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« on: January 29, 2013, 02:38:25 PM »

Some of these I already knew about, but still pretty cool:
http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_519_30-mind-blowing-true-facts-about-famous-movie-scenes/?view=article

Lesson for today: don't mess with Joe Pesci or Christopher Lee. SOBs are hardcore. 

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 07:19:56 PM »

Nice. And thanks.

And here are some more that people might find interesting.

#30 "Alien" is not the first time that little people were used in place of full grown people. In "Alien" it was children. In "Casablanca" it was midgets. In the scene where you see the crew working on the plane. Midgets were used.

#26 Not the first time that a boy has stepped in to replace a girl. In "Kick-Ass" Chloe Grace Moretz's stunt double was a 15-year-old boy named Greg Townley. He can be more easily spotted as Number 3 in the film "I Am Number 4."

#16 Geoffrey Rush had a great saying, when asked about his work in "Pirates of the Caribbean." He said: (and this is a paraphrase) "'Shine' made me an Oscar winner, but "Pirates of the Caribbean" made me famous, because it made me an audioanimatronic figure in the Disney theme parks."

#13 Michelle Pfeiffer was not the only one to have troubles with a tight costume. So did Jeri Ryan who played 7 of 9 in the TV series "Star Trek: Voyager." Her costume was so tight on the show, that whenever she had to go to the ladies' room, they had to stop shooting for the day till she got out of her costume and then back into it. She said she got around this problem by not imbibing any liquids tilll the shooting was over for the day.

Again thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 01:28:37 PM »

As long as we're talking fun facts...


Die Hard was based on a book.  The original book was actually a sequel to another book called The Detective, which was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra in the 60s.  Sinatra's contract actually gave him the right to reprise the role in the sequel, so he was actually offered the lead role in Die Hard, even though he was in his 70s at the time. 

After Sinatra passed, the role was offered to Arnold Schwarzenegger, then Sylvester Stallone, then Burt Reynolds, then Richard Gere, then Harrison Ford, then Mel Gibson before Willis got it.

The screenplay for the movie was written as a sequel to Commando. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 05:46:38 PM »

And this is what I was trying to remember from yesterday. Christopher Lee was not the only real-life James Bond, so was Patrick Macnee, which may be why he so hated the character, and not holding its creator, Ian Fleming, in much higher regard. Saying about him (and this is a paraphrase) "This was written by a man who spent the entire war behind a desk." Continuing, and though he does not directly say, he ever killed someone, he did say (again paraphrasing) "I know what it is like to kill a man, and what it is like is not like how it is written in the book."

His dislike of the character and its creator however did not prevent him from appearing in the James Bond film "A View to a Kill."
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 04:10:31 AM »

As long as we're talking fun facts...


Die Hard was based on a book.  The original book was actually a sequel to another book called The Detective, which was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra in the 60s.  Sinatra's contract actually gave him the right to reprise the role in the sequel, so he was actually offered the lead role in Die Hard, even though he was in his 70s at the time.  

After Sinatra passed, the role was offered to Arnold Schwarzenegger, then Sylvester Stallone, then Burt Reynolds, then Richard Gere, then Harrison Ford, then Mel Gibson before Willis got it.

The screenplay for the movie was written as a sequel to Commando.  

The book is called Nothing Lasts Forever written by Roderick Thorp. It is a really brutal book with some frightening killings, especially when Joe Leland (the John McClane character) kills a young female terrorist.  Buggedout
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 01:44:39 PM »

As long as we're talking fun facts...


Die Hard was based on a book.  The original book was actually a sequel to another book called The Detective, which was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra in the 60s.  Sinatra's contract actually gave him the right to reprise the role in the sequel, so he was actually offered the lead role in Die Hard, even though he was in his 70s at the time. 

After Sinatra passed, the role was offered to Arnold Schwarzenegger, then Sylvester Stallone, then Burt Reynolds, then Richard Gere, then Harrison Ford, then Mel Gibson before Willis got it.

The screenplay for the movie was written as a sequel to Commando. 



Ah, interesting.  I knew it was based on a novel, but didn't realize it was technically a sequel. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 01:51:29 PM »

80's Stallone film Cobra has some great behind the scenes stuff. From imdb.
 
 "When Sylvester Stallone was signed to play the lead in Beverly Hills Cop, he did a lot of work on the screenplay, turning it into an action extravaganza that the studio couldn't afford. He eventually left Beverly Hills Cop and channeled his ideas for that project into this movie."

 "The Paula Gosling novel 'Fair Game' on which "Cobra" is based is also called 'A Running Duck'. When the movie came out Sylvester Stallone allegedly wanted the novel reissued with himself credited as the author. Ms. Gosling declined the offer."
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 06:53:43 PM »

I like how Ted White, who played the murderous Jason in Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, demonstrated some serious heart when a "victim" got hypothermia from being in a cold lake, and she started crying, and he threatened to quit the film if she was not treated fairly.
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