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Question: When Krusty runs for Senator there is a news program on with the news scrolling on the bottom of the TV. It says "Rupert Murdoch terrific dancer". Who is he?

Chosen answer: His company News Corporation owns Fox and its subsidaries, which is the network that runs The Simpsons in the states, and was once the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

Jane Doe

Question: This goes for X-men 1 and 2, why are some of the characters, i.e Beast, Gambit, Spike not in the films?

Chosen answer: The characters were chosen for popularity, practicality of costuming (Mystique is enough without doing Beast's blue fur as well), and contribution to the storyline, since there were simply too many X-Men to include them all. Also, it leaves characters for sequels (like Nightcrawler).


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Question: Is Pidge a boy or a girl?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: I don't think it's ever said. I always assumed Pidge was a boy, and I'm not sure why. I think because it was a man who did the voice.


Question: What is the meaning behind the password at the end of the credits?

Chosen answer: The password is what was used to access the movie's website when it came out.

T Poston

Question: In one movie trailer way back when the movie first came out there was a cut scene in which Eddie turns into cartoon pig. Is there any DVD that includes this scene?


Chosen answer: Yes, on the most recent DVD, it shows a sequence when Eddie is in Toontown and he begins turning into a pig. It also shows how the sequence was made. I think it shows it on Disc 2.

T Poston

Question: I just loved the music. Can anyone tell me whether there's a soundtrack or anything, or who are the main performing artists?

Chosen answer: There is a soundtrack to the movie which has two oscar nominations for best original song and a nomination for original score - go to to find out the artist info.

Jane Doe

Question: Does anyone know who decided on the musical scores for the movies? I know that Enya and Howard Shore contributed most of the music, but were there any other choices that were considered? Mostly I'm wondering if The Lord of the Rings Symphony (by Johan DeMeij) was ever considered, or if there was some kind of copyright issue surrounding the usage of the symphony.

Chosen answer: An original score was the only thing ever considered.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why is the movie called "10 Things I Hate About You"? I thought it was in reference to Kat's poem, but she lists at least twelve things.

Answer: 10 Things I Hate About You is a play on the title of the Shakespeare play Taming of the Shrew. This movie is a modern re-telling of that play. Unlike DiCaprio's version of Romeo + Juliet, this movie doesn't use the original dialogue from Shakespeare. The premises are the same.

Chosen answer: She only says "I Hate" 10 times. Some of those she says more than one thing that bugs her, but written in list form it appears as 10 things.


Question: What would happen if the people who watched the tape didn't answer the phone call and did not have an answering machine? Or if someone were to watch the video in a room or house with no phones. Would you still be killed in 7 days?

Josh Appelbaum

Chosen answer: Probably. The phone calls just make those last days more terrifying, and Samara can come out from any reflective surface. I don't think it would be possible to eliminate ALL reflective surfaces, just think about it: utensils, waxed floors, eyeglasses, anything metallic, even buttons.


Answer: Noah never answered the call, it went to voicemail and was deleted, so you don't need to answer the call to be affected.

Question: Why didn't Elizabeth turn into a skeleton when exposed to moonlight? She had Will's medallion for more than half a decade after all.

Chosen answer: The Aztec coin must be removed directly from the Aztec chest in order for the curse to take effect. Hence, Jack getting cursed deliberately when he palms one of the coins while Will witnesses Jack's actions. That is also why both Will and Elizabeth do not have the curse upon them, they never removed the coin from the chest.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Towards the end of the scene where Alex and Clear are talking to Tony Todd about death, right before they leave Tony Todd says to Alex "I'll see you soon." What does he mean by that?

Chosen answer: He knows Alex is going to die, so he is referring to how he will be seeing Alex's body in the morgue soon.

T Poston

Question: Right at the end of the movie just before the credits come up there is a song playing (when Anakin and Padme kiss), then the credits come up and as this happens, the theme song for Star Wars plays. Would someone please be able to tell me the name of the song before the credits come up?

Chosen answer: It's called "Across the Stars" and is featured on the soundtrack of the film, by John Williams.

David Mercier

Question: In the beginning of the movie when Elizabeth falls in the water with the medallion, it radiates some sort of enery...hence, this is how the pirates know the medallion is there. Right before the pirates Pintel and Ragetti find Elizabeth in the closet they say that "the gold calls to them". So my question is, how come they didn't find it 8 years ago when Will had it on his neck on the boat in the beginning of the movie...if the gold "calls" them? Wouldn't they know that the gold was now on the other boat? And why did the energy come out only when it hit the water?

Chosen answer: They probably weren't looking for it until after it was safely locked in a secret drawer and inactive. Once in the water, the power of the gold was reactivated. It was about 10 years between the time Elizabeth found Will and the pirates refer to being cursed for 10 years and it taking them a while to figure out that being cursed wasn't all that great.


Question: In one of the deleted scenes on the DVD, Elizabeth asks Jack if any of his stories are true. In answer he lifts his sleeve and shirt to show her lots of scars. Does anyone know how he might have got those scars or what stories Elizabeth is referring to?

Chosen answer: No - it's not revealed. The references to stories and his scars are merely there to show that Jack has had an eventful career and gained a considerable amount of notoriety. The closest we get is the story about escaping from the island, which turns out to be untrue anyway, and the interestingly varied list of charges being read out at his execution - "impersonating a cleric of the Church of England" sounds like a particularly bizarre tale.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I don't understand the term "Davey Jones' Locker", who exactly was Davey Jones?

Chosen answer: The phrase "Davy Jones' Locker" refers to the bottom of the sea, the resting place of drowned seamen. Origins of the phrase are deeply buried and there are many possible sources, ranging from "Jones" being a corruption of the Biblical name Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale, to a reference to a 16th-century pub owner named David Jones who had an unsavory practice of drugging unwary sailors and storing them in a locker till they could be pressganged aboard a ship. Still another reference suggests that David Jones was a fearsome pirate who frequently forced his enemies to walk the plank, thus having them end up at the bottom of the sea. The first clear usage of the phrase comes from Tobias Smollett, who wrote in "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" in 1751 that "...this same Davy Jones, according to the mythology of sailors, is the fiend that presides over all the evil spirits of the deep...". In any case, the real Davy Jones (if there was one) is unknown. Most of these tales are believed to be folklore but the phrase has still passed into the pirate lexicon.

Phil C.

Question: Is there a PotC sequel in the works? I assume the scene after the credits wasn't there for nothing...

Chosen answer: The working title at present is: Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Treasures of the Lost Abyss, due out in 2005. So far the cast signed includes Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Gore Verbinski will direct and Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio are the writers again.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: I saw this movie in theatres in Jakarta, Indonesia and my friends and I were surprised at how often we would see a boom mike drop into the scene, is it just me or did anyone else catch this? Was this done on purpose to keep the idea of a movie that depicts realistic imperfection?

Chosen answer: No, this was not done on purpose. The projectionist in your theater simply did not frame the film correctly.

Nick N.

Question: Through what method does Neo have a connection to the machine world?

Kirill Ostapenko

Chosen answer: The Architect says it is because he took the second door (to rescue Trinity) that no one else ever has before. This somehow (not explained in detail) gave him a connection to the machines.

Grumpy Scot

Question: In the scene near the end, Jack talks to Norrington about the strategy they should use to approach the 'unsuspecting' pirates. Then Jack goes on to say something quite confusing about how there is possible danger on the ship. We then see Elizabeth being forced to go into some room. She blames Jack and mentions something about the curse. She then unwillingly goes into a room on the ship, even though there may be possible danger on that very same ship. How is this Jack's fault? What does this have to do with the curse? If there is danger on the ship, why put Elizabeth 'safely' away in a room on that very same ship? What exactly goes on in this part?

Chosen answer: In his plan, Jack expected the pirates to get to the Dauntless via the boats, remember in the cave with Barbossa he asks,"Not to the boats?" He also expected Norrington to go back to Dauntless and to 'blast the bejesus' out of the pirates. Thinking that Norrington would keep firing cannons at the pirates until the curse is lifted in the cave at the 'opportune' moment for Jack. It didn't occur to Jack that Norrington would stay with the small boats and that the pirates would walk under water, board and attack Dauntless unnoticed. He didn't want to risk Elizabeth getting in the way of any of his plans, he doesn't trust her and it was his small payback towards her, getting her 'protectively locked away'. Norrington and his men don't know about the pirates' curse, Gillette was just humoring Elizabeth when she blurted it out, as she was being put into the stateroom. Neither Elizabeth or Jack told Norrington about the curse because it wouldn't benefit either of their motives. Her motive is saving Will and his is killing Barbossa. She knew Jack's clever and that it was his doing that got her locked away.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Can anyone explain the riddle the two guards tell Sarah (before she falls down into the helping hands). I know there's a certain question you can ask and the answer helps you figure out which door it is. can anyone help?

Chosen answer: One Guard always lies, and one always tells the truth. This is absolute. So when Sarah asks Guard A to tell her what Guard B would say, she knows it will be a lie, no matter what. If Guard A were the liar, he would have to lie about what Guard B would have said. Since Guard B would have told the truth, Guard A would then have to tell the lie to Sarah. However, if Guard B were the liar, he would obviously have lied. However, Guard A would then have to answer the question truthfully which would be the lie from Guard B. Hence, no matter which guard is the liar and which guard is the truth-teller, the answer that Sarah gets would have one and exactly one lie in the answer. Knowing this, Sarah takes the other road.

Garlonuss Premium member

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