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Film Studies: Movie Trivia

A guide to resources in Film Studies at UTEP

Movie Trivia

  • The Wilhelm scream is a stock sound effect of a man screaming that has been used in more than 360 movies and television episodes,beginning in 1951 for the film Distant Drums.
  • Have you noticed the Recycled Newspaper Prop in movies and TV shows?

  • According to this, The Atlantic, article, Alec Baldwin and Christopher Walken are, supposedly, the only two actors invited to host Saturday Night Live (SNL) whenever they want.
  • Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a parlour game based on the "six degrees of separation" concept, which posits that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart.  [Librarian's note: My brothers and I played this game as teenagers, but with Anthony Hopkins as the central figure, and tried to link him to other actors by mentioning three (or less) actors & the films they were in. Try it out! ]
  • Do you know that May 4th is Star Wars Day?
  • Want more movie trivia? The The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) usually has a trivia / Did you know? section for individual movies.

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