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It (2017)

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Trivia: Bill SkarsgÄrd was purposely kept separated from the child-actors during filming, and outside of some early publicity photos, the kids never saw him until the first scene they filmed together in order to get their genuine reactions. The kids were both genuinely scared of him, but also incredibly excited after filming their first scene.

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Trivia: When Ana is telling Hannah, her new assistant, what she expects of her in the job, the dialogue is taken from the 1988 film "Working Girl," starring Dakota Johnson's mother, Melanie Griffith. Ana says, "I expect you to call me Ana. I don't expect you to fetch me coffee, unless you're getting some for yourself, and the rest, we'll just make up as we go along." In "Working Girl," Melanie Griffith says, "I expect you to call me Tess. I don't expect you to fetch me coffee unless you're getting some for yourself, and the rest we'll just make up as we go along."

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Trivia: It was comedian Jerry Seinfeld of all people that gave Hugh Jackman the idea to retire from the role of Wolverine. Jackman was attending a diner party with Seinfeld and asked him how he knew when it was time to end his legendary sitcom. Seinfeld told him "You need to leave something in the tank. If you feel like, 'OK, I think we might have said everything but there is still a little bit left, ' then that's the time to go." Jackman took it to heart and decided to go out on a high note and make the best film he possibly could to end his tenure as Wolverine, and considers "Logan" to be the most personal of all of his portrayals of the character.

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Trivia: The first movie cut version of the score for Ghost In The Shell was done by Clint Mansell, Kevin Riepl and Kiner, and Lorn. However due to test screenings, the majority of the work was dropped due to the audiences negative reaction towards the scenes with philosophical elements and the ending of the film. Thus Lorne Balfe was ask to do the replacement score for the new cut of the movie and the movie score soundtrack by Clint Mansell was canned. Yet in both versions, Kevin Kiner's music was stilled used. However, for legal reasons, the complete score for the film will never be released. Despite that, Lorne Balfe's music work was released of late December 2017 through Facebook by wav download link.

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Trivia: In the opening credits there's a hidden image of Wolverine's arms with his claws out. To add a meta level to it, there's an image of an actual Easter egg in place of Wolverine's head.


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Trivia: There were rumors right up until the release that the film was a prequel to the 2004 superhero movie "Hellboy" - in no small part because both films feature an amphibious man played by actor Doug Jones as one of the lead characters, and both films were also directed by Guillermo del Toro. Despite the widespread speculation, del Toro consistently denied any plot or character associations between "The Shape of Water" and the Hellboy films.

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Trivia: In the opening scene, one of the soldiers has "Bedtime for Bonzo" written on his helmet. This is a reference to the film with Ronald Reagan about an intelligent chimp.

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Trivia: Due to the success of 2002's "The Ring" and it's 2005 sequel "The Ring Two", a third film was planned for some time, with rumors of it starting as early as 2006. In the early 2010's, the film was greenlit under the working title "The Ring 3D" to capitalize on the resurgence of 3D films following James Cameron's "Avatar." However, the production was troubled and the film didn't go into principal photography until 2015, with the budget having been slashed and the proposed 3D concept having been dropped. The film was originally intended for a November 2015 release, but this was pushed back to April and then again to October of 2016 to accommodate studio-mandated reshoots to make the film more marketable. Less than a month before its intended October release, it was again pushed back to February, 2017.

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Trivia: Nixon's actual voice was used from White House tapes for the scenes where he is on the phone in the Oval Office.


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Trivia: There are only two women with speaking parts in the whole film, with 47 words between them.

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Trivia: Lucas told Mr. Butler that his mother died when he was very young. Assuming this is true, when his dad asked him, "Is there anything you want me to tell your mother for you?" his father was planning on committing suicide or believed Lucas was going to kill him. (The empty prescription bottles suggest suicide). (01:12:48)


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Trivia: Quarter horses, such as "Lean on Pete", are nicknamed "the world's fastest athletes" and are considered the world's most popular horse breed. They can (or should be able to) beat other breeds in quarter-mile (finished in 23 seconds) or shorter races. Speeds of 55 mph have been clocked - but only for short distances.


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Trivia: Although relatively rare and quickly dwindling, there are still some (100,000?) functional payphones (coin-operated or credit card) in the US, including in New York. It is doubtful there would be one outside of Henry's elementary school, but pay phones are typically near public buildings.


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Trivia: In the movie, Sandy shows up at the premiere. In real life, Sandy did not come to the premiere as Tommy had not invited him due to incidents on set with Tommy's behaviour. Actor Kyle Vogt also did not come for similar reasons.

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Trivia: Charlie was trying to find Laura's killer during the Summer of 1969. The night the officer brought Charlie home, there was a Christmas tree, decorations (tinsel/garland), and Christmas greeting cards hung on the wall in his house. In Australia, Christmas is celebrated in the summer because December, January, and February are summer months south of the equator. Christmas is still celebrated on December 25th - the date, not the "season", is what matters. (00:47:00)


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Trivia: "Before I Fall" shares some pretty interesting parallels to the movie "Happy Death Day." Both films feature a young woman who is trapped in a time loop. Both films were released in 2017. Universal Pictures handled the home-video distribution of "Before I Fall" and the theatrical distribution of "Happy Death Day." And Halston Sage and Logan Miller both co-starred in "Before I Fall," in addition to "Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse," which had the same director as "Happy Death Day."


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