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Fool For Love - S5-E7

Question: In this episode we see some of Spike's history - when he's human there's a bit where he walks down a street tearing up his poetry and bumps past Angel and Darla. We don't see their faces, but it's obviously them. I remember an episode of Angel when we see a flashback of Spike still human - can anyone remember the episode, and am I right in thinking that the bit we see is exactly the same moment in history, but we're focusing on Angel and Darla instead?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: This would be the episode "Darla", and, yes, it's exactly the same moment - I'm pretty sure that the same shot is used. In a nice bit of coordination, Darla is Angel episode 2.7, which corresponds exactly to Fool for Love, which is Buffy episode 5.7. - at the time, I think, the two series were shown on the same night, one after the other, making the two episodes, in effect, a double-length history lesson on the vampires of this particular bloodline. In an even nicer bit of coordination, this particular scene occurs at about the same point in each episode (around the 15-minute mark).

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: When the tour group is heading back to base camp, Richard Attenborough is complaining about how the tour was unsuccessful. Samuel L. Jackson says very seriously, "It could have been worse - a lot worse." Is he referring to the fact that the dinosaurs could have escaped, or that they knew the security was faulty? If this was a real possibility, why would they have sent the tour group out, especially the kids?

Krista

Chosen answer: I don't think they're thinking along that sort of lines - I think it's more that this is the first test of the tour systems with a 'real' tour group and they're concerned about technical difficulties. Hammond is complaining because it didn't all go perfectly - Arnold is merely reminding him that they had a lot of technical systems that worked fine. If they'd had problems as well, the tour could have been appalling. At this point, they wouldn't even be considering the possibility of a dinosaur breakout or security problem - they're worried about the technical aspects of the tour working properly.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Forgive my ignorance, but what does Aragorn say after Legolas returns the Evenstar pendant?

Chosen answer: He says "Hannon le" - it means "Thank you".

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I've got one question about Legolas' infamous jump on to the horse during the wolf-attack. Is it even possible to do something like that? How did they shoot that scene?

Chosen answer: It's a computer-generated Legolas. While experienced riders are capable of some pretty amazing stuff, I'd imagine that what's seen would be impossible to do in reality - certainly not without throwing the horse off a lot more than seen here. But then, Legolas is an elf, so all bets are off on what he's capable of doing.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Is there any reason that Mr. Darling and Captain Hook are played by the same actor other than to pay homage to past productions of Peter Pan (as pointed out in trivia)?

Nick N.

Chosen answer: It's a stage tradition. Mr. Darling and Captain Hook are ALWAYS played by the same actor.

Grumpy Scot

Question: I heard Keira Knightly was in this film, does anybody know who she played?

star wars freak

Chosen answer: She played Sabe, the queen's handmaiden and double.

Xofer

Question: After that George (the Eminem wannabe) has been thrown out the window at the rap-club he and a friend of his walk past a parked car. Under the car you can see two feet sticking out. I don't think it's a crew member, I don't see any reason for a crew member to lie there. Is this any kind of joke or what? Why do someone lie there? Can someone please explain?

Chosen answer: It's just in the random nature of the films to have a dead body's legs sticking out from underneath a car.

Piemanmoo

Question: Were the interior scenes shot inside a real shopping mall or a set?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Most of the interior scenes were shot in a mall in Burlington, near Toronta.

Xofer

The Last One (2) - S10-E20

Question: At the very end of the whole show, what is the name/title of the song that plays out over the montage of them going downstairs, and subsequently over the apartment?

Chosen answer: The song at the end is called "Embryonic Journey" by Jefferson Airplane.

Kelly Weidenfeld

Question: What happens at the end of this film? Was the man who was shot the real man, and who was that guy who McQueen shot at the end?

Chosen answer: The man shot at the hotel at the beginning is Renick. Ross assumed Renick's identity and was going to flee the country. Ross kills Mrs. Renick to keep her quiet. The man at the airport that Bullitt kills is Ross.

ChiChi Premium member

Question: Anyone know where I can get the music for the trailer to this movie?

DenizenZERO

Chosen answer: Which trailer? There have been two. The teaser used some original music scored by Robert Etoll, plus bits from Danny Elfman's score for the first film. The full trailer uses, in order, tracks called "Burn the Clock" (Adam Freeland), "Lacrimosa" and "Orch and Choir Rise" (both Immediate Music), "Switchback Instrumental" (Celldweller), a bit from "The Last Samurai" by Hans Zimmer (referred to as the "Ronin" cue), and finally a bit from "Plunkett & Macleane" by Craig Armstrong (referred to as the "Hanging" cue).

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I was wondering about the title change from "Leon" to the "Professional". Was the title only changed in the U.S. and if so why?

Chosen answer: According to IMDb.com the title was only changed in the United States and the reason why was maybe audiences would find the title, "The Professional" more appealing than "Leon."

Tobin OReilly

Question: What exactly is the deal with the handcuff/hand cutting scene at the end? Even though we see Clarice wince in pain, we see her with both her hands later. Are we to assume that Hannibal cut off his own hand and that's why he was wearing the arm sling on the plane?

Chosen answer: That does appear to be the most likely interpretation of events, yes. The only other possibility, which seems considerably less probable, is that Lecter does know some way of disabling handcuffs with a hard strike - one that still caused significant damage to his wrist, resulting in the need to wear the sling.

Tailkinker Premium member

Answer: Hannibal being an accomplished surgeon could have wielded the cleaver to remove a finger or two thus enabling the handcuffs to be removed. He does mention "above the wrist or below" in the scene, thus below the wrist could mean fingers only.

Question: Why did the Wachowskis kill Trinity in Reloaded, bring her back to life, and kill her again in this film? The Architect said no matter what Trinity was going to die, so Neo should have just gone straight to the Source in Reloaded and destroy it.

Chosen answer: Neo had no concrete reasons to believe the Architect. He was madly in love (yeah, tell me you would have let your true love die if you knew you could save her!) with Trinity and unwilling to let her die without at least trying. And the directors must have thought it would play more tragically to save her only to lose her later.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Why the heck does Eric keep Tyrannosaur urine in the truck?

Chosen answer: He keeps the T-Rex Urine with him, so he can repel off things like velociraptors, and other dangerous carnivores.

Chaz1003

Question: When Grant finds out that Billy stole the velociraptor eggs, the room they are in has broken windows. Why is this?

Chosen answer: The Pteranadons broke them attacking the Site B crew before evacuation.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: Site B was devastated by a hurricane that would also have destroyed most glass windows on the compound.

Question: As with Kevin Smith's other films, why does Jay refer to Silent Bob as "Lunchbox"?

Chosen answer: Because Silent Bob is fat. Lunchbox refers to A. he eats a lot or B. he is shaped like one.

Grumpy Scot

Question: This is very absurd but some of my friends strongly think that Sam is a closet homosexual, and that his relationship with Frodo is more than loyality and friendship. They claim that Sam speaks of Rose Cotton as a way to "keep up with appearances." Can anyone tell me that Sam is not a homosexual?

megamii

Chosen answer: Sam ultimately marries Rosie and has thirteen children. Unless your friends still regard that as "keeping up appearances", in which case it's the most heroic case ever recorded, they're wrong. His love for Frodo is merely great loyalty and friendship, nothing more.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Is there a romantic relationship between Galadriel and Gimli? Also, it seems foolish, but is it true that Galadriel seems to have some sort of infatuation with Frodo? She seems pleased (by her come-hither looks) that Frodo is coming with her to the Undying Lands in the Grey Havens scene.

megamii

Chosen answer: Galadriel and Gimli? Bizarre mental image. Um, no, there's nothing going on there. Gimli does fall for her beauty, true, and she's flattered, but there's nothing else there. Do bear in mind that Celeborn, her husband, is around as well. No, she doesn't have an infatuation with Frodo either - her initial rapport with him would be down to them both being Ringbearers. Come-hither looks at the Grey Havens? I don't really see those - what I see is that she's excited about returning to Valinor, the land where she was born, and that she hasn't seen for seven thousand years. Nothing to do with Frodo going along, or any desire for hobbit lurve...

Tailkinker Premium member

Treehouse of Horror XIV - S15-E1

Question: Homer killed Selma in "Treehouse of Horror XIV." So why is she still alive in other Season 15 episodes?

Chosen answer: Because Halloween episodes are not considered part of the Simpsons' series continuity (not that the writers care much about series continuity to start with). I'm surprised that you singled out this particular Halloween episode. Remember the nuclear holocaust, aliens enslaving humanity, or Homer's head becoming a donut? None of them had any lasting effect on the Simpsons' universe either.

J I Cohen

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