Interesting Movie Facts

I just wanted to share a few cool facts I learned recently on movies, hope you find them interesting too.

For the movie the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was paid $35 a week while Toto received $125 a week.

The producers of the movie Gone With The Wind were fined 5,000 dollars for allowing the word “damn“ to be heard within the movie‘s dialog.
Brooke Shields spent a lot of time during the filming of Blue Lagoon standing/walking in a trench beside Chris Atkins so that she wouldn't be taller than him in the scenes that they had together.

The Blues Brothers once held the record for crashing the most police cars in a movie at approximately 30. The record was eventually broken by Blues Brothers 2000.

During filming of the chariot race scene in the movie Ben-Hur, one of the cameras was completely ruined when a chariot ran over it. The footage right up to the camera's obliteration was used in the final film.

Near the beginning of the movie Back To The Future there’s a scene where they show all of the clocks at Doc's house. If you look closely there is one clock with a little man hanging from the minute hand.

In Carrie, the slow motion scene at the end of the movie was filmed in reverse to simulate ghostlike movement effects. If watched vigilantly, cars can be seen driving backwards in the upper left hand corner of the screen.

Bogart never said "Play it again Sam" in the movie Casablanca. What Bogart did say was "Play it Sam".

Orson Welles was only 21 years old when here starred in & directed in the movie Citizen Kane.

When the Mother-Ship passes over the Devil's Tower near the end of Spielberg's movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, R2-D2 can be seen hanging from the bottom of the ship.

In the movie E.T. there is a scene where the young boy lures the extraterrestrial with some Reese's pieces. Originally Spielberg was going to use M+M's, but he could not get the rights. Reese's pieces were the replacement.

The Godfather was the first movie in over twenty years in which Marlon Brando was required to audition.

"Halloween" was originally going to be titled "The Babysitter Murders".

The Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie were named after the cop and the taxi driver from the movie “It's a Wonderful Life”.

The mechanical shark used in the movie Jaws was nicknamed Bruce, named after Spielberg's lawyer, which could be the reason of the name Bruce given to the main shark in Finding Nemo

When the T-Rex devours the traffic light in San Diego within the movie “The Lost Word: Jurassic Park“, there is a sign close by that reads "No Dinosaurs".

After reading the script for Men in Black, Will Smith did not want any part of the movie. It was wife Jada that persuaded him to take the part.