By Jennifer Ceaser
Film lovers are a fickle lot. So, tracking down a gift that appeals to their celluloid tastes can be harder than finding a good Ashton Kutcher movie. Here at Tribeca, we've made the search a whole lot easier with a list of unique prezzies that even the most jaded film fanatic will love. What are you waiting for? Start shopping!
Love the smell of napalm in the morning? Or maybe a nice aroma of black currants and cloves? The Apocalypse Now Redux DVD in a Bottle, $225, is a 3-liter bottle of 2004 Francis Coppola Reserve Syrah, screened with an image from the film; a pull-out drawer on the bottom holds the DVD.
♦ From Francis Coppola Winery.
Never be late for Breakfast at Tiffany’s again with the Holly Golightly Watch Locket, $28. It features an image of the iconic Audrey Hepburn and opens to reveal a clock on one side and mirror on the other.
♦ From fredflare.com.
Charades, Scrabble, Clue… yawn. With Film Festival in a Box, $15, a group of movie lovers can get together; watch four short flicks on a DVD, from genres including Love, Dark Comedies, and Pottymouth Comedies; then discuss which deserves to win Best Picture, Best Performance and Best Story. Afterwards, join the online film community to log your votes.
♦ From uncommongoods.com.
Proclaim to the world your love for the Tribeca Film Festival with everything from baseball caps to T-shirts to a groovy eco-fleece hoodie—all emblazoned with the Tribeca logo. Even your dog can get in on the act with the Tribeca K-9 Water Bottle, $17.40.
♦ From Tribeca Film Festival.
Talk about a moving picture—ferry stuff around in the Pop Art Canvas Tote, $18, imprinted with leading actors (Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, and Christopher Walken among them), movie characters (Darth Vader, Wednesday Addams), and directors (Hitchcock). T-shirts also available.
♦ From Bao Studio NYC.
Film buffs—and neatniks—will appreciate these handpainted Favorite Directors Series Coasters, set of any four, $48. Choose from a long list of directors, including Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Soderbergh, Noah Baumbach, Kathryn Bigelow, and Gus Van Sant.
♦ From Etsy.com.
We give this Film Reel Table, $850, two big thumbs-up! Expensive, yes, but it’s crafted using an original aluminum 35mm film reel from the 1930s and a steel base made with salvaged gear parts.
♦ From uncommongoods.com.
Curl up on the couch with a good movie, a bowl of popcorn, and these vintage-style Hollywood Pillows, $49-$75.
♦ From Ballard Designs.
Let these film-inspired T-shirts do the talking, ever-so-subtly. Selections include There Will Be Blood, High Fidelity, Videodrome, Dirty Harry, Rollerball, The Blues Brothers, and many more. Each shirt from this UK-based company costs 18 pounds, or about $28, plus shipping.
♦ From Last Exit To Nowhere.
The Little Otsu Film Diary, $12, lets you jot down all sorts of things about the movies. Fill in the list of flicks you want to see (and check off once you have), and keep track of movies you’ve seen by filling in the title, director, cast members, and your rating from 1 to 10 (perfect for any film festival-goer). Plus, there’s an alphabetical index to fill in as you go.
♦ From Little Otsu.
Hard to believe, but this year is the 50th anniversary of Fellini’s masterpiece, La Dolce Vita. Federico Fellini: The Films, $75, is the definitive guide to the director’s career. The set includes the director’s own drawings, sketches, storyboards, notes, and commentary, as well as photographs on and off the set.
♦ From Rizzoli USA.
Running out of time? Buy the movie-lover in your life a membership to one (or more) of these film groups. Many are tax-deductible, too!
♦ Film Forum membership starts at $75 and offers half-price tickets ($6) on every screening all year long.
♦ A membership at Museum of Modern Art, $75, gets you free entry to the museum’s film screenings, as well as advance ticketing privileges. Plus, entry to MoMA as well!
♦ Film Society of Lincoln Center memberships start at $75; at that level you get free and reduced admission, advanced ticket purchase to its film festivals, discounts on concessions and merch, and a year’s subscription to Film Comment.
♦ IFC Center’s Cineaste membership, $65, offers $5 off admission, no-fee online ticketing, free preview screenings, four free popcorns, and other discounts.
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