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« on: July 13, 2018, 11:24:22 PM »

Pick a movie, then state a little known fact about it.

ALIEN.
the titular creature had a particular fascination with spinning green lights. In a scene in the original script and in the novel, the alien was utterly fascinated with a spinning green "police car" style light in an airlock.

It was so hypnotized by the green light it didn't notice a nearby human, the engineer Parker. Parker calls Ripley and tells her to open the airlock.  Ripley does and the alien slowly begins to enter the lock. It was almost blown into space when some koffashkoff triggers an alarm and breaks it's compulsion towards the green light.
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 01:00:43 AM »

Tor Johnson had to carry Bela Lugosi around the set of the BLACK SLEEP (1956) because he was drunk half the time.

But on the other hand, Bela Lugosi directed most of WHITE ZOMBIE (1932) because Victor Halprin was drunk most of the time!
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 02:28:43 AM »

During the filming of Predator Sonny Landham had to be escorted around with some bodyguards, not to protect him but to protect the other actors due to his highly aggressive nature.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 03:21:06 AM »

During the filming of Predator Sonny Landham had to be escorted around with some bodyguards, not to protect him but to protect the other actors due to his highly aggressive nature.

He also lost both legs in a car wreck and is homeless now.  Bluesad
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 07:46:26 AM »

According to this he's passed away: https://variety.com/2017/film/news/sonny-landham-dies-dead-predator-1202533278/

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 08:58:33 AM »

Originally George Lucas was going to make a Flash Gordon movie based on the 1930s serials, but couldn't get the rights. He actually had a meeting with King Features Syndicate which owns the rights to the comic strips and it's adaptations. But they wanted the fresh-faced director to give them 80% of the profits and to change the director. So, he decided to make his own serial style space adventure.
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 09:57:26 AM »

Roger Corman encouraged Francis Ford Coppola to make THE GODFATHER as a blaxploitation movie.

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 12:11:34 PM »

According to the novelization of the movie, Gizmo HATED being called that. 

Also the Mogwai were created by an alien scientist. 

The "Slow motion" sound effect in Dredd was actually a Justin Bieber song slowed down several hundred times. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 12:31:00 PM »

The T-Rex hiss in the original King Kong was Fay Wray's scream played backwards.

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 06:26:38 PM »

The original alien was meant to be translucent but the effects of the day could not deal with it.

https://nerdist.com/look-through-a-quarter-scale-translucent-prototype-suit-alien-xenomorph/
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 06:46:00 PM »

I wonder if replacement animation would've worked...
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2018, 04:31:50 PM »

.In the BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE, the end was to have Janet's head eaten by rats, and was actually filmed- in color! But for some reason or another, it was scrapped.
. Peter Lorre was to star in the SHE CREATURE (1957), but once he read the script, he stepped off.
. Tod Browning actually wanted to film DRACULA  in 1925, but couldn't secure the rights to the film.
. Bela Lugosi was buddies with western star Buck Jones. At one time Lugosi even considering buying a dude ranch!
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2018, 12:53:35 AM »

In "the blob" they planned to show the doctor pull down the blind and be shown completely enVeloped by the titular creature but the scene was deemed too horrific for 1958 audiences.

http://www.monsterbashnews.com/Movie%20Night/The%20Blob%201958.html
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2018, 03:21:24 AM »

This was the first Western made in Africa:

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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2018, 04:06:47 AM »

.FRANKENSTEIN (1931) was released in some theaters with a green tint- because "Green was the color of fear!".
. Much like the prolouge in FRANKENSTEIN (1931), DRACULA  (1931) originally had an epilouge, with Edward Van Sloan warning the audiance to beware of vampires because "there are such things!".
. 2 pilots were killed when 2 bi-planes collided in the little known Lugosi film SUCH MEN ARE DANGEROUS (1931).
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