10 Curious Facts That Made Us Want to Review Our Favorite Movies Again and Again
There are films that have a special place in our hearts and we are ready to watch them for the hundredth or thousandth time. But even when we enjoy our favorite movies, we often don’t pay attention to the story details and the way they were created. And these facts can completely change our ideas about the characters and their actions.
The Cullens are fairies.
Twilight fans have doubts that the Cullens are vampires. They think they are actually fairies. According to mythology, vampires can’t sparkle in sunlight because they start burning and turn into dust. But fairies sparkle in the sunlight.
Among other arguments is the fact that some kinds of fairies drink blood. And they love people. This explains why Edward is so into Bella. Finally, unlike vampires, they have superpowers. As you might remember, Edward could read minds and his sister could see the future.
Bella Swan could be part werewolf.
Another theory of the Twilight fans says that Bella is part werewolf. One of the main arguments is that the amazing power that werewolves have let Bella have a vampire baby. Remember the story of the part-vampire Nahuel, who was found by Alice and Jasper. His mother was a regular person and she didn’t survive when she was pregnant from a vampire.
Another argument is that Jacob imprinted on Renesmee, Bella’s daughter. Fans believe he would have been able to do it if she hadn’t had the werewolf gene from her mother.
Jack never told Rose he loved her.
Titanic is probably one of the most romantic films in history. Even though nobody doubts that Jack fell in love with Rose the moment he saw her, he never told her he loved her during the entire film. Not even at the very end when they were both freezing and Rose said, “I love you.”
This fact has a simple explanation: Jack is a guy that expresses his feelings through actions. He cares about Rose and saves her. He gives her a chance to feel loved and he gives her freedom of choice. He convinces her to never give up and live a long life. His own goal is to help Rose become free. And he does.
The Runway office is the exact copy of the Vogue office.
The prototype for Runway magazine in The Devil Wears Prada is the worldwide famous magazine Vogue. One of the producers of the film that managed to get into the office was production designer Jess Gonchor. He got into the office of Anna Wintour, the main editor of American Vogue, and recreated it so meticulously that according to rumors, after the film’s release, Anna did a renovation.
Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs died in reverse order
Harry Potter fans probably remember these 4 friends and Hogwarts students: Remus Lupin (Mooney), Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), Sirius Black (Padfoot), and James Potter (Prongs). In the book and in the film, you can see that the title of the map starts with Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs. There’s logic in the fact that the friends died in reverse order.
James Potter died when his son Harry was a baby. Sirius Black died by the hand of Bellatrix at the end of the Order of the Phoenix. Peter Pettigrew dies differently in the book and the film. But it happens in the same part of the story. And Lupin dies last in the battle for Hogwarts.
Severus Snape secretly helps the Order of the Phoenix.
In the film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, there’s a scene that proves the opinion of the people that believe that Snape is a kind person. When Harry snuck into the castle, Severus collected all the Hogwarts students and insisted they give him Harry. Potter showed himself challenging Snape. Led by Professor McGonagall, everyone except for the Slytherins sided with Harry.
McGonagall and Snape had a short fight and even though the headmaster disappeared after that, he deflected one of the spells so that it hit one of the Death Eaters standing behind him. Snape was only defending himself and never used a spell against anyone in the castle. He was trying to help the Order. And he asked for Harry so that nobody could hurt him.
The actors of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them learned to do magic.
Of course, the actors and actresses of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them didn’t literally learn how to do magic. But wand school was obligatory for several of the cast members. The actors and actresses would attend a boot camp, in order to be instructed how to move and use a wand properly.
The fact that the parents forgot Kevin can be explained.
At the beginning of Home Alone, Kevin had a fight with his brother Buzz. They spill the milk on the passports and plane tickets. The father was trying to clean the mess and save the paperwork but threw away Kevin’s ticket by mistake. You can even see his name on the ticket in the trash. The boy got locked in the attic and, once they were flying, they realized he wasn’t with them.
The fact that nobody noticed this before is easy to explain. In the morning, they counted all their children and mistook a neighbor’s boy for Kevin. And when they were at the airport, the employee was checking the number of the passengers and the tickets. Nobody was missing because one of the tickets had been thrown away.
Grace from Armageddon and the actress herself have a complicated relationship with their fathers.
Liv Tyler, who portrayed Grace in Armageddon, has a complicated relationship with her father, singer Steven Tyler. Until the age of 11, she didn’t know he was her real father. When they finally met, they started spending a lot of time together to catch up.
In the film, the father and daughter relationship is also explored. In the beginning, her father didn’t like the person she wanted to marry. But it all became irrelevant when they realized the father wouldn’t return from a dangerous mission. The main soundtrack of the film is from Aerosmith where Steven Tyler sings, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” which is quite poetic.
Soap was used to make “snow” in It’s a Wonderful Life.
Not all movie magic is high-tech. In the 1940s, when It’s a Wonderful Life was produced, movie crews typically used painted cornflakes as snow. Though melt-proof, they were also a little too crunchy. The film’s director Frank Capra decided to try something quieter and landed on a custom blend for his winter scenes: Ivory soap flakes, chipped ice, and Foamite, a compound used in fire extinguishers. If you pay close attention to the scene with Clarence and George in the river, you can see some tell-tale soap suds floating by.
Which of these facts amazed you the most? What other details have you noticed yourself?