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.
A 645-foot deep Kansas salt mine is used to store valuable items including many film negatives, such as “Gone With the Wind,” “Ben Hur,” “Star Wars,” “M*A*S*H” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”
The original Rambo 3 VHS release had in the end credits: “Dedicated to the brave Mujaheddin fighters”, later changed to “Dedicated to the gallant people of Afghanistan.”
The movie Waterloo included 15,000 Soviet foot soldiers and 2, 000 cavalrymen as extras. And to recreate the battlefield , the Russians bulldozed two hills, laid five miles of roads, transplanted 5,000 trees, sowed fields of rye, barley and wildflowers and reconstructed four historic buildings.
The Normandy beach landing scene in Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan cost $12 Million alone, employed use of over 1,500 extras and has been rated ‘the best battle scene of all time’ by Empire magazine.
John Malkovich filmed a movie entitled 100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See, which was locked in a safe at the Cannes film festival, and will only be able to be watched 100 years from now.
James Cameron was stricken with food poisoning and during his illness, Cameron had a nightmare about an invincible robot hitman sent from the future to kill him, giving him the idea for The Terminator, which later catapulted his film career.