Saturday 31 January 2015

Trivia Round-Up: January 2015

Gosh, it's that time again...another Trivia round-up post!

According to Luc Benson, this film took 10 years to come to screen.
So the same amount of time as Inception, if only the final products could have been as good!!

The trailer shows an alternate version of the club scene kiss with Nick and Norah. When Tris comes up to ask them how they met - it is Nick who tells Tris that they have the same dentist. In the actual movie, Norah is the one that tells this to Tris.

During the parade several of the people seen dancing (including the construction worker and the window washer) originally had nothing to do with the film. They were simply dancing to the music being played and John Hughes found it so humorous that he told the camera operators to record it.

Olivier Schneider, the actor that played Smith (the assassin with the glasses), was also a stunt coordinator for the film. He also was the stunt coordinator for Taken, also starring Liam Neeson.

There were 120 "foodimals" made for the movie but only 39 made it to the final film. One of the foodimals that didn't make the movie was a fire-breathing T. rex S'more Monster with a marshmallow body, graham-cracker mouth and chocolate teeth.

Terry Kiser (Bernie)'s stunt double suffered a few broken ribs during filming due to all the pitfalls and stunts of playing a dead man; most notably in the scene involving 'Bernie' being dragged around the surface of the ocean, bumping into metal floating obstacles.
I'm a terrible person but I couldn't help but chuckle when I read this!

Much of this film is improvised
After seeing this trivia it made me think and this film has a similar vibe to Drinking Buddies, in the way they talk and pause more so than in usual films.  Drinking Buddies is also mostly improvised. That makes me even more sad about Drinking Buddies, Begin Again was just so much better!

In Canada and the UK, the movie was called "The F Word." Hollywood changed it to avoid an R rating.

The Godfather (1972)
Marlon Brando wanted to make Don Corleone "look "like a bulldog," so he stuffed his cheeks with cotton wool for the audition. For actual filming, he wore a mouthpiece made by a dentist; this appliance is on display in the American Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.


  1. Yes, that one from Weekend at Bernie's is sadistically funny.

    1. You can't help but laugh but then you feel awful for it afterwards! :D
      - Allie