Category "analysis"

What did the titular "fish called Wanda" represent in John Cleese's classical comedy?

Despite being a full-fledged comedy, the 1988 film "A Fish Called Wanda" has received Oscar nominations in the screenplay and director's category, and has won K

Was the hotel shut down in the last episode of "Fawlty Towers"?

Throughout the series, it was implied that the titular "Fawlty Towers" hotel had been of poor quality / reputation. Customers, especially the Upper-class, had b

How is Themiscyra populated?

Do they have to reproduce to maintain a population from when Zeus created it and present day? If so, who are the fathers?

What is the origin of the name "Caf-Pow"?

Throughout the seasons of NCIS, the characters (mainly Abby) drink a coffee named Caf-Pow: Being from outside US, at first I thought it's a known/existing br

What is the symbolism of Caleb's scars?

The scene at 0:18:07 from Alex Garland's Ex Machina, frames Caleb's back as he stands in front of the mirror. We get a good look at scars from the automob

Why ghosts are commonly visible to kids eyes? [closed]

I have seen in many movies that ghosts are always visible to kids eyes. Is there any supernatural reasoning behind this? Why are ghosts com

Why did Max leave the Citadel at the end of Mad Max Fury Road?

I guess Fury Road was a story of redemption, not only for Furiosa, but for every other character in search of hope and salvation, including Max himself. That b

Is there a meaning behind the dripping sink at the end of the movie?

Blood Simple ends with a dripping sink shot from below (actually from the perspective of the private detective). The frame is the sequence: The private detect

What did the color Red symbolize in "American Beauty"?

Watching this movie, one can't help but notice the vibrant red scattered throughout American Beauty. From the red roses, to the red door of the Burnham's, to th

Why did O-Ren plant the dagger on the balcony?

Prior to the Crazy 88 fight scene in Kill Bill Vol. 1, before O-Ren says 'tricks are for kids,' she plants a small smurai, what looks to be a dagger, onto the b

Was the ending of "American Beauty" happy or sad? [closed]

American Beauty ended with several juxtapositions, which begs the question, whether it was a happy ending or a sad ending. Every viewer was le

Why were certain shots deliberately paced slowly in 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Just to provide a little background, Stanley Kubrick deliberately paced certain shots in near-slo-mo. You can see a ship lingering in the background for an enti

What does the color Red symbolize in "The Sixth Sense"?

The color Red appears as a motif in M. Night Shyamalan's magnum opus The Sixth Sense, often noticeably too, in shots where red color juxtaposes with the surroun

What do the triangles in the Ghost in the Shell (2017) poster symbolize?

This poster has two triangles, one is superimposed on Scarlett Johansson. The second triangle in the logo. What are the artists trying to show with these sym

Is the tool given by the heptapods a gift, an imposition, a debt, a curse, other?

(Some spoilers ahead) The plot of the movie Arrival (2016) is that aliens come to bring peace among humans and ask for a favor to be given back in the future.

Jesse's real bad luck!

Why Jesse always coincidentally comes in contact with those people who are related to drug business or drug addicts. Even Jane who seemed like a real nice girl

Significance of overly explicit scene at the start of the film?

Regarding the movie Antichrist by Lars von Trier: Why is there is an openly explicit pornographic scene at the beginning of the movie? Has this sequence any aes

Is there a pattern to scenes where Baby isn't listening to music but there's no tinnitus sound?

Watching Baby Driver (2017), in most scenes where for some reason Baby was unable to listen to music, a high pitch tinnitus sound came up, showing the viewer wh

What's up with the black balloon in "A Little Princess" (1995)?

In Alfonso Cuaron's 1995 film A Little Princess, there is a scene in which Ms. Minchin is breaking out to Sarah of her father's death. During the time Minchin w

Why shoes in bed? [closed]

It cringes me every time I see somebody more or less in their right mind in bed with shoes. How this become so common on TV (e.g. Buffy, Marve