Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
On this lazy Sunday we’re going to take a look at On Golden Pond. What better title to follow up the cheeky HOUSE, right? Never let it be said that The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is for sci-fi/horror/comic nerds only! Now, gather your Pop-Pop and Grammy around and let’s take a look at a pretty outstanding drama and Henry Fonda’s last great performance.
I came to this one a little late, covering it in my run of A Movie A Day. I figured it was Boring Old People: The Movie, but when I finally watched it I was surprised that it had a bit of a bite to it. Sure, there’s a lot of heart and a touch of melancholy as this old couple revisits their honeymoon period via an old cabin, but the bickering between Fonda and Katharine Hepburn carries a natural playful jabbing that keeps things from falling into Hallmark Channel-level melodrama.
There’s also a fantastic troubled relationship between strict father and estranged daughter played by Henry’s real life kiddo, Jane. This one is interesting because the on-screen relationship isn’t too far removed from Jane and Henry’s in the real world. There’s an honesty to their scenes together that really does stand out.
So, while it may seem an odd choice for this geek site, On Golden Pond is a damn good movie and deserves to be featured as much as the films of Spielberg, Lucas, Hitchcock, Nolan, Jackson and the rest of the Geek Lords. So here's Hepburn and Fonda at work!
Thanks to Paul Wilder for sending the image along! 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 pics will be another selection from (in my opinion) Francis Ford Coppola’s best film!