Say, Bill. Would you rub some powder on The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day’s lips?
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’m a sucker for creator meeting his/her creation pictures and I have a few of them. There’s a fun one of Bob Kane shaking hands with Michael Keaton in his batsuit, for instance, that’ll find a place one of these days. But this on in particular stood out to me.
Naked Lunch is feature today, the great David Cronenberg flick starring Peter Weller that is as much about William S. Burroughs as it is about any book he wrote. In that respect (and many others) it would be a fantastic double feature with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
It could be because the material of Naked Lunch is so biographical, it could be because the picture involves a man meeting a giant piece of rubber, but whatever it is this shot of William S. Burroughs meeting a Mugwump made my day and I hope it makes yours, too.
Hope you guys enjoy it!.
Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic features one of the most fun space horror flicks ever… and shows us a crew member that would later on direct one of the best sci-fi films of all time!
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Feb. 9, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST
Then again i've never seen this before.
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST
zzzzzzzzzzzzz....wha?(wipes drool from corner of mouth)....boring!...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST
flummoxed. Most interested...
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST
Battle Beyond the Stars or Galaxy of Terror for tomorrow?
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST
Burroughs. Haven't seen this movie in years. Is it even available? Love the Simpsons bit when the guys are excited to sneak into an R rated movie..and its Naked Lunch. They exit quite confused.
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST
Dark Star and John Carpenter?
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST
Nelson: "I can think of at least two things wrong with that title..."
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST
by Cheif Brody
Naked Lunch is one of my cult faves. <p> So...tomorrow's pic? Fun Space Horror flick Best Sci-Fi Films of all time? Hmmm.... <p> Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Which starred Nimoy as Dr. David Kibner...who went on to direct "ST4: TVH"? <p> Excellent clue...the use of "crew member" makes me think it was a 'behind the scenes guy'...But also, the Star Trek cast were also "crew members"...on the Enterprise. <p> I'm perplexed.
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST
Bob Kane might be the *legally certified* creator of Batman, but in reality about all he came up with was the name "Bat-Man." Almost everything we associate with Batman -- his costume, his methodology, his origin, his motivation, his secret identity, his major allies and antagonists -- was the product of Bill Finger.
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST
Probably not.<br> <br> Battle beyond the Stars?<br> <br>
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST
Yeah, Criterion released a version of it some years ago.
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST
Let's get some Lynch love up in here
Feb. 9, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST
Feb. 9, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST
now that pic makesme think i should check out this movie cause i clearly misjudged it
Feb. 9, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST
...but I don't remember which movie I'm thinking of.
Feb. 9, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST
The man's a true artist and still puts out quality films. Cronenberg at his worst is better than most directors at their best.
Feb. 9, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST
movies like this and the fly, videodrome, scanners, dead ringers- they're all part of his flesh theme. All are stand alone classics. Saw this twice in the theater and went back the second time just to make sure the sex scene with the typewriter that ends up walking off was as epic as I thought. It was. It's fucking epic.
Feb. 9, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST
I watched this movie a couple months ago. Hadn't seen it since it was originally released on VHS. A true nightmarish classic. Love Cronenberg.
Feb. 9, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST
"A History of Violence?" "Crash?" "Spider?" I haven't seen "Eastern Promises" yet (shame on me), but I've heard nothing but raves. Dude's at the top of his game. And I say that as someone who thinks "Scanners" and "The Fly" are two of the greatest horror movies ever made.
Feb. 9, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST
Feb. 9, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST
The guy is always dead on. Him and David Lynch need to batlle for the best hair on a weird director. It would be epic.
Feb. 9, 2011, 7 p.m. CST
And Irons is as brilliant as Cronenburg's direction.
Feb. 9, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST
We've missed you.
Feb. 9, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST
Make it happen. Oh, and reissue Dead Ringers and put that back on Blu-Ray as well.
Feb. 9, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST
"I live and I die by the crystals."
Feb. 9, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST
<p>Tomorrow's BTS pic is most likely from 'Galaxy of Terror' with James Cameron who was the production designer. My favourite part of that movie was always the piece of metal that crawled under the guy's skin up in to his brain. That shit scared the fuck out of me when I was a kid.</p> <p>Naked Lunch took a few views for me to get in to it fully. Eventually I came to respect and admire it.</p>
Feb. 9, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST
That was my fucking idea. That old junky queen done stole it.
Feb. 9, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST
But a Blu-Ray would be sweet. One of my favorite directors of all time, right up there with the other Dave. One of the few filmmakers that's been around for quite some time without a late stage decline. Top notch career from start to finish. Btw, whoever said they haven't seen Eastern Promises yet, you're in for a treat.
Feb. 9, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST
which one of his films is Quint calling one of the greatest SF films of all time? Terminator,Aliens,Abyss,Avatar?
Feb. 9, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST
by The Crooked Man
Burroughs' thumb looks a little pixelated, doesn't it?
Feb. 9, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST
by Jeff Johnston
Perhaps Dark Star, and Dan O'Bannon?
Feb. 9, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST
Feb. 9, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST
The Clark-Nova bug typewriters are genius and would be too cartoony in CG form but the Mugwumps look like what they are: giant puppets. Also, the centipede creature that Julian Sands transforms into is weak -- something Cronenberg himself admits in the Criterion DVD commentary. I wish the whole film had stayed in New York and was just a grimy biopic of Burroughs, Joan Vollmer, Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg. The Interzone stuff doesn't gel for me.
Feb. 9, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST
I appreciate the recent batch of Cronenberg movies as much as the next guy, but nothing stands up there with Videodrome and Naked Lunch. I daresay we won't see any talkbackers with names cribbed from his most recent offerings. Even the greats peak I'm afraid.
Feb. 9, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST
written by Burroughs' late-life companion http://old.lawrence.com/burroughs/deathofjoan-full.pdf
Feb. 10, 2011, 2:40 a.m. CST
I FanTastic! Thank you for posting this photo! I've seen it, but ! i've always loved showing it off. Years ago, i sat my band and all their girlfriends down in a living room and put on a few movies. May, Naked Lunch, and Eraserhead. By the end of the night - All of them turned and said... "Devin.... Fuck you devin." Fantastic!!
Feb. 10, 2011, 4:25 a.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
Can't make head nor fucking tail of it.
Feb. 10, 2011, 6:55 a.m. CST
It didn't have the guts to match the depravity of the book. Pretty much like Crash that everyone found soooooooo shocking. Weak.
Feb. 10, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST
SAw Naked Lunch when it 1st came out, been a fan of Burroughs for over 20 years after reading The Western Lands, which is probably his most straight forward and accessible book ( but still weired as shit!) The Western Lands would be a great novel to make into a movie, it's already been used as a source of an album by Bill Laswell's Material, Burroughs's rich drawl over the top and inside the music is superb. Then there's Bug Powder Dust by Bomb the Bass, Justin Warfield doing justice to WB with his stream of consciousness rapping, highly reccommended. William Burroughs was the guy who coined the phrase "Heavy Metal", which was then picked up by Steppenwolf " ... Heavy metal thunder" And another random fact, if you've seen Duran Duran's "Wild Boys" video, well, that's based on Burroughs Wild Boys.
Feb. 10, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST
Can't wait to see how Viggo Mortensen plays Burroughs in "On The Road" later this year.
Feb. 10, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST
John Carpenter acted in "Dark Star" and then later directed "The Thing". Go ahead, tell me I'm wrong. You can't. That HAS to be the answer.
Feb. 10, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST
Feb. 10, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST
Unless by "crew" Quint means the crew of a ship. But if he means film crew, then it must be Carpenter and the "Dark Star"/"The Thing" connection. Even if I'm wrong, it's a good guess.
Feb. 10, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST
by Jeremy Davis
Anyone who doesn't give this book and movie its due is a fucking idiot! This is one of the most brilliant books ever written and a great movie adaptation. Thank you Quint for finally posting a behind the scenes pic that actually has value.
Feb. 10, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST
Tomorrow will be a pic from Escape From New York which will show the matte painter, Jim Cameron.
Feb. 10, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST
This movie is really demented. I love it! It's crazy awesome of the higher kind. Great piece of cinema right there.
Feb. 10, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST
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