There are star charts, and now there are Star Charts. Designers from the Manchester-based design studio DOROTHY™ are the creative geniuses behind this new series of prints which brilliantly arrange movie stars and movie titles in constellation map form. One chart chronicles the Golden Age of Hollywood, while the other chronicles the Modern Age. Actors and directors are indicated as stars, with the films themselves forming the constellations. Popular Science reports:
“In the first print, the designers at DOROTHY™ created a print for the classics, working off what the night sky over Los Angeles looked like on October 6, 1927. That was the day ‘The Jazz Singer’, the first film with synchronized dialogue, began the slow demise of silent film and ushered in the Golden Age. Included on the print are 62 films like ‘Gone With The Wind’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, and ‘Casablanca’. The other print deals with modern films, modeled after the night sky over New York on June 16, 1960, when Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ premiered. There are 108 movies on that print, and they’re pretty varied: ‘Easy Rider’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, and ‘Avatar’ are all included.”
You can purchase your own copies of the limited edition and open versions of the Golden Age and Modern Age prints by visiting the designers’ site at WEAREDOROTHY.com. The limited edition colors are available for £100 (approximately $153) with the open editions selling for £25 (approximately $38).
In related news, as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations for the 1939 classic The Wizard Of Oz, Warner Brothers is re-releasing the film in fully restored IMAX 3D this coming September 1, 2013. The films landmark 75th anniversary isn’t officially until August 12, 2014, but Warner Brothers wants to get the party started early with the September IMAX 3D release, followed by a 3D Blu-Ray super set on October 1, 2013.
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