14 of the original Hollywood movie titles
Working titles that did not reach a wide audience
Surely you are aware of such films as "Incident on 57th Street", "Black Mask" or, say, "Blue Harvest", because it is one of the most popular and famous films in history. Do not rush to dig on the Internet, remembering watching you them or not - in the box office films have received very different names, and the "code" names used by directors, so as not to attract undue attention to the filming. Here are collected the most cash and cult movies, the names of the workers who tend to have little or nothing to do with what is written on the posters and billboards.
1. "Blue Harvest"
By 1982, the ninth year, when the shooting of the next episode, the saga "Star Wars" has become a phenomenon of pop culture. Film company "Lucasfilm" until recently did not disclose what kind of film will be released using the name "Blue Harvest".
According to the official legend, the film was a thriller with the advertising slogan "horror beyond imagination." The film is almost all documents held as "Blue Harvest" - the name was written on T-shirts, even the members of the crew. The film is set to be released as "Revenge of the Jedi", but George Lucas realized that, according to the concept, the Jedi must not be guided by emotions such as revenge, with the result that the picture was called "Return of the Jedi."
By the way, the working title was used also in order to save when Lucas filmed an episode of "The Empire Strikes Back," in a place where were shooting, the prices of goods and services increased by several times, because all were confident in the huge budget film company.
2 "Ice Planet"
In September of 1996, off the coast of Nova Scotia (province in eastern Canada) James Cameron started filming icebergs for his new film "Ice Planet". A little over a year, and 19 December 1997, on the screens out one of the most famous paintings in the history of cinema - "Titanic".
The working title of "Ice Planet" was used, that none of the competing studios do not hit on the idea to make a film based on the wreck of the passenger liner. The trick paid off - the screen of the disaster has become the most profitable film in history, collecting about $ 1, 8 billion, and in 2010, the year the record was broken by another masterpiece Cameron - the movie "Avatar."
3. "The first kiss Rory"
The trick with Christopher Nolan film, "The first kiss Rory" failed - journalists and numerous fans quickly "saw through" the director: shooting "Kiss" in 2007, the year turned out to be a cover for the production of the next part of the saga of Batman.
When the film crew announced the casting for participation in the crowd, which was invited to the police officers, sheriffs and pipers, many have begun to suspect that Nolan cunning. Later, when it became clear that the "first kiss Rory" shot Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, everything finally became clear that it was filmed in Chicago.
Christopher Nolan is not the first time tries to drive the audience's nose: for a picture "Batman Begins," the working title was "awesome game," "The Dark Knight: the legend Revival" acted as a "Magnus Rex" (Magnus - one of the sons of the director) and "Home" for the purpose of the conspiracy was named "Arrow Oliver."
4. "Incident on 57th Street"
In order to avoid too much attention from the media and the public, the creators of the film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" on set in London called now only as "Incident on 57th Street", the source of inspiration for such a strange name, they said that the composition of the same name served as Bruce Springsteen.
5. "How was conquered by the solar system"
One of the greatest films ever created by mankind, "Space Odyssey 2001 year", during filming was from director Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, writer's name, "How was conquered by the Solar System" - an allusion to Western 1962- year "How the West was Won." In the press release of 1965, announced the release of "The Odyssey", featured a picture titled "Journey beyond the stars."
are now known to almost everyone moviegoers "Space Odyssey" appeared only almost a year after the start of work on the film, with among the possible names were these: "The Universe," "The tunnel to the stars" and "Landing on the planet."
6. "The Star Beast"
So the writers Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett anticipated motion picture called a fundamentally new (at that time) of the genre - a hybrid of science fiction and horror movie. Under the "starry beast" implies a terrible alien monster that, in fact, was the protagonist of the film.
O'Bannon did not like the name, but he could not find anything suitable for the replacement. Once, after reading the script again, Dan realized that the most often repeated word in it - a "foreign", that's what the film eventually called.
7. "Seven Deadly Sins"
The gloomy masterpiece by David Fincher with Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow starring in the stage of filming was called "Seven Deadly Sins" - thus Fincher hoped to avoid the attention of the audience and the ubiquitous journalists and keep the element of surprise at the exit of the picture. As a result, the story of a serial killer uses the vices of their victims as an excuse to crack down on them, appeared on the screens in 1995, under the name of "Seven".
In the work on the sequel of the cult pictures "Back to the Future" by Robert Zemeckis chose to avoid the name associated with the first part, so a sequel called a "paradox". Originally intended to be limited to one film-extension, but gradually the budget has grown to such an extent that part of the script, it was decided to make a separate films, with the result that the light came the famous trilogy "Back to the Future."
9. "Black Mask"
Picture "Pulp Fiction" is known not only admirers of Quentin Tarantino: film-parody of the detective novels of the 1930s and 1940s was perhaps the legislator genre of contemporary crime comedy.
In the production process Tarantino and co-writer Roger Avary future masterpiece called "Black Mask," in honor of one of the most popular magazines, specializing in Pulp Fiction. Later, to emphasize the style and genre of the film, the creators have changed the rolling title to "Pulp Fiction" (by the way, "Pulp Fiction" is more correct to translate it as "Pulp Fiction").
10. "Everybody comes to Rick"
This name was of the play, which did not come out into the light, because its authors Murray Burnett and Joan Alison could not find the money to put "everything comes to Rick 'on Broadway. In 1942, the company "Warner Bros." for $ 20 thousand has acquired all rights to the work, and later that year appeared on the screen the picture, based on the play - which became the legendary "Casablanca." The name is an allusion to the movie-best-selling 1938 "Algeria".
11. "Group hug"
The film company "Marvel Studios" is often used code names for their films: for example, "The First Avenger" first bore the name ", Frostbite", which can be translated as "Frostbite" (an allusion to the final scene of the picture). For his next creation, "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon chose the working title "Group hug" to shooting process does not interfere with the numerous fans of stories about superheroes. As he explained in an interview "of Elle" who plays Loki Tom Hiddleston: "The whole film set was like a group hug."
12. "Life boy"
One of the most famous films of Steven Spielberg's "ET" director himself referred to "The Life of the boys", as feared by the machinations of competitors and want to plot the picture until recently remained a mystery. Spielberg insisted that each member of the crew had their own ID card, and the actors had to get acquainted with the scenario under supervision, so that information about the "alien" is not leaked to the press ahead of time.
13. "Corporate Headquarters"
The director Abrams, as a rule, does everything to his films before reaching the screen shrouded secrecy and mystery. When Abrams worked on the remake of "Star Trek," the working title of the future picture was "Corporate Headquarters" - of course, not to bother fans of "Star Trek" and greedy for sensations journalists. Each actor during rehearsals and read the script was under close supervision, however, when it became known that the casting of the actors invited to the V-shape of the eyebrows, the audience realized over what really works director.
14. "Change of seasons"
The work on the adaptation of the epic masterpiece novel by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" began in 1998, the year. The crew, led by Peter Jackson held in New Zealand two years, immediately removing all parts of the trilogy.
On bobbins with copies of the "Fellowship of the Ring," which went to movie theaters around the world, it was written "Changing seasons" (can be translated as "The change of the seasons") - Jackson disguised production of the film to distract loyal fans of Tolkien filming process.
For the other two parts of the saga - "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King" - the director has used the working title "The Great Journey" and "Just for the sake of death Fame" (a rough translation of the original "Til Death, For Glory"), respectively.