The briefcase in Pulp Fiction originally contained diamonds but that was deemed too predictable so it was decided that the contents were never to be seen. This way each audience member would fill in the blank with their own contents.
2The Island of Dr. Moreau
In 'The Island of Dr. Moreau,' Marlon Brando wore a small radio receiver to aid him in remembering his lines. Co-Star David Thewlis claimed, "He'd be in the middle of a scene and suddenly he'd be picking up police messages and Marlon would repeat, 'There's a robbery at Woolworths'."
The movie 'Vanilla Sky' has one of the most expensive movie scenes. To get Times Square empty for the scene, director Cameron Crowe got a deal with the NYPD to close off the area between 5 am and 8 am on a Sunday and paid over $1 million for 30 seconds of footage.
Dr. Strangelove was originally conceived as a drama about the nature of nuclear warfare, but as Kubrick was writing the screenplay, he felt many of the accurate depictions of nuclear warfare policy were too unbelievable for audiences to take seriously, and so it was turned into a comedy.
For 'Wayne's World' Mike Myers demanded to use the song 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in the car scene instead of a Guns n' Roses song, even threatening to quit the production if they didn't use it.
6The Lion King
The "be prepared" scene featured in The Lion King was based on the 1935 Nazi propaganda film "Triumph of the Will."
In the famous "Business Card" scene in American Psycho, every card has "Acquisitions" misspelled: "Aquisitions".
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The production of 'Apocalypse Now' had actual dead bodies on set, from someone who supplied bodies to medical schools for autopsies. It turned out he was a grave robber.
While filming "Schindler's List," Steven Spielberg would put Robin Williams on speaker phone to cheer up the cast and crew.
In a scene in the movie 'Swingers', sirens can be heard in the distance from the state troopers arriving to shut down filming, as the crew did not have a permit to shoot.