When we watch a brilliant film, it seems to us that every stroke in it is the result of the work of a talented tandem of director, screenwriter and cameraman. Sometimes, however, the occasional improvisation of actors on set gives the world a scene that would later become iconic. The material will tell about five of them.
1. The world's most famous image of Jack Nicholson - the result of an improvised scene
Jack Nicholson's crazed face in a door cut with an ax is the most famous portrayal of an actor in the world, as well as one of the most recognizable film shots of all time. In this scene, a freaked-out writer tries to physically murder his wife. Critics were ambivalent about both the 1980 thriller "The Shining", based on the novel by Stephen King, and the acting in it. Most critics noted that in the aforementioned cult scene, Nicholson plays brilliantly, and his stage colleague, actress Shailey Duvall, forever disgraced the entire acting fraternity with her ridiculous and implausible game, comparing the actress's character with a psychopathic woman who is constantly being electrocuted.
During the filming of another take, Nicholson, looking through the window in the door cut by an ax, suddenly said: "Here's Johnny!" The director really liked this unexpected decision. Nicholson quoted the Tonight Show (America's most watched television show), which at the time, greeted showman and host Johnny Carson with this very phrase every night.
Interesting fact. The character, whose prototype is Johnny Carson, is killed live by a shot in the forehead at the end of the film by the main character of the most sensational film of 2019, "The Joker".
2. The real bloodshed of Leonardo DiCaprio for the stage at Tarantino
One of the striking scenes of Quentin Tarantino's historical postmodern film Django Unchained is a bloody accident. For the first time in the entire rich filmography of Tarantino, whose pictures are replete with tons of liters of fake orange blood, real blood was shed. DiCaprio's character had to hit the table hard during the banquet scene, at which slavery debates were heard. During one of the takes, Leonardo knocked too hard and broke the prop glass, the fragments of which stuck into his palm. DiCaprio did not interrupt the take and continued to play, not reacting to the film crew going crazy with horror: he looked at his bloody hand with satisfaction and lit a cigarette.
Interesting fact. For the sake of working for Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio played a negative character for the FIRST TIME.
3. Dialogue of the character of Gary Oldman from the painting "Leon" with the father of the character Matilda
Gary Oldman is a lover of improvisation, and he was especially good at showing this skill during the filming of Leon. The conversation of his character with the character of Matilda's father was an endless improvisation (a scene in which he wanted to make the interlocutor nervous). The story about Beethoven, included in the final version, is one of a series of improvisations, since each new take Oldman had a completely new story.
4. Eva Green's burnt hair in the painting "The Dreamers"
The film "Dreamers" showed the viewer not only prohibitively provocative scenes for those times, but also a sudden improvisation, which the director could not refuse. At the moment of the first kiss between Isabelle and Matthew, the hair of Green's character caught fire, but the two actors did not lose their heads, put out the fire on their hair and continued the kiss.
5. The Godfather and the Cat
In one of the most famous scenes in The Godfather, the character of Marlon Brando orders the abuser to be brutally dealt with, while he strokes the cat. It turns out that there was no cat in the script: the baleen beauty walking by itself accidentally wandered into the shooting set, and Marlon Brando was not embarrassed, and he included her in the scene.
Interesting fact. This cat in the arms of the great mafioso has spawned many references. For example, the supervillain Doctor Evil from the James Bond movie franchise holds a fluffy white cat in his arms and strokes it. But the classic parody of Doctor Evil from the satirical franchise "Austin Powers" performed by Mike Myers is holding a Canadian Sphynx (hairless cat) in his hands.
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