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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day had something of a pain in the gulliver so had to sleep.

Published at: July 17, 2011, 12:47 a.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

In a weird bit of coincidence that has me somewhat convinced that I either (A) control the universe or (B) live in The Matrix, there was a dude that sat in front of me tonight while attending the premiere of The Theater Bizarre at the Fantasia Film Festival that was dressed head to toe as Alex from A Clockwork Orange. If you saw yesterday’s Harry Potter shot you’ll see I teased A Clockwork Orange for today’s pic… weird.

So, as your newly appointed master of the matrix and/or supreme being of the universe I ask ye faithful to viddy this nice picture from Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. It’s a neat little shot and I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks to Pat Barnett for sending this one along!

 

 

If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at quint@aintitcool.com.

Grab a scotch, walk Asta and come back for tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic!

-Quint
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  • July 17, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    in & out

    by LarryTheCableGuy

  • July 17, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST

    That's a big fuckin' camera...

    by Batutta

    ...for a big fuckin' man.

  • July 17, 2011, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Ick

    by dukeroberts

    I really don't care for that movie. I love The Thin Man though. I look forward to tomorrow.

  • July 17, 2011, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Real horrorshow like.

    by MotherPussBucket

    Like a big pair of false groodies.

  • July 17, 2011, 3:42 a.m. CST

    The threesome scene

    by KilliK

    that's what this scene leads to.

  • July 17, 2011, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Stanley Kubrick Exhibit

    by chavee

    Just went to the Kubrick exhibit in Paris. They had props and all kinds of stuff from all of his movies. They had Little Alex's costume on display and a little corner that was turned into the korova milk bar. The section about the Shining was best though. The had the two dresses from those freaky dead twins and the real ax that Jack used to terrorize Wendy. Awesome.

  • July 17, 2011, 4:40 a.m. CST

    I loves me some of the 'Old ultra violence'!

    by Grace_Panda

    so much better then regular brand violence!

  • You are invited!

  • July 17, 2011, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Best movie I never want to see again.

    by Mr Soze

  • July 17, 2011, 5:33 a.m. CST

    My old vhs pirate copy... the only way to see ACO...

    by workshed

    Sure, it's lovely to see the 70mm print in a quality cinema but nothing beats the vibe of the 37th generation copy that allowed me to see the film for the first time in 1982. The ultimate buzz for a film nerd. I had a Saturday job in my local video store and I've never forgotten the thrill of us finally getting hold of a copy for the 'under-the-counter' section. I kinda feel sorry for today's generation, having pretty much every damn film ever made a couple of clicks away. However, if I die of old-age without ever seeing a fully-restored print of 'London After Midnight' I'll be extremely pissed-off.

  • July 17, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST

    workshed

    by loafroaster

    So true, my first viewing of it was a black and white vhs tape with polish subtitles, in my mate's house with the volume low so his ma couldn't hear in the next room.

  • July 17, 2011, 7:59 a.m. CST

    B&W vhs tape???

    by ufoclub1977

    My experience with The Exorcist was similar. First saw an old 3rd generation VHS, and the player was one of those huge behemoths. This was probably in 1979.

  • July 17, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST

    but it was still color.

    by ufoclub1977

  • July 17, 2011, 8:46 a.m. CST

    cup

    by mick vance

    of the old chai, sir?

  • July 17, 2011, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Great movie but not compulsive watching... blu-ray fucking rules

    by Autodidact

    Haven't seen it since 1993, but it did make a big impression back then. Should probably give it a screening on blu-ray. With regards to film enthusiasm, one of the great pleasures as of late is to finally see some old movie for the first time in its full glory on blu-ray. It's truly like seeing it for the first time in many cases. Intending to do some work while it played, yesterday I put on the 2003 James Cameron commentary for T2.. one of the best straight making-of commentaries I've heard. The movie looked so damn good on blu-ray compared to how I remembered it from DVD I found myself just staring at it for two hours instead of working. I love me a good director commentary track. The best I've heard is probably Cameron's commentary for Aliens. Richard Donner for Superman the Movie, and Will Friedkin for To Live and Die in LA were also very stimulating.

  • July 17, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    A Clockwork Orange

    by Colin Dent

    The British among us (myself included) had to wait a very long time to see this on a home entertainment format. I saw it at the Crown cinema in Jarrow in 1972. I was fourteen years-old. The Crown was notorious for not giving a fuck about movie ratings, and if you were over 5' 6" tall you were an adult. I loved the cynicism of this film, I loved the look of this film,I loved this film. Still do. The first twenty minutes were like nothing I'd seen in any movie, and within a couple of months it was gone. I know Kubrick was shaken by the copycat attacks that occured in Britain, but I never got over the complete unavailability of this title here. In 1998 I was in Amsterdam, and whilst my then girlfriend and I were sitting in a coffee shop wrestling with the White Widow, I had an Epiphany. I could go into any record store and buy the fucker, which I did (widescreen VHS.) A twenty-six year wait dulled none of the impact, and the girlfriend wanted to fuck MacDowell's brains out. So Stan, if you're out there, thanks you Bluto-looking twat. Oh, and if I'm Not mistaken this scene was filmed in the basement of the Chelsea Drugstore, made famous by The Stones in 'You can't always get what want'. sorry for rambling. Just wanted to share.

  • July 17, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Current youth generation's relationship to movies

    by Autodidact

    I'm kinda glad I grew up at a time when movies were still a special part of life. Kids these days have movies stuffed in their eyeballs constantly. For me as a kid, movies were something I'd obsess about until finally getting to see them often years later.

  • July 17, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    And Q....

    by Colin Dent

    Any chance of a BTS pic From 'If...'? Another MacDowell triumph.

  • July 17, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Forbidden..

    by Dark Doom

    Yeah back in the day when HBO was the shit, my parents forbid me to watch this movie of course like all thirteen year olds I had to see it and then read the book. In retrospect and as a parent they were right, but I still love this shocking, strange movie. Kubrick was a weird monster genius..

  • July 17, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Love Kubrick...I miss him.

    by Darth_Kaos

    I love the touch of crazy in Kubrick's eyes. As if he see's something very different than us. Fuckin' genius.

  • July 17, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    orange

    by Dollar Bird

    I saw this in some back room of a dormitory building on a television attached to a wall not unlike in a hospital. Some friend of a friend wanted to show it and this was the one room he had access to to accommodate all the guys who expressed interest in seeing it, too. At the end I said I didn't know how I felt about it and one of my friends said, "But it had titty!"

  • July 17, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    But it had titty

    by Gabba-UK

    possibly the greatest recommendation any film any film could be given to me when I was 14. And to be honest, 26 years later, it's still a pretty good recommendation even now.

  • July 17, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    VADER!

    by Glasswalker64

    As a kid I was excited knowing that "Darth Vader" was in it.

  • July 17, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Kubrick tees

    by DonLogan

    There's a pretty cool Kubrick tee available here http://bit.ly/ksiyEQ

  • July 17, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Crazy People / Movies

    by Autodidact

    I watched American Psycho with a friend who later turned out to be fully schizophrenic. At the end of it he didn't understand that Patrick Bateman hadn't actually killed anyone and was just fantasizing the whole time. He also had a very strange take on a Beautiful Mind, thinking the "guys in the shed out back" were really there at first, only becoming hallucinations later in the story. This was his opinion after seeing the whole movie when it's been clearly revealed John Nash was imagining all of the guys in the code-breaking shed with him. Not really related to the BTS pic but related to the theme of craziness in movies/movie-makers/movie-watchers.

  • July 17, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Terrible movie that missed the point of the book

    by SmokingRobot

    But it made Malcolm a star.

  • July 17, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    To corode

    by puto tenax

    Dude, thanks for sharing. That was a cool story. Is the Crown still around?

  • July 17, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    I'll take all the Kubrick I can get

    by Manatee

    Any Kubrick stuff is much appreciated.

  • http://www.ccdblog.com/2011/07/damn-alex-your-all-grows-up-now.html There's also an interview with him discussing much of the filming, with lots of Kubrick talk.

  • July 17, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Great Joker Coat

    by Gwynplaine

    On Alex. Cool that he was an inspiration for TDK's Joker.

  • July 17, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    And great bts picture

    by Gwynplaine

    too btw. Thank you, Quint. Keep up the good work. Barry Lyndon BTS pic would be great.

  • YEAH, IT MUST BE TERRIBLE!

  • July 17, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    To bad he nver got to make A.I.....imagine.

    by hydroxicut

    is A.I. even worth revisiting? haven't seen since the theaters.

  • July 17, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    The man is an Earth-born dwarf.

    by ROBRAM89

    Or some sort of hobbit.

  • July 17, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Stanley Kubrick Exhibit!

    by NeonFrisbee

    Wow! I'd kill to go to that. Maybe it'll make a tour of the states at some point? Hopefully?

  • July 17, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Workshed - agree absolutely - LOVE to see London After Midnight!

    by Jeff Myers

    Even though I know that it was a poor film - dreadful plotting/concept - just to see Chaney's performance/brilliant makeup. Cancer cheated him out of his legacy as silent film changed to sound. He was a true genius!

  • The murders were real. The screenwriters and director of the film and the author of the novel all agree with me.

  • July 17, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Any word on a Barry Lyndon Bluray?

    by Jeff Myers

    Kubrick used special cameras to pick up candle light - everything had to be authentic to the period. Would love to see that mastered correctly.

  • July 17, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Very unpleasant movie. I didn't enjoy it.

    by sweeneydave

    But I guess that's the point.

  • July 17, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Saw this pic a while back and made me hink of CO

    by Morgan

    http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/05_01/3princesbradDM_468x674.jpg

  • July 17, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Saw this pic a while back and made me hink of CO

    by Morgan

    http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/05_01/3princesbradDM_468x674.jpg

  • July 17, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    @ puto tenax

    by Colin Dent

    Sadly, it's not there anymore. Built in 1910, and flattened in the 80's. I saw The Exorcist there, The Godfather Pt 1, countless chop-sockey and Hammer horrors. All X-rated in Britain but because it was a backwater cinema, they were glad of any custom they could get, so the audience was usually pensioner concessionaries and under age teens. But even if the cinema has gone, the memories are all still vivid. But the one good thing about Kubrick's death was that it didn't take long for ACO to appear on DVD in the UK. I suspect his missus had a lot to do with that and not Warners. And thanks for the interest.

  • July 17, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    my previous post

    by Colin Dent

    An overuse of the word 'but' there folks.I do apologise.

  • July 17, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    One last thing

    by Colin Dent

    Just realised a coincidence between 'Orange' and 'The Godfather.' Both directors take their protagonists, portray them as utter cunts, and then they say to you 'Right, I am going to make you like this bastard so much you'll be cheering for them come the end of the last reel.' They weren't the first to do this, Lang, Ford, Aldrich and Fuller all did it before them but Kubrick and Coppola modernised it once cinema was allowed to be more 'real' than it was in the 60's. All of Coppola's leads in the 70's were murky tormented fucks, Corleone, Caul and Willard were not likeable guys because to do what they did they couldn't be. Likewise with Alex and Jack Torrance and to an extent Pvt Joker in FMJ, they were all characters with an affinity for violence but everyone likes these characters (well obviously not EVERYone) and that likeability is there to make you question yourself

  • July 17, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Kubrick exhibit - no plans for New York

    by SK229

    I actually tried a few years ago to email people around after hearing directly from Kubrick's wife's assistant that they'd love to bring it to the U.S. but had no offers. Also heard directly from the organizer the same thing about the venue size needed, etc. and that there didn't seem to be interest. So I forward this info to MOMA and a few other museums... condescending fucking shit-head replies... from museums within the city that KUBRICK WAS BORN AND RAISED IN. Things may have changed since then, but I just think it's indicative of New York city, which pretends to have a love of real art, but is more in tune with pretentious drivel (most of the indie film scene) or total schlock (most of the theater)... maybe the AFI or somewhere in L.A. will figure it out, but I found the total lack of interest or respect for Kubrick disheartening.

  • Ya know?

  • July 17, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    Barry Bluray

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Came out at the end of May. I don't know if you can get it separate from the Kubrick set or not, but it does exist.

  • July 17, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    corode

    by puto tenax

    Too bad the cinema isn't there. The old theaters had a certain draw, even personality, of their own. I remember seeing those films you mentioned in a mammoth theater in west Texas. Its claim to fame was having air conditioning. You live in west Texas, you're looking to stay cool and this was the place. I think it was built before WWII started and now is just an empty hulk. I never saw ACO there. I remember seeing Alien and it scaring the living hell out of me there.

  • July 17, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    The version without the last chapter...

    by FluffyUnbound

    ...is the superior version. I see what Burgess was trying to say. But Kubrick said it better. Sometimes the original artist's vision is flawed and a later "editor" can correct it. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE is one of those times. It would actually probably be the greatest example of that phenomenon we have, if the Harvey cut of CINEMA PARADISO didn't exist.

  • July 17, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    the shining

    by clustercuss

    I just happen to be watching it right now with my 11 year old son... I like many watched ACO when i was 15 or so and it was just disturbing. I bought the Blu ray a few months ago and watched it... Looks great sounds great still not something i want to revisit often... my son saw the case for ACO and has been beging to watch it... I THINK NOT! He is getting is covering his eye from the room 227 seen as i type.

  • July 17, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    If I had any movie I wanted within a couple clicks as a kid

    by Autodidact

    I don't think I would have seen half the classic movies I did as a kid, most of which I watched because it was the only movie in the house (on tape for instance) or the only thing on TV at that moment.

  • July 17, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Tree of Life

    by Autodidact

    There's some ballsy filmmaking. Just got back from the early show. It was a great film, while being very frustrating in certain ways. I think Kubrick would have appreciated it.

  • July 18, 2011, 1:05 a.m. CST

    What happens in the last chapter

    by KilliK

    and why is it better that it is ommited?

  • July 18, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    @ Killik

    by Colin Dent

    After Alex's conditioning is reversed he meets the 4th droog in the movie who wore the beret, who really has no part in the film other than to react to the action going on around him. Anyway, they are in a cafe and Alex asks him about what he's up to now. He explains that he found a job, got himself a girl and started a family and shows Alex a photo of his family. Alex has gotten a new gang together, but when he sees how content his old droogie is, he's jealous and realises that his juvenile delinquent lifestyle is soulless and just so 'juvenile'. From my interpretation, it moves him to see this nuclear family, and he wants the same. Basically he grows up. It's kinda like the scene when Martin Blank holds the baby in 'Grosse Point Blank.'

  • July 18, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    @ puto tenax

    by Colin Dent

    That's the legacy of VHS puto. Once people could sit on their arses in the house, having a beer, raiding the fridge, the novelty of sitting in a room with a bunch of strangers feeling 'The Magic' died for them. I live in the NE of England, and in my hometown we had four cinemas. My mother was movie mental, and from about 3 years old I was dragged to see everything. By by the time I was 10 half the movie houses were Bingo halls, and by the time I was 20 they were gone. It was cheap innocent entertainment, and because the media weren't telling you that paedophiles lurk everywhere parents were quite happy to let the kids go alone. Now the multiplexes just want turnover and to flog overpriced M&Ms and popcorn and Haagen fuckin Daas .