Re: why we shoot film/ Peeping Tom/ Scopophilia

From: Anna Biller (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Mar 05 2006 - 13:27:41 PST

Hi Freya,

Thanks so much. I think you're right, I think it's a Bell and Howell.
I'll look it up and see, maybe try to get one.

On Mar 5, 2006, at 11:12 AM, Freya wrote:

>> sensual is, he goes
>> around with this wonderful 16mm camera all the time
>> and records
>> everything, documents his whole life, and especially
>> things having to
>> do with suffering, pain, love, sex. Does anyone
>> know what kind of a
>> camera that is? It looks like it's got 3 lenses in
>> front that rotate,
>> and it's portable but larger than a Bolex. Probably
>> a British model?
> I've not seen the film, but I think the camera is a
> Bell and Howell Filmo! I've certainly seen pictures
> depticting a filmo as it made me want to see the film.
> ;) (My most special camera is my filmo).
> Strangely, despite the fact I have one, and desptie
> the fact there is one in the film, it is most
> definitely not a British Model. (Maybe the lenses are
> made in Leicester) but a well known american camera,
> and it is virtually unavaiable over here, but very,
> very common and cheap in the states. It used to be
> used as a newsreel camera and extensively by the
> american military. It is the 16mm version of the 35mm
> eyemo that Hollywood loves to use as a crash camera.
> Filmo's are a great choice for those wanting to start
> out in 16mm and who can't afford a bolex. They are
> very special cameras. You feed them a little oil and
> they just keep going forever and ever.
> love
> Freya
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