Cool Car Tales - 6th Trip at the movies!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

So today Peeps we get a treat while I blog at Mom's Time Out Twin Cities -
one of Kori's "Did you know?" movie posts. 
If you don't know Kori at Blonde Episodes & you like vintage things and interesting information need to check her out!

plus, yesterday...she had a TON of pics up of Johnny Depp!  hubba hubba!  Without further ado, here is KORI

When I think of going on a road trip, I think of Thelma and Louise. Although they started out just going on a simple fishing trip, we all know they ended up on a drastically different trip.

Thelma and Louise are running from the law. This makes the road trip exciting. They also have to shower where they can, drive a hot convertible car, smoke, drink, and meet Brad Pitt along the way. Isn’t this the way all road trips should be?

The whole idea of a road trip is romantic to me. Maybe it’s the idea that you never know what you will encounter. Maybe it’s seeing places you’ve never seen before, or just maybe it’s the freedom of the open road.

I hate to say it, but as an adult, I have really never taken a road trip. I think this summer I will venture out and report my own experiences. In the meantime, however, here are some fun facts about Thelma and Louise. If you haven’t seen it, you must check it out!

--Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep wanted to make a movie together and Thelma & Louise was one of the scripts they considered. Ultimately, they decided to star in Death Becomes Her (1992) instead.

--In the scene where the tanker truck is shot and blown up, the reactions of Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis were supposed to be genuine. Rather than filming separate reaction shots, director Ridley Scott rigged the tanker to blow up during the take, in order to get authentic expressions of surprise from the two leads. Despite this, they were so astonished while watching it that they forgot to actually react, so Scott had to film their reactions again

--Then struggling actor George Clooney auditioned five times for Ridley Scott for the part of J.D. that went to Brad Pitt.

--It took producers so long to find someone for the role of Louise that Geena Davis had to sign a contract stating that the producers could cast her in either role if need be.

--Cher was also offered the role of Thelma, but turned it down.

--Both Michael Madsen and Christopher McDonald were initially in talks to play the part of Harlan, the rapist.

--Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis were both nominated for Best Actress, but lost to Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Ridley Scott was nominated for Best Director, but lost to Jonathan Demme, also for The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Callie Khouri won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, while Ted Tally won Best Adapted Screenplay, once again for The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Ridley Scott went on to direct the sequel Hannibal (2001), while Harvey Keitel would appear in the prequel, Red Dragon (2002).

Doesn't Kori dig up great stuff?!! Keep it on the road Peeps!


Anonymous said...

love this post, love the movie ;)

Kori said...

Awww thanks sweetie!!!! Kori xoxo

sprinkles said...

It's been awhile since I've seen the movie, now I want to see it all over again! I love the ending, where you really never know.

Thanks for the fun facts, I didn't know George Clooney auditioned for the part of JD. As much as I like George, I'm really glad Brad got the part. He was perfect for it!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

That was Brad Pitt's best role ever!!!!!!!! Come on, when he's in the bathroom, with the hair dryer in his jeans???? Or in the rain??? Oh dear, I need a shower, a cold one.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

Cathy said...

I never knew any of this stuff! Great post. And such a great movie!

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