A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange is one of Stanley Kubrick's most famous films. It tells the story of a young delinquent named Alex (played by Malcolm McDowell) whose hobbies include classical music and 'ultra-violence'. Together with his gang of thugs, they roam around Britain committing horrific crimes. He was eventually captured and rehabilitated via controversial psychological conditioning.
One memorable moment from the film was during the home invasion of Alex and his gang to the house of a writer. They then beat him and rape his wife. Director Stanley Kubrick was having a hard time shooting this scene, as it is quite heavy to take in. He asks Malcolm McDowell to improvise a song and dance to it. McDowell then sang 'Singin' In The Rain', the only song he could think of at that time. Kubrick liked this and went on to finish shooting the film, grabbing the rights to use the song in the film for $10,000.
Annie Hall is a romantic comedy by director Woody Allen that details the struggles of comedian Alvy Singer (played by Woody Allen) with nightclub singer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Speaking directly to the audience, he tells the story of how they met and the obstacles he faced along the way. After its release, the film went on to receive three Oscars and widespread critical acclaim, making it a classic romantic comedy from the 1970s.
Alvy Singer was offered to 'try something new', and is passed a tray of cocaine. Allen then had an allergic reaction to the white powder, causing him to sneeze loudly and blow the coke into the air. This wasn't part of the script, but it made the audience laugh so much during the test screenings that they decided to keep it in the film.
Fight club didn't earn a lot at the box office during the film's release, but it earned cult film status during the later years. It is now considered as one of the most controversial and talked about films of 1999.
One notable scene is when Brad Pitt is teaching Edward Norton how to fight in a parking lot. Norton was supposed to punch Pitt on the shoulder, as they have rehearsed. But director David Fincher provoked Norton into doing something else. Norton follows and what happens is he hits Pitt right on the ear, causing him to shout "You hit me in the ear!".
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark is the first film in series of adventures by renowned archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones, portrayed by Harrison Ford. The government hires him to find the Ark of the Covenant, believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, Hitler is also after the ark. Indy must escape from various traps and close scrapes, taking him from Nepal to Cairo.
During one encounter with a swordsman, Indiana Jones was supposed to have an elaborate fight scene. But at that time, the filming location was so hot and Indy was suffering from dysentery, making him too sick to perform the stunt. He suggested to shoot the sucker instead to save time and move on, leading to the most badass moment in Indiana Jones' history.
The Usual Suspects
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist," says con man Kint (Kevin Spacey), drawing a comparison to the most enigmatic criminal of all time, Keyser Soze.
Five criminals were brought up to a police lineup and is supposed to deliver the line "Hand me the keys you f***ing c***sucker". A day of filming went by and they still haven't achieved a single take without the actors bursting to laughter. According to the DVD extras, someone who farted on the set was to blame. Whoever it is, what resulted was a fun moment in the film.