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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Alfred Hitchcock’s THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY is one of those movies that grows on you after watching it. My first impression was that it was fun, but lesser Hitchcock, but as time has gone by I’ve found myself thinking more and more about it. I’m sure a part of it is that I have quite the crush on ‘50s and ‘60s Shirley MacLaine, but I’m also a big fan of Hitch’s macabre sense of humor and boy is this movie filled with it. Today’s pic is from a quiet scene and it’s a great example of the chaos of a film set. Here’s a shot of two people at a table and to see how crowded it is with the crew and equipment jammed in is a great glimpse at the process. And what the hell is up with that massive camera? I have to imagine it’s a sound-proofing thing, but still. That thing’s a tank! Here’s the pic! Enjoy and click for the bigger version!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is the post with the most! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers

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  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Good stuff

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Just Cool Seeing Hitchcock's Fat Ass

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    just chillin next to that monster camera

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    The Trouble with Harry?

    by FutureBanhammerVictim

    More like "The Trouble with Mr Beaks." Where's the D.Vader obit??

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    It Has to Be Said...

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    I got a BlowJob from Beaks mother last night it was pretty good for the twenty five cents she charges..hell she swallowed my whole load without even a thought....Oh YEAH..REINSTATE D.VADER

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Greg Giraldo is dead - He shouldn't have gone hiking in 113 degr

    by Chomponbliss


  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Yeah, if someone really famous died today...

    by HansBubi

    ...I can only imagine the reaction of Beaks and Harry as they realize they need to post another obit article on the site. I wish everyone a long, happy life.

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Beetlejuice tomorrow???

    by th3480

    "Ghost with the most???"

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's is HEDWIG delivering letters for Harry?

    by Tigger Tales

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Damn that camera's HUUUUGE!

    by Darth_Kaos

    About the size of a Mini Coupe.

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Technicolor blimped camera

    by GalacticRaider

    That is your state of the art Technicolor camera. No hand shots with that!

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Next up: BTSP of D Vader being banned

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Bernard Herrmann's Harry score was used

    by skimn

    recently in the VW campaign, with the guys in the parking garage. Nice to know some ad guys have taste.

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    The Camera

    by Munro Kelly

    That was a VistaVision camera with a sound blimp on it. When you think of how big the cameras were, it makes you appreciate a lot of the shots they were able to get.

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST


    by detonator

    ...THE 5TH OF D.VADER!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Fantastic movie

    by AlienFanatic

    Even though it's probably not one of Hitchcock's most revered films, I found it ridiculously entertaining. Lord, we could use a few directors like him again...

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    GalacticRaider got it re the camera

    by Jim_Kirks_Crunchy_Delicious_Chair_Apple

    Had to go Google that one myself. The huge soundproofing case was called a blimp. So it was called a blimped Technicolor camera.

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Camera accident during filming -

    by MisterBlue

    There was an accident concerning one of those huge cameras during filming. From Wikipedia (confirmed in Donald Spoto's bio called HITCH): "Several scenes in the film had to be shot in a rented high school gym because of rain. In the gym, a 500 lb (226 kg) Technicolor camera fell from a great height and barely missed hitting Hitchcock."

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Compare the size of the crew to...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...the Fawlty Towers pic from yesterday.<p> I'm just sayin'...

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    So they filmed with at-at's back in the day?

    by alienindisguise


  • Sept. 29, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by detectivesoap

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST


    by Heartland

    This movie was filmed in VistaVsion which used twice as much film as the conventional cameras making them much louder as more film was going through the camera each second. It looks like the same Blimped VistaVision Tecnicolor camera that Hitchcock used to film "ROPE" in which he filmed 10-15 minute scenes.

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    I've noticed a few talkbackers mention...

    by HansBubi

    ...e-mail(s) written by Harry regarding the D.Vader banning. Where can I view these, or did D.Vader forward e-mails sent to him (by Harry) to other talkbackers? I'm hoping someone posted them somewhere. Thank you.

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Here's an even bigger version


    Larger version of the same image:

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Here's a good bts pic of the day

    by garybuseys_incisors

    What got D.Vader banned? <p>

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Blessed are the D. Vader

    by savagedave

    Cursed is the Mr Beaks for banhammering him without justification.

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    FREE VADER!!!!!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    FACT Alfred Hitchcock had no Belly Button

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Is D. Vader in that pic..?

    by D o o d

    no because he's banned!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    The Trouble With D.Vader....

    by Xeniten

    He spoke his mind, free speech and all that. Which doesn't seem to count for much around here. Shame.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    D. Vader would never...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...go behind the scenes!

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Tomorrow sounds like Beetlejuice.

    by MyNameisSimon

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    And this is why acting is actually hard

    by AsimovLives

    Imagine yourself have to act like you are pouring your heart out and do a intimate romantic scene with all tyhat people around you for the shot. Yup, not that easy that acting business looks now, does it?

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    VistaVision Camera - BIG!

    by Davaldod

    The reason the camera is so big is because "The Trouble With Harry" was shot in VistaVision, which as we all know is a horizontal 35mm format. The VistaVision cameras at the time were already ginormous enough. Now add a sound barney and you get what you see in the photo.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Shirley Maclaine was fuckin' gorgeous

    by Joely_Boy

    back in the day. The Trouble With Harry is an unbelievably well written movie.<P>North By Northwest is my favourite Hitchcock film though. Absolute fuckin' masterpiece.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    The Life of Brian? Darn.

    by johnnyangelheart

    I thought the photo was going to be from The Life of Brian based on the header, but it cool seeing Hitch and the gang. Kind of surprising how many people are crammed together there on the set.

  • Sept. 30, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by HapaPapa72

    I thought the same thing. Oh well. Blessed are the cheesemakers.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Great film.

    by Sailor Rip

    Great cinematography.