Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
1. The cover of the issue of ‘Playboy’ that Papshmir is reading in his Lear jet features Anna Nicole Smith, who plays Tanya Peters.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
1. The name "Napoleon Dynamite" is
a pseudonym used by Elvis Costello for his 1986 album, "Blood and Chocolate".
Executive producer Jeremy Coon has stated that the similarity is a coincidence
and that the producers were unaware of Costello's usage of the name until the
film was in production.
2. Every food dish used to show the opening credits is a food dish eaten by a character later in the movie.
3. Due to the film's surprise success at festivals and at the major city box offices, Fox Searchlight is going to re-release the film with nationwide distribution and add a 5 minute epilogue at the end of the film. This epilogue, which was filmed after the initial theatrical run, apparently features a surprise "wedding scene". And cost about half of what the entire feature cost to make.
4. Features one of the longest credited cast lists in movie history; all 181 student extras' names are listed in the closing credits.
5. The movie was edited in producer Jeremy Coon's apartment using a $6,000 Macintosh with Final Cut Pro.
6. Behind-the-scenes at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight engaged in a bidding war with Warner Independent Pictures over the distribution rights to this movie, until Fox Searchlight put in a last-minute bid of over $3 million, and won. They would later join forces with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to distribute the film, a mere 17 days before its release.
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
1. Babs becomes a tour guide at Universal Studios. The credits for this film (and other John Landis films) include an advertisement for a tour at Universal Studios. The ad says ‘Ask for Babs’. As of 1989, Universal Studios no longer honour the ‘ask for Babs’ promotion, which was either a discount or a free entry.
2. The movie was set to be filmed at the University of Missouri until the president of the school read the script and refused permission. It was filmed at and around the University of Oregon in Eugene instead.
3. The movie concludes by describing each character's fate. Niedermeyer was "killed in Vietnam by his own troops." In director John Landis' segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), some soldiers are overheard discussing "fragging Niedermeyer."
4. The movie was set to be filmed at the University of Missouri until the president of the school read the script and refused permission. It was filmed at and around the University of Oregon in Eugene instead.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
1. Michael Madsen was considered for the role of Mickey, but turned it down on the suggestion of Tarantino.
2. During filming, Juliette Lewis actually broke Tom Sizemore's nose when she slammed his face into the wall.
3. There were 150 shots that were either cut or redone in order to get an "R" rating instead of "NC-17". Editing for the film took 11 months.
4. 18 different film formats were used.
5. This film contains upwards of 2,500 cuts; perhaps more than 3,000. Most films have 600-700.
6. The riot scene was filmed in an actual jail, and many of the inmates are actual prisoners; some of whom are even charged with murder.
7. In Natural Born Killers, Mickey and Mallory kill a cop named Gerald Nash. In Reservoir Dogs, the cop who is tortured and murdered is his brother Marvin Nash. Writer Quentin Tarantino is fond of using sibling links in his films.
Near Dark (1987)
1. Unusually for a vampire movie, the word vampire is never mentioned.
2. The writer and director both were intent on making a Western but realized that the interest in the Western genre at the time was almost non-existent, so it was recommended that they mix genres. Since the horror genre was in vogue at the time, the two decided to make a Horror Western.
Notting Hill (1999)
1. The house with the blue door where Hugh Grant's character lives is real; it once belonged to Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis (I).
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