15 Iconic Movie Props And Their Weird, Weird Stories

15 Iconic Movie Props And Their Weird, Weird Stories

Movies have a lot of moving parts. There's the set, the script, the makeup and prosthetics, the technical equipment like lights, cameras, boom mics and that cool thing the director gets to clap to start the scene. One of the most interesting parts of movies as an art form are all the physical artifacts they produce. 

One of our favorite aspects of movies of course are the amazing props. The thing about these props of course are the stories that accompany them.

For example, did you know the fish skeleton in Airplane! was actually a very expensive museum piece? The production paid over $350 for something they probably could have got from a fish store for a buck.

In the movie the Wrestler, the drugs might not have been real--but the effect of the inositol sure was.

Turns out, Lord of the Rings had so many leftover props, it made at least one other show possible. Here’s the full story, plus 14 others:

What We Do in the Shadows couldn't have been done without Lord of the Rings. They went to LOTR's costume designer and asked for spare props and they got teeth and elf ears, which turned out to be perfect for vampires. CRACKED.COM

Source: DenOfGeek

The watch in Tenet was a (very difficult) custom job by a watch company. O 2 M HAMILTOR 10 350 It was made by Hamilton, and they had no idea what it would be for- it was their third job on a Nolan movie, and the most complicated by far. CRACKED.COM

Source: GQ

The Doof Mobile in Mad Max: Fury Road includes literal parts of buildings. a 00000 They took the base of a rocket truck, and added a bunch of stuff including AC ducts taken from the insides of several large buildings. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vulture

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