History Trivia / TheSevenYearItch

12th Dec '17 6:11:38 PM PaulA
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* WagTheDirector: ''The Seven Year Itch'' was meant to be shot in black and white, but Marilyn's contract stated that all her movies should be shot in colour.
20th Jul '17 10:18:25 AM ClintEastwood
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film is a time capsule of the mid-1950s due to ValuesDissonance and other reasons. For starters, the entire plot is set in motion when the wives and children of New York City leave for New England to escape the summer heat, which would not be necessary just a few years later when air-conditioning became more prevalent and reliable. The female characters, almost without exception, are seen wearing the high-waisted, long-skirted "New Look" style of dress that was already starting to pass out of fashion when this movie was made. The script is littered with subtle and not-so-subtle references to the popular culture of the time period, some of them bordering on (and in one case even crossing) the CelebrityParadox: the characters going to a theater to see ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'', a pretty blatant parody of ''Film/FromHereToEternity'', etc. Perhaps most striking, however, is the characters' discussion of the [[Creator/MarilynMonroe Marilyn]] character wearing nothing but a bikini for a ''U.S. Camera'' photo shoot: we are told that police had to show up on the beach to keep the crowd under control, and until we actually see the photo, the way the characters refer to it leads us to believe that The Girl had actually been posing nude.
12th Jan '17 10:56:56 PM benda
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* FollowTheLeader: At the time, very few movies opened with ArtisticTitle sequences. Saul Bass supplied the zany [[http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/the-seven-year-itch/ credits sequence]] here, and its success with audiences pretty much made his career. And in the 1960s and '70s, it seemed like ''every'' movie comedy opened with a cartoonish sequence of some sort.

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* FollowTheLeader: At the time, very few movies opened with ArtisticTitle sequences. Saul Bass supplied the zany [[http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/the-seven-year-itch/ credits sequence]] here, and its success with audiences pretty much made his career. And in the 1960s and '70s, it seemed like ''every'' movie comedy opened with a cartoonish sequence of some sort.sort, as did some SpaghettiWesterns.
10th Nov '16 6:02:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/WalterMatthau did a screen test for the role of Richard Sherman, but the studio [[HilariousInHindsight thought he was too risky an investment because he was still an "unknown"]].

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** Creator/WalterMatthau did a screen test for the role of Richard Sherman, but the studio [[HilariousInHindsight thought he was too risky an investment because he was still an "unknown"]]. Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/WilliamHolden and Creator/JamesStewart were also considered.
28th Aug '16 8:06:31 PM Mdumas43073
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** Walter Matthau did a screen test for the role of Richard Sherman, but the studio [[HilariousInHindsight thought he was too risky an investment because he was still an "unknown"]].

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** Walter Matthau Creator/WalterMatthau did a screen test for the role of Richard Sherman, but the studio [[HilariousInHindsight thought he was too risky an investment because he was still an "unknown"]].
28th Apr '16 10:38:56 AM rafi
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* FollowTheLeader: At the time, very few movies opened with ArtisticTitle sequences. Saul Bass supplied the zany [[http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/the-seven-year-itch/ credits sequence]] here, and its success with audiences pretty much made his career. And in the 1960s and '70s, it seemed like ''every'' movie comedy opened with a cartoonish sequence of some sort.
28th Sep '15 10:42:13 AM dsneybuf
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*** Originally, the ImagineSpot of the Girl bathing went on to show the plumber dropping his wrench into the tub. As he reaches into the suds for it, the Girl seems blissfully undisturbed about him invading her space.

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*** Originally, the ImagineSpot of the Girl bathing went on to show the plumber dropping his wrench into the tub. As he reaches into the suds for it, the Girl seems blissfully undisturbed about doesn't seem to mind him invading her space.
5th Apr '15 1:37:20 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100Years100Laughs: #51
9th Sep '14 8:10:40 AM erforce
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** Oh, and the movie that AlPacino chose over the aborted remake of this film? ''{{Scarface}}'' (which, actually, was itself a remake, but that's neither here nor there).

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** Oh, and the movie that AlPacino Creator/AlPacino chose over the aborted remake of this film? ''{{Scarface}}'' ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'' (which, actually, was itself a remake, but that's neither here nor there).
20th Jul '14 8:38:21 AM dsneybuf
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* {{Deleted Scene}}s: Censorship led to the trimming of two scenes.
** Originally, the ImagineSpot of the Girl bathing went on to show the plumber dropping his wrench into the tub. As he reaches into the suds for it, the Girl seems blissfully undisturbed about him invading her space.
** This dialogue the Girl delivers to Richard after having her skirt blown by the subway also never made it to theaters:
--->'''The Girl:''' This one's even cooler! Must be an express. Don't you wish you had a skirt? I feel so sorry for you in those hot pants.

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* {{Deleted Scene}}s: Scene}}s:
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Censorship led to the trimming of two scenes.
** *** Originally, the ImagineSpot of the Girl bathing went on to show the plumber dropping his wrench into the tub. As he reaches into the suds for it, the Girl seems blissfully undisturbed about him invading her space.
** *** This dialogue the Girl delivers to Richard after having her skirt blown by the subway also never made it to theaters:
--->'''The ---->'''The Girl:''' This one's even cooler! Must be an express. Don't you wish you had a skirt? I feel so sorry for you in those hot pants.pants.
** A scene written, but probably never filmed, involved Richard's housekeeper finding a hairpin on his pillow, implying that he and the Girl slept together.
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