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Question: When Constantine asks to use the chair to go surfing, why does it need to face East?

Answer: That's probably got to do with the spinning of the earth, to face the side where the sun rises so you are basically sitting forwards, the same direction the earth is spinning in, possibly making it easier to "surf" (like with a wave). Either that or it's associated with facing Mecca like in Islamic religion.

lionhead

Dear Dad - S1-E12

Question: Is Margaret not wearing underwear when she falls on the bed with Frank in her tent?

Answer: Loretta Swit usually wore flesh-colored pantyhose in scenes where she was supposedly 'nude'. You can see it e.g. in the scene where she runs out of the shower.

Doc Premium member

Question: Wouldn't Kharlamov have been penalized for knocking the USA goalie Jim Craig down?

Answer: Not necessarily. Hockey was a much more physically bruising game in 1980, and this kind of aggression (intentional or not) was rarely cause for a penalty. And, since he wasn't penalized in real life, he is not penalized in the film, either.

That doesn't mean knocking goalies was legal. Players can only knock players besides the goalie down. Knocking a goalie down is a goaltender interference penalty. This kind of aggression was rarely a cause for a penalty because it rarely happened.

Question: If Mr Orange was a cop, why was he so scared when he saw the cops in the bathroom?

MikeH

Answer: He's not actually in the bathroom. He's telling a story from the perspective of a criminal with bags of drugs on his presence who walks into a bathroom full of cops and this is how he feels in his story.

The_Iceman

Answer: Orange is telling a story to convince the other characters he is a criminal. In that story he is hiding drugs which the police dog can smell. As he tells it he is afraid of getting caught but the police ignore him. Orange has made all this up based on an anecdote from his police buddy but he is trying to make it realistic and entertaining to the rest of the crew.

Question: How did Benjamin know Charlotte and the children were in danger at the plantation?

Ashley Rose-Anna Perez

Question: How did Cinderella's father die?

Answer: A cause of death was never revealed in the movie versions. In the Grimm fairy tale, the father left on a long business trip, but took ill and died during the journey.

raywest Premium member

Question: What happened to the daughter?

Answer: She is killed, and its implied from what he was trying to do with the wife that he may have raped her before killing her.

Question: When the jug was hit, how did the bullet not hit the horse behind it?

Answer: In reality, the bullet probably would have hit the horse, injuring it. Movies tend to gloss over details like that to serve and simplify the plot. Older movies particularly fudged reality, assuming audiences would not notice or care. It is also possible that the bullet was somehow deflected or broke up upon impact.

raywest Premium member

Question: During practice, why couldn't Bateman tackle anybody who wore red?

Answer: Traditionally, in football practices, the quarterback is the only one who wears a red shirt/jersey. This is so he is easy to spot. You aren't supposed to tackle the quarterback in practice because it's very bad if he gets hurt.

LorgSkyegon

Question: Why would Sam and his friends go to the library?

Answer: Big building with lots of space and lots of books to burn for heat.

Ssiscool Premium member

Season 2 generally

Question: This season has added the odd effect of a large puff of red smoke/dust whenever someone is shot. It is unrealistic and distracting. Wondering if anyone knows the reason for this change.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why was CGI used when Omi told her family about her first seeing Krampus when she was young. Why not use real actors and actresses?

Answer: It's just a filmmaking style decision and also likely a financial decision. They wanted to show the backstory without having to find locations, build sets, hire actors, and all the other expenses that would have come with it.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Question: What is the song when ambassador Standish is burning?

Mercy - S1-E10

Question: After Miguel said "Watch what I do to Robby in the finals" why didn't Sam warn Robby and ask him not to fight Miguel and then go home?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: She didn't want to interrupt the match.

I meant while Robby was in the other room with Daniel.

Question: Why don't they just abandon the place and go to somewhere safer?

Answer: It's a world-wide invasion. There really isn't much of a safer place. And being close to where civilization was is how they are able to keep resources and supplies for their needs. The more remote they go, the harder it will be for them to survive, much less quietly.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: Thomas, Newt and Minho jump out the window. Failing to catch them, Janson tells his man to drop the net. What does he mean by that? (01:29:55)

Bunch Son

Question: Does anyone know which scenes Nick Castle is playing Michael Myers? I know he is Myers when Laurie tries to shoot him through the window and the after credits breathing was his. But is it him any other times?

Gavin Jackson

Answer: Based on multiple things that I've heard, those are the only two times Nick Castle is on screen. He was mostly just there to help James Jude Courtney get the mannerisms down.

hbkedge3

Question: Was only Deckard pardoned at the end of the film and not Owen? Or was it just not necessary for Owen to accompany his brother in returning baby Brian to Dom?

Answer: Since Deckard helped in saving the world, he may have been given one or the government keeps him on a short leash. Work for us or go back to jail.

Question: Where does Hans get the Post-it note at the end to put on the tape recorder?

Answer: Billy brought an odd selection of items with him, including labels for the guns. It wouldn't be surprising for him to have also brought Post-It notes. Hans could have easily taken one so he could leave the tape for Marty.

Question: Why did it matter so much to Ali's father that Daniel's from Reseda?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Ali and her family are very well off and are from a nicer part of town. Reseda is a lower income area. It's a typical "wrong side of the tracks" situation. Ali's parents would be happier if their daughter dated someone more well off. The theme of "never judge a book by the cover" permeates throughout the film and this is one of several examples. Daniel is a kind, caring, honorable young man and where he lives has nothing at all to do with his character. Johnny, who Ali's parents are more approving of because of his social status, is controlling, manipulative, petulant, and violent.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: Ali's family is well off living in an affluent neighborhood, while Reseda is a lower income level section of town. Her parents are judging Daniel based on where he lives, and don't want their daughter going out with a person they feel is socially "under them."

jimba

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