Making of a Blockbuster: 35 Wacky Behind the Scene Facts of Hollywood Movies – Part 9

1La La Land

La La Land

For 'La La Land', Ryan Gosling learned jazz piano, and all of the piano scenes in the movie were played by him

2The Lord of the Rings 

The Lord of the Rings 

Many of the tracks to 'The Lord of the Rings' score features choirs singing in Tolkien's fictional languages, such as Sindarin, Khuzdul, and Rohirric, the lyrics of which often reflecting what is happening on the screen, and usually written as a poem.

3Life of Brian

Life of Brian

In the “Life of Brian” scene where Graham Chapman reveals himself naked at a window to his adoring followers, fellow Python Terry Jones realized he lacked one crucial Jewish detail. A Strategically placed rubber band provided authenticity.

4The Patriot

The Patriot

The infamous scene, in Mel Gibson's film "The Patriot" depicting the herding of noncombatant men, women, and children into a church, and setting it on fire is based on the SS massacre of French villagers in Oradour-Sur-Glane in 1944. Nothing like this ever happened in the American Revolution.



The scene in 'Dragonheart' where they are training in castle ruins is actually Čachtice Castle a.k.a. Home to Countess Elizabeth Bàthory - the most prolific female serial killer who is rumored to have bathed in virgin blood to retain her youth.



The scene in Oldboy in which Choi Min-sik eats a live octopus was shot with a real living octopus and required four separate takes. He is also a Buddhist and prayed for each one before eating them.

7Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry

The filming of 'Hardcore Henry' was so intense that it caused severe neck pain and tooth loss for 2 actors who played the protagonist. It is also the first full POV action movie. 96 minutes of Hardcore Henry are all in first person.

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8Fight Club 

Fight Club 

In the short scene in Fight Club when Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are drunk and hitting golf balls, the actors really were drunk, and the golf balls were sailing directly into the side of the catering truck.



While filming his death in 'Goodfellas' Michael Imperioli cut his hand on a glass and was taken to the ER where the doctors rushed to treat his fake bullet wounds.



The head-in-the-box ending of "Se7en" was originally rejected by the studio, but David Fincher was accidentally sent the original screenplay with that ending, convincing him to make the movie. The producer still objected to it, but Brad Pitt refused to act in the film unless the scene was kept.

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