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01-30-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
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Pentax in Hollywood

I was just watching a trailer for a new horror film called 'Shutter' and up pop's this frame of a Pentax DSLR with the kit lens attached. I guess these cheesy horror films do have style after all!

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01-30-2008, 04:55 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by figmental1978 Quote
I was just watching a trailer for a new horror film called 'Shutter' and up pop's this frame of a Pentax DSLR with the kit lens attached. I guess these cheesy horror films do have style after all!

Or........

Pentax has gotten serious about marketing their product.

Films are a great way to do that.
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Oh, that's just great. Now I have to buy a poster.
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That's awesome! I'll have to Netflix that one when it comes out on DVD (BTW, "Netflix" is now a verb, along with "Tivo" )

Now Pentax needs to start getting ads in non-tech magazines like Time. I always see those big Canikon ads (and now Sony and Olympus?), so come one Pentax!

Oh, would have been cooler if the camera had a Limited lens on instead of the kit...

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Interesting...this is a remake of a 2004 Thai horror film. And they didn't use a Pentax in their original ad:
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Sorry, wrong thread....but couldn't resist
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I wonder if it was in fact product placement. After all, manufacturers typically toss in the top of the line sexy hardware. Considering the available lens lineup, why have the kit lens on there?

For all we know, the director or prop master digs Pentax!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ed in GA Quote
Or........

Pentax has gotten serious about marketing their product.

Films are a great way to do that.

i disagree, unless the logo is onscreen for more than 5 seconds clearly visable, or unless some die hard fan watches it over and over and over again

no one is going to seriously get hooked.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
i disagree, unless the logo is onscreen for more than 5 seconds clearly visable, or unless some die hard fan watches it over and over and over again

no one is going to seriously get hooked.
The, now outlawed, subliminal messaging once used in theatres had the image there for only one frame and it was quite effective.

I see many things in films, that last only for a second or two, that stick in my mind.

YMMV
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ed in GA Quote
The, now outlawed, subliminal messaging once used in theatres had the image there for only one frame and it was quite effective.

I see many things in films, that last only for a second or two, that stick in my mind.

YMMV
intentional subliminal messaging and simply having the main character run around with a camera are two different things.

i remember watching CSI, they keep using some sort of camera, i would focus all of my attention on just the camera to try and figure out what it is, i think they use some sort of late model Nikon film cameras, but i'm still not 100% sure.. and thats with direct paying attention not casual viewing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ed in GA Quote
Or........

Pentax has gotten serious about marketing their product.

Films are a great way to do that.

Hm. The plot synopsis from imdb:

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A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident.

They must have been using the kit lens without the hood.

At any rate, nothing a little post processing can't handle, jeez.





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There are numerous sightings of old Pentax film SLRs in American Gangster -- looks to be the camera the cops were issued with as a matter of course. I also spotted a Nikon, but that was in the hands of a newspaper photographer.
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A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident.
Sounds more like a Sony!!
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Sorry, wrong thread....but couldn't resist
Dude, thats perfect. Please post it over in the The Few, The Proud, The PENTAXIANS! thread...
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