THE THING TRIVIA:
-The film was originally banned when released in Finland. 
-The original movie, The Thing from Another World, took place at the North Pole. This version takes place at the South Pole. 
-At the beginning of the film the Norwegian with the rifle is the second unit director and associate producer as well as Kurt Russell's (then) brother-in-law, Larry J. Franco. According to John Carpenter, on the commentary track, Franco is not speaking Norwegian but making up the dialog. “Schmergsdorf” as Carpenter puts it. The subtitles, however, give the impression he is speaking Norwegian. The words spoken are actually understandable for Norwegians. Albeit broken Norwegian, the line goes: “Se til helvete og kom dere vekk. Det er ikke en bikkje, det er en slags ting! Det imiterer en bikkje, det er ikke virkelig! KOM DERE VEKK IDIOTER!!” This translates to: “Get the hell outta there. That’s not a dog, it’s some sort of thing! It’s imitating a dog, it isn’t real! GET AWAY YOU IDIOTS!!” 
-Based on the classic short story “Who Goes There?” by pioneering science fiction editorJohn W. Campbell Jr., he is not credited in the DVD version until the end credits.
-This film is considered a benchmark in the field of special makeup effects. These effects were created by Rob Bottin, who was only 22 when he started the project.  
-According to John Carpenter in an interview, that he takes all of his failure movies pretty hard. However, he said that out of all those movies, this movie he took the hardest. Not only because the movie was a failure upon release but because both critics and the audience (to Carpenter’s shock) panned the movie for its gory violence and bleak content. 
-John Carpenter has stated that of all his films, this is his personal favorite. 
-When the dog - actually the Thing in disguise - wanders down a hallway and pauses outside a door, we see a shadow of one of the men, beckoning it in. John Carpenterwanted it to be mysterious which character was involved so didn’t use any of his actors to cast the shadow. 
-There are 52 gunshots fired in the movie. 
-Keith David wears gloves throughout most of the film. This is because he had broken one of his hands in a car accident and needed to cover up his cast. 
-The final confrontation with the Thing required the assistance of 50 technicians. 
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THE THING TRIVIA:

-The film was originally banned when released in Finland. 

-The original movie, The Thing from Another World, took place at the North Pole. This version takes place at the South Pole. 

-At the beginning of the film the Norwegian with the rifle is the second unit director and associate producer as well as Kurt Russell's (then) brother-in-law, Larry J. Franco. According to John Carpenter, on the commentary track, Franco is not speaking Norwegian but making up the dialog. “Schmergsdorf” as Carpenter puts it. The subtitles, however, give the impression he is speaking Norwegian. The words spoken are actually understandable for Norwegians. Albeit broken Norwegian, the line goes: “Se til helvete og kom dere vekk. Det er ikke en bikkje, det er en slags ting! Det imiterer en bikkje, det er ikke virkelig! KOM DERE VEKK IDIOTER!!” This translates to: “Get the hell outta there. That’s not a dog, it’s some sort of thing! It’s imitating a dog, it isn’t real! GET AWAY YOU IDIOTS!!” 

-Based on the classic short story “Who Goes There?” by pioneering science fiction editorJohn W. Campbell Jr., he is not credited in the DVD version until the end credits.

-This film is considered a benchmark in the field of special makeup effects. These effects were created by Rob Bottin, who was only 22 when he started the project.  

-According to John Carpenter in an interview, that he takes all of his failure movies pretty hard. However, he said that out of all those movies, this movie he took the hardest. Not only because the movie was a failure upon release but because both critics and the audience (to Carpenter’s shock) panned the movie for its gory violence and bleak content. 

-John Carpenter has stated that of all his films, this is his personal favorite. 

-When the dog - actually the Thing in disguise - wanders down a hallway and pauses outside a door, we see a shadow of one of the men, beckoning it in. John Carpenterwanted it to be mysterious which character was involved so didn’t use any of his actors to cast the shadow. 

-There are 52 gunshots fired in the movie. 

-Keith David wears gloves throughout most of the film. This is because he had broken one of his hands in a car accident and needed to cover up his cast. 

-The final confrontation with the Thing required the assistance of 50 technicians. 

imdb.com

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