A great film can inspire a generation. Owning authentic memorabilia is insurmountable proof of that passion. Is your passion strong enough to pay for some of these 33 movie props? Check out our list below and read more about select props with great background stories.
Goldfinger - Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 was the latest version of the Aston Martin at the time of filming, chosen over the version Bond actually drove in the novel. The smoke screen was the only gadget originally slated for the car in the script. It is thanks to numerous crewmembers' suggestions that other gadgets were installed. The revolving license plate was inspired by the amount of parking tickets the car accumulated over filming. Director Guy Hamilton's stepson suggested the ejector seat. An oil dispenser was incorporated over a nail dispenser because of fear that the prototype could be replicated too easily and cause serious damage on roadways. The wheel-destroying spikes were inspired by the chariot blades from the movie Ben-Hur. All DB5 additions were made in the studio.
The Sound of Music - Wardrobes
This wardrobe of numerous outfits included the Von Trapp children's drapery outfits and the brown dress Julie Andrews wore while singing "Do-Re-Mi."
The Spy Who Loved Me - Lotus Esprit Submarine
The Lotus Esprit was actually modified to go underwater. Compressed air rockets were used to accelerate the car from the pier into the water. The stunt driver, wearing regular dive gear, operated four battery-powered motors underwater to travel at speeds up to 10 knots (11.5 mph). It was purchased by Tesla CEO and PayPal co-founder Elon Musk.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Flying Car
Six cars were created for the film, but the only one to be fully functional has the UK registration GEN 11. The flying car was built with a Ford 3000 V6 engine and automatic transmission. The rear of the vehicle was made by hand from cedar wood. The dashboard plate was from a World War I fighter plane. It was sold to Peter Jackson.
Back to the Future - DeLorean Time Machine
The DeLorean DMC-12 was chosen because of its resemblance to an alien space ship. Coils were added to the back as well as the vented nuclear reactor. The smoke effect after its time travel was created by pouring liquid nitrogen onto the car.
Blade Runner - Harrison Ford's Pistol
Rock Deckard (Harrison Ford) carried an unnamed pistol throughout the movie. A Steyr-Mannlicher Model SL rifle and a Charter Arms Bulldog revolver were both used for parts of the gun. Bolt and screw heads were used to represent knobs and controls. The gun had six LED lights, although some did not work during production.
Star Wars IV: A New Hope - Luke Skywalker's lightsaber
According to a 2008 survey, the lightsaber was found to be the most popular weapon in film history. The hilt was made of polished metal and the energy blade was originally created using a technique called rotoscoping. The nostalgic sound was created from a combination of idling motors and interference from a microphone passing behind a TV.
King Kong - Metal Armature
The original King Kong model was only two feet tall. Ball and socket joints allowed it to be animated frame-by-frame.
Ghostbusters 2 - Proton Pack
The Proton Pack has been a notorious challenge for fans to replicate. The originals were made of molded fiberglass shells on aluminum backplates, bolted to military surplus A.L.I.C.E. pack frames. Various decorations consisted of painted resistors, pneumatic fittings, hoses, ribbon cable, and more.