To celebrate the release of a new catalogue of British film trivia, compiled by American Express and in conjunction with WhatCulture, we've produced a list of our own favourite 15 facts from the history of British cinema. British film has a rich and diverse history and our picks span 90 years of some of the most classic films Britain has ever produced. The list has been created ahead the 58th BFI London Film Festival, which is being run in partnership with American Express, and kicks off on October 8th, 2014. A selection of the facts have also been transformed into Vine videos, including some of our own picks, and are housed on Twitter using the#BritFilmTrivia hashtag. What's your favourite piece of British film trivia? Let us know in the comments or via #BritFilmTrivia on Twitter.
15. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)Remember the scene where wheelchair user Dr Scott comes through a wall? The scene only exists because the set builders forgot to add a door for his entrance! Source: http://www.mortaljourney.com/2011/04/1970-trends/rocky-horror-picture-show
14. Withnail And I (1987)Although now considered a classic, the film was thought to be a complete disaster when first shown to an audience in the very first preview. The entire audience sat through the film without a single laugh. It was only as the audience were leaving the cinema that director Bruce Robinson realised that the entire audience were German tourists who didn't speak a word of english. They had simply wanted to experience a nearby English cinema! Source: www.books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1411658213