Genuine Movie Scenes

                                    All the movies have a script, and this script must be followed by the director when filmed. Most of the time, movie scenes are planned and everything is acting. But this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, what you see on the screen is far more real than you know. Unscripted changes might be made by actors with a made-up line or simply a new idea. Some of these famous scenes evokes genuine emotions, creates fear or surprise or a spontaneity. 

Here are some of the movie scenes with real emotions , that are not scripted :

The famous chestburster scene from the original Alien movie might have given a shock to many. But how could the actors involved in the scene show a realistic response? It's simple. The actors were asked to rehearse their dialogues, and were told something was going to happen at the end of the scene. They had no idea that a creature would burst from John Hurt’s chest, or they would be showered with blood. If u watch this scene again , you could feel that the terrified screams are completely genuine. 

Lord of The Rings : Two Towers
In Two Towers, there's a scene when Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas, searching for their lost Hobbit companions Merry and Pippin, come upon a pile of slain orcs. The pair are assumed dead. In frustration and anger, Aragorn kicks an orc helmet and breaks down screaming. It turns out that after a number of takes, kicking that helmet caused actor Viggo Mortensen to break two of his toes. The scream was a actual pain , a pain that he channeled into a fantastic performance.

Taxi Driver
The famous “you talkin’ to me?” monologue in Taxi Driver was actually completely improvised by Robert De Niro. The original script just said “Travis looks in the mirror”, but Scorsese liked what De Niro did , he kept it in the film. 

Fight Club
Many unscripted moments appear in David Fincher's Fight Club. In a early movie scene, when Brad Pitt and Edward Norton have their first fight outside the bar (the famous “You hit me in the ear!” line), Norton was not supposed to actually hit Pitt. However, before the scene, Fincher pulled Norton aside and told him to hit for real. Norton complied, and Pitt’s stunned reaction was entirely genuine. In another scene, the pair are seen drunkenly hitting golfballs from the yard of their home. This scene also wasn’t in the script at all, and was simply the work of Norton and Pitt, getting drunk and thinking it would be fun to hit golfballs at the catering truck. Both these scenes can be seen in this trailer. 

Apocalypse Now
Perhaps this might be the best example. the brutal breakdown of Martin Sheen’s Captain Willard in the opening scene of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now is far more real than you can imagine. In the documentary Heart of Darkness made about Apocalypse Now they explains that , the scene was shot on Sheen’s birthday. Sheen was extremely drunk and actually smashes his hand for real. The mental breakdown was genuine and the blood that he smears upon his face is entirely real.

The Silence of The Lambs
Although he has less than 25 minutes of screen time, Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal as the cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The incredibly famous line, “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”, was immortalized by Hopkin’s hiss, which he originally did as a joke. The result disturbed Jodie Foster (playing Agent Starling) so much that the look on her face in genuine. 


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Nirvaan said...

Fight Club...epic!!Just to add, i did not really know this stuff u mentioned..a gr8 read:)

vinay said...

You are really best when it comes to facts...hats off
Awesome post.

sahi said...

ohhh good job of adding the videos too..:)

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar said...

Great post! SOTL is a personal fav, and the quote about the fava beans is CREEEPY!

JJ said...

seems unlikely that the actors broke their bones, but still kept working. but some anecdotes are really amazing

deepazartz said...

It's always nice to know things like this...interesting post. Liked the Brad Pitt and Jodie foster one...o even the alien:) said...

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