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Question: During the infamous lust scene, several times you see people's hands inside a bird cage. What is the significance of this?

Chosen answer: Symbolism for trying to break free of her situation.

Larry Koehn

Question: They stop at a restaurant called 'Dante's Inferno', hottest food east of the Mississippi.' Is this a real place? Where is it?

Chosen answer: In this link there is something about a restaurant called Dante's Inferno. If you look at the map, you can see that it lies on the 191. It lies in Montana, but I'm not sure that it is the same restaurant. http://chefmoz.org/United_States/MT/Big_Sky/Dante's_Inferno1029620067.html

don_corleone

Question: Where was the civil war battle fought nearest Madison, Wisconsin?

Chosen answer: The nearest one I can find listed was at Kirksville in northern Missouri.

Question: Why are there so many things that are upside-down in this movie? What is the significance of it?

Chosen answer: Everything related to Samuel L. Jackson's character is upside down - to give a hint about his role in the movie.

Question: Maybe I missed something, but how exactly can The Penguin frame Max Shreck with the toxic waste and documents? In my opinion, I think that Gotham feared Penguin and would dismiss any evidence he had against Shreck. If someone could please enlighten me, I would be thankful.

Deidra Goins

Chosen answer: If the evidence is convincing enough, the Gotham authorities would believe it, regardless of the source.

Tailkinker

Question: When Michael tells Cameron that Bogie started that rumour at the beginning of the movie, what are Izods? Is it an American thing or something?

Chosen answer: They are a clothing brand, long associated with the 'preppie' type and society's upper crust. Until the emergence of Polo in the mid 80's, 'Izod' (and their alligator logo) was virtually synonymous with 'knit golf shirt.' If one aspires to the silly conventions of wearing such labels for their status, one would never buy them from an outlet mall, only an exclusive high-dollar retailer.

Rooster of Doom

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Question: I've always wondered about this - how is the Friends set/studio laid out? It's fairly obvious that the two main apartments and corridor are one large set with the audience behind the camera (as is fairly standard), but what about Central Perk? Is that part of the same set with the audience...somewhere, or is that filmed elsewhere and shown to the audience separately?

Jon Sandys

Chosen answer: Monica's apartment is centre stage, with Joey's on the audience's left, separated by the hallway in between. Central Perk is on the right of Monica's, and stays up permanently because it features in every show. Ross' appartment is on the right of Monica's but alongside the audience. 1. Monica's room and the guest room formerly known as Rachel's room are not set up all the time because they are often used for filming from different angles. When they are set up it is often on a different part of the set. 2. The poster next to Monica's tv hides a camera hole for filming kitchen/door scenes. 3. The street outside Central Perk is also part of the set, not filmed outside. However I am unsure of where this is in relation to the set. 4. Monica's secret closet is actually a door to the backstage area, the shelves featuring in the one with the secret closet were a one time thing. These facts were correct at the end of series nine, details of the layout of the series 10 set are not yet available.

Question: When Will and his friends leave the Harvard bar, he spots the "Michael Bolton clone" and approaches. He pushes the piece of paper with Skylar's phone number against the glass and shouts "do you like apples?" When the other man replies "Yes", Will says "Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?" Can anyone please tell me what that means?

Chosen answer: "How do you like those apples" is an expression used to denote triumph, like "told you so" or "put that in your pipe and smoke it". Will just adds his own little humorous twist to it.

Grumpy Scot

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Question: In a lot of the episodes there seems to be a slightly curved "scratch" in the upper right of the screen, it always stays in the same spot, stays the same shape and size... what is this?

MAC

Chosen answer: Maybe your TV... or just the channel. It happens sometimes you know.

Question: Did I miss Arwen's return to Rivendell in Two Towers? Elrond talked her into leaving; she walks off to the ships with other elves, looking back at Elrond. In Return of the King, she is back at Rivendell, and is again persuaded to leave, and rides off on a horse in a parade going to Gray Havens.

scwilliam

Chosen answer: She does not walk off to the ships in The Two Towers. She and the other Elves start walking to leave on their journey to the Grey Havens. In Return of the King, she is on horseback, during the Elves journey towards the Grey Havens, when she sees a vision of her son, wearing the Evenstar and of Aragorn. She then changes her mind and decides to ride back to Rivendell and confront her father, who has the gift of foresight, about her future life with Aragorn.

Super Grover

The One Where Monica Sings - S9-E13

Question: Whatever happened to Gavin? He seemed to disappear after he and Rachel kissed.

Chosen answer: Gavin was transferred back to his original post in Ralph Lauren, after Rachel told him she felt guilty if anything happened between them.

Question: At the beginning, when Batman breaks through the helicopter's window with his head, he tells Two-Face, 'Give it up, Harvey. You need help' or something like that. But this voice is totally not what Val Kilmer sounds like. The best I can come up with is that it's a stunt double or something like that. If anybody out there knows the real reason, I'd be happy to hear it.

DenizenZERO

Chosen answer: Batman talks like that because if he talks like Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer's voice) his voice might be recognized, leading to Batman's identity being revealed.

Question: What does Harriet say to the Russian sailors as they walk past?

Chosen answer: They are saying she is too tall and too skinny, but one says she's still pretty good looking. She sarcastically says "Thanks a lot," or something to that effect. One of the guys says "Oh, she understands Russian." And Harriet replies, "Yes, I do. You fellas have a nice evening."

Question: What is the name of the song that plays at the end of the movie just before it goes to credits?

Tobin OReilly

Chosen answer: If you could read my mind, the hero would be me.

Question: During the sequence in the vault, De Niro uses a kind of torch. This torch emits sparks and is powerful enough to cut steel but is small enough to take with him. Is there such a torch? And if so what does it use for heat?

Chosen answer: More than likely its a plasma cutter. I am not sure what it uses for heat but I know its a common welding tool used in motorcycle and car shops. You can see one being used on Monster Garage on Discovery all the time.

Question: Can anyone explain Lucian's arm blade? It seems totally out of character for him, and every time he changed to wolf form he'd have to track it down and reattach it. Moreover, since these vampires don't have any weakness to metal, there's no special advantage in using a metal blade instead of his wolf claws. So what's the point?

Phoenix

Chosen answer: In most of the shots, Lucien takes his coat off when he changes to wolf form, and the blade would be attatched to a mechanism in him coat. Also, the film gives us an example of the blade hurting a vampire: bloodloss. And that kind of weapon could do some serious damage, and as it probably wouldn't kill the vampires, it would almost definitely slow them down.

Question: What is Goose's surname, and where is it mentioned?

Chosen answer: According to the credits, his surname is McKenzie.

Tailkinker

Question: I was watching this film on TV the other night, and was expecting to see the train crash at the start, so I was surprised when I didn't. Has this been cut from the TV version?

Chosen answer: No, the crash never actually happened on-screen.

Garlonuss

Question: I've heard 2 main explanations from friends as to why Frodo, Gandalf and the elves go to the undying lands at the end of the film and I've read another post which explains it a bit but I'm still confused. One is that it is because Frodo dies and cannot stay where he is and that it's like going to heaven but the other is that he's just going on an adventure or something like that. I think the first explanation makes more sense but I'd appreciate if someone could explain it to me properly because I'm still confused.

Chosen answer: The bearers of the three Great Rings, Galadriel, Elrond and Gandalf (who was given his ring by Cirdan the Shipwright), all pass to the West to the Undying Lands, for their time is ending. The Elves do so because their time in Middle-earth is ending too, and it is the time for men. Frodo, just like Bilbo, and when the time comes, Sam too, were all Ring bearers, and they all go to the Undying Lands with the blessings of the Valar. Frodo who leaves with Bilbo because the burden and pain were so deep for him, goes to the Undying Lands where the Valar will not only heal Frodo's physical wounds but emotional ones as well.

Super Grover

Question: In the end credits, there are seven stuntmen listed, b ut I can only think of four. Can you please tell me what all of the stunts are?.

Chosen answer: Reshooting certain scenes would most likely necessitate new stunt people, as the first one(s) would most likely be hard to get back.

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