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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day would be funny if life weren’t so sacred.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! What we have today is the classic monster version of the Sad Keanu Reeves picture. Instead of sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich we have The Fly sitting on a camera dolly. Will we see Sad Fly photoshopped into Forrest Gump? Probably not, but a man can dream, can’t he? While I’ve always been partial to the David Cronenberg remake, I dig the original ‘50s Fly, particularly the creepy-ass miniature human head on the fly body. Fuck that. The high pitched “Go away! No! No!” still messes with me. I love this shot, submitted by reader Patrick Barnett! Click the image for a slightly bigger version! Enjoy!

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 gross! That’s your sister, dude! -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
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate

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  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST


    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Be very afraid

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Just wanted the Cronenberg remake (and the sequel) last week. I'm watching the originals this week.<p> Help meeee!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Approved. I loves these pix

    by palimpsest

    Keep 'em coming.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Good movie with some goofy bits.

    by cuthbert84

    But that performance he gives at the chalkboard is heartbreaking.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Sad Keanu Reeves picture?

    by ufoclub1977

    Is that a stereotype? I don't get it.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    sad keanu

    by savagedave

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Can yiu imagine how the audiences in the 50s would react...

    by AsimovLives

    ... if they saw the 80s version?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST


    by Wyndam Earle

    nice pic, but "sad K. Reeves picture"? I'm confused. Help meeee!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Lady Gaga sans make-up...

    by LordPorkington

    Fuck me, she looks like a fly in a tux!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    i thought it said:

    by rben

    "help meeee, help meeee." which whenever i hear someone say it is like figernails on a blackboard to me. really annoying!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by Series7

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by lessthanmensa

    Isn't he sad in every movie he's in? Maybe it's just me projecting.<p>When I was a kid, I'd throw whatever insect I could find in our yard into many a spider's web, during which I'd be yelling, "Help meeeeee!!!"

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    He's seated on an apple box.

    by Bronx Cheer

    The dolly is behind him. Very cool picture though. This is a good feature. Please keep them coming.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Thanks SavageDave

    by ufoclub1977

    Funny stuff.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    The Fly

    by lovesamuelfuller

    I love both versions. The cronenberg version borrowed elements of the original but i think they are different enough to not call the 80 version a re-make.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I seem to recall, in the story, the scientist

    by skimn

    demonstrated the transfer machine with a plate or vase. When transported, it looked fine, but he turned it over and instead of "MADE IN CHINA" it read "DAEM NI NCIAH", or some such thing. Nice moment. Was that in the movie?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    The thing I never understood about the remake

    by Ingeld

    is that if the DNA of the fly got scrambled with Goldblum because a fly entered the transportation chamber, how does the transporter know not to scramble the human DNA of the subject with the DNA of every microbe that is living in the air in the chamber, or on his skin and in his intestines?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    The Fly takes a dump

    by UGG

    A true classic. And wasn't Cronenberg supposed to be remaking his own remake, whatever happened

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    "What are you thinking?"

    by Stuntcock Mike

    "FUCK is what I'm thinking!"

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by A G

    You "never" understood that? What age were you when it came out and you first saw it? I think what you mean is that IN HINDSIGHT you wonder how the chamber worked. Also, nobody thought that when watching the movie.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by Ingeld

    I was twenty-five when I saw the remake, and I was a college graduate who had taken biology courses.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    The only film I can think of...

    by JAGUART

    The only film I can think of that showed us what would happen if a future film was shown to a previous era's audience, was Star Wars in 1977. That film was like dropping a late model car from today into 1955. You just never saw anything like it.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    anthropomorphic scrotum

    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    A G

    by AlexMurphy

    I know that I was 22 the first time I saw the remake, and wondered the exact same thing. The human body is covered and filled with living organisms. That fly would have been an insignificant contributor to Brundle's new makeup. <p> By the time Goldblum was crawling about on the spinning set, though, I didn't give a damn.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by Ingeld

    I didn't let it ruin the movie for me either.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    imdb reporting Peter Jackson

    by Timahh

    to direct the hobbit. Also this pick is cool.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Well the ending in the original was both creepy and funny

    by KilliK

    but all in all,i prefer the superior remake.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I loved the Remake!

    by RoarsLoudly

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    even sitting down and relaxing probably sucks

    by godhelpus

    must have been hell in that mask.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    All you D Vader kids really need to be constantly

    by UltraTron

    posting Itunes Sucks shit and is more antiquated than a fucking 2600 and you have to fucking wait for your phone or pad to backup for any little thing when you just want to put a fucking book or some shit real quick and it crashes and you have to fuck with it and deal with syncing shit and its just fucking garbage and Steve Jobs should be fucking banned from earth for more than 90 days and have his guru give him another herbal enema and then my fucking goddamn perfectly good credit card number security code that works fine on iPad but no longer on my iphone STILL won't fucking work and there STILL won't be any customer service. Oh and fuck microsoft too. How many fucking pcs have I bought over the years with windows and they all come with the latest windows bullshit now here comes 7 that always tells you it's illegit even though you fucking bought it like all the other fucking pcs you bought which- hey go figure!- Don't fucking work without fucking windows which-duuuuuuuuuuuuuh! Is usually fucking included with the computer to make it work. Then you can ineptly add D Vader to the end of that. It's actually funny how the D Vader posts have died down to like these squeaky little nerd death spasms here and there 

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Thank god for unix

    by UltraTron

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    AlexMurphy a logical,made by fans,explanation to that

    by KilliK

    is that Brudley's computer was programmed in that way that it ignored the micro-organisms during the transportation,but knew that organisms of bigger scale should be used during the experiment.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    D. Vader would never...

    by billyhitchcock1 so scared.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by AlexMurphy

    Wouldn't the human digestive process be irreparably fucked by the removal of its microscopic inhabitants? <p> If, on the other hand, the machine was capable to preserving and reconstructing Brundle's bacterial colonies, then the pods would be more than capable of keeping the fly material isolated during reconstruction. <p> I love the movie, but I really wish they would have bothered with even a technobabble explanation for that, or why he came through relatively human and then slowly changed.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    D. Vader once swatted a fly just by looking at it

    by MattmanReturns

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    "Waiter, there's a fly in my lights!"

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    ..don't shout Mr. Bale, or they'll all want one..

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    AlexMurphy the computer was not programmed

    by KilliK

    to remove anything during the transportation,it was programmed to INFUSE two organisms.that was the whole point of the experiment,the infusion,not the transportation.<br /> <br /> <p>You confuse the concepts between the two movies: in the original,the experiment for the scientist was to see if he had perfected the teleportation enough,so that it could work withoy any problems with living organisms.the infusion with the fly was an unforeseen consequence of the teleportation experiment,the infusion was not deliberate. <br /> <br /> <p>on the other hand in the remake,the teleportation had been perfected,it was working correctly.Brudley's ultimate goal was to infuse himself with the dna of a monkey,so that he could enhance his body.the infusion was deliberate,not an accident,that was what the computer was programmed to do.the problem was that when the fly entered the teleportation pod,the computer got confused and continued the infusion experiment using the fly instead of the monkey.<br /> <br /> <p>thats all.i hope you get it now.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Sad Keanu

    by Kronbargo

    This pretty much sums it up:

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by AlexMurphy

    His goal was never to fuse himself with anything else. He openly speaks for the first twenty minutes of the film about his hopes to revolutionize transportation and alter the entire concept of distance. <p> Remember how even his tricycle was too fast for him as a kid? He couldn't handle the motion-sickness. <p> Watch the movie again. His goal was never to combine himself with another creature.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by Seven_of_Borgnine

    "Good! The World will want to know that!"

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by Seven_of_Borgnine

    I thought of that too, but concluded I was just being a nitpicky troublemaker. The "scientific" explanation of why he turned into a fly is of course going to be utterly ridiculous no matter what... it's where the story goes after the premise is taken as a given that really matters. My biologist friend I saw it with said "if human anatomy was combined with that of a fly, the subject would just die" and went into explanations about heart valves in humans vs insects. But if you don't just go with it, you don't get to see Stathis Borans get his foot and hand melted off with fly vomit! So lighten up :)

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by AlexMurphy

    Yeah, that's pretty much what I was saying: I can push past the scientific garbage because the story and how it's told is just so damned good. <p> Plus, who isn't squeamish about body horror? Doesn't matter whether it's The Fly, The Thing, Invasion of the Body Snatchers ('78), or Human Centipede, it manages to turn my stomach most of the time.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by tiggr009


  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    AlexMurphy if his intention was not to infuse himself

    by KilliK

    with a monkey,then why the fuck did he have a monkey in the 3rd pod while he was transported? have you seen the movie at all mate?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    guys please re-watch the film

    by KilliK

    he wanted to infuse himself with a monkey in order to enhance his body.thats why he had the monkey in the 3rd pod.thats why he did the acrobatics after the teleporation experiment.he thought that he gained the skills of the monkey.thats why later he asks the computer to show him with what he was infused,and the computers shows him parts of the fly,which makes him completely bedazzled because he wasnt seeing parts of the monkey,as he was expecting.then he gets completely surprised when he sees the full picture of the fly.<br /> <p>jesus christ,WATCH THE MOVIE AGAIN.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Who's wearing that make-up?

    by Yelsaeb

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

    There was a deleted sub-plot in which Goldblum experiments with a monkey and I forget what other animal to try and reverse his condition. I assume he uses the monkey because its DNA is the closest match the DNA of a human. <p> Perhaps you're remembering that. I think a shot of the monkey in the third pod(I don't remember it but I'm not saying it isn't in the final cut of the film)was a leftover from that sub-plot that made it into the film and now doesn't make sense because they dropped that aspect of the movie..

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    DNA question

    by paulloch

    because the dna of human and fly are closer to each other (90%) than human and the other organisms. which is why they were spliced together. If all remakes were as good as the Fly, I wouldn't hate remakes so much.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    hmmm if he was talking about purification

    by KilliK

    then you are completely right,the whole concept is fucking when you get transported you suddenly become strong enough to do acrobatics and win a bradesfer match.gaahhh,i prefer my version.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by deelzbub

    He was just here, wasn't he?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    nah i was talking seriously

    by KilliK

    but yeah i got it all wrong.<br /> <p>i have only seen the movie twice as a kid,and i always had the impression that Bradley used the dna from the monkey to enhance himself,thus the acrobatics and the brasdefer scene.but he was talking,as people here pointed out correctly,about purification,not infusion.<br /> <p>in other words he simply used the teleportation method to make himself "cleaner" ,thus stronger,thus his various stunts,which at the end it doesnt make any sense scientifically speaking.<br /> <p>anyway i was wrong,i apologize for my retarded insistence that i was right,you can tear me a new one right NOW.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Help Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

    by th3480

    creepiest movie ending ever!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    when the bone poked out of the dudes arm

    by frank cotton

    when he lost to BRUNDLE, my girlfriend leaned over and said 'i'm never letting you take me to the movies again.' true story, and she wasn't kidding.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by lessthanmensa

    The spider loved me until I turned my attention towards rock throwing.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST


    by lessthanmensa

    He was using the telepods for teleportation, and only concluded that the process must have cleansed him as he had not yet discovered his inner Brundlefly.<p>You should keep an eye on upcoming Sci-Fi Channel (I'm not calling it SyFy) flicks. Your human/monkey power synopsis is going to become someone's Upper East Side security deposit. They aired a killer crow movie titled Kacaw, for shit's sake!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    by lessthanmensa

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST


    by lessthanmensa

    Blank posts rool da skool

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    LTM: But what would you call it? Manboon?

    by Monroville

    Or Baboon Sapien? The potential is unlimited!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST


    by lessthanmensa

    Other possible titles:<p>Monkey See, Monkey Guy<p>Ape Toaster<p>Banana Scheisse<p>Rhesus Pieces<p>The Fly III: Brundle Monkey Happy Time Hour

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 3:24 a.m. CST

    THat is money!

    by hallmitchell

    Great shot.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I feel the urge to say D Vader a bit more

    by ricarleite2

    Dee.... Vaaayyydah!

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST


    by Virginia_Woolf

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    The reason for the gymnastics/strength.....

    by daglesj

    ....after the teleportation with the fly is that size to strength ratio of insects etc. is far greater than that of humans. He had picked up enhancements from the fly DNA. If you had the reaction times etc. of a fly you'd feel pretty intense.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    wish he had a cup of coffee

    by MurderMostFowl

    Now that would have been gold

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by D_T

    Holy Hell Man! Hahahaha, awesome, thanks for the laugh(s) this morning :)

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    That was one badly thought out computer programme....

    by Rameses

    Not having a bit of code telling it to NOT blend anything else in the transporter pod with the main passenger.At the very least it should have stopped the process and flashed a warning , as soon as it registered two separate lifeforms.I cant remember , but did brundle never try going through again , but telling the computer to Not send anything that wasn't Brundle{surely it keeps a data log} Cool film rhough and a great performence from the usually unbearable Jeff Goldbloom

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    i may just be a total movie nerd, but...

    by brightgeist

    wasn't that Tom Hanks on that park bench?? ;)

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 5:41 a.m. CST

    the scarey thing about the flys armwrestling scene,

    by TheManWhoCan

    Isn’t (just) the bone sticking out of the guys arm. It’s the fucked up scream the man makes afterwards that really amplifies the horror.<P> It’s one of the most genius horror scenes in cinema history, and pure Cronenberg! Like the quick shot of the guy that was shot in the face and still alive on the diner floor in History of Violence. FUCK<P> Cronenberg gotta do more movies!!