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Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Arc- The making of the ‘Flying Wing’ Aircraft-

  Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Arc- ‘The Flying Wing’ Aircraft We all remember the scene, It’s a Steven Speilberg classic… On our screens in 1981 Professor Henry Jones, Indiana to his friends is fighting the Nazis in the global super hit movie The Raiders of the Lost Arc. Our anti-hero is […]

Are character roles interchangeable or even genderless, how much of a character can we change before they stop being that character?

As the 007 franchise announces that the new James Bond Movie will include a woman in the 00 role, we ask…is 00 just a number? IS IT SIMPLY AS EASY AS SWAPPING GENDERS AND CHARACTER TRAITS IN OUR FAVOURITE CHARACTERS TO MAKE THEM MORE PC. OR DOES OUR DESIRE TO BE MODERN RISK DAMAGING SOME […]

Werewolves- Movie fiction or paranormal fact?

Werewolves- Movie fiction or paranormal fact?   For as long as records have existed, there have been tales of Werewolves, Lycanthropes, humans with shapeshifting abilities capable of turning into a wolf either at will, using magic, a cursed soul, or the result of a bite infection from another carrier, fated to turn into a Wolf […]

What would it be like to get in the driving seat of 007’s Aston Martin DB5? You can now own a working version for a cool £3.3 million.

Drive another day: What would it be like to get in the driving seat of 007’s Aston Martin DB5? You can now own one with all the gadgets for a cool £3.3 million. The iconic DB5 will be back in Bond’s capable hands for the new movie No Time To Die where Daniel Craig will […]

Godzilla- A history of the world’s most enduring on-screen monster

Godzilla One of the silver screen’s most enduring movie stars, Godzilla started life as the brainchild of Toho company film producer Tomoyuki Tonaka. As the story goes, he was flying over the ocean looking down into the water, when the thought about the possibility of a giant sea monster occurred to him. What would actually […]

What makes a good Horror movie? We find out the top essential elements.

We love a good horror movie here at Movie-Reliquary, but what elements are essential to make a movie a great one? We think that horror movies are a slightly different viewing experience to that of say an action or superhero movie, and in order for a horror flick to keep you on the edge of […]

Could Zombies become a reality? and why are we so afraid of them?

Everyone loves a good Zombie movie right? Wrong, so what is it that strikes fear into viewers and could it ever become a reality?     Some argue that Zombies press the fear button because by their nature they are mindless selfless creatures, and mirror our inherent fear of unrelenting mortality, by wandering around, not […]

The people bringing monsters to life- a history of prosthetics.

The History of Prosthetics on screen Since the very birth of the film industry they have been a crucial part of the team behind the scenes, so today we are taking a look at some of the fore-runners in the history of make-up prosthetics, and their place within the industry. A skilled make-up and prosthetics […]

Mad about Princess Leia- what was the darker inspiration behind her style?

When Star Wars opened in 1977 Carrie Fisher’s unique outfits quickly became a fan hit, but what inspired the unusual bun hairstyle? Princess Leia’s famous buns made her an instant style icon, and have been imitated the world over, but the truth behind their inspiration hides a darker secret. When we think of the character […]