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Question: When Frodo first finds the ring on the floor of Bilbo's house, Gandalf makes Frodo put the ring in an envelope and then seals it. Why does Gandalf do this? Was it to protect Frodo from having to physically touch the ring? If so, why didn't Frodo just carry the ring in an envelope in all three movies?

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Chosen answer: Gandalf tells Frodo to "Keep it secret. Keep is safe," when he puts the ring in the envelope. They want it packed away, out of sight and out of mind. When Frodo starts on his journey though, it's probably too risky to keep the ring anywhere but on his person. Otherwise it could get lost or stolen.

Krista

Question: What is the tattoo on Owen Wilson's upper left arm? It must be real because it looks like he had the same one in his other movie, "The Big Bounce".

ZipWin

Chosen answer: Owen Wilson's tattoo is a shamrock with the word "Lucky".

LuMaria 1

Question: I am wondering if anyone could tell me about the wigs always worn in these sort of movies? Like the big curly one the governor wears and the military men. Does anyone know how this came about? In courtrooms today they are still worn. Also the governor's wig is brown to begin with, then after the 8 years has passed, he now wears a grey wig, is there any reason for this?

Craig Bryant

Chosen answer: In the 18th and early 19th century, it became fashionable for men to wear wigs. This was for the practical purpose of hiding their own poor hair (due to poor diet and lifestyle) but it also became a symbol of status. Namely, the better quality of wig you wore, the higher your social standing. The brown to grey change is because wigs changed colour to match the natural greying of the real hair.

Sarah Strachan

Question: Why does the female police sheriffs hat get bigger when she climbs into the car? Is it a joke?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: Yes, it's just a joke that her hat gets bigger throughout the scene, until it is so huge that it can barely fit into the car.

Dandude776 1

Question: On the Region 2 DVD, Hypercube, it has the trailer, with a couple of scene's I've never picked up in the film, despite watching itrepeatedly. Also on the back of the DVD is a picture of someone, Max I think, lying down wearing some sort of blue glasses. But the Region 2 DVD has no deleted scenes on it. Where they just cut then never released? Or are there deleted scene available anywhere?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: I don't know of the picture you are speaking about, but I do have a DVD that my dad got in Saudi Arabia that has all the features. It has Making Of, Interviews, Commentary, and Deleted Scenes. The deleted scenes are pretty much just extended or slightly different to the ones that are in the movie. There is an extended ending that is considerably longer, but has bad acting (mainly by the black man in charge) and elaborates a bit more on the whole government thing. It mentions "Phase 2 complete" which could mean more phases (hopefully). The others extend the 'Razorcube' scene, the 'two rooms coming together' scene, and the 'figuring out and jumping' scene. The DVD and the box don't mention the Region but it has "For sale or resale in Usa and Canada", so all I know is that it isn't region 4, where I am.

Question: When Sasha is revealed for actaully being Alex trusk, is Sasha (or 'Alex') really blind then, or was she lying?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: She is really blind.

Question: On the phone Tatum says to Sydeny "I was thinking Tom Cruise, all the right moves. You know if you pause it right you can see his penis." What's that all about?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: In 1983, Tom Cruise made a movie called All The Right Moves. Supposedly, as Tatem says, if you pause it at one point in a certain scene, you can see Cruise's little buddy.

T Poston

Question: I have wondered this for a while about the movie. If the agents know that Neo matters and needs to be killed, why don't they take over his body and let themselves die?

Chosen answer: At first, the agents know that Neo is being sought out by Morpheus and his crew, but don't know why. The Machines decide to use Neo as bait in an attempt to capture Morpheus and gain access to Zion's codes. Later, when destroying Neo becomes the priority, he has already been removed from the Matrix and the agents can no longer jump into his mind's Matrix location to take over his body.

Phoenix

Question: Anyone know of a soundtrack to this movie? I've looked all over the internet and haven't found anything, but I was hoping someone would have better luck.

kimmyd

Chosen answer: Go to http://www.soundtrack.net/soundtracks/database/?id=3007.

J I Cohen

Question: I just want to know when the girl flips over her boyfriend in the sex scene what in the world is she supposed to be doing?

Chosen answer: Sticking her finger up his bottom. I believe it is mentioned in one of the commentaries.

Question: The director makes a point to show the audience the picture of Mel Gibson (in normal Catholic priest garb) and his family at the beginning of the movie. The question is, is Mel Gibson supposed to be a Catholic priest? Or is there another Christian denomination in which preacher's wear the same outfit that Catholic priests wear?

Chosen answer: American Episcopal priests and Anglican priests wear vestments that are similar in appearance to those worn by Catholic priests. They are able to marry if they choose.

pstmpg

Question: After the credits, when Jack the monkey swims back to the cave and takes a coin, does that mean Barbossa is still alive because he took some too?

Chosen answer: No. Barbossa dies because ALL of the gold, with its blood repaid, is returned to the Aztec chest, thus the curse is lifted and they are not immortal any longer. The fresh bullet is fatal to him, when Will drops the two coins in. Later, when the monkey takes a coin, it is his own new curse that seals his fate. His curse does not alter anyone else's fate.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Does Barbossa have a first name?

Chosen answer: According to the Gore Verbinski / Johnny Depp commentary on the DVD, his first name is Hector.

Tailkinker Premium member

He is named in the 3rd movie, as well.

Question: On the site, there's a mistake submitted about when they all say 'no' in unison. Can anyone tell me what part this is?

Chosen answer: Just after Harry has his experience with Tom Riddle 50 years in the past, Hermione, Ron and Harry are walking outside on the grounds discussing it, when Hermione suggests speaking with Hagrid about it, and Ron remarks, "That'd be a cheerful visit. Tell us, have you been setting anything mad and hairy loose in the castle lately?" Hagrid suddenly shows up behind them and asks, "You wouldn't be talking about me, now would you?" To which all three promptly reply, "No!!"

Super Grover Premium member

Question: What happened with the key that the brothers were trying to copy. How did they know that the guy made a copy for himself?

Chosen answer: They only had blanks - the non-cut keys that are used to make keys. So when they saw those, they knew that the guy had their key.

wolfchild

Question: Walter is discussing changing the name of Cheap Girls to Merryl Streep with a band member. When they say 'Merryl Streep,' their mouths are not in sync with the words. Do you know what the original name change was supposed to be, and why was it changed?

Chosen answer: I have watched this several times. It looks to me like he is saying Meryl Streep but the audio is just out of sync with the man's lips. Plus when Hanks says it, it matches Meryl Streep on his lips.

William Bergquist

Question: What is the song playing after Jamie Foxx stops for the coyote to cross the street?

Chosen answer: "Shadow on the Sun" by Audioslave.

Question: What is the the song that is played around the last half of the trailer?

Chosen answer: If I remember correctly, it's Mr. Blue Sky by The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).

umathegreatstationarybear

Question: This is a weird question, but was December 11th 1960 actually on a Friday?

Chosen answer: No, it was a Sunday. However, December 11th fell on a Friday in 1959, the year before release.

LuMaria 1

Question: What is the name of the song in the opening scene?

Chosen answer: I think the song you mean is "Get Low" by Lil' Jon and da eastside boyz.

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