One of the first films ever recorded on Thomas Edison’s Kinetograph was a shot of two cats wearing boxing gloves and fighting each other in a boxing ring. It is titled “Prof. Welton’s Boxing Cats.” Very likely it was the first cat video ever recorded.
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.”
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.