The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day has come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And it’s all out of bubblegum.
Published at: Sept. 12, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
I’m a little gunshy posting this image, afraid that I’ve entered some sort of Twilight Zone where this little column is granted the power of life and death over those featured. I mean, what are the odds that I’d post a 54 year old photo of Kevin McCarthy the night before he died?
So, John Carpenter, wherever you are, please be extremely careful over the next 24-48 hours, okay?
I was asked recently to list my top 10 favorite directors and John Carpenter made the cut. Nobody had a run like Carpenter. From Assault on Precinct 13 to In The Mouth of Madness he didn’t deliver one stinker. That’s my opinion, of course, but I even liked his Invisible Man movie with Chevy Chase.
And many of his films in-between those two I count as personal favorites. Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China and Prince of Darkness particularly stand out. So does today’s pic, from the set of THEY LIVE.
By all accounts this movie shouldn’t work. It’s a sci-fi satire starring a wrestler for cryin’ out loud. But I love it. Sure, it has its faults… it’s oddly paced, Rowdy Roddy Piper isn’t an actor and it shows, but you know what? Piper has enough charisma and enough screen presence to make it work.
Keith David rocks in the flick and his extended alley fight with Roddy Piper is one of the best fights in the history of cinema.
And then you have one of the creepiest alien designs ever, featured below. Thanks to Sean Pepler for the image!
Here’s the pic (click for the bigger version)! Enjoy!
If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here.
A Wampa attacks in tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic!!!
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