Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/06/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] My take is for favorite sport is...
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 14:47:57 EDT

In a message dated 6/26/02 2:25:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 

> B.D., you have the title wrong, the movie is called 'Wind.' I spent two
>  weeks with the film crew in Newport while they were there filmming in 1991.
>  The movie never amounted to much at the box office. The director was 
>  Ballard, who previously had directed 'The Black Stallion' the Director of
>  Photography was John Toll who went on to win back-to-back Oscars for 'The
>  Legend of the Fall' and 'Braveheart' Strange how things can happen in
>  Hollywood. The money for 'Wind' came from some Japanese business men who
>  where 'Cup' nuts and thought a feature movie should be made, so they blew
>  about 20 million.
>  The movie was shot entirely with two prototype Aaton 35mm hand held cameras
>  (one of them was dropped overboard in 100 feet of salt water, recovered and
>  in operation again two days later).
>  All of the scenes where spray was coming over the bow was shot with a
>  strange contraption that blew wind at the lenses to deflect the spray.
>  For some reason I was the only still photographer allowed on the set. I had
>  photos published in many magazines. I used five Nikon Fs, I had an M2 with
>  me but never used it (OT).
>  Probably the most fun shoot I ever had.
>  sl

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