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Jun 12 38 tweets 27 min read
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK was released 43 years ago today. The first Indiana Jones movie and one of Steven Spielberg’s most beloved films, the behind the scenes story is an adventure all of its own…

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In summer 1977, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were on holiday together in Hawaii. Spielberg was keen on directing a James Bond movie but Lucas said “I’ve got something better than Bond…” and told him about his idea for a whip-cracking, globe-trotting archaeologist…

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Jun 11 40 tweets 29 min read
JURASSIC PARK was released 31 years ago today. One of the most successful blockbusters ever made and a landmark in digital effects, the production of the film was as huge and spectacular as the T. Rex…

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Jurassic Park is based on a novel written by Michael Crichton. Crichton’s concept was deemed so strong by Hollywood that studios were bidding on the rights to the book before it was even published.

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Jun 10 48 tweets 30 min read
SPEED was released 30 years ago today. Acclaimed as one of the great action movies of the ‘90s, and among the most popular of Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, the story of how it came to the screen never drops below 50…

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A young screenwriter looking for inspiration, Graham Yost was recommended by his father to watch Runaway Train, a 1985 action flick starring Jon Voight about an out-of-control train. Yost loved it, but thought it would be better if the train had a bomb on board.

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Jun 9 48 tweets 30 min read
THE TRUMAN SHOW was released 26 years ago this week. Jim Carrey’s first foray onto a dramatic role, and acclaimed as one of the decade’s great satires, the story of how it came to be will give you the feeling you’re being watched…

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In 1991, New Zealand screenwriter Andrew Niccol wrote a script for an original film. Based on an idea of a reality TV show following the life of an unsuspecting person, it was a science fiction thriller in tone, and called The Malcolm Show.

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Jun 8 40 tweets 27 min read
GHOSTBUSTERS was released 40 years ago today. A 1980s comedy classic and one of the most popular of Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, the making of story is as huge as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man…

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SNL comic Dan Aykroyd was brought up in an environment where ghost and ghouls were part of his family - his great grandfather was a spiritual researcher and his dad wrote a book called A History of Ghosts. Aykroyd always wanted to put his experiences into a screenplay.

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Jun 7 61 tweets 36 min read
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN was released 42 years ago this week. Acclaimed as the best entry in the Star Trek film series, and featuring one of the biggest movie deaths, the story behind the scenes doesn’t believe in no-win scenarios…

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The first Trek movie, The Motion Picture, had released in 1979 and been a commercial success. Executive Producer and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry set to work writing a sequel almost immediately.

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Jun 6 39 tweets 25 min read
BIG was released 36 years ago today. The first movie directed by a woman to gross over $100m, and among the most popular films of Tom Hanks, the making of story will have you heading for the nearest walking piano…

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In 1987, Anne Spielberg (sister of Hollywood legend, Steven) came up with an idea for a movie about a young boy in the body of a grown man. Developing the idea with co-writer Gary Ross in under an hour, the two wrote a screenplay, eventually calling it Big.

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Jun 2 36 tweets 23 min read
THE UNTOUCHABLES was released 36 years ago today. One of the most acclaimed gangster films of the 1980s, the behind the scenes story is full of fascinating facts.

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The Untouchables first existed as a book co-written by American Prohibition agent Eliot Ness in the 1950s. Paramount had adapted that book into a TV show in the 50s and 60s and, 20 years later, decided they wanted to develop it for the big screen.

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Jun 1 49 tweets 37 min read
TOTAL RECALL was released 34 years ago today. The second-most expensive film ever at the time, and among the most popular of Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the story behind the scenes is as bonkers as what we see on the screen…

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In 1974, screenwriter Ronald Shusett came across a short story by science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick. Published in 1966, the story was called We Can Remember It For You Wholesale and revolved around implanted memories. Shusett loved it and snapped up the rights.

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May 31 41 tweets 25 min read
PARASITE was released 5 years ago this week. Among the most popular works of South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, and the first foreign film to win Best Picture at the Oscars, the making of story will have you think something is lurking in your basement…

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When Bong Joon-ho was working on his 8thfeature film, Snowpiercer, a friend suggested he write a play. Intrigued by the thought, Bong drew inspiration from his youth, when he had served as maths tutor for the son of a wealthy family, and started coming up with ideas.

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May 29 48 tweets 30 min read
TOP GUN: MAVERICK was released 2 years ago this week. A long-awaited follow-up to the 1980s action classic, and the most commercially successful Tom Cruise film ever, the behind-the-scenes story will give you the need for speed…

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Following the huge success of the first film in 1986, Tom Cruise was first approached about a Top Gun sequel in 1990. He declined at the time. The first film had received some criticism for promoting warfare and Cruise said it would be “irresponsible” to make a sequel.

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May 27 11 tweets 3 min read
THE SHINING (1980) recreated in Lego renders. The detail is incredible. Can't find who made these so please credit if you know...

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May 26 40 tweets 27 min read
RETURN OF THE JEDI was released 41 years ago this week. The final entry in the original Star Wars trilogy, the making of story is as epic and spectacular as you might expect…

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George Lucas originally wanted his old pal Steven Spielberg to direct ROTJ. As Spielberg was a member of the DGA he had to decline as Lucas had dropped his DGA membership after disagreements over the credits on The Empire Strikes Back.

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May 25 39 tweets 25 min read
STAR WARS was released 47 years ago today. Hollywood’s biggest movie phenomenon, and the film that launched the career of star Harrison Ford, the behind the scenes story is as spectacular as blowing up the Death Star…

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George Lucas' first film was THX-1138 in 1971. It was a box office bomb but did pique studios' interests. UA offered Lucas a two-film deal. The first was American Graffiti. The second was what Lucas called “a space opera that’s a bit like a western, a bit like James Bond.”

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May 25 41 tweets 32 min read
ALIEN was released 45 years ago today. One of the definitive science fiction/horror movies, and among Ridley Scott’s best, the behind-the-scenes story is like the perfect organism…

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When Alejandro Jodorovsky’s ill-fated Dune project collapsed in 1976, effects supervisor Dan O’Bannon was left homeless. Living with his writing pal, Ronald Shusett, they came up with the idea for a science fiction/horror film. One which would change their lives forever.

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May 24 40 tweets 27 min read
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE was released 35 years ago today. The third, and for some best, entry in the Indiana Jones series, reading the behind the scenes story will mean you chose wisely…

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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg had always intended to make a trilogy of Indiana Jones. Spielberg said he wanted to make a 3rd to fulfill his promise to Lucas and to atone for the criticism he received for the darker Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

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May 23 36 tweets 23 min read
THE SHINING was released 44 years ago today. Not a huge success on its release, it has gone down as one of Stanley Kubrick’s most popular films and most influential horror movies ever made. The behind-the-scenes story will go on forever… and ever… and ever

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In the early 70s, Stanley Kubrick felt he’d been left behind in certain genres. The Exorcist was a huge success in 1973 so Kubrick was keen on horror. He said he wanted to make, “the world’s scariest movie that would play upon nightmare fears of the audience.”

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May 22 52 tweets 34 min read
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM was released 40 years ago this week. The second entry in the Indy series, and one of Steven Spielberg’s darker movies, the story behind the scenes is like a runaway mine cart…

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Two weeks after the release (and success) of the first Indiana Jones film - Raiders of the Lost Ark - director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas discussed a sequel. Lucas had told Spielberg he had three parts planned. As it turned out, there was no plan at all.

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May 21 41 tweets 26 min read
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK was released 44 years ago today. One of Hollywood’s most popular films and most anticipated and acclaimed sequels, the making of story is as huge as you’d expect.

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In 1976, George Lucas and Fox struck a deal where Lucas kept rights to any Star Wars sequels. So, in order to keep control over Empire, Lucas financed it himself. The initial budget was $18m. Lucas bankrolled it with money he made from Star Wars, and by taking out a loan.

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May 20 55 tweets 33 min read
BRAVEHEART was released 29 years ago this week. Acclaimed as one of the great historical action movies and among Mel Gibson’s most popular films, the making of story is as epic as a medieval battle…

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In 1983, aspiring American screenwriter Randall Wallace visited Edinburgh to learn about his own Scottish ancestry. Seeing a statue of William Wallace at Edinburgh Castle, he asked a tour guide who he was. The story he heard gave him an idea for a movie.

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May 19 67 tweets 43 min read
STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE was released 25 years ago today. The fourth release in the Star Wars series, and maybe the most anticipated movie ever to come out of Hollywood, the story behind the scenes will blast you into oblivion…

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Even before the original trilogy became a huge success, George Lucas had always planned for the Star Wars saga to be told across multiple movies. Having negotiated a studio deal allowing him to retain sequel rights when making the first film, he planned for a total of nine.

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