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08-10-2018, 02:22 PM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Photogoof Quote
And don't even get me started on scenes where someone puts a photo in the developer, watches the image come up, then turns on the lights while it's still in the developer.
Stop bath? Fixer? No need for any of that, this is the movies, hehehe.

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Movies written in haste with no research tend to be the worst. Unfortunately, most people don't know that portraits like that didn't exist in 1817 so to the majority of the public, it doesn't matter.
There are many who don't realize that over the air television is still available, thinking every source has to come from streaming or cable. Just one example of how clueless many people are.
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One that drives me nuts is when a movie that shows brief glimpses of a character's past through family photos, and the photos are obviously and poorly doctored to show the actor's younger face pasted into the "historical" family scene. Whether it's poor to nonexistant lighting match or something else, I've seen this sort of thing rather too often.

Conversely, the "old" photo in the recent Wonder Woman movie actually looks like it was taken with an old camera DOF, not so hot focus towards the edge of the frame all look like the results of an old, folding style camera that would produce big honkin' negs.
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One that drives me nuts is when a movie that shows brief glimpses of a character's past through family photos, and the photos are obviously and poorly doctored to show the actor's younger face pasted into the "historical" family scene. Whether it's poor to nonexistant lighting match or something else, I've seen this sort of thing rather too often.
On Golden Pond was one of those rare movies to get it right. They just used a 1930s photo of Henry Fonda when his character is looking over photos and reminiscing about the past.

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Never is bad word to use.
Indeed, but the USAAF were not formally used in a ground attack role during WWII. In Korea, yes. They did not do very well in this role because a bullet hole from small arms fire in the radiator is bad for the health of the pilot.

In the last stages of the war P-51 pilots did engage targets of opportunity on the way back from escort missions. There was the A-36 ground attack version of the Mustang, which also suffered from radiator problems. And the British used Mustangs for ground attack as you pointed out.

However, a P-51 in USAAF colors flying around Normandy on a ground attack mission was highly unlikely. It would have been a P-47 but there aren't very many left over in flying condition for movie producers to rent. It was aircolled, so no radiator problems. The loss rate was still quite high, though. By the time Korea came around, there were no P-47's left in service, so they had to make do with the P-51.

The P-51 'tankbuster' was invented by the dialogue writers to fit what was available for filming, it would seem.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grog85361 Quote
Don't let the facts interfere with a good story.
in other words:

Ransom Stoddard: You're not going to use the story, Mr. Scott?
Maxwell Scott: No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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Movies are also very bad when it comes to firearms. . . .
the endless capacity of the ammunition of most firearms used in a lot of movies
no reloading needed in most cases
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Just saw that Gary Oldman is doing a biopic about Eadweard Muybridge. I don't know if it is a purely English project or Hollywood is involved. In any case it should relate to the original question about movies getting it right about photography.

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Just saw that Gary Oldman is doing a biopic about Eadweard Muybridge. I don't know if it is a purely English project or Hollywood is involved. In any case it should relate to the original question about movies getting it right about photography.
That ought to be fascinating. I've seen clips from the film The Magic Box, about William Friese-Green, but not enough to gauge how accurate it is. Anyone here seen it?
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