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Lucille Oka    16

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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JBaymore    1,432

<"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.

 

best,

 

.............john

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Denice    243

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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Guest The Unknown Craftsman   
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"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!

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

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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PRankin    181

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.

 

Paul

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Mark C.    1,808

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.

Mark

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rayaldridge    276

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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Mark C.    1,808

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 frame-my wife noticed it .

Mark

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Mark C.    1,808

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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TJR    359

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.

TJR.

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lgusten    5

I also like to see the props in the movies.  Have you noticed that there are some deco style ceramics that make multiple appearances in many movies of the 30's.  

 

Mark, sorry I missed your bowl in Humboldt....I actually did see the movie.

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alabama    144

This is one reason I like this forum! For years I thought I was the only

one who checked out the pottery being used and in the fore ground and

in the back ground.

I guess I'm not the only one!!:)

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Joseph F    867

My wife says I watch for neat and interesting pots more in movies than I watch the actual movie. I love looking for interesting forms in movies, so many kitchen stages have neat interesting pots in the background. 

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rayaldridge    276

One of the best movie genres for pots is Chinese films.  We watched one tonight called, I think, Tiger Mountain, about the postwar battles between the PLA, the Kuomintang, and local warlords..  Lots of interesting pots.

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alabama    144

Hey,

Last week I watched The Captain's Paradise starring Alec Guinness and

they showed a cup that was being used for hot chocolate. Even though it was

cast in a mold, it had a double trimmed foot, like mine, but double.

The form was elegant, like it was made by rayaldridge with the subtle

changes in form. It was used twice though out the movie.

 

Another movie watched last week was The Ladykillers starring

Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. Not much on pottery but very funny.

 

I think if you liked Dial M for Murder, you'd really like

Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt with Joseph Cotton. There

is the typical 1950s tea set used at the table but not much in the way

of pottery.

 

I gave away my Reefer Madness movie to my little brother, so I

can't review it again for pottery. My brother has "bad movie" night

where he and friends try to find the worst movies to play, comment on

as they are the Sci-Fi 3000 theater channel and throw stuff at the

screen,(mostly popcorn). I have a copy of VideoHounds Golden Movie

Retriever so when I finish a movie dvd, I highlight it in the book

and usually give the movie away.

 

Any emblems or designs from movies and youtube videos are freeze framed

and sketched to be incorporated on the side of a pottery vessel later.

 

See ya,

 

Alabama

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I have paused movies to look at pottery on shelves and end tables too! I don't recall which ones but my husband gets annoyed when I tell him "quick pause that" and when he realizes it's for a pot instead of me getting me up to pee or fill a glass of wine he will push play again hahahaaha

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alabama    144

I'm probably the last person on earth to know this, at least find this

out, but my DVD remote control has a magnified button. It ranges from

1/2 size, 2x, 3x, and 4x the size. So I can freeze the frame, and

bring an image of pottery from the background to the foreground.

Its pretty helpful looking at the credits as well.

See ya,

Alabama

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Mina Tanaka    4

It might be a bit late to reply to this topic but anyway!

If you like korean dramas, dramas about ancient Asia or korean ceramics... this one is definitely for you!

Search online for "The goddess of fire". 

It is in its original language but english subtitles are included. It is the story of a child who aspire to become the best ceramist in Korea. Because it is a korean drama, friendships, betrayal and intense plot are to be revealed. And of course... Thousands of sublime ceramics. Hard to imagine but almost all characters are potters. Evil potters, potter heroes and potter friends in a beautiful, yet very dangerous adventure to become at any cost the #1 elite ceramist at Bunwon, the Joseon dynasty royal kiln.

Enjoy!

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