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11-27-2009, 06:26 PM - 1 Like   #31
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Not movie but TV show

Supernatural for those not a fan.

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I was watching that episode the other night. I damn near jumped out of my chair yelling, "Hey! It's a Spottie!"

My wife's eyes rolled up into her head. 'Whatever'.
11-28-2009, 06:14 PM   #33
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I just saw “An Education” in a theater, a British movie taking place in 1961/62.
A Pentax camera makes a brief appearance, possibly a SV? It was also too fast to make out which lens, but you could tell it as a Takumar.

Best check it out on DVD, where you can freeze the scene.

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QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
I was watching that episode the other night. I damn near jumped out of my chair yelling, "Hey! It's a Spottie!"
My wife's eyes rolled up into her head. 'Whatever'.
I hope she knows she's replaceable

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Veging out in front of Superman III (1983).
Movie only became enjoyable once I noticed Jimmy Olson was shooting Pentax. Suspected this when he climbed up the ladder at the burning chemical plant with a camera with a chromed top cover with a zoom- Shoulder strap has red borders, a little later he is doing a portrait shoot of prize winners in the newspaper office and the Camera says Pentax - K or KX or similar I am guessing. If anyone can pause the film they will also get the lens as it is a very clear front on shot
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This camera cannot be mistaken: it's an Asahiflex IIa with 58mm f/2.4 Asahi-Kogaku Takumar in the 1966's movie "Alfie" starring Michael Caine.

(Youtube screencaps

Ringo Starr's black Asahi Pentax S3 in 'A Hard Day's Night' (1964):

02-27-2010, 10:06 PM   #37
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Calendar Girls (2003)

In the DVD bonus behind the scenes footage the films still photographer Jaap Buitendijk is shown using a Pentax 67II camera.

Calendar Girls theatrical trailer on youtube

Calendar Girls at IMDB


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So I gargle IMDB PENTAX (scanning the Internet Movie Database) and find:

PENTAX CHECK IN (2003) Europorn
PROOF (1991) Pentax gets company credit
THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (1965) Sid Poitier slings Pentax & Nikon
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) a K1000 is visible
LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) Pentax gets company credit
TERMINATOR 2 - JUDGEMENT DAY (1991) some Pentax visibility

Many of the 81 in-site hits point to PENTAX CHECK IN - I guess the cast kept busy. Meanwhile, IIRC Faye Dunaway slung a Spotty in 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR (1975) but I could be wrong. That happens occasionally.

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Resurrecting since I found this thread by accident. Pentax featured in An Education.
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I just noticed "Kitka" Catwoman (Lee Meriwether) using a Spotmatic with leopard print accents in Batman The Movie.

Unless I posted this the last time I noticed this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alohadave Quote
It's the de Haviland Comet. Redesigned after the original square windows caused crashes from stress fractures at the window corners.

de Havilland Comet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Are you sure it's a Comet? I flew London to Singapore and KL to London in a Comet 4 in 1959 and I don't remember the windows being as big. Mind you, that was a looong time ago and my memory isn't what it used to be

Also, we flew much higher than current jets seem to. 40,000ft.

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QuoteOriginally posted by alohadave Quote
One of the dSLRs was used in the American remake of Shutter last year. K100D or K10D IIRC.
Just caught some of that last night. I think it was a K100D. And if you blink in the very beginning, you'll miss what I think is a 645. Definitely a MF Pentax though. Overall, lots of decent cameras in that movie.
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"An Education" 1:02:11 screenshot Super Takumar
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I noticed probably K100d in a Swedish film "Wallander".
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
TERMINATOR 2 - JUDGEMENT DAY (1991) some Pentax visibility
Is that when Arnie breaks the window at the mall and that tourist guy shoots a few photos of him?

I saw a movie last year where they shot some fashion stuff with a 67 IIRC. But the guy got killed 2mins after. Something about some diamonds... I don't know

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