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Question: Early in the film the hotel manager mentions that the Overlook was built on an old Indian burial ground and that builders had to repel several Indian attacks during construction. Indian attacks? During the 20th century? And why mention this detail, since it was never mentioned again or became part of the story.

Chosen answer: "Indian attacks" just means attacked by Indians who owned the land. It does not necessarily mean Indians with warpaint/horses/etc., just that the attack came from the tribe who owned the land. As for him mentioning it to Jack, he is just giving him a brief history of the Overlook Hotel, as Jack will be the caretaker and might want to know about the history surrounding the Overlook.

Jazetopher

Question: In the original four Superman movies, Superman had a yellow "S" symbol on the back of his cape - just like in the comics. However in Superman Returns there is no "S". Is there any reason for the change?

Chosen answer: Supposedly, the people doing the CGI for the movie said it would be too hard to do Superman’s cape in the computer generated scenes if the "S" was on it.

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Question: Why does Story's hair color change from red to blonde? Does this signify something specific?

Chosen answer: Only that she is running out of time to return to the Blue World.

scwilliam

Question: How exactly is the preparation of the breakfast with the egg and the toast?

Chosen answer: Take a slice of bread. Using a drinking glass, cut a hole out of it by pressing the opening of the glass down. Butter both sides, then put the "frame" slice in the pan (you can discard the cut-out piece of bread), then crack an egg in it. Cook to taste.

Sereenie

Question: Who was the guy in the red uniform that follows Krum and Karkaroff about? Is it ever explained whose aide he is, or what his job is?

Chosen answer: It's never explained; in the movie or the book. Maybe just an aide.

Zwn Annwn

Question: Is it true that Prince has a cameo?

Chosen answer: Prince wrote the music; he has no cameo in the movie.

Zwn Annwn

Question: Is there an excuse given for Kurt's disappearance anywhere? I've only seen this film once, and I can't remember.

Chosen answer: Not in the film, unfortunately. Kurt leaves the X-Men in the video game, "X-Men: The Official Game", which takes place between the two movies. His reason is that he wants a more peaceful life.

Tobias Drake

Question: Does anyone know where the scene in the theater was filmed, where Julia Roberts is on the stage with the swing and the snow, and then backstage playing in the costumes?

Chosen answer: Filmed at the Abbeville Opera House in Abbeville SC. From imdb Trivia: Star 'Julia Roberts' caused a controversy after she left Abbeville, South Carolina, where the film shot some location work. She said the place was "a living hell" and a "horribly racist" town and she would never return there again.

marfbody

My Heavy Meddle - S1-E16

Question: When Turk reveals he rented "Red Dawn," Elliot (as well as JD) says "Wolverines". Since I've never seen Red Dawn, why do JD and Elliot say "wolverines?"

Chosen answer: In Red Dawn, a group of high school students forms a guerilla group against the Soviet invasion. Their school mascot was the Wolverine, so they took that as their name and battlecry.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Does anyone know what the black man rowing William ashore says before William jumps out? I think it was French.

Chosen answer: It was indeed French. He refuses to take Will any further, saying: "C'est trop dangereux." (It's too dangerous).

Ioreth

Question: What is it that Jack Sparrow wants more than the Dead Mans Chest, the thing that his compass is pointing to?

Chosen answer: It points to Elizabeth.

raywest

Question: At the bar after Bob hits Azreal, Serendipity tells Bethany to "blast the sinks." Bethany slides down the bar, makes a hand gesture and the sinks fill with water. I didn't see her hit a switch or anything else that could make water come out so what happened?

Chosen answer: Serendipity says "Bless the sinks." Bethany's hand gesture is the sign of the cross.

K.C. Sierra

Question: I've always been led to believe that the suit is as impervious as Superman, hence the bullets bouncing off his chest with no marks on the suit. Yet at the end of the movie, the doctors and nurses cut the suit and tear it off of him. Is the suit affected by kryptonite as well?

Chosen answer: There are two stories: a) the suit was made by Martha Kent from the blankets which came with Superman when he was a child and these blankets got superstrenght from the sun too. b) Superman generates an aura which protects him and his suit against such forces. Both stories can be true: either the suit itself is weakend by the kryptonite or Superman's aura was weakend by it. Currently it is said that the blanket-story is the correct one. Also, they don't actually cut it off him - it appears to open along a predefined line (coupled with someone exclaiming "got it!"), presumably the method Superman uses to get into the suit himself.

Bjoern_Buller

Question: How is it that Superman was able to survive in the emergency room when his heart was not beating? The doctors and nurses could do nothing for him, yet he lived. Also, how is it that a couple of scenes later, he woke up from what I deduce was a coma?

Chosen answer: Since he doesn't look like one, people often forget that Superman is an alien. His physiology is completely different from ours and therefore there is no saying what his body can and cannot do. The simplest explanation is that his body shut down in order to repair itself and then woke up when he was better, after the final shard of kryptonite was removed.

roboc

Question: Can anybody explain why the T-Birds didn't see each other all summer? Even if Kenickie had a job, wouldn't he still be around after work?

Chosen answer: Well, Danny was out of town, at the beach. It's quite possible that the rest of T-Birds didn't live close enough to each other to see each other during the summer. Also, they may have all had jobs, or been travelling with their families. It's also possible that they DID see each other, although maybe not as "T-Birds". When they saw each other on the first day of school, though, they were Seniors, and they were ready and excited to be T-Bird seniors.

BGraz

Question: Who was that weird guy in the wall that helps the group?

Chosen answer: He is Wyvern, one of Davy Jones' crew. The longer one serves on Jones' ship, the more they are transformed into the ocean environment. This guy has served so long that he's become almost completely absorbed by the ship.

raywest

Question: Several other answers and corrections state that the reddish liquid sprayed by the tripods was what essentially grew the red vines. However I thought I heard someone in the film say something along the lines of "using us (i.e. blood) as fertiliser". Can someone please clarify?

Chosen answer: Since the tripods tended to spray the red fluid shortly after pulling a human into themselves, it seems a good assumption that the red fluid is essentially blood. Given this, it seems likely that the "spore" of the vines is spread in the red fluid.

scwilliam

Question: What happened to Norrington, how did he lose his title?

Chosen answer: Norrington didn't lose his commission. He felt he disgraced himself by failing to capture Jack Sparrow and resigned from the Navy. Then he aimlessly wandered the Caribbean, sinking further and further into despair.

raywest

Question: Who was that woman that the group went to see twice, first with Jack and then at the end?

Chosen answer: Tia Dalma is a voodoo priestess who has a history with Jack. She provided him with his magical compass and is probably responsible for the rebirth of Barbossa. Any further revelations about her will have to wait until the third film, where her character will apparently take on greater prominence.

Tailkinker

Question: Did anyone ever find out who sent Harry his father's invisibility to him for Christmas? Some people say it was Sirius Black but I think otherwise.

Chosen answer: It was given to him by Dumbledore. James Potter left it with Dumbledore for safe keeping, and he passed it on to Harry.

raywest

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