Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho movie owl prop and jacket...

On display at Universal Studios Hollywood you'll find the stuffed owl movie prop and actual jacket worn by Anthony Perkins as 'Norman Bates' in Alfred Hitchcock's genre defining iconic 1960 horror movie Psycho.

Original Psycho movie costume and prop
Psycho stuffed owl prop jacket movie costume

Classic 1960 Psycho movie poster
Original Psycho 1960 movie poster

Psycho 1998 remake movie poster
Psycho movie poster

Actual jacket worn by Anthony Perkins as 'Norman Bates'
and stuffed owl prop
Psycho stuffed owl prop Norman Bates jacket costume
Rita Riggs was responsible for Costume Design on the movie. The jacket and owl were photographed on April 14, 2009.

Norman Bates 'Psycho House'
at Universal Studios Hollywood backlot
Norman Bates Psycho House Universal Studios backlot
In addition to these fantastic items of memorabilia from the movie you can also see the creepy 'Bates Motel' and the 'Psycho House', that Norman lived in above the motel, on the Universal Studio Tour.

Psycho Universal Studios Tour banner
Psycho Universal Tour banner

'Psycho House' architectural drawing on display
at The Universal Experience Museum
Psycho house architectural drawing

Psycho 1998 remake movie poster
Psycho film poster

Coraline stop-motion animation puppets and sets on display...

Neil Gaiman's best-selling fantasy novel about a curious girl was brought to life in the big screen animated movie, Coraline, by Henry Selick (the Director of  The Nightmare before Christmas) in 2009.

Original stop-motion animation puppets 
featured in the movie Coraline
Coraline movie stop-motion models
Below are a selection photographs of the stop-motion animation puppets and physical sets used to create the world of Coraline

The first collection of images are from an exclusive exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood taken on April 13 and 14, 2009.

Coraline stop-motion animation puppets in a kitchen set
Original Coraline stop-motion models
Animation models from Coraline movie
Coraline stop-motion animation puppets and kitchen set

Creating the world of Coraline
The World of Coraline info

Stop-motion puppets from the theatre set in Coraline
Coraline trapeze stop-motion animation puppets
Coraline stop-motion animation puppets
Coraline movie dog balcony puppets
Coraline film dog animation puppetCoraline movie dog stop-motion puppets

Coraline movie poster
Coraline movie poster
The next two images are from a display for Coraline at ArcLight Hollywood cinema taken on February 15, 2009.

Coraline original stop-motion puppets and scenery
Original Coraline stop-motion animation models
Original Coraline stop-motion animation puppet

Back to the Future model miniatures and cars on display...

The super-cool DeLorean from Back to the Future is one of those classic movie cars that every kid in the mid-80's wanted to own. I mean, who wouldn't want to travel in time and have a car that left burning flame treads on the road?

Actual DeLorean car used in Back to the Future
Actual Back to the Future DeLorean car

DeLorean car model miniature from Back to the Future III
DeLorean car movie prop from Back to the Future
Back to the Future III De Lorean car miniature

Back to the Future movie poster
Back to the Future movie poster

Futuristic cars from Back to the Future II
Back to the Future II movie cars
You can see one of the original DeLorean cars and these futuristic cars from the second installment of the Back to the Future franchise on the backlot of Studio Tour where the 'picture cars' that have appeared in various Universal movies are on display.

Back to the Future II movie poster
Back to the Future Part II movie poster
The two miniature models featured here are from the third installment in the movie franchise starring Michael J. Fox, when Marty McFly and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) are stuck in the Old Wild West, hence the modified steam train miniature.

Back to the Future III steam train model
Steam train miniature movie prop from Back to the Future
Back to the Future III steam train miniature

Back to the Future III movie poster
Back to the Future III movie poster
Both models and the movie cars were on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 14, 2009.

Russell Crowe and Connie Nielson original Gladiator costumes...

In Ridley Scott's Roman era epic, Gladiator, Russell Crowe plays 'Maximus', a betrayed Roman General whose wife and son are murdered by power hungry 'Commodus' (Joaquin Phoenix)

Roman inspired movie costumes from Gladiator
Gladiator movie costumes for Lucilla and Maximus
Maximus seeks vengeance and the aid of his former lover and Commodus' sister, 'Lucilla', played by Connie Nielson.

Actual costume worn by Connie Nielson as 'Lucilla' in Gladiator
Gladiator Roman costume worn by Connie Nielson as Lucilla
Janty Yates won the 2000 Oscar for Best Costume Design for Gladiator at the 73rd Academy Awards. 

Oscar-Winning Gladiator costumes designed by Janty Yates
Original Gladiator Roman era movie costumes

Original costume worn by Russell Crowe 
as 'Maximus' in Gladiator
Russell Crowe's Roman Gladiator movie costume

Gladiator movie poster
Gladiator movie poster
Gladiator also picked up another four Oscars for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Russell Crowe), Sound and Visual Effects.

Russell Crowe's Gladiator costume
Russell Crowe's Maximus costume in Galdiator

Connie Nielson's beautiful costume as 'Lucilla'
Connie Nielson's Lucilla costume in Gladiator
These wonderful costumes were photographed at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 13 and 14, 2009.

Models, masks and props from Hellboy II: The Golden Army...

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is even more inventive and visually impressive than its predecessor. 

Hellboy 2 movie masks, models and props
Hellboy 2 masks, props and models
Director Guillermo del Toro certainly does have a wildly creative imagination as you can see from this fantastic selection of props, masks and models on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 13 and 14, 2009.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army movie poster
Hellboy II The Golden Army film poster
The creature head below is for 'Mr. Wink', the right-hand man (or troll) for evil 'Prince Nuada', the film's protagonist.

Prosthetic stunt head for 'Mr.Wink' troll
Hellboy 2 Wink stunt head mask
Hellboy 2 Mr WInk prosthetic troll head
Mr Wink stunt head from Hellboy 2
Next up is one of the colourful denizens of the fantastical 'Troll Market' that Hellboy and his fellow B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) Agents visit.

 Animatronic 'Tadpole Vendor' head from Hellboy 2
Hellboy 2 animatronic tadpole vendor head
Next, this cute innocent looking 'Tooth Fairy' creature turns out to be a bit more vicious in the film and not as kindly as the mythological sprites of legend.

'Tooth Fairy' model from Hellboy 2
Tooth Fairy model from Hellboy 2
Hellboy II The Golden Army Tooth Fairy model

Hellboy II: The Golden Army film poster
Hellboy II The Golden Army movie poster
The final prop on display is one of Hellboy's favourite weapons, his gun, affectionately named 'Big Baby' (which he's seen wielding in many of the promo posters for the movie).

Hellboy 2 'Big Baby' gun prop
Hellboy 2 movie prop Big Baby Gun

Hellboy II: The Golden Army movie poster
Hellboy II The Golden Army Big Baby Gun poster
Visit Jason in Hollywood for a movie review of Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

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