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 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.
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.”