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    I've been seeing alot of films involving photographers as the protagonists or main directors.. let's share some films where photographers/photojournalists play a major role.. These films sometimes help people understand and appreciate the work of a photojournalist

    1) Blood Diamond : I love how Maddy Bowen, played by Jennifer Connelly, is portrayed as a romanticized PJ working in Africa shooting classic Leica and Nikon film cameras.. This film really got me interested in Photojournalism even though that isn't the film's main focus.

    2) City Of God : No words for this, one of the greatest films i've seen.

    3) Vicky Cristina Barcelona : Slightly boring.

    4) James Nachtwey : War Photographer.

    Films that I and the whole PJ world is looking forward to:

    The Bang-Bang Club (2010) - This film is about the story of 4 famous South African PJ's (Two being Pulitzer winners) . One committed suicide over financial problems and mental trauma, one was killed in cross-fire, two still live to tell the tale. A famous story.
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    * Salvador

    * Under fire

    * Killing fields

    * Spy game


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    Quote Originally Posted by moski77 View Post


    * Salvador

    * Under fire

    * Killing fields

    * Spy game

    i will get my hands on those, especially Salvador.. thanks
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    Balibo.

    Not exactly war photojournalism, but has the element of reporting a sensitive issue.
    Might not be screened and distributed here in Singapore though.
    I really want to watch it.

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    Closer - julia roberts' charater is a commercial photographer

    Full Metal Jacket - Joker is a Sgt with Marine Combat Correspondent

    Se7en - John Doe poses as a press photog at the 'sloth' victims scene

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    not forgetting the famous HBO series - GENERATION KILL - everything based from the eyes of journalist evan wright.

    it showed a couple of scenes of him using his leica.

    u can read his award winning article as a preview to the show
    http://www.rollingstone.com/news/sto..._killer_elite/

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    Blow Up. A must watch for aspiring fashion photographers.

    popularised the Nikon F.

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    This deleted scene from "I Love you, man" inspired me.


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    keep it up guys, lets keep this thread going.. then we will have more movies to watch regarding photography/photojournalism
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    speed grapher


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