Category Archives: cine film

Meet another guy with similar interests and more!


The other day here in Vancouver, I happened to come across a guy who immediately caught my attention. The reason was that he seemed to be using one of my all-time favourite cameras, a Nikon Photomic F2….one of, if not … Continue reading

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Another attempt at movie making!


As you may know, I have been trying to make inroads into getting together my very own moving picture collection, but, alas, so far, I have only been able to knock up very amateurish conglomeration of still photos coupled with … Continue reading

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The master of suspense….


“When I look into a mirror, the person who looks back at me has always seemed to be a stranger, who doesn’t look at all the way I feel..” “I consider my films to be frightmares, not nightmares…I have never … Continue reading

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More film noir from world cinema…


Following my short post yesterday regarding film noir from India, it seems a whole lot of readers are very interested in this subject, judging by the emails I have had overnight. I had to have a private chuckle to myself, … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin….in color!


I’m sure we are all familiar with the iconic film in which Charlie Chaplin plays a down and out tramp…the film called Making a Living? Well, that film was originally filmed in monochrome at that time. But very few people … Continue reading

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Slow demise of a once powerful and famous cine industry


A friend of mine recently told me about the time he paid a visit to the old, semi-abandoned Avala film studios in Belgrade. It apparently took a long time, what with obtaining permissions etc etc. And the funny thing about … Continue reading

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The word on the street is this…Cinema is dead!


Way back in 2011, the founder of the cine camera manufacturer Aaton, Jean-Pierre Beauviala, said in an interview, “Why buy a new one when there are so many used cameras around the world?” And Bill Russell,  vice president of cameras … Continue reading

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How times change! Robson St/Granville St then and now


It’s one of those totally inexplicable things about how time changes everything, isn’t it? We all change, our partners change, our surroundings change, everything changes. An old guy I met on my travels once told me… “nothing stays the same, … Continue reading

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The phenomenon that is Instagram!


I am a film freak! I freely admit it. In fact, you should see the impressions on people’s faces when I mention it….they look at me as if I’ve just been released from some high security mental asylum. And of … Continue reading

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I’ll be writing an article about something of a phenomenon!


Again, due to popular demand from you readers, I will attempt to write something which has become somewhat of a phenomenon in these days of technology. What is it? In one word, Instagram. Love it or loathe it, it seems … Continue reading

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