It's obvious today that making a movie near a nuclear test site is a terrible idea. But in 1956, Howard Hughes filmed "The Conqueror," starring John Wayne, less than 150 miles from one. Bad move? You be the judge.
Nazis and clowns don't really make a good mix for a movie, so is that why the Jerry Lewis film "The Day the Clown Cried" never hit theaters? Movie buffs have been asking this question for years and myths still persist surrounding the real answer.
The cost of permits to shoot in most public places can wreak serious havoc on independent filmmakers' budgets. That's why they often resort to guerilla tactics for their movies. How do they get away with it?
Andie ended up with Duckie in "Pretty in Pink" and Alex committed suicide in "Fatal Attraction." Except that they didn't. These are just two of the many movies where the endings were changed thanks to audience testing.
We take our food seriously. And if we were working a 16-hour day on a movie, we'd want to know exactly where and when we'd find nourishment. So who would we talk to: catering or the craft services folks?
If you live in a town where they shoot a lot of movies, chances are you've seen or read about a street closing due to a film shoot. With all the traffic inconvenience this can cause, how do movie companies get away with it?
A movie star isn't going to spend hours on a set so the crew can adjust the lighting -- but someone's got to do it. That's what a stand-in is for. Find out how to pretend to be Jennifer Aniston for a day.
For more than 30 years, Alan Smithee directed some of the worst films on record, including one movie Roger Ebert called "spectacularly bad." And then in 2000, his name disappeared from credits. Whatever happened to Alan Smithee?
You know it when you hear it: shrieking noises, dissonant chords, unexpected high notes. It's the music that scares you. But is there something about our biology that makes us fearful of certain sounds?
You might have heard that Sandra Bullock got $77 million for "Gravity," but how much did the PA make? We've compiled a list of the most tedious, low-paying jobs in show business – that people still beg for.
Sept. 24, 2011, would have the 75th birthday of Jim Henson, the gentle, quirky puppet master who charmed the world with his lovable puppet characters. What makes Jim Henson's creative work and life so memorable -- and inspiring?
Jim Henson was a world-famous puppeteer, television producer and artist. He brought the world works of art that will carry on for centuries. Learn about Jim Henson's legacy with these fascinating images chronicling his life's work.
It may not seem like much to film on a boat, but it can actually be quite dangerous. What kind of gear would you need to keep yourself upright on a boat shoot -- and what camera equipment would you need to make your footage pop?
Flying a helicopter over water is more dangerous than it looks; rough weather could make a shoot downright deadly. So how do those who shoot in choppy waters all the time -- say, people who film crab boats -- keep themselves safe up there?