In order to get the scenes to look alike many different takes were filmed in different weather conditions. Eventually Harold Ramis chose the bleak Wisconsin look for the film.
Groundhog Day (1993)
While filming, Will Ferrell wore an earpiece that fed him Emma Thompson’s narrative lines in order to assist the other actors in reacting more naturally to Ferrell’s seemingly non sequitur lines.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Arnold Schwarzenegger asked James Cameron to change the line “I’ll be back” to “I will be back” as he was having trouble pronouncing “I’ll.” James Cameron refused.
All annex scenes were shot on the largest sound stage at 20th Century Fox in Hollywood. The real annex would have been too small to accommodate a film crew.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
The fictional TXRD team ‘Hurl Scouts’ were based on the ‘Tough Cookies’ from Los Angeles.
Whip It (2009)
Brooke Shields appeared in a deleted scene in which she played a schoolgirl crush of young Alvy’s.
Annie Hall (1977)
The train that crashes into the bottom of the ravine was actually a model.
Back to the Future Part lll (1990)
The flying traffic created by the visual effects team at Digital Domain allowed artists to create personalized license plates. Though never visible in the film, the state slogan printed on all license plates reads, “New York, The Fuck-You State.”
The Fifth Element (1997)
Popular misconception holds that River Phoenix was set to play the lead before tragically dying. This is not entirely accurate. Phoenix was a big fan of the book, and as the film version entered various stages of readiness he was always the front runner. However, prior to his death, he had declined the role due to a combination of feeling he was to old to play a 15 year old, and trying to broaden his range with more adult roles.
The Basketball Diaries (1995)