What Do You Know About These Film-Making Horror Stories?
On the shoot of 1972’s adventure-drama film “Aguirre, the Wrath of God”, what did filmmaker Werner Herzog threaten to do?
- When Kinski attempted to abandon filming the movie in a contradictory move, Herzog pulled a gun out and threatened to kill the actor if he didn’t finish the project.
During filming “American Graffiti” in 1973, filming was moved early on due to noise complaints and license revocation. But which of the following events happened after filming resumed?
- As one of the most chaotic film sets of all time, these events cast a pall over the filming process, with additional issues that included medical emergencies.
As the classic movie “Jaws” was created in 1974, later audiences would have no idea of the issues that plagued the set– what was one of the largest problems during filming?
- Speilberg wanted to make sure everything looked authentic, but the cast, crew, and equipment were ill-equipped to handle long days on the open water, making the process even more delayed with reshoots.
Though 2015’s action-adventure epic “Mad Max: Fury Road” was a visual treat, tensions on the set were higher than the desert temperatures they filmed in, such as:
- Shot on-location in Namibia, the cast and crew were not necessarily ready for the physical and mental toll the film would take over the course of about six rocky months.
During the filming of “The Shining”, which actor ended up clashing with director Stanley Kubrick over the ever-changing script, criticisms of acting technique, and the overall strain?
- Though the film was an eventual success, Duvall and Kubrick were at odds during filming, with tensions and demands so strenuous that the actress fell ill for several months, including hair loss from the stress.
“Waterworld” is not known as a commercial or critical success story, and information from behind the scenes is no better for this post-apocalyptic action movie by director Kevin Reynolds. What was one major issue in shooting?
- With the cast and crew shooting on small atolls and in the middle of the ocean, it’s no wonder that the area surrounding them was problematic. This included waterlogging, near-drowning, jellyfish stings, and many more issues.
Francis Ford Coppola’s pet project “Apocalypse Now” was set to be a big-budget blockbuster, but quickly turned into a nightmarish filming situation that made shooting time balloon from 5 months to 16 months. What else happened?
- New hire and lead actor Sheen suffered cardiac arrest only a few weeks into shooting, and the expanding budget was even gutted by a stolen payroll.
Many are familiar with James Cameron’s “Titanic”, but his title from years previous called “The Abyss” was a true nightmare to film, because of which of the following aspects?
- Many actors and even director Cameron himself had close calls with the water tanks they filmed in during extended submerged scenes.
Gritty and tense, 2019’s black-and-white film “The Lighthouse” pushed actors Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe to the very brink. What did Pattinson find himself doing on and off-set that is outside normal boundaries?
- Pattinson found himself diving so deeply into his character’s psyche at the request of director Robert Eggers that he felt his sanity began to suffer during the course of filming.
John Boorman’s film “Deliverance” in 1972 was a critically acclaimed title and a box office success, but the process of filming was also highly dangerous– which of the following did a cast or crew member experience while on the set?
- The number of horror stories from this particular film is shocking, including Boorman putting his foot down and wanting to shoot in chronological order, should one of the actors die during production.