Gearing up for Dumb and Dumber, screening at Grant’s Block on August 10th! Did you know…
Dumb and Dumber
shares similar thematic devices to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor film Stir Crazy
(1980) (which will be screening at Movies on the Block August 24th
). Both films involve two friends who, after getting fired from service jobs on the same day, decide to move West after an inspirational speech given by one of the friends. Both films also include a road trip segment in a van, a run in with hillbilly locals and an energetic exclamation about how much they love being somewhere else.
During the shoot for Dumb and Dumber, Jim Carrey stayed the night at the Stanley Hotel and stayed in the infamous room 217 that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining. According to the tour guide at the hotel, Carrey ran out of the room and left the hotel about three hours after going to bed.
After scamming Seabass to pay for their bill, Lloyd (Jeff Daniels) says he saw it on a movie. The movie he is speaking of is Something Wild (1986) and the guy who pulls the scam is played by Jeff Daniels.
Nicolas Cage and Gary Oldman were among many of the Studio’s choices to play Harry and Lloyd.
Jim Carrey chipped his tooth as a child, but removed the cap to shoot the film.
The Farrelly Brothers are from Rhode Island and grew up in Cumberland.
Peter Farrelly went to PC, and Booby Farrelly went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on a hockey scholarship.
Carrey became the first actor to have three number one films in the same year after Dumb and Dumber including The Mask, and Ace Ventura
Harry and Lloyd are named after Harold Lloyd, a film star from the silent era of the 20s.
Dumb and Dumber inspired a Saturday morning cartoon. It tracked the further adventures of Harry and Lloyd, and their new companion- a pet beaver named Kitty.
DUMB AND DUMBER, 1995