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Ten curious and little-known firsts in the film world

Cinema, like music or sport, also holds its own particular records and firsts.

Some of these records are known to everyone as the highest-grossing films of all time, other records are less well known, but just as incredible.

From the scene with the most explosions to the film with the most extras: here are 10 curious records from the world of cinema.

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The lesser-known records of cinema
Cinema, like music or sport, also holds its own particular records and firsts. Some of these records are well known to most fans, such as the highest-grossing films of all time or those that have won the most Oscars, other records are less well known, but just as incredible. From the scene with the most explosions to the film with the most extras: here are 10 curious records from the world of cinema.
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Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Let's start with an animated film. "Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" holds the record for the largest amount of plasticine required to make a film: an impressive 2845 kilograms of material to make this stop-motion feature.
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The Blues Brothers
The famous 1980 musical film does not hold a song-related record; rather, it can boast the Guinness World Record for the scene with the most car crashes!
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The Cure for Insomnia
5220 minutes: this is the length of "The Cure for Insomnia," the longest film ever made. The work lasts about 87 hours and has no real plot, as it shows on screen artist LD Groban reading his 4080-page poem over the course of three and a half days.
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Swearnet: The Movie
'Swearnet: The Movie' holds a very special record: it is in fact the feature film with the most swear words in history. The tally is supposed to be about 868 bad words within about 112 minutes of the film!
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007: Spectre
The 24th film in the 007 saga holds the record for the largest explosion ever shot in a feature film: as much as 8418 litres of fuel and 33 kilograms of explosives were used for this scene.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part II
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part II' is the film that closes the film saga based on J. K. Rowling's series of novels and its premiere therefore had to be honoured properly: in fact, this film boasts the longest red carpet ever set up for a film premiere, 455 metres, from Trafalgar Square to Leicester Square.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
The first film in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' saga holds the record for the highest number of killings visible on the screen: according to a special and accurate research, the deaths filmed by the camera would be as many as 83,871.
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Avatar
Avatar has achieved so many firsts: among them, James Cameron's film is the most expensive ever made, with a 425 million budget, which was more than compensated for by the film's record-breaking box-office success.
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47 Ronin
On the contrary, 2013's '47 Ronin' is one of the biggest flops ever, according to some the biggest ever because it only grossed $150,962,475 against a $225 million budget.
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Gandhi
This film holds the record for the largest number of extras used, in particular in the Gandhi funeral scene, where there are as many as 300,000 extras, of which 200,000 are volunteers.
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23/04/2024
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