New films are being made and released now and then. We consume so much content through these films. Some of us even claim to be the biggest fans of celebrities and their movies. However, there are times when even the most hardcore cinephile won’t notice some movie facts that we’ll tell you today. So, here is a list of 14 movie facts you didn’t know about. Check it out and let us know how interesting were these!
1. Charcoal Sketch Of Topless Kate Winslet
James Cameron, director of “Titanic” was the one who drew the scandalous charcoal sketch of topless Kate Winslet. This is an example of the saying “When you want to get things done right, do it yourself.”
2. Alien Movie’s Androids Are In Alphabetical Order
There is an interesting consistency in the way the “Androids” are named in the “Alien Franchise”. It is, they are in alphabetical order: Ash, Bishop, Call, and most recently David (played by Michael Fassbender).
3. When Shoot Of One Film Disrupted Shoot of Another
“There Will Be Blood” and “No Country For Old Men” was being shot in Marfa, Texas around the same time. However, the shooting was disrupted for the latter. There was a pyrotechnical test for “There Will Be Blood” that created a huge smoke cloud which eventually got into the shot of “No Country For Old Men“. They literally had to wait until the cloud dissipated.
4. Featuring A Toilet Scene In The Film For The First Time
Earlier it was considered unethical to feature a toilet in movies. So, “Alfred Hitchcock” saw this as an opportunity to add some extra shock to his already shocking film “Psycho“. It is the first U.S. film to actually show a toilet in a movie!
5. Did You Know Toy Story 2 Was Almost Deleted?
Almost 90% of the animation work of “Toy Story 2” was deleted when someone accidentally entered the command in the “master machine”. Moreover, they did not have the backup data to restore it. Luckily, the film’s technical director had a copy of the work that she was working on from home. This is how they could restore most of it. To sum up, their stars must’ve been shining bright that day!
6. “Ratatouille” Inspired Many People To Own Pet Rats
The film “Ratatouille” was a success. It was a story about a lovable, culinary-inspired vermin. Many kids asked their parents to pet a rat. Therefore, there was at least a 50% rise in sales of pet rats. However, nobody knows how many of those innocent pet rats ultimately became a responsibility on the parents.
7. After “Finding Nemo” Clownfish Vanished From Their Natural Habitat
Now you see? This is the problem with humans. We do everything in excess. On one hand, there was a rise in pet rats after the release of “Ratatouille”. On the other hand, people were so fascinated by the clownfish in “Finding Nemo” that almost every household had one in their aquarium! Marine biologists reported that they reduced up to 75% from their original habitat in the Australian reefs.
8. Arthur “Dooley” Wilson Was A Drummer, Not A Pianist
In the film “Casablanca”, Arthur “Dooley” Wilson plays “Sam”. In the movie, he played the role of a piano player employed by nightclub owner Rick. However, in reality, Dooley was a singer and drummer. Therefore, for the film, he mimed the piano playing and later dubbed it.
9. “Taxi Driver” Script Was Drafted In Just Two Weeks!
Writer Paul Schrader revealed that he drafted the script for the film “Taxi Driver” in two weeks. He says, “I crashed at an ex-girlfriend’s place, and I just wrote continuously. The first draft was maybe 60 pages, and I started the next draft immediately, and it took less than two weeks.” Even though it was drafted in such a short period of time, it was a critical and commercial success. However, it did make news for portraying graphic violence at the climactic ending.
10. The Snow In “Wizard Of Oz” Was Fake And Hazardous
There is a scene in the movie “Wizard Of Oz” where Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man were “enjoying” the snow falling on them. However, the truth is, that snow was absolutely fake. Moreover, it was made from 100% industrial-grade chrysotile asbestos– despite knowing the health hazards of this dangerous substance.
11. They Used 10,297 Balloons In The Movie “Up”
No, it’s not a joke. The film’s effects artist Jon Reisch reveals, “The entire canopy is filled with balloons. We didn’t just simulate the outer shell.” To sum up, they actually did use 10,297 balloons to lift the house. Also, they used 20,622 balloons for the lift-off sequence. Now that’s some madness!
12. They Used “Tortoise Mating” Sounds For Dinosaurs In “Jurassic Park“
The sound designer of the film discloses that the terrifying sounds we hear from dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park” are actually of tortoises mating. This is one crazy fact. They also experimented with horses breathing and geese hissing. But, tortoise mating was best suitable. Lol. This is actually funny. To sum up, I won’t be able to watch “Jurassic Park” the same way!
13. Dog Was Paid More Than The Human Actors
In the film “Wizard Of Oz“, the dog “Toto” was paid a salary of $125 per week. On the other hand, human actors in the film such as The Singer Midgets who plays “Munchkins” reportedly received only $50-100 per week!
14. The Most Famous Line Of The Movie “Jaws” Was Not In The Script
The dialogue “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!” by Roy Scheider in the film “Jaws” became very famous. However, did you know it wasn’t in the actual script? It was just an inside joke that made it to the actual film because of its accuracy. The filming of the movie met many problems, one of them being a tight budget. However, nothing could stop it from being successful at the box office. In fact, it was the highest-grossing film until the release of “Star Wars” in 1977.