Movies have been an integral part of human life for over a century. From the silent era to the era of the talkies, from black and white to color, from the big screens to our personal devices, movies have come a long way. The history of cinema is filled with interesting and obscure facts that most people are not aware of. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the hidden film facts that will surprise and fascinate you.
- The iconic scene from “The Godfather” where a horse’s head is placed in a bed was actually a real horse head that the director Francis Ford Coppola obtained from a dog food company.
- The director of the movie “Psycho,” Alfred Hitchcock, took extreme measures to keep the plot a secret. He bought all the copies of the book so that no one could read the ending.
- The actor who played Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” trilogy, David Prowse, was not the voice of Vader. The voice was provided by James Earl Jones.
- The classic movie “Gone with the Wind” had a running time of almost four hours. The movie’s intermission was so long that the theater had to refund money to the audience who didn’t return.
- In the movie “Jurassic Park,” the sound of the T-Rex roar was made by mixing the sounds of a baby elephant, a tiger, and an alligator.
- The iconic line “Here’s Johnny!” from the movie “The Shining” was improvised by Jack Nicholson. It was not in the original script.
- The movie “The Wizard of Oz” was originally going to be in black and white, but the producers decided to make it in color to compete with other color movies that were being produced at the time.
- The movie “Jaws” was so successful that it made people scared to go into the water. Beaches across the country reported a significant decrease in attendance after the movie was released.
- The actors who played the hobbits in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy had to wear prosthetic feet that took over an hour to put on each day.
- In the movie “Forrest Gump,” Tom Hanks ad-libbed the line “My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump” because he thought it was funny.
In conclusion, these hidden film facts are just a small glimpse into the vast world of cinema. Every movie has its own unique story, and these facts make us appreciate them even more. So the next time you watch your favorite movie, remember these little-known trivia and impress your friends with your knowledge.