Pots in Movies
Posted 19 August 2015 - 02:14 AM
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
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.
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Posted 25 August 2015 - 11:38 PM
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Posted 02 September 2015 - 11:33 PM
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.
Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:16 AM
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.
Posted 13 March 2016 - 08:55 PM
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.
That's funny, must have been about a week ago? my husband was watching it too and noticed the terra cotta. All I could think of was "how many times have you watched this?"Now I'll have that theme song playing in my head for awhile- again.
Posted 18 March 2016 - 08:12 PM
I know what you mean Lucille I've a habit of looking at pottery in most films and television programs too.
Posted 29 May 2016 - 10:55 AM
p.s. Loved "The Goddess of Fire"!
Posted 04 July 2016 - 04:18 PM
till i touched clay an occasional pot would catch my eyes. nowadays....
there are usually some nice pots around interviews. esp. in political campaigns. everytime i watch my favourite news shows i always wish they'd use handmade cups with logos instead of the generic cup.
netflix Grace and Frankie series has some really nice pots and cups. in fact sometimes i'd lose the story line watching what Frankie was drinking out of. in fact tomorrow i am about to copy a cup Frankie was using (handbuilding) because i think our fake shino ^5 would look great on it.
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T.S. Eliot
Posted 09 July 2016 - 06:46 PM
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Posted 15 July 2016 - 06:05 AM
that is funny, Alabama. I think by the time of Medicine woman, the NA were cooking in iron pots. I have friends in Montana who go to rendezvous and everything has to be authentic and accurate. 1840s were the peak trading days for trappers and tribes in the Upper Rockies.
Posted 15 July 2016 - 10:42 AM
I used to stare at the casserole in the middle of the kitchen table on Downton Abbey.
(apologies for bringing in TV. But it is PBS)
Posted 15 July 2016 - 02:10 PM
thanks, cync, i found that the thing everyone wants us to watch (and i do!) Goddess of Fire, is a tv show in korea. have to look into getting all the episodes and some popcorn. a big bag of popcorn!
Posted 16 July 2016 - 09:07 AM
I have been watching Marco Polo on netflix. In the first season there are tons of scenes of the Chinese royalty drinking tea from awesome cups.
Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:34 PM
And here I thought this thread was about Cheech and Chong...
"Dave's not here man......."
Fit'in to hang this shizzle up fo' good....
Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:13 PM
All the series but specifically the original Capn' Kirks which I've been reviewing on Netflix recently. Next Generation, Deep Space 9 and Voyager also. Yes, I'm a nerd.
Suddenly I'm noticing not only some great period mid-century ceramics in the way of figures and vessels scattered through many star trek rooms, courtyards, etc; but also the best and most varied collections of Brutalist (Brutalism? idk...) sculpture, esp wall pieces but a lot of free-standing sculpture also. Some episodes have a ton more than others, some not at all. I think I saw various Lisa Larson figures or things like them. Anyway I'll let you guys figure it out the actual artists, but I enjoy my hobby of Spot the Art while enjoying Sci fi.
The classic sci fi movie "Forbidden Planet" has a handful of beautiful sculpture by Sascha Brastoff, presumably metal and maybe a little concrete? They inspired some attempts at a ceramic fish wall sculpture series I'm trying to do; my skills aren't quite up to it yet but If I can ever figure out how to attach a photo...I can show a work in progress.
Anyway, several delicious pieces of mid-century art inside a beautiful modern house, worth watching just for the art but a good movie too.
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