History Trivia / TheRockyHorrorPictureShow

29th Nov '16 5:29:52 AM Bosco13
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29th Nov '16 5:29:00 AM Bosco13
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* [[ActorAllusion Director Allusion]]: Riff Raff's hair color in the remake may remind some people of Carlos from ''Film/{{Descendants}}'', another TV movie Kenny Ortega was involved with.



** For the 2016 remake, Tim Curry first offered to play Dr. Scott, having been rendered wheelchair-bound due to his stroke. He also thought it would be a great CastingGag since his original character Frank was opposed of Scott, and considered him an enemy. Nonetheless, the remake's producers decided to cast him as The Criminologist instead.

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** For the 2016 remake, Tim Curry first offered to play Dr. Scott, having been rendered wheelchair-bound due to his stroke. He also thought it would be a great CastingGag since his original character Frank was opposed of Scott, and considered him an enemy. Nonetheless, the remake's producers decided to cast him as The Criminologist instead.



* WrittenInInfirmity: In the 2016 remake the Criminologist remains in his chair the entire time, as Tim Curry was rendered paraplegic by a stroke a few years earlier (his limited facial movement is also quite visible).
28th Nov '16 4:21:42 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales:
** A lot of British people like the film due to most of the cast being British. Also, performances of the original stage show (''The Rocky Horror Show'') are more common in the UK than the US, where showings of the movie with shadowcasts are more common than the stage show.
** The movie also has a sizable LGBTFanbase.
19th Nov '16 5:35:57 AM Bosco13
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* StuntDouble: According to the commentary;
** The motorcyclists at the start are stunt doubles with the Transylvanians hanging onto the back wearing their tuxedos under their motorcycle gear.
** Rocky and Frank during the KingKongClimb scene. When the Frank double realized he had to wear feminine lingerie, he started acting extra manly [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday so people wouldn't think he was gay]]. Richard O'Brien says he'd love to go back in time for half an hour and see this again.
5th Nov '16 6:47:15 PM Keeyla
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** During the dinner scene, Brad stamps his foot and Janet jumps at the table in shock; Barry Bostwick actually hit Susan Sarandon's hand with his fist during the take. Later on, she accidentally got even with him by stepping on his foot with a high heel during the floor show, which can be seen in the movie.
31st Oct '16 6:50:50 AM NWolfman
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* ThrowItIn: How the AudienceParticipation got started: one viewer during a screening shouted "Buy an umbrella, you cheap bitch!" during "Over At The Frankenstein Place" when Janet covers herself with a newspaper in the rain, and it just grew from there.
31st Oct '16 5:39:42 AM NWolfman
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** While happy with his performance in both the show and film, Music/MeatLoaf didn't like that he wasn't allowed to play both Eddie and Dr. Scott, as was customary in the stage production, and felt that Jonathan Adams (the Criminologist from the UK production) was horribly miscast, especially because he didn't have the singing voice for "Eddie's Teddy." He also didn't like that other movie musicals would try to type cast him, as he prefers to keep his music and acting career separate. To date, his only other singing role in a movie has been ''Film/ThePickOfDesteny'', filmed over ''thirty years later''.

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** While happy with his performance in both the show and film, Music/MeatLoaf didn't like that he wasn't allowed to play both Eddie and Dr. Scott, as was customary in the stage production, and felt that Jonathan Adams (the Criminologist from the UK production) was horribly miscast, especially because he didn't have the singing voice for "Eddie's Teddy." He also didn't like that other movie musicals would try to type cast him, as he prefers to keep his music and acting career separate. To date, his only other singing role in a movie has been ''Film/ThePickOfDesteny'', ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny'', filmed over ''thirty years later''.
31st Oct '16 5:39:09 AM NWolfman
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** While happy with his performance in both the show and film, Music/MeatLoaf didn't like that he wasn't allowed to play both Eddie and Dr. Scott, as was customary in the stage production, and felt that Jonathan Adams (the Criminologist from the UK production) was horribly miscast, especially because he didn't have the singing voice for "Eddie's Teddy." He also didn't like that other movie musicals would try to type cast him, as he prefers to keep his music and acting career separate. To date, his only other singing role in a movie has been ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDesteny'', filmed over ''thirty years later''.

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** While happy with his performance in both the show and film, Music/MeatLoaf didn't like that he wasn't allowed to play both Eddie and Dr. Scott, as was customary in the stage production, and felt that Jonathan Adams (the Criminologist from the UK production) was horribly miscast, especially because he didn't have the singing voice for "Eddie's Teddy." He also didn't like that other movie musicals would try to type cast him, as he prefers to keep his music and acting career separate. To date, his only other singing role in a movie has been ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDesteny'', ''Film/ThePickOfDesteny'', filmed over ''thirty years later''.
31st Oct '16 5:38:55 AM NWolfman
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** Very minor example in Music/MeatLoaf's case. He has fond memories being a part of Rocky Horror, both the US stage play, and the film, but he was not happy that he was not allowed to play Dr. Scott in the film (it's tradition in stage shows that Eddie and Dr. Scott be played by the same actor), and felt the film's actor (played by Jonathan Adams, the original Criminologist in the UK stage play) did not adequately portray the character well, nor have the right kind of voice for "Eddie's Teddy".

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** Very minor example While happy with his performance in Music/MeatLoaf's case. He has fond memories being a part of Rocky Horror, both the US stage play, show and the film, but he was not happy Music/MeatLoaf didn't like that he was not wasn't allowed to play Dr. Scott in the film (it's tradition in stage shows that both Eddie and Dr. Scott be played by Scott, as was customary in the same actor), stage production, and felt the film's actor (played by that Jonathan Adams, the original Adams (the Criminologist in from the UK stage play) did not adequately portray the character well, nor production) was horribly miscast, especially because he didn't have the right kind of singing voice for "Eddie's Teddy".Teddy." He also didn't like that other movie musicals would try to type cast him, as he prefers to keep his music and acting career separate. To date, his only other singing role in a movie has been ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDesteny'', filmed over ''thirty years later''.
31st Oct '16 5:34:24 AM NWolfman
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* NoBudget: The film's budget was estimated at about $1,000,000, cheep even for the early 1970s, and it definitely shows.



* TooSoon: In regards to AudienceParticipation. Many older callbacks get updated references but otherwise remain the same. For example, when Riff-Raff shows Brad and Janet the skeleton near the start of the film, it's customary to shout out "SHOW US" and the name of whatever celebrity has most recently died. Bonus points if it's someone people really liked, especially if they had an early or especially tragic death.

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* TooSoon: In regards to AudienceParticipation. Many older callbacks get updated references but otherwise remain One of the same. For example, AudienceParticipation gags which evolves with the times: when Riff-Raff shows Brad and Janet the skeleton near the start of the film, it's customary to shout out "SHOW US" and the name of whatever celebrity has most recently died. Bonus points if it's someone people really liked, especially if they had an early or especially tragic death.



** Creator/SteveMartin auditioned for the part of Brad.

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** Creator/SteveMartin auditioned for the part of Brad. Oddly enough, he'd go on to play a character similar to Eddie in [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors another rock 'n roll musical movie]].


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** Ever wonder why the opening song is just a pair of floating lips against a black void? It's because clips from all the movies mentioned in the song were going to be superimposed over. This was dropped when the producers realized that it would've cost a fortune in royalties.
** In an extended ShoutOut to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the first third of the film was to be in black and white, switching over to color upon Frank's first appearance. His ruby red lips (see what they did there?) were to be the first thing to appear in color. This was cut for budget constraints.
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