Tuesday, July 28, 2015

5 Iconic Movie Moments That Happened By Accident

Movies takes a lot of work to make, often needing multiple takes every scene. It can be a very tiring process that happens in every film. That is why everything must be in order during a shoot. But there are some moments that happen completely by accident that become as iconic as the whole movie itself. Here are 5 of these moments.

1. The Dark Knight

The hospital scene was a big turning point in the Dark Knight film. The Joker (Heath Ledger) planted bombs in the hospital and decides to blow it up as he walks away. The filming location was rigged with explosives but it was only a one time thing so everything must go exactly as planned. During the shoot however, one of the explosions didn't set off as it was supposed to. Heath Ledger noticed this but didn't break character, instead he tried to give it a shake, hit it a couple of times and boom. He takes off with a laugh and it became a  cinematic history.

2. Casino Royale

Daniel Craig swims in the beach, then as Solange got off her horse, he stands up from the water and watches her as he walks slowly to the shore. This scene in particular completely changed critics' mind about having a blonde James Bond. He pretty much sealed his role as the the new secret agent 007. However, the scene wasn't actually on the script. He was supposed to float off the water while he ogles Solange, but as outdoor filming locations can be unpredictable sometimes, he hits a sandbank while swimming. So instead of swimming, he decides to stand up.

3. Zoolander

"Why male models?" Zoolander asks former hand model JP Dewitt after he already explained the whole plot to him. This is one of the funniest scenes from the movie that cracked up the whole audience when it premiered. The truth however, is that this movie moment happened when Ben Stiller (Zoolander) forgot his next line. David Duchovny (JP) went on with it and ad-libbed the line "Are you kidding? I just told you like a minute ago!".

4. Django Unchained

Everything was going well during the shoot of Tarantino's Django Unchained. Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) asks Django about his relationship with Broomhilda, his slave. He was very menacing throughout, and at one point smashes a table to make his point. What was unexpected though was DiCaprio accidentally cuts his hand on the glass of the table. He was bleeding heavily, but decides to continue his speech. He even went so far as to smear his blood over the face of Kerry Washington, much to her disgust.

5. Midnight Cowboy

Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight's characters were supposed to cross the road. Everything was timed perfectly for the said scene to go off without a hitch. But a taxi driver ignored the light and almost hit the two actors. Dustin Hoffman ad-libbed the line "I'm walking here", which has become a part of pop-culture ever since.


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