Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Crying Game, The
|Finally, and you knew this was coming, just what was it that made everyone want to go see "The Crying Game"?||"The Crying Game"--Part 1
a secret big surprise halfway through the film. One of the taglines for the film was, "The movie everyone is talking about...but no one is revealing its secrets." Magazine articles about the movie were often preceded with, "Do not read this article until you've seen the movie!" People who knew a surprise was forthcoming claim to have figured it out beforehand (yeah right). Those who went early on, simply to see a good art-house film, were the ones whose jaws dropped. (Yours truly did not know. You could have heard a pin drop in the theatre.) Not since people wanted to find out what Rosebud was in "Citizen Kane" had there ever been such a phenomenon. But no way will the secret be repeated here! Thanks for playing--and check out The Crying Game Part 2 quiz!
|What classic country song plays just as the film is ending, before the fade to credits and the title song?||"The Crying Game"--Part 1
"Stand by Your Man". Lyle Lovett's quirky cover version of "Stand By Your Man" was used. It actually fits in very well with the film's odd conclusion. The movie also started with yet another ironic classic tune, "When a Man Loves a Woman", with a panoramic opening shot and blood red titles.
The Frog and the Scorpion. One of the themes of the film is "It's in my nature", which is the theme of the story Jody first tells Fergus as he's guarding him. Fergus passes it on at the end of the movie. It was in Fergus's nature to have compassion, just as it was in the scorpion's nature to sting.
some judge. Fergus asks Jude who the man is that they're going to shoot. She replies, "Some judge." The old Fergus would not have questioned it. This shows how the IRA operates not just on their beliefs, but by random acts of violence. She does not even know the man's name, or what her mission is supposed to accomplish.
|Jude is the vengeful IRA terrorist who first set the trap for Jody, and who has come back to force Fergus into a suicide mission. Where does Jude first reappear?||"The Crying Game"--Part 1
Fergus's apartment. Jude shows up in all the places listed, but it is the biggest jolt to Fergus--and the audience--when he comes home after an evening with Dil and finds Jude waiting for him. (Based on an earlier scene, it appeared that Jude was dead.) She then proceeds to shadow his every move.
a hair salon. Fergus and Dil first meet when he comes into Dil's salon for a haircut. Afterwards he follows Dil to The Metro where they flirt across the bar.
Jimmy. He ends up working for a slimy boss, who treats him like a peon and doesn't even call him by his right name. If only he knew what Fergus used to do for a living!
to tell Dil that Jody was thinking about Dil while imprisoned. Jody believes that he is never again going to see Dil. Again, this is what takes the film in an entirely different direction shortly thereafter, until Fergus's past resurfaces.
|The movie begins with a British soldier, Jody, at a carnival. He soon gets kidnapped by the Irish Republican Army. What is it about Jody that endears him to Fergus, one of his captors?||"The Crying Game"--Part 1
his sense of humor. They share a laugh while Fergus is helping him pee. It is Fergus's sympathy for Jody which causes him to question everything he has been doing for the IRA, and drives his actions for the rest of the film. Jody was played by Forest Whitaker, who went on to direct "Waiting to Exhale" and "Hope Floats", among others.
Miramax. This was before Miramax was bought by Disney, so TCG actually was an independent film. With a modest budget, it grossed over $62 million. In addition, this unforgettable film put everyone involved on the Hollywood map.
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|Because of the success of "The Crying Game", this director was given the opportunity to helm the high profile screen adaptation of the first book in a series of gothic horror novels by an author with a huge cult following. What was the name of that movie?||"The Crying Game"--Part 2
Interview with the Vampire. Anne Rice wrote the novel back in 1976, so the pressure was on seventeen years later when filming began. Like many of her fans, Rice balked at the casting of Tom Cruise as LeStat. However, once the film was completed, she took out a full page ad praising it. "Interview with the Vampire" grossed over $100 million, but it did not overshadow Neil Jordan's prior crowning achievement, "The Crying Game".
Neil Jordan. The other three directors listed are all from Australia or New Zealand. Jordan made his directorial debut in 1982 with his film "Angel". He cast fellow Irishman Stephen Rea in that film, and the two have worked together on many films since then. As stated previously, Jordan won an Oscar for writing the screenplay as well.
Jude. The poster was a black and white shot of Miranda Richardson's character in a "femme fatale" pose holding a revolver. It may have gotten people to the theatre who normally wouldn't have gone to see the film. The tagline read, "Play at your own risk."
|The versatile British actor who played Col, the bartender at The Metro, went on to win a 2001 Academy Award. For what film did he win it?||"The Crying Game"--Part 2
Iris. Jim Broadbent played Col. In 2001's "Iris", he played the husband of philosophical writer Iris Murdock (played by Judi Dench). He has also played the father in "Bridget Jones's Diary", Mr. Boo in "Little Voice", and Harold Zidler, the master showman in "Moulin Rouge!" If you want to see him in a lead role, check out "Topsy-Turvy".
|The haunting musical score for "The Crying Game" was composed by Anne Dudley. She later won an Oscar for her score of a comedy that was also Oscar nominated for Best Picture and starred Robert Carlyle. Which film was it?||"The Crying Game"--Part 2
The Full Monty. The other films listed were also nominated for Best Picture, but "The Full Monty" was the only one Dudley scored, and the only one with Robert Carlyle. Anne Dudley was an original member of the 1980s UK group, the Art of Noise. (The closest thing to their sound in the United States would be Herbie Hancock.)
1992. The winner for 1992 was Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven". "The Crying Game" did win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay that year. It was also nominated for Best Director (also won by Eastwood), Best Editing, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor.