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    58 Details In Films Written By, Directed By, And/Or About Women That You Probably Don't Know About

    From A Cinderella Story to American Psycho.

    A lot of great details in movies have been either written by, directed by, or about women. Thanks to Reddit's r/MovieDetails, I've compiled a list of some of the greatest.

    1. "In Wonder Woman, Diana's blue dress is a nod to the 1970s Wonder Woman series."

    The two Wonder Womans wearing a similar dress

    2. "In Wonder Woman 1984, an elderly Etta Candy from the first film makes an appearance in one of the photographs at Diana's apartment. The actress Lucy Davis actually reprised the role in elderly makeup just to create the photo."

    Lucy Davis in Wonder Woman and Lucy Davis in Wonder Woman 1984 in the elderly makeup

    3. "In Black Swan, 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."

    A moment from the Black Swan scene in question

    4. "In Pitch Perfect, Ester Dean’s character sings 'S&M' in the riff-off. Dean actually wrote this song, which was then given to Rihanna for her album Loud."

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    Dean was also a writer of "Come & Get It" by Selena Gomez, "All Things Go" by Nicki Minaj, and "Countdown" by Beyoncé, to name a few.

    5. "In Pitch Perfect 3, during a quick flash of passports, we learn that Bellas beat boxer Lilly Onakuramara was born at Area 51 in Nevada."

    Lilly's passport

    6. "In Gravity, 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."

    The CGI reflection in Matt Kowalski's space helmet

    7. "In Pride & Prejudice, the book Elizabeth is reading in the opening is actually the ending of the original novel, just with the names switched around. Darcy is 'Cady,' while Elizabeth is 'Katherine.'"

    Elizabeth reading the book

    8. "In Trainwreck, the crown of Lebron James' watch is pulled out. That way it shows the same time throughout extended shooting."

    Lebron James' watch is visible

    9. "In Captain Marvel, when Monica is changing the color of Carol's suit, she first chooses a combination of red and gold, the same colors of DC's Shazam, who was previously known as Captain Marvel."

    Captain Marvel in the scene where she chooses her suit color

    10. "In Captain Marvel, there's a cameo in the train station by a bespectacled, red-haired woman. That's Kelly Sue DeConnick, who not only wrote a series of Captain Marvel comics but was also a consultant on the film."

    The Kelly Sue DeConnick cameo

    11. "In the Mamma Mia! movies, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson from ABBA have cameos in both movies."

    12. "In Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, you can see that the women used their curtains to make their costumes."

    13. "I rewatched Mean Girls and noticed foreshadowing of 'yellow school bus.' In the start of the film, Cady almost gets hit by a bus as she’s going into the school; then later when she meets Aaron, she says, 'This one hit me like a big yellow school bus,' foreshadowing a scene toward the end of the movie."

    Cady almost hit by a bus and Cady saying, This one hit me like a big yellow bus when she saw Aaron

    14. "In Mean Girls, queen bee Regina wears an 'R' necklace around her neck. Cady begins wearing a 'C' necklace once she has humiliated Regina and taken her place."

    Regina wearing an R necklace and Cady wearing a C necklace

    15. "In Mean Girls, we learn that Regina, leader of the Plastics, told Gretchen that she couldn’t wear hooped earrings because they were her thing. Later in the movie, when Cady becomes leader of the Plastics, we see her wearing hooped earrings, showing that she became just like Regina."

    Regina wearing hoops, Gretchen saying to Cady, You know that I'm not allowed to wear hoop earrings, right, and Cady wearing hoops

    16. "In Mean Girls, Regina forbade Gretchen to wear hoop earrings. Once they broke up, she is seen wearing hoop earrings."

    Gretchen wearing hoops

    17. "In The Hunger Games, when Katniss is hallucinating/remembering, we see all the coal miners have her father's face."

    All the miners have the same face, and it's the face of Katniss's father

    18. "In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, on the train we see a glimpse of what the fictitious Hunger Games world looks like and where the districts are!"

    A map showing part of a slightly different North America that has the Capitol over Utah, district 4 over Northern California, district 7 in the Northwest, 2 in Arizona, 10 in Texas, 9 in what used to be the midwest and 11 in what used to be the South

    19. "In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Beetee used some of the wire from his spoil to hold his glasses on during the games."

    Beetee with spoil tying his glasses to his head

    20. "In 13 Going on 30, Jenna’s apartment is furnished to look identical to the '30, Flirty & Thriving' article she read when she was 13."

    The apartment in the magazine and Jenna's very similar apartment

    21. "In 13 Going on 30, Jenna's party dress and sleep mask in the future are the same material as the blindfold she wears in the closet during her seven minutes in heaven in the past."

    The same material on Jenna's dress, Jenna's blindfold, and Jenna's eyemask

    22. "In Midsommar, the first shot of the film is a mural that lays out the entirety of the film up until the end."

    The mural at the beginning of "Midsommar"

    23. "In Midsommar, most of the Swedish dialogue spoken by the natives is deliberately not subtitled in order to create the sense of isolation for the audience and especially for the foreign visitors."

    Subtitles that say, Meet by brother, Ingemar

    24. "You almost miss the face of a spirit/being watching the May Queen in Midsommar. Check the top-left corner. Effects of the drugs."

    A face in the trees

    25. "In The Princess Diaries, Mia breaks her glass at a dinner party, and a waiter reassures her, 'It happens all the time.' In Pretty Woman, a waiter played by the same actor says the exact same line to Vivian after she flings a snail across the room. Both films are directed by Garry Marshall."

    The server saying, It happens all the time in The Princess Diaries, and the server saying I happens all the time in Pretty Woman

    26. Mia's fall on the bleachers in The Princess Diaries is genuine. Anne Hathaway slipped in a puddle.

    27. "In Jennifer’s Body, the school is putting on a production of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which was the first example of the psycho-biddy genre. Jennifer, while still young, is a great example of it."

    A display for the school musical What Ever Happened to Baby Jane The Musical

    28. "In Juno, Mark dresses more and more like Juno after each encounter with her."

    Mark's clothes getting more unkempt

    29. "In Us, Adelaide can be seen pausing in the hallway suddenly before saying goodnight to her kids, to Gabe's concern. If one listens closely, she does this after the baseball game Gabe is watching announces the score is 11-11. In addition, one team is Minnesota, also known as the Twins."

    Adelaide in a scene from Us

    30. "In Enchanted, the law firm that Robert works for is called 'Churchill, Harline and Smith.' It was named after the songwriters of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

    The sign for the law firm

    31. "In Little Women, Laurie and Jo swap articles of clothing."

    Examples of Jo and Laurie wearing each others clothing

    32. "In To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever, X-Men: Apocalypse is on Peter’s 'favorite movies' list. Lana Condor (Lara Jean Covey) played Jubilee in that movie."

    Lara Jean writing on a list of movies

    33. "In Clueless, Josh wears a University of Kansas ball cap. This hat really belonged to Paul Rudd. He asked the costume team if he could wear it in a few scenes to honor his alma mater."

    Josh wearing a K U hat

    34. "It's my hundredth time watching Clueless, and I just noticed Lucy the maid hiding from Cher's dad behind the door."

    The maid hiding in a doorway

    35. "In The Silence of the Lambs, 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."

    Moments in The Silence of the Lambs where male characters look at the camera

    36. "In The Silence of the Lambs, renowned horror director George Romero plays one of the men that escorts Clarice from Hannibal’s cell."

    The George Romero cameo

    37. "In The Little Mermaid, you can see the king and his advisor from Cinderella at the wedding."

    The moment with the king and his advisor

    38. "In The Little Mermaid, Ursula uses a butterfly (a symbol of transformation and mimicry) in the potion to transform herself into 'Vanessa' — which is a genus of butterfly."

    Ursula holding the butterfly and Ursula as Vanessa

    39. "So in The Wizard of Oz, when they’re sent to kill the Witch of the West, Scarecrow straight-up brings a gun."

    The Scarecrow holding a gun

    40. "In Death Becomes Her, Helen claims she took the potion on October 26, 1985. This is the same date Marty McFly traveled back in time in Back to the Future. Both films were directed by Robert Zemeckis."

    Helen saying that she took it on October 26, 1985

    41. "The stealth helicopters and Bin Laden compound in Zero Dark Thirty were all practical, full-sized mock-ups. The landing and crash sequences were filmed with the helicopters attached to a crane, with one actually destroyed during the demolition scene."

    Moments from the filming of "Zero Dark Thirty"

    42. Legally Blonde and the all-natural falling leaves.

    43. "In Sense and Sensibility, Stephen Fry is thanked by the producers, because he managed to retrieve a missing file with the unfinished script that Emma Thompson was working on. Stephen is known as an expert with Apple Computers, and it took him seven hours to find the missing file."

    Stephen Fry being thanked in the credits

    44. American Psycho's moment of realness.

    45. "In American Psycho, Willem Dafoe (Detective Kimball) acted each meeting with Bateman three ways in three different takes: 1) He knew Bateman was the killer, 2) he only suspected Bateman was the killer, and 3) he did not suspect Bateman. These clips were later spliced together to keep the audience guessing."

    Detective Kimball smiling in the meeting scene

    46. "In A Cinderella Story, the license plate says '2SAM,' foreshadowing her father's will that is later found in the movie, which gives her the rights to everything. At the end of the movie, she sells that car to help pay for college."

    The license plate says 2 S A M 5 6 4

    47. "In A Cinderella Story, the evil stepsisters always wear pink or green throughout the movie, just like in the original Cinderella."

    48. "In When Harry Met Sally..., Meg Ryan laughed at the pecan pie improv and looked at the director; he signals for her to keep going."

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    49. "In Miss Congeniality, when Gracie arrives at the preliminaries, a women can be seen handing out brochures in what will become Gracie's iconic talent show look. As Gracie only entered the pageant 48 hours before, it makes sense that her coach would use something on hand for her costume."

    A woman wearing the dress Gracie wears later

    50. "In Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mr. Hand passes out the class schedule of quizzes. After the paper is passed out, the students put the page up to their noses and deeply inhale. This was a popular school ritual of the '60s, '70s, and early '80s because the transfer agent for the ink got you high."

    Students smelling their papers

    51. "In The Devil Wears Prada, Emily’s computer wallpaper is the Arc de Triomphe, showing how important going to Paris for Fashion Week is to her."

    The Arc de Triomphe on Emily's desktop wallpaper

    52. "In Erin Brockovich, Erin, played by Julia Roberts, is ordering food at a restaurant. She’s being waited on by Julia, played by the real Erin Brockovich."

    The real Erin Brockovich smiling

    53. "In Saving Mr. Banks, Tom Hanks wears a tie that Walt Disney wore in real life. The strange symbol is the logo for 'Smoke Tree Ranch,' a real place in Palm Springs that was a vacation spot for Walt Disney and his family."

    The tie in the movie and the tie in real life

    54. "In Saving Mr. Banks, you can see the special Oscar that Walt Disney won for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

    The smaller Oscars are on a shelf of awards

    55. "In Saving Mr. Banks, as Walt addresses PL Travers in his office prior to the premiere of Mary Poppins in 1964, a map of Florida is seen showing the initial interest of land that would eventually become Disney World."

    The scene where the Florida map is visible

    56. "In Carrie, Brian De Palma based Carrie's posture and walk at the end of the film after Gustave Moreau's 1851 painting 'The Study of Lady Macbeth.'"

    Carrie in the same pose as the painting

    57. "In Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Harley Quinn has the number '92' on her Roller Derby uniform. This is a reference to her first appearance in DC media, the 1992 Batman: The Animated Series."

    Harley Quinn in a roller derby

    58. "In The Sound of Music, the real Maria von Trapp appears behind Julie Andrews at the start of the film."

    The moment in The Sound of Music with the real Maria von Trapp's cameo

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