Movie Fact #774 – February 24th, 2015:

The title of the 1986 French film “Mauvais Sang” (In English known as “Bad Blood”) refers to the eponymous poem by Arthur Rimbaud in 1873 extended poem “A Season in Hell”.

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Quote #774 – February 24th, 2015:

“Truth is always interesting.”

– Edward Norton, “Birdman”

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TV Fact #134 – February 23rd, 2015:

The character of Saul Goodman (Played by Bob Odenkirk), featured in the show “Breaking Bad” (2008-2013) and now the lead character of the spin-off “Better Call Saul” (2015-Present) is a pseudonym that was picked because it sounded Jewish and sounds like “It’s all good man.”

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Movie Fact #773 – February 23rd, 2015:

Actress Kristen Stewart has gotten mixed reception for her acting…however that didn’t stop her from being the first American female to win the César Award for Best Supporting Actress in France for the 2014 film “Clouds of Sils Maria” as the character Valentine. Guess she defines her own destiny.

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Quote #773 – February 23rd, 2015:

“Although we don’t use Twitter or Facebook, the very fact that these things exist represents a virtual multitude that needed to get together.”

– Hugo Moraga, “Gloria”

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TV Fact #133 – February 22nd, 2015:

The anthology TV series “American Playhouse” (1982-1993) proved to be the springboard for the careers of numerous performers, including actor David Marshall Grant, actress Laura Linney, actor A Martinez, actress Conchata Ferrell, actor Eric Roberts, actress Lynne Thigpen, actor John Malkovich, actor Peter Riegert, actress Lupe Ontiveros, actor Ben Stiller, and actress Megan Mullally.

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Movie Fact #772 – February 22nd, 2015:

Jack O’Connell’s character Gary Hook for the 2014 film ” ’71 “was originally written to have come from Lancashire, UK, but at O’Connell’s request was rewritten so the character came from Derby, Derbyshire, UK, the real birth home of O’Connell.

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Quote #772 – February 22nd, 2015:

“This ‘one big plan’ thinking leads to a lot of the problems we’re facing.”

– Clara Mamet, “Night Moves”

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TV Fact #132 – February 21st, 2015:

The 2011 miniseries “Mildred Pierce” saw lead actress Kate Winslet take on the great challenge of being in every single scene of the five hour miniseries which director and screenwriter Todd Haynes felt a requirement when he decided that every scene should be from Mildred’s perspective. Winslet, in fact, has publicly stated that this was her hardest shoot (around 18 weeks on set) since 1997’s “Titanic”.

Winslet had 66 different costume changes throughout the series and found herself also helping her co-star, actress Evan Rachel Wood who plays Winslet’s on-screen daughter Veda Pierce, conquer her fear of doing a nude scene in the miniseries. During a New York press event before the premiere of this movie, Wood revealed that Winslet had given her the courage to do her nude scene. Winslet, who has often appeared nude on-screen, simply told Wood, “You’ve got to do it. Trust me, it’s so brave.” Winslet though also found herself working with old accolade rivals from the Academy Awards.

Six-time Academy Award nominee (and one-time winner) Winslet has the distinction of being nominated alongside two of her female co-stars from this miniseries. Actress Mare Winningham, who played the character Ida Corwin, was nominated for 1995’s “Georgia” against Winslet for 1995’s “Sense and Sensibility” for Best Supporting Actress. Then, actress Melissa Leo, who played the character Lucy Gessler, was nominated for 2008’s “Frozen River” against Winslet for 2008’s “The Reader” for Best Actress. Neither won for the former in 1995 and Winslet won the latter in 2008.

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Movie Fact #771 – February 21st, 2015:

In an interview with actor Robert Pattinson about his 2014 film “The Rover”, he mentioned that director David Michôd asked him to watch the 2011 documentary “Bully” to better understand and prepare for the character Rey.

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