Marilyn Monroe

10 Hilariously Deceptive DVD Covers

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It’s of kind of heartwarming that Dinklage is now a marketable name, considering part of his role in the film is complaining about how people of his stature are underused in cinema; it’s also the most recent example of DVD and Blu-ray distributors using a secondary actor’s subsequent fame as a slightly dishonest selling point. …Read More

10 Crazy Hollywood Curses

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Hollywood is known as the boulevard of broken dreams. We can add “the capital of cursed films” to Tinseltown’s list of credits, too. With Rebel Without a Cause star James Dean’s deathiversary approaching on September 30 — the actor died while driving his Porsche 550 Spyder, which many believe is cursed — we’ve got the shadowy side of the film industry on the brain. Here are just a few of the weirdest, wildest, and creepiest Hollywood legends.
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Clever Posters for Imagined Superhero Movies From Hollywood’s Golden Age

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These days, the comic book adaptation feels like the engine that’s driving Hollywood; though we get fewer of them than you might think (Ant-Man is only the second of three this summer, for example), they suck up a disproportionate amount of our attention (to say nothing of studio budgets). Yet it wasn’t always so; in fact, in the grand scheme of movie history, our superhero obsession only goes back about a quarter-century, to 1989’s Batman (the first two Superman movies had been hits, but they were anomalies).
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50 Great Books About 50 Inspiring Women

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There’s never a bad time to read about historically badass ladies, but since March is Women’s History Month, now is a particularly perfect moment to bust out your library card and take in some stories of women who’ve changed art, culture, and history as we know it. Here you’ll find 50 great biographies and autobiographies of famous, fascinating, and inspiring women, from Frida Kahlo to Mina Loy to Marie …Read More

Moody Paintings of Drive-In Theaters Showing Classic Films

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Artist Andrew Valko captures the allure of the drive-in theater and those larger-than-life faces on the silver screen that beckon to us in the dark. His series of moody paintings also features power lines, street signs, car interiors, and the rolling landscape — but it’s those Hollywood stars on the big screen whose expressions mesmerize. The series is nostalgic, yet oddly futuristic at the same time due to the inclusion of highways and a neon light emanating from each artwork. Take a closer look in our …Read More

The 10 Most Iconic Dresses in Cinema

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One of cinema’s most enduring images, a voluptuous Anita Ekberg wades in Rome’s Trevi Fountain wearing a sexy black dress in Federico Fellini’s La dolce vita. The screen siren died this week, leaving behind a fashion legacy as one of international cinema’s sex symbols. “Her role in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita — where she played a movie star — shot her to stardom. The movie was a colossal success and came to define the wild and carefree days of the early 1960s,” writes the L.A. Times. In honor of the style icon’s fashion-savvy roles, we’re looking back at some of cinema’s most iconic dresses ever captured on film. Add your favorites, below.
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20 Awesome Holiday Gifts for the Movie Geek in Your Life

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Well, kids, holiday shopping season is upon us, and Flavorwire is here to help you figure out what to get the most problematic person on your list: the movie geek, the family film fan with antisocial tendencies and cinematic inclinations. Luckily, there’s an abundance of terrific new books, box sets, and paraphernalia for cinephiles; we’ve picked out some of the …Read More

Cool Illustrations Pair Hollywood Icons with Famous Architects

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Illustrator Federico Babina has carved out an impressive niche documenting and interpreting popular culture through the lens of architecture, fusing building design with music, modern art, and film. Now, he’s used his unique sensibility to combine iconic architects and celebrities with the series Archilife, with each illustration placing a Hollywood star in a home designed by the appropriate draftsman. Check out the entire series on his website; our favorites are collected after the jump.
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