T.'s Head Sold Below Expectations
In a recent auction hosted by Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, the renowned head of the beloved character "E.T." fetched $635,00, falling short of the anticipated range of $800,000 to $1 million.
According to Belga news agency, the auction, featuring a diverse array of cinematic memorabilia, also includes standout items such as the bathrobe from "The Big Lebowski," Princess Diana's engagement blouse, Audrey Hepburn's jacket from "Charade" (1963), and Carrie Bradshaw's famous computer from "Sex and the City."
E.T.'s head, offered by its creator Carlo Rambaldi, boasts unique features such as movable nostrils, as well as manipulable eyes, lips, and eyebrows.
Notable acquisitions from the auction include a sword from "Conan the Barbarian" (1980s) purchased for $45,500, and a machete used by Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, which sold for $65,000.
For enthusiasts and collectors alike, this auction represents a unique opportunity to acquire iconic pieces from the world of cinema and pop culture. Stay tuned for more updates from this exclusive event in Beverly Hills.
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" is a classic science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg. Released in 1982, the movie quickly became a cultural phenomenon and is considered one of the greatest films of all time. Here are some key details about the iconic movie:
The story revolves around a young boy named Elliott, played by Henry Thomas, who befriends a stranded alien botanist dubbed E.T. The alien, with its heartwarming charm and otherworldly abilities, develops a deep connection with Elliott and his siblings. Together, they embark on a journey to help E.T. return to its home planet.
The film is known for several iconic scenes, such as E.T. and Elliott riding a bicycle across the moonlit sky, the heartwarming "phone home" communication, and the emotional farewell as E.T. returns home. These moments have become ingrained in popular culture.
"E.T." was both a critical and commercial success. It received universal acclaim for its storytelling, direction, and special effects. It became the highest-grossing film of its time, holding that record for over a decade until surpassed by another Spielberg film, "Jurassic Park."
The film received nine Academy Award nominations and won four Oscars, including Best Original Score by John Williams. It also won the hearts of audiences globally and garnered widespread praise for its emotional depth and timeless appeal.
"E.T." left an indelible mark on popular culture. The character of E.T. itself became an enduring symbol, and phrases like "phone home" entered everyday language. The film's influence can be seen in numerous references and homages in subsequent movies, TV shows, and other forms of media.
Decades after its release, "E.T." continues to be cherished by audiences of all ages. Its themes of friendship, acceptance, and the exploration of the unknown resonate with viewers, making it a timeless classic that continues to captivate new generations.
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" remains a shining example of the magic that cinema can create and stands as a testament to Steven Spielberg's storytelling prowess.