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The Project


At the beginning of 2011, before the epic Scorsese film, Infinite Statue was the first to launch a three-dimensional creation of the cinema icon most famously known as George Méliès “Trip to the Moon”. Still today this remains the only 3-d rendition.

Today this immense project, dedicated to the origins of cinema, takes life under the name of “Old and Rare.” Long-lived and iconographical rigorous research is the basis of every statue we create. The result is the state of art rigorous museum-like quality objects. Our intention is to best represent the appeal and beauty of those cinema heroes that have transmitted to generations of spectators every time, continuing today, the capability of leaving us speechless in front of their art.

Our voyage continues with two absolute icons of silent cinema which have become fundamental in the history of our collective images. These two artists in their own way continue to make us dream even after one hundred years; an unthinkable amount of time for modern day life where everything changes and passes by so frenetically.

You are invited to enter into a world of heroes, artists, dangerous experimenters and poets of the seventh art; from the myth of silent screen to the birth of cinema that owes everything to their work, ability and dedication.

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Charlie Chaplin “The Tramp” statue (1915)

“I thought about putting on a pair of baggy pants, two oversized shoes, without forgetting a cane and a very small hat. I wanted everything to contrast: large flowing pants, a tight jacket, a too tiny hat and too big shoes. Adding a moustache, I argued, that it would have aged me without hiding my expression”
From “My autobiography” by Charlie Chaplin

The Tramp is without a doubt the most famous character of the silent film era and is at the top of its category in this magnificent seventh form of art.

An icon based on the character of the well known legendary Charlie Chaplin, who himself has become part of everyone’s history. The Wanderer is a multi-faceted individual, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lone soul always in search of adventure; one who collects cigarette butts from the ground with the same elegance as with which he gives a flower to a lady.

It is this, the result of tragedy and comedy together which only the big screen knows how to give to the public.

The result of intense and accurate iconographical research where we were able to consult the vast archives of Chaplin, allows us to enclose all the expressive force of the immense character like that of Chaplin to anyone who watches into this statue. For the first time exclusive, here is a unprecedented creation, that Infinite Statue is particularly proud to present within the project “Old & Rare” dedicated to silent cinema and its immortal main actors. Entirely created in resin and decorated by hand, this statute represents the absolute prize for an unedited and spectacular collection.

Available on the Infinite Statue website for European Union customers.
Available on the Sideshow Toy website for the USA and the rest of the world.

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The moon of Georges Mèliés (1902)

"Nothing is improvised and everything is learned. For my part, my main concern has always been to find, for every film, an unpublished trick, a great major effect and a final apotheosis”
Georges Mèliés

The history of Cinema was technically and publicly born on 28 October 1895 with the Lumière brother’s Parisian projection, but from a cinematographic point of view, of success, of visual tricks and therefore “true” cinema, was born in 1902 with the making of the film "Le voyage dans la lune" by Georges Mèliés. Mèliés "is" the history of cinema with all its fascination and magic that is still with us today and can make millions of people dream all over the world. "Le voyage dans la lune" is the Big Bang of the seventh art.

It is one of those icons that seals itself indelibly in the imagination of many generations to come: whoever sees the moon with a rocket in its eye recognises it as a timeless symbol, something that appears, even without knowing anything about it, perhaps not even who made it. A sequence of 17 seconds that manages to represent the entire history of cinema. This means that not only Mèliés is unconsciously in the minds of everyone, but he managed to create, as a few after him, the dream of scenic immortality, of eternity illustrated: he has given an immutable image to the world that knows no borders, nor cultures that cannot be recognised. Mèliés’ art is the vision of cinema.

It is with special pride that Infinite Statue presents "The Moon of Mèliés" made in a state of the art sculpture that recreates all the magic of a timeless icon. Made in only 102 pieces entirely finished and painted by hand, and with generous dimensions, this creation can be displayed and hung. Thanks to the depression for hooks or nails on the back, and provided with special protection so it doesn’t graze the walls, you can show off this authentic collector’s item that has no precedent: never before has the maestro of science fiction film had such a beautiful object dedicated to him. Made in Limited Edition and individually numbered, this incredible sculpture will be the most longed for and loved item for any cinema fan and the fascinating world of the magic of the fantastic.

"Le Voyage dans la lune" was the first film to be recognised as humanitarian heritage by UNESCO in 2002.

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The moon of Georges Mèliés “Full Moon Special Edition” (1902)

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"Le voyage dans la lune" is the Big Bang of the seventh art. It is one of those icons that seals itself indelibly in the imagination of many generations to come: whoever sees the moon with a rocket in its eye recognises it as a timeless symbol, something that appears, even without knowing anything about it, perhaps not even who made it.

The history of Cinema was technically and publicly born on 28 October 1895 with the Lumière brother’s Parisian projection, but from a cinematographic point of view, of success, of visual tricks and therefore “true” cinema, was born in 1902 with the making of the film "Le voyage dans la lune" by Georges Mèliés. Mèliés "is" the history of cinema with all its fascination and magic that is still with us today and can make millions of people dream all over the world. "Le voyage dans la lune" is the Big Bang of the seventh art. It is one of those icons that seals itself indelibly in the imagination of many generations to come: whoever sees the moon with a rocket in its eye recognises it as a timeless symbol, something that appears, even without knowing anything about it, perhaps not even who made it.

A sequence of 17 seconds that manages to represent the entire history of cinema. This means that not only Mèliés is unconsciously in the minds of everyone, but he managed to create, as a few after him, the dream of scenic immortality, of eternity illustrated: he has given an immutable image to the world that knows no borders, nor cultures that cannot be recognised. Mèliés’ art is the vision of cinema. It is with special pride that Infinite Statue presents "The Moon of Mèliés" made in a state of the art sculpture that recreates all the magic of a timeless icon.

Made in only 102 pieces entirely finished and painted by hand, and with generous dimensions, this creation can be displayed and hung. Thanks to the depression for hooks or nails on the back, and provided with special protection so it doesn’t graze the walls, you can show off this authentic collector’s item that has no precedent: never before has the maestro of science fiction film had such a beautiful object dedicated to him. Made in Limited Edition and individually numbered, this incredible sculpture will be the most longed for and loved item for any cinema fan and the fascinating world of the magic of the fantastic.

"Le Voyage dans la lune" was the first film to be recognised as humanitarian heritage by UNESCO in 2002.

Available on the Infinite Statue website for European Union customers.
Available on the Sideshow Toy website for the USA and the rest of the world.

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Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy “Sons of the Desert” (1933)

It’s the most loved double act of all time, the duo par excellence that have made entire generations laugh, never losing their expressive strength.

The pairing between the Englishman Laurel with the so American Hardy gave birth to something unique that even today attracts new fans from all over the world.

Dozens of books have been written about them, their best films have been restored and brought back to cinemas, like “Sons of the Desert”, which gave the name to the oldest global fan club in the history of cinema.

Laurel & Hardy aren’t just icons of silent movies and of the first sound films, they lay the foundations of comedy art and slapstick gestures. Their sketches are true milestones of comedy, which influenced all that came after.

Infinite Statue is proud to present its first tribute to Laurel & Hardy’s art, accurate in details and created to become the 3D portrait of this great comedy duo.

Our project is named “Honolulu Baby”, which needs no further explanation… right? Check back to keep up-to-date with the latest news related to this unique statue.

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NOSFERATU the Vampire (1922)

Archetype of a whole cinematographic genre and one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of cinema, Nosferatu represents in full how a film can still be a source of inspiration after almost a hundred years.
This movie created legends and stories connected to the shooting and to those who worked on it, up to the birth of a proper veneration for everything concerning the film (At the Stahnsdorf cemetery in Germany, the head of the director, F.W. Murnau, was stolen recently by unknown perpetrators). Some claim that Max Schreck wasn’t an actor but a vampire, others believe that Murnau went to the Carpathian Mountains to look for the “real” vampire…
The story, loosely inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is the one that everybody knows but, despite the vampire appearing on screen for only 9 minutes, his character has become legendary, so much so that his profile and his long nailed hands are now part of the world’s collective imagination. Nosferatu is the vampire par excellence, the immortal mysterious character known worldwide.

Working on a subject like Count Orlok means facing once again the history of silent films. As usual, our aim is to create an accurate 3D statue that captures the essence of the character and movie’s atmosphere.

This time the Old & Rare project will be set in the dark world of the most disturbing and mysterious creature in the history of cinema.

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Harlod Lloyd from “Safety Last” (1923)

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Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his bespectacled "Glasses" character,[3][4] a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920’s era United States.

His films frequently contained "thrill sequences" of extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats, for which he is best remembered today. Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street in Safety Last! (1923) is one of the most enduring images in all of cinema.

Safety Last! is a 1923 romantic comedy silent film starring Harold Lloyd. It includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic. The film was highly successful and critically hailed, and it cemented Lloyd's status as a major figure in early motion pictures. It is still popular at revivals, and it is viewed today as one of the great film comedies.

The film's title is a play on the common expression, "safety first", which places safety as the priority to avoid accidents. Lloyd performed some of his climbing stunts despite losing a thumb and forefinger in an accident while making a film four years earlier.

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Buster Keaton from “The Navigator” (1924)

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Buster Keaton (his lifelong stage name) was recognized as the seventh-greatest director by Entertainment Weekly. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Keaton the 21st-greatest male star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton's "extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929, he worked without interruption on a series of films that make him, arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies." His career declined afterward with a dispiriting loss of his artistic independence when he was hired by MGM, which resulted in a crippling alcoholism that ruined his family life. However, he recovered in the 1940’s, remarried and revived his career to a degree as an honored comic performer for the rest of his life, earning an Academy Honorary Award in 1958.

The Navigator contains some of the most elaborate and well-known stunts by Keaton.

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Groucho Marx

Groucho was born Julius Henry Marx on Oct 2 1890 in New York. He was the third of the five surviving sons of Sam and Minnie Marx. He was the first of the brothers to start a stage career aged 15 in an act called The Leroy Trio. Other acts followed, but none of them was a great success. Twice the other members of the act disappeared overnight and left him penniless in places far away from home. When his Brothers came on stage they finally has a success with the musical comedy called I'll Say She Is. It was at one of the performances of this show that Groucho got his painted moustache. He arrived late at the theater and used greasepaint to create a moustache. He found this so much easier than a glued-on moustache that he insisted on using this technique from then on.
I'll Say She Is is was followed by two more Broadway hits - The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers. The latter of which has the character of Captain Spaulding which remained (with the song Hooray for Captain Spaulding) a trademark for Groucho for the rest of his life. The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers were also the first movies (except for one unreleased) made by the Brothers and were filmed in New York. The remaining movies were made in Hollywood.
In the later year of the Brothers movie career Groucho started working on radio. He hosted several programmes and was a guest on many shows. His biggest success was the comedy quiz show You Bet Your Life which started in 1947. The show later moved to television and was on the air until 1961. Groucho also appeared in a few movies without his brothers (see below).
Always being a liberal, Groucho sometimes made critical remarks about politics and had friends which were regarded as communist the the US of the 1950s. This let to Groucho being investigated by the FBI.
When Marx Brothers became popular again in the late sixties/early seventies Groucho made a comeback with a show in Carnegie Hall in 1972.At the film festival in Cannes in 1972 he was made Commandeur des Arts et Lettres and in 1974 he received a special Academy Award for the achievements of the Marx Brothers.
Groucho died on August 19th 1977.

Old & Rare is proud to announce the next project dedicated to one of the greatest comic artist of all time:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Groucho Marx! Stay Tuned!

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