Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
In my post high school years I worked some shitty jobs… movie theater, temp office work and a stint at a Hollywood Video. Yep, back in the days when we’d curse people who didn’t rewind their tapes (easily 85% of renters), would be cursed at for the ridiculous late fees and had to deal with those ridiculous double tape packs for flicks like Titanic and Braveheart. Yes, it’s kind of a miserable job, but even more miserable today from what I understand. At least when I worked there we could watch any PG movie we wanted during store hours.
My boss was a tool, my coworkers were a mix of cool movie lovers and middle aged burnouts, but at least I was surrounded by movies and got to recommend flicks to strangers. The best day of that job involved the movie featured today. The phone rang and it was a lady on the other end asking if we had THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE because she was friends with someone in it and they wanted to watch it.
I asked who it was and she said Teri McMinn. I heard a mumbling from her side of the conversation and then she added “The meathook girl.” I then told her that I’d like to talk to her and, after a laugh, I heard “The video store guy wants to talk to you.”
So, McMinn took the phone and we bullshitted a little bit as I looked up the video, which ended up in our “stolen” list. We didn’t have it, but I remember the conversation being very nice.
Chain Saw’s a great movie, one that I have loved since seeing it at a way too impressionable age. Today we have a shot of Marilyn Burns from the finale, which is one of the reasons the movie is so great. They nail the ending. Even though the heroine gets away she’s a broken woman, almost as crazy as her pursuer by the end of things.
Hope you guys enjoy the pic!
Seeing a man die isn’t good enough for tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic. It’s gotta be close enough to smell his nuts cook.