52 Fascinating Details In Oscar-Winning Films That Prove They're Even Smarter Than You Think
CGI film crew members were subtly put into Gravity to make it look like the movie was shot in space.
1. Parasite shows whether metaphorical lines have been crossed through actual lines.
2. Maria Von Trapp, the real one, is in the background of The Sound of Music.
3. When characters in The Silence of the Lambs are talking to Clarice, they often look directly at the camera so we feel connected to her point of view.
Silence of the Lambs (1991) When characters are talking to Clarice, they often talk directly to the camera. Director Jonathan Demme has explained that this was done so as the audience would directly experience her point of view, and more readily identify with Clarice, over her male counterparts. from MovieDetails
5. CGI Gravity crew members were put into the movie to make it look like the film was shot in space.
In Gravity(2013), as Kowalski flies very close to the camera, astronauts holding a movie camera and boom mic appear to be reflected in his helmet visor. This is an in-joke by Alfonso Cuarón. The "reflections" were added with CGI to make it look like the scene was actually filmed in space. from MovieDetails
7. In Back to the Future, the drummer at the school dance in 1955 plays in a swing style because he doesn't know about rock drumming yet.
8. Adult Chiron sits facing the door in the diner in Moonlight, because Juan told him to never sit with his back to the door.
In Moonlight (2016), adult Chiron sits in the diner facing the front door, calling back to when Mahershala Ali’s character, Juan, tells him as a young boy “You can’t sit with your back to the door...How you gon’ know if someone creeping’ up on you?” Both led similar adult lives in the movie. from MovieDetails
9. In Fargo, Carl essentially says it'll be over in 30 minutes when the movie has 30 minutes left.
10. Since Benjamin Button can't remember the name of the woman who taught him piano, her tombstone is blank in his story.
12. Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse have the same amount of screentime and dialogue in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” marks the first and (to date) only time Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny shared a scene. Warner Bros. only agreed to licence Bugs Bunny on the conditions that he only be on screen with Mickey, that they have the same amount of screen time and same amount of dialogue. from MovieDetails
13. The fantasized Hitler from Jojo Rabbit doesn't behave like real Hitler did, indicating Jojo doesn't know much about his imaginary friend.
15. There is a frog on the rescue helicopter in Apollo 13 — just like there was on the real rescue helicopter.
16. In The Great Gatsby (2013), Daisy and Jay look at each other for exactly 30 seconds. The moment lasts for the same amount of time in the novel.
17. The Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz brings a gun to kill the Wicked Witch of the West.
18. In Whiplash, Fletcher stole his band's drummer's sheet music.
In Whiplash (2014), Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) allows Andrew (Miles Teller) to play the drums for his band after the main drummer loses his sheet music. Near the end of the movie, Fletcher gives Andrew the exact same sheet music, suggesting Fletcher was the one who had stolen it in the first place. from MovieDetails
19. Docking bay 94 in Star Wars: A New Hope has a giant "94" outside the door.
20. Nux from Mad Max: Fury Road loses body paint as he becomes more of a person again.
21. The Genie in Aladdin writes from right to left because that's how Arabic is written.
22. At the end of The Grand Budpaest Hotel, Zero has a real mustache for the first time.
23. Death Becomes Her contains a reference to Back to the Future, another movie directed by Robert Zemeckis.
24. There are some very meaningful flower lapels in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
25. When Peter B. Parker gets electrocuted in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, his nervous system is illuminated.
26. The Kim family from Parasite go from drinking cheap beer to fancy beer.
27. In Casablanca, Rick Blaine plays chess because it's a metaphor for his relationships.
In Casablanca (1942), Rick Blaine (played by Humphrey Bogart) is shown playing chess. Humphrey Bogart played tournament level chess in real life and insisted that Rick should be portrayed as a chess player; "a metaphor for the relationships he maintained with friends, enemies, and allies". from MovieDetails
28. The stolen painting in Skyfall is an actual stolen painting.
31. The technology in Black Panther gets more advanced due to time passing.
32. When Nina from Black Swan watches Lily dance for the first time, she may be having a hallucination.
In Black Swan (2010), when Nina is watching Lily dance for the first time, Leroy enters from behind and begins to talk to her. However, Leroy is never shown walking through the door in the shot, and instead seems to materialize behind Nina out of thin air, hinting it may be a hallucination. from MovieDetails
33. A scene in Titanic recreates a real-life photograph.
In Titanic (1997) there is a scene showing a boy playing with a spinning top on deck. This is actually a recreation of a real photo taken onboard the ship on April 11th, 1912 by Francis Browne. It shows 1st Class passenger Frederic Spedden and his 6 year old son Douglas. Both survived the sinking. from MovieDetails
34. In The Lion King, Rafiki recognizes Simba's scent after eating the fruit that was used to anoint baby Simba.
36. Jenny from Forrest Gump doesn't have any photos of Forrest from before he started running because of her lifestyle.
37. The medicines Mary Poppins gives Jane and Michael are two different colors even though they come from the same bottle.
38. There is a poster for a Shaun of the Dead sequel in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
40. When Chiron from Moonlight is wearing blue, he is in touch with himself.
41. Ursula from The Little Mermaid uses a butterfly to transform into Vanessa, which is also the name of a genus of butterfly.
42. In The Great Gatsby (2013), the sneakers of the piano player are on top of the organ. This is a reference to the novel.
43. The beer that George from Back to the Future drinks changes with his confidence.
44. In Apollo 13, there is a storm below the astronauts when they're preparing for re-entry, which was there in real life.
45. After figuratively disarming Luke in The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader literally disarms him.
46. Jasmine keeps the flower that Aladdin gives her.
47. In La La Land, Mia doesn't drink, and we learn at the end of the movie that her aunt died from alcoholism.
48. There are actual doctors — not actors — acting in E.T.
49. Killmonger from Black Panther starts wearing his father's ring on his right hand, instead of around his neck, when he takes the throne.
50. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade created a great explanation for a chin scar.
51. MAJOR INCEPTION SPOILER: Because Cobb isn't wearing his wedding ring at the end, we know it's reality.
Inception (2010) The debate between people regarding the ending of Inception, was it real or not can be ended by looking at the wedding ring Cobb's wearing. In the real world he has no ring whereas the ring is present in the dreams. In the final scene he has no ring so the "happy ending" is reality. from MovieDetails