Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
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Movie Trivia Night 101...

Oooh, this is too good not to do. Especially since, whenever I see a film, I always look up trivia for it. And some are woefully remiss in providing it. Stolen from grrliz.

[01] — Look up TEN of your favorite movies on IMDB.
[02] — Click the "trivia" link in the sidebar.
[03] — Post a fun and random bit of trivia from each film.
[04] — Tag five people everyone!



1. About a Boy - At the beginning of the film Marcus says he would be able to take care of his mum (Toni Collette) if he were Haley Joel Osment. Toni Collette played Haley Joel Osment's mother in The Sixth Sense (1999).

2. Adaptation - Nicolas Cage has said that during the filming of this movie, he ignored all of his acting instincts and played the part of Charlie Kaufman exactly as director Spike Jonze asked him to. He then received an Academy Award nomination for it. (HAHAHAHAHAHA!)

3. Edward Scissorhands - During the scene where Vincent Price dies, he actually fainted on the set as it was filmed. Tim Burton decided the take was fine and kept it for the morbidity of it.

4. Les Parapluies de Cherbourg - Roland tells Genevieve's mother he once loved a woman named "Lola." "Lola" is a Demy film from 1961, in which Marc Michel plays the same character of Roland.

5. 24 Hour Party People - The original Hacienda club was demolished in Autumn 2000 so, based mainly on people's memory, a replica was built in a disused warehouse. Many of the accessories from the club were bought at auction when the club was closed and are used in the movie.

6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - The scene where Joel and Clementine watch the circus go through the streets was made up on the spot, as the film crew and cast happened to be working nearby and Michel Gondry decided it could work well in the film. The part where Clementine disappears suddenly is one of Gondry's favorite moments of the film, as Jim Carrey didn't know Kate Winslet was going to disappear and Gondry likes it because Carrey's face appears so saddened. When the sound blanks out in the final film, Carrey is actually saying "Kate?"

7. A Life Less Ordinary - 'Ian Holm' and Maury Chaykin also co-starred in The Sweet Hereafter (1997), in both movies they had only one scene together. (I do not suggest this film for its quality, but I kind of adore it for its strange, quirky dorkiness.)

8. Chocolat - As the camera is zooming out on the village at the end during the credits, you can see a man walk through the lower half of the square. The director wanted to be able to prove that it was the actual village and not a miniature.

9. Being John Malkovich - According to the script, the song intended to be played over the closing credits was "Put Your Hand Inside the Puppethead" by They Might Be Giants.

10. Back to the Future - The device originally considered for use as the time travel machine was a refrigerator. Director Robert Zemeckis said in an interview that the idea was scrapped because he and Steven Spielberg did not want children to start climbing into refrigerators and getting trapped inside. (No, instead, they wanted kids climbing into their parents' cars and driving 88 MPH...)



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