40 Pics That Give Insight Into The Reality Of Movie-Making

Published 7 months ago

When we watch movies we take a lot of the amazing acting, scenery and props for granted. But there’s a lot of effort put in behind the scenes that we don’t always get to see on our screens that gives away a lot more of the story. 

Scroll below for a revealing collection of pictures from the “Movies In The Making” group that shares some interesting details and allows us to explore what happened during the making of some of our favourite films. 

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#1 Harrison Ford Accidentally Makes Contact While Throwing A Punch To Ryan Gosling On The Set Of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Image source: Naweezy

Olivia LisbonYou can hear the ‘oh…’ 😂

#2 Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, And Taika Waititi Sleeping Behind Scenes Of Thor Ragnorak

Image source: Naweezy

Chriss21Looks like the “best nap ever”

#3 The Podracing Crowd In ‘The Phantom Menace’ Was Really 450,000 Q-Tips Being Blown About

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#4 Miniature Set From Goldeneye (1995)

Image source: Tokyono

Mr.G86Wow whoever made this got down. Amazing skill!

#5 James Cameron On The Set Of Titanic

Image source: ThomasOGC

Hokuloa🤣 I’d like to think he’s partly wallowing in the cold/wet and partly trying to find a solution to move his increasingly expensive production successfully beyond whatever hiccup they encountered in this scene

#6 Mark Hamill, Marilou Hamill And Their Son Nathan On The Set Of “Return Of The Jedi”

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Spocks’s MomGood lord. No DNA test needed to know that it’s definitely Mark Hamill’s boy.

#7 Behind The Cgi In The Pirates Of The Caribbean, 2000’s

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HarleyIf I had a nickel for every time someone sailed away with my ship, I’d have 2 nickels. It’s not a lot, but it’s weird that it happened twice

#8 The Magic Behind Bb-8

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#9 Exterior Of The Sewer Set In IT

Image source: rocklou

Virgil BlueCrazy how it feels so real and solid on screen. Applause for thecset builders.

#10 The Director Of Photography ( On The Matrix) Hid Him Self Using A Coat With A Tie Matching The One Morpheus Was Wearing, Trying To Blend In As Much As Possible

Image source: trollelelogram

HokuloaAlways thought that was cool. The effect certainly worked live-action in the theatre. I do remember it drew a moment of “what the?” However, the entire movie was so incredibly novel and captivating that little quirks that the mind perceived were quickly swept aside to embrace each new scene and image. A masterwork of “suspend the disbelief.”

#11 Indy (Harrison Ford) Accompanied By His Sidekick Short Round (Ke Huy Quan)

Image source: margy19411

xolitaireKe Huy Quan getting his Oscar and beelining for Ford to hug him was the highlight of the evening

#12 Balaji Badejo. Who Played Alien In 1979. This Man Scared The Fuck Out Of Millions Of People For Decades

Image source: M0dular

Olivia Lisbon (edited): But you never see the whole alien in Alien…? Wasn’t that exactly why it worked so well? Harnessing the imagination?

#13 22 Years Ago, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint And Emma Watson Attended A Press Conference To Be Introduced As The Lead Actors In The Harry Potter Movies

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EP: 22 years ago 😱

#14 Atest Audience Reacting To The Chestburster Scene In Alien, 1979

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Paul C.The one that gets me is the one far right who looks like a geography teacher/mass murderer!

#15 Steven Spielberg Was So Scared Of The Rope Bridge In Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984) He’d have to drive a mile and half to get to the other side. Harrison Ford on the other hand wasn’t scared and ran across the bridge as fast as possible the first time he saw it.

Image source: DrPooTash

Rebelliousslug: I’m with Spielberg on this one

#16 The Transformative Makeup Process For Gary Oldman’s Character In Hannibal

Image source: Reddit__PI

Yettichild:  Gary Oldman really can play any role.

#17 Logan (2017) – Prop Master Jp Jones Shows Dafne Keen The ‘Foot Claw’ Shoes She Will Wear For The Movie For The First Time. Jones says her smile was ‘the greatest smile I’ve ever seen when I delivered a prop’.

Image source: JoshuaCalledMe

VonBlade: X23!

#18 Marlon Brando’s Jaw Prosthetic For The Godfather

Image source: SkullFockeren

FrogMan: Always thought it was just a bunch of cotton balls in his mouth

#19 Sigourney Weaver Testing Out A Flamethrower While Filming Alien

Image source: Reddit__PI

Heather ResatzShe’s so bad a*s!!

#20 The Fifth Element (1997) – The Amazing Miniature Work Behind The New York Cityscape Of The Movie

Image source: JoshuaCalledMe

RitchatMaybe it’s just me, because I’m getting old, but I like this so much more than all the CGI in movies today. It feels like everything somehow has more substance. I recently watched the old neverending story movies with all the puppets and I was just in awe of what they were able to do without CGI.

#21 Men In Black (1997) Never Realized The Small Animatronic Alien Inside The Human Head Was That Large!

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Mr.G86So the little guy wasn’t so little after all?!

#22 James Cameron In The Set Of Titanic

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Mila PreradovićSee, there was room for Jack!🥹

#23 Kirsten Dunst On The Set Of Jumanji (1995)

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rullymanOne of my favourite films as a kid in the 90s! We must have watched that video down to dust

#24 Pat Carroll Recording Ursula For Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989)

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EllisdogsWhat? Did this cute little lady sing Poor unfortunate souls?? Amazing

#25 Remember That Scene In E.t. The Extra-Terrestrial Where E.t. Wears A Ghost Costume And We Can See Through His Eyes?

Image source: DaBuildDan

Orange TabbyThat cameraman is enjoying this very much.

#26 Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, And Brendan Fraser On The Set Of Airheads, 1993

Image source: InevitableClear

Paul C.: I’d buy their album.

#27 Behind The Scenes Of Thor Ragnarok

Image source: Naweezy

HokuloaAnd to think, Sir Anthony was going to retire prior to this bit of fun!

#28 What Was Inside The Glowing Briefcase In Pulp Fiction

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Mis Stake she/her 🇫🇮🇬🇧Oh no now I know im a little sad

#29 Jeff Bridges & Sam Elliot Take Time For A Selfie On The Set Of “The Big Lebowski”, 1998

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Olivia LisbonImho, possibly the best film of all time.

#30 “One. Two. Ten!!” – Actor Ralph Foody On The Set Of 1990’s “Home Alone” Fake Gangster Movie “Angels With Filthy Souls”

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Virgil BlueWell done ya filthy animal.

#31 That’s A Good Boy

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IampennyLooks like he’s regretting all of his life choices that led him to this point :-D

#32 Lieutenant Dan’s Legs

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Mr.G86When I saw this in theaters I really thought he was legless 🤣

#33 Zoe Saldana (Older Gamora) And Ariana Greenblatt (Young Gamora) Behind The Scenes Of Avengers Infinity War

Image source: Sleeeepy_Hollow


#34 Hugo Weaving With Agent Smith Heads On Set Of The Matrix Revolutions

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KimI love Hugo, he is such a talented actor

#35 Men In Black (1997) – All The Work That Goes Into Capturing A Shot Of Will Smith Sitting On A Bench

Image source: JoshuaCalledMe

#36 In Knives Out, Matt Mania (Key Grip) Cleverly Sculpted Mattes To Reshape The Lighting Equipment Into Scenery You’d Realistically Expect To See Reflected In The Glasses

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#37 Lighting A Freeway For Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

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Mr.G86This cool af

#38 A Terrific Foreground Miniature By Spanish Effects Maestro Emilio Ruiz Del Río For Conan The Destroyer (1984)

Image source: DaBuildDan

Olivia LisbonJust as good as CGI for presumably a fraction of the price. Though if you can make stuff like this look this good, you deserve to be paid very well.

#39 James Gunn Directing Stan Lee’s Doctor Strange Cameo. “Stan was getting older & only able to come to Atlanta for a few days so I, with the blessing of the directors involved, directed a few cameos in one day. I loved him.”

Image source: The_Iceman2288

Katie LutesingerI only spoke to him pretty briefly, but he was such a sweet guy. I was so crushed when I heard he had died.

#40 Grant Imahara (Rip) And Tory Belleci From Mythbusters Working On Trade Federation Battleship From Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Image source: Noname_Maddox

Bouche and Audi and Shyla, Oh My!: I’m still mad at Grant for dying on us!

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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