A naked American man stole my Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day!
Published at: Oct. 3, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
As I sit here typing this my back is to three framed one-sheets. One of them is the Gone With the Wind style Empire Strikes Back poster, another is Brad Bird’s Iron Giant and the third is An American Werewolf In London.
Can you imagine a movie like An American Werewolf In London being made today? I know Shaun of the Dead drew some comparisons, but there’s something John Landis was able to pull off with AWIL that is unique. The horror is genuinely scary, the comedy is genuinely funny and there’s a sense of playful danger throughout the whole thing.
The nightmare within a nightmare, for instance. Nazi monsters, muppets, murdered children and then you think you’re all fine and safe because David woke up. Nope. Left hook.
Besides being one of my favorite movies, An American Werewolf In London is a showcase for Rick Baker just as John Carpenter’s The Thing is a showcase for Rob Bottin.
Bottin had a bit more freedom just based on the story he was bringing to life, but Baker’s werewolf set the standard in my eyes and his gore make-up on Griffin Dunne is a thing of legend.
And as such, here’s a series of photos of Baker applying the famous Jack make-up, complete with little hangy bit of flesh at the torn out neck! Dunne doesn’t appear to be having the best time, yeah? Heh, looks great! 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.
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