Old Cameras in Old Movies

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    I like watching out for different cameras in old movies. Is it geeky? :D I saw The Omen recently, I think it was a Nikon F2 that the photographer had. Well, it was one of his cameras.
    Just to add a bit more weight to this thread, maybe some of you know a specific film from the past that features a photographer in the main or important supporting role? I posted this in in 35mm section but it doesn't really have to be one.
     
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    In "Twister", a Canon F-1 spends half of the movie bouncing around on the dashboard of Helen Hunt's truck.
     
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    "Blow Up" of course.

    (At the moment the only complete, free version on the net is the Italian one, but there is not much talking anyway...)
     
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    Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic, "Rear Window," starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, and Raymond Burr. I think the camera was a 35mm Exakta SLR.
     
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    Praktica or Exakta... a "commie" camera in Hollywood??
     
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    Clint Eastwood used a motorized Nikon F in “The Bridges of Madison County”.
     
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    wow...did we find that both at the same time?
     
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    Not sure what camera this is, but great plot:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Mirror_(film)
     
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    Nikon SLR used by Clint Eastwood in "The Bridges of Madison County" (1995).
     
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    Can we add TV shows as well?

    M*A*S*H (OK, so I own the full set of DVDs....) S9E12, aired 9 Feb 1981. Hawkeye builds a scale model of the Washington Monument out of excess tongue depressors. Klinger, who just started a camp newspaper, smells a story and calls in Stars and Stripes to do a feature. Albert Insinnia* (on left in first 2 photos) plays the S&S photographer (Sgt. Ray Tornberg) brought in to capture the creation on film.

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    Sure looks like a Hassy to me.


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    M*A*S*H, S3E8, aired 29 Oct 1974. Trapper and Hawkeye perform elective surgery on a Korean infant. Of course, Burns & Houlihan want to show the world the illegal act, so they take photos.

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    * Most noted for his portrayal of Mordred in the Broadway production of Camelot, opposite Richard Harris.





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    Not so old (2008) but also very nice ... : Palermo Shooting by Wim Wenders - Campino used a Makina 67.
     
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    "The Bang Bang Club"
     
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    In "Falcon and the Snowman" the russian spymaster tells Snowman to buy a Minox -- in the film he holds up an EL, but in real life the spies used a Minox B.
     
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    "Pecker"
     
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    "War Photographer" (2001)
     
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    My favorite I grew up with "Man With A Camera" with Charles Bronson. I found some episodes on YouTube.
     
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    Anyone else amused by the noise that flashbulbs make in movies? Back in the day I shot many flashbulbs, from No. 5 or 25, the mighty mite M 2 and the tiny AG-1. All were silent, but once in a while there was a tiny crackle, which indicated that the glass bulb had cracked or shattered within the protective lacquer coating. I guess the burst of light isn't dramatic enough without some sort of sound. I also wonder how many photogs licked the bulb before seating it in the flash holder. Good way to corrode the gear! I would occasionally rub the center contact against my jeans to brighten it, but that was about all.

    I sure was glad when I could afford an electronic flash, specially the "auto flash."
     
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    Camera is a B&H Filmo 70something.
    Film is Kodak Plus-X.

    Can't say more about the protagonist's equipment for reason you will understand.
     
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    That 2nd M*A*S*H episode referenced above, the camera sure looks like a Kodak Chevron to me.
     
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