The amount of detail that goes into every film is insane. For example, every single single pillow is placed in a certain way for a reason. Think about your favorite film, you might think you know everything about it, but you probably don't. Take a read to learn something you didn't know about your favorite films.
"'Inception' drops a lot of hints that the entire movie may be a dream. The hotel room where Mal and Cobb spend their anniversary has the number 3502. All this could mean that the entire movie may be Cobb's dream. He's seeing the same set of numbers again and again."
"Zoe Saldana nearly broke Chris Pratt's ribs while filming a fight sequence. During training, Pratt and Saldana would wear protective gear so they could actually hit each other. However, when the day came to film the scene, Pratt forgot to wear his protective gear and did not tell Saldana because he thought she would hold back if she knew. Saldana (under the impression he was wearing the gear like he usually did) kicked him square in the ribs, which made Pratt fall to the ground. According to Pratt, he had a bruise for the remainder of filming."
"In the early minutes of each film in the trilogy the main villain (Ra's Al Ghul, Joker, Bane) disguises himself as one of his own henchmen and there is a conversation about said villain in each scene. Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow played by Cillian Murphy, is the only villain to appear in all three of the Dark Knight films. The Bat Symbol at the beginning of each film in the trilogy foreshadows something that happens later."
"When James Cameron re-released the 3D version of 'Titanic' in 2012, he made a minor fix to the film. When he was asked about this scene revision, he was quoted as saying 'Oh, there is one shot that I fixed. It's because Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is one of the US' leading astronomers, sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen, and with my reputation as a perfectionist, I should have known that and I should have put the right star field in. So I said, 'All right, you son of a b--ch, send me the right stars for the exact time, 4:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, and I'll put it in the movie.' So that's the one shot that has been changed.'"
"Gone With The Wind and The Wizard of Oz were filmed at the same time. At that time there were only seven Technicolor cameras in existence which meant that cameras had to be moved back and forth between sets adding to the logistical difficulties that plagued both films. Also The Wizard of Oz did not make a profit on it's initial release, but as the years went on with many rereleases and then the television broadcasts it ended up making a fortune. It also made Judy Garland a star and the studio made tons of money on her subsequent movies."
"Zootopia changed news reporters according to the regions in which they were released. So depending upon the country we view the movie, we can see different animals. US, Canada and France - Moose Japan - Tanuki Australia - Koala China - Panda UK - Corgi Brazil - Jaguar
"James Gunn stated that Chris Pratt's audition was so good, he was prepared to offer him the role even if Pratt did not lose weight or get in shape in time. Gunn joked that he was willing to CGI a six pack on Pratt's body. However, Pratt asked Gunn to give him 6 months to lose 50 pounds and he ended up losing 60 pounds."
"This is why 'The Dark Knight' was pure genius and defines modern day classism. In the movie where Joker asks Harvey Dent to kill him or join his rank, he actually places his finger such that even if Dent had pulled the trigger hammer would not work. Dent never had any option other than joining his rank. This shows the brilliance of joker who once said during the movie 'Do I really look like a guy with a plan?'"
"During one of the seduction scenes in The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman grabs Anne Bancroft's breast, then walks to the opposite end of the room and bangs his head against the wall. This was unscripted; Dustin Hoffman did it to keep from laughing and ruining the scene."
"A 14-week shoot turns into a 14 MONTH nightmare. To say that this was a bad shoot is understating it - The film was shot in the Philippines, the President of Philippines gave Coppola all the weapons and helicopters they wanted - to make the shoot authentic. But from what I've heard, countless times the military actually had to rush onto set to take the military gear away to fight anti-government rebels. The shoot then turned into a massive party - literally the whole cast was DRUGGED OUT OF THERE MIND. They were having rooftop parties with hundreds of beer bottles, LSD pills, cocaine and all that other wacky crap. The whole time Coppola was depressed out of his mind - he had put EVERYTHING he had onto the film. Literally, over 30 million dollars, more than his house! If the film was a flop (which everyone rightfully thought it would be) Coppola would be broke. Martin Sheen at the time was also a drug-addicted alcoholic and after just a day of being on set, he called his friend at home and told them the shoot was so crazy he didn't even think he would come back alive. He genuinely thought he was going to die. And he was right to think that - he had a goddamn heart attack from all the drugs on set, and Coppola ended up having a bunch of seizures. Dennis Hopper's character is a crazy drug addict in film, but that was how Hopper was on set too. Apparently nobody could tell if he was actually acting or not - he just acted like a drugy when the camera was rolling and when it wasn't. Primarily because, well ya know, he was! They even had DEAD BODIES ON SET! A bunch of film production crew people were tasked to find extras to play dead bodies - and they ended up hooking up with a guy who gave them dozens of dead bodies from military combat for free. But when Marlon Brando came onto set, he was suppose to be a thin, lean warrior but instead he was a 300 POUND drunk! Coppola lost his sh-t over this - He threatened to commit suicide multiple times and rumor has it he even held a gun to his head in front of everyone and almost fired. Coppola had no idea what to do - so he literally just said, 'screw it' turned on the camera and let everything flow. Literally. Marlon Brando's character was nothing like he was suppose to be - neither was Dennis Hopper's, or Sheen's! They ad libbed hundreds of hours of footage, the film was nothing like originally planned. After over a year of drugs, depression and insanity they had over 400 hours of footage and they managed to cut it down to a 3 hour masterpiece."
"While filming Singing in the Rain, Gene Kelly yelled and cursed at Debbie Reynolds so much for messing up their dance scenes that one day she ran off set, hid under a piano, and cried. Someone walking around MGM noticed Reynolds and offered to help her. That guy was Fred Astaire."
"In Taxi Driver, Harvey Keitel insisted on playing the pimp, despite the fact that the production could find no actual instances of pimps like him in New York. The character was actually written as black, something the writer later said was a bad decision, as he felt the character being black would have been too racist."
"The Godfather: Marlon Brando noticed a white cat walking around, so he picked it up and began stroking the cat while filming his scene. Marlon Brando has cotton balls in his mouth during filming so that he could speak with an odd accent. In one of the opening scenes of The Godfather, you can see a character rehearsing his lines before he has a meeting with Brando. This is not scripted, the actor was nervous at meeting Brando, that he was rehearsing his lines so that he would not mess them up. Apparently, the horse head was real. Every time the color orange is in the scene, someone is about to get killed. Al Pacnio was not the first choice to play the role of Michael."