I am a self-professed shutterbug. As much as I love movies, I list photography as another one of my main interests and hobbies. It is on that basis that I decided to create this list. My other inspiration for this post was my recent viewing of the slightly disturbing thriller Peeping Tom where our “antihero” is photography hobbyist; throughout the film his primary work is in the production of tawdry movies. Anyway, a discussion of that film is an entirely different post for another day.
Here I would like to focus on films featuring photographers that have caught my attention over the years.
- Blow – Up (1966) Not sure if this is really a favorite of mine; saw it in film class and it sticks in my find as still a very disturbing film. I do not know if I love or loathe what I saw on screen.
- The Bridges of Madison County (1995) Lovely story in which the career of photographer is so romantic I wanted to go out to Madison County (or somewhere similar) and start photographing covered bridges.
- Rear Window (1954) Another awesome thriller that is about voyeurism; the irony of course being that LB Jeffries’ profession of looking through a lens and observing others is juxtaposed with his looking outside his window
- Funny Face (1957) Film in which I officially fell in love with Paris and made it a life’s mission to visist “The City of Lights”/”The City of Love”
- The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) A cute film where the male protagonist is a photographer – that is why this makes the list. There was nothing exceptional about his photography except one can say it was integral to the plot’s development.
What are your favorite films that feature shutterbugs? Did I miss something?