12 Details From Iconic Movies That Only Keen Viewers Will Notice

Making a movie is not an easy job. Directors and filmmakers put a lot of effort and time into making sure that everything on screen helps establish their world or story. However, any action happening at given moment makes it easy to miss hidden details in your favorite movies. But eagle-eyed viewers won’t let them, even the most inconspicuous Easter eggs go unnoticed. Indeed, most movies are rich in hidden messages and creative references that could be clues to a sequel. If really scrutinized, plenty of intriguing details come to light—from the implications of the character's actions to allusions left in by the filmmaker to foreign phrases with hidden meanings.
And now we're back to find out what we missed in the iconic movies. Scroll down to check out these unique movie details, and let us know in the comments which one surprised you the most!

#1 Twilight: Edward and Bella take home the golden onion

Source: © Twilight / Summit Entertainment and co-producers

When Bella and Edward were looking at onion cells under a microscope, they had their first conversation. The instructor said that the first group to do the homework properly will get a golden onion. You can see Bella holding this onion after the lesson, which indicates that they were successful.

#2 Pirates of the Caribbean: an indigenous man wearing a familiar wig

Source: © Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest / Walt Disney Pictures and co-producers, © Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest / Walt Disney Pictures and co-producers

It appears that Elizabeth's father's fate is revealed in a spoiler for the second Pirates of the Caribbean film. The wig that one of the native men on the island where the main protagonists appear wears is very similar to the one that Governor Swann once wore. Elizabeth won't learn of her father's passing until the third movie, at the same time.

#3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Snape recognized the person hidden under Professor Quirrell's turban right away.

Source: © Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Warner Bros. and co-producers, © Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Warner Bros. and co-producers

Professor Snape, who possessed a strong sense of perception, recognized the person hidden behind Professor Quirrell's turban right away. Snape observed that Harry's scar was aching and turned to gaze at Quirrell, clearly wary of the man.

#4 Back to the Future: Marty McFly and Marty McFly, Jr. having a different eye colors

Source: © Back to the Future Part II / Universal Pictures and co-producers,  © Back to the Future Part II / Universal Pictures and co-producers

Despite the fact that Marty McFly says his kid "looks just like him," there is one obvious distinction between the two: Marty the father has gray eyes, whilst his son has brown eyes.

#5 Midsommar: the tapestry that says it all

Source: © Midsommar / A24 and co-producers, © Midsommar / A24 and co-producers

One of the most unique horror films ever made included a spoiler right at the start of the film in the shape of a stunning tapestry that showed all the story twists.

#6 Mr. & Mrs. Smith: Brad Pitt closing his eye

Source: © Mr. & Mrs. Smith / New Regency Productions and co-producers

When Brad Pitt's character is shooting at the shooting range during the carnival scene, he closes his left eye to focus before opening it to maintain peripheral vision. This is what snipers do, which is an allusion to his later-disclosed skill with a weapon.

#7 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Luke not leaving any footprints

Source: © Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi / Walt Disney Pictures and co-producers

One of the most long-awaited sequences in The Last Jedi was Luke fighting Kylo Ren. Everything was in plain view of us, with the exception of one little detail: Luke wasn't actually present. He was a Force Projection.
First of all, because of his new hairstyle and attire, the Jedi appears to be much younger in this moment. Second, he is wielding the lightsaber that Kylo and Rey shattered in their struggle. Third, unlike other participants in the scene, Luke doesn't leave any footprints.

#8 Titanic: Rose’s life raft not actually being a door

Source: © Titanic / Twentieth Century Fox and co-producers

Another striking moment that has sparked several online discussions is the one when Jack must swim through ice-cold water while Rose is laying on the floating door in the middle of the ocean. Both figures could fit on this door, the audience felt certain. However, Rose's lifeboat was actually a door frame, not a door itself. It resembles the most well-known whole piece of Titanic wreckage, which is currently on exhibit at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Nova Scotia.

#9 Back to the Future: Doc’s scarf in part 3 looking familiar

Source: © Back to the Future Part II / Universal Pictures and co-producers,  © Back to the Future Part III / Universal Pictures and co-producers

Filming a time-travel movie may be quite confusing, and mistakes can be made fairly frequently. The Back to the Future trilogy's authors, however, paid close attention to minutiae. For instance, several observant viewers saw that the scarf Doc wore in Back to the Future III was created from the shirt he wore in the first film.
A steam locomotive and horses are also shown in the shirt's design, which you may notice if you look closely. This can be a reference to the final book in the trilogy.

#10 Interstate 60: a reference to Back to the Future

Source: © Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road / Fireworks Pictures and co-producers,  © Back to the Future Part II / Universal Pictures and co-producers

The time displayed on the clock in Christopher Lloyd's office on the thirteenth floor is 10:04, the same time that was frozen on the clock tower in Back to the Future.
And the music drifts to the same few notes that were played in Back to the Future when Marty opens the garage to reveal his new vehicle when Neal first sees a red BMW convertible, which is his birthday gift.

#11 Evan Almighty: the server’s name tag

Source: © Evan Almighty / Universal Pictures and co-producers

In the movie, God appears as a waiter with the nametag "Al Mighty" on his chest.

#12 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Pippin playing at Bilbo’s birthday party

Source: © The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / New Line Cinema and co-producers, © The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / New Line Cinema and co-producers

Actor Billy Boyd, who played Pippin, remarked, “Something that a lot of people may not have noticed is I play in the hobbit band,”  He is seen in the broad shot's backdrop. Soon after, Pippin exits the stage and departs to make mischief with Merry.
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