15 Greatest Movie Trivia Facts You Need to Check Out
1.The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Did You Know? Watch the opening minutes of the film closely. As the shot dissolves to the mansion interior, just before James Mason opens the door, Kubrick makes an inadvertent cameo walking out of shot.
3.Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Did You Know? Unsure exactly what happens in the famous ‘garbage truck’ ending? That’s deliberate. Leone replaced James Woods with a lookalike to preserve a sense of ambiguity.
4.Seven Samurai (1954)
Did You Know? Akira Kurosawa’s classic action-adventure was his tribute to the Westerns of John Ford and, sure enough, the story was remade as The Magnificent Seven. But the samurai also ended up as space mercenaries (in Battle Beyond The Stars) and flea circus entertainers (in A Bug’s Life).
5.It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
Did You Know? Frank Capra insisted that George Bailey’s workshop include a pet raven for no better reason than that avian star Jimmy was a lucky charm who Capra had cast in all of his films from 1938′s You Can’t Take It With You onwards.
Did You Know? The novelist interviewed by Jean Seberg is played by director Jean-Pierre Melville, kickstarting a running joke in Godard’s films: Fritz Lang plays himself in Le Mepris and Samuel Fuller cameos in Pierrot Le Fou.
7.Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
Did You Know? If it hadn’t been for a bout of dysentery, Indiana Jones would have fought against an Arab swordsman. But Harrison Ford was too ill, so suggested to Steven Spielberg that Indy simply shoot the maniac.
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