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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?

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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!

Question: On all the TV's that are in the lab say CNW in the bottom corner. Does anybody know what that stands for?

Chosen answer: Since CNN no longer allows their logo to be used in films, CNW was the filmmakers' way of portraying an all news network.

Question: I first saw this film on TV in Britain a few years ago and the song "Exit Music for a Film" by Radiohead played over the end credits. Everytime I have viewed it on television since then, another song from the soundtrack is played at the same point in the movie. Could the change possibly be because its become an expensive song to use as they have become a more high-profile group?

Chosen answer: Whatever songs are in the movie were licensed for distribution by the film production company for a fixed price. It is impossible for there to be later fees somehow incurred on the production company just because the group is more popular. However, it's conceivable that Radiohead only allowed their song for use in cinemas but not television.

Question: A Trivia entry says that when the title of the film comes up, all the cars are Ford Focus's. Why did the director do that?

Chosen answer: In the UK, at the time of filming the Ford Focus was a very popular family car. Not sure if it was the most popular but its definately a stereotypical family car. So its use would have been to signify that Kev's street is in a typical suburban area.

Question: What does the Saxon who rallies the troops actually yell? He yells it twice: once, after Cerdic meets with Arthur in front of the wall and gives the order to "prepare the men for battle", and then a second time when Cerdic gives the signal after the only survivor of the first "wave" comes back through the wall. (And I don't mean his cry of "battle formation.").

Chosen answer: He yells 'Schlachtet den feind!' (In very, very bad "German") - 'slaughter the enemy!'. And his army seems to yell: "Schlachtung! Schlachtung! Schlachtung..." - "Slaughter! Slaughter! Slaughter..."

Question: Probably it's for dramatic impact, but it seemed strange that Ryan Reynolds' character would rush out to the boathouse on seeing the red balloon. It would have made more sense to check her room first, but he leaves (and even dives into the icy lake) without telling anyone. If it was out and out panic, wouldn't he wake his wife? Apart from as a plot device, any ideas why?

Chosen answer: He sees the balloon, and instantly assumes his step-daughter is inside the boat house, and hence is in danger of slipping and drowning (or perhaps already in such a situation). He rushes straight out to get there as quickly as possible. Checking her room, or telling his wife would take up time, not to mention he is probably running on adrenaline.

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