- Contrary to legend, this film did use artificial lighting. Artificial lights were used, for example, in the scene where Brian learns he's getting a horse. However, it is true that no artificial lighting was used for candlelit scenes. A lens built by the Carl Zeiss company for NASA was used to shoot scenes lit only by candlelight.
- Some of the costumes were genuine antiques bought at auction by costume designer Milena Canonero. A myth grew up that the Academy Award-winning costumes used in the film were genuine antique clothes. This is only partly correct, however. Some of the costumes were bought at auction by costume designer Milena Canonero. Other costumes were custom made specifically for the film and were based on clothing of the period and costumes seen in period paintings.
- Production was moved from Ireland to England after Kubrick received word that his name was on an IRA hit list for directing a film featuring English soldiers in Ireland.
- Captain Quinn's face during his duel with Barry when he goes to raise his pistol.
- When the Grenadiers march in formation toward the Barryville citizens and fire their weapons into the air.
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