Filmmaking at all times never was an easy occupation. In addition to literary and dramaturgical parts, there are so many technical nuances that their quantity may even make you think you don’t really want to work in this industry. There is so much work with lighting and cameras just to film a few seconds of timekeeping! And when it comes to action scenes, it is another story!

Let’s see how backstage of famous scenes from our favorite movies looked like, and what tricks are used by filmmakers to tape it.

1. Keanu Reeves And Crew On The Set Of The Matrix (1999)


2. Behind the scenes of Back to the Future Part lll (1990)


3. Train driving down the street for Inception (2010)


4. How drivers in cars are filmed by example of The Truman Show (1998)

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5. How they got that crazy POV shot in E.T The Extra Terrestrial (1982)


6. The entire set for Sean Connery’s ‘The Hunt for Red October’ (1990) was build to move like a real submarine


7. The magic behind BB-8


8. Not a movie, but still interesting. Breaking Bad (2008-2013)


9. Behind the Scenes of Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 2” (2004)


For close-up shots, a claw ‘glove’ was used to grab small items.

10. Filming an action scene with Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton in “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” (2019)


So it turns out this is a filming inside a film, since Leonardo DiCaprio plays his character, Rick Dalton, that in turn plays his character in an action movie, the filming of which is imitated in Tarantino’s movie.

11. The setup behind the power-lacing scene in Back to The Future Part II (1989)


12. Shooting the finale of “Die Hard” with Alan Rickman (1998)


13. Making of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948)


Filming in the first half of the last century was even harder because cameras were twice as large as modern ones.

14. Blade Runner 2049 (2017): Before and after digital effects


15. How pushing a car sideways was pulled off for John Wick (2014)


The tiny wheels let the crew precisely position the car, and offer far less resistance.

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