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There were scenes in the script depicting much more blatant sexual relations between the characters of Matthew and Theo, but they were not filmed. Director Bernardo Bertolucci said, "The gay sex was in the first script, but I had a feeling that it was just too much stuff. It became redundant." Actor Michael Pitt said in an interview, "It was in the script and it's what I'd signed to do. But they said we weren't going to do that."
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The scene where Isabelle's hair catches fire happened unplanned. Eva Green was supposed to lean forward and kiss Matthew goodnight but accidentally caught her hair on fire on the candle on the table. She didn't let it worry her and acted so natural that Bernardo Bertolucci decided to leave it in as he felt it perfectly anticipated the theme that things are about to get a bit crazy.
Leonardo DiCaprio was offered the role of Matthew, but turned it down because he was in pre-production with The Aviator (2004).
Jake Gyllenhaal was initially considered for the role of Matthew but turned it down because of the explicit nature of the nude scenes.
To make the actors feel comfortable and natural in the film's nude scenes, the director Bernardo Bertolucci would encourage them to be nude long before the actual shot. Source: Director's commentary on DVD
First film since Orgazmo (1997) that was released theatrically in the US with a NC-17 rating. Even with its NC-17 rating, major theater circuits like Regal and AMC agreed to show this film.
Director Bernardo Bertolucci was so impressed how the actors so naturally acted naked, he penned an uncredited lengthy extra scene in the script where all three main actors are overtly nude. It ended up on the cutting room floor.
The film was made carbon-neutral by offsetting its emissions - the Carbon Neutral logo is visible on the poster and DVD cover. It is probably the first carbon-neutral film to have been made.
Dominic Cooper was considered for the role of Matthew.
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Gilbert Adair:  man walking near Jacques-Louis David's "Oath of the Horatii" in the Louvre scene.
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