Not every “Behind the Scenes” photo you see from a movie set has the same value. Sometimes they’re staged. Sometimes they’re just tools that marketing teams use to create hype for a movie. But sometimes they also let you sneak a peek at the movie-making process and (depending on your attitude towards the industry) either dispel or strengthen the feeling of movie-making-magic. Here are some rare behind the scenes selfies and snapshots from 10 popular movies and tv-shows.
I know I talked about movie-making-magic, but this photo goes a level deeper. Not only is the movie itself about magic, but seeing these two stunning actresses together just having fun seems like you’re seeing a magical moment that you probably, should not be privy to.
If you get the chance, try to get your hands on books about Stanley Kubrick and the way his movies are made. They’re full of pictures like these, where world-famous actors are letting down their guard between takes and just hanging out with each other. It boggles my mind when I think about the fact that one of the greatest movies ever made was just the product of the hard work of talented actors, a skilled film crew, and a genius screenwriter/director.
These pictures come from a book about the making of Stranger Things. The show took the world by storm, and with its third season coming out on Netflix very soon, it’s nice to see some pictures from the making of the show’s first and second season. Also, it’s incredible to see how much these actors have grown since we first saw them.
Game of Thrones
Of all the movies on this list, the behind-the-scenes pictures from Game of Thrones are the most entertaining to me. Sure, there’s pictures that demonstrate how the CGI crew used green-screens (and green-dragons) to create dragons, but also seeing the actors dressed in their Westeros attire while holding iPhones is hilarious to me. I’m going to miss that Starbucks cup from the 8th season. (In case you didn’t know, when HBO uploaded the episode to HBO Go, they used CGI to remove the cup from the shot.)