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Question: What is the point of the Riddler stopping Harvey (Two-Face) from killing Bruce Wayne when they are in his mansion? They now know that Bruce Wayne is Batman and their goal all along was to kill Batman. Essentially I can understand they want to torture Bruce by kidnapping Chase, but it seems like a huge risk that they don't really need to take as Batman is very elusive and this was a prime opportunity to take him out.

Lummie Premium member

Chosen answer: They are both nuts and extremely arrogant. They are also suffering from "Supervillain Syndrome" wherin the villain will toy with and never kill his nemesis even though it will get him caught/defeated in the end. It's just how comic book villains are.

Grumpy Scot

Also, they specifically say they want him awake, aware and capable of suffering humiliation and shame when they destroy him. Also, since they have a hostage he values very highly, they can be reasonably sure he'll come to them afterwards, Riddler out-and-out says so.

dizzyd

Question: How come, Aunt Josephines house collapses, yet reappears later, when we see Count Olaf having to redo the tasks the children faced. Surely they didn't rebuild it! It looks exactly the same, anyway.

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: They probably built a simple replicant of the house. They wouldn't rebuild every detail just to punish Olaf, especially since it was just going to fall down again.

Question: What brand of sunglasses does Rufus wear?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: Oakley.

Grumpy Scot

Question: How does Elliot get out of the lighthouse after he lights the lamp? He looks really stuck in there.

Chosen answer: Elliot was too big to fit inside the lighthouse. He had trouble going forward to light the wick because he couldn't fit up the stairwell. Once he had lit it, all he had to do was back out.

Question: What are "Burnouts"

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: A burnout is a pot-head smoker who is so "burnt out" (because of smoking way too much marajuana) that they never get anything done....no school, work, etc.

shortdanzr Premium member

Question: Does anyone know where I can get the colorized version of this film?

Chosen answer: Amazon.com has the colorized version.

ChiChi Premium member

Question: I think that this is the case, I just want to check. At the start, the church attendants are Riff-Raff and Magenta (and, I presume, Columbia). Is the vicar really Frank-N-Furter?

The Doctor

Chosen answer: Yes, this is alluded to by the Criminologist (narrator) circling their heads on a big picture from the wedding.

Question: What song is playing when the killer is putting on make-up and dancing around in his silk robe?

Chosen answer: I think you're talking about 'Silence of the Lambs,' not Kiss the Girls. The song is 'Goodbye Horses' by Psyche.

Question: When Hughes is scrubbing his hands so hard that he cuts them, what exactly causes them to be cut? Is it something in the soap, or his fingernails? I wouldn't think, his being a man, that his nails would be long enough to do any damage, at least not to the extent shown.

Krista

Chosen answer: Hughes has obsessive compulsive disorder. He washes his hands so often, and so intensely, that he's literally worn away his skin. This is common with OCD sufferers.

Question: At the end of the movie when everyone's watching the commercial for sploosh and sweet feet is on there, what is the last thing he says? it sounds like he's saying something kind of gross.

Matthew Gem Premium member

Chosen answer: "Plus I like the tingle".

Question: In the garage, Beaupre yells something to Alex in a foreign lanuage after ripping the toy car apart. Does anybody know what he says?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: Where is the chip?

Question: An entry on the wearing of full combat gear and arms on the transport to 'Nam has been corrected, reason being that this is done today. This is correct, as rapid deployment in zones with little or nonexistent local military infrastructure exists requires every soldier to be operational when hitting ground. But was this the case at the time in Vietnam? Sure, this is early in the war, before a full scale upbuild but were incoming troops really transported this way, even in '65?

Airborne Ranger

Chosen answer: Yes and no. This has been done on and off since the 101st Airborned dropped on D-Day. Mainly it depends on the area being travelled through and the destination.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Why did Professor Hobby, at the beginning of the movie, tell the Mecha to undress?

Matty Blast

Answer: The Mecha was in a room full of strangers, and yet, because it had no feelings of shame (no feelings at all was the point), it undressed without any concern of onlookers.

Chosen answer: To show how completely obedient the mecha are and that there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to them.

Tobin OReilly

Question: In the ending credits, the name Cameron Duncan is mentioned. What is so significant about this now-deceased filmmaker?

Onesimos

Chosen answer: Cameron was a highly promising young filmmaker, who won several awards for advertisements that he directed - this brought him to the attention of Peter Jackson. He spent time with the cast and crew of the films, where he gained their respect and affection, to the extent that two of his short films are included on the extended edition DVD. Jackson spoke at his funeral and the song "Into the West" was inspired by him and is dedicated to his memory.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Since Rose in the "present" scenes is depicted as an old woman, what year did these scenes take place?

Onesimos

Chosen answer: 1996. Old Rose says "It's been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint." 1912+84=1996.

K.C. Sierra

Question: Why couldn't the Emperor sense the presence of Luke Skywalker on Endor (per his conversation with Vader)?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: The Emperor did sense Luke. He just didn't tell Vader that, because he was planning on replacing Vader with Luke (kind of like replacing an old sedan with a new sportscar) and double crossing Vader.

Bruce Minnick

Same thing what happened in Episode III, Palpatine deceived and betrayed Dooku by not knowing he was just a pawn to his plans.

DFirst1

Season 10 generally

Question: Does anyone know where the Easter egg is on any of the series 10 DVDs?

Kara

Chosen answer: On the last DVD of series 10 go into special features. Press the right directional button and a coffee mug will appear press OK. There is footage of members of the public singing "Smelly Cat" and quoting lines from the show.

Question: Whereabouts is the Stargate film poster in this film? Apparently it's on the side of a bus, but I'm not sure where.

Chosen answer: It's actually not in the film, the shot was edited out. In that shot the poster was on a billboard which a bus went through.

Question: Whatever happened to Johnny Knoxville's two characters, Scrad/Charlie? I don't recall him meeting his demise in any scenes; he simply disappears halfway through the fight at Jeeb's shop and never shows up again.

Chosen answer: The worms tell J that some guy with 2 heads kidnapped Laura, so obviously it was Johnny Knoxville's character. He probably waited for further orders from Serleena after completing this task, but they never came.

Question: Can anyone tell me the name of the artist who sings a jazz version of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' played when Tom Hanks finishes talking on the radio for the first time? And where can I buy this version of the song?

Chosen answer: Ray Charles is the singer who performs this version of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" - this is not on the original movie soundtrack, but you may be able to find a Ray Charles album where this song is included.

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