Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Photos of Neatly Arranged Outfits Worn by Characters in Famous Movies

Earlier this week we shared a series of photographs by photographer Dinah Fried showing notable meals found in famous novels. It’s difficult to catch the meals when reading the books, especially if they’re only mentioned once or twice, so major props to you if you recognized more than one or two of the meals.

French photographer Candice Milon‘s project La Mode en Grand Écran, or “Fashion on the Big Screen”, is much more accessible. The series shows famous outfits worn by main characters in well known movies, from the snazzy skater style of Marty McFly in Back to the Future to the droog look worn by characters in The Clockwork Orange. The clothing items are arranged neatly on backgrounds of various colors. See how many you can recognize (answers at the end).
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Men at Lunch: A Documentary About One of the Most Iconic Photos Taken in NYC

Men at Lunch is an amazing new documentary film by Seán Ó Cualáin that explores the story of one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century: Lunch atop a Skyscraper. the 1932 photo of eleven construction workers taking a lunch break while sitting on a girder suspended 850 feet above New York City.
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A Documentary About Hollywood’s Transition from Film to Digital

The photography industry isn’t the only one transitioning away from film and into digital; Hollywood’s undergoing the exact same thing. Side by Side is an upcoming documentary film produced by Keanu Reeves that offers a look into this major transition that’s underway

For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie — with film. Movies were shot, edited and projected using photochemical film. But over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking.

SIDE BY SIDE, a new documentary produced by Keanu Reeves, takes an in-depth look at this revolution. Through interviews with directors, cinematographers, film students, producers, technologists, editors, and exhibitors, SIDE BY SIDE examines all aspects of filmmaking — from capture to edit, visual effects to color correction, distribution to archive. At this moment when digital and photochemical filmmaking coexist, SIDE BY SIDE explores what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring.

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Top 10 Films that Feature Nikon Cameras

Here’s a top ten list, in no particular order, of Nikon movie roles! Often appearing as uncredited extras, these Nikon SLRs have been present at some of the greatest moments in movie history.
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Clever Photos Showing Famous Movie Posters from Behind

Here’s a clever advertisement idea done by Brazilian ad agency Y&R Sao Paulo and photographer Lúcio Cunha. They took the iconic posters of famous movies (Kill Bill, Forrest Gump, and Pretty Women) and created photos showing what they would look like if viewed from behind.
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Photos Recreating Scenes From Movies

Allen Fuqua loves traveling and watching movies. To combine those two loves, he visits locations around the world were scenes in various films were shot, and reshoots them for what he calls “movie mimicking“. How many of these movies do you recognize?
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Baby Arthur Recreates Famous Scenes From Classic Movies

Writer Emily Cleaver takes adorable photographs of her infant son Arthur that recreate famous scenes of classic films. Can you guess the movies these photos are referencing?
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You Can Now Watch the Acclaimed Film ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ for Free

Update: For some reason the video is now showing as “expired”. Not sure why.


Bill Cunningham New York, a movie that we mentioned back in March, can now be viewed for free. It’s a documentary film about the life of New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who’s known for his candid and street photography.

For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller-who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

The movie has received extremely good reviews.
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Watch the National Geographic Film “The Photographers” For Free Online

Back in 1996, National Geographic released a documentary film titled “The Photographers” that gives the world a behind-the-scenes look at how the magazine’s amazing imagery is created:

Going behind the camera and on assignment with veteran photographers for National Geographic, this documentary answers the eternal question asked by the magazine’s readers: “How in the world did they get that shot?” The photographers recount the grueling preparation that shooting for the magazine entails, from mundane details such as obtaining visas to preparing oneself for dangers such as severe climates, deep-sea dives, raging beasts, and local bandits. [...] this video is a visual delight, as many examples of noteworthy National Geographic photographs, and entertaining explanations of how the shot was set up and snapped, appear throughout. [#]

What’s great is that you [US residents] can watch the entire 53-minute film for free over on SnagFilms.

The Photographers (via NYIP)


Update: Readers are reporting that the film isn’t available outside the US. Sorry guys…

Marwencol: An Acclaimed Movie About Photography and an Imaginary World

We love sharing about photography-related movies that you might want to add to your “films to watch” list, and today we have a great one: Marwencol. It’s a documentary about Mark Hogancamp, a man who was beaten nearly to death back in 2000 outside a bar (leaving him little memory of his previous life), and how he turned to photographing action figures in a miniature world as a form of “art therapy”. The photographs — which you can browse here — are incredible in their realism and creativity, and attracted the attention of magazines and art galleries.

The movie scored a ridiculous 98% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, and is available on NetFlix (might be a little difficult to find outside NetFlix).


Thanks for the tip, Dave!