- The Cast Showoff: Ben Mendelsohn gets to have two scenes showing off his singing and his dancing skills.
- Dyeing for Your Art: Matt Smith shaved his head for the film. As a result, he had to wear a wig for "The Time of the Doctor".
- Follow the Leader: Many critics noted that beyond some influences from outside directors, (David Lynch, Harmony Korine, and even some of Tim Burton's more serious films) Directors Gosling worked with such as Nicolas Winding Refn and Terrence Malicks influence rubbed off on him.
- Missing Trailer Scene: Trailers featured a scene of Bully walking shirtless shouting "Look at my muscles!" The scene in question does not appear in the final cut of the film.
- Playing Against Type: Matt Smith as a psychotic villain.
- Screwed by the Network: After the disastrous reception at Cannes, Warner Bros put the film on hold for awhile before giving it a very limited theatrical release in America (3 Theaters) simultaneously with an On Demand release.
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