Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I love you guys. Seriously, the outpouring of amazing BTS images and love for this column surrounding the Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard contest was incredible and brought a tear to this little geek’s eye.
A lot of people sent amazing things, family photos going back to the Universal monster days, geek magazine scans and then there was one Jordan Krug who has been collecting movie related proof sheets for years and sent the motherload that won him the great Limited Edition Jaws book!
Krug not only sent amazing stuff from movies like The Hustler, Blade Runner and Rocky, but what won him that book was the sheer amount of amazing shots from The Conversation, one of my all time favorite movies and possibly my favorite Francis Ford Coppola film.
I’m not going to show them all here as I want to save some for later. He even sent shots from scenes that didn’t make it into the film, from whole subplots that were cut. I’ll feature those in the near future, with a little history on what the subplots were and where they fit into the story, but today I’m going to show you guys a series of shots from the most famous scene in the movie.
The Conversation is simply brilliant filmmaking. Coppola was in a groove when he made it, falling in between Godfather and Godfather Part II. Gene Hackman gives one of my favorite performances of his career as Harry Caul, a quiet man whose career is listening in on other people. He's an electronic surveillance expert who keeps everything and everybody at a distance until he's forced to make a choice between being passive or taking action in a matter of life or death.
Warning: If you haven’t seen The Conversation it’s on Netflix Instant so you have no excuse. Go watch it! But do it before looking at these pictures since they do give away one of the most striking moments of the film.
Congrats again to Jordan Krug. Click to slightly embiggen!
Thanks to all who entered. You’ll see some of the entries make their way to the page via this column (starting tomorrow, actually). Everything from Gone With the Wind to The Explorers to Back to the Future 1-3 to The Getaway to Joe Kidd to Every Which Way But Loose to Creature from the Black Lagoon. Like I said, some amazing stuff came in and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic goes into the light!