Usually, attempting to reenact scenes from horror movies is a bad idea, but after grabbing some knitting needles from the trash and running to a neighbor's house, Scott survived. Years later, he got to thank Curtis in person at Comic-Con in 2018. Although he never explained why the needles were in the trash. Come on, man, don't give up on your hobbies. Maybe next time, you'll have to strangle a murderer with a nice handwoven scarf or something.
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127 Hours Inspired Better Medical Training Dummies
In 127 Hours, James Franco plays a guy who gets trapped under a rock in the middle of nowhere and ultimately has to chop off his arm with a multi-tool. That's something everyone can enjoy, but Jane Kleinman was particularly excited. She teaches medical students how to deal with emergency situations, and she'd long bemoaned the quality of the dummies available for use in training exercises, which was somewhere between "stick figure" and "Miss Piggy." The fake arm featured in the film, however, had everything: skin, fat, muscle, tendon, and all in the right amounts in the right places. Kleinman immediately contacted Tony Gardner, the head of special effects on the film, because Hollywood FX virtuosos are apparently in the phone book.
Together they launched a company called Simureal, which creates medical training dummies that actually look like the real thing. It's no doubt a delightful cross-section of the innovative and the unsettling, especially once you find out that they chiefly traffic in prosthetic babies. Every baby dummy has detachable accessories that simulate problems from spina bifida to umbilical cord complications, preparing medics for almost every life-and-death scenario.
Fox Searchlight Pictures Sadly, the dummies don't all look like James Franco. We guess pretending to sever limbs all day robs work of a sense of fun.