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Question: If George Lucas had a false page in the script to fool everyone into thinking that Obi-Wan killed Luke's father, then how did he get round the scene between Luke and Vader later (where Luke actually calls Vader 'Father')?

Chosen answer: Everything after the false ending page was hidden from Mark Hamill and the rest of the cast. The scene where Luke calls Vader "father" was filmed after Hamill had already found out the real truth that Vader is Luke's father.

Mark English

Question: How did Toulour know the security code to the warehouse where Ocean stored the stolen paintings?

Answer: It was mentioned that he had them under surveillance the entire time. Safe to assume he was always aware of where his paintings were. But taking them back early on would have ruined the con he was trying to pull off on Ocean's crew.

Chosen answer: Toulour is a master thief so he manipulated his way into gaining access to the warehouse.

Toolio

New this week Answer: I always assumed it was because Ocean had broken into Toulour's own vault to give them back. Yet another time Ocean outfoxed him.

Question: Is the naked student who claims to be just a lust object for nerds a reference to a movie, and if so, which one?

Chosen answer: It is from "American Pie". She is a parody of Shannon Elizabeth's character Nadia, who was a foreign exchange student and appeared naked in the film.

weetie21

Question: Could anyone tell me the species of the following Jedi: Shaak Ti, Kit Fisto, Eeth Koth, Barris Offee, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Plo Koon and Luminara?

Chosen answer: Shaak Ti is a Togruta, Kit Fisto is a Nautolan, Eeth Koth is a Zabrak (the same as Darth Maul), Ki-Adi-Mundi is a Cerean, Plo Koon is a Kel Dor and Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee are both Mirialans.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: At the Academy Awards, LOTR won for Best Visual Effects for each of the 3 films. One of these recipients was Joe Letteri. Can someone please tell me what is he credited for? (e.g. Jim Rygiel was visual effects supervisor).

Chosen answer: Joe Letteri is also credited for visual effects supervisor.

angelus tumultuor

Question: Who is the actor that plays the character of Dorian when he has the Mask on? I looked on IMDB and there's a character by the name of The Figure, is that him?

Toolio

Answer: Garret Sato plays Dorian with the mask on. He is uncredited.

Chosen answer: It's the same actor (Peter Greene) in the Mask as out of it. While there's a listing for a character called "The Figure", played by Robert O'Reilly, that appears to be from an online version of the script that includes a sequence that was cut from the finished film.

angelus tumultuor

Question: When Keira Knightley finds out that Andrew Lincoln loves her on the video, he gets really awkward and says something along the lines of 'I've got to go somewhere for lunch.' Then he pauses and says, 'It's a self-preservation thing' and walks out. When he says that does he mean the eating (ie his lunch) or the video (so he at least can look at her sometimes even if he can't have her)?

Chosen answer: He refers to the fact that he is usually not very nice to her and pretends not to like her. That makes it easier for him not to show his love, which is important because otherwise he would spoil the friendship with her husband.

nightline

Her question is more about the disparity between his behavior towards her and this video which shows he's felt very differently from how he's acted. The video of her (close ups of just her) was meant only for him.

Question: Who is the guy who looks through Cindy's window at the beginning of the movie and says 'wrong set'?

Chosen answer: That whole scene is a spoof of the show "Dawson's Creek". The guy is James Van Der Beek, who played Dawson Leery, the title character.

Grumpy Scot

The One With Two Parties - S2-E22

Question: When Rachel is sitting on the step outside and Chandler runs out chasing a girl saying 'Ok you be shirts and I'll be skins.' What does he mean by this?

Chosen answer: If you're playing team sports and the weather is favourable then one easy way to know who's in which team is to have one team keep their shirts on and the others not. Hence shirts and skins, clearly if girls were playing there was scope for fun.

tw_stuart

Question: What does 'carina' mean? Paulo says it a lot, like when Lizzie and Paulo are on the motorbike (just before seeing the class bus), Paulo says 'Si, carina.'

Chosen answer: Carina means "pretty" or "pretty one".

Myridon

Question: I'm guessing that Jude Law's character's face at the end of the film had something to do with the fight they had in the hotel, where Tom Hanks's character shot him in the face. But why did he have all those little marks, if Tom Hank's character only shot him once?

Chosen answer: Tom Hanks shot at a glass lamp, which shattered right before Jude's face, causing lots of shards of glass to cut his face.

Ral0618

Question: Could someone tell me a website that has a list of cars used in this movie?

Chosen answer: http://www.cagebypage.com/abouthismovies/factsstats/gone_in_60_seconds_facts.html - the power of google.

Cheryl Gibson

Question: When Deloris asks the class where their music books are, and they point to the ceiling, what is on the ceiling, and why do they point to the ceiling in the first place?

Chosen answer: Because they have torn all the pages out and used them as spit balls and stuck them to the ceiling.

shortdanzr Premium member

Question: Why was Richard Donner (the original hired director) fired?

Chosen answer: Because of several arguments with the producers, mainly stemming from the fact that Donner wanted to make the films serious, while the producers wanted to make them into a Batman-like comedy.

DaveJB

Question: When the four girls are at the mall and they see Jason with the girl by the fountain, Regina asks for Gretchen's phone and calls the mother of the girl with Jason. How on earth could Regina have known the phone number?

Chosen answer: As soon as Regina gets the phone, she dials 411 and they connect her to the girl's mother. It is right before Regina talks to the mother that this is blatantly stated.

moviemogul

Question: Could anyone tell me what is the name of the song that Christina Milian performs with Aerosmith?

Chosen answer: It is "Cryin'", One of Aerosmith's songs from the mid 90's.

moviemogul

Question: Why were the two bad guys in the luggage room in the beginning?

Chosen answer: They were placing devices that monitored the radio and phone chatter at the airport. That is why the "bad guys" always knew what the "good guys" were up to. I say devices becuase they placed two devices as the "decoy" one is found later by one of the soldiers.

XIII

Question: When the start credits are playing, is it Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor singing?

Chosen answer: No; Holly Palmer and Michael Bublé.

Rooster of Doom

Question: I had always thought Balthazar was the son of the Devil, is this not the case?

Chosen answer: Balthazar was one of the kings, or magi as it is called, that visited Christ when he was born and gave him a gift. He is (obviously) not the son of the Devil/Hades/Satan or however you'd want to call him.

Question: This is proberbly an American thing, but when Lloyd and Harry are in the diner, they say to the waitress, "Excuse me, Flo" and crack up laughing. Why?

Chosen answer: Flo was a saucy waitress at Mel's Diner in the TV sitcom, "Alice". She was played by Polly Holliday. Jay references her in "Chasing Amy" as well.

Grumpy Scot

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