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19 Pieces Of Movie Trivia That Satisfied Our Brains

I think I might've mentioned to you that I'm a huge movie buff. That's pretty much been the case ever since I was a child. The very first movie I saw in the theatre was E.T., and I loved it.

So, I've always paid attention to all sorts of filmmaking details, and I guess that's the case with many fellow film lovers out there. Therefore, today I'm going to share with all of you a few interesting movie trivia you might not know about, aha!

This 'Holy Grail' Tidbit

scene from "Monty Python and The Holy Grail."
reddit | u/MustardTiger05

"In Monty Python and The Holy Grail, the chain mail was actually knitted yarn. I have seen this movie about 30 times and just noticed this detail yesterday. Not sure if it was super obvious to everyone else...."

Shucks, I actually didn't know that, lol.

This Family Connection

Scene from In the Heights
reddit | u/Numerous-Lemon

"In In the Heights (2021), this elderly couple are the parents of Lin Manuel Miranda, who created the original stage musical."

Oh, how cool is that huh? I would definitely put my parents into a movie if I could, ha, ha.

This Alien Fact

Scene from War of the Worlds
reddit | u/GammaGammon

"In War of the Worlds (2005) during the ferry scene, lightning is striking in the same place repeatedly in the background. This is how the aliens enter the machines, showing that even more are due to emerge."

Oh, I definitely didn't notice that.

This Old Gem

scene from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
reddit | u/DontWantToSeeYourCat

"In Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) the silhouettes of the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote can briefly be seen waiting for the elevator in Toon Town."

Oh my goodness, I really want to rewatch this movie now.

This Product Placement

scene from "The Queen's Corgi."
reddit | u/SiffGallery

"The Queen's Corgi, 2020. As the palace preps for the presidential arrival, bottle says Covfefe in place of Coca-Cola."

Ha, ha, how cool is that? I take it they didn't want to pay the big bucks in order to use the real bottle or is that an inside joke?

This Prayer Inspiration

scene from "Meet the Parents."
reddit | u/smiggie_ballzy

"In (2000) Meet The Parents, Greg gives a rambling prayer at the dinner table. In the scene prior at the convenience store, the music playing in the background is the folk-rock ballad 'Day by Day' which he got the inspiration from."

Did you catch that?

This Real-Life Fact

Bradley Cooper in Licorice Pizza and Kevin Smith talking about the real life character
reddit | u/Trisrocks157

"In Licorice Pizza (2021), Bradley Cooper portrays real-life eccentric movie producer Jon Peters, who tells the main character 'they're both from the streets.' This is a reference to a story Kevin Smith told of his encounter with Jon during the early stages of the canceled 'Superman Lives' movie."

I admit I haven't seen this movie yet but it sounds intriguing, no?

This Gun Detail

gun from movie Hanna
reddit | u/preludetoagunsho

"In Hanna (2011), Marissa Wiegler's initials can be seen engraved in the wood grip on her Walther PP in a linked design before Hanna picks it up."

For those who don't know, in the movie Marissa Wiegler is a CIA operative sent to kill Erik Heller, an ex-CIA operative who has trained his daughter Hanna to eliminate Wiegler.

This Cool Reference

scene from Jurassic Park
reddit | u/hardforcoreyseager

"Jurassic Park (1993) Whte_rbt.obj, the trap door of code Nedry used to shut down the park’s systems is a reference to the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland."

Oh my goodness, I would never have caught that, ha, ha.

This Clever Fact

scene from Love and Leashes
reddit | u/DearVoidSelf

"In Love and Leashes (2022) After the dog collar meant for Ji-hoo was discovered by Ji-woo, he uses the excuse that it is for his poodle. Later in the movie, his profile picture is a poodle."

Aha, how clever is that?

This "Star Wars" Trivia

scene from Rogue One
reddit | u/nisok6

"When coming up for a new planet name in Rogue One, director Gareth Edwards went to order coffee and mumbled on his name, saying 'It's Gareth,' causing the barista to write 'Scarif' on his cup instead of Gareth, thus finding the new name for the new planet."

Ha, ha, you never know where an idea might come to you, right?

This Burned Locker

scene from The Breakfast Club
reddit | u/mkfrndsinfluenceppl

"In the opening montage of The Breakfast Club (1985) we very briefly see a burnt-out locker - we later discover this belongs to one of the students in detention that day."

I don't want to ruin it for anybody who hasn't seen it, but the locker in question belongs to Brian. We actually just rewatched The Breakfast Club in honor of the 37th anniversary of the movie.

This "Incredibles" Detail

scene from The Incredibles
reddit | u/pizzaazzip

"Bob Parr in The Incredibles (2004) has most of his cubical taken up by a pillar which is why it's so cramped, I can't believe I never noticed this before."

That's not a fun job, huh? Poor guy!

This Billboard Ad

scene from The Muppets movie
reddit | u/reallyromi

"In The Muppets (2011), a banner advertising the Hollywood Walk of Fame that features Muppet creator Jim Henson can be seen during the finale song."

Do you think that was on purpose, or it was just a moviemaking gaffe?

This "Avengers" Bit

scene from Avengers: End Game
reddit | u/krstyan

"In Avengers Endgame, Ant-Man was able to survive the attack on the Avengers compound by shrinking down when the first blast hit."

I legit thought Ant-Man had been killed at that moment. How about you? By the way, I did not like the ending to that movie franchise.

This "Batman" Fun Fact

The Batman Begins soundtrack listing
reddit | Reddit | u/Numerous-Lemon

"On The Batman Begins (2005) soundtrack, tracks 4-9 spell out B-A-T-M-A-N."

Oh wow! Don't you love when moviemakers do stuff like that? That's so cool, and I would never have spotted that. I have to tell my fiancé ASAP. Something tells me that as a musician he'll appreciate that fact.

This "X-Men" Detail

scene from X-Men: First Class
reddit | Reddit | u/User_Name2005

"In X-Men: First Class (2011) when Banshee, who has supersonic sound, tells everyone to cover their ears, Darwin does not, this is because Darwin’s powers immediately allow him to adapt to the loud noise, not requiring him to cover his ears."

Okay, I admit, I'm not as much of a geek when it comes to details like that, but now that I know I somehow feel a little smarter.

This Homage To Vampire Characters

scene from "What We Do In The Shaddows."
reddit | u/fuzzy_lolipops

"What We Do in the Shadows (2014): The main characters each pay homage to classic or well-known vampires. Petyr as Count Orlok from Nosferatu, Deacon as Bela Lugosi's Dracula, Vladislav as Gary Oldman's Dracula, Viago as Louis from Interview with the Vampire, and Nick representing Twilight."

Oh my goodness, I love that.

This Clever Camera Trick

The Matrix
Reddit | u/P8ntBal1551

"They couldn't hide the camera in the doorknob's reflection of this scene of The Matrix, so they put a coat over it and a half tie to match with Morpheus'."

Woah, I never noticed that before. What a smart way to hide the camera for the shot, huh?

Oh my, how did you like this movie trivia, huh?

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I find it so fascinating. I don't know if I ever told you guys that I used to work as an extra on movie sets. What a fun job that was. So, I always love to hear about these Easter eggs people have spotted in movies or the interesting facts behind the process of movie-making. How about you?