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06 October 2007 @ 12:49 pm
Meme which is too awesome.  
Stolen from lasamy XD

[01] -- Look up TEN  FIFTEEN (sorry, I couldn't choose ten XD) of your favorite movies on IMDB.
[02] -- Click the "trivia" link in the sidebar.
[03] -- Post a fun and random bit of trivia from each film.
[04] -- Tag five people!

[and I made a selection. I feel bad for leaving out a lost of things XD]

1. Blade Runner
Batty paraphrases William Blake's poem "America - a Prophecy" when he appears in Chew's laboratory. The original phrasing from the poem is "Fiery the Angels rose, and as they rose deep thunder roll'd around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc." -> you wonder why I love this movie.

2. Casablanca
"Here's looking at you, kid" was improvised by Humphrey Bogart in the Parisian scenes and worked so well that it was used later on again in the film. He originally used the same line in Midnight (1934). It is also rumored that during breaks, Ingrid Bergman would play poker with other cast members. Since she was still learning English, Bogart would occasionally watch the game, and he added "Here's looking at you" to her poker repertoire. -> MUAHAHAHAHAHAH GENIOUS. I love Bogart.

3. Last tango in Paris
When informed that director Ingmar Bergman had said that the film only made sense if it were about two homosexuals, Bertolucci responded that he accepted all criticisms of his film as valid. -> MUAHAHAHAH I'd have loved it.... XDDD

4. The man who shot Liberty Valance
Several reasons have been put forward for the film being in black and white. John Ford once claimed it added to the tension, however others involved with production said Paramount was cutting costs and so they had to make the movie on sound stages at the studio. Without the budget restraints, Ford would have been in Monument Valley using Technicolor stock. It has also been suggested that since both John Wayne and James Stewart were playing characters thirty years younger than they actually were (Wayne was 54 when the movie was filmed in the autumn of 1961 and Stewart was 53), the movie needed to be in black and white because they would never have got away with it in color. The age difference was particularly noticeable in Stewart's case, since he was playing a young lawyer who had only just graduated from law school and had moved West without even practicing law back East. -> and FYI they ABSOLUTELY sold it. I love them. I love John Ford XQ

5. North by Northwest
While filming Vertigo (1958), Alfred Hitchcock described some of the plot of this project to frequent Hitchcock leading man and "Vertigo" star James Stewart, who naturally assumed that Hitchcock meant to cast him in the Roger Thornhill role, and was eager to play it. Actually, Hitchcock wanted Cary Grant to play the role. By the time Hitchcock realized the misunderstanding, Stewart was so anxious to play Thornhill that rejecting him would have caused a great deal of disappointment. So Hitchcock delayed production on this film until Stewart was already safely committed to filming Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder (1959) before "officially" offering him the "North by Northwest" role. Stewart had no choice; he had to turn down the offer, allowing Hitchcock to cast Grant, the actor he had wanted all along. -> Old Hitchcock has some imagination. Poor James tough XD

6. Unforgiven
The boots that Clint Eastwood wore in this film are the same boots that he wore in the TV series "Rawhide" (1959). These boots are now a part of Clint Eastwood's private collection and were on loan to the 2005 Sergio Leone exhibit at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, California. In essence these boots have book-ended Eastwood's career in the western genre. - > I'd so want them XD

7. Rashomon
Often credited as the reason the Academy created the "Best Foreign Film" category. -> 'nuff said. It's so a masterpiece.

8. Paths of glory
Banned in Spain by the censorship under General Francisco Franco's dictatorship, for its anti-military message. It wasn't released until 1986, 11 years after Franco's death. -> all said. God. It's beautiful, so much.

9. The deer hunter
During some of the Russian Roulette scenes, a live round was put into the gun to heighten the actors' tension. This was Robert De Niro's suggestion. It was checked, however, to make sure the bullet was not in the chamber before the trigger was pulled. .> Bob you've got nerve °__°

10. Some like it hot
[two for this because they're actually too damn funny XD]

When Tony Curtis and 'Jack Lemmon' first put on the female make-up and costumes, they walked around the Goldwyn Studios lot to see if they could "pass" as women. Then they tried using mirrors in public ladies rooms to fix their makeup, and when none of the women using it complained, they knew they could be convincing as women. There is a scene on the train recreating this moment.

Jerry Lewis was offered the role of Jerry/Daphne but declined because he didn't want to dress in drag. When 'Jack Lemmon' received an Oscar nomination for the role that Lewis gave up, Lewis claims he sent him chocolates every year to thank him and now regrets not taking the part.

11. Citizen Kane
During the scenes where Kane first buys his newspaper and delivers the line about going bankrupt in 60 years, Orson Welles appears to be dressed as himself at his actual age. Welles has indicated in interviews that he was even more made up playing a young man than he was playing Kane as an old one; "temporary" facelifts and hair styling as well as camera tricks make him look much more beautiful than he actually was. Welles said that he spent years living down how far he'd come down from his "youthful looks," when in fact he never really looked that good. -> He actually looked handsome really XD

12. For a fistful of dollars
The film's US release was delayed when Yojimbo (1961) screenwriters Akira Kurosawa and Ryuzo Kikushima sued the filmmakers for breach of copyright. Kurosawa and Kikushima won and as a result received 15 percent of the film's worldwide gross and exclusive distribution rights for Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Kurosawa said later he made more money off of this project than "Yojimbo". -> poor Akira, Yojimbo actually kicked ass too XD


Because this was an Italian/German/Spanish co-production, there was a significant language barrier on the set. Clint Eastwood communicated with Sergio Leone and the Italian crew mostly through stuntman Benito Stefanelli, who also acted as an unofficial interpreter for the production. -> ME TOO! I WANNA MAKE THE INTERPRETER TOO! XD

13. Rebel without a cause
According to Sam Kashner's "Vanity Fair" article about the making of this movie, Sal Mineo claimed that both his director, Nicholas Ray, and his costar, 'James Dean' , encouraged him to play his character Plato as being homosexual and in love with Dean's character Jim. Mineo said that Ray encouraged him to use his own bisexuality to inform the portrayal, and that Dean told him to "Look at me the way I look at Natalie [Wood]." He also asked Dean what it was he wanted the most and he replied, "a drivers' license." He then told Dean to "look at him like he is your license." The article reports that Mineo "later commented that he had portrayed the first gay teenager on film." -> eheheh XD

14. Stagecoach
John Ford gave John Wayne the script, asking him for any suggestions as to who could play the Ringo Kid. Wayne suggested Lloyd Nolan, not realizing that Ford was baiting him with the part. Once filming began, however, Ford was merciless to Wayne, constantly undermining him. This psychological tactic was designed to make Wayne start feeling some real emotions, and not to be intimidated by acting alongside the likes of such seasoned professionals as Thomas Mitchell. -> ooooh John XDD

15. Kill Bill vol. 2
The climax of the film was originally written as a sword-fight on the beach under the moonlight between The Bride (clad in her wedding dress) and Bill. When the production ran long, Harvey Weinstein insisted Quentin Tarantino cut the scene back. All that remains is Bill's brief reference to such a fight while The Bride sits on his sofa, and the poster for the film with The Bride in dress holding her sword. -> Fuck that, it'd have been AWESOME OO
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°°  £å  §âM¥  °°lasamy on October 6th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
//9. The deer hunter
During some of the Russian Roulette scenes, a live round was put into the gun to heighten the actors' tension. This was Robert De Niro's suggestion. It was checked, however, to make sure the bullet was not in the chamber before the trigger was pulled//

...e devo ancora vederlo....
basta mi devo mettere lì con calma e me lo vedo
the female ghost of tom joad: CLINT XQ_janie_tangerine on October 6th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Ecco guardatelo XD ne esci con adorazione per de niro, amore infinito per walken e le reazioni sono più o meno..

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tutto più o meno nel giro di parecchio tempo ma vale la pena XD
°°  £å  §âM¥  °°lasamy on October 6th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
già de niro lo amo...dopo di questo cosa può succedere? XD
the female ghost of tom joad: CLINT XQ_janie_tangerine on October 6th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
eeeeh... se lo ami lo adori XD no seriamente c'è una scena alla fine che tra lui e walken non capisci chi è più un dio XD