Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light


We love the magic of the movies, that trickery that lets us believe in beautiful robots, time-traveling scientists, wolf men, and flying superheroes. But sometimes it's fun to peek behind the curtain, and see the secrets and candid faces behind our favorite films.

Photos from the set of Metropolis (1927, dir: Fritz Lang), taken by brother-in-law, Horst von Harbou

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

(photos by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images, Hulton Archive/Getty Images and Horst von Harbou)

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980, dir: Irvin Kershner)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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Star Wars (1977, dir: George Lucas)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

(via Slightly Warped)

Back To The Future I-II-III (1985, 1989 and 1990, all directed by Robert Zemeckis)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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Iron Man 2 (2010, dir: Jon Favreau)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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Alien 3 (1992, dir: David Fincher)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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Planet of the Apes (1968, dir: Franklin J. Schaffner)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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Superman (1978, dir: Richard Donner)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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Godzilla (or Gojira, 1954, dir: Ishiro Honda)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

(via The Sky Has Fallen and Retronaut)

Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964, dir: Ishiro Honda)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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War Of Worlds (1953, dir: Byron Haskin)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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Alien (1979, dir: Ridley Scott)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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Frankenstein movies of the 1930s with Boris Karloff

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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The Wolf Man and Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1941/1943, dir: George Waggner/Roy William Neill)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

(via Vitagraph American)

Close Encounters Of Third Kind (1977, dir: Steven Spielberg)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, dir: Steven Spielberg)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

(via Cinema Salem and Cracked)

Blade Runner (1982, dir: Ridley Scott)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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Clockwork Orange (1971, dir:Stanley Kubrick)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

(via Malcolm McDowell's Facebook, The Mathhattan and Awesome Phil)

2001: Space Odyssey (1968, dir: Stanley Kubrick)

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

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