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Question: Why didn't Mani kill the healers daughter? When everyone was preparing to hunt the beast, they look at each other and then she kisses two guys that are right beside her. She was responsible for the fight where everyone was attacking Mani before it was stopped by Jean Francois, and later in the lair of the beast she helped the men kill Mani. It was obvious that she was evil so why didn't he kill her?

Chosen answer: She wasn't really evil. The whole movie is a metaphor for the shockingly bloody French revolution. The fact that (at least towards the beginning) the beast usually only kills women and children is a nod in the direction of the countless innocent (women and children) who were put to death in its course. The healer's daughter is sort of an omnibus of the French peasants' lust for blood. She's not evil, she's just crazy - the mad child of revolution. Sorry for the lengthy explanation, but if one goes into it without knowing, it can be a bit confusing.

Season 3 generally

Question: In the episode "Birthday Fairies", Tootie gets Cosmo and Wanda for her birthday because she's having a bad time. But for the most part, Vicky is the one making her life miserable. It is even said that Vicky is scaring all the kids away from Tootie's birthday party, that's why she is crying. But Why didn't Tootie wish Vicky away?

Chosen answer: In "Da Rules" book, you cannot wish a person in danger, or do any harm or anything to a person's life or relationship.

Question: What is the deal with a apples in this movie, is it a subtle reference to something? Aside from the main bad guy chomping on one while tailing with someone (rude), there are several scenes with large bowls of apples. In one scene, there are two tables with bowls of apples on them.

Chosen answer: Its a Navy thing. Centuries ago, to ward off the threat of Scurvy when sailing long distances, eating apples would prevent it, and the tradition carries over into modern times.

After 21 years of Naval service (10 years destine and four ships) I have never heard of apples warding off scurvy. It was discovered that lemons were very effective. Later in time the British started using limes to avoid scurvy. While limes were cheaper than lemons, they were not as effective. This is also where we get the phrase "Limey Brits" from.

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Question: Can someone chronicle Chandler and Janice's relationship for me?

Chosen answer: We first meet Janice in the season one episode The One With The East German Laundry Detergent, during which Chandler gets Phoebe's help to dump Janice. Chandler then asks her out for New Year in The One With The Monkey, and once again dumps her before the episode is over. In The One With The Candy Hearts, Joey sets Chandler up on a blind date which turns out to be with Janice. Janice next appears in the season two episode The One Where Heckles Dies - Chandler calls her as is he is feeling lonely, and she reveals she is now married, and pregnant. In The One With Barry And Mindy's Wedding, Chandler falls for a woman he meets online, who then turns out to be Janice. This is the first time their relationship lasts across multiple episodes, as they continue to see each other until breaking up in the season three episode The One With The Giant Poking Device, in which Chandler discovers she has been seeing her ex-husband on the side.In the season four episode The One With All The Rugby, they meet again, and to avoid starting up a relationship with her again, Chandler pretends to be moving to Yemen.This is the end of all romantic involvement between them, although Janice does cross paths with Chandler and the others several times. She is seen for the last time in season ten episode The One Where Estelle Dies, in which Chandler pretends he is still in love with her to try and put her off moving in next door to him and Monica.

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Question: When Ethan Hawk takes a new life, does he have to shave his fingerprints/get plastic surgery/new teeth etc. because when he started he looked way different than the present day Ethan.

Chosen answer: Yes, he must do this to truly feel like the different person he is trying to be. Also, so the police won't suspect anything if his traits don't match his identity.

Question: How old are the characters in the film?

Chosen answer: They never mention age, as far as I can see, and I just watched it recently.

Question: Who designed William's warpaint design at Stirling?

Chosen answer: Historically speaking Wallace's exploits didn't go much further than causing havoc for garissons about his area. The warpaint was all Hollywood.

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Question: What is the song that plays at the end of the last episode of season 2 titled "Joan Rivers"?

Chosen answer: "All I Know" by Art Garfunkel.

Question: At the end, does Shirley go back to her old life or does she stay?

Chosen answer: That's what you're meant to be left wondering. I get the feeling that she will eventually go back to her life in England but her husband will have to do some serious listening first about the changes that have to be made.

Question: Is it ever explained how Adrian Brody's character can jump to 2007?

Chosen answer: No. The concept of how the jacket and the drawer is left a mystery to the audience.

Question: Has Stephen King ever commented on this film? It's an enjoyable film in it's own right but the only thing it has in common with the book is the title and some character names.

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Chosen answer: Several movies (The Lawnmower Man, Maximum Overdrive, The Running Man, etc.) have been made from King stories that bear little or no resemblance to the original story. King has commented that this is unfortunate but normal movie-making.

Question: Was the third verse of "Hosanna" (where Christ urges the crowd to "sing out your songs, but not for me alone") written for the film? I haven't heard it in any other versions and in most foreign versions of the stage play the verse is not included.

Chosen answer: Yes it was written for the film, and was not used at all before that. The director Norman Jewison asked Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice if they wanted to make some changes to the play before the movie was made, and they agreed by writing that verse, the additional song "Then We Are Decided" and incorporating "Could We Start Again Please" from the Broadway version. However in most stage productions I have seen the additional "Hosanna" verse and "Could We Start Again Please" are included."Then We Are Decided" remains unique to the film.

Question: Just before Jonesy is hit by the car he turns to the guy next to him and asks "What did you say?" (or something similar). What was that about? Did Jonesy hear something in the man's thoughts? Did he hear the guy shout "Look out." before he actually had, like a premonition?

Chosen answer: Yes. He heard the man shout the warning before he was hit as a premonition which prompted him to say "what?" to the man. Then the man shouts in real life afterwards.

Question: Is it a coincidence that the name of the plane EDI is made following a pattern similar to the one used with HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey with the name of IBM? Letter "E" is 3 letters before "H", "D" is 3 letters after "A", and "I" is 3 letters before "L". Is it just a coincidence?

Chosen answer: Not a coincidence, this is what happens when a screenwriter or producer decides that he is terribly clever. They probably assumed they were paying homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey with their whole "dangerous AI loses control" schtick, so they thought it'd be coy to make that kind of reference.

Question: Which movie correctly depicts Roman armor as it looked, is it Gladiator or Ben Hur or some other movie set in the Roman time-period?

Chosen answer: The most correct depiction is in the TV series "Rome".

Question: In the trivia, it's said that the animals that were in Naboo, where Anakin falls off of, were in the asteroid battle with Jango and Obi Wan and in the arena battle running and on fire. I'm just wondering where and when do both of these things are seen.

Chosen answer: I've never seen one in the asteroid field but the second can be seen after the clones arrive at around 1:56:29 - look to the bottom-right of the screen.

Question: How old was Melanie when she married Jake?

Chosen answer: We can assume 17 or 18. Jake tells Andrew that she 'got pregnant and married some loser right out of high school'.

Question: Does anyone know how old Chris is meant to be in the film?

Chosen answer: He is meant to be maybe in his early to mid 20's.

Question: When Lt. Beales has the seizure and Schmidt runs to the floor to grab Beale's upper body another guy gets next to Schmidt [maybe another medic] and grabs Beale's legs. Who is that guy? [name].

Chosen answer: It is Techical Sergeant Tim Wilkinson. Schmidt calls out to him "Wilkie grab his legs" and later in the SSgt Eversmann also calls him "Wilkie". He is an airforce pararescueman or PJ and he ropes down with the CSAR bird to the first crash site.

Season 8 generally

Question: Why has Sgt. Yates replaced Officer Barbrady whenever an episode has a crime subplot?

Chosen answer: Officer Barbrady would be too stupid and incompetent to actually solve any real crime cases. Additionally, his role is only really that of a first line of defence. Detectives such as Sgt Yates solve the real crimes of South Park.

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