15 Minor Movie Moments That Filmmakers Did Tons Of Work For

It's not worth spending a lot of effort on blink-and-you'll-miss-it movie moments, right? Well, if you ask some directors ... no. Here are 15 stories about how directors said "no" as hard as they could to that question. 

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James Cameron spent two days making sure the piece of wood that saves Rose in Titanic was the right weight. He was in the water himself, putting actor

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It took three hours to shoot the opening crawl in Star Wars. That time was spent shooting three different versions of the crawl, plus foreign-language

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Two and a half years of CGI animation for Gravity had to be thrown out. Alfonso Cuaron had animators doing animation for two and a half years before h

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George Lucas rebuilt the entire Jabba's Palace set for the Return of the Jedi special edition. To film a few extra seconds for Oola's death scene, he

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They took Home Alone's movie-within-a-movie super seriously. They tracked down the Tommy gun that James Cagney used in 1935's G Men, and used that.

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Four people operated the vampire Pearl in Blade. One person did the head, one did the feet, and one controlled each arm. CRACKED.COM

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Filming Inigo and Westley' sword fight in The Princess Bride took ten days. It took that long because it's all Carey Elwes and Mandy Patinkinc. there

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Carrie-Anne Moss trained six months just for the fight in The Matrix's opening scene.

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The underpants in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 took a surprising level of planning. They had to find a way to keep them from looking like regular modern-

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SEMIOTIC STANDARD OCL FEE fi MONON Production designer Ron Cobb developed an elaborate symbol system for Alien. The little symbols and icons you see a

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Pixar wrote a new program just for Merida's hair in Brave. And her hair is made up of over 1,500 individual, hand-sculpted strands.

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Shooting the apartment building interiors in Blade Runner was a slog. They used a real office building- so they'd start shooting at 6 PM, and they'd h

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