Best movie trivia of 1968

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Romeo and Juliet picture

Trivia: Director Franco Zefferelli had to get special permission to show Olivia Hussey, a teenager at the time, topless in one scene.

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2001: A Space Odyssey picture

Trivia: The little girl on the picture phone is director Stanley Kubrick's daughter Vivian. (00:27:50)

Larry Koehn
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Night of the Living Dead picture

Trivia: The scene where Barbara crashes the car into the tree wasn't scripted originally; an accident that put a large dent in the car before the scene was shot prompted George Romero to re-write the scene in such a way that the dent is justified.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang picture

Trivia: Julie Andrews was the actress chosen to play the part of Truly Scrumptious. However, as revealed in "Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography", Ms. Andrews had grown tired of being typecast in playing the same type of roles in Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. She turned down the part.

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Planet of the Apes picture

Trivia: To help keep Heston from hurting his feet when running, he was fitted with rubber soles molded to look like bare feet.

Nicki
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Green Berets picture

Trivia: Even though the US military had a big part in the production of this film they asked the producer (John Wayne) not to credit them because they thought the movie was so pro-military that it bordered on propaganda.

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Yours, Mine and Ours picture

Trivia: Tim Matheson (Mike) and Jennifer Leak (Colleen) later married after meeting on the set of the movie.

Jeff Swanson
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Bullitt picture

Trivia: In the restaurant scene near the beginning of the film, the actor playing the waiter accidentally flips the corner of the menu in Steve McQueen's eye, but it was left in the finished film.

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Ice Station Zebra picture

Trivia: Patrick McGoohan committed himself to appearing in "Ice Station Zebra" whilst he was filming his famous TV series "The Prisoner". However, as is well known, "The Prisoner" went massively overbudget and seriously behind schedule. As a result, McGoohan had to leave filming of "The Prisoner" in late 1967 for several weeks, in order to appear in "Ice Station Zebra". This is the reason why several episodes of "The Prisoner" have McGoohan either absent or only in previously filmed flashbacks and inserts...McGoohan could not be filming both "The Prisoner" at Elstree, and "Ice Station Zebra" in Hollywood at the same time.

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Where Eagles Dare picture

Trivia: The idea of helicopters was not necessarily new in WW2, but effective designs were not made until after the war; there is evidence from some literary sources (one of them being a book named "German Secret Weapons of WW2" or something like that) that the Germans did indeed conduct experiments and designs on this vehicle type.

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The Lion in Winter picture

Trivia: Filming was delayed for several weeks after Anthony Hopkins fell from a horse and broke his arm. In several scenes, his armor is concealing a plaster cast. Director Anthony Harvey was stricken with hepatitis, causing further delays in post-production editing. Only Katharine Hepburn's intervention stopped the film's Hollywood backers from handing editing duties off to someone else and from possibly shelving the entire project. (From the director's DVD commentary.)

Jean G
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Witchfinder General picture

Trivia: When Vincent Price, "The King of Hams", once got into an argument with the very promising 25-year-old British director Michael Reeves during this film's shooting, he said: "I've made eighty-seven movies." Reeves responded: "I've made three good ones."

S.Holmes
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Charly picture

Trivia: This movie is based on the book "Flowers for Algernon." The Simpsons also spoofed this in an episode called "HOMR." (The one where they find that Homer has a crayon up his nose.).

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Rosemary's Baby picture

Trivia: This is the very spot at the Dakota building on 72nd Street in New York City where John Lennon was murdered. (00:02:00)

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Barbarella picture

Trivia: Dildano's password ("Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch") is the name of a village in Wales.

hifijohn
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Columbo: Prescription Murder picture

Trivia: The first choice for actors to play Colombo was Bing Crosby.

Leonard Hassen
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Oliver picture

Trivia: The director, Carol Reed, is actually Oliver Reed's (portrays Bill Sikes) uncle.

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The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band picture

Trivia: Walter Brennan plays Grandpa Bower, the father of Calvin Bower (Buddy Ebsen). In real life, Brennan was only fourteen years older than Ebsen.

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Mayerling picture

Trivia: Ava Gardner plays Empress Elizabeth, the mother of Archduke Rudolf (Omar Sharif). In real life, Gardner was only ten years older than Sharif.

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Star! picture

Trivia: Bruce Forsyth, who plays Arthur Lawrence, was only 7 years older than Julie Andrews, who plays his daughter Gertrude.

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