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Added by Xanadon't

on 11 Aug 2012 05:31

 
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On My Walls

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Movie Posters (various sizes)

People who added this item 333  Average listal rating (180 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
1. Beauty and the Beast (1946)


11x14

At this point I'd say 3 different versions (though one of them staged) of Beauty and the Beast have a special place in my heart for various reasons.
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People who added this item 2398  Average listal rating (1524 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
2. The Birds (1963)


11x17

My copy doesn't have that unsightly wrinkle. But it has a somewhat unsightly and very inexpensive frame.
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People who added this item 1927  Average listal rating (1149 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
3. Blue Velvet (1986)


11x17

This one probably gets swapped out for something else if my mother ever comes to visit.

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People who added this item 583  Average listal rating (333 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
4. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


24 x 36

This Mondo print instantly became my girlfriend's favorite. It's way up there on my list too.
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People who added this item 922  Average listal rating (512 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
5. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)


18x26
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People who added this item 2758  Average listal rating (1605 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
6. Casablanca (1942)


14.5x20

The one that started it all. I couldn't help but throw down to have it custom matted and framed. "Mr. T" did a breath-taking job with it.
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People who added this item 1970  Average listal rating (1354 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
7. Drive (2011)


24x36

A Ken Taylor hand-numbered original, originally designed for a special screening at the Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, Texas. It lives with me, but it's not mine, technically.
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People who added this item 361  Average listal rating (202 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
8. Eyes Without A Face (1960)


18x24
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People who added this item 288  Average listal rating (179 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
9. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)


11x17

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People who added this item 1579  Average listal rating (948 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
10. Hugo (2011)


24 x 36

Got a great deal on this Mondo beauty. Too stunning to pass up and I simply adore this movie.
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People who added this item 1195  Average listal rating (622 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
11. M (1931)


11x17

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People who added this item 1558  Average listal rating (775 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
12. Metropolis (1927)


18x24

Another of 6 prints that I've opted to have custom framed (along with Bride of Frankenstein, Casablanca, Drive, Hugo, and Notorious), though that wasn't originally the intention. I had no idea what a beauty this thing would be until it arrived in the mail and I got it in my hands. Go find the 18x24, heavy-weight, matte finish print. It's priced insanely cheap. One absolute hell of a bargain!
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People who added this item 1416  Average listal rating (880 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
13. Night of the Living Dead (1968)


An oddly sized 13x28 fella that was a bitch and a half to find a frame for.
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People who added this item 875  Average listal rating (523 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
14. Notorious (1946)


Had my eye on this one for what feels like forever. Notorious is my favorite Hitchcock film and on many days I'd call it my all time favorite film, period. The price dropped and I pounced. Custom matted and framed.



Newest acquisition, this is just an 11x17.
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People who added this item 1078  Average listal rating (653 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
15. Roman Holiday (1953)


11x17

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People who added this item 1465  Average listal rating (899 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
16. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)


11x17

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People who added this item 666  Average listal rating (416 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
17. To Catch a Thief (1955)


11x17

Far from my favorite Hitchcock film, but I dig this poster quite a bit. And I needed Grace Kelly represented in color somewhere in my apartment.
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People who added this item 732  Average listal rating (439 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
18. Touch of Evil (1958)


11x17
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People who added this item 319  Average listal rating (184 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
19. Wait Until Dark (1967)


11x17
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B & W Screen Shots

People who added this item 3  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
20. Casablanca, Casablanca (1985)


11x14

People who added this item 491  Average listal rating (285 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
21. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)


11x14
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People who added this item 162  Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
22. High Society (1956)


11x14
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People who added this item 2213  Average listal rating (1495 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
23. Rear Window (1954)


8x11

This one's just a little guy. But oh, it sings.
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Still Vying for Wall Space

People who added this item 991  Average listal rating (625 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
24. Dial M for Murder (1954)

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People who added this item 3  Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0  IMDB Rating 5.2 
25. The Hand (1960)


Never seen this movie. But for $2, I couldn't resist.

People who added this item 1755  Average listal rating (1078 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
26. Raging Bull (1980)
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27. The Searchers (1956)
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In June of 2011 I took a short vacation to Charleston, South Carolina. While walking around downtown I wandered into a print shop and it wasn't 10 minutes later that I ran across one of the most beautiful movie posters I'd ever seen. It was a Japanese print for Casablanca and I simply had to have it. While most of the prints in the shop included a reference number and price, this one did not. I turned to my girlfriend and told her, "I would pay $___.00 for this, right now, no question." Fingers crossed, I asked the woman how much it was selling for. Her answer: exactly five dollars less than what I'd said I'd happily spend.

It was meant to be.

And thus began what has become a somewhat dangerous hobby, one that has taken over a sizable chunk of our apartment and, yes, has a put a bit of a dent in my checking account over the past few months. (Though the Casablanca print remains the most pricey of the lot in a collection of mostly relatively inexpensive mass-produced (no matter how neat-looking) reproductions. A good many of these are easily found on Amazon or ebay and won't put much of a strain on your wallet. The Mondo series posters are decidedly more expensive, but you get what you pay for. Some very talented artists over there, and they release new prints all the time! A couple others were purchased on the cheap at a local video store, and 3 of the 4 B & W stills were happened upon by chance at an antique barn.

I'm pretty sure that I've reached a point where I'm no longer actively shopping for any more of these damn things, lord help me.


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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Sep 28 9:12
It lives with me, but it's not mine, technically.


Hahahaha. :)
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Sep 29 13:01
Nice collection! As much as I love the Drafthouse posters I've never been able to allow myself to part with the money for one of them. They always seem to be far more than I'm willing to spend.

When I was a kid I had a dozen or so still posters (on photo quality paper no less) from Return of the Jedi that my dad brought home for us. I wish he'd hid them away until we were grown up, as they accumulated tack holes, torn corners, & other damages over the years to the point of no longer being worthy of display. Say, that gives me a list idea....
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Oct 24 14:13
Nice list! I have several that I was given by small movie rental places. Cool hobby, but like you said, it can get a little pricey, especially when you want them framed.
Posted: 6 months, 3 weeks ago at Sep 22 22:35
Expensive hobby, plus you need space to put them all up. I have around 20 mass-produced, but serial-numbered ones.

Your collection's cool.

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