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

For Dr. Strangelove, Peter Sellers was paid $1 million, 55 percent of the film’s budget.

Steven Spielberg pops up for a cameo in Vanilla Sky wearing a Pre-Crime baseball cap.

Quentin Tarentino was originally going to use the song Wise Man by Frank Ocean in Django Unchained but chose not to


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

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High and Low (1963)
143 min|Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller|November 26, 1963
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Memento (2000)
113 min|Mystery, Thriller|May 25, 2001
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A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

JFK (1991)
189 min|Drama, History, Thriller|December 20, 1991
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New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
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A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.


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As a child, Conor Maynard, his brother and next door neighbour would ride their bicycles in their gardens, pretending to catch Pokémon.

Johnny Depp has a fear of clowns and spiders.

Jackie Chan provided the speaking and singing voice for Beast in the Chinese version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Britney Spears has guest-starred on sitcoms How I Met Your Mother and Will & Grace.

One Direction member, Louis Tomlinsion, hates baked beans.

On 20 January 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat, thinking it was only a rubber one.

Lady Gaga wrote Born This Way in 10 minutes.

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.

William Goldman’s original script title for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. The names were reversed when Paul Newman took on the role of Butch

Sleeping Beauty was a huge flop in 1959, resulting in massive layoffs at Disney. It was the last Disney princess movie until The Little Mermaid came out 30 years later.

106-year-old Manoel de Oliveira was the oldest active film director until 2015. He began making movies during the silent era.

Chris Brown has appeared on an episode of Sesame Street.

The poop in Trainspotting was made from chocolate. Yummy.

Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said "It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge."

Like Facebook, Star Wars was originally prefixed by the definite article 'The'. Much cleaner without it.

The first notable film lensed by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins was the 1984 adaptation of George Orwell's 1984.

Elvis Presley was a natural blonde.

Young Ellie from Up is voiced by the daughter of the director, Ellie Docter.


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