The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day has come for your daughter, Chuck.
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!
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at email@example.com.
Tomorrow’s pic features two jackasses.
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Feb. 13, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST
by Jason Moore
Feb. 13, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST
by Jason Moore
Feb. 13, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST
by Tony fucknuts
Remake won't be the same without it. Or necessary.
Feb. 13, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST
Neither of it looks good unless they put lots of time into it. I think they both look good in certain situations. Jurassic Park is a good example of the proper use of miniatures, CG animation, and full scale animatronics. That being said, Beetlejuice got a lot of charm from its use of stop motion. Sand worms!
Feb. 13, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST
great film...revisited it the other day on netflix... favorite line has to be the guy burned to death that offers Adam a smoke and then says "trying to cut down myself."... something about the honesty in the sound of his voice just makes that line so damn funny... close second would be the barber in town talking about the kid that had hair "all the way down to his goddamn shoulders" and then asked him "just...just...just trim it a little..."...
Feb. 13, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST
Feb. 13, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST
Coming Soon: Sandworms Will Rape Your Childhood. Rated PG-13.
Feb. 13, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST
Feb. 13, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST
When people say CG looks like crap, they're being dishonest about what stop motion looks like. You can spot CG a mile away? Guess what, I can spot stop motion. Models are more exciting than computer work? Fine. That's not what I'm watching in the movie, though.
Feb. 13, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST
Feb. 13, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST
And I'll swallow anything you want me to swallow/ So come on down/ I'll chew on a dog!
Feb. 13, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST
DAAAAAYYYY . . . . . . . . O ...
Feb. 13, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST
Feb. 13, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST
Feb. 13, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...Beetlejuice (the proto-goth hipster) and Edward Scissorhands (the ravishing blonde) gave me the HUGEST crush on Winona back in the late 80's/early 90's. It makes me feel OLD as FUCK to realize she's forty now. I'm looking forward to seeing (or at least hearing) her re-enter Burtonville in this fall's Frankenweenie.
Feb. 13, 2012, 9:22 p.m. CST
Feb. 13, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST
....to check it out last time it was on tv and they hated it! Both had had enough by the "nice fuckin model" scene and promptly went off to bed leavin me to watch the rest alone. Maybe you had to have seen it at the time.... AND her daughter is a Gothy type photographer so I thought she'd at least dig Winona's character! Mind you, she likes Twilight movies so....
Feb. 13, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST
Bring on the fucking Beetlejuice sequel, as long as it's Keaton.
Feb. 13, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST
by galactic raider
CG has it's place and so does Stop Motion.
Feb. 13, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST
went to see this at the movies when i was about 8... turned up at the theatre and was told that they had had too many complaints from parents with regards to kids having nightmares so we weren't aloud to see it... or maybe that's just what my mother told me but i remember being pretty gutted... can't remember what we saw instead that day...
Feb. 13, 2012, 10:22 p.m. CST
Feb. 13, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST
by Mike Provant
Feb. 13, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST
*We don't need no education . . . *
Feb. 13, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST
by Isaac R.
Hope Dark Shadows kicks some butt. We need a good Burton movie SOON...lol
Feb. 14, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST
The Neck has kind of overused CG
Feb. 14, 2012, 12:27 a.m. CST
damn,i love BJ so much.i hope they dont fuck up with the sequel.But with the "new" Burton,i dont have high hopes even though Keaton is back....
Feb. 14, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST
Feb. 14, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST
As long as it's Keaton!
Feb. 14, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST
Feb. 14, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST
Thanx Quint. Excellent movie.
Feb. 14, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST
by Onin Solstice
Feb. 14, 2012, 2:39 a.m. CST
I saw it years ago, when I was a kid, I didn't even remember that much about it, except that I didn't particularly like it. Then I rewatched it last night and really enjoyed it. Don't really know why that is, but I just find it kind of funny when that happens.
Feb. 14, 2012, 4:36 a.m. CST
by Mr Lucas
Beetlejuice is great...when Keaton's on screen - a bravura performance. The rest of it kinda d r a g s.
Feb. 14, 2012, 5:44 a.m. CST
...and she remarked "something about his stuff reminds me of Beetlejuice." gah. Anyone know a good divorce lawyer?
Feb. 14, 2012, 6:29 a.m. CST
by Dollar Bird
This was one of those movies all my friends saw in the cinema and somehow I missed. Finally saw it on tape in high school (which, admittedly, was only a few years after it came out). I loved the use of stop motion, especially the walking furniture/sculpture. Years later I made a tape of child-friendly music (meaning, "music with no lyrics") to play at a daycare where I worked during a long and tedious summer. At the beginning of the tape, I put Danny Elfman's opening credits piece for this movie. Most of the kids loved that piece of music, but one kid would go nuts shouting "I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I MAKES ME CRAZY!" and start screaming and thrashing around the room until he exhausted himself and hid under a pillow. (I always kind of wondered about the home life of that kid.)
Feb. 14, 2012, 6:40 a.m. CST
tomorrows behind the scene maybe!
Feb. 14, 2012, 6:44 a.m. CST
Feb. 14, 2012, 7:06 a.m. CST
by Rex Carsalot
I've seen it several times over the years - some of the jokes, like gutting the house, got funnier as I got older. I don't know - something about home renovation makes me chuckle as we go through our own...
Feb. 14, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST
Have a little bite. C'mere! Help me! Help me! (In classic The Fly voice)
Feb. 14, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST
I want details.
Feb. 14, 2012, 7:50 a.m. CST
Feb. 14, 2012, 7:52 a.m. CST
...and it keeps getting funnier, every time I see it!" Of course, I watched Beetlejuice before watching The Exorcist. He's right, it does get funnier, every time you see it!
Feb. 14, 2012, 7:53 a.m. CST
No it is not.
Feb. 14, 2012, 8:04 a.m. CST
Yeah sleepy Hollow isn't flawed. Unless the only version of that story that I would ever subject myself to is flawed.
Feb. 14, 2012, 8:14 a.m. CST
wherearetheducks: you don't know why that happens? Really? Well then I'll explain to you why in small words.
It is because as you grow older and more thoughts occur in your mind- you construct memory that allows you to bounce new experience off of those memories. You then compare the new experience with the new memory and form more advanced thoughts about whatever subject it happens to be. In this case the subject is the movie Beetlejuice. So you see now that you are older and have gained more experience(not much judging by your comment- but some to be sure)- you are better able to formulate opinions about what you see in the world. Additionally you are better able to comprehend what you are seeing. So you see this explains why you enjoyed Beetlejuice the last time you saw it. It wasn't just people moving about on the screen this time. You understood more of what they were supposed to be doing. You understood the words that were coming out of their mouths and more of the meanings of those words. It is my goal to raise awareness in the nerd community instead of just ripping everyone new assholes every time they say something retarded. Yes retarded not challenged. Challenged is when some of you try to go to the bathroom without help.
Feb. 14, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST
ultratron: ALICE IN WONDERLAND - not just a bad Tim Burton movie - a festering turd monument to incompetent and retarded film-making
Hell, I'd throw in CHARLIE & HIS CHOCOLATE BALLS and PLANET OF THE APES as well. It's not as though the source material in all 3 wasn't good - it was the magical Burton touch that turned them to shit. Or don't they count because they're not "really" Burtonesque enough?
Feb. 14, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Look at the top of Keaton's head when he turns into the merry-go-round towards the end of the film...you can see Jack Skellington sitting on the top of his hat.
Feb. 14, 2012, 9:01 a.m. CST
I know we've beat this horse until it's almost ready to reanimate, but here's the clip from Community we all know and love: http://tinyurl.com/cbodhha
Feb. 14, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST
by Dollar Bird
You can't be serious with that question, can you?
Feb. 14, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST
Feb. 14, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST
...get a rectangular promotional pin that had the logo (with Betelgeuse sitting on it) and said "The name in laughter from the hereafter"? Wish I still had it.
Feb. 14, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST
The Behind the Scenes feature is one of my favorite on this site. I would just like to see more previously unpublished photos. Nearly every photo ever posted here either appeared years ago in Cinefantastique, Cinefex, Fangoria or Starlog years ago. They are probably new to many readers but with the exception of those great Conversation set pics, I've seen them all. Maybe I should be directing this at readers, some of which work in film and television. Dig out those old shoe boxes of set pics, scan them and send them in. Come on, you know who you are. I have a couple of unpublished photos an old friend gave me when he worked at Richard Edlund'd effects house during the production of Ghostbusters and 2010. If you are interested I could send you a picture of the model crew moving the Leonov model from the model shop to the stage.
Feb. 14, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST
Feb. 14, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST
by Anthony Torchia
made you look I love this film, I listened to the Beetlejuice soundtrack a hundred times or more. But Pee Wee's Big Adventure? Jesus, I was the designated driver the night we all saw that movie. So my friends were laughing their asses off at one of the most original films in a decade, and I sat there asking myself "What is this shit?"
Feb. 14, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST
Try these: Batman, Batman Returns, Edward scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride Planet of the Apes, big fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland... His best: Pee Wee Ed Wood Beetlejuice
Feb. 14, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST
by Jon Forbing
You obviously have a lot of hate for Tim Burton. Most of us like most of his older stuff. Though I personally agree with you on "Batman Returns". The first one was enjoyable, but the second one just went off the rails and paved the way for Schumacher's over-the-top BS.
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