Wildly Interesting Movie Facts That'll Make You Want To Watch Them Again

By Sophia Maddox | October 27, 2023

Psycho - Dilated Pupils

Movies have a way of captivating us like nothing else. Whether we're swept up in a heart-wrenching drama, an action-packed adventure, or a hilarious comedy, there's just something about the magic of the silver screen that keeps us coming back for more. But sometimes, it's the little things that make a movie truly unforgettable - like the bloopers that somehow manage to make it into the final cut.

These movie mistakes may have been accidents at the time, but they've since become iconic moments that we can't imagine the films without. So, if you're ready to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the most beloved movie bloopers of all time, keep reading. Because trust us, you won't want to miss these unforgettable moments from the world of cinema.

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(Paramount Pictures)

In the annals of filmmaking history, few scenes are as iconic as the infamous shower sequence in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. A cinematic masterwork in its own right, the scene is almost flawless, except for a minor mistake that only those with a keen eye (or a background in mortuary science) are likely to spot. As Janet Leigh's lifeless body lies crumpled on the floor, her pupils are noticeably contracted instead of dilated, as they should be in a state of death. Being the perfectionist that he was, Hitchcock took note of the error and consulted with a team of ophthalmologists, who advised him to use belladonna eye drops when portraying deceased victims. The fact that Hitchcock went to such lengths to rectify this mistake (if you really want to call it that) only underscores his commitment to his craft and the enduring legacy of this cinematic masterpiece.

The Breakfast Club - Bender's Joke

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(Universal Pictures)

In John Hughes' poignant coming-of-age film, The Breakfast Club, the audience is treated to the quintessential 80s teen angst-filled story. What sets it apart from the pack of its contemporaries is its penchant for the real. In fact, the characters' developing bond is largely the result of the actors' own off-screen bonds as the film was shot sequentially.

Hughes himself implored his cast to augment the script with their own ideas, with a particular emphasis on the iconic library scene where each character opens up about why they ended up in detention. As if that wasn't enough, Judd Nelson completely invented the memorable set-up to John Bender's joke about a naked blonde, a poodle, and a salami as he crawls through the air ducts, only to crash through the ceiling before delivering the punchline.