History Trivia / TheAddamsFamily

28th Mar '18 1:26:38 PM LarryMullen
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* ActingForTwo: Carolyn Jones played both Morticia and her sister Ophelia.


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* PlayingTheirOwnTwin: Carolyn Jones played both Morticia and her sister Ophelia.
11th Mar '18 4:28:12 PM themisterfree
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** Problems began with producer Scott Rudin, who at the time was head of production at 20th Century Fox, who initially pitched the film to his colleagues. However, the franchise's right were held by Orion Pictures, and Fox was unable to purchase the rights due to Orion's plans to create a new television series.
** Pre-production finally began after Charles Addams' ex-wife sold her portion of the rights to Orion, who at that point had scrapped their idea for a series and instead decided to make a feature film. Rudin left Fox to serve as producer, and a screenplay was penned by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson (of ''{{Edward Scissorhands}}'' fame), with additional material by an uncredited Paul Rudnick, who would go onto write the sequel ''{{Addams Family Values}}''. Several rewrites followed, and after Creator/TimBurton passed the director's chair, it was taken up by {{Barry Sonnenfeld}}, who at the time had only ever worked as a cinematographer and had no directorial experience. Sonnenfeld's lack of experience proved to a problem, as he repeatedly had on-set panic attacks and lost 13 pounds in less than 10 weeks. Sonnenfeld asked Rudin to let him go, but the producer refused.

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** Problems began with producer Scott Rudin, who at the time was head of production at 20th Century Fox, Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, who initially pitched the film to his colleagues. However, the franchise's right were held by Orion Pictures, Creator/OrionPictures (by virtue of their merger with Creator/{{Filmways}} in 1982), and Fox was unable to purchase the rights due to Orion's plans to create a new television series.
** Pre-production finally began after Charles Addams' ex-wife sold her portion of the rights to Orion, who at that point had scrapped their idea for a series and instead decided to make a feature film. Rudin left Fox to serve as producer, and a screenplay was penned by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson (of ''{{Edward Scissorhands}}'' ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' fame), with additional material by an uncredited Paul Rudnick, who would go onto write the sequel ''{{Addams ''Addams Family Values}}''. Values''. Several rewrites followed, and after Creator/TimBurton passed the director's chair, it was taken up by {{Barry Sonnenfeld}}, Barry Sonnenfeld, who at the time had only ever worked as a cinematographer and had no directorial experience. Sonnenfeld's lack of experience proved to a problem, as he repeatedly had on-set panic attacks and lost 13 pounds in less than 10 weeks. Sonnenfeld asked Rudin to let him go, but the producer refused.



** During principal photography, Orion Pictures began suffering serious financial issues after a string of expensive flops, and in an effort to recoup their losses sold the film to Paramount Pictures mid-shoot after the film went over-budget.
** Problems followed the film after release. Orion had failed to sell the film's full foreign distribution rights to Paramount, which ended up being held by MGM, who in some territories have their properties owned by 20th Century Fox. As a result, the film didn't recieve a DVD release outside of North America or the United Kingdom until 2013.

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** During principal photography, Orion Pictures began suffering serious financial issues after a string of expensive flops, and in an effort to recoup their losses sold the film to Paramount Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures mid-shoot after the film went over-budget.
** Problems followed the film after release. Orion had failed to sell the film's full foreign distribution rights to Paramount, which ended up being held and in turn were inherited by MGM, Creator/{{MGM}} (which bought Orion in 1997), who in some territories have their properties owned distributed on home media by 20th Century Fox. As a result, the film didn't recieve receive a DVD release outside of North America or the United Kingdom until 2013.
3rd Mar '18 9:42:27 AM Pinokio
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* TheWikiRule: [[http://addamsfamily.wikia.com/wiki/Addams_Family_Wiki The Addams Family Wiki]].
27th Jan '18 5:32:54 PM nombretomado
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** Pre-production finally began after Charles Addams' ex-wife sold her portion of the rights to Orion, who at that point had scrapped their idea for a series and instead decided to make a feature film. Rudin left Fox to serve as producer, and a screenplay was penned by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson (of ''{{Edward Scissorhands}}'' fame), with additional material by an uncredited Paul Rudnick, who would go onto write the sequel ''{{Addams Family Values}}''. Several rewrites followed, and after {{Tim Burton}} passed the director's chair, it was taken up by {{Barry Sonnenfeld}}, who at the time had only ever worked as a cinematographer and had no directorial experience. Sonnenfeld's lack of experience proved to a problem, as he repeatedly had on-set panic attacks and lost 13 pounds in less than 10 weeks. Sonnenfeld asked Rudin to let him go, but the producer refused.

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** Pre-production finally began after Charles Addams' ex-wife sold her portion of the rights to Orion, who at that point had scrapped their idea for a series and instead decided to make a feature film. Rudin left Fox to serve as producer, and a screenplay was penned by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson (of ''{{Edward Scissorhands}}'' fame), with additional material by an uncredited Paul Rudnick, who would go onto write the sequel ''{{Addams Family Values}}''. Several rewrites followed, and after {{Tim Burton}} Creator/TimBurton passed the director's chair, it was taken up by {{Barry Sonnenfeld}}, who at the time had only ever worked as a cinematographer and had no directorial experience. Sonnenfeld's lack of experience proved to a problem, as he repeatedly had on-set panic attacks and lost 13 pounds in less than 10 weeks. Sonnenfeld asked Rudin to let him go, but the producer refused.
24th Jan '18 12:56:34 PM GunarmDyne
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* ActingForTwo: Carolyn Jones played both Morticia and her sister Ophelia.
27th Oct '17 5:34:53 PM tyrekecorrea
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6th Oct '17 10:11:48 PM MatthewRenn
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** The 'Mamushka' dance sequence was originally intended to be much longer, but was cut down significantly after test audiences complained that it 'ground the movie to a halt.'
6th Oct '17 10:03:25 PM MatthewRenn
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* TroubledProduction: Ooooh boy, here we go;
** Problems began with producer Scott Rudin, who at the time was head of production at 20th Century Fox, who initially pitched the film to his colleagues. However, the franchise's right were held by Orion Pictures, and Fox was unable to purchase the rights due to Orion's plans to create a new television series.
** Pre-production finally began after Charles Addams' ex-wife sold her portion of the rights to Orion, who at that point had scrapped their idea for a series and instead decided to make a feature film. Rudin left Fox to serve as producer, and a screenplay was penned by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson (of ''{{Edward Scissorhands}}'' fame), with additional material by an uncredited Paul Rudnick, who would go onto write the sequel ''{{Addams Family Values}}''. Several rewrites followed, and after {{Tim Burton}} passed the director's chair, it was taken up by {{Barry Sonnenfeld}}, who at the time had only ever worked as a cinematographer and had no directorial experience. Sonnenfeld's lack of experience proved to a problem, as he repeatedly had on-set panic attacks and lost 13 pounds in less than 10 weeks. Sonnenfeld asked Rudin to let him go, but the producer refused.
** Three months prior to the end of principal photography, director of photography Owen Roizman suddenly quit and had to be replaced by Gale Tattersall, who had to be rushed to the hospital just weeks later and was replaced by Sonnenfeld himself.
** Raul Julia missed several days of shooting after a blood vessel in his eye burst, and Sonnenfeld had to split his time between Los Angeles and New York after his wife fell ill with several weeks of shooting left.
** During principal photography, Orion Pictures began suffering serious financial issues after a string of expensive flops, and in an effort to recoup their losses sold the film to Paramount Pictures mid-shoot after the film went over-budget.
** Problems followed the film after release. Orion had failed to sell the film's full foreign distribution rights to Paramount, which ended up being held by MGM, who in some territories have their properties owned by 20th Century Fox. As a result, the film didn't recieve a DVD release outside of North America or the United Kingdom until 2013.
23rd Aug '17 3:09:23 PM CaptainColdCutCliche
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** Ophelia was originally going to have a brief scene in the first movie.
19th Aug '17 8:09:01 AM CaptainColdCutCliche
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*** This is a wonderful example of ShownTheirWork: This is based off a New Yorker cartoon by Creator/CharlesAddams, completely unrelated to the family at that!
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