Why you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day herder!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Who’s scruffy looking?
I love Harrison Ford’s dramatic turns with Polanski and Weir, his Indiana Jones work is about the most iconic match of character and actor in my generation and I'm not even touching upon his turn as Deckard in Blade Runner… but I don’t think Ford has ever been more charismatic in any film as he is The Empire Strikes Back.
Look at this picture, in which the most immediate eye-draw is Mark Hamill being the worst brother this side of the Mason-Dixon Line and see how Ford is still, inadvertently, being awesome. He looks like he’s looking away awkwardly on purpose when he’s probably just checking his mark or making sure his blaster hanging right.
Here’s the shot where everybody involved is rockin’. Hrmmm… Princess Leia… I don’t blame you, Luke. Incest is best in this case!
Thanks to James Harvey for sending this one along!
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s (today’s) pic is an apt one since I’ll be traveling… hope my day ends up better than the ones featured in this film!
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May 16, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST
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May 16, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST
Carrie's hands folded together seals the deal.
May 16, 2012, 3:25 a.m. CST
May 16, 2012, 3:35 a.m. CST
by Bedknobs and Boomsticks
And Ford is bored as usual.
May 16, 2012, 3:54 a.m. CST
THE COLOURS, WHEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
May 16, 2012, 3:55 a.m. CST
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May 16, 2012, 5:18 a.m. CST
propped up behind them, crying.
May 16, 2012, 5:22 a.m. CST
I believe it is from the same (clearly coke induced) photo session
May 16, 2012, 5:27 a.m. CST
May 16, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST
May 16, 2012, 5:39 a.m. CST
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May 16, 2012, 5:43 a.m. CST
...Carrie is thinking "I hope I look pretty", Hamill is the class clown while Ford is "just too cool for this whit".
May 16, 2012, 6:19 a.m. CST
ran a train on Carrie in between takes. She was messed up during that shoot. Couldn't really tell though.
May 16, 2012, 6:53 a.m. CST
May 16, 2012, 7:09 a.m. CST
this film proved that Lucas did not have the series mapped out as he said he did. Think about it:he removes minor scenes of violence (Han shooting Greedo) because he does not want the characters to be cold blooded, but incest? That's OK, the audience is in on the joke. NO THEY ARE NOT. When I saw the Empire Special Edition in theaters, that scene caused such an uproar. It amazes me that Lucas, in all his revisionist glory, decided to keep that scene intact, yet other scenes, already good, got his special brand of "tweaking".
May 16, 2012, 7:12 a.m. CST
Am I nerd or what!
May 16, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST
The ORIGINAL on screen Cersei and Jamie
May 16, 2012, 7:17 a.m. CST
Only as a myth. Like Star Wars. People write about for centuries to come. But it was just a myth. A story, concocted for entertainment and inspiration.
May 16, 2012, 7:18 a.m. CST
Lucas got a jump on that though. He was like, "I'm gonna be the first to change my story, Greedo shoots first. Hahahahahaha."
May 16, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST
This photo of Mark Hamill with his tongue sticking out makes me wanna randomly and casually mock something very special to 2 billion people in the world
Time and a place, bro.
May 16, 2012, 7:23 a.m. CST
because clearly you're thousands of years old so you were there and know this first hand.
May 16, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST
by Atticus Finch
Historically, Jesus did exist. It's the whole him being God thing that's the myth.
May 16, 2012, 7:39 a.m. CST
If Emperor Constantine hadn't adopted christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire we wouldn't have to put up with christians nowadays. Idiots.
May 16, 2012, 7:50 a.m. CST
Can't get my nose close enough but maybe I can lick off that bump of coke that somehow stuck to her ear
May 16, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST
"Some Quick Thinking By Luke!" -- I think it's when they were in the trash compactor. BTW, are tired-ass Star Wars references to pop culture what Auto-Tune is to singing?
May 16, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST
It was a lousy way to resolve the Han and Luke rivalry for her affection. Tomorrow's Pic: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"?
May 16, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST
You act like they had a sultry, 9 1/2 Weeks type, love affair. She gave him one semi long kiss on the lips, no tongue. Not something a brother and sister would do but far from the cries of "Please think of the children!" heard around this tb.
May 16, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST
May 16, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
May 16, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST
That's a pretty low bar. I think fanboys watch ESB through rose colored glasses. Empire does not hold up well - there are tons of groan-inducing scenes, and the only decent actor is Alec Guinness.
May 16, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
May 16, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST
I'm not sure when, but when you compare Ford's early work to his later films, he's completely lost the devil-may-care spark that made Star Wars and Raiders so great.
May 16, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST
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May 16, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST
by Christian Sylvain
Luke doesn't get Leia. Leia becomes his sister after smooching him. Darth Vader winds up being his father, so he can't even have a revenge arc. Hell, he doesn't even get to kill the Emperor. As much as I love the Original Trilogy, someone really needs to go back and rewrite these films with some sense of continuity.
May 16, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST
by Christian Sylvain
Hamill seemed to be the only actor of the lead three that actually gave a shit about working on the Star Wars films. It's a shame that his career never made it big after the trilogy.
May 16, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST
FUN FACT: Ford was Screwing Carrie Fisher all during filming. After shooting they would retire to his place, smoke some herb, and get down to business. They were totally high during the landing at cloud city scene.
May 16, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST
Originally it was going to be a nine part saga with Luke turning to the Dark Side and his sister (who was someone else) becoming the hero but yeah, he didn't have the Luke as Leia's sister thing thought out because he consolidated the sequel trilogy into Jedi, so what? I's hardly incest if they didn't know they were siblings.
May 16, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST
May 16, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST
Damn! Agreed on Ford being great in ESB. Hamill was awesome too. Not sure what happened to Ford, his charisma went south after The Fugitive. He simply has played that role over and over again....Pacino style!
May 16, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST
by Gabe Athouse
Mugato: If you fuck a girl you don't know is your sister, you know what that is? Incest. If there's rat shit in your food and you eat it without knowing, that doesn't mean you didn't just eat rat shit.
May 16, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST
by Vince Ricardo
He also probably saw the writing on the wall concerning his marriage, also. This is why we got Ewoks, the Gungans of their time. Obviously, Lucas was losing it.
May 16, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST
Looks to me like they're about to swing across the chasm.
May 16, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST
Too early in the year for Star Wars. It's in October through to December that I get into a Star Wars kinda mood.
Always been the same since I was a kid.
May 16, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST
I think not. And I don't care what anybody else says, Ford still has it. Indy 4 and Cowboys and Aliens prove that. You can say whatever you want about the movies, but everyone should agree that Ford was awesome in each.
May 16, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST
He has been off his mark for years. His stint in Indy 4 was ok, and the movie's failings had little to do with him. But to me he hasnt been the same. The last time I really, REALLY, enjoyed his work was in Temple of Doom. Ive liked some of his work here and there since, but he hasnt hit it out of the park since TOD IMO. He played it good in the Fugitive, and he's been playing the same role over and over again since. Funny thing is, while he hates Star Wars so much, I feel if he actually played Han Solo again he actually would regain some of what made him a movie star in the first place. But then again, he did phone it in for ROTJ, so maybe that's not such a good idea.
May 16, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST
The *Aiden* and *Jacob* of his time. (hint: that means there were thousands of them) But that's neither here nor there. So when you say *Jesus as a man did exist*, it's like saying *Bill existed, as a man*. Which is pretty stupid sounding. How the FUCK did we get on this subject anyway??? Great picture. I wonder if any of the major photo archives have all the shots from this session?
May 16, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST
yelsaeb, if you're trying to convince us Ford is still has it - "Indy 4" and "Cowboys & Angels" aren't the greatest examples to bring up.
May 16, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST
by Atticus Finch
To be more specific, there is thought to be a record of a historical Jesus that was crucified for being a prophet. A Jewish historian who was thought to be born just before Jesus's death named Flavius Josephus mentions him twice and a historian whose writings are dated between 35-55 A.D. named Thallus mentions the crucifixion of a Jesus once. While there may have been others with the name Jesus, there are no records of any other man named Jesus being crucified, and even the ones I mentioned are seen by some scholars as sketchy. Does that make things easier for you?
May 16, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST
and there's a Jesus two blocks from me!!!
May 16, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST
Nudge nudge, say no more. Really? I get to be the first to comment on this? I'm going to work that phrase into at least one sentence per day.
May 16, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST
We're done here.
May 16, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST
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May 17, 2012, 7:01 a.m. CST
...Mark, you better watch out, because you're just in the right position to get punched in the nuts with a hammerfist nutpunch.
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