FUN FACT; THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

Did you know…. In the course of principal photography, the cast and crew of The Maltese Falcon had the feeling they were shooting something exciting and tried to hamper any unwanted visitors from coming to the set. The people in charge of publicity at one point brought a group of priests to the set. Before […]

FUN FACT; GLADIATOR (2000)

Did you know… Contrary to popular belief of Ancient Rome gladiatorial fights, a Roman emperor actually put his thumb downwards to signify that a gladiator’s life was to be spared, whereas thumbs up meant that there would be no mercy for a downed gladiator and he’d have to die. In the Ridley Scott directed 2000 […]

FUN FACT; A FEW GOOD MEN (1992)

Did you know… The Aaron Sorkin trademark of showing two characters walking down a hallway toward a moving camera talking sidelong to one another (as seen in The American President (1995), Sports Night (1998), and The West Wing (1999)) originated from the Rob Reiner directed 1992 film, A Few Good Men. A scene between Kaffee […]

FUN FACT; GONE IN 60 SECONDS (2000)

Did you know… Raymond Calitri, the main antagonist of 2000’s Gone in 60 seconds, was purposefully not written to have driving scenes in the film? This is because the actor playing him, Christopher Eccleston, at the time of the film, lacked a driver’s license and didn’t get one until years later. The actor didn’t have […]

FUN FACT – CAPTAIN AMERICA; THE FIRST AVENGER

Did you know… During the exhibition scene at the Stark Expo, there is a mannequin in a red jumpsuit under a glass dome. That is a reference to the original Human Torch, the first superhero created by Timely Comics (October 1939), which eventually became Marvel Comics. Additionally, he was also part of The Invaders, along […]

FUN FACT; SUPERMAN (1978)

Did you know…. Hollywood icon Marlon Brando signed on to play Jor-El 3 years before the first Richard Donner Superman film was made. His contract included a clause that required him to complete all of his scenes in twelve days alongside a salary of $3.7 million and 11.75% of the total box office gross profits, which […]

FUN FACT; THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

Did you know….. Celebrity author Stephen King sold the rights to his novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” for only one thousand dollars, out of his friendship with Frank Darabont ; famed for directing the 1994 classic film THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The writer and the director had become friends when Darabont adapted […]