Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Hey, I swear I haven’t forgotten about you guys. I took Thanksgiving off for the first time in about 10 years and every other working minute of my day I’ve spent trying to finish the Holiday Gift Guide (I’m on track to post the final installment tomorrow)!
But I did want to offer up a nice BTS shot to make up for slipping over the holiday weekend. Today’s shot is from one of the most recognizable scenes in movie history, when Michael Corleone fully commits to joining the family business by putting a bullet in Sollozzo’s head.
What you see in this picture is effects man Joe Lombardi instructing Al Pacino on how to use the gun, which is rigged to the squib on Al Lettieri’s head (see the wire coming out of the butt of the gun?). Neat, huh?
Thanks to Dimitar Dimitrov and the PEG for the shot!
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 is another sweet Kubrick shot, this time from the set of Barry Lyndon.