The Cure for Insomnia (1987) is the longest movie ever made at a total running time of 85 hours (5,220 min). It premiered in its entirety at The School Of The Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois from January 31 to February 3, 1987, in one continuous showing.
The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, is generally considered the first talking picture ever made. Jolson's prophetic opening line, "Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You ain't heard nothin' yet!" were the first words spoken on a widely distributed film by a movie actor.
Steven Spielberg and Melissa Mathison wrote a script during shooting breaks on the location of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Mathison was there to visit her husband, Harrison Ford and Spielberg dictated to her a story idea he had; that script was eventually called E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982).
Ocean's Eleven was originally intended to feature a very different group of actors. Bruce Willis was cast, but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. Matt Damon's part of the pick pocket was meant for Mark Wahlberg. Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson were supposed to play the brothers Virgil and Turk, but dropped out to film The Royal Tenenbaums. Danny Glover, who was originally slated to play the part of Frank Catton, also declined in order to appear in The Royal Tenenbaums.