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    Minority report

    Over the Christmas holidays I watched 'Minority report'.This is a sci-fi film (movie) set in the 2050s. I was delighted to see that in the film the estranged wife of the Tom Cruise character was a photographer who used a darkroom to produce B&W prints. Given that it came out in 2002, I hope that this vision of the photographic future turns out to be true. Sadly, in one respect it may already have proved false in that there were lots of big yellow boxes on the shelves of her darkroom.

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    Funny! Weird how directors never show the "professionals" how they really look: clicking the mouse in front of a computer. There are always those freak trays and that retrò red light.
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    last weekend there was this movie about a missing kid that's recognised by his mother after 12 years, I don't remember the title.

    The mother is a pro photographer (Nikon & 'Blad) with a real darkroom. I was disturbed to see that she entered the darkroom in full daylight WITH 3 massive safelights on and the window uncovered :-D

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    This seems to be a common portrayal of photography by movie makers. I saw a film last year. 'Photographing Fairies', about an Edwardian photographer who discovers a hallucinogenic plant and tries tp photograph his 'visions'. The film shows him developing 8x10 prints in a farnhouse kitchen in broad daylight. Not only that but he puts his hand right in the dev to swirl the paper about, then takes several sheets straight out of the tray and walks out of the door with them! Also I only remember seeing one tray!


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    My favorite is in "The Great Muppet Caper" (the one in London) where Fozzie is using a Graflex and catches the crime on film. They get the print developed and Gonzo or someone opens the door to the darkroom and the entire picture disappears instead of turning black. And, of course, that print was the _only_ evidence of the real culprit, (i.e. Charles Grodin).
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    Ghostbusters II

    If memory serves they use a industrial deep fryer and serving tongs to develop the prints of "Vigo"
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    In Ghostbusters II he is using a Plaubel Proshift 6x9. He fires off about ten frames w/o ever advancing the film...

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    Bugs me when they do that. It's like in the old films where the driver keeps talking to the passenger without looking at the road.

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    or those B action flicks were 6 shooters can fire 27 times without reloading...



 

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