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Die Hard (1988)

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The stuff actors and film makers have to do to complete their films, can extend everyone’s imagination! In this action-packed film starring Bruce Willis, most of the action sequences were filmed at the Fox Plaza, the studio’s recently-built headquarters. So, … Continue reading

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Rocky (1976)

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Films without mistake? Impossible! Ever since the inception of film making, film makers, artists and technicians, made a lot of mistakes. But nevertheless some flaws worked to the advantage of the film. In ‘Rocky’, the scene where Rocky Balboa points out … Continue reading

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E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

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Sometimes, out-of-the-box ideas really help in selling a film better! During the promotion of ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’, terrified by the new threat of piracy, Universal had the video cassettes made from green plastic.  It obviously worked, as the release broke … Continue reading

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Lolita (1962)

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Directors often appear as a cameo, in their own films. Much like Alfred Hitchcock, in this 1962 classic celluloid adaptation of the Vladimir Nabokov novel, Stanley Kubrick made an inadvertent cameo, at the beginning of the film.

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Fantasia (1940)

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Film making can be expensive and extravagant. But extravagance in films can pay off, at times! Walt Disney overspent by hiring revered conductor Leopold Stokowski, to handle the score, for his animated short film ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’. But instead of … Continue reading

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The Matrix (1999)

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Hugo Weaving was invincible and attractive as the robotic Agent Smith, in the film. But his stunt work was not, all that attractively invincible. During the shoot, he had to undergo a surgery, forcing the schedule to be re-arranged, to … Continue reading

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Gremlins (1984)

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Inventor, actor, singer! All in one! In this film, Hoyt Axton, who played the role of inventor Rand Peltzer, was a renowned folk singer and songwriter, in the 1960s.

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The Great Escape (1963)

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All the allied Prisoners Of War (POW) featured in this film, were fake. They were mainly portrayed by actors. Except for one! Donald Pleasence was a genuine POW, who had been shot down during a raid on Agenville and imprisoned … Continue reading

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Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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Nothing is impossible in film making. It’s all about the magic of films, is it? But in this 1997, fourth instalment of the ‘Alien’ franchise series, Sigourney Weaver really made the impossible, possible, by pulling off the famous basketball shot, … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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In this 1939 classic starring Judy Garland, although the story had one ‘Tin Man’, but the film had two ‘Tin Men’. The reason? Buddy Ebsen, the original was forced to part away with the role, after being hospitalised, due to … Continue reading

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