History Trivia / TheBlairWitchProject

19th May '16 12:23:36 PM hullflyer
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** Josh was originally scripted to be attracted to Heather, though she would be oblivious to this. It was dropped out of fear of seeing too cliche.

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** Josh was originally scripted to be attracted to Heather, though she would be oblivious to this. It was dropped out of fear of seeing seeming too cliche.
24th Nov '15 7:37:22 AM ScarletNebula
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** Pay attention to Heather's screams at the end; according to the directors, she wasn't acting, and was.freaking out for real.

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** Pay attention to Heather's screams at the end; according to the directors, she wasn't acting, and was.was freaking out for real.
19th Oct '15 11:37:32 AM Willbyr
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* RealLifeRelative: The waitress who asks about Blair High School is played by one of the director's sister.

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* RealLifeRelative: The waitress who asks about Blair High School is played by one of the director's sister.sisters.



* TheRedStapler: Burkittsville, MD, a quiet little town of less than 200 people, was flooded with tourists after the film's release. The residents of Burkittsville were not happy.

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* TheRedStapler: Burkittsville, MD, a quiet little town of less than 200 people, was flooded with tourists after the film's release. The Its residents of Burkittsville were not happy.


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11th Sep '15 1:23:41 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorInspiredElement: Heather Donahue wrote her own character's monologues for the initial scenes in the documentary.



* EnforcedMethodActing: The actors were screened for their improvisational ability, and given a 35-page outline of the movie. All dialogue was improvised. The directors began rationing the actors' food to make them as hungry as their characters. They were not told when strange noises would be made, or when the tent would be attacked. Makes for some great acting.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: EnforcedMethodActing:
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The actors were screened for their improvisational ability, and given a 35-page outline of the movie. All dialogue was improvised. The directors began rationing the actors' food to make them as hungry as their characters. They were not told when strange noises would be made, or when the tent would be attacked. Makes for some great acting.



* MethodActing: The three actors had to remain in character most of the time, apart from brief breaks. They could only break character by using the codeword "taco".
* RealLifeRelative: The waitress who asks about Blair High School is played by one of the director's sister.
* RealitySubtext: Josh frequently mentions hoping he doesn't miss work. In real life he had to leave filming to go to his job, which is why he disappears earlier than the other two.



* ViralMarketing: Including a [[http://www.blairwitch.com/ decently designed website]] that's still up as of October 2014.

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* ViralMarketing: Including a [[http://www.blairwitch.com/ decently designed website]] that's still up as of October 2014. To the point where the three actors were listed as 'Missing, Presumed Dead' on IMDB. Heather Donahue's mother even received numerous sympathy cards from strangers who thought her daughter had actually gone missing.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Josh was originally scripted to be attracted to Heather, though she would be oblivious to this. It was dropped out of fear of seeing too cliche.
** In the footage that was shot, it was actually Josh and Heather who argued the most, rather than Heather and Mike - as in the finished film. Most of the arguments with Josh were cut down, to avoid the UnfortunateImplications of both men ganging up on Heather.
** The stuff shot in the motel room ran for ninety minutes, complete with the men reading poetry to each other and some drunken arguing.
** An early idea was for the two fishermen to be revealed to have been playing a prank on the students the whole time.
** Multiple ideas for the ending included a life size stick figure chasing the students, Mike being hanged or else found pinned to the wall like a stick figure.
14th Mar '15 4:06:34 AM Morgenthaler
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!!The Blair Witch Project




!! Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

* TheDanza: Though only of first names.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Artisan recut the film and re-shot certain scenes to add more "traditional" horror movie elements instead of the ambiguous flick the director was aiming at. Among other things they also changed the soundtrack to heavy metal and rock. Oh, and that "Book of Shadows" which appears nowhere in the film? Studio addition.
* FranchiseKiller: A trilogy was planned. The second film performed so badly that the third film was scrapped.
* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the group is [[Series/BurnNotice Michael Westen!]]

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\n!! Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2\n\n* TheDanza: Though only of first names.\n* ExecutiveMeddling: Artisan recut the film and re-shot certain scenes to add more "traditional" horror movie elements instead of the ambiguous flick the director was aiming at. Among other things they also changed the soundtrack to heavy metal and rock. Oh, and that "Book of Shadows" which appears nowhere in the film? Studio addition.\n* FranchiseKiller: A trilogy was planned. The second film performed so badly that the third film was scrapped.\n* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the group is [[Series/BurnNotice Michael Westen!]]----
12th Oct '14 2:58:49 PM Silvermoon424
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* ViralMarketing: Including a [[http://www.blairwitch.com/ decently designed website]] that's still up as of February 2013.

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* ViralMarketing: Including a [[http://www.blairwitch.com/ decently designed website]] that's still up as of February 2013.
October 2014.
19th Aug '14 3:04:20 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the group is [[BurnNotice Michael Westen!]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the group is [[BurnNotice [[Series/BurnNotice Michael Westen!]]
19th Aug '14 5:33:14 AM falcon2484
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* TheRedStapler: Burkittsville, MD, a quiet little town of less than 200 people, was flooded with tourists after the film's release. The residents of Burkittsville were not happy.
8th Jun '14 6:14:45 AM Movienut376
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**Pay attention to Heather's screams at the end; according to the directors, she wasn't acting, and was.freaking out for real.
21st Mar '14 5:24:50 PM timotaka
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Artisan recut the film and re-shot certain scenes to add more "traditional" horror movie elements instead of the ambiguous flick the director was aiming at.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Artisan recut the film and re-shot certain scenes to add more "traditional" horror movie elements instead of the ambiguous flick the director was aiming at. Among other things they also changed the soundtrack to heavy metal and rock. Oh, and that "Book of Shadows" which appears nowhere in the film? Studio addition.
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