While the magic behind your favorite movies is rather impressive, it gets so much more amazing when you really know what’s going on behind the scenes. When you can fully understand just how much work goes into your favorite movies, the magic behind it all becomes that much more entertaining.

These are the pictures that cast our favorite cinematic moments in a new light, exposing some epic landscape shot for the scale model it is or revealing that some iconic outdoor scenes were actually created in the controlled environment of the studio or merely reminding us that intimate exchanges between lovers are usually filmed with a full crew.

Back to the Future III

Batman (1966)

Childs Play

A Clockwork Orange

Coraline

Critters III

Dark Crystal

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

ET

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ghostbusters

halloween

Icredible Shrinking Man

Inception

Iron Man

It

Jaws

Jaws

Marie Antoinette

Planet of the Apes

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Star Wars

Superman

The Birds

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Graduate

Videodrome

2001: A Space Odyssey

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

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