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Question: Terry Chaney from the first final destination got "splattered" by a bus, her initials are T.C., and she was second on death's list, Tim Carpenter from the second final destination gets "splattered" by plate glass, his initials are T.C. and he was also second on death's list. Did the screenwriters do that on purpose or did that just a coincidence?

Answer: It was a coincidence, Since it would have to be the same for all of the other individuals on deaths list. But, if you watch both movies, the first person who dies in Final Destinations dies in a similair manner as the first person on deaths list in Final Destinations 2. It is like this for every other person, too.

Question: What accent does Christine's character speak with? Which part of the UK, social class if anyone knows, etc.? And also the character who's the host in Will's favorite restaurant, the one who says "Will, you're disturbing the other customers"?

Answer: Christine is from Glasgow, Scotland. The maitre d' is Russell Barr (http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0056566/).

jle

Question: There are many scenes where the film is "flipped". (You can usually tell because the brooch on the Elven cloaks is reversed.) Is there a reason why the brooch on Samwise's cloak is the reverse of everyone else's throughout the films?

Laurie Brown

Chosen answer: It is true to say that flipped shots are obvious for this "brooch" reason, but there is a much better explanation if Samwise's is like it for the whole film. It could be that the actor who plays him is left handed and therefore unlike the majority of the cast, he would put his on the other way round. Not a definitive answer, but a practical one.

David Mercier

Question: Why doesn't Legolas ever run out of arrows throughout the movie?

Answer: After battles Legolas picks up the enemies' arrows (if they used any). I believe that he also makes his own (though we don't seem him do either of the 2 things).

bessytheevilcow

Question: Can a Star Trek fan tell me what is the name of the ship that's hanging when Mr. Cupid is doing the puppet show?

Answer: It's the Enterprise from the original series.

Grumpy Scot

Show generally

Question: How was Dr. Peter Benton written off the show? I just started watching the show regularly and I've seen some of the reruns from earlier seasons, but I've never seen that explained.

Answer: He took a job at another facility, and he had full custody of his son, so they moved to the 'burbs.

Jack's Revenge

Question: Did John Belushi do all the dancing, especially the turnovers in church, by himself or was it a double?

Answer: It was a double, and the "making of" documentary on the DVD shows this.

David Mercier

To be fair, John did do a lot of flips and dancing as Jake; just not all of them in the movie

Question: Within the last 5 minutes of the film, Evan (Ashton Kutcher) wakes up from his very last life changing flashback in a dorm room with his roommate, Lenny, the fat blonde kid from his childhood. If you recall, in the flashback which preceded this, Evan as a young kid tells KayLee at her birthday party to "Never talk to me again or I'll kill you and your family." The flashback changes his future so KayLee would still be alive, as she is appeared on the streets of New York when Evan (the stockbroker) walks past her, in the final scene of the movie. The question is, if the flashback is supposed to correct the past to change his future, how is Evan still friends with Lenny (fat blonde kid), but has no relation or 'real' knowledge of KayLee, nor does Lenny.....?

ramiro quintero

Chosen answer: During the movie Kaylee specifically told Evan that after her parents split up the reason she chose to stay with her abusive father was because of her friendship with Evan. Since Evan changed the past by never becoming friends with her, Kaylee and her brother went to live with their mother after the split which was ultimately a better life for them. Lenny was also a neighborhood friend and there is nothing to suggest that Evan wouldn't still be friends with him even though he never became friends with Kaylee.

Thank you, I was confused about how one sentence change the whole ending.

Question: What exactly was wrong with Forney's sister? I know he said she started drinking when he was younger but why did she have to be taken care of all the time?

Answer: She has been drinking since she was younger, and died from alchohol related disease.

Parting Gifts - S1-E10

Question: Why is Doyle still in the opening credits of this episode? He's dead.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: It was most likely Joss Whedon messing with the audience. It was intended to make people believe he wasn't really dead and he was coming back somehow. Also, they didn't want to give away that Wesley was joining the cast, which is how it concludes.

Question: At the beginning of the movie when the killer is about to kill Cotton, he changes his voice and talks about how it was a simple game. Does anyone know who the voice belongs to?

Answer: The "voice" in all the movies belongs to Roger L. Jackson.

Season 2 Episode 6 - S2-E6

Question: In the 'Stars in their Eyes' bit, which of the characters is singing as George Michael on, 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me'?

Answer: Jerry St. Claire.

Question: Does anyone have a translation as to what the Mullaram says during the human sacrifice scenes? He chants something like 'Cully-ma, Cully-ma, Cully-ma sha-ti-day.' Also, what does the human sacrifice say? It sounds like 'Oh num-shi-vye.'

Answer: He says "kali ma, shakti day". This is hindi and means (literally) "black mother, give me power/strength". "Ohm nama Shivaya" means "I bow to Shiva." Both are Hindi.

Question: The song playing during the opening titles is "Volcano Girls" by Veruca Salt. The song seemed to "shape the film", but wasn't on the soundtrack. Why?

Answer: The band had recently broken up when Jawbreaker was released, so maybe that had something to do with it. Or maybe just a good old-fashioned disagreement about how much VS would be paid for using their song? I agree, the soundtrack seemed somehow empty without it.

Question: Does anyone know what the scene with the chicken is all about? Where did the chicken come from, and is it supposed to represent anything?

Krista

Chosen answer: If you watch the commentary on the movie they discuss this, they explain that the guy who played the mom's boyfriend came up to them and just started doing that thing with the chicken and they thought it was funny so they put it in the movie.

Question: What is the song that plays at the end of the movie in the scene where Evan is in New York City and continues into the credits. Also, who is it by?

Answer: "Stop crying your heart out" by Oasis.

Question: When Harry and Draco are duelling, Draco casts a spell before Lockhart says "three". What spell does he cast on Harry?

Answer: According to the subtitles he said "Everte Statum." No such spell exists in the books.

Question: Why did the film makers portray Sgt. Eversmann as the main character/hero of the story? I've read the book and his involvement was minimal.

Answer: The answer to this question is quite simple. Whenever any book is put on to the screen things must be glorified in order to catch the eye of a film goer. In movies like this one, heroes, brave men, and down right bad ass characters are what people need to see. If the movie was just like the book, there would be just a whole bunch of equally important characters, which is something very rarely seen in movies. So in short they made sgt Eversmann a main character simply because the movie needed one.

Question: What's the name of the song played in the background of the scene where Lester and Angela are admitting they want each other? It's when she says, "I hope you don't mind I put the stereo on."

Answer: The song is the Annie Lennox version of Neil Young's 'Don't Let It Bring You Down'. (It isn't on the American Beauty soundtrack unfortunately).

Question: In the beginning of the movie, Christian is living in a flat with a sign that says L'amour on the side of the building. Does the sign change to L'ament by the end of the movie, after Satine dies? Or is it just the angle of the shot? (00:02:20 - 01:58:15)

Nikki

Chosen answer: It is in fact the angle of the shot, the sign L'amour is on Christians building throughout the movie, which means love in French.

Answer: It does say L'ament. I got it from the film script online. toulouse: There was a boy, a very strange, enchanted boy (as we pass the windmill, to Christian's garret, it becomes day. The "L'amour" sign becomes "L'ament." Satine's bird sits in its gilded cage outside Christian's window. The bearded Christian types).

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