Movie Trivia Question

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FrancoD Forum Pro • Posts: 12,856
Re: Movie Trivia Question

mount evans wrote:

Another movie from the same time period that may be of interest is Roman Holiday. Audrey Hepburn plays the princess of an unnamed country, Gregory Peck a journalist (I get the impression that he is working abroad because he is not considered very reliable) and a young Eddie Albert a freelance photographer, what we today would consider a paparazzi.

Papparazzo was the surname of the photographer in the Fellini film La Dolce Vita.

(Fellini made that name up using the sound that a mosquito makes) .

BTW, papparazzo for one , papparazzi for a scourge of them .

We get to see him use a variety of cameras (including one concealed in a cigarette lighter--he is amazed to get a decent image from such a small negative)

That was the Echo 8 , made in Japan by Suzuki Optical in 1951. The film created a demand for it so susuki made a less expensive version called Camera Lite Model B. The Echo sold for $20 in 1954. ($200 now)

BTW, the format was called 8mm but the frame size was 6x6mm (according to the Minori film )

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