With a collection that amounts to approximately two thousand films on DVD and Blu-Ray, tens of film books, two wall film posters and other film memorabilia, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll soon have to transform an entire room in our home into a mini movie theater. I still get excited like a kid in front of her birthday present whenever I discover collectibles like original scripts, postcards or exclusive, never before released photos, in the films we order that I hadn’t known they included. We’ve had The Luis Buñuel Collection collection for years, but I had forgotten all about the advertising poster cards it contained until this past weekend, and I loved them so much that I had to frame some of them.
Collecting original films (and having already invested a small fortune in them) instead of falling into the trap of downloading them online is our way of sustaining the film industry and to bring a humble homage to the talented people that have dedicated their lives and careers to this art, not only the actors and directors, but everyone involved in the film-making and in the preserving of the classic cinema.
So today I’m giving away three great classic films: Gone with the Wind, John Huston’s The African Queen, and Orson Welles’ The Trial. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post mentioning which is your favourite classic film and if and how movies influence your life. Don’t forget to leave a valid email address so that I can contact you in case you win. For additional entries, you can like Classiq on Facebook. The giveaway is open worldwide and it ends Sunday, March 17th. I will announce the winner on Monday, March 18th. Good luck and have a lovely week, everyone!
Update (18. March): The giveaway winner is Natalia of Fashioned by Love. Congratulations!
photos: by me