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Do you consider yourself a movie buff?

I know I do! But even though I feel like I’ve seen a good amount of new and old flicks out there, I constantly find myself saying “I did not know that!” when people point out little details about movies that I didn’t pick up on.

And we’re about to get schooled in that department, folks. Because a bunch of people shared fascinating and little-known movie facts that even the biggest movie nerds on the planet probably don’t know about.

Are you ready to expand your behind-the-scenes movie knowledge?

Let’s take a look!

1. Well, that worked out.

Did you know that? I sure didn’t!

In Thor: The Dark World (2013), Natalie Portman couldn’t make it to reshoot the final kiss scene. When asked to choose from a lineup of women to take her place. Chris Hemsworth instead brought in his wife , who wore Natalie’s clothes and wig to shoot the final kiss. from MovieDetails

2. The halfway mark.

They meant it literally.

In "Hercules" (1997) Hades says "Guys, relax. It’s only half-time" exactly at the 46-minute mark, the halfway point of the 92-minute movie from MovieDetails

3. This is awesome.

I love this movie!

In Die Hard (1988), Alan Rickman’s Petrified Expression While Falling Was Completely Genuine. The Stunt Team Instructed Him That They Would Drop Him On The Count Of 3 But Instead Dropped Him At 1 from MovieDetails

4. Look closely at the buttons.

Good eye, good eye.

In Big Hero 6 (2014), this happens: (credit to Tumblr user shinobicyrus) from MovieDetails

5. They did their homework.

You gotta get those dog breeds correct!

In Up (2009), Dug is the only dog to successfully track down the Tropical Bird because he is the only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All the others are Guard Dog breeds. from MovieDetails

6. Based on real people.

A sad and tragic end.

Titanic – 1997 The couple shown in bed together having accepted their fate is Isador and Ida Straus. They were the co owners of Macy’s. Ida refused to leave his side when he refused a life boat spot b/c there were still women and children on board. They were last seen walking arm and arm together. from MovieDetails

7. A memorial to his sister.

This is also a great movie.

Brad Bird was in part inspired to make this movie (The Iron Giant 1999) as a memorial to his sister Susan, who died at the hands of her husband by gun violence. His pitch was this: "What if a gun had a soul and didn’t want to be a gun?" from MovieDetails

8. Wait a second…

What does that remind me of…?

This design of the back of this ambulance in Joker (2019) looks familiar from MovieDetails

9. Capturing the real emotions.

A good idea, when you think about it.

Steven Spielberg filmed E.T. In chronological order in order to help the child actors and to capture the most real emotions during the ending, since it would be the last time they’d all be together. from MovieDetails

10. Nice eye, kid!

Kids are pretty darn smart a lot of the time.

Kid notices something that most of us wouldn’t have: UP(2009), Cars 2 (2011) from MovieDetails

11. The magic of the movies.

How cool!

In Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), all the wide shots of Luke flying across Tatooine in his speeder were achieved by placing a mirror underneath a version of the prop with a motor and wheels. from MovieDetails

12. Bringing back the original.

Giving credit where credit is due.

In Ant-Man (2015) actor Garrett Morris makes a brief appearance in a scene. Morris was the first person to ever portray Ant-Man in a 1979 Saturday Night Live skit called Superhero Party. from MovieDetails

13. Watercolor backgrounds.

It’s in good company.

Disney’s "Lilo & Stitch" (2002) used watercolor backgrounds, exclusively. The studio had some financial failures and was doing ambitious things elsewhere, so they left the filmmakers to their own devices, off at the Florida studio. The only other watercolor films are Dumbo and Snow White. from MovieDetails

Wow, those are really interesting!

And now we want to hear from you!

In the comments, share some movie details that most folks probably don’t know.

We’d love to hear from you! Thanks!


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