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  1. Colombiana was originally written as a sequel to Leon/The Professional The original trailer music for Pale Rider is a piece of stock music that is currently used as the Channel 4 news theme (and has been for many years). Mia and Marsellus Wallace's house in Pulp Fiction was actually Wes Craven's house. The skeletons used in the swimming pool scene in Poltergeist were real. Similarly with (some) of the bodies in the Well of Souls in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Speilberg was notorious at this point in his career for stuff like this. The Overlook Hotel in The Shining is a set. All of it. It burned down part way through filming too. Bohemian Rhapsody is, by and large, a fantasy. Harrison Ford was Speilberg's original choice to play Oskar Schindler. Ford turned it down because he felt his presence in the film would be a distraction from it's subject matter. Psycho was the first movie to feature a flushing toilet.
  2. The Die Hard film was based on a novel called Nothing Lasts Forever, that was itself a sequel to another novel The Detective, which later became a Sinatra movie.
  3. Filmed in Kent. Kubrick refused to fly and spent all of his life after the 1950s in England, except for occasional trips by boat. Ironic because he had a pilot's license.
  4. "Come into my layer," said the spider to the fly.
  5. It was more to do with the appalling director, to be fair. The script fits the fantasy/mythology theme nicely.
  6. The actor himself requested the coach because he couldn't work with the original directing duo. Apparently Ron Howard has re-shot up to three quarters of the film - which is why there's been no trailer yet. I'm very surprised they haven't moved it back to Christmas 2018. John Williams doing the music too. If they've recovered it from Lord and Miller it should be decent - it's a Lawrence Kasdan script after all.
  7. That was Jar Jar that called him Little Annie.
  8. Morning, I'm currently building a website for a project we're working on using GoDaddy's Managed Word Press package. What we need to do to is offer an ability for visitors to pledge support without making any financial contribution, just a kind of indicator that they think the project is good, worth supporting and they put their name to it. Almost all of the pledge plugins and apps are centred around financial fundraising which we'll be handling separately via GoFundMe. Any pointers would be appreciated.
  9. We're hoping to get this on one of the channels in the New Year, either C4 or Film Four. If there's any other suggestions you can think of i.e. movie channels available via Freeview do let me know. And if you want to watch it before then you can buy/rent on Amazon Instant Video, watch free on Amazon Prime or buy the DVD all from here http://bit.ly/2448OTB Merry Christmas y'all. UTO
  10. The Force Awakens was more of an homage to the original trilogy of films. It did what it needed to - repaired the damage done to the franchise by Lucas' prequels, and engaged a new audience in the forthcoming films. Personally I thought it was great fun, which is what I wanted from a movie for two and a half hours on a cold December evening.
  11. Very detailed outline of the next season available on Reddit briefly and now summarised here. Beware spoilers. OBVS. Obviously unable to say how accurate or otherwise these are.
  12. I'm a little inclined to agree with you actually. The CG looks too CG - whether the final grading has been done on the film remains to be seen but I would hope for a look more akin to the original trilogy and TFA rather than something that harks back to the "plastic" look of the prequel films. This film does finish ten minutes before the start of the original Star Wars so something that is visually consistent would be expected. Having said that there are some nice shots in there - I love the sequence showing the Death Star upside down and then causing an eclipse on the planet. Nice.
  13. He does a brilliant expose of how the Hollywood system is rigged towards the blockbuster movies, with studios controlling the multiplexes and thereby the content at them, squeezing out smaller, more independent films (which in turn, makes it easier to justify funding blockbusters and harder to justify funding non-blockbusters). Vicious circle. The audio book of it is on-line.
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