Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fun Film Fact 09/27/11

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)
In order to produce the desired drugged-out effect for his role as the drug addict in the police station, Charlie Sheen stayed awake for more than 48 hours before the scene was shot.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fun Film Fact 09/26/11

FROST/NIXON (2008)
Frank Langella (Richard Nixon) and Michael Sheen (David Frost) performed the play Frost/Nixon in the West End in London and on Broadway for months, so they knew it perfectly. When the filming of the movie was over, director Ron Howard said that during the entire shoot, Langella and Sheen only ruined one take each for messing up a line.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fun Film Fact 09/25/11

THE PARENT TRAP (1998)
In the original 1961 version of The Parent Trap Joanna Barnes played the evil step-mother-to-be, Vicky. In the remake Joanna Barnes plays the mother of the evil step-mother-to-be.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fun Film Fact 09/23/11

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009)
*Spoiler Alert*
In the scene where Bridget (Diane Kruger) is strangled by Landa (Christoph Waltz), the hands around her neck in the close-ups are director Quentin Tarantino's hands. Even for a skilled actor, filming a scene like that can be very scary, so Tarantino wanted Kruger to feel as safe as possible. Instead of leaving it up to Waltz or a stuntman, Tarantino did it himself because Kruger trusted him.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fun Film Fact 09/18/11

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009)
In the scene where Ron is poisoned by Slughorn's wine, the foam in Rupert Grint's is made of egg whites.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fun Film Fact 09/17/11

THE LION KING (1994)
The wildebeest stampede took approximately three years to animate.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fun Film Fact 09/04/11

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2
The creepy/awkward, delighted/demented hug that Voldemort gives Draco as Draco walks across the courtyard to his parents and the Death Eaters was completely improvised by Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort). A lot of fans hate the hug, but, personally, I love it. I find it awesome because it means that Fiennes knew Voldemort so well that he could improvise a gesture that was so perfectly in character. It's a moment of ecstasy for Voldemort, but since he has never known love he has probably never hugged anyone before, so of course it's awkward.

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