Movie trailers were used to be shown after the movie, which is why they were called “trailers”. That practice did not last long, because patrons tended to leave the theater after the films ended, but the name has stuck. Trailers are now shown before the film begins.
Many people who saw the movie Wall Street were inspired to join the business world and model themselves after Gordon Gekko. This was the complete opposite takeaway that the film’s writers had intended.
The first dramatic film of the Titanic sinking was released just 29 days after the event in 1912. It was written by and stars Dorothy Gibson, an actual survivor. For the film, she wore the exact same clothes she wore during the sinking.
The airplane which was featured in The Dark Knight Rises’ plane scene actually crashed with no survivors a year after the film was released.
There is an unreleased experimental Russian film where nobody on set was allowed to admit they were part of a movie production. Everyone had to pretend they were living in the 50’s for three whole years. The entire set was even wired to reproduce the effect of living under the Soviet regime.
Director Stanley Kubrick had his secretary fill about 500 pages with the iconic “All work and no play” phrase for the film “The Shining”.
There is a movie entitled “100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See” set for release on November 8, 2115. The content of the film is currently a secret due to be revealed only when it is released about 100 years from now.
Originally French, Looney Tunes character Pepe Le Pew is portrayed as Italian in the French version of Looney Tunes.