Prop And Wardrobe Details Fans Noticed In Action-Adventure Movies

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Whether on the big screen or in your living room, there's nothing quite like watching a good old fashioned action-adventure movie. Indiana Jones delivers classic treasure hunting and charm. Captain Jack Sparrow takes us on quirky expeditions on the high seas. The Goonies rally us to "Never Say Die!" Beyond all their excitement, one of the things that make these movie so fun is the detail they put into props and costuming. If you ask around the internet, fans will point out some truly exceptional examples. If you've ever wondered how they got that epic shot of the ark's shadow in Raiders of the Lost Ark, well, it's a little simpler than you might think. (Imagine a piece of cardboard.) In Hook, amongst all the Captain's prized belongings, a record player rests next to his armchair, allowing him to use his hook as a needle. Sometimes the details are a little revealing. For example, in Jumanji, if you look closely, it's plainly visible that Peter's monkey tail is operated by a string.

Check out this list of prop and costume details fans spotted in action adventure movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


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    563 VOTES

    An Actor Wore Layers Of Contact Lenses In 'Pirate Of The Caribbean'

    From Redditor /u/Tokyono:

    In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), actor Mackenzie Crook had to wear two contact lenses on top of one another, to portray his characters wooden eye. He said: “It’s uncomfortable…but not painful. And it helps the character, because without it, I’m just any other pirate.”

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    587 VOTES

    Jack Has A Syphilis Wound In 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

    From Redditor u/please-kill-me-69:

    In the Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003), Jack Sparrow has a red spot on this jaw. This red spot is a joke between Depp and the makeup department. The red spot is actually supposed to be syphilis, and it gets progressively more noticeable in each film.

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    422 VOTES

    The Ark's Shadow Is Cast By A 2-D Cutout In 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'

    From Redditor u/fanterrible:

    Raiders of the Lost Ark -  Have you ever wondered how the shadow of the ark was made? It makes you laugh how such a simple thing leads to the final climax with some of the best visual effects ever made.

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    301 VOTES

    Jonathan Wears A Bandage From Ardeth's Robe In 'The Mummy'

    From Redditor u/DalyWaters:

    In The Mummy (1999), after Johnathan has a scarab beetle cut from his arm he is seen in the next scene with a bandage made from Ardeth's robe.