Top 10 Pop Song Clichés (Quickie)

Years before Hit-Girl caused Daily Mail readers heads to explode with the use of the C-word, its first outing in Hollywood was in Carnal Knowledge. Jack Nicolson's character Jonathan utters the impressively eloquent line, “Answer me, you ball-busting, castrating, son of a cunt bitch!”. The actor would later call Nurse Ratched, “something of a cunt” in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

In order to credibly portray a rock band, the members of Stillwater in Almost Famous rehearsed for four hours a night, five nights a week, for six weeks.

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.”


Top 10 Pop Song Clichés (Quickie)

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The charcoal drawing of Kate Winslet in James Cameron’s, Titanic was actually drawn by James Cameron.

Peter Ostrum, Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, never acted in another movie after that and is now a veterinarian.

Kim Kardashian starred in the 2008 film spoof Disaster Movie as Lisa.

The creator of Peter Pan gave the story’s rights to a children’s hospital, so they could always collect royalties to fund their operations.

While shooting "The Blues Brothers" movie they had a budget for cocaine.

Production on Dreamworks’ Antz was sped up so that it would release before Pixar’s A Bug’s Life after the head of Pixar, John Lasseter, told his friend Jeffrey Katzenberg, the head of Dreamworks, about his film, which had already been in production for years.

According to a study on Academy Award speeches Steven Spielberg has been thanked more than God.

Development of Wreck-It Ralph started in the 1980s. The film was almost called High Score and Joe Jump.

Joss Whedon co-wrote Toy Story. The character Rex the dinosaur was among his contributions to the film.

Harry Potter and author JK Rowling share the same birthday.

Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) voiced Unicron in The Transformers Movie (1986), his penultimate film role.

Barbie in Toy Story is voiced by Jodi Benson, best known for her role as Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

Homer Simpson’s birthday is 12th May 1956.

Kelly Clarkson appeared as an extra on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch a couple of months before auditioning for American Idol.

Time Travel depictions in films and TV are banned in China.

Those who correctly state that Infernal Affairs is better than its remake, The Departed, often state the need for closure as one reason for its inferiority. It's a surprise to learn then that one 'happier' ending saw the Hong Kong thriller lose its open ending as Andy Lau's mole gets his comeuppance with arrest, negating the superb trilogy closer in which his guilt sent him over the edge.

The scene with Jenny on the ground outside her house in Forrest Gump is similar to painting, Christina’s World.

Tom Hanks had an asteroid named after him which was called “12818 tomhanks”.


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