Tuesday, July 26, 2016

24 Rare and Incredible Behind the Scenes Photos on the Sets of Famous Films

Who doesn't dream of being able to sit back stage on their favorite film or TV set? The opportunity would be priceless. To have that very different perspective and understanding of how the movie came together can really open your mind. The way the actors interact with one another, or how the director gets their winning shot - all awesome.

These photos will almost do that for you, taking you behind the scenes of some of the most famous movies ever made.

1. The Ghostbuster Bums


Director Ivan Reitman with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd during the filming of a deleted scene for Ghostbusters, where they play two bums walking through Central Park and bump into Rick Moranis as he’s being chased by the Terror Dog.


2. The Ghostbusters vs Gozer


Filming the final battle scene for Ghostbusters.


3. The blonde Dorothy


Judy Garland with a blonde wig and heavy makeup in an early screen test for The Wizard of Oz.


4. Sofia Coppola’s little directors chair


3 year old Sofia Coppola’s own little directors chair on the set of The Godfather: Part II.


5. The cast and crew of A Nightmare on Elm Street


Wes Craven with the cast and crew of A Nightmare on Elm Street.


6. The puppeteers behind E.T.


Puppeteers working on the set of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.


7. Stuntmen of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


Amrish Puri with his stunt double Frank Henson and Jonathan Ke Quan’s stunt double Felix Silla on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.


8. In the hands of King Kong


Jessica Lange filming King Kong, 1976.


9. The Statue of Liberty from Ghostbusters


Buzz Neidig turning Jim Fye into the Statue of Liberty for Ghostbusters II.


10. Sloth's makeup


John Matuszak getting his make-up done to be Sloth on the set of The Goonies.


11. Gizmo


This prototype Gizmo costume was created during the production of Gremlins 2: The New Batch. This suit was an early test idea when the team was trying to solve the problem of having Gizmo walk. A costume was built to the proportions of a small actor, who would have portrayed the Mogwai in the costume. The idea was ultimately abandoned and the costume is never seen in the movie.


12. Michael Jordan filming Space Jam


Michael Jordan filming Space Jam.


13. The man behind the Alien


The 218 cm (7’2″) tall actor Bolaji Badejo who played the Alien in the movie Alien.


14. Warwick Davis’ letter to George Lucas


The letter a young Warwick Davis wrote to George Lucas asking for toys.


15. Slimer


Robin Shelby getting in to the Slimer suit on the set of Ghostbusters II.


16. Kate Winslet's stunt double while filming Titanic


Kate Winslet’s stand in Lori Lynn Sikes Rosas preparing for the filming of the classic scene in Titanic.


17. I’m Batman


Michael Keaton’s stunt double Dave Lea on the set of Batman.


18. The cast and crew of Jurassic Park


Group portrait of the cast and crew of Jurassic Park.


19. Lon Chaney and his makeup kit


Lon Chaney with his personal makeup kit, before and after transforming himself into The Phantom for The Phantom of the Opera.


20. Filming the The Black Knight scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail


The Knight was played by two actors. John Cleese is in the Knight’s armour until he is down to one leg. Cleese could not balance well on one leg, so the Knight is then played by a real one-legged man, a local by the name of Richard Burton, a blacksmith who lived near the film shoot (not to be confused with Richard Burton, the Welsh actor). After the Knight’s remaining leg is cut off, the quadruple-amputee that remains is again Cleese. Cleese still boasts that he had Richard Burton as his stunt double.


21. The Ewoks unmasked


Some of the actors who played Ewoks in Return of the Jedi.


22. Kurt Russell and Elvis Presley


Kurt Russell made his film debut at age 10 by kicking Elvis Presley in the shin in the movie It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963). Many years later Kurt Russell would portray Presley in the TV movie Elvis (1979) and also be the voice of Elvis in Forrest Gump (1994). He would also play an Elvis impersonator in 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), where he gets kicked in the shin by David Kaye.


23. Humphrey Bogart and his platform shoes


Since Humphrey Bogart was shorter than Ingrid Bergman, he wore these platform shoes during the filming of Casablanca.


24. George Lucas and his dog Indiana


This is George Lucas with his dog Indiana, an Alaskan Malamute, that he owned in the 1970s. Indiana was the inspiration for the character of Chewbacca and also became the source of Indiana Jones’ name.

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