Star gazing, a popular pastime for us at The Coolector, to look up into the night’s sky and watch these wonderful, entertaining, surreal, captivating, mystical stars, shining so bright. Perhaps not too dissimilar to another of our pastimes, watching great Hollywood films. To spend hours in front of the reel watching some of the most famous actors throughout cinematic history; these wonderful, entertaining, surreal, captivating, mystical stars, shining so bright.
So, it was of upmost interest to us at The Coolector to find an altogether captivating piece of wall decor which superbly brings together the heavens with Hollywood, to form Hollywood Star Charts. Using design common to celestial cartography, the maps which have helped man navigate the globe since time immemorial, Hollywood Star Charts identifies decades worth of the biggest names to grace the silver screen.
Where stars such as Polaris or Sirius would exist, now James Stewart or Robert De Niro take rightful place. As to the constellation design, Andromeda now makes way for Apocalypse Now, Cassiopeia exchanges for Casablanca and Leo stands aside for Leon. But the real beauty is in the work of the cinematic cartographer, who, with superior graphic cataloguing and research, has placed each of the Hollywood stars relative to one another according to film appearance. Fantastic!! Take a look at the awesome print in action below:
The Golden Age Chart begins from October 6th 1927 and ‘the release date of Al Jolson’s ‘The Jazz Singer’, the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue which heralded a new era for cinema and the decline of the silent film.
The 62 films featured include those chosen for preservation in the US National Film Registry due to their cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance; Academy Award winners; and a few personal favourites. Films include King Kong, The Wizard of Oz, It’s a Wonderful Life, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca and Rebel without a Cause.’
The Modern Day Chart begins from June 16th 1960 and ‘the date of the first showing of Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ at the DeMille Theater. With its new approach to storytelling, characterisation and violence it is seen as a key movie in the start of the post-classical era of Hollywood.
The 108 films featured include those chosen for preservation in the US National Film Registry due to their cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance; Academy Award winners; and a few personal favourites. Films include Easy Rider, Bonnie and Clyde, The Exorcist, The Godfather, Chinatown, Star Wars, Pulp Fiction and Avatar.’
The Coolector considers these 80 by 60cm charts to be of paramount significance, universally cool, and such an astronomically perfect demonstration of style and design. Film memorabilia of luminary proportions!
Golden Age HERE
Modern Day HERE