“Rocky” Franchise Trivia!

Ben Sherlock and ScreenRant posted Yo, Adrian!: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Rocky Franchise

Most regular readers here will know the majority of the trivia posted, but there may be a few that surprise you.  Below are three of my favs and my thoughts on each.  Click over the article for all the facts and the full details.

Thanks To Rocky, Sylvester Stallone Has An Oscars Record Tied With Charlie Chaplin And Orson Welles.  (Sly was the third person to ever receive Academy Award nominations for writing and acting in the same film!  Since Sly earned this honor, Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, Billy Bob Thornton, Matt Damon and Roberto Benigni have joined this elite group. – Craig)

Rocky Balboa Was The First Rocky Film To Use Real Punches As Sound Effects.  (Most folks know Sly and his co-stars traded real punches at times during the fight scenes, but how many knew that the real punch sounds weren’t used until Rocky Balboa? – Craig)

The Original Film’s Script Was Tweaked To Accommodate Production Errors.  (While not technically a production error, the skating scene with Rocky and Adrian originally was supposed to take place with the skating rink full of people.  The budget wouldn’t allow it, and I think the film is better for it! – Craig)

“Rocky” Named One of the Best Movies of the 70s

 

 

Eric D. Snider posted his choices at Mental Floss for The 21 Best Movies of the 1970s.  Snider’s list contains great choices. He listed his picks (except for Godfather 2) by their year of release.  I rated Snider’s choices by how they resonated with me.  Here’s how things came out…

Eric’s List

Craig’s List

01. A Clockwork Orange (71)

01. Rocky (76)

02. The Last Picture Show (71)

02. The Godfather (72)

03. The French Connection (71)

03. Godfather 2 (74)

04. The Godfather (72)

04. Jaws (75)

05. The Godfather II (74)

05. Alien (79)

06. Serpico (73)

06. Blazing Saddles (74)

07. The Exorcist (73)

07. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (75)

08. Chinatown (74)

08. The Exorcist (73)

09. Blazing Saddles (74)

09. Apocalypse Now (79)

10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (74)

10. Chinatown (74)

11. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (75)

11. Being There (79)

12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (75)

12. A Clockwork Orange (71)

13. Jaws (75)

13. All the President’s Men (76)

14. Taxi Driver (76)

14. Star Wars (77)

15. Rocky (76)

15. Serpico (73)

16. All the President’s Men (76)

16. The French Connection (71)

17. Network (76)

17. Taxi Driver (76)

18. Star Wars (77)

18. The French Connection (71)

19. Apocalypse Now (79)

19. Network (76)

20. Alien (79)

20. The Last Picture Show (71)

21. Being There (79)

21. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (75)

If I created the list I would have found spots for Dirty Harry, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Superman and F.I.S.T.  just to name a few.  

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

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Sylvester Stallone’s 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

ScreenRant posted Sylvester Stallone’s 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes.  Below is their list and my rankings using just their top ten.  Regular readers would know that Get Carter would have definitely made my list.

ScreenRant

Craig

10. Rocky II 10. Antz
9. Nighthawks 9. Death Race 2000
8. Cop Land 8. Rocky II
7. Rocky Balboa 7. Creed II
6. Death Race 2000 6. Rocky Balboa
5. Creed II 5. First Blood
4. First Blood 4. Nighthawks
3. Antz 3. Cop Land
2. Rocky 2. Creed
1. Creed 1. Rocky

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

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