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In his book, "What Just Happened?", producer Art Linson reveals that the narration in the movie was written by David Mamet. It was done for free, on the condition that nobody ever find out he did it.
The main character is named "Pip" in Charles Dickens's novel. But it was felt that the name would sound strange in modern times. The character was named "Finn" after Ethan Hawke's dog.
Alfonso Cuarón always uses green (he even auditioned green eyed girls for A Little Princess (1995)) as the main color of his movies. He uses red and orange (complimentary and opposite colors) to make some remarks.
Ca d' Zan, a mansion in Sarasota, Fl, stood for Ms. Dismoor mansion. It once belonged to circus magnate John Ringling and his wife Mable.
Real life painter Francesco Clemente created Finnegan Bell's artwork for the movie.
In addition to co-writing, performing and producing the song "Siren" especially for this film, Tori Amos provided the vocalizations (whistling, breaths, etc.) that can be heard in the film's score.
Ethan Hawke later dissed the film, calling it "a lousy experience". He added that he felt he had been talked into making the movie, something he realized about a month into shooting which was then too late for him to pull out.
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Robert De Niro and Chris Cooper also appeared in Guilty by Suspicion (1991) and This Boy's Life (1993).
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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Chris Cooper, Anne Bancroft, Robert De Niro and Gwyneth Paltrow; and one Oscar nominee: Ethan Hawke.
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The green color appears in any unexpected forms, ways and objects along the entire movie. In latin traditions, the green color means hope, and the spanish title asigned for this production is 'Grandes Esperanzas'. 'Esperanza' is the spanish translation for 'Hope'.

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