10 Unexpected Movie Plots Surprisingly Turned Out to Be Ingenious
Even when you try to stick to your plans, something will always go wrong. The world of cinematography is no exception to this rule of life.
Yet sometimes a departure from the script, an unsuccessful take, or another kind of mistake made by the actor can turn into something elegant and charming that might even lead us to think, "This is my favorite movie."
1. Casino Royale (2006)
During filming, Daniel Craig just waded into the water, but for some reason the cameraman didn't cut when he was supposed to. The end result was one of the most recognizable and sexy scenes of any Bond movie.
In fact, Craig's swim shorts became famous and were sold at auction for $72,000.
2. Star Wars (1977)
In Star Wars, Luke Skywalker puts on a stormtrooper's helmet and exclaims, "I can't see anything in this thing!" Indeed, because the helmet genuinely had a poor field of view, Mark Hamill bumps his head against a doorframe in one scene.
It was decided to keep this in the final cut, and the shot of the "clumsy stormtrooper" became one of the most famous of the franchise.
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
In The Lord of the Rings there is a scene where a clumsy Gandalf bangs his head against a light fitting in the cramped confines of Bilbo Baggins's home.
This one was in the script, but the next blow - against a doorframe - occurred by accident. His gasp and surprised laughter were so good that director Peter Jackson decided to leave this accident in the scene.
4. Rain Man (1988)
One of the most famous scenes in this movie became famous thanks to the fact it was completely improvised. In the scene, in which two brothers squeeze into a phone booth together, Dustin Hoffman made an unpleasant situation even worse by fouling the air.
5. Django Unchained (2012)
According to the script, in one scene DiCaprio was supposed to shout loudly and wave his arms around. But in a moment of intense feeling, the actor instead banged his hand against the table and cut it on some glass.
Director Tarantino kept filming, and DiCaprio kept performing. The result was a highly memorable scene. Yet more proof that Leo once again deserved that Oscar.