Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Ah, Conan. Glorious, glorious Conan. Just what I need to lift me out of my no sleep travel-on-travel funk. I write this from the Wellington Hotel in New York City, a trip I departed for less than 10 hours after I landed home in Austin after 10 days in Park City.
So, as I try to shake this cold/flu/Sundance AIDS sickness while in the Big Apple it brings me great pleasure to think back to the good old days when I got to sleep, didn’t have feel like crap and could pop in my DVD of Conan and just smile.
From John Milius’ fantastic direction, the note perfect casting (from James Earl Jones as the cult leader Thulsa Doom to William Smith as Conan’s daddy and Schwarzenegger himself in his star-making role of Conan), the brilliant Basil Poledouris score and the overall sword and sorcery badass tone. We haven’t had a movie like the original Conan, though there have been many imitators.
Also, if you haven’t listened to the Schwarzenegger/Milius commentary track on the DVD fix that immediately. I love how surprised Schwarzenegger is rewatching it… “Wow, this a good movie!” One of my favorite commentaries ever.
Here's the pic, Milius teaching Conan how to be awesome with his sword. I love this man!
Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is a hoser!