You know the drill by now! Here's some fun trivia we've found for all the films we've blogged about this month...
The word "vampire" is never used throughout the film.
Many of the characters' names are taken from historical figures and most are from inventors, mathematicians, philosophers, or scientists to illustrate their intelligence (which was a major plot element in the novel): Thomas (Thomas Edison), Alby (Albert Einstein), Newt (Isaac Newton), Chuck (Charles Darwin), Gally (Galileo), Teresa (Mother Teresa), Winston (Winston Churchill), Ben (Benjamin Franklin) and Frypan, in the novel also called Siggy (Sigmund Freud). Author James Dashner has said that Minho is not named after anyone famous but his nieces' Korean husband. The novel also featured other characters such as Aris (Aristotle) and Harriet (Harriet Tubman).
Much of the trivia for this movie is regarding the differences between the book and the movie, I haven't yet read the book so I have swerved those trivia pieces for now.
Frozen Fever is not the only short Disney has done after a movie. After Tangled (2010) they did a short called Tangled Ever After (2012).
Wait what! How did I miss this?! How weird after I read your Frozen Fever post I downloaded and watched Tangled Ever After and then you mention it on here - spooky!
This film won the Best Feature Film awarded by the jury at the 2011 Adelaide Film Festival. Director Denis Villeneuve responded by saying that "As a poetic sign of gratitude to the Adelaide Film Festival, I'll give the name of 'Adelaide' to one of my main characters in my next film. So thank you one thousand times to the Adelaide Film Festival!"
The customer who keeps saying "Hi I'm Tom" is a nod to the character Tom from 50 First Dates who has a 10 second memory span. Both Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore starred in the film.
Because all the actors recorded their parts separately, Simon Pegg was initially unaware of best friend Nick Frost's participation in the project, and vice versa.
These guys are like Ant & Dec for me, you can't have one without the other!
In one scene, Leonard quickly passes in front of a comic book store. The Batman emblem is displayed prominently on the store's window. Christopher Nolan later directed Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). There is also a Superman emblem in the same store window. Nolan was producer of Man of Steel (2013) and is executive producer of the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
I'd like to think this is super cool, but have you ever walked past a comic book store that doesn't have a Batman emblem in the window?
2nd time Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick appear in a movie after Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
There is so little trivia for this film, this was the best I could come up with!!
At a Q&A session after screening of the film, James Corden recalled an incident during rehearsals in which Meryl Streep jumped on a table and her foot got caught in her costume. She started falling backwards, head first, toward a concrete floor. Both Corden and director Rob Marshall froze in the fear that they were about to witness the death of Meryl Streep. However, a pregnant Emily Blunt stepped in and caught Streep before she hit the floor.
For a cornfield scene, Christopher Nolan sought to grow 500 acres of corn, which he learned was feasible from his producing of Man of Steel (2013). The corn was then sold and actually made a profit.
Sorry, almost all the trivia I could find was too science-y and I spaced out (pun intended). (groan)
Director Martin Scorsese claims that the most important shot in the movie is when Bickle is on the phone trying to get another date with Betsy. The camera moves to the side slowly and pans down the long, empty hallway next to Bickle, as if to suggest that the phone conversation is too painful and pathetic to bear.
This explains a lot actually, both Jenna and I couldn't work out what the deal was with that shot.
The crocodile at Alexander's birthday party is very obviously an alligator. The reason was due to the fact that alligators are far less hostile than crocodiles, and therefore are far less dangerous on set to both handlers and cast/crew.
Completed in 2012, not released until two years later.
In a movie whose main theme is dance, the only choreographic credits are given to three people as miscellaneous crew.