It’s very easy to miss little details when watching a movie, even if you’ve watched the same one multiple times. And that’s fine because a lot of the time, those details are not meant to standout; they are simply there to help build the scene. Sometimes though, filmmakers put an insane amount of effort into things hardly anybody will ever notice; Easter eggs that are seemingly there just because they can be. It’s fascinating to see the lengths creators will go to see their vision carried out, and the following 10 films all contain insane details that you probably never even noticed.
10. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Q-Tip Stadium
This infamous Star Wars prequel has a reputation for jettisoning practical effects in favor of green-screening everything, but there were still a ton of models and props used. Remember the gigantic stands in the pod-racing scene? If you look at it, you would think that it was all created on a computer. However, the stands are actually part of a miniature set designed by model maker Michael Lynch. The truly mind-blowing part is that to create the appearance of a crowd, Lynch used 450,000 painted Q-Tips and blowing fans underneath the models to simulate movement. The Phantom Menace may still be a terrible movie, but that Lynch’s work is still an admittedly impressive technical feat.