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

I don’t often do super recent behind the scenes pictures here, not because I don’t like recent movies, but because with the day’s technology and the strong focus of PR online it’s likely that most of the newer stills have been seen by the majority of you out there.

Today’s pictures isn’t an exception, but if you have seen it you didn’t get it upon release from the studio, but viewed it in a collection of Jeff Bridges’ personal photography. For those not aware, Bridges compiles a book of his on-set photography taken over the course of shooting a particular film and gifts them to people who worked on the film.

I’ve seen copies of Big Lebowski book for sale, I’ve seen his Iron Man book with my own eyes, but I don’t own any of them personally. His True Grit photos were made available as an iPad app, which made us poor iPad-less people sad, but I imagine that’s how this image got to my mailbox courtesy of reader Pat Barnett.

I love this movie. Next to The Social Network it’s my most watched film of 2010. As a lucky member of a film critics group I’ve had a screener of it for the last 5 months and find the urge to let it run wild comes upon me quite regularly. There’s just something to the way Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld and the rest of the cast chew on that dialogue that puts a big grin on my face.

So here’s a nice picture, taken by the film’s star as Barry Pepper and Josh Brolin hang out between takes… apparently both still in character… Click to make bigger!



Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic shows some respect to one of America’s greatest singers!

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  • April 2, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    ah cool.

    by vetepalapinga

    although I didn´t think this movie was THAT great.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I had mixed feelings going into this one

    by alan_poon

    Love the Coens but also grown to love John Wayne over the past decade or so. It actually surpassed the original in my eyes and almost all the cast were better than their counterparts (I'll call it a draw between Bridges and The Duke though)

  • April 2, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Very cool

    by Fritzlorrerains

    I like

  • April 2, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    John Wayne was better IMHO

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Bridges was good though

  • April 2, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    John Wayne was better

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Bridges was good though

  • April 2, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    No offense to The Duke...

    by Fletch Gannon

    But I enjoyed this version better then the original film version; the Coen version looks and feels grittier then the Hollywood/Wayne version. The Duke gives a stand out and great performance as Rooster and Bridges is always great to watch perform, but the overall feel of this movie and the performances by the other players tops the original.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    John Wayne sucks

    by disfigurehead

    This version was way better.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Barry Pepper ....


    Can't decide if hes a decent actor or a fucking horrific one? ..............

  • April 2, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    The ending was better in the original

    by UGG

    The Dude was as good as The Duke. But I preferred The Duke jumping a fence and riding off into the sunset.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    John Wayne was a fag. It's true...I installed 2 way mirrors

    by futurehelp

    at his home.....(Repo Man is always intense)

  • April 2, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Ending was definitely better in the original...

    by Lucky13

    I agree with you on that, Ugg. As for the remake... loved a lot about it... but I was disappointed with Brolin's take on the role. I was hoping he'd be more of a big, bad, evil sonofabitch... not completely dimwitted and almost jokey like in the original.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Loved Both

    by tomandshell

    I wouldn't want to choose between the Duke and the Dude, but the rest of the cast was better in the remake. Same with cinematography, costumes, art direction, music, etc. And I went in thinking it wouldn't hold up to the original. I was wrong.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    This whole book is online.

    by djw1138

    Bridges uploaded the whole book on his website, as he has with all of his recent movies.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    "John Wayne sucks"

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Spoken by a true idiot who has no doubt never seen a John Wayne movie and most likely requires a steady stream of Michael Bay movies to keep him from nodding off and falling onto his head for the millionth time.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Loved Wayne's Cogburn

    by Hipshot

    Even though Bridges took him to school in the acting department, Wayne was a phenomenal star, and for all practical purposes had spent forty years preparing to play this role. He owned it, and nailed it. Maybe the apex of his career. For Bridges, it was another in a wonderful series of portrayals. I'll give it to Wayne by a nose.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    @ futurehelp... "He was too, you boys!"

    by DickBallsworth

    Miller FTW!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    RE: sierratangofoxtrotuniform

    by djw1138

    I wouldn't say John Wayne sucks, but I did see the original True Grit, and I didn't think it was very good. Especially after seeing the new one. It's possible to see a John Wayne movie and dislike it. It's also possible to dislike both John Wayne and Michael Bay. Basically, even though your remarks weren't directed at me, I was annoyed by your comeback.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    So, Quint

    by puto tenax

    True Grit's something I need to buy on Blu?

  • April 2, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Battlefield Earth gets wiped

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    for Pvt. Jackson, he owned that role. How come he's the only guy from that film I remember? He was like every cast member from Aliens rolled into one. Looks like he has only gotten better since.

  • April 2, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    I feel like this is the best shot yet. Just awesome stuff

    by stu_pickles

    I need to look at more of Bridges' stuff apparently

  • April 2, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    The one thing I disliked about the new Grit...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...was the overuse of the hymn "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms" in Carter Burwell's score. For one thing, Burwell is a great composer, and he got shafted for a potential Oscar nomination (his first) because the score used so much pre-existing material. Secondly, considering how few Westerns are made these days, I would have liked to have heard a completely original effort from Burwell. Plus, Elmer Bernstein's score to the original is so fantastically rousing (as his music for The Duke always was) that Burwell's moody, low-key score wasn't given as much opportunity to shine. The new Grit is still a great film, but I like my Western music to be broad and melodic and driving.

  • April 2, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    somebody watch the first five minutes of Battle Los Angeles

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    and tell me that it is not the worst exposition you've ever seen..

  • April 2, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges

    by DJEagles11

    The True Grit Book looks amazing, and Bridges has got to be the most down to Earth, coolest Motherfucker that has graced this great planet of ours.

  • April 2, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    The Searchers and True Grit

    by stillsberry

    In True Grit I think the Dude wins, but in the Searchers I don't think anyone could top the Duke. His performance was subtle perfection.

  • April 2, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Why was Ferris Bueller friends with Cameron?

    by Bobo_Vision

    They had nothing in common. Ferris was outgoing and popular, and Cameron was neurotic and awkward. Ferris didn't really respect Cameron, either. His attitude towards him was patronizing and condescending. AND, when Cameron's wrecked his Dad's car in the end...and he smilingly says that he and his Dad will just have a little chat and then Ferris goes on his just know that Cameron's Dad is most likely going to beat the living shit out of him. That is not going to end well at all for him. But Ferris is happy because he doesn't get caught skipping school.

  • April 2, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    bobo... my mother fucking HATES that movie

    by ATrue

    because Ferris is obviously a user and a little shit... but I think, the reality is, people like that- more charisma than anything else, and just good looking enough- are the ones who run shit. It's all about connections. Anyway, I found this movie a useful lesson in what's REALLY important to be successful in life. It ain't integrity. It ain't knowledge. It's the ability to snow even your best friend. Unfortunately, lacking that ability, I have had to do things the hard way...

  • April 2, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    I liked it when I was 13

    by Bobo_Vision

    Now I find it almost unwatchable and I find I want to beat the shit out of Ferris. Maybe I've grown old and out of touch with the part of me that liked Ferris....but really....when you think about it....Ferris is kind of a douchebag.

  • April 2, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    But why couldn't Ferris teach Cameron to live life on a weekend?

    by Bobo_Vision

    Why does he have to make Cameron a partner in his delinquency? However, I did think that Ferris wanted to teach Cameron about life too for a while.....but I think that was just Ferris's line to get Cameron's car. And I think that's what Ferris tells himself to ease his conscience. Ferris needed someone to join him as he skipped class and did stuff because it wouldn't be fun doing that stuff alone.

  • And Ferris put a rock on the gas pedal while in reverse thinking it would take the miles off.....Cameron kicked the car not knowing it wouid fall....and partly because he knew he was fucked anyway since his Dad was going to flip the fuck out when he saw the odometer.

  • April 2, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Stick to True Grit!

    by The Bear

    Guys, guys, guys... This is a talkback for "True Grit." NOT for Ferris Bueller. Get with the program. But that Ferris is a little shit, isn't he? And Charlie Sheen's character...what an ass...

  • April 2, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    I will admit...Cameron was to blame and a total spaz

    by Bobo_Vision

    And annoying to boot. But....Ferris definitely was a shit.

  • April 2, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    Saw it today. That scene in the office with Eckhart was laughable. The whole movie was pretty bad, but the dialogue at the top was horrendous.

  • April 2, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Bridges sells a compilation of some of his on set photos...

    by Superponte

    I picked it up- good stuff. Portion of proceeds goes to charity.

  • April 2, 2011, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Yeah, the first 5 minutes of Battle LA were awful

    by Bobo_Vision

    Much like the remaining 105 minutes.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:07 a.m. CST

    In Response John Wayne Sucks

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    "Spoken by a true idiot who has no doubt never seen a John Wayne movie and most likely requires a steady stream of Michael Bay movies to keep him from nodding off and falling onto his head for the millionth time." honestly, I'm not the biggest John Wayne fan either...but can you stupid fucks that think they are intelligent stop ripping people by claiming they probably like Michael Bay? that shit is getting more cliched than saying "jumped the shark" and Michael Bay sucks but fuck, I'm tired of reading that shit like it's some automatically invalidating fact of someone's opinion on film...I'd rather you clowns accused Bay fans of being animal least it would be something different

  • April 3, 2011, 12:11 a.m. CST

    I know part 2 is held up as the best

    by JonRD463

    ...and Godfather Part 3 is the worst, but the last few minutes of the film make a powerful bookend to the series. Here's Michael Corleone, a man with everything, who systematically loses it all. The primal scream at the death of his daughter, and the wasted husk of a man he is as he sits and dies in front of the Sicilian villa brings it full circle. ...wait, what?

  • April 3, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Is the Dude a photo hobbyist?

    by Carl

    Coz those photos he has taken looks pretty much advanced. It's hard to balance those grays.

  • April 3, 2011, 1 a.m. CST


    by Mandolorian

    I would agree until the last few scenes of We Were Soldiers. Him crying and typing was some good shit!

  • April 3, 2011, 1:36 a.m. CST

    The Duke tops the Dude

    by dukeroberts

    Without question. The Duke owned the role of Rooster Cogburn, and still owns it. The new one was good, but I still prefer the original. And Michael Bay fans are animal fuckers. How's that?

  • April 3, 2011, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Ferris was as self centered Yuppie kid of the 80s

    by Shubniggorath

    He asked for car and got a computer. I asked for a Tony Hawk skateboard and got a K Mart Veritech Ninja as a combination Xmas/birthday gift. Fuck Ferris!

  • It happens a lot on the internet. If you knew someone like that, you'd think they were the biggest asshole in the world, right? Well that's FERRIS BUELLER!!! He didn't just convince people that he was sick....he told them he was dying. How fucked up is that? Remember the "Save Ferris" balloon...and everyone concerned about his health...including his parents.....all so he can skip a day of school. Ferris is a shit.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Ferris was destined to follow the footsteps of his Yuppie father

    by Bobo_Vision

    What did they do that day? They ate at a fancy restaurant, like where his father eats with his business partners and where he'll be eating in the future. They go to the stock exchange....who the hell goes to the stock exchange on their day off from high school? They went to a fancy museum to look at art. They drive Cameron's father's fancy the car Ferris would like to own in the future. They went to a parade where Ferris sings "Danke Shoen" on a float....and as an adult he would likely do the same thing in karaoke bars with Japanese business clients after a business dinner and a few glasses of saki.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Cameron, master of the goofy voices...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Cameron is a great partner in crime, and brings special abilities and equipment to the table. Yes Ferris is arrogant, but you don't become beloved by being an asshat. "The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him." He's a righteous dude.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Next BTSPOTD: Under the Cherry Moon

    by CreasyBear

  • April 3, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Tomorrow's pic..."Blues Brothers" scene w/ Aretha?

    by tang126

    The "respect" might be a clue. We'll see.

  • April 3, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Ferris Bueller is a sociopath

    by smackfu

    I read a hilarious article a while back that layed out the case for Ferris Bueller being a full blown sociopath. Good stuff.

  • April 3, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Battle LA worth seeing?

    by Deep13

    I still have not seen it, are there any redeeming qualities? How does it rank with Transformers 2? I never thought it would match up with Black Hawk Down I just want to munch popcorn for a bit and hopefully be a little entertained.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Respect, Fearless, Ferris

    by doodler

    TANG: Aretha sang "think" in the original, "respect" in the sequel. <p> hopefully the pic will be from the original, regardless. <p> Agree that Fearless is a great Bridges performance - I don't know if it's his best. Starman was pretty great, and i'm ashamed to say i haven't seen a lot of his "better" work (Crazy Heart), and he's such a convincing A-hole in Fisher King and Baker Boys.... And, as cliche as it is, you gotta admit - he really disappeared into The Dude (and may not have re-emerged) <p> And Ferris is a complete sociopath. He completely uses his friends and abuses others' good manners & patience, and feels absolutely no remorse or conflict.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges voice...

    by robin31684

    sounds like he's eating soup when he speaks. And i'm okay with that. P.S. i'm filming a movie called, "Whitehead". Check out the promotional site for more info. Support the arts! Support Indie Films!

  • April 3, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges looks like

    by crimsoncinder

    Kris Kristofferson in this picture.

  • April 3, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    this and the social network were fucking awful, be dumber

    by golden tribw

    Sure they look great next to offensively bad shit like Sucker Punch and Battle LA, but they're mediocre films at best, a far cry from anything "good" let alone "great"

  • April 3, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Yes John Wayne sucks

    by disfigurehead

    And yes I have seen his movies and he sucks. I couldn't re-watch the original True Grit after I saw the new one. Can't compare. I despise Michael Bay.

  • April 3, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Ferris wasn't a rebel...he was a phony

    by Bobo_Vision

    He didn't rebel against his parents.....he pretended to be the model child who wants soup and his blankie. That's not a fucking rebel. He didn't rebel against school....he pretended to be terminally ill.....people who pretend to have terminal illnesses aren't rebels....they are phonies with personality disorders.

  • April 3, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Ferris didn’t pretend to have a terminal illness did he?

    by frank

    He just pretended to be sick a lot (nine times). He was a rebel, just a pragmatic one. Easier to trick your parents than be openly hostile. Anyway, he didn’t hate them or anything, he just wanted to skip school.

  • Did they not have contractions in the old west?

  • "- Who said he's sick?" <p> "A bunch of people...they say he's close to death. I heard that if Ferris dies, he's giving his eyes to Stevie Wonder" <p> Then later: <p> "Hello? Hi, Ferris, how's your bod?...You're dying?....Is it serious? "<p> "- I hope not...I may need a kidney transplant" <p> "- Shit! Are you upset?" <p> "- Excuse me (fake vomiting noises)" <p> "- Will you be alive this weekend?" <p> "- Yeah, I'd say so" <p> "- Great Maybe I'll see you"

  • he always played the same character because that's all he could do. and hes a "legend" for it.

  • April 3, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Wind? Keyhole?

    by SpencerBarnes

    Quint, what's your take on Dark Tower Book 4.5?

  • April 3, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    The Day after the Ferris movie.....

    by Bobo_Vision

    ....police responded to a home invasion complaint and raided the home of one Edward Rooney. During the raid they found an extensive child pornography collection. Mr. Rooney was sent to prison for a long, long time. Meanwhile, he was replaced by a much more responsible and intelligent principal. When Ferris tried to skip school for a 10th day, this principal immediately suspended Ferris, only allowing him to return to write his final exams under a close, observant eye. <p> It was observed that Ferris was attempting to cheat on the finals with the aid of some classmates, and he was expelled and forced to repeat the 12th grade. He never made it into college and went to a local community college where he was very popular amongst the student body of immature and shiftless losers. <p> Sloane went to college where she starting dating a football player after dumping Ferris, and refused to get back together with him saying she was done with "dating elves", and wanted to date someone with a "dick bigger than 3 inches." <p> Cameron went to MIT and got a computer engineering degree. He lost touch with Ferris and began working for Apple where he helped come up with the design for something called the iphone. He became a multimillionaire and dated several supermodels before settling down with a schoolteacher and having several kids.

  • That was a funny post, bobo_vision. It seems to me that Ferris didn’t originally intend for people to think that he was dying, but that the whole thing got blown out of proportion by word of mouth. After that, Ferris went along with it.

  • April 3, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    so American Spirit tabacoo comes as pre-rolled straights now?

    by Smack_Teddy

    that's not really trolling right? oh yeah... i don't know how the headline for the article relates to the pic. Does this mean i need to hand my geek or whatever card in?

  • April 3, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Yep, Ferris and thousands of other Americans

    by Smack_Teddy

    did you find the Nolans spec script reboot Bobo?

  • April 3, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    semi-reboot that is

    by Smack_Teddy

  • April 3, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    In response to your query, yes they did have contractions in the old west. But it was just the women . . . shortly before giving birth!

  • April 4, 2011, 3:46 a.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    first, i agree with ALAN_POON about TRUE GRIT. second, SMACKFU, got a link to that? third, anyone else here ever seen 8 MILLION WAYS TO DIE? JEFF BRIDGES, kidnapping/extortion thing, haven't watched it in almost 20 years, a little fuzzy, on the details, but i remember THE DUDE giving a good performance. fourth, HALFBREEDQUEEN, did you see my last post in the SUCKER PUNCH thread? last, i still haven't seen FEARLESS, but i intend to fix that in the next couple of days.

  • April 4, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    RE: franks_television

    by Michael Tyree

    The dialogue in the movie is taken directly from the book. I think it's more of the way people talked during that time period (post Civil War in the south). Please reply with, "I did not know that!" Then I can say, "You did not?" The Dude is spot on for book Rooster Cogburn. Wayne, while still giving one of my favorite performances, not so much.

  • ...but only as a really pitch black comedy showing that yes, Ferris WAS something of a sociopath, and now he's stuck in a very dysfunctional adulthood, he takes another "day off," and it ends in a complete bloodbath of a shoot-out with cops.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Bridges was creepy as hell in The Vanishing

    by v3d

  • April 4, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    True Grist

    by animatronicmojo

    In some ways, Alexander Payne's "Election" could be seen as a kind of dark sequel to Ferris- where his self-aggrandizing, sociopathic schtick has gotten beyond old for Mr. Bueller, reducing him to as much of a pathetic douche as his former nemesis, Mr. Rooney- and just as obsessed with the success of an equally false and over-achieving student. Jeffery Jones was great and memorable as Rooney, among many other roles, and I especially enjoyed him as the loquacious A.W. Merrick in Deadwood, which, with its truly gritty realism and love for verbosity, clearly had an influence on the Coen Brothers' "True Grit." Full circle... and stop.