The world of cinema offers much more than what first meets the eye. The Behind the Scenes of TV shows and movies provides an historical and analytical look at why some movies capture your attention and resonate with your imagination. Take a peek at how different elements of a classic film came together through the producers, director, technicians, crew, and actors. You'll find there's a reason why we are mesmerized by what's on the screen in front of us, years after its premiere. Another important factor might simply be the social and political attitudes of the time when the picture was made.

This Staff Picks is an insightful tour of what makes certain things in a movie stand out. Whether it is the long kiss between Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Notorious or the crazy chemistry between Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern in Wild at Heart. Sometimes a lot of work goes into a minor detail, or a memorable line is an unscripted, spur-of-the moment, improvisation. The making of a movie is a fascinating story of its own. That is why it's worth a look behind the scenes.

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