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(2018)

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Cast members said John Malkovich had a bizarre connection with the birds on the set. If he told the birds to move their feet, they would.
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Sandra Bullock personally asked Sarah Paulson to play her sister in the film.
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Sandra Bullock ran into the camera a couple times when she was blindfolded.
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Sandra Bullock said she was blindfolded for about fifty percent of the shooting schedule.
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The movie is based on the 2014 novel "Bird Box" by Josh Malerman.
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The movie included footage from a real-life Canadian disaster scene. On June 6, 2013, a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people. On January 21, 2019, Netflix apologized for including the footage, but refused to remove it from the movie. Netflix removed a clip of the same disaster from "Travelers." On March 14, 2019, Netflix announced that it will remove the Lac-Mégantic footage from the movie.
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Josh Malerman wrote the rough draft of the source novel prior to the release of The Happening (2008) and The Road (2009).
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When the film was first being developed, Sandra Bullock and director Susanne Bier both originally passed on it.
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The film sparked a trend of people trying to travel a distance while blindfolded, both indoors and outdoors. When videos started appearing on social media of people bumping into objects and hurting themselves, Netflix issued a statement to discourage viewers from taking what was known as the "Bird Box challenge."
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This is Sandra Bullock's first horror film since The Vanishing (1993). Bullock dislikes horror movies, and has been very reluctant to appear in one.
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This film marked the second collaboration between Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson, following Ocean's Eight (2018), which was released the same year.
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According to an article by Helen Bushby, director Susanne Bier suffered "sleepless nights" after Sandra Bullock refused to cut holes in the blindfold she wore for the film.
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At 13:05 there is a shot of an abandoned baby stroller rolling down the street. This may be a nod to the silent classic "The Battleship Potemkin" (1925), in which a baby in a carriage rolls down a long staircase during a scene of mass violence. (This famous scene has also been quoted in other films such as "The Untouchables" (1987).) The image of an abandoned baby provides a powerful representation of a society descending into chaos.
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This is the fifth time Parminder Nagra has played a doctor, after ER (1994), Alcatraz (2012), Fortitude (2015), and Five Feet Apart (2019).
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The film is set in northern California, and several northern California cities are mentioned. Malorie and the children traverse the Smith River in Del Norte County, near the California-Oregon border. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the house where the survivors take shelter is in Monrovia, near Los Angeles, and most of the non-forest/river scenes were shot in L.A.
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In the opening scene, Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson playfully call each other "Dum Dum." The song playing in the background is "Coming Down" by Dum Dum Girls.
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When Charlie talks to Malorie about his book, he says "it's not one of those kids stories where they all got crossbows and they're killing each other to survive, or running around some giant maze." Rosa Salazar played Brenda in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) and Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In a December 21, 2018 interview with "Bloody Disgusting," it was mentioned that the producers wanted the creatures to appear at some point. They even designed a creature and shot a scene with one. Sandra Bullock described the creature as "a green man with a horrific baby face." It was discarded because it made the scene funny.
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Sandra Bullock is 26 years older than her on-screen beau, Trevante Rhodes.
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When discussing potential baby names, Olympia says she is thinking of Ariel, Jasmine, or Cinderella. All are Disney princesses.
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