Recommend Me A Photography Movie

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SubaruNation555, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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    I am currently teaching a photo class and am trying to plan out the rest of my semester.

    The students will spend the last week before winter break showcasing a project they are working on. However, I thought it might be nice to spend the last day of class watching a movie.

    Are there any interesting videos about photography/photographers that might appeal to HS juniors/seniors and be less than 1.5 hours?

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. gnd macrumors 6502a

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    You could try a series of documentaries "Travels to the Edge With Art Wolfe". Each episode is about 25 minutes long. These are travel documentaries from a photographer's point of view.
     
  3. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    If it were your last day I'd say get "City of God" on the go, but theres this list which might be more helpful...
    http://www.aphotostudent.com/2009/11/30/movies-about-photography/

    Surprising there's not been some self-reflexive-whose fourth wall type film with a troubled loner stood wide eyed behind the glass at the gates of oblivion (or at least not one I can think of), but I imagine the point photographing great stories isn't to be a part of them.
     
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  5. Beamengine macrumors newbie

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    Pepping Tom is very good, one of Scorcese's favourite films, but possibly not suitable for your audience. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054167/

    'The Third Man' has great cinematography, but so do hundreds of other films.

    'Burden of dreams' is a great documentary about making Werner Herzog's 'Fitzcarraldo'. Some brilliant footage of Kinski losing it.
     
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