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Question: I would like to know why Michael Moore named this film Fahrenheit 9/11. I know that the 9/11 is about the twin towers terrorist attack, but I can't get the Fahrenheit part. Could someone please explain?

Chosen answer: It's a reference to the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, which deals with a totalitarian society where people are not encouraged to think for themselves, question the government and so forth. One of the features of this society is that all books are burnt (hence the title - apparently the temperature at which paper will ignite).

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: In the part where Frank falls through the glass roof, you see Jack use his pick to stop them.where does he stick his pick into if it is all glass? He couldn't have stuck it into ice because you see him wipe away just snow to see Frank.

Chosen answer: The roof isn't one continuous piece of glass, it's many pieces fit together and separated by metal framing. The flat end of the pick can fit into the crack in the frame between two pieces of glass.

Phoenix

Question: Maybe this will be explained in Episode III, but Leia is "princess" of what? The Rebellion? Of Alderaan? And who is her (fake) father that she mentions to Obi-Wan?

Chosen answer: Leia was adopted by Bail Organa (played by Jimmy Smits in Episodes II and III), who was a member of a Royal family on Alderaan, so when she was adopted by Bail, she became a royal princess.

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Question: How do they do those "toasted" effects with the walls?

Chosen answer: They put the camera very far from the actors, zoomed in. Then the cameraman approaches them slowly while zooming back. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitchcock_zoom.

Question: When Neo is talking with the Architect, he mentions there has been 7 matrix's including this one. But later he states that it will be the 7th time they've destroyed Zion. So is he hinting that there has been 7 Zion's too? that doesn't really make sense and how has there been time for 7 huge cities to be constructed/populated when its i think around the years 3000, its not a lot of time since the original matrix was made.

Chosen answer: Actually it’s the 6th Matrix and the 6th destruction of Zion. Since no one knows what year it is (the freed humans are guessing and the robots aren't telling) you can't say anything about how long it has taken to construct and populate the 6 Zion's. For all we know it can have been going on for 1,000s of years.

Andreas[DK]

Question: Why is Obi Wan Kenobi called Obi Wan when in fact his name is Ben Kenobi?

Chosen answer: Obi-Wan is Kenobi's real first name. It is explained in the Clone Wars television series that Satine Kryze, a Mandalorian Duchess whom Obi-Wan once saved the life of, had an affair with him after Kenobi became a Jedi Knight. Their relationship did not last, but her pet name for him was "Ben" and he adopted the name in tribute.

Darius Angel

Question: What song is playing when the killer is putting on make-up and dancing around in his silk robe?

Chosen answer: I think you're talking about 'Silence of the Lambs,' not Kiss the Girls. The song is 'Goodbye Horses' by Psyche.

Question: How did Gollum survive his fall outside of Shelob's Cave?

Chosen answer: He fell onto a grassy knoll a little way underneath the mouth of the cave. How he managed to get into Mount Doom is another matter, but bearing in mind the Hobbits took AGES to get through Mordor, he must have beaten them to it. If you look closely at him inside Mount Doom you can see he has bruises, cuts etc., probably inflicted by his fall.

The Doctor

Question: In the trivia it says that the name Leatherface is only said once or twice. Well, I can't recall the name being used at all. What scenes were the name used?

Chosen answer: The name "Leatherface" is used in the scene set in the hotel, and the waterfall scene. The grandmother says "leatherface" right after she says "Maryana, crank up the chain saw" in the waterfall scene. She actually says it in a whispering tone, so you have to turn the volume up to the max.

Question: Since its mentioned in most of the other Star Wars films, where is the number 1138 mentioned in this one?

Chosen answer: When the snowspeeders are searching for Han and Luke, the leader says for Rogues 10 and 11 to search sector 38. A bit of a stretch, but there it is. Also, during the duel between Luke and Vader the fight sequence begins with one exchange of strikes, then one more, then three, then eight.

Xofer

Question: I think that it was excluded from the UK Extended DVD, but does anyone know where I can find 'Gollum's Acceptance Speech' on the web? It was the awards ceremony for the MTV Movie awards.

Chosen answer: http://www.pinwire.com/downloads-file-9.html. Failing that, a Google search ought to turn it up.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: After thew volleyball game (when Greg gives Debbie a bloody nose)why was Pam talking to Greg about "Top Gun" being popular when she and Kevin were dating? Was she trying to tell him they were dating a long time ago and that he should get over it or something?

Chosen answer: They used some of the names from the film as nicknames, Greg was interested why they were using them and she just explained that they just took them from the film "Top Gun".

Lummie Premium member

Question: Were the scenes that took place in Mexico actually filmed in Mexico?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: According to the IMDb, there were three Mexican filming locations used, and they are: Tijuana, Nogales and Mexico City.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: What piece of music did Dewey first teach Lawrence on the keyboard?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: It's "Touch Me" by The Doors.

Damian Torres

Question: What brand of sunglasses does Rufus wear?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: Oakley.

Grumpy Scot

Question: In the Extended Edition, Eomer found Eówyn lying after the battle of Pelenor Fields and believed she is dead. What injuries did she suffered that required her to be sent to the House of Healing?

Onesimos

Chosen answer: When Éowyn (as well as Merry) stabs the Witch-king of Angmar, a serious and deadly malady described in the book as, "The Black Shadow, for it came from the Nazgûl." begins to afflict them. Those who are stricken are taken to the Houses of Healing. Old Gondorian lore states, "The hands of the king are the hands of healer." Aragorn, as the rightful king, has the power to heal Éowyn and Merry with the aid of the plant athelas which is also known as kingsfoil.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: In the flashback scene where Jesus stopped a group of men from throwing stones at Mary Magdalene, it reminds me of the "woman caught in adultery" scene from John 8:7 where Jesus told the crowd: "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her" (ESV). Even though most of us are familiar with Jesus' saying, but what made it to compel the woman's accusers not to stone her?

Onesimos

Chosen answer: Although it's never made clear in the Bible, the obvious answer is, each of them knew that they were not without sin. Therefore, no one cast the first stone. Another suggestion is that in the midst of all this, they realized that they were using this woman and were not at all concerned about justice: else they would have brought the man to be stoned as well. And a third explanation is that this never happened: it was an addition to the original gospel of John and does not belong in the Bible. Take your pick.

K.C. Sierra

Question: What song is played during the opening credits? It sounds familiar, but I can't quite place it. What other movies has it been used in?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: It's Carl Orff's classic composition "Carmina Burana". It's most prominent use was in Excalibur (1981), other movies to feature it include Detroit Rock City and General's Daughter (both 1999).

Question: What is the point of Raoul keeping his "hand at the level of his eyes" as he descends the stairwell to face the phantom?

MAC

Chosen answer: It keeps him from being caught and strangled by the phantom's 'magical lasso'. See Buquet's explanation in the scene with the ballet chorus girls to see him show how it works.

Sereenie

Question: Does anybody know what reaction/comments/impressions Anne Rice had about this film?

cyborg

Chosen answer: I'm not sure if she has given any public comments about the movie, but you can go to her official homepage and contact her personally: http://www.annerice.com/ac_LeaveAMessage.htm.

Mortug Premium member

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