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Hollywood Props Auction to feature Batwing, Nolan Dark Knight and Man of Steel items

The catalog is online now for Premiere Props Hollywood Auction Extravaganza VII which will take place on September 15-16.


Auctioning off over 1000 Hollywood costumes and props including unreleased photos and wardrobe items from Elvis Presley, including his bathing suit from “Blue Hawaii;” Harry’s training broom and quaffle ball from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the WOPR computer from “Wargames,” the Delorean test car from “Back to the Future,” the Samurai sword from “Shogun,” and a trailer from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. The auction will take place at Premiere Props’ headquarters in El Segundo, CA beginning at 11am PT, with a preview from 9-11am PT each day.

Of special interest to Batman fans are items from Christopher Nolan’s and Tim Burton’s Batman movies, as well as numerous items from Nolan-produced 2013 Man of Steel.

Shown are pieces from the Batwing from the 1989 Burton Batman.   Also featured are bundles of burnt bank notes from the iconic scene of Joker (Heath Ledger) burning the mountain of money in Nolan’s The Dark Knight, a sketch of Batman’s leg armor from Batman Begins, negatives from Batman Forever, and pictures of Adam West from the popular ’60s TV show.

Pieces from the upcoming Nolan project Man of Steel include a Smallville street sign, Lois Lane items, Daily Planet signage.  Superman fans will also appreciate Superman’s costume from the Lois and Clark TV show.

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Clips from The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack, now streaming


The CD liner for The Dark Knight Rises have been circulating for a few days now, fueling speculation based on titles. “A Storm is Coming” we heard Selina Kyle say to Bruce Wayne in one of the trailers, “Mind if I Cut In?” could allude to that dance. “On Thin Ice” could certainly allude to the ice fight between Bruce Wayne and Ducard in Batman Begins… but this is music. Words aren’t very illuminating. You have to hear it. And now you can. 30-second snippets from Hans Zimmers epic score is now streaming from “the sound cloud.”

A Storm is coming

On Thin Ice

Gotham’s Reckoning

Mind if I Cut In

Underground Army

The Fire Rises

Nothing Out There


Fear Will Find You

Death by Exile

Imagine The Fire

Necessary Evil

Why Do We Fall


The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

TDKR’s Gary Oldman: Photo Booth Antics at the Empire Award

If there’s a downside to the avalanche of awesome that’s come from The Dark Knight Rises camp, it’s that everything and everyone involved seems to take the whole business a little too seriously.  With one striking exception:


This much-needed episode of brazen silliness provided by Gary Oldman, who plays Jim Gordon in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, released from Warner Bros July 20.

Written by Gotham Trending

04/14/2012 at 8:46 am

The Dark Knight Rises Gary Oldman’s “Out of Character” portrait as Oscar Nominee


Oscar®-Nominated Actors Step "Out of Character" for Academy Portrait Exhibition

All the Oscar nominees for an acting Academy Award were captured by legendary Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland, including The Dark Knight Rises‘ own Commissioner Gordon, Gary Oldman, nominated for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  While figures such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt seem very much their usual selves, others like Oldman are revealed in a truly new light in the aptly named portrait exhibition “Out of Character.”

Oscar®-Nominated Actors Step “Out of Character” for Academy Portrait Exhibition

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Out of Character,” a new exhibition featuring portraits of this year’s acting nominees by photographer Douglas Kirkland. The exclusive new photos of 2011’s Oscar-nominated performers will be on display starting Saturday, February 11, in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills.

Kirkland photographed all 20 of the Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress nominees in the two weeks since the January 24 nominations announcement. His distinctive, large-format portraits will be on display through March 18. An online gallery of these portraits, along with behind the scenes shots, will be spotlighted at beginning today.

Following the exhibition, the portraits will become part of the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library photograph collection.

Kirkland has been capturing iconic images of motion picture luminaries for more than five decades, revealing as well as immortalizing such legends as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Orson Welles, Audrey Hepburn and Paul Newman. Also well known as a set photographer, he has worked on more than 100 films, including “The Sound of Music,” “Out of Africa,” “Titanic” and “Moulin Rouge.” He recently traveled to Australia to serve as special set photographer on Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” scheduled for release in 2012.

“Out of Character” will be open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The Grand Lobby Gallery is located at the Academy’s headquarters at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Oldman has played James Gordon in the two previous Christopher Nolan Batman movies (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) was well as the upcoming Dark Knight Rises, which is indicative of the actor’s ability to go from starring roles like Tinker, Tailor to supporting ones like those in the Batman and Harry Potter series.

TDKR’s Morgan Freeman ‘A Prince in His Profession’ | Golden Globe Awards Official Website

morgan-freeman-lucius-fox-in-the-dark-knight-rises-golden-globes-blogMORGAN FREEMAN—A ‘PRINCE IN HIS PROFESSION’

Morgan Freeman was hailed as “a prince in his profession” by Sidney Poitier, who, with Helen Mirren, introduced him as this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. De Mille award.

Poitier, himself a former De Mille award recipient, said Freeman invests the characters he plays with a third-dimensional aura and added: “You become the character and the character becomes you.”

Helen Mirren, a three-time Golden Globe winner, playfully chided Freeman for having made more than 50 films and only one —Red—with her.

The Cecil B. De Mille award is given every year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

The calm and authoritative Morgan Freeman, 74, had already had a long and venerable career by the time he became famous.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he made his acting debut at the age of nine in a school play, won a state-wide drama competition when he was 12, performed on a Nashville radio show while still in high school, danced at the 1964 World’s Fair and first appeared on screen in 1965 as an extra in The Pawnbroker.

He won a best actor Golden Globe in 1990 for Driving Miss Daisy and was nominated three more times, for The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, for which he won an Oscar, and Invictus.

The actor recently finished filming his role as a wheelchair-bound former baseball star in The Summer of Monte Wildhorn,.


Morgan Freeman is currently playing Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway et al.  It is Freeman’s third appearance as Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox and “Q” to Bruce Wayne’s James Bond

TDKR Stars to make a showing at the Golden Globes

The 69th Annual Golden Globes are tonight and the stars of The Dark Knight Rises will be well-represented.

Most significantly, Morgan Freeman, who has played Lucius Fox in all three Nolan Batman outings, will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.   It will be presented by CBD Award-winner and legend Sidney Poitier.


Christian Bale’s The Flowers of War is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film


And Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Cancer Comedy” 50/50 is nominated for Best Comedy or Musical Motion Picture, and Gordon-Levitt himself for best actor.


#TDKR composer Hans Zimmer teases a Selina Kyle/Catwoman theme in The Dark Knight Rises score

In an interview with MTV, The Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer answers a question about Selina Kyle/Catwoman’s theme saying:

She will have (one), she doesn’t yet.  That’s got something to do with ‘I haven’t written it yet.”

Apparently the award-winning composer who has done all Nolan’s oeuvre, including  previous Batman outings: Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, has too many ideas, which certainly sounds promising for us.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012.

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Zimmer: Batman 3 score must do more than rehash The Dark Knight

Written by Gotham Trending

12/25/2011 at 7:48 am