All of Hollywood’s most violent, scary, and shocking moments were still created by people. People who construct little inside gags, who goof off at work, and who occasionally bolt around with marionettes( depending on the accessibility of marionettes in the workplace ). That’s why some of “the worlds largest” moments in cinema and television history have shockingly cute behind-the-scenes stories. For instance …
# 5. Sansa Stark’s Actress Adopted Her Direwolf
Sansa Stark’s role in Game Of Thrones has been a grim death march of murdered pets, murdered parents, murdered siblings, murdered idealism, brutal torturing, and horrible rape. Fortunately, the stories behind the scenes read less like the Marquis de Sade and more like Randy Newman lyrics. When one of the direwolves find itself out of a job, actress Sophie Turner’s mom persuaded HBO to let them adopt her. And so, just like in your fanfiction, Sansa and Lady are living blithely together eternally .
Meanwhile, when the cast members aren’t killing and raping each other on-screen, they’re enjoying more production vacation time than Adam Sandler.
We’re going to naturally assume that Oberyn’s not wearing a suit .
Seriously, they look like they have the best time together …
A Lannister always poses with duckface .
It gets harder and harder to take all of these people seriously as they’re slaughter and knife-raping each other after you should be noted that their off-screen lives are basically a ‘6 0s beach comedy.
Despite Varys clearly belonging to a Bond movie .
# 4. The Muppets Crash On Dagobah
The Empire Strikes Back wasn’t exactly a breeze to cinema, especially the scenes on Dagobah. It took up to four hours to shoot two lines of dialogue in the hot, humid muck. Sometimes, they would even have to wear masks to stave off the nausea caused by the foggy, gassy confines of Yoda’s backyard. Plus, getting the Yoda puppet to work properly was a technological nightmare.
With frustrations operating high, Yoda operator Frank Oz decided that a astonish was in order. Hamill had just delivered the line “I followed my impressions, ” when Miss Piggy popped up next to him from out of nowhere and proclaimed “Feelings? Ya wanna know about impressions? Get behind this couch and I’ll show ya impressions, ya little runt.”
“I’ve got a bad feeling in my pants.”
Oz happened to also be the puppeteer responsible for numerous Muppets and Sesame Street characters, and he decided to have a few of his co-workers visit him on define. While it was rather scandalous to have Miss Piggy shamelessly flirt with Luke Skywalker right in front of her green beau, Hamill get over the awkwardness and sang a duo of “Feelings” with Miss Piggy. Sadly, their musical number wasn’t filmed — after all, it was simply a semi-spontaneous moment to perk up the folks on define. Though we do have some photos …
It’s cool that Yoda got to work with his human cousin . And every picture from site visits looks like one of your weird childhood fever dreams come true. Appear at Yoda with his thousand-yard stare, trying to tolerate those uppity young marionettes. They’re like his hyperactive grandkids, and that explains so much .
“My inundates these children need to get off.”
# 3. Martin Scorsese Loved Running With His Mom
Martin Scorsese doesn’t truly construct movies you can enjoy with your mom. But hidden beneath his heaps of drugs, profanity, and corpses is a family portrait featuring a sweet old lady who’s always willing to help her son out with his little projects. We’ve told you before about how Martin’s mom, Catherine Scorsese, held her own alongside Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci in an improvised scene in Goodfellas . But we shouldn’t be surprised that she aced it, because that was far away from the first time she’d played a violent gangster’s sweet old ma.
In 1964, Martin was a film student working on his second short, It’s Not Just You, Murray !, which was about — shocker — a gangster. Catherine played the doting mother in her son’s grim wittle cinema, and that was only the start of a filmography that would construct some performers jealous .
“Suck it, De Niro.”
Catherine stimulated cameos in most of her son’s movies until her death in 1997. She was a mom in his feature debut, Who’s That Knocking At My Door , she was a mom in The King Of Comedy , and she branched out to more diverse roles like “Woman on Landing” and “Fruitstand Customer” in Mean Streets and Cape Fear . She helped Martin long past the time his zero-budget student days made it necessary.
So Scorsese’s movies may have more violence and foul language than the average war, but he still loved his mom so much that he brought her to the office with him. Hell, after Mean Streets set him on the map as a brilliant up-and-coming director, Scorsese used his newfound critical acclaim and commercial success to construct his dream project … a loving documentary about Catherine and her husband Charles( himself a veteran of eight Scorsese movies ).
Using him cut down on the catering budget .
Perhaps it’s Catherine’s appearance in Casino , the end of 31 years of helping her son out with his movies, which best sums up her relationship with Martin. She plays a mom again, and she chastises her fictional son for cursing so much. Does that sound like it was based on a true narrative? Call up your mom and ask her what she thinks.
# 2. The Set Of The Shining Was Full Of Silliness
Stanley Kubrick was both a genius filmmaker and a cruel dictator, and The Shining was arguably his greatest accomplishment in both respects. We’ve already told you about the time he deliberately traumatized Shelley Duvall while stretching a 17 -week shoot into a full year. Well, one of his closest collaborators on that marathon shoot, cameraman Garrett Brown, wasn’t intimidated by the mad monarch of cinema, and decided to have some fun at Kubrick’s expense.
First, he made everyone’s favorite game: “Stanley Kubrick or murderous hobo who wandered onto set? ”
Brown was employing a mounted camera that had the then-revolutionary ability to wirelessly transmit filmed footage to a monitor for the director to review. But Kubrick was worried that the local rich people who lived in the hills around the define would pick up the transmissions on their Tv antennas and … we don’t know, leak the plot of a movie that was already a bestselling fiction? Whatever Kubrick’s fears were, Brown mocked them ruthlessly, all while imitating a rich old lady saying things like “Ooh, poor Mr. Brown — Stanley’s being very cruel to him today.”
As Kubrick started to get worried, Brown played it straight, reassuring him that their signals couldn’t escape the studio. But Kubrick had heard Brown’s fake signals, and that led to the pair having long arguments about how antennas run. Brown took a monitor around outside and discovered that Kubrick was right — their signals were leaking. Not that anybody had noticed or cared. So Brown memorized the places outdoors where the signal failed, then took Kubrick to all of them to “prove” that he was right.
“Actually, Stanley, there is one place in the deepest part of the labyrinth that I’m worried about … ”
Brown also discovered that Danny Lloyd( the kid who played, uh … Danny) weighed exactly the same as the camera, so he did what he was practically been obliged to do: He removed his camera from the mechanical limb, replaced it with a sling, then stuck Danny in the sling and flew him around. We’ve already discussed how Lloyd had no idea he was filming a horror movie at the time. And now, coupled with these fun flights of imagination, everything that’s NOT The Shining must have been downright traumatic for the poor little guy.
# 1. Mad Max: Fury Love
You could make a movie that was nothing but a series of ass getting kicked, and it would kick less ass than Mad Max: Fury Road . But it’s kinda hard to believe that a hellscape prone to apocalyptic sandstorms and roving war parties also doubled as the backdrop to a real-life episode of How I Fulfilled Your Mother . But Dane Grant and Dayana Porter, the stunt doubleds for Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, fell in love while shooting the closest thing to a tender moment Fury Road had: a fistfight.
Their first date was a Couples Thunderdome .
“It truly was love at first sight. While “were in” punching each other “were in” falling for each other — quite rapidly, ” said Dane, of the most Australian courtship possible. The two are now married and have a baby boy who damn well better be named Max.
Or a name that’s nothing but a series of detonation noises .
According to Imperator Furiosa herself, “all of us girls had a knitting circle, ” which grew to include Tom Hardy and Nick Hoult, who played Nux. Word is that while Hardy proved to only be a mediocre wool warrior, Hoult mastered the grandmotherly arts, and even knitted everyone Christmas presents. “I knit, I crochet, I knit again! ” he almost certainly never, ever said.
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