Ever since the first silent films, movies have helped shape our culture and our world. Whether it is a Bollywood film or a classic Hollywood blockbuster, the cinema is important in our daily lives. It has shaped popular culture in ways that cannot be underestimated. In many ways it determines what is going to be “cool” and what won’t be. Whether it is slang, clothing, or just a general style, there is nothing more potent and powerful than Hollywood in dictating the direction of culture. Even in parts of the world where electricity and internet connection are sparse, people find themselves being influenced by movies.
Of course, along with this influence comes the possibility of division. Movies and cinema play a strong role in dissent and political activism as well. Documentary makers often cast light on things that people otherwise wouldn’t know about. Today we are going to take a look behind the scenes of the movies and find out some quirky facts about the cinema and Hollywood that you might not have known before. So even if you are not a movie buff, we are sure that you will enjoy this list. These are 25 interesting tidbits you might not know about movies.
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Movie trailers actually used to play after films
It cost more to make the movie Titanic than to actually build the Titanic
Nigeria actually makes more movies per year than the United States
Time travel is banned in movies and on TV in China
More than 90% of American movies filmed before 1930 have been lost
In the movie The Godfather, the word "mafia" is never mentioned because the real mafia had requested for it not to be
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually slowed his movies down so people could see what he was doing
The Movie Gravity cost more to film than the cost of the entire Indian Mars Mission
Before acting, Bruce Willis was a private investigator
Yoda's look was inspired by the look of his creator Stuart Freeborn with a little bit of Albert Einstein thrown in to make him seem more wise.
Speaking of Star Wars, initially the series was meant to have the article "the" before it, as in "The Star Wars"
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