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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is considerate and nice. But it wants to be just like Vincent Price.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! If you haven’t watched Tim Burton’s short film VINCENT you are greatly missing out. The stop motion style and design flare that was abundant on the Burton produced A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and the Burton directed CORPSE BRIDE can be seen in full force and more than that it’s a love letter to gothic horror. Watch it if you haven’t seen it:

Great, right? And even doubly great that he got Vincent Price to narrate it. It makes you appreciate that Burton got a chance to cast Price in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. He must have been on cloud nine to be able to work with Price on both occasions. So, today’s pic is a first for the column. It’s from Tim Burton’s Vincent, a short film. Look at how young he is! Thanks to reader Rajneel Singh for sending it along. Make sure to click for the 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 pic is groovy. You’ll see. Oh, and to all those who entered the Making of The Empire Strikes Back book BTS contest I’ll announce the winners tomorrow! Keep an eye out for it! -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)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds

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  • Oct. 28, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    first bitches

    by WhimsicalMagic

    that is all

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Love Tim Burton's Movies

    by lochkray

    Just wanted to put that out there before all the bitching and complaining about his work starts. Frankly, no matter how low in entertainment quality a Tim Burton movie is, they're always incredibly interresting to watch. A master of specticle.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    oh how the Greats have fallen

    by KilliK

    Now Tim Burton is a shadow reflection of his glorious former self.what a pity.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST


    by Snookeroo

    What an amazing amount of work went into this isipid piece of shit. Too bad everything Burton's ever done is just another version of this short film.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Good bye eeeee 5 0

    by Jugs

    rip :(

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Big Fish and Corpse Bride

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    Severely underrated. Pretty recent and both decent films too. But he is hit and miss.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    great visual effects

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    nice pic

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    And to think it was shot on film with no After Effects/Photoshop

    by CodeName


  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by Daremo

    Yeah, you're the first bitch alright. The first bitch to work the glory hole in the bathroom at the fag parade.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by Robber_Button

    Amazed. Why?

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Alice in Wonderland was fucking terrible

    by slone13

    I've said it before and I'll say it again.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    People who think it's cool to say "First" in a TB

    by shatners hairpiece

    should have red hot pokers shoved up their already well-worn assholes. NO ONE GIVES A SHIT WHO IS FIRST AND IT JUST SHOWS YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO BUT STAY HOME AND READ THE GEEKERNET!

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    I'm not sure who I'm looking at in that photo.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Alice in Wonderland suuuuuuccckkeed

    by disfigurehead

    and it made 1 billion world wide. I don't get it.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    here ya go

    by disfigurehead

    Vincent Malloy is seven years old He's polite and always does as he's told For a boy his age, he's considerate and nice But he wants to be just like Vincent Price He doesn't mind living with his sister, dog, and cats Though he'd rather share a home with spiders and bats There he could reflect on the horrors he has invented and wander dark hallways alone and tormented Vincent is nice when his aunt comes to see him But imagines dipping her in wax for his wax museum He likes to experiment on his dog Abocrombie In the hopes of creating a horrible zombie So that he and his horrible zombie dog could go searching for victims in the London fog His thoughts aren't only of ghoulish crime He likes to paint and read to pass some of the time While other kids read books like "Go Jane Go" Vincent's favorite author is Edgar Allen Poe. One night while reading a gruesome tale he read a passage that made him turn pale Such horrible news he could not survive For his beautiful wife had been buried alive He dug out her grave to make sure she was dead Unaware that her grave was his mother's flower bed His mother sent Vincent off to his room He knew he'd been banished to the tower of doom where he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life alone with the portrait of his beautiful wife. While alone and insane incased in his doom Vincent's mother burst suddenly into the room She said, "If you want, you can go out and play It's sunny outside and a beautiful day." Vincent tried to talk but he just couldn't speak the years of isolation had made him quite weak So he took out some paper and scrawled with a pen: "I'm possessed by this house and can never leave it again." His mother said, "You are NOT possessed and you are NOT almost dead These games you play are all in your head You are NOT Vincent Price, you're Vincent Malloy You're not tormented or insane, you're just a young boy You're seven years old, and you are my son I want you to get outside and have some real fun." Her anger now spent, she walked out through the hall While Vincent backed slowly against the wall The room started to sway, to shiver and creak His horrored insanity had reached its peak He saw Abocrombie, his zombie slave and heard his wife call from beyond the grave She spoke through her coffin and made ghoulish demands While through cracking walls reached skeleton hands Every horror in his life that had crept through his dreams swept his mad laughter to terrified screams To escape the badness, he reached for the door but fell limp and lifeless down on the floor His voice was soft and very slow As he quoted "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe: "And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted...Nevermore."

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Burton has become a parody of himself...

    by darthwaz1

    and it's just many good films has he made since 2000? 2 maybe? Big Fish and Corpse Bride. Besides that he's gone down to doing remakes? are you fucking kidding us Tim?

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Tim Burton is a douche

    by raidahguy

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    remember when Burton was liek Del Toro?

    by JediRob

    And his name would come up for everything, and you would just think how awesome his take on everything would be........yeah.....remember? ::le sigh::

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    for fans of Price and radio theater

    by TheSeeker7

    There's a great torrent site at, you have to register but it's free. they have tons of great BBC radio plays, but just recently I dl'd a series called the Price Of Fear, it's a whole bunch of shorts to do with Vincent Price. Some are ones he narrates a ficticous story but acts like it really happened to him, some are ones from his real life that are done by other actors, etc.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    So who's the other guy?

    by Bot-Bot

    Give some credit please.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Burton's a businessman

    by paulloch

    He knew Alice would be huge, and he knows that remakes (apes, sleepy, charlie) are easy to get financing. I miss Burton the artist, but admirable bombs like Big Fish don't pay the bills.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    fuck off!

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    My Mother met Price a few times

    by Larry of Arabia

    She had nothing but wonderful things to say about Vincent. He was always a gentleman and stood up when she got up from the table. Once she got up out of a den chair, walked towards the door, and before she knew it he was there holding it open for her. He wasn't flirting with her, he simply believed that since she had no date at the time someone should get the door for the lady.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    James MacArthur has Died

    by Longtime Lurker

    So Long "Danno". RIP

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Oh, and

    by Longtime Lurker

    Burton is a bit of a one-trick pony, though it does give him his own special brand of weird.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    about time we got an Evil Dead BTS pic, fucker!

    by Kammich

    the Army of Darkness one was pretty sweet, but I'm one of those deadites that heavily, heavily favors both Evil Dead movies over AoD. can't wait for the pic.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Rick Heinrichs

    by Shoegeezer

    is the other guy. None too shabby, the production designer for Big Lebowski, Fargo, Sleepy Hollow as well as an animator on Pee Wee's Big Adventure (Large Marge for god's sake) and Buckaroo Banzai. He's pretty fucking awesome and really does deserve a mention. He's also one of the reasons to look forward to Capt America.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    The dogs head gear

    by Wheel99

    is priceless.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    disfigurehead tx for the lyrics man

    by KilliK

    i appreciate it.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    I told you it would be Tim Burton. Tomorow is obviously EVIL DEA

    by MyNameisSimon

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST


    by MyNameisSimon

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Wish I got to meet Vincent Price.

    by Yelsaeb

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    so tomorrow's is from THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME? Yes please!

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Hail to the King, Baby!!!

    by th3480

    Tomorrow's pic.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Fuck the haters...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...even Burton's "bad" movies I still find pretty watchable, and his best films are sublime. Vincent was a terrific debut for him.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    "...admirable bombs like Big Fish..."

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Big Fish made over $70 million back in 2003. Hardly a "bomb".

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Pee Wee's Big Adventure, ED WOOD

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    and Betelgeuse MY TOP BURTON MOVIES.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST


    by paulloch

    But, it only made 66 million at BO - 70-75 million production cost. This equals bomb by hollywood standards. Especially compared to his commercial 200-300 million hits like Alice and Batman

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Tomorrow's pic: Evil Dead

    by Ray Gamma

    Bruce Campbell

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Sure, Alice sucked, but...

    by rbatty024

    Sweeny Todd, Burton's second to last film, was one of his best. It not only showed him moving into different genres, but it showed he could go much darker than he has in the past. I'm not about to get on the bandwagon of "one or two bad films makes a director a has been." Directors are allowed to fail. Sometimes great failures lead to great successes. It's how the creative process works. Hopefully Burton will usitilize the financial success of Alice to make a truly great film.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Vincent Price

    by Kobolos

    and let's not forget his contributions outside the Radio, Film, and Stage. The Vincent Price Museum for example. The man was a class act all around. That said, I loved today's picture. As a child I remember wanting to be Vincent as well.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by Arkhangelsk

    I love how Heinrich's shirt matches with the character he's holding. Tim Burton is an amazing idea man, but a lousy storyteller. The best movie he was involved with was Nightmare Before Christmas, where he came up with the designs and basic story but let others (Danny Elfman, Henry Selick) do the heavy lifting. (I know it wasn't his choice but that's still how the dice came up).

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by CodeName

    Well, I've done stop-motion work with film stock before and it's really hard/expensive compared to creating it with digital video. Not bashing one medium, or the other, just saying I really respect the craft of making a stop-motion animation with real film stock. I can also see why switching to dv would cut down on expenses.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Vince the Prince

    by Vaders_Kid

    I had the honor of meeting Mr. Price both times he came to D.C. while performing his one-man show about Oscar Wilde. I'd been a fan of his since I was a kid and made it my personal quest to meet him one day. I was completely blown away when I actually got the chance to speak with him after one of his shows. I even gave him a portrait I'd done of him and he seemed genuinely pleased with it. One of the true greats in the entertainment world (hell, in ANY world!) and I miss him to this day.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Vince the Prince

    by Vaders_Kid

    I had the honor of meeting Mr. Price both times he came to D.C. while performing his one-man show about Oscar Wilde. I'd been a fan of his since I was a kid and made it my personal quest to meet him one day. I was completely blown away when I actually got the chance to speak with him after one of his shows. I even gave him a portrait I'd done of him and he seemed genuinely pleased with it. One of the true greats in the entertainment world (hell, in ANY world!) and I miss him to this day.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Friggin' double posts!

    by Vaders_Kid