Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I know we just featured Conan The Barbarian a couple weeks ago, but today is a special day. Thirty years ago this weekend Conan was unleashed upon hundreds of screens and a legend was born. Sure, Schwarzenegger was around before this movie, but that moment when young Conan dissolves to grown at the wheel of pain, when Arnie raises his head and stares at us, the audience… that’s when the icon was born. Everything that came after began in that moment.
I just watched the movie on glorious 35mm at the Alamo Drafthouse’s Summer of ’82 event that celebrates the very best cinematic summer on record. This is a big screen movie in every sense of the word. It’s not afraid to be larger than life. In tone, in violence, in score, in scope, in performance… Conan really goes for it and John Milius is the primary reason for this.
Today’s images celebrate this film and the best one features Milius looking like he’s having all the fun in the world making this insane film. The second, tinier shot, shows Arnie, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Gerry Lopez, Milius and a few other crew members hanging in front of a trailer. Click the Milius shot to enlargen!
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Tomorrow’s pic goes under da sea!