You heard the offer. The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day for guns.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
I promised another Bogie photo in yesterday’s BtSPotD featuring Casablanca. I love Bogart, I love his personality, his delivery, the fact that he wasn’t pretty, but handsome with all the gravitas that comes with a man who has lived life.
Even with that under my belt, when Harry screening SAHARA at Butt-Numb-A-Thon a couple years back I was gobsmacked. I’d never heard of the movie and to this day I can’t believe it isn’t as well known as Bogart’s best work. Maybe it is and I’m just ignorant. That’s totally possible.
Sure, it doesn’t have the iconography of Bogart’s noir work or the machine gun dialogue of Casablanca or Key Largo, but it’s just a flat out beginning to end masterfully made movie.
Taking place during WW2 the film centers upon a tank regiment that takes in a German prisoner and the mind games he plays on them as he’s being transported. Oh, and they are in the desert. And running out of water.
Seriously, it’s a fantastic movie that caught me completely by surprise when I saw it, so when I stumbled upon this still image I had to feature it.
Seek out the movie, enjoy the still and yes, you can click to make it larger.
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 really should have gone in the October horror run of this column. And if you don’t think so I’ll summon a revenge demon to take your ass out!
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Previous Behind the Scenes pics:
- 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
- The French Connection
- The Road Warrior
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- 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
- Die Hard
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- 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)
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- The Shining
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Army of Darkness
- Seed of Chucky
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- 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)
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds
- Vincent (Tim Burton)
- Evil Dead II
- The Evil Dead
- The Shining (Kubrick Self Portrait)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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Nov. 4, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST
Loving these pictures!
Nov. 4, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST
When it comes to Bogey performances, but it's been years since I've seen this and I'll have to revisit it. Nice pic.
Nov. 4, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST
A real classic that I'd love to have on Blue Ray.
Nov. 4, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST
Nov. 4, 2010, 2 a.m. CST
It was a favorite of my late grandfather and I have tremendous memories of sitting in his living room watching it with him whenever it came on TV. Thanks for this great picture.
Nov. 4, 2010, 3:14 a.m. CST
My interest was perked. Good job, Quint.
Nov. 4, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST
Korda & Maté with this, Michael Curtiz with Casablanca etc., and of course sfx master George Pal.
Nov. 4, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST
by Anything But Tangerines
Worst Bogart disaster I've had the displeasure of sitting through
Nov. 4, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST
by Anything But Tangerines
The day I log onto AICN and see "The Behind The Scenes Pic Of The Day proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt and with pure, geometric logic!" will be a better day because of it.
Nov. 4, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST
They did a remake with James belushi about 10 years ago. Also look for a very young Lloyd Bridges in the original cast.
Nov. 4, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST
Nov. 4, 2010, 6:25 a.m. CST
I agree that this should (or could) be considered his best work of film. I recommend it to friends all the time and none of them has ever seen it....well, until I loan them my copy on VHS....yes, VHS......I am that old.
Uhhh.... having stuff on VHS doesn't make you particularly old; unless, like, you consider 10 to be old.
Nov. 4, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
Broyles from Fringe doesn't is immortal????
Nov. 4, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST
by vic twenty
And the remake (with Jim Belushi of all people) is really pretty good also.
Nov. 4, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST
Hey, Quint! You may have already covered this, but could you talk briefly about the genesis of the idea of the BtSPotD column? Talk about your process, the number of photos submitted, the most-submitted photo, etc. <br><br> I was already a daily visitor to the AICN, so for me it's like having a column debut and quickly become one of my favorites in a magazine I'm already subscribed to. I wonder if some casual readers visit more regularly because of this. :)
Nov. 4, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Nov. 4, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST
Nov. 4, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST
There i said it.:-)
Nov. 4, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST
I watched this after I read all of the reviews people wrote about it after the butt-numb-a-thon showing. Netflix has it.
Nov. 4, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST
Nov. 4, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST
This is one of my favorites too, right up there with Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep.
Nov. 5, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST
Nov. 6, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST
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