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Parts of Sean Connery/Nicholas Cage film The Rock was used as justification to invade Iraq.

 

The intelligence briefing document claiming Iraq had weapons of mass destruction used a copy/paste of the movie’s description of VX poison gas (which doesn’t exist in real life).

 

 

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The snow used in The Wizard Of Oz was actually asbestos flakes

 

 

 


The snow in Home Alone was actually Potato flakes.

 

By the end of filming the area was covered in mashed potatoes. It was also slightly yellow so a lot of colour correcting had to take place in some scenes.

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On 12/02/2021 at 01:28, DeeJayOne said:

Parts of Sean Connery/Nicholas Cage film The Rock was used as justification to invade Iraq.

 

The intelligence briefing document claiming Iraq had weapons of mass destruction used a copy/paste of the movie’s description of VX poison gas (which doesn’t exist in real life).

 

 


Sort of.  One of the reasons that Blair and co did nothing wrong. 
 

An Intelligence agent claimed to have intelligence of Iraqi chemical production that was stored in glass containers, which is not something that happens in real life. 
 

The film, The Rock, happens to show this but there is no evidence the intelligence agent used the film as inspiration.  
 

The intelligence, which focused on new chemical weapons plants being built, was sent to Blair and the Cabinet and only withdrawn a long time later. 
 

It was not part of the final dossier which included other, more substantial and correct information.  

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A Chevy Chase film called Snow Day was filmed here in Edmonton.

 

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The story is based in a lovely residential neighbourhood that gets inundated with snow, hence a Snow day was called.

 

Scenes of the neighbourhood show piles of snow all over the place.

 

However, that winter was predominantly a brown one with warm temperatures and hardly any snow.

 

The snow in the film had to be trucked in in large quantities from the surrounding countryside.

 

Also, in the end titles, Edmonton isn't mentioned, only Calgary........Booo

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On 07/02/2021 at 23:36, DeeJayOne said:

The first Die Hard — in a roundabout way — is a sequel to the Frank Sinatra film “The Detective”.

 

Wasnt the script originally going to be a commando sequel? 

 

 The total footage  for 2001: A Space Odyssey was 200 times longer than the film

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18 hours ago, edmontonowl said:

A Chevy Chase film called Snow Day was filmed here in Edmonton.

 

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The story is based in a lovely residential neighbourhood that gets inundated with snow, hence a Snow day was called.

 

Scenes of the neighbourhood show piles of snow all over the place.

 

However, that winter was predominantly a brown one with warm temperatures and hardly any snow.

 

The snow in the film had to be trucked in in large quantities from the surrounding countryside.

 

Also, in the end titles, Edmonton isn't mentioned, only Calgary........Booo

 

 

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24 minutes ago, darklord said:

 

Wasnt the script originally going to be a commando sequel? 

 

 

That indeed was rumoured at some point, but is untrue.

 

Here's a bit of background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_Lasts_Forever_(Thorp_novel) & https://movieweb.com/die-hard-not-based-on-commando-2-script/

 

Another nugget of Die Hard trivia is that none of the Die Hard films started out as Die Hard films. They were all adapted from other projects that were already in pre-production and just effectively 're-skinned' to be a Die Hard film.

 

Similarly, 10 Cloverfield Lane wasn't a Cloverfield movie at all until it had wrapped and was in post-production. There were references to Cloverfield in the movie (originally called "The Cellar") as it was the same production company popping in some Easter eggs for fans (similar to Super 8 previously) and in the end they just decided to go all out and change the name to tie it in and try to create a 'Cloverfield Universe' to make more films around.

 

 

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On 22/02/2021 at 20:45, malek said:

Rik Mayall was casted and acted in first Harry Potter Movie, sadly, didn't make a cut to the finished product. 

 

And the new defence against the dark arts teacher is professor Alan ********

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When Doc Brown sends Einstein on a test run in the Delorean in Back To The Future, as the car passes the camera its a bloke in a dog suit.

 

Very creepy when you know.

 

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The 21 Jump Street series were Filmed in Vancouver, I was working in the Maintenance department for the North Vancouver School district . The flags outside the schools were all fixed at the top of the poles out side the schools so the kids would not steal them. When filming took place in any of our schools I had the cushy job of going up to replace the Canadian flag with the Stars and Stripes and then hang around the set all day and go up and change it back at the end of each days filming.

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On 22/02/2021 at 20:33, DeeJayOne said:

 

That indeed was rumoured at some point, but is untrue.

 

Here's a bit of background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_Lasts_Forever_(Thorp_novel) & https://movieweb.com/die-hard-not-based-on-commando-2-script/

 

Another nugget of Die Hard trivia is that none of the Die Hard films started out as Die Hard films. They were all adapted from other projects that were already in pre-production and just effectively 're-skinned' to be a Die Hard film.

 

Similarly, 10 Cloverfield Lane wasn't a Cloverfield movie at all until it had wrapped and was in post-production. There were references to Cloverfield in the movie (originally called "The Cellar") as it was the same production company popping in some Easter eggs for fans (similar to Super 8 previously) and in the end they just decided to go all out and change the name to tie it in and try to create a 'Cloverfield Universe' to make more films around.

 

 

Wasn’t Die Hard with a Vengeance originally a Lethal Weapon script?

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Not entirely movie related but TV so I'm using it but the theme tune to the X Files was written to lyrics by the composer Mark Snow

 

The lyrics are.

 

The X-Files is a show with music by Mark Snow

 

Now I've told you this, you'll never hear anything else when you hear the music

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On 07/02/2021 at 07:11, 1867owl said:

 

I thought it was just the majority of it.

 

Surely the scenes of them flying over the rice fields and shooting the Vietnamese civilians wasn't in the UK?

 

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.

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On 22/02/2021 at 19:56, darklord said:

 

Wasnt the script originally going to be a commando sequel? 

 

 The total footage  for 2001: A Space Odyssey was 200 times longer than the film

 

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.

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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.

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