The thing about us movie-lovers is that when they ask us: What do you want for your birthday? Or What do you want for Christmas? Movies can seem like a sufficient answer, but the truth is, there are at least twenty different gifts that can’t exactly be summed up like that that would make us very happy. Here are 21 (there’s a bonus!) gift ideas for cinephiles:
1. Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut
The legendary interview of a master of the French New Wave to the Master of Suspense. A good preparation to have for the upcoming documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.
2. Conversations with Wilder by Cameron Crowe
Another great book of interviews of one filmmaker to another. If you want a good laugh and insights into life and filmmaking, this is the perfect book.
3. Getting Away With It: Or: The Further Adventures of the Luckiest Bastard You Ever Saw
By Steven Soderbergh and Richard Lester
To cap-off this trilogy of great filmmaker-to-filmmaker interview books, this is not only an extended interview, but also has Soderbergh’s journal from when he was going through a rough patch as a filmmaker. It’s funny, heartbreaking, yet also very inspiring.
4. Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity by David Lynch
If you’re interested in what Lynch has to say about life, the universe and everything beyond his films, this is the book for you. And if you aren’t, your loss. This is a fun, powerful book that’ll inspire you to open your mind and maybe lead you on your way to find inner peace.
5. Inception: The Shooting Script.
Or any Shooting Script, really. Often they have interviews with the writers and filmmakers involved in the films, and in the case of this book, storyboards and production art.
6. Philosophy and Blade Runner
Or any of the books similar to this one in the “Pop Culture and Philosophy” series. For those movie buffs who want to think deeper and beyond.
7. Annotated Godfather: The Complete Screenplay with Commentary on Every Scene, Interviews, and Little-Known Facts. Edited by Jenny Jones.
Sure, we’ve already mentioned shooting scripts. But how about this one? Not just the screenplay for The Godfather but also interviews and notes in every scene. A great gift for fans of Don Corleone.
8. Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History.
With production art, stills and much more, this is the book you’ll want to call when you want to go deeper into the making of Ghostbusters.
9. Star Wars frames: 100 postcards.
Just in time for The Force Awakens, this collection of different frames from the movies in the prequel and original trilogy will give you enough Star Wars to savor.
10. Bond by Design: The Art of the James Bond films by DK
All the cool gadgets, all the villain lairs right off the pen and pencil of their designers, and all the way up to Spectre.
11. The Art of Disney: The Renaissance and Beyond (1989-2014)
If your thing is animation, especially the modern Disney classics like The Little Mermaid and Big Hero 6, this is the perfect set of stationery.
12. The Art of Disney: The Golden Age (1937-1961)
Or if you love just as much as prefer the first classics, this is the set for you.
13. The Art of Pixar: 100 Collectible Postcards
If you love movies, you probably love Pixar. Enjoy this set of postcards with concept art from their first films and short films.
14. The Art of Pixar: Volume II 100 Collectible Postcards
And here it is, the second box set for their movies are shorts made between Ratatouille and Brave.
15. Diamond Select Toys Back to the Future 2: Biff Tannen’s Pleasure Paradise Casino Shot Glass
Thought there was a piece from the alternate, darker 2015 you thought you could keep? Here’s one you’ll enjoy.
16. Mad Max: Fury Road Original Picture Soundtrack.
Or any soundtrack really, especially if it has the original score from the film.
17. Inception: Music from the Motion Picture (Colored Vinyl)
Or maybe your movie buff is more old school and loves vinyl albums, if so, this is the perfect example of what you could get them.
18. Jurassic Park: Original Recording Remastered from MONDO
Or go even further, with the Mondo Vinyl Editions with new, original and beautiful artwork.
19. Indiana Jones – Raiders Of The Lost Ark – Movie Poster (1982 Re-Release) (Size: 24″ x 36″)
Movie posters like this ones are the perfect gift for a movie lover to decorate their room, their house, anywhere they want.
20. Movie Quotes Poster Print, 24×36 Collections Poster Print, 24×36
Or maybe not actual movie posters, but little tributes to movies like this baby right here. Sure to please those who speak in movie quotes.
Bonus. Movie Theater Cinema Admit One Ticket Pillow-Red Personalized 18×18 Inch Square Cotton Throw Pillow Case Decor Cushion Covers
Or keep the decorating going with these pillow cases for your cushions!
Do you consider yourself a movie lover? What would you add to the list of gift ideas for cinephiles?