Trivia: Director Paul Verhoeven actually has a PhD in mathematics. He received it back in the 1960's in Holland. He left the field and became a film director. (From Director's commentary on "Basic Instinct: The Original Director's Cut".).
9th Jun 2006
8th Jun 2006
Trivia: The movie was a not so subtle plug for Apple/Macintosh. The director/producer Irwin Winkler is a "Mac man." All the personal computers Angela uses are Macs. Even at the end, the computer conference was filmed at the Moscone center in San Francisco and is a tribute/simulation to the main MacWorld conference which is held every January at the Moscone. The plot is based on the good guys using Macs and the bad guys on PC's/Windows. Still today, but especially raging back in the 1990's, was the huge Mac rivalry with Windows.
31st May 2006
29th May 2006
Trivia: In the beginning, the church scene was not actors but the actual congregation of that small evangelical church, minus Alice Lomax. Per the "Directors commentary" from the DVD, he worked with all the pastors/churches shown because he wanted their involvement and for it to be as authentic as possible. (00:13:30)
19th May 2006
2nd May 2006
Trivia: In Season 5, in the 3 part special (episodes 89-91) the whole gang heads to Hollywood. It is here that Fonzie jumps over a caged shark on water skiis. Today a TV show is said to have "jumped the shark" when it has passed its peak and fans feel a significant drop in quality. The phrase was popularized by the website www.jumptheshark.com.
25th Apr 2006
Trivia: The large delivery truck that almost hits Thomas Crown at the very beginning, as he walks across the street to the museum, is actually the same truck that is carrying his "Trojan horse" to the museum. The driver and license plate are the same (PB9975). In line with the theme and use of the Greek "Trojan Horse" is also the idea of a Greek tragedy; that he (Crown) would be killed by the very truck he hired to carry out his heist; felled by the very events he put into motion. An important part of Greek tragedy is hubris which is shown prominently in Thomas Crown. (00:02:45 - 00:05:10)
25th Apr 2006
Trivia: The actual glider used in the movie was a "Duo-Discus x" manufactured by Schempp-hirth and was the personal plane of millionaire Richard S. DuPont. The gliders sold new in 1999 (when the movie was made) for about $100,000. The DuPonts, besides being chemical giants, were pioneers in American gliding. (01:06:00)
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