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I'm thinking of picking this project back up. Watch this space.

TICKET 8: 10 Things I Hate About You



Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
Date and Time: 4/18/99; 5 P.M.
Ticket Price: $4.50; matinée ticket.
Who I Saw it With: my friends Katie, Amy, Sarah, and Arely.
Random Facts
--Several names reflect the Shakespearean origin of the story. Bianca's and Kat's last name is Stratford (William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon). Patrick's last name is Verona (birthplace of Petruchio, the corresponding character from the play). The high school is called Padua, which is the city in which the play is set.
--Julia Stiles originally auditioned for the role of Bianca Stratford.
--One of the taglines for this movie is "How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways" which is an obvious play on "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Although this movie contains multiple references to William Shakespeare and "The Taming of the Shrew", the line "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" was written not by Shakespeare, but by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It is the first line of Sonnet 43 from Barrett Browning's "Sonnets from the Portuguese".
--The marching band in the sequence where Patrick sings to Kat had actually never marched before. They had to be taught for the purposes of the movie.
--The school used in film is Stadium High School, located in Tacoma, Washington. The school was first built as a grand, chateau-style railroad station hotel but after it suffered fire damage, it was renovated into a high school.

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TICKET 7: Small Soldiers

...I did not mean for there to be a big, two week gap between posts. D:



Movie: Small Soldiers
Date and Time: 7/11/98; 4:15 P.M.
Ticket Price: $4.25; matinée ticket.
Who I Saw it With: my mom and my brother.
Random Facts
--The head of Globotech is named Gil Mars. Mars was the Roman god of war.
--The voices of the Commando Elite, except for Major Chip Hazard and Link Static, are played by the actors of The Dirty Dozen.
--The voices of the Gorgonites, except for Archer and Ocula, are played by the actors of This Is Spinal Tap.

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TICKET 6: Spiceworld

I had to experiment with a new way to scan the tickets, since A.) I wasn't having as much success bulk-scanning them the way I did with 1 through 5, B.) when I scanned 1-5 all together, I hated having to try to crop them down to size and not include parts of the other tickets, and C.) some of these have started to fade over time, and scanning them on a white background was confusing the scanner, so I'd get teeny little images that were not of the ticket at all. So I'm thinking from here on out, everything will be scanned on a black background, or at least it will be until I get to the tickets that aren't faded.

Anyway.



Movie: Spiceworld
Date and Time: 1/31/98; 12:10 P.M.
Ticket Price: $4.25; matinée ticket.
Who I Saw it With: my friend Katie.
Random Facts
--Among the many in-jokes in the movie is Dennis (the bus driver, played by Meat Loaf) saying, when asked to fix the toilets on the Spice Bus, that he'd do anything for the girls, "but I won't do that!", which is a reference to the song "I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)".
--In the photo shoot scene, the girls dress up as the same women that they sung about in their song, "The Lady Is A Vamp" (among them: Jackie O., Marilyn Monroe, and Bond girls).
--The following appear in the movie in minor roles: Hugh Laurie, Elvis Costello, Alan Cumming, Stephen Fry, Bob Geldolf, Roger Moore, and Jennifer Saunders.

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TICKET 5: Anastasia



Movie: Anastasia
Date and Time: 11/28/97; 4:35 P.M.
Ticket Price: $4.25; matinee ticket.
Who I Saw it With: my friend Katie.
Random Facts
--The real Anastasia once wore a dress almost exactly like the one Anya wears in the last scenes of the movie.
--When Meg Ryan was offered the role of Anya, she couldn't decide if she wanted to take it or not. Fox, hearing about her indescisiveness, took an audio clip of her from Sleepless in Seattle and made a short animated sequence of Anya speaking the lines. The clip was then sent to Ryan, who was so impressed by it that she took the part.
--In Paris, Anya buys a dress from a Chanel boutique.
--The song "Journey to the Past" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 1998 Oscars. Aaliyah, who performed the pop version of the song, sang it during the ceremony and was one of the youngest people to perform at the Oscars.
--This was the first feature to be made by 20th Century Fox's animation division.

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Movie: 101 Dalmations
Date and Time: 12/29/96; 4 P.M.
Ticket Price: $4; matinee ticket.
Who I Saw it With: my aunt, cousins, and brother.
Random Facts
--John Hughes (who wrote and directed Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, among other movies), wrote the screenplay for this.
--Hugh Laurie (of House fame) plays Jasper.
--Hugh Grant was originally offered the part of Roger. That role went to Jeff Daniels.
--The actors had steak juice dabbed on them so that the dogs would lick them on cue.

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Movie: Air Bud
Date and Time: 8/5/97; 7 P.M.
Ticket Price: $6; adult ticket.
Who I Saw it With: my mom and brother.
Random Facts
--Kevin Zegers, who plays Josh, was in three of the Air Bud sequels.
--Eight sequels (all direct to video/DVD) have been made for this movie.

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Movie: The Santa Clause
Date and Time: 12/17/94; 1 P.M.
Ticket Price: $3.75; child's ticket
Who I Saw it With: my Girl Scout troop.

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Movie: Toy Story
Date and Time: 11/26/95; 6 P.M.
Ticket Price: $5.75; adult's ticket
Who I Saw it With: my dad and my brother.
Random Facts
--In 2003, the Online Film Critics Society ranked it as the greatest animated film of all time, and in 2005 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, making it one of three films to do so it in its first year of eligibility.
--In 2007, it was ranked #99 on the American Film Institute's Tenth Anniversary Edition of the 100 Greatest American Films of All Time. It was one of two animated films to make the list (the other was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs).
--Jim Carrey and Paul Newman were originally supposed to provide the voices for Woody and Buzz Lightyear, but the budget wasn't big enough to hire them.
--Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly fame) has a screenwriting credit for this movie.

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