Movie Trivia.

[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.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Evidence of Stanley Kubrick’s attention to detail: there are visible replacement instructions for the explosive bolts in the ejection apparatus of the pods.

Alien (1979)
Shredded condoms were used to create tendons of the beast’s ferocious jaws, and K-Y Jelly was used for the Alien’s slime.

Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
In the asteroid scene, one of the asteroids is actually a shoe. The rumor is that George Lucas asked the SFX people to redo the scene so many times that they got annoyed and one of them threw in their shoe.

Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
Filming of the Cyd Charisse dance number had to be stopped for several hours after it was discovered that her pubic hair was visible through her costume. When the problem was finally fixed, the director said, “It’s OK, guys, we’ve finally got Cyd’s crotch licked.”

The Sting (1973)
Jack Nicholson turned down the role of Johnny Hooker before Robert Redford changed his mind and decided to play it.

Cecil B. Demented (2000)
John Waters had an interview with him published before this film was made in which the headline referred to him as “Cecil B. Demented”. Waters thought the title was too good to pass up.

The Shining (1980)
Because Danny Lloyd was so young and since it was his first acting job, Stanley Kubrick was highly protective of the child. Through clever and creative directing, Danny didn’t know he was working on a horror movie until after it was released.

The Evil Dead (1981)
Most of the demon POVs that glide across the ground were shot by mounting the camera to a 2X4 while Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell ran along holding either side.

Beetlejuice (1988)
Michael Keaton only appears in 17.5 minutes of the film’s entire 92-minute running time, and it is the favorite film of his own.

Saratoga (1937)
In May of 1937, with the film about 90% completed, Jean Harlow collapsed on the set and died about a week later, reportedly of uremic poisoning. Her remaining scenes were shot with double Mary Dees being filmed only from behind. Paula Winslowe supplied the voice.

12 thoughts on “Movie Trivia.

  1. I really used to like her but now she completely sucks. I think it was about the time they released The Return of Saturn that I completely began to dislike her and her crap.
    I miss the Sunday Morning days.
    She was so cute and good looking before and now she’s horribly thin and ugly.

  2. When I first got into No Doubt she was such a sweet punk little chick who just fucking ruled but now she`s kinda got too big for her boots and looks anorexic…jeez what fame does to you!

  3. I used to like her in the 90s, too, but now she NASTY!!! And her new music sucks. I was watching my old “videos” tape and “Oi To The Wolrd” was on it — Gwen actually had a tiny roll of belly fat and a slight double chin. She looked fabulous!

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