February 28, 2011

Earthquake relief fund in New Zealand: wanna help?

UPDATE! I heard on the radio this morning (March 2nd) that it could take 15 years to rebuild Christchurch and the bill could be over $10 Billion. My account has $3.81 in it now from sales. I thank those people. Every bit counts. Ross



EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND


All earnings from this Ross Heywood's Zazzle Store section will be donated to the Earthquake Relief Fund in New Zealand.
New Zealand suffered one of its worst natural disasters when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck second-biggest city  called Christchurch on 22th February. A 7.1 magnitude shake also struck Christchurch September 4, 2010, causing damage but were no deaths.  This time the shallow quake, just two miles below the surface, caused several office blocks to collapse as well as destroying a 110-year-old Anglican cathedral.


I know little about New Zealand. I saw An angel at my table, The Piano and Whale Rider. So, that is my New Zealand.  I know the islands were once a Britain colony. I know about indigenous Maori population and the traditional crafts of carving and weaving. And I also know that James Cook was one of the first Europeans to set foot on the islands. And that's it! I imagine huge mountains and tall trees and the winds blowing from the sea and I seem to forget about its populated cities until one it's on the news for the worst reason.
A few weeks ago I found Ross’s store. He gave shelter to a couple of hedgehogs and displayed their photo on some products. It caught my attention. I adore those cute animals! He lives in New Zealand. He started the fund raise for Christchurch and I decided to help. I feel deeply sorry for all who have to go through this kind of tragedy. I experienced only very small earth shakes but I get really scared when it happens. Last time was 2009To watch earthquakes devastation images – Japan, Turkey, Italy, Haiti- is almost as bad as watching war devastation images. Earthquakes comes without warning, we still can’t predict it. We’re powerless to defend ourselves.  I gave Ross a hand. Now, it's your turn to give Christchurch a hand too.


February 27, 2011

Help rebuild Christchurch city in New Zealand!


All earnings from this sale will be donated to the Earthquake relief fun in New Zealand. Check if Ross has listed your country. If not, you can ask him to do it. Remember that you can buy this t-shirt in other colors or models because Zazzle makes it customizable. Spread the word. 150 people dead, at least 50 still missing, a devastated city. It's on the other side of the world but it's your World too.


February 26, 2011

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) awarded Nuno Maló for Amália





As you may have already noticed I have at least two loves: one is movies and the other is music. And I have two motifs of joy to share with you. First. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) awarded the Breakout Composer of the Year to Portuguese composer Nuno Malo for AMÁLIA for excellence in musical scoring. AMÁLIA is a film about the life of Portuguese fado singer Amália Rodrigues. Second. John Powell’s score for the animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON won both Film Score of the Year and Best Score for an Animated Film. Well done!!! I just loved that animated movie and the music!

Breakout Composer of the Year nominees also included Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, better known as the French electronic/dance duo Daft Punk, for TRON: LEGACY; Spanish composer Oscar Araujo for the video game CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW; Spanish composer Arnau Bataller for the mystery film LA HERENCIA VALDEMAR; German composer Herbert Grönemeyer for the George Clooney drama THE AMERICAN.


Check the complete 2010 Film Categories
FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
• HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, music by John Powell
FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
BREAKOUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• NUNO MALÓ
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
• THE KING’S SPEECH, music by Alexandre Desplat
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
• THE LIGHTKEEPERS, music by Pinar Toprak
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM
• THE GHOST WRITER, music by Alexandre Desplat
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM
• TRON: LEGACY, music by Daft Punk
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE
• HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, music by John Powell
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
• OCÉANS, music by Bruno Coulais
FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
• ALICE IN WONDERLAND – “Alice’s Theme” (Danny Elfman)

And the Oscar goes to...movie inspired Zazzle products!

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The event will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide. 

The Academy is an honorary membership organization founded in 1927 by 36 of the most influential men and women in the motion picture industry at the time.  Unfortunately I watched only a few of the 83rd Academy Awards nominated movies so I can’t have an opinion on how Oscars should be distributed. The movie going experience is just wonderful. I can forget about everything else when I watch a good movie. I was a passionate moviegoer in the past. Back then I had months when I watched movies every day counting with home video. I was told by American friends that I knew more about classic American movies than they did! I like all sorts of movies from all countries and from all times. Also documentary movies and animation features long or short. It’s difficult for me to pick a favorite director or actor/actress or movie. 

It wasn’t easy also to pick a few Zazzle products inspired by the movies or Hollywood life! After searching for a while these got into my list! 

This list has two sections - the first one is Gift section and it features Zazzle products you can buy for yourself or for movie fans. The second is Movie Party Invitation section! Hope you enjoy it!

- This post was refreshed in 2015
Retro Movie Ending Screen Pillow
Retro Movie Ending Screen Pillow by zlatkocro
Browse other pillow designs on Zazzle.
Film Countdown Coaster
Film Countdown Coaster by DryGoods
Look at Movies Cork Coasters online at Zazzle.com
Movie Star Pop Art Throw Blanket
Movie Star Pop Art Throw Blanket by StrangeLittleOnion
Find other Drama queen Throw Blankets at zazzle.com
Movie maker Clap Board Throw Pillow
Movie maker Clap Board Throw Pillow by photosoup
Browse other pillow designs on Zazzle.
Batman Classic Logo Ringer Coffee Mug
Batman Classic Logo Ringer Coffee Mug by batman
Create one-of-a-kind personalized cups from zazzle.com.
Baymax Seal Two-Tone Coffee Mug
Baymax Seal Two-Tone Coffee Mug by disney
Check out Baymax Mugs online at zazzle
I Cry Candy Pillow
I Cry Candy Pillow by disney
Browse Zazzle for a different throw pillow.
Miss Piggy 3 Ringer Coffee Mug
Miss Piggy 3 Ringer Coffee Mug by disney
Create unique photo mugs online at zazzle.com
The Grandfather Mug
The Grandfather Mug by RoamingRosie
Check out Grandfathers Mugs online at zazzle
3D GLASSES PILLOW
3D GLASSES PILLOW by ARTKISSED
Shop for 3dglasses Pillows online at Zazzle.com
Sparky Running Ringer Coffee Mug
Sparky Running Ringer Coffee Mug by disney
Browse Frankenweenie sparky Mugs online at Zazzle.com
Baymax Supersuit Note Books
Baymax Supersuit Note Books by disney
Browse Zazzle for a different spiral notebook
Movie Night Coaster
Movie Night Coaster by EnKore
Browse Movie Cork Coasters online at Zazzle.com
Hollywood Movie Star Pillow
Hollywood Movie Star Pillow by BonniePhantasm
Shop for Actor Pillows online at Zazzle.com
Poster for Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" Beverage Coaster
Poster for Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" Beverage Coaster by corbisimages
Check out more Color lithograph Cork Coasters at Zazzle


Lights Camera Action - Coaster
Lights Camera Action - Coaster by ImGEEE
Browse Lights Cork Coasters online at Zazzle.com
Movie Geek with Clapboard 2 Inch Round Magnet
Movie Geek with Clapboard 2 Inch Round Magnet by Cinematics
Check out other Movie buff Magnets at zazzle.com
Sparky Sitting White 2 Inch Round Magnet
Sparky Sitting White 2 Inch Round Magnet by disney
Browse more Frankenweenie sparky Magnets at Zazzle
End Title Card coaster
End Title Card coaster by surrealitee
Browse The end Coasters online at Zazzle.com
Art Deco movie theater on opening night Notebook
Art Deco movie theater on opening night Notebook by corbisimages
Look at Large group of people Notebooks online at Zazzle.com



Charlie Chaplin 1915 Vintage Magazine Card card



Buzz Logo Disney shirt
Buzz Logo Disney by disney
Browse other tees made on zazzle


Yoda says Go Green shirt






Theater snack trio shirt
Theater snack trio by Imaginechest
Browse other t-shirt designs made on zazzle.com
A Trip to the Moon mousepad
A Trip to the Moon by APeach
View more mousemats on zazzle
Movie Night iPhone Case speckcase

Jawsome T-Shirt shirt
Jawsome T-Shirt by toxiferous
Browse other t-shirt designs made on zazzle.com
Red Carpet Diva Notecard card
Red Carpet Diva Notecard by Derora
clapperboard cinema spiral notebooks
clapperboard cinema spiral notebooks by jeanlucb
Look at Clapperboard Notebooks online at Zazzle.com
clapperboard cinema luggage tags
clapperboard cinema luggage tags by jeanlucb
Browse more Clapperboard Luggage Tags at Zazzle
Movie Camera Reel Postcard
Movie Camera Reel Postcard by wildapple
Check out Contemporary Postcards online at zazzle


Cinema Poster Greeting Card
Cinema Poster Greeting Card by Ciaffi
View Midcentury Cards online at zazzle




Film Reel / Movie Reel Card
Film Reel / Movie Reel Card by apatedesign
Shop for a card with zazzle.com
Theater snack trio mug
Theater snack trio mug by Imaginechest
Look for more mugs at Zazzle
Maschinenmensch Hip Flask
Maschinenmensch Hip Flask by WideBoyGear
Look at more Robot Flask at zazzle
Wristlet cinema
Wristlet cinema by Pantarei
Shop here for Wristletsat Zazzle


clapperboard cinema "Sci-Fi" iPad Sleeves
clapperboard cinema "Sci-Fi" iPad Sleeves by clapperboard
Look at Clapperboard iPad Sleeves online at Zazzle.com
clapperboard cinema sleeve for MacBooks
clapperboard cinema sleeve for MacBooks by jeanlucb
Find more Clapperboard MacBook Sleeves at Zazzle

And what about a Movie Night Party
Here's a collection of invitations for several occasions incluind movie nights, birthday party, Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party and Wedding!!

Starred Movie Marquee You're Invited card

Starred Movie Marquee You're Invited by EHPlesser




Movie Love Wedding Invitation
Movie Love Wedding Invitation by PaperDilly
Look at other Wedding Invitations at zazzle.com
Vintage retro movie tickets wedding invitations
Vintage retro movie tickets wedding invitations by jinaiji
Look at Movie ticket wedding Invitations online at Zazzle.com
Walk of Fame Wedding Invitation
Walk of Fame Wedding Invitation by PaperDilly
See more Wedding Invitations at zazzle.com
A Love Carved in Stone Wedding Invitation
A Love Carved in Stone Wedding Invitation by PaperDilly
Check out other Wedding Invitations at zazzle.com
Our Wedding Adventure - Wedding Invitation
Our Wedding Adventure - Wedding Invitation by PaperDilly
Check out other Wedding Invitations at zazzle.com
Now Playing 5x7 Paper Invitation Card
Now Playing 5x7 Paper Invitation Card by WeddingDreamland
Browse Wedding Invitations online at Zazzle.com
Cinema Star Party Invitation
Cinema Star Party Invitation by CottonLamb
Look at Cinema star Invitations online at Zazzle.com

Movie Clapboard Sweet Sixteen Birthday Invitation
Movie Clapboard Sweet Sixteen Birthday Invitation by marlenedesigner
Check out Hollywood Invitations online at zazzle
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