GIFT GUIDE: FOR: Film junkies
What to get your movie-obsessed friends.
Dec. 09, 2014
TCM Greatest Classic Film Collections: For the classic movie lover, a Turner Classic Movie box set will send them over the moon. The collections all have a different theme: be it an actor, like Elizabeth Taylor or John Wayne, or a genre, like horror, western or romantic comedy. Even better, the collections range in price from $13.99 to $19.99. Since time machines are not a thing yet, these classic film sets are the next best gift for the friend who finds greener grass in films of the past.
Classic movie mug: For the loved one who knows all the words to movie favorites like “Forrest Gump,” “The Godfather” and “Star Wars,” this mug will never go out of style, as it has 24 classic movie quotes running in fun and colorful fonts all around it. At just under $15, your friends can sip their favorite libations while watching their favorite flicks. Here’s looking at you, you thrifty gift-giver you.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: It was sad when, after 10 years, the Harry Potter movies came to an end … Psych! It was just announced that the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be hitting theaters in 2016. Based off of J.K. Rowling’s book of the same name, the movie will not be about Harry Potter, but will be set in 1920s New York focusing on a writer named Newt Scamander. The book can be found very cheap at $4.20 and up depending on buying used, new, hardback or paperback. This book is a great gift for any Harry Potter enthusiast.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1” soundtrack: The friend who is obsessed with The Hunger Games surely has already seen, and loves, the most recent Hunger Games installment, so why not get them the soundtrack? The soundtrack, curated by Lorde, has tracks like her own “Yellow Flicker Beat,” Charli XCX ft. Simon le Bon’s “Kingdom,” Tinashe’s “The Leap” and Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, and Haim’s “Meltdown.” With this gift, coming in at $13.99, the movie doesn’t have to end when the screen goes dark.
“The Story of Film: An Odyssey” For the film historian, this 15-part documentary will keep them busy throughout the holiday season. The documentary starts with film’s conception and follows it up until the modern day, focusing on the evolution of film. Even if it is a little bit of a splurge at $35.99, “The Story of Film” will be well worth the money for anybody who loves documentaries and is interested in the history of film. What could be more perfect for the ultimate movie-lover than a movie about the history of movies?