My Favorite Westerns

Et tu Brando …

Screenshots: The Appaloosa 

“I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture.” ― Marlon BrandoSongs My Mother Taught Me


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About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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  1. jcalberta says:

    Brando … enigmatic chap. Reviled by many as he sat the throne of an original. As Richard the 3rd now arises from his grave, a little Shakespeare seemed appropriate. Sydney J. Furie’s Directing in the Appaloosa created a visual treat for us. He excelled in taking unique shots, but they never distracted from the story.
    I studied Journalism here in Calgary at a local Tech school. Part of that was a crash course in Photojournalism. I crashed and burned. I used my Minolta X700 for many years, but I was never a decent photographer. Eventually we were both broke and I was forced to sell it at a flea market for 40 dollars – i needed the money to head for the ‘Island’. So there i was – in paradise – with no camera. Couldn’t find work … so I’m back in Calgary.
    My dad was a camera buff with his own lab. He had several cameras. He surely coulda shared a few long stories with you.
    Keep up the great blog !!

    • hey!
      i hear ya! you wanna join me in vancity again?
      looking gud here….u need to look where others dont…thats where you find the niches……!

    • …re brando….i saw a guy who looks 120% like marlon brando…and i offered to take a few shots of him….would he let me …!
      as u say, brando was one of a kind….many a time aloof, softly spoken, always keeping himself to himself…even in his dying days….nobody knew what he was thinking.
      IMHO, he went a little too far with his performance in The Godfather…..all that cotten wool in his cheeks etc…..i prefer him in Appaloosa…..a classic if ever there was one!
      and shakespeare? ” to be or to not be….that is the question…..”

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