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    Has anyone seen "The Photographer"

    A film by Willard Van Dyke, about Edward Weston and his photography. 25 minutes, black & white, sound. It was issued in 1948 by the US Department of Information.

    I just bought a copy on Ebay.

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    a full critique will be in order, pleeeeezzz
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    Totally!
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    Yes, i have that one. Haven't seen it in a few years, quess i will have to drag it out and give it another look. It is one of the first one I purchased , and that was when it first came out.

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    I have a copy. It's a bit disappointing as it was shot in the documentary style of the 40s. There are no interviews, no nat (natural) sound. It's simply video of Weston and an assistant working, and a narrator talking. There is not the detail or insight I had hoped for.

    OTOH, you do get to see Weston work. At one point, you see him aim the camera and get a bit of a lood at the ground glass. You see him carefully panning the camera to get the view he wants, and see just how close to some subjects he got. You see him in the darkroom with his lightbulb.

    It's not what I had hoped for, but it was well worth the $20 that I paid for it.
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    If you want to see something really lovely, check out "Illuminations, Ruth Bernhard."

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    Got the movie the other day. I found it interesting. It is in the 1940's documentary style, but it works for a subject like weston. I think it is a Must see for anyone interested in him.

    Brian
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    An actual documentary of Weston would be pornographic....
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    Robert, You don't like the way he uses a diaphram, or the way he bellows during exposure?
    Stop trying to get into my mind, There is nothing there!

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    If HE is using the diaphram, he ain't doing it right....
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