Talk:District 9

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When was this filmed?[edit]

The production and filming sections make no mention of a year when this was filmed, let alone a time frame, yet includes vague references to a winter and a period of "unrest". Promontoriumispromontorium (talk) 11:58, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Reference of "Prawn"[edit]

I don't believe "Prawn" is a reference to the Parktown Prawn, but rather the shrimp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prawn) In the script a reference to the term confirms this

64 00:05:02,505 --> 00:05:05,966 The derogatory term Prawn is used for the alien, and obviously it implies

65 00:05:06,062 --> 00:05:09,936 something that is a bottom feeder, that scavenges the leftovers.

66 00:05:10,128 --> 00:05:12,275 I mean, you can't say they don't look like that.

67 00:05:12,371 --> 00:05:14,549 That's what they look like, right? They look like prawns.

68.198.13.18 (talk) 04:23, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Did you take a look at the Parktown prawn article? It states that "The Parktown prawn is a monotypic species of king cricket found in Southern Africa ... They have been seen feeding on dog food, cat food, dead birds, as well as dry oatmeal and fallen fruit. They are also known to chew on wooden floor boards and wooden furniture ... They are generally considered pests by most in South Africa, and are held in the same regard as cockroaches." Clearly their name does not refer to the crustacean, given the prawns' affinity for cat food and the fact that it was set in South Africa. SweetNightmares (talk) 02:12, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
Agreed. Also, the effect company (Peter Jackson's company) is called "WETA," which apparently is the name for the king cricket in New Zealand. Coincidence?! brain (talk) 13:59, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Of course it is.. WETA was founded in 1994. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.75.21.123 (talk) 07:37, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Languages[edit]

I hear (unfortunately) no Afrikaans in the movie, somebody does? So why is it at the languages section? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.84.244.69 (talk) 20:31, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

herp derp.. cause Afrikaans names are not Afrikaans.. herp derp. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.75.21.123 (talk) 07:45, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Budget[edit]

Isn't saying that thirty million dollars is a modest amount of money for making a film even these days POV?Kdammers (talk) 23:55, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

References to use[edit]

Subject line is pretty self explanatory.

Corvoe (be heard) 12:21, 23 July 2014 (UTC)