18 Hidden Details And BTS Facts From Spielberg’s Movies

This Hollywood legend has had quite a history.

Steven Spielberg has had a long and prolific career as a filmmaker, so he has plenty of interesting stories beyond what he’s shown on the big screen.

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Many remarkable things can be heard about how Spielberg created his movies and the problems he faced during production. In recognition of this director’s massive impact on the world of cinema, here are 18 hidden details and behind-the-scenes facts about Spielberg’s films.



Spielberg hated the jaws theme song.

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One of the most iconic songs in cinema is John Williams’ haunting score for jaws, but apparently, Spielberg wasn’t a fan of it at first. When Williams shared his idea with him and kept playing those two notes, the director thought he was joking. To be fair, the sheet music doesn’t sound like much when it was just played on the piano. But eventually, Spielberg warmed to it, and the song was forever etched in the minds of audiences everywhere.


These are not the droids you are looking for.

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Since George Lucas created Star Wars, it’s understandable that he’s put a little Easter egg in another one of his iconic franchises. In in search of the lost arkwhen Indy and Sallah are removing the lid of the Ark’s sarcophagus, we can see some hieroglyphics of C-3PO and R2-D2 in the background. Star Wars It happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, so maybe these two droids once spent some time on Earth.


a brilliant tribute

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The biggest easter egg ready player one It was when the heroes entered the house of Stanley Kubrick the glow. This scene was originally supposed to be a simulation of Bounty hunter, just as it was in Ernest Cline’s novel. But since they couldn’t get the rights to do it, Spielberg decided to use the glow and pay tribute to Kubrick, whom he befriended during the making of this classic horror movie.


Star Wars in Saving Private Ryan

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You may have forgotten that Ted Danson starred in Saving Private Ryan, but you won’t forget this fun fact about his character, Captain Fred Hamill. His name is a reference to actor Mark Hamill, famous for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. But this is not the only nod of this film to this innovative franchise. At one point, Ed Burns’ Private Reiben says, “I don’t have a good feeling about this one,” which references Han Solo’s iconic catchphrase.


nedry looking jaws

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Since the backlash he received for counterfeiting jaws Y Duel in his movie 1941Spielberg has refrained from referencing his own filmography in his films. However, he still throws in some Easter eggs from time to time. One of them occurs in Jurassic Parkwhere we see Dennis Nedry watching jaws on your computer instead of doing your work.


Captain Hook’s hat

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Captain Hook is known for his fear of the crocodile that ate his hand, but in Spielberg’s Peter Pan “sequel” movie, the evil pirate is ultimately killed by the crocodile’s stuffed carcass after it collapses on him. In Hookthe titular villain wears a hat that resembles a crocodile’s mouth, likely foreshadowing his ironic fate at the end of the film.


Rexy in the rain

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If you thought the shark jaws he was difficult to work with, let me introduce Spielberg’s good friend, Rexy. While he was filming the iconic padlock scene in Jurassic Park, the animatronic T-Rex malfunctioned after its foam exterior absorbed so much water, forcing the team to dry the beast between takes. The damage to the dinosaur’s hydraulic system was so severe that it began to move on its own. Imagine sitting on that set and seeing a fake T-Rex come to life.


Shooting Stars

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In two different shots during the night attack on the ship in jaws, you can see a shooting star fly across the night sky. Many people have speculated whether one of these stars, if not both, was real or not. But since then, Spielberg has made shooting stars his trademark, as he has included them in movies like close encounters Y the temple of doom.


a lack of communication

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During a scene in Saving Private Ryan, a couple of enemy soldiers surrender to the Americans, who shoot them dead for not understanding them. As they and the audience assume these men were German, what they said translates to: “Please don’t shoot me! I’m not German! I’m Czech! I didn’t kill anyone! I’m Czech!” Historians will tell you that the men taken prisoner by the Nazis were forced to enlist in the German army, many of them Czechs and Poles.


Fasten seat belts

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In Jurassic Park, all dinosaurs became female to prevent them from reproducing. However, later in the film it is revealed that their frog DNA allowed them to change sex and reproduce with each other. The film actually foreshadows this turn even before the group arrives at the park. As the helicopter carrying the scientists descends on Isla Nublar, Dr. Grant is forced to strap on two female seat belts, similar to how the dinosaurs found a way to mate despite being female.


Close Encounters of the Ape Kind

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During the production of close encountersSpielberg wanted the aliens in the film to move like creatures from another world. What was his solution? Having an orangutan in a spandex suit and roller skates portrays the alien. However, the crew had trouble controlling their primate actor during filming, so the idea was scrapped. While this would have been a terrible ending, it definitely would have been a hilarious prequel to The wolf of Wall Street.


the legacy of night skies

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Spielberg once planned to make a horror sequel to close encounters noble night skies, but had planned for it to be more like a ghost story than a science fiction movie. The script had a group of alien scientists abducting and experimenting on farm animals, and an alien befriending a young human. This film was eventually dropped, but many elements of it were later used in ET the alien Y Elf, so, in a way, we have two sequels.


Spielberg did not agree to pay for Schindler’s list.

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Schindler’s list is one of Spielberg’s most successful films, both critically and commercially. However, the director refused any salary for his work, as he did not want any “blood money” to be made from the horrors of the Holocaust. The film grossed more than $320 million in theaters, but Spielberg took its box office earnings and donated them to various Jewish organizations. About a year after the film’s release, Spielberg founded the USC Shoah Foundation to collect research and educate people about the Holocaust.


the origins of wandering

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You might recognize Spielberg’s production company from the logo that shows Elliott and ET flying in front of the moon. But you may not know that the company’s name was taken from another of Spielberg’s early works: wandering. Released in 1968, this short film follows a couple of hitchhikers who fall in love while traveling through the Mojave desert. After winning several awards at festivals, wandering Spielberg landed his long-term deal with Universal Television, and the rest is history.


The weapon is more powerful than the sword.

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Many people remember the scene of in search of the lost ark in which Indy shoots a swordsman ready to attack him. This was supposed to be a long and intricate fight scene, but Harrison Ford was suffering from dysentery during production and was unable to pull it off. Instead, Ford suggested to Spielberg that they should just have Indy shoot the guy and walk away. You can’t blame him for taking the easy way out, since he didn’t want to end up becoming “Han Soiled”.


That jaws The line was improvised.

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The most unforgettable line from this landmark film was Brody’s startled response to seeing the great white shark: “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” This quote came about after members of the film’s production team repeatedly complained to the producers that their support boat was too small. Since then, the line became a running joke whenever something went wrong on set, and actor Roy Scheider eventually brought it into the film.


Eastern Time almost got a sequel.

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Given the extraordinary success of ET the alienit was only natural that there were plans for a sequel, which was oddly titled night fears. With a much darker story, this sequel was supposed to show Elliott and her friends and siblings being abducted by evil aliens from the same world as ET. This would have forced ET, revealed to be Zrek, to return to save Elliott and the others. Other children. Spielberg understandably scrapped this sequel, believing he would “steal the original.” [film] of her virginity.


death in the twilight zone

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One of the most infamous productions in Hollywood history was that of The Twilight Zone: The Movie, which was directed by several directors, including Spielberg. In director John Landis’ segment of the film, an accident involving a helicopter stunt resulted in the deaths of Vic Morrow and two other child actors. During the accident investigation, it was revealed that Landis illegally hired the child actors to circumvent California’s child labor laws. Although Landis was acquitted of manslaughter charges, Spielberg ended their friendship and demanded an end to the new age of Hollywood in which directors had almost total control of their films, saying, “It’s not worth dying for. any movie”.

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