March 12th marks the celebration of Alfred Hitchcock Day in honor of the esteemed filmmaker’s prolific career. Alfred Hitchcock, who was born in 1899 and passed away in 1980, is best known for his unique cinematic style in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He’s known as the Master of Suspense, with his career spanning 50 years. Hitchcock was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his achievements in both television and motion pictures, earning him two stars on February 8, 1960. Some of the films he is best known for are “Psycho,” “Vertigo,” and “The Birds.” During his prolific career, the filmmaker earned two Golden Globe Awards, eight Laurel Awards, five lifetime achievement awards, and an AFI Life Achievement Award. He was a five-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Director. His film “Rebecca” earned him 11 Oscar nominations and the 1940 Academy Award for Best Picture.
In celebration of Alfred Hitchcock Day, we’ve curated some of the most fun cinema-themed essentials for your film-loving friends. These movie essentials for film fans everywhere can serve as great presents that will truly be treasured.
1. 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
Film enthusiasts will marvel at this fun poster that will educate and inspire you to dive into more movies this year. If you’re a new film fan, you’ll definitely need this in your room. As you discover the classics and blockbusters from the past and present, use a coin to scratch off each title and reveal surprise, movie-related artwork underneath. It’s a fun, interactive way to enjoy essential movies that influenced filmmaking throughout time. This poster is carefully crafted from 300 gsm wood-free gloss paper. It’s perfect for any film buff, film student, or as a gift for movie nerds. Shop at Uncommon Goods.
2. Ticket Stub Diary
If you’re a journal-keeper and a movie-goer, you’ll absolutely adore this ticket stub diary! Preserve your fun movie trips, concerts, sporting events, and visits to museums and Broadway shows with this ticket stub diary. It features clear sleeves that fit a variety of ticket sizes, plus space in the margin to write down your memories from the event. Each page is acid-free so you can preserve those precious tickets! The ticket stub diary is made of 100% recycled paper label stock and plastic. It’s a perfect present for those who enjoy collecting keepsakes such as tickets to the movies, concerts, museums, movies, sporting events, Broadway shows and more. Shop at Uncommon Goods.
3. Mark Cross Grace Small Leather Cross Body Bag in Black Tan
Own a piece of film history with this very chic leather cross body bag from Mark Cross, who named this bag after the elegant Grace Kelly, who first carried one of the label’s overnight cases in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film “Rear Window.” This bag is crafted from saffiano-leather by artisans and craftsmen in Italy. It features a signature boxy silhouette, a logo-engraved push-lock fastening with coordinating gold-tone metal hardware, a tan top handle and adjustable shoulder strap, and iconic red leather interior. Perfect for those nights when you’re feeling inspired by film school and the art of filmmaking. Shop at Matchesfashion.com.
4. Eat What You Watch Cookbook
If you’ve feasted your eyes on amazing films, it’s time to treat your tastebuds to the food featured in those movies! From the comforting frothy butterbeer from “Harry Potter” to the hazelnut gelato from “Roman Holiday” and the double-decker New York style pizza inspired by “Saturday Night Fever,” this cookbook has all the fun dishes from your favorite movies. It even has the delectable deli fare from “When Harry Met Sally” and Remy the rat-chef’s signature ratatouille in “Ratatouille.” You’re going to love cooking these dishes and watching those movies all over again whilst feasting on these cuisines! This cookbook is carefully put together by author Andrew Rea from the YouTube channel Binging with Babish, who recreates iconic food scenes for everyone to enjoy. It’s a great gift for film lovers and those who enjoy cooking. Shop at Sur La Table.
5. Metaverse Movie Night Iv By Pela Studio Canvas Art
Perfect for any film student or film enthusiast’s room, this canvas art from Pela Studio features a high quality movie-themed design that’s also perfect for a living room or man cave. It calls to mind the times of the past, when Netflix was merely an out of this world thought and the movie experience was exclusively limited to theaters. This chic home decor brings these times of the past. It features UV protection coating over the entire image to prevent it from fading out. It is ready to hang on any wall and does not require any hardware. Handmade in the U.S. Shop at Macy’s.
6. Maxi-Matic Elite Classic Tabletop 2.5-Ounce Kettle Popcorn Maker
Make at-home movie nights more fun with this nostalgic popcorn maker that can make up to one gallon of your favorite movie snack in just five minutes. It features a warming light to keep popcorn hot and fresh, as well as a convenient removable tray that makes serving popcorn super easy! It also has plexi-glass doors and windows and an attractive candy apple red finish with silver inlays that’s sure to inspire feelings of nostalgia and spark conversations. This traditional hot oil kettle popcorn popper includes a 2.5-ounce stainless steel kettle with built in stirring system, measuring cup, and spoon. Shop at Target.
7. Novica Recycled Metal and Auto Part Filmmaker Sculpture
Lights, camera, action! Watch the behind the scenes come to life with this sculpture made out of discarded auto parts and metal. Carefully crafted by Armando Ramirez in Mexico, this filmmaker sculpture has given metal waste a second life as art, featuring spark plug bodies galvanized wire die-cut scraps and screws cleverly put together for form this scene. It features a director with his bullhorn and his assistant operating a film slate. Shop at Novica.
8. Retro Vintage Camera Director Editor Filmmaker T-Shirt
Show off your love for the craft with this ultra comfortable and casual filmmaker themed t-shirt. It features a lightweight, classic fit and double-needle sleeve and button hem for maximum durability. Shop at Amazon.
9. Decmode Eclectic 28 Inch Iron and Glass Movie Reel Accent Table, Black
Add a touch of classic grunge to a film lover’s home with this one of a kind iron and glass movie reel accent table. It is crafted from wrought iron and features a glass top supported by a metal reel on a single pole pedestal. It also features a riveted and tiered circular platform base. A conversation starter in any at-home viewing parties. Shop at Walmart.
10. Taschen Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon The Greatest Movie Never Made
Movies that do make it to the big screen provide an experience like no other, but movies that don’t make the cut also hold interesting stories in themselves. This book features a compilation that honors Stanley Kubrick’s mysterious unmade film on Napoleon Bonaparte. It is based on the original 2009 limited edition, which featured as much as 10 books hidden inside a carved out reproduction of a Napoleon history book. In this interesting compilation, readers and film enthusiasts will love discovering correspondence, costume studies, location scouting photographs, research material, script drafts and Kubrick’s final draft of the unmade book. A perfect gift for any aspiring filmmaker. Shop at Need Supply Co.
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