A Short Wishlist
Last week I was contacted by Invaluable: an online auction site that specialises in authentic movie props.
I was asked to share my own thoughts on a favourite prop in the form of a blog post. Naturally, my mind hovered over the Middle-earth films and after looking deep into the recesses of thought, I’ve come up with a thing or two.
The result of that thinking process can be seen below …
The Red Book of Westmarch
I had already stated my desire to own the original prop used by Ian Holm and Elijah Wood to write down the story of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings respectively.
I love parchments, manuscripts and old writings.
That beautiful flowing script, the diagrams and maps are all so exquisitely gorgeous; and let’s not talk about the wonderful red leather cover with the “BB” motif embedded in it. Simply marvelous.
Not even for one of the original One Rings used during the filming would I exchange this book prop – well, maybe.
Herugrim – Théoden’s Sword
When it comes to movie props, the first thing that springs to mind is weapons and armour.
In both trilogies, there is a wealth of riches when it comes to swords wielded by characters; but none has caught my attention more than Théoden King’s orc cleaver.
Herugrim is just wonderful to behold. The clean sliver blade, the two-headed hilt in the shape of horses (which somewhat resembles a heart or a jammie dodger) and the leather-bound hilt; All this sums up the remarkable work carried by the concept design team and the sword-smiths themselves.
Yes, Herugrim would be right there with the Red Book of Westmarch.
Props from Other Films
I love movies in general. So I’m not just after props for the Middle-earth films.
I’d love to get my hands on the Grail Diary from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989).
Remember my love for parchment and old books? That reason alone should justify my interest in this gorgeous prop.
Another awesome prop would undoubtedly be the copy of “The Dynamics of an Asteroid”; Professor Moriarty’s book from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
So these are my choices … whether my dream of owning an original prop from a film will ever come true is highly doubtful.
But what’s wrong with a bit of dreaming now and then, huh?
Copyright of images belongs to the respective film studios