Interesting Film Facts

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  1. GringoTex

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    Post them here.


    Walt Disney and the great Soviet propagandist filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein were best buds and had tremendous admiration for each other's work.
     
  2. fiddlestick

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    There's a playboy centerfold in the cockpit of Princess Leia's transport at the opening of Star Wars. That's directly from a book put out by Lucasfilm that I've got, I don't have it w/ me at work.
    C-3P0 and R2 are allegedly in the heiroglyphics in the Well of Souls in "Raiders" but didn't make it into the final cut. Again from same book.
     
  3. Dante

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    In A New Hope, there's a scene in the Millenium Falcon cockpit where there's a pair of dice hanging. Chewbacca hits them when he gets up. They don't appear in any other scene.
     
  4. bungadiri

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    In the film "His Girl Friday," the scene where Rosalind Russell throws her purse at Cary Grant's head and he ducks it was ab-libbed. As were many other moments in that film.
     
  5. GringoTex

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    Contrary to popular belief, Andrei Tarkovsky never had a single frame of film changed or suppressed by Soviet censors.
     
  6. bungadiri

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    When John Huston and Errol Flynn got bored/drunk enough at Hollywood parties, they would go out back and do a little bare-knuckle boxing.
     
  7. Stogey23

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    When the Mother-Ship passes over the Devil's Tower near the end of Spielberg's movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, R2-D2 can be seen hanging from the bottom of the ship.

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  8. Goodsport

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    In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones' encounter with the black-clad Cairo swordsman was originally meant to become an elaborate fight scene between the former's whip and the latter's sword.

    However, Harrison Ford was having a bad case of the runs that day, reportedly from the local food. So after several unsuccessful takes, director Steven Spielberg finally decided to significantly shorten the scene by simply having Jones shoot the swordsman instead.


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  9. Goodsport

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    Also in Raiders of the Lost Ark, early versions of the script had the character of Gestapo agent Arnold Ernst Toht (played by Ronald Lacey) instead as an SS officer with a mechanical "robotic" arm that included a machine gun and a flamethrower, and a mechanical eye that provided light when needed.

    The character as such was even included in several of the movie's early conceptual drawings and storyboards, but George Lucas eventually changed his mind and nixed that version of Toht, deeming it too sci-fi for the film.


    -G
     
  10. Pathogen

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    Which just further convinces me that the Lucas is our midst is a fake, probably replaced the aliens.
     
  11. CHICO13

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    All the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20
     
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  12. Goodsport

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    Indeed, which is why I did a double-take upon finding out that George Lucas was the one who nixed that idea. :eek:

    I'm not so sure Steven Spielberg was that wild about the robotic-arm officer idea either, but he probably just went along with it, at least during the conceptual stage.


    -G
     
  13. Goodsport

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    Michael J. Fox apparently was always Robert Zemeckis' (director) and Bob Gale's (writer/producer) first choice to play Marty McFly for Back to the Future, but Fox was initially unavailable since he was already commited to NBC's Family Ties.

    So after some screentests by Zemeckis and Gale, it came down to two choices for the role: C. Thomas Howell and Eric Stoltz. Between the two, Zemeckis and Gale preferred Howell, but Universal's studio chief preferred Stoltz (guess whose choice prevailed?).


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    After filming many scenes with Stoltz, Zemeckis and Gale decided that it wasn't really working out with Stoltz. They then contacted Michael J. Fox and Family Ties producer Gary David Goldberg again and worked out a deal where Fox would film the TV show for most of the day, then immediately head out to the Back to the Future set and film there.

    Fox averaged about 1-2 hours of sleep a day during that time, just as he did during the filming of Back to the Future 2 four years later (but not for Back to the Future 3, as Family Ties had just ended its run by then).


    -G



    P.S. = The irony of talking about Back to the Future now is that 1985 (the "present time" in the film trilogy) is just as much ancient history to all you young folk as 1955 was to Marty McFly. :(
     
  14. Felixx219

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    There has been a lot of talk over the last 10 years about another BttF film but I think it has been shot down. The synopsis I read would be about Doc prior to what happened in the films.

    I really need to sit down and watch those films.
     
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    They should remake BTTF where he goes back to the 80s from the present day.
     
  16. Felixx219

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    I have one from this week's new film, The Adjustment Bureau. Apparently, they used footage of Matt Damon as himself in a few scenes:

    Some of the scenes of Matt Damon hobnobbing as politician David Norris look surprisingly real. That’s because they are:

    •Conferring with Bill Clinton: Damon is part of the former president’s Global Initiative, so he attended in wardrobe as Norris and interacted with Clinton and heads of state.

    •Appearing on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”: Damon was promoting his 2009 film “The Informant!” so film- makers turned it into a campaign-stumping scene.

    •Getting recognized on the street: “The way people react to Matt Damon is not unlike how they would react to a celebrity politician,” says producer Michael Hackett. “He can walk down the streets of New York and people recognize him and camera phones come out.”

    Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/03/2694442/the-adjustment-bureau-damon-and.html#ixzz1FnJVExnR
     
  17. Matrim55

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    Oh man, f*ck you! You just ruined my morning coffee!

    I'm so goddamn old. When the hell did that happen?
     
  18. Demosthenes

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    In the interest of full disclosure, I'm letting you know that I intend to tweet and take full credit for that depressing observation.
     
  19. Pathogen

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    It's bound to happen if you wait around long enough.
     
  20. Norsk Troll

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    Not for another 4 years, damnit!
     
  21. Barbara

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    In the alternate universe in Fringe, there's a movie poster for Back to the Future starring Eric Stolz.
     
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  22. Belgian guy

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    That's pretty cool. :)

    I really should give that show a chance.
     
  23. Susaeta

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    In Fight Club, Marla's line "I haven't been f***d like that since grade school" was originally supposed to have been "I want to have your abortion." The studio demanded the first quote be taken out as it was too offensive. Writers agreed on condition the replacement line could not be altered. Studio went even more nuts on the replacement line, but had to live with it.

    Still makes me laugh. Do not mess with writers.
     
  24. bigredfutbol

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    About the time "classic rock" stations started playing records I used to have in my dorm room.
     
  25. metroflip73

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    that is f***ing awesome.
     

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