For years, Movie magic has been "tricking" audiences in to believing that some fantastical worlds and stories are real. Most movie goers know that they are being duped. After all, that's the best part of going to the movies. Suspending disbelief and accepting an entire world as truth can be fun... even if it's just for 90 minutes of your life.
Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from some of the most iconic movies over the decades. No matter how much you love these movies (or how many times you've seen them), we bet you've never pictured them like this before.
1. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
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Marilyn Monroe stands over a subway grating and has her skirt blown up by a giant blower. About 1,500 New Yorkers formed an audience outside the food store, at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue.
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Director and screenwriter Stanley Kubrick finds his shot on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey at the MGM British Studios in Borehamwood, England. On the left is American actor Keir Dullea in a spacesuit.
3. Planet of the Apes (1968)
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Foam-rubber makeup being applied to actor Maurice Evans.
4. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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Natalie Wood, James Dean, and director Nicholas Ray on the set of Rebel Without a Cause.
5. The Great Escape (1963)
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A film crew ready to shoot Steve McQueen's motorcycle escape sequence on the set of The Great Escape, directed by John Sturges, in Bavaria, Germany.
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