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Question: Jafar apparently knows that genies can grant only three wishes, since he refers to his wish for Jasmine to fall in love with him as his "final wish." He appears to be tricked into thinking that this wish has been granted because of how Jasmine acts seconds later. Later on, Jafar makes a wish to become a genie. I've never understood it, if Jafar thinks his original final wish has been granted, why would he make a second final wish?

Chosen answer: Because he realizes a very short time later that Jasmine was faking, therefore that wish was not actually granted. Jafar isn't an idiot, he figures things out pretty quickly.

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Question: How did Bourne get Nicki's address in Paris?

kh1616

Chosen answer: Bourne arranged to meet Conklin at Pont Neuf, then planted a tracking device on the surveillance van, which he followed back to the Treadstone safehouse.

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Episode #1.4 - S1-E4

Question: Why does Daisy "take a turn" in Lady Mary's room? She never saw them take Pamook's body from Mary's room. She only saw them putting him back in his room, which is said to be "miles" away.

Chosen answer: Word gets around. The staff are gossips amongst themselves, but those loyal to the family know who to keep secrets from and who they can trust to share in the knowledge.

Phixius Premium member

Question: In gate 1, Wade power cycles the TRS-80 after loading the cassette program - all of the units I used (I'm old) required the operator to boot, load the program from audio cassette, then run - not reboot and autostart as an Atari or Nintendo did - was there a trick from 30+ yrs ago I'm forgetting?

Dummy Dancing - S1-E3

Question: In this episode, it begins with the crew practicing karate, Jack is in his gi. For some reason he has a yellow belt on, but he is a black belt...?

Garret O'Brien

Chosen answer: Rudy may have had him wait. Jack was not originally from that dojo so he may have had to spend time working his way back. My school had a 2nd degree black belt come back after a 15 year absence, she has been back for a month and is at the green level; about 1/2 way to black.

Answer: He was new so that is why he is a yellow belt.

Dummy Dancing - S1-E3

Question: In this episode, it begins with the crew practicing karate, Jack is in his gi. For some reason he has a yellow belt on, but he is a black belt...?

Garret O'Brien

Chosen answer: Rudy may have had him wait. Jack was not originally from that dojo so he may have had to spend time working his way back. My school had a 2nd degree black belt come back after a 15 year absence, she has been back for a month and is at the green level; about 1/2 way to black.

Answer: He was new so that is why he is a yellow belt.

Question: At the start of the film, Michael says that he doesn't want anything to do with the family business. However at the end of the film, he is the don. I've been wondering where exactly does he change his beliefs in the film. Mates have told me its when Vito dies, but I believe its either after the hospital (when Vito is shot the first time) or after Michael's wife in Sicily dies. Are any of these true?

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: It is a gradual process and it happens long before Vito Corleone's death because Michael had already taken over as Don. Michael was deeply affected by his father being shot and nearly dying. Michael changes and will now do anything to protect his father, and in the hospital tells him, "I'm with you now." Michael kills Sollozzo because he knew his father would never be safe while Sollozzo lived. His wife's death certainly had an effect, but it really is his brother Sonny's murder that cements the path that Michael is now on. He also knows that Don Corleone cannot live forever, and the Corleone family will be vulnerable once he dies. To ensure the Corleone empire stays protected and in tact, Michael takes over as Don. He and his father (now retired) then plot to murder the remaining mob heads. Don Corleone had also never wanted Michael, his favorite son, to join the family business, knowing what it would do to him. Ultimately, there was never anyone else capable of succeeding Vito Corleone.

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Question: I know that the studio chose James Cameron to direct due to the strength of his script, but why wasn't Ridley Scott offered the chance to direct? And was the studio considering a sequel before Cameron joined?

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: The studio was considering a sequel before Cameron was involved, but regarding directing it, Ridley Scott told "The Hollywood" in a 2008 interview, "They didn't ask me! To this day I have no idea why. It hurt my feelings, really, because I thought we did quite a good job on the first one." The studio liked Cameron's script and at that time he had enough clout to be able to insist on directing it.

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Question: I've read that The Godfather has gotten 270-280 million dollars at the box office. Now I though that Jaws was the first to get 100 million. Was this statistic just in the US or did the Godfather garner this number with a re-release?

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: The Godfather's totals mentioned above include domestic + foreign + re-releases over the years. In its initial release (and re-release after the 1973 Academy awards) it earned $85.7 million domestically. Jaws received $123 million in its initial domestic release.

Question: There is an incredibly freaky but cool voice in the trailer that sounds like a woman screaming. Is this sound heard in the film (I've watched it heaps of times but never heard it) and how was the sound effect created?

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: The "woman screaming" sound effect was created by an instrument called the water harp. And, no, the sound effect was never heard in the film.

Casual Person

Question: If Snape never wanted the Philosopher's stone, why did he attempt to enter the chamber on Halloween (when Fluffy injured his leg)? Quirrell later says that Snape stopped him from trying to get the stone on Halloween, so there should have been no reason for Snape to try and get past Fluffy.

Chosen answer: Snape was heading off Quirrell and trying to protect the stone.

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Show generally

Question: How come Raj has no problem speaking to his mother, but, when around other women, such as Penny, he immediately stops talking? Also, why does he have to whisper in someone's ear if he wants to ask Penny something?

Chosen answer: Because Raj's selective mutism seems to be caused by women that Raj sees (on some sort of conscious or subconscious level) as a potential sexual partner. An attribute that wouldn't apply to either his sister or mother.

Question: Why didn't James Cameron return to direct? I know he made more than a name for himself after Aliens but I don't understand why the studio wouldn't ask him to return due to how good Aliens was. And why was a debut director (David Fincher) brought in with such a high budget? Wouldn't the producers think of choosing a more experienced filmmaker to deal with the budget and actors, considering how strong the previous films were?

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: I did a little reading on this. Cameron was adamant at the time that if there was an Aliens 3 that he, and his then-wife, Gale Hurd, would not be part of it. He said by the time a decision could be made about a another sequel and a plot was outlined, they would already be on to other projects, and he did not want to invest that much time and effort into one film franchise. He stated that money was not an issue, but he simply wanted to move on to other creative projects. Fincher had at this point directed several successful and lucrative, big money advertisements. The producers had enough faith in him to believe he was capable of directing the third film, but not so much to give him total creative control. There has never been a "directors cut" of Alien 3, as Fincher had so little control, that he pretty much disassociated himself from the film after completion.

raywest Premium member

Question: What exactly are midichlorians?

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: Midi-chlorians are an intelligent microscopic lifeform present in the bloodstream of all sentient beings within the Star Wars universe. The higher the midi-chlorian count present within a being's bloodstream, the more Force-sensitive they are, making them a likely candidate for Jedi (or Sith) training.

zendaddy621

Question: I was wondering if there were any unsimulated sex scenes in the film, because some of them look very real.

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: No. While some NC-17, non-pornographic films do feature unsimulated sex (Nine Songs and Nymphomaniac, among others), it's normally explicitly (heh) clear that it's real, rather than just seeming realistic.

Question: In the movie where the Deetz's are remodeling the house outside and all the cranes and construction guys are there, Delia is talking to one of the workers while climbing down a set of stairs. As a child, it sounded like she said "If you tell me what you do, I'll tell you why my husband farted." Obviously this is not what she says, but even now as an adult, it really does sound like she is saying that! Can anyone please tell me what she was saying? Thanks!

Chosen answer: She says "I'll tell you why my husband fired you."

Greg Dwyer

Answer: She says, "If you tell me what you do, I'll tell you why my husband will fire you."

Question: In the movie where the Deetz's are remodeling the house outside and all the cranes and construction guys are there, Delia is talking to one of the workers while climbing down a set of stairs. As a child, it sounded like she said "If you tell me what you do, I'll tell you why my husband farted." Obviously this is not what she says, but even now as an adult, it really does sound like she is saying that! Can anyone please tell me what she was saying? Thanks!

Chosen answer: She says "I'll tell you why my husband fired you."

Greg Dwyer

Answer: She says, "If you tell me what you do, I'll tell you why my husband will fire you."

Question: Gandalf would not give the ring to a powerful character for safekeeping, because the character was apt to forget to protect it or misplace it. The character was supposed to so powerful even Gandalf was leery of him. What was that character's name, please?

Chosen answer: Tom Bombadil, who is not named because he's not in the films.

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Question: So, just to make things clear in the ending after Vlad's death: do Vlad and Elisabeta ascend into Heaven?

Chosen answer: It's implied that Vlad has regained his soul and will ascend to heaven with Elisabeta.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why wasn't Calhoun's previous husband not turned into a cy-bug after he got eaten? I thought the cy-bugs turned into anything they eat, or at least something like it?

Chosen answer: While the Cy-Bug may have turned into Calhoun's fiance, it would not matter as she fired upon it, and killed it. Another issue is, he never existed. It was just a back story. The character never lasts beyond that.

MasterOfAll

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