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Question: Can anyone identify the designer/label for the navy blue lace dress Montana Moore (Paula Patton) wears?

Question: In the scene where Cheyenne visits Jill at the McBain's residence for the first time, he asks her whether she knows something about a man with a harmonica, although the three of them (Cheyenne, Harmonica and Jill) met earlier in the movie when Cheyenne tells Harmonica to "watch those false notes." Why doesn't Cheyenne just ask her for the man whom she probably still remembers from this event?

Nessuno (Nobody) - S1-E9

Question: Why does Giovanni Sforza not prove he is not impotent? Was he in fact not able to perform in front of others or find the woman undesirable? I know historically he agreed to the annulment; but why? Was this scene historically accurate?

Bishop73

Chosen answer: The Borgias arranged Lucrezia's marriage to Giovanni Sforza for their own political gain. When Giovanni was no longer considered useful to them politically, they sought to end the marriage. Eventually, Giovanni reluctantly agreed to admit to impotence in exchange for keeping Lucrezia's dowry, which normally would have reverted back to the family in the event of an annulment. Divorce was rare at that time, and being unable to consummate a marriage was one grounds for an annulment. In the series, when the Borgias convene the College of Cardinals to have Giovanni prove his potency by performing with two overweight and unattractive prostitutes, he refuses because he is humiliated. The historical facts are mostly accurate, though the part about the prostitutes is probably fiction.

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Question: What is the trailer both were watching on TV while they were having some snacks in bed in the Aspen hotel room?

Chosen answer: It was a commercial for Pacific Bell. A telephone company.

Kisangani - S9-E22

Question: After Carter was told the translation he tried to save his brother for a long time. What did the guy with the gun say to Carter that wasn't translated?

Question: Why is Vesper upset when she learns Bond used her name as the password?

Melissa Giacchetti

Chosen answer: It revealed that Bond was likely falling in love with her, so either they were "tears of joy" and she was emotional at this revelation, or she was actually quite upset as she had feelings for him too and was about to betray him by stealing the money for Quantum.

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Question: What is the music played just after Red is released for prison? The instrumental that plays while Red tries to figure out life on the outside?

Chosen answer: The piece of music is an original composition for the film titled "So Was Red," and is available on the soundtrack album.

Michael Albert

Question: What car is used in the robbery scene at the start of the movie?

Answer: If you are asking about the silver car the henchmen pick Joker up in, the car is a GM Suburban.

Chosen answer: This seems too easy but it's just a standard American school bus - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_bus. Maybe there was another car you were asking about?

The Big Bang - S5-E13

Question: If all the stars have gone out, then how come it is light out when Amelia and her Auntie Sharon are going to the museum? If all the stars had gone out, it would have been dark, since the Sun is a star.

Shadow5

Chosen answer: You are correct, the sun was erased with every other star in the universe.The thing keeping the Earth warm and light is the TARDIS, which exploded and is now exploding at every moment in history.

Question: At the end of supremacy, Landy tells Bourne his name is David Webb and birthday is 4/15/71. In the Ultimatum, that same date is used as a code. Was this a mistake or am I missing something?

Chosen answer: They don't have that conversation twice; it's intended to be the same scene both times. For the purpose of giving Supremacy a better ending, the sequence was used there despite actually taking place during Ultimatum. This is also why Ultimatum starts with him escaping the police in Moscow: it's a continuation of the chase just preceding the scene with Landy.

Question: There are two prisoners wearing chains and only underpants inside the prison; they were dancing and the guitar was being played. Can someone please tell me how the men who have chains on their legs remove their trousers for washing, them and their trousers?

kh1616

Chosen answer: Either the guards removed the chains so the prisoners could take the pants off to wash them or this is a movie mistake.

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Question: When Ginny was taken into the Chamber, how did Minerva and the other teachers know it was her? If anyone had seen it happening, wouldn't they have been attacked by the monster as well?

Chosen answer: If any student was suddenly missing it would be noticed by the students and/or the teachers. The students are always closely monitored and it would simply be a matter of deduction after doing a head count or roll call. Most likely Fred and George Weasley noticed that their sister was gone.

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My Three Witches - S6-E6

Question: How did Phoebe sense Piper with her empathy powers when she was in Paige's world if both Piper and Paige took the potion to block Phoebe from sensing them?

Ashley Kondrad

Chosen answer: They took it after they were put into their own worlds.

Question: I've been wondering this since I was very little. When The Wizard of Oz was first released in theaters in 1939, was Oz in color or is that only for the televised version? This has been bugging me for years.

Chosen answer: The Emerald City was, indeed, presented in color in the original 1939 film. In fact, even Kansas was not originally purely black-and-white. The Kansas scenes were initially sepia tinted. Later prints showed Kansas in black-and-white. The original sepia tones were returned in the 1989 restoration for the film's 50th anniversary.

Michael Albert

Question: Did Harry simply get away with attacking Professor Snape? It happened before the moment that he and Hermione would time-travel back to, so it wasn't erased.

Chosen answer: Harry was acting to save Sirius, who Snape was intending to turn over to the Dementors so his soul could be sucked out. Due to the unusual circumstances, Dumbledore would not have allowed Harry to be punished for protecting his godfather and uncovering the truth that proved his innocence. Dumbledore also knew Snape had acted inappropriately due to his personal hatred of Sirius. In the book, Snape was simultaneously jinxed by Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Snape later claimed they were not responsible for their own actions and were coerced.

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Question: Many years ago, I saw on TV (while I was in Florida before 2004) another film version of Phantom of the Opera where Minnie Driver played the role of Christine Daae. I remember being surprised because I did not know she could sing. Clearly, she later played the role of Carlotta in Joel Schumacher film version. But what version was that film where she played Christine? I have been trying to find that version but have been unable to do so.

seeker

Chosen answer: Minnie Driver was born in 1970 in London, England. A search of IMDb.com yields four film and television productions of "Phantom" between 1970 and 2004. The 1983 TV Film was not a remake of the original musical, and there is no character named Christine (even if there were, it is unlikely she would have been played by a 13 year-old actress) In the other productions, the role of Christine was portrayed by (in chronological order) : Jill Schoelen (1989), Terri Polo (1990, TV), and Asia Argento (1998, Italy) Minnie Driver's IMDb oeuvre also does not list any other production of "Phantom" beside the 2004 film. Further, though Minnie Driver is an accomplished singer (she sings the original song, "Learn To Be Lonely" over the credits of "Phantom"), she is not a trained opera singer. In fact, her opera singing in "Phantom" was dubbed by Margaret Preece. As such, it is unlikely Minnie Driver ever portrayed Christine Daae in any version of "Phantom of the Opera".

Michael Albert

Question: How many people are maimed or killed in the fight with the 88, from the bathroom to the death of O-Ren?

Chosen answer: There are several answers to this question floating around the net which are supposedly based on an freeze-frame analysis of the film conducted by "Jonathan R. From Bouncing Ferret Films": 67 killed, 12 maimed, 1 killed by an axe thrown by somebody else, one possibly killed, one spanked. +1 for O-Ren I guess, so around 70 killed, 12 maimed. A few less than 88, but perhaps they were elsewhere, were killed previously or died in the club but were not shown.

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They state there really aren't 88 they just call themselves that because it's cool.

Question: What is Dr. Casares' first name? A clue was his handkerchief which had his initials.

Kuuipo

Chosen answer: His first name is never given. I've done an extensive Internet search and there is no reference to it at all. It is not unusual for a character to be referred to only by their first or last name.

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Question: Who is the actress we only see as photographs or slides in her funeral that played Liam Neeson's wife and Sam's mother?

Chosen answer: The photos of Joanna (Daniel's wife and Sam's mother) were of documentary filmmaker Rebecca Frayn.

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Show generally

Question: What was the Skipper's job in the navy?

Chosen answer: While the Skipper did state he was a Navy cook in one episode, other pieces of information were given in other episodes which offer conflicting information regarding his back-story. This excerpt from the Wikipedia article about The Skipper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skipper) summarizes it best: "Little was ever learned about his past, but in several episodes he mentions variously having several ships blown out from under him, and his veteran's status, implying that he'd served in World War II. One episode indicates the Skipper was a veteran of the Battle of Guadalcanal. In another episode he gets amnesia, and thinks he's on a covert mission behind enemy lines, mistaking the others to be Japanese soldiers, including Ginger, whom he mistakenly believes to be a ventriloquist. He claims to be the CO of the 177th Infantry Regiment, which is a U.S. Army regiment, but whether that actually happened or was just a wish-fulfilling fantasy is open to debate, for later on in the series he says that he was simply a cook. In one episode he claimed to have been a Navy Bandmaster and in another he claims to have been the best card player in the US Navy." There are inconsistencies in the back-stories of most characters on "Gilligan's Island," even including whether "Gilligan" is the eponymous character's first or last name. This suggests that plot consistency wasn't foremost on the minds of the show's writers and creators (I mean, why would the Howell's bring suitcases full of money on a three-hour Hawaiian tour?), who instead focused on zany misadventures and missed rescue opportunities.

Michael Albert

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