On Cinema (S1, Ep. 101): ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ and ‘Flight’

It would take about 9.4 million balloons to lift Carl’s house in Up.

The word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” actually predates its use in Mary Poppins.

The names of the main characters in Frozen sound out the name of the author of the original story the movie is based on. Hans, Kristoff, Anna, Sven = Hans Christian Andersen.


On Cinema (S1, Ep. 101): 'The Man with the Iron Fists' and 'Flight'

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Dick Van Dyke’s accent coach during Mary Poppins was Irish, and according to Van Dyke, “didn’t do an accent any better than I did.”

Lady GaGa’s bra size is 34B.

The author Aldous Huxley was hired by Disney to write a script for Alice in Wonderland. Walt Disney rejected the script because he said he could only understand every third word.

Beast’s appearance in Beauty and the Beast is an amalgamation of several animals. It’s said he has the head of a buffalo, the brow of a gorilla, the body of a bear, the mane of a lion, the tusks of a boar, and the legs and tail of a wolf.

Since the filming for True Blood began, Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) started dating his co-star Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse).

Harry Styles and Justin Bieber can juggle.

When filming Chinatown Jack Nicholson was dating Anjelica Huston, the daughter of his screen nemesis John Huston. She visited the set on the day that her father's character asked Nicolson's Jake Gittes, “Did you sleep with my daughter?”. Awkward.

Colin Farrell auditioned in front of Louis Walsh to appear in Boyzone.

The arty charcoal pic of Kate Winslet's boobs in Titanic? Drawn by one James Cameron.

Technically, alcohol and the resulting hallucinations are what unlock Dumbo’s potential in Dumbo. Go booze.

Play It, Sam? Dooley Wilson, Sam in Casablanca, was a professional drummer who couldn't play the piano. He simply mimed along, copying an offscreen pianist.

Niall Horan is a big fan of Justin Bieber, he screamed when Justin followed him on Twitter.

Liam Payne from One Direction has a fear of spoons.

Alfred Hitchcock’s, Psycho (1960) was the first American film ever to show a flushing toilet.

Michael Smiley aka Tyres from Spaced can be seen as one of the zombies outside The Winchester in Shaun of the Dead in full Tyres get-up.

29 days after the Titanic sank a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.

Novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby is brother-in-law to novelist and screenwriter Robert Harris.

The final cut of Terminator 2: Judgement Day ends with a make-your-own-mind-up soliloquy about fate and the future. It could have ended with Sarah Connor as an old lady sitting in a futuristic LA park showing us that everything was hunky dory. Hasta la vista nuance.


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