The Glamorous World of Movies - How It All Began
The first machine patented in the United States in 1867 by William Lincoln, moving drawings or photographs were watched through a slit in the zoopraxiscope. Modern motion picture making began with the invention of the motion picture camera. The Frenchman Louis Lumiere invented the first motion picture camera in 1895. Several others had made similar inventions around the same time as Lumiere. What Lumiere invented was a portable motion-picture camera, film processing unit and projector called the Cinematographe, three functions covered in one invention.
In 1895, Lumiere and his brother were the first to present projected, moving, photographic, pictures to a paying audience of more that one person. The Lumiere brothers were not the first to project film. In 1891, the Edison company successfully demonstrated the Kinetoscope, which enabled one person at a time to view moving pictures. Later in 1896, Edison showed his improved Vitascope projector and it was the first commercially, successful, projector in the U.S.
The oldest movie is called Roundhay Garden Scene produced in 1888, British short film directed by inventor Louis Le Prince. It was recorded at 12 frames per second, runs for approximately two seconds and is the earliest surviving motion picture. According to Le Prince's son, Adolphe, it was filmed at Oakwood Grange , the home of Joseph and Sarah Whitley, in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England on October 14, 1888.
The major business centers of film making are India, United States, Pakistan, Hong Kong and Nigeria.
The Indian film industry is multi-lingual and the largest in the world in terms of ticket sales and number of films produced. The industry is supported mainly by a vast film-going Indian public, and Indian films have been gaining increasing popularity in the rest of the world—notably in countries with large numbers of expatriate Indians. One third of the Indian film industry is mostly concentrated in Mumbai (Bombay), and is commonly referred to as "Bollywood" as an amalgamation of Bombay and Hollywood. The remaining majority portion is spread across North, West and South India (in Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu speaking areas). However, there are several smaller centers of Indian film industries in regional languages (apart from Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi,) centered in the states those languages are spoken. Indian films are made filled with action, romance, comedy, dance and an increasing number of special effects.
The United States has the oldest film industry (and largest in terms of revenue), and Los Angeles, California, is the primary nexus of the U.S. film industry. However, four of the six major film studios are owned by East Coast companies. Only The Walt Disney Company — which owns Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, the Pixar Animation Studios, and Marvel Studios — is fully based in Southern California. And while Sony Pictures Entertainment is headquartered in Culver City, California, its parent company, the Sony Corporation, is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
The cinema of Pakistan refers to Pakistan's film industry. Most of the feature films shot in Pakistan are in Urdu language but may also include films in English, Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi or Sindhi languages.
Before the separation of Bangladesh, Pakistan had three main film production centres: Lahore, Karachi and Dhaka. Dhaka was lost after 1971. The regime of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, VCRs, film piracy, the introduction of entertainment taxes, and Islamic laws, have been some of the many obstacles to the industry's growth.
The Pakistani film industry is credited with having produced some of the most notable and recognised filmmakers, actors, writers, singers and directors, and for introducing pop music to South Asia and beyond. Competition from Bollywood and piracy, however, have led to the industry's decline.
Hong Kong is a filmmaking hub for the Chinese-speaking world (including the worldwide diaspora) and East Asia in general. For decades it was the third largest motion picture industry in the world after Indian and Hollywood. Despite an industry crisis starting in the mid-1990s and Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty in July 1997, Hong Kong film has retained much of its distinctive identity and continues to play a prominent part on the world cinema stage. Unlike many film industries, Hong Kong has enjoyed little to no direct government support, through either subsidies or import quotas. It has always been a thoroughly commercial cinema, concentrating on crowd-pleasing genres, like comedy and action, and heavily reliant on formulas, sequels and remakes.
Nigeria was ushered into modern film making by a film known as Living in Bondage , which featured Kenneth Okonwo, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Francis Agu, Ngozi Nwosu, Nnena Nwabueze, etc. This movie, which hit the market in 1992, marked a turning point in the Nigerian movie industry and heralded the trend in modern-day movie making in Nigeria.
The movie capital of the country was in Lagos. However, over the years, there has been a shift from Lagos to Enugu, in the eastern part of the country. This shift is said to be championed by Pete Edochie, a veteran in the communications industry who turned an actor and has become one of the most successful in Nigeria.
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The late Paul Newman was originally cast in the role of Captain Quint in Jaws (1975).
Sigourney Weaver’s real name is Susan Weaver, but she changed her first name to be named after a character in the classic novel “The Great Gatsby.”
Oprah is actually a typo. Her parents wanted to use the biblical name Orpah, but the midwife couldn’t spell so it became Oprah.
"Beverly Hills 90210” star Luke Perry was born Coy Luther Perry but changed his first name to Luke after the lead character in his favorite movie, Cool Hand Luke.
Paul Newman, who starred in Cool Hand Luke , was one of the celebrities on the “Enemies List” kept by Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
Samuel L. Jackson's starring role of Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction was ranked by the UK’s Empire magazine as the second coolest movie character of all time, after Brad Pitt’s Tyler Durden, from Fight Club .
Jean Claude Van-Damme speaks FIVE LANGUAGES.
No one really knew who Samuel L. Jackson was until 1994, when Pulp Fiction was released. By then, he was 46 years old.
By 2006, twelve years after his break-out role in Pulp Fiction , Samuel L. Jackson’s films had grossed more money at the box office than any other actor in cinematic history (more than $3 billion).
Sean Connery wore a toupee in every James Bond film that he starred in, beginning with Dr. No (1962).
At Parklane Academy, a private school that she attended in McCombs, Mississippi until October 1994, Britney Spears was on the girls basketball team.
Johnny Depp dropped out of school at age 15 with.
Among the first films ever made was a series of shorts in the late 1870s that showed a horse galloping. Audiences were absolutely amazed.
Britney Spears’ name is an anagram for “Presbyterians.”
Jack Nicholson hates giving interviews so much that he has not appeared on a talk show since 1971.
When Michael Jackson was informed that his Thriller co-star Ola Ray had posed nude for Playboy in June 1980, Jackson confessed that he had never heard of the magazine!
A Nightmare on Elm Street was the first feature film that New Line Cinema ever produced. Prior to that, they were just a small distribution company for college campuses.
John Carpenter was a huge Alfred Hitchcock fan. Two characters in Halloween (1978), were named after characters in Hitchcock films - Tommy Doyle, from Rear Window (1954), and Sam Loomis, from Psycho (1960).
Jamie Lee Curtis made her acting debut in Halloween , and her mother, Janet Leigh, was the actress killed in the shower scene in Psycho , one of the most famous scenes in film history. Carpenter considered his casting of Curtis in Halloween to be the ultimate tribute to Hitchcock.
19 years ago today , Hollywire’s own film critic (me) was in San Jose being scared out of his 10-year-old wits by the 7.1 Richter scale Bay Area earthquake.
Here’s a big surprise – when Michael Jackson was informed that his Thriller co-star Ola Ray had posed nude for Playboy in June 1980, Jackson confessed that he had never heard of the magazine.
Thanks to his background as an actor, Ronald Reagan is the only U.S. President to have ever worn a Nazi uniform.
Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie Bucket in Mel Stuart’s beloved Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), was offered a three-movie contract after the success of the film, but turned it down. He never acted again, and is now a veterinarian for large animals in rural New York state.
Mel Gibson is Empire magazine’s 12th greatest movie star of all time and 37th sexiest movie star ever, he was chosen numerous times as one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People (Sexiest Man Alive in 1985), and voted one of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time by Entertainment Weekly. Despite all this, he met his wife through a dating service.
Contrary to popular belief, Angelina Jolie is actually not that attractive.
The charming metal band Cannibal Corpse appeared in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) because they are Jim Carrey’s favorite band (!!).
Jim Carrey was Tupac Shakur’s favorite actor. While in prison, Carrey would write letters to Tupac to help him smile and laugh.
Tupac was cast in Menace II Society (1993) but was fired after a fist-fight with the film’s director, he auditioned for the part of Bubba in Forrest Gump (1994), and won a role in the film Woo (1998) but was shot and killed five days before filming began.
Brad Pitt’s first job was dancing in a chicken suit to attract customers to an El Pollo Loco restaurant on Sunset Blvd.
For the movie the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was paid $35 a week while Toto received $125 a week!
The producers of the movie Gone With The Wind were fined $5,000 for allowing the word "damn" to be heard within the movie's dialog.
Brooke Shields spent a lot of time during the filming of Blue Lagoon standing/walking in a trench beside Chris Atkins so that she wouldn't be taller than him in the scenes that they had together.
The Blues Brothers once held the record for crashing the most police cars in a movie at approximately 30. The record was eventually broken by Blues Brothers 2000.
During filming of the chariot race scene in the movie Ben-Hur, one of the cameras was completely ruined when a chariot ran over it. The footage right up to the camera's obliteration was used in the final film.
Near the beginning of the movie Back To The Future there's a scene where they show all of the clocks at Doc's house. If you look closely there is one clock with a little man hanging from the minute hand.
In Carrie, the slow motion scene at the end of the movie was filmed in reverse to simulate ghostlike movement effects. If watched vigilantly, cars can be seen driving backwards in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
Bogart never said "Play it again Sam" in the movie Casablanca. What Bogart did say was "Play it Sam".
Orson Welles was only 21 years old when here starred in & directed in the movie Citizen Kane.
When the Mother-Ship passes over the Devil's Tower near the end of Spielberg's movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, R2-D2 can be seen hanging from the bottom of the ship.
In the movie E.T. there is a scene where the young boy lures the extraterrestrial with some Reese's pieces. Originally Spielberg was going to use M+M's, but he could not get the rights. Reese's pieces were the replacement.
The Godfather was the first movie in over twenty years in which Marlon Brando was required to audition.
"Halloween" was originally going to be titled "The Babysitter Murders".
The Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie were named after the cop and the taxi driver from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life".
The mechanical shark used in the movie Jaws was nicknamed Bruce, named after Spielberg's lawyer.
Marlon Brandon received $4 Million for his 10-minute role in the movie Superman.
No one (that is still alive) knows who supplied the voice of God in the epic The Ten Commandments.
Due to the amount of violent acts shown "Red Dawn" was the first movie to be handed the PG-13 rating.
All 3 lead actors from the film Rebel Without a Cause died under tragic circumstances. Natalie wood drowned, James Dean died in a car crash and Sal Mineo was stabbed to death by a stranger.
Kevin Spacey and Mike Myers were both considered for the role of Inspector Clouseau for 2006 movie Pink Panther.
Most of the distant shots of the submarines seen in the movie “The Abyss” are models.
The carpet designs seen in Sid's hallway in Toy Story are the same as the carpet designs seen in "The Shining."
The story of Mulan had been told in China for almost 1,500 years before Disney picked it up and made it into a movie.
The ruby red slippers seen in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" once sold at an auction for $660,000.
Hitchcock used chocolate syrup to portray the blood seen in the shower scene for his classic film Psycho.
Over 1,400 actresses were interviewed to play the part of Scarlett O'Hara for the movie Gone with the Wind.
The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho.
In the James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only” one of the bond girls used to be a man.
The longest Hollywood kiss was from the 1941 film, "You're in the Army Now". It lasted for three minutes and three seconds.
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" was the first animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture.
Liverpool is the most filmed British city.
Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves.
Rolling Stone Keith Richards was set to make a cameo appearance as the father of Captain Jack Sparrow, in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, a commitment he could not keep.
Hollywood Movie Mistakes
- When Principal Himbrey is in his office alone, someone knocks on his door. The second or third time this happens he quickly opens the door and says something like "Little Shits!" Then the janitor looks up and says "Talking to me?" The principal replies by saying "Not you Fred." The janitor is wearing a red and green shirt, just like Freddy Krueger. Also, the janitor is played by Wes Craven himself.
- At the very end of the movie, right before the credits, ghostface makes a quick appearance. He only appears for a few frames. The same thing happened in "The Exorcist" where you could see the priest for a few frames.
- Tatum mentions the fictional director "Wes Carpenter", this is a reference to director Wes Craven, who directed Scream, and John Carpenter, who directed Halloween.
- When Casey's (Drew Barrymoore) parents come home and see that something is wrong, her father says to her mother, "Go down the street to the Mackenzies' house..." which is a quote from Halloween.
- Look closely at the first reporter to approach Sidney when she arrives at school. The reporter is Linda Blair.
- Skeet Ulrich plays a character named Billy Loomis. Loomis is also the name of Donald Pleasance's name in Halloween.
- The film was originally going to be filmed at a school in Santa Rosa, CA, but when the school board read the script they thought it was to violent and filming was moved to Healdsburg, CA, so in the "Thanks" section of the credits it says, "No thanks whatsoever to the Santa Rosa City School District Governing Board"
- Dewey asks Sidney who she think she would be played by if her life was a movie. She replies by saying, "With my luck it would probably be Tori Spelling. Well, in Scream 2, Tori Spelling plays Sidney Prescott in Stab
- When Latika is a dancer, in one shot she does not have a nose ring, but in another shot she does.
Lord Rama is shown holding the bow in the right hand and raising the left hand for blessings. In Hindu practice the blessings are always given by right hand.
On the final question, it is displayed on TV as "Dumas'", but on the close-up of the on-stage monitor, it says "Dumas's".
Mr. Vikas Swarup's book refers to "Ankhiya Hari Darshan Ki Pyasi" as the song by saint-poet Surdas. The song, Darshan Do Ghanshyam Nath Mori Ankhiya Pyasi, that features in the movie, is from 1957 film Narsi Bhagat which was directed by Devendra Goel. The film was based on the life of 15th Century Gujarati saint-poet Narsinh Mehta, who was a devotee of Lord Krishna. The song, based on one of the oldest ragas-Rag Kedar, was written by eminent Hindi poet and Bollywood song writer Gopal Singh Nepali and not Surdas as the movie
Trivia - Q&A
What well-known Tasmanian-born leading lady launched her entertainment career under the name Queenie O'Brien?
A: Merle Oberon. Born Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson she went on to use a variation of her middle name for her professional name.
In what country was famous French actor Yves Montand born?
A: In Italy, as Yvo Livi.
What were the real first names of Beau Brummell and Beau Geste?
A: Brummell was George; Geste, Michael.
What famous character actor prepared for a career in psychiatry--studying and working with pioneer psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler--before he turned to performing?
A: Peter Lorre.
What actor-and one-time New York Yankee batboy--portrayed ?Babe Ruth in the 1948 movie biography of the Sultan of Swat?
A: William Bendix.
What actor's profile was once compared to "the steely prehensile outline of an invariably victorious bottle opener"?
A: George C. Scott's. Critic Kenneth Tynan made the comparison.
Who provided Mickey Mouse's high-pitched voice in the early Walt Disney films starring the animated mouse?
A: Walt Disney, himself.
For what two films did Elizabeth Taylor win best actress Oscars?
A: Butterfield 8, in 1960; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, in 1966.
Who dubbed Miss Piggy's singing voice in "The Muppet Movie"?
A: Johnny Matthis.
When British film companies buy a product called Kensington Gore, what are they purchasing?
A: Artificial blood, used for special effects.
What American actress once described herself as "pure as the driven slush"?
A: Tallulah Bankhead.
What was the name of the popular Broadway musical that was turned into the 1934 movie The Gay Divorcee?
A: The Gay Divorce. The Hollywood censors nixed that title however, apparently finding it inappropriate to call a divorce happy.
Who said: "A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished"?
A: Oft-married Zsa Zsa Gabor.
What film did Ingrid Bergman make twice--first in Swedish and then in English for her Hollywood debut?
A: Intermezzo: A Love Story.
What was the only horror film in which Humphrey Bogart appeared?
A: The Return of Dr. X. Bogart played a zombie in the 1939 film.
What color was actor Yul Brynner's hair--when he had hair?
A: Dark Brown.
Who was Gene Kelly's unusual dancing partner in an imaginative pas de deux in the 1945 film Anchors Aweigh?
A: Jerry, the animated mouse from the Tom and Jerry cartoon.
What entertainer boxed under the name Kid Crochet as a teenager?
A: Dean Martin, was born Dino Crocetti.
How old was Shirley Temple when she appeared in her first film, The Red-Haired Alibi?
A: Three years old.
For what offense was Australian-born Million Dollar Mermaid Annette Kellerman, the first aquatic glamour girl, arrested in 1909?
A: Indecent exposure--for wearing one of her newly created, one-piece bathing suits. The skirt less creation covered her legs all the way down to the calf.
Who played Scorpio, the sadistic killer, in Clint Eastwood's 1971 film, Dirty Harry?
A: Andy Robinson, son of Edward G. Robinson.
What British actor made his screen debut as a Mexican wearing a blanket in the very first Hopalong Cassidy movie?
A: David Niven, who noted, "Of course they daren't let me open my mouth".
Who wrote the screenplay for The Misfits, the 1961 film that marked the last screen appearances of both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe?
A: Monroe's ex-husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Just as Jack says, "On deck, you scabrous dogs," to the very left edge of the screen over Jack's shoulder is a grip crew member with a tan cowboy hat, white short sleeve tee shirt and sunglasses, just standing there looking out to sea
Teen Wolf - During the championship game, one of the final shots shows Scott's dad coming out of the crowd to congratulate him. There is a fan behind him who stands up to cheer and deliberately exposes himself to the camera.
Commando - After chasing down Sully, the yellow Porsche is totally wrecked on the left side, until Arnie drives it away, and it's fine.
Terminator II – Rise of the Machines - When John and Catherine are in the hangar at the runway, the Cessna's tail number is N3035C. When the plane is shown in the air, the number is N3973F. When they land, the tail number has changed back to N3035C.
P.S. I Love You - After Gerry gets smacked in the face by the 'broken' suspender clasp, we see the silver clasp land under the dresser. Yet, when he's moaning and lifting his leg to get onto the bed, we can actually see the clasp still intact on the front suspender that came loose, which is dangling right behind him (just look between his legs). Of course, in the next shot, that clasp is gone. Since the silver clasp is one of the plot points, this is bizarre to say the least.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - When Eddie escapes the deep freeze, he wears three rings on his left hand (his middle and ring fingers and his pinky). Bizarrely, the pinky ring actually disappears in quite a few shots, including when Eddie plays the sax and when he lifts Columbia, just before they mess around on the floor.
American Pie - In the bedroom scene the girl is holding a clear cup full of beer. The camera goes off her and when it comes back she is holding a blue cup. The camera goes back off her then on her and the cup is clear again.
Star Wars - In the scene where Luke and Leia are about to swing across the canyon inside the Death Star, Leia shoots one last time. She hits the bulkhead behind the stormtrooper on the right and he falls forward. The trooper on the left continues firing (as seen in the screencap)
Spider Man - When Mary Jane is being mugged by four men, Spider-Man throws two of the men into two windows behind Mary Jane. The shot switches to Spider-Man beating up the other two guys. When it cuts back to Mary Jane the two windows are intact.
The Matrix - When Agent Smith is interrogating Neo, after Smith has sealed Neo's mouth shut and he is backed into the corner, when the camera cuts back to Smith you can clearly see a reflection in his glasses of Neo still sitting down in the chair.
Gladiator - In the "Battle of Carthage" in the Colosseum, one of the chariots is turned over. Once the dust settles you can see a gas cylinder in the back of the chariot.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - When Sam is in his bedroom, after he finds the Cube sliver it falls and dramatically burns a hole through the bedroom floor, making its way through the kitchen ceiling, and when it lands on the table it transforms the kitchen appliances. This is quite impossible since Sam's bedroom is in fact over the living room (there is nothing on the ground floor below Sam's elevated bathroom, and in the first movie Jazz hides in this open space as Ron mentions a blown transformer), and the kitchen is actually located between the den and dining room, at the other end of the house. The house has both a den and a living room - the couch in the den faces a flat screen TV on the wall, and the couch in the living room faces the fireplace with paintings on the mantle. If they were to follow the actual floor plan of the house, the Cube sliver would have landed in the area of the piano in the living room, but where would the fun have been in that?
Ocean's Eleven - Linus and Rusty are standing in the Botanical Garden at the Bellagio going over Linus' observations. Rusty has a cocktail glass of shrimp in hand. When they change angles he has a plate in his hand, then change back, it's a glass.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Merry and Pippin were bound when taken by the Uruk-hai, and the bonds weren't cut until after they managed to escape during the fight. Yet, when the horse almost crashed down on Pippin, he had his arms spread out up near his face, not bound, even though they weren't cut until later. In the next shot, his hands are bound again.
The Wizard of Oz - In the beginning while Dorothy is still on the farm, she walks along the pig pen fence and then falls in. When Bert Lahr picks her up out of there her dress is perfectly clean.
Raiders of the Lost Ark - While Indy and Marion are in the Well of Souls, and they encounter the snakes, Indy falls to the ground only to be confronted by a hissing Cobra rearing its head. Look carefully and you'll see the snake's reflection on the safety glass between it and Indy. Briefly you can also see the torch's reflection while he's waving it around.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - There are two scenes during which Harry is shown having visions of the Dept of Mysteries while he is asleep. The first scene occurs after Harry's confrontation with Seamus in the Gryffindor common room. There are shots of Harry lying in bed wearing a short sleeve, crew neck tee shirt, but when he is startled awake by the vision of Voldemort, he sits up wearing a buttoned henley tee. The next day is the first day of DADA class with Umbridge. That last shot of Harry in the henley tee shirt was cut from a later scene. Later in the film, when Harry has the vision of Arthur Weasley's attack, he is wearing the henley tee shirt.
X-Men 2 - In the end, when the President is visited by the X-Men, he receives a blue binder, which is laid in front of him on the table. When they have left, you see a shot including the President's desk, and you can see that the only thing he has on the table are some sheets of paper, stapled in the upper left corner, opened up. Then the shot changes to a close-up of the President, and then back again, and you see the blue binder in front of him, closed, and the papers have disappeared.
Die Another Day - In the final fight scene on the plane between Jinx and Agent Frost, Jinx is slashed across her stomach, drawing blood. In a later scene, when Jinx and 007 are pouring diamonds over one another in the hut on the cliff her stomach is unblemished.
Grease - In the soda shop, the waitress turns off the lights with her elbow because her hands are full, but she misses the light switch by 6 inches.
Top Gun - At the end, a victorious Maverick is hoisted on the shoulders of the guys. As he goes up, he isn't wearing sunglasses. His head goes out of the shot, and when he comes down, he's wearing a pair.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - The T-1000 punches his body through the window of a helicopter to get inside. An instant later, the hole in the windshield is gone.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective - When Ace and Melissa are in bed together having sex if you look close enough you can see that she is wearing underwear.
Jurassic Park - In the scenes where there's a video link to the docks shown on computer, there's a bar moving along the bottom of the screen, showing us that it's actually a video that's just playing on the computer.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - In the dueling scene, when Snape pulls Malfoy back onto his feet, a cameraman is visible on the far left of the screen.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - At the start of term feast, after Harry is sorted into Gryffindor, he sits down on the right side of the table next to Ron. When the feast appears, Harry is on the other side of the table, next to Hermione.
Beauty and the Beast - In the 'Gaston' song sequence, near the end, Gaston is sitting in his huge antler chair with Lefou. In the wide shot, there is a bear rug behind the chair. The camera does a close up of Gaston, then in the next wide shot, the chair is on top of the bear rug. Also, after this, Gaston gets up off of the chair and in the next shot, both the chair and the rug disappear completely.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith - The movie is supposed to take place in and around New York City, however during the car chase where Angelina and Brad are fighting off the three BMW's, a wide shot clearly shows a street sign announcing Los Angeles.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - On Utapau, when Obi-Wan faces off with Grievous, Grievous sends 4 magma droids at Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan force-pulls something from the ceiling to crush the droids. But in the ensuing fight between Obi-Wan and Grievous afterward, the ceiling thing and crushed droids are gone.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - When Sam and Frodo are in the field with the scarecrow, you can plainly see a car cruising past in the distance, from right to left. Further comment - there are two different shots which show the car moving from right to left. One starts at the top right distance, and in a shot a few seconds later the car has traveled down the road a bit and is more easily visible. Complicating matters is that the dust thrown up by the car looks similar to smoke from a chimney in the right distance, making some people think it is just the chimney. But chimneys don't move, and the smoke from the chimney is separate from the moving vehicle. It is deleted on the DVD, but you can still see an obvious bit of image fakery on the hill just left of the smoking chimney. One can see the hill, tree, and surrounding area move up and down and shimmer slightly where someone has done a cut and paste to cover up the auto. The "car inclusive" scene appears on the National Geographic documentary, "Beyond the Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." Also, watch the music documentary on the Extended DVD - when it shows this scene the car is still in it. Bizarrely, in his commentary Peter Jackson said he never saw a car and doesn't know what people are talking about, but the production/post-production team say in their commentary that despite not thinking anyone would be able to see it, they took it out anyway.
Countries that make movies in rank from high to low
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