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dwaoka 12-19-2008 12:52

Cameras in movies...
Just two movies I've seen last night:

Guilty by suspiction - Robert De Niro gives a Leica (?) to his son, but I can't tell what is it,

Twister - Nikon (F3?) on front dashboard in a few shots during movie.

Hope to get more entries from you guys.

Merry Christmas!

ferider 12-19-2008 13:08


Originally Posted by dwaoka (Post 955782)
Guilty by suspiction - Robert De Niro gives a Leica (?) to his son, but I can't tell what is it

A IIIc with Elmar. For Leicas, check




venchka 12-19-2008 13:15

I watched Le Mans last night. Clearly a Leica used to photograph Steve McQueen between the paddock and his trailer. cThe movie was made in 1971. So, the camera was one of the following: M2, M3 or M4. I doubt that the M5 had hit the streets by then.

dwaoka 12-19-2008 13:55

if I only knew that page I wouldn't embarrassed myself and start new thread...


venchka 12-19-2008 13:57

New threads are good.

ItsReallyDarren 12-19-2008 14:08

In the movie "Blood Diamond", the photojournalist uses a leica. Not sure if its an M7 or M6.

capitalK 12-19-2008 14:16

City of God - Rocket uses a Nikon F with 135mm lens.

pesphoto 12-19-2008 14:21

"HIgh Art": Ally Sheedy with Leicas

benlees 12-19-2008 14:22

Spygame. Brad Pitt's character impersonating a Leica toting PJ.

I think it's called Spygame... Has Robert Redford, as well.

Lukino 12-19-2008 14:32


Originally Posted by ItsReallyDarren (Post 955823)
In the movie "Blood Diamond", the photojournalist uses a leica. Not sure if its an M7 or M6.

M6 classic http://www.geeksugar.com/147777

stuken 12-20-2008 11:22

In the intro to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith hangs out of the cab window with a old style viewfinder camera. I think it's one of the older kodak models. Does anyone know what it is? It's always bugged me.

amateriat 12-20-2008 12:05

There's a slew of motorized Nikon F2s (a few of them armed with Honeywell Strobonars) in Frost/Nixon (great movie, BTW). In fact, the attention to detail overall is pretty much spot-on. (Boy, those VHS cassettes are looking more anachronistic all the time...).

Even though I haven't seen it yet, cameras seem to figure largely in Milk as well (among other things, Harvey Milk ran a camera shop).

- Barrett

Ducky 12-20-2008 12:23

In "Vanishing Point" there's a lady with an Argus C-3 in the crowd shooting the wreck.

FPjohn 12-20-2008 13:00

As in the other thread, Skycaptain and the World of Tomorrow, the C3 is a running joke.


Spider67 12-20-2008 13:20

- "Days of glory" ("Indigenes" in French) a movie about Arabians serving in the French army at Monte Cassino a Zorki C posing as a Leica
- "HollywoodLand"" with Adrien Brody and Ben Affleck. Brody as a private eye uses an Argus with a tele lens for his job.
- Five graves to Cairo. Erich von Stroheim as Rommel of course used a Leica just as Rommel did and he insited that a film was in it.

onur77 12-20-2008 13:41

I think I saw a black Leica M in "Batman , The Dark Knight "

maelswarm 12-20-2008 13:48

In Closer, Julia Roberts character uses a Hasselblad and Leica M.

babil 12-20-2008 13:56

The bridges of Madison County, I think Clint Eastwood uses a Nikon F

ChrisPlatt 12-20-2008 15:57

In the Peter Weir film The Year of Living Dangerously, photojournalist Billy Kwan
(played by Linda Hunt, who won an Academy Award for the role) uses a Nikon F.


BTW I recommend this film!


krishilife 12-20-2008 17:18

Leica M4 in "The Midnight Meat Train"
A lot of scenes with M4-P
I see this guy has both eyes opened. Is M4-P viewfinder magnification close to 1.00? If not, it's just acting in the movie, I guess.

BTW, It's a good movie.

aizan 12-20-2008 18:10

nikon f in 'milk'.

Frank Petronio 12-20-2008 19:08

Seven Years in Tibet, Brad Pitt used a Leica

eli griggs 12-20-2008 20:54

Leica, 'Das Boot', Minolta 16, The Spy Who Loved Me, again on a boat.


dwaoka 12-20-2008 22:16

Where The Heart Is (Natalie Portman) - First she shoots with Polaroid, then she became pro with Rolleiflex.

marcr1230 12-20-2008 22:16

looked like a Nikon S or M in milk - knob winding only
it looked to me like a Nikon S or M rangefinder


Originally Posted by aizan (Post 956417)
nikon f in 'milk'.

Peter_Jones 01-12-2009 08:09

I saw a really cheesy film (didn't catch the title) about 2 medieval chaps turned into frogs only to become human again in modern day New York :rolleyes:

There was a woman in the film (as the love interest) who often had a Leica M6 (?) over her shoulder.

Bassism 01-12-2009 08:29

The lovable protagonist in the movie Pecker uses some form of Canonet.

...I love you more than Kodak!

Disaster_Area 01-12-2009 08:35


Originally Posted by maelswarm (Post 956322)
In Closer, Julia Roberts character uses a Hasselblad and Leica M.

how much pain did it cause you when you heard the loud "click" they added in each time she tripped the leica ;)

rbsinto 01-12-2009 08:45

Clint Eastwood also schlepps a black Nikon SP with an S36 drive and Jacobson Powercon battery pack in "the Bridges of Madison County".
Nick Nolte (playing fictional Photojournalist Russel Price ) in "Under Fire" uses Nikon F's and a motorized F2, (as well as schelpping a Leica M something or other around his neck).
Mathew Modine and the actor portraying "combat correspondant" "Rafterman" use Nikon Fs in "Full Metal Jacket".
Dennis Hopper as the photojournalist in "Apocalypse Now" schleps about three or four Nikon Fs.

chambrenoire 01-12-2009 10:00

Newest Woody Allen movie Scarlett Johansson & Penélope Cryz shoot with a Leica.. M7?

John Lawrence 01-12-2009 10:11

For Leica fans, there's a good list here:


johannielscom 08-12-2010 15:11

spotted a stereo Hexar on Battlestar Galactica!
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Hi, I spotted a Stereo lensed Konica Hexar AF on Battlestar Galactica, season four, episode 3, 'The Ties that Bind".

Screen shots are here:

Funny thing is, it's not a simple prop. I saw one for sale on eBay about a year ago, it was professionally converted and fully functional.

greyelm 12-26-2010 13:40

In the tv series Hercule Poirot his sidekick Captain Hastings uses a Leica III or IIIa.

Melvin 12-26-2010 14:51

In the original Lolita I remember the Peter Sellers character having a Leica on a neck strap. Correct me if I'm wrong.

bgb 12-26-2010 14:58

"Crocodile Dundee" the sheila uses a Canon F1 ...

lxmike 12-26-2010 15:25

rollei 35B close encounters of the third kind

kg4nih 12-26-2010 15:27

From Russia with Love - a Rolleiflex TLR

Roberto V. 12-26-2010 15:58

In 'Two Lovers', Joaquin Phoenix shoots with a Nikon F with the huge metered prism, and a 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor-S if I remember correctly. Good movie.

Mackinaw 12-26-2010 17:04

Peter Parker carries a Canon F-1N in the Spiderman movies.

Jim B.

nikon_sam 12-26-2010 17:39


Originally Posted by Mackinaw (Post 1501413)
Peter Parker carries a Canon F-1N in the Spiderman movies.

Jim B.

And in one main scene they flop the image and Sir Peter is tripping the shutter button that's located on the wrong side on the camera...:bang:
I announce my displeasure to the room every time I see that...:cool:

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