A scene from the film The Godfather I. James Caan was wired up to a huge number of explosive blood packs, or squibs, for the scene where his character, Sonny, is gunned down. The 147 squibs were a Hollywood record at the time, and Caan only endured the pain out of face-saving bravado.
MUST CREDIT The godfather family album. Published by Taschen at 400. Exhibition of Steve Shapiro’s images from the book will on show at Hamiltons Gallery, 13 Carlos place, London. From February 25.