H.I. works for Hudsucker Industries, as
evidenced by the patch on his work clothes. This is, of course,
the name of the company in The Hudsucker Proxy.
shot in which the camera hovers over the garden, up the ladder
and into the quintuplets bedroom was created using the same
technique used by Sam Raimi in the Evil Dead movies (it's essentially
a large piece of plywood with the camera fastened to it which
is then carried by a bunch of guys). Joel Coen was an editor
of the original Evil Dead movie.
Coens saw Holly Hunter audition for Blood Simple and liked her
so much that they wrote the part of Ed specifically for her.
opening title and credits don't appear until the film is 11
is a Stanley Kubrick reference in this movie. When Gale and
Evelle are in the gas station bathroom the letters POE
and OPE can be seen written on the door. POE was the launch
code for the nuclear weapons in Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove.
shot where Gale and Evelle stop their speeding car millimetres
away from hitting the Nathan Jr was shot in reverse with the
car driving away from the baby seat.
babies were required to play the Arizona Quints. Apparently,
one of the babies was fired during production because he learned
babies names were: Harry, Barry, Garry, Larry, and, of course,