: Why didn't Joe and Janie have any children after twenty years? I know that some couples have to try for years before getting pregnant, but twenty years seems like a long time.

Chosen answer: One or the other may simply have been infertile. Some people simply aren't capable of having children, and no medical intervention would exist in the timeframe of the movie.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Was Ian Holm using contact lenses, or did they do something with his eyes in post production? From the scene where Abberline asks about the Free Masons and onwards his eyes are considerably darker (a deliberate effect I take it).

Chosen answer: His eyes are not just darker, his entire eyes are completely black. This was done by CGI effects to show that the murderous Ripper side to Gull's persona is taking over and is in control.

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