After you read this list, we bet that you will never watch movies the same way ever. Most of the time, we are so engrossed with the story and what is shown to us explicitly that our brain doesn’t pay attention to the tiny details snuck in the background. However, if you rewatch the films, you will end up finding a plethora of fascinating references and Easter eggs that were crucial to the story. Find out the 10 important details hidden in movies that you missed.
The Silence Of The Lambs
Next time you watch a murder mystery and thriller like this one, keep your eyes open and observe every prop and background. Hannibal Lector had dropped hints on the killer long before in the movie. During his first meeting with Clarice Starling, Hannibal gave her a clue about the murderer when he described the drawing on his wall as “the Duomo, seen from the Belvedere” in Florence. Later, it is discovered that the killer, Buffalo Bill killed his first victim in the town of Belvedere.
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Of course, there was hardly any resemblance between the fictional character Jack Sparrow and the real life pirates except for their attire and mascara. But some fan theories suggest that there was more to Jack Sparrow that skipped common eyes. The character drives its inspiration from the real-life pirate of the 17th Century, Jack Ward. He was born in England but later converted himself to Islam and changed his name to Yusuf Rai. As a subtle acknowledgment to the real-life character, Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow wore a medallion on his hair with the Islam moon and crescent.
This point stands out from the rest as the mentioned detail was brilliantly hidden in the poster long before the film released. They projected a message in Aurebesh language from the Star Wars franchise which translated to one of Grand Moff Tarkin’s quotes. This was an implicit forewarning to his return in the film.
The eight movies in the Harry Potter franchise gave us more than enough hidden details to hold fan discussions. One of them is linked to Defense Against the Dark Arts professors. All the professors that taught the subject couldn’t make it past a year. Some were possessed by Voldemort, someone was a werewolf or held captive by a Death Eater. The book explains that the position was cursed by Voldemort since he always wanted that job to get into Hogwarts. However, it was also inspired by a gag in “This is Spinal Trap” where the drummers in the band kept dying and had to get replaced.
There can’t be any argument over the genius mind of Alfred Hitchcock. One of the classic horrors made by him has a fascinating detail that was overshadowed by the chilling plot. The painting that had a peephole through which Norman Bates watched his guests had a significant meaning. This painting displayed the story of Susanna and the Elders where men used to peep at women bathing.
The boy got lucky by chance in “Jurassic Park” with the walk-in freezer when the raptor was chasing him. As he ran straight into the freezer, the raptor followed him but skidded on the slippery ice on the floor. This scene subtly connected to another scene where Hammond was devouring ice cream. That explains why the freezer door was open.
Darth Vader’s original concept design had him look close to humans and stormtrooper. But later, the design team got inspiration from Lightening in 1938 to show The Fighting Devil Dogs and designed matching costumes.
The Phantom Menace
Some of the theme songs in the Star Wars franchise are remodeled from their existing songs as an homage to their previous movies and characters. For instance, the happy chipper playing for Anakin’s theme song was a reference to the Imperial March whereas the Emperor’s original score was incorporated in Palpatine’s theme song during his march.
Disney has a brilliant team that loves to add fascinating references in films for Eagle-eyed fans. Zootopia was no exception. Apart from the amazing plot and comedy, it is filled with references to other films and songs. We loved the puns in Judy Hopps’ playlist that was referring to real-life songs. But there were more hidden details such as Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde’s costumes. Nick the fox’s clothes resembled that of Brer Fox from Disney’s “Song of the South” while Judy the Bunny’s outfit matched with Brer Rabbit.
The Last Jedi
Luke turned out to be merely a projection at the end of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. But this plot twist shouldn’t have been so surprising had we paid more attention to the details. There were no footprints left by Luke and the lightsaber he was wielding was destroyed long back.