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Question: What's the point of the orange and the marijuana? I didn't quite get that.

Chosen answer: I've been told it's to keep the marijuana moist. The moisture from the orange peel keeps the stuff fresh so that it burns longer. The same happens with an apple peel.

Joe Matallanes

Question: Rachel Weiss's mom said that one daughter was dead and she hasn't spoken to her other daughter in so long, it's like she's dead too. Why didn't she keep in touch with her mom? Was that part in the book and cut out of the movie?

fan before the site

Chosen answer: Remember, in the book, the lawsuit is against tobacco companies and not gun manufacturers. In the book, Marlee's mother died of smoking-related lung cancer, thus the motivation for revenge against the tobacco companies. In the movie, the reason to avoid Mom is to maintain the stealth of Marlee and Nick's movements as they tried to "fix" a jury.


Question: As Boromir is struck by the second arrow, a cut to Merry and Pippin shows Merry dropping something round from his hand. What's that supposed to have been? It looks like a hockey puck, but I doubt that's what it was.


Chosen answer: A rock. Merry and Pippin are shown (in the Extended Edition of the film at least) throwing rocks at the charging Uruk-Hai.

Phil C.

Question: What type of car does Blade drive ? The black challenger-like coupe standing in his retreat is in one of the first shots there.

Chosen answer: It is a 1968 Dodge Charger with modifications.

T Poston

Question: Please can someone explain the ending of this film to me? Do Frank and Rachel end up together or not?


Chosen answer: I saw an interview with Whitney Houston after the movie came out and she said it was left up to the individual person watching the movie as to whether or not Frank and Rachel ended up together.

Travis Greene

Question: Does the hunter who shoots the t-rex with the tranquilizer darts die on the boat or does he get off the island some other way?

Chosen answer: He leaves in one of the helicopters and has nothing else to do with the T-Rex after the death of his hunting associate.


Question: Is there a reason why we do not ever see the face of Katherine's boy-toy "Zeus"? Is the salary lower for actors whose face is not shown?

Chosen answer: Zeus' face is not shown because the directors want to leave him to our imagination. Without knowing, he can be whomever we want him to be. This increases the credibility of her character as well since she is spontaneous and a free spirit with no "real" attachments. He is just like her - attainable physically, but not emotionally.

Natasha DiCintio

Question: In the scene where Eve knocks down all the bookcases, the curator comes in and tells her something like "straighten up this *mishaba*" what does "mishaba" mean?


Chosen answer: He says "straighten up this meshiver". Meshiver is just another word for mess.

Reformed Dispatcher

Question: This question is not exactly for The Lion King but all the Disney films, I just didn't know where to put it. Has any character actually bled in any Disney animation? For example, in The Lion King, Shenzi and Banzaii (the hyenas) have red scratches but they aren't dripping with blood.

Chosen answer: It's rare, because Disney likes to sanitize their violence. The recent Platinum Edition of Beauty and the Beast on DVD added a bit more blood to Beast's wounds after the wolf attack. "The Lion King" also does have a brief moment during the Scar/Simba fight when one of the lions whacks the other across the face and blood sprays. Those are two examples. Others can probably be found if you look hard enough.

Phil C.

Question: Do we know who the guy holding the flag is when our main characters ride up to the Black Gates?

Chosen answer: It's more than likely he's just a higher ranked soldier representing Gondor, as Faramir couldn't go.


Question: I never understood the significance of the girl in the wheelchair at the reunion. Peggy Sue makes a big deal out of the girl but never in her "flashback" do we see this character.

Jeanne Perrotta

Chosen answer: In the original script, Rosalie (the girl in the wheelchair) injures herself in an accident. Peggy Sue tries to change things that happen in the future, including Rosalie's accident.


Question: What is the song that plays from the middle to the end of the trailer?

Nick N.

Chosen answer: That music is taken from Dragonheart composed by Randy Edelman.


Question: Even with biological proof Archer has a difficult time convincing his own wife that he is Sean Archer. How does Castor Troy manage to convince Pollux that he isn't Sean Archer when the two don't even meet until Pollux is out of prison?

Chosen answer: Given that they're brothers, Castor probably reeled off a lot of family history that Archer wouldn't know. Add to that the fact that "Archer" is not acting in a way that the real Archer has any reason to act, and eventually Pollux would be convinced.


Question: When the X-men are trying to escape Alkali Lake we see Rogue flying the X-jet but why is she flying it in the first place?

Chosen answer: The jet was originally left some distance from the base to avoid detection - when it became apparent that things were going to hell, Bobby and Rogue decided to try moving the jet closer to the base in order to rescue their friends.


Question: Since the success of the Fellowship was so important, why didn't the Elves give the members of the Fellowship Mithril shirts to better protect them? It saved Frodo a few times and would have saved Boromir too.

Chosen answer: Well the elves dont have mithril shirts, the dwarves did, ages ago. Moria (the mine the fellowship travels through) was the only place where mithril metal could be found, of course it was invaded by evil and the supply of mithril was shut off to the world. So mithril in the time of the fellowship was extrodinarily rare. At one point in the extended edition Gandalf remarks that the shirt that Frodo is wearing is worth more than the entire shire, this is how rare mithril is.


Question: When Zam glances up at Anakin on top of her ship, why does her face go green and wrinkly like after she'd been poisoned?

Chosen answer: Zam is a "changling." The human form she is assuming is actually a disguise, and the green ape-like form is her natural, "default" form, if you will. Since it takes a certain degree of concentration to maintain her disguised form of a humanoid, distractions like Anakin's cause parts of her body to revert briefly to its natural form.

Matty Blast

Question: Why couldn't The Eye Of Sauron move around like a light house as it does in this film, in The Two Towers?

Chosen answer: Who's to say it couldn't? Just because we didn't see it do it doesn't mean it couldn't. In the Two Towers, the eye of Sauron was focusing on events that were days away by horse. At that distance, it didn't need to swivel to see what it wanted to see. As its target drew nearer, however, it became more important to look around and get as much of the picture as possible.


Question: After Mary is raped, she begins cleaning herself off in the water in front of Alasdair who immediately figures out what happened and of course wants to tell Rob, so he'll avenge her. But she's extremely adamant that Alasdair not tell Rob about it. But if she REALLY didn't want Rob to know, wouldn't she have waited until she was alone to clean herself up? I'm always confused by this, because when she tells Alasdair to keep quiet, she never seems to be hinting that she doesn't really mean what she says. On the contrary, she's very passionate about it.


Chosen answer: She wants to clean herself thoroughly ASAP, so as to avoid pregnancy (though that way doesn't work anyway); if she waited until she was alone, it would've been too late to even try.


Question: In the extended version out later this year,will we see The Houses of Healing, The Mouth Of Sauron, Sam wearing the Ring at Cirith Ungol and Faramir and Eowyn falling in love? After reading the book, I really hope I eventually see this added to the film.

Chosen answer: We will see: The Witch King taking Gandalf's staff. Saruman dying at Orthanc. Merry swearing allegiance to Theoden. Gamling dying on the Pelennor Fields. House of Healing, with Aragorn, Merry, Eowyn and Faramir. Frodo and Sam marching with Orcs, while wearing the armour. Mouth of Sauron deceiving Aragorn with the Mithril shirt.

Super Grover

Question: Does anyone have even a ballpark clue on what year this movie took place? I'm thinking mid to late 1700s.

Chosen answer: They didn't deliberately aim at any particular year, but, according to Jerry Bruckheimer, they aimed at the time period between 1720 and 1750 (although he also says that they didn't worry too much about precise historical accuracy due to it being a fantasy). If you want to narrow it a bit further - at Norrington's promotion ceremony they're playing "Rule Britannia", which was composed in 1740. Bearing these two points in mind, you could fairly say that the film occurs at some point in the 1740's.




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