rabid anarchist

1st Mar 2005

Watership Down (1978)

Question: Is it really true that a character swears in this children's rated film?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: Kehaar says "P*ss off!" to one of the rabbits.

rabid anarchist

3rd Feb 2005

Catwoman (2004)

Question: How much did this film gross overall? And how much did the film cost to make? From what I understand, the film was a total flop and didn't make enough money to even pay it off.

Answer: Try here - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327554/business. You can find out about most movies' budget and box office on the IMDb.

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Question: What tune is being played during the mall scene, and again when Cab Calloway introduces Jake and Elwood on stage? (I've heard it many times before, most recently in promos for the 2004 Major League All-State Game.).

Answer: It's 'Can't Turn You Loose,' often refered to as the Blues Brothers Theme.

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Question: Before Lina sings "Singin' in the Rain," she keeps backing up to the curtain (to ask Kathy what song she's going to sing, and in what key). Wouldn't that tip off the audience that Lina wasn't using her own voice?

Answer: They might think she's just asking someone backstage, R.F. or something, which song it would be best to sing.

rabid anarchist

4th May 2004

Johnny English (2003)

Question: What is the song that Johnny dances to in the bathroom, and who is it by?

Answer: It's 'Does your Mother Know that you're out' by ABBA.

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25th Feb 2004

Minority Report (2002)

Question: When Anderton, after his eye surgery, has his dream about the day he lost his son, look carefully at the people shown at poolside after Anderton discovers that his son is gone. For about a second, the camera follows a suspicious-looking man wearing a fairly wide-brimmed hat, and a towel around his shoulders. While we see this man, the video suddenly becomes "choppy," as though something significant were happening. The camera also zooms in toward his face. This all happens in about one second. Are we to assume that this is the man responsible for kidnapping Anderton's son?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Open to debate - I opened a topic on this question IMDb, please view it here http://www.uk.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/board/thread/7108250.

rabid anarchist

Question: What exactly is the "infamous" Wilhelm scream?

Answer: A series of short painful screams performed by an actor were recorded for the film "Distant Drums." The recording was archived into the studio's sound effects library and it was used in many of their films since. "Star Wars" Sound Designer Ben Burtt tracked down the scream recording. Ben has adopted the scream as sort of a personal sound signature, and has included it in many of the films he has worked on. Since then it has grown to be something of an "in-joke" in Hollywood among sound designers, who like to see how many films they can fit it into. A list of "Wilhelms" and where they appear can be found at http://www.hollywoodlostandfound.net/wilhelm.html.

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

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

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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?

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.

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Show generally

Question: Does anyone know who played the knight that hit people over the head with a dead chicken?

Xofer

Chosen answer: That would be Terry Gilliam, who played a lot of non-speaking roles in the series, and some speaking ones like Cardinal Fang in 'The Spanish Inquisition.' He did all the animation as well, but I'm sure you knew that.

rabid anarchist

Question: What is exactly this "Wilhelm scream"?

Answer: A series of short painful screams performed by an actor were recorded for the film "Distant Drums." The recording was archived into the studio's sound effects library and it was used in many of their films since. "Star Wars" Sound Designer Ben Burtt tracked down the scream recording. Ben has adopted the scream as sort of a personal sound signature, and has included it in many of the films he has worked on. Since then it has grown to be something of an "in-joke" in Hollywood among sound designers, who like to see how many films they can fit it into. A list of "Wilhelms" and where they appear can be found at http://www.hollywoodlostandfound.net/wilhelm.html.

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