History Trivia / Saw

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.
31st Jan '15 12:35:48 PM SandwichesHinderProgress
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**** One idea had Troy suspended above the floor of the classroom by large meat hooks. They decided against this, as they figured it would be basically impossible to escape, and that it would be more thrilling if he was standing and able to rip the chains out. A second version had the hooks going through his eyelids, his fingernails, and his teeth. This accounts for two of the promotional posters for the film, one showing a mouth missing numerous teeth, and another showing three teeth dangling from wires. The teeth-pulling aspect was recycled for Bobby Dagen's test in ''Saw VII''.



*** According to an audio commentary with director Kevin Greutert, and writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, Simone would originally cut off her fingers, then her hand, then her arm.
*** The commentary also reveals that there were supposed to be ten people riding the carousel (they changed it to six seeing as it is the sixth Saw film). Also, the shotgun would be placed behind the victims heads, rather than in front of their chests.



*** Originally, Evan, the racist skinhead played by Chesterr Bennington, was meant to live through the Horsepower Trap. But because Bennington was under a very tight schedule at the time, and only had the one day for shooting, the filmmakers didn't have time to shoot his hospital scene, and Evan was rewritten to having died.

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*** Brad thrusts the saw into Ryan, impaling him. Dina and Brad then survive the trap, but the script was changed to make Dina the loser and Brad and Ryan the winners of the trap.
*** Originally, Evan, the racist skinhead played by Chesterr Chester Bennington, was meant to live through the Horsepower Trap. But because Bennington was under a very tight schedule at the time, and only had the one day for shooting, the filmmakers didn't have time to shoot his hospital scene, and Evan was rewritten to having died.died.
*** Daniel Matthews was meant to appear at the survivors' meeting, but Erik Knudsen was unavailable. Brent also did not appear in the scene due to Devon Bostick's scheduling conflicts.
*** ''Saw VII'' was originally meant to end with a SequelHook: the revelation that Lawrence Gordon was still alive. ''Saw VIII'' would have then explained how he survived. Due to the disappointing box office performance of ''Saw VI,'' the ideas for ''VII'' and ''VIII'' were condensed into one film. According to Patrick Melton, the original pitch was not to have Gordon trap Hoffman in the bathroom.
31st Jan '15 12:18:05 PM SandwichesHinderProgress
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*** It was suggested that the tricycle and Obi's connection to Jigsaw would be explained, but this never came to pass.


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** ''Saw V''
*** It was considered to have Detective Tapp appear in new footage via flashback, but Danny Glover was unavailable at the time.
*** Originally, the blades would be in the collars, instead of mounted on the wall in the five victims' first room. It was also originally conceived that both Brit and Luba would somehow lose their shirts in the first room and go through the rest of the film in just their bras. The idea was eventually thrown out, out of respect the producers had for the two actresses.
*** Originally, the final room was supposed to fill up with water, ending the scene by drowning Strahm. But the crew realized that it would be too difficult to shoot, so they re-thought the scene and came up with the finished version. The idea to have Strahm crushed between two walls actually came from director David Hackl's son.
*** Editor Kevin Greutert explained what was cut from the ending: "Originally, the "game of five" was connected more directly to Strahm. It's something they're trying to figure out all along. This is discovered in the final seconds and everyone believes that Strahm is Jigsaw's apprentice, essentially letting Hoffman off the hook. But it was much more fleshed out. It was also supposed to reveal that Jill knew that Hoffman was continuing Jigsaws work."
** ''Saw VI''
*** Back when the film was greenlit, it was announced that Scott Patterson would play Strahm up to this film. An old idea involved resolution of Strahm-Hoffman struggle and was supposed to wrap the series.
*** Lionsgate wanted Hoffman to fight mafia.
*** Director Kevin Greutert wanted Lawrence Gordon to be back seeking revenge against Jigsaw's accomplices. Survivors were also supposed to return, though in a different role.
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