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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Sightings
From: Alan Walsh <>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 22:50:38 +1100


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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