Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Oh, man did I have a thing for Winona Ryder as a kid because of this movie. Beetlejuice is a special one, one that always makes me happy when I revisit it. These early Tim Burton movies are like magic to me. Original, stylish, paired with Danny Elfman at the top of his game… I don’t know. I’m a fan of everything he did in the ‘80s and ‘90s to be honest. I love Mars Attacks, Batman Returns is so gloriously dark and Sleepy Hollow is very flawed, but what works works so well I can’t hate the movie.
But there really is something special for his Frankenweenie (short) to Ed Wood era and of those Beetlejuice and Big Adventure are my two favorites.
Today we take a look at the stop motion that went into Beetlejuice, specifically the creepy snake version of Beetlejuice that he uses to try to snag Winona Ryder (can’t blame him). The effects technician is Ted Rae and he’s working on a quite beautiful puppet. Thanks to the Practical Effects Group for the image! Enjoy!
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Tomorrow’s pic features two jackasses.