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Question: One of the Trivia entries for Phantom tells of a reference to Cats in "Masquerade." Well, I have yet to find it. Can someone be more specific about where it is, or perhaps include a time code? And are the actors really dressed like cats from the show, or do they only show a vague resemblance?

Chosen answer: The scene is at about 01:18:44. It's when they sing "FACES! Drink it up, drink it in..." They are dressed like cats, but not the cats from the show, and they merely strike a pose similar to a promotional poster of the show.

Question: Sort of a technical question, but what type of camera was used to make this movie, film or digital? Also, there seemed to be a lot of shots made with a hand-held camera, was there any reason for this other than the "cool" factor of the camera moving through the shot? (The hand-held shots are generally the shots that are more "shaky" and such).

Chosen answer: The director, Doug Liman, likes to do hand-held shots.

Question: When Obi-Wan is on Kamino, he reports to Yoda and Mace-Windu that Sifo-Dyas ordered the clones ten years ago. When he says he thought Sifo-Dyas died before that, Yoda and Mace-Windu give each other a puzzling look. Why does Obi-Wan think he died before this?

raywest Premium member

Chosen answer: Either because Sifo-Dyas DID die before this, and another party was simply using him as a cover in order to create the clone army, or else because he turned to the dark side (which the older masters know), but most Jedis were just told he died.

Season 2 generally

Question: Can anyone tell me why Dr. Crusher was written out for all of series two?

Chosen answer: According to the "Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion," Gates McFadden was replaced as ship's Doctor by Dr. Katherine Pulaski (Diana Muldaur) because some of the show's producers were able to convince Gene Roddenberry that the character of Dr. Crusher was not developing well. Fans began a letter-writing campaign to bring McFadden back, and at the end of the second season, Roddenberry decided to replace Dr. Pulaski, saying the chemistry just wasn't good. Rather than finding a third doctor for the Enterprise, the decision was made to ask McFadden to return, and she accepted. Roddenberry later said, "It was always our intention to leave the door open for her to return to the show."

Question: I heard that the penguin from Wallace and Gromit appears in the opening scene. Is this true? Could anyone point it out to me?

Chosen answer: Yes, he is in the opening scene.

Question: Does anyone know what the symbols carved on the back of the seat risers in Trelawney's classroom are and what they mean?

Chosen answer: The symbols were just done by the crew to make the set look more magical and strange. They have no real meaning.

Question: What is the purpose of the special gear given to Mason? He uses them to kill the bad guy later in the movie but he was just there to lead the way and wasn't meant to take part in any action, so is there any other reason why he was given them?

killin_kellit

Chosen answer: He wasn't meant to be involved in any action, but being SAS-trained he could defend himself if needed. He was given the equipment just in case.

Question: What is that song sung at the wedding, when Mia is walking down the isle?

Chosen answer: It is a famous classical song, "Canon in D" written by Pachelbel.

Question: When the lawyer told Nici that Mr. B. "already knew" she wasn't Lilly's granddaughter, did he know from the first day they showed up or from the day the lawyer came over to tell Mr. B. about what his nephew said about Mickey and Nici?

Chosen answer: He knew right away, because he knew that Lily didn't have any children, so Nici and Mickey could not be Lily's granddaughters.

Question: In the bonus features of the movie, the director and Will talked about how they both didn't see eye to eye or didn't get along. Is this true or were they just messing around and being funny?

Chosen answer: They're messing around. Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay are great friends. They wrote the screenplay for Anchorman together and are currently working together again on an as of yet untitled comedy about NASCAR which is due in 2006.

Question: In which part(s) of the movie is the Kill Bill music (battle without honour or humanity) played?

Chosen answer: Without giving a timecode, I can tell you that it's during the third act, when Team America has already been freed from their prison cells (in North Korea), and are fighting through the F.A.G. defenses.

Question: Did Dinah ever disappear after they flew through the rip? I am just wondering this because everyone who was awake was supposed to disappear, and Dinah wasn't awake, but she was never sleeping either.

Chosen answer: They don't show this in the film, but in the novella Dinah's body does disappear.

Question: How did Sonny know that the black limo driver was a cop?

Chosen answer: He didn't. He just assumed the cops would try something like that, substituting a cop for the real driver. What he didn't anticpate is that they had substituted cops for everyone around the bus when it arrived, and when he replaced the black driver he would have to (unknowingly) pick a cop, regardless. Incidentally, this part of the story is completely factual, it actually happened that way.

Papa's Got a Brand New Badge - S13-E22

Question: what is the song playing during the musical montage with big tony and the mafia?

Chosen answer: It's 'Woke Up This Morning' by Alabama 3. It's used in The Sopranos.

lee dellbridge

Question: When Pai Mai strokes his long white beard, is that a homage to something?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: The character of Pai Mei is an homage to Chinese martial arts films from the 70s and 80s. The act of stroking a long, white, and usually fake beard was seen in nearly all of these movies.

Question: I know this is random, but doe anyone one know what song was used during the montage explaining Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at this year's Golden Globes?

Chosen answer: If it was the same song used on the trailer for the film - it is "Mr Blue Sky" by ELO.

Question: According to the IMDb, every ship that's ever been in a Disney move is included in the Leviathan graveyard. Could anyone give me some examples?

Chosen answer: For example prince Eric's ship/s from "the Little Mermaid" and the Susan Constant from "Pocahontas".

Who Killed Brock? - S4-E16

Question: What breed of dog is Barbara-Jean's dog, Broq?

Chosen answer: Broq is a Yorkshire Terrier.

Question: Is the car that Dwight and nearly-headless Jackie-Boy have their conversation in (the scene that Tarantino directed) the same type of car in Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction?

Chosen answer: It's the same as the one in Resevoir Dogs, but I dont know about the one in Pulp Fiction.

Question: During the scene where Dandridge is enthralling and dancing with Amy in the nightclub, the song they're dancing to sounds similar to REM's "Personal Jesus", but I don't believe it is that song. I can't tell what song it might be or even if it is on the soundtrack listing on IMDB. Does anyone know the name of that song and what group/person/composer is playing it?

Diana Lucas

Chosen answer: First of all, REM didn't record "Personal Jesus," Depeche Mode did. The song I think you're referring to is Ian Hunter's "Good Man in a Bad Time." The other song Amy and Jerry danced to was Evelyn Champagne King's "Give it Up" which could never be confused with "Personal Jesus." I hope this helps!

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