Small Details From Movies Set In An Alternate Dimension

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How do you make a movie 20 percent more interesting? You put an alternate dimension/universe/reality in it. For this reason, many films use it as a crutch, but others use it correctly: as just one piece of a large puzzle. Other elements may include complex characters, ethical dilemmas, special effects, and Easter eggs.

We've focused on the last of those pieces for this list of small details fans found in movies featuring an alternate dimension.


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    The Face On The Dollar Bill In 'Coraline' Is Director Henry Selick

    The Face On The Dollar Bill In 'Coraline' Is Director Henry Selick
    Photo: Coraline / Focus Features

    We learned this from Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon, but they learned it from Kevin Carr of Film School Rejects, who learned it from the director's commentary of Coraline

    6 votes
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    In 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,' The Month Written On Miles's Test Is 'Decembruary'

    In 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,' The Month Written On Miles's Test Is 'Decembruary'
    Photo: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse / Sony Pictures Releasing

    Nothing is correct on that test. Shout out to Redditor u/Al-Sah-Him98 for bringing it to our attention. A different Redditor, u/Hobie391, has an alternate explanation for the misspelling: 

    I'm guessing this is a part of the minor differences they include to tell us that this world is different from ours ever so slightly? Like PDNY and Coca Soda.

    7 votes
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    The Librarian In 'The Pagemaster' Is Named Mr. Dewey

    The Librarian In 'The Pagemaster' Is Named Mr. Dewey
    Photo: The Pagemaster / 20th Century Fox

    Presumably, this is a reference to the Dewey Decimal System. Screenshot credit goes to Redditor u/brushbrushbrush94.

    7 votes
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    The Australian Flag In 'Event Horizon' Contains The Aboriginal Flag Instead Of The Union Jack

    The Australian Flag In 'Event Horizon' Contains The Aboriginal Flag Instead Of The Union Jack
    Photo: Event Horizon / Paramount Pictures

    Event Horizon takes place in 2047. New Zealander Sam Neill (pictured), who played an Australian astronaut in the film, had the flag on his uniform changed to reflect how he thought it should look in that year. He did this by replacing Britain's Union Jack, which resides in the top left corner, with the Australian Aboriginal flag.

    5 votes
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    In 'The Matrix,' Morpheus' Simulation Contains Copies Of The Same People

    In 'The Matrix,' Morpheus' Simulation Contains Copies Of The Same People
    Photo: The Matrix / Warner Bros.

    As Redditor u/RazorOfArtorias put it, "inside Morpheus' simulation of The Matrix you can see people repeated in the scene because their program can't replicate the processing power of The Matrix, wich can handle simultaniesly billions of different 'NPCs' [sic]."

    Multiple sets of twins and triplets were used for this scene. The Matrix's directors, the Wachowskis, explained why:

    We had the idea that Mouse just doubled people instead of making originals. But we couldn’t afford to do it digitally, so we ended up hiring as many doubles, or as many twins, as we could find in Sydney. It was kind of like a bad dream on the set.

    5 votes
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    In 'Space Jam,' Spectators Are Duplicated

    In 'Space Jam,' Spectators Are Duplicated
    Photo: Space Jam / Warner Bros.

    Check out how many identical dogs, turtles, little girls, and skunks are in the stands. Animators often duplicate (or triplicate, or quadruplicate, and so on...) the same characters to fill a crowd, but it's usually not this obvious.

    Redditor u/Lutennant-Macaroni brought this detail/mistake to our attention.

    5 votes