History Trivia / TheCrow

27th Jul '17 12:58:12 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: While based on a comic from 1989, the film is very much a product of TheNineties, with the industrial-gothic soundtrack and visual style, the trenchcoats, the round-lensed glasses worn by Grange, the preponderance of shoulder-length hair, etc.
3rd Jun '17 1:27:31 PM Darthman616
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* FollowTheLeader: This was one of a number of darker and highly stylized comic based films to be made after the big success of Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}''.
24th May '17 6:35:01 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** After the death of Creator/BrandonLee in the movie, James O'Barr said in an interview that writing the comic had been a vicious, self-destructive process and not at all cathartic, and that, combined with Brandon's death during shooting the film, made him "wish I had never made the goddamned thing."

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** After the death of Creator/BrandonLee in the movie, James O'Barr said in an interview that writing the comic had been a vicious, self-destructive process and not at all cathartic, and that, combined with Brandon's death during shooting the film, made him "wish I had never made the goddamned thing."thing," and wouldn't be able to come to terms with it until much later



* OldShame: James O'Barr has said that he regrets writing the comic now, both due to what he now feels is a glorification of revenge, as well as the death of Creator/BrandonLee due to the movie adaption.

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* OldShame: James O'Barr has said that he regrets writing regretted the comic now, both due to what he now feels is a glorification of revenge, as well as the death of Creator/BrandonLee due to the movie adaption. He only spoke positively of it many years later.
24th May '17 6:33:53 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* HeReallyCanAct: Brandon Lee, holy shit. Most of his movies prior to this play him as a skilled martial artist, yet with a laid back comedic personality. ''The Crow'', on the other hand, shows him PlayingAgainstType as the deeply hurt and revenge-driven Eric Dravem and not only is it successful, '''it is scary'''. The fact that he died in the making of this movie makes his performance more haunting.
20th May '17 3:08:50 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] was asked to play Funboy in the first movie, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts - The comic book version of the character was modeled after him to begin with. Instead, he played Curve in ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels''.

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** [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] Music/IggyPop was asked to play Funboy in the first movie, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts - The comic book version of the character was modeled after him to begin with. Instead, he played Curve in ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels''.


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** Brandon Lee and Alex Proyas wanted the film to be in black and white like the comic, but the studio refused.
21st Jan '17 8:53:04 PM NWolfman
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Funboy's actor Creator/MichaelMassee, who accidentally shot and killed Creator/BrandonLee, was so devastated at causing Lee's death (which was in no way his fault) that he took a year off to recuperate. According to a 2005 interview, he still has nightmares about it.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Funboy's actor Creator/MichaelMassee, who accidentally shot and killed Creator/BrandonLee, was so devastated at causing and thoroughly convinced that Lee's death (which was in no way his fault) fault that he took a year off from acting to recuperate. According cope. Even then, Massee said that it continued to a 2005 interview, haunt him until the day he still has nightmares about it.died.
11th Dec '16 2:57:01 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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** Creator/CameronDiaz was offered the role of Shelly, but turned it down because she didn't like the script.

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** Creator/CameronDiaz was offered the role of Shelly, but turned it down because she didn't like the script.script.
** Eric Mabius, who would go on to play the lead role in ''Film/TheCrowSalvation'', auditioned for the role of Funboy.
6th Nov '16 4:16:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: A definitive "special edition" of the comic was released in 2011. It features a new foreword by O'Barr and new or previously unseen artwork that O'Barr intended to include in the original release but couldn't due to the constraints of the format, in which page numbers had to be multiples of 16. The additions include but are not limited to:
** An extra page in Gideon's pawnshop, in which Eric advises young rookie cop Albrecht to reconcile with his estranged wife
** A flashback sequence of Eric and Shelly dancing together
** A flashback sequence called 'An August Noel' which O'Barr says was so autobiographical in nature that it was simply too painful to include it the first time around
** A penultimate sequence called 'Sparklehorse', in which Eric [[spoiler:mercy-kills the horse in the barbed wire from the earlier 'Shattered in the Head' sequence, symbolising his final acceptance of the fact he wasn't able to help Shelly]] and has a discussion with the crow that very explicitly lays out that he's been trapped by his anger at himself as at the gang who attacked him and Shelly that night. The sequence takes place between Eric killing T-Bird and the final sequence of Eric at Shelly's grave.
5th Oct '16 2:45:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeShemp: Used to fill in for the late Creator/BrandonLee.
18th Sep '16 4:55:17 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: James O'Barr is one of the looters who rob Gideon's in the first movie. (Long blonde hair, carrying a small tv.)



* ExecutiveMeddling: City Of Angels was hit by this pretty hard, 20 minutes worth of character development and important plot points were edited from the film, the only way to see the full version is on Pay Per View or bootleg.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: City ''City Of Angels Angels'' was hit by this pretty hard, 20 minutes worth of character development and important plot points were edited from the film, the only way to see the full version is on Pay Per View or bootleg.



* WagTheDirector: A positive example. Creator/BrandonLee requested that one Asian character from the comic who tries to steal Eric's powers be removed from the script, as he felt it was a stereotype.

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* WagTheDirector: A positive example. Creator/BrandonLee requested that one Asian character from the comic who tries to steal Eric's powers powers, be removed from the script, as he felt it was a stereotype.
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