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Question: My friend told me that there were facts missing from this movie - for example, the involvement of the UN troops in Somalia. Is this true?

Chosen answer: It depends on what facts they are talking about. The involvement of the UN troops in relation to the events of the movie is accurate. The UN troops as well as the US 10th Mountain Division where involved in Somalia in different areas.

pross79

Question: Can anyone tell me the name of all the themes that are used in the trailer?

Chosen answer: The music used in the trailer was created specially - it's based on the music from Romeo + Juliet.

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Question: I know that in "Fool for Love" Cecily is played by the same actress that plays Halfrek. So, when we see Hallie in "Older and Faraway" and she whispers "William," when she notices Spike, is this directly related to that? I know that names are often changed when becoming a Vengeance demon (example: Aud-Anya), so is Cecily the same character as Halfrek?

Chosen answer: Yes. Rocha confirmed that her characters are the same in an interview.

Phoenix

Question: In the theatrical trailer, we see a scene of Eomer grieving for a dead person, presumably during or after the battle for Minas Tirith. This scene is not in the theatrical version of the movie. Will it be in the extended version? And who is the dead person? Theoden (Eomer's uncle)? Or some other fallen warrior that Eomer was very fond of? Thanks.

Chosen answer: This scene found its way into the extended edition of Return of the King. The scene shows Eomer discovering his sister Eowyn on the battlefield, presumably grievously wounded.

Question: I think it's just a joke, but is the "token black guy"'s hair changing everytime he's on camera, i.e. afro, buzzcut, cornrows, etc.

Chosen answer: He's supposed to represent the "token black guy" from a lot of teen type movies including the various hairstyles that were worn in those films.

Tobin OReilly

Honey, I Shrunk the Rangers (2) - S5-E17

Question: The Rangers and the Blue Centuriate were shrunk. The Rangers slowly turned into flies. Why didn't the Blue Centuriate?

Chosen answer: The Rangers are human. Blue Centurion is a robot/cyborg.

Question: This encompasses all the Bond films: which Bond movie is it that, in Q's lab, Q replies to some sarcastic comment of 007's: "It [the gadget] has not been perfected after years of careful research for quite that purpose, 007"?

Chosen answer: In Goldfinger, Q says "It has not been perfected, out of years of patient research, ENTIRELY for that purpose, 007. And incidentally, we'd appreciate its return, along with all your other equipment, INTACT for once, when you return from the field."

Myridon

Question: What are countermeasures?

Chosen answer: Countermeasures refer to objects of varying types that would be used to distract missiles or torpedoes away from their intended target. So, in the case of a submarine being chased by a torpedo that's homing in on the noise made by the sub, they eject effectively a drum full of compressed air, generating a lot of bubbles, which seems like a valid target to a pinging torpedo.

Tailkinker Premium member

No Free Rides / I'm Your Biggest Fanatic - S2-E10

Question: Can anyone read Spongebob's license in "No Free Rides"? Is his DOB 7/14/76 or 7/14/86?

Chosen answer: The logical date of birth for Sponegebob would be 7/14/76. This is because in the episode where Spongebob takes Pearl to her senior prom, he says to Gary that he couldn't even get a date to his own prom. Spongebob is 28, not 18.

Emily

Question: In the opening shot, the camera lingers on LeStat's tomb for just a second. What did the door say? The picture on VHS is to grainy for me to read if it is paused, and the shot goes too fast.

Chosen answer: All I can read is the name, Sebastian Fairchild. The rest of the text is too small and the camera angle is too far up to be readable.

Question: Is David Lynch a Roy Orbison fan? He seems to use Orbison's songs in most of his films. If he's not a particularly avid fan, can anyone tell me why he uses the songs with such frequency?

Chosen answer: He's a fan now, but David Lynch only first heard "Crying" by Roy Orbison just before shooting "Blue Velvet", and wanted it in that movie. However, he bought Orbison's Greatest Hits CD and liked the song "In Dreams" so much that he ditched "Crying" until Mulholland Drive.

LuMaria 1

Question: Was it really Tobey's body both times in the mirror?

Chosen answer: Yes, he worked out a lot to get into that condition. On the DVD commentary, Raimi states that one of the first scenes shot was where Tobey takes off his shirt and is not in great shape while one of the last ones shot was the one in the mirror you are referring to.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Question: As Harry and Hermione are going back in time, after Ron has left the room, there is a part where it looks as though a number of people are unwrapping someone to the right of the screen. What is happening then?

Chosen answer: Exactly what it looks like - a person is being unwrapped from full body bandages. It's a hospital ward and they are just showing things representative of Harry and Hermione going back in time. It's just supposed to be something that happened earlier that day that they are "passing" by.

wolfchild

Question: Who plays the cab driver at the beginning of the movie? He looks familiar but I can't put a name to the face.

Chosen answer: According to IMDb, his name is Mark Curry. Check his filmography at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193104/.

Phoenix

Answer: He had a TV show in the 90s called Hanging with Mr. Cooper.

Question: At the end, who are the band that play. I have a feeling it's Smash Mouth or Smashing Pumpkins. Someone care to tell?

Chosen answer: It's Smash Mouth, as stated in the movie.

wolfchild

Question: When Pumba and Timon are singing the Hakuna Matata song, does anyone know what Pumba was gonna say when he is singing about his story, and then Timon puts his hand over his mouth and says "not in front of the kids"?

Chosen answer: The line is "and I got downhearted, everytime that I..." when Timon interrupts him. He was obviously going to say "farted".

Grumpy Scot

Question: I know that Akasha is Aliyah, but who sat for Enkil? He's just a static character, but they had to get the face from some where.

Chosen answer: His name is Peter Olsen. IMDB.com didn't have a listing of any of his other work though.

Question: I was wondering if "the mile" in the song "Redeemer" was in reference to the "mile" that death row inmates walk, if so, how would late 17th century citizens come to call it that if it is in fact a fairly recent phrase? Did current wardens pick it up from the 1600's?

Chosen answer: After listening and double checking lyrics websites, there are nothing in this song about "the mile". Even if there was, there would be no reason to make this reference because this movie is not about death row or prisons. Besides, this song was written specifically for the film in 2002, not in the 17th century, so any references would be modern.

Macalou

Question: What are the words to the chant that Eowyn does at Eomund's funeral? Also, can anyone translate this into English for me?

Chosen answer: "Bealocweal hafath freone frecon forth osended. Giedd sculon singa gleomenn sorgiende on Meduselde." "An evil death has set forth the noble warrior. A song sorrowing minstrels shall sing in Meduseld."

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Question: Why does Jess's sister insult Jess and her future mother-in-law by calling them cows? Aren't cows sacred in India?

Chosen answer: Even though Pinky and her friends are Indian by descent, they're very British, and lots of their language reflects this. Saying that the women are 'cows' is just one example of this. In addition they're Sikh, and cows aren't sacred to Sikhs.

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