Steven Spielberg. Quentin Tarantino. Martin Scorsese. George Lucas. Modern-day movie directors who's names are somehow stored in our memory. At the very top of their game, these directors have that rare ability to transport us into a different time and place, albeit for just a few hours. They're artists who can see something most of cannot - imaginary worlds we never knew existed.

But this post isn't to celebrate their achievements, it is to take a look back at memorable movie moments that happened behind the camera. It's seeing the worried look on the crew's face as they shoot just one more take. It's that quiet moment shared between the lead actor and director, as the director tries to convey his elaborate vision. It's seconds before the cameras roll, when the director anxiously takes his seat and watches, in excitement, as his world take shape.

For these are the moments when the magic truly happens.

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”
- Ingmar Bergman


Where the Wild Things Are

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Lord of the Rings

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Titanic

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Superman Returns

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Iron Man 2

 

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Shutter Island



Sweeney Todd

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The Dark Knight

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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The Departed

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Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

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James Bond: Casino Royale

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Kill Bill

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This is It

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Star Trek

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The Godfather

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Star Wars

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"You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle."
- George Lucas

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  • I love this! :)
  • Star Wars EpIV STILL rules...George Lucas IS a visionary...

    only movie that sorta sucked here was Where the Wild things are...sorry i only speaketh zer truth.
  • Love the quote by George Lucas. Amazing shots!
  • Nice post, i'm fan of star wars ;)
  • i allways wanted to know what is like for the actors, when the participate at this kind of epic movies. thanks dude
  • Yeah, great post!
  • My fave are the Godfather pics. Francis Ford Coppola was skinny back then.
  • my whole life is in them there pictures!
  • Dear Alice!
    Thank you for your great job - this is amazing post!
  • Very cool!!!! Nice post!
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