There are plenty of movies that lead with the Metro Goldwyn Mayer title card, the lion roaring through the twisted and curled film strip.
You probably are aware it is a real lion, but what did it look like while filming? The reverberating roars and majestic look of the king of beasts has always been an eye-catching sight, even oh-so long ago.
Back in the Desert with the Robots
We've already seen what it was like for little Kenny Baker inside his R2-D2 suit, but what about his golden friend C-3PO? Hanging out with Jedi, rogues, and princesses has got to be tiring work, especially if you're wearing a metal suit in the hot sun of the desert.
Actor Anthony Daniels likely had to take frequent breaks to keep from overheating, but what if he just needed a little something to wet his whistle? Don't worry, the people on set have something to help with just that.
Take a Big Drink, Daniels
If the actor inside C-3PO needed to get a quick drink but didn't want to have to pull himself out of his suit, he had a cup with a straw – classic. We're not sure exactly what's in the cup, but it was likely just water, since the hot outfit and hotter sun probably led to plenty of sweating.
He's drinking right through his C-3PO mouth, which tells us a little something about how the suit was made. We're beginning to wonder if, looking close enough, you could see Anthony Daniels' mouth moving during his lines.
There's a Real Cat This Time
All the way back in 1924, a few filmmakers got together to film this legendary lion. It might not have been at the backdrop of a movie, but there's still plenty of early tech needed to capture the famous roar and shaking mane.
The nineteen twenties was right at the start of the movie industry as a whole, and sounded movies in particular, so it must have been quite a start to movie audiences to have a lion roaring at them when they might not even be used to hearing the actors talk. We wonder if the lion was paid.
Every Danced With the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?
Tim Burton's 'Batman' is an iconic part of superhero movie history, thanks to the dark and whimsical Gotham city, the famous caped crusader himself, and the wild, wacky, and killer Joker, as played by Jack Nicholson. He killed his role, allowing himself to go a little bit crazy as the clown prince of crime.
This 1989 movie is one of the lasting films for hero fans, even if superheroes have been popping up every couple of months, from 'Batman' and 'Superman' to 'Spider-Man', 'Black Panther', and many more.