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

As you read this I will be en route to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. What better way to kick off my festival adventure than with the origin of the fest’s name, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.

This is one of the jewels of its era, the somewhat lighter side of the Wild Bunch coin. I say somewhat lighter, but those that have seen it know I’m not talking fluff here. It all starts with a flat out amazing screenplay by the legendary William Goldman.

The tone he strikes with this film is astounding. It’s funny, sweet and touching without being saccharine. Add on to that two amazing performances from Paul Newman and Robert Redford and you have a classic.

Hope you enjoy the below pic, which shows a lighter moment between the two leads during filming. Click for a bigger image!


If I ever saw a behind the scenes pic hold a bull by the tail, tomorrow’s pic would be it!

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  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Could you imagine Hollywood filming that ending today?

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Seems unlikely, doesn't it? What a movie...

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Katharine Ross' big, gorgeous brown eyes...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...are transfixing...

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    how about Katherine Ross' big fake

    by ufoclub1977

    boobs made by Dick Smith for The Stepford Wives?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by PatientZer0

    Except for that Bike Ride scene. Man, what an excruciating 10 minutes. Completely kills the flow of the film. Other than that though, I gotta say, it's one of the greatest westerns ever.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by ufoclub1977

    Do you hate the fly around poem in "Superman the Movie"?

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    The Wild Bunch doesn't hold a candle to this!

    by billybigbollocks

    If ever there was a classic Butch and Sundance is IT! God, they really don't make like this anymore. THESE are leading men.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Paul Newman

    by PedroM

    They just don't make them like him anymore.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Rarely mentioned

    by proevad

    How freakin' FUNNY this film is. Never better comic chemistry between two actors in a film.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    It's a very very funny movie.

    by V'Shael

    "I can't swim!" "What do you mean you can't swim? It's the fall that'll kill ya!" If you get the chance, you should read William Goldmans book on screenwriting, where he talks about the research for that movie. And how real life was stranger and funnier than anything he could come up with.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    or the glasses

    by Gunslinger1919

    How Goldman had to fight for the "you've got vision, the rest of the world's got bifocals" (I think that's the quote). Director didn't believe bifocals existed at that time and Goldman apparently brought in a pair that his grandmother owned from that time period...

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    "Somebody say 1,2,3, go." "1-2-3-go!"

    by MGTHEDJ

    Then Paul Newman kicks Lurch in the balls. Yes, that's Ted Cassidy without all the Addams Family/Roddenberry show makeup. Katherine Ross....Sam Elliott you are one lucky man.-----later-----m

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    "I was rootin' for ya, Butch!"

    by Batutta

    "That's what sustained me in my time of trouble." That line always kills me.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My blraaaalphhhhh

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    A wonderful film that fell victim to the 60's musical interlude, much like the 80's musical montage. Although Newman's bike-riding skills are fun to watch. Newman - rebel, man's man, scamp, gentleman...I hate to say, but I think Clooney comes closest to his persona nowadays

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by Shubniggorath

    When my wife was pregnant with our twins, I showed her Cool Hand Luke and convinced her we should name our boy Luke. Two days before they were born, I won the campaign to name our daughter Leia. Thanks, Paul Newman! One of my all-time favorites.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Made me a Paul Newman fan

    by montessaurus

    - okay, that's not actually 100% true. First it was his line of salsas. (MANGO FTW) I just got this from Netflix last month and it was great. Newman and Redford are hilarious together. Still need to catch The Sting. BTW, does anyone know if they were correct about the members of the "super-posse"? Also, gotta give rare props to Kevin Smith for the inclusion of LeFors in Mallrats. Just got the reference.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    montessaurus - enjoy The Sting

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    sp. Newman's "drunk" card game scene.

  • Jan. 20, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Well, they did do a prequel...

    by eustisclay

    ...but yeah, it would be hard to see a studio filming that ending today, god, there'd be no sequel! Funny though, this came out the same year as True Grit, The Wild Bunch and Once Upon a Time in the West(at least it was released in the US that year). Now we go years between quality westerns.