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Question: When Truman is looking at the photo album by himself what is it that he sees in the wedding photo that makes him act oddly around Meryl the next morning?

Chosen answer: In the wedding photo, Meryl has her fingers crossed which means she doesn't agree with what she is doing. Most of the time, when you are lying you cross your fingers. Obviously because she is just an actress, she does not love Truman. The next morning when Meryl leaves, Truman says "I'll cross my fingers for ya" and she looks at him funny.

William Bergquist

Question: Why did Jack not turn into a skeleton in the moonlight in the prison (near the beginning), but at the end he did turn into a skeleton in the moonlight?

Chosen answer: He wasn't cursed at the beginning because the crew mutinied against him before they reached the island with the Aztec gold. He becomes cursed during his speech to Barbossa near the end when he takes a few gold coins from the chest and returns most, but not all, of them.

Phoenix

Question: At the beginning of the film, Shrek and Fiona's door number "2" grows into the "Shrek 2" logo. If Shrek and Fiona are at number 2, who lives at number 1?

Moose

Chosen answer: Maybe another fairytale creature, but we are not told. Or maybe the house numbers go up evenly (2, 4, 6 etc.) like they do on some roads, so maybe there even is no number 1.

Hamster

Question: What is the name of the Black and White movie that Caine and his Grandparents are watching in the house after Caine has been shot?

Chosen answer: It's a Wonderful Life.

Show generally

Question: What happened to Carol's clinic? It stopped running just after she left, but she wasn't actually running it at that point?

Chosen answer: Carol stopped being involved with the clinic in Season 5 - The Storm (2) so that it wouldn't be shut down because of her "borrowing" some equipment. Her last episode was Season 6 - Such Sweet Sorrow, that's 22 episodes later which would be a long time for a sub-plot to last with none of the major characters having any involvement in it.

Myridon

Question: We see Jack in the picture at the end of the film which was painted in 1921 which I guess means that Nicholson was either possessed or reincarnated...but does anyone have a definite answer? Or does Kubrick just want us to decide for ourselves?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: The idea is that Nicholson's soul has been around for a long time, and that each time he is reborn he returns to the Overlook Hotel and goes on a murder spree. This is facilitated by the evil, restless spirits residing in the hotel. The movie definitely drops some hints that Jack is a reincarnation in the following scenes: After they have been at the Overlook awhile, Wendy talks to Jack upstairs in the bedroom after she brings him breakfast. Jack tells Wendy that he feels like he has been at the Overlook before and upon being given the initial tour of the hotel, he almost knew what was around every corner. According to Delbert Grady during the chilling bathroom scene, Jack has always been the caretaker, which most certainly suggests he is a reincarnation.

Phoenix

Question: Which villain is Harry Osborn supposed to become? I know Dr. Connors is the Lizard and Jameson is responsible for bringing Venom into the scene, but what's being hinted at with Harry?

Chosen answer: Harry Osborn is also going to be the Green Goblin - comic book fan sites will refer to this as Green Goblin II. John Jameson finds a red gemstone on the moon that turns him into the Man-Wolf. Spiderman finds the Venom suit/symbiote himself on Battleworld, so that's not John's fault.

Myridon

Question: This applies to a lot of war films, but what is a klick?

Chosen answer: It's American military slang for a kilometre.

Hamster

Question: How exactly do the producers "remove" Gary Sinise's legs? Is it through computer imaging, or does Gary bend his legs, creating the illusion of amputation?

Chosen answer: Mostly by computer - they wrapped his legs in "blue screen" fabric, then the computer replaced that color with shots of the same scene taken without his legs.

Myridon

Question: I've heard that in the U.K., a part of the film had to be cut to give it a PG rating, does anybody know what this part was?

Chosen answer: It was a headbutt - when Spider-Man and Doc Oc are free falling, Aunt May is struggling to hold on to the umbrella, and Spider-Man throws a head butt at Doc. It's included in a Blu-Ray version.

KingofallSamurai

Out of Mind (1) - S2-E22

Question: This goes for 'Into The Fire' as well. Where did Hathor get her Jaffa? In 'Hathor' she breathed on the men. That doesn't work on Jaffa. Where / how did she get her Ship?

Chosen answer: Once a Goa'uld defeats another, the winner claims all the loser's worlds, ships, Jaffa, etc. Hathor either had a ship hidden or killed another system lord (through treachery most likely) and took over his resources.

Grumpy Scot

Question: How old is Peter, Mary Jane and Harry in the original, and then in this movie?

Chosen answer: They all graduate together in the first movie and then end up celebrating the next Thanksgiving together, so they are probably 18-19 years old. In the second movie Aunt May mentions that it's been two years since Ben died, so they are about 20-21.

Question: After seeing this film, I have questions that need answering: 1) What are the differences between Fundamentalists, Conservatives, and Evangelicals? 2) What is a "mainline" church, as this is something I often hear from Evangelicals?

megamii

Chosen answer: No way to answer this without over simplifying or offending someone, but here goes... To characterize the three types by their one particular focus (and ignoring all other differences and similarities), Conservatives' main focus is for values/practices/whatever to stay the way that they have traditionally been. Fundamentalists want change from tradition to a stricter, more literal interpretation of the Bible. Evangelicals main focus is to be close to God to convert others to Christianity. Of course there are all sorts of combinations of all three as well. "Mainline" churches are the large, well-established, well-accepted mainstream denominations, e.g. Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopalian, etc. etc.

Myridon

Question: When Norman says the guy "that wrote that book he loves" (Shumway?) congratulated him on Spencer's Theorem, then Claire says "He didn't know your father was dead?" and Norman says "He knew". What does one thing have to do with the other? I've seen this movie at least 20 times and I can't figure out this conversation.

Ingabritzen

Chosen answer: Spencer's theorem was Norman's father's theorem. Norman wants to be greater than his father was, so to be accidentally complemented on something that his father did would be bad enough. To say that the guy knows that his father is dead is to imply that the guy probably insulted him intentionally.

Myridon

Question: This is actually to do with the book. When Sam finds that Frodo is dead he says: 'Gilthoniel A Elbereth. A Elbereth Gilthoniel o menel palan-diriel, le nallon sí di'nguruthos. A tiro nin, Fanuilos'. What does this mean?

Chosen answer: O Elbereth Star-kindler, from heaven gazing afar, to thee I cry now in the shadow of death! O watch over me, Everwhite!

Myridon

Question: I doubt whether if this is a movie mistake or not so I better ask this question first: Where does the "lightning effect" come from in the Mount Doom sequence? Is this just a filmmaking technique to make the scene scary and climactic? As you can notice from other movies like Titanic where Jack and Rose where running along the flooded corridors of the ship and saving a child, there are broken electric wires that create this effect (lights flashing on and off continuously). In horror movies, there are always thunderstorm to justify that the "lightning effect" come from a real lightning. And now in ROTK, especially when Frodo is having his last look on the Ring before he says 'The Ring is mine.', there are "lightning effects." I don't think it's from the lava nor a thunderstorm and not certainly from a broken electric wire.

Chosen answer: It's a big volcano jam-packed full of Sauron's wild magical power flashing around, also the volcano must have some sort of magic power in and of itself if it can be used to forge/unforge magical rings.

Myridon

Question: On the balcony of Minas Tirith, Gandalf told Pippin that "no living man can kill" the Witch King of Angmar. Does that mean that the Dead or The King of the Dead can kill the Witch King now that he is not anymore 'living'?

Chosen answer: It's a prophecy and as such it doesn't always mean what it seems to say on the surface. Eowyn kills him because she's not a man, she's a woman. The same would probably apply to anyone dead as well.

Myridon

Question: What exactly is the lysine thing Muldoon mentions? I didn't really understand it. And if it is the only way to save the others then why does Hammond say it's completely out of the question?

Chosen answer: The so-called scientists genetically engineered the dinosaurs to not be able to produce the amino acid lysine so that they would need lysine supplements in their diet or they would die. Muldoon wants to stop giving them the supplement. Hammond doesn't want to stop giving it because the dinosaurs will die - all his money down the drain. Unfortunately, they goofed up because there were edible plants on the island that contain lysine (probably planted by the same idiot who planted the poisonous ferns), so the herbivores eat those, the carnivores eat the herbivores, and VOILA! all the dinosaurs have plenty of lysine without the supplement.

Myridon

Question: Does the special features DVD have any deleted scenes? If so, how do I get to them?

Chosen answer: The deleted scenes are on Disc 2. In the classroom-looking room with the parchment scrolls in the shelves and the picture of Filch on the desk, etc., move the cursor up towards the top of the screen, and look for (I believe) "Extended Scenes," and select it.

Question: The character of Pie Mei: what does his name mean?

Chosen answer: Pai Mei means "White Lotus", though some sites seem to think it means "White Eyebrow." He's a character that appears in a lot of '70's Kung Fu movies and is played by Gordon Liu (who also plays the first of the large group of Crazy 88's (the one who runs in and yells) in Vol. 1).

Myridon

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