It takes a small village to get a movie made. From the writers, producers, director, and actors all the way to the set builders, craft services, costume designers, and everyone in between; every single person contributing their energy to put a film into the world wants to put their mark on it. So, we end up with some incredible quirks in unforgettable films.
The classic films of Hollywood are movies that we grew up watching. But no matter how many times you've seen them, you're sure to learn something new when you pay extra close attention to the small details. You'll be surprised by the things you've missed, even in movies that have been around forever.
Many Of The Extras Singing "La Marseillaise” In 'Casablanca' Were Real European RefugeesPhoto: Warner Bros. Pictures
Casablanca began filming in August of 1942, right in the middle of World War II. Roger Ebert pointed out in his commentary on the film's DVD release that many of the film's extras were refugees and had an emotional day filming when they stood and sang the French anthem "La Marseillaise” in defiance of the Nazis.997130Oscar-worthy detail?
- Photo: Universal Pictures
Sharp-eyed Redditor u/Liontamer22 noticed that in the film To Kill a Mockingbird when the person we have been led to believe is the victim of a crime is sworn in to give testimony, she hovers her hand over the Bible instead of touching it. It's later proven she was lying.947120Oscar-worthy detail?
- Photo: Buena Vista Distribution
Redditor u/matthewlinaress noticed that in Mary Poppins, when Mary gives Jane and Michael their medicine, they each receive different color medicine from the same bottle, as each person has a different favorite flavor. Apparently this was a magic trick Julie Andrews performed on the set that produced genuine shocked reactions from the child actors.1,257187Oscar-worthy detail?
- Photo: 20th Century Fox
As Julie Andrews sings the song “I Have Confidence” in The Sound of Music, she passes under a large archway. Behind Andrews three women pass by, the real Maria von Trapp, her daughter, Rosmarie, and the daughter of Werner von Trapp, one of the original von Trapp children whom Maria cared for.1,310201Oscar-worthy detail?