It takes many years to make a movie. It starts with an idea, then a script, then a team, then casting, production, editing and on and on and on. The audience watches a movie and they either love it, like it or hate it. But they don’t know all the blood, sweat, tears, detail, bloopers and mayhem it takes to actually bring a movie to the big screen. Here are 11 crazy secrets that will change the way you see your favorite movies.
Technology has certainly come a long way since 1980 when Star Wars: Episode V was produced. When the set designer was told that they needed to build asteroids, they had to get creative with their time and money and used whatever they could get their hands on, including shoes and potatoes.
It cost more to make the movie Titanic than to make the actual Titanic. According to the movie’s IMDB page, “At $200 million, the movie cost more than the Titanic itself. The cost to construct the ship in 1910-1912 was £1.5 million, equivalent to $7.5 million at the time and about $120 to $150 million in 1997 dollars.”
As if Borat wasn’t enough of a nuisance, they not only repelled people with his personality, but they also never washed his suit throughout the entire production. According to Reddit, "...It smelled awful and this was done to add another layer of discomfort for anyone coming in contact with him."
Wayne’s World was filmed in only one month due to a very low budget and rented equipment. Because the rented equipment needed to be returned in 30 days, if the movie wasn’t finished in time, there would be no movie.
When filming Stand By Me, there was a Renaissance Fair near their filming location. The cast and crew took a little trip and bought some souvenirs and snacks which included some cookies. Well, they later found out those cookies were pot cookies when the crew discovered Jerry O'Connell high as a kite and crying alone in the park. Production had to be shut down for 2 days due to the incident.
Rumor has it that when the costume designer for The Wizard Of Oz was looking for outfits for the movie, she found an amazing surprise in the pocket of the jacket she pulled from a second-hand store for the role of Professor Marvel. In the tattered coat’s pocket, she found the name, L. Frank Baum. L. Frank Baum is the author of The Wizard Of Oz books and supposedly his widow confirmed that the coat was his.
Robert Downey Jr. likes to play a little game with the set designers and crew and hide snacks anywhere he can on set and then eats the snacks in the scenes. None of it is actually written into the script, it is all improvised, and the crew even scours the set before filming looking for the food, but RDJ knows the best hiding spots!