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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day wishes you a good evening!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Like I mentioned at the tail end of yesterday’s BTS pic, today’s photo is a very staged shot and as such I was hesitant in running it. But it’s such a great shot of a great director and it’s perfect for this Halloween themed month of BtSPotD. And I also remembered that the early shot of John Carpenter and Kurt Russell posing on the set of Big Trouble In Little China has been a reader a favorite, so I pulled the stick out of my ass, loosened up and decided an awesome pic is an awesome pic, staged or not. Plus I had a very nice, high res version to share, so make to click for the super big version! We all know Hitchcock was a ham anyway. The dude had such a great and memorable sense of humor and wasn’t shy around a camera, still or otherwise. Which is one of the reasons he’s been featured so often in his column. I love him as a filmmaker and there’s tons of pics out there of him. I have to imagine this one comes from the publicity surrounding THE BIRDS. Enjoy and be sure to 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 features a mad monster party! -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
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs
- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)

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  • Oct. 21, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Love Hitch of course

    by proevad

    But hated The Birds. Only film of his I didn't like, even a little. Family Plot was more entertaining. Know it's just me.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by Detached

    I seem to recall seeing this picture before, so it may have come out of the publicity dept at some point (though it doesn't look like something that would have been used to actually promote the film). Still a great pic. Is Hitch rolling his eyes because yet another actor - in this case a bird- is asking him "What's my motivation?"

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Oops- sorry

    by Detached

    I accidentally put my screen name for the title of my previous post. Duh...

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Cool stuff

    by jabbayoda

    Think I may have seen this before, but it's a cool shot and makes me totally psyched for Halloween. Thanks Quint

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Funny thing...I was watching Psycho II just the other night

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    And I had to chuckle seeing Hitch's shadow being cast upon the wall when Norman Bates enter's "Mother"'s room after returning to his house.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Did you choose the contest winners yet?

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I NEED that Empire book! :)

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents

    by johnnyangelheart

    OK, for the kids: Alfred Hitchcock would introduce every show and be about to die some sort of gruesome death every week. He had a great sense of humor.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Hitchcock was THE SHIT

    by Sonny_Williams

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents cranked up just as I was entering first grade. Even at that tender age he quickly became one of my all-time favorites, on both small and big screens. My folks were fans too, so I had the good fortune to see THE BIRDS, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH on the big screen (maybe more, too long ago to remember 'em all!) His passing was like losing a favorite uncle. I too have seen this pic before, but that's OK; there were a lot of great publicity shots from THE BIRDS and this is a great one.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    poor raven tied next to Hitch

    by Tandemar

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Quint, this has been great - Thanks for all the pics!

    by Mennen

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Hitchcock - True Master of Horror

    by brocknroll

    Fuck Stephen King, Fuck John Carpenter and Fuck Clive Barker. It's all about Alfred Hitchcock, man! I love Hitchcock stories! "The Birds" is a masterpiece!

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Amazing to think...

    by little_lebowski

    ... that crow's carcass is probably now in Steve Martin's private collection of "Birds" memorbilia.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Now here's a film would benefit from a remake

    by BenBraddock

    For once CG would be a benefit, rather than a distraction.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    looks like it's from the show

    by slickerynodes


  • Oct. 21, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Hitchcock - God of the Thriller Genre

    by KilliK

    and probably he has fucked all the blond stars of Hollywood.lucky old man.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    stop motion goodness tomorrow???

    by alienindisguise

    I'm hoping that's what the btspotd is gonna be!

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    not a fan myself...

    by billyhitchcock1


  • Oct. 21, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I'm on it. Choosing between over 350 entries (some of them sending as many 25 pics per entry) is taking me some time. But I will have a winner for you folks very soon!

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by covenant

    Absolute gem. Thanks for posting it.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST


    by EpilepticLurcher

    Where is he so he can tell us all how overrated Hitchcock is?

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    25 pics per entry????

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    That seems a little much - and kinda unfair. I sent two myself. I chose quality over quantity.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Hitchcock had no belly button FACT

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Hitchcock is the fucking man

    by MainMan2001

    Simple. Only person to come close is De Palma but of course De Palma's entire style is based on Hitchcock. He just brought it to the next logical next which is more violence & Nudity

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Check out the raven's left leg

    by planetran_fan

    It's either a fake bird stood up with a wire or it's a real bird tied to the sill.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Anybody seen "Birdemic" yet?

    by Skraggo

    Fuuuuuuuuuuccck. It makes "The Room" look like Citizen Kane.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Does every BtSPotD have to be 100 years old?


  • Oct. 21, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain -Empire Strikes Back

    by SonicRiver

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    can you not like THE BIRDS? i demand an explanation.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    I loved his stories

    by reagon

    I also used to read my aunt's copies of the Hitchcock magazine and all the scary stories were great. He had an anthology book I found in my middle school library and it had a great story about giant man eating snails on an island and a guy crashes his boat on this island and is immediately bitten by one of these 10 foot tall snails and he spends the rest of the story stumbling slowly away from these things until one finally, slowly catches up to him as a rescue ship arrives. Sorry, spoiler.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Quoth the Raven, "Eat My Shorts!"

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Never got his movies

    by fitzcarraldo2

    I just find them boring and sometimes silly. There are some good sequences but that's it.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by ClayG

    The Thing (1982), Nightmare on Elm Street, Creepshow, The Dark Knight..just a handful of post 1979 movies selected for Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day. It gets old when fucking morons gloss over details to make a sarcastic generalization that doesn't even turn out to be true.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Correction, BrainDrain...after 1980.

    by ClayG

    However, the four I just cited are all after 1980, my point still stands, and you're still a moron.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    frank cotton

    by proevad

    Tippi Hedren can't act, and the villains are fucking birds. peace.