----- Original Message ----- From: <RALaubach@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 9:11 PM
Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Great movie based on WEEGEE...
Yes, The Public Eye is a GREAT movie based on Weegee. My favorite scenesThe movie _The Naked City_ was partly inspired by Weegee's work and named for his book. For some reason it isn't shown on TV, at least not very often. "There are eight million stories in the Naked City; this has been one of them".
are when Weegee dons a priests garb from the well-outfitted trunk of his car to
gain access to photograph a murder, sneaking into an ambulance with the body
and police. He moves his light meter in the sign of the cross over the
body, then pulls his Graflex out from under his robes, gets his shot and flees!
Another great shot is one he sets up, putting a rangefinder camera on a
roller skate with string tied to it and a spring wound self timer to safely pull
the camera through a hail of machine gun-fire in an italian restaurant
execution. Anything to get the shot! Great movie.
Bob Laubach Manassas, VA
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