History Trivia / TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974

27th Jul '17 7:55:47 PM hitmonkey
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** ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' even mentioned this in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19901_5-great-movie-scenes-made-possible-by-reckless-endangerment_p2.html an article]].
21st May '17 9:24:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TroubledProduction: Filming went reasonably smoothly for the most part, but its third act seemed to be trying to make up for that.
** First, lead actress Marilyn Burns proved completely unable to convincingly keep ahead of Gunnar Hansen as Leatherface while he was chasing her through the woods, forcing Hansen to run much slower than he actually could, and even resorting in one shot to pointlessly cutting up tree branches to let Burns widen the gap between them. There was also an incident where Hansen slipped on the wet grass and lost his grip on the still-running chainsaw, which flew up in the air and then came down point-first just inches from his head.
** For the scene where Sally's finger is cut for the Grandfather to suck on, the device to spurt fake blood wouldn't work. Thus, what you're watching in that scene is Marilyn Burns ''actually'' getting her finger sliced open. Though they thankfully didn't go as far as to make the guy playing Grandfather suck on her real bleeding finger, and there's a quite noticeable edit before he starts sucking.
** And then came the worst part of all with the climactic dinner scene. All the food on the table quickly rotted under the filming lights, and the room's poor ventilation made the stink even worse, raising it to genuinely health-threatening levels. Several of the actors suffered genuine SanitySlippage and took Tobe Hooper's direction as meaning they really were their characters, not exactly the result you want when most of them were playing cannibalistic murderers. Edwin Neal, who played the Hitchhiker, had just come home from the Vietnam War and described filming this scene as worse than anything the Viet Cong put him through. After it was all over, the rest of the crew were all furious at Hooper and he's said it took years for any of them to cool off.
23rd Mar '17 3:31:58 PM TheJayman49
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* NoBudget: As mentioned on the main page, the film only had a budget of $140,000.
1st Mar '17 10:22:24 AM embala
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In real life, Gunnar Hansen was regarded by many as an [[GentleGiant incredibly nice guy]].

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*** His smell reportedly got so bad that no one wanted to eat lunch with him, further isolating him from the rest of the cast, even his own "family."
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In real life, Gunnar Hansen was regarded by many as an [[GentleGiant incredibly nice guy]].guy]]. While preparing for the role and trying to develop mannerisms for Leatherface, he became a volunteer for a school for special needs kids.
** Gunnar Hansen strongly disliked Paul A. Partain when they worked together on set, because Partain tried to stay in character as the whiny, complaining Franklin during shooting. When he got to know Partain after filming had wrapped, they became close friends.
6th Jul '16 6:30:49 PM KenKevinStriker
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* WorkingTitle: ''Leatherface'' and ''Head Cheese''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''Leatherface'' ''Stalking Leatherface'' and ''Head Cheese''.
6th May '16 2:45:55 AM Az_Tech341
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* TheRedStapler: Inverted. According to Edwin Neal (Nubbins/Hitchhiker), Texas State Troopers actually shook his hand and thanked him for causing crime to drop 18%; apparently the message audiences took away from the movie was "Don't pick up hitchhikers".

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* TheRedStapler: Inverted.[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. According to Edwin Neal (Nubbins/Hitchhiker), Texas State Troopers actually shook his hand and thanked him for causing crime to drop 18%; apparently the message audiences took away from the movie was "Don't pick up hitchhikers".
2nd May '16 8:59:31 AM otaking3582
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* TheRedStapler: Inverted. According to Edwin Neal (Nubbins/Hitchhiker), Texas State Troopers actually shook his hand and thanked him for causing crime to drop 18%; apparently the message audiences took away from the movie was "Don't pick up hitchhikers".
13th Apr '16 5:43:08 AM WarriorSparrow
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** ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' even mentioned this in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19901_5-great-movie-scenes-made-possible-by-reckless-endangerment_p2.html an article]].
12th Apr '16 4:04:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The opening narration is voiced by John Larroquette (of ''Series/NightCourt'', ''Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow'', and ''Series/BostonLegal'' fame). He did the opening narration of the remake as well.
** You'd think these people would know not to pick up a guy who sounds like [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd]].
16th Feb '16 10:16:28 PM CommanderAce
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In real life, Gunnar Hansen is regarded as an [[GentleGiant incredibly nice guy]].

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In real life, Gunnar Hansen is was regarded by many as an [[GentleGiant incredibly nice guy]].
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