Tyrone Power on the set of In Old Chicago (1938, dir. Henry King) (via)
“The secret of charm is bullshit.”
-Power (1936, via)
Before Alien was bestowed to legend Ridley Scott (who beforehand had only directed one film) it was to be helmed by producer Walter Hill, known for directing cult classic The Warriors. It was Scott’s storyboards that convinced 20th Century Fox to double the film’s budget, Scott who personally cast young inexperienced Sigourney Weaver and John Hurt, Scott who changed the creature of the script to the bizzare and terrifying entity that exists in the film and Scott who will, of course, return to our screens explosively in 2012 with Prometheus.
Lionel & John Barrymore and Joan Crawford during the filming of an “exterior” scene for Grand Hotel (1932, dir. Edmund Goulding) The art deco-style hotel entrance, a front built on a soundstage, was designed by art director Cedric Gibbons. (via)
The scenes where R2-D2 is submerged in the mud pool were shot in George Lucas’ unfinished swimming pool.
Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (1980
Ali MacGraw & Steve McQueen on the set of The Getaway (1972, dir. Sam Peckinpah) (via)
The Twilight Zone’s crew looks on as Rod Serling performs his on-camera narration for the episode Static (1961) (via)
“As I grow older, the urge to write gets less and less. I’ve pretty much spewed out everything I have to say, none of which has been particularly monumental. I’ve written articulate stuff, reasonably bright stuff over the years, but nothing that will stand the test of time. The good writing, like wine, has to age well with the years, and my stuff is momentarily adequate.”
-Serling, 1972 (via)