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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 03-13-2017   #81
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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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Old 04-10-2017   #82
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Just watched Paul Burdis' "The Wee Man"--Amazon has it as "Gangster"--and right around 1:38 there is a scene where The lead character is talking to the press on the doorsteps of a court house. One of the photographers is using some variant of this:

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/%22Olympia%22_camera

Seeing that as a prop definitely took me out of the movie.

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Old 05-07-2017   #83
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Just watched the SciFi movie the Faculty Elijah Woods uses a Pentax k1000 in the movie
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Was watching "Walter Mitty" with Ben Stiller a couple of days ago. A one point, Sean Penn, playing a photojournalist for LIFE magazine, is seen shooting snow leopards in the Himalayas with a Nikon F3/T. The funny part was it is a silver model and the word "Nikon" is covered with gaffer tape. But the close shots of Penn and the camera show the "F3/T" very clearly! I guess Nikon wasn't willing to fork over enough cash to get them to leave off the tape!
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In the anime series "The Eccentric Family", the main character Yasaburou occasionally uses what is obviously a Voigtlander Vitessa L, which also features prominently in the second season opening credits.
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Old 05-08-2017   #86
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Anybody knows what's this P&S that Brosnan is using in Dante's Peak?



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Old 05-08-2017   #87
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Looks like a Contax TVS.
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Old 06-27-2017   #88
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Just watching Ghost Busters 2 and Bill Murray uses a Brooks Veriwide for some reason. Of course he's clicking away as though it's a point-and-shoot.
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Old 06-27-2017   #89
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Funny Face. The shiny new rolleiflexes look great.


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Old 06-28-2017   #90
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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (ヨコハマ買い出し紀行) is a japanese Anime-Series after a very nice Manga. A Camera does play a very central role in this, although, it is not a real camera. But many thoughts of the main character circle around the "right" moment to take a picture and what is worth of being photographed.

Very nice, if one likes the silent mood of the series.
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Old 06-30-2017   #91
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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.

Watching it now and I'd love to know what strap she's using.

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Old 07-12-2017   #93
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In From Russia with Love, James Bond uses a Rolliflex on the Ferry while interviuing the Russian would be jump off, with the decoder.
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In "Das Boot" the war reporter uses a Leica IIIc, and also other movie full of war reporters and cameras is "The Killing Fields", Rolleiflex & Nikon F mostly.
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Did they even have special coverings for the time era of the film.
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Ok, I am a bit of a classic film nut...but I'm still surprised nobody has yet mentioned the quintessential Nikon F used by David Hemmings in Antonioni's Blow-Up (1966). This film probably contributed as much to making a name for the Nikon F as all of Nikon's advertising up to that point.



Then there's Michael Powell's Peeping Tom (1960) where the murderer shoots with a Bell & Howell 70-DR 16mm camera. He has a retractable knife hidden in one of the tripod legs with which he impales many helpless females.



That these are both British films involving photography and murder is purely coincidental
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Anybody knows what's this P&S that Brosnan is using in Dante's Peak?



I think it is a Contax T3. But I am going from memory and too lazy to look it up.😀
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Old 03-13-2018   #99
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Watching it now and I'd love to know what strap she's using.

Looks like a Luigi http://www.luigicases.com/a000-STRAPS-page.htm
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Full Metal Jacket, one of my favorite Kubrick films, had cameras aplenty.

Nikon F's, a Chrome FTN, & a Black plain prism (funny, I just realized I have both of those cameras)



And an Arriflex 16S with 400ft magazine (happen to have one of these too as I used to service Arriflex motion picture cameras)



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I think it is a Contax T3. But I am going from memory and too lazy to look it up.😀
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Hey, I have the Chrome FTN, too . But mine was made in later 1971 or early 1972, so a bit late for Tet Offensive of 1968.

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One of my favorite Kubrick films had cameras aplenty.

Nikon F's, a Chrome FTN, & a Black plain prism (funny, I just realized I have both of those cameras)



And an Arriflex 16S with 400ft magazine (happen to have one of these too as I used to service Arriflex motion picture cameras)



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Mel Gibson's We Were Soldiers
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Mel Gibson's We Were Soldiers

Barry Pepper, as photographer Joey Gallaway, uses a Nikon F throughout the movie.
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In season 2 of 'The Crown', a youngish Lord Snowden is shown using what looks like an M3 and a Hasselblad to photo Princess Margret. He doesn't bother to focus or meter, just clicks away. In one scene he gets in real close to the Princess, just inches from her face. An impossible shot unless you like total blur. There's also an unlikely darkroom sequence with the Princess.
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For Leica fans, there's a good list here:

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Lot's of good entries here.
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Another sighting: Zeiss Super Ikonta BX in the Bogart/Bacall classic noir The Big Sleep (1946)
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The main character in Tamayura:Hitotose uses a Rollei 35S
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Another Nikon F
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Another Nikon F

In the movie Animal House, Karen Allen's character Katy is taking pictures at the parade with a Nikon F.
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Hemingway & Gellhorn Leica/Contax
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Hemingway & Gellhorn Leica/Contax

I remember watching the HBO movie about Hemingway and they include a reenactment of Robert Capa taking his famous "The Falling Soldier" during the Spanish Civil War - with cut to the photo before and after he takes the picture. Only problem is that (as I recall) he's holding a Leica beforehand and a Contax after - bit of a continuity glitch.
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Carol

Rooney Mara's character uses an Argus C3 to take a picture of Carol, the title character in this period piece.



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In "Anthropoid" the resistance uses what looks like a Rolleiflex Standart, and the Germans a chrome Leica II.
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I have just watched Mike Felt movie - FBI was obviously using Nikon F during the Watergate Does it make them "good guys"?
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In "Mississippi burning", every time the press appears, there's some Speed Graphic there, specially in the interview of the KKK boss Clayton Townley. A sideways rangefinder model, an Anniversary I presume, with the black front (the Pacemaker has metallic front, right?)
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There's also an unlikely darkroom sequence with the Princess.
I believe that is where he uses a squeegee as if it is a print tong.
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One of my favorite "war photographer" movies, Under Fire.

Nick Nolte uses a Nikon F2A:


Nick Nolte wearing, I believe, a black chrome Leica M4 (as it's "brassing" is actually showing silver (nickel) not yellow (brass)):


And there's even a Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 250 in the cantina scene:


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There's an upcoming movie about the nazi concentration camps where cameras and photographers would be in the leading role. "El fotógrafo de Mauthausen" is based on the real Francesc Boix, a Catalan communist photographer who flew the Spanish civil war but ended as prisoner in that infamous camp. He was forced to work in the darkroom, but was able to hide hundreds of pictures showing nazi murders and savagery. He was even in the Nurnberg trial and accused Albert Speer of knowing all the crimes. I've a couple of books about his pictures (he was also a war photographer in the civil war).



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Boix


Whell, there's already the trailer, and at least a black Leica II and an Anniversary Speed Graphic are shown.


Here's the trailer:
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Sakura, Guardian in the North

I watched some of this movie on an ANA flight from Japan to home. I love how they even used a self-timer.

The movie is called "Sakura, Guardian in the North" starring Sayuri Yoshinaga.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture.../#.W5NUlS2ZOSM

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Not a movie exactly, but I saw Fuji X-T1 (or 2?) being used in the new “Jack Ryan” series at Amazon Prime.
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