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Post by Guest Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:09 pm

It hadn't occurred to me that the term "bunny boiler" actually originated from Fatal Attraction, despite the film's famous, bunny boiling scene.  I presumed the term pre-existed the film and used, purely, to exemplify Alex Forrest's descent into madness.

Which film facts surprised you?

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Post by Guest Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:46 pm

In Hook as Tink flies over London carrying Peter to Neverland, the couple on the bridge that float off after getting caked in fairy dust is George Lucas and Carrie Fisher


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Post by jimmyinthewell68 Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:10 pm

in the film , the greatest story ever told . 1965 john Wayne had one line as a Roman centurion . truly ,this man was the son of god

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Post by Guest Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:59 pm

The number of people who think Titanic is a good film.

The fact no-one has shot George Lucas for creating Jar Jar Binks

Cameron Diaz still gets work.

Jason Statham hasn't rec'd an Oscar nomination

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Post by Galted Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:29 pm

I was convinced that Leo was mentally retarded when I saw What's Eating Gilbert Grape, having not seen him in anything before. It took much aggressive convincing before I realised that he was acting.
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Post by seanmichaels Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:40 pm

Around South West London in the Surrey/Middlesex area there is a thriving Parakeet population. THey escaped from Pinewood studies during the filming of Romancing the Stone....

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Post by Galted Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:09 pm

seanmichaels wrote:Around South West London in the Surrey/Middlesex area there is a thriving Parakeet population. THey escaped from Pinewood studies during the filming of Romancing the Stone....

We've got a couple of wild ones where I live in SE London. I tried pointing them out to the kitten when I had her over Xmas but she just looked at the end of my finger then attacked it.
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Post by Guest Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:27 pm

Galted wrote:
seanmichaels wrote:Around South West London in the Surrey/Middlesex area there is a thriving Parakeet population. THey escaped from Pinewood studies during the filming of Romancing the Stone....

We've got a couple of wild ones where I live in SE London.  I tried pointing them out to the kitten when I had her over Xmas but she just looked at the end of my finger then attacked it.
Trying sticking your finger up your bum first and then watch the cat's face. For greater amusement, insert aforementioned digit into a stranger's rear end and watch the cat's face (if you can see through your badly swollen eyes, that is)

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Post by Guest Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:29 pm

Ranulph Fiennes trying to detonate the set of Doctor Dolittle, and Tony Zale (the boxer) constantly knocking Paul Newman out during the filming of Graziano's life were other facts I found surprising.

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Post by Guest Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Knew the story about Newman. He was a bit big for his boots at the beginning but having been given a slap he gained a much needed respect for fighters and the fight game.

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Post by The Fourth Lion Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:43 pm

Things in movies that surprise you:


The appallingly awful possibility that Jason Statham may one day be nominated for an Oscar

Sean Connery played the part of Harrison Ford's father in the Indiana Jones series, and yet there is only 12 years age difference between them.

In the special edition of Aliens, the part of Ellen Ripley's daughter was played by Sigourney Weaver's mum.

David Fincher asked a stuntman to fall down a staircase for 12 takes in the making of the scrap between Norton and Pitt in Fight Club.  He then went and used the first take.  The git....!!

Before Kubrick took over the making of A Clockwork Orange writer Anthony Burgess considered selling the movie rights to Mick Jagger with the intention of Jagger playing Alex and the rest of the Stones playing the other Droogs.   Wot..?   Keef with eyeliner? Don't be silly.

Psycho was the first film in America to show a toilet flushing.

The South Park movie uses the F word 199 times.  The uncle f***ers


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Post by JuliusHMarx Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:59 pm

The Fourth Lion wrote:
Sean Connery played the part of Harrison Ford's father in the Indiana Jones series, and yet there is only 12 years age difference between them.

Sean Connery played the part of Dustin Hoffman's father in Family Business, and yet there is only 7 years age difference between them.

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Post by Guest Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:25 am

Disney turned down the chance to make Back to the Future claiming the mother/son relationship was too risqué

Alan Rickman was dropped a second early to get his true reaction to falling from the Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard.


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Post by Hulking_up Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:46 am

Is it true that when the alien pops out of the guys chest in Alien the actors didn't know it was going to happen and one of them ended up fainting?

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Post by Clunge4life Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:52 am

In the film Law Abiding Citizen - Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler had signed on to play the opposite characters (Butler the lawyer and Foxx the convict) but on the first day of filming they switched the roles

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Post by Derbymanc Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:12 am

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Yup, only John Hurt and the film crew knew. None of the actors had a clue as he wanted real reactions. It's on the special edition disc somewhere

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Post by The Fourth Lion Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:42 pm

The real Frank Abagnale Jr appears in Catch Me If You Can as the French policeman who arrests Leo.
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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:47 pm

John Hurt replaced Jon Finch who was ill after his first few scenes of Alien..

There is footage of him playing Kane on some dvd extras

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Post by Guest Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:23 pm

Howard Stern's real life wife play's a secretary (or similar) in the film, "Private Parts"

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Post by Shot 21 LCFC Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:59 pm

Im not sure if its true but I read somewhere that Face Off was orignally meant to star Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone instead of Nicolas Cage and John Travolta.

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:29 pm

DAVE667 wrote:The number of people who think Titanic is a good film.

The fact no-one has shot George Lucas for creating Jar Jar Binks

Cameron Diaz still gets work.

Jason Statham hasn't rec'd an Oscar nomination

Plus Statham only boxed out 30 films in 2013 as opposed to his usual 150.

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:30 pm

Clunge4life wrote:In the film Law Abiding Citizen - Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler had signed on to play the opposite characters (Butler the lawyer and Foxx the convict) but on the first day of filming they switched the roles

Either way its still the DUMBEST movie ever made.

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Post by TopHat24/7 Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:19 pm

Woody Harrelson's big break in movies was White Men Can't Jump - a role he only got because they hired Keanu Reeves for it but then realised he was terrible at basketball. So Woody was brought in as a last minute replacement.

How BAD would that film have been with Keanu as the white lead???!

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Post by Guest Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:32 pm

TopHat24/7 wrote:Woody Harrelson's big break in movies was White Men Can't Jump - a role he only got because they hired Keanu Reeves for it but then realised he was terrible at basketball. So Woody was brought in as a last minute replacement.

How BAD would that film have been with Keanu as the white lead???!
Better than having Keanu Reeves as the BLACK lead..........

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Post by kingraf Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:11 am

I'd feel like an idiot if Keanu Reeves hustled me on a basketball court...
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Post by jimmyinthewell68 Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:55 pm

Indian actor Irrfan Khan stars in two films amazing spiderman and life of pi which he talks about peter parkers dad and a tiger in the other . both called Richard parker

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Post by Mr Bounce Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:47 pm

The number of actresses who turned down the role of Annie in Speed which pretty much launched Sandra Bullock's career:

From IMDB: Glenn Close, Barbara Hershey, Jessica Lange, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Jane Seymour, Anjelica Huston, Kay Lenz, Kim Basinger, Halle Berry, Kathleen Turner, Debra Winger, Geena Davis, Carrie Fisher, Melanie Griffith, Michelle Pfeiffer, Emma Thompson, Rosanna Arquette, Meg Tilly, Daryl Hannah, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Jodie Foster, Tatum O'Neal, Bridget Fonda, Marisa Tomei, Diane Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Julia Roberts, Winona Ryder, Cameron Diaz and Alyssa Milano all turned down the role of Annie.

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