Photography movies

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    What about movies where photography or a photographer is part of the story?

    When I sold cameras I'd get women coming into the store wanting "the camera Julia Roberts used in Stepmother". I'd never seen the movie, so I was clueless. I finally figured out that they were talking about a Nikon F5! Most of them ended up buying Nikon N-60s of course. ;) Turned out the feature they were really interested in anyway was the auto film advance.
     
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    In "One Hour Photo" with Robin Williams...they have a Leica minilux or something like that.

    The movie "City of God" was about a photographer. Very good movie by the way.
     
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    Haha...Spiderman is a photographer! :spiderma: :camera: :biglaugh:

    Sorry...had to say it. I'm lame.
     
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    Closer
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    Saw part of that movie a few weeks, LOL silly
     
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    No, that's a good one. I love movies that involve photography, and they do impossible things. I mean, come on, how does Peter Parker get those great shots of Spidey with the camera all webbed to a building, it's dark out, there's no flash, and never mind that he's busy beating up on the baddies. ;)

    My other favorite Hollywood camera trick is the unlimited resolution they get out of their photos. You know, where they take a snapshot and zoom in super close, and can read tiny print, get detail out of underexposed shadows, etc...
     
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    "Enhance 50%. Zoom in upper left corner and enhance another 30%..."

    They zoom in to like x1000, and they get perfect clarity. Pfft! I don't care how advanced your equipment is, if you're zooming in on a shot from say, a gas station security camera, there is no way in Hell you are going to get grainless zooms!

    (the first thing that came to mind when I read that, kmattsfish, was The X-Files! Haha)
     
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    The best/worst examples I have seen come from the TV show CSI. In one episode they had a Polaroid shot of a messy room. They zoom in on a prescription bottle (much less than 1% of photo) and then read the name on the prescription.

    Another one...they are looking at a photo on their computer and the guy says "that's a close as I can go with analogue" the boss says "how about if you go digital"....click, click, one second later...they zoom right it.
     
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    'The Photographer' from 2000. Interesting movie.
     
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    Although it doesn't have a very difinitive ending, I liked it. Bought a guy who accidentaly gets a shot of an impending crime and how he handles it... and some mimes playing tennis.

    Edited to leave some of the mystery. :)
     

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