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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 ...
The Eye is the window to the soul... The mirror allows Rust to 'see' his own soul, to meditate and focus on his own consciousness and gain prescience, even enlightenment... internally, of course. Cohle is a vehement athiest, but he still believes in a higher level of consciousness: whether borne of delusion, drug induced hallucination or otherwise. A ...
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 ...
It's most likely just a simple greenhouse. While most models are sold with solid walls/roofs/covers made of glass or plastic (at least here in Germany), there are models made for plastic sheets as well. A quick Google search even listed some indeed portable greenhouses that are more compact and possibly easier to be built within rooms. To me it looks like ...
It is a Maxa Beam searchlight: From the description: The Maxa Beam has been used in motion pictures, television and still photography for over 20 years. The Maxa Beam Searchlight can be seen in movies such as Alien vs. Predator, Blade, The Day After Tomorrow, Demolition Man, Earthquake, Ghost Ship, Gone in 60 Seconds, Jurassic Park (1, 2 & ...
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.
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 ...
Just another thought, which probably is nothing more than an interesting connection:
Jaguar Regency Red, apparently. The car does have its own website after all.
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. ...
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 appears to be an M14 used by the US Military 1959–1964 and is still in service by other countries:
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