The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day isn’t dying yet. It has to kill quite a few men first.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
After some 20,600 miles of travel over three different countries I finally find myself back at home. Never one to rest, I have a new behind the scenes image for you and boy is it a good one.
So good, in fact, that I wish I had a much bigger image. Hell, this would be one I’d blow up and put up on my wall if I could get a big enough. I mean, you have Toshiro Mifune, which automatically makes it badass, but you also have him driving a car in his Yojimbo samurai costume with his MOTHER-FATHERING samurai sword up on his dash.
Let me repeat that. Toshiro Mifune. Driving an MG. Top-down. With his Samurai. Sword. On. The. Dash.
Uhhhh… does it get any cooler than this?
Thanks to George Carrigan for sending this one along! The image was originally published in a now out of print book called The Emperor and The Wolf by Stuart Gilbraith IV.
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at email@example.com.
It’s a beautiful day in tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic’s neighborhood.
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Aug. 25, 2011, 4:06 a.m. CST
and rides away into the sunset cackling madly!
Aug. 25, 2011, 4:06 a.m. CST
A samurai, driving an MG, with a Samurai sword, solving crimes. Theme music by Lalo Schifrin.
Aug. 25, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST
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Aug. 25, 2011, 6:40 a.m. CST
by u.k. star
Aug. 25, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST
Aug. 25, 2011, 6:47 a.m. CST
Kurosawa + Mifune = Pure Cinematic Gold Every Time. It's a shame some assholes want to shit all over their legacy by re-making their genius into shit for the knuckle-dragging masses.
Aug. 25, 2011, 6:55 a.m. CST
agent_snake_mcready, I like this TV show idea. As well as the car and the sword, he smokes Gauloises, only drinks ginger beer, and has the catchphrase *don't touch that - its sharp*.
Aug. 25, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST
Aug. 25, 2011, 7:26 a.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
anyway - cool pic.
Aug. 25, 2011, 7:29 a.m. CST
Aug. 25, 2011, 7:33 a.m. CST
At a green light
Aug. 25, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST
One of the best yet. Thanks for posting!
Aug. 25, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST
Coming this fall on USA network.
Aug. 25, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST
...Would think twice before giving THAT motherfucker a traffic ticket.
Aug. 25, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST
by jake rodgers
Thank you. you've made me laugh
Aug. 25, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST
Hit top knot is going to be totally FUBAR when he gets home. And his okusan is going to be PISSED when she sees how bad that sword scratched up the dashboard.
Aug. 25, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST
I agree with happy_jake, best comment of the morning by far
Aug. 25, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST
Aug. 25, 2011, 9:33 a.m. CST
So why is his MG a left hooker? Or was this pic taken in a mirror or something?
Aug. 25, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Rex Dart pops the clutch and tells the thugs to eat his dust!
Aug. 25, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST
good job Quint
Aug. 25, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST
by Kevin Rubio
Aug. 25, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST
Aug. 25, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST
it should be the Ohora fan dance fron Star Trek 5.
Aug. 25, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST
Most every cinefile worth their salt knows Toshiro Mifune. The collaboration with Akira Kurosawa made him from a good actor to godlike. He was a great actor with great range and could go from scaring the shit outta you to making you laugh your ass off to make weep bitter tears. There will NEVER be another Mifune. I urge you to watch Samurai 1, 2 and 3, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, et al. There's 177 movies with him in it. Don't just watch them. WATCH them. Soak them in. It will change your life.
Aug. 25, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST
I, too, would like that one poster-sized. Thanks, Quint.
Aug. 25, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST
was just emulating Mifune. Watch Yojimbo then A Fistful of Dollars and see it for yourselves. Mifune is legend.
Aug. 25, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
Aug. 25, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST
What a great picture
Aug. 25, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST
Aug. 25, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST
by Squinty CGI Flynn
absolutely great book. Yojimbo remains great to this day. Sort of the uncredited standard for the western and so many modern films.
Aug. 25, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST
CHOPPED. Of course I know the damn legend TOSHIRO MIFUNE. I scream his name when I orgasm on my lady friends.
Aug. 25, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST
Aug. 25, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST
A legend such as yourself should be one with Mifune. Thanks for clearing that up.
Aug. 25, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST
Oriental drivers are the worst. I go faster when I'm in reverse. Hey Mr. Ling Wong, Sure wish you drove like you play ping-pong. I've been behind you for the longest time. Driving like you're not a bit concerned. Never using signals when you turn. You're in the fast lane, And I'm about to go insane 'cause I have been behind you for the longest time. One should never drive recklessly. It's good to be safe. It's good not to speed. But don't you ever ask yourself why, You're being passed by, Small children on skate-boards? That's my horn you're hearing from the rear. That's my finger in your rear-view mirror. Don't get a ticket but, Shift out of first gear and kick it. I've been behind you for the longest time. Slow...so slow. They drive so darn slow...so...slow (repeat)
Aug. 25, 2011, 9:28 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Looked dead, didn't I? Well, I wasn't, but it wasn't from lack of trying, I can tell you that. Actually, Kurosawa's last bullet put me in a coma. A coma I was to lie in for four years. When I woke up, I went on what the movie advertisments refer to as 'A Roaring Rampage of Revenge!' I roared. And I rampaged. And I got bloody satisfaction. I've killed a hell of a lot of people to get here, but now I've only one more. The last one. The one I'm driving to right now. The only one left. And when I arrive at my destination...I am gonna Kill Kurosawa.
Aug. 25, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST
by ames prather
That shot looks like it should be a scene from its own movie! Hopefully, this just might inspire some young screenwriter to something really great. ??Pseudo?? Out.
Aug. 25, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST
Not sure if it's mentioned already, but John Belushi copped nearly his entire samurai character on SNL from Mifune in this flick.
Aug. 25, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST
Brilliant imagery like this almost always casts a nice glow over a talkback. This, along with the Seventh Seal shot and Gary Kurtz in the ice cave, is an immediate favorite of mine. I'm sure there are more, but those leap to mind. Terrific photo - thanks for sharing it.
Aug. 26, 2011, 2:33 a.m. CST
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Aug. 26, 2011, 7:35 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
Aug. 29, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST
Quint I sent you an email. I can print you a large poster of this. Email me back . . . . .
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