Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
The last time we featured ET here it was a cute little moment between tiny Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg, but since I’m just about to get myself all dolled up for the big Super 8 Extravaganza (The Alamo’s showing four films that influenced Super 8 in one marathon setting, including Carpenter’s The Thing, Close Encounters, Scanners and Slumber Party Massacre) I figured it’s damn time to focus on some of the effects of ET.
Thanks to reader Chris Handschuch we’re going to do that right now!
From the emotional climax of the film, we have ET’s ship taking off in miniature form. Look at the layers of detail put into this slice of movie magic. You have the hot gelled light shooting off sunrise colors, you have the miniature trees in front of what appears to be a painted backdrop, the layer of foggy atmosphere and the ship itself. It’s another picture that shows how much effort goes into making everything look perfect from one specific angle in order to sell a shot.
It’s a lovely picture. Hope you folks enjoy it. Click to embiggen!
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 will be sci-fi, but won’t be another Spielberg pic, I swear! Oh, and you only look at it if you’re under 30.