History Trivia / AChristmasStory

31st Mar '16 11:27:30 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Apparently no one told Melinda Dillon that the waiters in the Chinese restaurant were going to bring in a cooked duck ** * MarathonRunning: Every year, TBS runs the movie for twenty-four hours solid, beginning at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The marathon originated on TNT in 1997, and remained on the network until 2004, when it moved to TBS (one year, the marathon was aired by USA, a non-Turner network). The film returned to TNT in 2014, running an hour ahead of another marathon on TBS (the TNT marathon started at 7:00 PM, and the TBS marathon at 8:00, with the TNT marathon henceforth ending an hour earlier than the TBS marathon).

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Apparently no one told Melinda Dillon that the waiters in the Chinese restaurant were going to bring in a cooked duck ** duck.
* MarathonRunning: Every year, TBS runs the movie for twenty-four hours solid, beginning at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The marathon originated on TNT in 1997, and remained on the network until 2004, when it moved to TBS (one year, the marathon was aired by USA, a non-Turner network). The film returned to TNT in 2014, running an hour ahead of another marathon on TBS (the TNT marathon started at 7:00 PM, and the TBS marathon at 8:00, with the TNT marathon henceforth ending an hour earlier than the TBS marathon).
17th Mar '16 2:13:36 PM HighCrate
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Apparently no one told Melinda Dillon that the waiters in the Chinese restaurant were going to bring in a cooked duck with the head still attached. Or chop its head off moments later. Her reactions to both of those occurrences are genuine.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The Old Man is [[Series/KolchakTheNightStalker Carl Kolchak]].
** And why isn't the mom [[Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind screaming "BAAAARRRRRRY!"]]??
** At the time the movie came out, some people were thinking "[[http://youtu.be/7-b_dRLrEvI Messy Marvin!]]" when they saw Ralphie.
*** He also grew up to be a scientist for [[Film/IronMan Obidiah Stane]]. He was on the receiving end of [[MemeticMutation "TONY STARK WAS ABLE TO BUILD THIS IN A CAVE!!!! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!!!!]]
** "What kind of parents name their kid "Scut?" Apparently, his real name is [[{{Series/Titus}} *SMACK!* DAVE!]]
*** He's also Bobby Davis (Mark's dead brother, whom we see in Mark's deadly dream) in ''Film/FreddyVsJason''.
* MarathonRunning: Every year, TBS runs the movie for twenty-four hours solid, beginning at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
** The marathon originated on TNT in 1997, and remained on the network until 2004, when it moved to TBS (one year, the marathon was aired by USA, a non-Turner network). The film returned to TNT in 2014, running an hour ahead of another marathon on TBS (the TNT marathon started at 7:00 PM, and the TBS marathon at 8:00, with the TNT marathon henceforth ending an hour earlier than the TBS marathon).

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Apparently no one told Melinda Dillon that the waiters in the Chinese restaurant were going to bring in a cooked duck with the head still attached. Or chop its head off moments later. Her reactions to both of those occurrences are genuine.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The Old Man is [[Series/KolchakTheNightStalker Carl Kolchak]].
** And why isn't the mom [[Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind screaming "BAAAARRRRRRY!"]]??
** At the time the movie came out, some people were thinking "[[http://youtu.be/7-b_dRLrEvI Messy Marvin!]]" when they saw Ralphie.
*** He also grew up to be a scientist for [[Film/IronMan Obidiah Stane]]. He was on the receiving end of [[MemeticMutation "TONY STARK WAS ABLE TO BUILD THIS IN A CAVE!!!! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!!!!]]
** "What kind of parents name their kid "Scut?" Apparently, his real name is [[{{Series/Titus}} *SMACK!* DAVE!]]
*** He's also Bobby Davis (Mark's dead brother, whom we see in Mark's deadly dream) in ''Film/FreddyVsJason''.
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* MarathonRunning: Every year, TBS runs the movie for twenty-four hours solid, beginning at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
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Eve. The marathon originated on TNT in 1997, and remained on the network until 2004, when it moved to TBS (one year, the marathon was aired by USA, a non-Turner network). The film returned to TNT in 2014, running an hour ahead of another marathon on TBS (the TNT marathon started at 7:00 PM, and the TBS marathon at 8:00, with the TNT marathon henceforth ending an hour earlier than the TBS marathon).
26th Jan '16 9:25:18 AM Mdumas43073
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** Not the particular model described in the film, however. [[note]]The Buck Jones air rifle has the compass and sundial in the stock, but none of the features of the Red Ryder. A special model was made for the movie to match Jean Shepherd's description in the story. While it may be ArtisticLicense, it is the configuration Shepherd claims to remember.[[/note]]

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** Not the particular model described in the film, however. [[note]]The Buck Jones air rifle has the compass and sundial in the stock, but none of the features of the Red Ryder. A special model was made for the movie to match Jean Shepherd's description in the story. While it may be ArtisticLicense, it is the configuration Shepherd claims to remember.[[/note]]
26th Jan '16 9:24:39 AM Mdumas43073
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JackNicholson was apparently a fan of the short-stories, and really wanted to play Ralphie's Old Man (he was even willing to take a paycut if necessary![[note]]For perspective, this is the same guy whose salary consumed the bulk of the budget for ''Film/{{Batman}}''.[[/note]] However, Jean Shepherd feared that the presence of such a high-profile actor in a supporting role would distract people from the main story.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JackNicholson was apparently a fan of the short-stories, and really wanted to play Ralphie's Old Man (he was even willing to take a paycut if necessary![[note]]For perspective, this is the same guy whose salary consumed the bulk of the budget for ''Film/{{Batman}}''.[[/note]] [[/note]]) However, Jean Shepherd feared that the presence of such a high-profile actor in a supporting role would distract people from the main story.
26th Jan '16 9:23:31 AM Mdumas43073
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** Could also be the case for Darren [=McGavin=] as the Old Man. Intended to probably be in his early 40s, [=McGavin=] was 61 when the movie came out.

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** Could also be the case for Darren [=McGavin=] as the Old Man. Intended While his character was intended to probably be in his early 40s, 40s or thereabouts, [=McGavin=] was 61 when the movie came out.
26th Jan '16 9:21:54 AM Mdumas43073
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*** Thus providing yet another example, and probably the biggest one.
1st Jan '16 11:39:49 AM Doug86
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: JackNicholson was apparently a fan of the short-stories, and really wanted to play Ralphie's Old Man (he was even willing to take a paycut if necessary![[note]]For perspective, this is the same guy whose salary consumed the bulk of the budget for ''{{Film/Batman}}''.[[/note]] However, Jean Shepherd feared that the presence of such a high-profile actor in a supporting role would distract people from the main story.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson was apparently a fan of the short-stories, and really wanted to play Ralphie's Old Man (he was even willing to take a paycut if necessary![[note]]For perspective, this is the same guy whose salary consumed the bulk of the budget for ''{{Film/Batman}}''.''Film/{{Batman}}''.[[/note]] However, Jean Shepherd feared that the presence of such a high-profile actor in a supporting role would distract people from the main story.
30th Dec '15 12:28:22 AM TerminusOmega13
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***Thus providing yet another example, and probably the biggest one.
25th Dec '15 7:28:29 PM BNSF1995
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*** Ralphie saving ComicStrip/{{Flash Gordon}} from Ming the Merciless on the planet Mongo. The music for this scene is on the soundtrack, and Gordon and Ming are credited, indicating the scene was cut very late in production.

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*** Ralphie saving ComicStrip/{{Flash Gordon}} from Ming the Merciless on the planet Mongo. The music for this scene is on the soundtrack, and Gordon and Ming are credited, indicating the scene was cut very late in production. It is also notable in that it is the only scene that has a surviving production still, clearly depicting Ralphie with Flash Gordon.
25th Dec '15 7:26:49 PM BNSF1995
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** The marathon originated on TNT in 1997, and remained on the network until 2004, when it moved to TBS (one year, the marathon was aired by USA, a non-Turner network). The film returned to TNT in 2014, running an hour ahead of another marathon on TBS (the TNT marathon started at 7:00 PM, and the TBS marathon at 8:00, with the TNT marathon henceforth ending an hour earlier than the TBS marathon).
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