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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Aw, damn. I’m now a couple of days behind. I’d like to blame no sleep and Fantastic Fest making me crazy with movie insanity, but it really is my fault for getting overwhelmed, so many apologies.

The shot we’re looking at today is a costume test from 1948’s The Adventures of Don Juan starring Hollywood’s real-life Don Juan Errol Flynn. Mr. Flynn looks a tad bored in this shot, but it’s still a pretty great moment in time picture. I especially like seeing the partially built set behind him and the crewman taking a break on the steps.

We’re over the hump at Fantastic Fest and even though tomorrow brings a 5 movie day, I will endeavor to pick up the pace and not miss another BTS column this week. Click to enlargen!



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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One
(warning: there are some broken links that will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it)

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  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Looks like Mr Flynn dresses left

    by jim

    Lord of the Rings tomorrow? or Gabourey Sidibe?

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    in like flynn

    by Eric

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by drompter

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    The Man who invented the soul patch.

    by Smerdyakov

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Guy Pierce played a good Flynn

    by FreeBeer

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Uncanny resemplece to Kevin Lkine

    by FreeBeer

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by FreeBeer

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by FreeBeer

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    cocaine on penis?

    by SpencerBarnes

    though I buy it with great pain

  • Of course, he still makes them look cool.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    In this picture he looks like Orlando Bloom's father

    by kidicarus

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    always heard Flynn was packing a this pic, not at all


    rumor was he had to tuck it up and cinch it under his belt. not so, apparently. but maybe he was a grower not a shower

  • they had nothing like nylon..and i seriously doubt they had anything as fitted as where did the modern take originate and why?

  • Guess it would have been *exquisite agony* rather than *ecstasy* though...

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Zombot - good question

    by 6000_little_griglets

    Guess it goes back to theater? But if so why did it start with theater...

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Be honest...Do these tights make my ass look big?

    by obijuanmartinez

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Zombot - Tights we're a thing

    by magnetoelectric

    Henry the VIII wore tights! (All sorts of noblemen who could afford it wore woven tights that werent all that tight probly) But Medieval art is chalk-full-o tights. There's a common misconception that hollywood invented people in medieval times wearing tights. Google: Hans Holbein the Younger’s paintings of Henry VIII

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Fuck, that typo could be a musical

    by magnetoelectric

    TIGHTS: We're a Thing!

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    yes, i have seen the art that featured tights,


    but always figured it was like, leather or loose woven leggings (think:knit legwarmers all the way up) but in the simplistic drawings, they looked like 'tights as we know them. BUT, very true, i forgot all about those portraits of henry VIII. though i assume any pants on him would be that tight ;)

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 6:56 p.m. CST

    You have to be brave to dress like that in ANY era.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Or a fetishist.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    This movie was pretty good . . .

    by elmo

    A great score (reused in another pretty good movie, Zorro the Gay Blade), some funny one liners and sequences, Alan Hale Sr in the sidekick role (as usual), a fantastic stunt with an amazing (stunt man) leap down about a dozen steps and finally Flynn, looking pretty used up but still game for anything and believable and heroic as Don Juan.

  • Sept. 25, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    why tights in the middle ages = theater.

    by Arcadian

    considering that movies stem from theater, and that most of our 'middle ages' tales stem from classical theater, the use of tights was purely an economic one on the part of the opera houses: they had thousands of them in their closets. Its a case of 'we're not sure why, but we're gonna keep doing it' when these stories migrated from stage to film.

  • That is all.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Flesh Tunnel

    by Ian Holm's milky ass sweat

    Erol was the emo prototype even before Teddy Duchamps.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Errol Flynn: Charismatic movie star, horrible human being.

    by albert comin

    And his stardom/time in the limelight was far shorten then most would believe. By the end of the 40s he was already washed out and out of favour among the public. His flirting with fascism in the late 30s/early 40s before the USA entered the war sure didn't helped.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 8:24 a.m. CST

    @Mr zombot

    by albert comin

    Thigh tighs sems to have been popular among the welthy nobility and kings. but it was a fashion found in the high middle age, basically the middle age from the black death to the age of discoveries. The problem with holywood movies is that they extrapolate stuff from the high middle ages and put it in all of the middle ages eras, including the early middle ages (the times from the fall of the western roman empire to the viking invasions). A good example of that typical ahistorical attitude that Holywood has in their movies is knights using full armour before the 15th century.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Errol Flyn also gave rise to the expression "Flynning"

    by albert comin

    Flynning is when an actor is not very good at fency and makes up for it with exagerated swings of the sword that might look good on camera but it's completly absurd in a real fight. And Flynn was very reckless in his swing about the sword, to the point every actor who had to play a villain feared for their physical well being. This is why Basil Rathbone was so often cast as antagonist/villain in movies where Flynn played lead, because he was the best swordman in Holywood and he was one of the very few who could defend himself agaisnt deflect Flynn's sword swings. Eventually he got fed up and refused to make more movies with Flynn. Much to Rathbone's delight, his next movie as a villain was in "The Mark Of Zorro", where the lead was played by a really talented swordman almost Bathbone's equal, the very talented Tyrone Power. It's funny that Bathbone, by all accounts, was a marvelous person who everybody loved to work with and a true gentleman, and he had to play despicable villains to Flynn, who always placed hero characters but who was a despicable botherline psycho in real life.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by Jon Forbing

    I totally thought Hellraiser, too. I even imagined Pinhead, standing regally over some bizarre hooks-and-straps contraption, "Sweet Lady, pain is measured in terms of time..." Wow, I just creeped myself out.

  • Sept. 26, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Gaze upon my penis...

    by DickBallsworth