Articles Tagged with: Leica Movie Sightings
Leica Sighting | Her, Behind the Scenes

In the behind the scenes video of Her, Spike Jonze can be seen wearing and using his Leica M, keeping it high and tight. And in one shot, he meters off of his hand.

He has been seen with an M6 before. Unsure if this is the same.

Spike Jonze on the set of Her with what is likely an M6

Spike Jonze on the set of Her with what is likely an M6

Spike Jonze on the set of Her with what is likely an M6

Spike Jonze on the set of Her with what is likely an M6

Spike Jonze on the set of Her with what is likely an M6

Spike Jonze on the set of Her with what is likely an M6


Leica Sighting | Das Boot

A chrome Leica III in Wolfgang Petersen’s Das Boot, 1981. The actor Herbert Grönemeyer shoots with it in a couple of scenes and also has the lens off in one scene, wiping down the body.

Herbert Grönemeyer wielding a chrome Leica III in Das Boot, 1981

Herbert Grönemeyer wielding a chrome Leica III in Das Boot, 1981

Herbert Grönemeyer wielding a chrome Leica III in Das Boot, 1981

Herbert Grönemeyer wielding a chrome Leica III in Das Boot, 1981

Herbert Grönemeyer wielding a chrome Leica III in Das Boot, 1981

Herbert Grönemeyer wielding a chrome Leica III in Das Boot, 1981


Leica Sighting | Closer
Julia Roberts shooting Natalie Portman with a chrome Leica M6 TTL and 50mm Summicron; from the movie Closer (2004)

Julia Roberts shooting Natalie Portman with a chrome Leica M6 TTL and 50mm Summicron; from the movie Closer (2004)

Julia Roberts shooting Natalie Portman with a chrome Leica M6 TTL and 50mm Summicron; from the movie Closer (2004)

Julia Roberts shooting Natalie Portman with a chrome Leica M6 TTL and 50mm Summicron; from the movie Closer (2004)

Julia Roberts shooting Jude Law with a Hasselblad; from the movie Closer (2004)

Julia Roberts shooting Jude Law with a Hasselblad; from the movie Closer (2004)

Julia Roberts shooting Jude Law with a Hasselblad; from the movie Closer (2004)

Julia Roberts shooting Jude Law with a Hasselblad; from the movie Closer (2004)


Leica Sighting | The Anniversary Party
Jennifer Beals and an M4-2 and a 35mm Summilux-M ASPH in The Anniversary Party 2001

Jennifer Beals and an M4-2 and a 35mm Summilux-M ASPH in The Anniversary Party 2001

Jennifer Beals, John Benjamin Hickey, and an M4-2 and a 35mm Summilux-M ASPH in The Anniversary Party 2001

Jennifer Beals, John Benjamin Hickey, and an M4-2 and a 35mm Summilux-M ASPH in The Anniversary Party 2001

Jennifer Beals, Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and an M4-2 and a 35mm Summilux-M ASPH in The Anniversary Party 2001

Jennifer Beals, Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and an M4-2 and a 35mm Summilux-M ASPH in The Anniversary Party 2001

Information pulled from the great Leica FAQ site.

Jennifer Beals is an avid photographer and Leica shooter. Click here for more information about Jennifer Beals’ photography.


Leica Sighting | Stalag 17

The scene in Billy Wilder’s Stalag 17 when the fellow prisoners of Barracks Four open up Sefton’s foot locker. Among the goodies are a couple of Leica III’s (with collapsible Elmars) mounted on the inside of the box’s lid.

Identification of the bodies and lenses comes from the invaluable geek resource, Andrew Nemeth’s Leica FAQ

Sefton's foot locker with Leica IIIs from Billy Wilder's Stalag 17, 1953

Sefton's foot locker with Leica IIIs from Billy Wilder's Stalag 17, 1953

People copy, people steal. Most of the pictures they make nowadays are loaded down with special effects. I couldn’t do that. I quit smoking because I couldn’t reload my Zippo.

-Billy Wilder


Leica Sighting | Chinatown

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Chinatown.

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Roman Polanski's Chinatown 1974

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Roman Polanski's Chinatown 1974

Each time I see any of my movies, there are plenty of things that I would like to change. It doesn’t mean that the movie would be any better. For example, when Gittes is photographing on the roof, the couple downstairs, and I wanted to see the reflection of it in the lens of his Leica. I was hesitating a lot and discussing it, which way to put it, put it upside down or the way it is, in the lens normally it should reflect upside down. And I thought for the audience’s sake, we won’t put it upside down. Today, I would definitely put it upside down.

-Roman Polanski

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Roman Polanski's Chinatown 1974

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Roman Polanski's Chinatown 1974


Leica Sighting | S1m0ne
Pruitt Taylor Vince  and Jason Schwartzman with a Leica M6 and what appears to be a 28mm Elmarit, S1m0ne, 2002

Pruitt Taylor Vince and Jason Schwartzman with a Leica M6 and what appears to be a 28mm Elmarit, S1m0ne, 2002

Pruitt Taylor Vince  and Jason Schwartzman with a Leica M6 and what appears to be a 28mm Elmarit, S1m0ne, 2002

Pruitt Taylor Vince and Jason Schwartzman with a Leica M6 and what appears to be a 28mm Elmarit, S1m0ne, 2002


Leica Sighting | Vicky Christina Barcelona

A silver Leica M7, with a 35mm summilux; Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008, Woody Allen.

Where’s that damn lens hood?

Penelope Cruz and a silver Leica M7, with a 35mm summilux; Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008, Woody Allen

Penelope Cruz and a silver Leica M7, with a 35mm summilux; Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008, Woody Allen

Scarlett Johansson with the same silver Leica M7, with a 35mm summilux; Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008, Woody Allen

Scarlett Johansson with the same silver Leica M7, with a 35mm summilux; Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008, Woody Allen