Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Costumes featured in War Horse on display...

Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation of War Horse arrived in theatres this Christmas and to promote the World War I drama these original costumes featured in the film were on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema on December 27, 2011.

Original War Horse movie costume exhibit
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Based on Michael Morpurgo's children's book of the same name, the movie tells the tale of a young boy 'Albert' and the special bond he shares with his horse 'Joey', who is sold to the British cavalry during WWI. Albert enlists in the army and travels Europe to bring his horse back home to England.

War Horse movie billboard
War Horse film billboard
Joanna Johnston was Costume Designer on the movie and responsible for recreating the look of the Great War period in England and France.

Original movie costumes worn by Celine Buckens
and Emily Watson in War Horse
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Emily Watson wears this outfit as Albert's mother 'Rose Narracott' and they live in rural Devon in England.

Costume worn by Emily Watson as
Rose Narracott in War Horse
Emily Watson War Horse movie costume
This yellow dress is worn by Celine Buckens as a young French girl, 'Emilie', who find Joey the horse after he has been captured by Germans.

Dress worn by Celine Buckens as Emilie in War Horse
Celine Buckens War Horse movie dress

Film costumes worn by Jeremy Irvine
and Tom Hiddleston in War Horse
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This outfit is worn by Jeremy Irvine as 'Albert Narracott' who is a farmer's son in rural England, who develops a special bond with the thoroughbred colt his father buys.
Outfit worn by Jeremy Irvine as Albert Narracott in War Horse
Jeremy Irvine War Horse movie costume
Tom Hiddleston wears this British blue cavalry uniform as 'Captain Nicholls' in the movie. He buys Joey from Albert's father and is killed on the battlefield in the cavalry charge against the Germans.

Uniform worn by Tom Hiddleston as
Captain Nicholls in War Horse
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If you're a fan of horses, be sure to check out these original costumes and props from Disney's Secretariat.

War Horse movie billboard
War Horse movie billboard
Buy the book this movie is adapted from: War Horse: (Movie Cover)
Download the Kindle book: War Horse
Buy the movie soundtrack: War Horse

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens art department models on display...

If like me you enjoy seeing behind-the-scenes of how a big Hollywood blockbuster is made, then you'll love seeing these art department models from Cowboys & Aliens on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 30, 2011.
Cowboys & Aliens film production models
Cowboys and Aliens film production models
Production models Cowboys and Aliens
Based on the 2006 graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, 2011 saw Iron Man Director Jon Favreau bring this fusion of sci-fi and Western to the big screen.
Cowboys & Aliens movie billboard
Cowboys and Aliens movie billboard
These art department models helped the production team to recreate the world of the Old Wild West in the movie.

Hut model from Cowboys & Aliens
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The film stars Daniel Craig as 'Jake Lonergan' and Harrison Ford as 'Woodrow Dolarhyde', who form an uneasy alliance to rescue the townsfolk of Absolution who have been abducted by aliens.

Prison wagon art department model for Cowboys & Aliens
Prison wagon model Cowboys and Aliens
Jake's shack art department model for Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens Jake's Shack model
If you like these models, be sure to check out more original costumes, props and memorabilia from my latest visit to Universal Studios Hollywood's television and film archives.
Cowboys & Aliens movie poster
Cowboys and Aliens movie poster
Buy the illustrated screenplay: Cowboys and Aliens: The Illustrated Screenplay

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin life-size movie display...

To help promote Steven Spielberg's big screen adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, they had these life-size replicas of Hergé's comic book characters in the foyer of the ArcLight Hollywood cinema on December 12, 2011.

Life-size character display for The Adventures of Tintin
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It's not a bad way to get people excited about the animated movie when there are no original costumes or props to be exhibited.

If you like these, you may also like this replica of The Incredible Hulk that was on display in 2008.

The Adventures of Tintin movie billboard
Giant Tintin movie billboard
Buy Hergé's classic Tintin stories that inspired the movie: Secret of the Unicorn (Adventures of Tintin)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Costumes worn by Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in the Fast and Furious movies...

Fans of The Fast and The Furious movies will love these costumes and props featured in the popular action movie franchise.

Original costumes and props on display from
The Fast and The Furious movies
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This exhibit was photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 30, 2011. Plus be sure to also check out these cars from Fast Five and earlier Fast and Furious movie cars on display.

Fast Five movie billboard
Fast Five movie billboard
Sanja Milkovic Hays has been the Costume Designer on all The Fast and The Furious movie installments, including 2011's Fast Five.

Outfit worn by Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in Fast Five
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In Fast Five Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson joins the film franchise and plays U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent 'Luke Hobbs', in pursuit of Dom and Brian's (Paul Walker) heist team. This is his signature look from the movie (although they could really do with a more muscular mannequin to show off the costume).
Costume worn by Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto
in The Fast and The Furious
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Vin Diesel wore this costume as 'Dom Toretto' when he was introduced in the first The Fast and The Furious movie from 2001.

The Fast and The Furious movie poster
The Fast and The Furious movie poster
The exhibit also had this ankle monitor prop on display, worn by Tyrese Gibson as 'Roman Pearce' under house arrest in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Ankle monitor film prop from 2 Fast 2 Furious
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2 Fast 2 Furious movie poster
2 Fast 2 Furious movie poster
Buy the movies: Fast Five (Blu-ray)

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