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Scott Andrew Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:17:08 -0500
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You might want to take a look at Maitland McDonagh's _Broken Mirrors, Broken Minds_, which compares Argento's _Deep Red_ to Antonioni's _Blowup_, both of which star David Hemmings, although he plays a photographer only in the latter.

Argento's segment of _Two Evil Eyes_ features Harvey Keitel as a photgrapher based on Weegee as the killer in a modern retelling of Poe's "The Black Cat," with numerous references to other Poe stories for good measure.

Although more of a social horror/science fiction film, Bertrand Tavernier's _Death Watch_ (1980) features Harvey Keitel as a man with cameras in his eyes watching a woman in her 40s dying of a sickness for a reality TV show that she does not know that she is on.

Peeping Tom
Beetlejuice has a camera scene--the Maitalnds don't show up on camera.
_Blacula_ shows that Mamuwalde (the title character's actual name) does not show up in photographs.

Scott Andrew Hutchins [archive site; not currently active]

"Those who had been successful adapted themselves to the world around them, had bent their greater mental powers into the pattern of acceptable action.  And this dulled their usefulness, limited their capacity, hedged their ability with restrictions set up to fit less extraordinary people."  -- Clifford D. Simak, "Census" (1944)

---- Dorothee Birke <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
> Dear list members,
> This is a question for horror film buffs: we are
> currently trying to compile a corpus of horror films in which
> photography is used in order to show things that are invisible to the
> naked eye. Examples would be The Omen, in which smudges on photographs
> foreshadow the deaths of the people in the picture, or Shutter, in
> which photos reveal the presence of a ghost.
> Can anybody think of horror films featuring photographs or photographers? We would greatly appreciate your help!
> With many thanks in advance and best wishes
> Dorothee and Michael
> PS: Other films that already came to mind were Ring, The Shining and The Asphyx.
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