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Question: Is the plot to this film about Nameless wanting to assassinate the king, or about the love between Flying Snow and Broken Sword?

Chosen answer: It's mostly about Nameless' assassination attempt, but there is a subplot in the different flashbacks developing the relationship between Snow and Sword. Not much of an arc to that one, though.

Phoenix

Question: On the Garfield DVD menu, there is a Spanish salsa and it is also in the scene when Garfield goes to the vet and asks for a Swedish massage, a manicure and pedicure etc. What is the name of this song?

Chosen answer: "Naranja" written by Andrew Kaiser. Naranja is spanish for Orange.

Question: The mouse was deliberately put in a parcel without airholes. How did it survive?

Chosen answer: It survived because it's funny. Just like it survived everything else the brothers tried to do to it.

Grumpy Scot

Question: I was wondering what the title of the piece of music that plays in Love Actually when the little boy is running through the airport, and when Jaime asks Aurelia to marry him. I also heard in during The Aviator trailer. It's a really beautiful piece, and I've love to know the title.

Chosen answer: I can't remember if it really is the same song, but the song that plays when he asks Aurelia to marry him is the 'Portugese Love Theme' by Craig Armstrong.

Answer: The music playing when he's running through the airport is "Prime Minister's Love Theme" by Craig Armstrong.

Question: How is "Trinke" pronounced?

Chosen answer: Trinkie.

Nikki

Question: Question about the Director's Cut of the film. The scene where Brett is looking for Jones has been altered slightly - when he looks up at where the water is dripping from, you can actually see the Alien hanging motionlessly from one of the chains. Has Ridley Scott given an explanation as to why he added this new dynamic to the scene? It's easy enough to speculate why, but a link to an 'official' explanation would be appreciated.

Chosen answer: According to the commentary on the DVD, Ridley didn't add this scene to the original cinematic release because he thought it revealed the true horror of the Alien too soon in the film. The scene is quite early in the film and he thought revealing the fully matured Alien at that time would reduce the viewer's fear.

I had watched Alien several times before I noticed the Alien hanging there.At this point the Audience have no idea what the Alien looks like, they're looking at pieces of science fiction equipment put in by the production crew that they can't relate to, so for all they know the Alien could just be a piece of kit hanging there.

Question: In The Bourne Identity, Conklin orders his staff to activate all Treadstone operatives. The only one in Germany is Pico, who is based in Hamburg. In the Bourne Supremacy, Jason Bourne returns to Berlin and kills the "last" Treadstone field agent. This operative never makes mention of the fact that he killed Conklin. Was he supposed to be the same field agent as Pico from Hamburg in Bourne Identity? If so, it is a different actor playing the same role. That may not be so uncommon, but there is a mistake in the city where the German operative is based - Jason Bourne tells him: "You should have moved" - as if he was always based in Berlin, not Hamburg. Anyone have an explanation?

Chosen answer: Picot from The Bourne Identity is not in The Bourne Supremacy. The one Jason Bourne pays a visit is called Jardo (director Paul Greengrass mentions this on the commentary track) and lives in Munich (visible on screen), ie. South Germany.

Question: Are Ferris and Jean twins?

Answer: In the original script, both Jeanie and Ferris are listed as being 18. However, the Buellers also had 2 other children (a 7-year old son and 12-year old daughter) who were cut out of the film.

Bishop73

Chosen answer: Probably, yes. From dialogue, Ferris is about to graduate, and he and Jean seem to be at the same school, so either she's actually the younger of the two (which seems unlikely - would parents give the younger child a car but not the older?) or they're in the same school year. On the assumption that they're in the same year, the most likely scenario is that, yes, they're twins. The only other possibility is that they were born less than a year apart (putting them in the same school year), with Jean probably being the older of the two.

Tailkinker Premium member

Or Ferris had repeated a year of school sometime in the past and Jeanie had caught up. The gifted car vs computer is a key point of resentment for Ferris throughout the movie, suggesting that Ferris may not have been trusted with a car, and got the computer instead.

Answer: Or Ferris may have skipped a year and is now caught up to his slightly older sister.

Shipper

Answer: Twins (even fraternal twins) are usually much closer in temperament to each other. Jean, on the other hand, seems very uptight and even envious of Ferris. Could be that Jean is an adopted child, same age as Ferris. There is typically some friction with adopted kids.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: What was Napoleon putting in his mouth in the restroom during the dance? It looks a chewing tobacco pouch that he takes it from, but since he swallows it seconds later, this seems implausible.

Chosen answer: On the DVD commentary, they say it's Big League Chew, that shredded bubble gum that comes in a pouch.

Krista

Question: I read in the trivia section that Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) had his pockets sewn shut to prevent him from taking food on the set. Why couldn't he take food on the set?

Chosen answer: There's the danger of getting food on your wardrobe, spilling or getting crumbs on the set and props, and of course getting food in your teeth, all of which take time to remedy before filming can begin. Film sets always have food set up nearby, but it's for breaks between setups. No one wants to deal with food between takes, when the camera is about to roll.

Krista

Question: Was the dog the host of the virus?

Chosen answer: No, the virus was already there before Grim and Dr. Mambo (the killer dog) get there. The townspeople seem to have known about it for quite some time.

Question: Near the end of the Battle of Yavin, one of the X-wing pilots (I think it is Wedge) screams "YEEEEEEESSSSSS." and Luke looks back, to see an explosion on the surface of the Death Star. Why is this explosion so important that it warrants a change of music and a character screaming in joy? It just looks like what Luke had done earlier, when he 'got a little cooked' after shooting at the surface.

Chosen answer: That wasn't Wedge, it was someone else. And he wasn't screaming "Yes," he was screaming in pain. The explosion Luke sees is that pilot's X-wing. With him gone, Luke is the last one who has a decent shot at destroying the Death Star: hence the music change.

K.C. Sierra

Question: How is Wallace being tortured right after they show one of the executioners tear his shirt open?

Chosen answer: The little people shown before Wallace's execution give us a clue-they are cutting him open and pulling out his guts, then castrating him. Traitor execution traditionally was done by drawing and quartering. This is was done by hanging, then cutting open the abdominal wall and removing the intestines and setting them on fire. A good executioner would then reach up under the rib cage and quickly cut out the still beating heart for all to see.

Nick N.

Man that's pretty grim, but I believe what you wrote. People have always been barbaric. This rates in the top 5.

Question: Has anyone an idea about what kind of car is this one which almost hits Marty McFly Jr. as he runs out from Cafe 80's? For me it looks like Renault or Mazda, but I'm not sure, though I I can swear it must be some future descendant of the really existing nowadays car. Does anyone recognize any other familiar car in future vehicles? :).

Chosen answer: I was able to recognize the red one that almost hit him. It is a late 1980's Ford Probe. There is also a jeep that flies down that Marty grabs a hold of.

Toolio

Question: Is there any reason why Passe-partout and the Wright Brothers don't appear together? Were the filmmakers afraid people would get confused and think they were watching "Shanghai Noon"?

Chosen answer: Might be. But most unlikely. Many actors who have played in the same movies often "bump" into eachother in other movies as well. The most reasonable explanation that Passepartout doesn't meet up with the Wright Brothers is that his character is not needed in the scene between Fogg and the Wright Brothers.

Mortug Premium member

Question: Whereabouts is the Stargate film poster in this film? Apparently it's on the side of a bus, but I'm not sure where.

Chosen answer: It's actually not in the film, the shot was edited out. In that shot the poster was on a billboard which a bus went through.

Question: Why do the Bohos have to evade Zidler in the first place? Zidler obviously knows Toulouse by sight, and doesn't seem to mind them being there too much when he sees them near the duke.

Chosen answer: He's willing to put up with their presence, but isn't likely to tolerate their attempt to arrange a meeting between Satine and Christian to discuss their play - Satine has other more important things to be doing.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What happened to Cal's evil butler, Lovejoy?

Chosen answer: He presumably dies when the ship breaks in half (that's the last time we see him).

K.C. Sierra

Question: Near the end, Carrie Fisher says something about mad Pitt Trolo. who is that mad Pitt Trolo?

Chosen answer: She says: "You contemptible pig. I remained celebate for you. I stood at the back of a cathedral, waiting in celibacy for you, with 300 friends and relatives in attendance. My uncle hired the best Romanian caterer in the state. To obtain the seven limousines for the wedding party my father used up his last favors with Mad Pete Trollo. So for me, for my mother, my grandmother, my father, my uncle and for the common good, I must now kill you and your brother." Not a real person, just some the guy who rents limosines whose name really sounds like someone you would rather he owed you a favor rather than the other way around (a mobster).

Myridon

Alien Rangers of Aquitar (1) - S3-E34

Question: On the IMDB page for this show, the Aquitain Rangers are not listed. After researching the Zeo (series 4) page, I've discovered 2 of the Aquitain Rangers - Karim Prince, who played Cestro, the Blue Aquitain Ranger; and Rajia Baroudi, who played Delphine, the White Aquitain Ranger. Who played the Red, Yellow, and Black Aquitain Rangers?

Chosen answer: David Bacon was Aurico (Red Aquitar Ranger). Tideus (Yellow Aquitar Ranger) and Corcus (Black Aquitar Ranger) appear, morphed only, and voiced by uncredited actors, differing from their original MMAR actors, who appear only in the recycled footage of the brief morphing sequences.

Bowling255 Premium member

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