History Trivia / Saw

19th Oct '16 7:06:30 AM erforce
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* CriticalDissonance: The movies were never popular with critics, yet they always had a rabid fanbase willing to have the movies do gangbusters at the box office. Or at least until ''Franchise/ParanormalActivity'' came out, and consequently [[FranchiseKiller made the]] [[DeaderThanDisco series passé]]. How passé, you ask? The tenth anniversary rerelease of the first film ''[[BoxOfficeBomb tanked]] [[EpicFail hard]]'' [[http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3950&p=.htm at the box office,]] [[MedalOfDishonor receiving the third-lowest grossing opening weekend for a film released at over two thousand theaters]] (only ''WesternAnimation/{{Delgo}}'' and ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure'' having done worse).

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* CriticalDissonance: The movies were never popular with critics, yet they always had a rabid fanbase willing to have the movies do gangbusters at the box office. Or at least until ''Franchise/ParanormalActivity'' ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' came out, and consequently [[FranchiseKiller made the]] [[DeaderThanDisco series passé]]. How passé, you ask? The tenth anniversary rerelease of the first film ''[[BoxOfficeBomb tanked]] [[EpicFail hard]]'' [[http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3950&p=.htm at the box office,]] [[MedalOfDishonor receiving the third-lowest grossing opening weekend for a film released at over two thousand theaters]] (only ''WesternAnimation/{{Delgo}}'' and ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure'' having done worse).



** A massively cunning, yet very dickish move by Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, happened two weeks before the shooting of ''Saw VII'' began - they contractually forced the director of ''Saw VI'', Kevin Greutert, to return and direct ''Saw VII'' while having David Hackl, the original director, shifted over to a yet-unconfirmed Lionsgate movie. This was because Greutert was originally set to direct the sequel to ''ParanormalActivity'', which was scheduled to be released on the same date as ''Saw VII'' in a similar situation to how the original film contended with ''Saw VI'' in 2009. Needless to say, both Greutert and Hackl didn't take that move very well.

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** A massively cunning, yet very dickish move by Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, happened two weeks before the shooting of ''Saw VII'' began - they contractually forced the director of ''Saw VI'', Kevin Greutert, to return and direct ''Saw VII'' while having David Hackl, the original director, shifted over to a yet-unconfirmed Lionsgate movie. This was because Greutert was originally set to direct the sequel to ''ParanormalActivity'', ''Film/ParanormalActivity'', which was scheduled to be released on the same date as ''Saw VII'' in a similar situation to how the original film contended with ''Saw VI'' in 2009. Needless to say, both Greutert and Hackl didn't take that move very well.
3rd Aug '16 12:50:25 AM ProbableCod
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* AscendedFanon: For years, it had been a theory that the man limping and putting the key behind Michael's eye in the video shown in ''Saw II'' was Lawrence Gordon. Fans also seemed convinced that he assisted in other traps that required medical knowledge. In ''Saw VII,'' this became canon (despite director Kevin Greutert's original desire to get revenge against Jigsaw and his accomplices).

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* AscendedFanon: For years, it had been a theory that the man limping and putting the key behind Michael's eye in the video shown in ''Saw II'' was Lawrence Gordon. Fans also seemed convinced that he assisted in other traps that required medical knowledge. In [[spoiler:In ''Saw VII,'' this became canon (despite director Kevin Greutert's original desire to get revenge against Jigsaw and his accomplices).]]
26th Jun '16 3:49:09 AM gewunomox
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* PromotedFanboy: [[LinkinPark Chester Bennington]] was a huge fan of the series long before he got a role in ''Saw 3D''.

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* PromotedFanboy: [[LinkinPark [[Music/LinkinPark Chester Bennington]] was a huge fan of the series long before he got a role in ''Saw 3D''.
23rd Jun '16 3:54:41 PM ThatBitterTase
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* EnforcedMethodActing: The bathroom scenes in the first film were all shot in one day, with both Leigh Whannell and Cary Elwes authentically chained to the pipe. Both were told the man on the floor was a puppet; when [[spoiler:Jigsaw stands up]], their shock is genuine. Yes, this also means that [[spoiler:Tobin Bell had to lay on the floor]] for the duration of filming - fifteen hour's worth.
27th Apr '16 1:24:34 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Zoey and Louis]] portray Amanda and Tapp in this game. Louis returns to voice the senior Tapp in the sequel.
** In the Japanese dub, [[TaroIshida Jigsaw is]] is [[Manga/{{Akira}} Colonel Shikishima]].
26th Mar '16 6:10:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** What the hell is [[Series/GilmoreGirls Luke]] doing in ''Saw IV'' and ''V''?
** Benjamin Linus of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' in ''Saw I''. Pity he never got to meet up with Miles. Or of [[SeventhHeaven Lucy Camden]] in ''Saw II''.
** Wait, when did [[Series/PicketFences Kenny]] become such an evil bastard?
** The president from [[Film/TwoThousandTwelve 2012]] is racing against time to save [[Film/ThePrincessBride Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts]] from the record store owner from ''{{Seinfeld}}''. Jigsaw is also the guy who gets his ass kicked Clint Eastwood style in ''Film/InTheLineOfFire''.
** The second through fourth films have [[NewKidsOnTheBlock one of the New Kids on the Block]].
** How did [[Series/TwentyFour Morris]] end up as a journalist?
** When did [[Series/ReGenesis David]] become head of an insurance company?
** [[Series/FamilyMatters Eddie]]... erm, Dave, took the ''wrong'' job.
** Aaron was in ''Series/TheTudors'', Shelby in ''Series/MutantX'' and Josh [[Film/K19TheWidowMaker got]] [[Film/UrbanLegend around]].
** I suppose [[{Series/{Becker}} Linda]] got tired of being a nurse and started taking drugs.
** Looks like [[Film/TheBoondockSaints Connor]] retired from being a vigilante saint to become a self-help guru.
** Looks like [[Film/{{Scream 4}} Robbie Mercer]] can't stop getting into trouble with killers.
** Run! Dr. Gordon's lawyer is a [[Series/{{Supernatural}} leviathan]]!
7th Feb '16 8:37:23 PM jormis29
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** I suppose [[{{Becker}} Linda]] got tired of being a nurse and started taking drugs.

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** I suppose [[{{Becker}} [[{Series/{Becker}} Linda]] got tired of being a nurse and started taking drugs.
15th May '15 12:15:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* AscendedFanon: For years, it had been a theory that the man limping and putting the key behind Michael's eye in the video shown in ''Saw II'' was Lawrence Gordon. Fans also seemed convinced that he assisted in other traps that required medical knowledge. In ''Saw VII,'' this became canon (despite director Kevin Greutert's original desire to get revenge against Jigsaw and his accomplices).


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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: According to DVD Commentary, Tobin Bell wrote large parts of his character's dialogue while they filmed the movies, to the point that scripts from some of the movies would simply feature "Insert Tobin Bell dialogue" in several scenes that featured Tobin.
7th May '15 10:24:33 PM SunriseWarrior
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** A massively cunning, yet very dickish move by Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, happened two weeks before the shooting of ''Saw VII'' began - they contractually forced the director of ''Saw VI'', Kevin Greutert, to return and direct ''Saw VII'' while having David Hackl, the original director, shifted over to a yet-unconfirmed Lionsgate movie. This was due to the fact that Greutert was originally set to direct the sequel to ''ParanormalActivity'', which is scheduled to be released on the same date as ''Saw VII'' in a similar situation to how the original film contended with ''Saw VI'' in 2009. Needless to say, both Greutert and Hackl didn't take that move very well.

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** A massively cunning, yet very dickish move by Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, happened two weeks before the shooting of ''Saw VII'' began - they contractually forced the director of ''Saw VI'', Kevin Greutert, to return and direct ''Saw VII'' while having David Hackl, the original director, shifted over to a yet-unconfirmed Lionsgate movie. This was due to the fact that because Greutert was originally set to direct the sequel to ''ParanormalActivity'', which is was scheduled to be released on the same date as ''Saw VII'' in a similar situation to how the original film contended with ''Saw VI'' in 2009. Needless to say, both Greutert and Hackl didn't take that move very well.
31st Jan '15 7:20:42 PM SandwichesHinderProgress
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* BillingDisplacement: Tobin Bell is always top-billed in the later sequels, despite being dead in the "present" and only appearing in a handful of flashbacks and tapes. The displacement is taken to ridiculous lengths in the final film, where Bell is top-billed in spite of being in the film for '''TWO MINUTES'''; Cary Elwes appears in three scenes, has four lines of dialogue, and yet he is billed above {{Sean Patrick Flanery}}, who, at fifth billing, has the most screentime of anyone in the film and is essentially the main "hero" character; Chad Donella, who appears throughout the film and is the lead cop in the movie, doesn't even make the top five or the posters; Costas Mandylor and Betsy Russell get second and third billing, respectively, even though the former is barely seen until the end, and the latter, while having more screentime that Mandylor, doesn't do a heck of a lot - their billing can be pinned on their being staples of the series, having appeared in every film since ''Saw III'', rather than their roles in the plot.
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