Saturday, December 17, 2011

Collect movie poster

There are plenty of history behind movie posters and movie poster collecting. Jules Chéret, which created 2 film poster in the 1890s, was given credit for the creation of the first film poster artist. At the end of the first decade of 1900, a great source of public entertainment had become movies. During this time, the movie poster would a default size of a sheet measuring 27 x 41 "be called.

The names of the actors on the posters appeared in the early days the studios like, because it meant players pay less money. It was that film studios realized that movie stars as much as the film itself were an attraction, the movie-goers in this early period in the history of film, however. Thus, the movie star born, and film began poster actors name next to the title of the film presents.

By the 1920s, the golden age of silent films, film poster was artistic and spectacular, with accomplished artist to paint portraits of the stars for posters of film studios. By the late 1920s film developed images sharper poster due to a new printing process by Morgan Litho company.

In the 1930s was also known in the film industry as "the golden age of movies", a different kind of movie poster created, the half sheet. Important films get sometimes more than two styles. However due to the depression, many film will cheaper materials, incurred a loss of quality in the film poster.

The beginning of the second war 1941 saw many of fend off of war movie stars and war was the major theme of films at this time. The film industry advertising costs and cheaper paper for posters due paper shortage during the war.

By the 1970s film uses poster photography, occasionally with drawing and painting styles. Film poster at the time were printed on a clay-coated paper, which gave them a noble shine. Star Wars and Star Trek posters were the most popular posters of the time and are collected by many today.

Was invented in the 1980s at the age of the special-effects blockbuster that was mini sheets and video stores popular, so the video library created posters. Today, ServInt poster film are produced in series and sold in many stores or are just a mouse click away on the Internet.There various types of film are poster. Due to their rarity, the avid movie poster collector has focused on film posters or theatre arts. These are the posters, which are delivered and displayed by the cinema and then discarded. A different kind of movie poster is the commercial poster produced for direct sale to the public in series. Video posters are distributed to video rental shops for promotional materials. Cable and TV posters are used as promotional material for TV stations for their programming. Such as theatre arts, video poster and cable and TV posters are not produced for the public. Although not as valuable as theatre arts, these kinds of posters are still popular among collectors. Special offer posters promote a movie with a product. Finally, there are anniversary issues, limited editions and special versions that are released in limited quantities and have been on the rise with theater art collector. Other types of film include poster provided posters, to promote a film about the film release. The prize poster indicates that a film won an Academy Award. The combo box poster, two movies instead of just one. The popular double-sided poster, which reversed on both sides with the images on one side of the poster art. There are posters featurette highlighting short films or cartoons, check posters for when a film is a good review, serial posters for movie poster is serials and special distribution.

Came with the popularity of movie poster is the need to create different sizes of poster. The first and most common poster is a piece that usually 27 x 41 "is. The u-Bahn, also known as the two sheets is larger, but not exactly twice as large as a hand. The 3 sheet is three times the size of the measurement in 41 "x 81" a leaf. The 6 leaf is six times the size of the arc measurement of 81 x 81 ". It is also a 12 sheets about twelve times the size of a leaf, and the huge size 24 sheet measurement 246 "X 108". Other sizes are the mini sheet, which is usually much smaller than a sheet and comes in a variety of sizes, and it has issued for cartoons or other shorts.

As with all collectibles, is condition a large factor, if one value to place on posters. A movie poster by demand value, rarity and condition. Poster collectors use that same degree system of comic book collector uses: Mint (perfect), located near Mint, excellent, good, fair and poor.

For those, the serious film posters want to collectors, you must be some things about your film taking care poster art know.

Tips to the the collectable total value of the film poster keep
Change the appearance of the poster. Do not fold, bend, tear, or holes in it even, you hang punch it on your wall.

Never make a movie poster in direct sunlight. UV light can be also harmful.

Write to your poster, even on the back. Counters on the back you see sometimes on the other side, value to take away the poster.

How to repair band never on the front of the poster even to tears. If you use volume, use treating free band available from an art supply shop, and place the tape on the back. Bringing you it will be restored for expensive movie information to a professional. Posters can be restored the same way, the rare comic books are professionally restored.

Shipping envelopes use posters Dick poster tubes or bladder.
For long time storage frame, or place the posters in a plastic bag or tube, and keep them in a cool dry climate.

When designing a poster to mount you, not dry and acid free use one secure Board.

Now that you a little more collect posters and movie poster of film know, go ahead, collect! - Collection of posters, fine art prints and photos search by the world's largest available. Liven your walls with wall posters and art prints.

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Holiday Gift Guide for the film buff on your list

So it's that time of year. Time to buy gifts for your friends and family yet again as the world all over celebrates this corporate, commercial, money-hungry, festive and generosity-filled holiday. Some of you may already have it all taken care of by now. Others may be last-minute shoppers like myself and think that even now is just the start of the shopping season. No matter which you fall under, there's bound to be at least a couple more on your list to check off. In this article, we'll give you some ideas for gifts for those movie buffs you may have on your list.

1. Movies

Of course a movie buff loves movies. However, this gift selection isn't as obvious as some of you may think. In fact, it could be one of the hardest choices for a movie fan there is. There are all types of problems that may arise here. You could pick the wrong format, the wrong medium, the wrong edition. Or you could plain and simple just pick the wrong movie. Or even more possible, buy them a movie they already own (afterall, they are movie buffs, chances are they have TONS of movies already making it even more likely to buy something they already have). Thus, that's why I recommend staying away from this selection unless that movie fanatic in your life has actively been hinting at a certain movie lately. In which case, go for it. Movies are definitely good for us movie buffs. But again, be careful in what you buy. Or at least save the receipt and don't be offended when that person needs to return your gift.

2. Netflix

Now for those of you wanting to get your movie buff some movies, but don't want to go through the headache of making sure you don't get the wrong thing, Netflix is your answer. Netflix allows that cinephile on your list access to all kinds of movies from the old to new, domestic to foreign, indie to blockbuster and so on. The great thing about this too, they get to choose which movies they want to watch, while you just pay for the subscription. Netflix Gifts come in a variety of plans and a variety of lengths. You can get your movie lover just the streaming package or you can choose a package which allows streaming, plus up to 1, 2, or 3 DVDs out at a time. These can all be bought in lengths from 1 month to 1 year. For instance, a streaming package for 6 months will run you about $48. Or you can go with 2 DVDs out at a time for 1 year for about $180. No matter what the choice, it's sure to be a hit with the movie buff in your life. It doesn't matter if they already have a subscription either as a Netflix Gift can simply be added to their already existing subscription and they'll get free months of their service.

3. Fandango Card

Of course every movie buff spends ample amounts of time at the theater. So, along the lines of the Netflix thing, another option is a Fandango gift card (or a gift card from a local theater). This gives your movie buff a gift that will keep on giving over the year as they revisit the theater. Each time getting to enjoy the big screen magic on your dime. The movie buff on your list will surely love a gift like this over the months as they get to catch all the latest releases.

4. Movie Memorabilia

Your typical movie buff is obsessed with movies in probably a way you will never fully understand. As such, this means everything about movies they enjoy. Thus, another good gift for that movie lover on your list is movie memorabilia. This ranges from movie posters, to shirts, to collector's items, to autographed items, to boxed sets, to film cells and artwork. You can even buy scripts/screenplays/props from their favorite movies online. With many online outlets that sell this type of stuff, the possibilities are endless once you know some of your movie buff's favorite movies or actors, etc.

5. Movie-Related Books and Magazines

As I stated before, chances are the movie buff in your life loves everything movie-related. This goes for books and magazines as well. Biographies on their favorite actors or movie-related books are good unconventional ideas for the movie buff in your life. There are plenty books out there designed for these types of people. From 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die to 1000 Films to Change Your Life to The 100 Best Movies to Rent You've Never Heard Of to even more specific books like 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die. All would be a welcome treat for the movie buff in your life. Likewise, the movie buff in your life most assuredly likes to keep up with all things movies and get insights into the industry they so love. As such, magazine subscriptions that cater to these types are also good choices. These include print and online types. Though I will say you'll want to go beyond the more mainstream types of Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stones, etc. Instead, look into things like 'Boxoffice Magazine', 'Hollywood Reporter', 'Premiere', 'Empire' (UK), 'MovieMaker' or 'Filmmaker Magazine'. Likewise, you could also get them a subscription to online industry rags like or

6. Universal Remote

As you probably know, the movie buff in your life definitely has a love for electronics. This is especially true when it comes to their home entertainment setup. All of that gear can get out of hand though when remote controls begin piling up. Introduce the Logitech Harmony. The cream of the crop when it comes to universal remotes. This line of remotes from Logitech range from about $100 to over $300. Any movie buff would be happy to get their hands on such a remote control to accent their setup.

7. Roku Box

This is a great accompanying gift for a Netflix subscription. The streaming player allows the movie lover to use any of those streaming services to stream movies directly to their TV instead of having to watch on their computer or laptop. This is great for any movie buff who would much rather watch on their big screen TV rather than their little computer monitor. The Roku box allows for Netflix instant streaming on your TV. It also allows access to such services as Hulu Plus, Amazon On Demand and more.

8. Blu-Ray Player

Chances are your movie buff already has one of these in their collection. However, for those that don't a Blu-ray player is a great gift for the movie buff in your life. Providing for a high-definition movie viewing experience, the movie buff in your life will love the immersion of watching their favorite movies in pristine hi-def.

9. Popcorn Maker

Everybody knows: popcorn goes with movies like jelly goes with peanut butter. And for some reason, kettle popcorn just tastes better. So why not bring that theater goodness into the home of your favorite movie buff giving them the gift of snacks anytime they sit down to watch a movie at home. You can find many kettle popcorn makers for under $100. Any movie buff would find it cool to have their very own popcorn maker sitting in the corner of their room for access whenever they want to spend the evening watching movies (and trust me, they do this very often).

10. "Gaming" Chair

These provide the ultimate comfort when sitting in front of the TV for a movie. With built-in speaker systems and ultimate comfort, there are tons of stylish gaming chairs out there. Any movie buff would love one of these cool recliner/pedestal chairs to kick back and enjoy their movie-viewing experience. Not only does it just flat-out look cool and are they comfortable, but they also provide more immersion with the speakers in the headrest and subwoofers built into the chair that make you rumble along with explosions on the screen.

11. Surround Sound System

Speaking of sound, if your movie buff doesn't already have one, a surround sound system is always a welcome addition to their home entertainment experience. Providing an immersion of sound to accompany their viewing experience, a surround sound system is an absolute must for any movie buff that is looking to make the most of the home entertainment experience. Of course, this can be a costly gift, but the movie buff in your life will definitely be grateful.

12. HDTV

Since we're mentioning essential components, a TV definitely falls in that range. Obviously your movie buff already has one, but they're never opposed to a new TV (or even just a secondary TV). Whether it be a smaller LCD TV to put in their room or an upgrade to a top-of-the-line brand new 3D TV, TVs are always welcome. Your movie buff would definitely love you for this. With the pushing of 3D TVs, these are a definite hot item too which most movie buffs in your life would more than happily take. Again though, this is one of the more costly gifts, so expect to pay thousands for something like that.

13. Movie Storage

You probably know this already, but the movie buff in your life probably has a very extensive collection of movies. A collection they love to proudly show off as well. Of course such a collection can often become something of a beast that needs taming. Enter the realm of media storage. This actually comes in two forms as well: physical and digital. First we'll touch on the traditional physical form. This simply means cabinets and shelves. If the movie buff in your life doesn't already have the shelving for their collection, or is simply running out of shelf space, then a new shelf, rack or tower would be a practical and welcome gift for your movie buff in helping to tame that ever-growing collection and bring some order to it. Of course you have the digital front as well. This is the same concept as storing all of your music on your computer. Many companies make devices specifically for media storage like this. There are even companies like Kaleidoscope and PrimeArray which create systems that serve as storage and servers. This means all movies are saved on a digital storage device. The cherry on top though is that these devices then provide a means to share all that data across a network and have access to your entire movie collection with one click of a button on your remote. Having instant access to any movie in your collection without having to get up and change out discs, etc. These however can get extremely expensive. Some even more costly than the TVs themselves. But the techphile/cinephile in your life would love it.

14. AFI Membership

Every film buff is familiar with the prestigious American Film Institute. What better way to reward their passion for films than allowing your movie buff to become part of that institute by buying them a membership to the AFI. This can range from $60-2,500. Offering cool perks like movie tickets, exclusive release schedules and magazine subscriptions, an AFI membership also grants members admission to AFI events. On top of that, your movie buff would even be able to vote alongside industry professionals for various movie awards and accolades dealt out by AFI each year. To top it off, they would even get an AFI membership card to proudly show off to friends as a sign to their dedication to films.

15. Film Festival Pass

I'm sure you've heard of them. Sundance. Cannes. Attending these more prestigious film festivals are like a life-long dream for the movie buff in your life probably. They'd probably give an arm or a leg to get to experience going to the prestigious Sundance festival or Cannes or the Venice Film Festival. However, these events book well in advance and can be costly. Thus, they don't make good last-minute gift ideas. Though, I'm sure your movie buff would happily take a "rain check" on a gift if it means the promise of getting a pass to one of these festivals later on. Likewise, many bigger cities offer their own film festivals throughout the year. If you live near one of these, your movie buff would definitely love the chance to get to attend one of those as well.

So there you have it, a plethora of ideas to make sure the movie buff in your life has a happy holiday and make sure you come out on top with gift ideas for that movie buff (rather than being that relative that gives a crappy pair of knit socks for Christmas or such).

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cinema - The True Reflector Of Society

They are indeed optimists, who know that cinemas are the true reflectors of society. From origin, cinemas act as the mirrors & simulate incidents that happen in society. Cinemas give not only recreation, entertainment but also create awareness, education and enthrall millions of people across the nation about the hidden aspects of the society & social prospect.
"A cinema stands for humanism, tolerance, for reason, for progress, for adventures of ideas and for the search of communal truth and reflects social aspects." The earliest film of the world presented on screen named "La sortie des quvriers de l'usine Lumiere" is a true reflector of a factual story that happened in Paris which was directed by Lumiere Bros. The cinema in the world has remained a myth, inspite of the fact of reflecting the society, a stage came to film makers overcome the barrier by taking the trouble to match cinema stories close to society. "Cinemas in a community are like windows which look out on broader, richer & deeper things of life."
As all oriental societies, the Indian society too has been nourished on societal facts from mythology. Extracts from mythology closely related to happenings of society provide enough opportunities for the audience to exercise their originality, imagination & fantasy.
Great pioneer personalities such as Jamshadji Madan also took certain historical facts of society while making cinemas which had already audience. "World War II" a great movie with excellent momentum started to emerge as genre particularly on the subjects culture, heritage of the society of that times. Every community of the world has got its own peculiar social traditions, which denotes psychological makeup, social concepts and made of social behavior which are captured and explored by cinemas through out world. Many cinemas use past great political personalities for raising their momentum. "Alluri Sita Rama Raju" a film by super star Krishna was made to release in more than 100 countries with different languages gives a conducive personality who sacrificed his life in achieving independence reflects Indian societal scene. Relevance of many great scholastic people's thoughts today is coming true through the world of cinema that reflects ancient & modern societal facts. "Cinema must alternate between revolution and consolidation; it is the function of society to supply this dynamic element." The cinema such as "Titanic" which has its record in wreckage of ship is also a social & accidental phenomena. World's least expensive film named "The shattered illusion" is also a natural phenomena of the society that includes spectacular scenes of ship being overwhelmed by a storm that took place near Victorial islands practically. Bollywood cinema such as "Mangal Pandae", Ameerkhan as hero reflects the social, cultural, spiritual, communal aspects of Hindu mythology before Indian Independence.
The sole reason behind the success of "Gadar" and "Lagaan" was the element of patriotism. People of society supported Ameerkhan and Sunny Deol in their patriotic roles and showered encomium on both the movies. The degree of integration of inner coherence and strength is closely bonded with cinemas. Coherence in a cinema refers to unity of theme. Cinema is one of the significant factor, that generates, promotes and visualizes smoother national feeling, is based on national societal endurance. Cinemas can accelerate the economy, the increase of efficiency and promotion of welfare in modern society. A socio-culture, whether diverse or homogeneous, is a product of many interrelated facts, which can be reflected using cinema. "A cinema cannot progress if it merely imitates entertainment; what builds a success is creative, inventive and vital activity of society." Tollywood movies such as "Annamayya" reflects the life history of great telugu prolific writer named Annamayya who is disciple of "Lord Venkateswara", latest movie "Sri Ramadasu" also mirrors the true social and cultural aspects of "Kancharla Gopanna" popularly known as "Bhakta Ramadasu." Many films in Tollywood are extracted from the real stories that happened in society. The best quote, saying "Padamati Sandhya Ragam" a telugu film which takes place in America, gives a true & actual societal, cultural, economical aspects of Hindu people. Another recent film "Premistha" is based on true and real love story gives a lucid view of two lovers that prevails in the society. These films include the natural social aspects such as student's behavior in colleges, enjoyment by students in colleges.
In Tollywood, that too in latest trendz we cannot expect a cinema without college environment, here also cinema reflects the societal aspects. The respect that the Indians show towards customs traditions and culture are truly reflected in many cinemas traditions & culture are truly reflected in many cinemas such as "Dheerga Sumangalibava." Generally when one comes across the telugu cinemas they first reminicise the sentiments, attachments that truly exist and practiced in society. The cinema "Mayuri" a true reflection of a great dancer of Indian society who loses her leg in an accident, using an artificial jaipur leg she strives to excel in the field of dance and finally reaches her destination - reflects Indian communal confidence. "Thought is greater than armies, thoughts are more powerful than fighting men, their beginnings are feeble but their effect is mighty. These thoughts are shaped & sculptured through cinemas to reach the thoughts & expectations of onlookers." The tremendous and fundamental fact of cinemas is essential integration, actors' performance. Social unity throughout the ages. A cinema is one which earnestly desires to spread knowledge & wisdom.
Youth of India are the heirs apparent of this vast and diverse nation who are guided & educated through cinema. Individual's interests and qualities in social functions are reflected through the cinema. We must praise those cinemas which are treading the right paths. As the media scenario in India has undergone spectacular changes since independence, it resulted in highly effective & efficient creation of cinemas. Cinemas act as leisure in the electronic era. Happiness is an inner state of cinema, beauty of a cinema comes from grace and simplicity.
Great reformers, pioneers painfully realized the deep rooted social problems, evils of Indian society and made them to disappear through cinema education to certain extent. Cinemas acts as the shield of Achilles in protecting the individual and societal interests. The social values, the cultural aspects of true and spiritual India are exposed through the success stories of "Monsoon Wedding" and "Gandhi" are highlighted and emphasized in many movies. Global avenues have been opened to explore society through cinema. "The aim of cinematic progress should be a marriage between ancient Indian thoughts and modern scientific endeavor based on observation in search of societal truth."
One of the leading characteristics of the cinema of the new era is the abundance of its output. The modern age has witnessed a phenomenal rise in cinemas as they are very near to the society. The main motive behind the creation of a movie is to enable the society to societal facts. Movies with highly technology oriented sci-fi movies also depict the future society. Films such as "Extraterrestrials","Independence Day" from spiel berg gives mesmersing futuristic society before audience. The latest technological developments, mechanical and electronic devise are also reflected and used in creation of creative films such as "Die Another Day", "Mission Impossible II" and "The Stealth" etc., Even though most of the movies released have fallen like nine pins at the box office cinema directors dare to create movies that closely relates to society.
The changes in the world from inner and outer limits, society to spirituality, from wearing to tearing, from the dazzling kingdom of nature to microscopic galaxy of science, from rich to poor, from belly dancing to bell ringing, what not every thing most extraordinary
In an extraordinary society are reflected through cinemas excitingly, entertainingly and enlighteningly using high modern technical, gadgets & marvelous scripts, we may expect even more societal aspects that will be reflected in the cinemas around the globe. It needs vital creative inputs to satisfy the demands of the audience as well as cadres for future years, The success of these movies will still increase value based education, qualitative knowledge, quantitative development through out global society.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Cinema