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There’s a lot of ugly Behind the Scenes Pic of the Days in this world, son. I wish I could keep them all from you.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I have very fond memories of seeing To Kill A Mockingbird in high school, right around the time that Casablanca and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance started my love affair with vintage films. We read the book in the English class and then watched the movie. Unlike a lot of the movie/book combos, I really connected with this book and the movie… well, it’s one of the best dramas ever put to celluloid. Gregory Peck is the dad everybody wanted and I found this picture of him going over lines with young Mary Badham to be particularly touching. Great, now I want to watch this movie again… Thanks to reader Shawn Tiano for sending the pic along! Hope you guys enjoy it (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. I thought tomorrow’s pic was dead… -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
- Forbidden Planet
- The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner tribute)
- The Phantom of the Paradise
- Planet of the Apes
- The Incredible Hulk (TV)

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  • Dec. 3, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Best adaptation of a book...ever!

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I can barely put into words

    by Chocolate_Giddyup

    how much I fucking loathe To Kill a Mockingbird. Never seen the movie, only read the book. I like Peck though. Maybe I'll give it a try... but probably not.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    That is one ferociously adorable picture

    by WriteForTheEdit

    And Choco-G, see the movie. It's truly a classic.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Love the book, love the movie...

    by eustisclay

    ...and the audiobook is read by Sissy Spacek. Bought that for my girlfriend for Christmas last year. Major brownie points!

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Kick ass embiggenable

    by magnetoelectric

    Who was the little girl again? she was a good actress for a child , I think she grew up to be on soaps or something right?

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Looks just like how Clark Kent ought to look

    by TresEquis

    Just what popped in my mind.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Mary Badham

    by MonkMayfair

    Didn't do much after "Mockingbird", an episode of Twilight Zone is all I know of.....But she and Peck stayed close throughout the years, she even accompanied him on his personal tours where he talked of his career in film. Great pic from a world class film!

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    What's up with this site today?

    by SithMenace

    Is it just me, or is it running really slow?

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Best one yet.

    by Somerichs

    And one of the best book adaptations ever.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Movie always let me down

    by lochkray

    Don't get me wrong: it's a great movie. Peck was bang-on as Atticus. But I loved that book. All time favorite. Can't count how many times I've read it. The movie came off too (what I now recognize as) episodic for me. The natural flow of the book became too chopped up for my taste. Personally, my choice for best book-to-movie adapt that didn't leave me disappointed is still Shawshank Redemption. The novella it was based on doesn't hold a candle to To Kill a Mockingbird, but the movie adaptation caught all the spirit of that entertaining little story and inflated it, rather than diced it up. Anyway, just a little "humble opinion" spreading.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    This was in Entertainment Weekly . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . but it wasn't even the most impressive one. There was another of Mary Badham and Harper Lee who was visiting the set.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    lochkray, I haven't read the book in a LONG time...

    by Nice Marmot

    ...but in my memory, the book follows it to a T. I never have time to read as much as I want to these days, so I ALWAYS read something new. Might just have to reread this one.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Cool Pic

    by DrPepperPHD


  • Dec. 3, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    The site's been weird all day.

    by Nice Marmot

    My response to lochkray is above his post. And my first post is below that. Maybe I'll end up being FIRST w/ this one . . .

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Didn't Robert Duvall play 'Boo Radley'?

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Read the book and saw the film in high school. Both great.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Yes Joaquin, he did...

    by alienindisguise

    and I believe it was his first feature role.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    That pic looks like a Norman Rockwell painting!

    by Cheif Brody

    Awesome pic, Quint. Need more leading men like Peck these days.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Leo Fuchs

    by raisingazfan

    The photo is from Leo Fuchs, EW did a recent spread with that photo and a cool one with Mary Badham and Harper Lee on the set. Check out more coolness at Fuch's site--there is a new book out apparently--http://www.leo

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    if you have not seen this film...

    by vin_diggler

    then I envy you, especially if you have not read the book. You should just watch it cold with no research on the book. It's what I did and you will be just as blown away as I was. I never read the book, but I do not believe it is necessary to watch the film. everyone should watch this movie!

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Great book and movie

    by dukeroberts

    I was resistant to reading the book or watching the movie for years due to forced assignments in school (I rebelled). Eventually, I read the book on my own and loved it and loved the movie and bought it on DVD. The kids were all wonderful actors, even that hideously ugly Dill. Wow, he looked like a Lon Chaney mask, but I digress... Also, Quint- Casablanca and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance are in my all time top 10.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    My father read Mockingbird to me and my sister...

    by Billyeveryteen

    We were both the same age as Scout and Jem. You couldn't ask for a better Atticus.<p>We miss him.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Saw this for the first time about a month ago

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    A brilliant film.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Maybe Harry's updating the site Marmot

    by SithMenace

    Then again, probably not.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    great novel... never saw any film adaptations

    by Tigger Tales

    Being a bird lover, I was suspenseful the entire duration of the read, as I kept anticipating that the kids were going to kill an innocent bird which would bring guilt and condemnation.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's pic...Dark Knight?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "I thought you were dead!"<BR><BR>"Half."

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Great Book

    by Quackfu

    A true masterpiece of language and storytelling. One to be read slowly and savored. Wonderful movie as well. So much history to it. BTW: it was Duvall's first role.

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Absolutely TERRIBLE!!!

    by onezeroone

    Your grammer in title, that is. My head hurts from just reading it. It should be "...lots of ugly Behind The Scenes Pics of the Day", not "pic of the days". Lots is an adjective to quantify "pics" not days. If you want to use "pic" use "There IS a lot of ugly".<p> Sheesh, I got worst marks in my class in grammar and even I knew it was all wrong. You're a writer, right?

  • Dec. 3, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Colorized Version

    by Cheif Brody

  • Dec. 4, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by lochkray

    That was a fantastic trick. By looking at the posts above, you countered my opinion, before I even had it out. I thought only my wife could do that.

  • Dec. 4, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Been meaning to watch this for years and years...

    by LordPorkington

    Finally got around to watching it via Netflix with Lady Porkington last night and then I wake up to this BTS photo. Fucking weird, but also fucking great! Nice coincidence. Thanks Quint!

  • Dec. 5, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    An absolutely AMERICAN movie

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    Really can't imagine TKAM coming from anywhere but here. <p>And that's neither an insult nor a recommendation. It's just got a feel to it that I've never seen in a foreign film.

  • Dec. 5, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST


    by Nice Marmot

    I AM your wife . . .

  • Dec. 6, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by Morte_Bea_Arthur

    you rule.

  • Dec. 6, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    oh, and so does TKAM

    by Morte_Bea_Arthur

    It makes me crazy that some (mostly young) people won't watch a B&W movie because it's "old & looks funny". Maybe the end times are actually coming soon.