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Monday, July 18, 2016

Joe Biz Movie Trivia - The Top Ten Of... Thelma and Louise



1991 Thelma and Louise


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10.  For the more raunchy sex scenes between Brad Pitt and Geena Davis, director Ridley Scott had assumed that a body double would be needed for Geena. Shortly after he'd begun auditioning prospective doubles, Davis learned of Scott's intentions and insisted that no doubles were needed in those steamy scenes.
bimd we didn't have body doubles,
We had to deal with our fat and imperfect bodies
we were just a bunch of fat morons with flabby asses trying our best to act
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9.  24 police cars and 3 helicopters were utilized for the film's climax.
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bimd we didn't have cars and helicopters, we were chased by keystone cops wearing bolos and beating us with cudgels and we liked it. Thrown into the back of the horse drawn paddy wagon, bleeding and crying all over a pack of spearmint gum and we liked it
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8.  Brad Pitt had previously lost the role of a character named J.D. in the movie Heathers (1988) to Christian Slater. He got his revenge when he stole the role from Slater of another J.D. for Thelma & Louise.
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bimd we all got revenge on Slater,
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7.  The trailer presented the film as a comedy.
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bimd we didn't have movie previews, preparing to prepare for a movie. it was just a cartoon and the main feature, with our dames and then if we were lucky we could go to the soda jerk, hope for a peck on the cheek and then we would be home, blue balled, crying in the fetal position because we were to weak to get any action and we liked it. until we got maried
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6.  Callie Khouri wrote her early drafts longhand at home, and then periodically transcribed the pages on a Kaypro computer in her workplace at night.
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bimd we wrote everything long hand, on tablets, large sanskrit tablets that would fall over and crush us and there we were laying on the ground a bunch of flat moron's, deciphering hyeroglyphics, bleeding all over each other.
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5.  Ellen Barkin, Glenn Close, Christine Ebersole, Farrah Fawcett, Carrie Fisher, Mary Gross, Daryl Hannah, Barbara Hershey, Anjelica Huston, Jessica Lange, Kelly LeBrock Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Jane Seymour, Cybill Shepherd, Emma Thompson, Meg Tilly, Tracey Ullman, and Sigourney Weaver were all considered for the role of Thelma.
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bimd women didn't have rights or the ability to choose. they had to sit around and wait for us to make decisions for them. that's right, just sitting there looking pretty while men made the decisions.
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4.  At one point during production, Ridley Scott considered changing the ending to having Thelma survive after being pushed out of the car by Louise right before she drives off the cliff.
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bimd if you hadn't been pushed out of a car, you were considered a weak chump. anyone who was anyone was lying in the gutter, bones broken, bleeding out into the sewers. that's right, just rows of gutter laying morons, lining the streets as far as the eye could see
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3.  Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, and Brad Pitt would go on to work with Quentin Tarantino in various projects. Brad Pitt worked with Tarantino in Inglorious Basterds. Harvey Keitel worked with Tarantino in Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and From Dusk Till Dawn. Madsen worked with Tarantino in Kill Bill vol one and vol two as well as Resevoir Dogs.
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bimd women weren't allowed to direct
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2.  In the documentary The Celluloid Closet (1995) (based on the Vito Russo book of the same name), Susan Sarandon said that she added the kiss between Louise and Thelma at the end of the movie. Sarandon said that she told costar Geena Davis (but no one else) that she was going to kiss her.
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bimd a woman didnt have rights, all the men made the decisions and things like this would have never happend
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1.  Christian Slater was almost cast as J.D., before Brad Pitt got the role.
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bimd women weren't allowed to be cast as men.
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Extras

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The sequence where Darryl slips and falls over on the builder's supplies as he is leaving for work was unscripted, as actor Christopher McDonald genuinely lost his footing. Despite this he remained in character, yelling at the workmen as he got into the car and drove away. As he states on the DVD commentary, director Ridley Scott liked the result so much, he kept it in the film.

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.

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.

Callie Khouri first conceived the project in 1979. She was hired by Ridley Scott for a project called "Thelma & Louise" around 1980. Ridley Scott was going to produce, and Khouri was appointed as director. They were turned down by many studios, until MGM purchased the rights in 1981. But Khouri wasn't ready to direct the film, so Scott was going to direct himself. The movie was originally announced in 1981 for a 1983 release. Originally, Scott and Khouri wanted Natalie Wood for Thelma and Tuesday Weld as Louise. However, Wood drowned in 1981 and Weld quickly dropped out from the project, so this would never come to pass. A number of filmmakers were attached to Khouri's script including Brian De Palma, John Carpenter and Sidney Lumet. By 1988, Ridley Scott spoke of casting Mia Farrow, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen, Tuesday Weld, Meryl Streep, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Isabella Rossellini, or Kim Cattrall for the role of Thelma; Vanessa Redgrave, Glenn Close, Mary Steenburgen, Kim Basinger, Ellen Barkin, Goldie Hawn, Debra Winger, Anjelica Huston, Sigourney Weaver or Lorraine Bracco would be considered for the role of Louise; Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Steve Martin, David Bowie, Tim Curry, Richard Gere, Pierce Brosnan or James Woods could be Hal; Kevin Costner, Bruce Willis, Rick Moranis or Chevy Chase would play Jimmy; Jon Voight, Willem Dafoe or John Travolta would be Max; and Christopher Atkins would be J.D.

Ridley Scott is very receptive to ideas from cast and crew members on his films, and used many suggestions from Susan Sarandon during production. Some ideas of Sarandon's that made the final cut of the film: the visual of Louise packing her shoes in plastic bags while prepping for the lady's weekend getaway in the mountains; the scene where Louise exchanges her jewelry for the old man's hat; and the scene where Louise stops the car in the desert at night and takes a personal moment looking at the stars while Thelma sleeps in the car. That last scene idea took half the night to light. Sarandon and her longtime partner Tim Robbins reworked most of the dialog in the sequence between Louise and her boyfriend Jimmy at the hotel in Oklahoma City. Originally that scene called for Louise and Jimmy to make love and conduct an impromptu mock wedding ceremony. Sarandon felt that having sex would be the last thing Louise would be interested in doing at that point in the story and told Scott that if she performed the sequence as written that they would have to include a scene where Louise would wig out as a result. And prior to signing on to do the film, Scott gave Sarandon his word that he would not change the ending of the movie. She had just experienced that on her last movie, White Palace (1990), with the original, ambiguous ending being scrapped in favor of a more upbeat one and did not want "Thelma & Louise" to meet a similar fate.

The studio was very resistant to the downbeat ending and were very keen to find an alternative. As they were unable to come up with a better conclusion, they eventually conceded.

A total of five identical 1966 Thunderbird convertibles were used throughout the shoot: one 'star car', one camera car, one back-up car, and two stunt cars.

With the light starting to fail and a public holiday looming, Ridley Scott had roughly 45 minutes to get the final scene just right.


Catherine Keener was cast in the role of Investigator Hal Slocumb's wife. Her one and only scene was cut from the final film. This deleted scene can be found on the special edition DVD of the film released in 2003 from MGM Home Entertainment.

Jason Beghe improvised his scene where the State Trooper starts crying when Thelma's holding a gun on him, deciding it would make his character more memorable instead of merely and unemotionally complying with Thelma and Louise's demands.



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