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Post by Donte77 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:51 am

One of my favorite time wasters on the net is reading movie trivia on IMDB. I do not know why but I love reading some odd fact and then passing it along. So I figured that I would start a Random Trivia of the Day thread. In this thread I will post a trivia fact daily, never using the same movie twice (if possible and if I do not forget).

Today's trivia (2-25-09) and the very first is from one of my favorite movies, Fight Club.

After the copyright warning, there is another warning on the DVD. This warning is from Tyler Durden, and is only there for a second. "If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this is useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned... Tyler"
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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:23 am

Yeah, I saw that warning the first time I watched Fight Club and I didn't get it until I actually watched the movie. Pretty good stuff.


Trivia of The Day (2/25/09):

From Knocked Up

Judd Apatow was originally planning on using real footage of a woman giving birth for the delivery scene. However, at the last minute, he was unable to because he needed a worker's permit for the yet-to-be-born child.

Work permit for a fetus? Only in Hollywood! lol!
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by Buscemi on Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:10 am

Trivia Of The Day

From Terminator 2: Judgment Day

John's foster parents are named Todd and Janelle Voight. This means that if he'd legally taken their name, he would have been John Voight.

And Banky, who's that on your avatar?

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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:42 am

Buscemi wrote:

And Banky, who's that on your avatar?

That is Khloe Kardashian, Kim's little sister. I think she's the least attractive of the three Kardashian sisters, but that is a great photo of her.

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Post by silversurfer19 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:43 am

And who are the Kardashian sisters?

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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:11 am

silversurfer19 wrote:And who are the Kardashian sisters?

Kim - the most famous one with the huge ass and the sextape with Ray J

Khloe - Shrek-like one that's gonna be on the Celebrity Apprentice this year

Kourtney - just another one

Then there's the two little ones (they're like 12), but I forget their names.

From the reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"

Kim somehow parlayed the tape of getting banged by a washed up R&B star into a reality show starring her whole family. She must have the greatest agent ever.
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Post by silversurfer19 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:27 am

Yes, but what do they actually do? What have they achieved in their lives to become celebrities and get their own show? Other than sleep with a washed up R&B star?

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Post by Buscemi on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:50 am

Their (now-deceased) father, Robert Kardashian, was the lawyer who presided against O.J. Simpson in the famed 1994-95 trial. Their stepfather is Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic gold medal winner.

Interestingly enough, I know someone who knew Ron Goldman before he was killed.

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Post by geezer9687 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:57 am

Kim is famous for, as Banks said, her absolutely breathtaking, show-stopping ass. Her family is famous because they ride the coattails of said ass.

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Post by mfrendo on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:25 pm

BanksIsDaFuture wrote:

Kim - the most famous one with the huge ass and the sextape with Ray J


Who's Ray J? I actually was at the gym, and there was some reality show where a group of chicks were trying to impress this dude Ray J to get him to date one of them. I don't know who this guy is at all. I was wondering, after seeing the show, is he big in some other universe or what?
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Post by Buscemi on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:41 pm

He's the lesser-known brother of 1990's pop star Brandy. Basically the family's Tito Jackson.

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Post by Donte77 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:12 am

Well I had sex with Tito, why don't I have a reality show???? I knew I should have filmed it...

Wow, that is why I do not have TV. I had no idea who these people are either. And I really could have died happy without ever knowing who they were. I will drink tonight to try to wash the memory out of my brain.

Back to the trivia.

2-27-09 Random trivia of the day.

Soldier 1998 Kurt Russell action movie (which I loved but most people did not see or like)

Todd's weapons training record on a computer screen lists the "USMC Smartgun" and "M41A pulse rifle" (references to Aliens (1986)) and the "DOOM MKIV BFG" - a reference to the computer game Doom. He is also capable of using the "Illudium PU36 ES,M" otherwise known as the Illudium PU36 Explosive Space Modulator. This is the same weapon Marvin the Martian is always threatening to use on Earth in his Bugs Bunny cartoons.
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Post by Buscemi on Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:27 am

Random Trivia for 2/26/2009, from Friday the 13th (1980):

One critic was so angry at Betsy Palmer's role in the movie (which had angered many of her fans), that he published her address in his magazine, and encouraged people to write her and protest her. He published the wrong address.

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Post by Donte77 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:36 am

Oh Karma you are a wicked devil. Nice sentiment though. Good one Busci.
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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:16 am

silversurfer19 wrote:Yes, but what do they actually do? What have they achieved in their lives to become celebrities and get their own show? Other than sleep with a washed up R&B star?

As previously stated, they do absolutely nothing. But then again, 90% of reality stars have done nothing to deserve the TV time they get. Which is why I hate reality shows (except for the Kardashians).

Trivia of The Day (2/26/09):

From Demolition Man

In an early scene, set after the first MDK (Murder Death Kill), the name Scott Peterson is listed as one of the cryo-prisoners. The name appears listed before Simon Phoenix on a computer display, which the character Lenina Huxley (Sandra Bullock) has called to the screen. This is merely a coincidence, however, as Scott Peterson was not a public figure until he was tried for the murder of his wife during 2004-2005

Another case of life imitating art imitating life imitating art imitating Stallone scratch
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by Keyser Soze on Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:54 pm

Surf,

These people are famous for being famous and nothing else. I think it was the one variable that Warhol forgot to take into account when he said, "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes". He never really considered that there would be people whose sole purpose in life would be to keep themselves in the spotlight at all costs.

See Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, any Khardashian, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, pretty much anyone who has ever appeared on Survivor, Brett Michaels, Tila Tequila, Scott Baio.

I think one of the Khardashians is dating a professional football player although I doubt she could tell you what team he plays for or what position he plays. With that behind, I'm surprised Sir Mix-A-lot didn't snag her
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Post by geezer9687 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:30 pm

Yeah, Kim is dating Reggie Bush.

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Post by Donte77 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:04 am

Trivia of the Day for 2-27-09.

From Road to Perdition (one of my favorite movies ever).

Maguire's (Jude Law) crime scene photography work is based on Arthur 'Weegee' Fellig, a famous crime-scene photographer in the 1920s and 1930s who was licensed to possess a "scanner" radio that allowed him to listen to frequencies used by the police and fire departments. This enabled him to arrive (by car) at crime and fire scenes, sometimes before the authorities did, as if informed by telepathic powers, to which his nickname, a corruption of "Ouija", alludes. He sold his photos to the tabloid newspapers. The photos in Maguire's apartment are real 1930s crime scene photos, some of which were taken by Weegee himself.

That is awesome!!
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Post by Keyser Soze on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:07 am

Donte,

That actually makes perfect sense as the guy who wrote Road to Perdition, Max allan Collins is a real Crime Noir buff having written some of the best True Crime type stories of the last generation as well as having writtne the Dick Tracy comic strips and some great crime type comic books
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Post by Donte77 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:18 am

I didn't know that Keyser. It does make sense though. I was astounded to know that those photos are actually dead people and not FX.

I will also post my next couple this afternoon since I won't be around to post on sat or sun.
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Post by Buscemi on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:24 am

They made a film about Weegee, entitled The Public Eye. Joe Pesci played him.

Trivia Of The Day (2/27/2009): from Batman Returns

Sean Young very much wanted the role of The Catwoman. During preproduction she arrived at the studio in a Catwoman costume to confront the makers of the movie. She used other people scouting the studio grounds, using walkie-talkies to communicate, to track down the producers. Tim Burton hid behind his desk so as to avoid seeing her. See also Batman (1989).

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Post by Keyser Soze on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:24 am

Yeah, you can pretty much assume if it involves comic books rom the 50's - the mid 90's, I'll know something about it. Anything after that time period, I'm pretty much in the dark. Road to Perdition was a great graphic novel as was A History of Violence. Wanted was a better movie than it was GN.
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Post by Keyser Soze on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:25 am

Buscemi wrote:

Trivia Of The Day (2/27/2009): from Batman Returns

Sean Young very much wanted the role of The Catwoman. During preproduction she arrived at the studio in a Catwoman costume to confront the makers of the movie. She used other people scouting the studio grounds, using walkie-talkies to communicate, to track down the producers. Tim Burton hid behind his desk so as to avoid seeing her. See also Batman (1989).

From what I understood, Sean had the role of Catwoman but fell off of a horse either on her own or while shooting another movie and was injured badly enough that she had to drop out.
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Post by Buscemi on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:28 am

Actually, it was the Vicki Vale role from the first. Apparently this was before she went crazy and started hunting down directors.

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Post by Donte77 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:34 am

Hehehe I would dress in a catsuit to make that kind of money.

Well my trivia for saturday 2-28-09 is from Army of Darkness

That beat-up Oldsmobile that goes through time with Ash belongs to director Sam Raimi. He included it in most of his early movies, each time more banged up than the last. The items in the trunk of the Olds are not product placements; they're what Raimi actually had in his trunk.
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