Happy Sunday friends! What are your plans today? I might watch a movie or two! One of my favorite films is Murder By Numbers starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling. I don't know why I can watch this film over and over again, but I can. I found some great trivia on the film and thought I'd share. Have you seen it? What did you think?
--Henry Bean, who also directed Ryan Gosling in The Believer, did several uncredited re-writes on this film.
--In one scene, the camera pans briefly across a cinema that is showing The Bitter Tea of General Yen. That film was directed by Frank Capra, whose grandson, Frank Capra III is the first assistant director of this film.
--The characters Richard Haywood and Justin Pendleton are loosely based on real life murderers Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold.
--The old lodge on the bluff was constructed especially for the film and was torn down after filming was completed. The interior shots were filmed on set.
--Richard's car, a mustang, is the same type of car driven by Steve McQueen in Bullitt. Ryan Gosling suggested that the car be used, as he is a fan of McQueen.
--The scene near the end of the film where Gosling licks Sandra Bullock's face was not scripted. After a few takes, Gosling asked Bullock if it would be okay if he added it in to prove his character's sick nature.
--Ryan Gosling threw up as he filmed the murder scenes.
--The high school scenes were supposed to be filmed at San Luis Obispo High, but the Superintendent wouldn't allow them to film after reading the script.
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**All trivia courtesy of IMDB.com