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Question: During the trash compacter scene, Luke gets sucked under by the one-eyed monster thing, which leads to Han and Leia trying to find him. But if the water's only about knee deep, why is it so hard for him to be found?

Chosen answer: Presumably because the monster has pulled him through the lair of whatever they are standing on into whatever space the rest of the body of the monster lives in. Obviously, the monster doesn't live in the part of the part of the compactor that does the compacting or it would be already compacted.

Myridon

Question: This is in regards to the tournament in this movie and in part 3. Is it compatible to tournaments in real life? In real life, are they physically hitting each other or do they pull back on their punches? What do they do in the tournaments in both movies that is not allowed in a real life tournament?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Without knowing the exact style of karate, it is impossible to answer. I perform in martial arts tournaments but we wear various protective gear and are prohibited to strike at targets like knees (as in the movie) but are also prohibited from "excessive" contact on legal targets. My brother-in-law, though, does another style - and he won a match by kicking a person so hard he broke ribs and the other participant couldn't continue - so my brother-in-law won the match. Different styles differ. Back in the 70's and 80's "Point sparring" was very popular. This is where the contestants pull their punches only making light contact. This was considered a good skill to have as it taught one control their punches and to learn distance. It was very boring to watch and with the development of safer protective gear point sparring pretty much went away.

Zwn Annwn

Question: In the scene just before Sirius Black is killed he says "Good job, James." Is there someone else named James or is he mistakenly calling Harry by his father's name?

Chosen answer: Sirius is mistakenly referring to Harry as his father, James Potter. After everything Sirius has been through, he is rather emotionally unstable and immature. He has tended to see Harry as a peer and replacement for his dead friend James, rather than acting like Harry's godfather.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why does Carmen answer Juni's question by saying "my feet stink?" Is this a reference to another movie?

Chosen answer: In the 2nd Spy Kids film, when they can read each other's minds, Juni proves it by thinking Carmen's feet stink, at which point she smells her shoe and agrees.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why does Wallace change his tune suddenly when offering the Haynes sisters a drink on the train, considering that a few seconds before he was not too pleased because Davis had given their tickets to the sisters?

Chosen answer: While initially not pleased their tickets had been given away, Wallace used his war injured arm to gain passage (a running gag in the movie) and once on the train it no longer mattered that they did not have tickets. Besides, they were very pretty girls that they already knew and liked.

OneHappyHusky

Question: When Harry and Hermione go back in time to rescue Sirius and Buckbeak, does Dumbledore know that they are rescuing them? It's just that earlier the execution happened quickly, but when they go back in time, Dumbledore seems to be distracting the executioner and Fudge so that Harry and Hermione can do what they need to do.

Chosen answer: Yes Dumbledore knows that they are rescuing Buckbeak and Sirius, because (and this is a little complicated) he is planning to tell Harry and Hermione (the Harry and Hermione who have just left Hagrid's Hut, not the Harry and Hermione who are now rescuing Buckbeak) to go back in time and rescue them, so he is presuming that a future Harry and Hermione would currently be rescuing Buckbeak. Hope that doesnt play with your mind too much!

Blibbetyblip

Question: What's the deal with the song Paula sings to Andy in the scene at the store. I have a feeling there's something comical behind it. Does anyone know what she's singing?

Cody Bowers

Chosen answer: The words translated are "When you clean my room, I can't find anything. Where are you going in a hurry? The football game." Even if you can't understand a foreign language, the last word of the love song is recognizably "football".

Myridon

Question: In the middle of Kermit and Fozzy's song "Movin' Right Along", they meet up with Big Bird who says, "I'm on my way to New York City". Is this meeting on another movie starring Big Bird or am I sadly mistaken?

Chosen answer: This is Big Bird's only movie where he says this line. It is a reference to his going to New York hoping to get a role on Public Television (the station that created "Sesame Street") This is verified in TV interviews with the late Jim Henson and on Wikipedia.

OneHappyHusky

Question: What does Rose's mother mean when she says that Rose's father left them bad "decks"?

Chosen answer: She actually says "Your father left us nothing but a legacy of bad debts hidden by a good name" - bad debts meaning debts he would never be able to pay.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: Why do the Naboo people like to elect teenagers to be their queens?

Chosen answer: According to "Secrets of Naboo" (2001), a supplement to the Wizards of the Coast Star Wars Roleplaying Game, the right to vote and holding a leadership position on Naboo is not based on age, but on intellectual maturity.

Kylantha

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Question: In the early seasons, the Charmed Ones were able to communicate telepathically but they don't use this ability anymore. Why?

Chosen answer: There was one episode where Piper an Pru cast a spell to hear other people's thoughts. That was the only time they communicated with each other telepathically (just Pru and Piper).

Maria Santos

They also had the ability in the episode with the Crone, Leo mentioned that the bond had always been there. Unsure of why it was never displayed again. It could have something to do with them only being able to fully use the ability when their senses were stolen.

Question: When Scarlett visits Rhett in jail to get the $300 for taxes, can anyone speculate as to her plan? Why does she pretend to be rich when she's actually dirt poor? Why would that make her request for money more convincing? Did she plan to ask for a loan, and needed to make it appear as if she would be able to repay it in a reasonable amount of time? I read the book, but this wasn't made clear there either. Can anyone help me?

Answer: If she looked rich she could trick him into thinking she wasn't marrying him for his money.

Chosen answer: It's mainly a matter of pride and her skewed thinking. Scarlett tries fooling Rhett that she is in love him, and wants to appear as desirable as possible, hoping that will persuade him to give her the money. She also does not want to be seen in such a desperate state. Rhett sees through her scheme, however.

raywest Premium member

Question: In the film a specific group of friends are murdered as they are the only witnesses to the wedding. The women are watched and followed so the identity of each woman must have been known to the murderer or at least to 'special branch'. If they are willing to go to such lengths to cover up the royal secret then why is it that the french girl is murdered in place of Mary Kelley? Mary has bright red hair in the film and surely the killer might have noticed before he set to work on her that she wasn't the right woman? Or at least whoever tracked her down, they must have known which woman they were looking for so why didn't they realise that it wasn't Mary in the room? Am I missing something?

Chosen answer: At this point the murderer (Dr. Gull) has been completely taken over by his insanity and bloodthirst, as indicated by his completely black eyes. He was not thinking rationally, and was even having hallucinations while carrying out the murder. He was absolutely, wholeheartedly convinced he was killing the right person and fulfilling his mission, so he never stopped to notice the details of her appearance.

Twotall

Question: Where was the opening filmed? It looks like somewhere with snow, but must be a desert?

Chosen answer: White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

Twotall

Question: I read in the trivia section that something falls out of a tree while the letters "Gone with the Wind" go across the screen. I watched the movie and it's true, but does anyone have any information about it? (Was there any controversy? What was the object? Did they try to edit it out? etc.).

Movie_Freak 1

Chosen answer: It looks to me like a bird flying from the tree to the ground. Nothing controversial there and no reason to edit it out.

ChiChi Premium member

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Question: Why does everyone call Jonathan R-M 'Harry'? Isn't he Henry VIII?

Chosen answer: While Harry can be a given name, it is also a standard "informal" version of the name Henry. For example, in the UK Royal Family, the younger son of Prince Charles, officially named Prince Henry, is commonly referred to as Prince Harry.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: On Law & Order: SVU the character Alex Cabot had to enter the witness protection program. How did they bring her back for the show Conviction?

Chosen answer: It was never explained on the show. The series only lasted 13 episodes so they didn't have time to go into how or why Cabot returned.

Maria Santos

Question: Is Riddick's trick with the knife when the Lord Marshal first shows it to him physically possible? I can't tell if it's just CG or simply a very talented hand at work.

Chosen answer: Completely CGI, and in my opinion, pretty bad CGI too. There's no way you can flip a knife underneath your hand they way that he did. Also, the entire scene is pretty herky-jerky, a good tip-off that it's CGI.

Nick Bylsma

Question: Just before Michael shoots Sollozzo and McCluskey, what are Michael and Sollozzo saying to each other in Italian?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: Solozzo: (indicating Michael's broken jaw) I'm sorry.Michael: Are you serious?Solozzo: You must understand that what happened between me and your father was a business matter. I have great respect for your father, but your father is an old-fashioned man. He doesn't understand that I am a man of honor.Michael: Don't tell me these things. I know them.Solozzo: You know? You know, I have helped the Tattaglia family. I think, we can come to an agreement. I want peace. And let's stop all that nonsense.Michael: Do you want to play...umSolozzo: What?Michael: How do you say..? What I want, what is most important to me is that I have a guarantee.

ChiChi Premium member

Season 6 generally

Question: Has anybody been able to find the easter egg on the DVD-set?

Chosen answer: It's on the Special Features disc. With "Season 7 Preview" selected, press up on the remote. There should be a small "24" that appears. Press that, and you'll get the scene of Jack and Chloe on "The Simpsons."

Cubs Fan Premium member

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