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23 January 2021

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

So we're pleased to present the 380th in our series of Saturday matinees today: Picturific.

This 3:25 video is a love story. Between two cameras. A Nikon dSLR and an Olympus point-and-shoot. They don't have a lot in common but they do both have three legs. Tripods.

The dSLR picks up the point-and-shoot at her appartment, bringing her some flowers. They get in his car (no dashcam) to go to the movies. Popcorn and soda included.

They indulge in a photo booth moment right after the movie. They aren't camera shy.

Then they head out to the beach to catch the sunset. And after that to an Italian restaurant for a spaghetti dinner that may evoke fond memories of Lady and the Tramp.

Inevitably, they end up back at her place and end the evening with Marvin Gaye singing Let's Get It On. Who knew cameras could?

The Sawed Off Production was filmed in 2004, written and directed by Ryan Suffern and Justin Grizzoffi. Justin and Ryan both photographed it and Justin did the editing.

Ah, 2004. No smartphones, no texting (no dashcams). Everyone had a tripod because usable ISOs were so low. A dSLR was a real camera, a point-and-shoot so accommodating.

If the romance has gone out of the industry since then, you can't blame these two. Or Marvin Gaye.

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