30+ Behind the Scenes, Magical Movie Moments


Steven Spielberg. Quentin Tarantino. Martin Scorsese. George Lucas. Modern-day movie directors who’s names are somehow stored in our memory. At the very top of their game, these directors have that rare ability to transport us into a different time and place, albeit for just a few hours. They’re artists who can see something most of cannot – imaginary worlds we never knew existed.

But this post isn’t to celebrate their achievements, it is to take a look back at memorable movie moments that happened behind the camera. It’s seeing the worried look on the crew’s face as they shoot just one more take. It’s that quiet moment shared between the lead actor and director, as the director tries to convey his elaborate vision. It’s seconds before the cameras roll, when the director anxiously takes his seat and watches, in excitement, as his world take shape.

For these are the moments when the magic truly happens.

"Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls."
– Ingmar Bergman

Where the Wild Things Are

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Lord of the Rings

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Titanic

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Superman Returns

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Iron Man 2

 

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Shutter Island

Sweeney Todd

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The Dark Knight

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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The Departed

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Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

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James Bond: Casino Royale

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Kill Bill

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This is It

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Star Trek

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The Godfather

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Star Wars

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“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle.”
– George Lucas



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