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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is the sole white survivor of Little Big Horn.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!

Here I am, shakily dipping my toe into the new site, which seems to be operating at 50% capacity… But, I’m told this should work and now I owe you guys two Behind the Scenes pics in order to catch up. The last one I promised was a look at the making of Little Big Man. This photo actually came from one of the men featured in it, make-up man Craig Reardon. You’ll see Craig standing in the center with make-up master Dick Smith on the right and, of course, Dustin Hoffman in his brilliant old man make-up. Bear with us as we tenderly explore this new version of the site, which is a completely different backend experience for us. Enjoy the photo!




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 features a rather famous bird.


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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)
- To Kill A Mockingbird
- Escape From New York
- Raging Bull
- Total Recall

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  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST

    I never liked change

    by John_McClanes_Vest

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST

    by GhostofCicero

    Great movie.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Damn good movie. And FIRST

    by AsimovLives

    This movie is phenomenal. Great movie, great performances form everybody, notably Hoffmann.<br><br>And by the way, FIRST. This is my second time as a first. i just hope nobody has posted before, because if so, it will be kinda embaracing.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Damn good movie. And FIRST!

    by AsimovLives

    This movie is phenomenal. Great movie, great performances, specially from Dustin Hoffmann. Also probably the most acurate portait of Gen. Custer ever. And by the way, FIRST!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 3:27 a.m. CST

    sorry for the double posting

    by AsimovLives

    and now i understand the new stuff. paragraphing now will be easier.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to the new look DVD column...

    by TronBurgundy

    first and only??

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    maybe a little more info about the film, Quint?

    by BadMrWonka

    I've personally never heard of it...and the pic doesn't exactly give it away.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    One of the greatest westerns ever made

    by I Max U Mini

    The great Chief Dan George was always a welcome sight in any western and Richard Mulligan's pompous GA Custer was a tour de force. I have to say I didn't care much for Faye Dunaway in the film, but Carol Androsky as Crabbe's sister Caroline, teaching him to shoot was my favorite scene in the whole film.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Change is Good!

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    It will just take time to get used to "the new normal", I suppose! It's also real good to see the return of the shark avatar!

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Me neither...

    by duct tape wallet

    I always sound like a junk truck with all those coins in my pocket

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Nice that the photo came from Craig Reardon

    by skimn

    ..but what a poorly angled view. I seem to recall Life magazine featuring a photo spread of Dick Smith applying his magic latex work on Mr. Hoffman with a lot of pix. <p>And I have to say even moreso than Bonnie & Clyde, this is my favorite Arthur Penn film. One of the best of the seventies. Can stand alongside The Godfather, The Conversation, Clockwork Orange, etc as a seminal film from that decade.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Nice that Craig Reardon took the shot, but

    by skimn

    what a poor angle of a master at work. I recall a pictoral Life Magazine ran showcasing Dick Smith's transformation of Dustin Hoffman. And yes, I think Little Big Man is Arthur Penn's best film. It can stand alongside the best of that decade.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    How about now?

    by skimn


  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    I'm a slow learner

    by skimn

    so sue me.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    little big man

    by mrsheldrake

    sometimes the legends are better. like with this movie.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by mrsheldrake

    enjoy your new rear, err back, end.

  • Dec. 9, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Dick Smith

    by godhelpus


  • Dec. 9, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Craig Reardon

    by ufoclub1977

    I had just mentioned him a month ago or so on a thread here... wondered what had happened to him... he's sending in photos! Little Big Man is an amazing movie. I'd buy it on blu-ray. The definition of EPIC. I would love to see a cinematic adaptation of the author's (Thomas Berger) King Arthur tale.... "Arthur Rex"

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    On behalf of Craig Reardon...

    by FXArtist

    I spoke with Craig Reardon earlier today, and he wanted me to pass on a few interesting tidbits of history. Craig did not send in the picture, but is as happy as everyone else is to see this fantastic bit of history. He was not even aware of the photo until a few weeks ago, so it's definitely new to him as well. The photograph was taken by Max Trexel. The gentleman who is working on Dustin's hand is makeup artist Irving Pringle. Craig also wanted to say that he was just there to observe, and was not assisting Dick. He just happened to be holding the glue for him at the moment the image was immortalized. He says he was just lucky to be there!