22 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos from Iconic Movies

"Behind the scenes" is a phrase used to describe what goes on during the production of a popular medium. Most commonly, it's used in reference to films. Every DVD menu has a behind-the-scenes featurette these days, but few capture magic moments of iconic films. What did it look like when a man put on a Godzilla costume, and what did Alfred Hitchcock look like smiling?

These are the best behind-the-scenes photos from iconic films such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Vertigo, and more (all of which appear on the Best Movies of All Time list). These behind-the-scenes pictures all inspire a feeling of nostalgia and wonderment at the making of something that has affected all of us.

These are all fascinating, beautiful, and very humbling. Just seeing those living legends creating these milestones of our pop culture (whose dialogue has become the stuff of the best movie quotes of all time) and seeing them hanging around like just people is something you don't get to see too often. So here are amazing pictures of behind-the-scenes moments, taken beautifully, artfully, and here in one place for you to rank.

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