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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I originally had another picture, from the set of a John Carpenter film, for today, but given the sad passing of Leslie Nielsen I figured a switch to a Forbidden Planet image would be appropriate. This image is quite fun, featuring the impossibly adorable Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen goofing off on the set of Forbidden Planet. Hope you guys enjoy the pic!

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. I think I’ll post a cult movie pic tomorrow for the hell of 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
- 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
- Faust
- Batman TV Show
- The Adventures of Superman
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- The Gold Rush
- Empire of the Sun
- Sunset Blvd.
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- The Seven Year Itch
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Dr. No.

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  • Nov. 28, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST


    by unkempt_sock

    less bummer

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Altaira Rules

    by cap99

    Nielson's ID will live on forever!

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    It's NielSEN, not SON.

    by John Maddening

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Pull my finger...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    R.I.P., Leslie. :(

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST


    by MyNameisSimon

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST


    by Crooooooow

    You should know better than to expect professionalism from this site. R.I.P Funny man...

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    I havent watched the film since i was a kid

    by KilliK

    but i remember that i was terrified a lot with that movie,especially with the big robot.i will check it again as a tribute to Mr Nielsen's today passing :(.

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    And Anne Francis's legs are infinite like the universe.

    by KilliK

    she was very hawt.

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Who is Nielsen? the guy on the left? i cant recognise him.

    by KilliK

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    this was the first movie I thought of as well

    by chifforobe

    Not his best work, of course, but I guess my favorite film that he is in. Can't get enough of this movie. I hope they don't let Cameron near it.

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet

    by ROBRAM89

    Oh oh oh-oooooooooooh

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Just how hot was Ann Francis in this flick?

    by Carl's hat

    Hamana hamana hamana.

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    He's on the right...I just go by his nose.

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Good call.

    by DigitalBeachWar

    RIP Leslie.

  • Nov. 28, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Hope Leslie hit that

    by Rupee88

    damn Ann Francis was hot in her prime

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST

    The id monster

    by pushthebuttonmax

    TERRIFIED me when I was a child. Man, that force field scene. Fuck that thing man. Fuck it.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Pretty good fx for that day and age

    by Fremen

    Also saw it on TCM recently. The enormity of the underground facilities on the planet was mind-boggling. It was also enjoyable seeing one of Mr Nielsen's serious roles. RIP, Mr Nielsen.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    So he was already goofing around before his comedies

    by AsimovLives

    Thing is, before his new career life in those comedies that most of us know him for, he used to be know as an actor that played serious characters. In fact, it was that he was known for those serious roles that they casted him in AIRPLANE, where they played it for laughs, him being all stoic and serious while the goofiest, most insane stuff happened all around him.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    I rewatched FORBIDDEN PLANET the other day

    by AsimovLives

    One can tell how influencial it must had been on Star Trek:TOS. The movie movie looks almost liek a TOS episode. Of course, the movie came way before, so it's actually correct to say that TOs was an atempt to make Forbidden Planet on a weekly TV show. And with hardly a budget.<br><br>At the time FORBIDDEN PLANET must had looked like nothing else. a rare thing, a really lush production of a SF movie, a rare thing then. And the score is still incredibly avant-guarde, despiste all this years. I don't see a studio today releasing a movie which would had a score that sounded like that.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Yowza! An Anne Francis panty shot!

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Best BTS pic EVER!

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Thank God you posted this AFTER he died...

    by Ronald Raygun

    I thought this Kevin McCarthy all over again.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Forbidden Awsomeness

    by Quackfu

    This movie was the template for so much to come. I remember reading "Sphere" when Crichton dumped that on an unsuspecting audience and thinking "Wow this guy must be running low on ideas." He confirmed that with AirFrame and Timeline. Forbidden Planet set the tone. A masterpiece for others to try and emulate. Nielsen was a gem. From all the interviews and gossip noise he was a real good guy too. RIP sir....You will be missed. Just don't mention "Dracula Dead and Loving It"

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Irvin Kershner too!

    by chifforobe

    We've just lost Irvin Kershner as well, folks-- I assume AICN is working up something for him too.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    I've always wondered...

    by KelseysNuts

    Was the Id monster modelled after the Rudolph/Gossamer monster in the Bugs Bunny cartoons? Obviously, the Id monster didn't need a manicure. RIP Mr Neilsen.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST


    by scrote

    I'm gonna miss this guy. The day has started off just terrible and now Kersh has gone too. A toast to you both, fine gentlemen the pair of ya!

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    A time when men were men and women were women.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Irvin Kershner: 1923-2010

    by ChiefRoberts

    Sad, Sad Day. : (

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Don't miss a tasty Anne Francis in Bad Day...

    by Flip63Hole Bad Rock. Wonderful film and she's also quite precious in it...

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Thank you, LN

    by Rex Carsalot

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Thank you, LN

    by Rex Carsalot

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Thank you, LN

    by Rex Carsalot

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST


    by Rex Carsalot

    Sorry - have no idea how that happened.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Tomorrow should be an ESB pic

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Irvin Kirshner RIP <p>(thanks for the Neilsen pic, too! Sad, sad day for film fans)

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Logged on to find two legends had passed...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    like a bunch in the face. Anyhoo, nice pic and tribute to Leslie. <p> Just a suggestion: if you do one for Kirsh, try not to use a pic from Robocop 2!

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    so tomorrow's pic is from that HEAVEN'S GATE movie?

    by Tigger Tales

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    "Punch", not "bunch"...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    although I guess it could be that too.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Tomorrow HAS to be an ESB pic.

    by Gabba-UK

    This has been a real shitter of a day for movie fans.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Rare FORBIDDEN PLANET publicity shot.

    by TinkerTIW

    First one I've seen without Robbie the Robot in it. As much as I loved him in Airplane! and as Frank Drebin, the first memory of Neilsen to myself and an entire generation was as Colonel Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, on Disney's Wonderful World of Color. He was just as iconic to us as Fess Parker's Davy Crockett. He even had his own popular theme... "Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, tail on his hat; Nobody knows where the Swamp Fox is at..." He had two memorable careers. Not a bad run in anybody's book!

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    "I told you, don't call me Shirley!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Anne Francis = Yummy

    by Dark Doom