Top 10 Facts About Film

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1. Over 90% of American Films made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist.

2. Movie Trailers used to play after the film.

3. Time Travel depictions in film and t.v. are banned in China.

4. The movie “Paranormal Activity” cost less than $15,000 to make but grossed over $193,000,000.

5. Pulp Fiction turns 20 years old this year. The F-word was used 265 times.

6. The First American film to show a toilet flushing on screen was Psycho.

7. India’s movie industry, “Bollywood”, is the largest in the world, producing over eight hundred movies a year. Hollywood only produces half of this number in a year.

8. The 17 million gallon seawater tank, built for the sinking scenes in Titanic, is the largest shooting tank in the world and the largest ever constructed for a movie.

9. The 1932 film Scarface was one of the first films to feature the Thompson submachine gun, known historically as the “tommy gun.”

10. The diner shown in the movie The Sting is the same diner interior used in Back to the Future.

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