Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Holy shit! It’s time for The Black Hole to make an appearance in the Behind the Scenes Pic column! And it’s about damn time, too.
The Black Hole is a fairly amazing movie, especially when looked at today. In Disney’s rush to cash in on Star Wars’ monster success they seemed unwittingly to make the most fucked up sci-fi adventure/horror story ever made for family viewing.
What makes The Black Hole so fascinating is that mixture of adult and childish that sometimes pops up as wholly one… like that ending, which gave a whole generation of kids nightmares. Then you have BOB, which is a little amalgam of both, because it’s totally cheesy, totally manipulative, but a goofy robot voiced by Slim Pickens? How awesome is that? I mean, c’mon!
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The cast is massive, including Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Forster, Yvette Mimieux, Roddy McDowall(‘s voice) and the great Maximilian Schell as one of the best brooding baddies in the history of family films.
Today’s pic doesn’t showcase the amazing cast, but it does showcase the amazing model work that went into the movie.
Hope you guys enjoy the pic, which you can click for the bigger image!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is a good man. And thorough.