Interesting Movie Facts

                               I’m usually writing about films all week, so I often come across bits of interesting movie trivia.Gathered together after hours of searching through sites like Wikipedia and Imdb, I’m hoping you’ll find these little pieces of trivia as fascinating as I did.  If you have any interesting movie facts of your own, be sure to share them in the comments section.
  •  The producers of the movie Gone With The Wind(1939) were fined 5,000 dollars for allowing the word “damn” to be heard within the movie’s dialog. 
  • No one really knew who Samuel L. Jackson was until 1994, when Pulp Fiction was released. By then, he was 46 years old. By 2006, twelve years after his break-out role in Pulp Fiction, Samuel L. Jackson’s films had grossed more money at the box office than any other actor in cinematic history (more than $3 billion).
  • In the movie Psycho(1960), the shower scene is the most infamous onscreen murder in movie history. It consists of over 90 individual shots delivered in just 45 seconds—and no single shot ever shows the knife entering the victim's body.
  • In the movie Shining, Stanley Kubrick got the difficult scene where the blood pours from the elevators in only three takes. But, each shot took nine days to set up and in the end, it took about a year to get it right.
  • The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in Alfred Hitchcock's movie Psycho.
  • Lord of the Rings : The first film in the trilogy had 540 computer-generated effects. "The Two Towers" had 799 and "Return of the King" has 1488. 
  • Imdb's top listed movie Shawshank Redemption was based on a short story by Stephen King.  He sold the film rights for his short story for a dollar.
  • At one point, Jim Carrey and his family lived in a car and they all worked as janitors at a factory to make a living.
  •  The American Humane Association (AHA) objected to the scene in the Shawshank Redemption (1994) where the character Brooks feeds his crow a maggot. The AHA stated it was cruel to the maggot, and it required that the crow be fed a maggot that had died from natural causes.
  • Francis Ford Coppola shot nearly 200 hours of footage for Apocalypse Now.


Deepak Karthik said...

Great points Bro !

vinay said...

It feels great to know such things. Keep posting more. :)

Ruchi Sunandan said...

Interesting compilation!

anatreek said...

I can't believe the maggot :D