26 Popular Movie Inspirations

Josh Welch

Movie InspirationsThe creators of movies are inspired by, and borrow from, many things. Some inspiration comes from Hollywood and some comes from unexpected places. 

Have you ever wondered where they got the idea for the castle in Beauty and The Beast or what inspired Alfred Hitchcock to write Psycho

This video by Mental Floss lists 26 unlikely things that inspired some of the greatest films of our time. 

You'll learn how the bass of an Earth, Wind and Fire song inspired Steven Spielberg to write a famous scene in Jurassic Park and you'll also learn the name of the mechanical shark used in Jaws

What are your favorite movie inspirations? Are there any facts that the video left out that you felt should be counted? Let us know in the comments!