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Post by Buscemi on Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:25 am

And Peckinpah was just as crazy as Kubrick.

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Post by Buscemi on Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:17 pm

Trivia Of The Day (3/8/2009),

The Wrestler:

Darren Aronofsky revealed that Mickey Rourke was the first choice to play Randy "The Ram" Robinson but the studio wanted Nicolas Cage. Aronofsky fought to have Mickey Rourke as "The Ram", and ultimately won out.

Imagine had Nicolas Cage played The Wrestler. Sure he's got a good physique but it's hardly a wrestler's physique. And him in tights? No

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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:25 am

Trivia of The Day (3-8-09):

From Monsters, Inc

Mary Gibbs was so young that it proved difficult to get her to stand in the recording studio and act her lines. Instead, they simply followed her around with a microphone and cut Boo's lines together from the things she said while she played.

How awkward it must've looked for a group of grown ups hovering around a child while she's playing with blocks of whatever dangling a microphone in front of her face. Like something on To Catch A Predator...
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by Donte77 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:33 pm

Nice one Banks. Smile That is kind of creepy. That is what would happen if jesus had been born in our society in this age. LOL
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Post by Donte77 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:38 pm

Trivia for Monday March 9th is from the cult classic Rollerball.

This was the first film to give full screen credits to the stunt performers. Normally their work would go uncredited, but the director was so impressed by their work, he felt moved to include their names in the closing credits. Ever since, stunt performers have received screen credit for their work.

Not to be confused with the 2002 turd of a remake in which trivia includes these tidbits.

Due to negative previews, the release date was shifted many times from 18 May 2001, to 13 July 2001, then to 1 August 2001 and to 17 August 2001, and then finally moved off the schedule for the year to February 2002.

Also due to the poor test audience reception, the film was edited from an R rating to a PG-13 to allow broader appeal.

LL Cool J admitted in a guest appearance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993)_ that the film "sucked" but that it was his duty to promote the film.
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:19 pm

Donte77 wrote:Nice one Banks. Smile That is kind of creepy. That is what would happen if jesus had been born in our society in this age. LOL

I'm pretty sure little kid Jesus would have a reality show. Maybe him and Dog would chase down sinners together...Jesus The Bounty Hunter.
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by Donte77 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:38 pm

I would watch that. I would get cable or satellite at home so I could watch that show.
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:26 am

Trivia Of The Day (3-9-09)

From Freddy Vs. Jason

Several endings were considered for the film: - Originally shot was a scene in which Lori and Will begin to have sex for the first time. However, Will starts acting like a maniac and eventually sprouts a Freddy Krueger claw, then proceeds to slash at his girlfriend. This was cut due to miserable test scores, in which the audience thought the acting was terrible and asked, "Does this mean Freddy won? Where's Jason? Is this a dream? Is Will turning evil and is now some sort of Son-of-Freddy?" - Another ending that was considered had Freddy and Jason battling to the death on the dock. After the explosion, they end up in the fiery lake, and then something strange starts to happen. The water begins to move, churning... and the lake begins to drain. Within the water, there is a hole that has opened at the bottom of the lake bed, glowing red. Freddy tries to swim away, but Jason puts a death lock on his ankle, and they're both dragged down. The next day, Crystal Lake is completely dry. And Lori is reunited with her father. Then they walk down into the dry lake. Dr. Campbell sees Freddy's claw on the ground and he picks it up, vowing to destroy it for good. Then a red and green striped arm bursts through the earth, grabs Dr. Campbell's leg and pulls him down. With one leg buried in the ground, he screams for Lori, but is yanked again, his other leg breaking against his chest at an impossible angle. Then he's gone. Lori claws at the dirt for him, screaming, and then there is a scene that takes place somewhere very dark. Freddy puts his claw back on his hand. He sees Jason near him, machete gleaming. They go at each other...but then, chains shoot out, slicing into both of them. They're separated, struggling to go at each other...when out from the darkness comes Pinhead and he says "Now, what seems to be the problem?" However, New Line didn't like the idea because they didn't like the fact that they'd have to buy the rights to use the character, and they thought Pinhead was too low rent. - Then there was a similar ending considered in hell that involved a shot of something sitting high atop a stone throne, only eyes and the tips of two horns visible in the darkness. Below it, Freddy and Jason battle in a Gladiator style pit, but that idea was also dropped. - There was also another idea of a giant red hand coming out of Crystal Lake at the end of the film, grabbing both Freddy and Jason in one enormous palm, and yanking them both down into hell, but that too was dumped. In the script's final draft, the epilogue ended with Freddy and Jason battling in a dark pit, surrounded by the eyes of a thousand dark demons and a million tortured souls. The writers wanted to suggest that the fight would continue for all eternity, but that idea was also dropped.

The fight in Hell would've been better than the actual ending, I think. Maybe the one with Pinhead too, although it would've been better with a whole group of horror icons. Michael Myers, Pinhead, Candy Man, Predator, little girl from The Exorcist, Norman Bates, Dracula, etc
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by Donte77 on Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:53 am

Now that entire paragraph screams hack to me. They pitched the movie as Freddy vs Jason and had absolutely no story or ending ready. Then during filming they are just trying anyway possible to get interest. If you have 8 endings (all of which suck) then you are not ready for filming yet. Which is why the movie was a mess.
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by Donte77 on Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:41 pm

Trivia for 3-10-09 is from Pinata (Demon Island) since I was talking about it earlier.

The movie was originally shot with no computer effects for the monster, just an actor in a rubber suit. The final cut was deemed not scary enough, and all the computer effects for the creature were added.

Only those who have seen this movie could possibly know how hilarious that trivia bit is. The movie would have been scarier if Bambi was running through a meadow as dusk with her bunny friends.
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by Buscemi on Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:43 pm

Trivia Of The Day (3/10/2009):

Back To The Future

Universal Pictures head Sid Sheinberg did not like the title "Back to the Future", insisting that nobody would see a movie with "future" in the title. In a memo to Robert Zemeckis, he said that the title should be changed to "Spaceman From Pluto", tying in with the Marty-as-alien jokes in the film, and also suggested further changes like replacing the "I'm Darth Vader from planet Vulcan" line with "I am a spaceman from Pluto!" Sheinberg was persuaded to change his mind by a response memo from Steven Spielberg, which thanked him for sending a wonderful "joke memo", and that everyone got a kick out of it. Sheinberg, too proud to admit he was serious, gave in to letting the film retain its title.

Stupid executives, always trying to get their way. Razz

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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:09 am

Donte77 wrote:Now that entire paragraph screams hack to me. They pitched the movie as Freddy vs Jason and had absolutely no story or ending ready. Then during filming they are just trying anyway possible to get interest. If you have 8 endings (all of which suck) then you are not ready for filming yet. Which is why the movie was a mess.

I totally agree, FvJ is one of those movies that started out as an idea, or a poster, or just the title. Then they tried to create a story around it, hence them having no idea how to end the movie.

I still enjoyed the final battle between the two, just not the ending. Well, it would've been ok if we'd ever gotten the sequel that it basically promised.
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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:03 am

Buscemi wrote:Trivia Of The Day (3/10/2009):

Back To The Future

Universal Pictures head Sid Sheinberg did not like the title "Back to the Future", insisting that nobody would see a movie with "future" in the title. In a memo to Robert Zemeckis, he said that the title should be changed to "Spaceman From Pluto", tying in with the Marty-as-alien jokes in the film, and also suggested further changes like replacing the "I'm Darth Vader from planet Vulcan" line with "I am a spaceman from Pluto!" Sheinberg was persuaded to change his mind by a response memo from Steven Spielberg, which thanked him for sending a wonderful "joke memo", and that everyone got a kick out of it. Sheinberg, too proud to admit he was serious, gave in to letting the film retain its title.

Stupid executives, always trying to get their way. Razz

Just another reason to love Steven Spielberg...
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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:25 am

Trivia of The Day (3-10-09):

From 48 Hrs

During the filming of a scene where Denise Crosby hits Eddie Murphy in the stomach with a rubber baseball bat prop, Murphy was afraid Crosby would actually hit him instead of stopping about a foot away like all staged movie blows. She demonstrated her control on both Walter Hill and Nick Nolte to assure Murphy, but ended up hitting him anyway during a take.

That's just wrong.....possibly racist?

And just because it's too good to pass up:

Eddie Murphy states in his 2008 Biography special that his character's name was originally scripted to be "Willie Biggs." He had concerns with that name as it sounded too much like a "Hollywood, made-up, black guy's name." He suggested the last name Hammond based on a raspy-voiced, cool kid from his hometown named Terrance Hammond. Reggie was a compromise by having just the first name be a typical "Hollywood, made-up, black guy name."

Willie Biggs. That just sounds like a Hollywood pimp.....definitely racist?
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Re: Fun and Random Trivia of the Day

Post by Buscemi on Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:14 am

Trivia Of The Day (3/12/2009):

A Nightmare On Elm Street (second appearance of Freddy Krueger so far, even though he was called Fred Krueger in this one)

The sequence was shot by turning the entire room upside-down on a gyro set and sending the blood down through the bed. Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund, in costume, were on hand to watch the filming. The room itself was to be turned as the blood flowed, but it was turned in the wrong direction, and blood began to squirt prematurely. A door to the room opened, and the fake blood gushed onto exposed wires, creating a real hazard for the crew. Fortunately, Englund pulled Langenkamp away to safety before anything serious would have happened, and the sequence was somehow salvaged. This incident is described by Englund in a booklet in the commemorative boxed set.

The sequence in question is either Tina or Glen's death scene but it was one of the death scenes.

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Post by Donte77 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:22 pm

That is the scene when Johnny Depp gets sucked into the bed and his blood sprays in a fountain onto the ceiling.

Trivia for 3-11-09 (missed it yesterday) is for Caddyshack.

The rowdy, improvisational atmosphere around the filming, created by Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and Rodney Dangerfield, didn't sit well with all the members of the cast. Ted Knight, widely regarded as a very nice man, got fed up with the constant shenanigans. Initially, Murray's and Dangerfield's role were to be cameo appearances. But their deft improvising caused their roles to be expanded much to the chagrin of Scott Colomby and some of the other cast members whose roles were reduced as a result.

Trivia for 3-12-09 is from one of the best horror movies of all time, Halloween.

As the movie was actually shot in early spring in southern California (as opposed to Illinois in late October), the crew had to buy paper leaves from a decorator and paint them in the desired autumn colors, then scatter them in the filming locations. To save money, after a scene was filmed, the leaves were collected and reused. However, as Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter note on the DVD audio commentary, the trees are quite full and green and even some palm trees can be seen, despite that in Illinois in October, the leaves would probably be mostly gone and there would be no palm trees.

I have never really noticed this. Have to watch this movie tonight now. LOL
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Post by Buscemi on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:34 pm

Another sign that it was shot in California: the schools having outdoor lockers. This would be very unlikely for a school in Illinois to have these.

But still, it's one of the best horror films of all-time.

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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:03 am

Trivia of The Day (3-12-09):

From Shark Tale

The shark mob's hangout is the R.M.S. Titanic. We even see a clothed version of the famous sketch of the character Rose from Titanic (1997) hanging on the wall (complete with the Heart of the Ocean diamond), during one scene.

How much better would this movie have been if they used the nude picture instead?

A lot?

I think so....
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Post by Buscemi on Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:17 am

How much better would it have been have they not even made the damn thing?

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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:50 am

Buscemi wrote:How much better would it have been have they not even made the damn thing?

But then how would we be able to actually hear Renee Zellweger squinting while her character is talking?!?!?
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Post by Buscemi on Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:39 am

Trivia Of The Day (3/14/2009):

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

When the zombies are eating the bodies in the burnt-out truck they were actually eating roast ham covered in chocolate sauce. The filmmakers joked that it was so nausea inducing that it was almost a waste of time putting the makeup on the zombies, as they ended up looking pale and sick anyway.

In best Tay Zonday voice: CHOCOLATE HAM!

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Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:07 pm

Trivia of The Day (3-14-09)(I guess technically it's Sunday though):

From Constantine

Originally, Tarsem Singh was attached to direct with Nicolas Cage to star. However, the director said that "With Cage, I can not make the film I had wanted to". Soon after Singh left the picture, Cage did as well.

Now, this Tarsem Singh character sounds like a genius, and one can only wonder how different the world would've been had he been the original director on Bangkok Dangerous, Next, Ghost Rider, World Trade Center, The Weather Man, It Could Happen To You & Gone In Sixty Seconds. You know, just to name a few. scratch
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Post by Buscemi on Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:08 am

Trivia Of The Day (3/15/2009)

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

David Lynch was originally offered the chance to direct before Amy Heckerling was chosen. He turned it down saying it was a funny script, but not really his thing.

David Lynch's Fast Times At Ridgemont High? I'd pay to see that but it would probably polarize audiences.

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Post by Donte77 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:01 pm

Buscemi wrote:Trivia Of The Day (3/15/2009)

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

David Lynch was originally offered the chance to direct before Amy Heckerling was chosen. He turned it down saying it was a funny script, but not really his thing.

David Lynch's Fast Times At Ridgemont High? I'd pay to see that but it would probably polarize audiences.

I have no idea how that would even play. Spicoli would end up dying in an ice cream truck explosion and his twin brother would seek revenge against the ice cream maker and Brad Hamilton would be masturbating to a stuffed animal dressed like Ronald McDonald instead of Phoebe Kate's tits...
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Post by Donte77 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:04 pm

Childrens day today as the Trivia comes from one of my favorite childhood movies.

The Never-Ending Story (which is a rather short book AND film).

Falkore is actually a 43-foot long motorized creature with 6,000 plastic scales and pink feather-fur. His head his three feet tall and long, and has a long tongue in the mouth. You can "ride" on Falcor's back on location at the Bavaria Filmplatz Munich, Germany.
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