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

At first glance this might not seem like much of a behind the scenes shot, but then you’ll notice the lights above and see that the image was taken during what is either a rehearsal or a take. Either way it’s a different angle on a sequence from one of the best dramas of all time: A Streetcar Named Desire.

It’s quite an interesting image to me, featuring two of my favorite screen personalities Karl Malden and Marlon Brando at work. I’m about to run through the Elia Kazan box set and report back on every single film, including the movies I’ve seen, like this one, (and, in the instance of Panic in the Streets, one I’ve already reviewed here), so keep your eyes out for more detailed thoughts on Streetcar when I hit it then

In the mean time here’s the shot, which you can click to embiggen. Enjoy!



Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is a rare look behind the scenes of one of Oliver Stone’s more obscure flicks!

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  • Feb. 5, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST


    by tomandshell

    Love Karl Malden.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    brandon was just an interesting human being

    by steve

    He was the 1 interesting human to the 1 million that enjoyed mediocrity. So with 7 billion humans, how many genuinely interesting humans are out there? I guess the rest of us just bitch on talkbacks...

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    Do you have "Baby Doll" in her crib?

    by cookylamoo

    I love that.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Are you sure this is the filming or the play?

    by MisterBlue

    Because Blanche in the back does not look like Vivian Lee, who was in the film but not the play. I believe Jessica Tandy was, but that doesn't look like her either. Any STREETCAR buffs able to shed light? Am reading Irene Mayer Selznick's autobio right now - she discovered and produced the original on Broadway, but not to that part yet.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Elia Kazan=Rat Fink

    by WestEndGonzo

    Ratted out all his friends to McCarthy. Won't watch any of his movies. Rat.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 1 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    That is Vivien Leigh in the back. She didn't really look like herself in that movie. She looked much different than she did in Gone with the Wind.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by JackIsLost

    Aside from your dumbass logic of completely disregarding an artist's work because of some non-artistic issue, Kazan testified before HUAC, a house committee. McCarthy was in the Senate and had no affiliation with it. So congratulations on being a dumbass at history too.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Obscure Stone?

    by viteazu

    Are we getting a 'Hand' job tomorrow?

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    You know, I like that Karl Malden. Something about the guy.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    westendgonzo, why don't you watch...

    by Ricky Retardo

    footage of Stalin's victims starving to death in the Soviet Union? Or being tortured and murdered in Gulags? If Kazan had "ratted out" Nazis you Leftist Mass-Murdering Marxist lovers would have cheered him. Marxists killed 100 million people in the 20th century. All in the name of "Progressive" politics.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Lamest BTSPOTD ever!

    by Jeremy Davis

    Why don't you post an interesting behind the scenes picture Instead of this boring piece of shit!

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Brando sucking off Kazan

    by Gleep_Glop

    Show that pic