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(Flashback) Foodie Friday: Cake Craft

Once upon a time, I was a functional human being with hobbies and interests. One of those interests was cake decorating. I even took the Wilton classes offered through Michael’s about five years ago (I never finished and would like to retake them one of these days). 216 more words

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Five Great Films That People May Have Ruined Your Love For

There are so many films over the years that I’ve considered masterpieces or were at one time my favorite films that I find myself moving away from because of how annoying the fans of it are. 1,683 more words

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Top Three Unconventional Christmas Movies

What is the most popular Christmas film? Is it “Elf?” Disney’s “The Santa Claus?” “A Christmas Story?” Well, none of that will be found in this list as these forgotten, yet impacting movies may have skipped the top of other Christmas movie lists because they celebrated Christmas a bit differently than traditional holiday movies. 980 more words

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Fictional Couples

I will never understand why Harley Quinn and the Joker are such a popular couple when there are beautiful fictional couples like this around:

My dearest friend, 45 more words

【深藏畢露】《怪誕城之夜》收藏家 2020藏品奪健力士紀錄

美國鬼才導演添布頓(Tim Burton)向來多fans,《幻海奇緣》、《大魚奇緣》、《怪誕復活狗》,部部堪稱經典。1993年的《怪誕城之夜》(The Nightmare Before Christmas),更令港人黃耀強(William)深深着迷,年復年入手電影周邊產品,廿多年來收藏逾2,200物件,兩年前更獲健力士紀錄,成為最多《怪誕城之夜》藏品的收藏家。他更攜證書與導演合照,連添布頓都讚他厲害,笑說William的《怪誕城之夜》藏品隨時多過自己。

這張健力士證書,純屬無心插柳。身邊朋友早知William是《怪誕城之夜》擁躉,不時問他是否香港最多藏品的收藏家,2013年正值電影20周年,好奇心作祟下,他便去健力士網站搜尋,發覺沒有這個紀錄,心思思已想申請。講容易做就難,事前估計只有數百件,誰知數完有2,020件之多。「最辛苦是要為每件藏品影相,要將倉庫的藏品逐件搵出來,單是影相都用了半年時間。」雖然最後只換來一紙證書,卻無疑是對他多年收藏的一個肯定,去年導演到香港出席「添布頓異想世界」巡迴展,添布頓更在證書上簽名,令整件事更有意義。

一見鍾情 電影未上映已儲玩具

關於添布頓的藏品,幾乎清一色是《怪誕城之夜》。如此瘋狂,想必也是添布頓的超級fans吧,William耍手兼擰頭,當時他連添布頓成名作《幻海奇緣》也未看。「添布頓的電影也不是每部都看,像《怪誕屍新娘》,我覺得不錯,但始終比不上《怪誕城之夜》。」William中學開始喜歡上骷髏頭和鬼怪的東西,1993年初,他在設計公司工作,見到《Macworld》雜誌介紹蘋果電腦,知道《怪誕城之夜》裏面Jack等角色的表情正是用Mac機製作,「見到那兩張電影劇照,彷彿觸電一樣,覺得他將傳統鬼怪的造型做得好可愛,就好鍾意這套戲。」
《怪誕城之夜》這套戲源自添布頓的一首詩,當初迪士尼也不太看好如此一套怪誕之作,於是透過子公司Touchstone去發行,所以當初推出的玩具也不多。當時電影還未上映,他已四出尋找相關資料及玩具,在街上見到公仔二話不說便買下,也試過在美國玩具雜誌訂購。到真正入場睇戲時,他更是興奮不已,難得是廿多年來熱情一直未減,每年萬聖節前夕更會例牌重溫這套經典。

太太背後發功 生日送自製Jack公仔

相比起90年代,William說現在入手玩具容易得多,旺角信和中心及兆萬中心都有得賣。反而電影面世初時,市面流通的產品不多,像早期推出的action figure及棺材Jack公仔,後來都成為了搶手貨,一物難求,William也是後來才將第一代的電影玩具收入囊中。大概1996年開始,迪士尼授權美國及日本公司生產玩具,相關產品亦如雨後春筍般出現。「那時候買得比較瘋狂,日本的Jun Planning公司出好多,信封貼紙公仔統統都買。」

眾多藏品中,氣球、茶杯、眼鏡、座枱鐘、水晶球、鑰匙扣、音樂盒應有盡有,也試過重複買一樣的物件,現在他大概每年仍會買100件相關產品。雖然不少藏品索價都要逾千甚至三千多元,但William笑說每次買完都不去想用了多少錢,「每次都想的話會很痛苦。」以為這樣算誇張,鍾意看卡通片的他,儲《怪誕城之夜》之前早已儲高達玩具,而且數量更多!難得是太太沒有詐型,會與William一同去東京迪士尼體驗《怪誕城之夜》主題樂園,十年前William生日時,還專程做了一隻Jack布公仔給他。這張健力士證書,也有太太的功勞。

原文見於:https://hk.lifestyle.appledaily.com/lifestyle/special/daily/article/20161211/19860321 26 more words

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Top 5 Christmas Films

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Set The Tape!

If you’re done with opening your presents, preparing the turkey and all that endless, merciless, non-stop tidying up, then you’re probably about due a good ol’ Christmas film to sit down in front of the TV with and a glass of port. 642 more words

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