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20 Details The Star Wars Creators Hid In The Movies

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Star Wars is a North American fantasy media franchise created by George Lucas. It describes the adventures of many characters, taking place "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." From 1976 to the present, the Star Wars universe has produced hundreds of books and comics for audiences of all ages, several animated series, computer and board games, nine full-length episode films, and several spin-off films.


20 Details in the Star Wars Movies That Might Have Eluded Viewers


The inscription "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ...", which appears at the beginning of each Star Wars episode, immediately establishes the period in which all events in the Galaxy took place and their relationship to our time. This phrase refers to us heard more than once in childhood "A long time ago, in a certain kingdom, a certain state ...". In this way, the authors deliberately break all ties with actual historical events and the surrounding space, showing that films can describe events both in the distant forgotten past and the distant future: George Lucas deliberately left the viewer the opportunity to think out the details.


Easter eggs that even Star Wars fans might not have noticed.


1. Leia's cell number from A New Hope matches Finn's stormtrooper call sign.


2. Revenge Of The Sith: Corellian YT-1300 Space Truck aka The Millennium Falcon


3. Greetings from the past. In A New Hope, Luke and Han Solo say they are moving Chewbacca to Cell 1138. The same combination of numbers is used in George Lucas' first short, Electronic Maze: THX-1138 4EB.


4. Also, the number 1138 appears on the back of Jar Jar Binks' drone during the battle in The Phantom Menace.


5. The Force Awakens: At Maz Kanata Castle, one of the flags depicts the Mandalorian Skull


6. Some flags are familiar to viewers from the race scene in The Phantom Menace.


Star Wars tells about the existence of "ancient" civilizations, about a universe utterly unrelated to either Earth or our galaxy. And although there are people who resemble us in the Star Wars galaxy, they are not from our planet. Sentient beings in the Star Wars galaxy have been able to travel through the vast expanse of space, terraform, build ecumenopolises and establish colonies, and have been doing this for at least 25,000 years.


In addition to the usual things inherent in science fiction, in this universe, what in the real world is considered to be exotic and supernatural quite easily coexist with technological progress: knights, magic, witches, princesses, as well as bizarre species such as Ewoks, Wookies,, and others.


The saga films cover only three generations, but the galaxy's history stretches over a much extended period (from Dawn of the Jedi to Legacy).


7. "The Last Jedi": the character in the background is holding a creature that looks precisely like Gary, the beloved dog of Carrie Fisher, who played the role of Princess Leia Organ for many years. She passed away in 2016.


8. Golden dice gave by Han Solo to Qi'Ra in the episode "Han Solo. Star Wars Tales, we'll see in A New Hope aboard the Millennium Falcon


9. "The Phantom Menace": At a meeting of the Galactic Senate, one of the humanoids looks suspiciously like baby E.T. from Steven Spielberg's "Alien."


10. "Rogue One" - "The Last Jedi": the technology of "hyperspace monitoring" is on the agenda. Big brother doesn't sleep…


11. "Revenge of the Sith": in the background, R2-D2 launches a battle droid


According to George Lucas, the starting point for Star Wars was the 124th issue of the Illustrated Classics, published in 1955, which contained a comic book adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds. At the bottom of page 41, there is a frame depicting the fears of Martian survivors of a possible future: futuristic human warriors trained to serve the Martians and equipped with Martian war machines. The soldiers have round helmets with antennae on their heads and beam guns in their hands. Many acquaintances recalled Lucas's obsession in the 1960s and early 1970s to make a film about "space soldiers." Years later, after seeing the original drawings from this comic while visiting artist Edward Summer, Lucas said that most of Star Wars came from this drawing.


12. Rogue One: A jug of blue milk is on the Erso family's kitchen table. 


13. The Empire Strikes Back - The Mandalorian: IG-11 Assassin Droid Roams Hollywood Film Sets


14. A New Hope: One stormtrooper taking Leia to Darth Vader has a piece of tape holding his armor together.


15. "A New Hope": Stormtrooper Thug bashes his helmet-head audibly against a jamb before finding C-3PO


16 The Force Awakens: Daniel Craig as Stormtrooper


17. Revenge of the Sith: George Lucas Cameo


The original motivation for the creation of Star Wars was George Lucas' desire to revive the idea of ​​"cowboys in space" - adventure action films in a space setting, with chases and gunfights, with the confrontation between good and evil. He learned this concept in his childhood years in Modesto, from comics and television series (primarily about Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers); in turn, all of these works trace their origins to Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Mars Series about John Carter. In May 1971, Lucas attempted to acquire the rights to the Flash Gordon trademark from King Features, but the asking price was too high; this event prompted him to create an independent franchise.


18. The Phantom Menace: Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey 2001 Space Odyssey single-seat shuttle is left unattended in a scrap yard.


19. The Force Awakens - A New Hope: A self-contained white orb used by Finn and Luke Skywalker


20. "The Empire Strikes Back": We learn that the droid C-3PO doesn't understand the dialect of the Millennium Falcon's computer well. In "Solo," the matter is cleared up: the intelligence of the deceased "droids" L3-37 was uploaded into the artificial brain of the "Falcon,": hence the translation difficulties for C-3PO


21. "The Phantom Menace": Huge hermaphrodite gangster Jabba the Hutt got his on-screen incarnation through special effects, which is why the end credits show that he plays himself.


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American actor Sylvester Stallone left a bright mark in the history of cinema. He showed himself not only as a real athlete who achieved significant success, but also as a talented actor, capable of skillfully playing a variety of roles. His life, like that of other Hollywood stars, turned out to be quite interesting and eventful. Bemorepanda presents you some unique and unknown facts about the great actor.

1. One of Stallone's grandmothers, being Jewish, was born in Odessa, so the actor has Jewish-Ukrainian roots. And Italian, of course - on the paternal side. His parents came to the United States as immigrants.

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2. In his youth, he did not differ in exemplary behavior, for which he was expelled from ten different schools.

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3. Fascinated by sports in his youth, he, in the absence of money to visit the gym, adapted various heavy trash found at the dump for power projectiles.

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4. Stallone's trademark crooked smile is a consequence of damaged nerves on the face. They were injured by an inexperienced doctor during childbirth, when the future actor was just preparing to be born.

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5. Before the beginning of his acting career, Sylvester had worked as a ticket taker, a cage cleaner in a city zoo, a janitor, a bouncer, and even a professional gambler.

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6. The path in cinema began for him with the filming of a porn film in 1970. Subsequently, a version of the film was released with censored cut scenes, so that the movie turned into eroticism. The original version of the film has not survived.

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7. The script of the famous film "Rocky" Stallone wrote himself, locked in a room without windows.

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8. Once the Australian authorities forced the actor to pay a fine of 18 thousand dollars for transporting steroids into the country that were allowed in the United States at that time, but prohibited here.

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9. Despite the fact that Sylvester Stallone became famous after the release of the movie "Rocky", he became rich only after filming "Rocky 3". Then he received more than $ 10 million for this role.

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10. Stallone is married for the third time as of 2018. He has four children in total.

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11. At one time, the actor published his own magazine, each cover of which was decorated with his own face. The release did not last long.

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12. Since 2011, Stallone has been behind the production of its own perfumes, eyewear and fashionable clothes. He, like some others, managed to turn his famous name into a popular brand.

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13. Despite his considerable age, the actor does not lag behind life and even leads his own Instagram.

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14. Little known fact: Stallone is left-handed. However, he also wields his right hand very dexterously, having developed the appropriate skill during sports.

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15. Among all male actors, he was more than anyone else nominated for the anti-award "Golden Raspberry". In total, he has four anti-awards and nine nominations for it.

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James Cameron's epic sci-fi film Avatar: The Way of the Water (2022) has hit the screens, showing audiences stunning visuals and masterful character art. An incredible world of Na'vi humanoids from the planet Pandora opens up to us; the action now takes place underwater.

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But even more surprising is how the film was shot. You can get acquainted with the secrets of "Avatar 2" and see in the videos how the ideas and plot of the film were technically embodied. If you have yet to see this movie, then after you learn these 19 facts, you will most likely want to quickly go to the cinema or find a picture on the Web to plunge into the fantastic Universe of the legendary filmmaker again!

1. The film has a huge budget.

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

Director James Cameron tried to keep the production cost of Avatar: The Way of Water under wraps but didn't mention in interviews that it was "very, f... expensive" (quote). He also stated that the film arguably represents the worst business case in history, as to be profitable, it must be the third or fourth highest-grossing film in history to break even.

Wow, right? According to the latest sources, Cameron hit the spot as it was recently revealed that the film could have cost a whopping $350-400 million!

2. Everything animated characters do on screen, the actors acted out in real life.

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

One of the critical differences between Avatar 2 and other films that use computer characters is that all the actors of the second Avatar acted out their scenes. And the advanced motion capture technology used in filming meant that their eyes, facial expressions, emotions, and movements were captured and translated into three-dimensional computer graphics (CGI).

By comparison, one example of a movie that didn't have this was Venom. Tom Hardy, who played it, explained that motion capture was not used in the film, which gave us reason to understand that Venom himself and all his movements and facial expressions were brought to life by digital animation (which, by the way, still looks fantastic).

This leads to the idea that the technology used is one of the main reasons Avatar: The Path of Water can convey so many emotions. The characters on the fictional extraterrestrial planet seem very human. If you watch the excellent video in English of how the film was shot, you will see how the actors work and, in parallel, how their characters come to life in the digital world.

3. Actors' skills were tested when Cameron chose to shoot "wet on wet."

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

Forget floating rigs and dry-for-wet green screens. This is when the actors have to move on cables, depicting scuba diving, and then special effects are added - water graphics.

James Cameron was set to film the water scenes in natural water to make them as accurate as possible. Therefore, he applied the wet-for-wet technology - “wet on wet,” and immersed the actors in the water.

As visual effects supervisor Richie Baynham explained in an interview, “If an actor is actually in the water, he experiences viscous resistance. This impacts the game. That makes it feel real."

When watching the movie, you'll notice and feel the effort put into the underwater scenes, from the fluid movements of the sea creature Skimwing to the shots where the character's arms swing as they interact with aquatic plants. While the cast and stunt crew aren't in Pandora's ocean, you get to see these magical moments that would seem more raw and unnatural if filmed on land.

4. Underwater Reservoirs Were Created For The Movie

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At Manhattan Beach Studios, two massive tanks were designed with which Cameron could put his wet-on-wet plan into action.

One of the tanks was used for character training and personal moments, while the other monstrous pool (measuring 36.6 meters long, 18.3 meters wide, and 9.1 meters deep, to be exact, and with a capacity of 946 cu. meters) was filled with modern machines for creating waves and currents, designed and used to enhance dynamic episodes.

5. Even the epic final fight scene was played UNDERWATER

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

Towards the film's end, there is a long and very verbose fight scene between Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Quaritch (Stephen Lang). As the episode unfolds, the viewer is drawn into what is happening and begins to believe that the characters' lives are really at stake!

Doubles play out a fight in a highly extreme situation. Also, in explaining playing out the battle with Lang, Worthington said he had his risks for several reasons. First, when he grabbed Lang with a chokehold, in his words, “the realism that you are trying to convey means that the partner can die and he cannot give an alarm because you are underwater and you simply cannot speak.”

Luckily for the actors, says Worthington, you have to rely on the people in charge of security on set and the director watching the action on the screens and counting on each other…

Judging by the footage from the set, there was nothing to do for those unable to hold their breath even for one minute. Kudos to the actors and stunt performers for practically risking their lives for our amusement. Those risks paid off!

6. The cast and crew spent over 200,000 hours of freediving.

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

John Garvin, a lead master diver for Avatar: The Way of the Water, stated that over 200,000 dives were completed to make "the most challenging diving movie ever made." In an interview, he said this number includes the number of challenging dives to record because some were 30 to 60 seconds long, and others were invariably longer!

Garvin explained that on a typical busy day of filming, you could see 26 scuba divers and free divers simultaneously in the water, jumping up and down like a yo-yo. That's not to mention the technicians and lighting technicians who were constantly submerged in water to set things up on set.

It's one thing to imagine how hard it was for the actors. But what to say about how much collective effort the cast and crew took to put in so many hours of hard underwater work?

7. Kate Winslet broke Tom Cruise's record for holding her breath.

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In Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015), Tom Cruise managed to hold his breath for over 6 minutes. The crazy result, you say? But now he's been knocked off the championship pedestal thanks to Kate Winslet. Her preparation for the role in "Avatar 2" allowed the actress to break her record (and Cruise's record) - she held her breath for 7 minutes and 14 seconds!

8. James Cameron preferred 3D cameras to 3D film conversion

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Many filmmakers prefer to convert their films to 3D in post-production. If you think about 3D movies over the years, you may not even remember that many were shot on 3D cameras. Take the useless remake of the slasher film My Bloody Valentine (2009) as one example.

But not Cameron. The director ensured that the film was shot in IMAX and 3D using a particular Sony CineAlta Venice 3D system that could be used underwater. Is there anything this person can't?!

9. 57 new species of sea creatures were created for the film

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

Cameron's ideas for Pandora were inspired by the marine life that exists (or once existed) right here on Earth. Nevertheless, 57 new sea creatures that have never lived on our planet were created for the film.

Speaking of Ilu, a somewhat tame reef swimmer, Cameron mentioned that he has the neck of a plesiosaur and the body of a manta ray with lower and upper wings. As you watch the movie, you will notice other unearthly amazing creatures that are still familiar to the eye - in particular, look at the talks!

10. Na'vi costumes were first created in real life

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

Looking at all this cinematic digitalization, one would have thought Na'vi clothing would be created from scratch by a team of digital specialists. But no! James Cameron, I'm sorry we doubted you.

It turns out that costume designer Deborah L. Scott and her team made every bracelet, necklace, and fabric worn by the Na'vi people. What is the reason for this moral approach?

"Because the technology is so good at capturing the image and texture of these elements, you can't draw them on a computer and expect them to have the 3D life they should." So the costume department went to great lengths to ensure that the design, the fabric, and how everything interacts with water would inform the digital artists well enough to make the clothes and accessories look real!

11. Filming started when all five Avatar films were written.

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

Having conceived five films for Avatar, Cameron followed the example of Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings), waiting to start filming the sequel until all the scripts for Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5 were ready!

Jackson used this approach for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and it's safe to say that the result was a masterpiece, so Cameron decided to follow the tried and tested method.

In an interview, Cameron explained that it was necessary to "play for the actors" as if the books were written and already existed in reality. The only way to show it is with scripts that are already fully prepared so that the actors are convinced of what happened to their characters and what everything they did on set meant. Now we want to know what will happen next!

12. It took three whole years to shoot

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

The audience has been waiting for this sequel for a long time, and with good reason! Since so much time has been spent writing the scripts for all the remaining Avatar films, it's no surprise that filming has also taken quite a long time, starting in 2017 and wrapping up in 2020.

The creation of the second "Avatar" was indeed a long process. To estimate filming time, compare: one of the highest-grossing blockbusters of recent years, Avengers: Endgame (2019), was filmed in just five months.

13. Cameron wrote 1,500 pages of notes for four screenwriters tasked with turning them into screenplays.

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

The director wrote 1,500 pages of his notes to create a visually detailed universe for the writers. The team included Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Shane Salerno (Armageddon), Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). You can see the last two writers in the photo.

In terms of process, Cameron and the writing team sat in the writer's room for eight hours a day for five months, working through the story in all the remaining Avatar films to make it a saga.

Cameron's trick was the last day, so everyone would be equally involved in all stories. Cunning and brilliant, Cameron!

14. One plot idea in the movie could have failed.

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

According to screenwriters Jaffa and Silver, there is one moment in the film that they considered "tightrope balancing" because if it wasn't done right, the audience might think it was too crazy and wouldn't buy it. What is this scary moment? Pay attention to the friendly communication between Loak (Britain Dalton) and the giant Tulkun Payakan. The writers were worried that the storyline was quite alien to the audience!

15. The film was edited twice

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

Avatar: The Way of Water listed the four editors-in-chief in the credits, with director James Cameron, Stephen Rivkin, John Refua, and David Brenner rounding out the team. Cameron stated that four editors "were on duty for five years with two other editors who worked for one or two years, and then a staff of about a dozen assistants was divided between Los Angeles and New Zealand."

The process was intense as the team edited the entire film twice—A revised performance.

After that, Cameron starts the process of her virtual camera, figuring out what a close-up is, a wide shot, etc., and adjusting the lighting. When these shots come into the editing room, the team has to edit everything again!”

16. Composer Simon Franglen wrote music following the example of the late James Horner.

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

James Horner wrote the soundtrack for the first Avatar, apparently even making a few of his instruments to bring Pandora's world to life with music. Unfortunately, his death in 2015 meant that the Avatar sequels would continue without him. However, composer Simon Franglen (pictured), who previously worked with Horner, was able to refine the score for the sequel while maintaining respect for the late composer.

“I was tasked with adding new textures, voices, and elements to the music. The sea is an integral part of many themes and motifs in my music; the shimmer of light, the ebb and flow of the waves, and the Na'vi's connection to the water were all inspiring,” says Franglen.

17. Sigourney Weaver Contributed To Kiri's Look

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One crazy thing about Avatar's technology is that Sigourney Weaver, at 73, could play a 14-year-old girl and pull it off, as far as I can tell.

Kiri, Jake, and Neytiri's adopted daughter seem to have an affinity for the outside world. She is a quirky and strong character and very likable! But when Weaver first saw Kiri's original design, she objected because she thought it was too neat and pretty. Therefore, Kiri was designed to have a slightly more messy look and look more like the awkward teenager she should be.

18. Avatar 2 Rendering Caused Weta Power Grid To Be Exceeded

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

Film production visual effects company Weta FX exceeded the power grid that powered its data center in Wellington, New Zealand, as it prepared to render (computer-rendered) stills from a new film.

Avatar 2 averaged 500 iterations per frame, and they all had to be rendered one after the other. Higher frame rates and new technologies meant that each frame took 8,000 thread hours to generate (equivalent to 3,000 vCPUs in a cloud data center running for an hour).

The high demands were mainly due to the need to simulate water for the film. This meant that Weta was pushed to its limits and had to partner with Amazon Web Services data centers for more computing power and storage space.

19. Edward Norton Turned Down Avatar 2

  How "Avatar: The Way of Water" was filmed - the film that showed the world a new level of special effects

, but although the actor was interested in taking part, he wanted to avoid playing the character responsible for destroying Pandora. Norton was such a big fan of the first film that he only wanted to play Na'vi, but Cameron conceived a human role. Perhaps we will see Norton in what

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The heyday of horror movies came in the 70s and 80s when censorship was finally abolished, and special effects became more and more realistic. At that time, many horror films appeared on the screens, which later became classics. At the same time, slashers were born, aimed at a younger audience.


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Unfortunately, by the 90s, horror films almost died out, giving way to thrillers. The popularity of The Silence of the Lambs played a significant role. Horror returned to the screens only after the beginning of the 21st century, slightly changing the plots to more social ones.


20. The Shining

USA, UK, 1980.

Horror, thriller, drama.

Duration: 144 minutes.


Writer Jack Torrance is in a creative crisis. To earn extra money and at the same time to be distracted, he gets a job as a caretaker at the Overlook Hotel, which is closed for the winter and moves there with his family. Jack plans to spend this time writing a new novel. But soon, terrible things begin to happen in the hotel.


The author of the original book Stephen King was dissatisfied with the adaptation by Stanley Kubrick. But still, the director managed to perfectly convey the mystical and frightening atmosphere of the hotel, inhabited by ghosts. Well, the fantastic performance of Jack Nicholson makes the picture a must-see.


19. Alien

USA, UK, 1979.

Horror, fantasy, thriller.

Duration: 116 minutes.


The spacecraft Nostromo receives a signal from the new planet LV-426. Crew members assume they are being asked for help. But soon, the team encounters a creepy alien who kills the heroes one by one.


With the cult film by Ridley Scott, a whole multi-year franchise about xenomorphs began, on which various directors worked. But still, the sequels are more like gloomy action movies. And the first film is a fantastic horror, where a monster hunts for heroes in a confined space.


By the way, initially, the author planned to kill all the characters in the film, which would exclude the possibility of a continuation. But the producers opposed this move and forced him to change the ending.


18. The Thing

USA, 1982.

Horror, fantasy.

Duration: 109 minutes.


In the ice of Antarctica, polar explorers find an alien organism. It soon turns out that he attacks people and can take the form and even copy the behavior of any living creature. Now all the station inhabitants suspect each other, trying to figure out the monster.


John Carpenter's film is based on the 1951 Thing from Another World. But the remake managed to surpass the original in terms of visual presentation and psychological tension.


17. Rosemary's Baby

USA, 1968.

Horror, drama, thriller.

Duration: 137 minutes.


Rosemary and Guy Wodehouse move to an upscale neighborhood in New York. They quickly become friends with their new neighbors, and everything seems to be going well in life. But one day, Rosemary dreams about being raped by a demon. And soon, the girl discovers that she is pregnant.


Director Roman Polanski approached the staging of his debut film in Hollywood very carefully, paying attention to the minor details in the plot. The author wanted no one to doubt the realism of what was happening. As a result, the picture perfectly combines the story of a classic horror film about a satanic cult and a reflection of the natural fear of motherhood.


16. The Exorcist

USA, 1973.


Duration: 122 minutes.


Actress Chris McNeil's 12-year-old daughter has strange seizures. Moreover, during attacks, she behaves aggressively, and then she begins to speak in a male voice and move strangely. Doctors do not find any physical problems, and then it becomes clear: the girl is possessed by the devil.


William Friedkin's film is widely regarded as a horror classic. The director set it as his task to scare the viewer in every way, for which shaking scenery, terrible makeup, and many special effects were used. And many considered the scene of the exorcism of the devil even too realistic, although the performer of the role of Merrin's father, Max von Sydow, said that he did not believe in evil spirits.


Well, the moment where the girl's arms and legs bend has firmly gone down in history: it was copied in dozens of horror films and then parodied in many comedies.


15. Jaws

USA, 1975.

Horror, adventure.

Duration: 124 minutes.


The sheriff of the local police discovers on the shore the remains of a girl torn to pieces by a massive white shark. The number of victims is growing every day, but the city leadership does not dare to notify residents of the danger. Then the main character teams up with a shark hunter and an oceanologist to catch the monster together.


Steven Spielberg's film made a splash at the box office, paying off dozens of times and turning the term "blockbuster" into an independent genre. And all the more surprising is that this is a story about a vast monster devouring people.


14. Night of the Living Dead

USA, 1968.


Duration: 96 minutes.


Barbara arrives with her brother at her father's grave. And right in the cemetery, they are attacked by a creepy man in rags. The girl manages to escape, and soon she finds herself in a house where several more strangers have gathered. And around begins the invasion of the living dead.


The film by aspiring director George Romero was the first story in which zombies were shown in their usual form today - before this term was referred only to as voodoo magic. Interestingly, Romero himself did not use it.


The film has many sequels and remakes, and the idea of ​​the mindless walking dead, who are primarily dangerous because of their numbers, has gone into popular culture.


13. Halloween

USA, 1978.

Horror, thriller.

Duration: 101 minutes.


Since childhood, Michael Myers has been in a hospital because he killed his sister. But one day, an adult criminal escapes, puts on a white mask, and begins to terrorize a group of teenagers.


The author work of John Carpenter launched a whole wave of slasher films - horror films where a maniac in a mask hunts teenagers. Such paintings even became a symbol of the eighties. And Halloween itself has evolved into one of the longest-running horror franchises in history. In 2018, another part was released, which continued the events of the very first film, ignoring the sequels.


12. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

USA, 1974.


Duration: 83 minutes.


Girl Sally and her friends go to Texas to visit their grandfather's grave. On the way, they come to a farm where an extraordinary family lives, working in a slaughterhouse. Guests are invited to dinner, but it turns out that the owners are not opposed to hunting people.


"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" became the primary prototype of all slashers, anticipating both "Halloween" and other prominent representatives of the genre. The first part may seem rustic to date, although it has enough dark scenes.


But the picture also has many sequels, and in 2017 a prequel about the origin of the main villain, nicknamed Leatherface, was released. By the way, this character has an actual prototype - the maniac Ed Gein.


11. The Omen

USA, UK, 1976.


Duration: 111 minutes.


The wife of American diplomat Robert Thorne gives birth to a dead child. Her husband decides not to tell his wife the sad news and takes another baby instead. The child, named Damien, grows up in the family as his own. But in fact, his soul is cursed from birth. After all, Damien is the Antichrist.


And another classic horror movie that embodies the idea of ​​fear of children. The contrast between the angelic face of the young actor and his sinister actions hooked the viewer. The picture came out with two more successful sequels, where they talked about Damien's adolescence and his mature years.


But the restart of the story of the same name failed, although the film's advertising campaign was built very ingeniously, releasing the picture on 06/06/2006.


10.  A Nightmare on Elm Street

USA, 1984


Duration: 92 minutes.


High school students of one of the schools begin to dream the same dream: they are being pursued by a mutilated maniac Freddy Krueger with metal knives in his glove. And the worst thing is that those he killed in a dream die in reality. The heroes are trying to figure out where this ghost came from. But for this, they need not sleep.


One of the most recognizable on-screen maniacs came up with director Wes Craven, and over the years, the image of Freddy Krueger has become firmly established in pop culture. Everyone knows his invariable attributes: a red-green sweater, a hat, a burnt face, and a glove with claws.


It is ironic that in the late nineties, when the horror genre was in severe decline, the same Craven made the film Scream, in which he deconstructed the slasher genre and showed all the stereotypes of such movies.


9.  The Fly

USA, UK, Canada, 1986.

Horror, fantasy, drama.

Duration: 96 minutes.


Scientist Seth Brundle creates a teleportation device. After several successful experiments with objects and animals, he decides to try the invention on himself. But at the moment of teleportation, a fly flies into the device. Because of this accident, Set gradually turns into a giant insect.


And again, a remake that surpassed the original in quality and popularity. The fact is that the master of the body horror genre David Cronenberg undertook to shoot it. He was able to very vividly and unpleasantly show the mutations of the human body. Yes, he designed a creepy and cruel plot into a good drama.


8. The Conjuring

USA, 2013.

Horror, thriller, detective.

Duration: 113 minutes.


Spouses Ed and Lorraine Warren are experienced exorcists. They exorcise ghosts from houses and also give lectures about otherworldly forces. But one day, they have to face such a potent evil that not only the inhabitants of the damned home are in danger, but also the spouses themselves.


This film was directed by James Wan - the creator of another famous horror franchise, "Astral." He took as a basis the memoirs of the honest Lorraine Warren, who claims that all these events happened. The result was a great horror movie with many scary scenes, which later turned into a whole franchise with spin-offs like Annabelle.



7. Carrie

USA, 1976


Duration: 98 minutes.


Quiet and timid schoolgirl Carrie is constantly intimidated by her fanatically religious mother and offended by her peers. Aggression accumulates inside her, which suddenly manifests itself in supernatural abilities. And at this time, classmates want to play it again right at the prom.


The film adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel by the famous Brian De Palma cemented the book's popularity and stimulated many other directors to pay attention to the writer's work. The secret to the story's success is simple: King took a familiar story about bullying at school and turned it into supernatural horror. Well, Palma only managed to adapt all this perfectly.


The movie's tagline is "If The Exorcist made you flinch, Carrie would make you scream." And this is not an exaggeration: at first, many viewers were seriously frightened by the terrible bloody scene at the school.


6. Suspiria

Italy, 1977

Horror, drama.

Duration: 98 minutes.


Young American ballerina Susie Bannion travels to Germany to study at the famous dance school. Soon, girls begin to die mysteriously there. And then Susie realizes that the school has become the site of a coven of witches.


Dario Argento is a recognized master of the Giallo genre, which combines a crime thriller, explicit scenes, and cruelty. But in Suspiria, he went further, combining dark mysticism with a beautiful musical film.


And in 2018, a remake of the same name was released. The new version turned out to be more ambiguous and even philosophical. However, there are enough beautiful and scary scenes in it too.


5. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

USA, 1978.

Fantasy, thriller, horror.

Duration: 115 minutes.


Alien plants appear in an American town. Gradually, they turn into absolutely exact copies of people and take the place of the originals. The only difference is that the aliens are entirely emotionless.


The classic film of the same name came out in 1955 when the US went through a hysteria about foreign spies. Then the film set the fashion for the story of the alien invasion.


The 1978 remake was even more interesting than the original. The atmosphere of horror and creepy scenes of the appearance of copies from cocoons were added to the unusual plot. And the gloomy ending of the picture went down in history as one of the most sinister scenes.


4. Poltergeist

USA, 1982.

Horror, thriller.

Duration: 114 minutes.


The Freeling family moves into a new house, where strange things soon happen: objects move on their own, and appliances turn on. Then the tree outside the window tries to kidnap the son of the Freelings, and while his parents are getting him out, their daughter disappears.


The creator of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, years later released another cult horror film, only now in a completely different style. Based on a script by Steven Spielberg, the story has become one of the best examples of haunted house horror.


3. Ringu

Japan, 1998

Horror, thriller, detective.

Duration: 96 minutes.


There is a legend among teenagers about a creepy videotape. As soon as someone watches the tape, the phone rings in his house, and a week later, he dies. And after the mysterious death of his niece, reporter Reiko Asakawa decides to look into the origin of this tape.


This film gave us a creepy girl with black hair crawling out of the TV. First, she turned into one of the most famous and frightening images and then into the object of many parodies.


The popularity of the original film was also noticed in Hollywood, and three years later, they released their version of the picture in the United States. Curiously, later the continuation of the American version was directed by the director of the Japanese original, Hideo Nakata.


2. The Babadook

Australia, Canada, 2014.

Horror, mystic.

Duration: 93 minutes.


Amelia, who has lost her husband, brings her young son Sam a children's book called The Babadook. But the monster of history becomes tangible. It inhabits the heroine and tries to kill the child.


Australian actress Jennifer Kent in her directorial debut, was able to talk about the deep feelings of a single mother. Therefore, if you oversee the film, you can see not only cool screamers but also the expression of a woman's grief over her dead husband. And the ending hints that secret fears cannot be eliminated - they can only be controlled.


1. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, 2015.


Duration: 93 minutes.


The action took place in the 17th century. The family of William and Katerina are expelled from the settlement. She and her four children set up a home near the forest, but a witch steals their newborn child. The family blames the eldest daughter Thomasin for all the troubles, who did not keep track of her brother, and this becomes the beginning of even more significant problems.


Rookie director Robert Eggers tried to shoot the whole picture as naturalistically as possible: most of the shots here are shown in natural light in rather pale colors. And in fact, the meaning of the picture is not witchcraft. Much more frightening is that each hero hides something even from his loved ones.



What’s the best movie for Halloween and why?


Even though the coronavirus restrictions canceled all plans for a massive Halloween celebration, you can always celebrate October 31st at home. You just need to stock up on food, turn on the scariest horror movies and arrange yourself a night marathon. We've put together tips from filmmakers to help you decide on your Halloween horror movies.


Tucker & Dale vs. Evil


One of the most creative comedy slashers of recent years is based, in fact, on one extended joke: two main characters - harmless rednecks, who nevertheless look like typical horror villains - is mistaken are by a group of students for maniacs due by a series of misunderstandings. And then it begins stupid deaths, absurd situations, go to the people "students have arrived and committed suicide in the fresh air." "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil" is a Homeric genre shifter that deftly walks through the most worn clichés of slashers and turns them against themselves.




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Theseries "Squid Game" enjoys a resounding success, reaching the trend not only on Netflix, but also on other platforms such as TikTok or Twitter. However, because the games in the series could be imitated, schools began to send warning letters.

The series is based on a series of games that the characters must win in order to move on to the next stage. However, not everyone manages to complete the tasks. In fact, those who fail to perform the tests end up being killed. For this reason, more and more schools have begun to warn parents to pay more attention to the behavior that children also have to watch what they watch. Especially now that they can easily get to this series.

Sandown school representatives in Deal, Kent, said that teachers held lessons about online safety and the dangers of watching content that "is not age-appropriate."Goodwin Academy, another school in Deal, also confirmed that it had sent a letter warning parents not to allow their children to watch the "Squid Game."

A father even wrote on Twitter that he received a letter from the school where he was warned that parents could be penalized if the little ones were caught playing their own version of the Squid Game. 

"Squid Game"was released on Netflix on September 17, and was written by Hwang Dong-hyuk. In each episode, the characters participate in the bloody versions of traditional children's games, they must emerge victorious in order to move on and stay alive.

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The Titanic is one of the most infamous ships of the 20th century. A lot of books have been written about him and a decent number of films have been shot, both documentaries and feature films. We think we won’t be mistaken if we say that the majority’s idea of ​​this ship is probably based on the film adaptation of the movie Titanic, shot by James Cameron in 1997. But it is important to distinguish fiction from real facts, because cinema is what cinema is for, which is primarily intended to attract the attention of viewers with an interesting plot. The script may be based on the fact of something, but this does not mean that the director will thoroughly follow what really happened and will not add something of his own.


The ship and the mystery of the disaster still surprises


There are a lot of facts about the Titanic on the Internet, and it is difficult to figure out which of them are true and which are false. We at Bemorepanda have tried to collect facts from sources that are trustworthy. Below you can find some facts about the Titanic that you didn't know or that were altered in the movie to add drama to the story.


So, are you ready to sail the sea of facts with the Titanic?



1. Without her husband Isidore, Ida Strauss stubbornly refused to board a lifeboat.


Ida and Isidore Strauss, founders of the New York department store Macy's, are perhaps one of the most tragic love stories during the sinking of the Titanic. Ida did not board the lifeboat without her husband, who refused the seat when offered because he knew there were still women and children on board. “Where you are, there I am,” she said to her husband. The couple died together, holding hands.


2. The youngest passenger on the Titanic was a two-month-old baby.

Milvina Dean was not only the oldest survivor, but also the youngest passenger on board. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 97. —


3. The Chief Baker Was In The Water For Two Hours Before He Was Rescued.


It is said that before it was discovered, the head baker, Charles Joughin, had been swimming in the sea for two hours. He insisted that the huge amount of whiskey he drank before the ship sank warmed his body enough to withstand the cold water. —


4. Two young brothers survived on the ship, being without the care of loved ones.


The only children who survived the sinking of the Titanic without parents were Edmond and Michel Navratil, who went down in history in this regard. They were known as the "Titanic Orphans" and were two years apart in their ages. In order to take them to America, their father stole them from their mother, whom he separated from. When he put his children on the lifeboat, that was the last time he was seen. —


5. A first-class cabin on board the Titanic cost $4,350 (£875), as opposed to the average cost of a first-class bed on the ship, which was £30.


6. An optical illusion may have prevented the discovery of the iceberg in time.


Historian Tim Maltin argues that the superrefraction was likely caused by atmospheric conditions on the night the ship sank, which may have obscured the iceberg. This may help explain why the iceberg was not discovered until the ship was too close to it to avoid a collision. —


7. Milton Hershey was supposed to be on the Titanic.


Milton Hershey, the entrepreneur who created the famous Hershey's milk chocolate bar, sent a $300 payment to book a cabin on the Titanic. Hershey and his wife skipped the trip because work was more important than anything. —


8. Lifeboat training was planned on the day of the crash, but it was canceled for unknown reasons. Captain Edward Smith decided to cancel the exercise.


9. Only half of the passengers would have been saved if the full capacity of the lifeboats had been used.


10 Benjamin Guggenheim Remained A Gentleman In The Face Of Disaster.


Upon learning that the ship was sinking, American businessman Benjamin Guggenheim and his servant Victor Giglio dressed in their best evening attire. Guggenheim reportedly stated, "We are dressed in our best and ready to leave like gentlemen."


11. The first lifeboat was launched an hour after hitting the iceberg.


It might seem logical for a ship to immediately launch lifeboats when the hull is breached. However, it took the Titanic an entire hour before it launched its first lifeboat. —


12. During the construction of the Titanic, 8 people died and 28 serious accidents occurred, 218 minor accidents were also reported by Harland and Wolff.


13. Tens of thousands of dollars were paid for the final dinner menu from the Titanic.


The Titanic's Ultimate First Class Dining Menu was purchased by a private collector for $88,000 on September 30, 2015 in an online auction. The collector overpaid $18,000 over the original top price. —


14. While the Titanic may have had 64 lifeboats, it only had 20.


Many of the Titanic's lifeboats were not completely filled with the number of passengers they were designed to carry. —


15. 13 couples on board the Titanic went on a honeymoon trip. Lifeboats were made available primarily to newlyweds from among other people.


16. The Titanic sank in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

The New York Times ran a headline stating that the Titanic sank four hours after hitting the iceberg in its original report of the tragedy. The fact that the ship sank faster was not known to the general public.


17. The Titanic sank very quickly.


The ship split in two: the bow sank to the ocean floor at a speed of 35 miles (56.3 km) per hour, and the stern at a speed of 50 miles (80.4 km) per hour. —


18. An iceberg that collided with a ship could rise 100 feet (30.4 m) above the water.


It is estimated that the iceberg that the Titanic crashed into was between 50 (15.2 m) and 100 feet (30.4 m) above the water. The total length of the iceberg is believed to have been between 200 (60.9 m) and 400 (121.9 m) feet. —


19. It took more than three years to build the ship.

Beginning in 1909 and for three years, White Star Line's Titanic was built at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. —


20. When the ship sank, the temperature of the sea water was below zero.


The water temperature was only -2 degrees Celsius, according to measurements taken by Captain Stanley Lord from the Californian, which was nearby when the Titanic sank.


21. Less than a third of all people on board the ship survived.


Only 705 passengers and crew returned home. —


22. First class passengers had access to a heated swimming pool.


First-class travelers received exquisite service and numerous luxuries as they could afford. First-class perks for the wealthy included reading in the library, playing tennis on the squash court, dining in upscale Parisian cafés, and relaxing in tea gardens. —


23. The anthem "Nearer My God To Thee" was reportedly the last song played by the band, according to both British and American passengers, but this cannot be verified.

The anthem was sung to different tunes in the two countries, adding to the uncertainty. —


24. "Titanic" is under water at a depth of 3800 m


Almost 2.5 miles (4 km) below the surface of the ocean, about 370 miles (595 km) from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, lies the wreck of the Titanic. The ship split in two, leaving a 2,000-foot (600 m) long gap in the seabed separating the bow and stern. —


25. The Titanic cost over $7.5 million to build ($200 million adjusted for inflation).


In the early 20th century, the cost to build the huge ship was estimated at $7.5 million, or $183.4 million today. —


26. The hull of the boat received a 91 meter hole from hitting an iceberg.


The Titanic's captain, Edward Smith, thought the ship had just skimmed over the tip of the iceberg, but when the crew inspected the impact site, they found that five compartments had already begun to fill with water and the bow was already sinking.


27. Only two baths were available to all third class passengers.


There were 706 third-class passengers on the Titanic, who paid between £3 and £8 in fares, but only had two bathtubs at their disposal. —


28. The last dinner of first class travelers consisted of 11 courses.


The menu included appetizers like oysters, entrees like filet mignon and sweets like chocolate and vanilla eclairs. —


29. After the crash, only a small number of bodies were found.

Only 306 bodies were recovered from the icy water by rescue ships. Halifax, Nova Scotia received a large number of deaths. —


30. There were 840 cabins in total, 416 first class cabins, 162 second class and 262 third class.


31. The ship was just under 900 feet (274 m) long.


The Titanic was the largest ship of its day, at 882 feet 9 inches long. At around 1,200 feet (365.7 m) long, Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas is currently the largest cruise ship in the world. —


32. It took 20 horses to transport the main anchor.


The weight of the ship's main anchor was over 30,000 pounds, or 16 tonntertons, England, to Dudley railway station, England. —


33. It took more than seven decades to search for the wreckage of the ship.


After the Titanic sank in 1912, its wreckage was not discovered until 73 years later, in 1985. Using a robotic submarine, the wreckage was located by Dr. Robert D. Ballard of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and a team of American and French experts. —


34. Many documentaries and feature films have been made about the Titanic. The most notable of these are:

"Titanic" by Jean Negulesco (1953), "The Sinking of the Titanic" by Roy Baker (1958) and "Titanic" by James Cameron (1997). —


35. Six pre-collision iceberg warnings.


Captain Edward Smith apparently never received the most important iceberg warning due to the lack of the MSG prefix. The captain had to personally acknowledge the receipt of the message under this designation. The chief radio operator dismissed the message as unimportant because it lacked the MSG prefix. —


36. Edward John Smith was the captain of the Titanic and died when the ship sank on its maiden voyage.


37. Only three of the four chimneys of the Titanic worked.

The big ship had four chimneys (also known as funnels), but only three of them emitted smoke. The other was used only for ventilation, giving the ship a regal air. —


38. Specific bacteria slowly devour debris.


At some point, the rust-eating bacteria will completely consume whatever remains of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean. Halomonas titanicae, a type of microbe that can attach itself to steel surfaces, creates the rust visible on the debris.


39. 6,000 artifacts were recovered from the crash site.


Many people are interested in artifacts from the Titanic era. A violin sold at auction in the UK in 2013 for $1.7 million was one of 6,000 artifacts discovered. In 2011, the Titanic project was sold for $336,000. —


40. John Jacob Astor IV was the richest man on board.


With a net worth of nearly $150,000,000 at the time, the heir to the Astor family fortune was by far the wealthiest person on board the ship. He died with the ship.


41. The first iceberg was noticed at 23:30 on April 14.

The iceberg was discovered by a sentinel who hastily sounded the alarm. To avoid colliding with him, the ship quickly turned at a high angle, but it was too late. —


42. The first lifeboat could accommodate 65 people, but only 28 people were able to board.


43. The Titanic sank at 2:20 am on April 15, 1912. Two and a half hours earlier, the ship had collided with an iceberg.


44. Less than a minute elapsed between the discovery of the iceberg and the disaster.


The Titanic is said to have collided with the iceberg just 37 seconds after the iceberg was first spotted. —


45. Three dogs were rescued from the ship

There were nine dogs on board, but only three survived: two Spitz and a Pekingese. —


46. New evidence suggests that a hull fire may have been the cause of the ship's sinking.


According to the documentary Titanic: New Evidence, the accident may have been caused by a fire that broke out on board the ship shortly before it left port. Journalist Senan Moloni claims that continuous fire in the ship's hull may have caused the metal to shatter. Before the ship sailed, the fire raged for three weeks.


47. 40,000 people met the steamer "Carpathia" when she arrived in New York with more than 700 survivors.


48. There were 8 musicians on board the Titanic, all of them worked for the Liverpool agency The CW and FN Black.


49. It is generally accepted that there were about 2200 passengers and crew members on the ship.


50. About 100,000 people were present at the launch of the ship. May 31, 1911 in Belfast, the huge liner "White Star" first went on the water.

The descent, lasting just over a minute, was watched by about 100,000 people, or nearly a third of Belfast's population. —


51. The ship burned about 825 tons of coal per day.


The Titanic was far from being a light ship and weighed nearly 46,000 tons. This massive ship heated 29 boilers, consuming approximately 825 tons of coal per day in 159 furnaces.


52. Royal Mail Steamer (RMS - royal mail steamer) Titanic was the official name of the ship.


From the middle of the 19th century, people used the abbreviation RMS for Royal Mail steamers. This served as a distinction, because mail had to be delivered on time, and ships were fined for being late. The name was given to about 200 ships, including the Titanic. —


53. The maximum speed of the "Titanic" now. A typical cruise ship today travels at 20 knots, or 23 miles (37 km) per hour. The world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, has a top speed of 25 knots, or about 29 miles (46.6 km) per hour. —


54. In 2012, underwater robots took over 100,000 pictures of a shipwreck.

More than 100,000 images of hundreds of objects that were likely part of the ship were obtained by the expedition, which sent underwater robots to the wreck and used sonar to study the objects. A 3 by 5 mile (4.8 by 8 km) debris field can be mapped. —


55. Alcoholic drinks and cigars were readily available on board.


The ship carried 1,500 bottles of wine and 20,000 bottles of beer, as well as 8,000 cigars, all available to first class passengers. —


56. The Titanic made its maiden voyage from Britain to America. The outer route was to be Southampton, England - New York, USA.







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