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Old 06-02-04, 04:51 PM
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Coolest/Funniest Movie Trivia

Post your favorite little bits of movie trivia here.

Kill Bill vol. 2
Robert Rodriguez scored this movie for $1.
Old 06-02-04, 05:00 PM
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The bassist in Spinal Tap also does the voice of Mr. Burns and Principal Skinner on the Simpsons.
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Granted, its not the gospel, but IMDB says its so:

"Robert Rodriguez scored this movie for $1. Quentin Tarantino said he would repay him by directing a segment of Rodriguez's project Sin City (2005) for $1."

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Found this one too, doesn't mention the $1, but its close:

"Quentin (Tarantino) usually never uses a composer. And then when he does, who does he hire? Another director. (laughs) I knew of "Kill Bill" back in 1994, when we were working on (1995's) "Four Rooms" together ... he put it aside for so long, I thought he would never make the movie. So when he finally did, I told him I wanted to be part of it some how. I made him a deal. I said to him: "I'll write the music for nothing. If you want it, you can keep it; if you don't, well it will be good practice for me!"

Hollywood Reporter


Here's another if you can believe The Houston Chronicle:

"Madsen also hopes to act in the crime drama Sin City for Texas filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, whom Tarantino credits as "my brother" in Kill Bill's end-credits. (Rodriguez composed music for Vol. 2, charging Tarantino $1.)"

Houston Chronicle

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Re: Re: Coolest/Funniest Movie Trivia

Originally posted by scott1598
I really have to call you on that...even though he is a friend of QT, I doubt he did so (in this day in age)and the Rza did most of the score and songs for both, RR just did like one sequence, but still I am sure it was not for $1. Better check your 'coolest/funniest trivia' before you post!
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Originally posted by Hiro11
The bassist in Spinal Tap also does the voice of Mr. Burns and Principal Skinner on the Simpsons.
I remember reading that recently, that's pretty cool.
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Brad Pitt tore his Achilles' tendon during the filming of Troy.
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This is common knowledge since it's so recent, but I like the bit about James Cavaziel getting struck by lightning on the set of The Passion of the Christ.
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I always found this a bit freaky:

Directed by Roman Polanski, whose pregnant wife, the actress Sharon Tate, was in 1969 murdered by Charles Manson and his followers, who titled their death spree "Helter Skelter" after the 1968 song by The Beatles, whose leader, John Lennon, who would one day live (and in 1980 be murdered) in the Manhattan apartment building called The Dakota---where Rosemary's Baby had been filmed.
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Alternate Ending to "Alien"

from IMDB (yeah, yeah, I know)

Ridley Scott is reportedly quoted as saying that originally he wanted a much darker ending. He planned on having the alien bite off Ripley's head in the escape shuttle, sit in her chair, and then start speaking with her voice in a message to Earth. Apparently, 20th Century Fox wasn't too pleased with such a dark ending.
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Yeesh. That's a weird one.

One of my favorites is how Jack Nicholson, on the set of Easy Rider, claimed to have smoked 155 joints while filming the campfire scene. There's also one incident that happened around the same time where Nicholson and Dennis Hopper stared at LSD-induced bugs at a graveyard for hours and then fell asleep in a tree.

Another one I remembered about Nicholson. Apparently there was a woman who had sex with Nicholson, Warren Beatty, and Robert Evans all on the same day. Beatty got last dibs, and he was informed Jack was already at a certain area. Initially repulsed and angered by the information, he then (most likely in a coke-fueled daze) laughed about it and went on with the deed.

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from the "From Russia With Love" trivia
Years earlier, Alfred Hitchcock was originally considered as director, with James Bond being played by Cary Grant and Grace Kelly lured out of retirement to play Tatiana Romanova. These ideas were scrapped after Vertigo (1958) failed at the box office. The helicopter chase scene is a homage to Hitchcock's cropduster sequence in North by Northwest (1959).
That would have been interesting for sure as its one of my fave bond movies
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R2D2 is on the alien mothership in Spielberg's Close Encouters of the Third Kind.
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The hospital blowing up halfway in The Dark Knight was real. Knowing that they only had one take Heath Ledger Improvised the fumbling with the trigger devise until the rest of the hospital was blown up.
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Not movies, but TV:


Some of my animation teachers worked on the original 1969 Scooby Doo, Where Are You? TV series, and most of the team was STONED when making that show.

Which explains A LOT.
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This seems like an appropriate place to mention something I noticed recently.

I was surprised to see M. Night Shyamalan's name pop up in the credits for Stuart Little (screenplay).
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Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
This seems like an appropriate place to mention something I noticed recently.

I was surprised to see M. Night Shyamalan's name pop up in the credits for Stuart Little (screenplay).
might have been suprising back in 2000, but now it all makes sense.
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R2D2 is on the alien mothership in Spielberg's Close Encouters of the Third Kind.
And both R2D2 and C3PO appear in Raiders of the Lost Ark. They even included them on the new Raiders Lego set.
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In THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK,

the voice that says: "The first transport.....is away! The first transport....is away!" is actually MARK HAMILL'S voice.
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- Robert Blake is the Mexican boy who sells Bogart a winning lottery ticket in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

- Laurence Olivier was considered for the part of Don Corleone in The Godfather.
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Thought this was interesting from IMDb about Groundhog Day

On the DVD, 'Harold Ramis' states that the original idea was for him to live February 2nd for about 10,000 years. Later he says that Phil probably lived the same day for about 10 years.
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Originally Posted by Zen Peckinpah View Post
One of my favorites is how Jack Nicholson, on the set of Easy Rider, claimed to have smoked 155 joints while filming the campfire scene.
That would explain his incessant giggling.
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We know how to piss off Bob De Niro in 30 seconds, but it's always amazing to see him get pissed and disgusted (Within 5 seconds) when Chris Walken does his unplanned "Spitting act" on him in The Deer Hunter.
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I thought this might be an interesting thread bump.

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Alternate Ending to "Alien"

from IMDB (yeah, yeah, I know)
I think that sounds wonderful, honestly.
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Love that alternate ending to Alien.
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kinda in debate of that ending. Would that be pulled of without being too ridiculous? I like it somewhat though....

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