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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day features a deal with the devil!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Watching FW Murnau’s FAUST at Butt-Numb-A-Thon, complete with live organ music, was a real treat. The famous German expressionist flick deals with a man’s deal with the devil and there’s some amazing early effects work on display, including the moment that is shown below. I love this image of Emil Jannings in complete Mephisto get-up standing over the small town, nearly engulfing it with his crazy-ass wings. It’s a rather disturbing image that reminds a whole lot of Disney’s Night on Bald Mountain segment of Fantasia later on. Reader Brady Crane submitted this pic and it’s a doozy. Hope you 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. Holy skin-tight outfit, Batman! Tomorrow’s pic is very nice! -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
- Vincent (Tim Burton)
- Evil Dead II
- The Evil Dead
- The Shining (Kubrick Self Portrait)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- Casablanca
- Sahara (1943)
- Pumpkinhead
- Back to the Future
- Inception
- MacBeth (1948)
- Superman
- Twilight Zone (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet)
- The Public Enemy
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Barbarella
- Ghostbusters II
- The Thin Man

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  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by chifforobe

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I'd love a bigger version

    by chifforobe

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Nice Shot!

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    As good as any practical effect today...

    by zinc_chameleon

    just do a CGI tweak or two on those wings, and it's ready for 2010. Amazing how little has changed!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Weren't we supposed to find out

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    who won the SW book contest today? This BTS picture is one of my favorites so far. Very cool...

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Jon Favreau is doing a remake of this too!

    by Chief_Macho

    He has Mephisto wearing some skinny ass tight jeans with the wings positioned over his shapely thighs in the movie poster.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    That may be my favorite one so far...

    by The Dude Abides

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST


    by aphextwin

    This...and the Alien (Space Jockey) Pic of the Day are the best so far...imo

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST


    by disfigurehead

    That's crazy. I love it. Awesome.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    very cool

    by ufoclub1977

    Makes me want to shoot some model built effects scenes...

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Too bad the devil is a fairy tale

    by SithMenace

    Cool pic though, I kind of want to check that movie out now.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by moonlightdrive

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Sith. Give it a rest...

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Awesome pic.

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    Movie now Netflix queued.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Now THAT'S a great pic

    by abcdefz7

    Great job, Brady! Nice find. Murnau definitely had a way with things. Even his dragon for the Ring films looked pretty good; no small feat in that day and age.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    A guy called Sith is complaining about fairy tales?

    by UltimaRex

    The mind boggles...

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Lol, all the bible humpers just got pissed

    by SithMenace

    about a throwaway comment. Dumbasses.<p>Btw, I did enjoy the pic, and it's a talkback, so I can say whatever I want. Don't like it? There's always the Christian Science Monitor website, lol.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    At least I know Star Wars is fake, unlike religious minded people.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    If you're agnostic, it's practically the same as

    by SithMenace

    being Christian, since you still believe in the devil. So what are you trying to prove by throwing your agnostic label around? If you had any balls you'd be an Atheist, but since you go around attacking people randomly on the internet for throwaway comments, that's not a surprise.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Beautiful image. Inspiring and gorgeous.

    by kevred

    A reminder that ART is fully possible in filmmaking. I will seek out this film.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Practical FTW

    by kevred

    As if that photo wasn't evidence enough.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    3...2....1 cue the deal with the devil/Obama rants

    by Wilford_Brimleys_Diabetes_Rage

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Awesome pic.

    by donkey_lasher

    I've only seen a handful of silents (which I'm assuming this is from) but would love to hear from you guys on what you recommend.<p. Seen Nosferatu, Metropolis and The Lost World so far. (And a number of Lloyd funnies)

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST


    by Lord Elric

    That is a GREAT BTS, QUINT! FAUST is an incredible piece of cinema.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Agnostic is the only honest way to be.

    by kevred

    Not to get into the middle of anyone's pissing match, but...<p>Really - I don't see how anyone can be anything but agnostic. I mean, who really KNOWS? No one really knows whether or not there's a God, whether all the stuff in the holy books is anywhere near true or real. Or for that matter, how can you prove a negative?<p>Believing absolutely either for or against, and thinking we have it figured out, is the fairy tale.<p>All we know is the mystery, and it's a beautiful one.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    And somone like Geektard Smasher is probably

    by SithMenace

    too stupid to understand that I was called out for one comment, which singled out no one. I attacked no one, but all of the religious mentalists feel the need to go after someone that doesn't share their beliefs. Read before you type. <p>Btw, your s/n is trying too hard to compensate for what you and everyone else knows you are. You probably have a small dick and drive a Corvette too, Lol. Now you can all get over your pain that I insinuated that you all base your life around a fairy tale, and get back to talking about the pic.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    That's an interesting perspective. But I will remain Atheist until I see something that shows me otherwise.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Jar Jar Loving Jackwagon???

    by moondoggy2u

    I think geektard inadvertantly stumbled upon a new handle.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    I submit BREAKING BAD is the modern FAUST...

    by BurnHollywood

    Methamphetamines instead of Mephistopheles. I said this before, but I'm going to say it again, just to show everyone how clever I am. Nyah.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Utterly awesome!

    by freerangecelt

    I have never seen Faust but will look for it!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST


    by GrndlWnderer

    As an pretty solid Agnostic Atheist, I have no issue with your statement other than it seems intended to start a flame war (which it has), my only real problem with your replies is that you equate Agnosticism with a religious belief system ( which it can be, but usually isn't). Your implication seems more aimed at Gnosticism and not Agnosticism.Two VERY different belief systems. Agnostic: Gnostic

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    This sequence on YouTube...

    by BurnHollywood

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by SpaceHerpie

    As an Atheist I think you are a douche and give all atheist a bad name. You are no better than a crazy Bible Thumper. There is absolutely no reason to inject your personal beliefs into this thread. Its absolutely dumb and egotistical.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Way to go idiots

    by pushthebuttonmax

    You are ALL helping to ruin this talkback, keep it up. And like it was stated in the paragraphs, I was also reminded of the Bald Mountain sequence.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Sith, the greatest trick the devil

    by DinoBass

    ever played, was when he put a flaming bag of poo on that old man's front porch. Remember that.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by Sprinky

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Big deal. I recreated that scene with nothing more

    by CreasyBear

    than a Dracula cape and one of those Christmas village figurine sets. But because I'm not European, I'm somehow not as cool. Whatever.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Just for a moment ...

    by Rendell

    I thought this was going to turn in to another "Sarah Pallin" talkback!<p><p>Great pic, very impressive... but not cool trying to start a flame war!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST


    by th3480

    Amazing pic. Probably one of the best yet.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Must see this film now

    by Bot-Bot

    Thanks BurnHollywood, for the Youtube link. This looks incredible - right up there with Fritz Lang's "Die Nibelungen." I love the visual power of the silent films when tackling great mythological subjects and classic literature.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Watched this one

    by Dollar Bird

    back during undergrad. Good movie. The scene they're making in the pic was the coolest one by far. Great visual.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Sith, I'm an atheist, but what was the point of that?

    by MattmanReturns

    Just trying to piss people off? I may not believe in the devil, but there is great evil in this world, and he's a perfect embodiment of all that evil.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    So now that the TSA is fondling 3-year old girls

    by locke815

    How long before most of you talkbackers are working there? Thanks Lesbo Big Sis, for teaching children that inappropriate touching is the job of the government. Why not? We all take it in the ass from Uncle Sam eventually.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Whole film is on

    by MJDeViant

    for free.....with some kind of music/soundtrack

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    yes, you are an asshole,

    by frank cotton

    and you HOPE there is no devil, because if there is you are probably fucked.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    with that out of the way

    by frank cotton

    excellent picture - is the rest of the film as interesting?

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by Yelsaeb

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    I was hoping for Paul Williams of Phantom of the Paradise

    by MoshMasterD

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    to any Christians reading

    by drave117

    On behalf of my fellow atheists and agnostics, I would like to apologize for SithMenace being a douche. Not all of us are intolerant trolls.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    this pic is on the back cover of the Kino Video DVD

    by tilde44

    which is highly recommended to all fans of this film. It has a whole gallery of BTS pics & stills.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I agree with Kevred

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    To me, being an atheist is pretty close to being Christian in that you're placing belief in something absolute.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Shit I don't believe in the devil or pokemon

    by UltraTron

    or smurfs. But there is no question my cat is God. If you saw my cat you would agree that god is huge and fluffy with solid grey fur and brando's chin.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Top 5 Movies from 1980!

    by HugePrawn

    find out which made the Top 5 here:

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Lol, unbelievable that one comment

    by SithMenace

    not specifically aimed at anyone, caused so many people to mouth off like they did. It looks like I especially got to Geektard_Smasher, without even trying to. Wow, a lot of hurt feelings on this site over one comment.<p>Sorry Quint, I enjoy your column and had no idea that one comment would cause everyone to hijack your TB. That's why I stopped responding to them.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by Rendell

    Look, as far as I can see there are 2 possibilities here:<p><p>(1) You genuinely didn't realise that it was a dumb thing to say... <p><p>or<p><p>(2) You were flat out on the wind-up and didn't expect to receive almost universal condemnation, Only now you're having to back pedal!<p><p>I'd like to give you the benefit of the doubt... but I'm more inclined to believe option 2.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Believe what you like Rendell

    by SithMenace

    Somehow, I'll be able to go on living even if 15 or so people on an internet message board disagree with what I say, Lol.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    Way to latch on to what someone else said, complete with Wikipedia links, Lol. However, there are different types of agnosticism, as your buddy's article pointed out. If you're agnostic theist, which I doubt you would admit now anyway even if you were, then I wasn't wrong at all. Even if you're not, I still wasn't wrong.<p>But please do try to think for yourself next time, instead of latching on to someone else that's fighting your battles for you, lol.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Anyway, I'm out of here

    by SithMenace

    I'm not interested in helping you idiots hijack Quint's TB anymore. To the few of you that were mature enough to respond in a civil way, thank you.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    As long as no-one shits on Xenu....

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    cool fucking pic by the way...

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST


    by Rendell

    You know sometimes, if you've made a bubo, by putting up your hands and saying "you know what, I fucked up, I'll know better next time. I'm sorry." you'll actually get a bit of respect.<p><p>Takes a big man to admit when he screwed up... but making out that it's everyone else's fault for "Not having a sense of humour"... well, thats not going to get you much respect, is it?

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Some visuals are horrifying

    by IamZardoz

    this is one of them.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Agnostics are just pussies who can't bring themselves to take the last, logical step on the road to sanity.<p> Yeah, like, I guess I can't *prove* prove there's no god. But I also can't prove there's no purple flying turtle behind me that disappears when I look over my shoulder. But I'm pretty fucking sure there's no flying turtle, anyway.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Hey look...

    by Fawst

    It's the story that I took my handle from. Huzzah. Sweet BTS pic!

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Agnostics don't believe in the Devil

    by TheJudger

    Awesome pic by the way Quint. I watched this movie a few years back and was so very amazed with the effects and production values. I remember seeing an original ink cell of the Chernabog at Disneyland back in 1989 and there was either a caption under it or a tour guide exclaiming that it was inspired by this movie. To far back to remember exactly, but the fragment of this personal memory includes this nugget of knowledge provided somehow when I looked at that cell. <P> Agnostics don't believe in the Devil. They believe in the inherent Complexities of Desire and Necessity and the Irrational and Destructive acts some people do to fulfill them.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    "Once a Snake-Handler, always a Snake-Handler."

    by Royston Lodge

    - Momar Szyslak

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Its very simple...

    by BookhouseBoy

    You're ALL going to hell

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Very nice, indeed!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Way to go!

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    You may not believe in the devil...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...BUT I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!!!<p> MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!<p> get it?<p> i'm implying that i'm the devil.<p> scary, eh?

  • Nov. 17, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by JumpinJehosaphat

    Now I wish there was a band called "Atheist Coke Party".