Sugg: Magnificent Images from Movies: Behind-the-Scenes

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Cinema has given us some of the best photography, including some that we didn't get to see on the movie screen. Below are several photographs from behind the scenes of films, including people with whom you are very familiar. These images give you a lens through which icons appear as the sometimes silly, sometimes warm, sometimes intently focused, and very real people that they are. Which photograph is your favorite?

Link: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls095797644/
Poll: TBD

Feel free to suggest other photographs and, if you'd like, please give me your opinion of the photos of the people or from the movies that appear two or three times because I'd prefer no movie or person to appear more than twice and usually only once. I've cut some already but I still have to make some decisions. Also, which photographs stay or go will sometimes influence whether another photo will remain or not so polite feedback is, as always, welcome and especially requested here. Thank you so much!
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Oh, that's a good one; thank you. 

(I'll add it but if it's at the end now, it probably won't stay there: I still have a lot of organizing to do.)
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Joaquin Phoenix XD: 
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Ruby I have a few poll suggestions on behind the scenes you can pirate images from.
Will post the links later
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Thanks, so much, Ed! I really like a few of these but I have the same problem that I had with most of the photos I found but didn't include: In small, poll-sized photos, the images are obscured so, for example, the last photo is so great but even at the size above, the Superman cape isn't clear and when it's smaller, not much at all would be clear. I'm considering the one from Home Alone, although I'm not certain because Chris Columbus isn't well known, yet alone iconic. Culkin isn't iconic but he is in that role so that's why I'm considering it. 

Thank you very much, whether I end up using any or not. By the way, I'm still cutting some of the ones on the list for similar reasons. 
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[Under Construction] bump.

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[Under Construction] bump.
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Hi Dan, is that a "hmm, are you going to finish this?" bump?

I was hoping to get some feedback on which photo from the films that have more than one photo is best for each. Since it's been a while from the last time that I looked at it, though, I've made some decisions. Ideally, I don't want to have more than one photo per film unless there's an extraordinary situation nor more than one photo featuring one person so this is what I'm thinking:

***If anyone wants to weigh in, please do!***

1. To Kill a Mockingbird (three photos currently): I love the pic of Gregory Peck but I don't know that it's noticeable that he's reading that book in particular so I was thinking of deleting that one. The photo with Harper Lee and the little girl who plays Scout (based on Lee herself) is great but I wonder how many people will know who Harper Lee is and, if they do, if they know that the little actor is portraying Lee as a child. I'm therefore leaning toward omitting both the Peck photo and the Lee photo or just removing the Peck photo.

2. Jaws (two photos currently): I'm thinking of removing the second and leaving Spielberg sitting inside of the shark's mouth.

3. I personally like the pic of Audrey Hepburn with the dear better but I can't decide between that one and the one of her with Jerry Lewis because the latter has two icons. 

4. The two Jack Nicholson photos: The second seems more "behind the scenes" but the other probably crops better, although I don't know that cropping is worth it considering the slim chance of this going on the homepage, despite thinking this is the kind of poll that I'd like to see on the homepage. 

5. There are three Hitchcock pics and two from 'Psycho': I'd be ok with the two from 'Psycho' because Hitchcock does't  face the camera in one but I question the second picture. It's a great photo, full size, because it'e the shower but in the small photo, I'm not sure that it's clear enough. You can't really see Janet Leigh. 

I'm searching for others because removing some will leave some space. 
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Ruby,

No, it's more like a "let's not forget about this suggestion" bump.
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Pretty good idea!
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FYC: I know you already have a Quentin Tarantino picture, but an equally nice picture is the one with Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Quentin Tarantino together in Brad Pitt's car from Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7131622/mediaviewer/rm3261241857

And another beautiful picture: Sergio Leone correcting Claudia Cardinale's face in C'era una volta il West (1968)


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064116/mediaviewer/rm3939735553

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 Audrey Hepburn with the dear is magnificent. Btw why you have more than 35 options? Shouldn't you erase some?
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Paok, you can always make a list and look at 50 or 75 of your inclusions compared to each other and weed it down to 35. Comparing pictures all together is a good way to visualize what works best.

You could theoretically make a poll with choices in excess of 35 and ask us which ones us poll board members thinks should be left out.

It the same as asking us to fill up a poll that has only 17 choices until you get to 35 or under that you are satisfied with.

So it is a way you just have not thought of yet.

I have done this myself. So have many others I imagine.

Try it sometime.

Cheers :):)
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