Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 7:43 am
The King of Horrors presents
“The Green Mile” has entered hearts and minds of many back when it was released as Stephen King’s novel. A touching story about supernatural powers, deceptive appearance, hidden racism and tough period in history became so popular that one could only sit and wait when the book would become a scenario for the movie. It happened pretty soon and the film has also gained enormous popularity, being far from light-weight comedies and cartoons that are always so loved by the public. Below are a few interesting facts about “The Green Mile” movie.
• Tom Hanks was supposed to be old Edgecomb, but even extensive makeup couldn’t make Hanks old enough.
• John Coffey’s initials coincide with those of Jesus Christ by Stephen King’s intention.
• Tom Hanks put an empty bottle in his pants in the episode where Coffey cures Edgecomb because Dunkan was unease at grabbing Hanks’ genitals.
• It was Bruce Willis who advised Michael Clarke Duncan to try for the role of John Coffey.
• 30 mice starred in the film as Mr. Jingles
• The film was nominated 4 times for the Academy Awards but won none. Instead, it won 2 prizes in People’s Choice Awards.
• Duncan and Morse’s height difference is 1 inch; all the filming was made from a special angle.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011 at 7:16 am
Billions throughout the world waited impatiently for the “Terminator 2” release day in 1991. Although it’s 20 years from now, and technologies of movie production are far ahead, the movie is still fascinating and has numerous fans. Here there are some facts of interest about the movie “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, often referred to as T2.
1. Oscars. In 1992 Terminator 2 won four Academy Awards – for sound mixing, sound editing, makeup and visual effects.
2. I’ll be back, baby! This sequel to “The Terminator” (1984) had the box office of $520 mln and, surprisingly, warm acceptance by the critics. Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid modest $15 mln, but just think: he only had some 700 words I this film! His famous phrase “Hasta la vista, baby” hereby costs almost $86,000 alone!
3. Cameron shrieks out. You can actually hear the film’s director James Cameron while watching T2: the shrieks of dying T-1000 Terminator belong to Cameron.
4. The first ever. The T2 was the first movie which visual effect specialists used human motion to create the computer-generated character.
5. Billy Idol was supposed to play T1000, but motorcycle accident prevented him from taking this part in the movie. James Cameron wanted him as a vivid contrast to Schwarzenegger, he said that T800 is a kind of Panzer tank, and T1000 – Porsche.
6. 12 gauge. T800’s favorite shotgun used through the film is a customized Winchester 1887.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 7:11 am
Since its release in 2009, American science fiction movie “Avatar” by James Cameron became the film of choice for hundreds of millions throughout the world. For those who consider themselves its fans, read these facts of interest about “Avatar”.
1. The storage for all the computer-graphic assets of the avatars’ world (plants and animals, insects, rocks, mountains, clouds, etc.) takes more than a petabyte (1,024 terabytes).
To compare – all digital scenes with “Titanic” took only 2 terabytes. This is about 1 / 500 of the volume used to store materials for the “Avatar”.
2. James Cameron himself was involved in the development of special 3D–cameras which were used for shooting.
3. The computer of WETA Studio processed all digital scenes of “Avatar”. With 30,000 processors installed, this device is known as one of five most powerful computers of the planet (this computer was used to digitize the film “Doom” as well).
4. James Cameron often brought his team into the wild woods of the Hawaii island during filming. The Director decided it would help the staff to better understand what the wildlife is.
5. Cameron worked on the screenplay 4 months from January to April 2006. His partner was Paul Frommer (linguist and director of the Center for Communication Management at the University of Southern California). Paul was the creator of the culture and language for Na’vi, aboriginal race of Pandora.
6. The Sigourney Weaver’s personage had the nickname “Shipley” – derived from Ripley, also the actress’s character in the project “Alien”.
Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 9:07 am
Hi! Soon I will tell you everything that you want to know about your favorite movies.
Interesting facts about “Avatar”, “Terminator”, “Green mile” etc.