Starting June 18 Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds will be having her collection of Hollywood memorabilia put on display and auction at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills. The actress has spent over 50 years amassing this collection which includes some of cinema’s most cherished items. Some items be sold of note include the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and costumes from classic films Ben-Hur and Singin in the Rain. Reynolds said she started collecting when she heard studio MGM was selling various costumes and props. There are over 3,000 costumes in the collection alone.
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A new magazine for movie fans is in the works, and they are looking for Harry Potter memorabilia fans. Launched by Box Office, the magazine will profile the best movie memorabilia collections. They are also searching for other impressive displays. There is a great selection of signed movie posters available on the market.
As his new film Shutter Island is released in the United States, Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio says their one role he’d absolutely love to play. In a nod to director and good friend Martin Scorsese, DiCaprio listed Travis Bickle, the lead character in 1976’s Taxi Driver, to be his dream role. While fans who’ve collected Leonardo DiCaprio autographs and Al Pacino memorabilia likely can only imagine the 35-year old playing the demented Bickle, Shutter Island, the fourth collective effort between Scorsese and DiCaprio, will look to make it’s own marks starting today.
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The film is about the disappearance of a woman on the remote and ultra-creepy Shutter Island. Home to the criminally insane, DiCaprio’s character Teddy Daniels scours the island while encountering some less than desirable company. The film also stars Hollywood heavyweight Ben Kingsley and the up-and-coming Mark Ruffalo.
Based on the popularity of Avatar movie items, it comes as no surprise that the blockbuster movie has become a major hit around the globe. The James Cameron-directed blockbuster has now reeled in a record $1.24 billion outside of the United States, passing Cameron’s 1997 hit Titanic by almost $46 million. While Avatar remains a hit amongst movie goers and movie memorabilia collectors looking for original cinema posters, the science fiction film still trails Cameron’s Titanic by $50 million for the highest-grossing movie in domestic box office sales.
What more can be said about Avatar that has not been said already. Not much, but I want to put my two cents in.
When this film first came out and I saw that the title was Avatar it immediately piqued my interest. I had been familiar with that word for as long time having immersed myself in the “spiritual” movement for many years.
So I went and saw the film and was so entranced by it, I knew that this was going to break all kinds of box office records and be a film known as a breakthrough.
I immediately thought of Star Wars and the comparison between the two. I thought that this wasthe 21st Century Star Wars and I think that will prove to be true.
Every aspect of this movie is so well done and it is very noticeable that the director took painstaking care in making sure of that.
The special effects were phenomenal, creating a whole other world in which to explore.
The animals and plant life as well as the inhabitants on this planet were created with such breathtaking images as to make it so possible to believe that it really exists somewhere.
The story, the editing, lighting and the acting all come together in the same quality as the special effects to give amazing credence to the film.
It took the director a long time to manifest this movie and you can see that although the budget was huge for this film, the message and the story came through in a simple way. Usually when a film has such a big budget, you can see the “Hollywood” formula at work, but even though James Cameron, the director, has a crew of a thousand the film doesn’t suffer the usual “slickness” that comes with that kind of enormous amount of talent at work. The vision remains intact.
I think that Avatar will go down in the history of film as a landmark and become the high quality standard in which other films will need to rise up to.
Pulp Fiction in my opinion is one of the best movies made. It crosses so many Genre’s and has some of the most potent, sarcastic and eclectic dialogue of any movie I have seen.
It’s the kind of movie that holds up after even ten or fifteen viewings!
It has an incredible mix of humor and violence and the storyline is non-linear and still makes great sense.
There are so many excellent and intense characters in this movie, basically centered around and in Los Angeles.
Different critics have different views as to what genre this film is. Some critics consider it a “Black Comedy”, some call it “Neo-Noir” and then some call it more “gangland camp.”
Whatever the genre, Pulp Fiction was an amazing breakthrough in independent cinema, breathing new life into that genre and convincing producers and studio heads alike that this kind of film can make money and makes sense to back them.
There is so much Pulp Fiction Memorabilia generated since the film was released anyone who collects it, will find a great assortment of memorabilia.
I love the entire film but one part stands out above the rest. It is the scene that is so hard to watch but is one of the most potent scenes I have ever seen in a movie. It is when Marcellus and Bruce Willis’s character come charging into the pawn shop fighting with each other. The events that take place after that, the visual of both of them strapped to a chair with a leather bound strap with an apple in the middle fitting into their mouths in eerie yet visual masterpiece.
Once you’ve seen that and the events that follow I don’t think one can ever get those images out of their minds.
Tom Cruise on Valkyrie
One of my favorite actors, Tom Cruise, had been working on a movie called “Valkyrie”. The movie was reportedly based on a true story during the Nazi Era in
Tom Cruise has been working on some popular films before such as Top Gun, Mission Impossible, A Few Good Men, Last Samurai and Rain Man alongside Dustin Hoffman. His acting is quite impressive which is I think the reason why he is one of best actors around. In the 1980’s alone, he was starred in five top grossing films that includes Rain Man, The Color of Money, Top Gun and Born on the Fourth of July. In the 1990’s, he was already among the highest paid actors in the world, earning him around 15 million dollars on each movie that he starred in including Interview with the Vampire and Jerry Maguire. He was once married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman. He was also romantically linked to Penelope Cruz. He is currently married to Katie Holmes of the
Paul Newman was an actor whose life and career I have been following since I was little boy. I think the first film I saw him in was “The Hustler” and the lifestyle that was portrayed in that movie was so impressionable that I started to act the roles out in real life. The cool hustler playing in smoky New York pool halls, the sound of the pool balls hitting the cushion, all the sounds and visual ambiance, made me desire that lifestyle.
Paul Newman was an actor whose life and career I have been following since I was little boy. I think the first film I saw him in was “The Hustler” and the lifestyle that was portrayed in that movie was so impressionable that I started to act the roles out in real life. The cool hustler playing in smoky New York pool halls, the sound of the pool balls hitting the cushion, all the sounds and visual ambiance, made me desire that life.
As Newman matured, so did his acting. He commanded more and more difficult roles and was able to meet that challenge exceptionally. There are so many outstanding films in which he acted in, too many perhaps to name, but one that stands out so vividly is “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.
I just heard that Guillermo del Toro will be directing the new 2 part epic fantasy “The Hobbit.”
That is very exciting to me because I loved his other fantasy film, “Pan’s Labyrinth ” and I own some really nice Pan’s Labyrinth Memorabilia. After seeing it in the movies I was eager to rent the DVD when it came out, because I had a feeling that the extras would be superb.
I wasn’t disappointed. His directors dialog was voiced over the film and the insights into the making of the film were great. Things like using “images of three” throughout the film to make it related to fairy tales was one that certainly escaped me until he mentioned it. Then I could remember many shots that were constructed that way.
Another interesting implementation in the film was his use of color. Everything that took place “underground” or in fantasy were of a certain hue, while all the above ground shots had a completely different look.
There were many more symbolic considerations that were fascinating to learn about, such as the fascist in the film, being so concerned with everything being in precise order. Guillermo had him “enclosed” in many scenes and even has a oversized clock working in the background.
I am looking forward to seeing how he will handle the Hobbit story and have no doubt he will create a magnificent film.
Ever since seeing Al Pacino in an early movie entitled “Panic in Needle Park” he has been my favorite actor. Of course to see him go on and become a superstar in films like the Godfather series was almost expected. In terms of one of the most intense performances by him, Scarface would be my choice.
Al Pacino has acted in dozens of top quality movies throughout the years.
Carlito’s Way, Two for the Money, Angels in America, and Heat are all excellently crafted movies that would not have received the recognition they have if not for the superb acting of Al Pacino.