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15 Things You Might Not Know About The Perfect Storm

Post by Katiedot on Wed 10 May 2017, 15:57

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The tragic true story of a confluence of storms destroying the Andrea Gail and its crew off the shore of Gloucester, Massachusetts was first written about in a best-selling book by Sebastian Junger. Then, 15 years ago today, it became a hit movie starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, and Diane Lane. Here are 15 things you might not know about The Perfect Storm.

1. MEL GIBSON, HARRISON FORD, AND NICOLAS CAGE ALL TURNED DOWN PARTS.

Unlike Cage [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], Gibson simply wanted too much money [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Gibson’s The Patriot ended up opening on the same weekend as The Perfect Storm [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

2. GEORGE CLOONEY WANTED TO PLAY BOBBY.

Director Wolfgang Petersen convinced Clooney that he was [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to play the 37-year-old captain Billy Tyne.

3. CLOONEY AND WAHLBERG DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE BOSTON ACCENTS.

Wahlberg spent a lot of time and effort getting rid of his local accent, and called it [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that he would have to resurrect his old speaking habits. Clooney [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], saying audiences would focus on his accent rather than pay attention to the movie.

4. THE FAMILIES OF THE ANDREA GAIL CREW MEMBERS UNSUCCESSFULLY SUED THE PRODUCERS.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that the names of their family members weren’t changed, but some facts from the 1991 incident were. Among the major discrepancies: [url=http://www.offsoundings.com/WEB PDF/PERFECT_STORM_20TH_ANNIVERSARY.pdf]Linda Greenlaw never actually placed a distress call[/url], because she didn’t hear any urgency in Tyne’s voice. There was also [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] between Tyne and Greenlaw.

5. ONLY ONE CHARACTER WAS MADE UP FOR THE MOVIE.

Irene “Big Red” Johnson [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

6. MICHAEL IRONSIDE WAS ALMOST TOO PERFECTLY CAST AS BOB BROWN.

The actor looked so much like him that a Gloucester local [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

7. WAHLBERG SLEPT IN BOBBY SHATFORD’S ROOM WITH BOBBY’S BROTHER.

He wanted to pay his respects and do his research. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in Bobby’s tiny room about The Crow’s Nest bar with Bobby’s brother, Rick.

8. THE DIRECTOR FELT PRESSURE FROM A LOCAL BOAT CAPTAIN TO GET IT RIGHT.

A drunk Gloucester captain didn’t know Petersen’s background when he told him at The Crow's Nest to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] It motivated Petersen—who grew up in the German port city of Hamburg and had previously directed Das Boot—even more to get it right.

9. AT LEAST HALF OF THE CAST AND CREW GOT SEASICK.

Wahlberg [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] had to deal with going out on the water during Tropical Storm Floyd and with water tanks, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], and water cannons. The galley was set on a rocking platform. Karen Allen thought she might drown and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

10. CHRISTOPHER MCDONALD HAD TO SAY THE NAME OF THE MOVIE 25 TIMES.

Petersen [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (who played meterologist Todd Gross) said his line—“This could be ... the perfect storm”—just right.

11. YES, CLOONEY DID HIS PRACTICAL JOKES ON SET.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (Bugsy), Wahlberg, and Diane Lane (Christina) all claimed that his jokes were funny and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] the sometimes grueling shooting, but none got into specifics.

12. JAMES HORNER COMPOSED THE SCORE.

The [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] also worked on and won an Oscar for that other ship disaster movie, Titanic. Tragically, he recently died in a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].

13. NO FISH WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THE FILM.

The fish caracasses [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. The live fish were robotic.

14. THE STUDIO DIDN’T WANT JOURNALISTS OR ACTORS TO SPOIL THE ENDING.

Considering that it was based on a real-life event and a best-selling book, some journalists [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that, in the official press kit, Warner Bros. asked writers to not give away the ending. The actors were given the same mandate, too; John C. Reilly confirmed that he was told not to reveal how the movie ends on a Daily Show [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], but he did offer that “not everyone makes it out alive.”

15. THE BOAT FROM THE MOVIE CAUGHT FIRE.

The Lady Grace [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to Legal Sea Foods (the company earmarked funds for the families of the Andrea Gail crew.) It was later bought by seafood processor Intershell, and was under construction to become a clamming vessel in 2004 when it caught fire, causing about [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Re: 15 Things You Might Not Know About The Perfect Storm

Post by Joanna on Thu 11 May 2017, 11:48

Oh what a shame she caught fire !
I remember the beautiful scenes of her on the sea.
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