Great movies always make us forget that it is actually a movie we are watching; the scenes dissolve us within them and we no longer keep in mind that the roles are being played by actors and the sights we see might actually be Hollywood sets. This amazing effect is achieved by all that goes on behind the camera, between the scenes. Check out a few snapshots of what went on behind the scenes of 23 brilliant movies.
Tron (1982) — David Warner and Bruce Boxleitner fuck around in costume.
A self portrait of Stanley Kubrick with his daughter, Jack Nicholson and the crew @ the set of The Shining.
The Gate (1987) — Giant special effect set. © Craig Reardon
The French Connection — The Rig set in Gene Hackman’s car before one of the best car-chase scenes in movie history.
The Empire Strikes Back – filming the Crawl.
The Birds (1961) — Tippi Hedren with Hitchcock.
Rio Bravo — Hawks and Angie Dickinson
Requiem for a Dream — Jennifer Connelly strapped into a SnorriCam.
Rebel Without A Cause — James Dean, Natalie Wood and director Nicholas Ray.
Nosferatu (1922) — only Max Schreck “lounged” like that.
On the set of Mothra (1961) – special effects director Tsuburaya Eiji
Marathon Man — Hoffman & Olivier.
King Kong (1933)
Godfather — fish-line bullet holes.
On the set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — the actress inside the Maria robot taking a breather.
On the set of Faust.
Dr. Strangelove — Sellers & Kubrick.
Set of Alien.
On the spaceship set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.