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Five Movies That Borrowed Footage From Other Films, And Now They’re Caught In The Act

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Many Hollywood directors think they can fool audiences by making it seem like they created entirely new scenes for their films while actually borrowing scenes from other movies. That may have worked back in the day, but savvy audiences aren’t so easily fooled now. Can you spot the similarities between these five scenes?

“Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” And “Apollo 13”

Here’s an important lesson: Don’t borrow from an Academy Award-nominated film. But that’s exactly what the director of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me did. The film includes a scene from the Apollo 11 liftoff, but it’s actually borrowed footage from the breathtaking liftoff scene from Ron Howard’s Apollo 13. Houston, we have a problem with this!

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“Blade Runner” And “The Shining”

Blade Runner director Ridley Scott discussed his reasoning for borrowing his film’s ending scene from The Shining. Investors were dissatisfied with the original ending, so he quickly had to think of a solution. He redid the ending, but he didn’t shoot the footage himself. He asked The Shining director Stanley Kubrick for permission, and he received a large bulk of Kubrick’s 17 hours’ worth of footage.

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“Beauty And The Beast” And “Sleeping Beauty”

Who knew animators reuse scenes, too? That’s what Disney did with its 1991 hit Beauty and the Beast. In 1959, Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Prince Philip danced together in Sleeping Beauty. It was such a beautiful dance sequence that Disney recreated the scene, frame by frame, for Beauty and the Beast’s ending scene.

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“Transformers” And “Pearl Harbor”

These films are a different case because they both had the same director, Michael Bay. But, it’s still pretty noticeable when Bay reused a piece of footage of an aircraft carrier from Pearl Harbor for Transformers. Of course, the duplicate scene was edited using computer-generated imaging (CGI) to make the ship appear era-appropriate, but this technique was still probably cheaper than shooting a new scene.

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“Back To The Future Part II” And “Back To The Future”

Arguably the best trilogy in film history, it makes sense why Back to the Future Part II reused scenes from the first film for consistency. However, director Robert Zemeckis also needed to work around production changes, including Elisabeth Shue replacing Claudia Wells as Marty McFly’s girlfriend. Crispin Glover also didn’t commit to the sequel, but Zemeckis reused scenes featuring Glover from the first film, resulting in a full-blown lawsuit.

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A Look At Jon, Kate, and the Eight Gosselin Kids After First Finding Fame

Fans fell for the Gosselin family when they first went on-air with their story in 2007 on their TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8. Since documenting life as parents to eight after the birth of twins Mady and Cara was followed by a set of sextuplets, the once tiny tots are now teenagers. And despite the dissolution of Jon and Kate’s coupling and the canceling of their show, Jon and Kate Gosselin have not stopped making headlines. Here we take a look at what life looks like today, for Jon and Kate as they have navigated life as single parents to eight teens.

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Disneyland Brings Captain Marvel To Its Resorts In 2019

Disneyland has seen its fair share of families and Super Bowl winners over the years. Now, they're seeing superheroes. Since Marvel and Disney have joined forces, visiting your favorite heroes is easier than ever. One superhero will make a splash at the resort around the time of their highly anticipated film debut. Another Captain In Town Captain Marvel will start...

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All Six Episodes Of Game Of Thrones Season Eight Confirmed To Be Over An Hour Long

The final season of Game of Thrones is nearly upon us. HBO has confirmed that season eight of Game of Thrones is set to air in April 2019, which is only a few months away. While it's sad to know that this great show will soon be over, we can rejoice with the knowledge that every episode will be longer...

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