Classic BTS Shots.

A self portrait of Stanley Kubrick with his daughter, Jack Nicholson and the crew at the set of The Shining.

For those of you unaware of the term BTS, it stands for Behind The Scenes.  Movie magic is one thing for the people enjoying the movies, but for those of us lucky enough to be involved with what goes on in the making of media, being behind the scenes is a one of a kind experience that can sometimes be more entertaining that the final cut.  Below is a selection of some of the most awesome Behind-the-scenes shots I’ve seen from some famous movies found.  Back when set designs were huge and hand made, when special effects where mechanic and photographic and film stars were risking their lives on the set, being behind the scenes was the only place to be.

on the set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — the actress inside the Maria robot taking a breather.

Filming the opening titles on "The Empire Strikes Back".

Rebel Without A Cause — James Dean, Natalie Wood and director Nicholas Ray.

The Street de Sesame

Requiem for a Dream — Jennifer Connelly strapped into a SnorriCam.

The Gate (1987) — Giant special effect set.

The Birds (1961) — Tippi Hedren with Hitchcock.

On the set of Alien.

Ghostbusters

Superman

On the spaceship set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

King Kong (1933)

The Godfather — fish-line bullet holes.

The Howeling.

Tron (1982) — David Warner and Bruce Boxleitner messin around in costume.

Marathon Man — Hoffman & Olivier.

The French Connection — The Rig set in Gene Hackman's car before one of the best car-chase scenes in movie history.

On the set of Mothra (1961) - special effects director Tsuburaya Eiji

  1. Wow some great collection here. Let me see.. Jack Torrence is scarier BTS. Unbelievable the Empire’s opening titles! That’s one rare shot of James Dean BTS. How could Sonny Corleone be so patient with all those fish lines. And looking at Popeye Doyle’s camera-filled car, awesome! I love BTS since I was a kid. Great post!

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