Saturday, February 23, 2013

Connie Nielsen's Oscar-winning Lucilla costume from Gladiator...

Connie Nielsen stars as Roman royalty in Ridley Scott's 2000 epic Gladiator and here's one of the outfits she wore in the film, plus a fantastically ornate Emperor's Throne prop on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 7, 2013.

Original Lucilla costume and throne prop from Gladiator 
Gladiator movie costume throne prop
Gladiator Lucilla movie costume throne prop
In the movie the actress plays 'Lucilla', daughter of 'Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius' and sister to 'Prince Commodus'.

Gladiator movie poster
Gladiator movie poster
Janity Yates received an Academy Award for Best Costume Design on this movie, so be sure to also check out another outfit worn by Connie Nielsen alongside Russell Crowe's Gladiator Maximus chest plate and tunic, plus the Emperor Commodus costume worn by Joaquin Phoenix.

Original Roman gown worn by Connie Nielsen as Lucilla in Gladiator
Connie Nielsen Lucilla Gladiator movie costume
Lucilla Gladiator movie costume
Connie Nielsen Lucilla Gladiator movie costume
Of twelve Oscar nominations this Summer blockbuster won another four awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Russell Crowe.

Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: Gladiator: The Making of the Ridley Scott Epic (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook)
Buy the movie: Gladiator [Blu-ray]
Watch the movie now: Gladiator

Friday, February 22, 2013

Original props from Snow White and The Huntsman on display...

If like me you enjoyed last year's Snow White & The Huntsman, then you'll love this collection of original props from the movie on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 7, 2013.

Actual props featured in Snow White & The Huntsman
Original Snow White Huntsman movie props
Snow White Huntsman shackles padlock props
Snow White Huntsman nail key props
In this latest twist on the classic fairytale, Kristen Stewart plays the titular 'Snow White' who escapes from Charlize Theron's 'Evil Queen Ravenna', using these nail and key props to free herself from her cell no less.

Snow White & The Huntsman movie billboard
Snow White Huntsman billboard
Ravenna dispatches Chris Hemsworth's 'Huntsman' to find and kill our heroine, but instead he joins her on her quest to overthrow the queen.

Flask used by Chris Hemsworth in Snow White & The Huntsman
Chris Hemsworth flask Snow White Huntsman
Snow White Huntsman flask props
If you're a fan of Kristen Stewart, be sure to also check out these original movie costumes and props from The Twilight Saga and On The Road on display.
Snow White & The Huntsman movie billboard
Snow White Huntsman movie billboard
Buy the movie: Snow White and the Huntsman (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)
Watch the movie now: Snow White & The Huntsman

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Michelle Rodriguez and Jordanna Brewster costumes from The Fast and the Furious movies...

The Fast and the Furious film franchise about illegal street car racing and heists has already spawned five movies, with a sixth installment due for release in 2013. Here are some of the outfits worn by the fan-favourite female members of the cast on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 7, 2013.

Original The Fast and the Furious movie costumes on display
Fast and Furious movie costumes
Fast Furious movie costumes Universal Studios Hollywood
Fast Furious movie costumes
Sanja Milkovic Hays has been Costume Designer on all of the Fast & Furious movies.
Fast & Furious movie poster
Fast Furious 2009 movie poster

Outfit worn by Jordanna Brewster as Mia Toretto in Fast & Furious
Jordanna Brewster Mia Fast & Furious movie costume
Jordanna Brewster plays the younger sister of 'Dominic Toretto' (Vin Diesel) and wears this outfit as 'Mia Toretto' in 2009's fourth installment, Fast & Furious.
Outfit and boots worn by Michelle Rodriguez
as Letty Ortiz in The Fast and the Furious
Michelle Rodriguez Letty Fast and Furious movie costume
Michelle Rodriguez Letty Fast Furious costume boots
Michelle Rodriguez Fast and Furious costume boots
Michelle Rodriguez Fast and Furious Letty costume
In the original 2001 film that started it all, Michelle Rodriguez plays Dominic's girlfriend 'Letty Ortiz' and can be seen wearing this costume and funky pair of boots.

If you're a fan of the movies, be sure to check out these original costumes worn by Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, plus these original cars from The Fast and the Furious films on display.

The Fast and the Furious movie poster
Fast and Furious 2001 movie poster
Buy the movies: Fast & Furious: The Complete Collection (The Fast and the Furious / 2 Fast 2 Furious / The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift / Fast & Furious / Fast Five)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne Les Misérables movie costumes on display...

In Tom Hooper's 2012's big screen adaptation of the popular musical Les Misérables, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne star as the young lovers 'Cosette' and 'Marius'.

Original film costumes from Les Misérables
Original Les Miserables movie costumes
Original Les Misérables film costumes
Cosette Marius Les Miserables movie costumes
Les Miserables movie costume exhibit
Les Misérables movie costumes
These original costumes from the movie were photographed on display at the NBC Universal Experience exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 7, 2013.
Les Misérables movie billboard
Les Misérables movie billboard
Paco Delgado is responsible for creating these 19th century France inspired costumes and his work is one of the eight Oscar nominations for the film, including for Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Hugh Jackman as 'Jean Valjean'.

Amanda Seyfried plays the role of 'Cosette', the orphaned daughter of 'Fantine' adopted by the ex-convict Jean Valjean, and wears this pretty costume in the Rue Plumet Garden scene in the movie.

Outfit worn by Amanda Seyfried as Cosette in Les Misérables
Amanda Seyfried Cosette Les Miserables movie costume
Cosette Les Miserables Rue Plumet Garden costume
Amanda Seyfried Cosette Les Miserables film costume
Cosette Les Misérables movie costume
If you're a fan of the actress, be sure to take a look at Amanda Seyfried's costumes from Mamma Mia: The Movie on display.

Les Misérables movie poster
Les Miserables movie poster
Eddie Redmayne stars as 'Marius', the courageous young French revolutionary during the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris who falls in love with Jean Valjean's daughter.
Original film costume worn by Eddie Redmayne 
as Marius in Les Misérables
Eddie Redmayne Marius Les Miserables movie costume
Eddie Redmayne Marius Les Miserables movie costume
Eddie Redmayne Marius Les Miserables movie costume
Original Cosette Marius Les Misérables film costumes
If you're a fan of the young British actor, be sure to check out Eddie Redmayne in these fashion billboards for Burberry.

Les Misérables movie poster
Les Miserables movie poster
Buy the movie: Les Misérables (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)

Friday, February 15, 2013

NBC Universal Experience costumes and props on display in February 2013...

At the start of February I ventured to Universal Studios Hollywood to peruse the latest movie and TV memorabilia on display within the theme park's NBC Universal Experience exhibit from the company's extensive film and television archives.

NBC Universal Experience movie costume exhibit
NBC Universal Experience costume exhibit
Les Miserables movie costumes
NBC Universal Experience costume exhibit
NBC Universal Experience movie costume exhibit
ParaNorman stopmotion animation set
As well as original outfits and stop-motion puppets from more recent movies and TV shows, there was also a selection of costumes from real cinematic golden oldies on display.
Touch of Evil movie poster
Touch of Evil movie poster
Included in the display was this suit worn by Charlton Heston in the 1958 film-noir Touch of Evil.

Original suit worn by Charlton Heston as Mike Vargas in Touch of Evil 
Original Charlton Heston Mike Vargas suit Touch of Evil

The Golden Blade movie poster
1953 Golden Blade movie poster
Also part of the exhibit was this beautiful gold formal dress designed by Jay A. Morley, Jr. and worn by Piper Laurie as 'Khairuzan' from the 1953 movie The Golden Blade, in which she starred alongside Rock Hudson.

Original movie costumes from The Golden Blade 
and The Wild and the Innocent on display
Golden Blade The Wild and the Innocent movie costumes
Golden Blade Wild and Innocent movie costumes
Piper Laurie Golden Blade movie gown
Golden Blade Wild and Innocent movie costumes
The golden gown is pictured beside Audie Murphy's 'Yancy' outfit from the 1959 Western The Wild and the Innocent, with costumes by Bill Thomas.

The Wild and the Innocent movie poster
Wild and the Innocent movie poster
Be sure to stick around for more fantastic costumes and props on display at Universal Studios Hollywood in February 2013 including:

Movie costumes worn by Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne in Les Misérables
Original stop-motion puppets from ParaNorman
Costumes worn by Michelle Rodriguez and Jordanna Brewster in The Fast and The Furious movies
Connie Nielsen's Lucilla costume from Gladiator
Actual props featured in Snow White & The HuntsmanBattleship and Hollywoodland
Costumes and props from TV's Will & Grace sitcom
Bollywood themed costumes and props from the soap opera Passions
Plus original costumes and props from TV's In Plain Sight, House M.D., The Office, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock and Heroes

As you can see it was the usual treasure trove from the world of Hollywood's large and small screen.

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