Posts tagged: Hitchcock
A concealed darkroom.
And the final post from Hitchcock’s Topaz - a darkroom hidden behind the pantry shelves. I wish I had one of these.
How to hide a camera.
In Topaz cameras are often shown being concealed. The Nikon F arrives in Cuba hidden in a package which is said to contain “nylons”. The Pen F is taken on assignment in a bread-roll. Afterwards it is hidden in a hollow bridge railing for later pick-up. It eventually finds its way back to base inside a turkey.
Olympus Pen F half-frame SLR camera in Topaz.
An interesting camera that has become a bit of a collector’s item, this Pen F is being used to spy on a Russian base in Cuba in Hitchcock’s 1969 movie. The camera and its lens had been concealed in two bread rolls. The lens looks like a 250mm f/5; a rare lens.
Nikon F in Topaz.
This movie is full of cameras. It is a spy movie where the main weapons are cameras. Here on the breakfast table we see a Nikon F with motor drive and remote control. They have just been removed from a package that was said to contain “nylons”.
Miniature spy camera in Topaz.
In Hitchcock’s 1969 spy flick, Topaz, an agent shoots with a small camera then passes it to a fellow agent while being pursued. I have no idea what this little camera is, but there are a lot of Swiss spy cameras which look rather like this one.
A 4x5 camera in Hitchcock’s 1969 spy thriller, Topaz.
When the Russian defector and his family arrive at the safe house outside Washington they are quickly led in to a make-shift studio for their portraits.
There are so many interesting cameras in this movie that I will spread them over a few posts. More later…
Various cameras including Nikkorex and Topcon in Hitchcock’s Frenzy (1972).
Unusual cameras in this excellent and thoroughly modern movie. All 35mm SLR’s. Not a rangefinder or medium format camera in sight. A Topcon in the crowd, a Nikkorex in a taxi, and a brief glimpse of an unknown camera in the crowd; perhaps a Praktica. And of course, Alfred himself in the crowd - the only one not applauding.