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Prop And Wardrobe Details Fans Noticed In Action-Adventure Movies

May 11, 2021 340 votes 45 voters 4.1k views19 items

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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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    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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    Captain Hook Can Use His Appendage To Play Records In 'Hook'

    From Redditor u/MakeYouAGif:

    In Hook (1991), Captain Hook has a record player in his quarters that has an arm rest so he can play the record with his hook.

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    The Cast Of 'The Goonies' Wasn't Allowed To See The Pirate Ship Until Shoot Time

    From Redditor u/LukeG88:

    In The Goonies (1985), director Richard Donner wanted an authentic reaction from the kids when they saw Willie's ship for the first time, so they didn't get to see it until it was time to shoot. The scene had to be reshot due to the cast swearing as part of their reaction.

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    Imhotep Has An Extra Canopic Jar In 'The Mummy'

    From Redditor u/The_New_Doctor:

    The Mummy (1999) - They find 5 Canopic Jars, traditionally there are only 4.

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