When Stephen whispers “Thank you” on the bed, no words were scripted, but Redmayne added them in!
1. Ian Fleming wrote Bond an obituary for You Only Live Twice. From it, we learn that Bond’s parents were Andrew Bond, a Scottish man, and Monique Delacroix, a Swiss woman. Mr. Bond worked for a weapons company and traveled often with his family. Both parents died when Bond was 11. He lived with an aunt in England, studied at Eton and Fettes College in Edinburgh, graduated from high school at 17 and was recruited into the Royal Navy. “The world is not enough” is the Bond family motto.
2. Stuntman Bob Simmons is the figure who appears in the opening gun barrel sequence for the first three James Bond movies.
3. Richard Kiel, who played Jaws, could only keep his metal teeth in his mouth for about half a minute at a time, and the chain that he bit through at the Pyramids in The Spy Who Loved Me was made of licorice.
4. Ursula Andress’s voice was dubbed by Nikki van der Zyl due to her heavy accent. Van der Zyl dubbed many women’s voices from Dr. No in 1962 to Moonraker in 1979.
5. Fleming chose the name “James Bond” because he wanted to find a name “as mundane as possible.” Bond’s namesake is actually the ornithologist Dr. James Bond – lifted from a birdwatching book that Fleming had handy.
6. M’s house in Skyfall is the former home of John Barry, Bond composer.
7. Casino Royale’s car barrel roll stunt with the Aston Martin DBS broke the world record for the most barrel rolls assisted by a cannon – the car completed seven full rolls.
8. Daniel Craig was given 85 copies of Bond’s Tom Ford suit for the opening sequence of Skyfall.
9. Each scene that shows Roger Moore running in his seven Bond films was performed by a body double – Moore felt he looked awkward when running. Despite handling and being around many firearms on set, Moore suffers from Hoplophobia – a fear of firearms which dates back to a childhood accident where he was shot in the leg with an air rifle by his brother.
10. From Dr. No to Quantum of Solace, James Bond has killed 352 people and slept with 52 women.
11. George Lucas found inspiration for the character of Indiana Jones by watching Sean Connery’s portrayal of Bond. When Connery was cast in The Last Crusade, Lucas said: “Who else but Bond could have been worthy enough to play Indiana Jones’ dad!”
12. Sean Connery wore a toupee in each of his Bond films. While filming Diamonds Are Forever, actor Joe Robinson accidentally pulled off the toupee during a fight scene.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (ORIGINAL)
The main house did not have a true basement but a dirt “potter’s” cellar, and thus had no long staircase leading down to it. The basement scenes were filmed in the editing studio’s cellar.
Many sources incorrectly state that this film is derived from Tiziano Sclavi’s comics featuring the hero Dylan Dog; it is in fact an adaptation of a Schlavi Novel (also called Dellamorte Dellamore) that does not contain the Dylan Dog character. Years earlier, however, Schlavi did base his Dylan Dog drawings on the facial features of Rupert Everett which is probably how the confusion began.
The twinkies that Woody Harrelson eats in Zombieland are not real!
Woody is a vegan and also does not consume any sugar, so the elusive yellow snack cakes that his character is OBSESSED with were actually a big no-no for him. Fortunately, the filmmakers were able to provide the star with a convincing substitute made out of corn meal, which the actor found to be delicious. He even thinks the faux spongecakes could bring about a healthy Twinkie revolution!
This film’s main trailer shows black-and-white World War II archive footage including battleships, parachuting and a command room featuring Adolf Hitler but this material is not seen in the actual movie
In the scene in the hospital when Dakota is called on by her husband Dr. Bill Block to bring the needles there is a brief shot of her notepad which reads: “To do / Cereal for Tony / Crickets for Tony’s pets / Kill Bill” – the latter of course a reference to Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” films.
This film was shot in only eleven days, completed March 1932.
LAND OF THE DEAD
George A. Romero was so impressed with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead (2004) that he asked them to appear in this, the fourth part of his “Dead” series, and they appear as the photo-booth zombies in the carnival/bar-room sequence. They also feature prominently in the artwork for the unrated directors’ cut.
Actress Georgina Reilly had a problem with her character’s having to “babble” and was concerned about what the words would mean to her character.
When R is talking to Julie outside her house the scene is referencing to the balcony scene of “Romeo and Juliet”. R (Romeo) is talking to Julie (Juliet) on the balcony.
28 DAYS LATER
For the London scenes, police would close the roads at 4am, and filming would begin immediately. After 1 hour, the police would reopen the roads. The producers correctly predicted that asking drivers (including clubbers headed home) to either wait for up to an hour or find another route might make some of them angry. They got several extremely attractive young women (including Danny Boyle’s daughter) to make the necessary requests, and the drivers responded quite amicably to them.
When the Red Queen is watching Dr. Green yelling at the camera when the room is filling with water (“There’s no fire!”), her face gets magnified in a yellow box with data under it, one of which lists her name not as Dr. Green but as Dr. Anna Bolt, which is the name of the actor who plays Dr. Green.
Pericles Lewnes gave himself a concussion when he dropped the barrel of toxic waste on the first take.
The sequence with the sheep driving the land rover took several days to film. Moreover, the scene with the land rover going over the cliff was done in a single take.
COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES
15 litres of fake blood was used
DANCE OF THE DEAD
Unlike most zombie films, aside from the sound of sirens in a very early scene, there are no police officers or military soldiers present or seen at anytime in the film.
THE EVIL DEAD
The original script called for all the characters to be smoking marijuana when they are first listening to the tape. The actors decided to try this for real, and the entire scene had to be later re-shot due to their uncontrollable behavior.
WORLD WAR Z
Peter Capaldi plays a doctor with the World Health Organization and is credited as “W.H.O. Doctor.” The film makers had inside knowledge that Capaldi would soon be portraying the title role in Doctor Who (2005). The BBC publicly announced the casting two months after the film was released.
Robert Pattinson moved to Oregon a few weeks before filming and didn’t talk to anyone to try and feel as isolated as Edward Cullen.
When Bella and Edward and lying in the meadow, the sun coming through the trees makes a heart between them.
Even though there is a song by Radiohead in the movie, it never made it to the official soundtrack album.
In the hospital scene, Bella and her mother are talking about the accident, TV in the background can be seen playing the previous scene.
With a $70.6 mil debut gross, the movie had the top debut ever for a film directed by one woman (as of 2008).
Kristen Stewart wore hair pieces so they didn’t have to waste time doing her hair, and therefore had more time to shoot.
The script was finished in 6 weeks.
Over 5,000 actors auditioned for the role of Edward
The Roadster that Tony Stark worked on is asctually owned by director Jon Favreau.
The sound used during a target lock in Iron Man’s heads up display is the sound of the laser cannon in the original Space Invaders game.
Most of the exterior scenes set in Afghanistan were filmed in Olancha Sand Dunes. The crew had to endure two days of 40-60mph winds.
The Iron Man Mark 1 armour weighed 90 pounds.
Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise were interested in playing Iron Man. Cruise in particular was going to act in and produce the film.
– Lou Ferrigno has stated in numerous interviews that he will be reprising his role as the Hulk this year in the new Avengers movie. Playing the voice, even the deep growls and snarls of the CGI Hulk. He is following this after also doing the voice for the CGI Hulk in the 2008 movie.
– In the scene where Bruce Banner is talking with Tony Stark alone, there is a glass screen dividing the two. When the camera is behind Banner, if you look very closely, Banner’s reflection on the screen is not his, but the Hulk’s.
– In the Avengers movie, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is often wearing a Black Sabbath shirt. Black Sabbath have a song called Iron Man.
– During the last fight scene in The Avengers, you will see a scene where people are running away from a building. Look on the building, that is the colantotte logo. If you don’t know, Colantotte is the company who made Tony Starks wristbands, which is an actual company.
– Almost at the end of the film when they are showing various news footage of the aftermath of the battle, Two old guys playing chess on on of the monitors , one of them talks to camera,which is Stan Lee creator of the marvel comics superheroes in the film.
– On a plane from LA to London, Gregory Peck’s plane was struck by lightning over the Atlantic.
– Weeks later, executive producer Mace Neufeld also left LA. Lightning struck this plane too, to which Neufeld says: “It was the roughest five minutes I’ve ever had on an airliner.”
– While producer Harvey Bernhard was in Rome, lightning just missed him.
– Rottweilers hired for the film attacked their trainers.
– A hotel at which director Richard Donner was staying got bombed by the IRA; he was also struck by a car.
– Peck cancelled another flight, to Israel, the plane he would have chartered crashed…killing all on board.
– On day one of the shoot, several principal members of the crew survived a head-on car crash.
– In Holland, on Friday, August 13th 1976, designer John Richardson was travelling with a female companion, Liz Moore. The car crashed, and when Richardson came to, he saw something rather chilling. Liz was dead, with injuries bearing an uncanny resemblance to the ones he had prepared for David Warner. As he looked out of the window though, the sight chilled him even more when he noticed a sign which had the distance to a dutch town, reading: Ommen, 66.6 km.
– The day after filming was completed at the Longleat Safari Park, a zookeeper was killed in the lion area, thereby fueling the sense of a curse on the film.