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Question: I've heard that the short film that Sean Astin directed in Wellington would be included on the Two Towers DVD. I know it's on the regular version, but I have the extended edition and I haven't been able to find it. Is it an easter egg, or did they just not include it?

Chosen answer: It's only on the theatrical version.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: When Sauron spots Frodo on the plains of Gorgoroth, Sam screams 'Frodo. Get down.' and Frodo falls limp on the ground. Then Sauron just turns his eye away to the north (the black gate attack). Seeing as he knows the Ring is in the hands of a hobbit, and he has just seen two hobbits in his land, why doesn't he stop them (for example, call for the winged Nazgul)?

Chosen answer: One of the reasons that Aragorn decided to charge the Black Gate (which is not really mentioned in the movie but is in the book) is because he intended Sauron to believe that he had the ring. Sauron would undoubtedly assume that nobody would attack Mordor with such a small army unless they had the ring themselves.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: How on earth did Peter create his Spider-man costumes?

Chosen answer: He makes them himself in every other version. Its not outside the realms of possibility he made them in this one too. In the comics it says Aunt May taught him to sew.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Hot Dog - S5-E7

Question: This goes where Red give the puppy to Kitty. In real life whose dog is that?

Chosen answer: It's Ashton Kutcher's dog.

Question: Can you really tell that someone has torn a tendon in their leg just by looking at the foot print they leave or is it just making fun of the TV show CSI?

Chosen answer: It is making fun of the show CSI. Even still, there are ways of telling if someone had a knee problem by the way they walk and put pressure on the foot. Being able to tell if it was a torn tendon, I don't think so. Check out the way people run and you can tell if they have hurt something in the past because of which leg they favor.

Question: When the NazgĂșl first arrives in Osgiliath, Frodo cannot hear anything. Can anyone tell me what Sam says while it goes all quiet?

Chosen answer: I think it's something like "Hang on Mr. Frodo" or "Hold on Mr. Frodo".

Question: Whats the name of the theme when the trailer shows the tagline 'before they were soldiers, they were family'?

Chosen answer: I think the one you want is 'Unseen' - By Craig Armstrong which is track 2 on the Plunkett and Macleane soundtrack.

Question: Did anyone else notice that Christopher Lee wasn't in the end credits of the film, even though Sean Bean who also wasn't in The Return of the King was? Is this because of the row he had with Peter Jackson over being cut out of the film?

Chosen answer: Sean Bean does show up, for about a second, in a flashback - this was enough to give him a credit.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: The first time Sarah goes out clubbing with Chenille, they run into some other girls from their school. One of them is Nikki, who gets mean and says that she's 'not walking on eggshells just because someone brought the Brady Bunch to the Negro club'. Chenille gets offended and yells "Nikki, you did not just call me a Negro." How is the term Negro offensive? Or were they just not allowed to say n*gg*r in this movie? (Perhaps to preserve the rating?) Someone please help - this has been driving me nuts.

Chosen answer: Negro was the PC term in the 60's. While by no means vulgar, it has mostly fallen out of use and some people are offended by it.

Grumpy Scot

Question: I know this film was made before "Temple of Doom", which was a prequel. Thus the character of Shorty did not exist when this film was made. I'm wondering however if Spielberg or Lucas have ever said anything about where they assume Short Round is during the events of "Raiders..."

Chosen answer: In all my years of watching interviews and behind the scenes footage of the 3 Indy films, I don't think this has never been addressed. Perhaps they might tie up this loose end in the new Indy movie...

Lynette Carrington

Question: Is there going to be some collection-dvd with all three LoTR movies? Will it have all the extra-material from all the movies?

Chosen answer: There is already a boxset available of the three theatrical cuts. There will undoubtedly also be a boxset of the Extended Editions, which will no doubt come out in November, when the final Extended Cut is due for release.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: A few of the mistakes point out that certain scenes were shown backward. Why was this done?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: To give the film that extra creepy feel.

Question: Can anyone who speaks Japanese tell me what Jim says to the guard who's beating up the doctor? He says a few lines, then bows. The guard seems embarrassed and walks away.

Krista

Chosen answer: The first time, Jim says "Nanika no machigai desu. Bokutachi wa minna tomodachi desu yone. Senso no sei desu." This roughly translates to "There has been some sort of mistake. We are all friends aren't we? It is the war's fault." The second time, Jim only says "Nanika no machigai desu. Bokutachi wa minna..." and then gets pushed aside. "There has been a mistake, we are all...". I hope that helps.

Question: When 'Jack' gets the call from the arson detective, in the background of the guy's office, on the notice board, is a sticker of a monkey's head. The sticker is the same colour as the subliminal images of Tyler (dominantly red) and half of the brain area of the skull is faded white. I was wondering if anyone knew if this was symbolic of Tyler taking over 'Jack' or was put there on purpose and what it serves as in those shots?

Chosen answer: On the DVD commentary, the director implies that this is a symbol of the Space Monkeys, Tyler's army. It shows that the Space Monkeys are beginning to infiltrate even the police station, as seen later.

Phoenix

Question: Is the ice cream man the same person who plays the man who says "We've got a stretcher for you, ma'am"?

Chosen answer: No.

Gavin Jackson

Question: What is the meaning of the penguin and Marla saying 'Sly' in the cave?

Chosen answer: The penguin says "slide" and then slides on its belly. Marla repeats it later. I believe they are telling him to let go and be Tyler.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: Penguin is a manifestation of the "happy place" in his head. He seeks comfort in others grieving and this is what is helping him feel again. As someone else stated "slide" is the statement that is uttered. Marla is invading his grieving time and this is a manifestation of it. He can't even get away from her in his meditation, so he ends up leaving it altogether.

Season 5 generally

Question: Does anyone know a site where i can find pics of "puppet angel" from the 5.14 episode smile time? It was hilarious.

Chosen answer: www.buffyworld.com has screen captures from an awful lot of episodes - I've found some good ones of the puppet there.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: This ones a two timer: 1) Isn't it breaking the Disney tradition that no evidence of violence can be shown when Kala looks around the tree house and sees bloody paw prints? 2) The bloody paw prints lead to the dead bodies of Tarzan's parents, if Sabor killed them, wouldn't he have eaten them?

Chosen answer: Disney does not have a policy against the evidence of violence, they do, however, try to keep it at a minimum. As for Sabor eating Tarzan's parents, there may have been something that scared him off, even if it was just another animal nearby.

Question: In the scene in which Jack is asking himself how Ramius is going to get his men off the Red October, how does he figure out what Ramius is going to do?

Chosen answer: Thinking out loud, Jack says, "how do you make men want to get off a nuclear submarine..." the word "nuclear" made him realize that the easiest way to make the crew WANT to leave the sub is to fake a reactor/radiation accident.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What is the "flightless cormorant" that the doctor discovers in the Galapagos Islands? (It appears to be a dodo, which had already been extinct for more than 150 years.)

Chosen answer: "The "flightless cormorant" that the doctor discovers in the Galapagos Islands" is a Galapagos Flightless Cormorant (see http://www.rit.edu/~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/Cormorant.html). In my opinion, it looks nothing at all like a Dodo (see http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/dodo.htm).

J I Cohen

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