Impressive CGI And Makeup Details Fans Noticed In Fantasy Movies
From the swashbuckling adventures of Pirates of the Caribbean to the magical sagas at Hogwarts, fantasy movies hold a special place in our hearts. Their amazing costuming and otherworldly character designs always stand out, but that said, some of the finer details sometimes go unnoticed. Lucky for us, fans online have spotted many of the best CGI and makeup details from our favorite fantasy movies. In The Lord of the Rings trilogy, for instance, the glimmering Trees of Valinor are reflected in Galandriel's eyes. In 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the eccentric Willy Wonka often sports a rather toothy smile, but not just because he's in a good mood-- there's a backstory involving his dentist father in that grin. There are even examples that exist solely as Easter eggs. In the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Jack Sparrow has a red blotch on his chin that the makeup department secretly threw in as a symptom of syphilis.
Check out this list of CGI and makeup details fans spotted in fantasy movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!
- 128 VOTES
Rohan Riders Were Actually Women With Fake Beards In 'The Two Towers'
From Redditor u/comrade_batman:
In Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, a majority of the Riders of Rohan were women with fake beards in order to pass as men on the horses.
- 226 VOTES
Violet Actor's Skin Remained Blue For Three Days During 'Willy Wonka'
From Redditor u/Taako_Tuuesday:
In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), for 72 hours after filming her blueberry scene, the actress who played Violet’s skin remained blue, because of food dye they mixed into the makeup.
- 323 VOTES
The One-Eyed Soldier In 'The Two Towers' Isn't CGI
From Redditor u/Tokyono:
In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, in the battle of Helm’s Deep, one of the Rohan soldiers only has one eye. This was real, not . Peter Jackson let the extra, Wayne Phillips, show off his condition.
- 422 VOTES
Bootstrap Bill Is The Only Non-CGI Pirate On The Flying Dutchman In 'POTC'
From Redditor u/Tokyono:
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Davy Jones and his entire crew were completely computer-generated, except for Bootstrap Bill (Stellan Skarsgård) who had practical makeup.
- 536 VOTES
Cary Elwes Had To Be Replaced With A Mannequin In 'The Princess Bride'Photo: The Princess Bride / 20th Century Fox
From Redditor u/EminemKillerOfTupac:
In Princess Bride, during the Miracle Max scene, Cary Elwes (Wesley) was replaced by a mannequin because he could not hold in his laughter while they tried to act out the comedic scene.
- 634 VOTES
The Trees Of Valinor Reflect In Galadriel's Eyes In 'Fellowship Of The Ring'
From Redditor u/epicazeroth:
In The Lord of the Rings, the filmmakers used a special lighting rig for Galadriel so that her eyes appear to reflect the starlight. This is because Galadriel is the last Elf in Middle-Earth to have seen the light of the Trees of Valinor.