Category Archives: film noir

How to get pinhole photos from your digital camera


We’ve talked about pinhole cameras before here….if you recall, I showed you my way of making one with an empty 35mm film cartridge? Well, as we’re being bombarded with so many digicams all around us, here’s a nice idea to … 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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Filmcamera999 ventures into moving pictures!


Been a long time since my last post…believe me, it,s taken this long to finally get rid of the post-Xmas blues! With my final few days here in merry ol’ England coming to an end very soon, I’ve just had … Continue reading

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Arrived in the land of James Bond….!


Greetings to all my readers from sunny (!) England….! First thing I overheard a couple saying was, as usual with the British, a comment about the current weather….”Ooh, it’s rather brisk out, innit?” I shall be here for Xmas and … Continue reading

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More spy camera stuff…..


Carrying on from my short series of articles about subminiature cameras, readers have asked for sample photos and more information plus some advice on purchase. As you can see, the tiny format gives shots that are unique…grainy of course…but if … Continue reading

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Everyone wants a James Bond camera now..!


Hot on the heels of my article about 16mm subminiature cameras, there’s been a huge response from readers asking if I have any for sale! Well, there’s good news and bad news….bad news is I don’t have any at the … Continue reading

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Shaken, not stirred….spy cameras…!


I’ve always been fascinated by those so-called tiny spy cameras….I guess my first intro to them was via my favorite movies of James Bond! In those days, and I’m talking about way back in the 70s, money was tight, and … Continue reading

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