Allister Cooper, 2011

Question: When the old Biff gives the Sports Almanac to his younger self, he cautions him that in the future, a teenage kid and an old man claiming to be a scientist will ask him about that book. The old Biff surely knew who they were; why didn't he give his younger self their names, Marty McFly and Doctor Emmet Brown?

Allister Cooper, 2011

Chosen answer: Old Biff did not count on his young version to be able to remember names. He knew what he was like at that age, and knows that young Biff with his short attention span and hotheaded nature would not be prone to remember much details, so he leaves them out.

Twotall

8th Sep 2008

The Exorcist

Trivia: In the book, Damian Karras' mother's first name is Mary, most likely a tribute to author/screenwriter William Peter Blatty's own mother, who was also named Mary. After she passed away, W P Blatty would write an autobiography which deals with her at length entitled 'I'll Tell Them I Remember You'.

Allister Cooper, 2011

18th Aug 2008

Memento (2000)

17th Aug 2008

El Mariachi (1992)

Trivia: According to the commentary, at the beginning of the film, when Azul steps out of the police station, he is met by two people in a pick up truck who drive up to meet him. The passenger who gives him his guitar case full of weapons is his real life brother, who plays his assistant in the film. The driver is Carlos Gallardo, the Mariachi, and he disguises himself by wearing a cap and sunglasses in order to not give himself away.

Allister Cooper, 2011

15th Aug 2008

Blue Thunder (1983)

Other mistake: Look carefully at the helicopter during the strafing scenes; at one point, the gunfire is not coming from the Blue Thunder at all, but from a Bell helicopter at a distance. Also, when we see the Blue Thunder helicopter during the attack, the cannon does not seem to be pointing at its targeted shots, let alone turning.

Allister Cooper, 2011

13th Aug 2008

Goodfellas (1990)

Trivia: In the film, Tommy is seen 'whacking' Morrie. In real life, by the time that happened, Tommy was already gone forever. Someone else was sent to hit Morrie.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Trivia: When Chuck and Penny are in her house getting to know each other, they talk religion. Penny asks Chuck what he is and he says he's Jewish. Penny asks him, 'Ashkenazi?' and he nods. Ashkenazi literally means 'German Jew' or a Jew of German descent. Today it means a European, Russian, or American-born Jew.

Allister Cooper, 2011

13th Jun 2008

The Crying Game (1992)

Trivia: When asked if he hoped to win an Oscar for his performance, Jaye Davidson said, 'Oh no, I hope I don't win. I'm not an actor, and if I win, it wouldn't be fair to the other people who are actors.'

Allister Cooper, 2011

13th Jun 2008

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Trivia: Though most of the characters depicted existed, there was another young lady, Mich, who, at the time, was Lana's good friend. She also knew Brandon. However, in the events following the tragedy, Mich moved out of Nebraska to avoid the attention.

Allister Cooper, 2011

30th May 2008

Titanic (1997)

Chosen answer: No particular reason why they couldn't if they wanted to. The gesture goes back into antiquity - the origins of the gesture are completely unknown, so they would be aware of it. It certainly wouldn't be the done thing for a well-brought-up young lady to do, but that doesn't mean that they couldn't if the situation appeared to warrant it.

Tailkinker Premium member

Exactly. There have always been people who display behaviors that are not "proper" or standard for the time. Another example is Cal and Rose having sex despite not being married yet. Considering his comments about her being "his wife in practice" and him asking why she didn't come to his room one night.

20th May 2008

Battle Royale (2000)

Trivia: In the bungalow, two female students, Hirono and Mitsuko, are having a beef. Hirono taunts Mitsuko, who loses patience and cries out, 'I've had it! Why does everyone gang up on me, what did I do!' In a website dedicated to the film, it states background information [most likely from the manga] that Mitsuko is the 'class slut', hence Hirono's accusations of Mitsuko stealing her boyfriend, among others, is justified.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Trivia: The role of Golde [or Golda] played by Norma Crane was her last role in a film; after starring in several TV episodes, she passed away in 1973.

Allister Cooper, 2011

15th May 2008

El Mariachi (1992)

Trivia: At the time of filming, Carlos Gallardo, who plays the Mariachi, actually lived on the same street where much of the chase scenes took place.

Allister Cooper, 2011

15th May 2008

JFK (1991)

Trivia: In an ET segment at the time of the film's release, Clay Shaw, though a known homosexual, had many friends in business circles and was not known to hold outrageous and elaborate gang bang slumber parties at his house.

Allister Cooper, 2011

15th May 2008

Schindler's List (1993)

Trivia: During filming, Ralph Fiennes, who played Amon Goeth, was introduced to actual Holocaust survivors who remembered the nightmare of their lives. When he approached to greet them, hand outstretched, some survivors cowered back in fear; so convincing was his appearance that he reminded them of the real Amon Goeth.

Allister Cooper, 2011

15th May 2008

Blue Thunder (1983)

Question: Near the end, Cochrane wants to kill Murphy. Why do it in the air? Even if Cochrane did wipe him out, the only way he would have to do that was to destroy the helicopter completely when he had the chance; instead, he injured Murphy and disabled the cannon somewhat, which is painful to watch and understandable, for fear of collatoral damage or simply because he did not want to blast it out of the sky and foot the bill. But the helicopter costs '$5 million', and even if Cochrane had the money, it would have been cheaper to take Murphy out on land instead of in public and in broad daylight.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Chosen answer: Murphy has been deemed a threat to the public at large by the authorities, having "snapped" and stolen an armed helicopter. Cochrane is using that determination as cover to finally kill Murphy, whom he's long despised. Killing Murphy on the ground would be harder to get away with. He would not be responsible for paying for the helicopter anymore than the Air Force or the other police helicopter crews would be had they sucessfully knocked Blue Thunder down.

johnrosa

14th May 2008

The Exorcist (1973)

Trivia: According to writer William Peter Blatty, the shooting of the film was supposed to be about 90 days long. It ended up being shot in about 210 days. He states that 'strange and sinister things happened from the very beginning.'.

Allister Cooper, 2011

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