Best mystery movie trivia of 2011

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Trivia: While the film is primarily written by "Scream" and "Scream 2" writer Kevin Williamson, due to a hectic production schedule, "Scream 3" writer Ehren Kruger was brought on to do some last-minute rewrites during filming. However, Kruger chose to go uncredited, as he mainly worked on "polishing up" scenes originally written by Williamson.

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Trivia: The newspaper where Barnaby leaves his fingerprints is Le petit vingtième, an inside joke to the children's supplement newspaper where Tintin's adventures were first published.

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Trivia: The final chess match between Moriarty and Holmes is based loosely on a famous chess match between chess masters Bent Larsen and Tigran Petrosian. The match involved the sacrifice of a queen and a surprise checkmate, thus mirroring Holmes' apparent sacrifice of himself to stop Moriarty.

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Trivia: In the coffee shop scene at the beginning, the cashier/server who waits on Daniel Craig is the daughter of Michael Nyqvist, the actor who played Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish version of this film.

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Trivia: Throughout the movie if you look in the background at the various graffiti tags, one in particular stands out. Look for the tag OZ. In almost every scene that has graffiti on the walls you 'll see it somewhere in the background, sometimes more than once. Although it is common for graffiti artists to leave multiple marks in multiple areas, Berlin is a big city and it can be spotted too often for it to be coincidence.

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Trivia: Shortly after Hugo drops a piece of metal from the suspending clock to the ground of the train station, the Station Inspector, assuming that Claude dropped it, loudly asks him if he is 'drunk, inebriated, shikker, etc.' The work shikker is from the Hebrew word shikkor for 'drunk'. Shikker actually means drunkard.

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Trivia: Reportedly, so much footage was shot during production, the producers suggested that they could construct an entire second movie out of the leftover deleted and unused scenes.

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Trivia: Despite relatively high billing in the opening credits, Stana Katic only has about five minutes of screen time.

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Trivia: The film was originally meant to have a large viral marketing push and a potential theatrical release. However, due to negative feedbacks in test-screenings, the film was quickly finished and released direct-to-video and the planned viral marketing campaign was dropped.

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