Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fun Film Fact 9/29/12


Gena Rowlands, who plays the older version of Allie, is the mother of the film's director Nick Cassevetes.

Mother and son on the set of The Notebook:

Mother and son together in New York in 2009:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fun Film Fact 9/19/12


All the moth cocoons that are removed from victims' mouths in the film were made of Tootsie Rolls and gummy bears, so they were edible.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fun Film Fact 9/18/12

Today's fact is about television, not film, but it's so good that I had to share. 

The show shoots on the same Warner Brothers lot where Gilmore Girls was filmed and very few changes were made to the exterior set. If you look closely, Rosewood's streets and buildings are exactly the same as Stars Hollow's.

Notice the same church and row of buildings in both shows:

Stars Hollow, CT


Rosewood, PA

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fun Film Fact 9/17/12


To avoid leaks, the crazy surprise ending (if you've seen the movie you know what I'm talking about) was explained to the actors verbally rather than having it written into the script.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fun Film Fact 9/16/12


In the French version of the film, Cogsworth's name is Big Ben, after the famous clock tower in London.
Cogsworth was written with actor John Cleese in mind to voice the character, but he turned down the role.

I've Been Published!

The fansite has been kind enough to publish one of my posts on their website! I submitted the list I made last year of my favorite teachers in the movies and they put it in the user-featured section.

Check it out:
7 Best Teachers in Movies

You should also check out their entire site. They cover news for tons of fandoms. If you're a fan of a TV show, movie, book series, musician or author, it's likely that it's on


Thanks a million to Hypable! 

Favorite Movie Teachers 2012

So, last year I wrote a lengthy post about my favorite teachers from film. I would like to write a Part 2 in the future, but due to my crazy college student life (18 credits, 2 on campus jobs, House/Box Office Manager for the theater department, acting in a show, etc.....) I just don't have the time to write a full list, but I'd like to share something anyway.

So here's a little photo essay of my favorite teachers from the movies:

Mr. Ray from Finding Nemo (2003)
(Voiced by Bob Peterson)

Lionel Louge, The King's Speech (2010) 
(Geoffrey Rush)

 Haymitch Abernathy, The Hunger Games (2012)
(Woody Harrelson)

Maria, The Sound of Music (1965) 
(Julie Andrews)

 Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter 
(Maggie Smith)

Ben Parker, Spiderman (2002)
(Cliff Robertson)

Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady (1964)
(Rex Harrison) 

Yoda, Star Wars
(Voiced by Frank Oz)


Frankie Dunn, Million Dollar Baby (2004)
(Clint Eastwood)

Herman Boone, Remember the Titans (2000)
(Denzel Washington)

John Nash, A Beautiful Mind (2001)
(Russell Crowe)

Mr. Griffith, Easy A (2010)
(Thomas Hayden Church)

Victor Melling, Miss Congeniality (2000)
(Michael Caine)

George, A Single Man (2009)
(Colin Firth)

Captain Pike, Star Trek (2009)
(Bruce Greenwood)

Here's my original list from last year:

Who are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments.