Holds the record for most miniature modelwork to appear in one film.
Independence Day (1996)
Toho pulled the plug on the project several times when it ran over budget, forcing director Akira Kurosawa to go back and personally argue with the board of directors who were convinced they were making a flop.
Seven Samurai (1954)
To give the illusion of icy Antarctic conditions, interior sets on the Los Angeles sound stages were refrigerated down to 40 F while it was well over 100 F outside.
The Thing (1982)
Carrie Fisher stood on a box for many of her scenes with Harrison Ford in order to make up for the height difference and have her appear in the frame with him.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strike Back (1980)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
The film’s release date was postponed because the studio wanted to convert it to 3D, despite objections from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. These plans were eventually scrapped, and the film was released only in 2D.
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)