20 Movies That Had Incredible Details You Never Noticed
The Great Wall of Babylon set built for the 1916 D.W. Griffith film Intolerance was a hugely massive set piece. It was so large and costly, that the production didn’t have enough money to tear it down after the film was finished – they had to wait four years for it to deteriorate so it could be more easily dismantled.
Gone With The Wind
The burning of Atlanta was a crucial scene in the classic Hollywood epic, so destroying a model just wouldn’t do. To achieve the effect of such a massive fire, filmmakers burnt old sets from movies such as King Kong. The fire ended up being so large that nearby resident flooded the fire department with phone calls, thinking that MGM studios was burning down.
Ironically, even though Stealth was a boring and bad movie, the stories surrounding it were very intriguing. During filming, people saw photos of the fake “F/A-37” jet and thought is was a real plane. Considering it was modeled after the configurations of the B-2 stealth bomber, it is easy to believe so many were fooled into thinking it was a mysterious government project.
The Bonfire Of The Vanities
Just because it is a notoriously bad movie doesn’t mean The Bonfire Of The Vanities did have a lot of love put into its making. For the famous shot of the plane landing with a gorgeous sunset in the background, second unit director Eric Schwab studied the rotation of the Earth and the flight path of the Concorde so he could capture the perfect shot.