Saturday, January 12, 2013

Behind the Scenes of Old Movies’ Special Effects

Here is a selection of some of the most awesome Behind-the-scenes shots from some famous movies. Back when set designs were huge and hand made, when special effects where mechanical and photographic and film stars were risking their lives on the set.

The Empire Strikes Back - filming the Crawl

on the set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — the actress inside the Maria robot taking a breather

A self portrait of Stanley Kubrick with his daughter, Jack Nicholson and the crew @ the set of The Shining

Sesame Street

Requiem for a Dream — Jennifer Connelly strapped into a SnorriCam

The Gate (1987) — Giant special effect set. © Craig Reardon

The Birds (1961) — Tippi Hedren with Hitchcock

Rebel Without A Cause — James Dean, Natalie Wood and director Nicholas Ray

Rio Bravo — Hawks and Angie Dickinson

Set of Alien

Ghostbusters II – Marshmallow man

Superman seems flying on the set

Dr. Strangelove — Sellers & Kubrick

On the set of Mothra (1961) - special effects director Tsuburaya Eiji

The Howling - 1981

The French Connection — The Rig set in Gene Hackman's car before one of the best car-chase scenes in movie history

Nosferatu (1922) — only Max Schreck “lounged” like that

On the set of Faust. 1926

Tron (1982) — David Warner and Bruce Boxleitner fuck around in costume

Godfather — fish-line bullet holes

Marathon Man — Hoffman & Olivier

King Kong (1933)

Cockpunch on the set of 'Giant', with Dean and Hudson

On the spaceship set of 2001- A Space Odyssey

The Twins on their mark, on the set of Kubrick’s 'The Shining'

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  1. Stumbled on your blog and I'm in love with it. I love looking at these photographs and stepping into the past. Thanks for sharing - Taryn Sullivan

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