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I love the smell of The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day in the morning. It smells like victory.

Published at: Jan. 2, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST by quint

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

I’ve been holding on to today’s shot since the very early days of this column. It’s definitely not a candid shot, but it gives such a great insight into the mindset of one of our best actors in one of his most iconic roles.

You’ll see Marlon Brando in full Col. Kurtz mode goofing off for the camera.

It’s a great shot and you can click for the bigger version. Hope you enjoy it!

 

 

Tomorrow’s pic features a group of misfits misfitting around! See you then!

-Quint
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  • Jan. 2, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    First

    by AsimovLives

    And this is one of my top favorite movie ever.

  • ..and that mistake being I read it in Rip Torn's voice and thought it was a Dodgeball reference.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    The guy could never memorize more than one line of script.

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

    His method-acting was always hit or miss. Genius in Apocalypse, moron in Island of doctor Moreau.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Geesh his dad was an asshole

    by UltraTron

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Gardenias on the river bank

    by Marduk

    Still freaks me out. A seemingly minor detail that keeps echoing.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Wonder if they have any behind the scenes pics of the crew

    by Quadrillionaire

    cooking up and eating steaks from the buffalo they killed on screen?

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    This movie bores the shit outta me.

    by Ditko

    And this coming from a guy who just loves 2001. So the pace is not the problem. Maybe it´s just not for me. I respect it and appretiate it, of course, this movie is a monster and the making of is gigantic. It just bores me, sorry.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    quadrillionaire

    by AsimovLives

    The buffallo was for a feast for a local tribe, not for the crew of the film to eat. The film crew shot part of the ritual where the buffallo was killed and inserted it in the movie with clever editing.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    one of my fav movies ever

    by KilliK

    best vietnam war movie,best war movie,best movie about the darkness that lies in every one of us.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Aint it Quint News.

    by Mike_D

    slow week.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Nice of Hopper to lend Brando his chillum

    by Fred

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    "Don't really care too" [sic]

    by Marduk

    They show it every 15 minutes at Skywalker Ranch, but its a special room and you have to know somebody.

  • serious w.t.f. moment LOL.. I'm going back to bed *yawn*

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Think of Coppola's output in the seventies...

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Spielberg had Jaws and Close Encounters, Lucas - Star Wars, Altman came close with the most output and consistancy, MASH, McCabe & Miller, Nashville, California Straight...but Coppola had 3 bonafide classics, The Godfather, Godfather 2, The Conversation, and one near classic Apocalypse Now... And which is more remembered now? The Deer Hunter or Apocalypse Now? How a brilliant career went so far off the rails is amazing...Robin Williams in Jack, anyone?

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    best vietnam war movie? I'd still have to say..

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    1 - Platoon ...then 2 - Apocalypse Now 3 - The Deer Hunter 4 - Full Metal Jacket 5 - Go Tell The Spartans

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST

    braindrain

    by Marduk

    If you keep queering TBs I'll post your home address Ryan. It's only fair.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Enlarged..badly.

    by gabbygall

    However did the resampling job on that did a piss poor job. They should make people earn a license before letting them loose on Photoshop. They should also make you earn a license before you are allowed to breed as well - would cut down on a lot of unwanted and useless kids/retards etc in this world.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    "And I'll sue your ass"

    by Marduk

    LOL. Your retard take on the First Amendment makes Sarah Palin look like a genius in comparison. Which is kind of consistent given your christfag/conservative background.

  • I'm DYING to see the real thing.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    anyone ever seen "Reflections in a Golden Eye"

    by Wilford_Brimleys_Diabetes_Rage

    I think thats the movie that took Brando's career off of the rails...for heavens sake the movie had Robert Forster riding a horse buck naked,full frontal Liz Taylor Nude Scenes (before the fatness set in)...Julie Harris cutting off her nipples & Brando getting bitch slapped with a riding crop...after making a film like this no wonder Brando & Elizabeth Taylor chose to drown the last of there careers in cheesecake & vicodin

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    What's your contribution to this talkback, braindrain?

    by Peter Franks

    i.e. why the fuck are you even in here if you've never seen Apocalypse Now, or don't even care "too"? If you can't simply acknowledge the brilliance of Coppola's masterpiece, and Brando's incredible performance as Kurtz, just get the fuck out of here. You contribute nothing, and yet you ruin everything. And by the way, it's "to" not "too" you illiterate ass.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    "I don't care about you"

    by Marduk

    Excellent. Then I'm sure you won't care about what I'm about to do next Ryan.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    braindrain

    by Marduk

    It''s the end of road Ryan. Just name your top three films and I won't give you up to Interpol.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Brando is widely considered the greatest actor ever

    by Professor_Monster

    --yet the year he passed they barely gave him 2 seconds during the goodbye clips - see what happens when speak truths about the jews and how they run hollywood...

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Bye braindrain

    by Marduk

    "Hit 'em with the siren"

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    I'm getting mixed signals Ryan

    by Marduk

    I'm not surprised. The worst offenders always seem to WANT to get caught.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Opernthepodbaydoorshal

    by NudeandAroused

    Really great choices. Go tell The Spartans is one of the more under rated movies.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    braindrain

    by Marduk

    Get the fuck off my internet and stay off. Last warning.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    slander is also actionable

    by frank cotton

    you whiny little fuck. i mean, 'ryan'

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    The horror!

    by Ingeld

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    braindrain and marduk

    by dukeroberts

    What is this even about? There's obviously some personal connection between you two that you're not sharing with everyone else. Open up to the group so we can all get past this and talk about movies again.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Ever noticed how DrainedBrain

    by STICKY WHITE

    Uses anal references and terminology in like 9 out of every 10 of his posts? Pominville definitely had some seriously confused potty training experiences.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 7:07 p.m. CST

    "Bum"mer

    by STICKY WHITE

    You're too damned predictable Ryan.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    If only

    by STICKY WHITE

    So what are these other screen names of mine? I'm kind of curious to know who else you assume I am.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    That (ass)ume was for you btw

    by STICKY WHITE

    Since you like butts so much.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Awesome pic Quint

    by STICKY WHITE

    Falls squarely into the iconic category.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Aint it all Ryan News

    by Marduk

    braindrain is pedophile wanted by Interpol. That's why he keeps changing names.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Acted like a victim?

    by STICKY WHITE

    I did no such thing. I'm just actually curious who else you think I am. You seem to be getting a little paranoid. Oh and please remember that it was YOU who let everyone know who you are. And as I've said before, if you're feeling stupid about that, maybe you should just change your name again. Not that it would disguise you for very long anyway. Your raging anal fixation would would still come bleeding through I'm sure.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Ryan: Three Movies was all I ever asked for.

    by Marduk

    1. 2. 3. Some semblance of a cultural stepping stone between wankers and smart people. Don't make me be the cynical, wantonly manipulative bad guy again.

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    "one of our best actors"?

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Huh? he's THE best. Nobody's on his level

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Go Tell the Spartans

    by crimsonmask

    Beastmaster dude-"What did you do, sir?" Lancaster-"I saluted" plus a heroin addict named Abraham Lincoln. Great movie. SAT CONG!

  • Jan. 2, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST

    You *WILL* bow down before me Jor-El!

    by MapMan

    I swear it! No matter that it takes an eternity! YOU WILL BOW DOWN BEFORE ME!! BOTH YOU AND THEN, ONE DAY, YOUR HEIRS!!!

  • For example, Quint's "The Time Machine" talkback was completely hijacked by confused/annoyed people after he titled the post after a very famous James Bond line from, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". We try to cut Quint slack because he is admittedly young, but you'd think he (and AICN) would be more careful after his repeated goofs.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Uh, this is a photoshop, right? That bottle cap doesn't sit right with me.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 1:35 a.m. CST

    arghhhh

    by macheesmo3

    They should require everyones age to be posted next to their screen name.... I think it would solve a lot of the mystery around the ridiculous problems we sometimes have in here... BTW, I think Apocalypse Now is the greatest Vietnam movie of all time.. With The Deer Hunter 2nd and Full metal Jacket 3rd , Platoon 4th..... All great movies and any sort of order you want to put them in is personal preference stuff. As far as Brando is concerned.... He was always hit or miss with his performances (see Mutiny On the Bounty! (the one where he's Fletcher Christian and Trevor Howard is Bligh) he plays him as a dandy and it's just bizarre) Yet the same man was brilliant in the Godfather, On the Waterfront,Last Tango in Paris...etc In AN, I think he did a decent job being that his character had to be re written every day.... It's amazing to me that Coppola didn't murder him in his sleep to be honest.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 5:15 a.m. CST

    and we thought

    by frank cotton

    he was fat then...

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Does any Harvey Keitel footage exhist

    by vin_diggler

    For years I have heard the stories of Keitel walking off this picture forcing them to start over with Sheen in the lead role. Has anyone ever seen any of the original Keitel footage? I know Coppola's wife made a documentary called "Heart of Darkness" but I have never had a chance to see it. Do they discuss Keitel at all in her documentary?

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite

    by vin_diggler

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Best vietnam movie?

    by Suskis

    @openthepodbaydoorshal : Platoon is one of the most overrated movies around. At the 10th time Adagio for Strings restars over, I felt the urge to turn off the screen. all the other movies you listed are better.

  • Alien is boring...Apocalypse Now doesn't interest him...calls Jaws tired and lame..the list goes on.. Not surprising his favorite films - Star Wars, The Wrath of Khan, Fellowship of the Ring, Apollo 13 and Raiders of the Lost Ark, while all excellent entertainments, are all like the sweetest desserts on the buffet.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    suskis - they may be better films overall, but Platoon

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    gets to me at an emotional level that the others, outside of Deer Hunter, don't.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    APOCALYPSE NOW, a proper man's man movie

    by AsimovLives

    Instead of the Mickey Bay/Jar Jar Abrams gay ass pussy bullshit that gets so much love from so many in here this days.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Love Go Tell The Spartans...

    by eustisclay

    ...and would like to add The Boys of Company C to the list. Another film that's virtually forgotten, but really quite good. plus Lee Ermey as a drill Sergeant!

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    openthepodbaydoorshal

    by AsimovLives

    Braindead claims to like those movies you mentioned above - like Star Wars, The Wrath of Khan, and Raiders of the Lost Ark - because not even he has enough guts to badmouth them and suffer the universal scorn he would get. He lies about loving them, because those movies are are as "boring" as the ones he doesn't like, like ALIEN and APOCALYPSE NOW, but there's so much he will admit until he follows what he thinks to be the partyline. I have seen this before in here. For people like Braindead, movies only really started when Michael Bay started to shit onscreen, and those are only the movies he can enjoy.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Coppola's editing

    by Sunhawk7

    Always interested me because it seems that he was always trying to find what he was trying to say in the movie through his editing. Is he done with Apocalypse Now yet? I remember in 1981, I was having a re-edit on an original negative of a movie of mine and the editor who did it had worked with Coppola on an edit that he did literally hours before a showing in Atlanta. He told me about how Coppola was constantly experimenting, examining different aspects of the tone and story. He's quite an artist in his work, esp. now. Maybe that's where Lucas got his sense of incompleteness with Star Wars and keeps mucking around with it, "improving it."

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    the difference in asimovlives is

    by vin_diggler

    His hate of "Shit Trek" has become legendary. Whether you like him or not, everyone knows of his hatred of JJ. I gotta respect that. Much like the ever devoted Star Wars fan who will never give up any opportunity to spew why they love the Star Wars films so much. Asimov never gets tired of bitching about Star Trek. That is what makes him different. Braindrain is just a troll trying to start an arguement with anyone and everyone. Asimovlives is a man on a mission, and that mission is to stop JJ from ever striking again.

  • Jan. 3, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    One of the greats!

    by Rodie

    Too bad he started hating acting far too early.

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    braindrain

    by AsimovLives

    I badmouth the braindead bulslhit. Which gets a lot of love in her,e so small wonder i spend more time bashing the crap then hialing the good stuff. By the way, APOCALYPSE NOW is the great stuff, which i'll be tireless in promoting it. I have already hailed this movie in this talkback before, didn't you noticed it? Or were you too occupied jerking off to ABRAMS TREK to notice?

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    braindrain

    by AsimovLives

    I badmouth the braindead bulslhit. Which gets a lot of love in here, for some weird stupid reasons. So small wonder i spend more time bashing the crap then hailing the good stuff. By the way, APOCALYPSE NOW is one of the top great, which i'm tireless in promoting it. I have already hailed this movie in this talkback before, didn't you noticed it? Or were you too occupied jerking off to ABRAMS TREK to notice?

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    braindrain

    by AsimovLives

    I badmouth the braindead bullshit. Which gets a lot of love in here, for some weird stupid reasons. So small wonder i spend more time bashing the crap then hailing the good stuff. By the way, APOCALYPSE NOW is one of the top great, which i'm tireless in promoting it. I have already hailed this movie in this talkback before, didn't you noticed it? Or were you too occupied jerking off to ABRAMS TREK to notice?

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    vin_diggler

    by AsimovLives

    Hi there. Thanks for your compreention and understanding. I is incorrect to say i hate Jar Jar Abrams. I do hate Michael Bay, i really hate that asshole, and i've never hidden that fact. But on the Jar Jar, i feel differently. I feel despiste, despise, disgust, disrespect, loath, revultion, repugnation, aversion, repultion and abhorrence. I hope that has been informative.

  • Jan. 4, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    vin_diggler

    by AsimovLives

    Hi there. Thanks for your compreention and understanding. I is incorrect to say i hate Jar Jar Abrams. I do hate Michael Bay, i really hate that asshole, and i've never hidden that fact. But on the Jar Jar, i feel differently. I feel despiste, despise, disgust, disrespect, loath, revultion, repugnation, aversion, repultion and abhorrence. I hope that has been informative.