Historical Giants with Shocking Tattoos


history-tattooMost of the time on this blog I write about current movies, celebrities or sporting events. However, a lesser known thing about me is that I love history. Some historical figures in American history have been lauded so much that they have become more and more of mythical figures with every re-telling and history book reference. However, these people are far more down to earth then we tend to think. I have compiled a list of historical giants and their surprising tattoos. Continue reading Historical Giants with Shocking Tattoos

Stories from behind the scenes of Hollywoods Biggest Blockbusters

Spielberg-Slate.jpgThis post is for nerdy movie knowledge junkies to get their fix of travia-tastic information. This week I am going to look at several behind the scenes stories from the biggest Hollywood Blockbusters.
1. The Empire Strikes Back
Did you know that it was a secret on the set of The Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader would say “I am your father.” In the script his line read “Obi-Wan killed your father.” And only the director and the producers of the film knew the real line. Mark Hamill was told seconds before he filmed his close up for the scene.
2. Return of the King
When Shelob (a giant spider) stabs Frodo in FrodoThe Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Elijah Wood had Alka-Seltzer tablets in his mouth so it would foam.
3. Star Trek
Another low budget special affect takes place in the 2009 reboot Star Trek film. Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock, cannot do the Vulcan salute (live long and prosper) so the crew glued his fingers that way.
4. The Silence of the Lambs

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