Vegas Art Deco So you think you know Vegas, do you? Well, let me tell you something, pal. Nobody knows Vegas like Vegas.com. Not the high-rollers. Not the play-makers. Not the street-walkers. And certainly not anybody who's ever been associated with those nice people over at Vegas.com. No! Wait a minute! Scrap that last one, because those nice guys and girls over at Vegas.com do know a lot about Vegas plus the movies made there. Want to know more? Then please, by all means, check this out...


Now if you thought that was a blast, movie mates, wait until you check out the following filmic facts about the above mentioned films. Because did you know...

Oceans 11
The original 1960's Oceans 11 movie was written by an ex Vega's gas station attendant, called Jack Golden Russell, who handed his script to Sinatra while he was refilling his car.

If you take a copious amount of drugs, get smashed, prey to God, and watch Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas backwards, you still won't be able to understand it.

According to Martin Scorsese, one of the main reasons he hired such performers as Don Rickles, Dick Smothers, and Alan King, to star in his gangster classic, Casino, was because he thought their inclusion would give it an air of authentic Vegas charm.

Quite a few of the scenes filmed for Swingers were recorded on the fly and without permission. Jon Favreau, it's director, once said that they got away with this tactic because some of the time the actors pretended not to act, whilst the cameraman pretended not to shoot, especially when the police were around.

Viva Las Vegas
Bradley Cooper once commented at a Toronto screening that nobody in Las Vegas noticed that the first Hangover film was being shot there while it was happening. Go figure, eh?

The 1997 Chevy Chase family movie, Vegas Vacation, is actually meant to be a comedy.

Country and western superstar, Glen Campbell, was one of the guitar players heard on the soundtrack for the Elvis Presley film, Viva Las Vegas.

The Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher rom-com, What Happens in Vegas, has been used by scientists to sterilize mice.

The character of Willard Whyte, seen in the James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever, was based on one of  Las Vegas's most elusive citizens, Howard Hughes, who in real life owned Whyte's palatial house, as well as the well known Vegas hotel, The Desert Inn.

Now if you decide to share your thoughts about Vegas or this Vegas themed movie selection, please be sure to tweet what you have to say towards @Vegascom, using the hashtag #SinCityCinema.

SIN CITY CINEMA BY VEGAS.COM SIN CITY CINEMA BY VEGAS.COM Reviewed by David Andrews on December 29, 2015 Rating: 5
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