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  • Rooney Mara's first musical since Annette.
  • Discribed by filmmakers as being a combination of We Need To Talk About Kevin and Dream Girls.
  • [link=nm1913734] was attached to the lead role when the project was announced. After the project was put on hold, Mara dropped out and [link
  • Rooney Mara was attached to the lead role when the project was announced. After the project was put on hold, Mara dropped out and Portman replaced her.
  • This will be Natalie Portman and Jude Law's second film together. The first being Closer (2004).
  • This is Natalie Portman's and Jude Law's fourth collaboration. The others were Cold Mountain (2003), Closer (2004), and My Blueberry Nights (2007).
  • Second collaboration between Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh after Annihilation (2018).
  • Second collaboration between Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh after eXistenZ (1999).
  • Natalie Portman shot her part in only 10 days.
  • During the film's Q&A at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Brady Corbet, the director of the film, revealed that the title of the film, Vox Lux, means Voice of Light in Latin.
  • The film premiered at TIFF in Canada in 2018.
  • Dance choreography was done by Benjamin Millepied, husband of Natalie Portman.
  • The director claims that "Vox Lux" means "voice of light" in Latin. The correct Latin translation would be "Vox Lucis." In Latin, a word's ending depends on its role in a particular phrase. "Vox Lux" is simply two nouns, "voice light".
  • Third and final musical score by Scott Walker before his death in March 2019.
  • The backstage dressing room where Celeste has a break down before her concert is the same location used in Black Swan (2010) where the main character, Nina, also played by Natalie Portman, has a break down.
  • The opening scene of the film references the real Columbine High School shooting several times. Outside of both take place in 1999, the image of a student helping another out of a second-story window is a recreation of an infamous photograph from Columbine, and the shooter's plan (and failure) to detonate a lethal car bomb comes from the Columbine perpetrators' attempt to do the same.
  • In law enforcement and security circles, the term "active shooter" is used to describe the perpetrator of massacres such as the real-life ones at Columbine and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schools and the fictional one depicted in this movie. (For example, the U.S. government's Department of Homeland Security has an "Active Shooter Preparedness" section on their website.) In this film, the character of the school shooter is named "Cullen Active," meaning that he is literally the "Active shooter."
  • The original intent was to shoot the entire feature in 65mm; it was ultimately shot on standard 35mm.
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