Top 10 Close Movie Details

While searching the internet for Close movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Special effects designer Carlo Rambaldi based the alien's face/smile in Close Encounters (1977) on the face/smile of Carey Guffey, who played Barry in the film. (Source: Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin.)
Special effects designer Carlo Rambaldi based the alien's face/smile in Close Encounters (1977) on the face/smile of Carey Guffey, who played Barry in the film. (Source: Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin.)

In Wallace and Gromit: A close shave (1995) a newspaper headline about a killer dog has a subheading which reads 'Lord Baskerville exonerated' a reference to the Sherlock Holmes novel 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (also about a killer dog who is later revealed to be something else)

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Close details are suitable for kids.

  1. John Williams began working on the 5-tone sequence a year before shooting began. Ultimately there were 350 variations of the sequence, Williams and Spielberg eventually decided on the one that was used after listening to each variation one at a time

  2. Chris Walken would double check any gun used in a scene he was in for safety reasons. During one emotional scene, Sean Penn ran off and replaced a checked gun right before cameras rolled. The result made the cut.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - J. Allen Hynek makes a brief cameo towards the end. Hynek worked for the governments official UFO investigation program Project Blue Book and came up with the Close Encounter scale which the movie got its name from.
    J. Allen Hynek makes a brief cameo towards the end. Hynek worked for the governments official UFO investigation program Project Blue Book and came up with the Close Encounter scale which the movie got its name from.
  • 1 - Gromit is reading Crime and Punishment by Fido Dogstoyevsky as opposed to Fyodor Dostoevsky, its author in our world.
    Gromit is reading Crime and Punishment by Fido Dogstoyevsky as opposed to Fyodor Dostoevsky, its author in our world.
  • 1 - An advert for 'Bob's Buns' can be seen in the background. Bob later shows up for about 30 seconds in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' (2008) before dying abruptly.
    An advert for 'Bob's Buns' can be seen in the background. Bob later shows up for about 30 seconds in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' (2008) before dying abruptly.

Hidden Details

When Wendolene mentions that her father left her with his old wool shop, "among other things", the camera cuts to a photograph of her father standing with Preston, who is later revealed to be one of his inventions.

The first forbidden kiss scene with Anna (Julia Roberts) & Dan (Jude Law) features the trio "Soave sia il vento" from Mozart's Cos? fan Tutte, in which two engaged sisters bid farewell to their lovers unaware they will come back in disguise and seduce the other's fianc?.

Close poster
Close poster

Close Plot: A female bodyguard is hired to protect an heiress on the run from assassins.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Close, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Close and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Vicky Jewson
Main Actors Noomi Rapace, Olivia Jewson, Abdellatif Chaouqi, Sophie NĂ©lisse
IMDB score 5.7