The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day… the horror… the horror…
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Not too much gibberjabber from me this morning. This picture is pretty straight forward. Francis Ford Coppola wearing shoes with no socks lounging on the gunboat during the filming of Apocalypse Now. Not sure if this is pre or post mental collapse. Perhaps during?
Thanks again to Pat Barnett! Enjoy!
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 pic goes commando.
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May 23, 2012, 4:27 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 4:37 a.m. CST
by mick vance
May 23, 2012, 4:49 a.m. CST
Great movie. Mel Gibson kicks ass like an older Riggs. It's dark, funny, violent and it's just great to see mel make it look so easy and fun again. Also watched John Carter last night. I thought it was absolutely fantastic. It just blew me away.
May 23, 2012, 5:31 a.m. CST
That would immediately make this picture 50% more awesome.
May 23, 2012, 6:12 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 6:33 a.m. CST
by DC Films
There's no other way to make a great movie. Without this the script and talent is doomed.
May 23, 2012, 6:53 a.m. CST
What this movie would have been like if George Lucas had directed it, as originally planned? Now, before the attacks begin, I mean the young George Lucas who directed American Graffiti and THX. I'm a prequel defender (I know, I know...shut up) but I recognize that his direction of actors is his weakness as of late. Back when Coppola was originally planning A.N., Lucas was drawing out a gritty naturalistic performances - as much a statement on the acting style of the day as Lucas' directing ability. But in Graffiti, the performances are fantastic, put that together with his visual genius, and...it makes me wonder how film history would have been different.
May 23, 2012, 7 a.m. CST
I think what we got is much better than Lucas would have made.
May 23, 2012, 7:08 a.m. CST
by Brank Hud
But perhaps it's just the beard. Men with full, black beards covering 90% of their faces (and then horn-rims on top of that) would tend to look alike.
May 23, 2012, 7:09 a.m. CST
by Brank Hud
I would never have the guts to expose my fat hairy belly. That's why he wins.
May 23, 2012, 7:13 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 7:26 a.m. CST
very common asian footwear.
May 23, 2012, 7:39 a.m. CST
I really don't understand the love for this one.
May 23, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST
I'll give COD Black Ops an honorble mention for best 'Nam videogame due to the fact that it ripped off the aformention films along with the Manchurian candidate. Nontheless, great game.
May 23, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST
Second favorite film of all time after Citizen Kane. Redux is THE best directors cut movie of all time.
by Cedric Ford
May 23, 2012, 7:48 a.m. CST
1) The puppy. Where'd the puppy go?? 2) Young 'Larry' Fishburne shot dead, as a tape recording of his mama says "Get your butt back home safe."
May 23, 2012, 7:50 a.m. CST
And abandon them every spring until October. Also, this is a great pic.
May 23, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST
Is there any advice on how one becomes immortalized in a BTS picture? I too would like to become such a legend.
May 23, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST
Ya know, when the oil slick attacks the swimmers.
May 23, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
May 23, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST
1. Full Metal Jacket 2. The Thin Red Line(1997) 3. Platoon 4. The Longest Day 5. Casualties of War.
May 23, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST
Like to see a movie that's just about the guys who stick pointy sticks in the ground to create barriers.
May 23, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST
Call it- Barriers. The movie would focus on 2 guys who are getting on in years. They've set up those girder things used on D-day, pointy sticks in viet-nam. They've seen it all but now realize there's a distance between them that they never acknowledged
May 23, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST
by Keith Small
Uhm....Quint didn't say anything about a heart attack. He said pre or post mental collapse. I believe it's been reported that Coppola suffered or was on the verge of suffering a mental breakdown during filming.
May 23, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST
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May 23, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST
by Cedric Ford
May 23, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST
Have you ever seen this film in the theater?! Cause if not, you aren't even getting 10 percent of the impact that this film gives. It's a film for the big screen. The real big screen. One of the top five of all time. No arguments. It's religious.
May 23, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST
I loved the original version! The Redux was just way too much IMO. The real gem that came out of this was Eleanor Coppola's "Hearts of Darkness." Maybe the best documentary ever!
May 23, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST
He's not wearing socks!
May 23, 2012, 11 a.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST
lying in front of a Monet painting.
May 23, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST
by Robert Evans
May 23, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST
I don't think Coppola had any idea what the final film was going to look like when he was shooting. He just pointed his camera and went to town. It was an insane way to make a movie about insanity. He didn't intend to go batshit, but fate or God had a different idea. The amount and type of shit that went wrong on this shoot is biblical. One million feet of film and 4 editors later.... A masterpiece. Damn near an unbelievable story.
May 23, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST
May 23, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST
by Cheif Brody
May 23, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST
of Apox Now and Hearts of Darkness; great doc on filmmaking. the fact they got any movie out of the bat sh*t craziness is amazing. Literally and figuratively - go for broke cinema. He almost lost everything, his career, his fortune, his marriage, his reputation, his lead actor!! and he pulls out a classic that really demands repeat viewing.
May 23, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST
by Winston Smith
...Apocalypse Now is not just one of the greats, it's a pure and towering example of filmmaking as a medium all to its own. It's one of the most rewatchable, fascinating, unique film's ever made. There's really never been another like it. If you enjoy AN I'd also recommend Fitzcarraldo and, to a lesser extent, Africa Addio.
May 23, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST
I believe it was included with an interview with Coppola, who was doing press for the movie, and was clearly still a little mentally unbalanced. This was around the time of the infamous "My film is not about Viet Nam. It IS Viet Nam" quote....
May 23, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST
by mister death
If you happen to be in Napa, CA...Coppola Winery has some props from his movies. Like a Tucker car, desk from the Godfather and the coolest was a detailed design drawing from Kilgor's attack Huey helicopter and actual Kilgor surf board. The wine ain't have bad either.
May 24, 2012, 1:33 a.m. CST
... in the room with the dead GIs. That scene just disturbs the shit out of me. Just the idea of a man's death being so common place and inconsequential, to the point that it wouldn't even stop another guy from fucking in the same room as corpses ... Some unnerving shit there.
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