The Coraline shoot lasted over 18 months, following 2 years of pre-production.
Coraline (2009)

The Coraline shoot lasted over 18 months, following 2 years of pre-production.

Coraline (2009)

Christoph Waltz turned down the role when first given the script. He felt it was too tailored to his persona. Quentin Tarantino insisted and wouldn’t take no for an answer.
Django Unchained (2012)

Christoph Waltz turned down the role when first given the script. He felt it was too tailored to his persona. Quentin Tarantino insisted and wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Django Unchained (2012)

Danny Elfman scored the film to green screen footage.

Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Danny Elfman scored the film to green screen footage.

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

According to Harrison Ford, during the making of the film, he and Mark Hamill would usually fool around and not commit to their work whenever Alec Guinness was not on set. When Guinness was on set, they behaved much more professionally.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

According to Harrison Ford, during the making of the film, he and Mark Hamill would usually fool around and not commit to their work whenever Alec Guinness was not on set. When Guinness was on set, they behaved much more professionally.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

After several methods were used to try to explode the head a shotgun was used. The clip used in the movie is from that one take.
Scanners (1981)

After several methods were used to try to explode the head a shotgun was used. The clip used in the movie is from that one take.

Scanners (1981)

About 300 pre-1962 cars were needed to create the cruising scenes.
American Graffiti (1973)

About 300 pre-1962 cars were needed to create the cruising scenes.

American Graffiti (1973)

Regis Philbin auditioned for the role of the beast.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Regis Philbin auditioned for the role of the beast.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The ticking heard from Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch as he sits at his desk and plays with it is the actual ticking sound from the watch he carried in his pocket. An audio engineer went to the museum in Kentucky where the watch is kept to get sound bites from it.
Lincoln (2012)

The ticking heard from Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch as he sits at his desk and plays with it is the actual ticking sound from the watch he carried in his pocket. An audio engineer went to the museum in Kentucky where the watch is kept to get sound bites from it.

Lincoln (2012)

Director John Moore was nearly killed in the scene where the tank busts through the wall. He was pulled away by a stuntman just in time.
Behind Enemy Line (2001)

Director John Moore was nearly killed in the scene where the tank busts through the wall. He was pulled away by a stuntman just in time.

Behind Enemy Line (2001)

The various things that Jareth does with the crystal balls (rolling them around his arms and in his hands and so forth) are not camera tricks or any other kind of special effect. They are actually done by choreographer Michael Moschen, who is an accomplished juggler. Moschen was actually crouched behind Bowie with his arm(s) replacing Bowie’s. Unlike a typical Muppet performance, however, he had no video screen to view his performance. In other words, his manipulations were performed completely blind.
Labyrinth (1986)

The various things that Jareth does with the crystal balls (rolling them around his arms and in his hands and so forth) are not camera tricks or any other kind of special effect. They are actually done by choreographer Michael Moschen, who is an accomplished juggler. Moschen was actually crouched behind Bowie with his arm(s) replacing Bowie’s. Unlike a typical Muppet performance, however, he had no video screen to view his performance. In other words, his manipulations were performed completely blind.

Labyrinth (1986)

Sometimes it's what we don't see that's important.

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