50 Essential Facts About Film

The 50 facts that you MUST know on your way to becoming a movie expert!

The most successful film is "Avengers: Endgame" making over $2 billionBlockbusters
"Gone With the Wind" and "Star Wars" both sold 338,400,000 cinema tickets
"Jaws" was the first film to be called a blockbuster, and to make £100 million
2019's remake of "The Lion King" is the most successful animated film
Spielberg blockbusters "Poltergeist" and "E.T." opened a week apart in 1982
The longest film made is "Logistics" which lasts for 35 days and 17 hoursLength
1 min 40 sec "Fresh Guacamole" is the shortest film nominated for an Oscar
The longest film made for cinema is "The Innocence". It lasts for 21 hours
The first 60 minute film was "The Story of the Kelly Gang" in 1906
"A Dream of Red Mansions" is split into parts. The whole thing lasts 12 hours
“Fight Club” is a classic but it was a flop, making a $28 million lossFlops
The first animated feature film "Snow White" was expected to flop. It didn't
Family favourite "Matilda" was a flop. It made less money than it cost to make
The biggest flop was "The 13th Warrior" which lost $198 million
The classic "Doctor Dolittle" was a flop. It lost the equivalent of $83 million
Steven Spielberg's films have made more than $10.5 billion dollarsDirectors
Louis Feuillade is the most prolific director, making more than 700 films
Manoel de Oliveira directed from 1931 until 2015. That's 84 years
2012's "The Owner" was directed by 25 directors from 13 countries
Saugat Bista is the youngest director. He made a film when he was just 7
Stanley Kubrick’s "A Clockwork Orange" was banned for 30 yearsBanned
"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" was the first slasher film. It was banned
"Last Tango In Paris" was banned. In Britain an edited version was released
Comedy classic "Monty Python’s Life of Brian" was banned in many countries
"The Last Temptation of Christ" was also banned, including in the USA
1960's "Psycho" was the First U.S. film to feature a flushing toiletTrivia
The snow in "The Wizard of Oz" was actually highly-dangerous asbestos
"Star Wars" iconic character Chewbacca was inspired by George Lucas' Dog
Sean Connery wore a wig in every "James Bond" movie he starred in
Sean Connery was 12 years older than his "son" Harrison Ford
The first moving picture was taken in 1867 using chronophotographyPioneers
The oldest surviving film is "Roundhay Garden Scene" filmed in 1888
The first film to have sound was 1894's "Dickson Experimental Sound Film"
The first colour film was "Annabelle Butterfly Dance" also in 1894
The first 3D film was "The Power of Love" made in 1922
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" comes from "Gone With the Wind"Quotes
"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" is from "The Godfather"
"You talking to me?" is a line from "Taxi Driver"
The most famous "Star Wars" quote is "May the Force be with you"
We all know James Bond likes his martinis "Shaken, not stirred"
The record for most Oscars by a film is 11. Three films have achieved thisAwards
The record for most nominations 14. Again, three films have achieved this
Walt Disney won 22 Oscars. That's more than any other individual
Costume designer Edith Head won 8 Oscars. That's the most by a woman
Katharine Hepburn won the most acting awards. She won 4 in all
The average time between an original and its remake is 23 yearsRemakes
The longest time between remakes is 80 years: "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari"
There have been at least 60 versions of "Dracula" made for film
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has been remade over 20 times
At least 11 "Robin Hood" films have been made

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