Wednesday, August 27, 2014

10 MORE Interesting Pieces of Movie Trivia

For this list, I have chosen ten more pieces of movie trivia that I found funny/fascinating/interesting. For our other two original lists of interesting movie trivia, click the links at the bottom of this page.

#1 The item known as the "Talkboy" in Home Alone 2 did not actually exist on the market when the film was made, and it was only after a lot of demand that Tiger Electronics turned the product into a real toy that could be purchased, and utilized just like in the movie.

#2 On how he prepared for the Joker's laugh and voice for The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger said the following: "I sat around in a hotel room in London for about a month, locked myself away, formed a little diary and experimented with voices - it was important to try to find a somewhat iconic voice and laugh. i ended up landing more in the realm of a psychopath - someone with very little to no conscience towards his acts. he's just an absolute sociopath, a coldblooded, mass-murdering clown, and Chris Nolan has given me free rein. Which is fun because there are no real boundaries to what The Joker would say or do. Nothing intimidates him, and everything is a big joke."

#3 Over 7,000 girls tried out for the part of Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter series. Jessie Cave ultimately got the part.

#4 In the scene where the main character falls in a big pile of human waste in Slumdog Millionaire, the waste was made of a mixture of peanut butter and chocolate. Not so bad after all!

#5 For the scene where Frodo is bitten by Shelob in the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, he put Alka-Seltzer tablets in his mouth to cause foam.

#6 During the filming of the Hunger Games, while goofing off on set, Jennifer Lawrence accidentally kicked Josh Hutcherson in the head, knocking him out and giving him a concussion.

#7 Due to all the water shots, the filming of Titanic was extremely difficult, and tensions ran very high. As a result, a prankster mixed PCP into the clam chowder served to the cast and crew. 80 people got sick, and at least 50 were hospitalized with hallucinations. James Cameron, the director, threw up when he realized what had happened to prevent the effects. The drug was in some people's systems for over a week, and the pranksters were never caught.

#8 Meridia from Brave and Helena Ravenclaw from Harry Potter are both played by actress Kelly MacDonald. Come on, do the lines in your head, they both sound the same. "I'll be shooting for my own hand!" and "He defiled it with dark magic!"

#9 The actor who played Charlie From Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Peter Ostrum, never acted in another movie again, and is currently a veterinarian.

#10 Daniel Day Lewis is one of the most notorious method actors, leaps and bounds ahead of even Heath Ledger and Christian Bale. He will take a few years to get into the role of each movie he is in, and will become the character he plays. For example, during Gangs of New York, he got sick during shooting in Italy, and he refused to change out his costume coat for a warmer one because warmer coats didn't exist in the 19th century. When he played Lincoln as well, he would only do things that were time appropriate.

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