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Question: Why isn't Norm MacDonald credited with voicing the role of Death in the first episode the character appears? Also, why was he later replaced by Adam Carrolla?

Chosen answer: He did an uncredited cameo, often this happens if the actor's don't like their billing. Afterwards, he was too tied up with other projects to return.

Question: When the film makers deviate from the book there is often an acknowledgement in some minor detail in the film, for example, Sam's line in Osgiliath, "By rights we shouldn't even be here", is acknowledging that they never go to Osgiliath in the book. Is there anything like that, in any of the trilogy, to acknowledge that the makers / writers left out Tom Bombadil?

Chosen answer: There's a slight reference in the Extended Edition of the Two Towers. When Merry and Pippin are being "eaten" by the tree in the quiet dell of Fangorn Forest, Treebeard arrives and makes the tree let them go. The words he speaks, "Away with you! You should not be waking! Eat earth! Dig deep! Drink water! Go to sleep!" were spoken by Tom Bombadil in the book edition of "The Fellowship of the Ring", to make Old Man Willow release the hobbits.

Phil C.

Question: During the infamous lust scene, several times you see people's hands inside a bird cage. What is the significance of this?

Chosen answer: Symbolism for trying to break free of her situation.

Larry Koehn

Question: What is the real name of the flower used as Simbelmyne?

Chosen answer: According to Peter Jackson's commentary on the EE, they actually made the Simbelmyna at Weta.

Ioreth

Question: in the scene where Nemo is almost brought up by the fish net in the dentist's office and the tank gang quickly help Nemo swim down, it is very faint but the track that is playing, is this the same track that is the theme music for The Hulk?

Chosen answer: No. Despite similarities in the score to the Hulk, and particularly to the Shawshank Redemption, the score is entirely specific to the film. Other than the Robbie Williams song over the end credits.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why was Arwen dying? I know that Elrond said that the Evenstar was being overcome with the darkness, but why wouldn't other Elves, that were linked to Sauron or were closer to Mordor, be affected?

Chosen answer: It's because she's chosen to become a mortal - her fate is now tied directly to the fate of humanity, and, in her case, due to her heritage, it manifests in a physical manner. If humanity falls, she dies.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Can someone please tell me how old Ferris and Jeanie are? It seems that Ferris is a senior and that would make him about 17 or 18, but then why would Jeanie have a car if she was younger, especially since Ferris says that he asked for a car and didn't get it? If she was older, what would she still be doing in school?

Chosen answer: They're twins.

Macalou

Question: In the scene with Donald Duck and Daffy Duck on the piano, it seems as if Donald calls Daffy a racial slur. I was just wondering if anybody knows what he says and if it's true?

Chosen answer: He allegedly says "Go***mn stupid ni**er!' but the closed captioning claims that Donald calls Daffy a "Goddurn stubborn nitwit." But what he actually says is almost certainly the same thing he shouts in nearly every Donald Duck cartoon: some variant of "Why you doggone little..." Go to http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/donald.htm for more info.

rabid anarchist

Question: What does Gandalf say at the Council of Elrond, which he speaks in the language of Mordor?

Chosen answer: "Ash nazg durbatul√Ľk, ash nazg gimbatulul, ash nazg thrakatul√Ľk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul!". This is the translation of the corrupted Tengwar runes inscribed on the One Ring itself. In English it means "One Ring to Rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." This, of course, is only two lines of the longer verse about the Rings of Power.

Phil C.

Question: When Gary Oldman is on AF1, talking to the vice president for the first time, he says something similar to "How's your blou.." What is he saying? I don't have the DVD, so I don't have subtitles.

Chosen answer: Earlier in the same scene, Oldman says to the VP, "I'm sure you can't wait for him (the President) to get back to making the decisions so you can stop sweating through that silk blouse of yours." As he makes his demands known, he asks her "How's your blouse?" in reference to her perspiration.

ChiChi Premium member

Question: At the beginning of the movie when the killer is about to kill Cotton, he changes his voice and talks about how it was a simple game. Does anyone know who the voice belongs to?

Chosen answer: The "voice" in all the movies belongs to Roger L. Jackson.

Question: When Obi-Wan is being given a tour of the cloning facility, the creature says to him, "They're completely obedient" (or something akin). Right when she says that, we see a closeup of one clone holding a knife and fork. This clone, instead of eating politely like all the others, looks left and right and has a mean look on his face. Is there any significance to this shot? Why would they show a closeup of one clone appearing to contradict what the female is saying about the clones?

Chosen answer: Just because he had a mean look on his face, does not mean he was not obedient. The Kaminos would have genetically altered the clones so they would be obedient, but not lose their aggressiveness.

Bruce Minnick

Question: When Gandalf falls at the bridge of Khazad-dum, it seems like he lets go on purpose. Why doesn't he try to pull himself up, or why doesn't the Fellowship try to help him? It seems that he 'died' unnecessarily.

Chosen answer: This scene differs slightly from the book. Tolkien didn't give Gandalf a choice - the Balrog's whip gets him and he falls immediately. However, even in the filmed version, it is clear that there is no chance of Gandalf being rescued. He has the weight of the Balrog hanging on him so cannot be pulled up; since he is the only one with a chance of defeating such a powerful creature he decides to fight it well away from the rest of the fellowship who have a much more important mission to complete.

jle

Question: When Neo and Morpheus are in the sparring program, Neo says to Morpheus, "I know what you're trying to do", and Morpheus replies, "I'm trying to free your mind." What does Neo think Morpheus is trying to do?

Chosen answer: He is trying to make him so mad that he stops thinking and just acts out. This would free his mind of the imposed rules of the Matrix.

Question: Why are Hermione, Harry, and Ron wearing 'muggle' clothes during most of the teaser trailer?

Chosen answer: We can't be 100% sure of any answer until the movie actually comes out. All people know is that the new director has made some changes to the style of the movie and characters. Including, but not limited to a redesign of their uniforms, some hairstyles and apparently more time in muggle clothes.

wolfchild

Season 2 Episode 6 - S2-E6

Question: In the 'Stars in their Eyes' bit, which of the characters is singing as George Michael on, 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me'?

Chosen answer: Jerry St. Claire.

Question: The song playing during the opening titles is "Volcano Girls" by Veruca Salt. The song seemed to "shape the film", but wasn't on the soundtrack. Why?

Chosen answer: The band had recently broken up when Jawbreaker was released, so maybe that had something to do with it. Or maybe just a good old-fashioned disagreement about how much VS would be paid for using their song? I agree, the soundtrack seemed somehow empty without it.

Question: Who turned off the lights near the end, when she's fighting all those men?

Chosen answer: The lights are flipped on and off by the woman who owns the inn (with her husband). She's shown in brief jump-cuts throwing a big switch.

Carl Fink

Question: Could anyone hear what Bob whispers into Charlotte's ear near the end of the film, just before he kisses her?

Chosen answer: You're not meant to. Leaves you to decide what he says.

rabid anarchist

Question: In the very first scene in the movie, Brat Pitt says something like, "Any last words?", to which Ed answers, "I can't think of anything". At the end of the movie, you see that scene again, but this time Ed answers, "I still can't think of anything". Why is this? Weren't the scenes supposed to be exactly the same?

Chosen answer: Brad Pitt responds "ah, flashback humor" when Ed Norton says that. It's just a joke.

Nick N.

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