Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
It’s been a weird day for reasons I’m not allowed to publicly talk about, but if you’ve been paying attention you’ll know why. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s time for today’s BTS pic!
Kubrick keeps popping up in this series and I’m not apologizing for that. I’m fascinated by the man, his movies and his impact on the business. Plus, there’s just a ton of great material out there to feature here.
Today we are looking at A Clockwork Orange. I once spent two days on the set of a Robert Altman movie sitting next to the sound recordist that worked on this film with Kubrick. He also was the boom op on Rocky Horror, which was yesterday’s pic oddly enough… Anyway, he told me about working with Kubrick and just how much Kubrick hated having crew around.
Kubrick would strip out ever non-essential crew person, which usually left him, the cinematographer and boom op, with the recorder hanging around his neck. Sometimes it would even be Kubrick himself running the camera so it’d just be sight and sound and the actors. The moment he remembered the most was spending a day just him, the actors and Kubrick filming the slow motion moment where Alex reasserts himself as leader by knocking his droog into the water.
Interesting bit of insight, I felt, especially coming from a man who was there. At any rate, here’s the pic, which you can enlarge with but a simple click of the mouse!
Tomorrow’s pic gets high brow with some Fellini!