Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pics!
You may remember Jordan Krug won the big Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard contest and I promised a ton more shots from him… I’ve used a few of them, including some great bloody toilet shots from The Conversation, but now it’s time for more Conversation pieces.
And these are interesting because they’re from deleted scenes that editor Walter Murch doesn’t believe exist in any form, so it’s possible shots like these are the only way to get a feel for these lifted plot elements.
This one in particular I found very interesting. There’s a piece in the movie where a neighbor leaves a bottle of wine on Gene Hackman’s apartment doorstep and you wonder why. Turns out the tenants are getting fed up with the ill-repair of the apartment building and elect Hackman’s Harry Caul as their representative… Funnily enough, Caul is owner, but is so private nobody knew.
So, he’s elected to complain to himself. He ends up going to his lawyer to figure out what to do in this situation. He’s also hoping everybody leaves because… well, he’s not a people person to begin with and he also wants to profit from an urban renewal project in the neighborhood.
Other than that, I’m kind of in the dark on what this subplot contained, but thanks to these pictures I know one Mr. Abe Vigoda (who is still with us, God bless him) features in it. Is he one of the tenants? Caul’s lawyer? The books on the desk in the below pictures look like law books, so lawyer’s a good guess, but the only thing I know for sure is that he rocks a kick-ass polka-dotted bow tie.
So, below are some shots featuring said bow tie, Francis Ford Coppola, Gene Hackman and a whole lotta cool! As far as I know these photos are debuting here, so if you use ‘em for your site please link back and credit us. Thanks!
Thanks once more to Jordan Krug for sending the pics along as well as the information on these deleted scenes. 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 features another Bay Area filmmaker. You probably haven’t heard of him, though.