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Fascinating & Unique Fun Facts about Movies & Movie Industry

The magic of cinema is not just in the stories told on screen but also in the fascinating details that go into making each film. Deepstash offers a reel of insights into the world of cinema, featuring fun facts about movies, intriguing film industry facts, and secrets behind iconic scenes. Drawn from a variety of sources, movie buffs have compiled their discoveries into succinct, flashcard-like idea cards. Whether you're a fan of heart-thumping horror movies or the whimsical worlds of Disney, Deepstash brings the backstage pass to you, putting the spotlight on the art and science of film.

Discover over 3000 Fun Facts About Movies and the Film Industry's Best-Kept Secrets

From the golden era of cinema to today's blockbuster hits, our collection spans a wide range of fun movie facts, random movie facts, and interesting movie facts that dive deep into the making of your favorite films. Learn about the meticulous craft of film and video editors, uncover little-known facts about movies, and get lost in the trivia that makes the movie-going experience so rich and engaging. Each idea card is your ticket to understanding the creativity, challenges, and triumphs of the film industry.

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11. Older doesn't mean wiser:

11. Older doesn't mean wiser:

So many of the best lessons are in Dumbledore's words, including his words about where wisdom is often found: "Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth."

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Oscar-winning anime - Spirited Away

Oscar-winning anime - Spirited Away

Within the first 15 minutes of this anime, we become lost in the enchanted realm with 10-year-old Chihiro, her world ruled by spells and spirits. On their move to a new home, Chihiro's parents have taken an alternative route and are charmed by the unexpected surroundings. Chihiro finds it disturbing.

Two decades since the original release, Spirited Away keeps its power into anime.

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On moviemaking

“All my films are all my children.”

“I can't stand modern movies. The images are too weird and eccentric for me.”

“I would like to make a film to tell children ‘it's good to be alive.’”

"In order to grow your audience, you must betray their expectations."

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Modern Movie Experience

TV and other media eventually lived alongside the movie-going experience.

Popcorn is tied to movies as a ritualistic experience, and many luxury theatre owners provide gourmet-style popcorn to its patrons, along with other high-end snacks(with huge markups, of course) to make the movie-watching experience a complete one.

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GINNY WEASLEY

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

GINNY WEASLEY

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Escapism

Escapism

  • It's conscious​ detachment from real life.
  • The forms it can take: watching television or movies, listening to music, reading books, playing games and sports, daydreaming, etc.

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3. Face your fears:

3. Face your fears:

Whether it was as simple as saying a frightful name to take away its power or facing one giant spider — and a thousand little ones — confronting fears proved powerful in the Potterverse.

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13. The way to really know someone:

13. The way to really know someone:

Sirius Black said it best in "Goblet of Fire": “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."

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Frank Herbert's Dune

Frank Herbert's Dune

Dune is the best-selling SF novel of all time. Created by Frank Herbert in the 1960s, it changed SF forever with its deeply philosophical flavor of science fiction. The story takes place in a distant future where humanity is divided into a feudal system, ruled by an emperor and armies that fight using blades. There is no technology except for a magical drug called "spice" that can only be found on the planet Arrakis, home of the giant sand worms.

Paul is a prince from House Atreides who leads the Fremen, the natives of Arrakis, against the enemies of his house and then the empire at large.

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Visual effects in the 80s

Visual effects in the 80s

In the 80s, Blade Runner featured a futuristic city with flying cars and floating advertisements.,

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan was the first film to feature a computer-generated scene. Immediately after, the first computer graphics elements were featured.

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1. Choose your friends wisely:

1. Choose your friends wisely:

An unlikely trio, to begin with, Harry, Ron, and Hermione proved time and time again that real friendship forges an unbreakable bond. Together they managed to face Dementors and Death Eaters, Dolores Umbridge and Horcruxes. Not to mention the truly horrifying pitfalls of teenage life: relationship problems, jealousy, and school exams. With true friends, it doesn’t matter if you argue over a possibly jinxed new broomstick or accidentally swallow a love potion because, at the end of the day, they’ll always have your back.

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The plot of Spirited Away

The plot of Spirited Away

The movie revolves around an arrogant and sullen young girl Chihiro, who, through a series of events, had to rescue her parents who had turned into giant pigs.

When the story begins, Chihiro is a morose, whiny, girl who complains about almost everything around but on the completion of her mission she transforms into a brave, strong, and confident girl who knows her way to life. 

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10. The most harmful action is inaction:

10. The most harmful action is inaction:

"Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike," Dumbledore warned in "Order of the Phoenix."

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Contemporary drama

  • Whisper of the Heart (1995) is a story about a bookish girl, Shizuku, who finds that all the books she borrows from the library have been checked out by a boy, and she sets out to find him.
  • Only Yesterday (1991) is about a 27-year-old woman recollecting her life and the choices she's made.
  • From up on Poppy Hill (2011) is the recurring Ghibli theme of supposed progress replacing tradition. Two young people fight to save a school clubhouse from demolition.

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The Golden Palm branch

The Golden Palm branch

In 1955, jeweller Lucienne Lazon created the Palme d’Or or Golden Palm. Since 1997, Swiss company Chopard has been in charge of manufacturing the award. The Golden Palm branch is made of 18-carat gold and is valued at about 20.000 Euros. Each year, two reserve awards are made in the event of two winners or an accident.

Woody Allen has never taken part in the competition for the Palme d’Or, even though his films have repeatedly opened the Cannes Festival.

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John Wayne

I am a demonstrative man, a baby picker-upper, a hugger and a kisser - that's my nature.

JOHN WAYNE

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Science fiction (sci-fi)

Science fiction (sci-fi)

Sci-fi is a genre of fiction literature that is based on scientific facts, theories, and principles. While the storylines and some parts are imaginary, they are plausible according to science.

Science fiction became popular for both writers and audiences with technological developments over the past 150 years, such as electricity, space exploration, medical advances, etc.

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1. The Pink Panther

This is no regular Diamond-robbery, and the whodunit is an absolute delight.. Not to mention the 'Hamburger' scene, which we Indians can completely relate to..

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Hollywood’s Love For Movies With Lawyers

Hollywood’s Love For Movies With Lawyers

Movies about law, having heroic or ferocious lawyers often strike gold in Hollywood, giving good competition to big-ticket movies.

To Kill A Mockingbird, a 1962 adaptation of a book by Harper Lee, had the character Atticus Finch, a fictional lawyer who became the greatest hero of all American cinema in a list ‘100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains’ by the American Film Institute.

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The art of movie marketing

The art of movie marketing

Movies have significant earning power because they're sold so effectively.

Even though the movie industry earns billions of dollars a year, only a handful of Hollywood movies make a profit. Hollywood relies on its few runaway hits to make up for the rest of the films that fail to break even, making the job of the movie marketer even more important.

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World War II in the movies

WW II was depicted on screen in Hollywood movies while it was being fought. Though many filmmakers tried to capture the essence of the tragic period, four movies accurately portray the impact and the experience of WWII, according to Rob Citino, a Senior Historian at the World War II Museum:

  • Casablanca (1942)
  • The More the Merrier (1943)
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • Stalag 17 (1953)

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The Inspiration Behind Dune

The Inspiration Behind Dune

Frank Herbert's Sources of Inspiration:

  • Studying sand dunes for work
  • Experimentation with psychedelic drugs in the 60s
  • Basing Paul on historical figures like Alexander the Great or Lawrence of Arabia
  • Comparing the fremen to Arab bedouins and the Harkonens to Soviets

In Dune, Herbert weaves historical lessons through an allegorical tale that is both complex and intriguing.

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Visual effects in movies

Visual effects in movies

From the earliest days, films use visual magic to create illusions and trickery.

Special effects in film help to create elements that are unrealistic. Film first relied on practical effects, but now most of the effects are designed with a computer. Whereas visual effects were often seen as decoration, it is now becoming central to many blockbusters.

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Interesting lesser known facts

Interesting lesser known facts

  • The French Association of Artistic Action Director (AFAA), Philippe Erlanger and the film critics Emile Vuillermoz and Rene Jeanne came up with the idea of the Cannes Festival.
  • From 1946 to 1959, the jury of the Cannes Festival was only chaired by Frenchmen.
  • Since the mid-1990s, the jury meetings have been taken place at the Domergue Villa, in the California quarter.
  • The 24 steps require 60 metres of carpet and are changed three times a day during the film festival.

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The Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival

The goal of the Cannes Film Festival is to promote and draw public attention to the works of French and international filmmakers. Since the first festival in 1946, Cannes, the small French seaside town, has become an international luxury destination and attracts the top film stars from across the globe.

The Cannes Festival has been a setting in about 12 films, including Mr Bean in the second series of his adventures.

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Why People Enjoy Horror

  • We consciously disapprove of what the monster is doing, but deep down part of us enjoys seeing the mayhem the monster unleashes.
  • We enjoy rooting for the protagonists as they battle the monster.
  • We might not endorse the monster’s actions, but we may find it captivating. 
  • Findind the nature of the monster - its powers, its weaknesses, where it came from  - is a process of discovery that we enjoy.
  • The thrill that fear offers, particularly for “sensation seekers" - especially in a context where there’s no real threat to us.
  • It contains symbolic representations of real fears. 

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Fantasy and space opera

Fantasy is a genre of fiction that focuses on imaginary elements such as superheroes, alternate worlds, aliens, etc. Science fiction may include elements of fantasy but always have a basis in science, whereas fantasy is only imaginative.

Space opera is a form of science fiction where the story takes place in outer space. Space operas are action or adventure-themed and include space travel, interstellar wars or heroes trying to save the world.

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Christmas Movies Are Beyond Religion

The fictional world that holiday movies bring to the viewers provides them solace, courage and reaffirmation to move past the obstacles in their real life.

Though watching Christmas movies during holiday season is a ‘ritual’, the movies themselves do not bend towards christaniity or God, but towards true love, the power of family, the meaning of home and relationships.

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14. Death is inevitable, but love is immortal:

14. Death is inevitable, but love is immortal:

Harry's mother died defending him, but her love lived on — and continued to protect him long after she was gone.

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Reasons for enjoying or hating scary movies

Reasons for enjoying or hating scary movies

  • Sensation seeking individuals may enjoy scary movies because it will elevate the heart rate and make the body feel as though it needs to expend energy.
  • Highly sensitive people can be easily overstimulated by their environment and also tend to be more empathetic. This results in a more intense physiological reaction to violent or scary movies.
  • Childhood experiences affect how someone feels about being scared. People who had positive experiences when they were young already have an internal concept that frames certain scary activities in an exciting way.
  • Horror movies are enjoyable for some people when they’re shared with loved ones. It can create a social bonding experience.

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7. Never mistake confidence for courage:

7. Never mistake confidence for courage:

Gilderoy Lockhart boasted about his brave feats in "Chamber of Secrets," but it was all a bunch of hot air. Want to see real bravery? Check out quiet Neville Longbottom, who mustered up the courage to stand up to his friends in the beginning and to help take down big bad Voldemort in the end.

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN

More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.

CHARLIE CHAPLIN

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The Matrix And Its Philosophy

The Matrix And Its Philosophy

The Matrix is a cult Sci-Fi movie and refers to a computer-generated dream world where all mankind is suspended, not knowing that they are being farmed by AI(artificial intelligence).

The first film of the Matrix Trilogy is now 20 years old. Apart from being a huge box office smash hit and cultural phenomenon, it has spawned discussions spanning decades about the nature of human life and reality itself.

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Making Disney Movies: A Manual and Tedious Process

In the 30s and the 40s, Disney movies had artists and animators manually working on sketches and colouring. Drawings were redrawn with every changing movement, with originally created colours mixed and put on the animated characters, creating authentic effects.

Some movies, like Sleeping Beauty, required nearly a million drawings, followed by a tedious colouring process.

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Problems with movie marketing

  • Every movie is a unique product with its own potential. Just because one film was a hit doesn't mean the next one will be.
  • Movie marketers try to deal with this risk by heavily promoting expensive films, which significantly increases the expenses.
  • Movies are also marketed to the widest audience. The lack of focus means millions of dollars are lost on the wrong audience.
  • Moviegoers are quick to recognize a publicity blitz and are becoming less susceptible to advertising campaigns.

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The world through a child's eye

The world through a child's eye

Part of the magic in Spirited Away is the depth of detail and its heroine Chihiro, as she helps us relate to the other characters. Miyazaki has thought about what the world would look like if he was only 4ft tall and used that knowledge to portray his world.

Ultimately, Spirited Away taps into themes such as care for the environment, reverence for nature, and a belief that the energy of the good spirits within us will help young people change the world for the better.

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Science fiction in pop culture

Science fiction in pop culture

The Star Wars films are probably the most well-known example of science fiction in popular culture.

The Matrix is another sci-fi film that tells the story of a world where humans are completely controlled, and life on Earth is a simulation occurring in the mind. Neo, the protagonist, is shown that his life is an illusion and he is tasked with saving humanity.

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Popcorn Is Everything To Movies

Popcorn is admittedly sold at a huge markup in movies, as they make about 85 percent profits through its sales.

They are cheap to make at scale and are sold at prices that make them a primary profit machine for movie theatres.

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An episodic memory

An episodic memory

If you fall off a bike, you'll probably have a cinematic memory of the experience: the wind in your hair, the pebbles on the road, then the pain.

Researchers have identified cells in the human brain that makes this episodic memory possible. The cells are called time cells that place a sort of time stamp on memories as they are being formed. This allows us to recall sequences of events or experiences in the right order.

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Apocalyptic movies

Apocalyptic movies

Ever since 1950, movies dealing with topics such as climate change, asteroid impacts, nuclear holocausts, pandemic etc have greatly increased in number. Especially between 2010 and 2019, these kind of movies having as main focus apocalyptic subjects kept movie theaters full to their maximum.

One of the greatest such movies was 'Avengers: Infinity War', which immediately after its release became a worldwide blockbuster.

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The Monster In The Movies

  • Human beings, right from childhood are predisposed to pay attention to threats, making it hold our attention.
  • Threat takes hold of our visual attention, cognition, memory, learning, and our words and actions.
  • Someone already feeling anxious will get ‘sucked’ into the plot of a horror movie easily.
  • The purpose of the inevitable ‘monster’ in any horror movie is to induce this anxiety and fear among the audience.

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2000s and beyond: Pushing the boundaries

2000s and beyond: Pushing the boundaries

Visual effects in the 2000s revolved around trying to be more realistic and believable.

  • Films like The Lord of The Rings infused an actor's performance onto a computer-generated creature. Other movies advanced this technology to new heights in facial and body motion capture.
  • The Mandalorian used a new virtual camera system, allowing film scenes in a virtual reality environment as if it is filmed with physical cameras.

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Special effects during the 1950s

Special effects during the 1950s

The many new special effects developed during the 1950s increased the level of realism possibilities in science fiction films. 

Forbidden Planet (1956) used matte paintings, animation, and miniature work to create alien lands. In The Ten Commandments (1956), the crowds in the Exodus scenes were multiplied with careful compositing. The Red Sea was a combination of travelling mattes and water tanks.

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The 60s brought remarkable practical effects

The 60s brought remarkable practical effects

  • Jason and the Argonauts (1963) depicts the infamous skeleton battle scene.
  • In 1968, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the shots of spaceships were combined through hand-drawn rotoscoping and motion-control work, creating elements that combined precisely in the camera.
  • Hidden wires, mirror shots, and large-scale rotating sets helped set zero-gravity scenes.
  • A new technique termed slit-scan was used for the voyage through hallucinogenic scenery.

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Past Can Not be Changed, But FUTURE Can be

Past Can Not be Changed, But FUTURE Can be

Past shapes us as people but it is in our hands what we decide to do in our FUTURE.

One example may be Harry himself, who lost his parents as a baby and as a result had to live with his retched uncle, aunt, and cousin afterward. And yet, this all changed his life for the better by him choosing to attend Hogwarts. The rest is magical history.

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The Ideal World Of Movies And Music

Certain songs in holiday movies become etched in the consciousness of people, providing a glimpse of the ideal world which has no dark side, no war, no conflict, no poverty, and no evil.

The movies and the accompanying music create positive emotions, nostalgia and a feeling that all's right with the world, even though it is a constructed, alternative reality.

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Blockbuster refers to summer action movies

Eventually, the idea of a blockbuster movie became associated with summer action movies, especially after Steven Spielberg's thriller, Jaws, released in the summer of 1975.

When Star Wars came out two years later, blockbuster became a synonym for the summer blockbuster genre.

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10 Examples Of Sci-Fi’s Tech Predictions

10 Examples Of Sci-Fi’s Tech Predictions

  1. The electronic tablet on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  2. Insect-derived foodstuffs on Snowpiercer. Nowadays there are insect-based flour and protein bars.
  3. Smart home devices on the 1999 Disney film Smart House. In the film, a house is run by a robot that can perform most of the functions a digital assistant like Alexa does today.
  4. Personalized adverts on Minority Report. The movie had Billboards that identified the passersby and targeted adverts towards them, much like search engines and some actual billboards do today.
  5. Autonomous cars on Total Recall. The movie had driverless cabs not very different from the ones we have today.
  6. Autonomous military vehicles on Short Circuit. Although we are still far behind on the AI part the rest is already available to the military.
  7. Human-looking androids on Metropolis.
  8. Video conferencing/calling on Aliens or Bladerunner.
  9. Mobile phones/Smartwatches on Star Trek.
  10. Wearable technology on Back to the Future Part II. The movie had "smart eyewear" that resembles modern head-mounted virtual reality devices

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The Ban on Technology

The Ban on Technology

There are no computers in Dune. The interstellar ships are operated by humans and the fighting is done with blades, not lasers. Before the events in the books, Herbert imagined a war between humans and AI, after which technology became banned. Personal shields, immune to projectile weapons, elevated the use of swords.

Herbert was distrustful of technology. After experimenting with psychedelic drugs, he became convinced that our progress relied more on the expansion of our consciousness. That's why the spice plays such a key role in his books.

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Two Movies Playing At The Same Time

Big Tech has realized a critical flaw in most of us: 

We prefer stuff that confirms our existing belief(the affirmation feed) and dislike stuff that provides us with new, challenging, complex and counterintuitive views of reality(the confronting feed).

By narrowing down our attention to what big tech wants us to see, we also end up narrowing our morality, unable to see real, genuine perspectives.

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How many movies did John Wayne make in his career?

How many movies did John Wayne make in his career?

Oscar-winner John Wayne, better known as “The Duke” to his fans, appeared in nearly 250 movies throughout his career, oftentimes playing the swaggering, macho hero of westerns and war epics.

His first featured film was Men Without Women (1930). After more than 70 low-budget westerns and adventures, mostly routine, Wayne's career was stuck in a rut until Ford cast him in Stagecoach (1939), the movie that made him a star.

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The optical printer and colour

The optical printer and colour

The optical printer was an important innovation in special effects photography. It was first used to make copies of films for distribution, but Linwood G. Dunn refined the design and showed that it could be used to combine images to create new illusions.

Colour enabled matte techniques such as bluescreen and the sodium vapour process. The 1939 Wizard of Oz is considered the first colour film.

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Spirited Away (2001)

This movie has often introduced people to Ghibli. It won the best-animated feature trophy at the 2003 Academy Awards.

The story is of a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, who moves with her parents to a new home. When her father takes a shortcut, she ends up lost and alone in the spirit world and has to navigate a landscape to save her parents.

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 Money can’t buy happiness

Money can’t buy happiness

Friends can give you happiness but money can't.

Although Harry's parents left lots of gold coins for him. But the Mirror of Erised didn’t show him a landmine of coins, but rather the reason for his inherited wealth – his deceased parents.

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"Movies can touch feelings in us that we don't normally have access to."

LENA ABURDENE DERHALLY

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Five Interesting Facts About Festival de Cannes

  1. The two-kilometer long red carpet is changed thrice a day.
  2. People fund the festival's budget, which is roughly 20 million Euros.
  3. Movies from six new languages were added in 2010 to broaden the international appeal.
  4. The first Cannes film festival was proposed in 1939, but was cancelled due to World War II.
  5. Critics Emile Vuillermoz, Rene Jeanne along with writer Philippe Erlanger cooked up the idea of the Cannes Festival.

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5. People aren't always what they seem:

5. People aren't always what they seem:

From the first story to the last, Harry learned powerful lessons about people he thought he knew. For instance, Professor Quirrell seemed like a well-meaning member of the faculty, until Harry discovered the dark (lord) secret he kept under wraps. And despite seven years of doubting Professor Snape's motives, Harry learned the potions master was fighting for him all along.

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My Neighbour Totoro, and Pom Poko

  • My Neighbour Totoro (1988) is the tale of two young girls and their father who move to a new country home near the hospital where their mother is recovering. They meet Totoro and his friends.
  • Pom Poko (1994) has a strong environmental message. A tribe of raccoons have to deal with their differences to stop developers from destroying their wooded hillside.

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The importance of science fiction

Science fiction tends to turn real scientific theories into stories about what is possible.

  • The stories use facts of sciences to suggest a real possible future.
  • It explores what could happen if specific events came to pass.
  • It suggests possible consequences of scientific advancements.

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Stick To The Plan

Stick To The Plan

"Stick to the plan" underscores the idea that a well-thought-out strategy or course of action has been carefully considered in advance. It suggests that, despite potential challenges or distractions, it's crucial to stay focused on the original plan. This mindset promotes consistency, discipline, and the belief that the planned approach is the most effective path toward achieving the desired outcome. It discourages impulsive deviations and encourages individuals or groups to remain committed to the established framework.

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Types of science fiction

Science fiction is a mixture of hard and soft science fiction.

  • Hard science fiction strictly follows natural scientific facts and principles like physics, astronomy, chemistry, etc. For example, Gravity, the story of an astronaut whose spacecraft is damaged while she repairs a satellite, was known for its scientific accuracy.
  • Soft science fiction is focused on social sciences, like anthropology, sociology, psychology, etc. For example, the film Wall-E is science fiction about the end of life on Earth due to man's disregard for nature.

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Movies and Parkinson's Law

Movies and Parkinson's Law

The cost to make a movie has little or no correlation to its profitability.

Movies cost so much because of the financial concept known as Parkinson's Law, which means film budgets will continually expand to use the capital available, regardless if the extra cash results in a better product.

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The existence of soulmates

Soulmates are only an artificial construct in our minds as a result of the movies we see and the songs we listen to.

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The Horror Movie

Horror is a genre that has a reputation of being a low, somewhat trashy, titillating genre that appeals to our basest instincts. 
"Its also a wonderful, popular art form through which very complex ideas and creative techniques can manifest themselves—and if you can get past that very cliched view, you realize there’s an embarrassment of riches in the genre.” Malcolm Turney

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Face Your Fears

Face Your Fears

You have to get out of your comfort zone and face your fears to stretch your boundaries and level up in your life.

In Ron’s case, “following the spiders” meant finding the answer to rescuing Hermione from her stunned state “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”.

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Principles From Movies

Principles From Movies

'The Killer' provides some principles regarding executing a task. These principles resonates in the movie. Let's discuss the four principles that resonated in the entire film.The Killer Movie

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Enjoying scary movies

Enjoying scary movies

Research has found that willing exposure to that which scares us can provide a counterbalance to life's stresses:

  • It may be an effective way to undermine anxiety and even bolster our resilience.
  • It is intentionally triggering our fight-or-flight response in an environment where we control the variables.
  • Manageable bouts of "good stress" can generate an immune response that strengthens the immune system against bigger threats.
  • The scary movies offer social-bonding benefits when we talk about the movie afterwards to our friends.

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How the earliest effects were produced

How the earliest effects were produced

Visual effects were created using in-camera effects, such as jump-cuts or superimpositions, miniatures, back projection, and matte paintings.

  • A precursor of animation was by Briton Eadweard Maybridge, who photographed The Horse in Motion in 1878. He photographed frame by frame how a horse's hoofs were off the ground at the same time.
  • In 1902, magician George Melies developed the art of magical special effects that he perfected and used in later films.

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Advancements in special effects in the 70s

Advancements in special effects in the 70s

  • The number of effects in Star Wars was staggering.
  • 1973s Westworld was the first to use 2D computer animation.
  • Superman from 1978 used bluescreen and smart camerawork that took filmmaking to another level.
  • Visual effects supervisor Douglas Trumbull developed his own motion system and created an intentional "lens flare" to make shapes of flying saucers.

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The 1990s opened up new possibilities

The 1990s opened up new possibilities

  • The 90s opened up new possibilities using Computer-generated imagery. It was now possible to insert life-like imagery by creating photo-realistic images of science-fiction/fantasy characters, settings, and objects.
  • Motion capture technology featured in the 1990s, first seen in Total Recall (1990). Then Terminator 2:Judgment Day (1991) showed multiple visual effects shots.
  • Toy Story (1995) showed that the distinction between live-action films and animated films began to blur.

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 ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

"Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it." 

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

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RUBEUS HAGRID

I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my old dad used to say, there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.

RUBEUS HAGRID

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SIRIUS BLACK

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals”

SIRIUS BLACK

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RON WEASLEY

"When in doubt, go to the library."

RON WEASLEY

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ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only one remembers to turn on the light." 

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE