Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for The Caine Mutiny


The Caine Mutiny is currently #14 on my flickchart list.

I have recently learned the following story:  When Maurice Micklewhite first became an actor, he chose the name "Michael Scott". He was told by his agent that another actor was already using the same name, and that he had to come up with a new one. He called his agent from a payphone in London and looked around for inspiration.  He saw that The Caine Mutiny was being shown at a nearby theater, and changed his name to "Michael Caine". Caine has often joked in interviews that, had he looked the other way, he would have ended up as "Michael One Hundred and One Dalmatians."



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12 comments:

  1. Awesome piece of info. PS: you like all the stuff WE like.

    PPS: "strawberries"

    Jean Yates

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    1. Nice! I look forward to more overlapping interests!

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  2. I was going to reference Michael Caine in the comments anyway. So now I'll just talk about Michael Scott, who is Steve Carell's character in The Office. No one in the office likes Michael Scott, except Dwight. And NO ONE in the office likes Dwight, not even Michael Scott...

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    1. "The Office" remains a favorite in our house! It is the first television program that my wife and I have watched every episode of since its debut!

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  3. Bears, Beets, Michael One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

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  4. I love trivia bits!!! Thanks! I don't remember if I have ever seen the movie though.

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    1. The amount of trivia I can recall versus information I need to have in my head is shockingly disproportionate....

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  5. I like your theme! Haven't seen this movie, but should...

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    1. It has stuck with me since junior high school! Even when I learned my mom liked it!

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  6. What an interesting bit of information. I have never seen this movie. I think I may have to go and check it out.

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    1. It really is a complex movie....great themes...great acting...

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