Table of content    
  1. Suicide Squad (2016)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  4. Titanic (1997)
  5. Inception (2010)
  6. Corpse Bride (2005)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  8. Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  9. Jaws (1975)
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

10 Behind-The-Scenes Images That Capture Movie-Making Realities

Making a film is a collaborative effort that involves the dedicated work of a diverse crew. But, it is true that the success of a movie is synonymous with the talents of actors while the effort of people behind the silver screen is often overlooked. In fact, from the director to cinematographer or editors, every member contributes to bringing a story to life. 
In this article, we offer you 10 pictures showing what really happens behind the scenes of our favorite movies. Those prove that filmmaking is a complicated word and we should respect the incredible effort of all the crew.

#1. Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad Source: PacificCoastNews/East News
Making a movie can be tough for actors. Take Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn. Her iconic costumes were loved by fans, but they weren't always comfortable. For rain scenes, keeping the makeup and wig perfect was a challenge. Despite the difficulties, Robbie did a great job, and her portrayal of Harley Quinn remains vivid and memorable.

#2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Source: East News
Makeup artists play a crucial role in making movie magic. The Jack Sparrow franchise is a great example where they did an amazing job. Stellan Skarsgård, who played Will Turner's father, shared in interviews that he spent 4 and a half hours daily in the makeup chair. This effort paid off, giving his character an incredible look on screen and helping him fully embrace the role.

#3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Source: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / New Line Cinema
We all remember the opening scene of the famous trilogy, where Gandalf rides into Hobbiton. Peter Jackson's film team recreated Hobbiton in real life in New Zealand, building miniature houses. What's impressive is that the sets were built a year before filming. By the time they started, Hobbiton had grown over with grass, looking colorful and picturesque, showcasing the passion behind the Middle-earth films.

#4. Titanic (1997)

Titanic (1997) Source: Capital Pictures/East News
The success of Titanic is owed to the hard work of the director and the entire team. Their meticulous attention to detail, a skilled cast, and the massive production scale led to its huge box office success and immense fan adoration. An interesting fact is that they used a life-size replica for the sinking scenes, dividing it into sections to create the illusion effectively. This effort made the on-screen depiction of the ship's destruction look remarkably realistic and grand.

#5. Inception (2010)

Inception Source: Capital Pictures/East News
Christopher Nolan went all out for his next hit. To create an action scene, the film crew built a rotating corridor set inside a massive centrifuge. The set rotated 360 degrees as actors like Joseph Gordon-Levitt performed stunts. Gordon-Levitt spent over 2 weeks on set, learning the construction and adjusting for a successful scene. These filmmaking methods definitely deserve a round of applause.

#6. Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride Source: East News
Creating animated films can be as complex as big Hollywood movies. Tim Burton's film, for instance, used maquettes and freeze-frame animation. These detailed maquettes left a great impression on screen. Luckily, there are videos and photos from the filming process, showing the hard work needed to get perfect results. The effort pays off with the love of fans worldwide.

#7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

The Harry Potter story enchanted millions, especially the love story between Ron and Hermione. However, filming their long-awaited kiss wasn't as enjoyable for Emma Watson. She described it as “horrifying,” and the director, David Yates, prepared them for the scene like a “major sporting event.” Despite the challenge, both actors did a great job, and the kissing scene remains iconic for devoted fans.

#8. Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode V Source: Courtesy Everett Collection/East News
Chewbacca, the silent yet charismatic character in the iconic film series, posed challenges for the actor. The director only communicated with the actor while in costume to capture the character's essence. Filming in Norway during unusually cold weather, with temperatures hitting −29°C and 18-foot snowdrifts, added to the difficulties.

#9. Jaws (1975)

Jaws Source: Capital Pictures/East News
Making this film was tough. Spielberg hesitated, actors were hired last minute, and some doubted its success. The shark's story is more twisted; they initially wanted a real one, but after a failed attempt, they opted for costly mechanical sharks. In the end, it became a classic and won hearts worldwide.

#10. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy Source: Guardians of the Galaxy / Marvel Studios
The Marvel director couldn't train a real raccoon, so they used advanced technology. The role was played by the director's brother, Sean Gunn, who wore a funny costume for special effects. James gave him instructions while he embodied the role, capturing this unique moment in a picture.
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