Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Twenty years from now there’s going to be some young film buff who excitedly shows their friends The Prestige in much the same way current film buffs show off Coppola’s The Conversation (made between Godfather and Godfather 2) or Peckinpah’s The Ballad of Cable Hogue (made between The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs).
”Christopher Nolan made this movie about magic called The Prestige between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight! And check out that cast!” The Prestige is a great film that didn’t quite have the same cultural impact as Nolan’s Batman films or even Inception. Of course all of us old fogies will be shaking our canes at these kids, shouting that everybody knows about The Prestige, but I just get the feeling that this great little flick will be overshadowed by Nolan’s box office monsters.
But that’s alright. I love that feeling of discovery, having an underappreciated or underseen flick that I love and championing it within my circle, so I’m happy that we’re still producing that for the next generation.
So, I hope in the year 2032 some acne-ridden movie geek is combing through the holofiles of the old Internet Mark 1 system and finds this nice picture of Hugh Jackman and Christopher Nolan and realizes that even back in the old days when film still existed and 3D still needed glasses, nerds sang the praises of this film. Now, future geek, go and spread the word! Don’t let us down! And if my head is in a jar for some reason, go find me a rad robot body! I’m counting on you!
Thanks to regular contributor Pat Barnett for sending this one along! Click to enlargen.
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Tomorrow’s pic just doesn’t give a damn.