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PostSubject: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:47 pm

Pink Floyd was actually a huge fan of Monty Python and The Flying Circus. When the group wanted to make their first film they were able to get some help with rock band royalty. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Genesis all invested in Holy Grail. The budget wasn’t huge by any means and was around £200,000 (or about $243,920 dollars).

Look how huge Holy Grail became. Thank you these bands for helping get that film off the ground.
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:30 pm

Didn’t George Harrison’s company produce it? Or was that The Life of Brian

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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:50 pm

sounds familiar but I can't remember.

ok, this is damn cool:

Aliens:  Al Matthews, who plays a Marine sergeant in this film, was in real life the first black Marine to be promoted to the rank of sergeant in the field during service in Vietnam.

I so love how the Sarge does NOT put up with Paxton's BS
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:53 pm

Mad Max Fury Road: To prepare themselves to go into battle, ready to sacrifice their lives for Immortan Joe, the War Boys spray their lips and teeth with a silver substance, very much like common spray paint - it was actually a pastry glaze used in cake decoration and made by a company named Wilton. Both the War Boys and Immortan Joe often speak about this as though it is a religious ritual, saying that it will allow them to enter "the gates of Valhalla, shiny and chrome". However, in a May 2015 interview with CraveOnline, actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, who plays Immortan Joe, said that this practice, which the War Boys think is purely ritualistic, actually involves the inhalation of "...a very euphoric drug" that keeps the War Boys high and suicidally devoted to Immortan Joe. Another clue to the spray's narcotic properties is the fact that "chrome" and "chroming" are Australian slang terms for inhalant abuse. Writer/director George Miller said that he got the idea for this from Australian filmmaker David Bradbury's 1981 Vietnam War documentary "Front Line", in which Cambodian soldiers preparing for battle suspend small jade figurines of Buddha from their mouths with little straps.
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:57 pm

Zaphod's biggest time waster. back in 2015 while on a work hiatus, as a lark I created a spreadsheet of all the movies I could remember seeing from kid to current. I stopped updating the list in August 2015, but as of that time I've seen 1446 movies. THAT is a lot of time wasted watching movies, considering I'm not in any movie related occupation.
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Heat (1995): Filmed in sixty-five locations around Los Angeles, without a single soundstage.

Also: Rather than dubbing in the gunshots during the bank robbery shoot-out, Michael Mann had microphones carefully placed around the set, so that the audio could be captured live. This added to the impact of the scene, because it sounded like no other gunfight shown on-screen.

To me that's impressive - it can't be easy doing that much external shooting.
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:50 pm

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Didn’t George Harrison’s company produce it? Or was that The Life of Brian
I had to go look it up, because i remembered something about that but couldn't remember the details.

George Harrison actually created a movie production company to help Monty Python get Life of Brian made.

I love all the Python films, shit all of Gilliam's stuff in general, but my favorite is and likely always will be The Meaning of Life.

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Zaphod's biggest time waster. back in 2015 while on a work hiatus, as a lark I created a spreadsheet of all the movies I could remember seeing from kid to current. I stopped updating the list in August 2015, but as of that time I've seen 1446 movies. THAT is a lot of time wasted watching movies, considering I'm not in any movie related occupation.
Only the ones that gave you no pleasure were wastes of time.
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:15 pm

valid point...i guess any movie can give you insight into how others think or perceive the world, so valuable in that sense. and in finding great soundtracks.
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:03 pm

Friday the 13th (1980): the original.

Because the camp was closed during filming, and situated in the deep New Jersey woods, the cast and crew didn't see much outside interference, but it turned out they had a very famous neighbor: rock star Lou Reed, who owned a farm nearby. "We got to watch Lou Reed play for free, right in front of us, while we were making the film," Soundman Richard Murphy said. "He came by the set, and we hung around with each other, and he was just a really great guy."
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:22 am

That was a really interesting time in Reed's songwriting career too. I love the late Velvets/early solo stuff the absolute best out of his whole catalog.
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:36 pm

Edge of Tomorrow:

Based on the manga and novel "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

Emily Blunt admitted that after putting on the metal suit, she started crying because it was so heavy (it weighed 85 pounds) and that she would be required to perform action scenes in it for five months. She was jokingly told by Tom Cruise to "stop being such a wuss."
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:10 pm

First Blood
Every year around thanksgiving (ours) the town of Hope B.C. has a Rambo day they dress up the town to look like it did in the movie. They show the movie in the local Theater and fans come from all over the world. They have sightseeing tours to the filming locations.

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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:40 pm

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Every year around thanksgiving (ours) the town of Hope B.C. has a Rambo day they dress up the town to look like it did in the movie. They show the movie in the local Theater and fans come from all over the world. They have sightseeing tours to the filming locations.

I love it when towns/cities do stuff like that
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:19 pm

in Argentina the film Grease was released as Vaseline

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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:22 pm

In China the bio-pic Nixon was called Big Liar

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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:15 pm

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In China the bio-pic Nixon was called Big Liar

:O

I wonder what they called Elvis and Nixon -- a fun movie, btw. Michael Shannon doesn't try to look like Elvis but he has the mannerisms down cold.
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:36 am

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in Argentina the film Grease was released as Vaseline

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In China the bio-pic Nixon was called Big Liar

lol and interesting too.

Get Out:
Director Jordan Peele asserted that the scene where Walter (Marcus Henderson) is running at Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and the audience at full speed is a nod toward the power of depth in films. He cited North by Northwest (1959) as an example of this technique, stating, "Somebody running at you or towards you just creates a visceral and physical reaction for the audience."
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:56 pm

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....Get Out:[/b]  Director Jordan Peele asserted that the scene where Walter (Marcus Henderson) is running at Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and the audience at full speed is a nod toward the power of depth in films. He cited North by Northwest (1959) as an example of this technique, stating, "Somebody running at you or towards you just creates a visceral and physical reaction for the audience."

Who needs expensive 3D?

Trivia about Orson Welles while he was shooting Othello. He owed the costume-maker money and they were ready to shoot the murder of Cassio but needed clothes for all the extras. So he turned a fish market into a Turkish bath, put the actors in towels, and set the killing there. Because fish markets need frequent hosing down, they had a big drain, and one of the most interesting moments in the (pre-Psycho) movie is blood going down that drain.
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PostSubject: Re: weird and/or obscure movie trivia   Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:00 pm

Terminator: Genisys

This is the first film that Arnold Schwarzenegger is not credited as "Terminator" in the ending credits. Rather, he is named "Guardian".

Tom Hardy was the first choice for John Connor.

The original director of The Terminator (1984) James Cameron asked and got to officially endorse this film. He says he loved this so much, he personally considers this the official third film in the franchise.

Arnold Schwarzenegger did not dye his hair for this film. This shows his natural gray hair.
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