Give A Piece Of The Picture
Know someone who loves the movies? Most people do. Almost everyone sees a movie or two every couple of months, but movie lovers are something else. They are the ones who go to the theater 2 hours early on opening night just to be one of the first to see a particular film. Extreme cases, like Star Wars fans, will camp in front of the theater for a few days or dress like the characters in the movie. People like that are fun to know because it’s easy to buy them gifts. Some movie mementoes can be high priced items. An 8 inch Han Solo Marquette costs $80.00. There are some inexpensive things you can buy for the movie lover in your life.
Press Kits are elaborate folders of information about a film created to be given to theater owners, movie reviewers, and promoters prior to a film’s release. They often contain cast lists, trivia, and stills or reproduced pictures from the film, and extra little gifts or design features. The press kit for X-Men 2 is designed to unfold like the doors in the danger room of the X-mansion. Some press kits even contain DVDs with trailers for the film and star interviews. The bigger the blockbuster, the more elaborate the press kit. Eventually people who get a plethora of information end up selling their press kits or giving them away. Ask a journalism teacher or friend in media for a press kit for a certain film or purchase it on EBay. To the person who loves that film, it will be a prize.
It’s a funny concept when you think about it, but people take pictures while actors are making pictures. Movie stills or stills of a particular star, once framed, make a great gift to any fan creating a homage in their spare bed-room. Stills can be acquired through entertainment stores like Hollywood And Vine or any number of online retailers who purchase prints from the company releasing the film. Many stars have websites or management offices where you can write or send away for an autographed still and many signed stills can be bought through charity auctions. With a scene from their favorite movie or person on their wall, your friend will never have to wait in line to see them again.
The ultimate sign of allegiance to a film is to have a 40 x 27 likeness of the poster hanging above your dresser. Some people love film so much they decorate their whole house in movie posters. Famous movies generate lots of posters for stores to sell. These posters tend to be a standard 36 x 24 size and fit easily into a poster frame. For a better gift, go to the theater or video retailer and ask for their display when they are finished with it. They tend to give those away to the first customer to ask. Theater posters are much larger, usually 40 x 27, and require a special frame which you can get at a craft store or online. They are larger than life and a true collectable masterpiece for any film enthusiast.
The whole point of any gift is to show people you love and support them. With these great memorabilia presents your friendship will stay the main attraction.