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Question: Does anyone know if Gambit (had a stick and threw playing cards) will be introduced in the new X-men film and can anyone explain why he hasn't been introduced yet? I always remember he was a major character in the cartoon.

Lummie

Chosen answer: Rumor has it he will be in the third film. Nothing definite yet. There is no reason he hasn't been introduced yet. Why hasn't Archangel, Beast, Bishop or Forge been introduced? Why not the Sentinels? Why is Rogue starting out as a good guy? The movies will not exactly follow the comics or cartoon.

Grumpy Scot

Question: As Harry and Hermione are going back in time, after Ron has left the room, there is a part where it looks as though a number of people are unwrapping someone to the right of the screen. What is happening then?

Chosen answer: Exactly what it looks like - a person is being unwrapped from full body bandages. It's a hospital ward and they are just showing things representative of Harry and Hermione going back in time. It's just supposed to be something that happened earlier that day that they are "passing" by.

wolfchild

Question: This encompasses all the Bond films: which Bond movie is it that, in Q's lab, Q replies to some sarcastic comment of 007's: "It [the gadget] has not been perfected after years of careful research for quite that purpose, 007"?

Chosen answer: In Goldfinger, Q says "It has not been perfected, out of years of patient research, ENTIRELY for that purpose, 007. And incidentally, we'd appreciate its return, along with all your other equipment, INTACT for once, when you return from the field."

Myridon

Question: Why does the narrator say, 'Tyler, listen closely, my eyes are open' just before he shoots himself?

Chosen answer: Tyler says that he was created because there were issues in Jack's life that Jack could not resolve. Revealing that Jack was capable of everything Tyler did, Jack realized that he didn't need Tyler at all anymore. He assimilated Tyler's teachings and knew that he was strong enough to stand and figure his way through life on his own. Therefore, he symbolically eliminated the Tyler personality.

Phoenix

Question: Who plays the cab driver at the beginning of the movie? He looks familiar but I can't put a name to the face.

Chosen answer: According to IMDb, his name is Mark Curry. Check his filmography at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193104/.

Phoenix

Weekend at Burnsie's - S13-E16

Question: Does any one know what the song is called in the episode "Weekend at Burnsies?" It's the episode with Homer on marijuana, and the song I'm referring to is the 70's sounding one, heard while he's shaving and rainbows come out of his beard.

Chosen answer: It's "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock - 1967.

Myridon

Question: In the scene when Logan intrudes on a briefing while looking for the diamond, the policemen mention something like the P-30 or something to that effect. What is it?

Chosen answer: The P-30s they were discussing were the department-issued guns the cops had. They were complaining that they were not good to use and since Logan was lead detective, they made him decide what to do with the issue.

T Poston

Question: A follow-up from a previous question: OK, Best Costume is an Oscar category. However, would the "Costume Designer" for Shrek 2 be eligible to win - given that they didn't design any real costumes, just parts of the animated 3D models?

Moose

Chosen answer: Probably not. As stated in the rules (see below), there must be a costume designer who is recognized as such by other costume designers. The Shrek artists are not likely to be considered costume designers. From the official Oscar rules at www.oscar.org: "To be eligible for the Costume Design Award, the costumes for the picture must have been conceived by a costume designer. It is the intention of this rule to recognize the designing of costumes for their special use in motion pictures. Eligibility shall be determined by the costume designer members of the Art Directors Branch present at a meeting called specifically for that purpose prior to the mailing of nominations ballots."

Myridon

Question: What is the name of the song that plays at the beginning of the movie at the funeral when the girl gives William a flower?

Chosen answer: It's called "A Gift of a Thistle" and it's on the soundtrack conducted by James Horner. Incidentally, the tune is a recurring theme throughout the film's music, and appears in several other songs on the soundtrack as well. Also in relation to the song, the flower was a thistle.

Krista

Question: OK I'm gonna be dumb and ask, what on earth is Franck's nationality and accent?

Chosen answer: Martin short once claimed in an interview that Franck is just a combination of several different nationalities that he combined for the character. Like Bronson Pinchot in Beverly Hills Cop, part of the humour is not knowing where he came from.

Gavin Jackson

Question: Was the song "Perfect Day" written for this film, or did it exist previously?

Moose

Chosen answer: "Perfect Day" was originally on Lou Reed's album "Transformer" released in 1972.

Myridon

Question: How is David able to make Michael see the Maggots and Worms in the Chinese food, considering Michael hasn't yet drunk his blood at this point?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Many legends give the vampire certain rather hypnotic abilities - this is presumably along the same lines.

Tailkinker

Question: What is Michael Myers curse and why does it involve him killing his relatives?

Chosen answer: I read the movie tie in book after the first Halloween came out. As I remember it, a boy with a crippled leg was in love with his own sister. During the Samhain (harvest end/halloween) festival, he killed his sister and her soon to be husband with a knife. The tribe tore him apart, and the chieftain cursed his soul to forever repeat his crime forever, etc. The book or following books in the series described Michael Myers' grandfather or great-grandfather losing his mind at a dance and killing a dancing couple. Every other generation or so the soul takes over a decendant, leaving enough people alive to continue the curse.

Question: How was Sati able to create the sunrise/set at the end?

Chosen answer: Sati is the "daughter" of two other programs, so it would make sense she was a program herself. Maybe she was created to supervise the sunset. Or she was just using her influence as a program in the matrix to create the sunset.

Question: In the end, if it wasn't Becks, then was that Posh, or one of her doubles?

Chosen answer: They were both doubles.

jennie87

Question: At one point, Mr Potato head takes his various parts off and deliberately puts them back in the wrong spots. He then turns to the other toys and says "Look, Picasso". What did he mean by that?

Chosen answer: Pablo Picasso was an artist famous for works with mixed perspectives and odd angles.

Phoenix

Question: While in John Doe's apartment Mills looks at something and says Victor's name. What was he looking at?

Chosen answer: It's actually Somerset who says it - he's looking at Victor's severed hand.

Tailkinker

Question: The theme in the trailer is also in the Double Team trailer and various other trailer. What's the name of the theme?

Chosen answer: The trailers for Face/Off and Double Team don't seem to have any music in common - they must just sound rather similar. The most likely candidate for the theme you're referring to is "POW" by the Music Junkies, which has been used in trailers for four different films, including Face/Off.

Tailkinker

Question: Who is the guy that plays one of the Gondorian Soldiers by the Black Gate? I forgot the timecode, but there's a close-up of him right before Aragorn begins his speech.

Chosen answer: Who knows - he's just an extra.

Tailkinker

Question: What is the song that always plays when Beatrix comes face to face with someone from the Deadly Vipers? Its the same music from both movies.

Chosen answer: It is called Ironside and is written by Quincy Jones.

don_corleone

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