On September 11th, 1992, the eye of Hurricane Iniki (category 4) passed directly over the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii. Steven Spielberg and 130+ cast members of the film Jurassic Park were there to witness it. Some of the shots in the movie are of the actual hurricane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurโ€ฆ
Two movies about former mobster Henry Hill were released in the span of about a month. The first was a buddy comedy staring Steve Martin as Hill and Rick Moranis as an FBI agent in the witness relocation program. The second was Goodfellas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_โ€ฆ
The creator of "Jaws" dedicated the last decade of his life to preserving sharks after witnessing horrific abuse (and to make up for the anti-shark hysteria the movie caused) narrative.ly/how-the-creaโ€ฆ
Many of the most badass lines in the movie 300 were real historical quotes; and that dry, blunt wit has been named after that region of Grece as a result. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacโ€ฆ
Physicist Bernard Waldman witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima, as a camera operator on the observation aircraft. He was equipped with a special high-speed movie camera with six seconds of film to record the blast. Unfortunately, Waldman forgot to open the camera shutter, and no film was exposed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berโ€ฆ
The Blob movie is based on a police report from 4 Philadelphia police officers who witnessed a glittering, glowing, humming , purple glob that had fallen from the sky. It tried to climb a phone pole but evaporated when they touched it. mysteriousuniverse.org/20โ€ฆ
William J. Ferguson, age 20, in 1865 replaced a sick actor in Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre, and witnessed the assassination of President Lincoln. Ferguson later became a well known stage & film actor. 50 years later, Ferguson was in the movie The Battle Cry of Peace and played Lincoln. starsofyesterday.org/w-j-โ€ฆ
Roger Ebert gave Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3ยฝ out of 4 stars in his 1999 review: "I wish the "Star Wars" characters spoke with more elegance and wit (as Gore Vidal's Greeks and Romans do), but dialogue isn't the point, anyway: These movies are about new things to look at." rogerebert.com/reviews/stโ€ฆ
George Miller (director of the Mad Max movies) witnessed many car crashes while growing up and even lost 3 of his friends to automobile accidents en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madโ€ฆ
The 1992 comedy "My Cousin Vinny" is so well regarded in the US legal community that it is frequently used in law schools to demonstrate courtroom procedures such as voire dire and cross examination en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_โ€ฆ
The Supreme Court ruling that guarantees you legal representation in criminal trials is the result of an appeal that was hand-written in pencil by a man with an 8th grade education only 45 days into his 5 year prison sentence. shestokas.com/constitutioโ€ฆ
A horrifyingly large amount of "The Changeling" was based on true events. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
BASEKETBALL Was Not Written, Directed, or Produced by Trey Parker/Matt Stone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BASโ€ฆ
A little old lady died in Canada at the age of 100 after surviving the Bolshevik Revolution, the Chinese civil war and the Japanese invasion of China, owning and operating her own trading company and witnessing more of this planet's history than any thirty people combined. smokesandbooze.blogspot.cโ€ฆ
The entire concept of the Alien movie franchise is about interspecies rape.

Thanks to Cracked, I learned that the screenwriter of Alien (Daniel O'Bannon) wanted to create a movie that would be full of subliminal context that would make people think of rape. Not just any rape though. He didn't want to make women afraid, he wanted to "make the men in the audience cross their legs". How? "Homosexual oral rape, birth. The thing lays its eggs down your throat, the whole number".

If you're a hardcore Alien fan, you know the creature was created by Swiss artist H.R. Giger. Giger's artistry was a mix of biology, mechanics, and sex. His dark imagery was inspiring to Daniel O'Bannon who suggested the artist to Ridley Scott, the director. Scott approved and asked Giger to come up with the visuals for the movie.

Giger made the landscape, architecture, and just about every visual reference make you subliminally think of penises and vaginae. The crew goes into the alien ship, symbolizing sperm entering a vagina. John Hurt's character, Kane, goes into the "womb" of the shi

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