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    Why is it that in movies and tv Photographers are allways losers?

    My perception unless some of you people set me strait is that over the years the preponderance of instances has been to portray photographers in general ( in movies and tv) as losers, criminals who lure young beautifull women to their studios with obscure and perverse intentions etc. Other less derisive portrayals run the gamut of flailing wanabbees who can barely manage their equipment, don't have their cameras in sinc with their flashes so on and so forth.
    My theory is that cinema directors and cinema photographers think so much more of themselves technically and creatively that giving a lowly photographer, some respect is beneath them. Honestly I can't remember the last time a saw a movie or a show on tv that described a photographer as an honest creative healthy role model. ( Unless it was a documentary).
    I'd love to hear what other colleagues out there have to say about this subject. Cheers.

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    "I blame it all on the liberal media..." :-)

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    TV and Movies are based on reality. Where have you been?
    That's just, like, my opinion, man...

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    It's hard to disagree with your assessment. But I get more aggravated with the overzealous buffoons in post production who insist on overdubbing the sounds of motor-drives when ever a character uses any camera, even those not equipped with one.

    They are probably the same folks who will pull the call of the majestic Golden Eagle from their sound libraries and overdub it to a scene of a Bald Eagle in flight. For the record, they sound nothing alike.

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    My theory is that cinema directors and cinema photographers
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    There are no cinema photographers. They are mere cameramen (er, persons!)
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
    There are no cinema photographers. They are mere cameramen (er, persons!)
    Quite correct. They work for the Director of Photography.

    The only other problem with the theory is that none of the above mentioned persons write the films.
    That's just, like, my opinion, man...

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    But I get more aggravated with the overzealous buffoons in post production who insist on overdubbing the sounds of motor-drives when ever a character uses any camera, even those not equipped with one.

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    Yup. In a film called "No Way Out", a spy drama, one of the characters takes a picture of the protagonist, using the plastic-bodied pack-Polaroid called, variously, the EE100, the Reporter, etc.
    The discarded peel-apart neg became important to the story. But the sound effect when she took the picture was the whirring motor sound and clip-clap of a front-spitting Polaroid SX-70-type.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Here's an episode of the radio (not TV) version of Gunsmoke that featured a photographer who's an utter creep:

    http://www.archive.org/download/OTRR...otographer.mp3

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    Perhaps all the writers are getting back at the film Blowup--which featured the "cool" lifestyle of a working photographer in London.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Where does "Blowup" (aka Blow-up) fit in this analysis?



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