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    Nikon cameras in the movies

    | News | 02/07/2012 12:30pm
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    2. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

    In 1965, the husband and children of housewife Francesca Johnson (Meryl Streep) leave their home in Madison County to go to the Illinois State Fair. While they’re away, a National Geographic photographer called Robert Kincaid (played by Clint Eastwood) arrives. He’s been commissioned to photograph the eponymous bridges in Madison, and changes everything.

    The photographer: Eastwood wields a Nikon F with an S36 drive in the movie – intriguingly, though, the latter doesn’t stop him advancing the film manually on a few occasions. There’s a bit of early fumbling with a tripod that suggests he isn’t a man who’s made a career out of taking photos, but otherwise Eastwood’s technique is sound.

    Nikon at the movies: The Bridges of Madison County

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    Most famous for: This is one of the few movie adaptations to improve on the book it’s based on – in this case, Robert James Waller’s novel.

    Worth watching? Yes! It’s one for the true romantics.

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