The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day ain’t so tough!
Published at: Nov. 10, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
When you hear stories about old Hollywood you usually think to yourself “How did more people not die making movies back then?” Sometimes it’s watching crazy horse stunts in the silent and just post-silent westerns, sometimes it’s hearing they hired real archers to shoot real arrows at real people in The Adventures of Robin Hood, hitting a square (and small) piece of wood under their clothes.
Sometimes it’s hearing about how they didn’t use squibs in the early gangster pictures. Why would they when they could hire sharpshooters using real guns?
In case you doubt this piece of Hollywood legend, let’s have a look at a scene from the iconic James Cagney flick THE PUBLIC ENEMY. You should know the scene, Cagney rounding a corner only to be met with the bricks next to him exploding with bullet hits. This is how they did it. Notice Cagney on the right and the sharp shooter (with a real gun) lining up where he’s going to shoot once the cameras are rolling and the crew is out of the way.
They didn’t fuck around back then, did they?
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.
Tomorrow’s pic returns to Ceti Alpha Five.
Follow Me On Twitter