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There are only 15 minutes of dinosaurs throughout the duration of Jurassic Park (9 minutes of which were the grand animatronics of Stan Winston).Frank Capra insisted that George Bailey's workshop in It's A Wonderful Life included a pet raven for no better reason than that avian star ‘Jimmy' was a lucky charm who Capra had cast in all of his films from 1938's You Can't Take It With You onwards.

The main characters initials in The Prestige spell ABRA (as in Abracadabra). The main character's first initials in Inception spell DREAMS.

Lucille Le Sueur became famous as what actress? Joan Crawford

What did Anna Maria Louisa Italiano change her name to? Anne Bancroft

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn called Irreversible director Gasper Noe midshoot for advice on how to successfully shoot a ‘head smashing' scene.


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Random Movie Trivia

After 90 minutes of knob jokes, arguments about the untimely demise of construction workers on the Death Star and one act of necrophilia, Kevin Smith's Clerks ends with Dante simply clocking off his shift. However the original ending saw him meet his maker at the hands of an armed gunman. He wasn't even supposed to have been there.Often derided as a mega-flop, Waterworld actually took home nearly $90m more in worldwide box office than its estimated budget. Factor in TV sales, merchandise and home video and Kevin Costner's ‘Kevin's Gate‘ ended up floating quite nicely.

The Dude says "man" 147 times in the movie, nearly 1.5 times a minute, in The Big Lebowski.

While everyone knows Viggo Mortensen replaced Stuart Townsend at the last minute for Aragorn, the beardy ranger had no intention of joining Jackson and co until his son begged him to do it. Good son.

The Postman, Costner's second jaunt to a post-apocalyptic world, holds the 8th spot on the biggest flops losing $62m.

Wonka Fact One: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was Tim Burton's second choice for the title role of Willy Wonka in his version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (n.b. probably Burton's sense of humour at play here).