History Trivia / TheCrow

7th Jul '16 4:58:49 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** After the death of Brandon Lee 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."
* OldShame: 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 Brandon Lee due to the movie adaption.
** Sadly, aside from Sundown, it's one of his few works that most persons find awesome.

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** After the death of Brandon Lee 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."
* 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 Brandon Lee Creator/BrandonLee due to the movie adaption.
** Sadly, aside from Sundown, it's one of his few works that most persons people find awesome.



* TheCastShowoff: The final fight makes good use of Brandon Lee's Kung Fu skills.

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* TheCastShowoff: The final fight makes good use of Brandon Lee's Creator/BrandonLee's Kung Fu skills.



* DeletedRole: Scenes featuring Michael Berryman as the Skull Cowboy were cut.



* FatalMethodActing: Brandon Lee's famous and accidental death on the set of the first film.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Funboy's actor Creator/MichaelMassee, who accidentally shot and killed Brandon Lee, 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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* FakeShemp: Used to fill in for the late Creator/BrandonLee.
* FatalMethodActing: Brandon Lee's Creator/BrandonLee's famous and accidental death on the set of the first film.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Funboy's actor Creator/MichaelMassee, who accidentally shot and killed Brandon Lee, 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.it.
* TroubledProduction: The film had an incredibly troubled shoot, so much so it would have been an infamous example of this trope before its defining behind-the-scenes accident:
** Series creator James O'Barr's first meeting with Paramount executives led to him discovering that they wanted to make the film a musical starring Music/MichaelJackson, and when he laughed thinking it was a joke, they told him they were absolutely serious. Later on, they refused director Creator/AlexProyas' request to shoot the film entirely in black and white.
** With eight days of filming left, Creator/BrandonLee was accidentally shot and killed due to a prop gun that discharged a piece of blank cartridge that was left in the barrel. The resulting shot punctured Lee's chest and impacted his spine, and he eventually died from serious blood loss. The footage showing Lee being shot was destroyed, and the incident caused so much anguish for supporting actor Michael Massee (who pulled the trigger on the gun, and was cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident) that he took a year off from his career to recuperate.
** As a result of Lee's death, and Paramount Pictures writing the project off as a result, Miramax finished production of the film via reshot sequences that used a stand-in for Lee. The FX studio Dream Quest Images (which was already trying to make effects for the entire film on a budget of $15,000) was forced to jury-rig handheld footage of Lee shot earlier in production to finish several effects shots.
** There were several more accidents that befell the production crew, leading to a widespread belief that the film was cursed. A carpenter suffered serious burns on his upper body during the first day of filming. A manual worker had a screwdriver get embedded in his hand. An equipment truck burst into flames. A stuntman broke several ribs after falling through a roof, a rigger was horribly electrocuted, a disgruntled set sculptor went beserk and drove his car through the props room destroying it and a hurricane destroyed several of the sets. Just prior to his fatal shooting, Lee cut himself on a piece of breakaway glass (which isn't supposed to be sharp).
** A lot of the trouble was due to cost-and-corner-cutting; one of the crew recalled "they were trying to make a 30 million dollar movie for 18 million dollars". The film was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, because North Carolina was a "right-to-work" state. This allowed the producers to get away with pay, conditions, and, crucially, production schedules that would have been nuked by unionized Hollywood. They began filming at night outdoors, but the aforementioned hurricane destroyed the sets, so they moved the production indoors - without changing the schedule, as switching a production from nights to days requires a 24-hour turnaround, time the harried production team didn't have. Moreover, it was still so cold that the camera rails had to be de-iced during filming by riggers with blowtorches hiding out of shot.
** On top of all of this, cocaine abuse was rampant on set, according to Empire magazine, with cameramen shooting whilst high, crew going into the toilets to snort between shots, and people cutting around looking like the Got Milk? ads. One crewmember recalls hearing the sound of a sneeze on the set one day, and an annoyed Creator/BrandonLee quipping "someone just lost $50".
** Everything eventually got so bad that one of the neighbouring productions in the EUE studios began taking bets on mishaps...until a fire destroyed several of their sets as well.
* 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.
17th Apr '16 1:35:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Winston]] has to deal with a ghost without his proton pack.
** Looks like [[Film/{{Hackers}} Nikon]] decided to take a break from hacking.
** Top Dollar is veteran character actor Michael Wincott, whom you might remember form ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', ''Film/StrangeDays'', ''Film/TheDoors'', ''Film/RomeoIsBleeding'' or ''Film/SeraphimFalls'', among others.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Top Dollar is [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} The Prophet of Truth]] [[TheOtherDarrin (in Halo 2 anyway)]].



** 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.
22nd Jan '16 4:55:52 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Trivia/TheCrowCityOfAngels''
* ''Trivia/TheCrowWickedPrayer''



** Holy hell, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Trini!]] ''This'' is the [[PutOnABus Peace Conference]]?



** [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] and [[Music/{{Bjork}} Björk]] in the second film.
** ''Wicked Prayer'' has David Boreanaz as the villain and shares much of its production crew with, of all things, ''Film/SixStringSamurai''.
22nd Jan '16 4:47:10 PM Anicomicgeek
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* TheCastShowoff: The final fight makes good use of Brandon Lee's Kung Fu skills.




!!The TV series
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A TV movie was planned to end the series and wrap up the loose ends, but it never materialized.
1st Nov '15 1:07:18 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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** Creator/CameronDiax was offered the role of Shelly, but turned it down because she didn't like the script.

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** Creator/CameronDiax Creator/CameronDiaz was offered the role of Shelly, but turned it down because she didn't like the script.
1st Nov '15 1:07:05 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* OldShame: 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 Brandon Lee due to the movie adaption.

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



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[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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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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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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** James O'Barr originally wanted Creator/JohnnyDepp to play Eric.
** Creator/RiverPhoenix and Creator/ChristianSlater both turned down the role of Eric.
** Creator/CameronDiax was offered the role of Shelly, but turned it down because she didn't like the script.
26th Aug '15 9:24:52 AM Black_Diesel
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** Two other sequels were in development, one being ''The Crow 2037'', a futuristic dark gothic fanatsy to be written and directed by Creator/RobZombie; and ''Lazarus: A Tale of The Crow'' which took place in the world of gangsta rap and was set to star Music/DMX and Music/Eminem. Neither film failed to materialize and were actually attempted to be spun off into stand alone films separate from the franchise before those plans stalled as well.

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** Two other sequels were in development, one being ''The Crow 2037'', a futuristic dark gothic fanatsy to be written and directed by Creator/RobZombie; and ''Lazarus: A Tale of The Crow'' which took place in the world of gangsta rap and was set to star Music/DMX Music/{{DMX}} and Music/Eminem.Music/{{Eminem}}. Neither film failed to materialize and were actually attempted to be spun off into stand alone films separate from the franchise before those plans stalled as well.
26th Aug '15 9:23:14 AM Black_Diesel
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** Two other sequels were in development, one being ''The Crow 2037'', a futuristic dark gothic fanatsy to be written and directed by Creator/RobZombie; and ''Lazarus: A Tale of The Crow'' which took place in the world of gangsta rap and was set to star Creator/DMX and Creator/Eminem. Neither film failed to materialize and were actually attempted to be spun off into stand alone films separate from the franchise before those plans stalled as well.

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** Two other sequels were in development, one being ''The Crow 2037'', a futuristic dark gothic fanatsy to be written and directed by Creator/RobZombie; and ''Lazarus: A Tale of The Crow'' which took place in the world of gangsta rap and was set to star Creator/DMX Music/DMX and Creator/Eminem.Music/Eminem. Neither film failed to materialize and were actually attempted to be spun off into stand alone films separate from the franchise before those plans stalled as well.
26th Aug '15 9:22:13 AM Black_Diesel
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** Two other sequels were in development, one being ''The Crow 2037'', a futuristic dark gothic fanatsy to be written and directed by Creator/RobZombie; and ''Lazarus: A Tale of The Crow'' which took place in the world of gangsta rap and was set to star Creator/DMX and Creator/Eminem. Neither film failed to materialize and were actually attempted to be spun off into stand alone films separate from the franchise before those plans stalled as well.
5th Apr '15 8:59:45 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Top Dollar is veteran character actor Michael Wincott, whom you might remember form ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', ''Film/StrangeDays'', ''Film/TheDoors'', ''Film/RomeoIsBleeding'' or Film/SeraphimFalls'', among others.

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** Top Dollar is veteran character actor Michael Wincott, whom you might remember form ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', ''Film/StrangeDays'', ''Film/TheDoors'', ''Film/RomeoIsBleeding'' or Film/SeraphimFalls'', ''Film/SeraphimFalls'', among others.
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