13 Amazing Details We Missed in Our Favorite Movies
What do we expect from a good film? Usually an exciting story, good acting, and beautiful cinematography. But some directors also surprise us with their attention to detail, which can also greatly affect our perception of the film.
Bright Side has found 13 unexpected movie details that viewers usually overlook. Have you noticed them before?
Lifesaving scene in Pulp Fiction
When Uma Thurman’s character accidentally overdoses, John Travolta’s character and his friend try to revive her. They do this with the help of an improvised surgery: a direct injection of adrenaline into the heart. The inscriptions on the board game boxes in the corner of the frame form the name of the scene.
Graves’s pendant in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
When Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is interrogated by Percival Graves (Colin Farrell), we can see a part of a pendant sticking out from his pocket. The pendant resembles the Deathly Hallows symbol, hinting to the audience that in front of them sits Gellert Grindelwald. After all, Grindelwald is known as a dangerous magician, obsessed with the idea of possessing the Deathly Hallows.
The parting of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith
Before Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, he studied with Obi-Wan Kenobi, a powerful Jedi who belonged to the Force. In the scene of their last meeting, before Skywalker’s transition to the Dark Side, the arrangement of light anticipates the further development of events.
Adam Brody’s T-shirt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith
According to the plot of the movie, the Smiths are hunting for hacker Benjamin Danz (Adam Brody). After the capture, the Smiths interrogate Danz, who’s wearing a Fight Club T-shirt. We think Brad Pitt really liked this scene.
The grave of Nicholas Fury in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
In the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nicholas Fury, is dead. On his gravestone, the viewers see a quote from the Bible, also spoken by Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. Is it worth mentioning that both Fury and Jules were played by the brilliant Samuel L. Jackson?
What happened to Kevin’s ticket in Home Alone?
Kevin’s ticket accidentally fell into the trash after milk was spilled on it. Few paid attention to this important fact, whereas it explains why the family forgot about the youngest son.
Doc’s T-shirt in the Back to the Future trilogy
When Dr. Emmet Brown and Marty wander around the Wild West, we periodically see them in masks. If you look closely, it becomes clear that Doc used his own T-shirt from the first part of the trilogy for this.
Cigarettes in Thank You for Smoking
In the film about the problems of smoking and tobacco lobbying, not a single cigarette was smoked. Isn’t this brilliant?
A Stanley Kubrick film in A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick
In the record store in Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, you can spot a soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey. This movie was directed by Stanley Kubrick three years earlier in 1968.
The demon’s name in The Conjuring 2
In one of the most spine-chilling movies of our time, one important detail keeps resurfacing. Several times you can notice the name of the demon — Valak — who scares the main characters.
Illusion of choice in The Dark Knight
Harvey Dent had a chance to kill the Joker and thus finish everything much earlier. But the most attentive viewers noticed that, having put the gun in Dent’s hand, the Joker created only an illusion of choice. His finger is holding back the hammer, which could theoretically save him from the bullet.
Some speculate that this was accidental as Heath Ledger was in an awkward position to hold the gun in the first place. Maybe he just got too into character!
The Iron Throne in Game of Thrones
The Iron Throne, the main prize in Game of Thrones, captivates not only the characters. The audience should take interest too. The thing is, some of the blades making up the throne are references to famous swords. For example, some viewers have noticed Gandalf’s Glamdring as well as Robin Hood’s sword from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
An adult joke in Cars
In one of the frames we see a sign for the “Top Down Truckstop“ restaurant. On the second smaller sign, you can read ”All convertible waitresses," that is, cars with a removable roof. It is easy for adult audiences to draw an analogy between this and the world of people.
Another gem from Pixar
In the dentist’s room in Finding Nemo there are a lot of toys for kids to play with while waiting. If you look closer, you can even spot a Buzz Lightyear toy from Toy Story.