21 Pics That Reveal How the Magic of Movies Really Works

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Once we get to the movie theaters, we are hit with a fantastic and fictional world that takes us away from reality (to different extents, depending on the genre). There is no doubt that as the years go by, production techniques and special effects improve, creating the most realistic images possible.

1. Actors in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows had to wear special suits with sensors that captured their movements.

2. This is how the legendary scene from Back to the Future 3 was filmed when Marty McFly was supposed to travel to 1885.

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3. Matt Damon on the set of the movie One Shot

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4. Producers had to build a set with an exact copy of the facade of Buckingham Palace, especially for the series The Crown.

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5. Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet on the set of the romantic comedy A Rainy Day in New York.

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6. Artists are working on a model of the city that will be destroyed in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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7. Daniel Radcliffe on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2


8. Anna Kendrick on the set of the Christmas comedy Noelle uses a special device to glide across the ice instead of skates.

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9. Eddie Redmayne on the set of the fantasy film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He stands on a unique platform to look taller in the scene.

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10. Rebecca Ferguson is on a motorcycle that is attached to a dolly during the filming of the action movie Mission: Impossible 5 — Rogue Nation.

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11. Quentin Tarantino instructs Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt on the set of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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12. Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon shows Jeremy Renner how to shoot a bow.

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13. Director Michael Bay shows actress Nicola Peltz how the Transformer “hand” will try to grab her on the action movie Transformers: Age of Extinction set.

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14. The famous scene in which Leonardo DiCaprio’s hero rescues Rose (Kate Winslet) on the stern of the Titanic looks no less impressive off-screen.

15. Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Steven Spielberg on the set of the blockbuster Jurassic Park.

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16. Joker movie director Todd Phillips, behind the scenes, tells actor Joaquin Phoenix a funny story.

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17. Actor Martin Freeman waves at the end of his last day of filming as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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18. Director Peter Jackson with the actors on the set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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19. Makeup artists color Samuel L. Jackson’s beard while filming the action movie Shaft in New York City.

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20. This is how a police car was driven in the movie Terminator: Genesis set.

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21. Alice in Wonderland doesn’t look as magical without its special effects.

Which of these production tricks would you like to try if you had the chance?


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