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#1 Lucille Oka

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

I love movies, black & white or color, new or old period pieces or contemporary themed. But many of my favorite movies usually have good shots of beautiful ceramic ware in them.

Some movies I buy just to see the ceramics. I have a list of my favorites. I won’t tell you which scenes these pots appear, it will be more interesting when you spot them. If you ever venture to see these films I have noted the star of the film so as not to confuse it with movies of similar titles. Do you have any favorite pot films? Please let me know so I can see it too.



1. Laura (Gene Tierney)

2. Room With A View (Helena Bonham Carter)

3. Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley)

4. Lord of the Rings Trilogy

5. Romeo and Juliet (Leonard Whiting)

6. King's Speech (Colin Firth)

7. Remains of the Day (Anthony Hopkins)

8. Dial M for Murder (Ray Milland)

9. Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson)

10. All about Eve (Bette Davis)



The following are honorable mentions reason being the ceramic ware was destroyed or there were only a few or they were shown very briefly-

-Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Harrison Ford)

-Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (Judi Dench)

-Rebecca (Joan Fontaine)

-Hope and Glory (Sebastian Rice Edwards)

-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Daniel Radcliff)

-Casablanca (Humphrey Bogart)

-Maltese Falcon (Humphrey Bogart)

-Holiday (Katherine Hepburn)

-The Godfather (Marlon Brando)

-The Mummy (Brendon Frasier)


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#2 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:28 PM

<"Ugetsu" Japanese Classic about a potter corrupted by greed B and W from the 50s.
http://www.filmcriti...ws/1953/ugetsu/
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:40 AM

Dear Lucille,

Some would say you are complete nuts, to have such a weird potty fetish.
But I understand (I think).


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

<"Ugetsu" Japanese Classic about a potter corrupted by greed B and W from the 50s.
http://www.filmcriti...ws/1953/ugetsu/
Marcia


I was going to list this one, but Marcia beat me to it.

How many movies have the potters as protagonists? A must see. Great sets. It's a Japanese "morality play"......."know your place in life".

Watch the background.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:01 PM

What . . . no one to speak up for "Reefer Madness" and "Ghost"?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

I don't know if this counts as a ceramic pots movie but they do work with a lot of clay in sculpting maquettes in the movie: Camille Claudel , Rodin's mistress and great sculptor in her own right. It's a great movie you get so involved in it you forget its in french and your a sniffling mess with piles of wet tissues around you by the end of the movie. I think I need to rent it again. Denice

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

"What . . . no one to speak up for "Reefer Madness" and "Ghost"?"

Well, I guess it had to be mentioned, and only five posts in!

Boy, you have a great eye, Lucille, I have never paid that much attention to the pottery in movies. I'll have to look for them in "Laura" and "Rebecca", I have both on DVD; besides, I get to watch a movie with Gene Tierney in it!

#8 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:21 AM

I love movies, black & white or color, new or old period pieces or contemporary themed. But many of my favorite movies usually have good shots of beautiful ceramic ware in them.

Some movies I buy just to see the ceramics. I have a list of my favorites. I won’t tell you which scenes these pots appear, it will be more interesting when you spot them. If you ever venture to see these films I have noted the star of the film so as not to confuse it with movies of similar titles. Do you have any favorite pot films? Please let me know so I can see it too.



1. Laura (Gene Tierney)

2. Room With A View (Helena Bonham Carter)

3. Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley)

4. Lord of the Rings Trilogy

5. Romeo and Juliet (Leonard Whiting)

6. King's Speech (Colin Firth)

7. Remains of the Day (Anthony Hopkins)

8. Dial M for Murder (Ray Milland)

9. Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson)

10. All about Eve (Bette Davis)



The following are honorable mentions reason being the ceramic ware was destroyed or there were only a few or they were shown very briefly-

-Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Harrison Ford)

-Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (Judi Dench)

-Rebecca (Joan Fontaine)

-Hope and Glory (Sebastian Rice Edwards)

-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Daniel Radcliff)

-Casablanca (Humphrey Bogart)

-Maltese Falcon (Humphrey Bogart)

-Holiday (Katherine Hepburn)

-The Godfather (Marlon Brando)

-The Mummy (Brendon Frasier)



Add Taming of the Shrew with Taylor and Burton...great props.
Marcia

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

Shakespeare in Love, a lovely little e'ware cup.
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Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:19 PM

We saw "Ugetsu" last night and it was a very strange, enjoyable movie. The 1950's Japanese filming style was very dated but we loved the parts about the potter and pottery.

As a side note when I searched for Ugetsu on this forum my ipad autocorrected it to uterus so I couldn't find this thread for awhile even though I knew it was here.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 12:46 AM

I have pot in a movie its a bad movie at best called Humboldt County-

my bowl is on the table for about one nano second.

I would say its a grade c film.

 

I will be glad when (ghost) folks cannot recall that film=its caused me more pain than gain.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 12:05 PM

Mark, it can't be that terrible a movie.  IMDB ranked it 6.4 out of 10.

 

I'll look for it, since the counterculture is a particular interest of mine.

 

"I have pot in a movie its a bad movie at best called Humboldt County-"

 

I'm just guessing, but I bet a lot of people in that movie have pot.

 

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:38 PM

Mark, it can't be that terrible a movie.  IMDB ranked it 6.4 out of 10.

 

I'll look for it, since the counterculture is a particular interest of mine.

 

"I have pot in a movie its a bad movie at best called Humboldt County-"

 

I'm just guessing, but I bet a lot of people in that movie have pot.

 

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

The move has a pot theme(not ceramics)-my bowl in on dinning table in one scene in house . The only way you can see it is freeze farm-my wife noticed it .

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:59 PM

My mug on Mike Rowes somebody has to do it is top featured compared to this low budget film -Humboldt County.
Mark

 

If you want your pots in a film I suggest doing  lots pottery for about 40 plus years and sure enough it just happens,


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:30 AM

I just watched The Magnificent Seven on Netflicks. Eligh Wallack is the bad Mexican with 40 raiders.

Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner get together 7 gunslingers to save the town.

Lots of terra cotta pottery. Even in the bar, they are drinking out of terra cotta mugs. Some coloured slip application.

2.In the "Good, the Bad and the Ugly," there is a great scene at the beginning of the movie, where the "bad" is staring down the farmer over a big plate of salad and squash. Looks delish. They are eating with hand-carved wooden spoons. You know that the farmer is going to;"bite the farm", as it were, and he does.

Nice big platters though.

Eligh Wallack is the ugly in this one. Can we say; "type cast"

Love that movie. A bit long though.

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