12 movie details that even the biggest fans missed
We all have favorite movies. We like to watch them 2, 5, 10, or even 50 times in our lives. Bit by bit, we notice details that we never noticed before. We understand the meaning of some words differently, or we see hidden messages...
However, movies always contain secrets of their own. There are details that we will never see, unless we dissect the film image by image. Here are some secret details finally revealed!
1. Galadriel’s eyes (The Lord of the Rings, 2001)
© The Lord of the Rings / New Line Cinema
Why do Galadriel’s eyes reflect the light of the stars? Because she is the last elf in Middle Earth who saw the light of the Two Trees of Valinor.
2. The perfect kiss (Thor: The Dark World, 2013)
© Thor: The Dark World / Marvel Studios
In the final scene of this film, it wasn’t Nathalie Portman kissing Chris Hemsworth. At the time of filming, the actress couldn’t be on set, because she was already involved in the production of another film. So, it was actually Chris Hemsworth’s wife. That's why the kiss looks so passionate!
3. Tom Cruise in a western (Young Guns, 1988)
© Young Guns / Morgan Creek Entertainment
Noticing Tom Cruise in this movie is possible, but it isn’t easy. He wasn’t originally part of the cast, but when he was accidentally on the set, he was invited to try a Western film, since he had never done one before.
4. The silent scene (The Great Gatsby, 2013)
© The Great Gatsby / Warner Bros.
When Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan see each other, they are silent for 30 seconds. This is identical to the scene as Fitzgerald described it in the novel… “For half a minute there wasn’t a sound!”
5. A significant time (Titanic, 1997)
© Titanic / Twentieth Century Fox
The film ends with Rose's thoughts, as she remembers all the people she met aboard the Titanic. Among them, there is Jack, who is standing in front of a clock that shows 2:20...the exact time the ship sank!
6. Identify the replicant (Blade Runner 2049, 2017)
© Blade Runner 2049 / Alcon Entertainment
You can recognize a replicant by looking at their eyes... At the beginning of the movie, when viewers look at the top left corner of the screen, the first word they see is “Replicant.”
7. Choice of clothes (Spider-Man, 2002)
© Spider-Man / Columbia Pictures
The Thanksgiving scene in Spider-Man is particularly interesting. We see Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, wearing a green shirt, the color of the Green Goblin. On the other hand, Norman Osborn, the famous Green Goblin, is wearing a red tie…Spider-Man’s color!
8. The Ring (A Star Is Born, 2018)
© A Star Is Born / Warner Bros. Pictures
Jackson, played by Bradley Cooper, loses a lot of weight in the film...so much that his ring is about to fall off his finger!
9. A familiar boy (Groundhog Day, 1993)
© Groundhog Day / Columbia Pictures
In Groundhog Day, we notice that the boy sitting in the background behind Phil in the hospital is the same boy that the hero saves from falling later in the movie.
10. Brad Pitt is always hungry (Ocean’s Eleven, 2001)
© Ocean's Eleven / Warner Bros
Have you ever noticed that in Ocean’s Eleven, Brad Pitt always has something in his mouth? Maybe it's just because the actor likes to eat...
11. Pan-African flag (Black Panther, 2018)
© Black Panther / Marvel Studios / Walt Disney Pictures © commons.wikimedia
In the casino scene in Black Panther, the color of the 3 characters’ clothes is a tribute to the Pan-African flag!
12. Books with no titles (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004)
© Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Focus Features
It’s not a coincidence or a director’s mistake that the books in the bookstore have no titles. The director wanted it that way, because Joel, played by Jim Carrey, couldn’t remember all the details.
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