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Question: Can anyone explain why, in the books, the chief of police is named Fenris Ulf, but in the movie (along with the 1988 BBC version) his name is Maugrim? Scarier sounding?
Question: How exactly were the birds involved in the death of the Tripods?
Question: In a trailer for this movie that was shown in theaters we see Jack and film crew shooting a scene on the shore of the island when Jack tells Ann to scream and while she does, we hear Kong's roar. However, in the movie that scene is missing. We get to see Ann screaming while Kong roars when the film crew encounters the natives for the first time and one member gets shot by an arrow. What's the deal with that? That cannot be the deleted scene as if it was like in the trailer, the movie would have a totally different plot?
Question: Were the airport scenes shot on location at Bangor and LAX airports? If so, I'm curious as to find out how they achieved the effect of no-one being there. I mean, is it possible to desert a whole airport for filming? I would have thought that to be rather impossible, to close the airport whilst shooting. Any help?
Question: What does the "pop, six, squish, sisarow, lipshits." or whatever it was? I didn't catch it too good, but what did it mean? It was in the "He had it comin'" song. (I know the pop refered to the gum, six was about his six wives and Lipshits was the name of the boyfriend.) What were the other two?
Question: What is the name of the actor who plays Notre Dame player 75, last name Mateus? I can't find him in the credits. He's the guy who starts chanting "Rudy" during the Georgia Tech game. I know Al Snow aka Allen Sarven plays an uncredited Notre Dame player in the movie, but it is not him - I have seen pics of Al Snow, and he is NOT the guy. There is more than one uncredited Notre Dame player in the film. (I have posted this question before, and the reply was Al Snow, so please don't answer this unless you actually know who the actor is. Thank you.)
Question: Are the creatures we actually witness, eating up the LAX airport, actually Langoliers? I have heard from friends who have read the book that they are not Langoliers. Also Mr. Toomy's description of them (he says they have legs and are hairy) doesn't hold up. Are they Langoliers? If not, what are they? And if not, why do the characters refer to them as Langoliers?
Question: In the 'Remembering Z-day' scene near the film's end, where Shaun is watching clips of the zombie-outbreak aftermath where soldiers run in and shoot all the zombies, one soldier can be seen taking cover behind a tree as if in a firefight. Why would he need to take cover when he's battling slow-moving, melee-only zombies?
Question: What are cowl flaps? What is their purpose?
Question: Why does the film involve two Queen songs, one in the pub ("Don't Stop Me Now") and one in the credits?
Question: The film is listed as "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" on the Internet but on the DVD it is called "Quest for the Holy Grail". This is also the only title I've ever heard it referred by IRL. Why are there two titles out? Which one is the correct one? And how come they changed whichever title came first?
Question: On the DVD, there are two sets of subtitles. One follows what is being said closely and includes sound effects. The other follows the general idea of what the characters are saying, but the sentences are written differently. What is the purpose of the second one? Also, why do even the accurate subtitles show Lin as Rin, Zeniba as Zaneba and Kohaku River as Kalaku River?
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