Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

With sweeping cinematography and stellar performances THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, tells the story of a timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams and when a negative goes missing must embark on an incredible true-life adventure. With stand-out performances from Ben Stiller (Night At The Museum, Meet The Parents) Golden Globe** and six-time Emmy Award*** nominated actress Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids, How To Train Your Dragon), Adam Scott (Step Brothers) and Shirley MacLaine (Wild Oats), the THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Blu-rayTM and DVD is loaded with more than an hour of behind-the-scenes special features, including deleted, extended and alternative scenes, featurettes that dive into filming in Iceland and Walter Mitty history, a gallery of exclusive reference photography, and music video "Stay Alive" by José González, and more.

9 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ICELAND

In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty a timid magazine photo manager (Ben Stiller), who lives life vicariously through daydreams, must embark on an incredible real-life adventure when a priceless negative goes missing. One of the places that this adventure takes Mitty is the beautiful Nordic country of Iceland. In honor of the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release on April 15th, here are nine facts about the country that you may have never heard:

1. Icelandic language has been relatively unchanged for the last 1000 years. Modern inhabitants of Iceland speak a language almost identical to that spoken by the country’s original Viking settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries.

2. There are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland. 18 of them have erupted in the last 1000 years, and the largest one covers nearly 8% of the country’s surface.

3. Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city. Iceland is so far north of the equator that the country experiences nearly continuous daylight during the summer months of June and July.

4. Surveys have shown that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves. The elves are thought to have magical powers, and special “elf negotiators” are sometimes brought in when construction is to take place in an area believed to be inhabited by the creatures.

5. Icelanders love movies. They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

6. Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. 70% of the energy used by Icelanders is produced by the country’s natural geothermal and hydroelectric resources.

7. Iceland’s main industry is fishing. In fact, the usually peaceful nation entered into a series of confrontations with the United Kingdom in the 1950’s and 1970’s when the British refused to acknowledge an “exclusive fishery zone” that Iceland had instituted in the waters off its coast.

8. Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Roughly 322,000 people call the island nation home.

9. One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

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111 comments:

tammy said...

how energy efficient they are

Kelly Tupick said...

One fact I found very interested was that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves and they believe they have magical powers.

Kim said...

Iceland is a dream trip for me!! I love the fact that they watch more movies than anyone in the world.

angel d said...

One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.i cant believe people would eat that.

Jackie said...

One fact I found interesting is that one of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat. I don't know if it's something I would try.

KJ Skib said...

5. Icelanders love movies. They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

Yusuf said...

Stopped briefly at Rejkjavik Airport en route to London a couple of years ago!

Nancy said...

I thought the most interesting fact was about their traditional food called hakarl. Since it is so cold there, you'd think they could keep it the shark's meat from rotting. Oh, well... to each his or her own!

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bison61 said...

One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

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steve weber said...

nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves and they believe they have magical powers.

Crafty Zoo said...

I found it fascinating that they watch the most movies!

Danielle said...

That they watch a lot of movies!!

Halation said...

I thought it was interesting so many Icelanders believe in Elves!

katja9_10 said...

Fact No. 4 really amazed me. It is interesting that they believe in elves. But I guess it is no different than people in the US believing in Bigfoot.

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Tram Le said...

The most interesting fact is #3: Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city. Iceland is so far north of the equator that the country experiences nearly continuous daylight during the summer months of June and July.

Mysharona said...

that they love movies

chickie717 said...

Icelandic language has been almost unchanged for the last 1000 years.

Ken Ohl said...

same language for 100 years. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Danielle Lima said...

I didn't know they were the tops in movie watching.

Xty C said...

It is amazing to know that there are 130 volcanic maountains

Joseph Wallace said...

I like "Icelanders love movies. They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world."
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Jacquelyn Cannon said...

I found it interesting that there are were volcanic events at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland.
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Shelly Leatham said...

The fact that is wild to me is: Icelandic language has been relatively unchanged for the last 1000 years. Modern inhabitants of Iceland speak a language almost identical to that spoken by the country’s original Viking settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries.

Diane Therkildsen said...

THEY BELIEVE IN ELVES

Rebecca Orr said...

I think it is interesting that they watch the most movies per capita compared to any other other country, that is awesome! I too am a movie lover,

April said...

over 130 volcanic mountains!

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VickeC said...

Icelanders love movies. They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

Claudia N said...

fact #5 Icelanders love movies, thank you!

ReggieMann said...

I found #3 most interesting:
Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city

Anastasia Falling said...

Ugh! The rotting and fermented shark meat dish was the most interesting and grossest !! :)

Anita Yancey said...

The one I found most interesting is that Island is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Roughly 322,ooo people call the island nation home.

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Karis Howard said...

I liked #5 - that they watch the most movies.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I find it interesting that 80% of Icelanders believe in elves!

Kimberly said...

I found number 8 interesting about their national food.

cjabdelnour said...

I liked #6--- Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. 70% of the energy used by Icelanders is produced by the country’s natural geothermal and hydroelectric resources.

Karen said...

I found it interesting that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves and they believe they have magical powers.

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bayctygrl said...

#9 Hakarl, rotting and fermented shark meat....that does not sound good at all

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Heather said...

Ewww the national food is Hakarl which is rotting and fermented shark meat NASTY

Kelly Nicholson said...

9. One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

jlafount said...

I've seen the fermented shark meat thing on tv and wow it looks horrible

Lisa P. said...

6. Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. 70% of the energy used by Icelanders is produced by the country’s natural geothermal and hydroelectric resources.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like that they love movies.
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Mami2jcn said...

The fact that they believe in elves is pretty incredible!

GeorgiaBeckman said...

Well, their energy efficiency is staggering, BUT...........#9 One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat. That takes the cake!

Marnie Ward said...

Nice things about Iceland: 130 volcanic mnts, language is unchanged for the last 1000 yrs. Rekjavik is the worlds northernmost city. Icelanders also believe in elves, love movies, their industry is fishing, the country is the most sparsley pop. country in Europe and one of their tranditional foods is Kakirl.

Marnie Ward said...

Nice things about Iceland: 130 volcanic mnts, language is unchanged for the last 1000 yrs. Rekjavik is the worlds northernmost city. Icelanders also believe in elves, love movies, their industry is fishing, the country is the most sparsley pop. country in Europe and one of their tranditional foods is Kakirl.

kyl neusch said...

Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl

crankyyanky1 said...

I liked fact #6. Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world we can learn from them!

Shelley P said...

All interesting facts! :) The fact I found most interesting was one of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat. None for me thanks! :)

Tammy Woodall said...

I didn't know that Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. I love that most Icelanders believe in the existence of elves.

carolwegs said...

I found number 9 very interesting but I don't think I ever want to try it for myself. thanks

Debra said...

Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world

Erika P. said...

That 80% of the population believe in elves.
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double D said...

Icelanders love movies.

ababe28 said...

I found this one pretty cool.
4. Surveys have shown that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves. The elves are thought to have magical powers, and special “elf negotiators” are sometimes brought in when construction is to take place in an area believed to be inhabited by the creatures.
ann B.

Shannon Egan said...

(Shannon Gasnier) Number 9 is the most interesting to me. lol The rotten shark meat...

Jennifer T. said...

I was surprised that Icelanders watch more films, per capita, than people of any other country in the world.

susan1215 said...

One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

Deanna Watson said...

This is interesting to me: One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

James Parks said...

130 Volcanic Mountains? Very cool.

Pam OLeary said...

I think its interesting that Icelanders love movies so much.

jakiesmom said...

the rotting shark meat dish they enjoy eating

Lisa Voyce said...

I find it interesting that 80% believe in elves.

Robin T said...

I found it interesting that they watch more movies that anywhere else in the world.

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Erica C. said...

They love movies.

Suzanne Denys said...

They eat rotted shark meat. Uck!

Douglas Houston said...

I like that Icelanders love movies. They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

Jessamine Dungo said...

It's the most energy-efficient country. :)

Jennifer L. said...

I thought it was interesting that so many Icelanders believe in elves!

Alicia Thibadeau said...

One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat. Sounds really gross.

Mike Bratek said...

The fact that it is most energy- efficient and fishing capital, i found extremely interesting!

dreamcleavers said...

the hakarl is nuts!!! OMG rotting shark meat and it's a tradition? maybe if served with a good wine! :)

The Freebie Chick said...

9. One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

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daniellehall30 said...

i like that Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world

Leslie S. said...

I like fact 5. Icelanders love movies. They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

Sue said...

. Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. 70% of the energy used by Icelanders is produced by the country’s natural geothermal and hydroelectric resources.

Karen Drake said...

I thought it was interesting that Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

Aimee Fontenot said...

9. One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

Sorry, but that just seems horrible.

trichie said...

Icelanders love movies. They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

Rebecca Lock said...

I found #9 very interesting.

Lisa Pecora said...

I found fact 1 very interesting. Everywhere else is changing so rapidly!

barbara stenby said...

9. One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.

ewwwww! not trying this if i ever go there!

kathy pease said...

I would have to say 9. One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl. It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat. eeeewwwwwww lol

sherylssg said...

One of the facts that interested me was that Islanders favorite dish is Hakarl. It is rotting and fermented shark meat. Hakarl is a dish is not a dish for me.

cassandra said...

I like this fact:
Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Roughly 322,000 people call the island nation home.

Wendy Rozema said...

#6. Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. 70% of the energy used by Icelanders is produced by the country’s natural geothermal and hydroelectric resources.

TeKela Underwood said...

I found it interesting when it was stated that "Surveys have shown that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves. The elves are thought to have magical powers, and special “elf negotiators” are sometimes brought in when construction is to take place in an area believed to be inhabited by the creatures." I'm sure there's a reason as to why they believe so.

LesleyfromWI said...

I found the fact "One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl" fascinating.

Charlene S. said...

Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Roughly 322,000 people call the island nation home.

A fact I did not know :)

Susan Smoaks said...

this is the fact i find the most interesting:

6. Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. 70% of the energy used by Icelanders is produced by the country’s natural geothermal and hydroelectric resources.

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shanta spradlin said...

#9 fermented shark meat, that does not sound good at all

Heather De Luna said...

What! nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves. That is both crazy and cool :)

Mihaela Day said...

What I found the most interesting is the fact that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves :)

corey1971 said...

That they eat fermented shark! (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Vikki Billings said...

I found this most interesting, Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. 70% of the energy used by Icelanders is produced by the country’s natural geothermal and hydroelectric resources.
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imaclutz89 said...

There are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland. That is crazy!

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Jennifer Q. said...

Number 9 is interesting to me. I know I wouldn't try it, but it is interesting to hear what other cultures eat.

Allison Bahr said...

I dont know if I would ever be brave enough to try hakarl but that is an interesting fact. Shark really?!

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

Interested in the fact that they have almost all day light during the months of June and July.
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Buddy Garrett said...

I found it interesting that Iceland is the most sparsely populated county in Europe.

Breanne said...

Icelandic language has been relatively unchanged for the last 1000 years.

Roxann said...

I thought number 9 is most interesting.

toddy said...

That they watch more movies per capita than any other country.

Melanie Montgomery said...

Icelanders believe in elves! Well, most of them do, how cute.

Atreau said...

Iceland is so far north of the equator that the country experiences nearly continuous daylight during the summer months of June and July

Clair Freebie said...

I think that it's awesome that they believe in elves

Christian Alejandro said...

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Beth Melito said...

I find it interesting that the people of Iceland love movies. I would fit right in.

Gianna said...

Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Roughly 322,000 people call the island nation home.

lilyk said...

The fact I found most interesting is that one of Iceland's traditional foods is called hakarl.