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

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?

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?

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

Nick N.

Answer: It's a fourth wall break, a kind of wink to the audience.

Show generally

Question: Where is Luca from, and what happened to his wife and children?

Answer: Luca is Croatian. His wife and children were killed during the war, and he moved to the US after that.

Jack's Revenge

Question: Why do the crooks stage the scene in which Danny is 'eliminated' from the plan. What advantage do they gain in Linus' ignorance?

Answer: They needed to make sure Linus had confidence in himself and took more responsibility for his actions. Especially after the incident, when he left the van, when he was specifically told to stay in the van.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: How does discovering the Bible stamped with "The Drake Hotel" tip Ethan Hunt off that Jim Phelps is Job? And what alerts Ethan of Krieger's complicity, since he's the one who recruits Krieger to help him steal the NOC list?

Answer: Phelps told them earlier that he stayed in the Drake Hotel, so Ethan made the link that way - there's no reason for Phelps to have brought the bible with him unless he needed one, in this case for the biblical references required for the Job communications. He tumbles to Krieger's involvement because the knife used to kill Sarah during the blown mission was the same precise type as the one Krieger uses - which Ethan saw during the CIA infiltration when Krieger threatened to kill the security guard.

Tailkinker Premium member

The One Where Ross and Rachel...You Know - S2-E15

Question: What is the name/artist of the song that plays over the scene with Ross and Rachel in the planetarium?

Answer: "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaac.

Jane Doe

Question: What was the ultimate destination of the Jupiter mission? The giant planet is made of gas, it has no solid surface to land on. Theoretically a spacecraft could land on one of Jupiter's moons, but they lie within the lethal radiation belt.

Answer: The ultimate goal was to orbit Jupiter to study the Monolith also in orbit around it.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: The objective of the Discovery (Jupiter) mission was to locate the recipient of the powerful radio signal that was transmitted from the Moon earlier in the movie. Interestingly, the destination of the Discovery mission changed between Jupiter to Saturn and back to Jupiter during the production of the film. The Jupiter visual effects had already been shot ("in the can" as it were) when Stanley Kubrick decided to change to Saturn. It was the protest of the visual effects team, who had already spent much time and money on the Jupiter effects, that convinced Kubrick to stay with Jupiter. In the meantime, author Arthur C. Clarke went ahead and changed the destination to Saturn in his written treatment of the movie.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Does anyone know why Boo hated Garp so much, the movie doesn't explain it.

Answer: The book makes it pretty obvious that there are a number of factors: 1) She caught Garp and her sister in the middle of things. 2) Garp hurt her dog. 3) She actually hated him from the start and it just got worse.

Question: Why was McClane introduced in the first Die Hard movie as a New York badge, and in the second Die Hard movie as a L.A. badge? Then in the third Die Hard movie, he's again a New York cop.

Answer: In the first movie he's a New York cop visiting his wife. In the second Die Hard, he tells the airport officer that he's LAPD and moved there because of his wife's job. In the third Die Hard film, he most likely went back to New York because of marital problems and became a New York cop again.

Question: Why doesn't Sauron sense the Ring when Frodo is in Mordor, especially when the Eye sees him?

Answer: Frodo is not wearing the ring on his finger, so the Eye does not see him in particular. The Eye is busy concentrating on the war.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Terry Chaney from the first final destination got "splattered" by a bus, her initials are T.C., and she was second on death's list, Tim Carpenter from the second final destination gets "splattered" by plate glass, his initials are T.C. and he was also second on death's list. Did the screenwriters do that on purpose or did that just a coincidence?

Answer: It was a coincidence, Since it would have to be the same for all of the other individuals on deaths list. But, if you watch both movies, the first person who dies in Final Destinations dies in a similair manner as the first person on deaths list in Final Destinations 2. It is like this for every other person, too.

Question: Does anyone know the name of the song near the end of the movie, just after the prom, when they're all kissing?

Answer: The song is called Sway by Bic Runga.

Question: Towards the end of the film when Graves has been revealed to be Korean, why is he still using an English accent?

Answer: By this stage, it's become a habit.

J I Cohen

Question: What exactly goes on in Singapore?

Answer: Singapore is a port city, with all the mysteries of the orient, and the not so mysterious things also ascoiated with port cities...brothels, pubs, street walkers, you name it, they have it. (Or at least in the era this film was set).

MAC

Question: Does Neo die at the end? The end of the film kind of left me wondering whether he was dead or just comatose or something like that, while the machines carried him off.

Answer: Pretty sure he's dead. It would be in keeping with the Christian themes found in the movie. The One died to save the world.

Nikki

Question: Could someone tell me more about the scene in which a person is rumoured to be hanging themselves? I know its not true and all. I'm just curious about it.

Answer: According to snopes.com it's an emu or a crane that is flapping its wings in the background. Check it out here: http://www.snopes.com/movies/films/ozsuicid.htm

Nikki

Question: What song is playing during the rave scene when Neo first meets Trinity?

Answer: That would be Rob Zombie's Track - Dragula [Hot Rod Herman Remix].

iceverything776

Question: Where can I find the music track in the trailer where Aragorn is saying "I see in your eyes the same fear" up to "This day, we fight"? Is it on the soundtrack?

Answer: Unfortunately, it's not on the soundtrack. The music in the latter half of the trailer was composed by Howard Shore and two collaborators (Simone Benyacar and Craig Stuart Garfinkle) specifically for that trailer. It's based on a track called "Epicalypse", which, in turn, is based on Howard Shore's "Gondor" theme.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Who does the voiceover for the trailer? He says: "Tom Cruise" and then "The last samurai".

don_corleone

Chosen answer: I'm not 100% sure, but I think it may have been Jim Cummings. He does a lot of voiceovers for movie trailers, cartoon characters, songs and the like. He's the voice of Cat in CatDog, Winnie the Pooh, Tasmanian Devil and has had small roles in films like Shrek, Sinbad and Antz. Find out more about him at this address: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0191906/

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