Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Escape to New York on its 33rd Anniversary

Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 4:08PM
Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 4:08PM
Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Escape to New York on its 33rd Anniversary
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On this day in history, back in 1981, John Carpenter released "Escape from New York" to theaters across the United States. 33 years on, we still can't get enough of Kurt Russell and that eye-patch, so to commemorate the anniversary of this sci-fi classic, we've put together a collection of behind the scenes images that show how practical effects and the vision of John Carpenter, James Cameron and co. brought this tale of daring escape, to life. 

 

Graphic display artist John Wash hard at work on a model building

 

 

Mark Stetson applying tape to the top of Wash's model

 

 

Street View of the model city

 

Digitally animated nose view used in a sequence of Plissken landing down into NYC

 

 

Did you know that before becoming the hit director we all know, James Cameron was actually a matte artist? That's him painting on set... but what exactly is he doing?!

 

 

He tricked us too...

 

 

 

John Carpenter and Larry Franco in action

 

 

John Carpenter really was a bad-ass

 

 

Quite the epic bunch of dudes.

 

 

 

Alan Howarth and John Carpenter jamming on the synth

 

credit: Phil D'Angelo

 

The crew in NYC

 

'Escape from New York' crew = the original hipsters of the 21st century

 

 

 

Co-Producers John Carpenter and Debra Hill on the set. A big thanks to the talented dynamic duo for 33 years of 'Escape from New York.' RIP Debra Hill.  

 

photo credits: Kim Gottlieb-Walker & Jim Coe etc 

 

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