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There were 15 takes of Sissy Spacek slapping Marisa Tomei. The final version of the film used the first take.
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The movie is set in Camden, Maine, a town in the mid-coast region of Maine. It is also quite accurate with the mannerisms, dialect, and social customs of those areas.
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The title refers to the rear compartment of a lobster trap known as the "bedroom" and the fact that it can only hold up to two lobsters before they begin to turn on each other.
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This is the highest grossing non-IMAX film in history to never reach the top 10 in a given week.
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Sissy Spacek decorated the house in which her character lives.
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The poems quoted during Willis Grinnel's two poker parties are William Blake's "Auguries of Innocence" and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "My Lost Youth", respectively.
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A scene cut from the final version shows Ruth (Sissy Spacek) and Matt (Tom Wilkinson) watching the film Barry Lyndon (1975) at The Strand Theater in Rockland, Maine on the night of their wedding anniversary. Ruth tells her son Frank (Nick Stahl) "It was the first film your father and I ever saw together." This was intended by director Todd Field as an homage to Stanley Kubrick, whom Field had worked with on Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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Many of the products used in the film are real regional products commonly found in seacoast Maine (i.e. Oakhurst brand milk).
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The cabin where Ruth (Sissy Spacek) and Matt (Tom Wilkinson) visit the Grinnells belongs to director Todd Field.
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Camden Maine was where they filmed Peyton Place.
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Based on the 1979 short story by Andre Dubus, "Killings".
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The amusement park scenes in the movie are scenes of the beachfront amusement park, Palace Playland, at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The Ferris wheel that was shown lit up was the Sunwheel.
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The words of Father McCasslin at the burial are the last five lines from Chapter 25, "Death", in "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran.
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Director Todd Field previously appeared with Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut. William Mapother (Richard) is a cousin of Cruise.
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The Red Sox games heard on the radio are from 8 July 2000 and 9 July 2000.
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Nominated for five Academy Awards. Won none of them.
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In the scene where Matt remembers his son climbing a tree as a child, the younger version of Frank Fowler (Nick Stahl) is played by Todd Field's son, Henry.
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It is the only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year that did not win any Academy Awards.
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One of the major reasons why the film got made was because Todd Field agreed to waive his fee.
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The only film that year to be nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars.
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Leon Vitali, Stanley Kubrick's long-running assistant, was technical advisor and also had a part in Eyes Wide Shut that co-starred director Todd Field.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

During the first poker party that Matt attends, one of the characters quotes a poem by William Blake. One of Blake's most well-known poems is "A Poison Tree", in which the poem's narrator describes his growing feelings of anger and hatred towards someone that has wronged him, and which eventually drives him to murder his enemy beneath a tree. This mirrors Matt's actions against Richard at the end of the film.
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(Warning: contains spoiler for Bully (2001))In this film, Nick Stahl is killed by the abusive ex-husband of his girlfriend. The same year he played an abusive character himself in Bully (2001), where he is killed by his victim.
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