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Poll: 100 Years Behind the Scenes

All these photos are of a specific era from the last 100 years of film-making. Some have scenes and some do not have scenes in them. All are forever frozen in time's memory. What is your favorite Behind the Scenes Photo? After voting, please discuss here.

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    Bessie Love in The Lost World (1925)

    This is how some opening title sequences were filmed in The Silent Era.
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    Brigitte Helm in Metropolis (1927)

    You're being hit with a hot hair dryer because you are on a hot set and sweating! Your hair is wet, hence the dryer. No wonder you need that cold drink. Voluntary torture!
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    Ruth Clifford, Carla Laemmle, Vola Vale, and Betty Arthur in The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

    Look at all those smiles. Aw.
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    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

    And he said, "Let There be Light"!
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    Lillian Gish and Elmer Clifton in The Birth of a Nation (1915)

    Premiere Night!
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    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

    Studio's were popping up all over!
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    Charles Chaplin, D.W. Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford

    What makes the great Charles Chaplin Laugh? One can only wonder.
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    Natalie Wood Film Set Ghost & Mrs. Muir, The (1947) 0039420

    Everyone needs makeup.
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    Orson Welles, Bernard Herrmann, CITIZEN KANE, RKO, 1941, **I.V.

    Two Giants!
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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, and Arthur Edeson in Casablanca (1942)

    If time travel existed, and you had one choice!
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    James Stewart and Frank Capra in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    Wonderful indeed.
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    Lauren Bacall on the set of "The Big Sleep" 1946 Warner Bros.

    Penny for your thoughts.
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    John Ford in The Searchers (1956)

    A Big Clap-board for a Big Valley (Monument Valley)
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    William Powell and Myrna Loy in "The Thin Man"

    The beginning of a series
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    James Cagney and Robert H. Wagner in The Public Enemy (1931)

    2 Shooters. An Actor and Cameraman!
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    "Psycho" Janet Leigh 1960 Paramount

    Eating lunch like you and I. That is if a caterer shows up at your job every day.
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    Gregory Peck and Robert Mulligan in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

    Break time. How do you think I should do this scene?
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    Judith O'Dea in Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    First of the low budget modern Cult Classics.
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    Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers, and Sterling Hayden in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Stanley looking at all the angles.
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    Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy (1969)

    Taking direction.
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    On the set of UHF with Weird Al Yankovic, 1989 Tulsa, OK

    Weird Al being....weird!
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    Bernardo Bertolucci and Jeremy Thomas in The Last Emperor (1987)

    Bernardo making China look more like China!
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    Luc Besson and Anne Parillaud in La Femme Nikita (1990)

    One of the best doing his thing!
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    Nancy Allen

    Now this is exactly how you must hold your head in the next shot.....and act while remembering to not move your head!
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    Leonard Nimoy and Catherine Hicks in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

    Nimoy, only doing one job today (No Ears), "Directing"
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    Bennett Miller in Capote (2005)

    Watching Philip Seymour Hoffman at work?
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    Peter Lord in Chicken Run (2000)

    That's only a short time ago. It's all C.G.I. now!
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    Clint Eastwood and Richard Barth

    No bets on table! Are directors allowed?
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    John Leguizamo in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

    Gotta feel sorry for the guy that has to clean the table and mike after a day of work by John!
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    Venom (2018)

    Just a few years ago, natural night lighting shots like this were absolutely impossible. Digital Cameras changed that.
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    Ralph Gerling in The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    The scene looked a lot warmer in the finished cut! Brrrr. Check out the dolly grips coat!

    Photo submitted by SeventhAr7. Visit his page here.

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    Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction (1994)

    One of "The most recognizable scenes" of The 20th Century.

    Photo submitted by SeventhAr7. Visit his page here.


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