Home Alone(1990) Movie Review 2/3





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Part two of my review of the holiday classic, Home Alone(1990) starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom, Catherine O'Hara, Angela Goethals, Devin Ratray, and John Candy.

Directed by Chris Columbus.


John Williams' score for the film is a song called "Somewhere In My Memory". It's used mainly as soundtrack for both Home Alone films, however he did a couple different recordings of the song itself. The full song done just with vocals is on the Home Alone 2: Lost in New York music soundtrack with Bette Midler.

Daniel Stern agreed to have the tarantula put on his face for exactly one take. He had to mime screaming because the noise would have scared the spider, and the scream was dubbed in later.

The picture Kevin finds of "Buzz's girlfriend" was a picture of a boy made up to look like a girl because Chris Columbus thought it would be too cruel to make fun of a girl like that.

There is a legend that Elvis Presley (who died in 1977) makes a cameo in this movie. Many of those who believe that Elvis is still alive maintain that, the heavily bearded man standing in the background of the scene where Mrs. MacCallister is shouting at the desk clerk (just before she meets John Candy) is Elvis.

Chris Columbus had storyboarded a few scenes in which Kevin would have a dream where the house would come to life. One included the evil furnace in the basement which would chase him to the stairs and another which several toy nutcrackers would come to life along with the house. The scenes however would have been too expensive on such a tight budget and the ideas were dropped.

Old Man Marley wasn't in the original screenplay.


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