February 19, 2009

As we’re gearing up for the 2009 International Photobooth Convention and a revamped “Photobooths in Cinema” lecture, I’ve added three major examples of photobooths on film from three important European directors. First, a story of a Frenchman in L.A. directed by Jacques Deray, The Outside Man.

Jean-Louis Trintignant joins a cast including Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, and Angie Dickinson in this story about a hitman who finds himself becoming a target.

Second, thanks to a tip from Klaas Dierks, Wim Wenders’ breakout 1974 film Alice in the Cities.

Rüdiger Vogler plays a writer and photographer who finds himself in charge of a young girl as they try to find her grandmother, somewhere in Germany.

And finally, thanks to an image featured in Federica Muzzarelli’s book Formato tessera, a 1989 film by director Ettore Scola, Che ora è, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Massimo Troisi.

These two giants of Italian cinema play a reunited father and son who talk through their relationship over the course of the film. We’re happy to have these titles added to our list, and are always looking for more, so if you know of something we haven’t listed yet, please let us know.

Brian | 9:15 pm | Movies

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