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Question: Which episodes feature the "Howling Dog" (usually used on outside shots of buildings)?

Question: What kind of car is it that Logan and his wife are driving in?

Chosen answer: A 1965 Chevrolet El Camino.

MasterOfAll

Question: So Batman rides the Bat-cycle into the alley in order to get to the Bat and fly away from the cops when he returns from exile. What happens then to the Bat-cycle? It doesn't seem like the Bat-pod has room to carry it and there's nowhere in the alley to hide it. Batman also doesn't set it to self-destroy (assuming that's an option as with the Bat-pod) so does he just leave it there?

zexthatico

Chosen answer: He hides it away, presumably in the modified shipping container that we see him retrieve it from later on, once he returns to the city from captivity. Having left the Bat there so that he can use it if necessary, it would make sense that he'd also prepare somewhere to hide the Bat-pod when he changed vehicles to avoid having to leave it for the police.

Tailkinker

Question: There is a metal "something" on top on the radio in the living room of Ralphie's home. Can you tell me what it is?

Chosen answer: It's a decorative metal bowl/vessel. They were fairly common in the 1930s. It's a bowing trophy bar set. I have one like it. http://garagesalin.blogspot.com/2010/08/bo-ling-or-happy-marriage.html.

Question: What is Miho's backstory?

Chosen answer: Not much is given on Miho's story in the graphic novel. Some is given in the story "A Dame to Kill For" where Dwight explains he saved her life once. Frank Miller in the extended cut DVD commentary stated she was a demon, but that is never mentioned in the story.

MasterOfAll

Question: How is Edith able to keep the drinking box straw in her mouth while in the coffin yet talk at the same time?

Avh1

Chosen answer: It is not very difficult to hold a straw between one's teeth, or gums and speak at the same time. A coworker of mine does it all the time with a pen.

MasterOfAll

Question: After their mansion burns down, what happens next to the Collins family?

Chosen answer: It's unknown. The original intention was to make Dark Shadows into a film franchise and that question probably would have been answered in the sequel. However, there have been no additional films made.

raywest

Question: How does the former boss of Liam Neeson (Dr. Martin Harris) find the private detective the latter is using for help? He calls him and just shows up.

AnthonyA

Chosen answer: He calls him because Liam Neeson told him to, because he still remembered him.

AnthonyA

Question: When they got ready to leave the train, Rosemary Clooney was helped down from an upper berth in a hallway. What happened to the private room that the sisters started out in?

Chosen answer: The "up all night" refers to the original plan for Bing and Danny to exit the train in New York. When the plan was changed to continue on to Vermont then probably some people got off in New York (or elsewhere) and opened up a hallway berth. The sisters took that and Bing and Danny got a room as well.

Question: How did Kreese lose his dojo?

Chosen answer: He lost all his students after he flipped out on Johnny. Without students, he couldn't pay his bills.

Greg Dwyer

Question: How did Hans and his army find Elsa's ice palace?

Chosen answer: They simply went looking and found it. They didn't know exactly where it was. They knew it was on the North Mountain because thats where the storm was coming from, so that's where they went looking.

Question: Is Tapper's a real game?

Chosen answer: Yes. Tapper, or in later versions Root Beer Tapper, was an arcade cabinet released in 1983.

MasterOfAll

Question: The Jews in the film are mostly small people, but the Germans are tall. Why?

Chosen answer: Most likely the movie was deliberately cast this way to make the German soldiers look more physically powerful, brutal, and fearsome in comparison to their weakened and emaciated Jewish captives, who barely are surviving the harsh treatment inflicted on them.

raywest

Question: It's stated that Robocop packs a lot of weight. How then can he ride a motorcycle, without the shocks being almost rammed down to the ground?

Roger Pedersen

Chosen answer: It's likely the bike was specially made for Robocop or it was otherwise modified to accommodate the extra weight.

raywest

Question: Can you please tell me if this is set in the Arctic or Antarctic, as the aurora borealis is better known as the Northern Lights and can only be seen there.

Chosen answer: The film is set in the Antarctic, the South Pole. The aurora borealis is more commonly observed in high northern latitudes where there is more land mass with people populating it, but can be seen at either the north or south poles.

raywest

Question: Why does Leonard Nimoy have a brown piece of leather on the back of one of his hands?

Chosen answer: On the DVD commentary, Director Phillip Kaufman explained that the leather on Nimoy's hand was the actor's idea and simply showed how kooky the character was. Fits the character well really.

Gavin Jackson

Question: After Clyde has butchered Darby in the warehouse, he tells the kidnapped cop "Thanks for the car" and drives off with his own vintage car. What kind of car was Clyde's ride?

Chosen answer: It's a 1962 Cadillac 60 Special.

EK8829

Question: Was the car chase that was shown in Top Gear real for the movie, or was it just for that episode of the show?

Chosen answer: Yes it was actually used in the film.

Question: When Kristoff takes Anna into the Valley of the Living Rocks, seeing that Anna is freezing, he suggests she warms herself up by one of the holes where steam is coming out. If the valley is heated by the steam, why doesn't Olaf feel the heat or melt?

Chosen answer: Olaf doesn't sit by the steam vent as he does later by the fire with Anna, so who's to say that it is warm everywhere? It could be very localised.

Question: How much did Mini Cooper give to the Italian Job for the publicity in the movie? The movie casts a very good light on the car.

Chosen answer: While the exact amount of money is hard to find, the MINIs used in the 2003 movie are a direct homage to the Minis used in the 1960s movie, which is the main reason they are used. MINI (the company owned by BMW, as opposed to the company which owned Mini by Austin and Morris in the 60s) was happy to have the remake use MINI as a direct link to change the perception of it from a "girly" type car, to a more sporty one.

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