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Artcade: The Book of Classic Arcade Game Artwork | Buy-Now!

Gamers who cut their teeth in the arcades will love this trip down memory lane. Artcade is a unique collection of coin-op cabinet marquees, some dating back 40 years to the dawn of video gaming.

Originally acquired by Tim Nicholls from a Hollywood props company, this archive of marquees – many of which had suffered damage over time – have now been scanned and digitally restored to their former glory.

The full collection of classic arcade cabinet artwork is presented here for the first time in this stunning landscape hardback book, and accompanied by interviews with artists Larry Day and the late Python Anghelo.

Relive your mis-spent youth with artwork from dozens of coin-ops including Asteroid, Battlezone, Street Fighter II, Out Run, Moon Patrol, Gyruss, Q*Bert, Bubble Bobble and many more. Each marquee takes up a full double-page spread in the book, and is faithfully recreated using beautiful lithographic printing on the highest quality paper.

Tim has spent over a thousand hours assembling the high-resolution scans, restoring the images in Photoshop and color-correcting them back to their vibrant, as–new appearance. The results of all that hard work are now available as a lasting record of the amazing artwork that adorned the arcades during the golden era of coin-op video gaming.

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Screen used Selena Movie costumes are being auctioned off on eBay! These costumes are not the originals made and worn by Selena Quintanilla herself, they’re the movie replicas made by the costume designers at Warner Brothers Studios. These costumes were custom made to fit Jennifer Lopez as the role of Selena.

fortunatelyfamousreview-deactiv  asked:

have you got old western costumes and pocket watch or compass or wallet or map been used before

Recycled Movie Costumes does indeed have some reused western costumes. You can find most of them in the Post Edwardian – Modern section of the main website.  You can also find a few in the Victorian – Edwardian section as well. The main Recycled Movie Costume website features many, many costumes not seen here.

As for the pocket watch, map, compass, and wallet, I’m afraid not. Recycled Movie Costumes typically only tracks costumes and accessories, which include hats, purses, jewelry, and shoes – anything someone would logically wear on their person. In this case, there are instances where if the pocket watch were worn outside the clothing on a chain, rather than in a pocket, that it could be included, but I’ve not yet run across a reused pocket watch.  The other items noted would be classified as props, which sadly we do not document, though I’ve given it serious consideration, as there is a vast history of prop reuse in Hollywood, I frequently receive recycled prop submissions, and while there are some interesting articles on the subject here and here (as well as many others), there does not seem to be a website fully devoted to documenting them the way that Recycled Movie Costumes documents costumes.   If enough people were to show interest, I would consider making a couple of special posts dedicated to props, and possibly adding a prop section to the website.

A bit of geek trivia: Halt and Catch Fire (HCF) was an early computer command that caused the machine to run as fast as possible. The AMC show of the same name has had similar effect on Mackenzie Davis, accelerating her career and causing the actress to catch fire (the good kind) herself. Despite the fine early indie film work that constitutes her still-young career, playing the volatile personal computing prodigy Cameron Howe on Halt and Catch Fire brought her to wide attention in 2014. It widened further when the network made the critically praised season-two decision to focus on the relationship of its female protagonists.

Another bit of trivia (or is it irony?):  Davis actually became aware of the role while helping a now-former boyfriend run lines for his audition for the show. But what’s really fascinating about Halt is that it takes place in the 1980s, foreshadowing startup mania as well as the plight of smart women dealing with sexism and finding their voice in the tech world. It lets us go back in time and watch Silicon Valley evolve – and in many respects, sadly, stay the same. What’s also interesting is how Davis’ role echoes her own spirit, ambition and experience in the industry.

Acting was always Davis’ plan, and she was eager to leave Vancouver, BC and get going. Her parents insisted on an education first, a demand she says she doesn’t regret, as her degrees in English Lit and gender studies lend valuable perspective – and a distinct point of view – to her work. She started out in modeling but found she hated it, in no small part for the expectation to be pretty all the time. She started booking some stage work, and while acting at NYC’s Neighborhood Playhouse, she was discovered by Drake Doremus, who cast her in her first feature, Breathe In.

As she began getting parts in indies and shorts, she ran into the dilemma facing most young actresses in Hollywood: the roles you need to take to build your career often still play to gender stereotypes. She’s confronted her fair share of “surprise” nude scenes that somehow weren’t included in the scripts she auditioned with.  But she’s managed to stretch those tropes, even in films that put her on the edge of them. The Hollywood Reporter gave her props for holding her own against “movie-girlfriend default settings” in That Awkward Moment. Other movies, like this year’s brilliantly entertaining Always Shine allow her to comment on them while ostensibly acting in a thriller. Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald play two friends, both actresses, finding differing degrees of success. One is resigned to roles that reflect the industry’s narrow definition of femininity; the other refuses any part that smells of simpering or victimhood. (Guess who’s more successful, and which role is Davis’.) IndieWire said, “Davis and FitzGerald communicate each emotion perfectly. Between the genre and the size of the film, these are the types of roles that don’t generally get recognized during awards season, but they’ll likely be among the year’s best performances.”

Still other movies have Davis playing directly against female stereotype. Los Angeles Times praised The Martian’s adroit casting of Davis in one of its many nerdy roles, an eagle-eyed satellite image viewer. In describing the roles she seeks, Davis has said, “I want to play active people who can solve problems, not people who have things thrust in their lap and need somebody to solve their problems for them.” Though the part was a small one, it wound up fulfilling her biggest acting dream since…ever. The Martian director Ridley Scott also helmed Blade Runner, Davis’ favorite movie of all time. When she heard he was planning a sequel, well… Of course she’d have to kill you if she told you anything about Blade Runner 2049, but suffice it to say she’s in it.

The ever-restless Davis doesn’t like not working, which we doubt is something she’ll have to worry about anytime soon (though she was a terrific waitress, if you’re not too picky about health codes). In addition to Blade Runner 2049, she’s wrapped the haunting, still-to-be-released Memory Box and is filming 2017’s Tully with Charlize Theron. All while not halting Halt.

We’re watching Halt and Catch Fire because it’s a story very much still being written.  We’re watching Davis because hers is, too – and just as intriguing.

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While in Burbank during the holidays, I decided to be a tourist and take the Warner Bros Studio tour strictly for the Batman 75th anniversary exhibit, it didn’t disappoint.

Photos by Junior V

But forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough? You’re in L.A, you’ve got to try not to hire Mexicans. It’s the most liberal town in the world, and there’s a part of it that’s kind of racist — not racist like “F— you, nigger” racist, but just an acceptance that there’s a slave state in L.A. There’s this acceptance that Mexicans are going to take care of white people in L.A. that doesn’t exist anywhere else. I remember I was renting a house in Beverly Park while doing some movie, and you just see all of the Mexican people at 8 o'clock in the morning in a line driving into Beverly Park like it’s General Motors. It’s this weird town.
You’re telling me no Mexicans are qualified to do anything at a studio? Really? Nothing but mop up? What are the odds that that’s true? The odds are, because people are people, that there’s probably a Mexican David Geffen mopping up for somebody’s company right now. The odds are that there’s probably a Mexican who’s that smart who’s never going to be given a shot. And it’s not about being given a shot to greenlight a movie because nobody is going to give you that — you’ve got to take that. The shot is that a Mexican guy or a black guy is qualified to go and give his opinion about how loud the boings are in Dodgeball or whether it’s the right shit sound you hear when Jeff Daniels is on the toilet in Dumb and Dumber. It’s like, “We only let white people do that.” This is a system where only white people can chime in on that. There would be a little naivete to sitting around and going, “Oh, no black person has ever greenlighted a movie,” but those other jobs? You’re kidding me, right? They don’t even require education. When you’re on the lower levels, they’re just about taste, nothing else. And you don’t have to go to Harvard to have taste.
—  Chris Rock (on Hollywood racism and why its a ‘slave state’)
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So a couple summers ago, I worked at a Hollywood Prop/Costume Auction House (coolest job ever), and one day I was flipping through old catalogues, and found these ‘retired’ Madame Tussauds figures…

These are just a few of my favorites.

TITLE: Kindred Spirits

Part 1 

CHAPTER NO./ONE SHOT: Chapter 2

AUTHOR: arosetosomeone

ORIGINAL IMAGINE: Imagine if instead of life imprisonment, Loki’s punishment for destroying New York was to come to Midgard and help someone with a difficult home life and be their companion and use his magic to grant their wishes. Imagine if Odin chose you because he saw a goodness and a worthiness in you that you could help redeem Loki’s heart.

RATING: G

NOTES/WARNINGS:  Thank you all so much for your response! I must admit I was quite nervous about what kind of response I would get since this is kind of a new area with my writing. So thanks again and enjoy!

Once the light fades, you’re standing in a brand new world. You can’t quite believe how the bifrost looks so similar to that in the movie world so you silently give props to Hollywood. 

“Queen Frigga expresses that she wishes you will show our guest around Asgard.” Heimdall states.

Loki simply nods before guiding you out onto the Rainbow Bridge where a black stallion waits. He helps you mount the horse, before climbing onto his horse as well. Your back is pressed against his front as he reaches around you to take hold of the reigns. 

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