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My Geeky Trivia

By Geeky Gem

Hello, I see you have returned for more of trivia. This week i wanted to talk to you about a small british writer and director that is starting to make waves across the world. With his brand of quirky comedy and awesome filming style. I am of course speaking about Edgar Wright.

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His brother Oscar Wright is an artist.

Is a huge fan of action films.

Is a huge fan of George A. Romero’s zombie films, and his film Shaun of the Dead (2004) is filled with references to them. He also made a cameo appearance (along with star and co-writer of Shaun of the Dead (2004) Simon Pegg) in George A. Romero’s fourth zombie picture, Land of the Dead (2005).

Asked Simon Pegg to turn down a part in Dog Soldiers (2002), as Wright wanted Pegg’s first role in a horror film to be in Shaun of the Dead.

On most of his films, there are certain special features; such as a trivia track that runs with the movie, a scene of the movie with the characters voices dubbed, and a hand drawn easter egg of some sort.

Favorite film is Raising Arizona (1987).

According to the June 2007 issue of Empire magazine, the films that most influenced Wright were Raising Arizona, Run Lola Run, Dirty Harry, Raiders of the Lost Ark , Hard Boiled, The Evil Dead , and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

This is only a short one this week but I have lots more fr you this month. Until next time bye bye.

My Geeky Trivia

By Geeky Gem

Well its a new month which means a whole ne batch of trivia for you lucky people. Today I am going to take to a land down under and no not that one the other one. New Zealand, is the home to many gret things but to the world of movies it is home to one man, one hobbit loving man I am of course speaking of Peter Jackson.

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Owns two houses in Wellington, New Zealand.

Made the latex models for Bad Taste (1987) in his mom’s kitchen oven, often forcing the family to have sausages for dinner because they couldn’t use the oven.

Collects models of airplanes from World War One.

During filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), he used the same pair of shoes and only two T-shirts.

The stuff in the bowl, in his first movie Bad Taste (1987), was yoghurt, muesli and green food colouring.

Credits his favorite movie King Kong (1933) as his biggest inspiration in filmmaking. He said that he cried when King Kong fell off the Empire State Building.

The movie that gave him the love for splatter is George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978). After seeing it, he felt a bit sick but amazed too.

Met Fran Walsh in 1987, during post-production for the gross-out cult classic Bad Taste (1987).

Nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) (which he won), but not for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).

Is among an elite group of 7 directors who have won Best Picture, Best Director & Best Screenplay (Orig/Adapted) for the same film. In 2004 he won all three for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). The other directors are Billy Wilder, Leo McCarey, Francis Ford Coppola, James L. Brooks and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (the brothers co-produced, co-directed and co-wrote No Country for Old Men (2007) with each other).

There we have it folks some interesting trivia about the man, the legend and all round nice guy Mr Peter Jackson, join me next week for some trivia.

 

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