Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Today’s pic is obviously scanned from a magazine, so apologies in advance to whichever magazine I’m ripping this off from (don’t sue me!), but damn is it a cool shot. And I kind of dig the out of a magazine feel. Seeing these awesome images with a big fold crease in the middle of 'em is what kicked off this BTS obsession with me in the first place.
Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters is pure magic. There’s a melancholy ease to this movie that still has elements of the hungry Spielberg of Duel and Jaws, but with the added element of confidence; the kind only having the biggest film of all time can give you.
So confident he was that George Lucas was sure Close Encounters was going to out-gross Star Wars. As the story goes, Lucas bet a piece of Star Wars’ profits against a piece of Close Encounter’s profits that Star Wars would lose in the box office race of the two sci-fi films. We know how that turned out, but I bet you Spielberg was never happier to be out-performed before or since.
Anyway, happy Sunday and I hope you guy enjoy this magazine scan look at the climactic sequence of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Thanks to reader John Brown for sending the image along. Click for a nice big version! Enjoy!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is great at creating difficult situations.