found this posted so im reblogging because it’s friggin awesome! this is set design porn at its best!
A selection of some of the most awesome Behind-the-scenes shots I’ve seen from some famous movies. Back when set designs were huge and hand made, when special effects where mechanical and photographic and film stars were risking their lives on the set.
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source: Ain’t It Cool News specifically here and here
A self portrait of Stanley Kubrick with his daughter, Jack Nicholson and the crew @ the set of The Shining. Production Design by Roy Walker. Art Direction by Leslie Tomkins, Costume Design by Milena Canonero. Source
On the set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — the actress inside the Maria robot taking a breather.
The Empire Strikes Back – filming the Crawl.
darth vader and director Irvin Kershner. i love empire strikes back more than star wars and return of the jedi. it was a much fuller story and direction was so much better. Production Design by Norman Reynolds. Art Direction by Leslie Dilley, Harry Lange, Alan Tomkins. Set Decoration by Michael Ford. Costume Design by John Mollo. Source
the swamp where luke first meets yoda.
Rebel Without A Cause — James Dean, Natalie Wood and director Nicholas Ray.
Requiem for a Dream — Jennifer Connelly strapped into a SnorriCam. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Cinematography by pinoy Matthew Libatique. Production Design by James Chinlund, Art Direction by Judy Rhee, Set Decoration by Ondine Karady
The Gate (1987) — Giant special effect set. © Craig Reardon
The Birds (1961) — Tippi Hedren with Hitchcock.
set of Alien. nominated at the oscars for art direction. Directed by Ridley Scott. the alien itself was designed by H.R. Giger. Production Design by Michael Seymour, Roger Christian (uncredited), Art Direction by Roger Christian, Leslie Dilley. Set Decoration by Ian Whittaker, Costume Design by John Mollo. source
h.r. giger on set. winnneeeeerrrrrrrr *drool*
stan winston working on the queen in Aliens. Directed by James Cameron. Production Design by Peter Lamont. Art Direction by Terry Ackland-Snow (supervising art director), Ken Court, Bert Davey, Fred Hole, Michael Lamont. Set Decoration by Crispian Sallis. Source
Private Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) on the set of Aliens. idol ko sha! she also worked with cameron on Terminator 2 as furlong’s foster mom and Titanic as that mother with the 2 kids. source
marshmallow man in 1984’s Ghostbusters
Superman seems flying on the set.
on the set of Mothra (1961) – special effects director Tsuburaya Eiji
Dr. Strangelove — Sellers & Kubrick. Production Design by Ken Adam, Art Direction by Peter Murton.
Tron (1982) — David Warner and Bruce Boxleitner fuck around in costume. Production Design by Dean Edward Mitzner, Art Direction by John B. Mansbridge, Al Roelofs. Set Decoration by Roger M. Shook, Costume Design by Eloise Jensson, Rosanna Norton. source
Nosferatu (1922) — only Max Schreck “lounged” like that.
on the set of Faust.
Godfather — fish-line bullet holes.
Sean Connery sleeping on the set. awaaaard source
King Kong (1933)
on the spaceship set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. *drool* love this movie. won the academy award for best art direction. Production Design by Ernest Archer, Harry Lange, Anthony (Tony) Masters. Art Direction by John Hoesli, Set Decoration by Robert Cartwright (uncredited) source imdb