Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/03/15

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica Sightings
From: "Kit McChesney | acmefoto" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 10:46:43 -0700


Yes, the film was great. I can't wait to see Phillip Noyce's other film
that's recently been released, The Rabbit-Proof Fence, which looks to be a
great film as well. Very haunting and moving trailers on the Web.

Speaking of filmmakers, there was a very good spot on NPR this morning about
Stan Brakhage, who died last weekend in British Columbia. He was a fixture
in the Boulder community, someone who will be missed and whose influence
will be lasting, surely. It was fascinating to hear him speak in the few
clips NPR featured about his goals for making films. Resonated with our
recent conversation about blindness and inner vision.


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Alan Walsh
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 4:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Sightings


Great film (Australian director -  naturally) and very topical.  I
thought the camera being used by the press photographer was a IIIf (big
viewfinder window).

Alan W
On Saturday, March 15, 2003, at 04:05 PM, Kit McChesney | acmefoto

> Dear LUG'ers--
> Just got home from the picture-show, seeing the new film with Michael
> Caine,
> The Quiet American, based on Graham Greene's novel. Very disturbing, of
> course, as it traces American involvement in politics in Vietnam in the
> early 1950's.
> I believe I did see a Leica in the film, and I think it was an
> anachronistic
> touch; correct me if I'm wrong.
> The film opened on a scene which was to have taken place in 1952. The
> Leica
> I saw looked an awful lot like an M3, which, according to my book,
> came out
> in 1954. Granted, a journalist who wielded the said camera was waving
> it
> about pretty quickly in all the scenes (maybe that was intentional, to
> keep
> Leica fans from being able to tell), but it appeared in enough scenes
> for me
> to be able to get a pretty good glimpse.
> I guess you will all have to go see the film to see what I mean. There
> was
> no camera that Leica made prior to 1954 that I can find in my manual
> that
> looked enough like the M3 for the camera in the film to have been
> whatever-that-was-but-probably-wasn't. Has anyone else seen the film
> yet?
> Kit
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