Pic of the Day – On the set of Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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Brie Larson, John C. Reilly and John Goodman on the graveyard set of Kong: Skull Island (2017). Pic by Unit Stills Photographer Chuck Zlotnick. To read more about the making of the film, check out this story from International Cinematographers Guild Magazine.

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Pic of the Day – On the set of On the Waterfront (1954)

Cinematographer Boris Kaufman and actor Karl Malden on the set of On the Waterfront

Cinematographer Boris Kaufman takes a light meter reading on the set of the Elia Kazan directed On the Waterfront (1954). Kaufman had worked in France for over a decade prior to World War II,  including shooting Jean Vigo’s only feature, L’Atalante (1934), but Waterfront served as his American feature debut at the age of 47. He won an Oscar for his work on the film and went on to forge fruitful collaborations with Kazan (Baby Doll, Splendor in the Grass) and Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, The Fugitive Kind, The Pawnbroker).

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Behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

With the latest installment of the Star Wars saga now out on Blu-ray and VOD, I culled together a few behind the scenes pics from the Making Of videos available over at the official Star Wars website and Industrial Light & Magic’s YouTube Channel.

Pic of the Day – Sam Peckinpah on the set of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

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The pic above comes from a post over at Cinephilia and Beyond detailing the making of Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974). The post includes a link to a downloadable version of the script as well as a 1972 Playboy interview with Peckinpah, almost all of which would unleash a shit-storm of outrage if published today.

Pic of the Day – A silhouetted crew on the set of First They Killed My Father

Behind the scenes of First They Killed My Father. Photo by Pax Jolie-Pitt.

(Above) A set photo from the Angelina Jolie-directed, Cambodia-set biographical drama First They Killed My Father (2017), which premiered on Netflix back in September of last year. This shot was snapped by Jolie’s son, Pax Jolie-Pitt.

Check out the American Cinematographer story on the film.

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Pic of the Day: On the set of The Professional (1994)

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An Arriflex 35 BL4 sits perched behind Natalie Portman (making her film debut) on the set of Luc Besson’s The Professional (1994).

As a little added bonus, here’s Gary Oldman discussing one of his many unhinged line readings from the movie, via a Playboy interview:

“What’s funny is that the line (where I scream “Everyone!”) was a joke and now it’s become iconic. I just did it one take to make the director, Luc Besson, laugh. The previous takes, I’d just gone, “Bring me everyone,” in a regular voice. But then I cued the sound guy to slip off his headphones, and I shouted as loud as I could. That’s the one they kept in the movie. When people approach me on the street, that’s the line they most often say. It’s either that or something from True Romance.”