Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Remember back when it was cool to like Johnny Depp? I still love the dude. He’s a great actor that has a dash of Nic Cage’s swingin-for-the-fences approach to his performances but does it in a bit more grounded way.
I’m a massive fan of Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas and have been since the first time I saw it, at a dead quiet Austin press screening. That year was Fear and Loathing and The Big Lebowski, two movies which played to dead crowds but worked for me completely and have since found their audiences, thank the movie Gods.
Funny, trippy, involving… it’s Gilliam at his best, Depp at his best, Benicio Del Toro at his best and has a rockin’ soundtrack. Oh, and it’s one of the most quotable movies of the ‘90s, a decade that gave us a ton of quotable movies (from Tarantino to Kevin Smith to the Coens).
Here’s a shot of Depp and Gilliam from the making of the movie, courtesy of Jordan Krug. Enjoy and 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.
I think I lost tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic! Where in the world did I leave that thing?