History Trivia / Holes

2nd Jun '17 4:45:39 PM NWolfman
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** Shia [=LaBeouf=] was originally supposed to [[DyeingForYourArt put on weight]] to match Stanley's overweight build from the novel. However, this idea was shot down by the director, who pointed out that to gain and lose that much weight in a short span of time would be dangerous for someone of [=LaBeouf's=] age at the time.

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** Shia [=LaBeouf=] was originally supposed to [[DyeingForYourArt put on weight]] to match Stanley's overweight build from the novel. However, this idea was shot down by the director, who pointed out that to gain and lose that much weight in a short span of time would be dangerous for someone of [=LaBeouf's=] age at the time.time ([[TheMoreYouKnow weight fluctuation, in general, is a considerable heath risk]]).
30th Apr '17 7:05:04 PM NWolfman
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* SchoolStudyMedia: A popular book among elementary school teachers because it's ContinuityPorn makes for a good lesson in paying attention to details.
16th Apr '17 3:18:59 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** [[Film/DonnieDarko Richard Kelly]] was offered the chance to do this movie. He was replaced when they saw his screenplay, which was set in a post-apocalyptic CrapsackWorld. It had ''nothing'' to do with the book. [[spoiler: Just to describe the tip of the iceberg, one of the major changes was that Stanley's crime was [[MercyKill Mercy Killing]] his plague-infected sister instead of stealing a pair of shoes.]]

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** [[Film/DonnieDarko Richard Kelly]] was offered the chance to do this movie. He was replaced when they saw his screenplay, which was set in a post-apocalyptic CrapsackWorld. It had ''nothing'' to do with the book. [[spoiler: Just to describe the tip of the iceberg, one of the major changes was that Stanley's crime was [[MercyKill Mercy Killing]] his plague-infected sister instead of stealing a pair of shoes. And instead of a bandit's stash of money, the "buried treasure" that Stanley found was going to be a long-lost Weapon of Mass Destruction.]]
30th Mar '17 9:14:07 AM bowserbros
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** Kissin' Kate's signature KissOfDeath was originally going to be to wear lipstick made from rattlesnake venom. This was later changed to be the Warden's nail polish.

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** Kissin' Kate's signature KissOfDeath was originally going to be to wear lipstick made from rattlesnake venom. This was later changed to be the Warden's nail polish.polish.
** Shia [=LaBeouf=] was originally supposed to [[DyeingForYourArt put on weight]] to match Stanley's overweight build from the novel. However, this idea was shot down by the director, who pointed out that to gain and lose that much weight in a short span of time would be dangerous for someone of [=LaBeouf's=] age at the time.
15th Jan '17 4:22:02 AM Doug86
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* ActorAllusion: In the movie, a bluesy version of "Down To The River To Pray" from ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'' is heard after we're introduced to the "counselor", who was a member of ''O Brother'''s PowerTrio.

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* ActorAllusion: In the movie, a bluesy version of "Down To The River To Pray" from ''OBrotherWhereArtThou'' ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' is heard after we're introduced to the "counselor", who was a member of ''O Brother'''s PowerTrio.
27th Jul '16 7:35:17 PM gjjones
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* InMemoriam: The film is dedicated to Scott Plank (Trout Walker's actor).

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* InMemoriam: The film is dedicated to Scott Plank (Trout Walker's actor).actor), who died in a car crash in October 2002.
27th Jul '16 7:26:15 PM gjjones
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* InMemoriam: The film is dedicated to Scott Plank (Trout Walker's actor).
11th Jul '16 6:45:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[Film/DonnieDarko Richard Kelly]] was offered the chance to do this movie. He was replaced when they saw his screenplay, which was set in a post-apocalyptic CrapsackWorld. It had ''nothing'' to do with the book. [[spoiler: Just to describe the tip of the iceberg, one of the major changes was that Stanley's crime was [[MercyKill Mercy Killing]] his plague-infected sister instead of stealing a pair of shoes.]]

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[[Film/DonnieDarko Richard Kelly]] was offered the chance to do this movie. He was replaced when they saw his screenplay, which was set in a post-apocalyptic CrapsackWorld. It had ''nothing'' to do with the book. [[spoiler: Just to describe the tip of the iceberg, one of the major changes was that Stanley's crime was [[MercyKill Mercy Killing]] his plague-infected sister instead of stealing a pair of shoes.]]
12th Jun '16 1:38:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* SelfAdaptation: Louis Sachar's draft of ''Holes'' almost wasn't used, but ultimately retained, and skewed far closer to the book than the other optioned draft with minimal edits.
25th Apr '16 9:21:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The Series/{{Medium}} falls in love with Gus from ''{{Series/Psych}}''. Hmmm...
** [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Ellen Ripley]], [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Samuel Sterns/The Leader]] and the Film/MidnightCowboy are in cahoots, running a ruthless detention camp.
** At the center of it all is [[{{Film/Transformers}} Sam Witwicky]].
** And his father is [[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]].
** Madame Zeroni was [[{{Series/Batman}} Catwoman back in the day]].
*** Although viewers who were kids at the time the movie was released were probably thinking "Why is [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Yzma]] a gypsy?"
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