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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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Fire up your DVR! Blow-Up's on!
Old 03-16-2016   #1
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Fire up your DVR! Blow-Up's on!

Just checked the TCM schedule..."Blow-Up" is on tomorrow night at:

11PM CST

That means 12AM the 18th for you eastern time folks.

10 pm for MT

and 9PM for PT.
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Great!

I was 18 when it first arrived at the theater, 1966.
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what shall i do if i live in europe?
is it sufficient to own the DVD?
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Okay, I watched this movie and was very disappointed on many levels...story-line, portrayal of the photographer, screen writing, technical aspects, treatment of women, acting and the movie's ending...
If I were to watch this again I'd count the number of shots taken on that infamous roll of film...and I'd also like to know what film he was using to enlarge the image to the size he had...and not only that to enlarge it again to the same size using only a tiny portion of that 35mm frame...then to enlarge it even more he uses a 4x5 camera, haphazardly placing two lights and guessing at the exposure, then prints that to find the body...
Someone please explain to me the ending with the Mimes playing tennis...I would have preferred him walking through the park by himself with the camera zooming out and somewhere way off frame show me the dead body...that would have made more sense...
I would also like to know how the 1966 public reacted to the scene of the two young women who came over to be photographed and ended up getting naked on the backdrop paper...that had to be pretty risky for that time...
He should have photographed Vanessa Redgrave when she came for the film...then end the film there...
What I found funny was the review the Host had of the movie when it was over...
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Sam,

Would you have a different view if you had watched it in 1966? Things were different back then.

Of course, watching it with younger eyes!

Just sayin'
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Sam,

Would you have a different view if you had watched it in 1966? Things were different back then.

Of course, watching it with younger eyes!

Just sayin'

Bill,

I had that conversation with my wife last night...the answer..."Maybe"...
I was six in 1966 so I would have never been exposed to this situation or even known of things like this happening...
My wife made a comment as to the records they were playing...she asked if I listened to that when I was younger...No, I didn't...then the scene with the underground band playing, for lack of a better word, Rock-n-Roll...I got that, but it still left me wanting something better than what I saw...
I had to remind myself that this was England in 1966 but even that didn't help...maybe if I knew nothing about photography or wasn't a photographer myself I could possibly watch this with an open mind...or maybe I'm angry because that scene with the two girls in his studio never happened to me...
The whole movie seemed empty...I really wanted this movie to speak to me...I wanted to enjoy it, I wanted it to mean something...I wanted it to show the photographer in a good light...now I just want to forget it...
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Hi Sam,

Thanks for your thoughts.

I was 18 in 1966. The movie reminded me of a James Joyce novel, stream of consciousness.

I agree, it is different. I haven't watched the movie since 1966. I should re-visit and compare to my values at 67 years old in 2016. Or, should I say, 67 years young?
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