When Jerry Lewis taught film directing at USC in the late β€˜60s, George Lucas was one of his students and Steven Spielberg audited some of his classes. Lewis later screened Spielberg's short film Amblin' (1968) and told his students, "That's what filmmaking is all about." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
In 2002, Steven Spielberg recieved a bachelors degree for completing a course on film and electronic arts at university. To pass the advanced filmmaking class exam, he submitted his own 1993 epic, 'Schindler's List'. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/enter…
George Lucas's short film 'Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB' was primarily paid for by the United States Navy. In exchange for teaching navy men filmmaking Lucas received unlimited film and processing. Lucas also used the students as cast and crew, and was allowed into restricted locations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Matthew McConaughey has been teaching filmmaking at UT Austin since 2016. latimes.com/entertainment…
An Iranian director made a documentary about his life as a dissident under house arrest, and had it smuggled out of the country on a USB stick hidden inside a birthday cake. He also defied a 20-year filmmaking ban to make the movie. theguardian.com/film/2012…
Akira Kurosawa was unable to get funding after a series of flops, and only returned to filmmaking after attempted suicide when the Soviet Union enlisted him to make a film set in Russia unseenjapan.com/kurosawa-…
In 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL 9000 incorrectly predicts a 'mate in two' in a chess game with the astronaut. Fans have speculated whether this was a filmmaking error, a test by HAL of the human’s reliability, or an early sign that HAL is malfunctioning. Kubrick died without revealing the answer. collativelearning.com/200…
Because of a feud on the set of Groundhog day the collaborative filmmaking duo of Bill Murray and Herold Ramis didn't talk for 21 years. It wasn't until a week before Ramis's death that the two made up. uproxx.com/movies/the-sto…
One major reason that Hollywood emerged as the center of filmmaking is that early on, most moviemaking patents were held by Thomas Edison's company in New Jersey, and filmmakers were sued to stop their productions. To escape this, they began moving out west, where enforcement was difficult. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
Quentin Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator on an episode of The Golden Girls before his filmmaking career took off. news.avclub.com/hey-let-s…
Uwe Boll retired from filmmaking to become a successful restauranteur, opening a critically renowned restaurant in Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe…
In the movie Inception, director Christopher Nolan developed the roles of the characters to parallel the roles present in filmmaking - Cobb is the Director, Arthur is the Producer, Ariadne is the Production Designer, Eames is the Actor, Saito is the Studio, and Fischer is the Audience. ew.com/article/2010/07/24…
During filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie, a helicopter crashed, leading to the death of three actors, two of them children. The fallout from the accident led to increased safety standards in the filmmaking industry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twi…
Uwe Boll left filmmaking to open a German restaurant in Vancouver. It currently has four stars on Yelp. bauhaus-restaurant.com
Steven Spielberg dropped out of university when he was just a few credits short of graduating. Three decades later he returned, passing his advanced filmmaking class by submitting Schindler's List. articles.latimes.com/2002…
The first Academy Awards gave TWO "best picture" Oscars: Sunrise won "Unique and Artistic Picture" and Wings won "Outstanding Picture." These two categories were regarded at the time as equally the top award of the night intended to honor different and important aspects of superior filmmaking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st…
Daniel Day-Lewis once took a 5 year hiatus from filmmaking by moving to Italy and becoming a cobbler's apprentice. urbancinefile.com.au/home…
It took Werner Herzog 35 years to realise that his fellow filmmaking acquaintance John Waters is homosexual youtu.be/m9P_sxaaMJE
The concept of "family of inbred, cannibalistic, hillbilly murderers" predates horror filmmaking by more than 500 years. mysteriousbritain.co.uk/s…
When Steven Spielberg returned to college in 2002 to finish his film degree, he submitted Schindler's List to demonstrate proficiency in an advanced filmmaking class. H was allowed to "test out" of the class. articles.latimes.com/2002…
Steven Spielberg dropped out of university when he was just a few credits short of graduating. Three decades later he returned, passing his advanced filmmaking class by submitting Schindler's List. jta.org/2002/06/02/news-o…
Brit Marling (The OA) was an investment banker before changing to acting and filmmaking. youtube.com/watch?v=3FIiS…
Christopher Nolan based roles of the Inception team on roles that are used in filmmaking – Cobb is the director, Arthur is the producer, Ariadne is the production designer, Eames is the a... inceptionending.com/theor…
Kim Jong-il loved movies so much that he wrote a treatise in 1973 about them called On the Art of Cinema, which explains how filmmaking works and what films should strive to do en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_…
The American Humane Association began to oversee filmmaking after a horse died when it was driven off a cliff on set (in 1939) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Roger Ebert gave The Phantom Menace a 3.5/4 stars, calling it "an astonishing achievement in imaginative filmmaking." rogerebert.com/reviews/st…
The directors of Route 94 - My Love music video had to virtually relearn filmmaking when shooting the video irvingharvey.com/2014/02/…
Louis C.K. directed the movie "Pootie Tang" and it wrecked his filmmaking career cinemablend.com/new/Louis…
The current king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni, studied filmmaking in North Korea news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
The Terminator 2 3D short at Universal Studios is 12 minutes long but cost $60 million to produce, making it the most expensive per-minute venture in the history of filmmaking. movies.nytimes.com/movie/…

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