Small Details Fans Noticed In Award-Winning Movies

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Award-winning films gets a lot of things right-- great acting, beautiful cinematography, and swelling scores, to name a few. That is, after all, why they win awards. Something the greatest films of all time have in common that is oftern overlooked, however, are the little details. In 2019's Parasite, director Bong Joon-ho places "lines" between characters in numerous scenes, allowing the viewer to see who's willing to "cross the line." Some details are all about accuracy. In The Hurt Locker, a soldier carries a tiny bottle of Tabasco sauce in his uniform, which many real-life soliders do to spice up their MREs. There are also award-winners that drop in sneaky details right out of the gate. The Shape of Water gives a clue about who the villain is going to be in it's opening credits.

Check out this list of incredible small details from award-winning films, and don't forget to vote up your favorites.


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    5 VOTES

    Opening Monologue Foreshadows A Monster In 'The Shape Of Water'

    From Redditor u/CactusJack5150:

    In the movie The Shape of Water during the opening monologue that Giles is narrating, the last sentence foreshadows a monster that tried to destroy it all. That monster turns out to be Strickland played by Michael Shannon whose name shows up on the screen at the same time the monster is mentioned.

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    7 VOTES

    Characters "Cross The Line" In 'Parasite'

    From Redditor u/ykmin98:

    In Parasite (2019) literal lines are used throughout the movie noting whether if a character 'crossed the line' or not.

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    6 VOTES

    All White Chess Pieces In 'Green Book'

    From Redditor u/subootaj:

    Green Book - In Dr.Shirley's office all chess pieces are white.

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    4 VOTES

    Mike Uses A Beaded Seat Cover In 'Spotlight'

    From Redditor u/PearShapedComics:

    In Spotlight (2015), we learn that Mike Rezendes used to drive a cab. Later in the film, we can see that he uses a wood beaded seat cushion, a car accesssory rarely used by anyone but cab drivers.