Film photography goofs in modern movies

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alex_virt Senior Member • Posts: 2,015
Film photography goofs in modern movies
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Film photography became history not that long ago, however since then a whole new generation of filmmakers have grown up who don't have a slightest clue how photography was done in days of yore. Here are two hilarious examples:

1. The Terror (2018) – a TV series about the fateful Franklin polar expedition (1847-48). Here is how the process of taking picture with a view camera is depicted in the Episode 3:

Under dark cloth, the photographer peers at an upside down sepia toned (!) image on the ground glass...

...and counts seconds using a stopwatch Made in USSR! (A quick reminder: the USSR was founded some 75 years after the Franklin expedition died in the Arctic.)

As a side note, imdb.com got the cover image and the trailer from a wrong 'Terror'

2. Another true horror story: Перевал Дятлова (Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident) (2020) – a Russian TV series about a group of students who mysteriously died in the Urals mountains in 1959. In the Episode 3, the main character takes pictures of fireballs in the sky holding a film camera like a cell phone!

Apart from these goofs, both series are quite entertaining if you watch them as a historical fantasy, not a docudrama.

If you know more goofs like these, please post them here.

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