Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand. Humans are curious species who were and are driven by mystery. It is actually part of our functionality to go after the unknown. That is why people usually get hooked after mysterious personalities of others, after mysterious books or movies, after what keeps staying hidden… because all of these spark our curiosity and the desire to reveal what’s behind all of that enigma.
Francis Bacon said it right when he stated that the job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. That’s what good filmmakers do also, and that’s exactly what we are going to discuss in this article. There are very well projected scenes the audience must guess what the director really wanted to say. And that is one of the best parts when watching a movie, actually… trying to understand what the director is trying to say with different scenes and disclosing it.
The movie Spider-Man, for example, Homecoming has the following Easter egg: The trailer of the movie will open if you follow the link that Peter is watching. Don’t believe it?
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Pixar studio is famous for the level of professionality it injects in the movie it produces. It is not only famous for its Easter eggs and references to previous films though, but also for giving so much attention and value to the details. Look at the picture below and see what I’m talking about. You could swear those tiny hairs on the little boy’s face in the movie Coco are real.
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Guessing you have watched the movie Home Alone, have you asked yourself why Kevin was missing before getting to the airport? All the kids got their tickets.
Well, well… the creators of the movie thought about everything. If you remember, one of the scenes in the movie showed us something which happened in the kitchen. The documents and the tickets which were lying at the table got dirty during the quarrel. When Kevin’s father started to wipe the table, seemingly he threw them away in the garbage bin. Mystery unsolved: That’s why Kevin stayed home.
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The creators of the movie Monsters, Inc. know that to create something exceptional, the mind must give value to the tiniest details and that is why Sullivan’s armchair has a special hole for his tail.
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2 celebrity cameos are what the movie Deadpool2 has. The first one is very well known. It’s a one-second appearance of Brad Pitt in the role of the Vanisher. Well, even though it is a character whom nobody sees for most of the movie, it has an interesting story behind. Until almost the end of the filming process, this idea of adding Pitt to the episode wasn’t implemented. Ryan Reynolds said that Brad acted in the movie for a cup of coffee.
“I was told that he wants only coffee and I asked, ’Do you mean a cup of coffee or a chain of coffee shops?’ And I was told it was only a cup of coffee that he wanted.”
In another scene from the movie, we can see 2 guys discussing the advantages of wet wipes over regular toilet paper, who in fact are Alan Tudyk and Matt Damon. Yes, yes. But the titles in the credits list Damon as Dickie Greenleaf, the character from the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley that Matt starred in. Because of the fact that Tom Ripley, was killed by Greenleaf played by Jude Law and traveled around the world using his name, connections, and money; the nickname was used on purpose because of the character of Matt Damon.
You can fill the dots behind the minds of the creators if you pay attention to the clothes the characters are wearing, too. If you remember the scene of the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith where Brad Pitt’s character is interrogating the hostage you can see this guy’s T-shirt clearly shows the Fight Club image. That is an important movie where Pitt played one of the greatest roles of his career.
Throughout The Lion King movie, compared to the claws of the other lions’, Scar’s claws are always in a combative position.
If you paid attention enough to count the fingers of the Avatar movie, then you had the chance to notice that Na’vi in the Avatar movie has 4 fingers on her hands, while Jake has 5 fingers.
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The main character of The Truman Show lives under the lenses of numerous hidden cameras. His life is watched by millions of spectators and one of the numerous hidden cameras if in his ring.
In the movie Captain America, we see Captain America’s date of birth: The First Avenger. It’s the 4th of July — the U.S.A’s Independence Day. Is that a coincidence to you?
We already know how much Quentin Tarantino enjoys to leave Easter eggs in his movies. And why would Pulp Fiction be an exception? If you’ve seen the movie, you can tell that the plot of the movie develops non-linearly. We can see a couple of burglars named Ringo and Yolanda sitting in a café and discussing the upcoming robbery, in the first episode. They take out guns and right after that, the introductory credits start.
It was interesting for me to watch the first time and see the movie ending with a scene in the same café. The discussion between Vincent and Jules mostly elaborates how Jules’ wish to leave the criminal world. Then we see Vincent standing up and leaving for the toilet. Pay close attention next time you watch the movie, to notice the first scene of the movie clearly showing Vincent walking to the restroom behind Yolanda!
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Also, each time Vincent goes to the bathroom, bad things start to happen. When returning from the bathroom the first time, he finds Mia breathless. The second time, he gets right in the middle of the robbery in the cafe. The third time, he dies right on the toilet from an automatic burst that Butch (Bruce Willis) shot as a surprise.
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The team behind the movie The Godfather thought that the image of Vito Corleone would look more evil if the audience would not see his eyes during serious talks. And they had it right. Marlon Brando played the role brilliantly and this trick worked well.
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