Steven Spielberg in The Lost World, Back to the Future, and Raiders of the Lost Ark? The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia in Close Encounters of the Third Kind? Harrison Ford in E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial? Jaws, the killer shark and Star Wars' R2D2 riding on the outside of the spaceship in Close Encounters? These may seem like ridiculous impossibilities, but they all actually happened. Now film buffs can find out more about these and other jokes, sight gags, and director's tricks in Reel Gags.
This unique source book for movie lovers goes behind the scenes to reveal on-screen secrets from everyone's favorite movies. You'll find the "in-jokes" which are hidden in dialogue, in character names, and in props and costumes. You'll see how directors slip in subtle references to their earlier works and pay tribute to (or toss bricks at) friends and co-workers. You'll learn actors' favorite on-screen quirks, and you'll have a guide to cameo appearances by famous directors in their own films, and much, much more from the author of the best-selling Film Flubs books.