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Trivia: Albert Uderzo, co-creator of Asterix, was born with six fingers on each hand. The additional fingers were surgically removed early in childhood as a precaution, as the infant Uderzo would sometimes violently pull on them when enraged or annoyed.

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Trivia: Filming actually took place in China, including at the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors.

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Trivia: Rachel Weisz did not appear in the third installment because she had 'different interests than the screenplay', which was widely believed to mean that she thought the film was poorly written.

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Trivia: Jonathan's Egyptian themed nightclub in Shanghai is named Imhotep's, in reference to the name of the Mummy in the first two films in the franchise.

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Trivia: The film made $400m, the lowest in the franchise, and had mediocre reviews.

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Suggested correction: Actually, "The Scorpion King" has by far the lowest gross of the '99 "Mummy" franchise. Additionally, I don't see how reviews constitute trivia.

TedStixon

If the first part was true then it could be trivia. But I agree that reviews in general shouldn't be trivia.

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Trivia: The desert battlefield's setting was actually a training facility for the Chinese army that was leased, and so filming often had to be halted when the soldiers were marching.

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Trivia: Luke Ford, who played Alex O'Connell as an adult in this film, was initially signed on for a further 3 potential sequels and was destined to be the new main action hero of the franchise, succeeding Brendan Fraser, but the sequels were never made.

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Trivia: Freddie Boath passed on auditioning for Harry Potter to audition for this film instead, because he was such a fan of The Mummy.

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Trivia: During the big fight between Batman and Superman, a broken window has the same shape as Ontario, in Canada. Superman creator Joel Shuster was born in Toronto. The broken window is only ever shown from Superman's angle, not Batman's. This was confirmed by Zack Snyder as being a deliberate, if obscure, easter egg.

Jennyred

9th Jan 2019

Spectre (2015)

Other mistake: Q chides Bond for not returning the Aston Martin in one piece, but it was Bond's personal car that he won in the Bahamas according to Casino Royale - why would he need to return it?

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Suggested correction: Because now Q will be asked to repair the vehicle. More work and the fact that Bond rarely returns items in 1 piece.

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9th Jan 2019

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Trivia: Kubrick pushed Sydney Pollack to his limits while filming Eyes Wide Shut. Pollack asked how Kubrick wanted him to walk across a room to answer a door. Kubrick said "I don't know, you decide'. Pollack kept trying different ways for the next two days, waiting for Kubrick to approve. Eventually, exhausted, Pollack said he was satisfied, and Kubrick replied 'I wondered how much longer it would take you'.

Jennyred

9th Jan 2019

The Shining (1980)

Trivia: Kubrick tortured Shelly Duvall to get the performance he wanted out of her. He told the crew to have no sympathy for her, and pushed her to do many retakes until she would cry. The scene where she walked backwards on the stairs with the baseball bat was filmed up to 127 times by some counts. At the end of filming she presented Kubrick with clumps of her hair that had fallen out due to stress.

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Other mistake: In the fighter plane scene, their hats don't blow away.

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Trivia: There are nods to the fictional brands Red Apple cigarettes and Big Kahuna burger used in Quentin Tarantino's films, because he was dating Mira Sorvino at the time.

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Trivia: In the opening credits there's a hidden image of Wolverine's arms with his claws out. To add a meta level to it, there's an image of an actual Easter egg in place of Wolverine's head.

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Trivia: In the movie poster, the skull of the moth is made of seven naked female bodies. The image of the "skull orgy" originated in a portrait photograph by Philippe Halsman of Salvador Dali, entitled Salvador Dali In Voluptate Mors. The photo itself was inspired by surrealist Dali's Female Bodies as a Skull painting.

Jennyred

3rd Jan 2019

Batman Returns (1992)

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Trivia: The Christmas ball scene is symbolic: since it is a masquerade party all the guests are in disguise. The only guests who aren't wearing masks are Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. This implies that their real personalities are Batman and Catwoman respectively, and that their public persona is the real disguise.

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Trivia: Darth Vader's helmet was symmetrical for the first time in a Star Wars film, as it was made by a machine - the original was hand crafted and was slightly aspherical.

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3rd Jan 2019

The Godfather (1972)

Trivia: The race horse in Woltz's stable is a high quality healthy stud horse, but when the (real) horse's head is in the bed it has cataracts in its eyes - probably because an older horse had been sent to the slaughterhouse, and its head used for this scene.

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Trivia: People speculate that HAL is a reference to IBM, as the letters differ by one position. Kubrick says this is a coincidence, but was concerned about IBM's reaction to the film's references, including the IBM logo on Bowman's spacesuit. However IBM had no problem as long as they weren't associated with the "equipment failure," or listed as technical advisors for the computer.

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Suggested correction: Despite decades of rumors regarding the relationship between Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and IBM, the fact is that IBM worked very closely with the production (assisting and advising on futuristic onscreen computer effects), and there was never any conflict or concern with IBM's reaction to the film.

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