History Trivia / Saw

19th Nov '17 3:57:10 PM EBsessed
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*** Eric still thinks Amanda is being everything, because Art is initially walking around the room in a hood. Eric asks Hoffman if the "junkie bitch" got him too, and keeps yelling at the hooded Art as if it was Amanda. "You fucking bitch," etc.

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*** Eric still thinks Amanda is being doing everything, because Art is initially walking around the room in a hood. Eric asks Hoffman if the "junkie bitch" got him too, and keeps yelling at the hooded Art as if it was Amanda. "You fucking bitch," etc.
19th Nov '17 3:49:47 PM EBsessed
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*** In regards to the mausoleum trap, the winch was originally going to be on the ceiling and eventually hang Art and Trevor. The final shooting script has Trevor tearing an eye open, and he dies by the chains pulling him too close to the machine, snapping his neck, rather than by Art killing him. Art is shown finding the tape recorder right after the trap, rather than waiting till the end of the movie to show it as a flashback.

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*** In regards to the mausoleum trap, the winch was originally going to be on the ceiling and eventually hang Art and Trevor. The final shooting script has Trevor tearing an eye open, and he dies by the chains pulling him too close to the machine, snapping his neck, rather than by Art killing him. Art is shown finding the tape recorder right after the trap, rather than waiting till the end of the movie to show it as a flashback. The ceiling winch hanging idea was later reused for ''Jigsaw''.
19th Nov '17 3:32:16 PM EBsessed
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* ViralMarketing: With ''Saw 3D'' being the last film, they finally did an ARG of [[spoiler:Bobby and his Survivors of Jigsaw, including those whose fate was left hanging like Dr. Gordon]].

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* ViralMarketing: With ''Saw 3D'' being intended to be the last film, they finally did an ARG of [[spoiler:Bobby and his Survivors of Jigsaw, including those whose fate was left hanging like Dr. Gordon]].
19th Nov '17 3:23:17 PM EBsessed
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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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* 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 seventh 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.
18th Nov '17 10:58:13 AM EBsessed
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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. [[spoiler: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. [[spoiler:In ''Saw VII,'' this became canon canonical (despite director Kevin Greutert's original desire to get revenge against Jigsaw and his accomplices).]]
20th Jul '17 7:47:40 PM stuffedninja
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*** Originally, Evan, the racist skinhead played by 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.

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*** Originally, Evan, the racist skinhead played by [[Music/LinkinPark Chester Bennington, 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.
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.
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