My Geeky Trivia
By Geeky Gem
Movie Pick by Caelrona
This week on out festive trivia we have Caelrona’s pick of movie and she went with a movie that I like the cartoon version of so here it is.
Anthony Hopkins recorded all the narration for the movie in one day.
The scene where The Grinch is directing his dog, Max, before stealing Christmas, is Jim Carrey doing a parody of director Ron Howard.
Everything in the film revolves around a swirl, the same as in the original drawings of the book. This includes the clouds. If you look closely at in several scenes, several times the initials “C.H.”, “J.C.,” and “R.H.” briefly form as the clouds move. This stands for actor Clint Howard (Whobris), actor Jim Carrey (The Grinch), and director Ron Howard.
The sound stage for the Whoville set measured around 30,000 square feet.
The prosthetic make-up Jim Carrey wore took 3 hours to apply. Carrey felt so horribly confined and uncomfortable in the latex skin he needed counseling from a Navy SEAL who taught him torture-resistance techniques.
The photo of The Grinch in the Whoville newspaper has The Grinch in the same pose as an infamous alleged photo taken of the “Yeti” or “Sasquatch.”
Jim Carrey’s yellow contact lenses proved to be so uncomfortable that he was unable to wear them at times during filming. This required that some shots of his eyes be colored in post-production.
The Navy cap the Grinch wears when pretending to be a director with Max reads “WSS Whoville WVN-70.”
Jim Carrey said that when he first saw Ron Howard in full Grinch outfit, he was angered, mistaking the director for a stunt double who looked nothing like him.
Eddie Murphy and Jack Nicholson were considered to play The Grinch.
There we go with Caelrona’s pick, join me next week for my pick.