Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
It took me a long time to get to Howard Hawks’ The Thing From Another World. John Carpenter’s remake was my generation, what I grew up with and what I’ve loved since my earliest memories. I knew pretty early on that the original wasn’t going to capture me in quite the same way.
That doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy The Thing From Another World… in fact, I liked quite a lot about it (as evidenced here), especially the insanity of the final fire stunt. It's just a film that I feel has to be viewed within the context of its time and I feel Carpenter's film is a little more timeless (minus some of the computer screen graphics, of course).
Today we’re going to look at some tests with the Thing himself, Mr. James Arness partially in costume, but without any make-up. I love how these photos illustrate just how much of a giant Arness was in his time.
Thanks to reader Bobby Mort for sending these along! Click each for a bigger version!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic honors the final Discovery shuttle launch with a shot of one of our best sci-fi dreamers.