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Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media If you are a photographer, it's difficult not to appreciate movies too. In this forum you can discuss movies, as well as the cameras used in them. What camera used in what film / TV show etc has long been a topic of discussion at RFF. Whether the Exakta and 400mm Kilfitt lens in Hitchcock's Rear Window or the Nikons in Eastwood's Bridges of Madison County, cameras are tools which reflect the time and technology of the film.

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Old 12-26-2010   #41
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Newest Woody Allen movie Scarlett Johansson & Penélope Cryz shoot with a Leica.. M7?
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Old 12-29-2010   #42
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In the tv series Hercule Poirot his sidekick Captain Hastings uses a Leica III or IIIa.
It was a IIIa. David Suchet personally uses both Nikon and Leica. He used an M3, which belonged to his grandfather who was a Fleet Street press photographer in a documentary series about tracing your ancestors. He has featured in the "Nikon Owner" magazine. (Issue 6) and Issue 11 using a Nikon D100.
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Old 12-29-2010   #43
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Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) uses an old Leica and telephoto in Chinatown.
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Old 12-29-2010   #44
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Air America

Found a film from 1990, 'Air America' with Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. About the pilots flying for the CIA in Laos and Vietnam during the Vietnam war.

Film character Jack Neely (played by Art LaFleur) shoots a black Nikon F.
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Old 05-16-2015   #45
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The new film "Carol" with Cate Blanchett, has the other lead female Therese Belivet (played by Rooney Mara) as a photographer. From the official movie trailer clip #2 she seems to be using an Argus C3 (which would be appropriate for the time - the movie is set in 1950s NY; the film is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt, written in 1952).

One glaring error - the film shows a ground glass viewing screen snapping into focus as she focuses the RF camera.

Edit: anyone know what film she's using? It shows her loading the camera with a green 35mm film cassette..
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Old 05-16-2015   #46
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There's a Canon RF with a couple different lenses that repeatedly shows up in Godzilla vs Gamera.
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Old 05-16-2015   #47
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An Exacta VX in Hitchcock's Rear Window. Saw that movie and bought that camera.
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Old 05-17-2015   #48
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High Society (1956) - Nikon S2
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Old 05-17-2015   #49
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It is a Canon F-1 that spends half of the movie rattling around on the dashboard of Helen Hunt's truck in Twister, not a Nikon as (much) earlier reported.

The James Woods film "Salvador" may be the best camera-spotting movie of all time, with Nikons and Leicas galore.
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Old 05-17-2015   #50
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In "From Russia With Love" 007 uses a Rolleiflex TLR; but it has a micro spy tape recorder built in the back of it.
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Old 05-17-2015   #51
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Apocalypse Now - Nikon F....a bunch of them.
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Old 05-25-2015   #52
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Lots of interesting camera's from the early sixties in The Godfather part II (at Michaels trial).

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Old 11-01-2015   #53
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Turns out we have been lied to - Bessa T camera is MUCH older than we all think If you watch a movie "Stander", which takes place in the 70's, lead character - Andre Stander is seen using a Bessa T with Voigtlander collapsable lens and external VF:





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Old 11-01-2015   #54
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"Bang Bang Club" from 2011 - tons of Nikons- About coverage of Apartheid in South Africa in early 1990s. Great film.
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Old 11-01-2015   #55
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Lots of film cameras in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" - the version with Johnny Depp.

At least one Speed Graphic, lots of SLRs.
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Old 11-01-2015   #56
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Turns out we have been lied to - Bessa T camera is MUCH older than we all think If you watch a movie "Stander", which takes place in the 70's, lead character - Andre Stander is seen using a Bessa T with Voigtlander collapsable lens and external VF:





that's it, i'm sending a letter to the camera division of the bureau of historical accuracy.
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I don't know if those two links have been listed:

http://www.kpraslowicz.com/2010/08/1...ica-sightings/

http://www.nemeng.com/leica/005ea.shtml
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X-Men: Days of Future Past: One of a pack of journalists was using a Kiev (4a?) RF.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Spidey was using a Yashica Electro 35 G*.
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Old 11-02-2015   #59
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"Blow up" Nikon F plain prism with 85mm, Hasselblads...

"First we take manhattan" Pentax S2, Rolleiflex

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Old 11-02-2015   #60
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I remember Ringo Starr walking around with a Pentax SLR in one of the Beatles movies. Don't now which, its long ago.

Just to add a new name to all the Nikon F and Leicas here....
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Canonet in Pecker, a pretty good movie:

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Surprisingly nobody mentioned Robin Williams' film One Hour Photo with the phrase "Leica Minilux. that is a very nice camera" while Connie Nielsen hands him the camera.
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Old 11-02-2015   #63
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Audrey Tautou in the Chanel No 5 commercial, Leica M (digital):

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Old 11-02-2015   #64
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"Coraline" full time animation movie (2009). Little boy has film M with soft release !
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Old 01-14-2016   #66
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In the original Lolita I remember the Peter Sellers character having a Leica on a neck strap. Correct me if I'm wrong.
In 1962 Kubrick's Lolita Peter Seller uses black Nikon F eye level prism during the spectacle scene. He even orders somebody to buy a pack of Kodak Tri-X.
In motel scene (at the reception) Contax IIa is seen hanging from his neck.



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Nick Nolte uses Nikon F's and an M2? in "Under fire".
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X-Men: Days of Future Past: One of a pack of journalists was using a Kiev (4a?) RF.
Found the screenshot. So it's a KIEV 4 with J-12 + flash

Is it common for photo-journalists to not to use the matching viewfinder?
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The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) Faye Dunaway uses Nikon FM?? Maybe others, ???
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Just saw the trailer for "Kong, Skull Island" and it has Brie Larson running around with an M3. The set dressers added an MR meter and a goggled Summicron (maybe a Summaron if someone gets a better look).
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Old 03-05-2017   #71
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Just noticed that in the film "Lavender", the lead actress was seen using a Pentax 67


Not sure how stable it can be holding the 67 like that though!
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Old 03-05-2017   #72
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Nikon SP or S3 in Batman vs. Superman. Which is amazingly anachronistic even in that alternative timeline.

8mm Nikkor fisheye as the HAL9000 in 2001. Plus some kind of crazy future camera during the press conference scene.

Nikon Photomic in Three Days of the Condor.



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Pentax MX in Stranger Things

I really like this show. Nerdy as hell.
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Several models, but mainly Leica:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genera...ll_(miniseries)
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Saw the trailer of the new King Kong movie on TV.

A woman behind one of the lead characters carries a Leica M3 with a goggled Summaron 35mm 3.5 on it.

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Old 03-13-2017   #78
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I was just wondering in how many of the films in which we see 'thorugh the viewfinder' of the camera the character is using, is said viewfinder actually shown accurately?
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Just saw the trailer for "Kong, Skull Island" and it has Brie Larson running around with an M3. The set dressers added an MR meter and a goggled Summicron (maybe a Summaron if someone gets a better look).
Looked more like a Summaron to me, based on a still I saw in the newspaper. I was thinking, if she's supposed to be a pro photog, would any self-respecting pro have a meter attached to that camera?

Just watched "Loving" (highly recommended) and the Michael Shannon character, who's a Life photographer, has a plain prism Nikon F. He takes various informal shots of the family, including one of the couple cuddled watching TV together. (This was a re-creation of an actual photo that appeared in the magazine.) All I can think is that they must have been really engrossed in "Andy Griffith" since trying to take a surreptitious shot with a F is a bit of a trick. Must have timed it to coincide with the laugh track!
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Julia Roberts and her M6 with motor drive shooting Natalie Portman in 'Closer'. Two babes, no, make that three babes with the Leica.
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