Suggestions for movies about photography.

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  1. Ross Williams

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    My girlfriend is a photography teacher at a middle school and is looking for a movie to show on her last day of class. The only photography movie I could think of is Pecker, and that's not really appropriate for kids of that age. Can anybody help me out with some ideas? Something informative, yet entertaining would be best. Thanks.
     
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    Photographing Fairies?[​IMG] I suppose there's a little useful info in there. Plus it's a great film...
     
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    Blowup
    It may not be suitable for children though
     
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    There's a great documentary called "Visions of light" which is all about photography and lighting and such, exceptionally interesting, with a lot of great movie clips. I can't think of any film that would be better for a photography class.
     
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    Spider-Man has the main character as a photographer...

    The kid in American Beauty liked to videotape things...
     
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    Rear Window
     
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    FairyTale: A True Story (1997) is appropriate for the age group and IMHO is far superior to Photographing Fairies. They're both dramatizations of the same historical event.
    Fairytale's cast includes Peter O'Toole and Harvey Keitel.
    Jim
     
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    Photography, eh? He asked him knowingly! Nudge nudge, wink wink.
    Hmmm. Photography....
    The main character from the Angel series becomes a photographer. But since she's also a hooker, that may not be the right movie for kids...
    Robert De Niro plays a meek police photographer in Mad Dog and Glory.
    There's a rather amusing photography sequence in Bachelor Party...but, again, not really for kids.
    Vicki Vale was a photographer! [​IMG]
    I think Alec Baldwin's character in The Edge was a photographer.
    I guess my recommendation will have to be No Small Affair, an odd comedy from 1984 starring Jon Cryer and Demi Moore. Here's the IMDb plot synopsis:
    Let us know what movie she decides on!
     
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    I liked The Man With The Movie Camera and Peeping Tom very much.
     
  10. Ross Williams

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    Thank you all for the suggestions. She's probably going to show Fairytale: A True Story, cause it's rated PG.
     
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    Un Chien Andalou or Man With the Movie Camera would get my vote. Both focus on using photography as a means to convey a feeling. You might also suggest something really ground-breaking like Citizen Kane if only to show from scene-to-scene what the cinematography is trying to convey. Citizen Kane might be more appropriate for kids but the use of unusual shots to convey a message is extraordinary.
    OTOH, the kids will love the eyeball :p)
     
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    I can really only come up with one movie that is genuinely about a photographer. It was a TV movie starring Farrah Fawcett as Margaret Bourke-White, who was a farily fascinating individual, but I think it is a pretty poor movie. You still might look into it.

    Too bad it is middle school kids, or The Eyes of Laura Mars might be fun.
     
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