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  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
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As a movie lover I enjoy watching special features and reading trivia's about films. Maybe some of you may want to add their favorite trivia's from their beloved movie list/favorites. Here are a few picks of mine (with sources):

1. The Godfather (from Total Film) Although popular myth suggests that Marlon Brando padded his cheeks with cotton wool to play Vito Corleone, he did so only for the audition. Before the actual filming began, he had a mouthpiece specially created by a dentist. In GF2, when the gun was wrapped as a silencer to kill Fanucci De Niro got startled since it was unexpected. (The Greatest Movies Ever by Gail Kinn & Jim Piazza)

2. Star Wars ( C3PO originated from a post office which is located at reference C3 on a map of Lucas' hometown. R2-D2 is an abbreviation of 'Reel Two, Dialog Two'. Mark Hamill annoyed Alec Guinness so much on set (because of his youth and excitement) that Alec paid him a dollar to go away.

3. Shawshank Redemption Director Frank Darabont watched Goodfellas every Sunday while shooting Shawshank and drew inspiration from it on using voice-over narration and showing the passage of time. (from imdb)

4. Pulp Fiction (The Greatest Movies Ever by Gail Kinn & Jim Piazza) Jules was supposed to have a huge afro but a crew member bought Geri-curled wigs. There was no time to fix it. Every time Vincent goes to the bathroom something bad happens.

5. Die Hard (from Total Film) The Nakatomi building is actually the Fox Plaza, the studio's recently-built headquarters. So, more or less, John McTiernan and Bruce Willis are basically destroying their bosses' new home.

6. The Dark Knight (from Total Film) For the first four days of production, Christopher Nolan put cast and crew under a movie boot camp comprising eight films whose tone he wanted to emulate. In chronological order, these were: King Kong, Citizen Kane, Cat People, Stalag 17, Black Sunday, A Clockwork Orange, Heat and Batman Begins.

7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (from Total Film) Psycho and 12 Angry Men actor Martin Balsam was hired as the voice of HAL, but Stanley Kubrick felt his voice would be too familiar and recast with Douglas Rain. HAL stands for Heuristic Algorithmic Computer.

8. Return of the King (The Greatest Movies Ever by Gail Kinn & Jim Piazza) The great battle scene was shot on an Army munitions testing site, the cast had to tread cautiously through a minefield that could not be completely cleared. Viggo Mortensen was not the first choice for the role of Aragorn, it was Stuart Townsend.

9. Psycho (special features on the DVD) Was the first film to show a toilet bowl flushing and the blood was chocolate syrup. Psycho was based on the true story of Ed Gein, a Wisconsin schizophrenic who killed several neighbors and beheaded a woman in a shower. (The Greatest Movies Ever by Gail Kinn & Jim Piazza)

10. Back to the Future ( Eric Stoltz was the original Marty. After filming quite a few scenes they realized he was being a bit too dramatic, so they cast Michael J Fox.

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  Chris Kavan
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Some my favorite trivia and goofs:

Clerks - The alternate ending to Kevin Smith's low-budget debut was decidedly darker than what he ultimately went with. Good thing he kept things light or the entire View Askewniverse could have been much different.

LOTR: The Two Towers - The epic battle of Helms Deep took four months to shoot. At night. And mostly in the rain. T-shirts were made stating "I Survived Helm's Deep" - probably the most difficult shoot of the entire trilogy.

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - The cough that General Grievous has thoughout the film is taken from none other than George Lucas himself.

Jaws - An oldie but a goodie - the mechanical shark "Bruce" suffered a litany of problems - including clamping down on George Lucas' head during an impromptu special effects visit - sinking to the bottom of the ocean and generally breaking down... a lot. All the shark POV shots in the film are due to "Bruce" being unavailable.

Star Wars (original) - Still one of the best movie goofs of all time - watch as a Stormtrooper nearly knocks himself out when entering the control room (while are heroes are being trash compacted). After all this time still never gets old.
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  Daniel Corleone
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I know the rest except for the Revenge of the Sith trivia.  Nice one coming from a fellow SW fanatic. 08/07/2013
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