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Question: Does anyone know the significance of the title, Gothika? It wasn't apparent to me when watching the film.

Chosen answer: It's meant to reflect the dark, 'gothic' aspects of the movie.

J I Cohen

Question: I read somewhere that there is a reference to fight club in this film. I just wondered if anyone had spotted it and if they have can they point it out please?

Chosen answer: This reference is pretty hard to spot. You need to be very familiar with Fight Club and David Fincher. The reference occurs in the scene when Gill is describing the plan to escape from the fish tank. The camera work and linear flow through a sequence of events closely remembles the early scene in Fight Club where the Narrator describes what is about to occur in Operation Mayhem.

hannisen

Question: It is something like 3000 years between Isildur's death and Aragorn's coronation. Why didn't someone else of Isildur's heirs (ex. his son) return to Minas Tirith to reclaim the throne?

Chosen answer: After the war of the Ring, Isildur and his family went back to Arnor in the far North where they originated. Arnor was later conquered by the Nazgul and so that was the end of that line. Gondor had been left to be ruled by Anarion - Isildur's brother - but that line of the family simply died out leaving Gondor in the care of the Stewards.

jle

Question: When we see the tape, the very last image is of the well. When we see Rachel and Noah watching the tape, all they see at the end is the well, but when Aiden watches it Samara's arm starts to come out of the well. Why does she start to come out for Aiden immediately, but not Rachel and Noah?

Chosen answer: Samara begins crawling out of the well in an earlier scene to show the progression of the curse. Probably, if Rachael had watched the tape on the sixth day of her curse, she'd have seen Samara crawl completely out of the well and then be cut off. We are seeing the case from Rachael's point of view; likely, Aiden did not see the last part of that scene because his curse had just begun.

Question: I would like to know if anyone knows of a company that sells the type of red jacket that Ewan McGregor wears throughout the movie, and if there is a specific name for that type of jacket?

Chosen answer: The costume designer for Eye of the Beholder is named Lizzy Gardiner. Contact info for her agent can be found at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0306773/agent. She might be able to tell you, though you'll probably wait a while for an answer!

Grumpy Scot

Conversations With Dead People - S7-E7

Question: Is Dawn's experience in this episode ever explained? Is it really their mother, or is it just the First messing with her?

Chosen answer: Dawn's experience here was meant to be a teaser for original plotline of season 7, intended to explore Dawn's Key-ness and how it affects her place in the universe now that it's gone. However, when SMG left the show, the writers were forced to pursue a different plotline to give viewers a satisfactory ending. So it was supposed to be Joyce when the episode was written, but subsequent reinterpretation implies that it is actually the First.

Phoenix

Question: In the extended version, Aragorn calms Brego down by speaking Elvish to him. What does he say in Elvish, and is there a translation?

Chosen answer: "Man le trasta, Brego? Man cenich?" Which means, "What troubles you, Brego? What did you see?" This is why he says to Eowyn that Brego has seen enough war, and to set Brego free.

Super Grover

Question: What does Harriet say to the Russian sailors as they walk past?

Chosen answer: They are saying she is too tall and too skinny, but one says she's still pretty good looking. She sarcastically says "Thanks a lot," or something to that effect. One of the guys says "Oh, she understands Russian." And Harriet replies, "Yes, I do. You fellas have a nice evening."

Question: Does anyone have the script for "Bend it like Beckham"? (or a link for it)

Chosen answer: http://www.script-o-rama.com/

Question: What does Congeniality mean?

Chosen answer: Congenial-1. Kindred, sympathetic 2. suited to one's taste or nature: Agreeable. (New Merriam-Webster dictionary)

Grumpy Scot

Question: in the very end when judge doom is "dipped", the other toons ask who he was, does anyone out in movie land know who he was supposed to be?

Chosen answer: I don't think he was supposed to be any established cartoon character; they just wanted to know who the pile of goo on the floor used to be.

Xofer

Question: Pandora's box has already been opened according to legend thats why there is bad in the world so why does it matter if anyone gets hold of the box.

Chosen answer: As the movie sets out, that is the "Sunday school" version of the story. Within the movie, the legend is based on an artifact that not only bestowed life upon the earth but also slew all who opened it with horrible disease, gaining a reputation for containing the essences of both "good" and "evil."

Phoenix

Question: During the invasion of the mansion, the soldiers were wearing a device over their left eye. What is the purpose of that device? It certainly is not a night vision device since they were using flashlights.

Chosen answer: It could be a infra-red goggle, to see through walls, although it could be night vision as it can still improve upon using a torch alone.

David Mercier

Question: At the end, when the police are burning the bodies at the cabin, "party man" deputy says he thinks there's another body, and it's in the basement. Everyone staying at the cabin is dead and accounted for. Whose body, and what basement, is he talking about?

Chosen answer: One of the store people were thrown into the basement by Paul. it is only seen in the directors cut.

Question: Why exactly do the pirates need Bootstrap Bill's blood to lift the curse? What is so special about his lifeblood that renders it capable of lifting a mythical curse that quite obviously predates him?

Chosen answer: He took one coin from the treasure, thus he got cursed along with the other pirates who did. For the curse to be lifted, *all* of those who took a coin need 1) to give back their coin and 2) to give some of their own blood. Since Bootstrap's somewhere in the ocean's depths, tied to a cannon, the only way for the pirates to lift the curse is to find his coin and put it back, then find his son (which they know about and who is of the same blood as he) to make the blood sacrifice.

Sereenie

Question: In the film they find Jimmy Hoffa's body, but who is he? I've never heard of him.

Chosen answer: Hoffa was the powerful and controversial leader of the Teamsters Union from 1957 to 1971. Often alleged to have ties to organized crime, Hoffa was convicted of fraud and jury tampering in 1964 and served four years in prison before his sentence was commuted by President Nixon. In 1975, while trying to regain power in the union, Hoffa disappeared from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He was widely assumed to have been killed by the Mafia. His body was never found, and in 1983 he was declared legally dead. Many movies joke of this, because to this day, his body has not been recovered.

T Poston

Question: Why is it that in the scene where Bender is in the gym, he has a sneaker and boot on, but when he gets back to the library, he has replaced it with his boot? Was there a deleted scene where he loses his shoe or something? It just does not make sense that he would somehow find 1 sneaker, decide to wear it, then kick it off on his way back.

Chosen answer: Bender found the shoe in the gym, and decided to wear it. When the principal kicked the basketball, Bender jumped out of the shoe. He left with his boot, and was wearing it when he arrived at the library.

Question: Near the start of the movie, when Jackie scales the bamboo scaffold, Chris Tucker takes the stairs. During his ascent he passes an old lady who says something like "Move Kobe". What does 'Kobe' mean?

Chosen answer: She thought Chris Tucker was Kobe Bryant from the L.A. Lakers.

T Poston

Question: In the scene where Will and Martin are at the "pink house", when Will puts his gun in the hole and shot the Haitian in the eye, how did Will know the Haitian was going to look through the hole, and when did he know when to fire?

Chosen answer: He was looking through a tiny mirror he was holding in his hand.

Question: What does Cannessa mean when he says "I had no premonition. So much for ESP,"?

Chosen answer: ESP stands for Extra Sensory Perception, the ability to see into the future or predict it in the form of a premonition. He means that whatever happened, he literally didn't see it coming.

David Mercier

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