Hollywood Treasure - Returns 5/22/12

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by JiminSTLouis, May 22, 2012.

  1. JiminSTLouis

    JiminSTLouis Sr Member

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    Heads up - Hollywood Treasure returns tonight on SciFi, 9:00pm central.
     
  2. swfangirl

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    thanks, almost forgot!
     
  3. Robert412

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    Man! Pulled out all the stops tonight!
     
  4. yt

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    Can't wait to watch!
     
  5. Hobo Wan Kenobi

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    Well anyways hahahaha. I'm pretty sure that Sean Astin was holding one of Relics Goonies coins in tonight's episode.
     
  6. Moviefreak

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    That is exactly what I thought when he said it was a replica.
     
  7. Noeland

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    The dude in the tac vest seemed a bit silly. :) Not like they're going to have armed guards at the auction.
     
  8. Kerr Avon

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    Is it the one they had the 2 million Wizard of Oz shoes at? I can see having some armed guards for that.
     
  9. Jedifyfe

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    I couldn't believe it but Sean Astin still has the Doubloon that I gave him. It was one of Relicmakers. I remember he was blown away by it when I met him and gave it to him about 3 years ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. .:MirrorminD:.

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    As much as I love looking at the props, I really did not like last nights episode. The scripting was so bad I almost changed it. From forced lines, to the fake lets make a deal, to Tracey's ridiculous facial expressions and over acting. I think I seriously might have to watch next weeks muted.
     
  11. Probe Droid

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    I caught some of the reruns earlier in the evening. It was great seeing Tom Spina. That was a pleasant shock.
     
  12. goapebilly

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    Obviously alot is scripted , and how funny was guy in TAC vest with rubby slippers,must of felt like a idiot, and the extras filing in ,in suits.If you ever been to one ,alot of the people arent dressed like that. Its still a cool show to see some amazing stuff you never knew survived and up close.Unless you live in areas where there are plenty of museums to see these things,its your only shot to see alot of it. I know bad scripted lines,reactions etc,its still a good show if your any kind of collector . goapebilly
     
  13. streetjudge79

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    That is every reality show on TV... nothing new. LOL. This is how people who aren't actors act. Same thing with my other two reality shows I watch, fish tank kings and tanked.



     
  14. Moviefreak

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    Sad thing is... A few of them on Hollywood Treasures ARE actors, lol.
    Wasn't the one guy on Lost?
     
  15. Kerr Avon

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    The woman, the token 'hot piece of *' for the show, is a model or actress I believe.
     
  16. jax

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    EVERYONE in LA is an Actor....not all discovered. :p Nice to see all the Captain America Props in the show cases in the background. Sets the filming in the past couple of months. Wonder if they will have a show dedicated to the CA auction?
     
  17. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I really don't care about the script or whatever, it's just cool to see some of the stuff on the show. I still can't comprehend spending $2 million for ruby slippers... I mean even if I had Bill Gates' money I'd tell my family to commit me for that. I get the movie history value, but wow.
     
  18. swfangirl

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    I know, you could buy like 2 parking spaces in New York City :p
     
  19. Apollo

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    I thought it was hilarious.

    You could not get out of that building once it was locked down

    Strictly Hollywood for show! :lol



     
  20. Art Andrews

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    Wasn't the security guy part of the secured storage facility? If so, that is totally reasonable. Our hosting for the RPF is at a secure facility and it is like something right out of the movies (or Hollywood Treasure). Armed guards, with Tac vests and M-16s, escort you everywhere in the facility and you are NEVER alone. It may have just been an actor for Hollywood Treasure, but places with that kind of security do exist.
     
  21. Art Andrews

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    I was very frustrated by this episode, especially after meeting Joe Maddalena at Comic Con last year. The first season was great from a prop standpoint, but the scripting and acting were just atrocious. I was really hoping they would up their game this time around, but I honestly think it was actually worse!

    I don't know Joe personally, but he does not come across as a very likable character on the show, yet when I met him in person last year, he came across as extremely sincere, personable and friendly... overall, a VERY likable guy who seems to have a true passion for the hobby as a whole (while still being business minded). I just don't get that from him in the way the show is presented. Because so much of it seems faked or staged, the passion he presents on the show also seems fake... and that is really unfortunate because I don't feel it is portraying him in a very fair light.

    The rest of the crew seem like filler, except Brian Chanes who seems genuine, but also suffers from the horrible setups.

    I am very glad there is another season, but I wish they would play it a bit more straight and not try to "entertain" us with drama. The props are why we watch. Just give us more of that.
     
  22. Galactifan

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    Season 2 is off to a great start. I love this show! Now extended to an hour long...way cool.
     
  23. INDY

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    This 1st episode of the 2nd season was my first time watching the show. You can tell it's scripted, but what reality show isn't.

    The one thing that I like is seeing props.

    Many people here have some extremly beatiful collections from the pics I have seen posted on here.

    But, How about that collection that Father and Son had, I beleive last name was Driers, I was blown away by that collection.

    They either have tons of money or some how have connections to get their hands on those types of screen used movie items.
     
  24. Wes R

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    That's a lot of security for a prop site :lol Sadly those ruby slippers are like the pieces of art that get stolen from museums: just can't be passed up by some rich folks who have to have it on their own wall/display case.
     
  25. Alan Cross

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    Yeah, in regards to the Ruby Slippers security system: They' didn't show the hidden water tank filled with man eating sharks, but, by God, it was probably there.
     
  26. .:MirrorminD:.

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    Ive dealt with Joe directly on a few occasions, but have talked to him on the phone numerous times. Before the show even existed he was pretty decent but as of late it really seems everything has gone to his head.

    I mostly deal with Fong whenever I sell a piece or need to get more info on a prop. I really like Fong, he goes out of his way to help secure a piece. But on the show its almost too funny to watch. On the show he talks like the William Shatner from Family Guy. In real life he doesnt talk like that at all.
     
  27. ep1972

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    I can personaly comment on the scripting as I was at the auction, and at some of the filming for all seasons. What you are all saying is "scripted....." well most of it is not. There are times where a "retake" may be need from a sound, or camera angle issue, but each time I have been there, what I saw in person was exactly what was shown on TV. The people wearing suits were NOT paid actors they were legitimate buyers, as I was one of the many there wearing a suit. These auctions have become a more sophisticated affair, and more affluent buyers or their bidders are showing up just like you saw on TV.

    Joe is a very nice guy, and Art Andrews is right, he is not coming off well on the tube. Don't get me wrong I can see where you are coming from about seeming all scripted but its not. The seller of the Batman stuff, I was there that day meeting with Joe and saw the whole thing. It was a set appointment, and the seller had to sign some forms beofre hand to agree to appear on the show etc, but none of that was scripted. He already had the cash box ready to go, and the coin in his pocket as a sweetner if needed.

    The reality is with all the sound bites, and editing, it makes the show appear more scripted.

    So just some first hand experience for what its worth.
     
  28. Wakeem

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    I like this show but the first episode did feel a lot more forced compared to last year. Three examples:

    1. The bit before the commercial break when Joe and Tracey are trying to come up with a price for that absurd collection. It belongs in a museum!!!

    2. The Riddler's cane auction. It doesn't make sense that everyone would wait till the last second to see if anyone wants the item before bidding. Then once one person bids everyone starts bidding.

    3. The final bit on completing the sale of the ruby slippers.

    That being said, I still like seeing the props and stuff they find. Sean Astin is definitely cool. I like how he always referred to his character and not himself when describing scenes. Plus, he kept his Rudy helmet and wants to get the original Goonies doubloon back.

    Also, Tracey still gets points for preferring the Keaton Batman. Unless that's a setup. Plus, the hot blonde who won The Riddler hat. Unless she was just a proxy like in Octopussy.
     
  29. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I'm not saying she's not just an actress, but I would have thought the same thing before I saw some of the girls on the RPF. So they are out there. Though none of them apparently live near me... I can't even get my girlfriend to look at a prop without her rolling her eyes. :lol
     
  30. .:MirrorminD:.

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    Her bio says she is known for being on Gilmore Girls, What I like about you, Private Practice, Entourage, plus if you search the web, youll see she was also a bikini model.

    She might know about props now, but when she first joined she didnt know anything.
     
  31. trenchcoatpanda

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    Having never sold or met Joe, I thought he came across as a nice guy on the show. I like his passion of props, the value he sees in them, pushing his team members, sense of humor and leadership skills. I feel like I'm watching a differn't show here from you guys.

    What are some situations you guys are referring too where he comes across mean spirited or like big headed?
     
  32. Satxer

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    $525,000 for the camera used to film Star Wars, what the ef!?
     
  33. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    That makes more sense to me then the Ruby Slippers! I wonder if Lucasfilm bought it? You'd think that would be something they would like to have in their offices.
     
  34. swfangirl

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    LOL, when I was watching it I wondered if Sansweet bought it for his collection...totally agree that the price was way too much :behave
     
  35. Apollo

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    I kinda doubt it.

    Just another tool to uncle George

     
  36. Wakeem

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    The price didn't surprise me at all. It's the original Star Wars. The camera is like a Warehouse 13 item. It's historical. Didn't they say only a few of the cameras still exist? I thought $100,000 was low considering the item.
     
  37. Serenity

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    Just watched tonight's episode. The Mockingjay pin was very clearly a replica version and not a Dana Schneider original. Looked like the (pre-NECA) promo version without the writing on the back. $2000 cash for a toy pin? Yikes. I hope it was just a set-up for the show and I REALLY hope they don't try to resell it.

    The Bumblebee bit was cool though...
     
  38. Moviefreak

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    What are the chances the studio would "leave" the hero bow and arrows in the woods after the filming? That part seemed so set up.
     
  39. .:MirrorminD:.

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    I love seeing the props, but its getting worse and worse to watch.
     
  40. Hobo Wan Kenobi

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    I'm already tired of the whole "let's make a deal" part of the show. Like with the Hellraiser box or the Riddler stuff.
     
  41. yt

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    I'm with you, the acting has gotten better, but this bit is terrible.
     
  42. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Yeah I called BS on that too.

    I think the whole let's make a deal thing is to kind of compete with the pawn shows that do that.
     
  43. Wakeem

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    Yeah the deal with cash or auction is really bad. No way was Tracey going to toss that money around for the potential of a fake Wonder Woman prop. But I still like the show and the whole let's find real Hollywood props nature. The lady with the Marilyn Monroe hair off eBay was funny. I don't know how Joe didn't think the actual Hunt for Red October sub wouldn't beat that hat. It's one of the best submarine movies and it's one of Sean Connery's best non-Bond movies. That's the piece you display on the way to your movie room.

    Also, that one guy looked like he was about to fight if he didn't get his Lost costume back.
     
  44. Wanderer

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    I'm starting to wish for Monster Man, to come back to Syfy. Course all the stupid ghost and paranormal shows on Syfy is enough to make me never want to watch anything on that channel again.
     
  45. goapebilly

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    There has been responses its not staged and fake, it is fake and staged alot of it. But you will always have a friend ,buddy etc saying thats not true ,but there wrong. I have been bidding and buying items for a long time from them.And i can tell horror stories as well as cool ones with them.There a business and thats it to make money, and in some episodes i know first hand that when theres a break more then half of audience gets up in to a pvt room for craft services ,only for paid actors. But regardless ,of all the hollywood ,show biz nonsense,its the only place you get to see some amazing collections and pieces ,that you would normally never see. And thats how show should be taken ,nothing more or less.
     
  46. robstyle

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    ive said it before and if you didnt know welcome to the real world, reality tv is fake, Survivor is fake, Pawn Stars is fake, the Real World MTV is fake, all of it, fake. Whether it be scripted heavily or loosely film crews cost money as does everything else related in getting footage to the screen. If these guys sat around waiting for "iconic" items to walk into the door you would get one season's worth of shows in five years. Yes the cash thing is terrible as is most of the out of left field set ups but keep in mind this is not a show for the 1% here in RPF land, its for the mindless microwave tv masses.

    I do agree MonsterMan is horribly good while also being very accurate to the make up effects industry down to the God complex and inability to plan or budget. But also, fake.
     
  47. Room8

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    Whether the show is scripted or not, I still enjoy having a show about props on TV! Secondly, I met Joe last year at Comic Con and he seemed sincere and passionate about what he does. He answered every person's question(s) with a smile no matter how many times he probably answered the same question during the entirety of the convention. Good in my book!
     
  48. wannab

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    I have to agree with this sentiment.



    Doug
     
  49. Jedifyfe

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    Is it me or does that John guy look like a complete *? His quick heads turns to Joe bug the "S" out of me
     
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