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Movies / 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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Leica Watch: an M6 in the movie "Big Fish"
Old 01-24-2004   #1
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Wink Leica Watch: an M6 in the movie "Big Fish"

It appears twice, with a certain prominence. Supposedly, Josephine (character's name), a French photojournalist married to Billy Crudup's character, even publishes occasional photos in "Newsweek." Ha!

I wonder if this was an effective Leica product placement, or if it was the producer's decision: you know, European, fancy photojournalists of course carry Leicas around...

Incidentally, the movie is most satisfying!

Anyone knows of other cases of rangefinders in the movies (aside from "Pecker", of course)?
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There was a big thread about that over at photo.net in the Leica forum by some of the worst Leica-freaks there :-)
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I just learned about it... and saw the date: Dec. 27. I wasn't in town back then, but abroad, in California. I guess that's the best excuse I can come up with...
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Oh, I meant that there thread there some time ago that pointed to a site that listed maybe 60-70 'leica in the movies' sightings :-)

You may find this link entertaining: http://nemeng.com/leica/005ea.shtml
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I believe the photojournalist in The Wieght of Water used a Leica. I noticed the camera in a scene when the characters were on a boat sailing to Maine I believe. At the time the journalist was photographing Elizabeth Hurley, and suddenly the camera being used became less important.

I think there is a lesson in this for us. If we have a wonderful subject, and any bit of photographic ability, you can get the shot with a Fuji disposable camera.

So, who knows some good Elizabeth Hurley films?
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'Under Fire' with Nick Nolte as a photojournalist in Somoza's Nicaragua. He's carrying a black M4-2 together with a Nikon F2 Photomic and motor drive.

Both cameras are clearly visible in the dvd cover , and btw the movie is pretty good and worth watching.
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Leica what??MMMMM Elizabeth Hurley
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The Anniversary Party. A very good independent film. Jennifer Beals has a small role as a photographer and she is shooting with a Leica, doing candids at said party.

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High Art. Ms. Sheedy used a M3 and a M4.
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I can't recall the name of the movie, but the mail lead(whose name I also can't remember. senior moment) uses a camera obscura to spy on his girlfriend and her new love, who is Meg Ryan's ex, in the next apartment in New York. meg Ryan plays a photojournalist who uses a chrome M complete with flash and SLR motor drive sound effects.

Trying to recall the name of the movie and the mail lead will now haunt me.

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I can't recall the name of the movie, but the mail lead(whose name I also can't remember. senior moment) uses a camera obscura to spy on his girlfriend and her new love, who is Meg Ryan's ex, in the next apartment in New York. meg Ryan plays a photojournalist
Male lead was Matthew Broderick, movie was Addicted to Love.

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So, who knows some good Elizabeth Hurley films?
O.K., what are the bad ones, then?
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Wow! Time to check out the Nemeng's website section titled "Leica goes to the Movies"... I'll be back soon!
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Thanks. lars

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Male lead was Matthew Broderick, movie was Addicted to Love.

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I laughed hard with that movie, and Meg Ryan with that black leather suit... mmm...
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O.K., what are the bad ones, then?

Now we are starting to focus (a photographic term). I like that.
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