The final of three prints that I opted to have custom framed. 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!
Last June 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 -with one notable exception coming close- in a collection of relatively inexpensive mass-produced (no matter how neat-looking) reproductions. The vast majority of these are easily found on Amazon or ebay and won't put much of a strain on your wallet. 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.