“Behind the scenes” is a phrase used to describe what goes on during the production of a popular medium. Most commonly, it’s used in reference to films. Every DVD menu has a behind the scenes featurette these days, but few capture magic moments of iconic films. What did it look like when Vader told Luke he was his father, when a man put on a Godzilla costume and what did Alfred Hitchcock look like smiling?
The Actual MGM Lion Being Filmed
R2D2 Eating a Sandwich
Spielberg in the Mouth of a Legend
Luke Needs a Beer
The Actual Filming of the Empire Strikes Back Opening Credits
Alan Rickman is the best.
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Stomps Through a Tiny Town
Frankenstein’s Monster Takes a Tea Break
Peter Ostrum Wearing Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka Hat
Does This Ruin the Scene For You?
The answer should be a resounding..
Jack Nicholson Becoming The Joker
E.T. Helps His Creator Carlo Rambaldi (RIP) Draw
Heath Ledger’s Makeup-less Joker
And then costume-less
Luke Playing with His Sister’s Hair
Godzilla Stomping Through a Japanese Town
Robert Zemeckis Directs the BTTF Delorean
Helena Bonham Carter Being Funny on Harry Potter
Munchkin Village in Wizard of Oz
The Animatronic T-Rexes from Jurassic Park
Johnny Depp Hugging Winona Ryder with Scissorhands
Boris Karloff and Some Fans
Arnold Schwarzenegger with James Cameron
A Kind of Sad Juxtaposition
Indiana Jones and a Young Spielberg Under the Hot Sun
I Actually Still Find This Picture Terrifying
Spock Wears a Casual Sweater
Tim Curry as Pennywise Taking Five
Robert Englund Turning Into Freddy Kruger
And here he is with some of his favorite kids:
Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger
James Cameron Shows Us the Water Was an Illusion
I want to believe…
Marty McFly’s Shoes Being Filmed
Practicing Who Shot First
The Blues Brothers with Aretha Franklin!
Damned Dirty Directors