Tron (2010)

Tron (2010)


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Tron (2010)
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1) Also known as Tron: Legacy,

2) In an interview, Jeff Bridges noted that as he was being scanned by laser into a computer (for CGI effects), he realized the same thing happened to him (fictionally) in the original TRON (1982). 

3) The building featured as Flynn's Arcade in TRON (1982) was in reality the historic Hull Building in Culver City, California. As of 2009, when this sequel was made, the location looked very different from its appearance in the original film. So, the movie makers opted to painstakingly recreate the original interior and a portion of the exterior in Vancouver instead, with the rest of the location filled in with CGI. The exterior even includes the "Space Paranoids" billboard on the roof, but with the addition of the "TRON" logo - in-universe, TRON is an arcade game that Flynn created after the events of the first movie. 

4) The CGI version of young Jeff Bridges is cobbled from footage of him in Against All Odds (1984) made 2 years after the original TRON (1982). This was then retrofitted onto mo-cap performance by Bridges himself and stunt double John Reardon who was his stand-in. The whole thing took approximately 2 years to complete. 

5) When standing over the board game with black and white stones, Quorra mentions to Sam Flynn that she rarely beats Kevin Flynn at it. The board game is, in fact, "Go", a game that is notoriously difficult for computer programs to play well. Unlike chess, where computers are able to beat the world's best human players, when the movie was filmed the best Go computer programs were only able to manage to reach an intermediate amateur level. Which explains why Quorra, being a computer program, would rarely be able to beat Kevin Flynn. However in May 2017, computer programm AlphaGo beat Ke Jie - absolute world champion in Go.

6) As seen in the theatrical trailer, Sam's childhood bedroom features an original 1980s Macintosh computer, toys from the original TRON (1982), and a poster for Black Hole (1979) (another film from the same era as TRON, and a similar Disney foray into science fiction with cutting-edge special effects, including computer animation). Director Joseph Kosinski's had abandoned project - a remake of The Black Hole for Disney. The film also ties into the history of the "TRON" films because originally, for the first film, Disney wanted proof that Steven Lisberger could not only direct, but proof that the back-lighting effects to have the live action characters glow worked. Disney lent Lisberger and his company props and costumes from "The Black Hole"  to use for their test film.