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Swan's answer to the question What is this dog really biting in The Thing? Swan took the initiative to contact John Carpenter (director) and Stuart Cohen(producer) to get an answer to this question. This answer deserved more attention and recognition.


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My story: Forgery of Imperial documents. Possession of stolen property. Aggravated assault. Resisting arrest. On my own from the age of 15. Reckless, aggressive and undisciplined. Sorry, wrong tab, was applying for a job elsewhere. My most unusual movie-related story: I was once hauled before a school's principal and nearly arrested, for participating ...


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I would like to nominate Walt's answer to Meaning of the Silence of the Lambs poster. The answer was well researched and provided well sourced information which is always important in providing an answer.


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steelersquirrel's answer to Where did the line about the reason for the big eyes come from?. She took the effort to contact the writer Larry Karaszewski. It is also a winner of the December challenge of solving the unanswered questions.


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I would like to nominate Thunderforge's answer to Why are there so few movies about the Vietnam war itself? The answer gave reasons along with a nice analysis quoting a research article by a respected historian.


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I would like to nominate steelersquirrel's answer to What is the significance of Kat's despising of Hemingway? This answer has provided nice analysis of dialogues and character.


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I would like to nominate Cearon O'Flynn's answer to Is Agrabah in India? This answer shows how patience can help making a great answer, even considering every little update of question and countering it with great details.


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DForck42's answer to "What was the purpose of Saito's presence during the inception job?" This provided an answer to the question with quotes and an explanation.


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Great idea! When a topic suddenly become especially timely — like the passing of an icon who mastered so many roles — it is especially touching and engaging to reach out to the folks who likely have lots of questions. And since you're not the only one having these questions, this is a great way to to invite the folks who are searching the ...


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Catija's answer to How do actors avoid looking into the camera? I really like questions like this which address some general issue in the film-making world rather than just a plot point in a particular film, and this one is particularly relatable since it's a problem that almost any amateur actor will have experienced. Catija's answer was nice and thorough, ...


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The challenge is over and the top-voted question (with a score of 22 and ~1564 views) was asked by steelerfan, which makes her the winner of this challenge: 1. How did Mongo "punch" the horse? The other questions asked, in order of votes are (the numbers are the votes and views): Why did filmmakers choose to portray "What is Sodomy" in ...


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One of my favorite answers this quarter was a recently answered question posted by Catija. This answer not only answered the question being asked, "What are the benefits for viewers of subtitling over dubbing -or- dubbing over subtitling foreign TV and film?" but also provided detailed information which enabled me to learn something new.


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steelerfan's answer to Why does no one notice the Joker's presence as a policeman during the mayor's speech? That question was closed on vague grounds and after reopening it got quite appreciable answer from steelerfan which seems worth giving bounty too.


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The challenge is over and the top-voted question (with a score of 6 and ~50 views) was asked by ghostdog, which makes him the winner of this challenge: 1. How true-to-life was 'Joyeux Noel'? The other questions asked, in order of votes are (the numbers are the votes and views): Why film in Canada when there's plenty of land in Montana? (3 / ~...


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I'd like to nominate Steelersquirrel's answer to Why is Titanic's Astor asking if Jack is from the Boston Dawsons?. This answer is quite good and well-researched.


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I would like to nominate dbugger's answer to Did Rowan Atkinson's character purposely distract the check in agent? This answer provided well sourced information along with revealing unknown facts to the OP as well as myself.


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I would like to nominate Dr R Dizzle's answer to Does the Iron Man movie ever establish a convincing motive for the main villain? It's quite detailed and the magazine cover were cherry on the cake.


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The challenge is over and the top-voted question (with a score of 46 and ~7,389 views) was asked by Paulie_D, which makes him the winner of this challenge: 1. Game Over, Man...Game Over! - What's the source? The other questions asked, in order of votes are (the numbers are the votes and views): 'Yeah but it's a dry heat' - reference to ...


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I would like to nominate Flater's answer to Why is the spoken German in many US films and TV shows so inaccurate? This answer has provided nice analysis of this question with three different reasonings.


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Wad Cheber's answer to Character Death's in The Walking Dead show vs comic I was really expecting a lot of negative responses or comments trying to get me to find an answer elsewhere. But this user really took a lot of time and effort and put in some great examples including screenshots and comic strip samples showing similar deaths and same deaths and ...


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KutuluMike's answer to the question Does Mickey Mouse not have a last name? This answer also deserves recognition for providing detailed information.


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I'd nominate KutulMike's answer to the question How do actors make eye contact with CGI characters?. It is great answer and deserves an additional reward.


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I am nominating AJ's answer to Who was the oldest actor to play a teenager? AJ had the best answer. Enough said.


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I'll add Kevin Troy's answer to Why were certain shots deliberately paced slowly in 2001: A Space Odyssey? A great piece of analysis. We need more of this.


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The challenge is over and the top-voted question (with a score of 7 and ~140 views) was asked by Nik-Lz, which makes him the winner of this challenge: 1. Why the shot of the Muslim Prayer in the opening credits scene? The other question asked, with a score of 4 and ~55 views, was: How much connected is the Night of the Living Dead film series?


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I would like to nominate steelersquirrel's answer to Straight Outta Compton - claims of police abuse This answer is detailed and well-researched to tell the historical accuracy of a show.


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The challenge is over and the top-voted question (with a score of 6 and ~29 views) was asked by rand al'thor, which makes him the winner of this challenge: 1. Roman Mysteries: differences between books and TV adaptation? The other questions asked, in order of votes are (the numbers are the votes and views): Were gladiators forced to fight in historical ...


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Swan's answer to Why is Discovery One covered in sulfur in "2010: The Year We Make Contact"? This answer not only provided detailed information while answering the question, it also attracted several new users to the community.


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The Olympics are over and the gold medal goes to Thunderforge for a score of 5 and ~593 views: 1. Are there any ice hockey movies where the team loses the big game? The silver medal goes to steelerfan for a score of 4 and ~148 views: 2. Why weren't actual NFL teams used? And the bronze medal goes to Thunderforge again for a score of 1 and ~42 views: ...


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The challenge is over and the top-voted question (with a score of 20 and ~4317 views) was asked by Ankit Sharma, which makes him the winner of this challenge: 1. What was Bruce Wayne's obsession with unusual looking statues? The other questions asked, in order of votes are (the numbers are the votes and views): Why is Betelgeuse named after a star? (...


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