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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: Pennywise has only four minutes of dialogue in the whole movie.

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Trivia: The highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all time. (Unadjusted for inflation).

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Trivia: Cary Fukunaga, whom is perhaps best known as a director on the series "True Detective" and for his works on films like "Jane Eyre", was originally contracted to write and direct the film. He eventually left the project after creative clashes with the studio, as he wanted to make a more unconventional film and executives feared his vision would not sit well with mainstream audiences. Fukunaga is still credited in the final film as a co-writer, however as many scenes from his version of the script were preserved in the final film.

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Trivia: When Richie is in the room full of clown statues, the statue to the immediate left of the miniature-casket at the end of the room is wearing the same outfit that Tim Curry wore in the 1990 TV-movie adaptation of "It." A small wink and nod to the prior film.

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Trivia: Pennywise's crooked eyes were not a special effect. Bill Skarsgard actually has a lazy eye. While he has been able to train himself to focus both eyes in the same direction, he simply stopped doing it for this film to make Pennywise look even weirder.

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Trivia: Pennywise's constant drooling was a happy accident. Bill Skarsgard kept drooling due to the false teeth he was wearing, and director Andy Muschietti loved the look of it and incorporated it into the character.

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Trivia: The Pennywise makeup reportedly took five hours to apply every day at first. The crew managed to work it down to two hours by the time filming had wrapped.

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Continuity mistake: When Eddie falls through the floorboards, you can see his arm looks perfectly fine and is unbroken in a few quick shots. After the movie cuts back to him a few moments later, suddenly his arm is badly broken. (01:20:30 - 01:23:25)

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Pennywise: This isn't real enough for you, Billy? I'm not real enough for you?
Richie Tozier: Holy shit!
Pennywise: It was real enough for Georgie!
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Question: Why does this version of Pennywise look so scary as opposed to Tim Curry's version? Tim's version looks harmless enough that children would definitely go up to him but Bill's version would certainly have scared a child even today.

Answer: It's a matter of artistic choice to create a different look and mood from its predecessor. The filmmakers of the new movie made Pennywise more overtly malevolent, whereas the Tim Curry version portrayed the character as benevolent looking to hide an evil interior, and be able to more easily gain children's trust..

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Answer: Artistic choice, and (directly or indirectly) being more faithful to the original novel. Pennywise's appearance in this film is almost an exact replica of the book's descriptions, with a 19th century style added to it, and some minor changes.

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