You know all those phone booths, weapons, etc. that you see in big Hollywood blockbusters? Well, many of the items aren’t real and were probably rented from a prop house – that includes stacks of fake currency. Continue reading for a rare look inside one of these wonders.
5 Interesting Universal Pictures facts:
- Universal Film Manufacturing Company was officially incorporated in New York on April 30, 1912. Company legend says Carl Laemmle was inspired to name his company Universal after seeing “Universal Pipe Fittings” written on a passing delivery wagon.
- The word “dude” in The Big Lebowski (1998 film) is used approximately 161 times in the movie: 160 times spoken and once in text (in the credits for Gutterballs the second dream sequence). The F-word or a variation of the F-word is used 292 times. The Dude says “man” 147 times in the movie – that’s nearly 1.5 times a minute.
- The Universal sound technician, Jack Foley, developed the method of creating and recording many of the natural, everyday sound effects in a film. Today this method is named after him.
- In the infamous shower scene in Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho, the sound of the knife-stabbing actress Janet Leigh was made by plunging a knife into a melon.
- In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are among the thousands of extras in the Fenway Park scene.