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Star Wars at 40: 40 Memorable Star Wars Quotes

28 November 2017

Celebrate four decades of wit and wisdom from a galaxy far, far away.

Forty years after Star Wars first inspired a generation of moviegoers, the universe George Lucas built in his imagination is more relevant than ever. Its story of triumph over evil, of a hero’s tragic fall and eventual redemption, has become an inextricable part of our culture. It’s rare to find somebody who’s never seen a Star Wars film — altogether impossible to imagine someone who’s never encountered the saga secondhand through references or quotations. It continues to enthrall audiences the world over. Four decades after Artoo first set out across the Tatooine desert in search of Obi-Wan Kenobi, StarWars.com looks back some of the most memorable lines the films and TV shows have to offer. Here are 40: one for each incredible year of Star Wars.

The Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn

28 September 2017

One of Audrey Hepburn's personal belongings just broke world auction records.

Christie's has announced the total sales from part one of The Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn auction and it's safe to say the Hollywood star's appeal is still prevalent today.

After 12,000 visitors viewed the pre-sale exhibition in London, the 10 hour live auction realised £4,635,500 - a total figure that is over seven times the original estimate. Registered buyers from 46 countries across six continents placed their bids on Wednesday for 246 lots, which included Hepburn's clothing, accessories and film memorabilia.

Rare posters from golden age of cinema discovered

04 September 2017

Rare 1930s and 40s cinema posters of Laurence Olivier and John Wayne found being used as carpet UNDERLAY by builders in 1985 go up for auction

Rare 1930s and 40s cinema posters which were found being used as carpet underlay will be going up for auction for the first time.   

The collection, which was discovered accidentally by builders back in 1985, will go on sale in Cardiff next month.

The classic Hollywood posters are from the halcyon days of cinema, showing the likes of Sir Laurence Olivier and John Wayne in their prime.  

The near pristine posters, which measure up to 7ft 2in by 6ft 5in, include some titles which have never been seen at auction before.

The best Bond? Roger that!

15 June 2017

Event film critic Matthew Bond shows why no one did it better than Roger Moore

He had the sexiest girls, made a trio of 007 classics and even managed to look suave in a Seventies safari suit. Event’s film critic – the name’s Bond, Matthew Bond – pays tribute to the spy he loved the most...

When Jane Seymour described Roger Moore as ‘my Bond’, anyone who was born in the Sixties knew exactly what the Live And Let Die star meant. As a generation, we were too young to appreciate the authentic muscular authority of Sean Connery, but when Moore took over the role with Live And Let Die in 1973 we were ready, more than ready.

Invisible Man, Casablanca Headline Heritage Auctions

06 April 2017

Such was the case at Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Movie Posters Auction March 25-26 in Dallas, when several posters sparked a frenzy of competitive bids, driving their ultimate sale prices well beyond their pre-auction estimates.

The top lot in the event was a poster from The Invisible Man (Universal, 1933), and the final price soared all the way to $274,850 – more than four times its pre-auction low estimate. Universal Studios did not often produce an Advance or Teaser one sheet, but when it did, the results were sensational. This is an exceptional copy of what is considered by some to be among the greatest horror posters of all time.

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