Story Notes

Story Notes for Ghostbusters

sn-ghostbusters-284x184Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Ghostbusters.

Anthology Notes

Ghostbusters II came out 5 years later, reuniting all of the main cast. It was also a box office success.

Ivo Shandor, the architect of Dana’s building, was the main villain in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, released in 2009. The whole cast lent their voices to the game. Dan Aykroyd called it “essentially the third movie.”

Automotive Notes

Ecto-1 was going to stay painted black, but they realized that it would not be visible at night. They decided to go for a more comedic approach and paint it white with red trim.

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Story Notes for Ocean’s Eleven

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Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Ocean’s Eleven.

Award Notes
In 1963, the year Brad Pitt was born, Carl Reiner won an Emmy for his writing on The Dick Van Dyke Show. As of 2014, Reiner has won nine Emmy Awards for acting, writing and producing.

Steven Soderbergh and Julia Roberts won Oscars while filming this movie. He won Best Director for Traffic and she won Best Actress for Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich. Continue reading “Story Notes for Ocean’s Eleven” »

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Story Notes for Meet the Fockers

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Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Meet the Fockers.

Automotive Notes
Jack’s RV is a customized Fleetwood Pace Arrow. Three of them were given to the production. One was sawed in half so that there would be room for the cameras to film the interior scenes.

Bernie’s license plate says “TMI,” short for “too much information.” Continue reading “Story Notes for Meet the Fockers” »

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Story Notes for Teen Wolf

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Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Teen Wolf.

Award Notes
In 1974, James Hampton received a Golden Globe nod for Most Promising Newcomer for The Longest Yard.

Biographical Notes
Director Rod Daniel had only worked in TV before Teen Wolf, on shows including Newhart and WKRP. Continue reading “Story Notes for Teen Wolf” »

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Story Notes for The Day After Tomorrow

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Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for The Day After Tomorrow.

Award Notes

The tornado scenes won an MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence.

While shooting the movie, Dennis Quaid received a Golden Globe nomination for Far from Heaven (2002).

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Get Nostalgic With AMC During Throwback Thursdays

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Every Thursday in the month of June, AMC is airing favorite movies of the 80′s, including Teen Wolf, Ghostbusters and Caddyshack. As an extra bonus, one movie of the night will be accompanied with Story Notes, real time facts and trivia. Tonight, be sure to tune in to Ghostbusters at 8/7c and check the AMC schedule for all upcoming Throwback Thursday movies.

Story Notes for Forrest Gump

sn-forrestgump-284x184 Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Forrest Gump.

Award Notes
Forrest Gump (1994) was nominated for 12 Oscars. It won six, including Best Picture.

Forrest Gump was nominated for Oscars for Best Sound and Sound Effects Editing.

Forrest Gump won the Oscar for Best Film Editing.

Cinematographer Don Burgess was nominated for an Oscar for this movie.

Composer Alan Silvestri was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score.
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Face/Off Story Notes

sn-face-off-284x184Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes – real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Face/Off.

Award Notes
Travolta and Cage won an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo.

John Travolta has been nominated for two Oscars, for Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Pulp Fiction (1994). Face/Off was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Effects Editing.

John Woo won a Saturn Award (for sci-fi movies) for Best Director for Face/Off.

Face/Off‘s speedboat chase won an MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence.
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Story Notes for Invincible

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Backstory Notes
At this point in his life, the real Vince Papale had already tried and failed to make the Olympics as a pole vaulter.

The real Papale played wide receiver for the World Football League’s Philadelphia Bell (1974-1975). When the WFL folded a year before this, he wrote to the Eagles asking for a tryout and was denied.

Beauty Notes
Mark Wahlberg wore hair extensions to get the 1970s look.

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Story Notes for Mission: Impossible III

sn-mission-impossible-3-284x184Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Mission: Impossible 3.

Anthology Notes
Brian De Palma (Scarface) and John Woo (Hard Boiled) directed the first two movies.

Buster Reeves, the stuntman who fell out the window, was nominated for an award for that fall.

In the first M:I movie, a mission went wrong and several of Ethan’s team members were killed.

This is the first Mission: Impossible movie that shows Ethan’s personal life.

M:I:3 is the first of the Mission: Impossible movies to go inside IMF headquarters.
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