Monday, October 4, 2010
Today's film is What Lies Beneath, starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. I can't get enough of this one. It never gets old. Check out the trivia:
--Director Robert Zemeckis filmed this while production on Cast Away (2000) was shut down (so Tom Hanks could lose weight for his character).
--The date of birth on Madison Frank's missing persons' report is the birthday of Amber Valletta.
--There is a scene in the trailer in which Claire is looking at a photograph and notices a ghost face in the window. This scene never appears in the movie.
--Claire and Norman's sailboat is called "Good Genes".
--The house depicted in the film was used for day scenes only. It was torn down after filming because it didn't meet local building codes. The rooms were duplicated on an L.A. sound stage for night scenes.
--The Crown Point Bridge appears throughout the film. It was located in Addison, Vermont, near D.A.R. State Park, very close to where the house was built. Filming closed the bridge for several days, causing problems for locals on both sides of Lake Champlain. The bridge closed permanently in October 2009, after an inspection revealed serious deterioration. It was demolished December 28, 2009, and is scheduled to be replaced by 2011.
--Many people claim that a face appears in the snow just before the final scene fades out.
--When Michelle Pfeiffer lies stunned on the floor and the murderer leans over her face, the camera seemingly cranes down underneath the floor to look directly up at her face. The effect was created by using a glass floor. The solid floor at the start of the shot is drawn in by computer. A glass floor is also used when she drops the keys later on.