Now we all now I love movies
However I have discovered there is a lot of things about my favourite ones that I didn’t know
So with that being said, I decided to look it up, and then share my findings
Forrest gump –
1) John travolta was the first choice to play Forrest gump, but he turned down the role. Bill Murray was also considered. However the author of the novel had envisaged John Goodman in the title role!!
2) Kurt Russell provided the voice of Elvis Presley… I always wondered who did his voice!!
3) the bench that Forrest sat upon sold in 2013 for 25,000 dollars
4) Sally field who played Forrest’s mother, is only 10 years older than Tom Hanks
5) adjusted for inflation, Forrest gump is the 24th highest grossing film in history
6) bubba gump shrimp co that was invented for the film, is now a real restaurant chain. With 39 locations around the world!
The lord of the rings –
1) there is no CG used in the scene where frodo and gandalf meet in the forest, just short and tall stand ins.
2) the special editions in total, are 158 minutes longer than the theatrical versions (718 minutes to 560 minutes)
3) bill the pony was played in some instances by two people in a very high quality pantomime costume.
4) Helm’s deep was 25/30ft wide, and almost entirely made of polystyrene. Osgiliaith once blew away in a high wind, as it was made of polystyrene.
5) the first orc killed by Aragorn at pelennor fields was in fact played by viggo mortensons son.
6) two years of making chainmail will rub off your fingerprints… Who knew!!
7) there are 2,730 effects shot in total across the trilogy in total, or 3,420 in the extended editions.
8) fangorn is entirely artificial..miniatures, CGI and studio sets
I could write more however its dinner time for the kids!! 🙂
Happy Monday folks