Talk:Wonder Boys (film)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 09:43, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

This section was unsourced and in list form so I've moved it until everything can be cited and integrated into other sections in the article. --J.D. (talk) 19:16, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Tobey Maguire's character James Leer is working on a long story. From the text shown on the first page, it is seen to be a copy of Michael Chabon's first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. In the movie it is titled The Love Parade.
  • The movie deviates from the novel several times. In the novel, for example, when Grady and James make the trip to Emily's home, she and her whole family are there. Grady has a deep conversation with Emily's father out in his workshed before they return inside to a traditional Jewish holiday meal. Emily learns of Grady's affair from her sister Deborah, and throws him out of the house. In the movie, Grady and James only meet Emily's mother and father briefly before heading back to Pittsburgh. Also, the character who Grady and Crabtree name "Vernon Hardapple" is, in the novel, an unpleasant, violent gangster from whom Grady barely escapes with his life, but is depicted as being much more warm-hearted in the movie, even going so far as to drive Grady across town after his own car is damaged.
  • James mentions that his parents lived in Carvel, Pennsylvania. Carvel is the fictional town that is home to Andy Hardy and his family in the popular Andy Hardy films from the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Alan Ladd's name was removed from Tobey Maguire's list of actors who have committed suicide because Ladd's family objected.
  • The combination to the safe in Walter Gaskell's house is 5641---for Joe Dimaggio's 56-game hitting streak in '41.
  • James Ellroy, a crime fiction writer whose novel L.A. Confidential director Curtis Hanson adapted, has a quick, almost unnoticeable cameo during the WordFest gathering at the Chancellor's home. He is briefly shown chatting to his fellow guests.
  • The character of Hannah Green is loosely based on a real person; a University of Pittsburgh alumna named Keely Bowers who rented Chuck Kinder's attic for many years. She did not, however, wear cowboy boots.
  • Shooting locations notably included the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Carnegie Mellon University, and in Pittsburgh's East End neighborhood of Friendship, where Grady's house was set.
  • Tobey Maguire's character is loosely based on a college classmate of Michael Chabon's, Tony Iannazzo.

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:44, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

On what basis...[edit]

... would I change this article, or just say that it totally sucks, in Wikipedia terms? I mean, it completely misrepresents the film's beautiful message. The professor doesn't just spend his "free time" smoking marijuana - he "constantly self-medicates", in the words of the actor himself (on an DVD-included interview). This is an extremely important film for this single reason, above and beyond its wonderful cinematographic journey of romantic love, religion and pop-culture. Isn't this film why TomCruise fell in love with his UltimateWife? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.165.131.126 (talk) 04:53, 11 September 2011 (UTC)