Producers and publicists are rightly choosy about which pictures they use to promote their movies and are quick to bin images that fall short of their vision for the film. Mostly it's what's perceived as a simple mistake that kills a still: that hand in front of Richard Burton's face, the gaffer tape on the floor at the feet of the three actor knights, too much attention given to a bit-part actor, a prop in the wrong place, a star not properly flattered.
On set I never thought too much about all this for I was too busy seeing with fresh eyes everything that was unfolding. At one time or another, the images here were all in the bin. For me, though, not even one of them was ever a mistake.