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Question: Early in the movie, the cursed church is described as having been built in "5 A.D.," but the Christian religion didn't even start until close to 40 A.D. - is this a factual error, or part of the twisted plot line?

Chosen answer: It was probably a pagan temple originally, then later converted to a Christian church.

Question: Why does Elektra / did Elektra have OCD? I mean, how did that contribute to the story? Also, does Abby have OCD as well, from the scene near the beginning where Elektra asks Abby if she was counting?

Chosen answer: They both have OCD because because people with OCD are more likely to be a prodigy, Mozart most likely had it.

Question: In "The Killer Cut" DVD, there is an interactive menu with REALITY, DREAM, and NIGHTMARE on it. Each can be clicked to go to the main menu, but what is the difference among the three?

Chosen answer: There is no difference it's just for show. I've clicked on all three and it takes you to the same place.

Question: Does anyone know why Mark Darcy's mother's name was changed from Elaine (in the book) to Geraldine (in the film)?

Chosen answer: Lots of times in book-to-movie situations and even in some remakes, the producers/writers/directors change names or events. It can be because of personal issues, legal ones or it can even be spur of the moment. it can also be unintentional,when they change it without the specific INTENTION to change it. I think in this case it was more likely that the character/or their name didn't have too much of an impact on the story line, so they didn't feel a pressing need to keep it the same.

Question: Why does Bosie's (blonde Home Guard) nose bleed whenever there's shooting going on? It happens when he's at the Swanger's house and shoots the sons and again at the end when there's the big shootout with Inman.

ChiChi Premium member

Chosen answer: Bosie is an Albino. One of the symtoms of Albinism (but only a very rare type) is unsusal bleeding which might include frequent nose bleeds. Gunfights clearly bring these on in him.

Question: What brand of rum does Cerano have in his locker for Jobu?

Chosen answer: At about 17 min. in is the best view of the bottle, it says "Bonded" at the top of the label, then just "Jamaca Rum". Below that you can barely make out "A Product of..." the rest is too out of focus.

Question: At the end of the movie, Data says something out loud as Willie's ship is sailing in the distance. When he says it, it is subtitled in Chinese/Cantonese. What does he say?

Toolio

Chosen answer: He says 'WOW' this is seen in the DVD version with the english translation to what he is saying.

Question: What is Bob's real movie name? Nathan names him Bob, he's listed as "The Silent Samurai" in the credits, and the director refers to him as Nathan's guardian in the commentary, but is there another name that he's known as?

Chris Moyer Grice Premium member

Chosen answer: No one in the movie ever calls him by name and all credits indicate him only as "The Silent Samurai."

Question: In the cartoon, all the Dinobots have stunted speech patterns, but in the comics, it it only Grimlock that has the stunted speech patterns (I'm talking about the 80 issue mini-series). Can anyone tell me why?

Chosen answer: In the cartoon series, the Dinobots were created by Wheeljack and Ratchet on Earth. Basically they were supposed to be 'dumb brutes' and nothing more and were there to help entertain smaller kids. However in the comic, all the dinobots came from Cybertron and they all had normal intelligence, but Grimlock had a malfunction that caused him to speak differently. The dinobots were actually very smart in the comics, and didn't have to be dumbed down to help attract small children. It is a difference of continuities, nothing else.

Question: What department is Roger from? And what does that department do? I mean the Roger that Anita says she has slept with at the begining of the film.

Chosen answer: Roger works in the op/ed department. This department deals with opinion pieces and editorials. You can find an exact definition at this web site: www.freesearch.co.uk/dictionary/op-ed.

Tina Gilliam

The One With The Dirty Girl - S4-E6

Question: When Joey asks why he can't give Kathy the pen, Chandler says, "Because she's not eleven. And it's not the seventh night of Chanukah." What is Chandler talking about when he says, "It's not the seventh night of Chanukah?"

Chosen answer: Chanukah is a Jewish celebration that occurs around the same time as the Christian Christmas. The celebration lasts for eight days and it is customary to give a small gift on each of the eight days. There is no special gift required and the line about it being "the seventh night" of Chanukah is just Chandler's sarcasm.

Guy

Answer: Usually by the seventh night of Hanukkah you don't know what to get the other person, and you will probably resort to getting the other person something insignificant. Chandler is basically saying that the pen is a stupid gift.

Question: By the time Jerry gets arrested, his wife and her father are both dead. What will now happen to Jerry's son, now that his dad is in jail, and his mother and grandfather are both dead?

Chosen answer: While there is nothing in the film that explains this, the most likely step taken by the authorities would have been to see whether Jerry and his wife had made out an will and who they would give legal custody of their son if anything happened to them. If there was no will then it's likely the closest family or relatives would be asked to take custody.

Lummie Premium member

Question: Why do some Judges have a sort of eagle on their armour, when some are just symmetrical?

Chosen answer: The 'Full Eagle' and 'Half Eagle' are badges of status amongst the Judges.

Moose Premium member

Question: The address for Omni Presents is something like 77526 23rd St. Does anyone know if there's a hidden Biblical or religious reference in those numbers?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's 77256 23rd St. The #'s spell out "Psalm" on a phone number pad. So it's Psalm 23 - "The Lord is my Shepherd...".

Question: There is a song playing at the beginning of the movie, it starts just as Christian gives the narration "I first came to Paris 1 year ago. It was 1899, the summer of love. I knew nothing of the Moulin Rouge." The song itself is French and has a single voice singing with an accordion sounding instrument in the background, any idea what song that is?

Chosen answer: The song is called "Complainte De La Butte" and is sung by Rufus Wainwright. It's on the soundtrack.

shorty30490

Question: Just after (the real) Ross has been shot at the airport, you hear the babble of bystanders' voices. At one point you apparently hear this exchange: Person 1: "I heard he shot someone" Person 2: "He's a c**t, that's what he is". Is this part of the script, a mischievous foul-mouthed extra or my bad hearing?

Chosen answer: The line is "He's a cop..."

scwilliam

Question: Besides the Thomas Alva Edison quote at the film's beginning, what could be the scientific explanation for the fact that electronic equipment 'from this side' it's able of capturing sounds and sights from people 'at the other side'?

Carlos Sicilia

Chosen answer: I think it is quoted in the movie, but the first Law of Thermodynamics is that energy can be neither created, nor destroyed, it can only change form. We, as humans create energy, so it must go somewhere when we die. Since it cannot be destroyed it is entirely probable that it could change into radio waves, one of the most common forms of energy. So it obviously would be transmitted through a radio, where it gets mixed up with static, creating EVP.

troy fox

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Question: Is there a reason why people on the Simpsons TV always say "You may remember me from such films as..."?

Chosen answer: I have only seen one person ever say this and that is Troy McClure. Prior to the retirement of this character (when his voice, Phil Hartman, was killed), McClure was a prolific actor who appeared in movies, commercials, infomercials, public service announcements, etc. If you notice, whenever he says this, it was to reference to a similar commercial, PSA, etc. he had done before. It came to be his signature line, like C. M. Burns' evil "Excellent," Dr. Hibbert's inappropriate laugh, or Dr. Nick Riviera's "Hi, everybody."

Guy

Question: What exactly was the logic behind Hooper's (incorrect) assumption that Quint had snagged something other than the shark with his fishing line?

Chosen answer: Because Hooper has a good idea of how big Bruce is and the pull on the line simply doesn't look strong enough.

Grumpy Scot

Question: I have a collectors edition DVD, and on the second DVD it says the first DVD has a thing called "Cars". I couldn't find it. How do you get to it?

Chosen answer: On the Region 2 discs the Cars trailer is located directly off the main menu. On some versions it plays automatically when you put the disc in, so long as you don't press any buttons on the remote.

Tailkinker Premium member

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