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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?

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.

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?

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?

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?

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.

I wondered the same thing about the razor, but he couldn't get away with killing her either.

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

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).

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

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.

Answer: The women is from the schooner lost at sea picture - that is she comes out of the picture. All three pictures have relevance - The Hunt; where the hunted now runs the hotel - The Schooner lost at Sea - where the knife wielder comes from. Many of the "demons" originate from the pictures, including the "vent crawler" who is most likely from the schooner. The room itself is not evil, it is the pictures in the room that are evil, they just happen to reside in the room. The numbers of the room melt from the fire set in the room, not as part of an "evil showing."

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

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.

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).

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.

Twotall

Question: When I was growing up in the 90's I saw a movie at some point that was pretty much a spin off of Phantom. A man taught a young girl how to sing at his house and I believe he forced her to live with him.anyone know which film I may be talking about?

Answer: Rigoletto (1993). You can find information here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107961/

Jennifer30

Answer: I think you might be talking about Svengali (1920s I think).

debbi.ee

Question: Does anybody know who was originally asked for the soundtrack instead of Aerosmith?

Dragon

Chosen answer: Assuming you mean 'asked to record the song I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'? According to an article in this month's Empire magazine (June 2008) it was originally written with Celine Dion in mind.

umathegreatstationarybear

Question: Why did Stark reveal he is Iron Man at the press conference? This makes no sense at all to me.

Answer: Tony underwent a dramatic metamorphosis during his captivity at the beginning of the film: In just a matter of screen-minutes, he transformed from a vulgar, egotistical merchant of death into a superhero fighting for life and freedom. As soon as he was rescued, he even held an impromptu press conference to announce a whole new mission statement for Stark Industries. Everyone thought Stark had lost his mind. Even the U.S. military and S.H.I.E.L.D. were still making up stories to cover for Tony's erratic behavior, right up to the end, at which point he puts all of the coverup and rumor and disinformation away once and for all: He is Iron Man, and this is his company, and this is how it will be run. It's not as if Tony Stark needs a secret identity, and his open admission wiped the slate clean for everything that follows.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Short version, he has a big ego and wanted the recognition. Also, in recent Marvel comics continuity there's been a superhero registration act, forcing superheroes to reveal their identities to the public. Tony Stark has been championing this cause "to tie the knots of friendship between ordinary humans and superheroes". His revelation in the movie could be laying the groundwork to tie into that in some way.

Disney-Freak

Answer: He's a womanizing multibillionaire with a power supply where his sternum should be. Of course he gave up his secret. It doesn't take a genius (and Stark is one with all caps) to figure out that he had a choice between intimacy or his secret identity.

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