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16th Sep 2003

The King and I (1956)

Trivia: The King of Siam depicted in the film is King Mongkut, who ruled Siam from 1851 until his death in 1868.

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Trivia: 1980s teen idol Tiffany provided the voice of Judy Jetson. She also provided the songs found in the film. To her dismay, critics not only attacked the film, but the songs she sang.

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16th Sep 2003

Enter the Dragon (1973)

Trivia: While the film's title makes it seem that there will be a sequel, there never was.

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16th Sep 2003

The Ring (2002)

Trivia: This film is an American remake of the Japanese horror/suspense film "Ringu."

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Trivia: Because of the popularity of the film, a television series titled, "My Big Fat Greek Life" acts as a sequel to it. Unfortunately, due to low ratings and poor reviews, the series was cancelled after several episodes.

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Trivia: After surpassing "The Blair Witch Project" in October 2002, the film became the highest grossing independent film of all time until "The Passion of the Christ" in March 2004. It took more than five months to reach that goal, as the film was originally released in the United States on April 21, 2002 and had a limited release.

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16th Sep 2003

Life is Beautiful (1997)

Trivia: Roberto Benigni became the first Italian actor in more than 35 years to win an Oscar for an acting role. The last winner was Sophia Loren. His unexpecting Oscar win for "Best Actor" marked only the second time that an actor had directed himself in an Academy Award winning performance. The other was Laurence Olivier for Hamlet (1948). Benigni also became the first actor to win a best actor oscar for an non-English speaking role.

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16th Sep 2003

Primary Colors (1998)

Trivia: The film is a disguised account of the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. The names of the principle characters had been changed (e.g. Jack Stanton represents Bill Clinton) from the real people they represent.

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16th Sep 2003

Primary Colors (1998)

Trivia: When the original novel was published, the author was identified as "Anonymous." As a result of curious professors and investigative journalists trying to identify the author, the person was identified as Joe Klein, an American magazine columnist who was working for the newsmagazine Newsweek. Investigators had shown that the writing style found in "Primary Colors" is identical to the writing style found in Klein's Newsweek articles.

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16th Sep 2003

From Hell (2001)

16th Sep 2003

Phone Booth (2002)

Trivia: Even though the film was supposed to be released on November 15, 2002, the Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia (sometimes called "The Beltway") sniper attacks in October delayed it until April 2003.

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Trivia: The reasons why the character designs differ from episode to episode is that several teams of animators worked in different episodes to complete 52 episodes within a six month period. Japanese animators (because of budget restraints and tight deadlines), must complete animation within a short time period, unlike Western animators who have the time and budget to finish their works within a year or two.

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15th Sep 2003

Starship Troopers (1997)

Trivia: The view that people acquired citizenship and the right to vote through military service reflected the views of "Starship Troopers" author Robert Heinlein. His views were influenced by his years in military service during World War II, and what he saw as the supposed "laziness" of civilians.

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15th Sep 2003

Red Dawn (1984)

Trivia: According to the Guinness Book of World Records at the time, this film held the record for being the most violent movie ever made, with scenes of violence every five minutes.

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15th Sep 2003

Psycho (1960)

Trivia: The film somewhat stirred controversy when it was released because it was the first time that a leading actress' (Janet Leigh) character dies during the first third of the film. Before Psycho, the leading actress' character either lives throughout the film or dies at the end. Her character never dies early in the film.

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15th Sep 2003

The Pianist (2002)

Trivia: When director Roman Polanski won the Oscar for "Best Director" during the 2003 Academy Awards ceremony, he did not attend because of his statutory rape conviction in 1977. If he returns to the United States, Polanski will be immediately arrested once he steps into American soil. On late 2003, actor Harrison Ford presented the Oscar that Polanski won in March during the Deauville Film Festival in France.

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15th Sep 2003

Monster's Ball (2001)

Trivia: For her role in the film, Halle Berry became the first black actress (even though she is actually bi-racial, as her mother is white) to win an Oscar for "Best Actress."

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