Paramount On Screen: Home Alone [PG]
Movies | 12/1/2023 | 8:00PM
When eight-year-old Kevin McCallister’s family rushes off on a holiday trip to Paris three days before Christmas, they accidentally leave the youngster behind to deck the halls with a barrage of booby traps to keep out a bumbling pair of burglars who have discovered that this tough little tyke is home alone.
Image credit: Criterion Pictures
Did you know?
- Joe Pesci deliberately avoided Macaulay Culkin on-set because he wanted Culkin to think he was mean.
- Many of the shots that focus on Kevin in the beginning of the movie are filmed from above his head, making him seem small and helpless. At the end of the movie, Kevin is mostly shot from below, making him seem taller and more confident.
- The movie that Kevin watches on video tape is not a real movie, but footage specially created. It was called “Angels with Filthy Souls”. Along with other similar era references in the movie, this is a play on Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) starring James Cagney.
- The concept for this movie originated during the filming of a scene in Uncle Buck (1989) in which Macaulay Culkin plays a character who interrogates a would-be sitter through the letter opening in the front door.
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