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In the US and Canada at least, these are the most commonly encountered disposable cups used for beer - as pointed out by @Paulster2, because they can be purchased in large quantities quite cheaply (e.g. on Walmart's website, I found 100 for $6.34). There is also a fogged semi-transparent version. For this audience, the kind of cup described is instantly ...
This cup was first produced by a company named Solo, which carefully designed it to be an all-purpose cup for drinks. The cup actually has 3 measuring points for each type of drink, denoted by specific contour changes: Because of its cheap price point, its bold color and its abundance in grocery stores, it became the defacto cup to use at keg parties in ...
Something that the other answers haven't mentioned is that many of the people present at such a party are likely under 21, and an opaque cup prevents an outside observer from being able to tell that the liquid in the cup is actually beer. Many people believe that this will protect them from consequences if they are photographed or the party is raided. (It ...
Supporting answer to @JamesMcLeod's: It also packs in some meaning: The cup implies informal situations, outdoors ones, and/or low income. It's perfect for showing on camera to get the viewer to unconsciously understand that "this is a college party." It can be used to imply poverty, simplicity, or bizarrity. Let's look at the latter: In OP's images, ...
Well, I've got this, It's a poster called: Musten Baba (poster work on paper) I think it's a guru named Musten Baba; it's from 1968. It was produced by a company called Berkeley Bonaparte. I think it might have been a poster used by Frank Zappa (source) additional source
It's usually too dangerous and/or expensive to use any real money in films, especially if its getting thrown around where people could steal it or it could be damaged or destroyed. The stage money you see in films and TV looks real, but only from the particular way its being filmed. Real money isn't actually printed on paper, it's usually cotton and it's ...
It looks a bit like this picture: The material is steel wire (Original description in (German) is Gedreht, Stahldraht, mit Öse.). So, it doesn't need to be Nylon. I found also a picture from a German museum: The brush is from 19. century. The material for the brush is bristle, but if you change the color it may be the same as in the film. (The ...
The buy/rent the fake money from prop shops. This fake money has to pass legal requirements of not duplicating the image exactly among other restrictions (making it easy to spot as non-authentic if inspected closely). If people try to circulate it, the secret service steps in. It has happened before, one example is when they shot the Rush Hour 2 movie.
It's certainly not an anachronism, although they weren't in very wide use. Their creation can be placed sometime in the late 1950s, although the first dry erasable marker wasn't invented until 1975. So they were certainly around in 1981.
Just another thought, which probably is nothing more than an interesting connection:
From appearances, and the way he constantly fishes pieces out of his mouth and puts them on his plate and picks his teeth, and also according to online sources (like here and here), it's a horrible, cold piece of leftover steak which he was eating before he passed out drunk. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be in the script, where circumstances are a bit ...
It's specifically described in the movie by his friend as a Ruger Mini 14, not an M14. It also referenced the stainless Mini 14 from A-Team.
This question was asked in MetaFilter, and the top response references a Mental Floss article. This references the California Child Labor Law, which allows a (relative) newborn of 15 days old to be "employed in the entertainment industry". More on the use of babies on film, from Mental Floss: Some star-struck parents of prematurely born twins are able ...
This is very much a familiarity thing. In many instances, a car enthusiast will be able to identify a car based on its shape, styling, etc. This is especially prevalent with old American muscle cars. You can tell the year a car is made from its VIN, vehicle identification numbers were added in the 80s but it's not something you can see from a distance. ...
The glasses are generally referred to as "Half-rim glasses", "Brow-line glasses" (or more colloquially "Eyebrow glasses"). They were indeed appropriate to the period. You can see Ronnie Kray wearing them in the photo below from the early 1960s.
If you're looking to buy an actual prop used for the movie, you may be out of luck as according to a Hollywood.com article: Kubrick had all of 2001’s sets, props, and miniatures destroyed so they would never be able to be recycled for future movies, the way Forbidden Planet’s props surfaced in later films. Of course, there may have been ...
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