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Won Fin Anymore? (Won't Fit Anymore?)

Why does she says it like "Won Fin Anymore?" in the below movie ? It's impossible to understand it without subtitles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdQShdZaih8&t=247s I have never ...
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What's the name of the room where you watch a movie inside the movie theater?

In Portuguese we call "Rooms" the places inside the movie theater where we actually watch the movie. What are they called in English? I searched, even in movie tickets, but only found "...
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Meanings of "carriage" in Enola Holmes

The following conversation takes place near the beginning of the movie Enola Holmes Mycroft: We didn't send for you silly girl, we sent for the carriage. Did you at least bring it? Enola: The ...
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Sequence of tenses in dialogue: why is "No, can't say I had" used in response to "Perhaps you didn't notice?"?

From the movie "No Time to Die": Nomi: The world's moved on since you retired, Commander Bond. Perhaps you didn't notice? Bond: No, can't say I had." Why did Bond use "had" ...
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What is the meaning of 'to summon the future'?

There is a quote from STAR TREK Mirror Spock: One man cannot summon the future. Capt. James T. Kirk: But one man can change the present. What is the meaning of summon here? predict or shape or maybe ...
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Polish Hostage Etymology?

Have you heard the term Polish hostage? Where did this come from? I created this account because for once in my life I could not find the answer to a question by researching it. I am truly curious. I'...
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What was the reference to 'federal case' in the movie Air Force One

In the movie Air Force One, there is a scene where the President makes a call to the White House switchboard, Where the operator says Okay, sir. You want to make a federal case out of this, fine by ...
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The use of "would have + [participle verb]" in the narration of the movie Reprise (2006)

The narration starts like this: Their manuscripts would have been accepted immediately. They would’ve been published the next fall. Finally, they would’ve been authors. My first thought is, because &...
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What's a word for ensuring certain categories play certain roles?

There is discussion sometimes about whether Jews, black people, gay people etc should be the only people allowed to play Jews, black people, gay people etc in film, TV or plays. What is a good word to ...
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Meaning of an expression about a movie [closed]

I was reading an intro about the movie Sense and Sensibility on IMDB. I am not getting this sentence mentioned below. The two eldest daughters are the title opposites What does title opposite is ...
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What is the proper meaning of this sentence? Please explain this briefly [closed]

In a Batman(2022) movie, in public memorial for mayor,there is a announcement that "As a reminder, the family asked that those wishing to honor the mayor's memory... consider a donation to the ...
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"brothers in her bag"

in the film The Maltese Falcon (1941) the private detective Miles said "They have brothers in her bag." context: the client, beautiful women Wonderly gave him two Dollar bill and after she ...
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Help me understand a stag joke in a movie [closed]

In the movie "Bachelor Mother" (1939), the hero, a wealthy socialite and the son of a big store owner, invites the heroine, a poor girl working at that store, to a New Year's party because ...
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"Why wasn't ya"

In "Wrath of Man", a 2021 movie with Jason Statham as "H", he's being told "what you didn't hear, is that I was meant to be drivin' the truck that day" to which he ...
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What's the meaning of "Ma" when a husband addresses his wife?

I know "Ma" is the shortened form of Mother. Yesterday I saw a classic movie named "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Ford in 1940. In the movie the father of the family calls his wife &...
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The movie "Seven Pounds": what does "pounds" mean here?

In our language (Ukraine) - it translated as 7 lives, pound as I know is a unit of weight or monetary unit, how is it related? Does it have anything similar to life? Or it is just a translation of our ...
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difference between "have for dinner" and "have at dinner" [closed]

Which is the difference between: "I'm having an old friend for dinner" "I'm having an old friend at dinner" "Having anyone for dinner" means you're meeting someone, ...
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What does the woman say in the movie? [closed]

What does the woman say in the movie? The link to the specified section of the movie: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XHAEckAKxeEGyF2hQ8juhA5ewshXEhCo/view?usp=sharing
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Proper expression for end credits

I'm putting words on the end(closing) credits of my frag movie, and what I want to put is who made the animation, who sang the song and who composed them. I'm not sure if below expressions are correct ...
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"Brick Mansions" Movie Dialog [closed]

In the script of the movie, it is written "your backing" but I cannot hear that! I hear this: "your back". What is that in fact? The passage of dialog: "Now, with your ...
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Movie Subtitles

Whenever I watch movie with subtitles, I've a feeling of I'm hearing something and reading something else. With the help of subtitles I can understand the context of the movie well. But When my ...
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What does Chantor's Talon means?

I was watching the movie Onward (2020), at 48:07, then Ian hear the cops' siren, he exclaims: Chantor's Talon! Cops! What does "Chantor's Talon" mean?
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Who originally said "A film is made/written three times"?

A movie is made three times: it’s made when it’s written, it’s made in production, and it’s made again in post. This is a very well known saying within the film industry, essentially explaining how ...
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Sound 'r' in English

Below you see a clip from the movie "Clockwork Orange". Starting from 2:00 we hear how an officer speaks: he pronounced sound 'r' in an unusual way: vary close to russian sound 'р' ( e.g. 'rings' ). ...
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Meaning of a expression in the movie ad astra

There is one sentence in the movie ad astra confusing me about its meaning. "Some times I see myself from outside. Smile. Present a side" What does present a side mean? I thank so much if anybody ...
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What are the individual rooms at a cinema called in British English?

In the US, we call the place we go to watch movies a "movie theater" and then if I were walking into one of the large rooms with the movie, I'd call it either the screen or the theater. For example, ...
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One word for visiting places shown in movies or tv series? [closed]

Is there a word for travelling to film locations where popular scenes were shot. Like Globetrotter for a person visiting different countries.
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What is 'the game' mean here? From "Chicago , 2002"

The script is from "Chicago, 2002". I have a few questions. Thank you. Q1. In the last paragraph, I don't understand the sentence grammatically. Is the sentence same as: the assistant D.A. ...
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Word to describe "not very old" movie

The other day when we are talking about movies, I was kind of struggling to find the proper word to describe a movie that is not very old, but also not quite new. For example, movies from around ...
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No "are" in movies sometimes?

I often hear sentences in movies like "Fight back, you coward!", "You filthy, dirty hippy", etc. And I had thought it sounded like this only to me but when I found the subtitles for those movies, I ...
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What is meant by "Prince in Exile"? [closed]

I saw the tag Prince In Exile in a movie poster. But I still don't get its meaning.
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What is the origin of the term EPK or Electronic Press Kit on movie productions? Any history welcome!

EPK stands for Electronic Press Kit, which I am defining as "recorded cast and crew interviews and other clips that capture the making of the movie to be used for publicity." Is that right? Next, ...
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What is the meaning of 'plain' dangerous?

I watched a movie and found a line saying: It's just plain dangerous. They carry different diseases than we do. I am wondering what the meaning of 'plain' dangerous is? I checked Cambridge ...
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What do these words and sentences mean?

I'm translating an episode of a TV series called "Sons of Anarchy". In a scene (where business partners have a meeting): A: "Quinn showed us some Red Woody rough cuts. Business is good." B: ...
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Proper word for non-sequitur asides in TV and Film

The TV show Family Guy very often, usually multiple times per episode, will cut away from the main plot to show a weird flashback or just a miniature story that is completely unrelated to the main ...
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What is the name of the occupation of the person in charge of lighting effects on stage?

On a drama or stage show, there's always a person takes care of the lighting effects, but I don't know how to express that occupation. Does anyone know what it's called?
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What does "two-meal" mean in "There's nothing that could get him away from that two-meal town."?

It's a quote from the movie "The Godfather II", Tom and Frankie's scene: Frankie: Did my brother go back? Tom: Yeah, don't worry. Frankie: He's ten time tougher than me-- my brother. He's ...
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Meaning and etymology of the "Rhodesia Solution" [closed]

An example of the term "Rhodesia solution" being used is in The whisky Priest, an episode from the BBC comedy series Yes Minister, which follows a government minister and some of his closest staff ...
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Is there any specific meaning of 'export' in this context?

When I saw Shape of Water, the movie, I heard the following dialogue: Now, that's one thing. That's real decent of him. But the other kind of decency... it doesn't really matter. We sell it,...
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Cinematic term for: A known symbol confirms the location of the scene

What is the term for when a scene in a film shows e.g. the Eiffel tower so that the viewer knows that the scene takes place in Paris. I know the term exists but I cannot recall it.
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Should I say 'in 3D' or 'on 3D'? [closed]

Should I say "I've watched the film in 3D" or "I've watched the film on 3D"?
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Asgard is not a place, it's a people

In the movie Thor Ragnarok the sentence Asgard is not a place, it's a people. is used by multiple characters multiple times but shouldn't it be " Asgard is not a place, it's the people" Am I ...
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Have you never loved again [closed]

I am trying to understanding the lyrics of Django Unchained 2012 soundtrack and in one line there is a phrase. "Django, have you never loved again?" Unfortunately, I cannot make sense of it. ...
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Where did the term "movie house" come from?

Where did the term movie house come from? Is it a regional term? I am from the Midwest with also Texas influences from military service. I now live in New England and was called on using the term ...
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What is the meaning of phrase "Why on earth" [closed]

I was watching a movie "Tangland" and one character says to another: "Why on earth I would do that." Could anyone please tell what is the meaning of this phrase and how I can use it in different ...
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Search for the meaning 'Even better than the free stash I got off him' [closed]

I heard the sentence 'Even better than the free stash I got off him' in a TV show I watch. I can't grasp the real meaning of it. Can someone help me here? Dexter s02e06 Episode Script
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Third conditional from 'Sweet Home Alabama'

I heard this 'You ever wonder what would have happened if we hadn't have gotten pregnant?' Is this right? Why not just '...if we hadn't gotten pregnant?'
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Meaning? "One of a kind. Top of the line. A real doggone keeper"

One of a kind. Top of the line. A real doggone keeper This a phrase spoken by Walter to Chris in the movie "Get Out". YouTube link I think I can understand the first two phrases... "One of a kind, ...
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What is meant by "Are you even up there?" [closed]

I have seen "The edge of seventeen" movie last Friday. In that film, Nadine used to say this sentence (See image) Can any one tell me what it means?
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What does the phrase "laying pipe" mean? [closed]

In the movie Dead Poets Society, there is a line by Robin Williams:"We are not laying pipe, we are talking about poetry." I have checked it up on Urban Dictionary and according to the top scoring post ...
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