This blog post is exactly what it says in the title... random trivia about films from the past fifty years that you don't really need to know, but maybe one day it will come up in conversation and it can be your time to shine... probably not though.
Without further ado, here we are.
- In the Godfather, there are approximately 61 scenes in the film that feature people eating, drinking, or just food.
- The Departed is the movie with the most uses of the word "fuck" and its derivatives (237) to win the Best Picture Oscar.
- The large poster in Harold and Kumar's apartment in Harold and Kumar get the Munchies is for a 1942 anti-marijuana propaganda film known as "Devil's Harvest".
- The "Scuba Steve" action figure in Big Daddy is a fictional doll made up by Adam Sandler. "Scuba Steve" is based on a doll that Adam Sandler owned when he was a child, called Diver Dan.
- Oliver Stone wrote Scarface while fighting a cocaine addiction.
- The shot of Vincent plunging the syringe into Mia's chest in Pulp Fiction was filmed by having John Travolta pull the needle out, then running the film backwards.
- When a Fight Club member sprays the priest with a hose, the camera briefly shakes. This happens because the cameraman couldn't keep himself from laughing.
- Alan Rickman's feature film debut was the original Die Hard.
- In the final scene of Snatch, the 86-carat diamond is referred to as an 84-carat diamond.
- Johnny Depp wore contact lenses in the first Pirates of the Caribbean which served as sunglasses so he wouldn't be squinting in the sun all the time.