TOP 10 Films of the 1960's
1. The Sound of Music (1965)
2. The Jungle Book (1967)
3. Dr Zhivago (1965)
4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
5. Mary Poppins (1964)
6. The Graduate (1968)
7. 101 Dalmations (1961)
8. Thunderball (1965)
9. Funny Girl (1968)
10. Cleopatra (1963).
The top 10 films of the 1980's
1. ET (1982)
2. Return of the Jedi (1983)
3. Batman (1989)
4. The Empire Strike back (1980)
5. Ghostbusters (1984)
6. Raiders of the lost Ark (1981)
7. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
9. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
10. Back to the Future(1985).
Top 10 films of the 1970's
1. Star wars (1977)
2. Jaws (1975)
3. Grease (1978)
4. The Exorcist (1973)
5. The Godfather (1972)
6. Superman (1978)
7. Close encounters (1977)
8. The Sting (1973)
9. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
10. National Lampoons Animal House (1978).
Shooting time for the 102 minute picture: 10 weeks
Cost of building ricks cafe: $9200
Total cost of the film: $1,039,000
Cost of a ticket to see Casablance in 1943: $1.25
Number of times Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman kiss on screen: 5
Age of Bergman then: 24
Age of Bogart then: 43
Bergmans weekly pay: $3125
Bogart's weekly pay: $3500
Dooley Wilson's weekly pay: $150
Number of times Bogart says "Heres lookin at you kid": 4
Actors Dubbed in films
James Dean in Giant
Ursula Andress in Dr No
Jack Hawkins in Lawrence of Arabia
Burt Lancaster in the Leopard
Gert Frobe in Goldfinger
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hercules in New York
Robert Shaw in Force 10 from Navarone
Mel Gibson in Mad Max
David Niven in Trail of the Pink Panther
Andie MacDowell in Greystoke Tarzan Lord of the Apes.
Can you think of any more?
10 actors who have played the American President
Henry Fonda in Fail safe, Young Mr Lincoln and meteor
Kevin Kline in Dave
Loretta Swit in Whoops Apocalypse
Donald Pleasance in Escape from New York
Walter Huston in Gabriel over the whitehouse
Hal Holbrook in the kidnapping of the president
Christopher jones in Wild in the streets
Peter Sellers in Doctor Strangelove
Zero Mostel in Foreplay
Can you think of any more?
Prices paid at auction for movie props
James Bond's Aston Martin from Goldfinger: $275,000 (1978)
Herman J. Mankiewicz's scripts from Citizen Kane & The American: $231,000 (1989)
Judy Garlands Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz: $165,000 (1988)
Piano from Paris scene in Casablanca: $154,000 (1988)
Charlie Chaplin's boots: $80,000 (1987)
Special effects painting from Wizard of Oz: $44,000 (1991)
A 16mmm film of a meeting of Danny Kaye and George Bernard Shaw: $42,000 (1989)
One of Marilyn Monroes Dresses from Some Like it Hot: $40,000 (1988)
First 10 films to win Best Picture Oscar
Broadway melody (1929)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Grant Hotel (1932)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
The Great Ziegfield (1936)
The Life Of Emile Zola (1937).
Actors who have rejected their Oscars
Marlon Brando Best actor (1972)
George C. Scott Best actor (1970)
Dudley Nicholls Screenwriter (1935).
Voted worst singing in films
Bette Davis in Thank your lucky stars (1943)
Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls (1955)
Jack Lemmon in My Sister Eileen (1955)
Katherine Hepburn in The Desk Set (with Spencer Tracey on the Bongoes) (1957)
Lawrence Olivier in The Entertainer (1960)
Both Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood in Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Burt Reynolds in At long Last (1975)
Elizabeth Taylor in A little night music (1978)
Sylvester Stallone in Rhinestone (1984)
Can you think of any more?
Actors real names
Winona Ryder is Winona Horowitz
Michael Keaton is Michael Douglas
Tom Cruise is Thomas Mapother IV
Mickey Rourke is Philip Rourke
Demi Moore is Demi Guynes
Raquel Welch is Raquel Tejada
Can you think of any more?
The top 10 Character names
Jack, John, Frank, Harry,David,
George, Michael, Tom, Mary, Paul.
Last Minute Film Replacements
Henry Fonda was replaced by Clint Eastwood for A Fist Full of Dollars
Emily LLoyd was replaced by Winona Ryder for Mermaids
Winona Ryder was replaced by Sofia Coppola for the Godfather Part 3
Robert Redford was replaced by Dustin Hoffman for the Graduate
Alec Baldwin was replaced by Harrison Ford for the Raiders of the Lost ark
Harvey Keitel was replaced by Martin Sheen for Apocalypse Now.
Nicholas Cage had two teeth pulled out for Birdy and swallowed six live cockroaches for vampires kiss.
Madonna's breast were glued into her gown for Dick Tracy.
Mary Stuart Masterson did the bee charming herself in Fried Green Tomatoes.
Al Pacino had his teeth filed and stained yellow for the Godfather, Part II.
Sigourney Weaver didn't wash for 6 weeks and smoked 100 cigarettes every day to copy dian Fossey's Croaky voice for Gorilla's in the mist.
Carrie Fisher had her breasts taped down for star wars.
Meryl Steep lost 11kg and shaved her head for sophies choice.
Robert De Niro shoved plugs up his nose, gained weight and wore silk underwear from the firm that originally supplied Al Capone, for the Untouchables.
Charles Fleischer wore a rabbit costume throughout the 4 month dubbing of Roger Rabbit's voice.
Strange Film Credits
Blob wrangler: The Blob.
Sperm Wrangler: Look who's talking Too.
Vomit creature: Poltergeist II.
Golf Advisor: The Two Jakes.
Cheese Host: Made in Heaven.
Orgy Advisor: Solomon and Sheba.
And Did you know
Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
American Graffiti’s budget was exactly $777,777.77, and it was delivered on time – and on budget.
In the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds, Tippi Hedren was actually cut in the face by a bird during the shooting of one sequence.
Sean Connery wore a toupee in every James Bond film.
The Munster’s House on Colonial Street was originally built for the 1946 production, So Goes My Love.
Johnny Depp dropped out of school at age 15 with hopes of becoming a rock star.
According to reports, during some of the Russian roulette scenes in the movie The Deer Hunter, a live round was put into the gun to heighten the
actors’ tension per Robert De Niro’s suggestion. It was checked, however, to make sure the bullet was not in the chamber before the trigger was
Jack Nicholson hates giving interviews so much that he has not appeared on a talk show since 1971.
When Bela Lugosi, star of the monster classic, Dracula, died in 1956, he was buried wearing a black silk cape similar to the one he wore in the film.
Wes Craven first proposed the script for A Nightmare on Elm Street, one of the most successful horror films of all time, in 1981, but no one was
Neither Michelle Rodriguez nor Jordana Brewster had drivers’ licenses or even learners’ permits before production of the film in Fast and the Furious.
John Carpenter was a huge Alfred Hitchcock fan. Two characters in Halloween (1978), were named after characters in Hitchcock films -Tommy Doyle,
from Rear Window (1954), and Sam Loomis, from Psycho (1960).
Jim Carrey was Tupac Shakur's favorite actor. While in prison, Carrey would write letters to Tupac to help him smile and laugh.
In the movie Field of Dreams, both Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are among the thousands of extras in the Fenway Park scene.
In the coliseum scenes in Gladiator, only the bottom two decks are actually filled with people. The other thousands of spectators are
In the infamous shower scene in Psycho, the sound of the knife-stabbing actress Janet Leigh was made by plunging a knife into a melon.
About 25% of the film Jaws was shot from water level so audiences could better relate to treading water.
Steven Spielberg nicknamed the mechanical shark in the movie Jaws, “Bruce.”
The first American film to show a toilet flushing on screen was Psycho.
The 1932 film Scarface was one of the first films to feature the Thompson submachine gun, known historically as the “tommy gun.”
In the film Pillow Talk, Tony Randall was supposed to fake a reaction to being decked in the face by one of the restaurant patrons. However, during
filming, the actor overestimated and actually knocked out Randall. The shot was so well done— it was used in the film.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks.
In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp.)
The Hollywood star who played the most leading roles in feature films was John Wayne (1907-1979), who appeared in 153 movies. The star with the
most screen credits is John Carradine (1906-1988), who has been in over 230 movies.
In The Godfather (1972), John Marley’s (Jack Wolz) scream of horror in the horse head scene was real, as he was not told that a real horse head,
which was obtained from a dog food company, was going to be used.
The first nude scene in a major motion picture was of swimmer and actress Annette Kellerman (1887-1975) in A Daughter of the Gods (1916).
To Have and Have Not (1945) is the only instance when a Nobel prize-winning author (Ernest Hemingway) was adapted for the screen by another
Nobel-winning author (William Faulkner)
Thomas Edison invented the first moving pictures, which were small film images that could be viewed in a box. Initially, he was opposed to showing
movies on the big screen because he thought one-on-one viewing would be more profitable.
The first movie to be filmed in Technicolor was Becky Sharp (1934).
David O. Selznick was fined $5,000 for the line “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” in Gone with the Wind (1939). The Catholic Legion of Decency
gave the movie a B rating, citing that the film was “morally objectionable in part for all.
The first movie to gross over $100 million was Jaws (1975)
The first African-American Oscar winner was Hattie McDaniel who was awarded the 1939 Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy in Gone
with the Wind.
The first feature film created solely with Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) was Toy Story (1995).
The laser swords in Star Wars (1977) were actually fiberglass rods coated with a highly reflective material. Light was reflected onto the rods by
mirrors in front of the camera lens and color was later enhanced by animation.
Girl-next-door actress Doris Day rejected the role of Mrs. Robinson, the middle-aged sexpot with a penchant for younger men in The Graduate (1967).
Planet Vulcan in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) is actually Yellowstone National Park.
The famous “burning of Atlanta” scene in Gone with the Wind (1939) consisted of burning the old sets from King Kong (1933), The Last of the
Mohicans (1936), and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936).
There were 124 midgets hired to play munchkins in The Wizard of Oz (1939). One midget fell into a studio toilet and was trapped there until
somebody finally found him.
The scene in which Judy Garland sings “Over the Rainbow” in The Wizard of Oz (1939) was almost cut from the movie. Assistant producer Arthur
Freed is credited with convincing MGM exec Louis B. Mayer to keep the scene.
The largest number of fatalities ever in a production of a film occurred during the shooting of the 1931 film Viking. Twenty-seven people died,
including the director and cinematographer, when a ship they were shooting from exploded in the ice off the coast of Newfoundland.
The greatest number of takes for one scene in a film is 324 in Charlie Chaplin’s 1931 City Lights
The largest make-up budget was $1 million for Planet of the Apes (1968), which represented nearly 17% of the total production cost.
The first Hollywood stunt man was ex-U.S. cavalryman Frank Hanaway who was cast in The Great Train Robbery (1903) for his ability to fall off a
horse without hurting himself.
The first film to receive an X rating under the Motion Picture Association of America system of classification was the anti-establishment
Greetings (1968) with Robert de Niro, though it later received an R.
During the “chest bursting” scene in Alien (1986), director Ridley Scott had the actors unexpectedly showered with actual entrails bought from a
nearby butcher shop so that their screams of horror would be real.
The Oscar statuette is not made of gold. It is a pewterlike alloy called brittanium, which is 93 percent tin, 5 percent antimony and 2 percent
copper. It is then plated with gold.
Bob Hope hosted the Academy Awards ceremony a record 18 times.
The most Oscar wins by a woman is eight, by costume designer Edith Head.
Peter O'Toole holds the record for the most best actor nominations without a win: eight.
Katharine Hepburn won the best actress award a record four times.
Meryl Streep is the queen of best actress nominees, with 14, and total acting nominations, with 17.
Deborah Kerr is the queen of best actress losers, with six forced smiles.
Walter Brennan won best supporting actor a record three times.
The only X-rated film to win best picture was "Midnight Cowboy" (1969).
Disney turned down the chance to make Back to the Future claiming the mother/son relationship was too risqué.
In the Stephen King novella for The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Freeman's Red is described as a white Irishman. The script sees Red
sarcastically quip, “Maybe it's cause I'm Irish” as a nod to the change.
Author Peter Benchley plays the role of a TV reporter in Jaws. Benchley was reportedly thrown off set after continually arguing with Spielberg about
the film's ending.
Ronald Reagan was originally announced as the lead for Casablanca. The proclamation turned out to simply be a ruse to keep the actor's name in
James Caan improvised the, now immortal, phrase “Bada-Bing” on the set of The Godfather.
Dooley Wilson, Sam in Casablanca, was a professional drummer who couldn't play the piano. He simply mimed along, copying an offscreen pianist.
South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut only uses the f-word 199 times.
While Casino clocks up a breathtaking 398 uses of the f-word , Nil By Mouth and Summer of Sam chuck over 400 F-bombs