The Amazing (Analogue) Spiderman!

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This summer blockbuster is more than just fun excitement and action! In the movie, there are many shots of Peter Parker (played by Andrew Garfield) using and holding onto his beloved film cameras. Check out the analogue goodness on The Amazing Spiderman (2012)!

The Amazing Spiderman (2012) via screencrave

This summer, one of the most anticipated films have been The Amazing Spiderman — a whole new, fresh take upon the beloved Marvel superhero.

Buzz has been everywhere about this movie, and even about the real-life romance between the stars of the film, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

But that’s not all that has caught the attention of movie goers.

Part of the character of Peter Parker, aka Spidey, is the fact that he is an experienced photographer — this was even seen in the Spiderman trilogy that was released, starting in 2002.

In the most recent version, just released last week, Peter Parker is seen with his analogue camera in many scenes of the film, starting from one of the first scenes with the grown up character in high school.

A bully taunts Peter to take a photo with his film camera of a poor student being food-forced — and Peter obviously declines.

In other parts of the movie, Peter tries to get proof of the viliain’s existence by snapping photos of it, but the camera ultimately gets crushed by the Lizard. :(

Photos via tumblr

I’m not exactly sure as to what camera it is exactly, and stills are difficult to find online that are not watermarked — I could only find two.

But my guess is that Peter Parker uses a Leica in his journalistic endeavors to defeat the Lizard-being/Dr. Connors. How victoricous!

It’s fantastic to know that millions of people are seeing young characters use and embrace film, and not just to be cool and hold a camera around, but to really use the film for artistic purposes.

Go Spidey!

written by dearjme on 2012-07-13 in #news #camera #leica #spiderman #peter #parker #requested-post #stills #film

28 Comments

  1. neoex
    neoex ·

    That really, really looks like Yashica Electro 35 rather than Leica.

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    I agree, that's a Yashica Electro 35!

  3. detroitlomo
    detroitlomo ·

    It's Either the Yashica Electro 35 or the Mg-1, If its the Mg-1 that's awesome! Cause i have one, lol

  4. nattykins
    nattykins ·

    My heart died a little bit on the inside when Lizard crushed his camera. My boyfriend asked if it was painful to watch. I told him it was!

  5. ehmahh
    ehmahh ·

    I love it when i see analogue cams in films, if you liked mr spidey, check out the analogue-ness in I am number four!

  6. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @neoex @plasticpopsicle @detroitlomo Thanks guys! I'm not familiar with rangefinders, so my guess was completely a shot in the dark. :)

  7. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @nattykins I know! It was definitely just a prop, though, so that comforted me.

  8. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @ehmahh I agree! I'll definitely check out that film.

  9. lomonesia
    lomonesia ·

    I spotted that camera too! I thing at the desk in his room,i see holga 135bc/sprocket rocket

  10. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @lomonesia What!!?? nice, that's so cool.

  11. 134340
    134340 ·

    Oh! i love Peter because of his beloved analogue !! hahaha...

  12. clemeister
    clemeister ·

    Yup, it was a Yashica Electro 35, probably a GSN. I was looking at it throughout the whole movie. Although, if I remember correctly, in one scene when he's focusing the camera, it showed an SLR focusing screen instead of the Yashica's rangefinder screen.
    Wanna know something ironic? One of Spidey's villain from the comic books is called ELECTRO! :)

  13. abbsterocity
    abbsterocity ·

    @ehmahh Yes! I'm so jealous of Dianna Agron's character in the movie! Sooo many cameras

  14. guilherme-henrique
    guilherme-henrique ·

    A Dianna *-*

  15. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @134340 I know... andrew garfield + analogue = love!

    @clemeister Yeah! That's right.. they did use an SLR viewfinder :/ sell-out method to make the shot look more familiar to the masses? And ooh nice trivia :)

  16. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    On a side note... the new Wes Anderson film in theaters now, Moonrise Kingdom, features a PLETHORA of analogue cameras. Drool.

  17. abhoan
    abhoan ·

    The worst spidey movie ever. Only saving grace was analog.

  18. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    I saw the movie this weekend and I thought I wouldn't like it but I do! The camera is a Yashica Electro 35. It's a beautiful camera. To my sadness, the camera was destroyed maliciously. I cringed at the sound of it crushing >.<

  19. du3ky
    du3ky ·

    I saw the movie, but I reckon that the photo's would still be retrievable !
    ANALOG FOW DA WIN!

  20. plasticlifestyle
    plasticlifestyle ·

    definitely a Yashica. in one of the scenes, he was carrying an SLR though.

  21. onexceptothers
    onexceptothers ·

    Definitely a Yashica Electro 35 GSN, the second picture above shows him with an Alpha 1 Sx-70 with flash cells on top !

  22. scarletmind
    scarletmind ·

    i've noticed it too when i saw the movie! (and i was on the point to cry when the lizard broke it :( so sad)

  23. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @abhoan Aw, sad to hear you didn't enjoy it!!

  24. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @itsdebraanne @plasticlifestyle @onexceptothers Thanks for all your technical answers :))

  25. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @scarletmind I know! I thought perhaps Lizard could possibly place the camera down nicely...but no. Haha!

  26. tamsoam
    tamsoam ·

    yashica electro 35 not gsn. Just 35 ! nice. Watch the movie yesterday !

  27. paappraiser
    paappraiser ·

    I saw the movie.. I have a gsn.. im sure it was a gsn.

  28. spidey27
    spidey27 ·

    spidey!!!!

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