History Trivia / NorthByNorthWest

13th Nov '17 6:11:17 AM Mdumas43073
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* Future horror film director Creator/GeorgeARomero worked on the set as a gofer, but was less than impressed with what he later termed Hitchcock’s “mechanical” directing style.

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* Future horror film director Creator/GeorgeARomero Creator/GeorgeARomero, then 19 years old, worked on the set as a gofer, but gofer. He later said that he was less than impressed with turned off by what he later termed Hitchcock’s “mechanical” directing style.
13th Nov '17 6:08:59 AM Mdumas43073
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* Future horror film director Creator/GeorgeARomero worked on the set as a gofer, but was less than impressed with what he later termed Hitchcock’s “mechanical” directing style.
7th Oct '17 8:45:06 PM ooh
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* WorkingTitle: ''The Man in Lincoln's Nose''.

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* WorkingTitle: WorkingTitle:
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''The Man in Lincoln's Nose''.Nose''.
** Ironically, ''North by Northwest''. The title was suggested by an MGM publicity person, and Hitchcock initially intended it to be a placeholder until he could come up with a "better" title.
18th Aug '17 3:41:21 PM NWolfman
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** The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded a change. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of their train [[FreudWasRight going into]] [[VisualInnuendo a tunnel.]]

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** The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying it implied that the couple were [[CoitusEnsues going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) sex]] (not an unreasonable conclusion) and demanded a change. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of their train [[FreudWasRight going into]] [[VisualInnuendo a tunnel.]]
18th Aug '17 6:11:58 AM GothicProphet
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* WorkingTitle: ''The Man in Lincoln's Nose''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''The Man in Lincoln's Nose''.Nose''.
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16th Jul '17 1:51:14 PM bt8257
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** The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of their train FreudWasRight going into VisualInnuendo a tunnel.

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** The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. a change. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of their train FreudWasRight [[FreudWasRight going into VisualInnuendo into]] [[VisualInnuendo a tunnel.]]
29th Jun '17 9:24:11 PM Pren
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of their train FreudWasRight going into VisualInnuendo a tunnel.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: ExecutiveMeddling:
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The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of their train FreudWasRight going into VisualInnuendo a tunnel.tunnel.
** The studio came close to forbidding the use of Mount Rushmore in the climax. Hitchcock ended up compromising by never showing any of the presidents' faces in the same shot as any violence.
23rd Jan '17 3:30:38 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** In Portugal, the film was released as ''Intriga Internacional'' ("International Intrigue").
** In Sweden, it was released as ''I sista minuten'' ("At the Last Minute").


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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Thornhill is shot in the Mount Rushmore visitor center. After the scene was filmed, one could see that a little boy had put his hands on his ears before the gunfire. Hitchcock proclaimed that after this, he'd just work with people who were either adult or deaf.
23rd Jan '17 11:09:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** MGM wanted Cyd Charisse to play Eve Kendall (since she was under contract to the studio) and Cary Grant pushed for Creator/SophiaLoren (who he'd reportedly fallen for while working together on ''Houseboat''). Hitchcock also considered Creator/ElizabethTaylor before settling on Eva Marie Saint.

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** MGM wanted Cyd Charisse to play Eve Kendall (since she was under contract to the studio) and Cary Grant pushed for Creator/SophiaLoren (who he'd reportedly fallen for while working together on ''Houseboat''). Hitchcock also considered Creator/ElizabethTaylor before settling on Eva Marie Saint. Creator/GraceKelly would have got it if she weren't busy being Princess of Monaco.
6th Jan '17 11:45:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight going into]] [[VisualInnuendo a tunnel]].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight train FreudWasRight going into]] [[VisualInnuendo into VisualInnuendo a tunnel]].tunnel.
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