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Behind the Scenes pulls back the curtain and lets you see how movies are made, from the initial script, the casting and how the jaw-dropping special effects come to life.

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Inside 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'

In the crowded summer movie marketplace, a great gimmick can make a film stand out, provided it's done well and fits the story. As the first live-action flick shot in digital 3-D, "Journey to the Center of the Earth" scores big on both counts.


10 Movies Based on Scientific Falsehoods

 10 Movies Based on Scientific Falsehoods

Plenty of movies are based entirely on ideas that are total bunk. Learn about 10 movies based on scientific falsehoods from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do high frame rate films look different?

 Why do high frame rate films look different?

Why do high frame rate movies like 'The Hobbit' look different? Learn about high frame rate films at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Horrific Deaths That Happened While Filming a Movie

 10 Horrific Deaths That Happened While Filming a Movie

For all the fake gore in the movies, there are tragic tales of filming gone wrong. See 10 horrific deaths that happened while filming a movie. See more »

What's an establishing shot?

 What's an establishing shot?

In film, an establishing shot defines setting. Learn more about the cinematographic hallmark at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Drone Cinematography Works

 How Drone Cinematography Works

Drone cinematography allows filmmakers to capture beautiful, sweeping shots more easily and cheaply than ever before. Learn about drone cinematography. See more »

How High Frame Rate 3-D Works

 How High Frame Rate 3-D Works

Is high frame rate 3-D the next big step in cinema or a blip in film history? Learn about high frame rate 3-D technology to decide for yourself. See more »

Was the horse head in ‘The Godfather’ based on a real event?

 Was the horse head in ‘The Godfather’ based on a real event?

Yes, the severed horse head in 'The Godfather' is real -- but is the scene inspired by a real event? Read on for the truth about the gory moment. See more »

Was ‘The Shining’ an apology for faking the moon landing?

 Was ‘The Shining’ an apology for faking the moon landing?

Did Stanley Kubrick fake the moon landing then make 'The Shining' to atone for his folly? Read on to see if this spaced-out theory holds weight. See more »

Does the 'Star Trek' theme really have lyrics?

 Does the 'Star Trek' theme really have lyrics?

Think you know the 'Star Trek' theme like the back of your hand? Get the scoop on the song's elusive lyrics at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Was 'The Conqueror' filmed on a nuclear test site?

 Was 'The Conqueror' filmed on a nuclear test site?

We didn't know the full effects of nuclear radiation 60 years ago. Learn if the filming of 'The Conqueror' put actors at risk at HowStuffWorks. See more »